South Carolina – Fairfield County

FamilySearch.org info on Fairfield County, South Carolina:

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fairfield_County,_South_Carolina_Genealogy

Some of the people with pages on this site (may be additional info re Fairfield on those pages):

Cybella Hollis, born Bet. 1720 – 1735 in Fairfax, Virginia; died 1793 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married John Thomas Hall. (confirmed)

Edward Hollis, born Abt. 1725 in Fairfax, Virginia; died Abt. 1794 in Richland, South Carolina; married (1) ; married (2) Eleanor.  (not confirmed yet)

William Bell, born abt 1727

James Hollis, Sr., born 1730 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died 1804 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Hall. (confirmed)

Moses Hollis, Sr., born Bet. 1728 – 1735 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died August 17, 1794 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Rosanah Hagan Berry Abt. 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia; born Abt. 1735 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died January 1819 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.  (confirmed)

Notley Hollis, born Abt. 1731 in Fairfax, Virginia; died March 1782 in Fairfield, South Carolina; married Anastasia Taylor.  (confirmed)

William Goyne b. abt. 1733

Daniel Gowen born abt 1735

Amos Goyen born abt 1744 – d. 1785

Daniel Going born abt 1748

Drury Goyen 1749

William Bell, born abt 1754 and wife Margaret Montgomery, born abt 1755

James Goyne b. 1755

Henry Going born about 1758

David Gowen born abt 1758

William Watt, born abt 1768

Daniel Goin born about 1770

William Bell, born abt 1775-1845

James Bell, 1779-1809

Margaret Bell McGill, 1780-

John Bell, 1781-1849

Charles Bell, 1785-1844

Thomas Bell, 1785-1850

Hugh Bell, 1789-1864

Daniel Goin b. 1790

Elizabeth “Betsy” Bell McKell, 1790-1842

Adam Bell, 1791-1833

Martha Watt, BIRTH SEPTEMBER 27, 1793

Robert Bell, 1795-1848

Isabella Bell Montgomery, 1797-1891 (son in law Hugh Montgomery executor)

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1752 Feb 4 – Thomas Going – Plat for 750 acres on the north side of Congaree, South Carolina, Pursuant to a Precept to me directed by George Hunter Esq his Majesties Survoyor Genl. directed the 4th day of February 1752. I have measured and laid out unto Thomas Going a plantation or tract of Land containing seven hundred and fifty acres situate lying and being on the North side of the Congaree otherwise Seludy River on both sides of the Creek called Collins Mill Creek butting and bounding on all sides on vacant land and hath such shape and form and marks as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 9 of March 1752. John Fairchild; Description shows on map below to be:
Future Lexington Co, SC.  (County south of Fairfield). DS.   Petition for Thomas Goings indicates he has a wife and 9 children, and prays for 550acres on or about the Congree River. Petition on Feb 4, 1752.

1768 Aug 2 – Land Plat for Robert Baglie, 100 acres in Craven County, on the South side of the Broad River, bounded N Westerly by Timcock Cannon’s land, and S Easterly by land granted to Ann Gowen. All other sides vacant.   Craven County, SC; Fairfield Co, SC (present day).
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=104660

1769 Feb 22 – William Going and his wife Elizabeth convey land to William Gladden – (St. Mark Parish) – this is sold out of the grant of 300 acres situated on a branch of the Wateree Creek – paid 150 pounds for 150 acres on the upper part of the tract. Craven Co, St Mark Parish, Wateree Cr., SC. (Map shows the Wateree Creek (not river) to be between the Broad and Saluda Rivers – what is likely future southern part of Fairfield Co, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0035a.tif

http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0036a.tif

http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0037a.tif

http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0038a.tif

1770 Jan 12 – Edward Gowing (free negroe) purch date)(Indenture made on Jan 12, 1770) Edward Gowing (free negroe) purchased from Colin Forbiss – both of Craven County, SC – 200 acres that had been granted to Colin Forbiss – situated on the branches of the Little River on the North side of Broad River in Craven County bounded SouthWest on lands laid out to David Tenatate and all other sides vacant land – for 125 pounds paid by Edward Gowing (affid on Nov 26, 1790)
Witnessed by Jacob Gibson, and William Morris. Map shows this to be in what is present day. Fairfield Co, SC.  Craven County, SC
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=107497 )
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_K/Deed_K_0373a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_K/Deed_K_0374a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_K/Deed_K_0375a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_K/Deed_K_0376a.tif

1771 Nov 5 – Land Plat Survey done for William Long/Lang bounding South on John Morris land and Gladden’s land, West on William Hills, and East on Drury Gowen’s land; On the North of the Wateree Creek; Map shows this to be just south of the Broad River – and north of Wateree Creek.  Likely in Fairfield Co, SC in future. Craven Co., Wateree Cr., SC.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108903

1776 – James Goyne was first called to serve in the Fairfield County, South Carolina militia in 1776. His granddaughter, Susan Goynes Dickerson, stated in a newspaper interview in 1905 that her grandfather and his four brothers had served in the Revolution. This suggests that a mix of Going brothers and cousins moved from Orange County, North Carolina to Fairfield County, South Carolina by 1776.

1779 Amos Goyen was married to Mary Anne Baxter in North Carolina in 1779 and removed soon afterward to Fairfield, South Carolina where a son, Amos Gowen, Jr. was born the following year. His brother, Jeremiah Gowen was born there in 1782.
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm

1779 Among Amos Goyen’s estate papers was a note dated November 15, 1779 cosigned by “Amos Goyne” and “John Goyne,” identified as his older brother.  Another note date February 24, 1780 showed that the signature of Amos Gowen was an “A.”
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm

1780 May 12 – Levy Goines – Enters Revolutionary War (affids below from 1852 application for pension):
Transcribed by Tracy Hutchison. Not to be copied or reproduced in any format for profit. While I have tried my best, I am sure there are errors in the transcription.
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Revolutionary War Pension of Levi Goines
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the acts of Congress for the benefit of Revolutionary Soldiers.
State of North Carolina
County of Moore
On this 26th day of April AD1852 personally appeared before the court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for the county and State of aforesaid, Levi Goines a resident of said County of Moore, and State of N.C. aged, about ninety years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit, of the provision made by the acts of Congress for Soldiers who served in the Revolutionary war. That he volunteered in Fairfield County, State of South Carolina, and agreed to serve until the end of the war, the time he entered the service he does not recollect, but believes it was about the time that the British took Charleston that he served as a private in a Company Commanded by Captain John Gray and was attached to a Regiment which was Commanded by Col. John Winn, and Gen. Richard Winn. He continues in actual service for about the time of twelve months though his recollection is not very distinct as to the time he served but he was honorably discharged as he believes, at the close of the sad Revolutionary War by his said Captain, having been marched back to said Fairfield County, which was also the residence of his Captain. He obtained no written discharge. He was engaged in a battle near the confluence of the Congaree and Santee Rivers. Gen. Lee he (note at bottom of page reads “He thinks two year, but is determined to be written bounds”) believes was the commander though his memory as to this is indistinct. Says the town surrendered here without much fighting. His services was entirely confined to the Sate of South Carolina, marching from Wyns borough to the Congaree Fort. And various other parts of said state under his officers. He recollects the names of many officers and soldiers with whom he served but does not know any regulars the following are some of them. Gen. Sumpter, Majr John Pearson, William W. Morey, James Steel, Joseph Kennedy, John Greggs, Liut Andrew Gray, & Saml Croslin (the latter was a regular). He knows of no person living, whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service having removed from the state of South Carolina to North Carolina Moore County soon after the close of the Revolutionary War where he has resided ever since he has never been positive until recently that he was entitled to a Pension. Several years since a gentleman informed him that he was entitled to anything and made no further effort until now. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court.
Test. Aron A. F. Leavell Levi (X) Goines
Sworn to in open court this 26th day of April A.D. 1852. A. C. Curry clerk of Moore County Court.
State of North Carolina
Moore County
On this 19th day of February A.D. 1852 personally appeared before me a justice of the peace, within and for the County and the state aforesaid Duncan Murchison, who, being duly scorn according to Law, declares that he has been acquainted with Levi Goines for forth five years during which time he has resided in the County and state aforesaid. That when he came to this county he understood and believed that he came from the state of South Carolina. He is a man of good character where oath may be relied on, he is reputed to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War while living in south Carolina of which there is no doubt.
Sworn to and subscribe before me this 19th day of February AD 1852.
Duncan Murchinson
Jno. C Jackson JP
State of North Carolina
Moore County
Pension office department
The declaration of Levi Goines, a Revolutionary Soldier, with the proof of his services here unto annexed, is respectfully submitted for you consideration, it is believed that under the several acts of Congress he is entitled to a Pension for life from the 4th day of March 1831. To back pay since that time and to bounty lands having volunteered during the war and served as he believes until its close or until discharged by his officers which several claims he respectfully asks the department to allow him. He has no living nor documentary evidence of his services but has transmitted a correct statement under oath showing as near as frail memory will allow the time place and manner of his services the officer under whom he served and with whom he was acquainted. He also produces the certificate of three of the most respectable and intelligent men in his county who establish beyond doubt his food character and general reputation as a soldier and I imagine there are but few of those Veterans who have been mercifully spared until this day that would swear falsely. This proof I trust will be sufficient to establish his claim. Time has so reduced the number of Veterans and of the witnesses of their services and sufferings that to require of them positive proof independently of their own statement would be to deprive them of the benefit of the act. An early investigation of this claim is respectfully solicited. If consistent with the regulations of the department, his humble condition in life and very feeble health require it. All of which is respectfully subscribed. My address is Carthage, N.C.
W. C. Thagard
State of North Carolina
Moore County
On the 28th day of June A.D. 1852 personally appeared before me a justice of the peace within and for the county and state aforesaid Gen W. D. Dawd who being duly sworn according to law declared that he is well acquainted with Levi Goines of said county and from his general character has no hesitation in saying that he is entitled to full credit upon his oath. That he has recently been requested to examine said Goines relation to his services as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. That he has examined and conversed with him on that subject at various times and with great particularity and has no doubt that said Goines volunteered in the state of So. Carolina for and during the war and continued in actual service in the Revolutionary war for nearly or quite two years. That he inquired of said Goines when he entered the service. Said he could not tell but it was about the time the British took Charleston that he inquired what was his age now, he said he was ninety years this month. That he discovered he discovered he must have been under twenty one years when Charleston was surrendered to the British, that without making a single interaction to said Goines of that fact (nor can he read a word of history) that he inquired how old he was when he volunteered, to which he replied that he was about nineteen years old, that he then referred to the history of the revolution and found that the time Charleston was surrendered (12th May 1780). Said Goines was about nineteen. That he then inquired what general officers he knew. He said Green, Sumpter, Wynn, Lee. That he then inquired what battles he was in. He said he was in but one which was at the Cangaree fort. That he again referred to the history and finds that this fort was called Moltes near the confluence of the Congaree & Santee Rivers. Gen Lee was dispatched to this place. That from these facts together with many other incidents of said war related by said Goines. The conclusion was irresistible that said Goines is one of these Veterans who stood up for his country in the hour of danger and has never yet received a pension. That said Goines with his aged companion are living alone in a very humble condition in life barely able to afford themselves the comforts which their advanced age require. That it is in the universal opinion of all who conversed with him that he was a faithful soldier in the Revolutionary war.
W. D. Dowd
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day and was above written.
D Street JP (Seal)
By reference to history I find that the battle of Kings Mountain was fought 7th October 1780 after which Lord Cornwallis left Charlotte and fell back to Winnsboro: the very place and years that Mr. Goines mentions in his declaration
W. C. T.
State of North Carolina
Moore County
On this 16th day of July AD1852 personally appeared before me a justice of the peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Duncan M. R. McIntosh Esqr who being duly sworn according to law declare that he has been acquainted with Levi Goines for about twenty five years. That he is a man of good character for truth and veracity. There are but five men whom to be believed upon on there oath than he is. He is reputed to have served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war in the state of South Carolina. That he has no doubt of that fact. He is a man about ninety years of age.
D. M. R. McIntosh
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written.
Wm Barrett
State of North Carolina
Moore County
I Alexander C. Curry Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in and for the county and state aforesaid do herby certify that the declaration of Levi Goines hereunto annexed was duly executed and sworn in open court by the identical Levi Goines named in said declaration who is reputed and believed to have been a Revolutionary soldier. I further certify that Duncan Murchison Esq, D.M.R. McIntosh Esq, and Genl W. D. Dowd whose names appear to the annexed certificate are citizens of said county of high standings whose varsity for truth cannot be doubted. Said Murchison is a prominent elder in the Presbyterian Church and each of them have been promoted to distinguished places of trust in their county and state. Said signatures being in their own proper handwriting. I further certify that John C. Jackson, William Barret and Donald Street whose names appear to the annexed certificates of Duncan Murchison, D.M.R. McIntosh and W.D. Dawd were at the time of signing the same acting justices of the peace in and for the county aforesaid duly confirmed and qualified accordingly to law and that their signatures to the same are genuine. In testimony wherof I have hereunto affirmed my seal of office and subscribed my name the 6th day of August A.D. 1852
A. C. Curry clerk
Of Moore County Court
Carthage N.C Apr 8th 1853
Dear Sir.
Some months since I presented (through Gen Dockery) to the department the declaration of Levi Goines a soldier in the war of the Revolution asking to be allowed a pension for his services in said war. I stated in my letter that the advanced age and feeble health of the old Veteran presents strong claims to the department for an early investigation. I have waited with great patience and as yet the department has not seen fit to address me on the subject. If there is any informality in the declaration or any lack of testimony that prevents the claim being allowed will the department please to inform me or if it has not yet been investigated or has been allowed and no information given. I ask respectfully to be informed thereof.
Very Respectfully
W. C. Thagard
Original documents for the above can be viewed at Footnote.
Moore Co, NC.

1783 Fairfield Co, SC – East of the Wateree – pg
John Goin(?) – 200 acres  

 

1784 Aug 13 – Land Plat Survey to Daniel Gowen, in the Camden District, 150 acres, situated on the South Fork of the Wateree Creek, bounded North by Danl Gowen’s land, Camden Dist, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/A/Plat_A__0209a.tif

1784 Sept 27: DANIEL GOWEN, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES ON WATEREE CREEK, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ALEXANDER JOHNSTON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0001 Page: 00182 Item: 000 Names indexed: GOWEN, DANIEL; JOHNSTON, ALEXANDER Document type: PLAT Locations: CAMDEN DISTRICT; WATEREE CREEK, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=177440  

 

1784 November 5 – Alexander Goyne appeared in the records of Fairfield County, South Carolina as a buyer from the widow Barber’s estate. Fairfield Co., SC.
Will: Agness Barber’s will was signed Oct 8, 1784 and witnessed by Thomas Johnston, Charles Johnston, and John Jenkins. Her beneficiaries in the will were John Barber, John Connery, and her children Robert Barber, James Barber, and Bethridge Barber. The will indicated she was Agness Barber “of Wateree Creek, Cambden District, Craven County & St. Mark’s Parish”. John Barber and John Connery were appointed executors.
– Proveup: The Court proved up Agness Barber’s will on Oct 23, 1784 by Charles Johnston and John Jenkins.
– Appraisers Appointed: On Oct 23, 1784 the Court appointed Thomas Johnston, Samuel Armstrong, John King, John Watts, and Moses Knighten as appraisers of Agness Barber’s estate.
– Inventory: On Nov 2, 1784 Samuel Armstrong, John Watts, and Thos Johnston certified their inventory of Agness Barber’s estate.
– Sale of Inventory: On Nov 5, 1784 a sale of Agness Barber’s inventory was completed. The buyers included: James Arnett 1 item, John Barber 5 items, Samuel Barber 4 items,
John Connery 11 items, Robert Ewing 1 item, Jacob Gibson 1 item, Jarvis Gibson 2 items, Allen Goodram 1 item, Thos. Goodram 2 items, Alexander Goyne 2 items, Isaac Graham 3 items, Benj Harrison 4 items, James Hollis 1 item, John Jenkins 2 items, James Johnston 3 items, Thos Johnston 5 items, Elizabeth Lennox 3 items, Charles Lewis 2 items, James McCreight 1 item, John McKeown 1 item, Thomas Miles 1 item, Edward Morgan 1 item, James Owen 5 items, Thos Robinson 1 item, John Shains 2 items, John Watts 1 item, John Winn 2 items. The sale was signed by John Barber.
Miscellaneous estate records, 1784-1960
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-FD9Y-TT?mode=g&i=16&cc=1911928&cat=443856
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Sumter County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Sumter County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/443856?availability=Family%20History%20Library (Note:  It is unknown why the loose papers were filed in Sumter County’s court records.  If she was living on Wateree Creek, she would have been in Fairfield County, South Carolina – but Sumter County, South Carolina is where the record was filed). 

