Alabama – Jefferson County

Jefferson Co, AL

1823 Nov 8 – Harrison W. Goyne was married November 8, 1823 to Mrs. Elizabeth Riley Crawford, widow of Samuel Crawford and daughter of Joseph Riley, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 1. His father was his security. The will of Joseph Riley written June 7, 1826 bequeathed “my negro girl, Mary and $50 to Harrison W. Goyne for my daughter, Eliza­beth Goyne,” according to Jefferson County will records.  Elizabeth had married Samuel Crawford Sept 20, 1821 – he must have died shortly after.  Elizabeth Riley married one more time, to a John A. Snell on Oct 29, 1851, after Harrison W. Goyne’s death in July 4, 1849

1824 April 22 – In 1824 John Goyne receives another land grant, this one in Tuscaloosa District Alabama (where Jefferson County is located).  It appears that this is when he moves to Jefferson County.

1824 Land Grant to John Gowan in Lowndes County Alabama

1825 Aug 6 – Harrison W. Goyne conveys unto Marcus L Fayett McMillan a negro girl named Milley about 4 years old. Signed: H W Goyne. Wits: John B. Ayres, L C McMillion. Deed bk 2, pg 68. Jefferson Co, AL. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2HYX-K?i=334&cat=368143  1825 Aug 6 – Harrison W Goyne conveys to Marcus L Fayett McMillan a negro girl named Milley about 4 years old. Signed: H. W. Goyne. Wits: John P (or O) Ayers, L C McMillion. Deed bk 3, pg. 46. Jefferson Co, AL. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2HTP-R?i=599&cat=368143

1827 – By 1827, Harrison W. Goyne was already working as the circuit clerk in Jefferson County, AL – when he took in B. E. Grace as his assistant in Elyton, AL.  Harrison W. Goyne was a state senator in Alabama in the 1820s-1830s. He was also the Jefferson County Court Clerk (an elected position that dealt with land transactions, etc.) beginning around 1827 at the age of 21. He appears to have learned about real estate from this job, because he and his family acquired quite a bit of real estate while he was working in this capacity.

1827 Harrison W. Goyne Circuit Clerk snip

1827 Apr 23 – John B Ayres, Sheriff of Jefferson, AL make the goods and chattles of Isaac Condra in my County the sum of 74 dollars and 50 cents which Allen and Jenkins had recovered against him, and 8 dollars and ninety six cents for damages as well, and 18 dollars for costs, have seized land and at public auction provided to Harrison W. Goyne the highest bidder, lot of 52 feet on Main Street and back to Green Street 210 feet, divided into four lots, two of which front Main St, and two Green St, lying in the Town of Elyton, between George Bennich (or Renwick) and Charles Wood. Clerk sign: H. W. Goyne on Sept 15, 1827. Deed bk 3, pg 27. Jefferson County, AL
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1827 Nov 12 – Samuel L Earle to Harrison W. Goyne a lot of land in Town of Elyton lot No 24 in original plan of said Town, bounded south by Charles Rogan, Gershom Kelly, and North by Henry M Tarrants lot, and East by Broad Strut?. Signed: Sam L Earle. Deed bk 3, pg 61. Jefferson Co, AL.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2HT5-1?i=606&cat=368143

1829 July 15 – Lemuel G McMillion of first part, Samuel Earle of second part, and Harrison W Goyne of third part. Harrison W. Goyne at request of L G McMillion becomes security for said McMillion on promisory note payable to Soltonstall Starr due on Dec 25, 1829. Lemuel G is to indemnify Harrison W against the payment of said note. A certain horse and saddle to Samuel Earle. Deed bk 3, pg 340. Jefferson Co, AL.
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1830 US Census – By 1830, John Goyne is living in Jefferson County, Alabama as is noted on the 1830 US Census.   Three of John Goyne’s children are grown and have moved out.  Sally Rebecca Goyne is 25 years old, Harrison W. Goyne is 24, and John R. Goyne is 21 years old.  All three appear to have moved out, but stayed in the area.

1830 US Census – John R. Goyne – It appears that 21 year old John R. Goyne has moved out on his own as well by the 1830 US Census – as the oldest child listed is between 15-19 (which would be Andrew Cull Goyne b. 1811, who would be about 19 years of age).  Also listed are 10-14 yrs of age male – which would be Erasmus C. Goyne born in 1815 – who would be 14-15 years of age, and a male child 5-9 years of age – which is close to the age of William James Goyne born in 1819 who would actually be about 10-11 yrs old.    1830 US Census: Jefferson, Alabama
Name John Goyne
Home in 1830 (City, County, State)
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23 1
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10 3
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35 1
Free White Persons – Under 20 3
Total Free White Persons 5
Total Slaves 6
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored) 11

1830 Jefferson Co AL US Census John Goyne

The 1830 US Census in Jefferson County, AL with Dempsey Jordan and wife Sally Rebecca Jordan with family:  (Daughter of John Goyne).
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Jefferson, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

1830 US Census Jefferson Co AL w Dempsey Jordan and family

August 14, 1830, Harrison W. Goyne is appointed as guardian of John McElroy Jr’s estate when his father John McElroy Sr dies intestate.  His older brother Randolph L. McElroy reports the father’s death to the court.  The widow is Nancy McElroy.  Eliza McElroy is another daughter of the decd who has married a Robert Turner on Jan 10, 1828.  John McElroy Jr must have been a minor, and the court appointed Harrison W. Goyne as guardian of his interest in his deceased father’s estate.

1830 guardian of John McKleroy when his father died

1831, 1836, 1837 – Harrison W. Goyne was a member of the Alabama State Legislature in 1831, and then was elected to the Alabama State Senate in 1836 and 1837.

1831 36 37 H W Goyne representative and senator in AL

1831 Aug 13 – Harrison W Goyne to Thomas M Adkins 4 lots in the Town of Elyton – between George Benich and Charles Word, fronting Main St and Green St. Deed Bk 4, pg 120. Jefferson Co, AL.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2HRW-Y?i=902&cat=368143

1831 Sept 6 – Harrison W Goyne to James Mudd, lot No 24 in the Town of Elyton bounded by Charles Rogan and Gersham Kelly, and G W Starnes, and Broad Street. Deed Bk 4, pg 137. Jefferson Co, AL. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2HR7-S?i=911&cat=368143

1832 Jan 3 – Henry M Tarrant and John Goyne to Matthew H Gillespie 80 acres and 90/100th of an acre. Signed: H M Tarrant and John R Goyne. Deed bk 4, pg 213. Jefferson Co, AL. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2H5G-D?i=951&cat=368143

1832 May 16 – Samuel Caldwell to Harrison W Goyne a certain bay stallion horse by name of Young Sir Solomon. Deed bk 4, pg 237. Jefferson Co, AL https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-2HGG-4?i=962&cat=368143

1832 Dec 11 – Harrison W Goyne bound unto John Smith a sum of $1500.00, I have sold unto John Smith the SE quarter of Section 33, Township 18, Range 4 West, the right of which Goyne has not yet received from the Govt. 1839 Feb 4 above bond filed with office. H W Goyne to J Smith Deed bk 6, p 478-479.
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1833 – In 1833 John Goyne receives another land grant in the Jefferson County, Alabama area.  The plats below show where his land is, John R. Goyne’s plat in 1839, and Harrison W. Goyne’s plat received in 1836.  There are several Ayres families surrounding John Goyne’s home. It appears the Ayres may be in-laws of John Goyne as he has several transactions with the family, and lives closely to them.

1833 and 1839 John Goyne and Ayres land plat Jefferson Alabama marked

1836 Jefferson Co AL landplat for Harrison W Goyne marked

1833 Oct 7 – On October 7, 1833 Harrison W. Goyne acquired a lot adjacent to the north side of the Court House in Elyton, Jefferson County, Alabama, conveyed to him by John Cantley and his wife Mary E.    WARRANTY DEED Page 55
JOHN CANTLEY and wife MARY E. to HARRISON W. GOYNE all of Jeff. Co. Ala. $500. 1 lot in Elyton on east side of public square or broad street N. of a certain street called Franklin St. which lot is included in the following boundaries beginning at E. side of public square on Broad St. at a point in right line with the N. side of the court house, running thence at right angles with the said public square or Broad St. along the N. side of Franklin St. sixty one feet & 6 inches, thence at right angles with the last named St. and parallel with the said Broad St. or public square, thence 39 ft. 4 ½ inches, thence parallel with said Franklin St. 61 ft. & 6 inches to the public square or Broad St. 39 ft. 4 ½ inches to the place of beginning Wit. Benjamin Townsend Dated Oct. 7, 1833 Ack. separately John Cantley and wife Mary E. before B.E. Grace Clk. C.C. Dec. 5, 1833 Filed Dec. 5, recorded Dec. 13, 1833 B.E. Grace Clk. C.C.   Jefferson Co, AL. Deed bk 5, p 55.
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1834 Jan 6 – On January 6, 1834, Walker Baylor conveys two slaves to Harrison W. Goyne and John Cantley – the slaves names are Old and Caty his wife – about 50 yrs old.  CHATTLE MORTGAGE Page 78 & 79
WLKER K. BAYLOR to JOHN CANTLEY & HARRISON W. GOYNE, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises & $1.00 2 negro slaves named Walker about 50 yrs. Old & Caty, his wife, about 50 yrs. old. Whereas Baylor has obtained a writ of supersideas to stay an execution in the favor of McGregor and Darling for the sum of $180. and whereas John Cantley  & Harrison W. Goyne have become securities on his bond in the penal sum of $361. and Baylor being desirous to indemnify said securities, executes above chattel mortgage. Dated Jan. 4, 1834, Ack before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Jan 6, 1834. Filed Jan. 6, recorded Jan. 28, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

1834 Jan 11 – John Goyne from Caden Cooper who sells to John Goyne the West half of the SE quarter of Section 22 in Township 18 of Range 3 West containing 70 and 80/100 acres. in Tuscaloosa Dist. Signed: Caden Cooper and Sarah Cooper. 1844 Sept 5 – proved up in court. Deed Bk 9, p 41 Jefferson Co, AL https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-G3X6-L?i=775&cat=368143

1834 Jan 28 – On January 28, 1834, Harrison W. Goyne acquires 2 mares, 2 cows, 2 calfs, 11 hog sows, and other various items for a planter/farming from William D. Satterwhite.   CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 83 & 84
WILLIAM D. (X) SATTERWHITE to HARRISON W. GOYNE both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises 1 brown mare, about 4 yrs. old, 15 hands high, one sorrel mare about 4 yrs., 12 or 14 hands high, 2 white cows, about 4 & 7 yrs. old with their calves both red & white, one a yearling, the other about 2 mos. old, and also 11 head of hogs sows, two barrows and 6 pigs, 1 side board, two tables, one made of walnut, the other pine, also 2 axes, 3 plow irons, 2 pair of geer and a crop of cotton supposed to amt. to about 5000 pounds. in the seed, 3111 lbs. of which have been delivered at Washington Burford’s gin. Whereas said Harrison W. Goyne has become security for said Satterwhite in two bonds to secure the payment of two judgments in favor of Armstead Murphy in the sum of $ 93.51 and another judgment in favor of Hezekiah Jackson in the sum of $30. and said Wm. Satterwhite is indebted to H.W. Goyne in the sum of $30. and being willing to secure said Goyne executes this mortgage. Wit. J. Cantley. Dated Jan. 7, 1834. Affidavit of J. Cantley a subscribing witness to signature of William D. Satterwhite (x) grantor Jan. 28, 1834, before B.E. Grace Clk. C.C. Filed Jan. 28, recorded Feb. 7, 1834, B.E> Grace, Clk. C.C.

In 1835 John Riley’s estate distributes to Harrison W Goyne on behalf of Harrison W. Goyne’s wife, Charlotte (Elizabeth Charlotte Riley Goyne).

1835 John Riley estate distrib to Harrison W Goyne1835 John Riley estate distrib to Harrison W Goyne

1835 March 24 – March 24, 1835 H. W. Goyne witnesses a transaction between Hiram Burks to John Hill. CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 235 & 236
HIRAM BURKS to JOHN HILL both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $115. Two feather beds and furniture, one cow and calf and one small brown horse. Whereas said Burks is indebted to said Hill in the above sum, and being willing to secure the payment thereof executes this mortgage. Wit: H.W. Goyne. Dated Mar. 14, 1835. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Mar 14, 1835. Filed Mar. 14, recorded Mar. 25, 1835, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

1835 May 5 – Harrison W Goyne to John Camp, sells a lot on East side of Broad Street and north of Franklin Street in Town of Elyton at the East side of the public squareon Broad Street on North side of Court House, along north side of Franklin St 61 feet and six inches, and then parallell with said Broad St or public square. Signed: H W Goyne. Deed Bk 5, p 269. Jefferson Co, AL.   On May 5, 1835 Harrison W. Goyne conveys the deed to a lot in Elyton, Jefferson County, AL to John Camp.  DEED Page 269&270
HARRISON W. GOYNE to JOHN CAMP, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $400. A lot in Elyton on the east side of the public square or Broad St. and N of Franklin St. bounded as follows: Beginning at east side of Public Square or Broad St. running thence at right angle to said Public Square or Broad St. along the north side of said Franklin St. 61 /2 ft. thence at right angles with Franklin St. and parallel with said Broad St. or Public Square 39 ft. 4 ½ in thence parallel to said Franklin St. 61 ½ ft. to Public Square or Broad St. thence with Public Square or Broad St. 39 ft. 4 ½ in. to the beginning. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. May 5, 1835. Filed May 5, recorded May 15, 1835. B.E. Grace, C.C.
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1835 Nov 9 – On November 9, 1835 Harrison W. Goyne and Moses Kelly, Jr acquire 159.50 acres from Obed Childress.  WARRANTY DEED Page 365&366
OBED CHILDRESS to MOSES KELLY, JR. and HARRISON W. GOYNEall of Jeff. Co. Ala. $600. 159.50 acres being the NE ¼ of sec. 12, Tp. 16, R. 5W Dated Nov. 9, 1835, ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Nov. 9, 1835. Filed Nov. 9, recorded Nov. 25, 1835. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

1835 Dec 7 – On Dec 7, 1835, Celia Childress, wife of Obed Childress releases her dower rights to Harrison W. Goyne in relation to the November 9, 1835 conveyance.   DEED Page 162.  It is hereby Certified that Celia Childress, wife of Obed Childress, personally appeared before us, and on a private examination, apart from her husband, acknowledged that she relinquished her right of dower to the NE ¼ of Sec 12, in TP 16 of R 5W to W.H. Goyne and Moses Kelley without any fear threats or Compulsion of t her said husband. Given under our hands and seals this 7th day December 1835. Levi Childress and j. Bagley, Justice of the Peace. Filed and recorded Jan. 15, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

In 1836, Harrison W. Goyne acts as an Alabama State Senator.

1836 Harrison Goyne is Alabama senator

1836 – In 1836, Harrison W. Goyne and his brother Andrew C. Goyne are soldiers involved in the Indian Removal Act of 1836 – also known as the “Trail of Tears”.   In 1892, Thomas M. Owen wrote an article about the soldiers from Jefferson County who went on the Indian Removal of 1836.   Accounts of Harrison W. Goyne, and his brother Andrew C. Goyne were included in the article.

Jefferson Soldiers of 1836
Who Braved the Indians in the Old Days
Valuable Historical Sketch, Containing Many Familiar Names

Written to The Birmingham Age-Herald by Thomas M. Owen
Printed in columns 1 & 2, Page 7, February 17, 1892.
To the Age-Herald:

It is now almost fifty-six years, over half a century, since in the spring of 1836, Jefferson County equipped and sent out a brave and gallant company of mounted infantry to assist in protecting the inhabitants of east and southeast Alabama from Indian Savages and depredations. 

In the swift transit of the years its members have all gone to their last resting places, save one; and though brave in word and deed, loving their country and fighting for its protection, history contains no record of them, save in the following paragraph, which appears in a short sketch of Jefferson County, by B. E. Grace, Sr., one of Jefferson County’s oldest and most honored citizens, vis:
“About the year 1836 great excitement was caused in Jefferson County in consequence of the hostile attitude of the Seminole and Creek Indians, especially the latter. The treaty which had recently been concluded between the general Government and Indians, for their removal to the west, caused a great dissatisfaction among a large portion of them, and several murders were committed between Montgomery and Columbus, Ga., and other outrages, which finally resulted in a state of war. The Governor made a call for volunteers, and Jefferson County, as usual in such cases, responded promptly, and a company of near one hundred men was soon raised, and James McAdory was elected captain. I forgot the names of the other officers, or I should gladly give them, as they were a gallant set of boys and spent a hot summer in the sickly climate, at that time, of South Alabama, serving faithfully till the object of the campaign was accomplished and the hostile Creeks were captured and sent via Montgomery and Mobile by water to their new homes. The captain and most of his men returned, but several contracted disease which finally proved fatal.” The only survivor referred to above is Mr. John Thompson, a farmer living in Shade’s Valley, a few miles southeast of Bessemer, through whose and many facts and incidents concerning this company are rescued from perishing.
Elyton was the county site, and the center of public spirit and intelligence as well, of Jefferson County; and when the call for volunteers was received, immediate steps were taken to call together those willing to enlist and lend assistance. The call was distributed and the meeting to consider it was held at the county court house about April 1, 1836, when, after perfection arrangements and election officers, all returned home to make ready for again assembling in Elyton preparatory for leaving. The next week found a large number of men assembled, each one mounted on his own horse, ready for the march. No one, not even the officers wore a uniform; but almost every one wore a wool hat, linsey shirt and a suit of substantial homespun jeans. They remained one night in Elyton, a part lodged in the old Mallory Tavern, and a part were  scattered around the hospital homes of Colonel John Martin, Williamson Hawkins and others. Just before leaving, Captain McAdory marched his company up to the home of Mr. James Mudd, when Miss Mary Mudd, on behalf of the citizens of Elyton, presented his command with a beautiful flag.

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The captain accepted in a few words; and soon afterwards they road away, leaving and hearts behind them but followed by a good wishes and earnest prayers. Their route led along the old Montevallo road until the town of Montevallo was reached, when they were joined by their surgeon, Dr. Mardis (brother of S. W. Mardis, at one time member of congress), and where they camped the first night. Each man carried his own rations, which had been prepared for him by loving hands before setting out from home. Leaving
Montevallo, they went direct to Montgomery, camping out one night, where they were received by the authorities and assigned to duty. Here they were given arms and ammunition, and in a few days were on a rapid march for the Creek country. 

Their service in the war was short, for the war itselfwsa of short duration, being only three months, the term for which they had enlisted. The character of the service was in no respect different from that of ordinary frontier service; and there is no record of any particular acts of heroism accredited to this company or its members. But they were in several brief engagements, underwent without complaint, several forced marches, and several of its members were commended as skilled and brave in the execution of special duty assigned them.  

The  company lost none of its members by death, but unused to the sultry sun of the southern part of the state, in many were planted the germs of fatal disease that made itself felt years afterward. They received as a reward for their services, the sum of ten dollars per month and their food. At or near  Montgomery they were mustered out of service, and in staggling bodies, returned home, having tasted the glories of war and found it more dreadful than inviting.

No record has been found anywhere of a roster of this company, but by the aid of Mr. Thompson a partial list has been prepared (his memory recalling no other names than these), showing their calling and their places of residence or settlement, together with the names of the officers as follows:

Captain James McAdory – planter  – Jonesboro
First Lieutenant Harrison W. Goyne – speculator – Elyton
Second Lieutenant Lemuel G. McMillion – teacher – Elyton
First Sergeant Walter W. Sherror – merchant – Elyton
Sergeant Riley Pierce – farmer – Stoney Lonesome
Sergeant Jacob Bagley – farmer – Elyton
Surgeon Dr. Mardis Montevallo
William Abernathy – farmer – Jonesboro
Thomas Allender – farmer – Shade’s Valley
Milton Barksdale – farmer – Jonesboro
Benjamin Baggett – saddler – Elyton
Nathan Byars – farmer – Shades Mountain
Wiley Byars – farmer – Shade’s Mountain
William Brown – farmer – Bethlehem
Abner Clayton – farmer – Clayton’s Cove
John Clayton – farmer – Clayton’s Cove
Avery Couch – farmer – Warrior Hills

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Benjamin Couch – farmer – Warrior Hills
Mathew DeJarnette – farmer – Elyton
Stephen Dupey – planter – Elyton
Henry Gill – stage driver – Elyton
Moat Gill – farmer – Elyton
Downs Green – farmer – Warrior Hills
Andrew Gayne (Goyne) – farmer – Stoney Lonesome
Moses Kelley – farmer – Elyton
James P. Lacey – farmer – Elyton
James Logan – farmer – Carrollsville
William Mcfalls – farmer – Jonesboro
John McLaughlin – farmer – Jonesboro
Samuel Nabors – planter – Carrollsville
John Nellum – planter – Shade’s Valley
Daniel O’Bar – farmer – Cahaba Valley
James Pierce – farmer – Stoney Lonesome
James Rice – farmer – Shade’s Valley
John Salter – farmer – Warrior Hills
Ahner Saunders – farmer – Carrollsville
Washington Scott – farmer – Carrollsville
Nathaniel Self – farmer – Clayton’s Cove
Thomas Sparks – farmer – Shade’s Valley
Edward Strange – farmer – Cahaba Valley
William Tarrant – public man – Jonesboro
John Thompson – farmer – Jonesboro
Dock Ware – farmer – Carrollsville
Thomas J. Wright – merchant – Elyton

This list, imperfect and incomplete as it is, contains the names of many men, then leading and prominent in every department of life and business in the country, and whose descendants today live here, honored by all and high in social and public life. 

There was great enthusiasm manifested among all classes of citizens over the prospect of getting to assist in fighting the Indians. Dr. Joseph R Smith says he remembers  distinctively the mustering in of the company, and how ardently burned the fires of patriotism in the breasts of the sons of Jefferson. In it were many mischievous characters – men who loved a good joke, could tell one and who were ready at all times to play every sort of prank. The first sergeant, Walter W. Sherror, was a splendid accountant and scribe, and an expert draughtsman of legal papers. It is said of him that while the company was in Montgomery at the end of its service, waiting to get “paid oft”, he astonished the whole department by the marvelous rapidity with which he could dispatch business, and it was largely through his assistance that the company received its pay at an early hour. Mr. Abner Saunders was not a volunteer, but a substitute for Mr. John Smith, the latter being anxious to aid his country, bnt unable, owing to the size of his family and the  importunities of his friends, to go, hired and sent Mr. Saunders in his stead. Mr. B. E. Grace says that Thomas J. Wright purchased the horse upon which he rode from him, and for express use in

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this service. But, apart from all of this, who were these men, what of prominence did they achieve and what became of them?

Of these Harrison W. Goyne, 1836, and Moses Kelley, 1843, 1847, 1851 and 1853,  represented Jefferson County with credit and honor in the State senate, Mr. Goyne, 1831, Mr. Kelley 1836 and Lemuel G. McMillion, for several years, set for Jefferson County in the House of Representatives; Mr. Kelly was twice sheriff; Mr. Goyne and Jacob Bagley were clerks of the county court; Mr. Bagley was judge of probate, 1850-56 and Mr. Kelly, 1856-62; besides almost every one at some time or other ofhis life had held the position of justice of the peace or commissioner ofroads and revenue. Mr. McMillion, in addition, was a colonel in the Creek war under General Jackson; while in service under Captain McAdory was transferred and became a Major in the regiment commanded by Colonel Frazier, and he subsequently became a General of militia. Captain McAdory subsequently became a Colonel of militia. 

The Clayton’s were the sons of Charles C. Clayton, who came to the county at an early day and gave his name to the beautiful little vale in which he settled – Clayton’s cove; Thomas Sparks is remembered in the name of Spark’s gap, his farm lying just beyond; and Self’s beat is the community which was first settled by the family of Nathaniel Self. 

After the return home, the Pierce brothers, James and Riley; the Goyne brothers Harrison and Andrew, nicknamed “Cull”; Walter Sherror, Matt DeJarnette, Dawns Green, James Lacey, John Nellum, Daniel O’Bar, Washington Scott and Edward Strange all moved away, some to adjoining counties, some to adjoining states and some to the far west. What became of Milton Barksdale and Benjamin Baggett is not known. 

The only living member of this command, John Thompson, was born February 25, 1818, and hence will soon be in his seventy fourth year. His grandfather, Joe Thompson, came to Jefferson County in the very early days, about 1817, along with the McLaughlins, the Hawkins, the Nabors and the Jones. Mr. Thompson’s father did not reach Jefferson County until about 1833, coming from Clarksville, Tenn., on the Cumberland river, to Nashville, thence to Huntsville, and thence by the way of the old Huntsville road to Jones Valley, where he settled on the eastern valley road, between the homes of Thomas McAdory and Thomas Owen, just below New Jonesboro. Mr. Thompson is still hale, and hopes to live years.
The remainder of the company lived and died in this county, and many of thedescendants see in the homes of their fathers.

Thomas M. Owen

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1836 – The following service record shows Harrison W. Goyne as a Lieut. in McAdory’s Co., 4 Ala. Mtd. Vols.  (McMillion’s 1 Batt’n) during the Creek War.   Harrison W. Goyne and Andrew C. Goyne went on the Indian Removal of 1836-1838 (Trail of Tears).  It appears that Harrison W. Goyne moved to Texas in 1839 – with his family.

1836 Harrison W Goyne in Creek War service record

1836 Feb 15 – Harrison W. Goyne receives a land grant in Jefferson County, AL in 1836.

1836 Tuscaloosa AL land grant to Harrison W Goyne

1836 Goyne, Harrison W Plat MAP

The plat map below shows the land grant Harrison W. Goyne received in 1836.

