North Carolina – Surry County

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FamilySearch.org map of Surry County, NC.

FamilySearch.org wiki page for Surry County, NC:    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Surry_County,_North_Carolina_Genealogy

FamilySearch.org catalogue page for Surry County, NC:   https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ANorth%20%2Bsubject%3ACarolina%20%2Bsubject%3ASurry

County Court minutes, 1779-1867, with suits brought to County Court, 1788-1801
Authors:
North Carolina. County Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
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1779-1783: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-T9N3-8?i=4&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1784-1788: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-T9FP-V?i=104&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1788-1791: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-T9FD-9?i=249&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1792-1795: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-T9FC-Q?i=353&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1796-1799: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-T9FQ-X?i=512&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1799-1802: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-T9XB-C?i=667&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1802-1804: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQQ-V721-4?i=4&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1805-1808: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQQ-V727-H?i=150&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1808: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQQ-V7KV-6?i=345&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1809-1812: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQQ-V7KC-Y?i=407&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
1812-1816: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQQ-V7LH-B?i=598&cat=179268 (no index, need to review)
Minutes Feb 1817-Nov 1832: https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007842243?cat=179268
Minutes Feb 1833-Nov 1850: https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008196813?cat=179268

North Carolina, Surry County, civil action papers, 1770-1970
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Repository)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2739595?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available – loose papers)

Rowan County, North Carolina jury lists and tickets, 1779-1913; Names and attendance of jurors, Superior Court of Rowan Cowan, 1905-1915
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Rowan County) (Added Author)
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Superior Court minutes, 1807-1940; equity minute dockets, 1820-1825, 1855-1867, 1807-1940
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/179072?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)

Deed records (Surry County, North Carolina), 1771-1951; deed index, 1771-1963
Authors:
Surry County (North Carolina). Register of Deeds (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/337049?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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General Index – Gs: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998W-SC8?i=131&cat=337049

A. Green fr Ed Hunger bk A, p 219. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-QPS?i=124&cat=337049

1779 May 10 – To James Gains fr John Dyche and Agness his wife – land on Peters Creek on Thomas Tunkford’s line, 203 acres bk A, p 264, 265 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QD5?i=148&cat=337049 1779 May 10 – another deed for 107 acres – to Thomas Gaines of Wilkes Co NC, from John Dyches and Agness his wife https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QD5?i=148&cat=337049

Fred Green fr State 323 acres – bk A, p 405

George Green fr State 150 acres bk B, p 142

1781 Nov 1 – Thos Gains fr John Dyche and Agness wife – on Peters Creek 140 acres bk B, p. 147 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-Q9B?i=294&cat=337049

1783 Oct 13 – Almond Guinn fr State 300 a bk B, p 324 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-QS98?i=383&cat=337049

1786 April 27 – Robert Gains fr Jesse Maupin of Henry Co, Va. 400 acres of land bk C p 417 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89DS-17RS?i=435&cat=337049

Samuel Gwyn fr State 200 a bk F pg 277

William Garner fr State 50 acres bk G, p 189

Tho Gwyn to Wm Brown bk H, p 224

Gwyns to Nobles Orphans bk H, p 263

1799 Dec 17 – Joseph Guine fr State – No. 1926 – 50 acres crossing Stony Creek, in his old line, entered Feb 13, 1794, bk H, p 346 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98L-S83Y?i=183&cat=337049

1801 Feb 18 – Jesse Goin of Surry Co, NC to William Hunt of Rowan Co, NC, land on Elrods Creek in Surry Co, NC on Donalley’s line, near the Georgia Road on Jacob Speer’s old line, on Rutledge’s line, containing 60 acres of land . . . Signed: Jesse Goen. Wits: John Hunt, Henry Hunt, John Hill. bk J, p 285. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-76B7?i=146&cat=337049

Richd Gwyn to Gideon Edwards bk K p 400

Richd Gwyn fr State 320 a, bk L, p 141

1812 Jan 28 – William Gowen conveys land he now lives on to James Lovell, bk M, pg 495. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QV8Y?i=440&cat=337049

1809 Joseph Guine fr John Cox – 100 acres on Stoney Creek conveyed to Joseph Guine … Signed: John Cox. Wits: Johnson Snow, Robt Hammock, John Snow. bk N, p 114. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QJYC?i=534&cat=337049

R Gwyn to Brown and Hampton bk T, p 344

1829 July 15 – James Lovell certifies . . . land adjoining Andrew Kineanon and on the waters of Jones Creek, formerly owned by William Goin, for which I took a note . . . Signed: James Lovell. Wits: Alten Thomas and Wright Kinnat?. bk U, p 151. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Y-V9LK?i=79&cat=337049

1834 May 22 – William Going of Surry County, NC and Edward M Dobson of Surry Co, NC, in consideration of 1 dollar paid by Edward M Dobson, sold in trust two milk cows and calves, one yearling, one of the red and white other black and white, the yearling red and white, one cupboard, two leas and furniture, two pots, and ovens, seven head of hogs, two bee stands, one hundred pounds of bacon, house hold and kitchen furniture, on trunk and two boxes . . . to Edward M Dobson trustee, where William Gowings stands indebted to Waugh Courts and Waugh in the sum of one hundred and thirty one dollars and seventy four cents by note dated the 17th day of Dec, 1833. If the said William Gowings shall pay the said Waugh Courts and Waugh the above named sum . . . then this obligation to be void. . . . Signed: William Gowing, Edward M Dobson, Waugh Courts and Waugh. Wits: Ruel Snow. Mathew M Hughes, P Reges. bk U, p 460. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Y-VL5?i=234&cat=337049

1837 Feb 11 – This indenture made this 11 day of Feb 1837 between Elizabeth Going the mother of the following manner. Martin, Richard, Myrna, Malinda Going the heirs of Benjamin Going decd and Isaac Going’s heirs all of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina of the one part, and Amer Jackson Jr of the aforesaid County and State of the other part. For 300 dollars to them paid . . . confirm unto Amer Jackson Jr land on the waters of Arches Creeke on the southwest corner of William Going, . . . containing 190 acres . . . Signed: Elizabeth Going, Martin Going, Melinda Going, Gemmima Going, Richard Going. Wits: William Matthews, Joel Jackson. bk X p 169. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9DX-88SW?i=267&cat=337049

R Gwyn to Levi W Southard bk 1, p 408

1841 Nov 27 – William F Goings and Joseph Francis Trustee for said Goings and William Boyles of Stokes County, NC . . . said Goings stands indebted to said Boynes by four notes he being security for 3 of the 4 notes . . . in sum of 302 dollars and 81 cents . . . Goings being desirous to make payment . . . Going sells 203 and 1/2 acres of land where Goings now lives in Surry County with the exception of 60 acres which lyes in Patrick County Va, on both sides of Arches Creek and bounded by the Virginia line with the exception of the 60 acres . . . Signed: William F. Goings, Joseph Francis. Wits: William Cardwell, Richard F Furvar ?. bk 2, p 230. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99DX-4WQ7?i=126&cat=337049

Richard Guyn to Allen Gentry bk 5, pg 99

Land records of misc. nature, titles, contracts assignments, etc., 1795-1949
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/169273?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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North Carolina warrants, surveys and related documents, ca. 1735-1957
Authors:
North Carolina. Secretary of State. Land Grant Office (Main Author)
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Surrey county, North Carolina land entries 1778-1781
Statement of Responsibility:
Virginia State Library, Joseph Winston
Authors:
Virginia State Library (Main Author)
Winston, Joseph (Added Author)
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Wills, inventories & settlements of estates, 1777-1796; land entries, 1778-1795; lists of taxables, 1771-1772, 1782
Authors:
North Carolina. County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Surry County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/348716?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)
Land Entries – G Index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-C2DS?i=67&cat=348716
1778 Sept 15 – Almond Guin (300 acres on north fork of Ballew’s creek, adj Charles Angler and David Linvell’s lines, including Cornelius Cook’s improvement. No. 723 Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-CVVZ?i=186&cat=348716

1778 Dec 30 Samuel Guen enters 200 acres of land on the south fork of Forbis’ Creek on the line betw William Kirkpatrick and myself. No. 1181 Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-CVNL?i=250&cat=348716

1787 April 12 – Ambrose Gaines enters 59 acres on the South side of Dan River adj John Slatton’s west line, No. 240. Transferred to Joel Halbert. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-C2JV?i=457&cat=348716

1794 Feb 13 – Joseph Guine enters 50 acres of land in Surry Co, on the waters of Stony Creek adj himself, No. 705. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-CVF1?i=525&cat=348716

Accounts, inventories and settlements, 1772-1963; index, 1794-1963, 1772-1963
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
North Carolina. County Court (Surry County) (Repository)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/172306?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)
G index: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:37SQ-29HP-8D9?i=12&cc=1867501&cat=172306
Richard Gaines p. 7 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S7WF-3MYJ-P9?i=49&cc=1867501&cat=172306
No Going found in index

Record of wills, 1771-1963
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
North Carolina. County Court (Surry County) (Repository)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/177342?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)
Samuel Guen and Deborah Guen al – file 58-a, Feb 1785, bk 2,
p 60, – will – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:SQWF-D7LB-9?i=289&cc=1867501&cat=177342
96, inventory – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:SQWX-DTB7-9?i=325&cc=1867501&cat=177342
126, sales – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:SQWF-D7JD-9?i=356&cc=1867501&cat=177342

1813 Apr 18 – Joseph Guin and wife Nancy Guin . . . I give and bequeath all my estate then left to my youngest son Lewis Guin . . . I appoint Nancy Guin Executrix with Hames Hannah, and John Bryson executors . . . – file 138-a, Nov 1815, bk 3, p 116.
wits: Thomas Snow, Mitchel Thompson, Bartlett Hammock.
will – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:SQWF-D439-9?i=562&cc=1867501&cat=177342

Surry County, North Carolina, estate records 1771-1943
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/988913?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)
Samuel Guinn – loose papers: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GN-J1DZ?i=1477&cc=1911121&cat=988913
William Goins 1818 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GN-JBYR?i=400&cc=1911121&cat=988913
W P Goins 1893 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GN-JB8D?i=396&cc=1911121&cat=988913
Benjamin Goings 1835 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GN-JYKS?i=386&cc=1911121&cat=988913
Huel Goen 1847 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99GN-JYJH?i=378&cc=1911121&cat=988913

Wills and estate papers (Surry County), 1663-1978
Authors:
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/457235?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)
Joseph Guine – 1813 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89G4-S9LM-R?i=935&cat=457235

Road overseers appointments, 1807-1858
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/171262?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)

An alphabetical list of taxable property in Surry County for 1790-1800
Authors:
Surrey County (North Carolina). Register of Deeds (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/267304?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)

Tax lists, 1815-1866; list of taxables and Sheriff’s accounts, 1789- 1795
Authors:
North Carolina. Superior Court (Surry County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/680885?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)

Index to marriage register, 1853-1963; marriage bonds, 1780-1868; marriage register, 1853-1940
Authors:
Surry County (North Carolina). Register of Deeds (Main Author)
North Carolina. County Court (Surry County) (Repository)
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Repository)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/171323?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)

Marriage bonds, 1780-1868
Authors:
Surry County (North Carolina). Register of Deeds (Main Author)
North Carolina. County Court (Surry County) (Repository)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/179555?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available)

FACTS and SOURCES:  

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

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1771 – Deed: Daniel Gowin 270 acres to George Deathrage, 1771, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Daniel Gowin of Pittsylvania Co., VA to George Deathrage of Surry Co., NC, 270 acres in Pittsylvania Co., VA., on Russel Cr a branch of Mayo in current Patrick Co., VA (about 61 mi west of Moons Creek and Dan River in Caswell Co., NC). Pittsylvania Co., VA. Deed Book 3, p. 48. Pittsylvania Co., Va.