1784 Nov 5 inventory and sale of Agness Barber estate marked snip

26 NOVEMBER 1784
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC
Philip Hinson’s will was proved in Cheraw Dist. by Thomas Dickson before Wm Pegues, 20 Nov 1784.
Warrant of Appraisement, 26 Nov 1784 to John King, John Wats, Thomas Gaven [Gowen], Charles Johnston & John Hollis. Sworn 10 Dec 1784: John King, John Woods, and Thomas Gaven, before Chas. Pickett, JP. Appraisement, 10 Dec 1784. Purchasers at sale 20 Dec 1784: John Henson, Obadiah Henson, Bartlett Henson, Thomas Gaven, John Hollis Junr., Isaac Gibson, Charles Graham, Nathan Sanders, Henry Sanders, Charles Pickett, John Lewis. Balance due from Jeremiah Jaggars, John Chasnut. Dedimus to William Pegues Esqr. of Cheraw District, to qualify Exr. 10 Nov 1784. Qualified John Henson, 20 Nov
1784.
Notes for Philip Hinson and Mary, Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy (http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bobwolfe/gen/mn/m673x31042.htm#FN56 : accessed 27 June 2015), citing Rutherford Co., NC Deed (Books-page) 20-21-N63 and Camden, South Carolina estate Book A1-257, [FamilySearch_Image]; and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Camden District South Carolina will A1-257, Apt 31, Pck 1112, reports prove date 1785.

William John: In November 1784, John purchased goods from the estate sale of Widow Barber.18 In 1792, William Watts bought land next door to the Widow Barbers son John buying that land from John Gowin/Goin who, in 1790 lived 4 households from our John Watts.
Fairfield Co., SC, Deed Book I: 51.

1784 Dec 10 – Land Plat Survey done for Drury Goyen containing 200 acres on the waters of Turkey Creek in South Carolina (in Fairfield County, SC recs). Bounded to South by Moses Williams and M. Alexander’s land. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0088a.tif ; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=191821

1784 Dec 14 – Land Plat Survey – Pursuant to a warrant from John Winn, Esq, CL for CO. I have paid out unto Drury Goyen three tracts of land being islands in Broad River situate between Camden and Ninety Six Districts No. 1 containing eight acres, No. 2 containing four acres, and No. 3 containing two acres bounded on all sides by said Broad River and have such shape marks as the above plats represent. Survey 14 Dec 1784. Recorded 17th Jan 1791. Camden and 96 Dist, SC
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0143a.tif

18 DECEMBER 1784
CAMDEN & FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC
Memorandum of the Goods & Chattels of the Estate of Philip Hinson, Decd.
2 slaves, farm tools, tobacco, Lot of cotton, lot of leather, geese, beans, 2 meal sifters, etc. Signed: John King, John Watts, Thomas Gowin.
Kershaw Co., SC, Camden District 1782-1788; Kershaw District 1817-1824, Estate Records Book A-1, 223; FHL microfilm 1,029,441, item 1

18 DECEMBER 1784
CAMDEN DISTRICT, SC
Memorandum of the Goods & Chattels of the Estate of Philip Hinson, Decd. 1 Negro fellow, 1 Negro Wench. Total evaluation, 178.10.6. [Signed] John King, John Watts, Thomas Gavin.
Early Wills of Camden District, South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR) 3 (Summer 1975): page number not given, citing unidentified book, p. 223; accessed as South Carolina Records and Reference, CD-ROM (Orem, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1998).

This Thomas Gavin has not been found on the census and may be a misreading of the name of the Gowen family.

20 DECEMBER 1784.  CAMDEN DISTRICT, SC (FAIRFIELD)
Estate sale. Philip Hinson. Purchasers included John Hinson, Obadiah Hinson, Bartlett Hinson, Thomas Gowin, James Hollis, Isaac Gibson, Abraham Gibson, Charles Graham, Nathan Sanders, Henry Sanders, Charles Pickett, John Lewis. [Signed] John Hinson, executor.
Kershaw Co., S.C., Estate Records Book A-1, 223.
Kershaw Co., SC, Camden District 17821788; Kershaw District 18171824, Estate Records Book A-1; FHL microfilm 1,029,441, item 1.

1785 – Elizabeth Goen – Land Plat Survey for Elizabeth Goen, in the Camden District, 50 acres, on the Reedy Branch on the NE side of the Catawba River, all sides vacant. Camden Dist, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/B/Plat_B__0284a.tif

1785 May 23 – “Daniel Gowen” drew pay for militia duty May 23, 1785 in Fairfield County, according to Book 2, “Stub Entries to Indents,” edited by A. S. Salley, State Historian of South Carolina. Fairfield Co, SC

1785 In the same year of Amos Goyen’s death, his widow was remarried in Fairfield County to Dr. John Byrns.About 1788, they relocated to Charleston where several Byrns children were born. On November 28, 1786 “John Byrns and Mary Byrns, his wife” applied for the administration of the estate of “Amos Goyen,” according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787.”
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm

1785 July 27 Moses Hollis is appointed as a constable in Fairfield County, South Carolina
Fairfield Co, SC – Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799. p. 9 Family Search.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G37P-K?mode=g&i=8&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1786 Amos Goyen’s citation was published December 3, 1786 by Ralph Jones. A warrant of appraisement was issued December 19, 1786 “to Andrew Walker, Robert Adams, John Waugh, Henry Rugeley and John Byrns.”A bond was posted December 20, 1786 by “John Byrnes, Mary Byrnes, John Turner and James Johnston, all of Fairfield County.” John Turner wrote a letter to the court volunteering to be security.
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm

1786 Jan 25 John Miller v Moses Hollis issue joined in Fairfield County, South Carolina
p. 17 FamilySearch
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G37P-3?mode=g&i=16&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1786 Jan 26 William Rogers v Daniel Goyen issue joined in Fairfield County, South Carolina p. 19 FamilySearch
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G375-F?mode=g&i=18&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1786 the January Court of the grand jury in Fairfield, South Carolina stated in item 2 of the day “We present as a grievance for bastardizing for nine before (the?) date hereof.
Ann Neel. Elizabeth Lathan. Elizabeth Hollis. and Wm Gladdin on the Wateree.
Mary Bell. Firraly Broom, and a free negroette Porter . . . p. 20 on FamilySearch.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G37G-9?mode=g&i=19&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1786 May 10 William Bell presented a petition setting forth that some years past married a widow with three small children and with difficulty raised them up to be of some assistance he being old and unable to labor that some neighbours now endeavor to draw them away from the Petitioner therefore prays that the Court may impower him to keep the children.
Ordered that the petitioner do keep the children until the court make further provision for the said orphans.
p. 25 in FamilySearch
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G37G-Y?mode=g&i=24&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1786 May 10 John Miller v Moses Hollis – trover issue joined the cause was called on and the following jurors impanelled to try the same viz.
John McKinney, James McMullen, Joseph Chapman, Lane Caldwell, Robert Ewing, Andrew McDowl, James Russell, Joseph Cameron, John Elliot, Alex McKaine, John Posten, Alexr. Robertson.

Robert Harper and Hugh Knop were examined as evidences for the plaintiff and Charles Picket, Charles Lewis and J. Hollis for the Defendant.
The Chairman having summ’d up the evidence, the jury withdrew and brought in their verdict for the Planitiff and assessed his damages
at six pounds five shillings. Fairfield County, SC. p. 26 on FamilySearch
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G375-4?mode=g&i=25&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1786 May 12 William Rogers v Danl Goyen. Slander. Issue joined. The same jury was sworn and (impanelled?)
to try the same. Evidence heard and case argued (Page too dark to read on right lower corner) withdrew and brought in their verdict for the plaintiff (again, paged too dark)
Assessed (? pounds and ? shillings) (page too dark in this corner to read)
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1786 Aug 9 –Edward Gowen who received Audited Account 3521 was also a resident of Fairfield County.  On August 9, 1786 Edward Gowen received “70 pounds, 1 shilling and 5 pence sterling for duty in Robuck’s Regiment,” according to “Stub Entries to Indents.”  His pay on one occasion was requested to be delivered to Capt. John “Buck” Gowen. Fairfield Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1786 Aug 14 – The indents, issued by the Treasury August 14, 1786, were approved long after the death of David Gowen of Fairfield County, son of Daniel Gowen and Rebecca Gowen.  David Gowen was killed by Indians in the winter of 1779-80 at Manskers Station in Davidson County, Tennessee.  William Gowen, regarded as his grandfather, was the executor of his estate at Nashville.  Levi Gowen, “who passes for mulatto,” brother of David Gowen, applied successful for the administration of the estate in Fairfield County and gave “John Gowen, gentleman of Daverson County” his power of attorney.  John Gowen, son of William Gowen, was a kinsman of Levi Gowen and David Gowen. Fairfield Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1786 Aug 15 J Jenkins v William Gladden – John Jenkins appeared in open court and acknowledged the signing sealing and delivery of a set of tiths to William Gladden for one hundred acres of land situate on Nixom Creek waters of the Wateree. Fairfield Co SC
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1786 August 17, Alexander Goyen appeared in a Fairfield County, South Carolina court record, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court. 1785-1799.” Fairfield Co, SC
1786 Aug 19 – Court: paternity, 19 Aug 1786, , Fairfield, South Carolina, USA. 6 “On August 17, 1786, in “State vs. Daniel Goyen,” “Danyel Goyen, principal and [his uncle]  Alexander Goyen, his security forfeited their recognizance. Sc: Fa: to issue,” according to Fairfield County Court Minute Book A, page 32. “S. Bradley appeared in court and swore that she has been delivered of Female Child, and that Daniel Goyan was the Father of it.”
On Saturday, August 19, 1786 “Daniel Goyen” was convicted in the paternity suit and was fined “£5 in proclamation money and ordered to give bond in the amount of £50 for the maintenance of the child, payable to the justice,” according to Fairfield County Court Minute Book A, page 34.” Fairfield Co, SC

1786 Aug 17 State v Danl Goyen. Daniel Goyen as principal and Alex Goyen his security forfeited their recognizance. Sc. Fca. To Issue. Fairfield Co SC
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1786 Aug 18 Hollis v Picket – verdict for Defendant in Fairfield Co SC
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1786 Aug 19 State vs Daniel Goyen the Deft was fined 5 pd procclamation money. Ordred that he give bond as 50 pd for maintenance of the child payable to the trustees. Fairfield Co SC
Daniel Goyen having appeared this day and made such excuse as was satisfactory for not appearing when first called. The fine or forfeiture of his recognizance was remitted. Fairfield Co SC
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1786-89 – Amos Goyen probate: Their citation was published December 3, 1786 by Ralph Jones. A warrant of appraisement was issued December 19, 1786 “to Andrew Walker, Robert Adams, John Waugh, Henry Rugeley and John Byrns.”A bond was posted December 20, 1786 by “John Byrnes, Mary Byrnes, John Turner and James Johnston, all of Fairfield County.”John Turner wrote a letter to the court volunteering to be security.
The appraisal was returned to the court January 22, 1787 by Robert Adams, John Waugh and Andrew Walker.  John Turner, justice of the peace, presided.
In 1789, John Byrnes and Mary Ann Baxter Goin Byrnes appeared in Charleston in connection with the administration of the estate of “Amos Goin.”
On June 18. 1792, “John Burns, administrator of Amos Goyen, decd” was sued by John Turner and James Johnston, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799” by Brent H. Holcomb.The case was dismissed by the court on the payment of court costs by the defendant.“John Burns” was ordered by the court July 22, 1794 to renew his bond and security for the administration of the estate of “Amos Gowen.” Fairfield Co, SC
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
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1787 Fairfield Co, SC – East of the Wateree – pg 4
William Goin – 1 slave 

 

1788 Dec 6, 1788 – Daniel Goings of Fairfield County, SC purch from Daniel Carnes of Mecklenburgh County, SC, situated on the waters of Wateree Creek, bounded on all sides by vacant land. Fairfield Co, SC.
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_N/Deed_N_0153a.tif

1790 – Daniel Gowen
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 19
1 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 2 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1790 – Alexander Gowin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 19
1 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 5 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1790 – Henry Gowin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 19
1 males over 16, 1 males under 16, 3 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1790 – John Goin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 20
1 males over 16, 1 males under 16, 3 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1790 – Jesse Goin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 20
1 males over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1790 – Daniel Goin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 22
1 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 2 females – white. 2 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1790 – Land Plat Survey for Daniel Goyen, with 105 acres on the Wateree Creek, in Fairfield County, Camden District, SC, bounded on the S E by William Johnston’s land, bounded on S W by Elijah Gibson’s land, N W by Daniel Goyen’s land, and N E by Ann Neel’s land.
Fairfield Co, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0154a.tif

Moses Hornsbie 1 male 21+ 0 males 21 1 female 7 others
NEIGHBORHOOD
George Lott Stephen Splan
James Hollis William Johnson
William Holliss John Hall
Wm. Smith Alexr. Gowin
Moses Hollis Henry Gowen
Elijah Hollis Charles Johnson
Peter Patterson John Jenkins
Francis Layton Wm. Gladded
John Ellison [9 slaves] Nathan Sanders [bought Ambrose Mills land from John Watts]
Moses Hornsbie149 [skip 8]
Daniel Gowen Jesse Gladden [adj. to land Wm Watts sold 1790s on Motley Br.]
[Adjoined Stephen Splan] [skip 19 to connect to Jesse Ginn, nbor of John Watts, below]
(p. 152) Adjacent entries:150
John Watts: 2 males 16+ 1 male 16 7 females
Thomas Watts 1 male 16+ 0 males 16 1 female
1790 U.S census, Fairfield Dist., SC, p. 152; accessed Ancestry (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 4 October 2014).

