Sections in this issue:
1) JAMES MADISON GOWIN SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF SHILOH AND SETTLED IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE;
2) NOYAL GOYNE, WINNER IN THE GEORGIA STATE LAND LOTTERY, WAS ELECTED CORONER IN UPSON COUNTY;
3) MOSES GOINS AND LOUISIANA HOOSIER GOINS PIONEER IN VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA;
4) MARY MC GOWAN SURVIVED A TROLLEY COLLISION IN 1909 WHILE RETURNING HOME FROM CONEY ISLAND;
5) RICHARD GOWAN, ORPHAN, BOUND OUT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA LATER OPERATED A STILL IN ROWAN COUNTY, NC;
6) Dear Cousins.
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Volume 5 No. 8
1) JAMES MADISON GOWIN SURVIVED THE BATTLE OF SHILOH AND SETTLED IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE
James Madison Gowin, son of Drury M. Gowin and Elizabeth B.
Rash Gowin, was born May 11, 1841 in Crawford County, Illinois.
He had dark hair and blue eyes, according to his son, James
Madison Gowin, Jr. He told his daughter, Virginia Gowin that
he was one quarter Indian.
During the Civil War he enlisted in Company B, Thirty-third In-
diana Infantry Regiment and received his baptism of fire in the
Battle of Shiloh. Before his regiment arrived, the Confederates
under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston on April 6, 1862 defeated the
Federals under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant, fresh from his
victory at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee, had split his forces and
came up against 40,000 Confederate with 22,000 Union troops at
Pittsburg Landing. The forces of Grant’s lieutenant, Gen. Wil-
liam Tecumseh Sherman encamped at Shiloh Church, were surprised
and overrun along with several other Union positions.
Johnston was killed during the savage fighting of the afternoon,
and Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard took command as a Confederate drive
pushed the Federals to the Tennessee River. During the night,
Gen. Don Carlos Buell arrived with 20,000 fresh Union soldiers,
including the 33rd Indiana Infantry Regiment. The reserves
turned the tide of battle against the exhausted Confederates,
resulting in a Union victory. Shiloh was one of the most brutal
battles of the war: Union casualties were more than 13,000; Con-
federate, more than 10,000.
In another scene from the Civil War, James Madison Gowin told
about a night when he and 200 other Union soldiers bedded down
on the ground in Virginia. He was the first one to wake up,
and when he looked out, his regiment “was gone.” They were
covered in about six inches of snow. Soon they began to stir,
and the regiment reappeared.
During the war, he was married February 30, 1864 to Sarah Jane
Parker, according to Rutherford County Marriage Book 1804-1872.
She was the daughter of Arthasia Parker and was born at Rucker,
Tennessee in Rutherford County. Sarah Jane Parker had one son,
William Parker, born about 1862, when she was married to James
Madison Gowin, according to the research of Donna Vee Gowin
After the end of the war, James Madison Gowin remained in Ten-
nessee. On July 1, 1868 James Madison Gowin was joined by his
wife in selling his share in the Shelton Inheritance to William
P. Shelton, according to Crawford County, Illinois Deed Book 1,
“James Gowan” appeared as the head of a household in the 1880
census of Rutherford County, Enumeration District 199, Page 19,
District 11, enumerated as:
“Gowan, James 36, born in IL
Sarah 39, born in TN
William 18, born in TN
Drewry 15, born in TN
Johny 13, born in TN
Leola 4, born in TN
Parker, Arthasia 53, born in TN, mother-in-law”
In 1911, at age 78, he was remarried to Mary Belle Cox, age 20,
born in 1887 to James Cox of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She had
brown eyes and dark curly hair, according to Donna Vee Gowin
Johnston. She was injured at age 13 while helping her father
shingle a house. She fell from the roof and landed on her head.
A bone fragment in her skull applied pressure on her brain caus-
ing intermittent attacks of epilepsy.
Since both parents had been incapacitated, officials of Ruther-
ford County had attempted to take custody of the children early
in the year. James Madison Gowin, Jr. recalled that once when
he was 10-years old, an officer of the Rutherford County Court
had come to their home to get the children. A confrontation
erupted, and his father prepared to fight the officer and call-
ed upon his son to “Give ’em hell, Jim!”
