From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms058.htm
Ella Goings was married to C. C. McCullough June 1, 1884, according to Lee County marriage records as transcribed in “Tap Roots of Alabama” Volume 6, No. 1 published by the Genealogical Society of Eastern Alabama.
Berry Goins was born in 1800 in South Carolina of parents unknown. An earlier Littleberry “Berry” Goins appeared in the legal records of Henry County, Virginia during the colonial period. It is known that he left the area shortly after the Revolutionary War. “Berry Goins” was listed as a tax defaulter in Burke County, Georgia, just across the Savannah River from South Carolina in 1790 and in 1796, according to the “Augusta Chronicle” in its edition of October 22, 1796. “Berry Goyn” drew a lot in the Cherokee land lottery of 1827 in Georgia. He was awarded land in 1835 in Upson County, Georgia.
Berry Goins was married about 1824 to Nancy Brown, perhaps in Georgia. She was born in 1805 in South Carolina. He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 and 1850 census returns of nearby Russell County, Alabama. Berry Goins and Nancy Brown Goins are mentioned as residents of adjoining Lee County in “History of Opelika, Alabama,” by Rev. L. C. Cherry.
Henry Goins is suggested as a son of Berry Goins and Nancy Brown Goins by Frances Fleming, a descendant of Carthage, Missouri. Henry Goins was born in 1824 in South Carolina and was married about 1842, wife’s name Elizabeth. They lived in Alabama in 1842 and 1845 and had removed to Mississippi by 1846. They were enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census of Chickasaw County, Mississippi:
“Goin, Henry 36, mechanic, born in SC
Eliz 27, born in AL
Martha J. 8, born in AL
Nancy 6, born in AL
Mary 4, born in MS”
They reappeared in the 1860 enumeration of Chickasaw County:
“Goen, Henry 40, blacksmith, born in SC
Eliza 37, born in SC
Mary 13, born in MS
Fannie 5, born in MS”
Children born to Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins include:
Martha J. Goins born in 1842
Nancy A. Goins born about 1844
Mary Goins born in 1846
Fannie Goins born in 1855
Martha J. Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1842. “Martha J. Goins” was married December 5, 1858 to Samuel Burris in Knoxville, according to Knox County, Tennessee marriage records.
Nancy A. Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins was born in Alabama about 1844, according to the research of Frank and Frances Fleming of Carthage, Missouri. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1850 enumeration of her father’s household. Family tradition claims that she had “Indian blood.” She was married about 1860, probably in Chickasaw County to Montgomery Dickinson Parker who was born March 8, 1834 in Washington County, Tennessee. He enlisted in a Mississippi infantry company in adjoining Monroe County early in the Civil War. He appeared on the tax roll of Chickasaw County in 1867, 1869 and 1873.
They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Chickasaw County:
“Parker, M. D. 36, born in Tennessee
Nancy A. 26, born in Alabama
William 10, born in Mississippi
Leuda 7, born in Mississippi
Henry 4, born in Mississippi
Betty E. 1, born in Mississippi”
About 1890, the family was living in Drew County Arkansas. He died October 18, 1902, and she died there October 19, 1904. Children born to them include:
William Parker born about 1860
Leuda Parker born about 1863
Henry Parker born about 1866
Betty E. Parker born October 15, 1869
Betty E. Parker, daughter of Montgomery Dickinson Parker and Nancy A. Goins Parker, was born October 15, 1869 in Chickasaw County. She was married about 1890 in Drew County, Arkansas to Hezekia Rash who was born July 12, 1865. Children born to them include:
Lois Rash born May 25, 1895
Lois Rash, daughter of Hezekia Rash and Betty E. Parker Rash, was born May 25, 1895. She was married about 1920 to Robert Wilson Fleming who was born in August 1890. Children born to them include:
Frank Fleming born April 1, 1931
Frank Fleming, son of Robert Wilson Fleming and Lois Rash Fleming, was born April 1, 1931. He was married about 1954, wife’s name Frances. In 1993, they lived in Carthage, Missouri.