NEIGHBORHOOD:
Jesse Ginn Edward Pigg [Rev.]  Charles Pickett Thomas Knighton Charles Pigg Richard Roberts Wm. Lewis James Morris  John Splon  Musker Boland Fanny Blake [Wid. Wm.; nee Hornsby] Charles Lewis Wm. Tidwell Sarah Garret John Hollis George Coon Robert Tidwell Junr. Wilson GibsonJames King Jesse Goin Elisabeth Lewis John Goin Robert Shirley John Sanders James Lucas Micaijah Pickett Presly Tidwell James Burke Mw. Hill Robert Tidwell Obadiah Henson John Watts John King Thomas Watts Moses Knighton
[adjoins Edward Pigg] [adjoins Charles Pickett]

1791 – Plat Survey of Land for Jesse Goyen for 196 acres, in Fairfield County, Camden Dist, bounded N E by James Wilson’s land, N W by John Harvey’s land, W by James Austin’s land. Fairfield Co, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0157a.tif

1791 – Plat Survey of Land for John Goyen for 96 acres, in Fairfield County, Camden Dist, bounded S by John Barber’s land, NW and SW by Joseph Cameron’s land, SE and NE by Hugh Smith’s land. Fairfield Co, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0168a.tif

1791 June 14 James Curry v. Hugh Smith and Daniel Goyen
Debt judgement confessed according to specialty by Hugh Smith in Fairfied Co SC
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1791 June 14 The State v Shared Goyen, Margaret Splawn, Robert Smith and James Marshall in Fairfield Co SC
On the Parties producing the body of Margaret Splawn in court the court ordered that their recognizances be remitted and the executions thereon returned into the office and that Margaret Splawn be fined in the sum of five pounds proclamation money.
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1792 Fairfield County, SC Tax Tolls – pg 13
John Goyen – 0 slaves, 100 acres 2nd quality, 756 acres 3rd quality.
Daniel Goyen – 5 slaves, 50 acres 2nd quality, 350 acres 3rd quality. 

1792 Fairfield County, SC Tax Tolls – pg 24
James Holles – 0 slaves, 200 acres  

1792 Fairfield County, SC Tax Tolls – pg 25
Elizabeth Holles – 0 slaves, 140 acres 3rd quality. 

1792 Jan 17 John Todd v John Means in Fairfield Co SC
(First line unreadable)
and (hearing?) granted by consent of the attorney the deft making no objection to the legality of the pltf testimony.
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1792 January 18 John Todd vs John Means in Fairfield Co SC
JP (Case?) for two pounds eight shillings and two (pence?)
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1792 January 20 John Bell is listed as a grand juror in Fairfield Co SC
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25 JANUARY 1792
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC
Pursuant to a warrant from John Winn, Esqr. C.L., I have admeasured and laid out to Wm. Watts a tract of land contg. One hundred & thirteen acres situate on the Waters of Wateree Ck., a Branch called Motleys Branch in Fairfield, Bounded SW on and [sic] old Survey, NE on John Goines? Land, NW on Hugh MILLS: Watts: Legal Records of Fairfield and Kershaw Counties, South Carolina ………… 27 October 2014
Smith Land and all other sides by vact. Land & hath such form & marks as the above plat represents. Certifyed this 25th Jany. 1792, Andw. McDowlle.

7 APRIL 1792
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC
Jesse Knighton to John Goyin, both of Kershaw County. For 15 pounds good money, Knighton sells 50 acres in NW corner of a tract granted to Aron Ferguson, conveyed by Israel Teague to Knighten, bounded by Lewis Collins and Richard Gardner. No location. Witnesses: Joseph Knighton, Wyatt Collins (X his mark).
Kershaw Co., SC, Deeds B (179196): 206; FHL microfilm 024,044, item 2.

1792 June 14 State v Henry Gowen in Fairfield Co SC
(Indct?) deft on the deft paying costs
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1792 June 15 John Bell v John Arrick in Fairfield Co SC
(Cases?) Dismd at the defendants (cast?). John Wilson sworn to 5 days 20 miles out of the county and James Hay 5 days attendants on the above suit.
James Boules keeper of the courthouse produced his bill for the same. Ordered that he be paid the sum of one (pd?) in full and dismissed until the court hours is finished.
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1792 June 15 Robert Elliot v John Hutchinson in Fairfield Co SC
An attachment final judgment according to specialty – the note to be depreciated and order for sale granted.
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1792 June 18 John Turner and James Johnston v. John Burns admnr of Amos Goyen decd
On citation (vizt?) at the Defts costs order’d that the cause – John Turner and Jame Johnston v John Burns on attachment be (continued?) from the docket (as an next?)
Case. Arbitrated each party to pay an equal part of the costs – evidence 7/6
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Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)  1792 On June 18. 1792, “John Burns, administrator of Amos Goyen, decd” was sued by John Turner and James Johnston, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799″ by Brent H. Holcomb.The case was dismissed by the court on the payment of court costs by the defendant.”John Burns” was ordered by the court July 22, 1794 to renew his bond and security for the administration of the estate of “Amos Gowen.”
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1792 June 19 Minor Winn v Thomas Bell in Fairfield Co SC
Judgement according to specialty stay of ex’on to the 12 of September next.
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4 SEPTEMBER 1792
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC
John Gowin, planter of Fairfield, to William Watts, planter, of same. Sale of land granted 6? February 1792, to the said John Goins, 96 acres, bounded NW by vacant land, S by John Barbera, NW and SW by Joseph Camerons land and SE & NE by Hugh Smith. [Signed] John Gowin (G, his mark). Witnesses: Simeon Tidwell, William Lewis, Thomas Hughs. [Waterway not given].153
Fairfield Co., SC, Deed Book I: 51.

1792 John Gowin (Goin) conveys land to William Watts in Fairfield, SC. His 96 acres that were granted to him in Fairfield County, Camden Dist, SC, bounded S by John Barber’s land, NW and SW by Joseph Cameron’s land, SE and NE by Hugh Smith’s land. 100 pounds sterling paid by William Watts. (Fairfield County, SC, Deed Vol. I – pg 51-53). Fairfield Co, SC
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1792 – Affidavit / appointment of John Goyen as power of atty to sell land in Davorson County, NC – as David Goyen (father of Levi), had gone to the Cumberland River and was killed by Indians some 14 years earlier – 640 acres of land). Levi called “Mulatto” – John Goyen called “Gentleman”. (see links below for full text – very difficult to read due to shadows on document):
Fairfield County:
“Before me personally appeared Becky Elliot formerly Becky Gowen by a former husband David Gowen and after be duly sowrn deposith and said that she had a son by the afore David ____ David Goyen who about fourteen years ago left this county land as she was informed went to Cumberland River in N Carolina and was there killed by the Indians. The deponent further saith on oath that Levi Gowen who now appoints John Gowen of his attorney is the full and oldest brother to the aforesaid David Gowen.
Sworn tby affidavit this 17th day of Sept 1792 before me Benj Boyd J. FC.
Becky Elliot (x her mark)
Fairfield County: I hereby certify that the above named Levi Gowen ___ as the County for a free Mulatto got i ward was born her.
Given under my hand this 17th day of September 1792.”
Benj Boyd J. FC.
Fairfield Co, SC  (FamilySearch link – much clearer):  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-JQSR-Z?i=344&cat=207758http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0135a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0136a.tif

Petit Jurors between Broad and Catawba Rivers (including present Fairfield) Alexander McQuaters, James Owens, Hugh McKewen, Robt McCrary, John McMullin, Gaspar Bierly Barnaby Pope, David McGraw, Lewis Pope, Patrick Smith, Henry Crumton [his daughter married George Watts about 1780], Willm McMorris, Edwd McGraw, Joseph Gibson, Thomas Richardson, Willm McGraw, John Miller, Major Atkinson, Geo: Lightner, Isaac Rixpoper, Thomas Habert, Jessy Ford, William Babb, William Frazer, Joseph Gibson, John Robertson, Philip Rayford, Robert Rabb, John Grigg, Richard Nuley, William Newman, Thomas Marpole, John Chapman, John Phililips, Alexander Rasbrow, Miles Busby, Jacob Ingleman, Richard Gladney, John Potts, Moses Matthews, James Wallis, Philip Hinson [John Watts inventoried his estate in 1784], Alexr. Robinson, John Robinson, Nazares Whitehead, Thomas Lewis, Joseph Hardredge, Henry Page, Micajah Piggot [Micajah Pickett was John Wattss 1790 neighbor and frequent associate of the 1780s], Samuel Armstrong, James Masser, Samuel Gladney, David Thompson, Hugh Smith, Archibald Pall, Roberty Martin, Moses Hallis [signed 1783 character affidavit with John Watts] John Philips, Samuel Gamball, John Hutchison, James Russell, John Elliott, Joseph Owens, John Greaves Junr., Priestly Tidwell [21 households from John & Thomas Watts in 1790] Benja Owen, Richard Winn, Thomas Stone [1791 adjacent landowner to Moses Hornsbys 178991 grant], John Agnew, John Martin, Zebukun Quant, Daniel Oquin, Theophilus Hill, Benja Pidgeon, Daniel Harkins, Andrew Lister, John Richardson, Willm Whitaker Junr., Richard Whitaker, Arthur Brown Ross, David Martin, Alexr Smith, Richard Stratford, Joshua Cherry, Roger Gibson, Robert Love, John Yarbrow [signed 1783 character affidavit with John Watts], Thomas Muse, William Aldredge, Mathias Feller, Saul Ratlive, Nicholas Peay [Aldridge & Peay lived along Wateree Creek near its fork with Wateree River], Thomas Hill, Canan Keason, John Ellison [1790 next door to Moses Hornsby], Edward Heard, John Bell Senr, John Bell Junr, Willm Hamilton, Willm Young, Ralph Jones [he signed the 1783 character affidavit with John Watts], Francis Kirkland [1760s, purchased the land grant of Edward Watts Jr. on Wateree River; 1790 neighbor of John Wattss son-in-law Moses Hornsby on Wateree Creek], Isham Dansby, David Pauet, Dennis Corral, William Pannel, Charles Nix, William Jones, John McKenney, John White, John McClanahan, Elisha McKins, John Leonard, Samuel McKenny, Bird Wall, Alexander McKown, William Hamelton, David Baird, William Neeley, John Tombelton, Peter Robertson, John McGlomory, William Hamilton, Robert Martin, William McCammon, John Ellis, James Neeley, Michael Patton, James Greer, Augustion Culp, William Seaugon, Davice Leonord, George Sliker, William Simpson, William Farice, James Canmore, John Steel, Robert Elliott, Abros Cruse, Richard Crosby, John Crosby, John Going, Abra Smith, David Farice, Thomas MILLS: Revolutionary War Capt. John Watts of Camden District, South Carolina ………. 2 November 2014

Medile, Samuel Doan, Andrew Miller, Nicolas Thompson, Elisha Dye, William Cloue, John Tidwill [1790 neighbor of John Watts], Joseph Helms, William Caa, James Barber, Isaac Sedge, John Lewis, John Reeves, Moses Reeves, William Collins, John Linn, Cleman Mobley, Samuel Mobley, George Holsey, Benjamin Mobley, Robert Nelson, William Hill, Francis Colman, Robert Alcorn, William Collins, John Turner, John Nixon, Thomas Taylor, Samuel Hamilton, Lewis Botner, John Wilson, Martin Sliger, Henry Brown, William Addison, Daniel Baker, William White, Willm Ledenham, Edmond Knowles, Bright Averit, Jacob Killingsworth, John Kennedy, Timothy Reeves [SKIP ABOUT 150 NAMES … INCLUDING SEVERAL KNOWN SETTLERS OF FISHING CREEK IN CHESTER COUNTY ] … Paul Powers, Samuel Rowan, John Wells, William Rucker, William Harlow, Henry Croft, Jacob Lewis, Henry Miley [in 1774 he bought land from Robert Duke], John Armstrong, Peter Crim, Robert Duke [George Watts neighbor on 25-mile Creek], Bryan McClendon [owned land adjacent to Ralph Jones of the list above, Thomas Muse, John Tolleson, Nimrod Mitchell, James Hoy, Thomas Davis, [SKIP ABOUT 100 NAMES OF NO KNOWN CONNECTION], John Smith, Daniel Gagas, William Jones, John Carsan, Samuel Barber, Moses McCown, James Hemphill, Gervis Dauhady [Dougherty], Thomas Ford, Robert Tidwell [1790 next-door to John Watts], John Watson, Alexander Walker, [SKIP ANOTHER 75 OR SO NAMES OF NO KNOWN CONNECTION], Amenus Liles, Michael Loner, Jacob Cannamer, Jacob Barker, William Morgan, Chrispen Morgan [married daughter of Edward Watts of Little River], Edward Mobley [of Little River], … [ABOUT 25 MORE NAMES]
Ge Lee Corley Hendrix and Morn McKoy Lindsay,The Jury lists of South Carolina, 17781779 (Greenville, SC: Privately Printed, 1975), 4456. The above extracts do not include petit jurors of the Waxhaw or the New Acquisition jurors, who were also in Camden District; it also omits the list of special jurors for Camden District, which included no Watts neighbors.

1793 Jan 15 The State v Daniel Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
(unreadable first part of line) Larceny (athe?) True Bill
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1793 Jan 16 Charles Johnston v Jesse Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
On Att. Sebara Splawn and Rosa Splawn being summoned as garnishees and duly sworn say upon oath that they hav no property of the
defendant (unreadable 2-3 words – looks like “in their”) hands.
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1793 Jan 17 James Craig v. Levi Goyen and James Scott in Fairfield Co SC
Dismd at the Defts costs.
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1793 Jan 21 State v Daniel Gowen in Fairfield Co SC
On Jurat Dism on Defst paying costs.
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1793 June 14 State vs William Hollis in Fairfield Co SC
Jurat (difficult to read, looks like “forth adjustsaling”?)
a true bill. John Buchannan
Indict for (hog?) stealing.
The cause was now called and the following jury sworn to try the same.
James Barkley, Creighton Buchannan, Alxr Rosebro?, Saml Gladney, Sml? Pearson, Thomas Meredith, Thomas Pearson? Jr, Ballard Day, Jno Willingham, Laml Perry,
Clement Arledge, Peter Curry. Who returned the following verdict – We find William Hollis guilty and the others not guilty.
Thomas Sanet? Jun. foreman –
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Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
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1793 June 15 State vs William Hollis in Fairfield Co SC
Inst for (hog?) stealing – William Hollis on of the defendants being found guilty ordered that the said defendant do give good security for his appearance at January term next to receive his sentence of the court.
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1793 June 18 Edward Goyen and Nancy Scott granted letters of admin of estate of James Scott in Fairfield Co SC
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1793 June 18 William Hollis vs Dennis Burns in Fairfield Co SC
on a replevin. Ordered that the property (land?) ex’ed be (delivered?) up to the pltf and that the defendant be charged with the costs of the sd (cant read word?).
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1793 June 19 David Auston vs John Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
Dismissed
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1793 (Nov 10, 1793) – “Know all men by these presents, that we John Hall, Henry Goyen and Jane his wife late Jane Hall, do hereby mutually agree to abide by the last request of our dear mother deceased and to take no legal advantage to claim any property she might have died possessed of, but always to look upon distribution of her property as if it had been made by a final will, which was follows, Viz. That all the land should be sold and equally divided between her three daughters, Jane, now Goyen, Rhoda and Sarah and that all her stock of horses, cattle, hogs, except a few of the young cows should be sold to pay her debts, and the remainder to be equally divided between her daughters Sarah and Rhoda, and the youngest heifers to be raised for their equal use and benefit and that she appoint her son, John Hall as manager and superintendant, and we do agree to stand to and abide by the above distribution of our mothers property, and take no advantage the son may give any of us to which agreement we mutually bind ourselves, and our heirs in the penal sum of Fifty Pounds each, given under our hands this 10th day of Nov. 1793.” John Hall, Henry Going, Jane Going ; Test: John Hollis, Charles Johnston ; (Fairfield County, SC – Deed Vol. I – p. 176). http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_I/Deed_I_0176a.tif