In 1914 James Madison Gowin lived at Murfreesboro where he op-
erated a retail store. On July 10, 1925 he wrote his will
“I, J. M. Gowin, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, of sound mind &
memory, but realizing the uncertainty of life make this my last
will and testament.
I hereby give and bequeath to my wife, Belle, all my personal
property of every kind and description of which I may die pos-
sessed or entitled to.
I hereby devise & bequeath to my said wife and my minor child-
ren all my real estate in the State of Illinois and in the
State of Tennessee, to each an equal share therein.
I hereby devise & bequeath to my said wife and my said minor
children all other real estate, both legal and equitable of
which I may die seized and possessed or in any manner be en-
titled to share and share alike.
I appoint Bill Preater my executer. In testimony whereof I
have hereunto signed my name this July 10, 1925.
J. M. Gowin
Witnesses: E. B. Allen, William P. Allen, H. B. Tally
July 10, 1925”
He died there December 16, 1925 “of aorta insufficiency and
dysentery,” according to E. C. Allen, M.D. He was buried in
Evergreen Cemetery, according to Will Parker, informant of Mur-
freesboro. Parker was perhaps a brother-in-law.
Because of her epileptic condition, Mary Belle Cox Gowin re-
quired care. She had frequent seizures in which she fell into
the fire and other dangers.
Donna Vee Gowin Johnston suggests that Mary Belle Cox Gowin
died in 1927 or 1928 because the final settlement of her estate
was probated March 19, 1928 in Rutherford County. However, in
June 1943, “Mary Gowin Jones” believed to be Mary Belle Cox
Gowin, lived at 2821 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas. She assisted
Janie Lee Gowin to obtain a birth certificate at that time.
Leola Gowin Skidmore took her father’s younger children into her
home for about one year, and then they were placed in foster
Children born to James Madison Gowin and Sarah Jane Parker Gow-
William Parker Gowin born in 1862
Drury W. Gowin born October 31, 1864
Johnny Gowin born in 1867
Leola Gowin born January 19, 1875
Children born to James Madison Gowin and Mary Belle Cox Gowin
Janie Lee Gowin born May 14, 1912
Virginia Gowin born July 3, 1913
James Madison Gowin, Jr. born August 25, 1915
Mary Elizabeth Gowin born January 15, 1917
2) NOYAL GOYNE, WINNER IN THE GEORGIA STATE LAND LOTTERY, WAS ELECTED CORONER IN UPSON COUNTY.
Noyal Goyne, regarded as a son of Drury O. Goyne, was born about
1801 in Warren County, Georgia, according to Philip Carson Goins.
“Noyal Goyn” was married to Winney Willis December 12, 1822 in
Baldwin County, according to “Records of Baldwin County, Geor-
gia” by Delwyn Associates.
His father had purchased land there 13 years earlier.
In 1827, while living in Putnam County, Georgia, he was awarded
land in Lee County, Georgia in the Georgia State Lottery.
“Noyal Goyern” was enumerated in the 1830 census of Upson County,
page 112 as the head of a household, according to “Index to the
1830 Census of Georgia” by Delwyn Associates.
The household was enumerated as:
“Goyern, Noyal white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 5-10
white female 0-5
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”
His father had moved there three years earlier.
On September 23, 1837, “Noyal Goyen” purchased land from H. B.
Mabry, according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne.
“N. Goyne, age 30-40,” was enumerated in the 1840 census of Up-
son County, 561st Georgia Military District:
“Goyne N. white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white female 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”
Children of this family were listed in “Upson County Poor Chil-
dren.” Names that appeared included “Nile Goins, Nancy W.
Goins, Fissey A. Goins, Missy Goins, Minny Going, Wyny Goins,
Kris Ann Goins, Virginia Goins and Noyle Goins
Noyal Goyen was remarried to Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Gunn McCowan
September 18, 1841, according to “Upson County, Georgia Marri-
ages, 1701-1867.” She was born in 1807 in Georgia to Jesse T.
Gunn and Eleanor Hudson Gunn, according to the research of Di-
ane Carney. She had married Greenberry McCowan December 24,
1826. In the land lottery of 1827, she was enrolled as a widow.
The family was enumerated in Upson County in the 1850 census.
In 1858 “Noyal Goyens” purchased some land across the state
line in Alabama, perhaps for a child. On April 3, 1860 Noyal
Goyne witnessed the will of Martha Greene in Upson County.