1836 Jefferson Co AL plat Harrison W Goyne

1836 Sept 24 – John R Goyne to Nathan Byars the East half of the SouthEast quarter of Section 14, township 18, of Range 3 West. Signed: J R Goyne. Wit: James W Byars, William Wylie. Deed Bk 6, p 49. Jefferson Co, AL https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-DS5Y-Q?i=586&cat=368143

1837 April 7 – Harrison W Goyne to Thomas M Adkins as trustee of second part and William A Scott, Williamson Hawkins, David Prude, and Thomas Cannon of the third part. Goyne is indebted to said William A Scott for $4200.00, agreed between them that one third part thereof shall be paid on the first day of Jan 1838, and remaining two thirds on the first day of Jan 1839, and the first day of Jan 1840. Scott is further liable and responsible on Goynes account as his endorser and security on a bill of exchange for $2000.000 now due and payable, said bill drawn by Goyne on Lee and Langdon of Mobile, payable at the Branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama at Mobile, dated 14th day of Dec 1836. Goyne is also indebted to said Williamson Hawkins by note in sum of $1080.00 dollars and to the said David Prude by sum of $500.00 dollars. Goyne also indebted to Thomas Cannon for $500 dollars for cotton purchased of him. To secure William A Scott from harm, for sum of $5 dollars by Thomas M Atkins, to Harrison W Goyne, Goyne has sold to Atkins 17 slaves named: Randol a man abt 35 yrs, Archer a man abt 24, Squire a boy abt 13, Jim a boy abt 10, Maria a woman abt 24, Melvina a girl abt 9, Kitty a child abt 1, Rachael a woman abt 25, Melly a girl abt 4, Sam a child abt 18 months, Nancy a woman abt 21, Henry a boy abt 3, Burrell a child abt 1, Lucinda a woman abt 20, Mary a girl abt 14, Angelina a girl abt 14, and Frederick a boy abt 3. Also, the following stock 1 bay stud horse, 1 brown mule, 1 sorrel horse, 1 bay horse, 1 bay mare, 1 sorrel stud colt, 1 roane filly, about 30 head of cattle and 40 head of hogs . . . Signed: H W Goyne, Thomas M Adkins, W A Scott. Wit: Thos J Wright. Deed bk 6, pg 52. Jefferson Co, AL https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-DS5T-1?i=588&cat=368143  On April 25, 1837, Harrison W. Goyne conveys 17 slaves to Thomas M. Adkins to help cover several debts he has incurred.    DEED OF TRUST Page 52-53
HARRISON W. GOYNE to Thomas M. Adkins, Trustee. Premises & $5.00 The following personal property: 17 negro slaves, named Randol, man about 35 yrs. of age, Archer, man about 25 yrs. of age, Squire, a boy about 13 yrs. of age, Jim a boy about ten, Maria a woman about 24, Melvina, a girl about 9, Kitty, a child about 1 yr. old, Rachael, a woman about 25, Milsy, a girl about 4, Sam, a child about 18 months old, Nancy, a woman 21, Henry, a boy about 3, Burrell, a child about 1 yr. old, Lucinda, a woman about 20, Mary, a girl about 14, Angelina, a girl about 14, & Frederick, a boy about 3, also 1 bay stud horse, 1 brown mule, 1 sorrell horse, 1 bay horse, 1 bay mare, 1 sorrell stud colt, 1 roan filly, about 30 head of cattle & 40 head of hogs. Whereas, H.W. Goyne is indebted to William A. Scott in the sum of $4200.00 and whereas said Wm. A. Scott is further liable on said Goyne’s account as indorser on a bill of exchange for $2000.00 said bill being drawn by said Goyne on Lee & Langdon of Mobile payable at branch of the Bank of Ala. at Mobile, dated Dec. 14, 1836. Whereas said Goyne is also indebted to Williamson Hawkins by note of $1080.00 there abouts & also to David Prude by note for $500.00 or there abouts & whereas said Goyne is desirous to protect his security, Wm. S. Scott & to secure him & his other creditors, he executes this deed of Trust. Dated Apr. 7, 1837. Wit: Thomas J. Wright. Sig: H.W. Goyne, Thomas M. Adkins & W. A. Scott, proved by Thomas J. Wright a subscribing witness, before B.E. Grace. Clk. Co. Court. Dated Apr. 25, 1837. Filed & recorded Apr. 25, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

1837 Apr – John R Goyne made a bill of exch to Bank of Alabama endorsed by John Goyne and Baylis E Grace, for $650.00. John Goyne made his note tothe President and Director of the Bank of Alabama with Dempsey Jordan and myself aas securities for $650. I made a promissory note to Thomas Carrol, John Martin, and Lewis Babers for $803.00 payable in 2 years with John Goyne, and Cader cooper as securities. I John R Goyne now sell to John Goyne, Baylis Grace, Dempsey Jordan, and Cader Cooper all the tract of the SE quarter of Section 9, Township 18, range 3 West in the Tuscaloosa land District, containing 80 acres (and other property as security listed as well) . . . Deed bk 6, p 279 Jefferson Co, AL
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1837 June 9 – H. W. Goyne is noted in a deed of trust filed on June 9, 1837 where Edward L. Sandifer conveys 8 slaves to B. E. Grace to cover several debts he has, some appear to be debts owed to H. W. Goyne.  DEED OF TRUST Page 72-73
EDWARD L. SANDIFER to B.E. Grace, Trustee, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. Premises, the following negro slaves, Alford, about 28 yrs. old, Sam, about 30 yrs., Susan, about 30, Louis, about 12, Tom, about 8, Harriet, about 4, Charity, about 3 and Oliver, about 2. Whereas, the said Edward L. Sandifer is indebted to Wm. Hawkins in the sum of $1500 as evidenced by note, with H.W. Goyne indorser, and another note of $70.00 payable to John Martin, held by H.W. Goyne. The said Edward L. Sandifer being further liable to the said HW. Goyne, as indorser on two notes on Lowry Sandifer, one for $100.00, another $1600, also security of said Sandifer to a note for $90.00 Payable to Geo. M. Chambers, whereas Jason Addington & William G. Linthicum are securities of the said Sandifer in the sum of $100.00, discounted by the bank of the State of Ala. Edward L. Sandifer being willing to secure payment of said notes, executes this deed of trust. Wit: L. G. McMillion, June 9, 1837. Joint ack. of B.E. Grace, H.W. Goyne, Wm. G. Linthicum and Jason Addington before Hugh Morrow, Clk. Cir. C. June 9, 1837. Filed June 9, recorded June 12, 1837, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

1837 Oct 14 – at a Special Term of the Orphans Court – John Martin, Thomas Carrol, and Lewis Nabours appt commissioners to sell lands belonging to estate of Striplin Byars decd, and sell at auction to John R Goyne and Cader Cooper for $1606.00. land at SE quarter of Section 9, Township 18, Range 3 West, in Tuscaloosa land Dist. containing 80 acres. Signed: John Martin, Lewis Nabors, Thomas Carroll. Deed Bk 6, p 281 Jefferson Co, AL

1838 Jan 2 – On January 2, 1838 H. W. Goyne and Moses Kelly convey 160 acres to Willis W. Bagley.  WARRANTY DEED Page 283
H.W. GOYNE & Moses Kelly to Willis W. Bagley, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $924. 160 acres being the NE ¼ of Sec ½, TP 16, R 5W. Dated Jan. 2, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Jan. 23, 1838. Filed Jan. 23, recorded May 29, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

1838 Feb 10 – On Feb. 10, 1838 H. W. Goyne witnesses a chattel mortgage between J. Hirma Cox to John F. Forrest.  CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 187
J. HIRAM COX to John F. Forrest, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $25.00. 1 sorrel horse about 12 years old. Whereas Cox is indebted to Forrest in the sum of $25.00 as evidenced by two notes, this being the purchase price of the above mention horse. Now Cox being willing to secure the payment of said notes executes this chattel mortgage. Wit: H.W. Goyne. Dated Feb. 3, 1838. Sig. Hiram Cox, grantor proved by H.W. Goyne, a subscribing witness before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Feb. 10, 1838. Filed Feb. 10, and recorded Feb. 12, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

1838 Feb 16 – John R Goyne to James W Byars the NE quarter of the NW quarter of Section No 27, Township No 18, Range 3 West, containing 39 and 78/100 acres, where Danl Watkins now lives. Signed: John R Goyne. Deed bk 6, p 206. Jefferson Co, AL
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1838 Feb 18 – John Goyne to Sally Jordan wife of Dempsey Jordan, Elizabeth Marietta Jordan, Parthinia Jordan, and Julia Jordan, daughters of Dempsey Jordan and Sally Jordan for the natural love to my daughter Sally Jordan convey a slave Ben age 19-20 years. Deed bk 7, p 32 Jefferson Co, AL.
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1838 April 16 – In 1838 John Goyne signs as security along with his son-in-law Dempsey Jordan, for his son John R. Goyne to take out a $650.00 mortage for 80 acres.  Also signing are is father, John Goyne and his brother in law Dempsey Jordan (married to Sally Rebecca Goyne).  This along with other personal property is mentioned as securty.    There is some mention of John Goyne’s share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased is also put up as security or payment for this mortgage (see below).  MORTGAGE DEED Page 279-80-81
JOHN R. GOYNE to John Goyne, Baylis E. Grace, Dempsey Jordan & Cader Cooper, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. Premises 7 $1.00. 80 acres being a part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N. of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. Also the following Personal property: 1 negro girl named Maria, age about 14 years, three cows & calves, 1 sorrel mare & 1 sorrel horse & 2 colts one of them a mare 3 years old & one a horse 2 years old, 1 feather bed & furniture & my distribute my share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased. Whereas John R. Goyne has executed to the Bank of the State of Alabama, a Bill of Exchange in the sum of $650, same being endorsed by John Goyne & Baylis E. Grace & John Goyne has made his note to the President & Directors of the Bank of the State of Ala., in the sum of $650.00, endorsed by Dempsey Jordan & John R. Goyne, & John R. Goyne is also indebted to Thomas Carrol, John Martin & Lewis Nabers in the sum of $1606, by 2 notes endorsed by John Goyne & Cader Cooper, now John R. Goyne being desirous of securing payment of the above debts executes this mortgage. Wit. John F. Forrest & T.A. Reed. Dated Apr. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. May 8, 1838. Filed & recorded May 8, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

1838 July 2 – John Goyne to Alfred H Roebuck in sum of $260, for money loaned for which Roebuck hods promissory note of John Goyne with Dempsey Jordan security due Dec 25, 1839. John Goyne sells to A H Roebuck a slave named Ben about 19 yrs old, Signed: John Goyne. Dempsey Jordan. Deed Bk 6, p 319 Jefferson Co, AL.   In 1838, John Goyne conveys a negro slave named Ben to Alfred H. Roebuck to pay off $260.00 debt to him.  Ben is actually owned by Dempsey Jordan, John Goyne’s son-in-law, who gives Ben for John Goyne to convey.   MORTGAGE Page 319
JOHN GOYNE to Alfred H. Roebuck both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. 1 negro slave named Ben. Whereas said Goyne, is indebted to said Roebuck in the sum of $260.00 as evidenced by note. Being willing to secure payment executes this mortgage. Demsey Jordan, having had possession of said Ben, for sometime, which might be implied that he owned said Ben, at this time relinquishes all rights as far as he is concerned & sanctions the provisions herein contained. Dated July 2, 1838. Joint ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. July 2, 1838. Filed July 2, recorded July 3, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
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1838 Oct 13 – In 1838 several Goyne family members and those associated with them along with many others in the Jefferson County, AL area are named for their accounts and judgments during the dissolution of the copartnership of Montgomery and Earnest.  

EXECUTION COPARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION
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ROBERT B. MONTGOMERY & William S. Earnest to John Camp, Trustee, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. $20. Whereas said Montgomery & Earnest have been Co-partners in the mercantile business in Elyton, Jeff. Co., Ala. under the firm name of Earnest & Montgomery. Copartnership having been dissolved & they being willing to pay & satisfy all just demands incurred by them in their copartnership & to save harmless such persons as are their securities or have become bound as principal for their benefit, convey to John Camp, trustee, all accounts & empower him to collect & give acquittances, the following notes, accounts & judgements as follows:  ACCOUNTS AGAINST: William Hawkins $27.12 ½; David Hanby $.75; Estate of Audley Hamilton $24.25; Thomas J. Scott $306, Andrew Barton $3.25; Thomas A. Walker $2.43 ¾; Josiah Cowden $75.81 ½; James Stovall $9.62 ½; Richard Carlisle $3.87 ½; Isaac Taylor $.37 ½; Lewis Nabours $47.62 ½; William Statum $.87 ½; Benjamin Crum $6.00; Washington Ware $7.50; Wily Dickinson $68.87 ½; Jacob Beam $2.56 ¼; George Pierce $14; Emily Reavis $5.25; Simpson Robinson $13.43 ¾; Moses Carlisle $1.18 43/4; Rev. William Taylor $40.50; Adam E. Kennedy $10.87 ½; Zachariah Potter $8.00; William Burford $21.00; A.H. Roebuck $13.43 ¾; John Massey $4.00; Mrs. Elizabeth Curbow $20.75; Eldred Smith $42.31 ¼; James Burton $5.65; E.H. Boyd $13.75; Lewis Hardyman $6.62 ½; Edward L. Sandifer $1.25; Willis Young $2.75; James H. Gillespie $2.50; Harrison G. Nelms $111.75; Wm. G. Linthicum $5.87 ½; Riley Pierce $8.12 ½; James Dickinson $42.68 ¾; James P. Lacey $4.75; Philip Gee $9.56 ¼; James Poole $13.56 ¼; Rogert Fields $88.06 ¼; Perer Anderson $23.50; Richard Tankersley $33; Nathan Byars $65.56 ¼; Henry Wideman $1.87 ½; Thomas M. Adkins $45.93 ¾; John Hood $9.00; Woodson Wade $16.68 ¾; Nathaniel Hawkins $116.68 ¾; Tyler Hardyman $36.62 ½; David Massey $15.31 ¼; George Ware $11.37 ½; John Burford $247.62 ½; David Hawkins $16.31 ¼; Jason Addington $66.68 ¾; Robert Brown $6.00; Elizabeth Burgin $8.00; Moses Carlisle $1.12 ½; Jesse Cunningham $11.37 ½; George Hayden $4.37 ½; Samuel Killough $2.37 ½; James Matthis $13.87 ½; Abner Wood $2.12 ½; L.G. McMillion $98.56 ¼; James Massey $3.87 1/2 ; Isaac Williams $1.00; Samuel Aiken $5.56 ¼; William Ellard $6.75; David Pool $3.18 ¾; Jesse Flaherty $2.25; John Bagwell $4.25; Parks B. Miner $6.12 ½; Downs Green $18.37 1/2 ; David Pierce $100.56 ¼; Zadoc Shackleford $4.00; Melissa Crum $4.00; Zachariah Staggs $34.75; William Carmichael $.87 ½; Evan Byars$4.37 ½; Ann Aiken $24.62 1/2 ; John G.T. Ayers $26.37 ½; Robert Goode $20; John L. Poole $4.12 ½; Isaac B. Nabers $9.87 ½; John Stovall $10.18 ¾; James W. McWililams $20.43 ¾; William H. Meredith $9.56 ¼; James Parks $14.62 ½; William Lowe $2.75; Thomas Carrol $3.25; Nicholas Jacks $1.50; John Goyne, Sr. $15.62 ½; C.W. Belcher $2.00; Jesse Wharton $1.75; Philip Lee $20.87 ½; Crawford Brown $21.87 ½; Edmund Parson $4.37 ½; Paschal J. Shackleford $3.62 ½; Stephen H. Dupuy $940; Thomas J. Wright $12.31 ¼; John Erwin $46.37 ½; Robert H. Green $50.62 ½; John Thompson $5.12 ½; Hugh Morrow, Jr. $28.18 ¾; Moses Kelly $19.87 ½; Anthony Latham $1.12 ½; William Cummings $1.75; Mannening Brookshier $21.12 ½; Ezekiel Staggs $82.75; Robert Martin $56.50; James Carlisle $1.75; William C. Cox $6.00; Mrs. Reece $6.12 ½; C.C. Diffey $21.75; John R. Goyne $43; Sarah Diffey $10.87 ½; Samuel Franks $3.37 ½; James Pierce $32.43 ¾; Morton M. Gill $25.50; Robert Cunningham $8.25; William S. Adams $5.50; Madison Turner $7.25; James Kelly $3.00; Edward Garrett $2.50; Levi Adams $15.31 ¼; Drayton Nabours $5.93 ¾; William Kennedy $1/25; Joseph Hickman $2.06 ¼; Joseph Dickinson $11.68 ¾; John Ware $.50; Drucy Ellington $2.31 ¼; Melissa McCarte $.93 ¾; Zadoc Ware $1/12 ½; Andrew Wilson $13/12 ½, James Ferguson $.75; Mrs. Brittian $6.50; Joseph Pierce $37.12 ½; Mrs. Dejarnette $41.81.1/4; Joseph Daniel $4.12 ½; James Nelson $1.12 ½; Edmund Wood $2.00; Henry Turner $3.75; Richard Loveless $3.75; Caleb Gore $11.50; Robert Erwin $9.50; William Reed $4.18 ¾: Widow McWilliams $4.12 ½; Ruthy Ellard $9.68 ¾; William Eubanks $1.50; Allen Earley $10.93 ¾; Thomas Flaherty $1.12 ½; John L. Gill $12.37 ½; David Williams $1.75; William Earley $25.06 ¼; John C. Gillespie $6.50; W.C. Glascoh $3.81 ¼; Thomas D. Armstrong $2.12 1/2; Daniel Watkins $4.25; E.H. Baylis $1.12 ½; Byram C. Goyne; Joseph Gill $3.37 ½; William Childress $32.62 ½; John Reeder $1.75; William coker $38.25; N.F. Randolph’s Estate $12; Lannet Massey $34.18 ¾; John Belcher $49.68 ¾; Jonathan Reed $3.50; James Barton $4.50; Mortimer Jordan $12; William Perkins $1.25; Elizabeth York $9.12 ½; Hillory Adams $1.87 ½; William Sandifer $26.43 ¾; Hugh G. Harper $1.12 ½, William Lacey $1.87 ½; James Wilcox $8.43 ¾; Samuel Monday $47.25; James Redding $22.62 ½; David Carithers $25.12 1/2 ; Willis Eastes $7.12 ½; Robert Bivins $7.00; John Barksdale $10.00; Erwin Montgomery $4.37 ½; Willis Raburn $4.37 ½; James Turner $11.25; Aliena Byars $19.12 1/2; Carter T. Hamilton $16.75; Abner Mitchell $32.43 ¾; Banson Graham $13.25; Jackson Blair $.93 ¾; Joseph H. Cole $3.75: Richmond Townley $10.37 ½; Elias Glenn $ 7.18 ¾; James Bates $4.37 ½; Redmund Bagwell $2.87 ½; John Barton $1.12 ½; David Hefner $8.00: John Harper $52.18 ¾; Abram Woodall $9.25; Martin Young $13.37 ½; John Edmundson $6.50; Claiborne G. Scott $1.25; William F. Orr $81.00; James H. Daniel $2.31 ¼; John Christian $4.50; Thomas Parker $4.62 ½; James Logan $4.00; Nathaniel Self $19.37 ½; William S. Lee $7.81 ¼; John Parker $2.00; Dudley Reavis $2.75; Montgomery Pierce $3.00; Gaines Lee $4.75; Earley A. Brown $51.37 ½; John Cathy $11/75; Jackson Park $.68 ¾; James Payne $8.00; Elizabeth Reece $1.50; Isaac Goolsby $5.25; John Early & Allen Earley $50.00; Marion Wood $2.81 ¼; Jackson Carmichael $5.43 ¾; Allen Cox $31.87 ½; Wiley Bagwell $6.00; Thomas Gore $5.75; Joshua Lacey $2.50; Thomas $.93 ¾; Widow Earley $.25; Catharine Earley $1.75; John Truss $.75; Elam Ware $7.25; Elijah Hudson $1.37 ½; Micajah Jones $5.12 ½; James Williams $2.75; Loven Coker $2.25; Letitia Wade $31.43 ¾; John Pitts $/62 ½;Philip Sanders $3.00;E.B. Sanders $12/56 ¼; William Carson $82.87 ½; Alfred Barksdale $.25; William Speer $.75; Margaret Douthit $15.31 ¼; Samuel Davenport $16.87 ½; Nicholas Starnes $13.87 ½; George Smith $60.00; William Spencer $2.50; Dabney Cooper $.87 ½;Edwin Lee $3.12 ½; John M. Pledger $7.75;John Russell $2.50; Robert Hughes $1.62 ½;Joseph Ferguson $1.00;Willis Young $10.00; Daniel Gillion $2.62 ½, Widow Edmundson $9.43 ¾; John Cunningham $6.31 ¼; Margaret Starnes $47.62 ½; Samuel W. Youngblood $1.62; James Cosby $10.50; William White $1.50; Perry Brittain $4.37 ½; Moses Fields, Sr. $5.00; David Brown $.75; Elizabeth Potter $.62 ½; Valentine Bivins $15.31 ¼; William Dunaho $3.12 ½; James Mann $.75; John Scott $5.00; Edward Strange $7.25; Benjamin R. Wilson $4.50; J.I. Hayden $9.00; Wesley C. Sealy $49.62 ½; John M. Cameron $9.87 ½; Thomas Lynch $60.00; Swagger Lindsey & Co. $11.00; William McWilliams $2.37 ½; John Parsons $5.00; James W. Wade $17.00; George Brown $19.00; James Tarrant $19.00; Jonathan B. Badger $2.75; William Adams, Sr. $10.87 ½; Thomas Hudson $3.37 ½; James Harris $6.37 ½; B.E. Grace $20.00; Melissa McCarty $2.87 ½; James Mudd $27.31 ¼; Thomas D. Johnson $27.50; Richard Austin $9.00; Henry J. Townley $1.18 ¾; Samuel G. Sartin $5.12 ½; William G. Drake $1.00; Charles Stewart $11.00; John B. Daniel $5.00; James Nail $33.50; B.E. Goyne $6.12 ½; William Carmichael $3.81 ¼; Jesse Meeks $.50; Bennet Oldham $27.18 ¾; J. Blackburn $3.00; Thomas Gillespie $7.25; Reid W. Roark $19.25; Clayton Thompson $226.87 ½; William Spradling $11.87 ½; Levi Shackleford $65.12 ½; John A. Merican $29.68 ¾; Widow Gillespie $9.00; James Poteet $3.75; John Brown $6.75; Benjamin Tarrant $7.25; Willis W. Bagley $18.31 ¼; Joseph Alexander $8.00; Zachariah Hagood $79.00; Joel Harris $2.87 ½; William Robinson, Jr. $16.50; Philip Lacey $11.25; Jane Hamilton $98.75; Waddy Edmundson $2.75; Watson McWilliams $13.25; William D. Satterwhite $38.68 ¾; Matthias Ambrose $2.87 ½; William Cowden $2.50; Robert Atwood $1.00; Milton Alexander $1.50; Elijah Cunningham $9.00; Eli Liverman $1.50; James Diffey $1.50; William Banks $32.00; George Henderson $22.18 ¾; William Lawrence $18.93 ¾; Mattias Earley $5.00; James W. Denton $2.75; Jesse Campbell $4.50; Granville Hammock $3.37 ½; Lucy Busby $18.00; Jeptha Shedd $4.50; Craft p. Cooper $2.50; James Black $2.75; W. K. Gill $10.00; John S. Edwards $4.50; James H. Wood $1.50; Elijah Brown $7.00.   NOTES AGAINST: Wiley Bagwell $6.00; Joseph Bishop $10.37 ½; Hillary Adams $3.43 ¾; Adkins & Wade receipt $37.56 ¼; Joseph Daniel $58.18 ¾; Stephen H. Dupuy $80.00; Stephen H. Dupuy $25.00; David L. Poole $20.00; James Payne $4.00; James Redding $95.00; William Statum and Edmund parsons $64.43 ¾; John Scott $22.31 ¼; William S. Statum and Edmund Parsons $64.43 ¾; John Scott $22.31 ¼; William S. Smith $36.00; Carlisle & Harper $13.37 ½; Samuel Carrol $12. 75; David Massey $18.00; John Cooper $5.00; Drayton Nabers $530.00; John Eubanks $11.18 ¾; Samuel S. Earle $54.75; Thomas Ferguson $8.68 ¾; Robert Fields $66.31 ¼; Josiah Cowden $12.37 ½; John Fields $10.00; James Dickinson $44.87 ½; James Cosby $5.25; Watts & Fields $22.00; James Henderson $9.00; Leroy Hodges $3.00; Stephen Wharton $49.00; Flaherty & Kelly $4.00; James w. Ivy $6.68 ¾; Dudley Reavis $43.00; Simpson Robinson $295.00; C.G. Scott $103.68 ¾; Zadoc Shackleford $9.68 ¾; John Christian $39.75; William H. Childress $311.75; W.L. Flaherty $49.50; Thomas Flaherty $30.00; Miss B. Flaherty $12.31 ¼; Andrew Barton $12.56 ¼; E.H. Sanders $1.50; S. Lee $1.40; J.B. Wheatley $20.25; Clinton Watts $22.81 ¼; David pierce $30.00;Obadiah Herndon $3.87; Martin Young $10.00; Hampton Fields $7.00; S.W. Hall $389.25; John Camp $3654.50; Judgments against: Macon Gunter $13.87 ½; Richard McFerrin $19.68; Stewart Crocker $23.87 ½; James T. Brodgen $92.06 ¼; Moses Garrett $34.56; Franklin Thompson $5.00; John Russell $2.50; John Mitchell $6.50; N.A. Penland $3.18 3.4; Allen Killough $2.25; Calloway Bivins $3.25; John G. Aikin $46.00; Stephen Townley and S.S. Earle $20.00; Stephen Townley $36.00; Jesse Hawkins $96.75; John Taylor $5.00; Squire L. Poteet $14.00; Lemiel D. Sanders $15.50; James Wharton $13.68; William P. Glover $19.00; James Carmichael $22.75; Zachariah Staggs $20.00; Nathaniel Hawkins $10.50; Joseph H. Goode $3.00; Drury S. Lacey $10.00; Malinda Townley $21.87 ½; elias M. Dejarnett $47.00; John C. Pitts $6.00; reuben Wade for an amt.; Issac Williams $35.00; Ozias Drake $1.12 ½; John B. Daniel $5.00; John Pierce $9.00; James Carson $24.00; william Carithers $3.50; Riley Pierce $130.00; John R. Goyne $110.00; Granville Hammock $20.00; James p. Smith and Wm. Statum $11.00; John L. Byars$10.00; Elias Wilson $38.00; Allen Whittington $6.00; H.W. Goyne $80.00; Edward l. Sandier $120.00; Wiley Byars $175.00; S.W. Davenport $82.00.   The said firm of Earnest and Montgomery being indebted to different persons and the Bank of Ala. is hereby desirous of liquidating their accounts in the following manner: All persons either principal or securities in the payment of several debts to the Bank of the Sate of Ala. and debts owing to the administrators of estate of Warren Truss, d. to be paid first. Debts to citizens of Jeff. Co., paid 2nd and to apply all the remaining effects towards extinction of the remaining debts in proportion to different amts. 3rd diligence in collection and disbursement of the means placed in said Trustee’s hands in above manner as follows: Bill of Exchange $1500.00, owned by Ala. State Bank, drawn by Nathan Cooper and endorsed by Earnest and Montgomery and G.W. Starnes in one note for $500, payable Ala. State Bank signed by Stephen H. Dupuy, principal, and Abner Killough and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note $500, signed Washington Montgomery, principal, and Paschal J. Shackleford and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note $500, singed by Jackson Montgomery, principal and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; all of witch notes were executed under bond system for benefit of said Earnest which notes were executed under bond system for benefit of said Earnest & Montgomery, one installment on said notes has been paid; and said Earnest & Montgomery being further indebted to said Ala. State Bank in extension note in the sum of $1800, singed by themselves as principal and Thomas J. Wright and Richard S. Allen, securities; ¼ of which has been paid; another note $300. signed by Abner Mitchell, principal and John Camp and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note, $300 in which Jackson Montgomery, principal, and G.W. Starnes and earnest & Montgomery, securities, both of which last notes are wholly due and said Earnest & Montgomery being further indebted to the following named persons as follows: John Truss and Enos Truss, administrators of estate of Warren Truss, d., in the sum of $85; Elijah Brown $430; to McDonald and Bates in about $150 or $200; to Robert J. Hagood and Zachariah Hagood in sum of $1150; to Robert H. Green $300; George Ware $150; Richard Tankersley $375; to the firm of Clute Meade & Co. $1250; firm of Brewster Soloman & Co. $612.10; Ogden Waddington & Co., endorsers of Little Shaw & Co., $1185.15; firm of William M. Tileston & Co. $774; firm of N & H. Weed & Co. two notes in sum of $811.13 each; to Burwell Boykin $500; Comstock and Andrews $479; J & C Gascoigne $550; firm of Halsey, Utter & Co. $570; William Rankin $260; firm of Day Napier & Co. $ 220; firm of Holmes, Whittock & Underdonk $212; J.K. Eyra $134; firm of Stout Ingoldsby & Co. $700. Most of said debts are now due and drawing interest; to Fellows, Wadsworth & Co. in sum of $250; to Richard Kingsland & Co. $100. Wit: Peter Anderson & G.W. Starnes. Dated Oct. 13, 1838. Ack. before Walker K. Baylor, Judge Co. Ct. Oct. 13, 1838. Filed Oct. 13, recorded Oct. 18, 19, 20, and 22, 1838. B.E. Grace Clk. Co. Ct.