1794 Jan 15 Estate of Samuel Hollis decd letters admin ordered in Fairfield Co SC
The citation for the Estate of Samuel Hollis deceased was returned duly certified. Ordered that letters of administration be granted to Elizabeth Hollis and Berry Hollis they taking the accustomed oaths and giving security as the law requires.
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1794 Jan 17 State vs William Hollis in Fairfield Co SC
Jurat. The dfendant appeared in court to receive his sentence. Sentence the defendant to pay fifteen pounds and be committed untill Tuesday next at one O’clock at which time if the said sum is not paid – the said defendant is to receive 25 lashes on his bare back at
the publick whipping post –
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1794 Jan 18 James Hollis vs Isaac Arledge in Fairfield Co SC
Case dismissed at Plaintiffs costs.
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1794 Jan 18 James Burks v John Burns in Fairfield Co SC
Abated by defendants plaintiffs death.
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1794 Jan 18 John Hollis on petit jury in Fairfield Co SC
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1794 July 17 – Moses Holles (Hollis) – Will (Names): Hollis, Gladden, Paterson (Patterson), Tidwell Rosanna Hollis, Moses Hollis, John Hollis, Elijah Hollis, Berrey Hollis, Nancy Gladden, Catherine Paterson, Zachariah Cantery, John Hollis, Elijah Hollis, Thomas Goodram, Edward Tidwell, Berrey Hollis:
(Proven in Court date above) – written on 1793 April 9.
Wife Rosanna Hollis, son Moses Hollis, son John Hollis, son Elijah Hollis, son Berrey Hollis, daughter Nancy Gladden, granddaughter Catherine Paterson, Zachariah Cantery executor, John Hollis executor, Elijah Hollis executor, Thomas Goodram witness, Edward Tidwell witness, Berrey Hollis witness. Fairfield Co, SC.  Executor: Zachariah Canty – executor
Appraisers: John Turner, Thomas Goodram, John Gladen, Edmon Tidwell, Zachariah Cantey, Moses Hollis, John Hollis,
Purchases: John Hollis, Elijah Hollis, Isbell Littleton, Wm Evins?, James Hollis, Berrymon Hollis, Peter Patterson, Tos. Hughes, Burrel Gibson, Dix. Tidwell, Hugh Brown, Roseanna Hollis, Wm Ewins?, George Lott, John Turner, Tos. Goodram, Edmond Tidwell, Lemuel Owens, Hennery? Strange, Tenson Tidwell, Charles Johnston, Isaac Rynalds, John McLuled, Austin Peay, John Gladden, Abraham Gibson, Naze Whitted, Sterling Ridewell, Thomas McGraphin, Moses Hollis,
People paid: Saml. P. Lares, William Burnette, Nickijah Puckett (?), Jonathan Belton, Elias Sticatte (?), Isaac Goine (?), John Clement, Nancy Gladding, Berry Hollis, Moses Hollis, Jesse Gladden, Saml Mathis, Saml. Bayless, Joseph Cameron, McEsa(?) and Canty note, Jonathan Billin(?), John Hollis
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1794 July 17 Moses Hollis will and testament order in Fairfield Co SC
The last will and testament of Moses Hollis decd was proved. Ordered that letters testamentary be granted.
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Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
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1794 July 18 Francis Papp vs Henry Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
Dismissed (att?) Defendants Costs
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1794 July 22 John Hollis was listed on a jury in Fairfield Co SC
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1794 July 25 Thomas Means vs James Hollis and others in Fairfied Co SC
Decree? according to specialty
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1794 July 25 John Burns vs Isaac Reynolds in Fairfield Co SC
The plaintiff nonsuited
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1794 July 25 John Hollis on a jury in Fairfield Co SC
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1794 July 25 Charles Johnston v Jesse Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
(x2 entries on page)
On attacht. The same jury sworn. The tobbacco attached condemned. Verdict in favr of the pltf. According to the specialty
Hugh Gamble, foreman
Jesse Havis swore to 15 days – James Gamble to 2 days attendance as an Evidence.
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1794 July 25 John Bell Junr vs John Bell senr and John Robertson in Fairfield Co SC
Rule discharged
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1794 July 25 Daniel Goyen attend 7 days attendance in evid on William Gibson v Daniel Huger case in Fairfield Co SC
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1798 Daniel Goin conveys land to Isaac Reynolds for 100 acres, payment of 40 pounds sterling, on Wateree Creek, in Fairfield County, joining Larkin Carden’s land on the West side, S and E sides by Tidwell. Fairfield Co, SC.
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1798 Jan 5 – Daniel Goyen of Fairfield purch from Richard Thompson 100 acres situate on waters of House Branch in Fairfield County, originally granted to John Alexander. Fairfield Co, SC
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1800 Oct 5 – Daniel Goyen of Fairfield purch from Robert McCants for 300 dollars, 100 acres in Craven County, now Fairfield County, bounded SE by Isaac Aldredge, SW by Pressly Tidwell, (original survey for John Long in 1771) Fairfield Co, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_N/Deed_N_0389a.tif

1800 Oct 15 – Daniel Goyen of Fairfield purch from James Gamble for 300 dollars – two tracts – one having 100 acres situated in Fairfield Dist, on a branch of the Wateree Creek, bounded on the SW side by land laid out for John Sutton, and on other sides by vacant land. (originally surveyed for Isaac Arledge in 1765). Other tract containing 90 acres situated on the waters of Wateree Creek bounded SE by Elijah Gibbons, SW by James Austin, and James Gamble, and NE by Pressley Tidwells land, Fairfield Co, SC
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1801 Dec 12 – Daniel Goyen of Fairfield purch from Isaac Reynolds for 70 dollars, 52 acres, (part of 150 acre tract originally granted to Robert Black) – on waters of Wateree Creek bounded by Minor Winns, Thos Ferrals, Isaac Reynolds, Widow Cardins, and Joseph Coblers. Fairfield Co, SC.  http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_N/Deed_N_0390a.tif

1807 – Henry Going – Probate Court Minutes – payments. Fairfield, SC.
1807 Feb 12 – Will Proved Up court minutes: Named Beneficiaries: Hezekiah Going, Lewis Going, Lordice Going, Dillard Going.  Wits: Alexander Wiley, Benjamin Harrison
Executors: John Hall, David Going.  Petition Court for Citation: John Hall, Daniel Going
Bond: John Hall and Daniel Going.  Appraisers: John Hall, John Hollis, James Barber, Robert Barber, Elijah Hollis, Hugh Lavender
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Appraisment 1807:  Appraisers: John Hollis, Elijah Hollis, Hugh Lavender.  Buyers at Estate: James Hollis, Hezekiah Goin, Minor Gladden, Hugh Lavender, Shepherd Picket, Benjamin Harrison, Mrs Gladden, Hezekiah Going, Hugh Smith, John Hall, Jacob Hardin, Rueben Hollis, Hugh Lavender, Leodice Going, Daniel Going, John Hollis, James Wright,
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Payments:  Paid To: Alexander Wylie, William Cambell, John Buchanan, Elizabeth Gladden widow, Elizabeth Dunlop, John Hall, James Barber, Doctor Bratton, John Pickett, John McCrorey, Thomas McCully, Hugh Smith, Jesse Gladden, Dillard Going, James Barber, Lewis Going, Esq Woodward, Lewis Going.  Recd Payments: James Hollis, Thomas Morris, Hugh Lavender, Jacob Hardin (Hartin?), Benjamin Harrison, Hugh Smith, Elizabeth Dunlap, Elizabeth Gladden, John McCrorey
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1807 – Henry Going’s probate paperwork – link:  (Handwritten Will and Transcribed Will/Abstract)
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Minutes of Court:  Fairfield Co, SC
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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms102.htm

Fairfield County was dedicated in 1785 and created in 1789 out of Camden District when it was divided into five parts. Camden District had been dedicated in 1765 and established in 1769 as one of the seven districts of colonial South Carolina. It adjoined District Ninety-six on the east.

Lord Cornwallis wintered in Winnsboro, South Carolina, the seat of government, in the fall of 1780 until January 1781 during the American Revolution.

The 1786 census of Fairfield County included households headed by “Daniel Goin, page 19, six members; Jesse Goin, page 20, four members; John Goin, page 20; Daniel Gowen, page 22; Henry Gowens, page 19, and Alexander Gowin, page 19, nine members;” according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790.”

The household of Daniel Gowen was recorded in Camden District, Fairfield County in 1786, page 22 as:

“Gowen, Daniel white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white male under 16
white male under 16
white female
two slaves”

“Daniel Goyen” had served in the South Carolina militia during 1782 under Lt. John Hollis, according to South Carolina Audited Account 3015. It appears that he was closely associ­ated with “John Goyen” Account 3017 and “William Goyen,” Account 3018.

It appears that the Hollis family and the Gowen family were associated for many years. Both lived in the Northern Neck area of Virginia and both settled in Fairfield County, South Carolina.Fairfield County, Virginia.

Moses Hollis, son of John Hollis and Esther Hollis, was born in 1728 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He was married in Fairfax County to Rosannah Hagan about 1748. Moses Hollis served as a lientenant in 1783 under Gen. Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War, according to ”History of the Cheraws” by Gregg.

Moses Hollis received a grant of 300 acres on Wateree Creek in Craven District in April 1768 from the governor. This land lay on the eastern border of Fairfield County when it was created in 1798.
Moses Hollis died in Fairfield County August 17, 1794.

In July 1809 Moses Hollis , Jr. received a grant of 68 acres “on the North Fork of Wateree Creek and Wateree River, adjacent to land of Richard Tidwell, Edmund Tidwell, Moses Hollis, Daniel McCullough, Jesse Gladden, Wm. Goyen, Thomas Shurley, and Mary Hill,” according to Fairfield County deed records.

The will of Moses Hollis was signed April 9, 1793 and pro-bated July 17, 1794. In the will he named: Wife, Rosanna; children: Moses, Jr., Elijah, Nancy [wife of John Gladden], John, and Berry; Grandchildren: Sally W. Steward [daughter of Nancy]; Capt. Sterling Tidwell [son of Jean]; Garland Tidwell [son of Jean]. Witnesses included Edward Tidwell, Berry Hol-lis, and Thomas Goodram.

According to Ruth Stevenson of the Fairfield Genealogy Room in Winnsboro, South Carolina, referring to a family there were three Hollis men, Moses and two brothers, Berry and Barrell who came from the area of the Potomac River in Fairfax County to settle in Fairfield County.

Moses Hollis was enumerated in the 1790 census of Camden District, Camden County as the head of a household composed of “four white males over 16, two white males under 16 and four females.”

Moses Hollis wrote his will April 9, 1793:

“In the name of God amen. This 9th day of April, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three, I Moses Hollis of the state of South Carolina and county of Fair-field, Being very sick and week but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, but calling to mind the mor-tality of my body and that is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament.

Imprimis: My soul, I give to God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the dis-cretion of my executors hereafter mentioned.

Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Rosanna Hollis all my house & household furniture, also my negro girl Abe, my horse Gruberty, bridle, and saddle; two cows as long as she lives or remains a wid-ow, and after that the negro Cos, twin to my son Moses Hollis to one negro fellow Pad, to him his heirs & as-signs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son Elijah Hollis one negro boy Tomy, wherein his assigns forever,

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Berry Hollis my negro Boy to him his heirs & assigns forever,

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Glad-den my featherbed to her, heirs and assigns forever,

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Cath-rine Patterson, four head of cattle to her heirs and as-signs forever.

ITEMS: I leave one negro fellow Need, and one negro boy Glaseo also Five head of horses & eleven head of cattle and working tools to be sold and my debts paid with the money and then the remainder to equally di-vided between all my children,

Lastly, I nominate & appoint Zachariah Cartery and my son John Hillis and my son Elijah Hollis, Executors for this my Last Will and Testament hereby disannuling all others heretofore by me, made in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written,

Signed sealed and acknowledged. Moses Hollis
In presence of us;
Thomas Goodren
Moses Hollis

Proved July 17, 1794
Recorded in Book 3, Pages 63 and 64
AUG. 4, 1794
Apt. 18, File230
Edward [X] Tidwell
Berrey Hollis”

Those named in the will of Rosannah Hollis: Jeremiah Smith, Elizabeth Hollis, Leander Johnston, Margaret Patterson [wid-ow], Elijah Hollis, Moses Hollis, Jr. Berry Hollis, John Hollis, Jean Tidwell [deceased], her heirs: Starling Tidwell and Gar-land Tidwell; Nancy Steward [deceased] and formerly the wid-ow of John Gladden], her heir: Sally W. Steward.

“John Goyen” served in the South Carolina militia under Lt. James Pickett, Capt. Charles Lewis and in Gen. Henderson’s Brigade during 1782 and 1783. On May 23, 1785, he filed a claim for a horse lost in militia service in 1782. He also filed for 42 days service under the command of Lt. Pickett and 21 days service under the command of Capt. Lewis, according to Audited Account No. 3017.

An affidavit was attached to the claim:

“Then appeared in court William Gladden and William Goyen and made oath that the above mentioned horse was appraised by them. Then appeared John Goyen and made oath that the above horse was lost or taken by the enemy in the service of the state in the expedition against the enemy under the command of Gen. Henderson.

Signed: Charles Pickett, J.P.
Certified Charles Lewis, Capt.”

The household of John Goin was recorded in 1786 in Camden District, Fairfield District, page 20 as:

“Goin, John white male over 16
white female
white female
white male under 16
white female”

In a consecutive claim with John Goyen, William Goyen filed Audited Account 3018, stating that he served in the militia in 1782 under Capt. Charles Lewis. He also witnessed the claim of John Goyen, suggesting a relationship between the two.

“Clearly, the Goynes of Fairfield County, South Car­olina and those of northern Orange County, North Carolina are the same family. Very likely, Drury Going of Chester County, South Carolina is a member of this family. If we accept Susan Goynes Dickerson’s statement that five Goyne brothers served in the American Revolution, then I would suggest that their names are: Amos, Daniel, Drury, James and William. I include Amos’s name on this list even though there is no record of his serving in the Revolution. But, neither is there a record of James serving, except for his pension application.”
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It is believed that there may have been several individuals in Fairfield County by the name of Daniel Goin/Gowen/etc. Re­ferring to the legal records of the county, some of the indi­viduals were frequently in trouble and in court, and some were men of substance and were frequently asked to perform civic functions. Researchers must be aware that the activities of one in the county might be ascribed to another of the same name.

The 1800 census of Fairfield County included the households of “Daniel Goings and Henry Goings.”

The 1810 census of Fairfield County included the households of “Daniel Goings, Hezekiah Goings and Hugh Goings.”

By 1880 the population of Fairfield County had increased to 27,765.
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“Alexander Gowin” was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1790 [actually 1786] census of Fairfield County, page 19, according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790:”

“Gowin, Alexander white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female
white male under 16″

Alexander Goyen” was security for “Daniel Goyen” in “State vs. Daniel Goyen,” a 1791 court case in Fairfield County.