1771 Dec 30 David Going deed George Deathrage, John Hunter, John Deathrage, David Marley, Thomas Rogers
This Indenture made this 30th day of December One thousand seven hundred and seventy one, Between David Going of the County of Pittsylv’a and Colony of Virginia and George Deathrage of the County Surry and province of North Carrolina Witnesseth that the said David Going for and in Consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the aforesaid George Deathrage the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith fully satisfy & contented and paid hath granted bargained and sold aliened Released and Confirm’d and by these presents for himself his heirs and assigns doth grant bargain sell alien release and Confirm to the said George Deathrage his heirs and assigns forever one certain Tract or parcell of land Containing two hundred and seventy acres (270) lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides of Russels Creek a branch of Mayo and Bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a red oak John Hunters line thence his line south sixtyfive degrees west Crossing the Creek one hundred and sixty six poles to a white oak thence new lines South fifteen degrees East – ninetytwo poles to a great poplar north Eighteight degrees East Crossing two Branches. three hundred and forty poles to a white oak north fifteen degrees West Crossing the Creek one hundred and twentytwo poles to a white oak on a branch north Eighty degrees west one hundred and eighty poles to a possimon tree on a branch south thirty degrees west sixteen poles to the first Station. Together with all houses Gardens Orchards fences Woods Underwoods Waters and Watercourses thereon Standing Groing and being with all profits Comodetys Advantages and appurtenances so the same belonging or any ways appertaining Also the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders thereof and of every part and parcel thereof, To have and to hold the said Tract of land with all and Singular the appurtenances unto the said George Deathrage his heirs and assigns to the only Proper use and behoof of him the said George Deathrage his heirs and assigns forever and the said David Going for himself and his heirs the said Land and Premises with their and every of their appurtenances to the said George Deathrage his heirs and assigns shall and will Warrant and forever Defend by these Presents against all person or Persons whatsoever having or Lawfully Claiming any right on Title in or to the same or any part or parcel thereof and the said David Going for himself and his heirs doth grant Covenant and agree to and with the said George Deathrage and his heirs in maner and form following Viz. that he the said David Going at the time of the sealing and Delivery of these presents is and Stands (_____) of and Indefensible Estate in fee simple of and in the Premises and that he hath Good and Lawfull right and othority to sell and Convey the same in manner and form aforesaid and that the same shall forever remain to the said George Dearthrage his heirs and assigns freely and Clearly Exonerated and Discharged of and from all manner of former bargains seals Titles of Dowry and all other rights and Estates whatsoever In Witness the said David Going has hereunto set his hand and fixt his seal the day and year above Written
David Going L.S.
Signed Sealed and Delivered In the Presence of
John Deatheradge, David Marley, Thomas Rogers
p. 48 Memorandum That on the 30th Day of December 1771 Peaceable & Quiet Possession and Seizen of the within Granted Land and premises was made and done and Delivered by the within named David Going unto the within named George Deatherage according to form and Estate of the within written Deed (signed) David Going
In Presence of us John Deatherage, Thos Rogers, David Mosley
Pittsylvania Co, Va.
1771 Dec 30 – David Going
DB3, p. 46 – DEATERAGE from GOING – Deed, 30 Dec 1771
David GOING of County of Pittslyv. And Colony of Virginia and George DEATHRAGE of County of Surry and province of North Carolina…..for £50 Current money of Virginia…..270 acres on both sides Russels Creek a branch of Mayo…..John HUNTERS line……Crossing the Creek……crossing two Branches.
Wit: John DEATHERAGE, David X (his mark) MOSLEY, Thomas X (his mark) ROGERS
Rec: 29 May 1773 David GOING L.S.
Extracted from – Pittslyvania County, Virginia Deed Books 1, 2 and 3 – Abstracted and Compiled by Lucille C. Payne and Neil G. Payne
Pittsylvania Co, Va
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/01/pittsylvania-county-va-early-records.html

1784-1787 State Census of North Carolina – Surry County
Name: Joseph Goine
WM 21-60 1
WM under 21 and above 60 2
WF all ages 2
Blacks 12 to 50 1
County: Surry
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/3005/gpc_statecensusnc-0154?pid=10807&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D3005%26h%3D10807%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH1159%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1159&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

1794 Feb 13 – Joseph Guine enters 50 acres of land in Surry Co, on the waters of Stony Creek adj himself, No. 705. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-CVF1?i=525&cat=348716

1795 Jan 23 – North Carolina – William Thornton of the Entry office of Claims for lands in the County of Surry to the surveyor of said county . . . lay off and survey for Joseph Guine (Goine) a tract of land containing 50 acres in the county aforesaid on the waters of Stoney Creek adjoining himself . . . No. 705. Surry County, NC.

1798 Aug 17 – . . . a tract of land surveyed for Joseph Going in Surry County, NC on the west side of his old line and running west . . . crossing Stony Creek . . . containing 50 acres . . . Chain Carriers: William Becknel, Johnston Going. No. 705. Surry County, NC.

1798 Aug 17 – Name: Joseph Going. Issue Date: 17 Dec 1799. Residence Place: Surry, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 1801-2067. Description: Surry 1801-2067. 50 acres. Chain carriers: William Becknell, Johnston Going. Surry County, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=102796

1799 Dec 17 – Joseph Guine fr State – No. 1926 – 50 acres crossing Stony Creek, in his old line, entered Feb 13, 1794, bk H, p 346 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98L-S83Y?i=183&cat=337049

1800 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Anthony Going
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Salisbury, Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7590&h=343405&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1181&_phstart=successSource

1800 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Salisbury, Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members: 4
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1800 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Jesse Going
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Salisbury, Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
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1800 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Jesse Goings
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Salisbury, Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 3
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1800 Aug 27 – William Thornton entry officer of Claims for lands in the County of Surry to the surveyor of said county . . . lay off and survey for Anthony Going a tract or parcel of land containing 100 acres on Stoney Creek, a branch of Stewarts Creek, joining Joseph Going’s land and William Goldin’s and the Virginia line . . . No. 876. Surry County, NC.

1800 Sept 8 – No. 876 . . . surveyed for Anthony Going of Surry County, NC . . . William Goldin’s corner . . . crossing Stoney Creek . . . to a stake in Joseph Going’s line . . . containing 100 acres . . . Chain Carriers: Nathan Going, Johnston Going. Surry County, NC.   1800 Sept 8 – Anthony Going recd 100 acres adj to William Golsen, Joseph Going.  Chain carriers:  Nathan Going, Johnston Going.  Surry County, NC.    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=64067

1801 Feb 18 – Jesse Goin of Surry Co, NC to William Hunt of Rowan Co, NC, land on Elrods Creek in Surry Co, NC on Donalley’s line, near the Georgia Road on Jacob Speer’s old line, on Rutledge’s line, containing 60 acres of land . . . Signed: Jesse Goen. Wits: John Hunt, Henry Hunt, John Hill. bk J, p 285. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-76B7?i=146&cat=337049

1803 Dec 21 – Comptroller’s Office. Dec 21 1803. It appears from a receipt of the Treasurer lodged in this Office, that Anthony Gowen has paid the Purchase-Money for an Entry of Land of one hundred Acres in the County of Surry which Entry is No. 876. Surry Co, NC.

1809 Joseph Guine fr John Cox – 100 acres on Stoney Creek conveyed to Joseph Guine … Signed: John Cox. Wits: Johnson Snow, Robt Hammock, John Snow. bk N, p 114. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QJYC?i=534&cat=337049

1810 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9
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1810 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Anthony Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
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1810 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Benjamin Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 10
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1810 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Nathan Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members: 6
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1810 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Joseph Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
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1812 Jan 28 – William Gowen conveys land he now lives on to James Lovell, bk M, pg 495. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QV8Y?i=440&cat=337049

1813 Apr 18 – Joseph Guin and wife Nancy Guin . . . I give and bequeath all my estate then left to my youngest son Lewis Guin . . . I appoint Nancy Guin Executrix with Hames Hannah, and John Bryson executors . . . – file 138-a, Nov 1815, bk 3, p 116.
wits: Thomas Snow, Mitchel Thompson, Bartlett Hammock.
will – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:SQWF-D439-9?i=562&cc=1867501&cat=177342

1818 Oct 20 – Amount of sales of William Goins estate property. Purchasers: William Fleming. Robert Thompson. Elijah Goin. Nancy Goin. James Fale. Joseph Goin. John Snow Jr. Anthony Goin. Lewis Goin. JA McCraw. James McCraw. Mitchel Thompson. Samuel McCraw of Frank. David Murras. Polly Goin. Steve Robinson. Gus McCraw. Surry County, NC.   1818 William Gowen – probate papers loose Surry Co, NC
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1818 Oct 20 – Sales of Est: William Fleming, Robert Thompson, Elijah Goen, Nancy Goen, James Sale, Joseph Goin, John Goin Jr, Anthony Goin, Lewis Goin, McGraw, James McGraw, Mitchell Thompson, Samuel McGraw, David Barnes, Polly Goin, Love Johnson, George McGraw

1820 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Nancy Going
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Capt Easleys District, Surry, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
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1820 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Anthony Going
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Capt Easleys District, Surry, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 8
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
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1829 July 15 – James Lovell certifies . . . land adjoining Andrew Kineanon and on the waters of Jones Creek, formerly owned by William Goin, for which I took a note . . . Signed: James Lovell. Wits: Alten Thomas and Wright Kinnat?. bk U, p 151. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Y-V9LK?i=79&cat=337049

1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Morgan Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 3
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3
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1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 3
Free Colored Persons – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 6
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6
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1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Benjamin Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 4
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
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1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Bird Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 6
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total Free Colored Persons: 4
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11
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1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Nancy Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 2
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
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1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: David Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free Colored Persons – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 7
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
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1830 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Thomas Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 5
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
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1834 May 22 – William Going of Surry County, NC and Edward M Dobson of Surry Co, NC, in consideration of 1 dollar paid by Edward M Dobson, sold in trust two milk cows and calves, one yearling, one of the red and white other black and white, the yearling red and white, one cupboard, two leas and furniture, two pots, and ovens, seven head of hogs, two bee stands, one hundred pounds of bacon, house hold and kitchen furniture, on trunk and two boxes . . . to Edward M Dobson trustee, where William Gowings stands indebted to Waugh Courts and Waugh in the sum of one hundred and thirty one dollars and seventy four cents by note dated the 17th day of Dec, 1833. If the said William Gowings shall pay the said Waugh Courts and Waugh the above named sum . . . then this obligation to be void. . . . Signed: William Gowing, Edward M Dobson, Waugh Courts and Waugh. Wits: Ruel Snow. Mathew M Hughes, P Reges. bk U, p 460. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Y-VL5?i=234&cat=337049

1835 Nov term – Surry County, NC Court – Joseph Forkner v. Thos Pinion and wife Patsy, Gemima Going, Malinda Going, Martin Going and wife Jinsey, heir of Isaac Gowing decd viz Benj H Going. Petition Joseph Forkner . . . that one Benjamin Going died . . . possessed of a tract of land lying in Surry County, NC containing 180 acres adjoining William Going and others which descended to the foregoing and above stated Defendants and also one Richard Going son and heir at law of said Benjamin Going decd . . . tract of land sold at executor sale by the sheriff . . . and purchased by petitioner making him a tenent in common with the aforesaid Defendants. . . . petitions to divide appropriately and partition of the said tract of land on the waters of Archers Creek. Surry Co., NC.

1837 Feb 11 – This indenture made this 11 day of Feb 1837 between Elizabeth Going the mother of the following manner. Martin, Richard, Myrna, Malinda Going the heirs of Benjamin Going decd and Isaac Going’s heirs all of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina of the one part, and Amer Jackson Jr of the aforesaid County and State of the other part. For 300 dollars to them paid . . . confirm unto Amer Jackson Jr land on the waters of Arches Creeke on the southwest corner of William Going, . . . containing 190 acres . . . Signed: Elizabeth Going, Martin Going, Melinda Going, Gemmima Going, Richard Going. Wits: William Matthews, Joel Jackson. bk X p 169. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9DX-88SW?i=267&cat=337049

1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 2
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Total Free Colored Persons: 9
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: George Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Elizabeth Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 4
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Birth Year: abt 1762
Age: 78
Military Service: Veteran
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Woodson Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Total Free Colored Persons: 4
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Birth Year: abt 1762
Age: 78
Military Service: Veteran
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Martin Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 4
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Morgan Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Total Free Colored Persons: 3
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3
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1840 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: William Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Surry, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 2
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
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1841 Nov 27 – William F Goings and Joseph Francis Trustee for said Goings and William Boyles of Stokes County, NC . . . said Goings stands indebted to said Boynes by four notes he being security for 3 of the 4 notes . . . in sum of 302 dollars and 81 cents . . . Goings being desirous to make payment . . . Going sells 203 and 1/2 acres of land where Goings now lives in Surry County with the exception of 60 acres which lyes in Patrick County Va, on both sides of Arches Creek and bounded by the Virginia line with the exception of the 60 acres . . . Signed: William F. Goings, Joseph Francis. Wits: William Cardwell, Richard F Furvar ?. bk 2, p 230. Surry Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99DX-4WQ7?i=126&cat=337049