1838 Nov 21 – John G Nelms indebted to John R Goyne for $85.00 do sell and convey to John R Goyne all my household and kitchen furniture consisting of 2 beds, furniture, on looking glass, 1 small desk, chairs, table, table ware, cooking utensils, water untensils, etc. J R Goyne from J G Nelms Deed bk 6, p 415 Jefferson Co, AL
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1839 Jan 13 – On January 13, 1839, Harrison W. Goyne witnessed a warranty deed from Wiley Dickenson to Willis L. Hughes.  WARRANTY DEED Page 250
WILEY DICKINSON to WILLIS L. HUGHES both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $300. 80 acres being the N ½ of the NE ¼ of Sec 35. in TP 18 of R 4W. Wit. H.W. Goyne, M. Kelly Jr. Dated Jan. 13, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. Nov. 27, 1839. Filed and recorded Nov. 27, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

1839 Jan 28 – John Goyne to Sally Jordan, for natural love of my daughter Sally Jordan, convey to her a slave named Sythe age 22 years, and her child Frank abt 3 yrs. Signed: John Goyne. Wit: B C Goyne. Deed bk 6, p 475 Jefferson Co, AL.  January 29, 1839, John Goyne makes a deed gift to his daughter, Sally Jordan (married to Dempsey Jordan) of two slaves – Lythe 22 yrs old, and her child Frank 3 yrs old.  Witnessed by B. C. Goyne, and acknowledged by J. R. Goyne (his son who has become a justice of the peace).   DEED OF GIFT Page 475  JOHN GOYNE to Sally Jordan, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Love and Affection. One Negro woman named Lythe, aged about twenty-two years, and her child Frank about three years old, together with her increase. Wit. B.C. Goyne. Dated Jan. 28, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Jan. 28, 1839. Filed Feb. 2, recorded Feb. 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.
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1839 Feb 4 – Feb 4, 1839, John Smith files and records a bond that he took out with Harrison W. Goyne on December 11, 1832.  In the bond, it appears that John Smith loaned Harrison W. Goyne, or gave something of value worth $1500.00, and that Harrison W. Goyne agreed to either pay back $1500.00 or to convey a land grant he had applied for with the “General” Government.   BOND Page 478
STATE OF ALABAMA, JEFFERSON CO. Know all men by these presents that I, Harrison W. Goyne of the County & State aforesaid, am held & firmly bound unto John Smith of the same State & Co., in the penal sum of $1500 for the due payment of which I bind myself my heirs & C. firmly by these presents, sealed with my seal & dated this 11th Dec. 1832. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above named Harrison W. Goyne has this day sold unto the said John Smith, the SE ¼ of Sec 33, TP 18, R 4W, the right of which the said Goyne has not yet received from the General Government. Now if the said Goyne shall within a reasonable time, make to the said Smith a good and sufficient title to the said land, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force & virtue. Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Jno. B. AyersH.W. Goyne. Filed Feb. 4, recorded Feb. 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.

On Feb 18, 1839, John Goyne conveys to his daughter Sally Jordon, wife of Dampsey Jordan, and to their daughters Eliza, Marrett, Porthenia and Julia a slave named Ben about 19 yrs old – and for him to be sold and the proceeds divided among her daughters named once Sally Jordon dies.  The deed of gift is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne who is acting as a Justice of the Peace.  DEED OF GIFT Page 32
JOHN GOYNE to Daughter Sally Jordon wife of Dampsey Jordon and her daughters Viz: Eliza, Marretta, Porthenia and Julia, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. $1.00 Love & affection, 1 Negro boy named Ben age 19 or 20 yrs. for the duration of her life and at her death, to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided among her four daughters above mentioned. Dated Feb. 18, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Feb. 18, 1839. Filed March 4, recorded March 18, 1839, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

1839 Feb 27 – On Feb 27, 1839, John Goyne gives a slave names Samuel – 11 years old – to his son Erasmus C. Goyne as a deed gift.  Additionally, he gives Erasmus a horse, 3 yearlings, 2 cows and a feather bed.  The deed of trust is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne acting as Justice of the Peace.   DEED OF TRUST Page 16
JOHN GOYNE to Erasmus C. Goyne both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Love & affection. One Negro boy named Samuel, about eleven years of age, one sorrel horse near three yrs. of age and 3 yearlings, 2 cows and one feather bed. Dated Feb. 27, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne Justice of the Peace. Feb. 27 1839. Filed Feb. 27, recorded March 11, 1839. B.E. Grace Clk. Co. Ct.

1839 March 16 – John Goyne to Horatio G Brittain and Henson G Brittain, a tract of land desc as W half and SE quarter of Section ?, Township 18, and Range 3 West in Tuscaloosa Land Dist. Also the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 and the E half of the SW 1/4 of the same section. Signed: John Goyne. Ack: J R Goyne justice of the peace. Deed Bk 7, p. 80. Jefferson Co, AL On March 16, 1839, John Goyne sells 160 acres to Horatio and Henson Brittian for $800.00.  The deed is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne who is acting as Justice of the Peace.   WARRANTY DEED Page 80
JOHN GOYNE to Horatio G.P. Brittian & Henson G. Brittian off of Jeff. Co. $800. 160 acres being the W ½ of SE ¼ of Sec. 2 Tp. 18, & R. 3W. Also the W ½ of SW ¼ & the E ½ of SW ¼ of the same sec. Dated Mar. 16, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of Peace. Mar. 16, 1839. Filed & Recorded April 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.      https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-G368-1?i=235&cat=368143

1839 April 1 – On April 1, 1839 Harrison W. Goyne conveys 160 acres to John Smith.   Acknowledged by Elizabeth Goyne, wife of H. W. Goyne – and proved by James Riley.   WARRANTY DEED Page 479-480
HARRISON W. GOYNE to John Smith, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $630. 160 acres being the SE ¼ of Sec 33, TP 18, R 4W, in the Tuscaloosa land District containing 160 acres more or less. Wit. Wm. Rutledge and James Riley. Dated Feb. 19, 1838. Ack. of Elizabeth (X) Goyne, wife of H.W. Goyne before S.A. Tarrant, Justice of the Peace Mar. 13, 1838. Signature of H.W. Goyne proved by James Riley before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. April 1, 1839. Filed April 1, recorded April 2, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.

1839 April 27 – John Goyne writes his will on April 27, 1839, asking his debts to be paid, and then giving the balance of his estate to his wife, Nancy during her life.  He also appoints his son John R. Goyne as his executor.  He appears to have been ill, and the above conveyances were done in anticipation of his death.

1839 John Goyne will in Jefferson Co AL

1839 May 18 – James E Gowin to Thos Graham convey a tract lying in Jefferson at the NW quarter of the NE quarter of Section 33, Township 15 of Range 3 West containing 40 and 68/100 acres. Signed: James E Gowen. Wit: Levi Adams. Deed Bk 7, p 251. Jefferson Co, AL.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-G3CX-M?i=320&cat=368143

1839 July 8 – It appears that Harrison W. Goyne may have been absent from Alabama during the Texas Revolution in 1835-36, during his time of service in the Creek War from 1836-1838, and other records indicate he moved to Texas some time in 1839.   Several of their debts became due during this time, and it appears judgments were obtained, and a Sheriff’s Sale of 80 acres the Goyne family owned was had on July 8, 1839 to help pay for these debts:   SHERIFF’S SALE Page 159-160
M. KELLY Sheriff, to Peter Anderson, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $401. 80 acres being that part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, Tp 18, R. 3W. which lies North of the line running through the center of said quarter section from East to West. It having been so divided between the purchasers themselves. Whereas by 8 writs of Fieri Facias issued out of Jeff. Co. Court & to me issued one of them against Byram C. GoyneH.W. GoyneJohn R. Goyne, & Riley Pierce for the sum of $48.08 damages & $23.11 costs which William Robertson Jr. recovered against them, one other against John R. Goyne for the sum of $15.75 costs which the State of Alabama recovered against him, 2 others each for the sum of $15.28 costs which Matthew M. Click recovered against John G. Nelms, George R. GoyneH.W. Goyne & James B. Moore 1 other against John R. Goyne & John Goyne for the sum of $210.50 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John R. GoyneJohn Goyne, & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $742.16 debt & damages, which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John Goyne & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $888.46 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered againt them, one other against John R. GoyneJohn Goyne & Matthew M. Click for the sum of $689.14 debt & damages & $11.68 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them in compliance with said order I did sell above described property. Dated July 8, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 15, 1839. Filed July 15, recorded July 16, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

On August 3, 1839, the family asks for letters of administration at court in Jefferson County, AL, advising the court that John Goyne had died “more than 3 months past”, which places his death some time between the date he wrote his will on April 27, 1839 to May 2, 1839.

1839 John Goyne decd estate snip

Will of John Goyne
The State of Alabama
Jefferson County

Recorded in Will Record 1818-1840 page 227.

To all to whom these presents shall come; know ye that I John Goyne of the County and State aforesaid, being in a low state of health, but possessing a sound and disposing mind and memory; And being disirous to settle my worldly affairs and to dispose of my property by will, as to me secureth most correct, and proper, do hereby make, publish and declare the following as my last will and testament, towit, In the first place I will and desire that all my just debts, be paid. Secondly, After the payment of all my just debts, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nancy Goyne, during her life all the balance of my property which may be left after my just debts are satisfied both real ad personal.

And in the third and last place, I appoint my beloved son John R. Goyne, my executor to execute this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said John Goyne, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine, and 63rd year of American Independence.

John Goyne (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared in our presence as the last will and testament of John Goyne.

J. H. Goode
J. W. Byars
R. M. Montgomery    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-NQKC-1?i=150&cat=235126

1840 Jan 28 – Nancy Goyne from Caden Cooper conveys to Nancy Goyne a tract of land at NW quarter of Seciton 25 Township 18 of Range 4 West containing 160 and 48/100 acres. Deed bk 7, p 308 Jefferson Co, AL   On Jan 28, 1840, John Goyne’s widow, Nancy Goyne, recives 160.48 acres from Cader Cooper in Jefferson County, AL.  WARRANTY DEED Page 308-309.  CADER COOPER to NANCY GOYNE both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $104. 160.48 acres being the N.W. ¼ of Sec. 25, Tp. 18, R. 4 W. Wit. Joab Bagley. Dated Jan. 28, 1840. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. By his deputy Joab Bagley. Jan. 28, 1840. Filed Jan. 28, recorded Feb. 28, 1840. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. by his deputy Joab Bagley.
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1840 – The 1840 US Census in Jefferson County, AL has Mrs Nancy Goyne age 70-79, living with one male aged 20-29 (possibly son Erasmus C. Goyne), and one male 15-19 (possibly son William James Goyne).
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Jefferson, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3

1844 Oct 16 – Nancy Goyne to Robt Owen for $450, the NW quarter of Section twenty, Township 18, Range 4 West containing 160 and 48/100 acres. Signed: Nancy Goyne. Deed bk 9, p 40 Jefferson County, AL. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C914-G3X6-L?i=775&cat=368143

1844 Oct 7 Nancy Goyne widow of John Goyne decd convey the W half of the SE 1/4 of secction 2, township 18, Range 3W. Also the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 and the E half of the SW 1/4 of the same section and township and range to HGP and HG Brittain, conveyed to them by my late husband John Goyne during his lifetime. Signed: Nancy Goyne. Deed Bk 9, p 43 Jefferson Co, AL
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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms058.htm

Jacob Goen, negro was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 113, page 14:

“Goen, Jacob 26, born in December 1873 in
AL, negro
Minnie 35, born in April 1865 in MS
Kemilla 2, born in March 1898 in MS,
son
Frank Elwin 9, born in September 1891 in MS, son
Josie 5, born in September 1894 in
MS, son”
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Amos Goins died February 1925 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, role 2, page 3203.
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Carlton Goins died August 28, 1912 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, certificate 359, role 1.
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David Goins died February 1928 in Jefferson County acccording to Alabama Death index, volume 8, role 2, page 3705.
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George Goins died July 6, 1916 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, certificate 153, role 1.
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Harrison Goins died April 13, 1921 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, role 2, page 6489.
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John Goins died November 1931 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 49, role 2, page 24329.
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John Calhoun Goins was born in Jefferson County in 1851. He served in an Alabama infantry regiment according to “Tennessee Confederate Widows and Their Families” abstracted by Edna Weifering. He was married in 1871 in Lawrence County, Alabama to Rhoda Elizabeth Payne.

They were enumerated as the heads of a household enumeration in the 1880 census of Lawrence County, Enumeration District 168, page 22, Moulton District as:

“Gowen, J. C. 29, born in Alabama
Rhoda 24, born in Alabama
John C. 7, born in Alabama
Marberry 5, born in Alabama
Mariette 1, born in Alabama”

He died in Lauderdale County, Tennessee in 1923. Rhoda Elizabeth Payne Goins applied for Confederate Widows Pension No. 7958 and died there in 1934.
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Lucy Goins died August 1928 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 40, role 2, page 19601.
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Mary Jane Goin, negro was the head of a household recorded in 1900 in Jefferson County, Enumeration District 146, page 15, living on Fifth Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama:

“Goin, Mary Jane 60, born in May 1840 in AL
John H. 33, born in October 1866 in AL,
son
Logwood U. 28, born in November 1871 in
AL, son
Blanche E. 23, born in July 1876 in AL,
daughter-in-law”
Binford, Sadie 12, born in September 1897 in
AL, granddaughter.”
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William Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 146, page 15, living on 26th Street, Birmingham:

“Goin, William 34, born in February 1866 in MS
Maggie 23, born in March 1867 in AL
Woodliff, Robert 34, born in April 1866 in AL,
brother-in-law
Anna 29, born in December 1870 in MS,
sister”
Curry, Charley 14, born in December 1885 in MS,
nephew
Jessie 12, born in September 1887 in
MS, niece
Goin, Carleton 25, born in July 1875 in MS,
brother”
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Abbe Going was married November 24, 1875 to Mollie Kyle in Birmingham by G. Ellington, minister of the gospel, according to Jefferson County marriage records. Children born to Abee Going and Mollie Kyle Going are unknown.
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Allen Johnston Going, son of Clarence Johnston Going and Louise Thornbury Going, was born in Birmingham, Alabama September 29, 1917. He received an M.A. degree in 1940 and in 1947 received his Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. He was married to Dora Alice Henly August 21, 1954.

From 1942 to 1957 he was a history professor at the University of Alabama. He taught history at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas from 1957 to 1967. He was a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina in 1954-1955. He was a Phi Beta Kappa, a democrat and a Presbyterian. He wrote “Bourbon Democracy in Alabama, 1874-1890.” In 1972 he and Alice Dora Henley Going lived in Houston, according to “Who’s Who in America 1972-1973.”

William Thornbury Going, another son of Clarence Johnston Going and Louise Thornburg Going, was born in Birming­ham June 3, 1915. He was graduated from the University of Al­abama in 1936 with an A.B. degree. He received an M.A. de­gree from Duke University in 1938. He was married to Mar­garet Moorer December 15, 1951.

He received an Ed.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1954. He was an English teacher at West End High School, Birmingham in 1938-39. He was assistant professor of educa­tion at Howard College, Birmingham in the summer of 1939. He was professor of English at the University of Alabama from 1939 to 1957. He was teaching fellow at the University of Michigan in 1952 and 1953. He was an English professor at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois from 1957 to 1972, according to “Who’s Who in America, 1972-73.” He was a Democrat and a Presbyterian. In 1972 he and Margaret Moorer Going lived at Edwardsville.
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Arthur Lee Gowan died August 1931 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 36, role 2, page 17924.
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Barney Gowan was recorded in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 123, page 10 as a “boarder with Mr. Ellery.”
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George A. Gowan died July 29, 1952 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 29, certificate 14393, role 5.
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Jack Arthur Gowan was born August 17, 1931 at Hoover, Ala-bama of parents unknown, according to the research of Lisa Michelle Eastman Looney. He was married June 10, 1955 in Orange County, Florida to LaFay Ann Eastman who was born December 3, 1936 in Orange County. She was the daughter of Rufus John Eastman and Beatrice Alena Tanner Eastman.

Jack Arthur Gowan was an officer in First National Bank of Birmingham. LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan was a descendant of Burgess Going, son of Thomas Gowen who wrote his will in Randolph County, North Carolina February 7, 1797. She did extensive research in her North Carolina ancestors and pub-lished her work about 1990.

In April 1994 LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan sustained a broken ankle in a fall and was confined to a wheelchair. At the same time Jack Arthur Gowan underwent by-pass surgery on his heart. In 1996 they were divorced.

Children born to them include:

Jack Arthur Gowan, Jr. born November 22, 1955
Hugh Edward Gowan born September 13, 1958

Jack Arthur Gowan, Jr, son of Jack Arthur Gowan and LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan, was born July 25, 1957 in Tallahassee, Florida. He was married May 28, 1977 to Marilyn Veta Gor-don at Homewood, Alabama. She was born November 22, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1994 they lived in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Children born to Jack Arthur Gowan, Jr. and Marilyn Veta Gordon Gowan include:

John Arthur Gowan born November 16, 1994,

Hugh Edward Gowan, son of Jack Arthur Gowan and LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan, was born September 13, 1958 at Jack-sonville, Florida. He was married in June 1983 in Jefferson County to Sharon E. Rylee who was born October 13, 1958.

Children born to Hugh Edward Gowan and Sharon E. Rylee Gowan include:

Hugh Edward Gowan, Jr. born November 2, 1983
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Odis E. Gowan died May 26, 1951 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 25, certificate 12131, role 5.
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Sudie F. Gowan died April 1939 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 17, certificate 8330, role 3.
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Mrs. Susie Gowan, “33, born in April 1867 in Tennessee” and her daughters, Lora Gowan, “13, born in October 1886 in Ten­nessee” and Gertha Gowan, “11, born in August 1888 in Al­abama” were recorded in the home of her father, A. D. Fergu­son in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration Dis­trict 149, page 2, living on South 25th Street in Birmingham.
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Virginia Gowan died October 10, 1916 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, certificate 265, role 1.
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William Jones Gowan died April 8, 1918 in Jefferson County according to Alabam Death index, volume 50, role 1, page 54.
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Adrien D. Gowen died November 8, 1957 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 47, certificate 23356, role 5.
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John Gowen died April 1928 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 19, page 2, page 9069.
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Kathleen N. Gowen died September 11, 1945 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 34, certificate 16966, role 4.
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Thomas Gowen received a patent from the federal government June 1, 1858 to 40 acres in Jefferson County.
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William Gowen was the surety for the marriage of James Gowen to Mary Ann Wood December 14, 1823, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 1, page 5, license No. 907. Of William Gowen, James Gowen and Mary Ann Wood Gowen nothing more is known.
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Ina Gowens died May 1930 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 23, role 2, page 11386.
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An infant of John Gowens died June 1925 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 28, role 2, page 13829.
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Lillie Gowens died January 1934 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, role 3, page 1019.
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Mac Gowens died January 26, 1940 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, certificate 1123, role 4.
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Bessie Gowin died June 1929 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, role 2, page 15982.
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A. C. Goyne, Benjamin Ayres and B. E. Grace witnessed the will of William Ayers, Sr. August 12, 1839, according to Jefferson County Will Book 1818-1840, page 174.
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Benjamin Goyne was born about 1780 in North Carolina, according to his 1850 enumeration in the census of Jefferson County. He lived in Tennessee in 1816 when a daughter was born.

“Benjamin Goyne” was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jefferson County, page 178:

“Goyne, Benjamin white male 40-50
white female 50-60
white female 15-20
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 5-10”

“Benjamin Gowin” was married to Mary “Polly” Campbell May 26, 1845, according to “Jefferson County, Alabama Marriages, 1815-1859.” He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, page 206-B, Powel’s Beat, District 32, Household No. 96:

“Goyne, Benjamin 70, born in NC
Mary 35,
John 4, born in AL
Rebecca 1, born in AL”

Living in an adjacent location was his son-in-law, Nathan F. Wheatley pages 204-A and 204-B and, Powel’s Beat, District 32, in Household No. 97:

“Wheatley, Nathan 34, born in GA, farmer
Elizabeth 34, born in TN
Arena A. 14, born in AL
Benjamin 12, born in AL
Mary A. 10, born in AL
Rhoda A. 9, born in AL
Nancy C. 7, born in AL
William J. 5, born in AL

Thomas Niswonger, a descendant, provided the 1850 census enumerations. Benjamin Goyne reappeared in the 1860 census return of Jefferson County.

Children born to Benjamin Goyne include:

Meshack Gowen born about 1804
Elizabeth Gowen born about 1816

Children born to Benjamin Goyne and Mary “Polly” Campbell Gowen, according to the research of Frances Fleming of Carthage, Missouri, include:

John Gowin born about 1847
Rebecca Gowin born about 1850

Meshack Gowen, son of Benjamin Gowen, was born about 1804. “Mashac Gowen” was married to Sarah Sears [Spivis?] May 6, 1827, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 1, page 132, License No. 579.

Meshac Gowing was a taxpayer in Civil District 10 of Shelby County, Tennessee in 1837, paying a tax on “1 poll,” according to the research of Frances Fleming, Foundation member of Carthage, Missouri.

He appeared on the Chickasaw County, Mississippi tax roll from 1841 through 1845. He also appeared on the “personal roll” for 1845 and the “land roll” in 1845, but did not appear in the deed records.

“Meshack Goin” appeared in the 1841 Chickasaw County, Mississippi state census, according to Frances Fleming. She reported that he was enumerated as:

“Goin, Meshack white male 21-45
white male 0-18”

It is believed that Sarah Sears Gowen was deceased before the census.