Alexander Going [age 45+] was enumerated in the 1800 United States Census of Rutherford County, North Carolina, along with a younger John Going [age 16 & under 26]. Alexander Going [age 45+] was enumerated in the 1810 United States Census of Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Alexander Goyen/Goyer filed on land in the District of Oua­chita, Louisiana on 1 January 1836, and again on 10 Mar. 1837. Alexander Goyen/Goyer [age 50‑60] was enumerated in the 1840 United States Census of Union Parish, Louisiana. [Note: Union Parish was formed from Ouachita Parish in 1839.] On 8 October 1842, Alexander Goyen/Goyer sold his land in Union Parish, Louisiana.

Alexander Goan [age 35] was enumerated in the 1850 United States Census of Rutherford County, North Carolina.
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Daniel Gowen was born about 1748, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1774, wife’s name Jean.

“Daniel Goyen and William Goyen” appraised a gun that was put into Revolutionary service by Moses Hollis in 1780. The gun was used “in publick service under General Sumpter;” appraised to £1, 10 shillings. The gun was used in service under Capt. Lewis for 12 days during June 1780. The gun was used for 18 days during July 1781 “under Lieut. Hollis. Daniel Gowen and William Gowen appeared before Chas. Pickett, J. P. to acknowledge making the appraisal. Daniel Gowen was able to sign his name; the signature was “Daniel Going.” William Gowen signed with an “X” for his mark.

Daniel Gowen was apparently an upright and substantial citi­zen of Fairfield County.

“Daniel Going” was named May 7, 1782 as security for Moses Hollis, administrator of the estate of Nottley Hollis, according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Ad­ministrations, 1781-1787” abstracted by Brent H. Holcomb, G.R.S. and Elmer O. Parker. “Daniel Goyen” was a purchaser at the estate sale held May 17, 1782. He was also security for Moses Hollis on the same date in connection with the estate of John Stuart.

On June 17, 1786, “Daniel Goyen” received payment for 90 days duty in 1782 in the South Carolina militia under the command of Lt. John Hollis. His payment was received from Gen. Richard Winn of Winnsboro.

Daniel Gowen was enumerated in the 1790 census, page 22 as the head of a household, according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790:”

“Gowen, Daniel white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
[2 slaves]”

Daniel Gowen was involved in a real estate transaction in 1793, according to Fairfield County Deed Book 1, page 1793. “Daniel Gowen” and “David Goyen” appeared as witnesses in the July 1795 court term in the case of William Gibson vs. Daniel Hager, according to “Fairfield County, South Car­olina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799.”

On February 20, 1797 “Dan’l Gowen” was one of the ap­praisers of the estate of Alexander Young, valued at £37, 12 shillings, 4 pence, according to the Fairfield County Will Book 2, page 142. Daniel Gowen had an account due from the estate of William Mackey, deceased July 23, 1797, according to Fairfield County Will Book 2, page 156. “Daniel Gourn” sued by William Deason January 19, 1798. The jury found in favor of the defendant. “Daniel Gowen” sued William Deason and Benjamin Deason again July 21, 1798, and the case was dismissed.

“Dan’l Gowen” was one of the purchasers at the estate sale of Joseph Cameron January 16, 1799.

“Daniel Goings” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Fairfield County, page 228. The rendition as shown as:

“Goings, Daniel white male over 45
white female 26-45
white male 10-16
white male 10-16
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10″
white female 0-10
white female 0-10
white female 0-10”

Daniel Goings reappeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfield County.

The will of Daniel Gowen was recorded in Volume II of “Wills of Fairfield County, South Carolina, 1820-1839,” at the University of South Carolina Library.

“Daniel Gowens” made his will in January 1818 in Fairfield County. There is no record of probate. It was recorded Octo­ber 10, 1828 in Fairfield County. Named were his wife Jean and his seven children: Hugh, Daniel, William, Robert, Mar­garet, Nancy, and Polly, according to Fairfield County Will Book 5, page 231.

The will read:
Will of Daniel Gowens

In the Name of God, Amen, I, Daniel Gowens, of the State of South Carolina and District of Fairfield, being in Sound Mine and Memory, but in a Weak State of health, Knowing that is is appointed for all Men to die, do Make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

My Body I recommend to the Dust, and my Soul I resign to God when it shall please him to take me to himself by Death, in hopes of a Glorious Immortality beyond the Grave Through Jesus Christ.

And as to what worldly property or Eftate I have been blefsed in this life, I will and dispofe of the Same in Manner following–That is to Say–

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Gean Gowen one Negroe Man named Will and Three Netroe Girls named Patts, big RAchel and Jude; Will and Patts, during her natural Life, and to be difpofed of by her at Death; Big Rachel & Jude, during her natural Life, and to defcend to my Daughter Nancy at her Death; alfo two horses, two Milch Cows and Calves and ten Hogs, the Choice of my Stock, with her wearing apparel, and the whole of my household and Kitcheon Furniture of every kind and description, except what may be herein particularly devised during her Natural Life; also it is my Will that my Said Wife Jean, should occupy and pofsefs the Land and House and Improvements whereon I now live, being a plantation of one hundred acres, purchafed from Daniel Carns, during her natural life for her use and behoof [benefit].

Second, I give and bequeath to Daniel Lavender, Son of my Daughter Nancy Lavender, one Negroe Boy named Isaac, to him and his Heirs forever.

Third, I give and bequeath to my son Hugh Gowens, one Negroe fellow named Sam, and one Negroe fellow named Tom Minnit, one Negroe Wench named Lydy and one Negro Boy named Osmon; also a plantation of Four hundred and ten acres of Land, to be laid off from a Tract of one thoufand acres purchased from McNeel, on that side [of] Said Tract where Hugh now lives, and has improved; also one still, containing forty Gallons and five stands–the whole to him and his heirs forever.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my Son Daniel Gowens one Negroe Girl name Cloe, one Negroe fellow named Tom Jones, one Negro Boy named Peter and one Negroe Woman named little Rachel; one Cow and Calf; also a plantation of four hundred and ten acres of land, composed of the Tract of one hundred Acres, the land I now live on, to descend to him after the Death of my Wife Jean Gowens, and of three hundred and ten Acres to be laid off from McNeels Tract, on the Side adjoining the Said one hundred Acres; also one Still, containing eighty-four gallons and five Stands; the whole to him and his Heirs forever.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Polly Harrison, one Negroe Woman named Amey, one Negroe Boy named Ephraim and one Negroe Woman named Dinar and one hundred acres of Land adjoining the Mill Tract, whereon they now live, to the said Polly Harrison and the Heirs of her body forever.

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my son William Gowens, one Negroe Girl name Suckey, one Negroe Boy named Charles, one Negroe Girl named Lelwency, and Negroe Girl named Eaftor; alfo a plantation of four hundred and ten acres of Land composed of one hundred Acres which I purchased of Thomfon and one hundred and forty Acres which I purchased of John Harvey, and one hundred and Seventy Acres to be laid off McNeels Tract aforesaid on that side adjoining the said Thompfons and Harveys Tracts, the whole to him and his heirs forever.

Seventh, I give and bequeath to my son Robert Gowens one Negroe Boy named Jack, one Negroe Girl named Sophy and her Increafe, one Negroe Boy named Dave and one Negroe Boy named Buck; one Cow and Calf; also, a plantation of Four hundred and ten Acres of Land, composed of a Tract of Three hundred Acres purchafed of James McMullen, and one hundred and ten Acres, the Ballance of McNeels Tract aforesaid; the whole to him and his Heirs forever.

Eighth, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Gowens, one Negroe Boy named Andrew, one Negroe Boy named Prince, on Negro Woman named Grace and Negroe Boy named George; also one hundred acres Acres of Land, called Shippers place to her and the Heirs of her Body forever.

Ninth, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Nancy Gowens, one Negroe Boy namd Tom, and one Negroe fellow named William to her and her bodily heirs forever, and one Negroe Girl named July, and one Nigroe Girl named Big Rachel to defcend to her, after the death of my Wife Jean; one feather Bed & Furniture, one Horfe Bridle & Saddle; two Cows and Calves; and alfo one hundred Acres of Land, called Ferrals place; the whole to her and the Heirs of her Body forever.

Tenth, I give and bequeath to Jean Harrison, Daughter of Polly Harrison one Negroe Girl, named Mary to her and her Heirs forever.

Eleventh, I give and bequeath to my two Sons, William and Robert Gowens, twenty-five Acres of Land, around where the Mill stands, with the Mill theron and one Negroe Fellow named Bob who attends the Said Mill, to be Theirs in equal Right and their Heirs forever.

Twelfth, It is my will that the Residue of my personal Property of whatsoever kind or Species not hereby bequeathed of devifed, and of which I die pofsefsed should be sold and the proceeds thereof, disposed of in the following manner Viz: one hundred Dollars thereof to be given to each of my Daughters Margaret and Nancy, and the Ballance to be equally divided between my Seven Children, Hugh, Danaiel, William, Robert, Margaret and Nancy and Polly.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint, my beloved Wife Jean Gowens, my son Daniel Gowens and my Trusty Friend Samuel Whorter Yongue, Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament, revoking and disannulling all other Wills and Testaments heretofore by me made, and confirming this and one other to be my last Will and Teftament.

In Witnefs Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this —- day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and in the forty-Second year of American Independence.

Signed, Sealed, Published and
Declared in presence of us

Armsted Goss Daniel [O] Gowens
John Lavender
Saml H. Taylor

Children born to Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen include:

Daniel Gowen born about 1776
William Gowen born about 1777
Robert Gowen born about 1778
Margaret Gowen born about 1779
Nancy Gowen born about 1781
Polly Gowen born about 1784
Hugh Gowen born about 1786

Daniel Gowen, son of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about 1776. Under the terms of his father’s will, he was to inherit four slaves and 920 acres of land along with a whiskey still.

“Daniel Goen” was enumerated as the head of household in the 1840 census of Fairfield County, page 180. He was the owner of 71 slaves, according to the rendition:

“Goen, Daniel white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5″
1 male slave 55-100
1 female slave 55-100
5 male slaves 36-55
7 female slaves 36-55
4 male slaves 24-36
6 female slaves 24-36
14 male slaves 10-24
15 female slaves 10-24
10 male slaves 0-10
8 females slaves 0-10”

Forty members of the household were engaged in agriculture.

William Gowen, son of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about 1777. Under the terms of his father’s will written in 1818, he was to inherit four slaves and 410 acres of land. He and his brother, Robert Gowen were jointly to inherit the family mill and 25 acres of land on which it stood.

Robert Gowen, son of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about 1778. Under the terms of his father’s will he was to inherit four slaves and 410 acres of land. He and his brother William Gowen were to jointly inherit the family mill and the 25 acres on which it stood.
He was married about 1801 to Mary H. Smith, according to the research of Bill Wolfe.

“Mary Goin, widow of Robert Goin” was remarried to William Mapes. William Mapes died in 1835, according to “Fairfield County, South Caroline Marriages Implied in Probate Records, 1775-1789” with reference to Fairfield County Probate Apartment 59, File 913.

Margaret Gowen, daughter of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about 1789. She was still single in 1818 when her father wrote his will in which she was to inherit four slaves and 100 acres of land called the Shippers place.

She was married in Fairfield County prior to 1832 to Jervis “Gervais” Gibson, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina, South Carolina Marriages Implied in Probate Records” by Barbara R. Langdon with reference to Fairfield County Probate Apartment 49, File 755.

They removed to Monroe County, Georgia where he died April 5, 1856.

Children born to Jervis “Gervais” Gibson and Margaret Gowen Gibson include:

Hugh Young Gibson born April 1, 1826

Hugh Young Gibson, son of Jervis “Gervais” Gibson and Margaret Gowen Gibson, was born April 1, 1826 in Fairfield County. He was married there to Annie Coleman, his second cousin, December 29, 1846 “at the residence of Abraham Gibson, J.P, his father,” according to their marriage license. The bride was born January 16, 1830.

Children born to Hugh Young Gibson and Annie Coleman Gibson include:

Nancy Caroline Gibson born October 21, 1847
Robert C. Gibson born February 2, 1849
Sarah Ann Gibson born May 30, 1851
Margaret E. Gibson born April 1, 1853
John H. Gibson born January 25, 1855
Mary J. Gibson born December 31, 1856
Daniel H. Gibson born December 19, 1858
Eliza L. Gibson born November 6, 1860
Fannie Lee Gibson born October 18, 1862
Thomas Y. Gibson born April 26, 1865
Francis H. Gibson born April 2, 1867
William J. Gibson born February 2, 1869
Elizabeth Belzora Gibson born November 23, 1870
Jesse C. Gibson born May 22, 1873
Louis A. Gibson born March 19, 1875

Elizabeth Belzora Gibson, daughter of Hugh Young Gibson and Annie Coleman Gibson, was born November 23, 1870. Dorothy Ann Pippin Vaughn, a great-granddaughter, wrote January 3, 1997, “She was unmarried when my grandfather, Allen Bertrel Gibson was born. His father, John L. Tomlinson and her cousin, was born in 1872. He left Georgia before the baby was born and she retained her maiden name.” She died July 7, 1956 at Bibb County Home and was buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born to her was:

Allen Bertrel Gibson born August 3, 1890

Allen Bertrel Gibson, son of Elizabeth Belzora Gibson, was born August 3, 1890. He was married in Laurens County about 1909 to Annie Mae Wynn, daughter of Bryant Prescott Wynn and Ardelia Elizabeth Whitaker Wynn. Annie Mae Wynn Gibson died December 22, 1911 and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Laurens County, Georgia, and Allen Bertrel Gibson died March 2, 1961 and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Macon, Georgia..

Children born to Allen Bertrel Gibson and Annie Mae Wynn Gibson include:

Annie L. Gibson born October 12, 1910

Annie L. Gibson, daughter of Allen Bertrel Gibson and Annie Mae Wynn Gibson, was born October 12, 1910 in Laurens County, Georgia. She was married September 22, 1929, about 1930 to William Vernon Pippin. Later she was remarried to Charles E. Hadley. He died in 1981.

Children born to William Vernon Pippin and Annie L. Gibson Pippin include:

Dorothy Anne Pippin born October 11, 1932

Dorothy Anne Pippin, daughter of William V. Pippin and Annie L. Gibson Pippin, was born October 11, 1932. She was married August 5, 1951 to Granville L. Vaughan, Jr. She attended and was graduated from college after marriage. n 1994, she, a member of the Foundation, was active in Greer’s Ferry, Arkansas in the research of her Gowen/Goins family. She furnished a copy of the will of Daniel Gowen for inclusion in the Foundation manuscript.

She wrote, “My great-grandmother, Elizabeth B. Gibson said it was handed down, generation by generation, that we were descended from Pocahontas. Could this be true and came down the Gowen line? My brother has Sarcoidosis and some other malady yet to be diagnosed. I am a curiosity in the family–blonde hair, blue eyes, but very olive skin. Never sunburn, even working outdoors all summer on our farm.”

Granville L. Vaughan, Jr. died of cancer in 1986.

Dorothy Anne Pippin Vaughan wrote February 15, 1994 that she was a teacher at Greers Ferry Public School where she began teaching in 1970. She continued to operate her husband’s cattle operation and was the organist at Greers Ferry Methodist Church. She wrote, “I may wear out, but never rust out!”