1850 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Jemima Gowen
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Hollow Springs, Surry, North Carolina, USA
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Female
Family Number: 292
Household Members:
Name Age
Jemima Gowen 50
Sanders Gowen 19
Mary Gowen 16
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1850 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Woodson Gowen
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, USA
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Family Number: 216
Household Members:
Name Age
Woodson Gowen 47
Martha Gowen 45
Mary Gowen 14
William Gowen 12
Letha Gowen 10
Martha Gowen 7
Eliza Gowen 5
Telitha Gowen 3
Samuel Gowen 8
Franklin Gowen 1
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1860 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Woodson Gowin
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Cooks Mills, Surry, North Carolina
Post Office: Toms Creek
Dwelling Number: 933
Family Number: 925
Occupation: Tenant
Personal Estate Value: 100
Cannot Read, Write: Y
Household Members:
Name Age
Woodson Gowin 60
Patsy Gowin 50
Mary Gowin 26
Wm Gowin 20
Letty Gowin 19
Martha Gowin 18
Saml Gowin 16
Eliza Gowin 14
Ann Gowin 12
Frank Gowin 10
Guy Gowin 8
Obediah Gowin 8
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1860 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Huel Goings
Age: 48
Birth Year: abt 1812
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina
Post Office: Stony Ridge
Dwelling Number: 757
Family Number: 749
Occupation: Tenant
Personal Estate Value: 50
Cannot Read, Write: Y
Household Members:
Name Age
Huel Goings 48
Betsy Goings 37
George Goings 21
Mary Goings 18
Jno Goings 14
Sarah Goings 9
Edward Goings 4
Eliz Goings 1
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1860 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Mimy Gowing
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Gender: Female
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina
Post Office: Mount Airy
Dwelling Number: 1011
Family Number: 1003
Occupation: Widow
Personal Estate Value: 20
Household Members:
Name Age
Mimy Gowing 60
Mary Gowing 21
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1860 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Rachael Gowing
Age: 55
Birth Year: abt 1805
Gender: Female
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Hollow Springs, Surry, North Carolina
Post Office: Mount Airy
Dwelling Number: 962
Family Number: 954
Household Members:
Name Age
Rich Gowing 50
Rachael Gowing 55
Susan Gowing 18
George Gowing 23
Morgan Gowing 19
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1860 US Census Surry Co, NC
Name: Morgan Gowing
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Hollow Springs, Surry, North Carolina
Post Office: Mount Airy
Dwelling Number: 971
Family Number: 963
Occupation: Tenant
Personal Estate Value: 150
Household Members:
Name Age
Morgan Gowing 50
Cary Gowing 45
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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms097.htm

James Goen was married to Elizabeth Beasley November 25, 1846, according to “Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Eli Crouk was listed as the bondsman. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144696. Nothing more is known of James Goen and Elizabeth Beasley Goen.
==O==
Jonathan Goen was married to Hannah Beasley February 6, 1846 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1085, bondsman J. Allen Bengman, bond No. 144697. Nothing more is known of Jonathan Goen and Hannah Beasley Goen.
==O==
John Goen was recorded as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 177, page 21, Westfield township:

“Goen, John 26, born in WV
Mary 23, born in NC
Bettie 3, born in NC
Eli 1, born in NC”
==O==
David Goin, “son of Frederick Goin,” was married November 9, 1821 to Nancy Harris, according to “Surry County Mar­riage Bonds, 1780-1868.” “Thomas Going” was listed as bondsman on Bond No. 144698. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1085. Children born to David Goin and Nancy Harris Goin are unknown.
==O==
Claude Jay “Dick” Goin was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina February 22, 1918 to James Matthew Goin and Nannie Tilley Goin, according to his obituary in “Greensboro News & Record” in its December 1, 1995 edition:

“Claude Jay “Dick” Goin, 77, of 73 Zinnia Drive, Greensboro died November 28, 1995, in Covington, Louisiana. Mr. Goin was a sales representative for several national firms including Goody’s and Hanes Knitwear. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annie Laurie Gaskin Goin of the home; one son, James Richard Goin of Covington,; daughters, Jean Goin Bryant of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wanda Kay Goin of Chicago and Debra Renee Goin Fleming of Thomasville, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Verlie Goin Ketner and Annie Goin Neugent, both of Winston-Salem.”
==O==
Morgan Goin was married to Kerry Love Sept 24, 1828 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bondsman Peter Norman, bond 144700. Nothing more is known of Margan Goin and Kerry Love.
==O==
Morgan Goin was married to Sally Beasley April 5, 1862 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1085, bondsman William Gilmer, Bond No. 144701. The marriage was performed by J. Gray, J.P. Nothing more is known of Morgan Goin and Sally Beasley Goin.
==O==
Elmer Goins and his wife, Rosie Lee Culler Goins were residents of Surry County in 1926 when a daughter was born:

Bessie “Betsy” Goins born August 24, 1926

Bessie “Betsy” Goins, daughter of Elmer Goins and Rosie Lee Culler Goins, was born in Surry County August 24, 1926. She died May 26, 2001, according to her obituary published in the “Winston-Salem, Journal:”

“Mrs. Bessie Goins “Betsy” Kiger, 74, of 5280 Phelps Drive died Saturday May 26, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a period of de-clining health. Mrs. Kiger was born in Surry County on Aug. 24, 1926, the daughter of Elmer and Rosie Lee Culler Goins. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David M. Kiger of the home; three daughters, Jean Collins and husband Claude of Winston-Salem, Shirley Williams of Walkertown and Judy Wat-son and husband Roger of Rural Hall; one son, Tim Ki-ger of Walkertown; eight grandchildren, Greg Warner, Vivian Williams, Bronna Gesler, Sherry Doub, Joe Wil-liams, David Watson, Robbie Watson and Brian Kiger; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Carpenter and Hester Dillon, both of Ellerbe; two brothers, the Rev. Otis Goins of Albemarle and Robert Goins of Ellerbe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Goins, in September 2000.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, at Hayworth-Miller Chapel in Rural Hall, with the Revs. Otis Goins and David Keaton and Minister Don Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem.”
Published in Winston Salem Journal
==O==
Ethel Vernell Goins was married about 1938 to Rufus H. Hill in Surry County, according to J. S. Schulke.
==O==
Nancy Goins was married about 1892 to Samuel Benjamin Sikes who was born to Joseph Benjamin Sikes, Jr. and Mary Fortner Sikes about 1868. He died in 1950.
==O==
Viola Goins was born October 22, 1911 to Levi Goins and Savannah Goins Goins. She died at age 89 June 2, 2001 in Surry County.
==O==
Dudley Goins [Goin?] was born about 1792, place and parents unknown. “Dudley Goin” was married September 28, 1816 to Tabitha Ker [Kee], according to “Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Martin Mathias was the bondsman. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Bond 144699. Of Dudley Goins and Tabitha Ker Goins nothing more is known.

Regarded as a son of Dudley Goins and Tabitha Ker Goins is:

James Dudley Goins born about 1825

James Dudley Goins, regarded as a son of Dudley Goins and Tabitha Ker Goins, was born about 1825, probably in Surry County. He was married in Chickasaw County, Mississippi about 1849 to Nancy Millsaps, according to he research of Frances Fleming of Carthage, Missouri. He was remarried about 1863, wife’s name Mary. In 1872 and 1875 they lived in adjoining Clay County, Mississippi.

Billy Joe Goines, a descendant of James Dudley Goins, of Elk City, Oklahoma in a letter written May 4, 1995 stated that his first wife was named Salley. He reported that the second wife was Bettie Gullett who was born in North Carolina to Dick Gullett. Her full name is regarded as Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett. She died of typhoid fever in 1879. James Dudley Goins died of pneumonia in 1888.

At some point, the surname was changed to Goines by some of the descendants. Children born to James Dudley Goins and Nancy Millsaps Goins include:

John Goins born about 1850
Mary Goins born about 1852
Sarah Goins born about 1855

Children born to James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins include:

Eliza Cilia Goins born about 1864
Jerry Goins born about 1866
Aaron Goins born about 1868
Bell Goins born about 1870
Richard Dudley Goins born February 5, 1872
Henry Andrew Jackson Goins born December 3, 1875
Fannie Goins born May 7, 1878

The first seven children were born in Chickasaw County and the remainder in Clay County, according to Frances Fleming.

John Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Nancy Millsaps Goins, was born about 1850, probably in Chickasaw County.

Mary Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Nancy Mill­saps Goins, was born about 1852, probably in Chickasaw County.

Sarah Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Nancy Millsaps Goins, was born about 1855, probably in Chickasaw County.

Eliza Cilia Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1864. She was married about 1883 to Mack H. M. Davis. Later the removed to Oklahoma. She died at Fred­erick, Oklahoma in 1951 and was buried in Hackberry Ceme­tery.

Children born to Mack H. M. Davis and Eliza Cilia Goins Davis include:

Arthur Davis born about 1885
Ammie Mae Davis born about 1887
Leona Davis born about 1890

Jerry Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1866. He was married about 1889 to Edith Crawford.

Children born to Jerry Goins and Edith Crawford Goins in­clude:

Jerry Goins born about 1902

Aaron Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1868. He died at age seven in 1875.

Bell Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Mary Eliza­beth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1870. She was married about 1889, husband’s name Watts. She died in 1894.

Richard Dudley Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County February 5, 1872, according to Billy Joe Goines. He was married about 1895 to Sarah Elizabeth Gordon. He died May 25, 1945. Children born to Richard Dudley Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Gordon Goins are unknown.

Henry Andrew Jackson Goines, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born at Big Springs, Mississippi in Clay County December 3, 1875. He was married February 4, 1900 to Birdie Lou McCune, accord­ing to Billy Joe Goines.

“Henry J. Goines” received a patent to land in Washita County June 20, 1905, according to Washita County Deed Book 3, page 308. He received a deed from Claud Chaney December 20, 1909, according to Washita County Deed Book 21, page 426.

“Berdie L. Goines” gave a warranty deed to land in Washita County September 28, 1903. She also made a warranty deed with her husband to “Henry J. Goines” on December 30, 1926, according to Washita County Deed Book 123, page 583.

He died December 18, 1967 and was buried at Retrop Ceme­tery, Retrop, Oklahoma.

Children born to Henry Andrew Jackson Goins and Birdie Lou McCune Goins are believed to include:

Ethel O. Goines born in 1904

Ethel O. Goines was born in 1904. She was a resident of Sen­tinel, Oklahoma July 26, 1926 when she was married to Oren L. Ward, age 22, also of Sentinel, according to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 8, page 121. A witness to the cere­mony was Maude Goines of Carter, Oklahoma.
==O==
Florence Helen Goines, of Sentinel, Oklahoma who was born in 1944, was married April 22, 1961 to Bobby Dean Woods, age 19, of Elk City, Oklahoma, according to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 30, page 33. Bobbie E. Goines, Sentinel, Oklahoma, was a witness to the ceremony.
==O==
Bruce Allen Goines, who was born in 1954, was married in 1972 to Jen Anne Stovers, age 18, of Carter, Oklahoma, ac­cording to Beckham County Marriage Book 34, page 315. Of Bruce Allen Goines and Jen Anne Stovers Goines nothing more is known.
==O==
Faye Goines who was born in 1912, was a resident of Porter, Oklahoma in 1933. She was married to S. R. Cluck of Gruver, Texas March 3, 1933, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 14, page 432.
==O==
Mrs. Mae Goines who was born in 1899, was married to A. L. McClung January 8, 1936, according to Beckham County, Ok­lahoma Marriage Book 17, page 264. Both were residents of Carter, Oklahoma at that time.
==O==
Billy Taylor Goines who was born in 1923, was married at Retrop, Oklahoma August 19, 1945 to Gene Agnes Campbell, born in 1924, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 25, page 10. Billy Taylor Goines and Gene Agnes Campbell Goines were both residents of Carter, Oklahoma at that time.
==O==
Florina Goines who was born in 1946, was married June 24, 1968 to Wayne Frank Leverett, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 32, page 283. Both were residents of Elk City, Oklahoma.
==O==
Ronnie Gene Goines who was born in 1947, was married Octo­ber 26, 1970 to Juanita Louise Cupp age 18, October 26, 1970, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 33, page 142. Juanita Louise Cupp Goines was a resident of Clinton, Okla­homa.
==O==
Billy Joe Goines who was born in 1950, was married May 9, 1963 to Patricia Ann Lowry, who was born in 1953, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 32, page 251. Billy Joe Goines and Patricia Ann Lowry Goines were both residents of Elk City, Oklahoma. In 1971 he lived at 203 South 13th Street, Clinton, Oklahoma. He was remarried to December 22, 1971 to Linda Louise Gunter, according to Wheeler County, Texas marriage license No. 8961. Of Billy Joe Goines and Linda Louise Gunter Goines nothing more is known.
==O==
Albort Going was married to Elizabeth Johnson October 27, 1868 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144702. Nothing more is known of Albort Going and Elizabeth Johnson Going.
==O==
Mahala Going was married to William H. Levens April 19, 1856 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01139, bondsman Edmond Bullen, bond 000145855. Nothing more is known of William H. Levens and Mahala Going Levens.