Elizabeth Goyne, daughter of Benjamin Goyne, was born about 1816 in Tennessee, according to her 1850 census enumeration. She is possibly the “white female, 10-15” who appeared in the 1830 census of her father’s household. She was married July 3, 1833 to Nathan F. Wheatley, according to Jefferson County marriage records.

They were enumerated as the head of a family in the 1850 census of Jefferson in an adjacent location with Benjamin Goyne. They were recorded on 204-A and 204-B, Powel’s Beat, District 32, in Household No. 97:

“Wheatley, Nathan 34, born in GA, farmer
Elizabeth 34, born in TN
Arena A. 14, born in AL
Benjamin 12, born in AL
Mary A. 10, born in AL
Rhoda A. 9, born in AL
Nancy C. 7, born in AL
William J. 5, born in AL

Children born to Nathan F. Wheatley and Elizabeth Goyne Wheatley include:

Arena A. Wheatley born about 1836
Benjamin Wheatley born about 1838
Mary A. Wheatley born about 1840
Rhoda A. Wheatley born about 1841
Nancy C. Wheatley born about 1843
William J. Wheatley born about 1845

Arena A. Wheatley, daughter of Nathan F. Wheatley and Elizabeth Goyne Wheatley, was born about 1836 in Jefferson County. She was married December 15, 1850 to Washington A. Bates in Jefferson County, according to Thomas Niswonger.

He was born about 1830 in Georgia to John Bates and Frances Bates. The Bates family was enumerated in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, page 217-A, Green’s Beat, District 32:

“Bates, John 45, born in SC
Frances 45, born in SC
Washington A. 20, born in GA
Mary A. 17, born in GA
Nancy 14, born in GA
Melissa J. 10, born in AL
Lucinda F. 6, born in AL
John W. [twin] 3, born in AL
Newton B. [twin] 3, born in AL”

John W. Bates, twin son of John Bates and Frances Bates, was born about 1847 in Alabama. He was married about 1870 to Mary Jane Standland. She was born January 26, 1849 to James H. Standland and Lisa Jane Farley Standland. Lucy Ann Bates, daughter of John W. Bates and Mary Jane Standland Bates, is the great-grandmother of Thomas Niswonger.

Lucinda F. Bates, daughter of John Bates and Frances Bates, was born about 1844 in Alabama. She was married about 1866 to James M. Goins.

John Gowin, son of Benjamin Goyne and Mary “Polly” Campbell Goyne, was born about 1847, according to Frances Fleming. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Rebecca Gowin, daughter of Benjamin Goyne and Mary “Polly” Campbell Goyne, was born about 1850, according to Frances Fleming. Of this individual nothing more is known.
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Samuel Gowin, possibly a son of Benjamin Goyne, was born about 1815 in Tennessee. Laura Conner, a great-great-granddaughter of Garland, Texas identifies him as “Samuel B. Gowin/Goins” and states that his daughter, Melissa Belle Gowins Adams showed his birthplace as “Georgia” on her enumeration in the 1810 census. Samuel Gowin named a son “Benjamin.”

“Samuel Gowen” was married to Mary Ann “Polly” Wood October 14, 1838 by S. W. Youngblood, justice of the peace, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 2, page 74. He was enumerated in the 1840 census of Pontotoc County, Mississippi, according to the research of Peggy Ann White, a descendant. His family consisted of “a wife and a daughter, age 0-5.

James E. Gowen, age 40-50, was enumerated in the household adjoining in the 1840 census of Pontotoc County.

“Samuel Gowin” appeared on the 1844 tax roll and the 1845 ad valorem tax roll of Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

“Samuel Goin,” “age 35, born in Tennessee” appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County:

“Goin, Samuel 35 born in TN, farmer
Mary 30 born in AL
Felicity J. 10 born in MS
Nancy 9 born in MS
Francis A. 7 born in MS
Benjamin F. 3 born in MS
William H. H. 8/12 born in MS
Goin, Catherine 14 born in TN”

He reappeared on the real estate 1852 tax roll in Chickasaw County. He did not reappear in the Chickasaw County records after that date.

In 1861 they were residents of Arkansas, probably Hot Springs County. It is believed that Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin died in that year, perhaps in childbirth. Samuel B. Gowin was remarried November 4, 1863 to Mrs. Martha Roland Holloway Bailey who was also born in Tennessee, about 1835, according to the research of Peggy Ann Davis White. He is regarded as her second husband.

She is regarded as the widow of John W. Bailey who was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Hot Springs County. It is believed that two children were born to them.

They removed to Texas immediately after the Civil War, and they were located in Van Zandt County, Texas by 1870. Peggy A. White, a descendant of 109 Underwood Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky provided census enumerations on Samuel B. Gowin who was recorded in Van Zandt County in 1870 and 1880. In 1870 his household, No. 1035-1188, was recorded as:

“Gowin, Samuel 54, born in TN, white male
Martha 40, born in TN, white female
Mary E. 13, born in MS, white female
Rebecca 9, born in AR, white female
James 8, born in AR, white male
Martha 5, born in AR, white female
Lucinda 4, born in TX, white female
Holloway, Lou 18, born in AR, white female”

The household reappeared in the 1880 census living in Enu­meration District 122, Precinct 4:

“Gowins, Sam’l 63, born in TN
Martha 45, born in TN
Lucy 14, born in TX, daughter
Melissa 8, born in TX, daughter
Bailey, Rebecca 18, born in TX, step-daughter”

“Sam Goins” was a Socialist Party candidate for the office of Cotton Weigher at Alba, Texas, according to the September 7, 1916 edition of “Wood County Democrat.”

In the early 1900s Samuel B. Gowin operated Clark’s Ferry across the Sabine River, according to William Jackson “Willie” Gowin of Forney, Texas who reported that he was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

Children born to Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin include:

Felicity J. Gowin born about 1840
Nancy Gowin born about 1841
Francis A. Gowin born about 1843
Benjamin F. Gowin born about 1847
William Henry Harrison Gowin born about 1849
Mary E. Gowin born about 1857
James Richard Clay Gowin born July 7, 1861

Children born to Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin include:

Rebecca Gowin born about 1861
Martha Gowin born about 1864
Lucinda Gowin born March 17, 1866
Melissa Belle Gowin [twin] born about 1871
[twin son] born about 1871

Felicity J. Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi. She appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

Nancy Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1841 in Mississippi. She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

Francis A. Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi. He appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

Benjamin F. Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi. He appeared as a three-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

William Henry Harrison Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi. He appeared at age eight months in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County. He accompanied his father in the move to Van Zandt County, Texas.

He was married to Delia McNite [McKnight?] May 28, 1872, according to Van Zandt County marriage records. William H. H. Gowin and Delia McNite Gowin appeared in the 1880 census of Van Zandt County, Enumerated District 122, page 26, precinct 4:

“Gowins, William 29, born in Mississippi
Delila 28, born in Mississippi
Sam 5, born in Texas
John 2, born in Texas
Mary 14, born in Texas”

Children born to William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin include:

Lou Gowin born about 1874
Samuel Collier Gowin born June 25, 1876
John Gowin born about 1878

Lou Gowin, daughter of William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin, was born about 1874. She was married about 1893, husband’s name Bizzell. Lou Gowin Bizzell later lived and died in Dallas, Texas.

Samuel Collier Gowin, son of William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin, was born June 25, 1876 at Grand Saline, Texas. He was orphaned at an early age and was reared by a man named Ezell who provided a home for 13 other orphans.

He was married November 2, 1902 in Wood County, Texas to Myrtie Mae Price, according to Wood County Marriage Book D, page 492. She was the daughter of John R. Price, who was born in Georgia, and Martha Dutton Price, who was born in Al­abama. Myrtie Mae Price was born October 25, 1884 in Hood County, Texas. [One report states Fannin County, Texas.] From 1903 through 1920 Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin lived at Alba, Texas where he was engaged in farming.

Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin received a warranty deed November 24, 1904 from D. K. Robinson to 40 acres of land located near Mineola, Texas for $425, according to Wood County Deed Book 58, page 494. They received a warranty deed from H. M. Whitus and M. K. Whitus October 21, 1909 to 1/8 interest in the estate of John R. Price, deceased for $125, according to Wood County Deed book 107, page 118. M. K. Whitus was also a daughter of John R. Price. On January 16, 1912 Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin received an 1/8 interest in the estate of John R. Price for $300 from J. M. Price et ux in the property located three miles southeast of Alba, Texas, according to Wood County Deed Book 106, page 154.

Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin sold 3/8 interest in the estate of John R. Price to T. B. Whitus October 31, 1913 for $700, according to Wood County Deed Book 239, page 215. During the early years of their marriage, they lived at Alba, Texas where all of their children were born, according to Naomi Lucile Gowin Burgin, a granddaughter of Rincon, Georgia

Later Samuel Collier Gowin moved to Runnels County and farmed near Winters, Texas. In 1936, they moved to Brownwood, Texas. In 1939 Samuel Collier Gowin, a retired farmer, made his home in Brownwood. He died of asthma April 5, 1939, according to Brown County Death Book 8, page 54. He was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood. Floyd C. Embree, Church of Christ minister, officiated at the funeral.

The heirs of Samuel Collier Gowin gave a royalty deed on one-half acre of land in Wood County, part of the estate, to Gerson M. Haesly April 16, 1943, according to Wood County Deed Book 234, page 277.

Myrtie Mae Price Gowin continued to make her home at 2016 Coggin through 1941. In 1947 and 1949 she lived at 2518 Waco, according to the Brownwood city directory. In 1955 her address was listed as 2520 Waco.

Myrtie Mae Price Gowin died of pneumonia February 21, 1955, according to Brown County Death Book 13, page 532. She was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Children born to Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin include:

John Henry Gowin born August 23, 1903
Lonnie Gowin born about 1905
Edwin General Gowin born March 12, 1907
Lula Gladys Gowin born July 14, 1910
. Benjamin Franklin Gowin born February 16, 1913
Bessie Mae Gowin [twin] born July 7, 1916
Jesse Ray Gowin born July 7, 1916
Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. born January 27, 1920

John Henry Gowin, first child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born August 23, 1903 at Alba. His family continued to live at Alba until after 1920. In the 1920s, the family moved to Runnels County.

“John Gowin,” believed to be John Henry Gowin, was married to May Gardner February 5, 1929, according to Runnels County Marriage 7, page 59. Of May Gardner Gowin nothing more is known.

John Henry Gowin was married to Marie Allen October 31, 1936, according to Runnels County Marriage Book 8, page 285. He lived in Brown County in 1943, and she lived in Tar­rant, County, Texas. Marie Allen Gowin moved to Ft. Worth, Texas. Apparently they were divorced about 1945. On November 14, 1945 John Henry Gowin gave a warranty deed to Marie Allen, who must have resumed her maiden name, to a lot in University Hill Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1745, page 226. In 1945 Marie Allen Gowin was listed as an inspector living at 3515 8th Avenue, ac­cording to the city directory.

On January 5, 1946 John Henry Gowin and Marie Allen Gowin were remarried, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 93, page 489, but apparently the second try did not succeed. “Mrs. Marie Gowin,” believed to be Marie Allen Gowin, was married to C. A. Rampy May 9, 1946, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 94, page 537.

John Henry Gowin and Marie Allen Gowin received a re­lease from H. P. Copeland August 19, 1946 to a lot in University Hill Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1827, page 437. John Henry Gowin and Marie Allen Gowin lived at 3515 8th Avenue, according to the city directory.

In 1949 John Henry Gowin, a roofer for Lydick Roofing Com­pany, lived at 2518 Waco Boulevard, Brownwood, the address of his mother, according to the city directory. John Henry Gowin was married to Mrs. Nora Ray Morris February 9, 1950, according to Brown County Marriage Book 12, page 72.

John Henry Gowin and Nora Ray Morris Gowin gave a war­ranty deed to four lots in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery to S. F. Porter for $300 December 23, 1953, according to Brown County Deed Book 428, page 532. John Henry Gowin received a quit claim deed from R. T. Collins March 1, 1950 to a lot in Brownwood Heights Addition for $300, according to Brown County Deed Book 380, page 576.

On March 12, 1954 John Henry Gowin was married to Mrs. Susie May Graves Kinsey, according to Brown County Mar­riage Book 21, page 271. Susie May Graves, the daughter of Ira Edgar Graves and Susie Morgan Graves, was born at Tyson, in Bell County, Texas May 23, 1914. She was brought to Brownwood at the age of five by her parents.

In 1954 John Henry Gowin was a roofer employed by Kelly Construction Company and made his home at 2625 Main Boulevard. Following the death of his mother in 1955 John Henry Gowin joined his brothers and sisters in filing their proof of heirship, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 510.

Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin stated that she was born in Hill County, Texas when she filed a birth certificate for her thirteenth child in 1955. In 1959 John Henry Graves and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin continued to live at 2625 West Boulevard.

On May 31, 1960 they gave a deed of trust to Joe Steele for a lot in Brownwood Heights Addition, according to Brown County Deed of Trust Book 106, page 439. On August 2, 1962 they gave a warranty deed to Joe Steele to the property in Brown­wood Heights, ac­cording to Brown County Deed Book 499, page 373. In 1964 they lived at 408 Elm, ac­cording to the Brownwood city directory. In 1968 they lived at 105 Hickory, Brown­wood.

John Henry Gowin died February 5, 1969 of a vascular acci­dent at age 65, according to Brown County Death Book 1969, page 24. His residence at that time was listed as 109 East Lee Street. He was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery, according to Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, informant.

Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin lived at 2501 Main Boule­vard, according to the 1969 city directory of Brownwood. She died November 18, 1969, at age 55 of a cerebral hemor­rhage, according to Brown County Death Book 1969, page 292. She had lived in Brown County 50 years and her resi­dence at the time of her death was Park Homes. She was buried in Green­leaf Cemetery, according to Mrs. Ella Mae Burkett, infor­mant.

Children born to John Henry Graves and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin include:

Donna Darlene Gowin born July 16, 1954
Johnny Dale Gowin born September 25, 1955
Susie Ann Gowin born November 1, 1957

Donna Darlene Gowin, daughter of John Henry Gowin and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, was born July 16, 1954 at Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 22, page 66. She was the 15th child of her mother. Twelve children were still living. In 1969 she was a junior high student living at 2613 West Main Boulevard, the address of her uncle, Benjamin Franklin Gowin, according to the Brownwood city directory.

Johnny Dale Gowin, son of John Henry Gowin and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, was born September 25, 1955 at Brown­wood, according to Brown County Birth Book 22, page 419, the sixteenth child of his mother. On December 25, 1974 he was married to Teresa Ann Benson, according to Brown County Marriage Book 29, page 105. Of Johnny Dale Gowin and Teresa Ann Benson Gowin nothing more in known.

Susie Ann Gowin, daughter of John Henry Gowin and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, was born November 1, 1957, according to Brown County Birth Book 1957, page 937. She was the seventeenth child of her mother.

Lonnie Gowin, son of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born about 1905 and died in infancy.

Edwin General Gowin, son of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born March 12, 1908 at Alba. He was brought to Runnels County by his parents in the 1920s. “Edwin Gowin” was married to Irene Fulton June 12, 1926, according to Runnels County Marriage Book 6, page 243. Of Irene Fulton Gowin nothing more in known.

Edwin General Gowin was married to Jimmie Lee Lankford Oc­tober 15, 1938, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 244. He was a farmer there in 1940. In 1943 they lived in Wood County. In 1945 Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin who was born in 1920 in Wood County, Texas, were living at 2630 Waco, Brownwood where he was employed as a plumber’s helper. On October 21, 1946 they gave a war­ranty deed to Mrs. Dovie Lankford, ac­cording to Wood County Deed Book 293, page 36.

In 1947 Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin lived at 2516 Waco. He was employed by Brownwood Shelling, according to the city directory. From 1949 through 1959 he was employed as a laborer by Swift & Company.

On April 24, 1952 they gave a warranty deed to a lot in Brown­wood Heights Addition for $400, according to Brown County Deed Book 406, page 50. On June 21, 1952 they received a warranty deed from O. R. Watkins to a lot in Brownwood Heights for $450, according to Brown County Deed Book 406, page 114. In 1955 they lived at 2508 Waco.

On March 5, 1955 they joined his brothers and sister in giving a warranty deed to Raymond L. Bible to a lot in Brownwood Heights, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 571. In 1959 they lived at 2211 Temple, according to Brown­wood city directory. Five children below age 16 were in­cluded in the household. In 1961 and 1964 Edwin General Gowin was em­ployed by the City of Brownwood Sanitation Department and lived at 2508 Waco.

On February 17, 1964 Edwin General Gowin, truck driver for the City of Brownwood, was admitted to the McKnight State Tuberculosis Hospital, according to Brown County Pro­bate Book 74, page 129. Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin showed an in­come of $200 monthly. Edwin General Gowin died May 9, 1965 of tuberculosis at the hospital, according to Tom Green County Texas, Death Book 39, page 20. He was buried in Brownwood.

Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin, an employee of Brownwood Manufacturing Company, lived at 2508 Waco, according to the 1969 city directory of Brownwood. She continued to live at that address in 1972.

Children born to Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lank­ford Gowin include:

Ray Edwin Gowin born August 14, 1940
Perry Glenn Gowin born June 17, 1945

Ray Edwin Gowin, son of Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin, was born August 14, 1940 at Alba, accord­ing to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 6839. He was enlisted in the U. S. Army December 31, 1958 showing his residence at 2508 Waco Street, Brownwood. He was dis­charged as a private first class in 1962, according to Brown County Discharge Book 10, page 270. In 1969 he was listed as a construction worker liv­ing at 2508 Waco, the address of his mother, according to the Brownwood city directory.

Ray T. Gowin, a truck driver for Shaw’s Laundry, lived at 2508 Waco, the address of Edwin General Gowin and Jim­mie Lee Lankford Gowin, in 1959. In 1961 and 1964 he con­tinued at the same employment and lived at 807 Melwood, according to the city directory.

Edwin General Gowin, a truck driver residing at 2508 Waco Street, Brownwood, Texas, died May 9, 1965 at McKnight State TB Hospital. He was the son of Sam Gowin and Myrtie Mae Gowin and was born March 12, 1908 in Texas. His widow survived, according to the Tom Green County Death Book 39, page 208. E. G. Gowin was listed in the Brownwood telephone directory in February 1972.

Perry Glenn Gowin, son of Ray Edwin Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin, was born June 17, 1945 at Brownwood, ac­cording to Brown County Birth Book 16, page 338. He later enlisted in the U. S. Army and served as a military policeman. He was dis­charged August 13, 1965, showing his civilian occupation as policeman, his address as 2508 Waco. He was single, accord­ing to Brown County Discharge Book 10, page 478.

In 1969, Perry Glenn Gowin, a salesman for Gibson Depart­ment Store, and his wife, Ora Mae Turner Gowin, lived at 1813 Dallas Avenue, according to Brownwood city directory. She was em­ployed by Brownwood Manufacturing Company. In 1971 Perry Glenn Gowin continued at Gibson’s and lived at 1813 Dallas Avenue.

Children born to Perry Glenn Gowin and Ora Mae Turner Gowin include:

Shelley Denise Gowin born February 15, 1971

Shelly Denise Gowin, first child of Perry Glenn Gowin and Ora Mae Turner Gowin, who was born in 1948 in Texas, was born February 15, 1971, according to Brown County Birth Book 1971, page 54.

Lula Gladys Gowin, assumed to be the second child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born about 1907 at Alba. She was married to William J. Gardner June 25, 1933 at Brownwood, according to Brown County Marriage Book 12, page 73. In 1943 they lived in Harris County, Texas. In 1968 she lived at 2609 West Main Boulevard, Brownwood, Texas. In March 1975 she continued in Brownwood.

Benjamin Franklin Gowin, fourth child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born February 16, 1913 at Alba, according to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 1292. He was brought to Runnels County in the early 1920s by his parents. In 1936 they moved to Brownwood.

Benjamin Franklin Gowin was married to Beadie Beatrice Har­well January 9, 1937, according to Brown County Mar­riage Book 12, page 619. She was born in Dallas in 1920. In 1938 Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Gowin lived at 2016 Coggin Street, Brownwood, according to the city direc­tory.

In 1940 he was employed as a laborer for the Santa Fe Rail­road and lived at 1616 Edwards Street. In 1941 he was em­ployed by Northcut Wrecking Yard and lived at 2619 Main Boulevard. He received a warranty deed from Jose Zaragosa May 12, 1942 to a lot in Brownwood Heights, according to Brown County Deed Book 312, page 605. In 1944 Ben­jamin Franklin Gowin, a la­borer, lived on Rt. 1.

On January 29, 1945 Benjamin Franklin Gowin received a quit claim deed from Bill Mitchell to a lot in Brownwood Heights, according to Brown County Deed Book 332, page 424. In 1947 he was employed by Brownwood Shelling and lived at 2611 West Boulevard, an address he maintained through 1969. Benjamin Franklin Gowin received a deed to a lot in Greenleaf Cemetery January 15, 1948, according to Brown County Deed Book 361, page 127. He was listed as a dockman for Swift & Company in 1949, according to the Brownwood city directory.

In 1955 he was a weigher for Central Tex Pipe & Supply Com­pany. On March 5, 1955 he joined his brothers and sis­ter in giving to Raymond L. Bible a warranty deed to a lot in­herited from his parents, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 571. In 1959 and 1961 he was employed by Williamson Salvage. In 1964 Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin was em­ployed as an ironer by Shaw’s Laundry. Benjamin Franklin Gowin re­ceived a sheriff’s deed to a lot in Brown­wood Hills Addition for $50, according to Brown County Deed Book 561, page 209.

He was an employee of Williamson Salvage and lived at 2611 West Main, according to the 1969 city directory of Brown­wood. He received a sheriff’s deed from Angelita Mindieta September 22, 1971 to a lot in Brownwood Heights, accord­ing to Brown County Deed Book 617, page 207. In 1972 he lived at 2611 West Main Boulevard. In March 1975 Ben­jamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin continued to live in Brownwood.

Children born to Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beat­rice Harwell Gowin include:

Nettie Louise Gowin born March 8, 1940
Buddy Wayne Gowin born July 15, 1944
Warren Collier Gowin born October 8, 1947
Naomi Lucille Gowin born November 10, 1949

Nettie Louise Gowin, first child born to Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born March 8, 1940 in Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 10, page 303. On December 10, 1957 she was married to Leo Daniel Barnett, ac­cording to Brown County Marriage Book 22, page 138.

Buddy Wayne Gowin, second child of Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born July 15, 1944 in Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 15, page 493. He was married to Helen Kay Vo­gel February 20, 1965, according to Co­manche County Marriage Book 15, page 233. Helen Kay Vogel, age 15, was born in Texas in 1950. In 1965 and 1969 Buddy Wayne Gowin, a butcher for Samuels & Company lived at 2611 West Main Street, Brown­wood, accord­ing to the city directory.

Apparently the couple was divorced shortly after the birth of their son. Buddy Wayne Gowin was married to Deborah Sue Bishop September 3, 1965, according to Brown County Mar­riage Book 23, page 555. Mrs. Helen Kay Vogel Gowin was mar­ried to James Albert Storey January 22, 1966, ac­cording to Brown County Marriage Book 23, page 594.

A child born to Buddy Wayne Gowin and Helen Kay Vogel Gowin was:

Johnny Wayne Gowin born May 20, 1965

Johnny Wayne Gowin, only child of Buddy Wayne Gowin and Helen Kay Vogel Gowin, was born May 20, 1965, ac­cording to Brown County Birth Book 1965, page 6045.

Warren Collier Gowin, third child of Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born Octo­ber 8, 1947 and died January 16, 1948, of acute entercolitis ac­cording to Brown County Death Book 12, page 19. He was buried at Brownwood in Green­leaf Cemetery.

Naomi Lucille Gowin, fourth child of Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born Novem­ber 10, 1949, according to Brown County Birth Book 19, page 282. On August 14, 1965 she was married to Stanley Joe Rob­bins, according to Brown County Marriage Book 23, page 545.

Bessie Mae Gowin, assumed to be the fifth child of Samuel Col­lier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born at Alba about 1914. She was brought to Runnels County by her parents in the early 1920s. She was married to Elvin Slawson July 13, 1934, according to the Runnels County Marriage Book 7, page 633. She died in 1935 without children.

Jesse Ray Gowin, sixth child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born in 1916 at Alba. He was brought to Runnels County by his parents in the early 1920s.

He was listed as an employee of Cate Brothers living at 2016 Coggin, the address of his parents, according to the 1939 city directory of Brownwood. In 1941 Jesse Ray Gowin lived at 2518 Waco, the address of his widowed mother. During World War II he served in Company C, 176th Engineers. He was married June 5, 1946 to Lila Belle Reeder, according to Coleman County Marriage Book 12, page 437. She was born in Texas in 1930. In 1947 Jesse Ray Gowin was employed by Brownwood Shelling Company.

On September 2, 1947 Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin received a quit claim deed from M. W. Ford to a lot in Brownwood Heights Addition for $400, according to Brown County Deed Book, page 307 and Book 357, page 76. In 1950 Jesse Ray Gowin was listed as a laborer. On September 1, 1951 Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Gowin gave a warranty deed to Mrs. Eula Lee to lots in Brownwood Heights for $120, accord­ing to Brown County Deed Book 398, page 588. On March 5, 1955 he joined his brothers and sister in giving a warranty deed to Raymond L. Bible to the property they had inher­ited from his mother, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 571.

In 1957 Jesse Ray Gowin was an employee of Swift & Com­pany. He continued with the company in 1961 and lived at 2211 Temple through 1969. In 1969 Lila Belle Reeder Gowin was a machine operator for Brownwood Manufacturing Com­pany. They continued to live in Brownwood in March 1975.