Two children were born to Granville L. Vaughan, Jr. and Dorothy Anne Pippin Vaughan:

Granville L. Vaughan III born August 30, 1957
Gay Lynn Vaughan born December 26, 1968

Granville L. Vaughan III, son of Granville L. Vaughan, Jr. and Dorothy Anne Pippin Vaughan, was born August 30, 1957. After graduation from medical school, he established a family practice in Heber Springs, Arkansas.

Gay Lynn Vaughan, daughter of Granville L. Vaughan, Jr. and Dorothy Anne Pippin Vaughan, was born December 26, 1968. She was married about 1980 to Randal L. Anglin. In 1997 they lived in Jacksonville, Arkansas where he was stationed in the U.S. Air Force.

Nancy Gowen, daughter of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about 1781. She was married about 1800, husband’s name Lavender, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Marriages Implied in Probate Records, 1775-1879” with reference to Apartment 49, File 755.

She was referred to in the will of her father written in 1818 both as Nancy Gowens and Nancy Lavender. She was to inherit four slaves and 100 acres of land identified as Ferrals Place. Children born to her include Daniel Lavender.

Polly Gowen, daughter of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about 1784. She was married about 1801 to Benjamin Harrison. In 1807, he was a witness to the will of Henry Going, regarded as an uncle of Polly Gowen, the brother of her father.

Polly Gowen Harrison was mentioned in the will of her father written in 1818 as the recipient of three slaves and 100 acres of land. To equalize the distribution of slaves, Daniel Gowen left to Jean Harrison, daughter of Polly Gowen Harrison a Negro Girl named Mary.

Children born to them include:

Jean Harrison born about 1803

Hugh Gowen, son of Daniel Gowen and Jean Gowen, was born about in 1787 in Fairfield County, according to “Wolfe Genealogy” compiled by Guy Wood of Sumter, Georgia. Guy Wood was married to Luella Wolfe Bradley, sister to the grandfather of Bill Wolfe, Foundation member of Newport Beach, California.

Hugh Gowen was married about 1805 to Nancy Fogg. She had an uncle who owned ships that sailed the Atlantic Coast from Charleston, South Carolina to Newfoundland. He is regarded as a member of the Fogg family of New England to sailed China Clippers to the Orient.

Under the terms of his father’s will written in 1818, Hugh Gowens was to receive four slaves, 410 acres of land and a still. He was enumerated in the 1820 census of Fairfield County as the head of a household.

Hugh Gowen removed to Butts County, Georgia and received mention in “History of Butts County, Georgia, 1825-1976” compiled by Lois McMichael for Daughters of the American Revolution.

He won land in Heard County in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery. In 1834 he sold his land in Butts County to his brother-in-law Benjamin Harrison.

He was recorded in the 1840 census of Butts County, the 1850 census of Sumter Gounty, Georgia and in the 1860 census of Pike County, Alabama, according to Sheila Casper, a descendant of Alaska.

Children born to Hugh Gowen and Nancy Fogg Gowen include:

Mary Elizabeth Gowen born about 1807
Nancy Gowen born about 1808
Daniel Gowen born about 1810
William A. Gowen born about 1811
Martha Gowen born about 1815
Wyatt Gowen born about 1818
Mary Gowen born about 1820
Margaret Jane Gowen born about 1822
Robert W. Gowen born about 1831

Mary Elizabeth Gowen, daughter of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Goen, was born about 1807. She was married October 5, 1831 to George Washington Woolf in Butts County, according to “Wolfe Genealogy.” She was a graduate of a finishing school in Charleston, South Carolina and read the bible in Latin.

They removed about 1850 to Macon County, Alabama. Shortly afterward they were living in Pike County, Alabama with the families of their son William A. Gowen, daughter Margaret Jane Gowen Bryan and daughter Mary Gowen Burford.

After the deaths of George Washington Woolf and Mary Elizabeth Gowen Wolfe, their daughter Mary Wolfe, age 16 was living with her aunt and uncle, the Burfords in 1860. Lewis Wolfe, age 11 was living with his grandparents, Hugh Gowen and Nancy Fogg Gowen at the time of the 1860 census..

Children born to George Washington Woolf and Mary Elizabeth Gowen Woolf include:

Daniel Wolfe born July 15, 1832
Cynthia Wolfe born about 1834
Francis Marion Wolfe born about 1835
Henry Madison Wolfe born about 1837
Nancy Jane Wolfe born about 1839
Mary Moore Wolfe born about 1842
Almira Wolfe born about 1845
Andrew Jackson Wolfe born about 1848
Lewis William Wolfe born about 1852

Daniel Wolfe, son of George Washington Woolf and Mary Elizabeth Gowen Woolf, was born in Butts County July 15, 1832. He was married December 30, 1850 at age 18 to Nancy Jane Bryan. Daniel Wolfe did not accompany his parents to Alabama, but elected to remove to McClenny, Florida where he was a merchant and Baker County Treasurer there. He changed the spelling of his surname from Woolf to Wolfe.

A few years before the death of Daniel Wolfe on October 28, 1910, he dictated a statement to his granddaughter, Mrs. Pearl Bradley Wood:

“My father was George Washington Woolf; he was a carpenter by trade. He came to Georgia from South Carolina. I know nothing of my Woolf grandparents. My father married Eliza Goen in Butts County, Georgia. I was their first child. My mother died when I was quite young and I went to live with my Goen grandparents. Our name was spelled Woolf, but I changed it to Wolfe.”

Lewis W. Bryan, husband of Margaret Jane Gowen was a brother to Nancy Jane Bryan, my grandmother.

The children of Daniel Wolfe and Nancy Jane Bryan were: James Lorenzo, Alonzo, Adah, Josephine, Mary Elizabeth, Emma Ruth, Luella, William Francis, Thomas Jackson and Ida Lee.

James Lorenzo Woolf is my grandfather. He was born October 27, 1852 and was roadmaster for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. He married Georgia Williams September 25, 1873. Georgia Williams was at the Battle of Olustee as a child and carried water to the wounded of both the Confederate and Union armies. Their home was used as a hospital. Georgia’s father, Samuel Neil Williams, owned the railroad that ran between Jacksonville, Florida and Olustee, Florida. They left Jacksonville on the train to avoid the Union gunboats and went to their home in Ocean Pond where the battle was fought almost in their front yard.

James Lorenzo Woolf and Georgia Williams Woolf had 11 children: James Daniel, Leola Isabel, Louis Riochard, Minnie Frances, Ida Lillian, George Mae, Rosa Ethel, William Thomas, Annie Myrtie, Claude Hearst and Edith Muriel.”

William Thomas Wolfe, son of James Lorenzo Wolfe and Georgia Williams Wolfe, was born July 19, 1890. He was married July 14, 1917 to Mildred Ann Newberry who was born January 17, 1895.

Five children were born to them, including

Bill Wolfe born about 1925

Nancy Gowen, daughter of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born about 1808. She was married July 29, 1831 to Thomas Walker. Nine children, all girls, ere born to them.

Daniel Gowen, son of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen , was born about 1810. Of this individual nothing more is known.

William A. Gowen, son of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen , was born about 1811. He was married January 7, 1836 to Mar­garet Kirksey. Children born to William A. Gowen and Mar­garet Kirksey Gowen are unknown.

Martha Gowen, daughter of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born about 1815. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Wyatt J. Gowen, son of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born about 1818. He was enrolled in South Carolina College about 1840 and was graduated about 1840. He began to read law in the office of Chancellor Caldwell and was admitted to the bar in May 1847.

He died in November of that year, according to the November 26, 1847 edition of the “Columbia Daily Telegraph:”

“Died on Friday night last at D. Caldwell’s Hotel, Wyatt J. Goen, a native and resident of Fairfield District. Deceased was a graduate of South Carolina College and had been for two years preceding his admission to the Bar in May last, engaged in the study of law, in this town, under the supervision of Chancellor Caldwell. He was on his way home from Florida, where he contracted a congestive fever, and arrived her in the cars on Friday evening.”
The “South Carolinian” in its November 13, 1847 edition carried a “Tribute of Respect from Euphradian Hall to Mr. Wyatt Goin, a recent graduate of this College.”

Mary Gowen, daughter of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born about 1822. She was married December 27, 1850 to Potter Waldroup.

Margaret Jane Gowen, daughter of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born in 1826, according to Bill Wolfe. She was married in Sumter City, Georgia March 7, 1850 to Lewis W. Bryan, son of Elias Bryan. They removed to Butler, Alabama.
Lewis W. Bryan, along with his brother, Needham Bryan, enlisted in an Alabama cavalry unit during the Civil War.

Three sets of twins were born to them. She died January 9, 1903.

Robert W. Gowen, son of Hugh Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born about 1831. He was married January 4, 1861 to Mary E. Webb. Children born to Robert W. Gowen and Mary E. Webb Gowen are unknown.
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After the deaths of George Washington Woolf and his wife Eliza
Samuel Goen” who was born between 1770 and 1780 was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Fairfield County, page 368:

“Goen, Daniel white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
2 female slaves 36-55
6 male slaves 24-36
6 female slaves 24-36
2 male slaves 10-24
2 female slaves 10-24
13 male slaves 0-10
11 female slaves 0-10”

He reappeared as the head of a household in the 1840 cen­sus of Fairfield County, page 158:

“Goen, Daniel white male 60-70
white female 50-60
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 10-15″
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Daniel Goen” who was born between 1780 and 1790, was enumerated as the head of household in the 1840 census of Fairfield County, page 180. He was the owner of 71 slaves, according to the rendition:

“Goen, Daniel white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5″
1 male slave 55-100
1 female slave 55-100
5 male slaves 36-55
7 female slaves 36-55
4 male slaves 24-36
6 female slaves 24-36
14 male slaves 10-24
15 female slaves 10-24
10 male slaves 0-10
8 females slaves 0-10”

Forty members of the household were engaged in agriculture.
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“David Goyen” appeared as a witness during seven days of testimony in the trial of “William Gibson vs. Daniel Huger in the July 1794 court term, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799.” “Daniel Gowen” also “swore to 14 days attendance on this suit as an evidence.”
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Drury Goins was a purchaser at the estate sale of Moses Cherry about February 1783, according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787.”
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On August 9, 1786 Edward Gowen received “70 pounds, 1 shilling and 5 pence sterling for duty in Robuck’s Regiment,” according to “Stub Entries to Indents.” His pay on one oc­casion was requested to be delivered to Capt. John “Buck” Gowen of adjoining Spartanburg County, believed to be a kinsman.

“Edward Goyen” and Nancy Scott on June 18, 1793 were named administrators of the estate of “James Scott, miller, died intestate,” according to Fairfield County Will Book 2, pages 28-29.
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“Elizabeth Goin” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Fairfield County, page 157:

“Goin, Elizabeth white female 30-40
white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15”
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Evans Goins, born about 1830, and his wife, Fanny Goins were residents of Winnsboro, South Carolina where they were enumerated in 1870, according to Sabrina Jamison, a descendant of Charlotte, North Carolina. Evans Goins was recorded at age 40, and his wife was 35.

It is believed that Fanny Goins died about 1872. Evans Goins was remarried shortly afterward, wife’s name Rachel. It is believed that he died before the 1880 census. Rachel Goins Toatley, was enumerated in that year with the children. She had remarried to Tony Toatley in Winnsboro before 1880.

Children born to Evans Goins and Fanny Goins include:

William Goins born about 1852
Amanda Goins born about 1853
Chainey Goins born about 1854
Hester Goins born about 1855
Catherine “Katie” Goins born about 1856
James Goins born about 1858
Hurbert Goins born about 1862
Adam Goins born about 1866

Catherine “Katie” Goins, daughter of Evans Goins and Fanny Goins, was born about 1856. She was married there to Charles Ellison about 1873. He was born about 1853 in North Carolina to Charlotte Eurley Ellison. Carolina, according to Sabrina Jamison. They were enumerated there in the 1880 census.
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Henry Gowen was born about 1740 of parents unknown. He is possibly a kinsman to Daniel Gowen. “Henry Gowen” drew pay for militia duty May 23, 1785 in Fairfield County, according to “Stub Entries to Indents,” Book 2, page 199.

“Henry Gowin” appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 [actually taken in 1786] census of Fairfield County, page 19, according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790:”

“Gowin, Henry white male over 16
white female
white female
white male under 16
white female”

“Henry Gowen” appeared in Fairfield County Court in the session of June 15, 1791 for a trial of the “State vs. Henry Gowen,” according to Fairfield County Court Minute Book A, page 62. “The indictment was dismissed June 14, 1792 upon the defendant’s paying Costs.

“Henry Goyen and others” were sued July 18, 1794 by Francis Papp, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Min­utes of the County Court, 1785-1799” He was again in court in the July 1798 session.

“Henry Goings” was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1800 census of Fairfield County, page 218:

“Goings, Henry white male 26-45
white male 10-16
white female 10-16
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white male 0-10”

The will of “Henry Going” was recorded in Fairfield County Will Book 5, page 173 and was abstracted in Volume I of “Fairfield County, South Carolina Wills, 1787-1819” lo­cated in University of South Carolina Li­brary in Columbia:

“South Carolina
Fairfield District
February 12, 1807

In the Name of God, Amen. I Henry Going of District and State above mentioned, of perfect mind and mem­ory, thanks be to God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this, my last Will and Testament;
That is to say principally and first of all, I give and commend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting, but at the general res­urrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hat pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

First, I give to my four beloved children, namely Hezekiah, Lewis, Leadice [Lettice] and Dillard all my land to be equally divided among them.

Secondly, I do bequeath to Hezekiah, my beloved son, my sorrel mare, usually called Rachel. I do likewise bequeath unto him a milk cow & calf, usually called Blackhead.

Thirdly, I do bequeath to Lewis Going, my son a sorrel colt, usually called Isaiah. I do likewise be­queath unto him a cow & calf, usually called Damsel.

Fourthly, I do bequeath and give unto Dillard Going my beloved son, a sorrel colt, and I do likewise give or bequeath to him a cow & calf, usually called Hart.

Fifthly, I do bequeath and give unto my daughter Leadice Going a bay mare, usually called Rose & I do likewise give her a cow & calf, usually called Doty.

There is to be four head of cattle and my gray mare sold and all my debts to be payed off and all my other property to be equally divided among my four chil­dren–Except a wheel and a card which I do bequeath to Leadice.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this date above mentioned.

Test: Henry [X] Going
Alexr. Wylie
Benjamin [X] Harrison

Executors: Recorded July 20, 1807
John Hall
Daniel Going

Daniel Going, one of the executors, is possibly a brother to Henry Going. Benjamin Harrison, one of the witnesses to the will, was married prior to 1810 to “Polly Gowens, daughter of Daniel Gowens,” according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Marriages Implied in Probate Records, 1775-1879” with reference to Apartment 49, File 755.

Children born to Henry Going include:

Hezekiah Going born about 1768
Leadice Going born about 1775
Lewis Going born about 1790
Dillard Goins born about 1791

Hezekiah Going, son of Henry Going, was born about 1768. He was residing in Fairfield District in 1807 and he was men­tioned in his father’s will.

“Hezekiah Goings” was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1810 census of Fairfield County. “Hezekiah Goins” reappeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1830 cen­sus, page 370:

“Goins, Hezekiah white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

Leadice [Lettice?] Goings was born about 1775. She was mentioned in her father’s will dated in 1807. She was ap­parently unmarried at that time.

Lewis Going, son of Henry Going, was born about 1790, probably in Fairfield County. He was mentioned in the will of his father dated in 1807.