Mahala Going was married to William H. Lovins April 19, 1856 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01144, bond 000145978. The marriage was performed by D. G. Bodenhamer. Nothing more is known about William H. Lovins and Mahala Going Lovins.
==O==
Perrin Going was married to Nancy Lawson January 14, 1861 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144705. The marriage was performed by William R. Bray, JP. Nothing more is known of Perrin Going and Nancy Lawson Going.
==O==
William H. Going was married to Mary Kimbell January 10, 1853 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bondsman Al. Dunnagan, bond 000144706. Nothing more is known of William H. Going and Mary Kimbell Going.
==O==
Fannie Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Mary Eliz­abeth “Bettie” Gullett Goins, was born in Clay County May 7, 1878. She was married about 1897 to Boyd Fitzgerald. She died in March 1975 at age 96. Ten children were born to them.
==O==
Elizabeth Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 174, page 12:

“Goin, Elizabeth 52, born in VA
Sarah 25, born in VA
Hilard L. 3, born in NC”
==O==
James Goins was born May 22, 1831 in Surry County of parents unknown, according to Glennie Goins in a message written April 14, 1998.

“James Goin” was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 176, page 31, Mt. Airy township:

“Goin, James 49, born in NC
Embiset 35, born in VA
Columbus M. 15, born in NC
Sandy 14, born in NC
Wilcher 12, born in NC
George 8, born in NC
Joseph 6, born in NC
Lizzie 4, born in NC
Sonny 2, born in NC”
==O==
Mary A. Goin, widow, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 176, page 31, Mt. Airy Township. The household was enumerated as:

“Goin, Mary A. 42, born in VA
Charles H. 22, born in VA
Abner L. 9, born in NC
Robert W. 6, born in NC.”
==O==
Another widow, Mary Goin, was listed as the head of a house­hold enumerated in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enu­meration District 176, page 31, Mt. Airy Township as:

“Goin, Mary 44, born in NC
Jesse A. C. 6, born in NC, son.”
==O==
Polly Goin was married to Anderson Ennis September 23, 1829, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriages, 1778-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01070, bondsman William East, bond 000144372. Nothing more is known of Anderson Ennis and Polly Goin Ennis.
==O==
Anthony Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 162. Anthony Going reappeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Surry County, page 58, according to “Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina,” by Dorothy Williams Potter.

Anthony Going appeared as a taxpayer in the 1813 tax list of Surry County in Underwood’s District. He was recorded as “Anthony Going, 150 acres, 1 white poll.”

Nancy Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Surry County, page 59 in a location near Anthony Going, according to “Index to the 1820 census of North Car­olina.”

Also appearing in the 1813 tax list of Surry County, Under­wood’s District were:

Joseph Going 150 acres 1 white poll
Elijah Going 0 acres 1 white poll

A father, Joseph Going, “white male, 70-80” and son, Elijah Going, “white male, 40-50” appeared in the 1840 census of Hawkins County, Tennessee, page 232 and page 234, respec­tively.

Both reappeared in the 1850 census of adjoining Hancock County, Tennessee, in the 33rd sub-division, east side, along with “Alexandria Gowins” and “John Goins,” sons of “Elijah Gowin.” “Elijah Gowins” was a 53-year-old chairmaker and “Joseph Goings” was an 84-year-old cooper.
==O==
Benjamin Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 184.
==O==
Elizabeth Going, “free colored,” appeared as the head of Household 270 in the 1840 census of Surry County, page 65:

“Going, Elizabeth free colored female 55-100
free colored female 36-55
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10”
==O==
“Frederick Going” was married December 10, 1818 to Nancy Coomer, according to “Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” “William Going,” suggested as the groom’s father was bondsman. Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen later appeared in adjoining Patrick County, Virginia. “William Going” was enumerated in 1800 and in 1810 in Surry County.

The marriage is also listed in “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.” Frederick Going was married to Nancy Camer December 10, 1818 in Surry County according to record 01085, bondsman William Going, bond 000144703.
==O==
Fuel Going was born in Virginia about 1828 of parents un­known. Fuel Going was married April 12, 1848 to Sintha Ham, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” John Kimbell was the bondsman.

Fuel Going and Sintha Ham Going were enumerated in the 1850 census of Patrick County as Household 597-634:

Going, Fuel 22, born in VA, farmer
Sintha 19, born in VA
Christopher 2, born in VA”
==O==
George Going was enumerated as the head of Household No. 290 in the 1840 census of Surry County, page 65. The family was composed of two people:

“Going, George white male 20-30
white female 20-30”
==O==
George W. Going was married February 21, 1862 to Mary E. Clark by A. Dunnagan, J.P, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144704. J. A. Whittington was the bondsman. Of George W. Going and Mary E. Clark Going nothing more is known.
==O==
Joseph Going, Joseph Going, Sr. and Nathan Going were enu­merated as the heads of households in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 178.
==O==
Martin Going was enumerated as the head of Household 146 in the 1840 census of Surry County, page 65. His household was recorded as:

“Going, Martin free colored male 24-36
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10”
==O==
William Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 185.
==O==
William Going was enumerated as the head of Household No. 273 in the 1840 census of Surry County:

“Going, William free colored male 55-100
free colored female 55-100
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10”

William Going was married December 10, 1850 to Rebecca Jones, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Granville McKinney was listed as bondsman. The notation “[C.H.]” appeared on the license. They appeared in the 1860 census of adjoining Stokes County with son “W. A, age 10” [age 8].

Children born to William Going and Rebecca Jones Going in­clude:

William Albert Going born in 1852

William Albert Going, son of William Going and Rebecca Jones Going, was born in 1852. He appeared as “age 10” in his parents household in the 1860 census of Stokes County.

Albert Going, “son of William and Rebecca Going,” was mar­ried October 29, 1868 to Elizabeth Johnston by Thomas Schoule, justice of the peace, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” The bride was a daughter of William Johnston. The groom was 16, and the bride was 15.

“Albert Goen” was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 177, page 16, Westfield township:

“Goen, Albert 27, born in NC
Elizabeth 26, born in NC
Delila 11, born in NC
Lilie 10, born in NC
Robert 6, born in NC
Kissie 4, born in NC
Ella 2, born in NC”

Children born to William Albert Going and Elizabeth Johnston Going include:

Delila Going born about 1869
Lillie Going born about 1870
Robert Going born about 1874
Kissie Going born about 1876
Ella Going born about `878
==O==
William P. Going was married November 1, 1866 to Larina J. Davis by B. J. Dickens, justice of the peace, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144707. The marriage was performed by B. J. Dickens, JP. Whether William P. Going and Larina J. Davis Going remained there is unknown. The groom’s surname was “Gowings,” according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriages, 1778-1850.”
==O==
Grady Easter Goings and Aileen Haveline Atkins Goings were residents of Surry County in 1946. He was a plasterer and a deacon in New Life Baptist Church.

One son was born to them:

Clark Gary Goings born December 23, 1946

Clark Gary Goings, son of Grady Easter Goings and Aileen Haveline Atkins Goings, was born in Surry County December 23, 1946. He was graduated from North Surry High School in 1965 and attended Forsyth Tech in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In July 1967 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years.

On October 30, 1970 he was married to Susan Viola Vogler, daughter of Jack Cowell Vogler and Bessie Viola Atkins Vogler. In the 1980s he was employed by Surry County Farm Bureau. He was a director in Surry Telephone Membership Corp. They were members of the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Four children were born to them:

Mark Monroe Goings born October 4, 1971
Elizabeth Aileen Goings born November 23, 1972
Mary Ellen Goings born February 27, 1977
Alicia Ann Goings born April 3, 1982
==O==
Alexander Marion Goins was born about 1892, probably in Surry County. He was married there at Mt. Airy to Nina Emma Pell February 17, 1915, according to a granddaughter, Carol Afton Goins Hensley. About 1917, they removed to Patrick County, Virginia to work on a tobacco farm.

Children born to Alexander Marion Goins and Nina Emma Pell Goins include:

Roscoe Gene Goins born February 17, 1916
Amy Alene Goins born about 1917
Rada Christine Elizabeth Goins born about 1919
Parry Lennis Goins born about 1921
Zola Francis Goins born about 1923
Vodia Mabel Goins born about 1926
Hubert Marion Goins born about 1929
Carson Harlis Goins born about 1933

Roscoe Gene Goins, son of Alexander Marion Goins and Mina Emma Pell Goins, was born February 17, 1916 on his parents first wedding anniversary. He attended school in the one-room McBride School through the fifth grade. During the depres­sion, in his late teens, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Harrisonburg, Virginia and was assigned to forestry work. Afterward he returned home and secured a job working on the Blue Ridge Scenic Highway.

He was married in Hillsville, Virginia December 19, 1937 to Martha Emillie Puckett, daughter of Paola Puckett and Mary Belle Shelton Puckett. She was born December 22, 1917. At that time he was employed by North Carolina Granite Com­pany’s quarry.

He was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he was employed by Blue Bell Clothing Company in Greensboro, North Carolina as tractor-trailer driver for 25 years. Later he worked as a driver for Hennis Freight Lines in Winston-Salem, North Carolina before retiring in 1971. He died February 6, 1978 and was buried in Goins Family Cemetery at Claudville, Virginia.

Children born to Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins include:

Gene Carson Goins born November 8, 1938
Mary Emillie Goins born February 12, 1940
Pansy Beatrice Goins born August 3, 1941
Carol Afton Goins born February 13, 1943
Billie Ray Goins born November 30, 1944
Pauline Elizabeth Goins born September 23, 1946
Glenn Russell Goins born July 27, 1948
Garry Warren Goins born March 14, 1953
Douglas David Goins born October 13, 1955
Johnnie Marian Goins born December 15, 1957

Gene Carson Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born November 8, 1938. He died November 15, 1940 at the age of two and was buried in the Goins family cemetery.

Mary Emillie Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born August 3, 1941. She was married to Haskell Easter about 1961.

Pansy Beatrice Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born August 3, 1941. She was married to Henry Goins about 1962.

Carol Afton Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born February 13, 1943. She was married to Burton Hensley about 1964.

Billie Ray Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born November 30, 1944. He was married to Judith Holt about 1967. Children born to Billie Ray Goins and Judith Holt Goins are unknown.

Pauline Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born September 23, 1946. She was married to Gary Wright about 1966.

Glenn Russell Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born July 27, 1948. He was mar­ried about 1971 to Kathleen Pack. Of Glenn Russell Goins and Kathleen Pack Goins nothing more is known.

Garry Warren Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born March 14, 1953. He was married about 1976 to Nancy McCraw. Garry Warren Goins and Nancy McCraw Goins continued in Surry County.

Douglas David Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born October 13, 1955. He was married about 1978 to Kathy Midkiff. Children born to Dou­glas David Goins and Kathy Midkiff Goins are unknown.

Johnnie Marian Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born December 15, 1957. She was married about 1975 to Phillip Ladd.

Amy Alene Goins, daughter of Alexander Marion Goins and Mina Emma Pell Goins, was born about 1917. She was mar­ried about 1938 to James Goins.

Rada Christine Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1919. She was married about 1939 to Howard Davis.

Parry Lennis Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1921. She was married about 1941 to Edmund Lewis.

Zola Francis Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1923. She was married about 1946 to Johnny Wilson.

Vodia Mabel Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1926. She was married about 1947 to Benjamin Rice.

Hubert Marion Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1929. He was married to Mary Agnes Matthews about 1952. Children born to Huert Marion Goins and Mary Agnes Matthews Goins are unknown.

Carson Harlis Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1933.
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Bessie Goins, daughter of Elmer Goins and Rosie Lee Culler Goins, was born August 24, 1926 in Surry County. She was married about 1943 to David M. Kiger. Bessie “Betsey” Goins Kiger died May 26, 2001, according to her obituary in the “Winston Salem Journal” of May 27, 2001.