Children born to Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin include:

Sandra Gail Gowin born May 14, 1947
Brenda Darnell Gowin born October 17, 1948
Danny Ray Gowin born October 21, 1950
Debbie Kay Gowin born August 4, 1957

Sandra Gail Gowin, first child of Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood May 14, 1947, according to Brown County Birth Book 17, page 522. She was married to Danny Joe Saunders June 5, 1965, according to Brown County Marriage Book 23, page 510.

Brenda Darnell Gowin, second child born to Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood October 17, 1948, according to Brown County Birth Book 18, page 476. She was married to Gary Lynn Chamberlin August 5, 1967, according to Brown County Marriage Book 24, page 228. She appeared living in her parents home at 2211 Temple in 1969, according to the city directory.

Danny Ray Gowin, third child of Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood October 21, 1950, according to Brown County Birth Book 19. page 595.

Danny Ray Gowin was married to Lynn Christine Norwood December 21, 1968, according to Brown County Marriage Book 24, page 519. Danny Ray Gowin was an employee of 3M Corporation, and Lynn Christine Norwood Gowin was a telephone operator for General Telephone Company.

Danny Ray Gowin was married to Glenda Lou Pierce who was born in Texas in 1949. In January 1971 he was employed as a laborer for Swift & Company. In 1973 he was listed as a switchman for Santa Fe Railroad and lived at 1204 Phillips Drive.

Children born to Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin include:

Tefanie Lynn Gowin born January 17, 1971
Heath Ray Gowin born May 1, 1973
Heather Lee Gowin born May 1, 1973

Tefanie Lynn Gowin, first child of Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin, was born January 17, 1971, accord­ing to Brown County Birth Book 1971, page 12.

Heath Ray Gowin, second child born to Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin, a twin, was born May 1, 1973, accord­ing to Brown County Birth Book 1973, page 147.

Heather Lee Gowin, third child born to Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin, a twin, was born May 1, 1973, accord­ing to Brown County Birth Book 1973, page 147.

Debbie Kay Gowin, fourth child of Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood August 4, 1957, according to Brown County Birth Book 1957, page 786.

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr, eighth child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born at Alba January 27, 1920, according to Wood County Birth Book 18, page 107. He was brought to Runnels County about 1920. In 1938 he was listed in the Brownwood city directory living at 2016 Coggin, the address of his parents.

He was married September 15, 1945 to Dorothy Dell Hoover, who was born at Lorraine, Texas, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 92, page 540. In 1946 he was listed as a corpo­ral in the U. S. Army, and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin was living at 2613 West Main Boulevard, Brownwood. She contin­ued at the same address in 1947. In 1948 they lived at 1807 Hemphill, Ft. Worth, Texas, according to the city directory. Later in 1947 Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. was employed as a la­borer at Swift & Company Oil Mill. In 1949 he was employed as a fireman for Swift & Company and lived at 2612 West Main with his wife and three children, according to the city di­rectory. Later in the year they moved to 2612 North Rainbow Boulevard.

On March 5, 1955 Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. joined his broth­ers and sister in giving proof of heirship, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 570 and a warranty deed to Ray­mond L. Bible to a lot in Brownwood Heights for $500, according to Deed Book 434, page 571.

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover gave a deed of trust to Peoples State Bank, Clyde, Texas, July 3, 1969, according to Callahan County Deed Book 69, page 32 and 878.

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin “of Taylor County, Texas” gave a deed to Doyle C. Davis June 17, 1971 for a lot in Clyde, Texas, according to Calla­han County Deed Book 374, page 175. In July 1974 Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin were divorced. He lived in Abilene, Texas at that time, and she lived in Clyde.

Children born to Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin include:

Delores Ann Gowin born December 20, 1946
Billy Elbert Gowin born November 3, 1947
Mary Alice Gowin born May 3, 1949

Delores Ann Gowin, first child of Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin, was born December 20, 1946 at Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 17, page 340.

Billy Elbert Gowin, second child of Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin, was born at Brown­wood November 3, 1947, according to the Brown County Birth Book 18, page 71. In July 1974 he lived at 507 27th Street, Snyder, Texas.

Mary Alice Gowin, third child of Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin, was born May 3, 1949, ac­cording to Brown County Birth Book 19, page 116.

John Gowin, son of William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin, was born about 1878. Of this individual nothing more is known.
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Mary E. Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and daughter of Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1857 in Mississippi. In 1870 Mary E. Gowin appeared in her parents’ household in the federal census of Van Zandt County.

She was married to Robert Alexander “Zan” Sharp in Van Zandt County January 11, 1883, according to Shirley Hardee, a great-granddaughter. They were enumerated in the 1910 census of Kaufman County, Texas. They removed to Henderson County, Texas where Robert A. Sharp “was waylaid, robbed and killed after selling a $35 bale of cotton about 1917.”

Another version of his death was reported in the “Athens Review” of Athens, Texas:

“Zan” Sharp was killed by his father-in-law, J. P. Gray January 27, 1927.

Shirley Hardee reported, “Mary moved to Kaufman, Texas to live near her children and died there of pneumonia at an old age.”

Children born to Robert A. Sharp and Mary E. Gowin Sharp include:

Ola Sharp born about 1884
Alonzo Sharp born about 1885
Lonnie Sharp born about 1887
Robert T. Sharp born about 1889
William Pinkney Sharp born about 1891
Samuel Sharp born about 1894
Pugsey Sharp born about 1897

Ola Sharp, daughter of Robert Alexander “Zan” Sharp and Mary E. Gowin Sharp, was born about 1884. She was married about 1900 to Isaac Flowers. Upon his death, she was remarried to Jerd Moseley. She died in Kaufman County, Texas.

William Pinkney Sharp, son of Robert Alexander “Zan” Sharp and Mary E. Gowin Sharp, was born about 1891. In 1927 he lived in Ellis County, Texas, according to Shirley Hardee, his granddaughter.

Rebecca Gowin, step-daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and daughter of Martha Roland Gowin, was born about 1861 in Arkansas. She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1870 census of her parents’ household. She reappeared in their household in the 1880 census as “Rebecca Bailey” an 18-year-old “single” female, suggesting that she had resumed the use of her original surname.

James Richard Clay Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born July 7, 1861 in Arkansas. About 1891 he was married to Stacy Ellen Green who was born in Texas in July, 1873. In 1892 they lived at Hot Springs, Arkansas where he was engaged in farming. In 1894 they lived in Emory, Texas.

James Richard Clay Gowin appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Morris County, Texas, Enumeration District 97, page 8, Precinct 3:

“Gowin, James R. 38, born in AR in July 1861
Stacy E. 26, born in TX in July 1873
Lorenzo D. 8, born in TX in January 1892
George W. 6, born in TX in May 1894
Jessie J. 1, born in TX in January 1899”

In 1909 they lived in Van Zandt County. In 1913 they lived at Roane, Texas. In the 1920s he operated a grocery store north­west of Jacksonville, Texas, according to William Jackson “Willie” Gowin of Forney, Texas.

In 1935 he was a resident of Cherokee County, Texas. He died there of cardio decomposition October 10, 1935, according to Cherokee County Death Book 9, page 96. He was buried in Jarrett Cemetery. F. W. Gowin was the informant. Stacy Ellen Green Gowin died June 19, 1958 in Anderson County, Texas, according to BVS File No. 30905.

Children born to James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Green Gowin include:

Lorenzo Dow Gowin born January 11, 1892
George E. Gowin born May 1894
Jessie J. Gowin born January 1899
Alva Mae Gowin born July 23 1903
Garland Hazel Gowin born October 18, 1909

William Jackson “Willie” Gowin on June 11, 1992 wrote, “Clay and Stacy Gowin had four boys. Their names were Floyd, Vertis, George and Low. Clay Gowin was Lucinda Gowin’s half-brother.

Lorenzo Dow Gowin, son of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacey Ellen Green Gowin, was born January 11, 1892 at Hot Springs, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 8, page 70. He was married about 1914 to Bunny Essie Watson who was born in Texas in 1898. In 1915 they were living at Barry, Texas where he was a farmer.

Children born to Lorenzo Dow Gowin and Bunny Essie Wat­son Gowin include:

William Leon Gowin born October 20, 1915

William Leon Gowin, first child of Lorenzo Dow Gowin and Bunnie Essie Gowin, was born at Barry October 20, 1915, ac­cording to Navarro County Birth Book 46, page 422. He en­listed in the U. S. Army at Rusk, Texas October 17, 1940. He served five years and nine months during World War II in the 143rd Infantry Regiment. He saw service in the Naples-Foggia campaign, the Rome-Arno campaign and in southern France. He was awarded three battle stars and the Purple Heart for a wound he received in France September 25, 1944. He was dis­charged July 18, 1946, according to Cherokee County Dis­charge Book 4, page 517. At that time he was listed as a farmer, married with one dependent.

George E. Gowin, fourth child of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Gowin, was born May 1, 1894, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 7, page 146. He was ren­dered as “George W. Gowin” in the 1900 census of his fa­ther’s house­hold in Morris County. He was living in 1972, according to Cherokee County probate birth records.

Jessie J. Gowin, son of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Green Gowin, was born in January 1899 in Texas, accord­ing to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Morris County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Alva Mae Gowin, daughter of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Green Gowin, was born July 26, 1903, ac­cording to Titus County birth records. Of this individual noth­ing more is known.

Garland Hazel Gowin, son of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacey Ellen Green Gowin, was born October 18, 1909 in Van Zandt County. He died at age three of an intestinal obstruction October 12, 1913 at Roane, according to Navarro County Death Book 3, page 13.

Martha Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, was born about 1864 in Arkansas. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1870 census of Van Zandt County. She did not reappear in the household in the 1880 census.

Lucinda Lela Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, was born in Texas March 17, 1866. She appeared as a four-year-old in the 1870 census of Van Zandt County. She reappeared in 1880 at age 14. She was married about 1884 to Robert B. Gowin, a cousin. He was born in April 1863 to Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin, according to his 1900 census enumeration.

They lived near Jacksonville in Cherokee County, Texas until their deaths in the 1930s, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White. Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, a widow died June 19, 1936, at age 70 of typhoid fever, according to Dr. E. M. Mose­ley who signed her death certificate. She was buried in Jarrett Cemetery, according to Edgar Floyd Gowin of Turney, Texas, informant.

William Jackson “Willie” Gowin, a descendant wrote June 11, 1992, “Robert ‘Bob’ Gowin had a brother named Jim Gowin. Jim Gowin lived around Emory, Texas in Rains County. In the early 1900s he ran a store at Dunbar, Texas, south of Emory a few miles. He is buried in Dunbar Cemetery. Jim had two sons by his first wife; their names were Rance and Bob.”

Children born to Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, according to William Jackson “Willie” Gowin, a grand­son, include:

Mary Lee Gowin born in 1887
Elbert Gowin born in 1888
David Arthur “Dink” Gowin born in 1889
Jess Gowin born about 1891
Edgar Floyd Gowin born about 1897
Paul Gowin born in 1899
Bryan Gowin born in 1906

For details of the descendants of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Gowin Gowin, see his section below:

Melissa Belle Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, was born in Texas about 1871. She ap­peared as an eight-year-old in the 1880 census of her parents’ home in Van Zandt County. She was described as a petite redhead with a fiery temper, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White.

She was married September 1, 1889 in Rains County, Texas to John Quincy Adams, a full-blooded Choctaw, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White, a great-granddaughter. He was born in March 1862 to John H. Adams who was born in Ken­tucky about 1830 and Martha J. Perry Adams who was born in Tennessee about 1835.

John Quincy Adams died between the 1910 federal census of Rains County and 1913. He is reportedly buried in an old cemetery located in the woods behind Colony Cemetery in Rains County. She died there July 3, 1930 at Alba, Texas and was buried in the Colony Cemetery. Her tombstone [erroneously] records her birth in 1877.

Children born to John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams include:

Lear Belle Adams born about 1890
Betty Adams born about 1891
Ben Adams born about 1893
Myrtle Adams born about 1895
Lula Adams born about 1897
Henry Adams born about 1900
Carl Adams born about 1902
Sam Adams born about 1905
Robert “Bob” Adams born about 1909

Lear Belle Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1890. She was married at age 14, November 6, 1904 in Wood County, Texas to John Thomas Robinson, son of Joe T. Robinson.

Twenty years later tragedy overtook the Robinson family as de­scribed by Peggy Ann Davis Jones White, granddaughter of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson:

“Early in 1924 there was an outbreak of measles in East Texas. Maudie Robinson took the measles first, with the measles spreading from one Robinson child to another until Lear Robinson, who had just given birth to Rowena Elvira got them. Lear, being very weak from doctoring a houseful of sick children, giv­ing birth to the baby and then taking the measles be­came very, very ill. Tom Robinson went into Alba, which is located on the Rains‑Wood County line to get a doctor for Lear. Having ridden horseback into Alba in the cold February night rain, Tom Robinson was drenched and freezing when he returned home.

Lear Belle Adams Robinson died February 25, 1924, ac­cording to BVS File 6525. John Thomas Robinson died two days later on February 27, 1924. Rowena Elvira Robinson died several days later. All died from measles and pneumonia. All three are buried next to the grave of Melissa Belle Gowin Adams in the Colony Cemetery.

After the deaths of Tom and Lear Robinson, their chil­dren went to stay with various relatives. Robert Ewell, who was known as Buster; his twin, William Ewele, who was known as Johnson; Archie; Lillard; Clyde and Claude went to stay with their grandmother, Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, who lived nearby.

Times were hard and money was short for Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, who already had two or three teenage sons at home to feed. Therefore, it was decided that the four youngest boys would be taken to an orphanage near Lubbock, Texas. It is now believed this was the Milam’s Orphans’ Home which burned to the ground shortly after the boys arrived there. All records were reportedly de­stroyed in the fire. The four boys were then taken from Lubbock to the Children’s Home in Amarillo, Texas. The boys arrived in Amarillo in May 1925.

Records from the Children’s Home show James Clyde Robinson was taken from the home in July 1925 by Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Clemmer of Dalhart, Texas. Archie Green Robinson and his twin Joseph Lillard Robinson were taken from the home in December 1925 by John B. and Maggie G. Helm Davis of Hale County, Texas. Records also show that Claude Robinson was taken from the home by his aunt, Mrs. M. M. Swindell, Rt. 1, Wilson, Texas, however Matilda Swindell, who was an aunt of Tom Robinson and a great aunt of Claude Robinson had died in December 1926 in Lamar County, Texas. Claude Robinson’s widow informed this writer in June 1991 that she had never heard Claude mention an Aunt Matilda; she also told me that Claude was raised by a Mr. and Mrs. King in Hale County Texas.

In May 1929 while on a hunting trip near the home of their grandmother, Melissa Belle Gowin Adams in Rains County Robert Newele “Buster” Robinson was accidentally shot and killed by his twin brother, William Newele “Johnson” Robinson. ” Buster” was buried be­side his parents and sister in Colony Cemetery.

The remaining eight Robinson children were reunited in the mid 1930’s. All are now deceased except for Clyde who this writer has never met. It is believed that he lives somewhere in California in 1993.”

Children born to John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson include:

Ella Belle Robinson born August 24, 1906
Robert Newele Robinson [twin] born in 1908
William Ewele Robinson [twin] born March 2, 1908
Maudie Elizabeth Robinson born May 28, 1910
Bennie Alton Robinson born April 17, 1913
Archie Green Robinson [twin] born January 20, 1917
Joseph Lillard Robinson [twin] born January 20, 1917
Clyde James Robinson born Nov. 19, 1919
Claude Robinson born Feb. 26, 1922
Rowena Elvira Robinson born in Feb. 8, 1924

Ella Belle Robinson, daughter of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born August 24, 1906. She was married about 1925 to Henry L. Turner.

Robert Newele Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born in 1908. He did not marry.

William Ewele Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robin­son and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born in 1908. He was married about 1931 to Marie Milliorn.

Maudie Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of John Thomas Robin­son and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born May 23, 1910. She was married about 1929 to Charlie A. Grant.

Bennie Aton Robinson, son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born was born April 17, 1912. He was married about 1936 to Olga Champion.

Archie Green Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born January 20, 1917 in Rains County. After the death of his parents, he and his twin brother were placed in Milam Orphanage in Lubbock. Later they were moved to the Childrens’ Home in Amarillo. Archie Green Robinson and his twin Joseph Lillard Robin­son were taken from the home in December 1925 by John B. and Maggie G. Helm Davis of Hale County, Texas. Peggy Ann Davis White described events of his life:

“Archie Green Robinson Davis attended school in Hale County Texas with his twin brother, Joseph Lil­lard Robinson Davis. Archie was on a ball team and enjoyed ballgames.

During the summer of 1939 Archie decided to visit his oldest sister, Ella Belle Robinson Turner and her family in Christian County Kentucky.

While visiting Ella and her family Archie met and fell in love with Frances Ann “Billie” Warren, who was born in Christian County April 19, 1921. Billie lived with her parent’s, Browder Calvin Warren and Mary Lucille Gray Warren on their farm which was located approximately one mile from the Turner family on the Little River Church Road east of Hopkinsville, Ken­tucky.

Archie Green Robinson Davis and Frances Ann “Billie” Warren were married at the Trigg County Courthouse in Cadiz, Kentucky on Monday, February 26, 1940 with Henry L. Turner and Ella Belle Robinson Turner as wit­nesses.

While residing in Ralls, Texas, Archie Green Robin­son Davis died April 9, 1962 at Crosbyton Hospital in Cros­byton, Texas. After funeral services were held at the Emma Church of Christ in Ralls April 11, 1962, Archie’s remains were placed on a train and trans­ported to Hopkinsville. He was buried in Rosedale Cemetery at Pembroke, Kentucky in Christian County April 13, 1962.”

The children of Archie Green Robinson Davis and Frances Ann “Billie” Warren Davis include:

Joseph Stone “Ralph” Warren born May 5, 1937
Jimmie E. Davis born May 3, 1941
Mary Frances Davis born Nov. 24, 1942
Peggy Ann Davis born February 5, 1946
Alma Loretta Davis born Nov. 28, 1947
Charles Raymond “Butch” Davis born July 13, 1949

Joseph Lillard Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born January 20, 1917. He was married about 1941 to Bonnie Belle Orr.

Clyde James Robinson, son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born November 19, 1919. He was married about 1949, wife’s name Kay.

Claude Robinson, son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born February 26, 1922. He was married about 1946, wife’s name Marzell.

Rowena Elvira Robinson, daughter of John Thomas Robin­son and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born in February 1924 and died February 29, 1924.

Betty Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1891 in Rains County. She was married about 1909 to George Ellis.

Ben Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1893. He died between 1910 and 1913.

Myrtle Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1895 in Rains County. She was married about 1914 to Earl Levi. Children born to them include:

Gertrude Levi born in August 22, 1917

Gertrude Levi, daughter of Earl Levi and Myrtle Adams Levi, was born August 22, 1917. She was married about 1940 to Ralph Hanley. They lived in Dallas, Texas.

Lula Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1897 in Rains County. She was married about 1916, husband’s name Allen. Later she was remarried, husband’s name Chapman. Her third husband was name Van Slyke.

Henry Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1900. He was married about 1923, wife’s name Mamie.

Carl Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1902. He did not marry.

Sam Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1905. He died at the age of two.

Robert “Bob” Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1909 in Rains County. He was married about 1932 to Ottie Lane. Later he was remar­ried to Leila Fay Hukill. He was remarried to Leila Fay Hukill, according to Wood County, Texas marriage records.

A twin son, name unknown, was born to Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, about 1871. He died at about age five.
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Robert Gowin, possibly a brother to Samuel Gowen, was born about 1824. Mrs. Carlene Gowins Pagliara of Duncanville, Texas wrote December 24, 1995 that she was descended from “Robert H. Gowins” who was born in Jefferson County, Alabama in 1828 and who settled in Rains County, Texas.

Robert Gowin was married about 1849 to Mary Ann Bullard.

Mrs. Mary Ann Bullard Gowin was a resident of Hunt County, Texas in 1851 when a son was born. Later they lived in Smith County, Texas. It is believed that Robert Gowin died about 1863, perhaps in the Civil War.

About 1866, she was remarried, husband’s name Yancy. Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy received a deed from T. C. Kidd and his wife, Martha A. Kidd to 40 acres located 20 miles east of Tyler, Texas in the McFaddin Headright for $1,975, according to Smith County Deed Book 35, page 54. The property was also described as being 2.5 miles west of Garden Valley, Texas.

Children born to Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin include:

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin born November 9, 1856
Susan Gowin born about 1858
Robert B. Gowin born in April 1863

Children born to Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy include:

Irene Yancy born about 1868

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin, son of Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin was born in Hunt County in 1851, according to Rains County Death Book 3, page 60. His son, Rance Garfield Gowin, was the informant. One report states that James McFadden “Jim” Gowin was born in Alabama in 1850. The 1900 census shows him to be born in Texas in March 1855. His tombstone shows his date of birth as November 9, 1856. A great-granddaughter, Thalia Ruth Gowin, who supplied his middle name of “McFadden,” stated that he, an Indian, was born in Rusk County, Texas.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin was married to Permelia “Mely” Victory Patterson about 1882. Thalia Ruth Gowin identified her as “an Indian, born in Mississippi.” He was remarried to Miss Laura J. Rouse August 27, 1889 by Elder A. W. Awtry, according to Wood County, Texas Marriage Book B, page 288. His age at that time was 38. One report states that the bride’s age was 14, born in 1875. In 1894 they lived at Alba, Texas.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin received a warranty deed from A. J. Simpson of Nacogdoches, Texas to 71 acres in the Osinia Survey April 24, 1895 for $300, according to Rains County Deed Book 16, page 20.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and his wife Laura J. Rouse Gowin, “of Rains County” gave a deed to T. J. Bailiff to the 40 acres of land in the McFaddin Headright, Smith County, Texas that he had inherited from his mother, Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy, for $263, according to Smith County Deed Book 109, page 637. The deed was signed by James McFadden “Jim” Gowin, Laura J. Rouse Gowin, Rance Garfield Gowin and Robert B. Jackson “Bob” Gowin.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Rains County, Enumeration District 75, page 3, precinct one:

“Gowin, James 45, born March 1855 in Texas
Laura J. 27, born February 1873 in Texas
Robert 17, born January 1883 in Texas
Rance 16, born November 1884 in Texas
Horace 10, born May 1890 in Texas
Solamon 8, born June 1891 in Texas
David 7, born May 1893 in Texas
Loula 6, born July 1894 in Texas
Fannie 3, born February 1897 in Texas
Exie 2, born February 1898 in Texas”

“Laura J. Rouse Gowins” died July 7, 1902, according to her tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin received a warranty deed to property in Rains County from Robert B. Jackson Gowin, his son and his wife Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin October 5, 1909 for $50, according to Rains County Deed Book 25, page 393. He received a warranty deed from B. L. Latham and his wife, Emma Latham October 3, 1910 for 20 acres in Rains County, according to Rains County Deed Book 25, page 524.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin operated a grocery story at Dunbar, Texas, “south of Emory a few miles,” according to William Jackson Gowin.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and his wife Laura J. Rouse Gowin, “of Rains County” gave a deed to T. J. Bailiff to the 40 acres of land in the McFaddin Headright, Smith County, Texas that he had inherited from his mother, Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy, for $263, according to Smith County Deed Book 109, page 637. The deed was signed by James McFadden “Jim” Gowin, Laura J. Rouse Gowin, Rance Garfield Gowin and Robert B. Jackson “Bob” Gowin.

On February 17, 1917 James McFadden “Jim” Gowin gave a deed to the 40 acres to S. B. Tunnell and A. J. Falkner, according to Smith County Deed Book 133, page 70.

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin died June 29, 1934, at age 83, after farming in Rains County, Texas for many years. He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

It is believed that children born to James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Permelia “Mealey” Victory Patterson Gowin include:

Rance Garfield Gowin born Nov. 12, 1878
Robert B. Jackson Gowin born in January 1883

Children born to James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin include:

Horace Dank Gowin born May 24, 1889
Solomon Gowin born in June 1891
Dave Gowin born in May 1893
Loula Mae Gowin born July 4, 1894
Fannie Gowin born in February 1897
Martha Exa “Exie” Gowin born in February 1898
Eva Emma Gowin born September 6, 1901

Rance Garfield Gowin, son of James McFadden Gowin and Permelia “Mealey” Victory Patterson Gowin, was born in Smith County Novem­ber 12, 1878, according to Smith County Birth Book 25, page 110.

He was married January 10, 1904 to Carrie Belle Giles who was born in Rains County in 1884, according to Rains County Mar­riage Book 3, page 127. Her death certificate showed her date of birth as September 27, 1887. She may have exaggerated her age for the marriage license. She was the daughter of John Giles and Addie C. Rowell Giles.

In 1905 they were living six miles southwest of Emory. Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin on March 25, 1907 gave a war­ranty deed to A. J. Meyer to 53.5 acres of land, according to Rains County Deed Book 24, page 456. They re­ceived a warranty deed from A. and Leathe Davice for 20 acres December 30, 1907, according to Rains County Deed Book 25, page 546.

Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin gave a warranty deed to J. J. Turner October 11, 1911, according to Rains County Deed Book 31, page 29. On November 7, 1912 they gave a warranty deed to T. F. Jones to 73.3 acres, accord­ing to Rains County Deed Book 28, page 514.

On February 14, 1912 they were temporarily living at Colman, Little River County, Arkansas, just across the Texas line. In 1914 and in 1925 they were again living in Rains County.

Rance Garfield Gowin died at Grand Saline, Texas December 10, 1949, according to Van Zandt County Death Book 6, page 229. He was listed as a retired farmer living at Emory, and his death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, according to his death certificate. He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

Carrie Belle Giles Gowin was married at age 64 to Will North­cutt who was born in 1884. The marriage was performed September 25, 1960, according to Gregg County, Texas Mar­riage Book 27, page 612. Will Northcutt showed Kilgore, Texas as his home at that time. Apparently the marriage did not last. Carrie Belle Giles Gowin retained the name she used prior to the marriage.