“Lewis Goen” appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Fairfield County, page 408:

“Goen, Lewis white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5”

The family of “Lewis Goins” reappeared in the 1840 census of Fairfield County, page 157:

“Goins, Lewis white male 40-50
white female 50-60
white female 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 15-20”
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Dillard Goins was born in South Carolina about 1791, accord­ing to a descendant, Carolyn Tuck Sanders of Ennis, Texas. “Dillard Goen” served in Capt. Robinson’s Company of South Carolina militia in the War of 1812, according to “War of 1812 Pensioners” by Virgil D. White. He later received Pen­sion No. 30046. He was married December 5, 1819 to Nancy Sizemore who was born about 1798 in South Carolina, according to the research of Sherrell Evans.

Dillard Goins was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jackson County, Georgia, page 321. The household was enumerated as:

“Goins, Dillard white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

Dillard Goins “of Jackson County” received a draw in the 1832 “gold” land lottery of Georgia and was awarded 40 acres of land, according to “Jackson County, Georgia” by Frary El­rod.

“Dillard Goen” was enumerated in the 1840 census of Cobb County, Georgia as the head of a household:

“Goen, Dillard white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10”

“Dillard Goin” appeared as the head of Household 273-273 in the 1850 census of Cobb, County, Georgia:

“Goin, Dillard 59, farmer, born in SC
Nancy 52, born in SC
Larkin 16, born in GA
Jessie Brodwell 13, born in GA
Permelia E. 9, born in GA”

Both Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins died in Georgia, according to Sherrell Evans.

Children born to Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins are believed to include:

“Doc” Goen born about 1818
Dillard Goins, Jr. born February 21, 1821
Prentiss Lewis Goen born January 13, 1825
William Henry Goen born in 1827
Nancy Goen born about 1830
Jane Goins born about 1831
Larkin Goen born about 1834
Jesse Brodwell Goen born about 1837
Permelia E. Goen born about 1841

“Doc” Goen, son of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins, was born about 1818. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Dillard Goins, Jr, son of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goin, was born February 21, 1821 in South Carolina, according to Paul Lynn Goen, a descendant of Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Dillard Goin” was married to Permelia C. Conley October 14, 1840 in Forsyth County, Georgia, according to Forsyth County Marriage Book A, page 98. Of Permelia C. Conley Goins nothing more in known.

Carol Goen, a descendant of Weatherford, Texas, found an 1850 census enumeration of the household of “Dilliard Going” in Coweta County, Georgia, page 351:

“Going, Dillard 29, born in SC
Eliza
Joseph 3, born in GA
Louis 2, born in GA”

It is believed that Dillard Goins was remarried about 1841, to Minervia Fry, daughter of Gilbert Fry and Ann Fry. She was born September 25, 1823, according to the research of Paul Lynn Goen. Dillard Goins and Minerva Fry Goins emigrated to Texas, probably to the Smith County area, about 1860.

On February 10, 1862 “Dillard Gowen” was enlisted as a private in the Sixth Texas Cavalry, CSA, commanded by Col. O. W. Roberts, later governor of the state. “Dillard Gowen” enlisted at Tyler, Texas for one year and was 43 years old at that time. On April 30, 1862 he was stationed at Camp Lubbock, Texas.

If these documentations refer to the same man, then he was born in 1819 probably in Georgia and received an “orphan’s draw” at age 13 in the Georgia gold lottery. Widows and or­phans were entitled to a draw in the lottery as well as house­holders under the Georgia statute.

Gowen White, San Antonio, Texas has researched the family of Dillard Goen who appeared in Palo Pinto County, Texas in 1884. Most likely this is the same “Dillard Gowen,” orphan from Jackson County whose name underwent a change of spelling.

On July 8, 1884 Dillard Goen of Palo Pinto County, Texas re­ceived a deed from James M. Gilbert and Ann A. Gilbert of Palo Pinto County for 300 acres of land located 18 miles southeast of Palo Pinto. A duplicate deed dated March 12, 1892 was recorded in Palo Pinto County Deed Book W, page 261. The deed was prepared at Brazos, Texas. Consideration for the 300 acres was $400. Dillard Goen died February 28, 1893 in Palo Pinto County, and Minerva Fry Goen died there July 23, 1898, both intestate, according to the research of Paul Lynn Goen.

Children born to Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed records which contain a proof-of-heirship affidavit dated July 19, 1941 include:

Louis Erwin Goen born August 13, 1847
Joseph Franklin Goen born in January 1848
William Dillard Goen born December 23, 1852
James G. Gowen born about 1854
U. Britton Goen born in December 1856, son
D. M. “Doc” Goen born about 1859
Mary M. Goen born about 1863

Lynn and Betty Goen of Albuquerque, New Mexico visited with Louis Erwin Goen who in November 1996 owned the land where the Goen Cemetery is located near Millsap, Texas. Louis Erwin Goen is a grandson of Louis Erwin Goen who was born in 1847. They were given a tour of the area and a vignette of the family history.

Some of the graves in Goen Cemetery are:

Louis Erwin Goen 1846-1920
Mary S. Goen 1849-1941
Robert William “Bob” Goen 1887-1968
Bertha Barbara Burnett 1894-1985
Thomas Walker Goen 1883-1974
Rosa Helgenfeld Goen 1891-1976
Lillie Ann Goen Campbell 1877-1959
Steve A. Campbell 1867-1937
Nellie Goen Wright 1877-1962
Harry W. Wright 1876-1952
James G. Goen 1854-1893
Sarah Goen 1855-1944
Charlie Goen 1881-1962
Jay Goen 1893-1960
Dilliard Goen 1888-1961
Mabel Goen 1898-1981

Louis Erwin Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, was born August 13, 1846 in Georgia, probably Jackson County. About 1877, he was married in Dobbs Valley Baptist Church in Palo Pinto County, Texas to Mary S. Jones, who was born in Georgia October 29, 1849. She was the daughter of Henry Jones and Nancy Jones, both natives of North Carolina. Her tombstone identifies her as “Mary S. Jones, born October 19, 1849.”

Henry Jones was killed in the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, according to Paul Lynn Goen. “Nancy Jones started for Texas after her Arkansas mansion was ravaged by Union soldiers. Somewhere along the way, she met up with the Goens and they all moved to Palo Pinto County. Carol Goen, family researcher of Weatherford, Texas suggests that Nancy Jones may have been a sister to Sarah Jones.

Louis Erwin Goen appeared as the head of a household in 1880 census of Palo Pinto County, Enumeration District 126, page 3, precinct 5:

“Goin, Louis E. 33, born in Georgia
Mary 30, born in Georgia
Lilly A. 2, born in Texas
Nannie 7/12, born in Texas”

On October 24, 1884 Louis Erwin Goen received a land grant from the State of Texas for 160 acres in Palo Pinto County. The patent was recorded in Palo Pinto County Deed Book P, page 118.

Louis Erwin Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Palo Pinto County, Enumeration Dis­trict 122, page 12, precinct 4:

“Goen, Louis 53, born in Georgia, August 1847
Mary 50, born in Georgia, October 1849
Tom 17, born in Texas, February 1883
Bob 12, born in Texas, July 1888

On June 15, 1901 Louis Erwin Goen received a deed to 150 acres “of 300 acres received by Dillard H. Goen from James M. Gilbert” as recorded in Palo Pinto County Deed Book W, page 261 “from the heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased.”

Heirs listed in the deed were: “W. D. Goen and wife, Ol­lie W. Goen; J. L. Goen; Mollie Goen; Jess Wharton and wife, Effie Wharton; Sarah Goen, widow of James G. Goen and mother and guardian for Jay Goen and Dillard Goen, Jr; Walter Robin­son and Willie Robinson and Charles Goen.” Consider­ation was $168.

On May 14, 1904 he received a deed from Mary M. Mc­Carty, his sister, and her husband E. A. McCarty, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 23, page 86. Louis Erwin Goen re­ceived a deed from J. T. Goen De­cember 26, 1906, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 35, page 1601. Louis Erwin Goen and his wife gave a lease to Fred Palmer January 22, 1917, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 82, pages 18 and 19.

Louis Erwin Goen gave an affidavit to the public March 18, 1918, regarding the children of James R. Williams and Millie Williams, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 88, page 325. Louis Erwin Goen and his wife gave a deed to R. A. Moran et al August 15, 1918, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 90, page 407.

Louis Erwin Goen received a deed from First State Bank of Mill­sap, Texas for 160 acres for $3,000 on July 2, 1918, ac­cording to Palo Pinto Deed Book 90, page 326. Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen gave a affi­davit to the public on April 17, 1919, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 96, page 550. On August 8, 1919, according he received an af­fidavit from the heirs of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, his parents, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 94, page 503.

Louis Erwin Goen died August 16, 1920 in the county near Mineral Wells, Texas of “auto intoxication,” ac­cording to Palo Pinto Death Book 3, page 9. He was buried at Millsap, Texas. Mary Jane Jones Goen received a deed of Trust from W. H. Grimes November 24, 1926, according to Palo Pinto County Deed of trust Book 28, page 220. Mary Jane Jones Goen con­tinued to live at Brazos, Texas. She died March 19, 1941 of in­fluenza at the age of “93 years, 7 months and 10 days.” She was buried in the Goen Cemetery, at Bennett, Texas, accord­ing to Robert William “Bob” Goen, her son, who was in­formant for the death record in Palo Pinto County records.

The estate of Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen was partitioned among their four heirs on July 15, 1941, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 188, page 482.

Children born to Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen, according to a proof-of-heirship statement recorded July 19, 1941 in Palo Pinto County Deed Book 188, page 486, include:

Lilly Ann Goen born June 24, 1877
Nellie Goen born October 24, 1879
Thomas Walker Goen born February 25, 1883
Robert William “Bob” Goen born July 4, 1887

Lilly Ann Goen, daughter of Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen, was born June 24, 1877 in Texas. She ap­peared as a two-year old in the 1880 census of her father’s household. She was married about 1896 to Steve A. Campbell who was born July 8, 1867. He died February 10, 1937. Lillie Ann Goen Campbell was listed as a widow in a parti­tion deed dated July 15, 1941, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 188, page 482. She died March 1, 1959. They were buried in Goen Cemetery at Millsap, Texas.

Nellie Goen, daughter of Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen, was born October 24, 1879 probably at Millsap. She appeared in the 1880 census as “Nannie Goen, age 7 months.” She was married about 1913 to Harry W. Wright who was born August 15, 1876. Nellie Goen Wright was listed as an heir of Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jones Goen in a partition deed dated July 15, 1941, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 188, page 482. She died November 3, 1962. They were buried in Goen Cemetery at Millsap.

Thomas Walker Goen, son of Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen, was born February 25, 1883, probably at Millsap. He was married February 27, 1909 to Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld in Oklahoma. She was born August 15, 1891.

Thomas Walker Goen in 1913 was an engineer for Wi­chita Falls Route Railroad living at 601 Lee Street, ac­cording to the Wichita Falls, Texas city directory. In 1915 he was employed by Wichita Falls & Northwest Railway, rooming at 723 Ohio Av­enue. In 1916 his residence was at 406 Lamar. In 1917 he ap­peared at 1310 17th Street. In 1918 he was an engineer for MK&T. From 1922 until 1967 his residence was listed as 1312 17th Street.

Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen first appeared in the city di­rectory in 1922 and was listed in every subsequent edition through the 1957 issue. In that year she had a separate listing as “Mrs. Rosa Goen, oracle, 1312-17th Street.” On February 22, 1950 Thomas Walker Goen and Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen “of Wichita County, Texas” joined Louis Goen, “a sin­gle man” in giving a partition deed, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 222, page 626. On May 8, 1969 Thomas Walker Goen and Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen “of Wichita County, re­ceived a warranty deed from their son, Franklin Louis Goen and his wife, Sue Minnie Brown Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 362, page 53.

Thomas Walker Goen died April 26, 1974, and Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen died November 24, 1976. They were buried in Goen Cemetery at Millsap.

Children born to Thomas Walker Goen and Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen include:

Franklin Louis Goen born about 1914
Catherine Mary Goen born October 5, 1916

Franklin Louis Goen, son of Thomas Walker Goen and Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen, was born about 1914, probably in Wi­chita County. He appeared in the city di­rectory of Wichita Falls from 1931 to 1936 living in the residence of his parents at 1312 17th Street. In 1934 he was listed as a truck driver for Lowe’s Grocery. He was married about 1935 to Sue Minnie Brown. In 1936 Franklin Louis Goen, was employed by Fisher Nickle & Dime Pak and Sue Minnie Brown Goen, a saleswoman for J. C. McCrory Company, resided at 512 Travis, Wi­chita Falls. In 1938 they lived at 2220 Broad and 1939 at 1307Error! Reference source not found.
In the 1943-1944 edition of the city directory he was listed as an apprentice machinist for Wilson Manufactur­ing Company. In 1945 he became a machinist for Wilson Manufacturing Com­pany and moved to 1329 35th Street where he continued to live through 1963. Franklin Louis Goen received a war­ranty deed from Louis Erwin Goen August 13, 1970 for land in Palo Pinto County, according to Deed Book 381, page 313.

Children born to Franklin Louis Goen and Sue Minnie Brown include:

Thomas Sanford Goen born March 7, 1939

Thomas Sanford Goen, only known child of Franklin Louis Goen and Sue Minnie Brown Goen, was born March 7, 1939, according to Wichita County Birth Book 14, page 3.

Catherine Mary Goen, daughter of Thomas Walker Goen and Rosa Agnes Hilgenfeld Goen, was born October 5, 1916, ac­cording to Wichita County Birth Certificate 3787. In 1936 she was listed in the city directory of Wi­chita Falls as a saleswoman employed by Kress & Com­pany living at 1312 17th Street, the address of her father. Catherine Mary Goen was married to Michiel Walker Beer March 27, 1937, ac­cording to Clay County, Texas Marriage Book 7, page 352.

Robert William “Bob” Goen son of Louis Erwin Goen and Mary Jane Jones Goen, was born July 4, 1887 at Millsap. On May 3, 1916 he gave a lease to Producers Oil Com­pany, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 75, page 393. On March 21, 1918 Robert William “Bob” Goen received an oil & gas prospecting permit from the county clerk of Jones County, Texas, according to Jones County Deed Book 95, page 455. On October 26, 1918 he received a deed from First State Bank of Millsap, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed 118, page 611. On October 31, 1918 he gave a deed to J. T. Highsaw and Mamie Beavers, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 76, page 427 and 428.

On November 22, 1918 he was married to Bertha Barbara Burnett, who was born August 15, 1894 at Santo, Texas. Robert William “Bob” Goen and Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen went to court against the unknown heirs of W. T. Malone and re­ceived an award of $180 October 14, 1919, according to Palo Pinto Deed Book 112, page 537.

Robert William “Bob” Goen gave a quit claim deed to W. E. Em­berlin recorded October 11, 1920, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 107, page 446. Robert William “Bob” Goen gave a release to Mamie Beavers May 30, 1922, proba­bly on the property she purchased from him in 1918, accord­ing to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 119, page 420.

In 1921 William “Bob” Goen was listed as a machine foreman at Acme Brick Company, and Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen was listed as a school teacher. In 1925 he was shown as assis­tant manager for a brick plant.