“Mrs. Bessie Goins “Betsy” Kiger, 74, of 5280 Phelps Drive died Saturday May 26, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a period of declining health. Mrs. Kiger was born in Surry County on Aug. 24, 1926, the daughter of Elmer and Rosie Lee Culler Goins. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David M. Kiger of the home; three daughters, Jean Collins and husband Claude of Winston-Salem, Shirley Williams of Walkertown and Judy Watson and husband Roger of Rural Hall; one son, Tim Kiger of Walkertown; eight grandchildren, Greg Warner, Vivian Williams, Bronna Gesler, Sherry Doub, Joe Williams, David Watson, Robbie Watson and Brian Kiger; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Carpenter and Hester Dillon, both of Ellerbe; two brothers, the Rev. Otis Goins of Albemarle and Robert Goins of Ellerbe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Goins, in September 2000. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem.”
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Elisha Goins was born in 1873 in Surry County, parents unknown. He was married there March 4, 1894 to Angeline Smith. She was born in Patrick County Virginia in 1868 to Ewell Smith and Mary Elizabeth Henry Smith. Children born to Elisha Goins and Angeline Smith Goins are unknown.
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Fuel Goins was married to Sintha Ham April 12, 1848 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1085, bondsman John Kimbell, bond 000144708. Nothing more is known of Fuel Goins and Sintha Ham Goins.
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George W. Goins was married February 21, 1862 to Mary C. Clark by J. A. Whittington, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01086, bondsman J. A. Whittington, 144710. Children born to George W. Goins and Mary C. Clark Goins are unknown.
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Joseph Goins was enumerated February 13, 1786 in the state census of Surry County, Capt. Gaines District, page 1:

“Goins, Joseph white male over 21 or over 60
white female
white male under 21 or over 60
white male under 21 or over 60
white female
one negro 12-50″

His name was also recorded as “Joseph Goine” in Surry County.
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Pencie Goins was married about 1900 to Bud Hooker. They were living in Surry County in 1907 when a daughter was born to them:

Vellie Jane Hooker born September 24, 1907

Vellie Jane Hooker, daughter of Bud Hooker and Pencies Goins Hooker, was born September 24, 1907 in Surry County. She was married about 1925 to Charles Otis Martin. She died July 22, 2001 at her home in Mt. Airy at the age of 93.
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Sanders Goins was born of parents unknown about 1835. He was married about 1860 to Hannah Reynolds, according to Dianne Wood, Box 1990, LaGrange, Georgia, 30141. Children born to Sanders Goins and Hannah Reynolds Goins include:

Jessie Allen Goins born in 1861

Jessie Allen Goins, son of Sanders Goins and Hannah Reynolds Goins, was born in 1861 in Surry County. He was married there in 1891 to Martha S. Shropshire who was born in 1874. He died there in 1921, and Martha S. Shropshire Goins survived until 1962 when she died in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Children born to them include:

Fannie Goins born in 1903

Fannie Goins, daughter of Jessie Allen Goins and Martha S. Shropshire Goins, was born in 1903. She was married about 1921 to Richard Elbert Snow. She died in 1996. Children born to them are unknown.
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Allen Gowen was married November 28, 1834 to Martha Beasley, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Anderson Ennis was their bondsman. Children born to Allen Gowen and Martha Beasley Gowen are unknown.
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Isaac Gowen was married September 28, 1820 to Nancy Gra­ham by William Mabury, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” John Taylor was the bondsman. Children born to Isaac Gowen and Nancy Graham Gowen are unknown.
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Seaboard Gowen was married March 27, 1818 to Sally Reynolds by Eli Crouk, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Nathaniel Reynolds was their bondsman. It is unknown if Seaboard Gowen and Sally Reynolds Gowen remained there.
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William P. Gowings was married November 1, 1866 to Lavina J. Davis, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868,” record 1087, Bond No.144747. F. V. Banner was their bondsman. Of William P. Gowings and Lavina J. Davis Gowings nothing more is known.
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William Goyens, Sr, “free colored” was born in 1762. He was described as a mulatto by Diane Prince, author of “William Goyens, Free Negro on the Texas Frontier” submitted as her master’s thesis.

He enlisted in Revolutionary service at age 19 on May 25, 1781 in Capt. Dixon’s Company in the 10th North Carolina Regiment commanded by Col. Abraham Shepard for one year’s service. He was discharged as a private May 25, 1782. He was married in the same year to a white woman, name unknown. In 1793 he was remarried, wife’s name Elizabeth, according to the research of Cyndie Goins Hoelscher, Foundation member and descendant of Corpus Christi, Texas. “William Going, Revolutionary soldier and his wife, Elizabeth Going” were recorded in North Carolina in 1793.

In 1835, he was shown as an invalid pensioner of the North Carolina militia, age 72, living in Surry County on the Virginia border.

In the 1840 census of Surry County, page 54 the enumerator noted on his report that “William Goin, Revolutionary pensioner, age 78” was the head of a household composed of:

“Goin, William free colored male 55-100
free colored female 55-100”

Another entry, apparently a duplicate, in the census showed “William Going, Revolutionary pensioner, age 78” as the head of a Surry County household on page 65. The family was com­posed of:

“Going, William free colored male 55-100
free colored female 36-55
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10
free colored male 0-10
free colored male 0-10”

Five other free colored families were enumerated in Surry County in 1840. They may have removed to Moore County, North Carolina after the 1840 census.

Children born to William Going and Elizabeth Going include:

Leah Goyens born about 1793
William Goyens born in 1794
Mary Goyens born about 1795

Other children born to William Going and Elizabeth Going, according to Lyle Gibson, include Henry Gowen, Levy Gowen and Edward Gowen.

Leah Goyens, daughter of William Going and Elizabeth Going, was born about 1783. Cynthia Goins Hoelscher, Foundation member of Corpus Christi, Texas wrote April 3, 1996 that “Leah Goins” and Sandy Murchison were the parents of an illegitimate son, “William Daniel Goins” who was born in November 1823 in Moore County. She also wrote, “Family tradition states that Daniel had three brothers who set up a horse trading post in Mississippi and sold horses to both Union and Confederate troops. These unidentified Goins brothers reportedly never came back to North Carolina and probably settled in Mississippi, Texas or somewhere out west.”

Regarded as children of Leah Goyens are:

John M. Goyens born about 1811
William Daniel Goins born in November 1823

John M. Goyens, son of Leah Goyens was born in Moore County about 1811. A petition certified and approved by the District Court of Carthage, North Carolina, dated in 1845, established that “John M. Goyens, grandson of William Goyens, Sr. and his wife, a free white woman” was the son of Leah Goyens.

“John M. Goins, born about 1811” is regarded by David Goings, Foundation member of Orlando, Florida as his ancestor. Madge W. Philbeck, Foundation member of Statesville, North Carolina is also descended from this line.

“John M. Goans, 35, single, carpenter, born in North Carolina” was enumerated in the 1850 census of Cherokee County. In 1858 he was a farmer in Anderson County, Texas. He sold his farm February 11, 1861.

William Daniel Goins, illegitimate son of Sandy Murchison and Leah Goins, was born in November 1823, according to the research of Cyndie Goins Hoelscher. She wrote:

“The Confederate Soldiers section of the Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina was the setting for an intriguing mystery that revolved around the grave of Confederate Soldier #164. The inconspicuous white tombstone concealed a secret identity that would not be revealed until 80 years after the death of the Civil War veteran. The veteran was Daniel Goins of Randolph County, North Carolina.

Daniel Goins, a.k.a. William Daniel Goins, a.k.a. Daniel M. Goins, was born about November 1823 in Moore County, North Carolina. He was the illegitimate son of Sandy Murchison and Leah Goins who was born about 1790 in Virginia or North Carolina.

He was married in 1856 to Margaret Goins, daughter of William and Kizziah “Kizzie” Sinclair Goins of Moore County. In 1860 Daniel Goins was enumerated as the head of a “mulatto” household in adjoining Lee County, North Carolina.

On September 9, 1861, Daniel Goins answered the call for Confederate patriots and enlisted in Company I, 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment for the duration of the war. His records were posted from Carthage, North Carolina, county seat of Moore County. He also served in the Nineteenth North Carolina Caborn in VAlry Regiment, according to “North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865.”

While Daniel was away, in November of 1862, his four-year-old daughter, Celia Ann died and was buried in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lee County. Her tiny brown headstone is easy to miss since it rests in the shadow of a large pine tree, but her grave is the second oldest in the cemetery.

An entry on the company roster for the date August 18, 1863 had a notation that Daniel had started home on a 30-day leave to obtain a fresh horse for service. Three months later Daniel was wounded in battle. He received a gunshot wound to his left foot, shooting off his fourth toe at the first joint. This occurred at a skirmish at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Daniel was also at the Battle of Fredricksburg, Virginia where he received a broken arm when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia in 1865 and shortly afterwards, returned home to Lee County.

In 1870, Daniel and his family had moved to nearby Randolph County, North Carolina where he was farming. Margaret must have died between 1880 and 1895, for there is no other reference to her. Her eleventh child was born about 1880. In 1896, Daniel, age 72 was married to Miss Della Pritchard, age 19. They settled on Pritchard lands in Back Creek Township in Randolph County, North Carolina where two sons were born to them.

The marriage was disastrous, and after the birth of their second son, Della threw Daniel out of the house. She hauled a large chest containing his Civil War uniforms and personal effects out into a field and burned it to cinders. In her anger, she also burned his pictures, and as a result no pictures have been found of our ancestor Daniel Goins.

After the rift between Daniel and his young second wife, he left Randolph County and was enumerated as a wid­owed boarder with the John Truitt family in Boon Station Township, Elon College, Alamance County, North Carolina in the 1900 federal census. In 1901, he went to the Altamahaw Post Office in Alamance County to apply for his Civil War pension, but his application was rejected because the pension board members felt that the 77-year-old man was still fit enough to continue working as a farmer or had plenty of children to look after him.

In 1902, Daniel was admitted to the Old Soldier’s Home in Raleigh. This is where the mystery began. As ge­nealogists, we were frustrated as we kept looking for our Civil War ancestor among these records in Raleigh. To our dismay, Daniel Goins vanished without a trace.

With the aid of an archivist at Raleigh, we were able to unfold the mystery of what became of our ancestor, Daniel Goins. He was admitted in the Old Soldiers Home in Raleigh under the name of Daniel Owens. The records describe him as being 5′ 11″ and light complexioned. The archivist explained that the rules for admittance in the Old Soldiers Home stated that the applicant could not have any relatives who would be able to care for him. Daniel had more than enough offspring, but apparently he felt that he could not turn to any of them to take him in, so he registered under an assumed name.

Daniel Goins stayed at the Old Soldier’s Home until his death on June 7, 1907. No family members claimed his body, nor is there any indication that any of them were notified of his death due to his assumed name and the circumstances of his admittance. The State of North Carolina buried him in the Confederate Section of the Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

The stone on Daniel’s grave bore only the inscribed number, #164, but the records stated that the soldier was Daniel OWENS. The archivist agreed that Daniel Owens and Daniel Goins were the same man, by checking the regimental rosters. The rosters for the 19th North Carolina Cavalry regiment did not contain a soldier by the name of Daniel Owens, but Daniel Goins’s name was listed. Jeff Morton, a member of the Col. Leonidas Lafayette Polk Camp No. 1486, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Garner, North Carolina, also reviewed the records and concluded that Daniel Owens was indeed Daniel Goins. A new marker was erected by the Sons of the Confederacy so that all will know that the mystery of Confederate Soldier #164 is solved, and Daniel Goins’s final resting place has been correctly identified.”

Children born to William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins include:

Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins born January 4, 1856
Celia Goins born Sept. 5, 1858
Cora Goins born about 1860
Thomas M. Goins born about 1862
George B. Goins born about 1864
Margaret “Maggie” Goins born about 1866
Pauline Goins born about 1868
Laura E. Goins born about 1870
William E. Goins born about 1873
Rosetia Goins born about 1875
Kizziah “Kizzie” Goins born about 1880

Children born to William Daniel Goins and Della Prichard Goins include:

Charlie Braxton Goins born October 9, 1896
Hal Worth Goins born in December 1898

Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born January 4, 1856 in Lee County. He was married March 24, 1882 to Martha Cran­ford, daughter of Ransom Cranford and Nancy Linnens Cran­ford, according to Cyndie Goins Hoelscher. He died in Grant Township, Randolph County January 4, 1894.

Children born to Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins and Martha Cranford Goins include:

Columbus Asbury “Lum” Goins born in September 1884
William Harvey “Harp” Goins born September 20, 1885
Norvie Jane Goins born September 15, 1888
Benjamin Franklin Goins born June 23, 1889
Rufus Emory Goins born April 20, 1891

Columbus Asbury “Lum” Goins, son of Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born in Septem­ber 1884 in Lee County. He was married to Bertie Mae Thompson in Randolph County, North Carolina. He died there June 12, 1940.

William Harvey “Harp” Goins, son of Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born September 20, 1885. He was married about 1908 to Nellie Cox in Ran­dolph County. He died there March 1, 1968.

Norvie Jane Goins, daughter of Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born September 15, 1888. She was married about 1908 to Orlendo Yow of Lee County. She died February 2, 1986 in Randolph County.

Benjamin Franklin Goins, son of Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born June 23, 1889 in Lee County. He was married September 9, 1909 to Laura E. Jordan who was born October 10, 1891 in Montgomery County, North Carolina. She died November 10, 1957 in Randolph County. He died there January 19, 1970.

Children born to Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins include:

Clarence Goins born in 1911
Lloyd Goins born in May 1913
Ervin Goins born June 9, 1915
Grady Goins born April 28, 1918
Farley Benjamin Goins born March 4, 1920
Ernest Goins born December 28, 1921
Laura Louise Goins born March 17, 1923
Vela May “Vallie” Goins born May 3, 1925
William Page Goins born September 22, 1927

Clarence Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in 1911. He died in 1912.