Carrie Belle Giles Gowin died June 14, 1972 of a stroke, ac­cording to Wood County Death Certificate No. 8521. She was
buried in Dunbar Cemetery at Emory.

Children born to Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin include:

Jessie Lee Gowin born November 12, 1905
[daughter] born February 13, 1908
Elmer Gowin born July 7, 1909
George Alfie Gowin born February 14, 1912
Elige Gowin born March 20, 1914
James Lawrence Gowin born April 21, 1916
Leon Gowin born May 23, 1920
W. D. Gowin born September 14, 1925

Jessie Lee Gowin, first child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Car­rie Belle Giles Gowin, was born November 12, 1905, according to Rains County Birth Book 1, page 77. She was married to Bill Brimer July 20, 1925, according to Rains County Marriage Book 5, page 61.

A daughter, name unknown, was the second child born to Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin on Febru­ary 13, 1908. She died in childhood.

Elmer Gowin, third child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born July 7, 1909, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 1, page 274. Elmer Gowin was married to Sarah Rachel Wade who was born in Rains County June 8, 1919. Elmer Gowen died August 17, 1980, according to his tombstone and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery..

Children born to Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin include:

Wendell Wayne Gowin born February 25, 1936
Kenneth Wayne Gowin born November 4, 1940
Dannie Pat Gowin born December 5, 1945

Wendell Wayne Gowin, first child of Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin, was born February 25, 1936, according to Rains County Birth Book 4, page 299. On November 12, 1956 he was married to Linda Lou Fleming, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 141. Of Linda Lou Fleming Gowin, nothing more is known. Later Wendell Wayne Gowin was married to Sandra Kay Taylor. In 1993 he continued at Emory, Texas.

Children born to Wendell Wayne Gowin and Sandra Kay Tay­lor Gowin include:

Wendell Wayne Gowin. Jr. born October 23, 1969
Connie Jean Gowin born November 10, 1970

Wendell Wayne Gowin, Jr, first child of Wendell Wayne Gowin and Sandra Kay Taylor Gowin, was born October 23, 1969 in Hunt County, according to Hunt County Birth Certifi­cate No. 32508.

Connie Jean Gowin, second child of Wendell Way‑ne Gowin and Sandra Kay Taylor Gowin, was born November 10, 1970 in Hunt County, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 33374.

Kenneth Wayne Gowin, second child of Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin, was born November 4, 1940, ac­cording to Rains County Probate Birth Book 9, page 85.

He was married to Doris Fay Langley October 28, 1960, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 205. Nothing more is known of Kenneth Wayne Gowin and Doris Fay Lang­ley Gowin.

Dannie Pat Gowin, fourth child of Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin, was born December 5, 1945, according to Rains County Birth Book 6, page 24. He was born in Dallas County, according to BVS File 148709.

Dannie Pat Gowin was married to Sherian Kay Dane June 17, 1965, according to Rockwall County Marriage Book 42, page 366. Sherian Kay Dane Gowin and Danny Pat Gowin of Dallas County, Texas joined other members of her family in giving a warranty deed to property in Parker County, Texas February 24, 1967, for $5,000, according to Parker County Deed Book 417, page 651.

Carla Renee Gowin, daughter of Danny Pat Gowin and Sherian Kay Dane Gowin, was born February 13, 1968, according to Dallas County Birth Record B68001, page 711. Darrin Eugene Gowin was born to them August 26, 1963, according to Birth Book B71002, page 1444.

George Alfie Gowin, fourth child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born at Coleman, Arkansas in Little River County, February 12, 1912, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 246. On February 17, 1945 he was married to Mrs. Loreta McQueen Rogers who was born in Hunt County January 6, 1929, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 467. He died October 15, 1978, according to his tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery.

Children born to Alfie George Gowin and Loreta Rogers Gowin include:

Fred Lavon Gowin born November 13, 1945.

Fred Lavon Gowin, first child of Alfie George Gowin and Loreta Rogers Gowin, was born November 13, 1945, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 8, page 509. He was mar­ried May 26, 1966 to Vicki Lyn Dougherty, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 306. She was the daughter of Samuel Alfred Dougherty.

Vicki Lyn Dougherty Gowin died July 5, 1972, according to Hunt County Death Certificate No. 17952. She was buried in Dunbar Cemetery. On June 4, 1973 Freddie Lavon Gowin of 3706 Wesley Street, Apartment 202, Canton, Texas, was married to Mrs. Patricia Ann Thorn who was born in 1950, according to Van Zandt County Marriage Book 25, page 152. Later in 1973 Freddie Lavon Gowin and Patricia Ann Thorn Gowin were living at Quinlan, Texas

Children born to Fred Lavon Gowin and Vicki Lyn Dougherty Gowin include:

Clinton Paul Gowin born July 5, 1972

Clinton Paul Gowin, first child of Fred Lavon Gowin and Vicki Lyn Dougherty Gowin, was born July 5, 1972, the date of his mother’s death, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate 34606.

Elige Gowin, fifth child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin was born March 20, 1914, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 240. On September 4, 1944 he was married to L. Oleta Powell, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 459. She was born in 1928 Children born to Elige Gowin and L. Oleta Powell Gowin are unknown. He died January 17 1993 at age 78 in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital at Sulphur Springs, Texas and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery. His pall bearers were Wayne Gowin, Ronnie Gowen, Laverl Brimer, Billy Brimer, Don Gowin and Kenny Gowin.

Children born to Elige Gowin and L. Oleta Powell Gowin include:

Cindy Gowin born about 1947

James Lawrence Gowin, seventh child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born April 21, 1916 in Rains County, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 1, page 846. Four children of his parents were still living at that time.

On January 13, 1939 he was married to Thelma Elizabeth Lee, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 258. At that time, he was listed as a laborer. She was born October 27, 1920 to Bird Lillard Lee and Carrie Lela Elizabeth Shalton Lee, according to Thalia Ruth Gowin. Bird Lillard Lee was born September 2, 1877 in Pikesville, Kentucky. Carrie Lela Elizabeth Shalton was born April 4, 1898 to Elvin M. Shalton and Alice Lee Shalton.

In 1943 both James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin were listed as employees in a defense plant.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army April 13, 1945 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre. He was discharged July 28, 1946 showing three dependents and returning to his profession as a farm hand.

“Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowins” died April 29, 1993 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery. “James [Dugan] Gowins” died June 12, 1994 and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin include:

Ferrell Don Gowin born January 3, 1940
Elvin Pryor Gowin born December 14, 1948
James Leroy Gowin born November 17, 1952
Thalia Ruth Gowin born January 28, 1960
Allen Lee Gowin born October 23, 1963

Ferrell Don Gowin, first child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born in 1989, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 202. He was married March 11, 1961 to Kathy Ann Burchett, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 213. Ferrell Don Gowin and Kathy Ann Burchett Gowin later lived at Point, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Marrina Gowin born about 1964

Elvin Pryor Gowin, second child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born December 14, 1948, according to Rains County, Birth Book 5, page 408. He was married to Vera Kathryn Harvey about 1965, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 319. She was born in Texas in 1950. In 1967 and 1968 he was employed by LTV Corporation as an assembler and lived at Emory.

Children born to Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin include:

Stephen Shane Gowin born January 26, 1967
Gregory Pryor Gowin born May 15, 1968
Shalla Elaine Gowin born December 16, 1971
Rance Gowin born about 1975

Stephen Shane Gowin, first child of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin was born January 26, 1967, ac­cording to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 16035. Appar­ently Stephen Shane Gowin died in infancy.

Gregory Fryor Gowin, second child of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin, was born May 15, 1968, accord­ing to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 17072.

Shalla Elaine Gowin, daughter of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Goin, was born December 16, 1971, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate 34203. She died January 27, 1972 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

Rance Gowin, son of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin, was born about 1975.

James Leroy Gowin, third known child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born probably at Greenville, Texas November 17, 1952, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 19647. He was married about 1975 to Linda Middleton.

Children born to James Leroy Gowin and Linda Middleton Gowin include:

Jacob Gowin born about 1977
Joshua Gowin born about 1980

Thalia Ruth Gowin, fourth known child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born probably at Greenville, January 28, 1960, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 25776.

Allen Lee Gowin, fifth child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born October 23, 1963.

Leon Gowin, son of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born May 23, 1920 at Emory, according to his military discharge record. “Leon Gowins, son of R. G. and Carrie Gowin” was recorded in the 1936 and 1937 “Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939.”

He enlisted July 21 1942 in the U. S. Army and served as a cannoneer in the 590th Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in six battles in the Tunisia, Naples‑Foggia and Rhineland‑Central Europe theatres. He was discharged October 11, 1945 and re­turned to his profession as a farmer, according to Rains County Discharge Book 2, page 70.

He was married in Mineola, Texas May 19, 1946 to Bobby Lee Tadlock, according to Wood County Marriage Book M, page 46. She was born in Texas November 27, 1930, according to her tombstone. In 1947 they lived at Route One, Grand Saline, Texas where he was an instructor for an automotive training school. She died April 15, 1979 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

Children born to Leon Gowin and Bobby Lee Tadlock Gowin include:

Cherylan Kay Gowin born December 25, 1947

Cherylan Kay Gowin, first child of Leon Gowin and Bobby Lee Tadlock Gowin, was born in Grand Saline December 25, 1947, according to Van Zandt County Birth Book 31, page 436. She was married January 16, 1967 to Jerry Lee Daugherty who was born in 1943, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 339.

W. D. Gowin, eighth child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born September 14, 1925, according to Rains County Birth Book 3. “W. D. Gowins, son of R. L. and Carrie Gowins” were enrolled at Dunbar School in 1936 and 1937, according to “Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939” by Elaine Nall Bay and Henrietta Welch. “W. D. Gowin, son of Rosco G. and Carrie Gowin” was enumerated there in 1938 and 1939.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army December 24, 1944 and served as a physical therapy technician in the Ryukyus Campaign and in the Occupation of Japan. He was discharged May 21, 1946, according to Rains County Discharge Book 2, page 232. He was remarried to Norma Lee Kennemer May 15, 1948, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book G, page 562.

Children born to W. D. Gowin and Norma Lee Kennemer Gowin include:

Russell Lane Gowin born November 16, 1948.

Russell Lane Gowin, first child of W. D. Gowin and Norma Lee Kennemer Gowin, was born November 16, 1948, in Hunt County, Texas, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 15906.

Robert B. Jackson Gowin, son of James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Permelia “Mealey” Victory Patterson Gowin, was born in January 1883 in Smith County. He was married to Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard at Emory October 29, 1905, according to Rains County Marriage Book 3, page 250. She was born in 1889, according to her tombstone.

Robert B. Jackson Gowin received a warranty deed from W. H. McClendon December 24, 1908, according to Rains County Deed Book 27, page 369. On October 6, 1909 he gave a war­ranty deed to Katie Kennemer, according to Rains County Deed Book 29, page 423 and Deed Book 30, page 497.

In 1914 and in 1918 Robert B. Jackson Gowin was a farmer in Rains County. “Bob Gowins” died in 1930, according to his tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery.

After his death, Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin lived with her son, Robert Burey Gowin in Ft. Worth, Texas, according to the 1947 edition of the Ft. Worth city directory. She died in 1961 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

Children born to Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magno­lia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin include:

Gracie Dell Gowin born August 2, 1908
Ocie Lee “Buddy” Gowin born January 28, 1911
George Amos Gowin born January 4, 1914
Robert Burey Gowin born January 12, 1918
Wesley Gowin born December 1, 1921
Gertie Lee Gowin born April 6, 1925

Gracie Dell Gowin, first child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Gowin was born August 2, 1908 in Rains County, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 4, page 416.

Ocie Lee “Buddy” Gowin, second child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Gowin, was born January 28, 1911 in Rains County, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 286. He was married September 15, 1934 to Tennessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 63. In 1935 he listed his profession as a farmer. In 1938 he was employed as a laborer by the Works Progress Administration.

Ocie Lee “Buddy” Gowin, retired, and Tennessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall Gowin, lived at 219 Mt. Nebo, Dallas, according to the 1972 city directory of Dallas. He died July 25, 1973 and was buried in Rains County.

Children born to Ocie Lee “Buddy” Gowin and Tennessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall Gowin include:

Robert Kenneth Gowin born August 31, 1935
Virginia Darlene Gowin twin] born March 26, 1938
Eugenia Carlene Gowin [twin] born March 26, 1938
Leonard Dale Gowin born July 5, 1945

Robert Kenneth Gowin, first child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Ten­nessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall Gowin, was born August 31, 1935 in Rains County, according to Rains County Birth Book 4, page 261. Robert Kenneth Gowin was married to Willie Ruth Abney August 3, 1956, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book 133, page 393. Of Robert Kenneth Gowin and Willie Ruth Abney Gowin nothing more is known.

Virginia Darlene Gowin, a twin, and second child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Tennessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall Gowin, was born March 26, 1938, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 20.

Eugenia Carlene Gowin, a twin and third child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Tennessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall Gowin, was born March 26, 1938, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 20.

Leonard Dale Gowin, fourth child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Ten­nessee Josephine “Tennie” Hall Gowin, was born July 5, 1945, according to BVS File 73851. Leonard Dale Gowin was enu­merated as a member of his father’s household in the 1972 city directory of Dallas and was employed by Plastics Manufactur­ing Co.

George Amos Gowin, third child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin, was born in Rains County January 4, 1914, according to Rains County Pro­bate Birth Book 1, page 86. In 1946 he lived with his mother at 1601 University, Ft. Worth, according to the city directory.

Robert Burey Gowin, fifth child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin, was born in Rains County January 12, 1918, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 1, page 358. Of the family’s four prior children, three were still living at that time Robert Burey Gowins in his adult years always spelled his name with an “s” on the end.

He was married before 1946 to Yvonne Flanigan. In 1946 Robert Burey Gowins, a “caller” for the Texas & Pacific Railway, was listed in the city directory of Ft. Worth. They lived at 1601 College Avenue.

In 1947 Robert Burey Gowins, a mail trucker for Texas and Pacific Railway and Yvonee F. Gowins, an employee of Montgomery Ward & Company, continued to live at 1601 College Avenue, according to the directory.

In 1948 Robert Burey Gowins was listed as a clerk, continuing to live at 1601 College Avenue. In 1951 Robert Burey Gowins was listed as a mechanic at Chance-Vought Aircraft. Robert Burey Gowins and Yvonne F. Gowins gave a warranty deed to J. F. Barlous January 30, 1952 to property in Tarrant County, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2395, page 44.

In the 1953-54 city directory of Ft. Worth, Robert Burey Gowins was listed as a blueprint operator at Chance-Vought, living at 3801 Oak Hill Avenue, an address they maintained through 1973.

In 1955 he was listed as a “leadman” for Chance-Vought. From 1956 through 1961 he was employed by Convair Aircraft Corporation. In 1962 and 1963, he was employed by Ft. Worth General Dynamics. In 1964 and 1965, he was listed as a mechanic at Meacham Field. From 1965 until 1970, he worked for Long-Tempco-Vaught Corporation.

Robert Burey Gowins died in Cleburne Memorial Hospital, Cleburne, Texas, September 26, 1970 at age 52, according to Tarrant County Probate Book 96, page 83, File A-11209. His will was written October 16, 1961 and was probated December 10, 1970. He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

In the probate records it was stated that Yvonne F. Gowins was a daughter of Margaret Flanigan and a sister to Delories Lucille Siefel. His estate was valued at $7,000.

In the 1972 and 1973 city directory of Ft. Worth, Yvonne Flanigan Gowins, an employee of Glen Park Day Care Center, continued to live at 3801 Oak Hill Street.

Children born to Robert Burey Gowins and Yvonne Flanigan. Gowins, according to the probate records, include:

Roderick Guy Gowins born about 1949
Tia Leslie Gowins born about 1953
Tanya Marie Gowins born in 1958.

Wesley Gowin, sixth child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin, was born December 1, 1921 at Emory. “Wesley Gowins, son of Maggie Gowins” was recorded in the 1935 school census of Waskom School, according to “Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939.” “Weseley Gowin, son of Maggie Gowins” reappeared there in the 1938 and 1939 school census.

He served in the military in World War II, according to his discharge recorded in Rains County Discharge Book 2, page 37. He died February 22, 1988 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

Gertie Lee Gowin, seventh child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia “Maggie” Bullard Gowin, was born April 6, 1925, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 263. “Gertie Gowins, daughter of Maggie Gowins,” was recorded in the 1936 “Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939.” “Girta Lee Gowin, daughter of Maggie Gowins” reappeared there in the 1938 and 1939 school census.

On November 22, 1941 she was married to G. W. Luckett, Jr, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 385.

Horace Dank Gowin, first known child of Jim M. Gowin and Laura Rouse Gowin was born May 24, 1889 in Smith County, according to BVS File 958756. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a farmer on Bluff Route, Soper, Oklahoma in Choctaw County.

He died September 7, 1961 at Wills Point, Texas of uremia, ac­cording to Van Zandt County Death Book 8, page 215. He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery at Emory, according to Fannie Wade, informant.

Solomon Gowin, son of James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in June 1891. He appeared as an eight‑year‑old in the household of his father in the 1900 census of Rains County. It is believed that he died about 1902.

Dave Gowin, son of James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in May 1893 at Alba, Texas, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 190. He was married January 29, 1913 to Dora Isabell Thornhill who was born in Texas in 1893.

Dave Gowin was a farmer. He died of tuberculosis September 2, 1919 at Emory and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery, accord­ing to Rains County Death Book 2.

Included among the children born to Dave Gowin and Dora Is­abell Thornhill Gowin was:

Maggie Gowin born in 1914
Robert Edward Gowin born November 8, 1916
Fannie Gowin born about 1920

Maggie Gowin, daughter of Dave Gowin and Dora Isabell Thornhill Gowin, was born in 1914, according to Carlene Gowins Pagliara.

Robert Edward Gowin, second child of Dave Gowin and Dora Isabell Thornhill Gowin, was born November 8, 1916, accord­ing to Rains County Probate Birth Book P3, page 190.

He was married to Dora Juanita Reynolds July 10, 1936, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 151. She was born in Texas in 1921.

Children born to Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin include:

[child] born in 1937
[daughter] born February 24, 1938
Robert Eugene Gowin born August 14, 1940

A child, name unknown was born to Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin, about 1937 and assumed to have died in infancy.

A daughter, name unknown, the second child of Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin, was born February 24, 1938 at Alba, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 8. The first child died before this date.

Robert Eugene Gowin, third child of Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin, was born August 14, 1940, according to Fannin County Birth Book 7, page 274. He died of colitis November 13, 1941, according to Fannin County Death Book 5, page 1087.

Fannie Gowin, daughter of Dave Gowin and Dora Isabell Thornhill Gowin, was born about 1913. She was married to Joe Strebeck February 4, 1933, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 244. In 1998 they continued to live in Rains County.

Loula Mae Gowin, daughter of James H. “Jim” Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born July 4, 1894. She appeared as a six‑year‑old in the 1900 census of Rains County living in her father’s household. She was married abou 1918, husband’s name Champion. Later she was remarried, husband’s name Reece. She was married for the third time to a man by the name of Frances. They lived in Emory, Texas.

In 1966 she lived in Grand Saline, Texas. She died there March 20, 1972 of cardio-respiratory arrest as a widow, according to Van Zandt County Death Book 12, page 41. Her death certificate showed her date of birth erroneously as July 4, 1895. She was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Emory, according to Fannie Gowin Wade, informant, her sister.

Grandchildren of Loula Mae Gowin Champion, Reece Frances include Jenice Robinson Wells, Cordelia Robinson Whitener, Curtis Robinson, Coy Robinson, Alton Robinson and Morgan Buglier.

Fannie Gowin, daughter of James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in Texas in February 1897. She ap­peared as a three‑year‑old in the 1900 census of Rains County in her father’s household. She was married to Quillie C. Wade about 1923..

Exa Gowin, daughter of James McFadden “Jim” Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in Texas in February 1898. She appeared as a two‑year‑old in the 1900 census of Rains County in her father’s household. She was married October 9, 1914 to Richard Covington, according to Rains County Marriage Book 4, page 3.

Eva Emma Gowin, seventh child of Jim M. Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born September 6, 1901, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 8, page 109. Two of their previous children were dead at this time.

Susan Gowin, daughter of Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin, was born about 1854. She was married about 1873 to James Cameron. Of this couple and descendants noth­ing more is known.

Robert B. Gowin, son of Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin, was born in Texas in April 1863, according to his 1900 census enumeration. He was married April 18, 1886, to a cousin, Lucinda Lela Gowin, according to Smith County Mar­riage Book J, page 126. She was the daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin. Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin was born in Texas in March 1866, according to her 1900 census enumeration. She was born in Texas March 17, 1868, according to her death certificate.

Robert B. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Smith County, Enumeration district 108, page 14, Precinct 5:

Gowin, Robert B. 37, born in TX in April 1863
Lucinda L. 34, born in TX in March 1866
Mary L. 13, born in TX in February 1887
David A. 10, born in TX in May 1890
Linney 7, born in TX in July 1892
Jessie 5, born in TX in April 1895
Edgar 3, born in TX in May 1897
Carter, Mollie 8, born in TX in Jan. 1892, ward
George 6, born in TX, May 1894, ward”

They lived near Jacksonville, Texas in Cherokee County until their deaths in the 1930s, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White. Robert B. Gowin died about 1933.

Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin lived at Turney, Texas during her widowhood, according to Edgar Floyd Gowin, her son. She died July 10, 1936 of typhoid fever and was buried in Jarrett Cemetery, according to Cherokee County, Texas Death Book 9, page 331.

William Jackson “Willie” Gowin, a descendant wrote June 11, 1992, “Robert ‘Bob’ Gowin had a brother named Jim Gowin. Jim Gowin lived around Emory, Texas in Rains County. In the early 1900s he ran a store at Dunbar, Texas, south of Emory a few miles. He is buried in Dunbar Cemetery. Jim had two sons by his first wife; their names were Rance and Bob.”

Children born to Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin include:

Mary Lee Gowin born February 12, 1887
Elbert Gowin born in 1888
David Arthur “Dink” Gowin born in May 1890
Linney Gowin born in July 1892
Jessie Gowin born in April 1895
Edgar Floyd Gowin born in May 1897
Dink Gowin born Nov. 22, 1900
Paul Jones Gowin born January 17, 1901
Bryan Gowin born in 1906

Mary Lee Gowin, daughter of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Gowin Gowin, was born February 12, 1887 in Cherokee County, Texas. Mary Lee Gowin was married April 9, 1907 to Alex C. McDaniel.

Mary Lee Gowin died from childbirth complications July 1, 1918, and her brother, Elbert Gowin and his wife, Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips Gowin adopted the baby and raised her.

Alex C. McDaniel was remarried to Mrs. Alice Jones September 10, 1920 in Rusk, Texas. His household was enumerated in the 1920 census of Rusk County:

McDaniel Alex C. 30[?]
Jones Alice 38
Grace 16, step-daughter, born in OK
Coda 5, step-daughter, born in OK”

Alex C. McDaniel died June 1, 1960, according to his newspaper obituary:

“A. C. McDaniel 77, of Lindale, died at his home at 11 a.m. Thursday after a short Illness. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Sabine Methodist Church. The Rev. Frank Cady will officiate. Assisting will be the Rev. Truitt Praytor. Burial will be in the Sabine Cemetery under direction of the Youk-Caudle Funeral Home.

A retired farmer, he was a long-time resident of Lindale, Smith County. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Sowders of Eldorado, Ark and Mrs. Coda Gilstap.”

Children born to Alec C. McDaniel and Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel include:

Opal McDaniel born November 19, 1910
Edgar McDaniel born about 1912
Mae McDaniel born about 1915
Mary Lillie Gowin McDaniel born April 12, 1918

Children born to Alex C. McDaniel and Alice Jones McDaniel include:

Clovis Ely McDaniel born May 23, 1923
[daughter] born in February 1927

Edgar McDaniel, son of Alex C. McDaniel and Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel, was born in Kaufman County November 19, 1910.

Mary Lillie Gowin McDaniel, daughter of Alex C. McDaniel and Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel, was born in Kaufman County July 1, 1918, according to Amy Cantrell, a granddaughter. She was married to James Rolen Cantrell November 6, 1935 in Van Zandt County, Texas. He was born October 30, 1917. He died June 30, 1892 in Smith County, Texas. Mary Lillie Gowen McDaniel Cantrell died February 21, 1997 in Midland County, Texas.

Clovis Ely McDaniel, son of Alex C. McDaniel and Alice Jones McDaniel, was born May 23, 1923. He died July 6, 1992 in Harris County, Texas, according to Amy Cantrell.

Elbert Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Gowin Gowin, was born in Texas in 1888. He was married to Miss Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips March 6, 1912, according to Van Zandt County Marriage Book 10, page 312. She was born in 1891 in Texas. They were residents of Jacksonville, Texas in Cherokee County where he was a farmer in 1921. He became a Baptist preacher.

“Rev. Elbert Gowin” officiated at the wedding of Billie Jean Gowin who was married to Ralph Neal Munden August 13, 1966, according to Kaufman County Marriage Book 26, page 516. Billie Jean Gowin was born in Kaufman County Novem­ber 8, 1947, according to BVS File 147637.

Elbert Gowin died September 9, 1984 according to Kaufman County death records.

They adopted a niece, Mary Lillie Gowin McDaniel, daughter of Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel, who died shortly after her daughter’s birth.

Children born to Elbert Gowin and Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips Gowin include:

Lola Elberta Gowin born January 2, 1913
Hollis Gowin born September 7, 1915
William Jackson Gowin [twin] born February 12, 1921
Millie Gowin [twin] born February 12, 1921

Lola Elberta Gowin, daughter of Elbert Gowin and Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips Gowin, was born January 2, 1913. She died at age 14 months.