George Ray Goins, born November 28, 1885, died June 2, 1964 is buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Lee County.
J. J. Goins was married to Emma Slaughter September 14, 1879, according to Lee County marriage records. Of J. J. Goins and Emma Slaughter Goins nothing more is known.
L. J. Goins who was born in Alabama in 1844 and his wife Mary Ann Renfro Goins who was born in Alabama in 1850, were residents of Phenix City, Alabama where he was employed as a textile worker in 1877.
Children born to them include:
John Love Goins born December 4, 1887
John Love Goins, fourth child of L. J. Goins and Mary Ann Renfro Goins, was born at Phenix City December 4, 1877, according to Navarro County, Texas Birth Book 18, page 76. He was married about 1900 to Pearl Sterling who was born in Texas in 1883. In 1904 John Love Goins and Pearl Sterling Goins were residents of Corsicana, Texas where he was employed as a textile worker at a cotton mill.
John Love Goins, an employee of Corsicana Cotton Mills, was listed in the 1922 city directory of Corsicana rooming at 714 East 8th Street. For the next 16 years he continued with the firm, working up to foreman. In the 1924 edition he roomed at 718 South 11th Street. In 1938 he lived at 2040 South Main Street. In 1951 he lived at 116 North 12th Street.
Children born to John Love Goins and Pearl Sterling Goins include:
Shirley Daniel Goins born April 19, 1904
Shirley Daniel Goins, first child of John Love Goins and Pearl Sterling Goins, was born at Corsicana April 19, 1904, according to Navarro County Birth Book 18, page 75. Shirley Daniel Goins, a machinist apprentice was employed by American Well & Prospecting Company and boarded at 714 East 8th Avenue, the address given by John Love Goins, according to the 1922 city directory. He was married June 23, 1927, to Irene Prewitt, a native of Mississippi who was born in 1908, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 27, page 490.
In 1928 Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins lived at 309 East 12th Avenue, according to the Corsicana city directory. In the 1931 and 1936 editions he was listed as a machinist for American Well & Prospecting Company. In 1936 he lived at 900 South 18th Avenue. In 1938 Shirley Daniel Goins, an engineer, Irene Prewitt Goins and two children lived at 619 South 14th Avenue. From 1947 through 1958 he was listed as a plant superintendent for Bethlehem Supply Company, living at 208 Southeast 31st Street.
In 1960 and 1961 he was listed as operations manager for Bash-Ross, an Odessa, Texas firm, still living at 308 Southeast 31st Street. From 1963 through 1969 he was listed as one of the owners of Goins-Weatherby Ford Sales, Corsicana, living at 208 31st Street. In 1969 he lived at 1105 Woodcastle Drive.
Children born to Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins include:
Shirley Audrey Goins born April 19, 1920
John Daniel Goins born November 11, 1930
Shirley Audrey Goins, first child of Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins, was born April 19, 1920 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 277449. In 1947 she was living in her parents home at 308 South 31st Street. She was married August 30, 1947 to George H. Weatherby, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 34, page 525.
John Daniel Goins, son of Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins, was born November 11, 1930 at Corsicana, according to Navarro County Birth Book 5, page 350. In 1946 he was listed as a student at Southern Methodist University. He was married to Laura Jean Cox June 12, 1954, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 36, page 294.
John Daniel Goins, a construction worker for A. A. Cox, contractor, and Laura Jean Cox Goins lived at 403 North 37th Street, Corsicana, according to the 1956 city directory. He continued with the firm through 1969. From 1958 through 1969 they lived at 1420 Princeton Drive, Corsicana.
Children born to John Daniel Goins and Laura Jean Cox Goins include:
Atwell Cox Goins born October 9, 1957
Atwell Cox Goins, first child of John Daniel Goins and Laura Jean Cox Goins, was born at Corsicana October 9, 1957, according to BVS File 197095.
Buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery is William T. Goins, born April 19, 1920, died August 29, 1955. He served in World War II. The government marker reads “TEC 5 7775 Signal SVC Co.” The cemetery is located in Range 27E, Township 17 North.