Lloyd Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in May 1913 in Randolph County.

Ervin Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born June 9, 1915 at Cedar Grove, North Carolina in Randolph County. He was married October 27, 1934 to Lovie Jane Haddock who was born June 11, 1919 to Alice Haddock. Alice Haddock was the daughter of Sherman Haddock and Mollie Hooker Haddock. He died at Asheboro, North Carolina May 9, 1977, and she died there May 22, 1979.

Children born to Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins include:

David Eugene Goins born May 24, 1935
Clarence Leon Goins born October 30, 1937
Wade McClendon Goins born April 15, 1941
Janice Marion Goins born April 10, 1944
Marjorie Marie Goins born June 1, 1946
Robert Steve Goins born January 17, 1951
Curtis Ray Goins born February 29, 1956

David Eugene Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Had­dock Goins, was born May 24, 1935 at Asheboro. He was married about 1951 to Arlene Roberts. In 1996 they continued at Asheboro.

Children born to David Eugene Goins and Arlene Roberts Goins include:

Patricia Dale Goins born November 17, 1952
Bruce Goins born February 8, 19548
Doug Goins born March 2, 1955

Patricia Dale Goins, daughter of David Eugene Goins and Ar­lene Roberts Goins, was born November 17, 1952. She was married about 1980 to Michael Bennett.

Children born to them include:

Michael Shawn Bennett born June 8, 1955

Clarence Leon Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Had­dock Goins, was born at Asheboro October 30, 1937. Clarence Leon Goins was married November 26, 1960 to Evelyn Marie Jackson, according to Nueces County Marriage License 67888.

Evelyn Marie Jackson was born January 6, 1942 in Jim Wells County, Texas. In 1996 and in 2002, they lived in Corpus Christi, Texas where he, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of his lineage.

Children born to Clarence Leon Goins and Evelyn Marie Jack­son Goins include:

Cynthia Marie “Cyndie” Goins born October 27, 1961
Suzanne Elaine Goins born March 7, 1963

Cynthia Marie “Cyndie” Goins, daughter of Clarence Leon Goins and Evelyn Marie Jackson Goins, was born October 27, 1961 in Corpus Christi. She was married April 7, 1984 in Vi­olet, Texas to Ronald Jerome Hoelscher who was born December 11, 1951. In 1996 they lived in Corpus Christi. She, a member of the Foundation, is credited with researching the material in this section of the manuscript and making it available to her fellow researchers.

Suzanne Elaine Goins, daughter of Clarence Leon Goins and Evelyn Marie Jackson Goins, was born March 7, 1963 in Cor­pus Christi. In 1990 she lived in Montague, Michigan.

Children born to Suzanne Elaine Goins include:

Amber Nicole Goins born December 26, 1990

Wade McClendon “Buddy” Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born April 15, 1941 in Ran­dolph County.

Janice Marion Goins, daughter of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born April 10, 1944 in Asheboro in Ran­dolph County. She was married there June 18, 1960 to Morris Claxton Bell.

Children born to them include:

Elizabeth Bell born April 15, 1962
Morris Allen Bell born May 21, 1963
Jason Bell born October 17, 1964
Delores Faye Bell born January 1, 1967
Donnie Ray Bell [twin] born April 30, 1969
Donna Sue Bell [twin] born April 30, 1969

Marjorie Marie Goins, daughter son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born June 1, 1946 in Randolph County.

Robert Steve Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born January 17, 1951 in Randolph County. He was married about 1974 to Deborah Rush. He died March 11, 1991.

Children born to Robert Steve Goins and Deborah Rush Goins include:

Robert Steve “Robbie” Goins born about 1977
Tammy Rene Goins born about 1980

Robert Steve “Robbie” Goins, son of Robert Steve Goins and Deborah Rush Goins, was born about 1977. He was married May 5, 1990 to Quintana “Tana” Reeves in Asheboro. They were divorced in 1993.

Children born to Robert Steve “Robbie” Goins and Quintana “Tana” Reeves Goins include:

Robert Steve Goins born June 6, 1991
Aaron Lee Goins born September 11, 1992

Curtis Ray Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born February 29, 1956 in Randolph County. He was married there in Rebeca Key Vaughn about 1978. They were divorced in 1993.

Children born to Curtis Ray Goins and Rebecca Key Vaughn Goins include:

Sarah Ann Goins born November 9, 1979
Curtis Ray Goins born July 26, 1981

Grady Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in Randolph County April 28, 1918.

Farley Benjamin Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in Randolph County March 4, 1920.

Ernest Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born December 28, 1921. He died April 1, 1922.

Laura Louise Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born March 17, 1923.

Vela May “Vallie” Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born May 3, 1925. She died May 6, 1977.

William Page Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born September 22, 1927 in Ran­dolph County.

Rufus Emory Goins, son of Abraham Wellington “Bud” Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born April 20, 1891. He was married in Randolph County to Carrie Rich March 11, 1917. He died there September 21, 1955.

Celia Ann Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Mar­garet Goins Goins, was born September 5, 1858. She died November 17, 1862 and was buried at Central United Methodist Church Cemetery in Moore County

Cora Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1860. She was married March 13, 1882 to Jonathan H. Lewallen, according to Randolph County Marriage Book 4, page 105.

Thomas M. Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1862.

George B. Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1864 in Moore County.

Margaret “Maggie” Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1866. She was married September 13, 1903, according to Randolph County Marriage Book 6, page 51.

Pauline Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1868 in Moore County.

Laura E. Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Mar­garet Goins Goins, was born about 1870 in Moore County.

William E. Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1872 in Moore County.

Rosetia Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1874 in Moore County.

Kizziah “Kizzie” Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1880. She was married June 30, 1905 to P. L. Loudermilk, according to Randolph County marriage records.

Charlie Braxton Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Della Prichard, was born October 9, 1896 in Randolph County, according to Cyndie Goins Hoelscher.

Hal Worth Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Della Prichard, was born in December 1898 in Randolph County.
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Sally Gowin was married to Henry Hensdale November 7, 1864 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1106, Bond No. 145139. The marriage was performed by Julius Ferrill.
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William Goyens, believed to be a son of William Goings and Elizabeth “Betsy” Goings, was born in 1794 in North Carolina of a “free colored” father and a “white” mother. He rose above the constrictions imposed by his dark skin to become an ad­venturer, a soldier, a pirate, an interpreter, a diplomat and a Texas millionaire and philanthropist. He was a resident of Moore County.

Early in his life, he became aware of the stigma of a dark-col­ored skin in slave-holding North Carolina, and he went to the district judge and requested a certificate from the court estab­lishing that he was “free colored,” the best he could do in North Carolina. He carefully guarded this treasured document and carried it with him wherever he went for the rest of his life, presenting it upon occasions to prove that he was not a runaway slave.

William Goyens learned in his early years in North Carolina that slavery was forbidden in the Spanish province of Coahuila y Tejas and concluded that his destiny lay there. He was aware that making his way across several slave states from North Carolina to Texas would be hazardous with his dark complexion, so he “became a Cherokee” and moved freely with the tribesmen toward the southwest. In 1814, “William Goyens of the Cherokee Nation” gave power of attorney to John Lowery to collect money due him.

When the British Navy showed up at the mouth of the Mis­sissippi in December 1814 with 50 ships and 10,000 men under Maj.-Gen. Edward Packinham, William Goyens answered the call for volunteers.

When Gen. Andrew Jackson assembled his forces, William Goyens served in three different units in the Battle of New Or­leans, according to “War of 1812 Veterans in Texas” by Mary Smith Foy. He was a private in the company commanded by Capt. James B. Moore. When his fellow soldiers resented “serving with a nigger,” he transferred to Capt. Jacob Short’s company of U.S. Mounted Rangers. When that became intolerable, he became a member of Capt. Samuel Judy’s company of Mounted Illinois Militia.

After the British withdrew following the death of Packinham and their defeat in the Battle of Chalmette, William Goyens af­filiated with Jean Lafitte and his Barataria Bay pirates to avoid the threat of slavery, according to historian R. B. Blake. He jumped ship in Galveston Bay and made his way in 1821 to Nacogdoches, his original destination, according to “Monument to a Black Man” by Daniel James Kubiak. Shipmates from the Lafitte fleet who accompanied him to Nacogdoches included Latney Parrott, Raymond Daley and John Ayres, according to Don C. Marler, Barataria historian of Hemphill, Texas.

In Nacogdoches, his color proved to be an asset. When the Mexicans and Anglos there staged an uprising in the Guiterrez-Magee-Long revolt, the Spanish army came down hard. Nacogdoches had been nearly obliterated by the Spanish reaction, according to “People and Places in Texas Past” by June Rayfield Welch. Stephen F. Austin wrote that when he passed through the town in 1821, Nacogdoches had only five houses and a church left standing. The home of William Goyens whom the Spanish commander regarded as neither Mexican nor Anglo was preserved.

William Goyens who fluently spoke Spanish, Cherokee and several Indian dialects was used by the Spanish, the Mexicans and later the Texans to maintain peace with the Indians who trusted him as well. Goyens became a negotiator as well as an interpreter.

He became a large property owner in Nacogdoches, opened an inn, a blacksmith shop, a gunsmith shop, a wagon factory and operated a freight line, hauling goods from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches. On a trip to Natchitoches in 1826, he was seized as a runaway slave by William English who planned to sell him in the Louisiana slave auction. He offered William English more money for his freedom than he would bring in the slave market and posted bond to guarantee payment. Upon return to Texas he retained attorney [later senator] Thomas Jefferson Rusk to represent him in court. When his North Carolina certificate was produced as evidence, he won the case and was successful in getting his obligations to English declared null and void. Having had a taste of victory in the courtroom, he became a constant litigant, being involved in over three dozen lawsuits during the next decade.

On May 7, 1826 he bought a lot in Nacogdoches from Pierre Mayniel for 70 pesos, and this became the first in a long string of real estate transactions recorded in his name in Nacogdoches. He was recorded as a blacksmith in the 1828 census of Nacogdoches. He was appointed by the Mexican government as an Indian agent to deal with the Cherokees, and upon occasions he negotiated with other tribes. He was trusted by the Indians and the Mexicans and Anglo-Americans in East Texas, as well.

A flood of Anglos from the southern states began to flow into Mexican Texas, many bringing their slaves with them, and the practice was gradually tolerated by the government. As further protection against being again labelled as a runaway slave, Goyens became a slave owner himself. On January 3, 1829, he bought Jerry, 26-year-old slave from John Durst for 700 pesos.

In the Mexican census of 1828 the household of William Goyens was recorded:

“Goyens, William 43, single blacksmith
Linse, Jususa 20, agreg. single [Lindsey]
Linse, Maria 26, widow
Manuel 10, her son”

On June 1, 1829, he was enumerated in the district “from At­toyac to Nacogdoches:”

“Goyens, William 44, single, blacksmith
Lindsey, Jesus 21, single
Lindsey, Mary, 27, widow
Manuel 11, her son [Henry]”

On June 30, 1830, he was recorded in the district “from Attoyac to Trinity River” and reported three slaves:

“Goyens, William 34, single, blacksmith,
Catholic
Maria Petra 32, Catholic
Henry, her son 11
Sallie, slave 30
Luiza, her daughter 6
Juliana, her daughter 3”

In that year he was recorded as a Catholic, a requirement of every landowner in Texas. On November 13, 1830, he purchased an unstated amount of land “in the fork of LaNana and Banito,” from Jose Marie Procela for $50, according to a Mexican deed which was transcribed into Nacogdoches County Deed Book C, page 115.

On January 18, 1831, William Goyens appeared on a “List of Foreigners living in Nacogdoches.” On June 30, 1831, the enumerator recorded him “in the district from Attoyac to the Trinity:”

“Goyens, William 36, single, blacksmith,
Catholic
Ma. Polly 35, with him, Catholic
Henry 13, child of hers
Sexo, slave 32
Luisa 7, her child
Juliana 4, her child
Eli 1, her child”

In 1832 William Goyens, at age 38, proposed marriage to Mary “Polly” Pate Sibley, a white widow who was born in Georgia in 1795, also age 38. Her brothers came from Georgia to block her marriage to a black man, but then consented when they learned that she was marrying a “Melungeon” rather than a Negro, according to Benjamin Lundy. She had one son, Henry J. Sibley, by her first marriage who visited Nacogdoches frequently from Louisiana. In the Mexican census, married women were listed by their maiden names. In 1832, the household was recorded as:

“Goyens, William 38, single, blacksmith, Catholic
Maria Mose 37, single, aggreg.
Henry 14, her son
Ma. Lera 34, slave
Ma. Luisa 7, her daughter
Ma. Juliana 5, her daughter
Ma. Ylalla 3, her daughter
Jose Juan 6/12, her son”

In 1833, the family remained static:

“Goyens, William 39, single, blacksmith, Catholic
Maria Mose 38, single, aggreg.
Henry 15, her son
Ma. Sarah 35, slave
Ma. Luisa 8, her daughter
Ma. Juliana 6, her daughter
Ma. Ylalla 4, her daughter
Jose Juan 1, her son”
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In 1833, “Leonardo Goyens, blacksmith” was enumerated, according to “Nacogdoches–Gateway to Texas, a Biographical Directory, 1773-1849” by Carolyn Reeves Ericson. His enumeration read:

“Goyens, Leonardo 31 blacksmith, single
Jane 31, aggregated
Maria 16, her daughter
Sally 14, her daughter
Thomas 12, her son
Priscilla 10, her daughter
Pole [Polly?] 8
Leonardo, 4, her son
Malinda 2, her daughter”

Leonardo Goyens was identified by The “Handbook of Texas Online” as Leonard G. Williams.