Hollis Gowin, son of Elbert Gowin and Celia Phillips Gowin, was born September 7, 1915. He died in 1985.

William Jackson “Willie” Gowin, twin son of Elbert Gowin and Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips Gowin, was born February 12, 1921, according to Cherokee County Birth Book 24, page 120.

He purchased a lot in Forney, Texas from Newt S. Trail, September 16, 1957, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 412, page 433. He, “a single man” sold the property to Huey P. Moore, Jr. August 2, 1958 for $525, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 418, page 131. William Jackson “Willie” Gowin gave a release on property in Forney, Texas to Forney Missionary Baptist Church November 9, 1964, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 485, page 159.

William Jackson “Willie” Gowin, at age 47, was married Au­gust 17, 1968 at Forney to Mildred Louise Miller who was born March 21, 1925, according to Kaufman County Marriage Book 27, page 202. In 1993 William Jackson “Willie” Gowin and Mildred Louise Miller Gowin lived in Forney, Texas.

Millie Gowin, twin daughter of Elbert Gowin and Celia Phillips Gowin, was born in 1921. In 1993 she lived at Midlothian, Texas [214/775-3496].

David Arthur “Dink” Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lu­cinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in Texas in May 1890, ac­cording to his 1900 census enumeration in Smith County. He appeared as a 10‑year‑old in his father’s household at that time. He was blind. He died within a few days of his mother’s death in 1936, also of typhoid fever.

Linney Gowin, daughter of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in July 1892, according to her enu­meration in the 1900 census. She appeared as a seven-year‑old in her father’s household at that time. It is believed that she died in childhood.

Jessie Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in Texas in April 1895, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Smith County. He appeared as a five‑year‑old in his father’s household at that time. He died about 1982.

Edgar Floyd Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in May 1897, according to his enu­meration in the 1900 census. He appeared as a three-year‑old in his father’s household in Smith County at that time. It was re­ported that he was born at Van, Texas.

About 1918 he was married to Mary Ola Watson who was born in Rusk County, Texas in 1900. In 1923 he was a farmer at Turney, Texas. He died in 1980.

Children born to Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Watson Gowin include:

Travis Gowin born about 1919
[son] born about 1921
Arlon Douglas Gowin born May 24, 1923

Travis Gowin, son of Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Wat­son Gowin, was born about 1919. In 1992 he lived near Tur­ney, Texas.

A son, name unknown, was born to Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Watson about 1921 and died in infancy.

Arlon Douglas Gowin, third child of Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Watson Gowin, was born May 24, 1923, at Turney, according to Cherokee County Book 23, page 399. He was married to Ella Virginia Cribbs who was born in Texas in 1924. In 1954 and 1955 he was a lumber stacker for Brown-Pavletich Lumber Company. In 1972 he was listed in the telephone di­rectory of Turney. He continued there in 1992.

Children born to Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia Cribbs Gowin include:

Douglas Arlon Gowin born December 17, 1946
Ray Gowin [twin] born June 26, 1954
Roy Gowin [twin] born June 26, 1954
Debra Ann Gowin born November 16, 1955

Douglas Arlon Gowin, first child of Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia, was born December 17, 1946, according to BVS File 159518. About 1967 he was married to Janis Lee Sadler who was born in Texas in 1948. In 1968 he was a shipping clerk for an archery company at Jacksonville. In 1972 he was listed in the Turney telephone directory.

Children born to Douglas Arlon Gowin and Janis Lee Sadler Gowin include:

Robert Joel Gowin born August 6, 1968

Robert Joel Gowin, first child of Douglas Arlon Gowin and Ja­nis Lee Sadler Gowin, was born August 6, 1968 at Jacksonville.

Ray Gowin and Roy Gowin, twin sons of Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia Cribbs Gowin, were born June 24, 1954. Both were 30-week babies born prematurely, and both died on the day of their birth, according to Cherokee County Birth Book 54, page 174. Both were buried in Jarrett Cemetery.

Debra Ann Gowin, fourth child of Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia Cribbs Gowin, was born November 16, 1955, ac­cording to Cherokee County Birth Book 55, page 283.

Dink Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born November 22, 1900, probably in Smith County. He farmed in Cherokee County in his later years. He died June 29, 1939 of typhoid fever, according to Cherokee County Death Book 9, page 276. He was buried in Jarratt Cemetery. Edgar Floyd Gowin, Jacksonville was informant for the death certificate. Children born to Dink Gowin are un­known.

Paul Jones Gowin, eighth child of Robert B. Gowin and Lu­cinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born January 17, 1901 at Tur­ney. Four of the eight children of his parents were deceased at the time he was born, according to George E. Gowin, informant for his death certificate who lived in Jacksonville July 21, 1959. V. M. Vaughn, female, also attested to the probate birth record of Paul Jones Gowin recorded in Cherokee County Birth Book 62, page 175. Paul Jones Gowin in 1972 lived at 1410 South Bolton, Jacksonville. He died in 1989.

Bryan Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in 1906. He was also blind and also died of typhoid fever in 1936.
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Elizabeth Ann Gowin was born November 2, 1957, according to her tombstone in Rains County.
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Evie Gowin was married to Jesse Porter July 17, 910, accord­ing to Rains County Marriage Book 4, page 49.
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Benjamin F. Gowins died February 24, 1945 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, Jefferson County, volume 6, certificate 2776, role 4.
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Catherine Goins died February 20, 1946 in Jefferson County according to the Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 2705, role 4.
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George A. Gowins was born in 1914 and died in 1953, according to his tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.
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Janet Lee Gowin was born October 23, 1953 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 174033. She said married December 29, 1971 to Madison Gregg Mitchell, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 458.
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Benjamin F. Gowins died August 1930 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 38, role 2, page 18968.
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Mrs. Laura M. Gowins was born March 13, 1864 and died June 29, 1939, at the age of “75 years, 4 months, 13 days,” according to Rains County Death Book 3, page 225. She, the daughter of John Vick, was born in Texas during the Civil War. The name of her mother was unknown to Mrs. Will Northcutt, informant. She was a widowand was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.
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Lynn Denise Gowin was born July 10, 1951 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 98948. She was married February 13, 1971 to Glyn Michael Briggs, according to Rains County Mar­riage Book 7, page 437.
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Margie G. Gowin was married to John Allen Jackson October 21, 1944, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 461.
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Mrs. Mollie Gowin was married to L. C. Clewis July 7, 1919, according to Rains County Marriage Book 4, page 163.
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Perry Paul Gowin was born December 12, 1950 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 184653. Perry Paul Gowin was married January 16, 1970 to Judy Carol Roberts, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 412.

Children born to them include:

Julie Michele Gowin born September 18, 1971

Julie Michele Gowin, first child of Perry Paul Gowin and Judy Carol Roberts Gowin, was born September 13, 1971, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 34042.
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Rhonda Karen Gowin, who was born July 12, 1952 in Dallas County, Texas, according to BVS File 98495. She was married June 13, 1969 to Jack Don Adcock, who was born in 1949, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 399.
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Ona B. Gowins was born August 8, 1924, according to her tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.
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Dewey W. Goins, born October 30, 1898, died March 22, 1940, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
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Dora Ethel Goins, born September 8, 1901, died April 3, 1906, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
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Thomas H. Goins, born August 28, 1871, died April 13, 1915, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
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William W. Gowin, age 26 was married February 25, 1851 to Martha A. Davidson, age 16, according to Hot Springs County Marriage Book 3, page 77. Bobbie Jones McLane who published “Hot Springs County Marriage Records, 1825-1880” wrote December 14, 1993 that the marriage of William W. Gowin and Martha A. Davidson Gowin was the only Gowin marriage recorded in Hot Springs County during that 55-year period.
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Virginia Wardlaw Goyne who was born September 26, 1915 at Rogers, Arkansas died September 13, 1990 in a nursing home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was buried in Lockesburg Cemetery. Survivors included two nieces, Sue Smith of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Jean Ghent of Hot Springs and three nephews, Terry Smith of Pine Bluff, Robert Smith of Lockes­burg, Arkansas and Joe King of Texas.

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DEEDS and WILLS in Jefferson Co, AL with Goyne families:

SHERIFF’S DEED Page 152-153
M. KELLY, Sheriff to George Worthington, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. $7.62½ The S½ of the SE¼ of SW¼, of Sec. 23, Tp. 18, R. 4W. Whereas by virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jeff. Co., Ala., and to me delivered in favor of Smith & Prince against John Goyne, the sum of $55.75 damages, and $17.68 3/4 costs which Smith & Prince, recovered against John Goyne, in the Circuit Court. In compliance with the law in such cases, this sale is made. Dated Dec. 8, 1840. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. July 21, 1841. Filed & recorded July 21, 1841. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 7
NINEAN TANNEHILL to WALTER TAWRY, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $250. 80 acres being E1/2 of NW1/4, Sec. 34 Tp. 19, R. 4W . Relinquishment of dower acknowledged by Mary Tannehill, wife of Ninean before John B. Ayres and H. W. Goyne, Justices of the Peace. Sept. 15, 1832. Ack. Before H. W. Goyne & John B. Ayres, Justices of the Peace Sept. 15, 1832. Filed March 1833; recorded April 23, 1833. B. E. Grace, Clk. of C.C.

BILL OF SALE Page 13
JOHN G. NELLUMS to JOHN R. GOYNE both of Jefferson County, Alabama. $50. One brown horse 7 years old. Dated May 6, 1833. Ack. May 6, 1833 before B. E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Filed May 6, Recorded May 14, 1833. B. E. Grace Clk. C.C.

WARRANTY DEED Page 19 & 20
THOMAS MITCHELL and wife ELIZABETH to WILLIAM WADE, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $522. 160 acres being W ½ of SW ¼ Sec. 7 Tp. 17 R. 2W and W ½ of Burford and Wm. Starnes land, NE. of the land of the said William Wade. Dated Feb. 8th 1833. Ack. separately, before B. E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Thomas Mitchell and wife, Elizabeth, Aug. 5, 1833. Filed Aug. 5, recorded Aug. 7, 1833. B. E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Dated Jan. 18, 1830. Ack. Sig. of David Allen, Geo. P. and Isaac Killough before H.W. Goyne, Clk. C.C. Jan. 18, 1830 separate Ack. of David and wife Louisa before H.W. Goyne, Clk. C.C. Jan. 8, 1830. Separate Ack. of Isaac and wife Louisa before H.W. Goyne, Clk. C.C. Jan. 20, 1830. Filed Oct. 23. Recorded Oct. 24, 1833.

WARRANTY DEED Page 55
JOHN CANTLEY and wife MARY E. to HARRISON W. GOYNE all of Jeff. Co. Ala. $500. 1 lot in Elyton on east side of public square or broad street N. of a certain street called Franklin St. which lot is included in the following boundaries beginning at E. side of public square on Broad St. at a point in right line with the N. side of the court house, running thence at right angles with the said public square or Broad St. along the N. side of Franklin St. sixty one feet & 6 inches, thence at right angles with the last named St. and parallel with the said Broad St. or public square, thence 39 ft. 4 ½ inches, thence parallel with said Franklin St. 61 ft. & 6 inches to the public square or Broad St. 39 ft. 4 ½ inches to the place of beginning Wit. Benjamin Townsend Dated Oct. 7, 1833 Ack. separately John Cantley and wife Mary E. before B.E. Grace Clk. C.C. Dec. 5, 1833 Filed Dec. 5, recorded Dec. 13, 1833 B.E. Grace Clk. C.C.

CHATTLE MORTGAGE Page 78 & 79
WLKER K. BAYLOR to JOHN CANTLEY & HARRISON W. GOYNE, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises & $1.00 2 negro slaves named Walker about 50 yrs. Old & Caty, his wife, about 50 yrs. old. Whereas Baylor has obtained a writ of supersideas to stay an execution in the favor of McGregor and Darling for the sum of $180. and whereas John Cantley & Harrison W. Goyne have become securities on his bond in the penal sum of $361. and Baylor being desifous to indemnify said securities, executes above chattel mortgage. Dated Jan. 4, 1834, Ack before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Jan 6, 1834. Filed Jan. 6, recorded Jan. 28, 1834. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 83 & 84
WILLIAM D. (X) SATTERWHITE to HARRISON W. GOYNE both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises 1 brown mare, about 4 yrs. old, 15 hands high, one sorrel mare about 4 yrs., 12 or 14 hands high, 2 white cows, about 4 & 7 yrs. old with their calves both red & white, one a yearling, the other about 2 mos. Old, and also 11 head of hogs sows, two barrows and 6 pigs, 1 side board, two tables, one made of walnut, the other pine, also 2 axes, 3 plow irons, 2 pair of geer and a crop of cotton supposed to amt. to about 5000 pounds. in the seed, 3111 lbs. of which have been delivered at Washington Burford’s gin. Whereas said Harrison W. Goyne has become security for said Satterwhite in two bonds to secure the payment of two judgments in favor of Armstead Murphy in the sum of $ 93.51 and another judgment in favor of Hezekiah Jackson in the sum of $30. and said Wm. Satterwhite is indebted to H.W. Goyne in the sum of $30. and being willing to secure said Goyne executes this mortgage. Wit. J. Cantley. Dated Jan. 7, 1834. Affidavit of J. Cantley a subscribing witness to signature of William D. Satterwhite (x) grantor Jan. 28, 1834, before B.E. Grace Clk. C.C. Filed Jan. 28, recorded Feb. 7, 1834, B.E> Grace, Clk. C.C.

CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 235&236
HIRAM BURKS to JOHN HILL both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $115. Two feather beds and furniture, one cow and calf and one small brown horse. Whereas said Burks is indebted to said Hill in the above sum, and being willing to secure the payment thereof executes this mortgage. Wit: H.W. Goyne. Dated Mar. 14, 1835. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Mar 14, 1835. Filed Mar. 14, recorded Mar. 25, 1835, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

DEED Page 269&270
HARRISON W. GOYNE to JOHN CAMP, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $400. A lot in Elyton on the east side of the public square or Broad St. and N of Franklin St. bounded as follows: Beginning at east side of Public Square or Broad St. running thence at right angle to said Public Square or Broad St. along the north side of said Franklin St. 61 /2 ft. thence at right angles with Franklin St. and parallel with said Broad St. or Public Square 39 ft. 4 ½ in thence parallel to said Franklin St. 61 ½ ft. to Public Square or Broad St. thence with Public Square or Broad St. 39 ft. 4 ½ in. to the beginning. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. May 5, 835. Filed May 5, recorded May 15, 1835. B.E. Grace, C.C.

WARRANTY DEED Page 365&366
OBED CHILDRESS to MOSES KELLY, JR. and HARRISON W. GOYNE all of Jeff. Co. Ala. $600. 159.50 acres being the NE ¼ of sec. 12, Tp. 16, R. 5W Dated Nov. 9, 1835, ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Nov. 9, 1835. Filed Nov. 9, recorded Nov. 25, 1835. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

PATENT TRANSFER Page 49
JOHN R. GOYNE to Nathan Bayers, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. For value recorded do hereby transfer E ½ of SE ¼ of Sec. 14, TP 18, R 3W. As per receivers receipt No 17123 in the district of lands offered for sale at Tuscaloosa and request that a patent be issued to said Nathan Byars. Wit: James W. Byars and William Wylie. Dated Sept. 24, 1836. Ack. before H. Morrow, Jr., Justice of the Peace, recorded Apr. 19, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

DEED OF TRUST Page 52-53
HARRISON W. GOYNE to Thomas M. Adkins, Trustee. Premises & $5.00 The following personal property: 17 negro slaves, named Randol, man about 35 yrs. of age, Archer, man about 25 yrs. of age, Squire, a boy about 13 yrs. of age, Jim a boy about ten, Maria a woman about 24, Melvina, a girl about 9, Kitty, a child about 1 yr. old, Rachael, a woman about 25, Milsy, a girl about 4, Sam, a child about 18 months old, Nancy, a woman 21, Henry, a boy about 3, Burrell, a child about 1 yr. old, Lucinda, a woman about 20, Mary, a girl about 14, Angelina, a girl about 14, & Frederick, a boy about 3, also 1 bay stud horse, 1 brown mule, 1 sorrell horse, 1 bay horse, 1 bay mare, 1 sorrell stud colt, 1 roan filly, about 30 head of cattle & 40 head of hogs. Whereas, H.W. Goyne is indebted to William A. Scott in the sum of $4200.00 and whereas said Wm. A. Scott is further liable on said Goyne’s account as indorser on a bill of exchange for $2000.00 said bill being drawn by said Goyne on Lee & Langdon of Mobile payable at branch of the Bank of Ala. at Mobile, dated Dec. 14, 1836. Whereas said Goyne is also indebted to Williamson Hawkins by note of $1080.00 there abouts & also to David Prude by note for $500.00 or there abouts & whereas said Goyne is desirous to protect his security, Wm. S. Scott & to secure him & his other creditors, he executes this deed of Trust. Dated Apr. 7, 1837. Wit: Thomas J. Wright. Sig: H.W. Goyne, Thomas M. Adkins & W. A. Scott, proved by Thomas J. Wright a subscribing witness, before B.E. Grace. Clk. Co. Court. Dated Apr. 25, 1837. Filed & recorded Apr. 25, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

DEED OF TRUST Page 72-73
EDWARD L. SANDIFER to B.E. Grace, Trustee, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. Premises, the following negro slaves, Alford, about 28 yrs. old, Sam, about 30 yrs., Susan, about 30, Louis, about 12, Tom, about 8, Harriet, about 4, Charity, about 3 and Oliver, about 2. Whereas, the said Edward L. Sandifer is indebted to Wm. Hawkins in the sum of $1500 as evidenced by note, with H.W. Goyne indorser, and another note of $70.00 payable to John Martin, held by H.W. Goyne. The said Edward L. Sandifer being further liable to the said HW. Goyne, as indorser on two notes on Lowry Sandifer, one for $100.00, another $1600, also security of said Sandifer to a note for $90.00 Payable to Geo. M. Chambers, whereas Jason Addington & William G. Linthicum are securities of the said Sandifer in the sum of $100.00, discounted by the bank of the State of Ala. Edward L. Sandifer being willing to secure payment of said notes, executes this deed of trust. Wit: L. G. McMillion, June 9, 1837. Joint ack. of B.E. Grace, H.W. Goyne, Wm. G. Linthicum and Jason Addington before Hugh Morrow, Clk. Cir. C. June 9, 1837. Filed June 9, recorded June 12, 1837, B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

WARRANTY DEED Page 93
EVANDER (X) SHOEMAKER to Thomas Mitchell, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. $225. 39.92 acres being the NE ¼ of SE ¼, Sec 18, TP 17, R 2W. Wit: Abraham Crow & Benjamin (X) Goying. Dated Feb. 20, 1837. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Aug. 7, 1837. Filed Aug. 7, rec. Aug. 11, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.

DEED Page 162
It is hereby Certified that Celia Childress, wife of Obed Childress, personally appeared before us, and on a private examination, apart from her husband, acknowledged that she relinquished her right of dower to the NE ¼ of Sec 12, in TP 16 of R 5W to W.H. Goyne and Moses Kelley without any fear threats or Compulsion of t her said husband. Given under our hands and seals this 7th day December 1835. Levi Childress and j. Bagley, Justice of the Peace. Filed and recorded Jan. 15, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 187
J. HIRAM COX to John F. Forrest, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $25.00. 1 sorrel horse about 12 years old. Whereas Cox is indebted to Forrest in the sum of $25.00 as evidenced by two notes, this being the purchase price of the above mention horse. Now Cox being willing to secure the payment of said notes executes this chattel mortgage. Wit: H.W. Goyne. Dated Feb. 3, 1838. Sig. Hiram Cox, grantor proved by H.W. Goyne, a subscribing witness before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Feb. 10, 1838. Filed Feb. 10, and recorded Feb. 12, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 206
JOHN R. GOYNE to James W. Byars, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $100. 30.78 acres being the SE ¼ of NW ¼, Sec 27, TP 18, R 3W, it being the place on which Daniel I. Watkins now lives. Dated Feb. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Feb. 16, 1838. Filed Feb. 16, recorded Mar. 13, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

MORTGAGE DEED Page 279-80-81
JOHN R. GOYNE to John Goyne, Baylis E. Grace, Dempsey Jordan & Cader Cooper, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. Premises 7 $1.00. 80 acres being a part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N. of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. Also the following Personal property: 1 negro girl named Maria, age about 14 years, three cows & calves, 1 sorrel mare & 1 sorrel horse & 2 colts one of them a mare 3 years old & one a horse 2 years old, 1 feather bed & furniture & my distribute my share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased. Whereas John R. Goyne has executed to the Bank of the State of Alabama, a Bill of Exchange in the sum of $650, same being endorsed by John Goyne & Baylis E. Grace & John Goyne has made his note to the President & Directors of the Bank of the State of Ala., in the sum of $650.00, endorsed by Dempsey Jordan & John R. Goyne, & John R. Goyne is also indebted to Thomas Carrol, John Martin & Lewis Nabers in the sum of $1606, by 2 notes endorsed by John Goyne & Cader Cooper, now John R. Goyne being desirous of securing payment of the above debts executes this mortgage. Wit. John F. Forrest & T.A. Reed. Dated Apr. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. May 8, 1838. Filed & recorded May 8, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

ADMINISTRATOR’S DEED Page 281-82
JOHN MARTIN, Lewis Nabers, Thomas Carrol, Commissioners, to John R. Goyne, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $1606. 80 acres being that part of SE ¼ of Sec 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. John Martin, Lewis Nabers & Thomas Carrol were appointed Commissioners by the Orphan’s Court of Jeff. Co., to sell certain lands of Stephen Byars, deceased. By virtue of this appointment the above tract of land was sold to the highest bidder at public auction. Dated Apr. 7, 1838. Ack. jointly by the 3 Commissioners before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 16, 1838. Filed Apr. 16, recorded May 14, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 283
H.W. GOYNE & Moses Kelly to Willis W. Bagley, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $924. 160 acres being the NE ¼ of Sec ½, TP 16, R 5W. Dated Jan. 2, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Jan. 23, 1838. Filed Jan. 23, recorded May 29, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 290
PETER ANDERSON, Sheriff to Abner Killough, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $1. 40 acres being the SE ¼ of NE ¼, Sec 20, TP 19, R 3W. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued from the County Court directing the Sheriff to make of the goods, chattels or lands of John G. Nelms, George Pierce, Sr., B.C. Goyne & James Pierce the sum of $126.40 damages recovered against them by Richard Jones & Co., & also the further sum of $11.37 ½ cost, for want of goods & chattels the above land of John G. Nelms was levied upon & sold. Dated May 7, 1838. ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. May 7, 1838. Filed May 7, recorded May 31, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

MORTGAGE Page 319
JOHN GOYNE to Alfred H. Roebuck both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. 1 negro slave named Ben. Whereas said Goyne, is indebted to said Roebuck in the sum of $260.00 as evidenced by note. Being willing to secure payment executes this mortgage. Demsey Jordan, having had possession of said Ben, for sometime, which might be implied that he onwed said Ben, at this time relinquishes all rights as far as he is concerned & sanctions the provisions herein contained. Dated July 2, 1838. Joint ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. July 2, 1838. Filed July 2, recorded July 3, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

