From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms058.htm
James A. Goins was born January 10, 1858 in Marion County. He was married November 23, 1876 to Elizabeth Hamer, according to “Once Upon a Time” by David Michael Hall. He died November 28, 1928 in Chambers County, Alabama and was buried in Fortson Cemetery, according to Mrs. Oscar T. Jetter, a daughter. Eleven children were born to James A. Goins and Elizabeth Hamer Goins, and all were living in 1928 when he died.
William Franklin Hamer, believed to be a brother to Elizabeth Hamer Goins, was born November 3, 1857 in Harris County, Georgia. He was married to Mary Ethel Goins March 28, 1906 as his third wife. Following his death she was remarried, husband’s name Jetter. She was married for the third time to a man named Sturkie, according to “Once Upon a Time.”