“Noyal Goyen” was enumerated as the head of a household in the
1860 census of Upson County, page 562 at Thomaston, Georgia.
The farming operation of Noyal Goyne was described in the 1860
Federal Census Agricultural Schedule as having “40 acres of
improved land, 54 acres of unimproved land, 10 implements, 1
horse, 2 milk cows, and 4 beef cattle.”
The farmstead of Noyal Goyne was listed in the 1868 Georgia
Homestead Exemption Book. On September 16, 1868, “Noyal Goy-
ens” was sworn in for a second term as coroner of Upson County,
according to “The History of Upson County, Georgia.”
“Noyl Goyen, coroner” presided over an inquest held in Upson
County October 11, 1871, according to Upson County court records
on the death of Francis Butler.
“Nile Goyen” was also enumerated in the 1870 census of Upson
County at Thomaston, Georgia:
“Goyen, Nile 69, male, white, born in GA”
Children born to Noyal Goyne and Winnie Willis Goyne generally
took the surname spelling as “Goins.” Included were:
Nile [Noyal] Goins born in 1823
Keziah Ann “Kissey” Goins born about 1824
Gincy Goins born about 1826
[white male] born about 1827
Kris Ann Goins born about 1829
Winnie Goins born about 1830
Elmore Goins born about 1831
William Goins born about 1834
Elizabeth Goins born about 1837
Ann Goins born about 1838
3) MOSES GOINS AND LOUISIANA HOOSIER GOINS PIONEER IN VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA
Moses Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth
Nelson Goins, was born January 15, 1838, according to Curtis
Jacobs. Curtis Jacobs was an early day researcher in DeRidder,
Louisiana and compiled a database of Beauregard Parish history.
His collection contained over 15,000 names and 8,000 family
group sheets and had been deposited in Beauregard Parish upon
his death. According to Nelda Faye Goins Liles, Foundation mem-
ber of Natchitoches, Louisiana, the Library burned a few years
later and his collection was destroyed. Fortunately a LDS
Church film crew had come to DeRidder and microfilmed the col-
lection shortly before the fire.
Subsequently, the Curtis & Gladys Jacobs Memorial Collection
was donated to Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center
in nearby Liberty, Texas. The collection holds vital statis-
tics, military records, deed records and burial records of
“virtually everyone buried in Beauregard Parish after 1880,”
according to Mrs. Liles.
Moses Goins was married April 28, 1859 in Newton County, Texas
to Louisiana Hoosier, according to Newton County Marriage Book
B, page 150. She was born there February 26, 1839 to David
Hoosier. Moses Goins served the Confederacy during the Civil
They appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of
Vernon Parish, Enumeration District 47, page 34:
“Goins, Moses 45, born in Louisiana
Louisiana 43, born in Louisiana
Rolin 20, born in Louisiana, son
Jessee 18, born in Louisiana, son
Charity 16, born in Texas, daughter
William 14, born in Louisiana, son
Jonathan 10, born in Louisiana, son
Vinetta 8, born in Texas, daughter
Acy 7, born in Texas, son
Ely 5, born in Louisiana, daughter
David 3, born in Louisiana, son”
Moses Goins died September 5, 1924 in Vernon Parish, and Lou-
isiana Hoosier Goins later received a Confederate widow’s pen-
sion. She died there September 21. 1935.
Children born to Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins include:
Roland Goins born February 8, 1860
Jesse Goins born December 22, 1861
Charity Goins born March 24, 1863
William Wesley Goins born April 11, 1866
Jonathan Goins born August 3, 1868
Vinetta Goins born August 21, 1871
Asa Goins born December 18, 1872
Eli Goins born April 10, 1875
David Goins born August 6, 1877
4) MARY MC GOWAN SURVIVED A TROLLEY COLLISION IN 1909 WHILE RETURNING HOME FROM CONEY ISLAND
Mary M’Gowan, a resident of Manhattan living at 23rd Street and
2nd Avenue, was involved in a trolley collision June 22, 1907,
according to a news article in the June 23 edition of the
“Brooklyn Standard-Union.” She received contusions oN her body
and was taken to Long Island College Hospital.