Leonard G. Williams, son of Thomas Williams and Maria Pris-cilla Williams, was born in 1802 in Tennessee. The family was in Missouri Territory [now Arkansas] in 1818 and in Red River County, Texas in 1819. Williams noticed the favorable treatment that William Goyens received from the Spanish authorities and saw the benefit of a close relationship with him. This is believed to be the reason why he chose to use the pseu-donym of Leonardo Goyens when he was enumerated in the 1833 census.

By 1821 Leonard G. Williams was in the Nacogdoches Dis-trict. He received a Mexican grant March 28, 1829 which included the town of Mt. Enterprise in future Rusk County. This grant was for services in the Fredonian Rebellion, during which he and William Goyen had served under Col. Peter Ellis Bean. Bean had first come to Texas in 1800 in the star-crossed expe-dition of Phillip Nolan. Phillip Nolan was in Texas ostensibly for the capture of wild horses, but he fell under Spanish suspi-cion because of his connection with the Aaron Burr conspiracy.
Phillip Nolan confronted the Spanish army near present-day Waco, Texas. Nolan was killed in the action, and his small 20-man force was defeated. Nine survivors were taken prisoner and sent to Mexico City for hanging. Of the nine, only Peter El-lis Bean escaped the gallows. He pledged his allegiance to Spain and was returned to Texas as a Spanish officer.

Williams was married to Nancy Isaacs, the niece of Cherokee Indian chief Richard Fields. They had nine children. The fam-ily professed to be Roman Catholic to be able to own land. Nancy died about 1832. Williams then was married to Jane Ware and their union produced three children. Williams served in the revolutionary army at the siege of Bexar, where he lost sight in one eye. He was a sergeant in Benton’s Regiment of Regular Rangers and enrolled on March 31, 1836, for three months extra duty at Williams Crossing on the Neches River.

He served with Thomas J. Rusk and William Goyens during the suppression of the Córdova Rebellion. On February 3, 1840, Williams was appointed as a commissioner to inspect the land office in Houston County. He was given the title of colonel by Sam Houston, who in 1842 appointed him one of four commis-sioners to deal with the Indians. He participated in the Tehua-cana Creek Councils and was an Indian agent at Torrey’s Trad-ing Post. During a trade trip as Indian agent for Houston, Wil-liams found Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured at Ft. Parker by the Comanche Indians. He was later sent as United States agent to try and ransom her. Although Williams used an “X” to sign various documents, he was considered an intelligent man with knowledge of seven or eight Indian dialects. He died in April 1854 on his homestead and was buried in what is now Pitts Cemetery in Limestone County. Williams was recognized for his service to Texas in the United States Congressional Rec-ord on April 8, 1965, and by the Texas Legislature in May 1965.
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In 1834, the household of William Goyens was recorded as:

“Goyens, William 40, single, blacksmith,
Catholic
Mose Maria 39, single
Henry 16, her son
Ma. Laura 35, slave
Ma. Luisa 9, her daughter
Ma. Juliana 7, her daughter
Ma. Ellala 5, her daughter
Jose Juan 2, her son”

On December 18, 1834 William Goyens traded a wagon to Juan Lazarin for 200 acres of land “on the Moral and the Ailitos,” according to a Mexican deed transcribed into Nacogdoches County Deed Book E, page 362.

In 1835, in the last Mexican census, the enumeration read:

“Goyens, William 40, married, blacksmith
Page, Marie 39,
Goyens, Henry 16, her son
Calare, Robert 5,
Sallie 30, negro slave
Juliana 8
Haire 6
John 4
James 30, negro”
Jose Juan 2, her son”

Robert Calare, in the enumeration, is regarded by Sue Moore, a researcher of Longview, Texas, as the son of Susan Callier. She was the daughter of Robert Callier who was murdered in Nacogdoches in the 1820s. His age may have “15” rather than “5”. “Robert Collier” was later enumerated in the census of the household of William Goyens in 1850 as “31.”

Sue Moore wrote:

“Susan Callier was the daughter of Robert Callier. According to Alexander Horton, a contemporary and sheriff in the area, she was married to a Charles Chandler, but had wanted to marry Matt Yocum. She had been prevented by her father from this marriage. Then Matt Yocum, of the Yocum gang, and James “Jim” Callier/Collier, brother to Susan’s father Robert, mur-dered Robert as he slept in bed beside his wife Harriet Fenley Callier. Harriet then was married to John S. Roberts and made him wealthy with what had belonged to Robert. They owned for a time the Old Stone Fort, so important in Texas history. They denounced Susan who was in turn, rejected by the Yo-cums since Matt had been killed by Charles Chandler. Then Susan turned in-to a prostitute in Nacogdoches, servicing the Mexican soldiers, according to Horton’s account. She had a child, Robert Callier who for a time was living with Peter Ellis Bean, and was even called Robert Bean. Then by 1835, he was with William Goyens until, at least the 1850 census, when he is still in William’s household. The Calliers were wealthy and prominent people in Alabama, and Susan’s grandfather had been the chief militia officer in the Alabama portion of the Missis-sippi Territory.”

In 1836, during the Texas Revolution, William Goyens was given the important task of keeping the Cherokees on friendly terms with the Texans. And a friend of his, Sam Houston, who also had lived with the Cherokees earlier, became general of the Texas Army. On May 10, 1837 he was referred to as an Indian agent in official Texas records.

On October 5, 1836 “Guillermo Goen” received a deed from Mariano Sanchez to his headright, paying $30 for the labor [177 acres] of land, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book H, page 522.

Following the Revolution, Williams Goyens purchased land with a large promontory located four miles west of Nacog­doches which became known as Goyens’ Hill. There he con­structed a large, two-story mansion, with a sawmill and a gristmill located on Moral Creek, just west of his home.

He appeared in the 1837 Nacogdoches County tax roll as the owner of 1,270 acres of land valued at $7,247. William Goyens received a deed from Elizabeth Stanley by William C. Stanley to 1/4 league [1,107 acres] “on Pafers Creek, east of the Shawnee village” for $1,100 December 15, 1837, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book I, page 91.

David Towns deeded land, acreage not stated, to William Goyens June 6, 1838, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book I, page 70. He would sell this land, 100 acres, to Mary Comb seven years later.

On October 1, 1838 he purchased two tracts, one for 40 acres, for $500 from Juan Ysidro Acosta, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book E, page 256. Acosta declared that the property was part of a league between the Bayous Alazan and Moral granted to him “by the government of Coahuila y Tejas where I lived in 1825.”

He bought a quarter league on Shawnee Bayou December 20, 1838 from William Gann for $715, according to “Nacogdoches County, Texas Families.” Gann later stated that he “sold land to one of Jean Lafitte’s pirates, according to Mary Linn Limbert, a Gann descendant.

On December 31, 1838 he purchased two tracts of land, acreage not stated, from James Sims for $3,000, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book E, page 332.

William Goyens paid $450 for an interest in Greer’s Mills and 40 acres of land from John C. Greer, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book L, page 110. The property was located “on the San Antonio road, about six miles west of Nacogdoches.”

William Goyens received a deed from William C. Stanley and his wife Elizabeth Stanley of Nacogdoches County January 21, 1839 to land which they had purchased from John J. Louhan January 30, 1838, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book C, page 116. The deed was not recorded until November 9, 1856.

He received another deed from the Stanleys January 31, 1839 to “land on Shawnee Prairie, east of Shawnee Village,” 1107 acres for $1,100, according to Deed Book B, page 401. This deed was recorded November 18, 1854.

Josiah L. Pettyjohn of Shelby County, Texas sold his headright certificate for $1,000 to William Goyens August 25, 1839, ac­cording to Nacogdoches County Deed Book K, page 630. Henry J. Sibley and Juan Ysidro Acosta witnessed the transac­tion.

Following the Revolution, “W. Goyen” filed claims with the Republic of Texas Secretary of State for payment of vouchers he held. The accounts were audited, and Voucher No. 8888 was issued for payment of the claims, according to records compiled by the Texas State Library & Archives, Microfilm Reel No. 58, Frames No. 445 and 446.

In the 1840 tax assessment of Nacogdoches County he paid a poll tax and an advalorem tax on 5,000 acres of land, city property in Nacogdoches, nine slaves, 30 head of cattle and a silver watch. The Republic of Texas made no allowance for a free Negro to vote nor to own land, producing additional evidence that William Goyens was not regarded as a Negro.

However, the Republic of Texas passed, in February 1840, a law which ordered all free blacks to leave the state or be sold into slavery. Three petitions were submitted to the Texas Congress by local whites protesting the removal of the Ashworths in Jefferson County. Petitions were also submitted supporting Elisha Thomas and William Goyens of Nacogdoches County. Other petitions from around the state were submitted. The result was passage of the Ashworth Act in December 1840 which allowed all free blacks who had been in Texas when the Declaration of Independence was made to remain in the state, and it exempted from expulsion David and Abner Ashworth who had immigrated after the declaration.

On May 3, 1841 William Goyens filed suit against Patricio de Torres, according to Nacogdoches County Court Minute Book B, page 183. The defendant died before the case came to court.

On September 30, 1841, Adolphus Sterne, a magistrate and a promiment citizen of Nacogdoches recorded in his diary, “Verdict was had yesterday against William Goyens in favor of Elijah Loyd for a negro woman and some 6 or 7 children, formerly the property of Susan Collier.” The “negro woman and some 6 or 7 children” mentioned by Sterne may have been of the negro family enumerated in Goyens’ household in 1835.

On November 13, 1841, William Goyens sold the land he puchased from James Sims to Henry J. Sibley, his stepson, for $4,000, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book G, page 66. He had no compunction against making a profit on family members since he pocketed a $1,000 profit on the land which again was not described in acres.

Henry Raguet sold a quarter league to William Goyens for $1,107 January 24, 1842, according to Deed Book I, page 76. At the same time Raguet sold to him “1,500 acres on the west bank of the Moral Bayou” for $8,142, according to Deed Book N, page 94. On May 32, 1842 Raquet sold an “undivided 3/4 interest in a league of land on the east side of the Neches River granted to Anistacio Barela October 30, 1835” for William Goyen for $2,500, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book T, page 312.

Adolphus Sterne recorded in his diary August 27, 1842, “Was called upon to issue a capias against William Simons for shooting Wm. Goyens with intent to murder. Heard nothing up to this evening from Goyens nor the shooting man.”

On the following day he recorded, “Goyens who was shot by Wm. Simons is but slightly wounded–not enough to [do] any good.”

“William Gowen, laborer” was prosecuted for smuggling in Nacogdoches County May 10, 1844, according to the criminal court records of that county. He had been caught transporting without duty payment, “a hat, 10 pounds of coffee” and other contraband.

On April 12, 1845, William Goyens “of Nacogdoches County” gave a deed to Charles Chevalier for 1,107 acres [1/4 league] out of the John Walker League, according to adjoining Chero­kee County Deed Book I, page 36. Consideration was $1 per acre for the land which lay east of the Neches River.

On August 4, 1845, he deeded 100 acres “on the waters of the Batixa” to Mary Comb for $100, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book I, pages 69 and 76. Henry J. Sibley, his step-son, witnessed the transaction. On November 19, 1845, he deeded 1/4 league “on Halfmoon Prairie on Posser Creek” to Thomas Jefferson Rusk, his attorney, upon payment of $1,000, according to Deed Book I, page 103 and Deed Book B, page 405.

He appeared on the advalorem tax list of Nacogdoches County in 1845. Although his skin was dark, he appeared on the 1846 polltax list of the county. The polltax of $1 applied to every white male resident of Texas over 21 and to women who were heads of households within the state, according to “Poll Lists for 1846, Republic of Texas” by Marion Day Mullins. Thirty-seven of the state’s 254 counties had been organized by 1846.