EXECUTION COPARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION
Pages 353-354-355-356-357-358-259-260-261-362-363
ROBERT B. MONTGOMERY & William S. Earnest to John Camp, Trustee, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. $20. Whereas said Montgomery & Earnest have been Co-partners in the mercantile business in Elyton, Jeff. Co., Ala. under the firm name of Earnest & Montgomery. Copartnership having been dissolved & they being willing to pay & satisfy all just demands incurred by them in their copartnership & to save harmless such persons as are their securities or have become bound as principal for their benefit, convey to John Camp, trustee, all accounts & empower him to collect & give acquittances, the following notes, accounts & judgements as follows: accounts against; William Hawkins $27.12 ½; David Hanby $.75; Estate of Audley Hamilton $24.25; Thomas J. Scott $306, Andrew Barton $3.25; Thomas A. Walker $2.43 ¾; Josiah Cowden $75.81 ½; James Stovall $9.62 ½; Richard Carlisle $3.87 ½; Isaac Taylor $.37 ½; Lewis Nabours $47.62 ½; William Statum $.87 ½; Benjamin Crum $6.00; Washington Ware $7.50; Wily Dickinson $68.87 ½; Jacob Beam $2.56 ¼; George Pierce $14; Emily Reavis $5.25; Simpson Robinson $13.43 ¾; Moses Carlisle $1.18 43/4; Rev. William Taylor $40.50; Adam E. Kennedy $10.87 ½; Zachariah Potter $8.00; William Burford $21.00; A.H. Roebuck $13.43 ¾; John Massey $4.00; Mrs. Elizabeth Curbow $20.75; Eldred Smith $42.31 ¼; James Burton $5.65; E.H. Boyd $13.75; Lewis Hardyman $6.62 ½; Edward L. Sandifer $1.25; Willis Young $2.75; James H. Gillespie $2.50; Harrison G. Nelms $111.75; Wm. G. Linthicum $5.87 ½; Riley Pierce $8.12 ½; James Dickinson $42.68 ¾; James P. Lacey $4.75; Philip Gee $9.56 ¼; James Poole $13.56 ¼; Rogert Fields $88.06 ¼; Perer Anderson $23.50; Richard Tankersley $33; Nathan Byars $65.56 ¼; Henry Wideman $1.87 ½; Thomas M. Adkins $45.93 ¾; John Hood $9.00; Woodson Wade $16.68 ¾; Nathaniel Hawkins $116.68 ¾; Tyler Hardyman $36.62 ½; David Massey $15.31 ¼; George Ware $11.37 ½; John Burford $247.62 ½; David Hawkins $16.31 ¼; Jason Addington $66.68 ¾; Robert Brown $6.00; Elizabeth Burgin $8.00; Moses Carlisle $1.12 ½; Jesse Cunningham $11.37 ½; George Hayden $4.37 ½; Samuel Killough $2.37 ½; James Matthis $13.87 ½; Abner Wood $2.12 ½; L.G. McMillion $98.56 ¼; James Massey $3.87 1/2 ; Isaac Williams $1.00; Samuel Aiken $5.56 ¼; William Ellard $6.75; David Pool $3.18 ¾; Jesse Flaherty $2.25; John Bagwell $4.25; Parks B. Miner $6.12 ½; Downs Green $18.37 1/2 ; David Pierce $100.56 ¼; Zadoc Shackleford $4.00; Melissa Crum $4.00; Zachariah Staggs $34.75; William Carmichael $.87 ½; Evan Byars $4.37 ½; Ann Aiken $24.62 1/2 ; John G.T. Ayers $26.37 ½; Robert Goode $20; John L. Poole $4.12 ½; Isaac B. Nabers $9.87 ½; John Stovall $10.18 ¾; James W. McWililams $20.43 ¾; William H. Meredith $9.56 ¼; James Parks $14.62 ½; William Lowe $2.75; Thomas Carrol $3.25; Nicholas Jacks $1.50; John Goyne, Sr. $15.62 ½; C.W. Belcher $2.00; Jesse Wharton $1.75; Philip Lee $20.87 ½; Crawford Brown $21.87 ½; Edmund Parson $4.37 ½; Paschal J. Shackleford $3.62 ½; Stephen H. Dupuy $940; Thomas J. Wright $12.31 ¼; John Erwin $46.37 ½; Robert H. Green $50.62 ½; John Thompson $5.12 ½; Hugh Morrow, Jr. $28.18 ¾; Moses Kelly $19.87 ½; Anthony Latham $1.12 ½; William Cummings $1.75; Mannening Brookshier $21.12 ½; Ezekiel Staggs $82.75; Robert Martin $56.50; James Carlisle $1.75; William C. Cox $6.00; Mrs. Reece $6.12 ½; C.C. Diffey $21.75; John R. Goyne $43; Sarah Diffey $10.87 ½; Samuel Franks $3.37 ½; James Pierce $32.43 ¾; Morton M. Gill $25.50; Robert Cunningham $8.25; William S. Adams $5.50; Madison Turner $7.25; James Kelly $3.00; Edward Garrett $2.50; Levi Adams $15.31 ¼; Drayton Nabours $5.93 ¾; William Kennedy $1/25; Joseph Hickman $2.06 ¼; Joseph Dickinson $11.68 ¾; John Ware $.50; Drucy Ellington $2.31 ¼; Melissa McCarte $.93 ¾; Zadoc Ware $1/12 ½; Andrew Wilson $13/12 ½, James Ferguson $.75; Mrs. Brittian $6.50; Joseph Pierce $37.12 ½; Mrs. Dejarnette $41.81.1/4; Joseph Daniel $4.12 ½; James Nelson $1.12 ½; Edmund Wood $2.00; Henry Turner $3.75; Richard Loveless $3.75; Caleb Gore $11.50; Robert Erwin $9.50; William Reed $4.18 ¾: Widow McWilliams $4.12 ½; Ruthy Ellard $9.68 ¾; William Eubanks $1.50; Allen Earley $10.93 ¾; Thomas Flaherty $1.12 ½; John L. Gill $12.37 ½; David Williams $1.75; William Earley $25.06 ¼; John C. Gillespie $6.50; W.C. Glascoh $3.81 ¼; Thomas D. Armstrong $2.12 1/2; Daniel Watkins $4.25; E.H. Baylis $1.12 ½; Byram C. Goyne; Joseph Gill $3.37 ½; William Childress $32.62 ½; John Reeder $1.75; William coker $38.25; N.F. Randolph’s Estate $12; Lannet Massey $34.18 ¾; John Belcher $49.68 ¾; Jonathan Reed $3.50; James Barton $4.50; Mortimer Jordan $12; William Perkins $1.25; Elizabeth York $9.12 ½; Hillory Adams $1.87 ½; William Sandifer $26.43 ¾; Hugh G. Harper $1.12 ½, William Lacey $1.87 ½; James Wilcox $8.43 ¾; Samuel Monday $47.25; James Redding $22.62 ½; David Carithers $25.12 1/2 ; Willis Eastes $7.12 ½; Robert Bivins $7.00; John Barksdale $10.00; Erwin Montgomery $4.37 ½; Willis Raburn $4.37 ½; James Turner $11.25; Aliena Byars $19.12 1/2; Carter T. Hamilton $16.75; Abner Mitchell $32.43 ¾; Banson Graham $13.25; Jackson Blair $.93 ¾; Joseph H. Cole $3.75: Richmond Townley $10.37 ½; Elias Glenn $ 7.18 ¾; James Bates $4.37 ½; Redmund Bagwell $2.87 ½; John Barton $1.12 ½; David Hefner $8.00: John Harper $52.18 ¾; Abram Woodall $9.25; Martin Young $13.37 ½; John Edmundson $6.50; Claiborne G. Scott $1.25; William F. Orr $81.00; James H. Daniel $2.31 ¼; John Christian $4.50; Thomas Parker $4.62 ½; James Logan $4.00; Nathaniel Self $19.37 ½; William S. Lee $7.81 ¼; John Parker $2.00; Dudley Reavis $2.75; Montgomery Pierce $3.00; Gaines Lee $4.75; Earley A. Brown $51.37 ½; John Cathy $11/75; Jackson Park $.68 ¾; James Payne $8.00; Elizabeth Reece $1.50; Isaac Goolsby $5.25; John Early & Allen Earley $50.00; Marion Wood $2.81 ¼; Jackson Carmichael $5.43 ¾; Allen Cox $31.87 ½; Wiley Bagwell $6.00; Thomas Gore $5.75; Joshua Lacey $2.50; Thomas $.93 ¾; Widow Earley $.25; Catharine Earley $1.75; John Truss $.75; Elam Ware $7.25; Elijah Hudson $1.37 ½; Micajah Jones $5.12 ½; James Williams $2.75; Loven Coker $2.25; Letitia Wade $31.43 ¾; John Pitts $/62 ½;Philip Sanders $3.00;E.B. Sanders $12/56 ¼; William Carson $82.87 ½; Alfred Barksdale $.25; William Speer $.75; Margaret Douthit $15.31 ¼; Samuel Davenport $16.87 ½; Nicholas Starnes $13.87 ½; George Smith $60.00; William Spencer $2.50; Dabney Cooper $.87 ½;Edwin Lee $3.12 ½; John M. Pledger $7.75;John Russell $2.50; Robert Hughes $1.62 ½;Joseph Ferguson $1.00;Willis Young $10.00; Daniel Gillion $2.62 ½, Widow Edmundson $9.43 ¾; John Cunningham $6.31 ¼; Margaret Starnes $47.62 ½; Samuel W. Youngblood $1.62; James Cosby $10.50; William White $1.50; Perry Brittain $4.37 ½; Moses Fields, Sr. $5.00; David Brown $.75; Elizabeth Potter $.62 ½; Valentine Bivins $15.31 ¼; William Dunaho $3.12 ½; James Mann $.75; John Scott $5.00; Edward Strange $7.25; Benjamin R. Wilson $4.50; J.I. Hayden $9.00; Wesley C. Sealy $49.62 ½; John M. Cameron $9.87 ½; Thomas Lynch $60.00; Swagger Lindsey & Co. $11.00; William McWilliams $2.37 ½; John Parsons $5.00; James W. Wade $17.00; George Brown $19.00; James Tarrant $19.00; Jonathan B. Badger $2.75; William Adams, Sr. $10.87 ½; Thomas Hudson $3.37 ½; James Harris $6.37 ½; B.E. Grace $20.00; Melissa McCarty $2.87 ½; James Mudd $27.31 ¼; Thomas D. Johnson $27.50; Richard Austin $9.00; Henry J. Townley $1.18 ¾; Samuel G. Sartin $5.12 ½; William G. Drake $1.00; Charles Stewart $11.00; John B. Daniel $5.00; James Nail $33.50; B.E. Goyne $6.12 ½; William Carmichael $3.81 ¼; Jesse Meeks $.50; Bennet Oldham $27.18 ¾; J. Blackburn $3.00; Thomas Gillespie $7.25; Reid W. Roark $19.25; Clayton Thompson $226.87 ½; William Spradling $11.87 ½; Levi Shackleford $65.12 ½; John A. Merican $29.68 ¾; Widow Gillespie $9.00; James Poteet $3.75; John Brown $6.75; Benjamin Tarrant $7.25; Willis W. Bagley $18.31 ¼; Joseph Alexander $8.00; Zachariah Hagood $79.00; Joel Harris $2.87 ½; William Robinson, Jr. $16.50; Philip Lacey $11.25; Jane Hamilton $98.75; Waddy Edmundson $2.75; Watson McWilliams $13.25; William D. Satterwhite $38.68 ¾; Matthias Ambrose $2.87 ½; William Cowden $2.50; Robert Atwood $1.00; Milton Alexander $1.50; Elijah Cunningham $9.00; Eli Liverman $1.50; James Diffey $1.50; William Banks $32.00; George Henderson $22.18 ¾; William Lawrence $18.93 ¾; Mattias Earley $5.00; James W. Denton $2.75; Jesse Campbell $4.50; Granville Hammock $3.37 ½; Lucy Busby $18.00; Jeptha Shedd $4.50; Craft p. Cooper $2.50; James Black $2.75; W. K. Gill $10.00; John S. Edwards $4.50; James H. Wood $1.50; Elijah Brown $7.00. Notes against: Wiley Bagwell $6.00; Joseph Bishop $10.37 ½; Hillary Adams $3.43 ¾; Adkins & Wade receipt $37.56 ¼; Joseph Daniel $58.18 ¾; Stephen H. Dupuy $80.00; Stephen H. Dupuy $25.00; David L. Poole $20.00; James Payne $4.00; James Redding $95.00; William Statum and Edmund parsons $64.43 ¾; John Scott $22.31 ¼; William S. Statum and Edmund Parsons $64.43 ¾; John Scott $22.31 ¼; William S. Smith $36.00; Carlisle & Harper $13.37 ½; Samuel Carrol $12. 75; David Massey $18.00; John Cooper $5.00; Drayton Nabers $530.00; John Eubanks $11.18 ¾; Samuel S. Earle $54.75; Thomas Ferguson $8.68 ¾; Robert Fields $66.31 ¼; Josiah Cowden $12.37 ½; John Fields $10.00; James Dickinson $44.87 ½; James Cosby $5.25; Watts & Fields $22.00; James Henderson $9.00; Leroy Hodges $3.00; Stephen Wharton $49.00; Flaherty & Kelly $4.00; James w. Ivy $6.68 ¾; Dudley Reavis $43.00; Simpson Robinson $295.00; C.G. Scott $103.68 ¾; Zadoc Shackleford $9.68 ¾; John Christian $39.75; William H. Childress $311.75; W.L. Flaherty $49.50; Thomas Flaherty $30.00; Miss B. Flaherty $12.31 ¼; Andrew Barton $12.56 ¼; E.H. Sanders $1.50; S. Lee $1.40; J.B. Wheatley $20.25; Clinton Watts $22.81 ¼; David pierce $30.00;Obadiah Herndon $3.87; Martin Young $10.00; Hampton Fields $7.00; S.W. Hall $389.25; John Camp $3654.50; Judgments against: Macon Gunter $13.87 ½; Richard McFerrin $19.68; Stewart Crocker $23.87 ½; James T. Brodgen $92.06 ¼; Moses Garrett $34.56; Franklin Thompson $5.00; John Russell $2.50; John Mitchell $6.50; N.A. Penland $3.18 3.4; Allen Killough $2.25; Calloway Bivins $3.25; John G. Aikin $46.00; Stephen Townley and S.S. Earle $20.00; Stephen Townley $36.00; Jesse Hawkins $96.75; John Taylor $5.00; Squire L. Poteet $14.00; Lemiel D. Sanders $15.50; James Wharton $13.68; William P. Glover $19.00; James Carmichael $22.75; Zachariah Staggs $20.00; Nathaniel Hawkins $10.50; Joseph H. Goode $3.00; Drury S. Lacey $10.00; Malinda Townley $21.87 ½; elias M. Dejarnett $47.00; John C. Pitts $6.00; reuben Wade for an amt.; Issac Williams $35.00; Ozias Drake $1.12 ½; John B. Daniel $5.00; John Pierce $9.00; James Carson $24.00; william Carithers $3.50; Riley Pierce $130.00; John R. Goyne $110.00; Granville Hammock $20.00; James p. Smith and Wm. Statum $11.00; John L. Byars $10.00; Elias Wilson $38.00; Allen Whittington $6.00; H.W. Goyne $80.00; Edward l. Sandier $120.00; Wiley Byars $175.00; S.W. Davenport $82.00. The said firm of Earnest and Montgomery being indebted to different persons and the Bank of Ala. is hereby desirous of liquidating their accounts in the following manner: All persons either principal or securities in the payment of several debts to the Bank of the Sate of Ala. and debts owing to the administrators of estate of Warren Truss, d. to be paid first. Debts to citizens of Jeff. Co., paid 2nd and to apply all the remaining effects towards extinction of the remaining debts in proportion to different amts. 3rd diligence in collection and disbursement of the means placed in said Trustee’s hands in above manner as follows: Bill of Exchange $1500.00, owned by Ala. State Bank, drawn by Nathan Cooper and endorsed by Earnest and Montgomery and G.W. Starnes in one note for $500, payable Ala. State Bank signed by Stephen H. Dupuy, principal, and Abner Killough and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note $500, signed Washington Montgomery, principal, and Paschal J. Shackleford and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note $500, singed by Jackson Montgomery, principal and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; all of witch notes were executed under bond system for benefit of said Earnest which notes were executed under bond system for benefit of said Earnest & Montgomery, one installment on said notes has been paid; and said Earnest & Montgomery being further indebted to said Ala. State Bank in extension note in the sum of $1800, singed by themselves as principal and Thomas J. Wright and Richard S. Allen, securities; ¼ of which has been paid; another note $300. signed by Abner Mitchell, principal and John Camp and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note, $300 in which Jackson Montgomery, principal, and G.W. Starnes and earnest & Montgomery, securities, both of which last notes are wholly due and said Earnest & Montgomery being further indebted to the following named persons as follows: John Truss and Enos Truss, administrators of estate of Warren Truss, d., in the sum of $85; Elijah Brown $430; to McDonald and Bates in about $150 or $200; to Robert J. Hagood and Zachariah Hagood in sum of $1150; to Robert H. Green $300; George Ware $150; Richard Tankersley $375; to the firm of Clute Meade & Co. $1250; firm of Brewster Soloman & Co. $612.10; Ogden Waddington & Co., endorsers of Little Shaw & Co., $1185.15; firm of William M. Tileston & Co. $774; firm of N & H. Weed & Co. two notes in sum of $811.13 each; to Burwell Boykin $500; Comstock and Andrews $479; J & C Gascoigne $550; firm of Halsey, Utter & Co. $570; William Rankin $260; firm of Day Napier & Co. $ 220; firm of Holmes, Whittock & Underdonk $212; J.K. Eyra $134; firm of Stout Ingoldsby & Co. $700. Most of said debts are now due and drawing interest; to Fellows, Wadsworth & Co. in sum of $250; to Richard Kingsland & Co. $100. Wit: Peter Anderson & G.W. Starnes. Dated Oct. 13, 1838. Ack. before Walker K. Baylor, Judge Co. Ct. Oct. 13, 1838. Filed Oct. 13, recorded Oct. 18, 19, 20, and 22, 1838. B.E. Grace Clk. Co. Ct.

CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 415
JOHN G. NELEMS to John R. Goyne both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. All my household & kitchen furniture consisting of 2 beds & furniture, 1 looking glass, 1 small desk, chairs, table, tableware, cooking utensils, water vessels & C. Whereas Nelems is indebted to Goyne in the sum of $85 and being willing to secure payment of same executes this mortgage. Wt. Jas. Diffey and Riley Pierce. Dated Nov. 21, 1838, ack. before B.E. Grace,
Clk. Co. Ct. Filed Nov. 21, recorded Dec. 17, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

DEED OF GIFT Page 475
JOHN GOYNE to Sally Jordan, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Love and Affection. One Negro woman named Lythe, aged about twenty-two years, and her child Frank about three years old, together with her increase. Wit. B.C. Goyne. Dated Jan. 28, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Jan. 28, 1839. Filed Feb. 2, recorded Feb. 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.

BOND Page 478
STATE OF ALABAMA, JEFFERSON CO. Know all men by these presents that I, Harrison W. Goyne of the County & State aforesaid, am held & firmly bound unto John Smith of the same State & Co., in the penal sum of $1500 for the due payment of which I bind myself my heirs & C. firmly by these presents, sealed with my seal & dated this 11th Dec. 1832. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above named Harrison W. Goyne has this day sold unto the said John Smith, the SE ¼ of Sec 33, TP 18, R 4W, the right of which the said Goyne has not yet received from the General Government. Now if the said Goyne shall within a reasonable time, make to the said Smith a good and sufficient title to the said land, then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force & virtue. Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Jno. B. Ayers. H.W. Goyne. Filed Feb. 4, recorded Feb. 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.

WARRANTY DEED Page 479-480
HARRISON W. GOYNE to John Smith, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $630. 160 acres being the SE ¼ of Sec 33, TP 18, R 4W, in the Tuscaloosa land District containing 160 acres more or less. Wit. Wm. Rutledge and James Riley. Dated Feb. 19, 1838. Ack. of Elizabeth (X) Goyne, wife of H.W. Goyne before S.A. Tarrant, Justice of the Peace Mar. 13, 1838. Signature of H.W. Goyne proved by James Riley before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. April 1, 1839. Filed April 1, recorded April 2, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.

DEED OF TRUST Page 16
JOHN GOYNE to Erasmus C. Goyne both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Love & affection. One Negro boy named Samuel, about eleven years of age, one sorrel horse near three yrs. of age and 3 yearlings, 2 cows and one feather bed. Dated Feb. 27, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne Justice of the Peace. Feb. 27 1839. Filed Feb. 27, recorded March 11, 1839. B.E. Grace Clk. Co. Ct.

DEED OF GIFT Page 32
JOHN GOYNE to Daughter Sally Jordon wife of Dampsey Jordon and her daughters Viz: Eliza, Marretta, Porthenia and Julia, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. $1.00 Love & affection, 1 Negro boy named Ben age 19 or 20 yrs. for the duration of her life and at her death, to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided among her four daughters above mentioned. Dated Feb. 18, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Feb. 18, 1839. Filed March 4, recorded March 18, 1839, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 80
JOHN GOYNE to Horatio G.P. Brittian & Henson G. Brittian off of Jeff. Co. $800. 160 acres being the W ½ of SE ¼ of Sec. 2 Tp. 18, & R. 3W. Also the W ½ of SW ¼ & the E ½ of SW ¼ of the same sec. Dated Mar. 16, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of Peace. Mar. 16, 1839. Filed & Recorded April 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 154
M. KELLY, Sheriff to Cader Cooper, both of Jeff. Co. $100. 160 acres being the NW ¼ Sec. 25, Tp. 18, R. 4W. Whereas, by virtue of 4 writs of fieri facias issued out of Tuscaloosa County Court & to me delivered I was commanded to make of the goods chattels & lands of John Goyne & Dempsey Jordan the sum of $838. debt, & $50.46 damages besides cost, & the sum of $700. debt & $42.16 damages with costs against John R. Goyne & Dempsey Jordan, & the sum of $200. debt, with $10.50 damages with cost against John R. Goyne & John Goyne, & the sum of $689. debt & $39.14 damages & costs, & John R. Goyne, John Goyne, & Matthew Click which the amount the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. Wherein said Kelly did sell above described property. Dated July 1, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 1, 1839. Filed July 1, recorded July 11, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 159-160
M. KELLY Sheriff, to Peter Anderson, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $401. 80 acres being that part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, Tp 18, R. 3W. which lies North of the line running through the center of said quarter section from East to West. It having been so divided between the purchasers themselves. Whereas by 8 writs of Fieri Facias issued out of Jeff. Co. Court & to me issued one of them against Byram C. Goyne, H.W. Goyne, John R. Goyne, & Riley Pierce for the sum of $48.08 damages & $23.11 costs which William Robertson Jr. recovered against them, one other against John R. Goyne for the sum of $15.75 costs which the State of Alabama recovered against him, 2 others each for the sum of $15.28 costs which Matthew M. Click recovered against John G. Nelms, George R. Goyne, H.W. Goyne & James B. Moore 1 other against John R. Goyne & John Goyne for the sum of $210.50 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John R. Goyne, John Goyne, & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $742.16 debt & damages, which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John Goyne & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $888.46 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered againt them, one other against John R. Goyne, John Goyne & Matthew M. Click for the sum of $689.14 debt & damages & $11.68 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them in compliance with said order I did sell above dexcribed property. Dated July 8, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 15, 1839. Filed July 15, recorded July 16, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 213
M. KELLY, Sheriff, to Abner Killough both of Jeff. Co. $31. 80 acres being the W ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 2, TP 18 of R 3W. Whereas by 4 writs of fieri facias issued out of the Co. Court of Tuscaloosa Co. wherein I was commanded to make of the goods, lands and chattels of John Goyne and Dempsey Jordan of fi-fa #109 the sum of $838. debt $50.46. Damages and cost on fi-fa #88 the sum of $650 debt $39.14 damages & costs against John R. Goyne and John Goyne and Matthew M. Click and on fi-fa #89 the sum of $700 debt $42.16 damages & cost against John R. Goyne, John Goyne and Dempsey Johdan, and in fi-fa #94 the sum of $200. debt and $10.50 damages with costs against John R. Goyne and John Goyne which the State of Ala. recovered against the said Defendants in the County Court of said County on the 5th day of Feb. 1839. Dated July 2, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct July 2, 1839. Filed July 2 recorded Sept. 21, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 250
WILEY DICKINSON to WILLIS L. HUGHES both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $300. 80 acres being the N ½ of the NE ¼ of Sec 35. in TP 18 of R 4W. Wit. H.W. Goyne, M. Kelly Jr. Dated Jan. 13, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. Nov. 27, 1839. Filed and recorded Nov. 27, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 251
JAMES E. (X) GOWEN to THOMAS GRAHAM both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $140. 40.68 ½ acres being the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Sec 33, TP 15, R 3W. Wit. Levi Adams. Dated May 13, 1839. Affidavit of Levi Adams a subscribing witness proves the signatures of James E. (X) Gowen grantor, before Robert Cunningham, Justice of Peace, Sept. 24, 1839. Filed Oct. 7, recorded Nov. 27, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

WARRANTY DEED Page 308-309
CADER COOPER to NANCY GOYNE both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $104. 160.48 acres being the N.W. ¼ of Sec. 25, Tp. 18, R. 4 W. Wit. Joab Bagley. Dated Jan. 28, 1840. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. By his deputy Joab Bagley. Jan. 28, 1840. Filed Jan. 28, recorded Feb. 28, 1840. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. by his deputy Joab Bagley.

SHERIFF’S SLAE Page 331-332
M. KELLY, Sheriff to George Worthington & Francis D. Nabers, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $385. 120 acres being the W½ of SE¼, Tp. 17, & NW¼ of NE¼, Sec. 20, Tp. 18, R3-W, same lands on which Moses G. Fields now lives. By virtue of 4 writs fieri facias, 2 ussued by Clerk Co. Court of Tuscaloosa, Ala. vs. Stephen Whorton in favor of Jonathan Steel in the sum of $102.32 together with $12.37 costs, also $109.06 together with $12.37 costs in favor of Steel & Adkins, also 2 other writs issued by Clerk Cir. Court, Tuscaloosa, Ala. vs. Stephen Wharton in favor of John R. Goyne assignee of John G. Nelson, endorsee of George Worthington in sum of $133.31 together with $6.18½ costs, also in favor of James Barton, endorsee of James Dickinson in the sum of $91.68 together with $8.62½ costs vs. Stephen Wharton. Whereas in want of goods & chattels, M. Kelly Sheriff did levy on & sell estate of Stephen Wharton to satisfy above judgments. Dated Jan. 7, 1840. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. C. per Joab Bagley, Deputy, Mar. 24, 1840. Filed Mar. 24, recorded Mar. 31, 1840. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. per Joab Bagley, Deputy.

COMMISSIONER’S SALE Page 429
JOHN MARTIN, THOMAS CARROL AND Lewis Nabors, Commissioners to John R. Goyne & Cader Cooper, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $1606. 80 acres being all that certain tract of land known & described as all that part of S.E.¼, Sec. 9, Tp. 18, R. 3W. which lies on S. side of a line running through the center of said quarter Sec. from E. to W. containing 80 acres. Whereas at a special term of Orphans Ct. of Jeff. Co., the above named Commissioners were appointed to sell the within described lands belonging to estate of Stripling Byars (Dec’d) and in pursuance of said appointment & authority vested, we did sell etc. all of which having been reported to said Ct. & by said Ct. received & confirmed, said Ct. did decree & order that we the Commissioners should make title to the purchasers, we the Commissioners, by virtue of authority aforesaid convey unto Thomas W. Rockett by order of Cader Cooper the above described land. Dated Jan. 31, 1840. Ack. before J.R. Goyne Justice of the Peace, Jan. 31, 1840. Filed July 25, recorded July 28, 1840. B.E. Grace, Clerk Co. Ct.

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