The account of the accident follows:
“TROLLEY IN FATAL CRASH
Two Fatally and Six Seriously Hurt in Collision
Just Before Midnight
PASSENGERS CUT AND BRUISED
Ambulances From Four Hospitals Rush to Scene
Agonizing Cries of Victims
Two men are so badly injured that they cannot recover, six
others are seriously hurt and more than fifty passengers in a
Smith Street car were bruised and cut shortly before 11 o’clock
last night, when the car, bound to Manhatten from Coney Island,
crashed into Salvage Corps Wagon No. 2 at Smith and Dean
The Salvage Corps wagon had left its house in Pacific Street
near Court to answer an alarm at Sterling place and Vanderbilt
Avenue, and was just turning into Smith Street at Dean when Car
No. 354, in charge of Motorman John Cox and Conductor John Mey-
er, came bowling along at a rapid rate. The car struck the wa-
gon in the rear, wrecking the car. The men in the Salvage
Corps were buried under the wreck and the passengers tossed out.
Robert Baxter, who lives in Degraw Street, near Hoyt Street,
was walking along Smith Street at the time and was bowled over
by the wagon as it was pushed up on the sidewalk. His skull
was fractured and his right leg cut off.
Fireman William Woolsey, of the Salvage Corps, was caught under
the wreck and mangled by the glass. Both men were unconscious
when dragged out.
Capt. Cushman, of the Corps; Michael O’Connell, the driver, and
Fireman James Tuohey, Daniel A. Smith, Horace Byrnes and Daniel
Erlinger were hurled out and seriously injured. All suffered
broken bones and cuts.
Ambulances were summoned from Long Island College, Seney, Brook-
lyn and Swedish Hospitals and the surgeons at once got busy car-
ing for the injured. Baxter and Woolsey were at once rushed to
the Long Island College Hospital. On the way to that institu-
tion Father Patterson, of the Church of St. Paul, administered
the last rites of the church to Baxter.
The surgeons at the hospital this morning said that both men
had only a few hours to live. Their injuries were of such a
serious nature that they were beyond recovery.
The surgeons from Seney, Brooklyn, and the Swedish Hospitals
were not kept in idleness in the meanwhile. The trolley car
was loaded to the running platform, and the collision injured
nearly every one in it, although the police were unable to ob-
tain more than a dozen of names.
Some of those hurt were hustled into the pharmacy of Otto E.
Arestosky, at 120 Smith Street, and the others were laid out
on the sidewalk.”
5) RICHARD GOWAN, ORPHAN, BOUND OUT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA LATER OPERATED A STILL IN ROWAN COUNTY, NC
Richard Gowan, o Operated Still
In Rowan County, N. Carolina
Richard Gowan was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia Janu-
ary 8, 1776, according to Edgar Gowan Lowrance, a great-great
grandson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was a “colonial
resident of Pittsylvania County,” according to a statement made
in 1885 by George Richard Gowan, a grandson of Grants Pass,
Richard Gowan was “bound out” in Pittsylvania County as an or-
phan to Thomas Wilkerson in April 1787. “Richard Gowing” was
listed as “insolvent” in 1804 in adjoining Caswell County, ac-
cording to “Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books, 1777-
1814” by Katherine Kerr Kendall and Mary Frances Kerr Donald-
“Richard Gowin” was married July 4, 1807 to Mary “Polly” Ben-
nett, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage
Bonds, 1778-1868.” She was the daughter of Thomas Bennett and
Molly Bennett. Fourteen years earlier “Sherwood Going” was
married in Caswell County to Ruth Bennett April 30, 1793, ac-
cording to the Kendall volume.
“Richard Going” was listed as a taxpayer in the 1810 tax list
of Pittsylvania County April 10, 1810. He paid tax on one poll
and one horse. He owned no slaves, according to “A Supplement
to the 1810 Census of Virginia.”
“Richard Going “white male, 26-45” reappeared in the 1820 census
of Pittsylvania County, page 49 as a farmer. He owned three
slaves, and was the head of a household of seven.
On January 8, 1819, “Richard Gowen of Pittsylvania County” pur-
chased 175 acres in Rowan County, North Carolina on Buffalow
Creek for $1,050. The land lay in adjoining Davie County when
it was created in 1836 from Rowan County, according to Davie
County Deed Book 26, page 21. On February 17, 1824 “Richard
Gowin” received Land Grant No. 326 for 200 acres “on Buffalow
Creek, next to that of Andrew Tucker, Thomas Oaks, et al.