William Goyens deeded a house and lot in Nacogdoches to Alexander Toost “for $100 and compliance with bond,” as evidenced in Deed Book I, page 308. He made a deed to Matthew Mosely August 24, 1848 for 100 acres of land ac­cording to Deed Book K, page 45. On December 12, 1848, he deeded land to Joseph Campbell at a price of $1.50 per acre, according to Deed Book K, page 45.

He was enumerated in the 1850 U.S. federal census, page 158 as the head of Household 344-344:

“Goyan, William 55, born in NC, farmer,
$12,000 real estate
Polly 55, born in GA, illiterate
Collier, Robert 31, born in TX, farmer, $320
in real estate
Darlin, Lewis 47, born in DE, farmer”

On January 3, 1851 William Goyens bought 150 acres of land for $5 at a sheriff’s sale, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book J, page 570. The land was previously owned by Isaac Whitaker. On October 4, 1851, William Goyens deeded 50 acres to Harrison Morrow for $75, according to Nacog­doches County Deed Book M, page 259. His charitable nature was revealed in his gift of “two cows and calves to Arena Paasche and children,” widow of D. R. Paasche in 1852, ac­cording to Nacogdoches County Deed Book K, page 690.

On March 15, 1853, he deeded to Jesse P. Bruton a tract of land for $1,712, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book L, page 71. On June 24, 1854 he gave a deed to Jose Mariano Acosta, Jr. to 50 acres for $50, according to Deed Book L, page 199.

On November 1, 1854 “William Goynes” received an affidavit from William Gann regarding the transfer of property on Shawnee Bayou, part of Stephen Stanley’s Headright, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book B, page 465.

On May 18, 1855 he purchased four slaves from W. N. Williams “travelling from Dallas County, Alabama,” according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book M, page 4. The slaves were identified as “Bob, aged 31, Lizer, age 26 [has deformed foot], Tom, aged 9 and Betsy, aged 2.” Upon payment of $500, he transferred land to Eli Willingham May 24, 1855, according to Deed Book L, page 634.

William Goyens gave a deed to Calvin Webb of Harris County, Texas November 10, 1855 to a league [4,428 acres] in Angelina County, Texas in the Anastacio Varilla Survey for $6,500, according to Angelina County Deed Book C, page 453.

Arnold Barrett received from William Goyens a “labor and 20 acres” for $500 on November 12, 1855, according to Deed Book M, page 32. On the same day he received a confirmation deed to a labor from V. J. Simpson, executor of the John Simp­son estate, according to Deed Book M, page 30.

On January 1, 1856, he sold 100 acres to Alexander Moyers for $150, according to Deed Book M, page 256. On January 17, 1856, he deeded to Thomas Collins 100 acres of land for $150, according to Deed Book M, page 357. This land came from the original grant to Juan I. Acosta.

William Goyens sold 100 acres located eight miles southwest of Nacogdoches near Alazan Creek to Alexander Myers at $1.50 per acre on January 17, 1856. On the same day, he sold 100 acres to Thomas J. Collins at the same price. He died June 20, 1856, soon after the death of his wife. They were buried in a cemetery near the junction of the Aylitos Creek with the Moral.

On April 30, 1861 Henry J. Hancock, administrator sold one-half acre from the Josiah Pettyjohn survey, west of Moral Bayou” to J. P. Bruton for $17, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book P, page 16. William L. Denman of adjoin­ing Angelina County succeeded Hancock as administrator. Denman appeared in probate court in November 1868 seeking approval to sell the remainder.

On January 29, 1869 he sold 900 acres in the Juan Ysidro Acosta Survey to Emory S. Huston, Jr. for $270, 31 cents per acre, according to Deed Book Q, page 168-170.

In the January 1870 court term, the administrator reported that there were no funds in the estate to pay taxes, and the county judge ordered Denman to “sell all land to pay indebtedness,” according to Nacogdoches County Probate Book 1, page 24.

Four hundred acres out of the same survey were sold by Den­man January 31, 1870 to A. Coleson for $400, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book Q, page 442. He sold 1,107 acres in Angelina County which had been granted to Stephen Stanley to Ludrock Teeble for $166.05. He sold 2,828 acres, part of the Augustus Barrella League, in Angelina County to Thomas H. Hollis for $424.20. Thomas H. Hollis also bought 1,280 acres in Houston County, part of the Palicarpio Prosella League for 256 January 24, 1878.

On September 8, 1879 the court reduced the administator’s fee from $250 to $100. The estate had total assets of $1,553.92 and disbursed $953.92, leaving a $600 residue. Claims against the estate totaled $981.83. The court ordered payment of 68c on the dollar to settle the claims, and the estate was closed.

The Angelina County Judge ordered on July 20, 1881 that the estate sell the last 1,107 acres in Angelina County, according to Angelina Deed Book K, page 20. The tract brought $166.15 or seven cents an acre.

Shortly before his death, William Goyens owned 3,818 acres in Nacogdoches County and 9,056 acres in neighboring Houston, Cherokee and Angelina counties. In 1967, the value of his real estate was estimated at $1,863,450, according to Diane Elizabeth Prince who documented his life as her thesis at Stephen F. Austin University.

No children were born to William Goyens and Mary “Polly” Pate Sibley Goyens. Henry J. Sibley had died in March 1849. His two daughters, Henrietta S. Sibley and Martha S. Sibley became the heirs to the estate of William Goyens and Mary “Polly” Pate Sibley Goyens. Henry C. Hancock, a Nacog­doches lawyer was appointed administrator of the estate at the time of the death of William Goyens.

On February 28, 1857 the administrator received one-fourth league from Bennett Blake for the Goyens estate for $266.64. The deed recited that Goyens and Blake had a verbal contract before he died to purchase the land, the headright of Henry J. Sibley which had been issued to him October 8, 1839.

On August 6, 1857, the heirs of Matthew Moseley received 120 acres of land from the estate in compliance with a title bond, as recorded in Deed Book M, pages 53 and 516. The land lay nine miles southwest of Nacogdoches on Moral Bayou. On September 2, 1857, Jesse P. Bruton received 1,071 acres of land located three miles west of Nacogdoches upon payment of $2.34 per acre, according to Deed Book M, page 598. This land was part of the headright of Henry J. Sibley. The land was “situated between Aylitos Creek and Mora Creek on the San Antonio road.”

Additional data on William Goyens is provided in “Diary of Adolphus Sterne,” “Memoirs” by Benjamin Lunday and “Writings of Sam Houston.”

Historians have recorded his exploits for over 150 years, always crediting his accomplishments to a Negro. The Texas Historical Commission sought to honor him in 1936 by erecting a monument at his gravesite. On it was inscribed:

“William Goyens, born a slave [error] in South Carolina [error], escaped [error] to Texas in 1821. Rendered valuable assistance to the Army of Texas, 1836; interpreter for the Houston-Forbes Treaty with the Cherokees, 1836. Acquired wealth and was noted for his charity. Died in his home on Goyen’s Hill, 1856. His skin was black; his heart true blue.”

Hadley Goyens, perhaps a nephew of William Goyens, made an appearance in Nacogdoches County records. He was born in Louisiana about 1840, according to his enumeration in the 1880 census. Hadley Goyens was born in Missouri in 1840, according to his son’s death certificate which may be less reliable.

On August 31, 1857, he was married to Miss Emily Adley by William Castler, Justice of the Peace, according to Nacogdoches County Marriage Book B, page 227. On September 26, 1857 Hadley Goyens gave a mortgage “on a horse and wagon and two yoke of oxen branded in William Goyens mark” to J. C. Kidd to secure payment, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book M, page 569.

On November 17, 1859 “Hadley Goynes” of Angelina County gave power of attorney to Robert F. Mitchell of Cherokee County, Texas “to receive my distribution I have in the estate of William Goyens, lately deceased in Nacogdoches County which is now in the hands of H. C. Hancock, administrator, revoking power of attorney previously given to M. B. Irwin of Angelina County, Texas for non-performance.

Emily Adley Goyens is presumed to have died prior to 1880. He was a resident of Polk County, Texas in 1871.

“Hadley Goynes” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Trinity County, Texas Enumeration District 110, page 32 in Precinct 4:

Goynes, Hadley, 40, born in LA, one-armed,
farmer, married
Mary 23, born in TX, mother born in
AL, wife
William 1, born in TX, father born in
LA, mother born in TX,
nephew”

“Champ Dale Goynes” also appeared in the 1880 census of Trinity County, according to the research of Sandra L. McKinnon Loridans of Chapala, Mexico. His parents, William Goynes and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goynes were enumerated with him. They were married May 26, 1870 in Live Oak County, Texas.

Children born to Hadley Goyens and Emily Adley Goyens are unknown.

Children born to William Goyens and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goyens include:

William Simon Goynes born November 25, 1871
Champ Dale Goynes born about 1879

William Simon Goynes, son of William Goynes and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goynes, was born November 25, 1871 in Polk County, Texas, according to Lorene Varner Brown, Foundation member of Kirbyville, Texas. She wrote January 27, 1997 that he was married in 1906 to Lucy Beulah Cline at Pendleton Ferry, Texas. She was the daughter of Thomas M. Cline and Sarah Ann Bradshaw Cline. Sarah Ann Bradshaw Cline was born June 6, 1842 in Mississippi and died Sepember 9, 1942 in Jasper, Texas. Thomas M. Cline was born about 1845 in Indi-ana and died in Jasper January 3, 1928.

William Simon Goynes was later remarried to Mollie Joel Cooper.

He was later a resident of Vidor, Orange County, Texas and was employed in the construction business there. He, a retired laborer, died October 21, 1957 at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 26 days of a mycardial infarction at Beaumont, Texas, according to Jefferson County, Texas Death Certificates No. 33173 and 56074. William Simon Goynes was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial park.

Children born to William Simon Goynes and Mollie Joel Cooper Goynes are unknown. Children born to William Simon Goynes and Lucy Beulah Cline Goynes include:

Ada Lovieann Goynes born in March 1913

Ada Lovieann Goynes, daughter of William Simon Goynes and Lucy Beulah Cline Goynes, was born in March 1913, according to a granddaughter, Lorene Varner Brown. She was married November 17, 1935 to Sam Varner. She died February 3, 1955 at Kirbyville.

Children born to them include:

Lorene Varner born about 1940

Champ Dale Goynes, son of William Goynes and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goynes, was born about 1879. He appeared as a one-year-old in the 1880 census of Trinity County.
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Mary Goyens, suggested as a daughter of William Goings and Elizabeth “Betsy” Goings, was born about 1795, probably in Surry County. Mary Goyens was married about 1811 to Henry Curtis, according to the research of Janice Gibson. It is believed that they later joined other family members in removing to Moore County, North Carolina.

Children born to them include:

Elizabeth Curtis born about 1812

Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of Henry Curtis and Mary Goyens Curtis, was born about 1812 in North Carolina. She was married about 1830 to James Mayhew. They removed to Illinois.

Children born to them include:

James S. Mayhew born November 27, 1833

James S. Mayhew, son of James Mayhew and Elizabeth Curtis Mayhew, was born November 27, 1833 in Clinton County, Illinois, according to Janice Gibson. In 1890 James S. Mayhew made an application to the Cherokee Nation, showing his descent from William “Billy” Goyens and Betsy Goyens.” The application was rejected.
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Ambris Goyn was married July 18, 1866 to Molise J. Dunkin, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Of Ambris Goyn and Molise J. Dunkin Goyn nothing more is known.
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Sanders Goyne was married January 28, 1851 to Hanah Raynolds [Ray Lales?], according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” Hugh Hicks was the bondsman. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1087, Bond No. 144749. Children born to Sanders Goyne and Hanah Raynolds Goyne are unknown.

 

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AlamanceAlexanderAlleghanyAnsonAsheAveryBeaufortBertieBladenBrunswick BuncombeBurkeCabarrusCaldwellCamdenCarteretCaswellCatawbaChathamCherokeeChowanClayClevelandColumbusCravenCumberlandCurrituckDareDavidsonDavieDuplinDurhamEdgecombeForsythFranklinGastonGates GrahamGranvilleGreeneGuilfordHalifaxHarnettHaywoodHendersonHertfordHokeHydeIredellJacksonJohnstonJonesLeeLenoirLincolnMaconMadisonMartinMcDowellMecklenburgMitchellMontgomeryMooreNashNew HanoverNorthamptonOnslowOrangePamlicoPasquotankPenderPerquimansPersonPittPolkRandolphRichmondRobesonRockinghamRowanRutherfordSampsonScotlandStanlyStokesSurrySwainTransylvaniaTryon TyrrellUnionVanceWakeWarrenWashingtonWataugaWayneWilkesWilsonYadkinYancey

State and County Maps:  Maps Link

LIST OF U.S. STATES:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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