In 1829 “Richard Goin” deeded 25 acres “in the estate of Michael
Hinkle, deceased” to Elizabeth Elliott for $10, according to
Rowan County Deed Book 30, page 638. “Richard Goen” was refer-
red to as an adjoining land owner on Buffalow Creek in a deed
written October 12, 1830, according to Rowan County Deed Book
31, page 88.
Of Richard Gowan, George Richard Gowan stated, “For many years
he was overseer of a large plantation in his native state.
Subsequently removing to North Carolina, he purchased land, and
in addition to raising grain and tobacco was a distiller.”
On May 1, 1830 “Richard Gowin of Rowan County” purchased “land
which had belonged to Isaac Elliott, deceased & divided among
his legatees” for $175 from William Wyatt and wife Elizabeth
Wyatt, according to Rowan County Deed Book 9, page 1032. On
August 19, 1834 “Richard Goeing” conveyed to his son “James
Goeing,” “both of Rowan County” 98 acres on Bryants Creek for
$400, according to Rowan County Deed Book 32, page 261. On Jan-
uary 17, 1835 “Richard Gowing” gave a deed of trust in the pur-
chase of “eight horses, 2 stills & furnishings, 28 stands, and
a wagon & harness,” according to Davie County Deed Book 32,
“Richard Gowins” appeared as the head of a household in the
1840 census of Davie County, page 203. His son, “Major Gowins”
was also listed as the head of household, page 203. “Richard
Gowen” wrote his will November 14, 1844, and it was recorded
in Davie County Will Book 1, page 63. He bequeathed “the home
plantation to my wife Polly and after her death to my son
George.” His son, Richard A. Gowan was named executor.
Richard Gowan died December 16, 1844 at age 68 and was buried
in Olive Branch Methodist Church Cemetery in Davie County, ac-
cording to Edgar Gowan Lowrance. Mary “Polly” Bennett Gowan
died February 18, 1847 and was buried beside her husband.
Children born to them include:
Thomas Dodd Gowan born May 16, 1810
Mary Gowan born in 1812
Martha W. Gowan born in 1814
Major Redul Wilson Gowan born January 8, 1816
Richard A. Gowans born about 1818
John Paxton Gowan born September 10, 1820
Ann B. Gowan born about 1823
Rachael Gowan born in 1826
George A. Gowan born about 1830
6) Dear Cousins
Going through a couple of Native American resources, a few
Goings/Goins appear in Emmitt Starr’s “Old Families And Their
Genealogy.” If it helps somebody, see Joseph Goings, page 369;
Nellie Goings, page 352; Adeline Goins, page 412.
In Blankenship’s “Cherokee Roots”–Jacob GOINS appears on the
Old Settler Roll 1851 under Family Group 66, Saline District.
A few other Goens and Goings appear on Blankenship’s version
of the Drennen Roll 1852. Didn’t include these before; because,
wasn’t sure if anyone could use these bare mentions. Seeing a
Dawes Commission mention under the Alabama General section of
the Foundation Manuscript prompted me to include these findings.
Lewis Gowens b 1796 KY, d aft 1850 Allison Twp, Lawrence Co, IL,
m1819 Mary ‘Polly’ Lacy, Crawford (now Lawrence) Co, IL.
This family is listed 1850-1880 in Allison Twp as ‘white’ and
not ‘black’. According to the Foundation Electronic newsletter,
Feb 2002, Vol. 3 No. 2 listed the 1820 census of Crawford Co,
IL, Lewis Goens as ‘person of color’. This cannot be accurate
as they were white.
1. son Gowens b 1820 IL.
2. Oscar F. Gowens b 1823 IL, m Sarah L. Reed 1848 Lawrence Co,
IL. Ch: Theodore 1849, Charles 1854 & Ira 1856. Theodore,
1880, Lincoln Co, NM.
3. Lewis Gowens, Jr. b 1826 IL, d 1869 Lawrence Co, IL, m Mar-
tha _____. Ch: son b1860 & Lewis b1862 m1885 Jessie M.
Fyffe 1885 Lawrence Co, IL, may also have m1881 Martha Ken-
sler, Lawrence Co, IL.
4.John Gowens 1828-1860. unmarried.
5.Charles Gowens 1830, d aft 1850.
6.Thomas Gowens b 1835, d aft 1850.
7.Martha Gowens b 1838, d aft 1860.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
I am a historian, and writer. My speciality is Colonial Vir
ginias’ Free Persons of Color. I am also a member of the Mona-
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Free Persons of Color: Colonial Virginia 1650-1850. It is a non-
fiction book of 250 pages, including Table of contents, End-
notes, and Index. The setting of the book is in Colonial Virgin-
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“Notes and Documents” is a book that details the lives of sev-
eral groups labeled Free Persons of Color in Colonial Virginia.
The subjects’ lives are chronicled through documents, excerpts
from newspapers, military, and court records. The subjects’
lives were as varied as the areas they lived in. Some lived on
plantations, others in rural, and urban settings. All were
governed by the laws, and statues passed by the Virginia assem-
They were mixed raced, white/Indian, Indian/white/black, but
they were culturally Native American. They were forced by law
to register, in the Free Negro Registry, even though most were
Virginia is important because much of the Western Movement be-
gan in that region. Many of the Five Civilized tribes were in
the region, and were marched West from Virginia. The early laws
governing our country came out of Colonial Virginia. This book
delves into the lives of those who were most affected by those
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My connection to the Goins/Gowens is on my mothers side. My
great-grandfather was William Goins from Kentucky. I am attach-
ing a copy of my grandmother’s [Nettie Gowen) birth record.
I have other records and pictures. I have an olive color skin,
which changed to a cooperish gold when I was in Florida [really
different], and very dark when I went to Arizona. Light blue
eyes which were a deep blue when I was a kid. My Harvey’s were
in North Carolina and removed to Grainger County, Tennessee
where my g-g-grandfather Thomas Harvey married Mariah [Maria]
Leffew. The Leffew’s were listed as people of color, free peo-
ple of color and mulattos. They were listed on the Final Rolls
[by blood]. It seems that there is a history of color in our
family. It has been kind of hard to track the Goins. I was
wondering if anyone could help me with them.
Thanks in Advance,
I was referred to you by Sam Houston Historical Library at Lib-
erty, Texas. My g-g-g-g-grandmother was Arminta Gowen, daugh-
ter of Thomas Gowen of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana and Nancy
Gowen. After Thomas Gowen died, Nancy Gowen removed to Liberty,
Texas, shortly after the Texas Revolution.
I would be interested in learning their parents’ names and any
other help that your members can provide. Will gladly pay any
Carol M. Joseph
3731 Warrior Avenue
Northport, FL, 34286
I am new to the Gowen Rootsweb and trying to find my connec-
tions to the Goins name. My grandmother was known as Ada Lily
Goins. On her marriage license she has her parents listed as
Jon Goins and Loisla Goins. I have no idea where they were
from or where Ada was born. She had a brother named Lloyd/
Floyd that went off to war; he never came back. Can anyone
help me locate her parents. I would love to know where she was
born and what part of the states she was from. Any help will
be greatly appreciated.
Barbara in North Carolina
I am the granddaughter of Homer and Nell Goins. If your mem-
bers would like information on their family, please let me
My Georgia Goins was born c1912 in Stoddard County, MO [adjoin-
ing Dunklin County] to George Goins who was married to Carrie
Bruce April 21, 1911, in Essex, Stoddard County, MO. George
was born in Illinois. Georgia lived in Mississippi County in
the middle 1920s. She later lived in Kansas City, MO. She may
have married a man by the name of Sandar? Any information
M. A. Hart
NOTE: The above information produced by the Gowen Research Foundation (GRF), and parts of the “Gowen Manuscript” they worked on producing. It has tons of information – much of it is correct, but be careful, some of it is not correct – so check their sources and logic. I’ve copied some of their information in the past researching my own family, only to find out there were some clear mistakes. So be sure to check the information to verify if it is right before citing the source and believing the person who researched it before was 100% correct. Most of the information I found there seems to be correct, but some is not.
Their website is: Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf
There does not seem to be anyone “manning the ship” at the Gowen Research Foundation, or Gowen Manuscript site any longer, and there is no way to contact anyone about any errors. The pages themselves don’t have a mechanism to leave a note for others to see any “new information” that you may have that shows when you find info that shows something is wrong, or when something has been verified.
Feel free to leave messages about any new information found, or errors in these pages, or information that has been verified that those who wrote these pages may not have known about.