Robert William “Bob” Goen was involved in several real estate transactions in Parker County. He received a deed to 100 acres of land October 13, 1913 for $2,200, according to Deed Book 87, page 56. He received a deed from J. W Cole on February 23, 1914, according to Deed Book 87, page 384. He received a deed from R. L. Braselton September 8, 1917, ac­cording to Deed Book 98, page 227, and another from R. L. Braselton March 29, 1918, according to Deed Book 98, page 418. He re­ceived a deed from F. L. Kelley October 4, 1918, according to Deed Book 102, page 345. He received a deed from D. E. Sen­ters October 9, 1925, according to Deed Book 134, page 356.

Robert William “Bob” Goen, “administrator of the estate of John William Cox” gave a deed to A. L. Montgomery January 24, 1930, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 151, page 151. He received a warranty deed from George M. Smith Jan­uary 29, 1952, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 234, page 155. He gave a re­lease on a city lot to C. R. Wallace May 31, 1961, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 294, page 50.

Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen was declared insane December 2, 1953, according to probate records of Parker County. Robert William “Bob” Goen, administrator of the estate of Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen, gave a warranty deed to Rufus Lewis June 15, 1966, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 334, page 277.

Robert William “Bob” Goen gave a lease to Olin N. Jaye April 11, 1961, according to Parker County Deed Book 328, page 376. Robert William “Bob” Goen showed his profession as manager of a brick plant.

On November 14, 1967 Robert William “Bob” Goen, a resi­dent of Mineral Wells, was declared “non compus mentis” by the Palo Pinto County Court, according to Palo Pinto Probate Book 28, page 564, and Louis Erwin Goen, his son of Marathon [Brewster, County] Texas was appointed his guardian. He died January 18, 1968 in a re­sort lodge in Min­eral Wells of heart failure, according to Palo Pinto County Death Book 6, page 405. He was buried in Goen Cemetery at Millsap.

On the same day Louis Goen was also appointed guardian of his mother, who was a patient in Wichita Falls State Hospital, according to Palo Pinto County Probate Book 29, page 197. She died January 9, 1985 and was buried beside her husband.

Louis Erwin Goen assumed the operation of the property of his father which included 86 acres of land near Ben­nett, 320 acres of land on the Parker-Palo Pinto County line, 420 acres “near the Goen Cemetery” in Parker County and 1,050 shares of common stock in Acme Brick Company. The estate was valved at 140,000.

Children born to Robert William “Bob” Goen and Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen include:

William Goen, Jr. born September 5, 1921
Louis Erwin Goen born April 10, 1925
Joy Ailleene Goen born February 2, 1927

Robert William Goen, Jr. son of Robert William “Bob” Goen and Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen, was born September 5, 1921 at Bennett, according to Parker County Birth Book 2D, page 450. He was a captain during World War II and was killed in Greece at age 22 on January 11, 1944. He was buried in Goen Cemetery, according to Parker County Death Book 15, page 290.

Louis Erwin Goen, son of Robert William “Bob” Goen and Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen, was born at Millsap April 10, 1925, ac­cording to Parker County Birth Book 15-D, page 48. He re­ceived a partition deed from his father July 15, 1941 from his grandfather’s estate according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 188, page 482.

He enlisted in the U. S. Navy April 8, 1943 and served aboard the U.S.S. Tinosa, submarine division 42 during World War II. He was discharged January 24, 1946 as a torpedoman third class, according to Parker County Discharge Book 3, page 162.

He was married about 1951 to Laura Mae Higgins who was born in Denver, Colorado in 1922. In 1953 Louis Erwin Goen and Laura Mae Higgins Goen were living at Huntsville, Texas where he was a student.

On August 13, 1970 Louis Erwin Goen gave a warranty deed to Franklin Louis Goen to four acres of land in Palo Pinto County, according to Deed Book 381, page 313.

About 1971 he was appointed executor of the estate of his par­ents, and leased 321 acres of land located on the Parker-Palo Pinto County line to H. H. Coffield, accord­ing to Parker County Deed Book 492, pages 63-67.

In 1973 he was living in Dimmitt County, Texas and contin­ued to administer the estate.

Children born to Louis Erwin Goen and Laura Mae Hig­gins Goen include:

Mark Erwin Goen born September 28, 1953
Stephen Louis Goen born September 28, 1953

Joy Ailleene Goen, daughter of Robert William “Bob” Goen and Bertha Barbara Burnett Goen, was born February 2, 1927, accord­ing to Parker County Birth Book 7A, page 115. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

Joseph Franklin Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, was born in January 1848 in Mississippi, according to his 1880 census enumeration. He was listed August 8, 1919 in an affidavit recorded in Palo Pinto County Deed Book 94, page 503, as a son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, of Palo Pinto County. Joseph Franklin Goen gave a deed to his undivided interest in the 150 acres inherited from his fa­ther in December 26, 1906 to his brother Louis Erwin Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 35, page 150.

“J. F. Goen” was married November 20, 1873 to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Rushing, according to Johnson County Marriage Book 3, page 181. She was born in Tennessee in January 1856.

“J. F. Goen” was the head of a household in the 1880 census of Johnson County, Texas, Enumeration Dis­trict 84, page 3, precinct 5:

“Goen, J. F. 32, born in Mississippi
S. E. 24, born in Tennessee
W. H. 4, born in Texas, son
[infant] 11/12, born in Texas, son
Goen, Preston 9, born in Texas, cousin”

On June 18, 1890 “J. F. Goen and S. E. Goen of Indian Ter­ritory, County of Pontotoc” sold the land for $1,500, accord­ing to Wise County Deed Book 47, page 100.

In 1891 “J. F. Goen” appeared in Wise County, Texas where he received a general warranty deed for 156 acres of land on which to locate a cotton gin, according to Wise County Deed Book 23, page 72.

On February 1, 1893 “J. F. Goen” received a deed to land lo­cated eight miles southwest of Decatur, Texas, according to Wise County Deed Book 25, page 445.

“Joseph F. Goins” was enumerated in the 1900 census of Grady County, Indian Territory as the head of a household:

“Goins, Joseph F. 52, born in MS in January 1848
Sarah 44, born in TN in January 1856
Print 19, born in TX in July 1880
Jesse 14, born in TX in December 1885
Thomas 10, born in OK in January 1892
Gallop Katie 6, born in OK in June 1894,
unrelated to householder”

Sarah “Sallie” Goen reported that she was the mother of eight children and that four were living.

In 1910, “Joe F. Goen and Sallie Goen” were enumerated as the head of a household in the census of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, San Antonio township, precinct 7. In the 1920 census

“Joel F. Gowen” was granted a homestead of 160 acres in Bernalillo County April 16, 1914 under Patent No. 398262. In the application for the homestead, his name appears as “Goel F. Goen.” He stated that from August 7, 1907 to March 17, 1908, he and his wife lived in a tent on the land until they built their home.”

He purchased adjacent land in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, so his deeds were recorded in both counties. His son, Jesse Dillard Goen homesteaded nearby and receive Patent No. 648521 September 20, 1918 for 320 acres in Santa Fe County. “Joel F. Goen and Mary E. Goen” were recorded. A grandson, Carl Madison Goen was living with them in the census of 1920.

Joseph Franklin Goen died November 27, 1934 at Barton, New Mexico in Bernalillo County. The town no longer exists, according to the research of Paul Lynn Goen. He was buried there in Mountain Valley Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Estate papers for his estate showed that Joseph Franklin Goen was also known as Joe Goen, Joel F. Goen and Joe L. F. Goen.
She died about 1942 in Gracemont, Oklahoma.

Children born to Joseph Franklin Goen and Sarah Elizabeth Rushing Goen include:

William Henry Goen born in July 1876
John Prentiss Goen born in July 1880
Jesse Dillard Goen born December 15, 1885
Thomas Franklin Goen born January 20, 1889

William Henry Goen, son of Joseph Franklin Goen and Sarah Elizabeth Rushing Goen, was born in Texas in July 1876, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census. He was married July 20, 1898 to Alice Pearl Miller, according to Wise County Marriage Book 4, page 2. She was born in Texas in January 1882.

William Henry Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Wise County, Enumeration District 135, page 9, precinct 1:

“Goen, William H. 23, born in Texas in July 1876
Allie P. 18, born in Texas in Jan. 1882
William C. 1/12, born in Texas in June 1889”

William Henry Goen and Alice Pearl Miller Goen, heir of S. T. Miller and Sarah L. Miller who lived in Indian Territory, Southern District, gave a warranty deed April 6, 1903 to land located six miles southwest of Decatur, according to Wise County Deed Book 55, page 98.

Listed in the 1927‑28 city directory of Breckenridge, Texas was William Henry Goen, a sign painter, and his wife, Allie Goen. They resided at 423-rear North Breckenridge.

William Henry Goen died in Tarrant County, Texas June 15, 1962, according to BVS File 38788.

Children born to William Henry Goen and Alice Pearl Miller Goen include:

William Curtis Goen born June 18, 1899

William Curtis Goen, son of William Henry Goen and Alice Pearl Miller Goen, was born in Wise County June 18, 1899, ac­cording to BVS File No. 744645. He appeared in the house­hold of his father in the 1900 census of Wise County as “age 1/12.” He was married before 1924 to Mygnonne Smith. They were recorded in Breckenridge in 1924 and in 1928. Curtis William Goen was recorded in the 1927‑28 city direc­tory of Breckenridge as a sign painter residing on Iowa Street.

Children born to William Curtis Goen and Mygnonne Smith Goen include:

Wilbur B. Goen born March 20, 1924
Robert Dock Goen born October 11, 1927

Wilbur B. Goen, son of William Curtis Goen and Mygnonne Smith Goen, was born March 20, 1924, according to Breck­enridge City Birth Book 1, page 15. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Robert Dock Goen, son of William Curtis Goen and Mygnonne Smith Goen, was born October 11, 1927, accord­ing to Brecken­ridge City Birth Book 1, page 15. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

John Prentiss “Prent” Goen, son of Joseph Franklin Goen and Sarah Elizabeth Rushing Goen, was born in July 1880.

“J. P. Goen” and others gave a deed to W. H. Nolen October 11, 1916, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 77, page 264.

Jesse Dillard Goen, son of Joseph Franklin Goen and Sarah Elizabeth Rushing Goen, was born December 15, 1885 at Grandview, Texas. He was married August 20, 1906 at Dibble, Indian Territory to Ora Lee Smith. She was born September 6, 1890 to Dallas White Smith and Ollie Mooney Smith in Indian Territory. It is believed that they were divorced about 1912. She died May 6, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. He died August 1, 1975 in Bountiful, Utah.

Children born to Jesse Dillard Goen and Ollie Mooney Smith Goen include:

Carl Madison Goen born December 23, 1907
Llena Elizabeth Goen born April 7, 1910

Carl Madison Goen, son of Jesse Dillard Goen and Ollie Mooney Smith Goen, was born December 23, 1907 at Purcell, Oklahoma. He was enumerated at age 12 living in the household of his grandparents in 1920 in Bernalillo County. He was married December 28, 1928 to Mamie Jones, according to the research of Paul Lynn Goen.

He was remarried August 29, 1930 in Bernalillo County to Mildred Frances Cofrin, daugher of Ray Cofrin and Lela Jane Tindaill Cofrin. She was born August 12, 1912 in Lockwood, Missouri. He died June 11, 1986 in Albuquerque, and she died there December 21, 1989.

Children born to Carl Madison Goen and Mildred Frances Cofrin Goen include:

Carl Ray Goen born August 23, 1931
Norma Lee Goen born June 21, 1933
Paul Lynn Goen born January 17, 1936

Carl Ray Goen, son of Carl Madison Goen and Mildred Frances Cofrin Goen, was born August 23, 1931 in Albuquerque “at Grandma Lela’s house.” He was married there July 10, 1955 to Mary Margaret Bradley. In 1997 they lived at Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Children born to Carl Ray Goen and Mary Margaret Bradley Goen include:

Jackie Ray Goen born March 18, 1957
Marla Rae Goen born June 4, 1959
Jeffrey Alan Goen born February 20, 1961

Jackie Ray Goen, son of Carl Ray Goen and Mary Margaret Bradley Goen, was born March 18, 1957. In 1997 he lived in Tucumcari.

Marla Rae Goen, daughter of Carl Ray Goen and Mary Margaret Bradley Goen, was born June 4, 1959. She was married about 1976. She was killed in an automobile accident August 20, 1981. A daughter, Jessica, was adopted by Carl Ray Goen and Mary Margaret Bradley Goen. In 1997, Jessica was a student at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.

Jeffrey Alan Goen, son of Carl Ray Goen and Mary Margaret Bradley Goen, was born February 20, 1961.

Norma Lee Goen, daughter of Carl Madison Goen and Mildred Frances Cofrin Goen, was born June 21, 1933 in Albuquerque “at Grandma Lela’s house.” She was married there July 11, 1953 to Don West. She died October 13, 1968 in an accident with a horse at Santa Ana, California.

Children born to them include:

Sheryl Lee West born June 9, 1954
Donna Carlean West born April 22, 1959

Paul Lynn Goen, son of Carl Madison Goen and Mildred Frances Cofrin Goen, was born January 17, 1936 in Albuquerque. He was married there September 16, 1955 to Marjorie Ann Vorhies. She was born March 14, 1937 in the Philippines.

He lived at 9300 Snowheights N.E. Albuquerque in 1970. He was married to Sally Hidalgo March 16, 1970, according to Bernalillo County Marriage Book 130, page 79930. Sally Hi­dalgo Goen was born December 10, 1939 in Costillo, New Mexico. Another report shows the bride as Sally Mary Chmura.

On April 6, 1995 he was remarried to Betty Alice Dickerson Smith Humble. She was born December 17, 1935 in Albuquerque to Edwin J. Dickerson and Mary Alice Goodman Dickerson.

In 1996 and in 1998, they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico where they, members of Gowen Research Foundation, were active in the research of his family history.

Children born to Paul Lynn Goen and Marjorie Ann Vorhies Goen include:

Donald Lynn Goen born December 21, 1957
Vicki Jane Goen born December 6, 1959
Lorraine Lee Goen [twin] born March 13, 1961
Leslie Lynne Goen [twin] born March 13, 1961

Children born to Paul Lynn Goen and Sally Mary Chmura Goen include:

Tamara Patricia Goen born March 17, 1972

Donald Lynn Goen, son of Paul Lynn Goen and Marjorie Ann Voorhies Goen, was born December 21, 1957 in Albuquerque. He was married October 31, 1994 to Joyce Ann Gravel. Later he was remarried to Shari Elaine Denton. Children born to Donald Lynn Goen, Joyce Ann Gravel Goen and Shari Elaine Denton Goen are unknown.

Vicki Jane Goen, daughter of Paul Lynn Goen and Marjorie Ann Voorhies Goen, was born December 6, 1959 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was married February 14, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Anthony Booth. Later she was remarried to John Terrazzas.

Lorraine Lee Goen, twin daughter of Paul Lynn Goen and Marjorie Ann Voorhies Goen, was born March 13, 1961 in Santa Fe.

Leslie Lynne Goen, twin daughter of Paul Lynn Goen and Marjorie Ann Voorhies Goen, was born March 13, 1961 in Santa Fe. She was married in 1978 in Albuquerque to Rick Combs.

Tamara Patricia Goen, daughter of Paul Lynn Goen and Sally Mary Chmura Goen, was born March 17, 1972 in Albuquerque. She was married April 24, 1990 in Jacksonville, North Carolina to Aaron Russell Ostic.

Llena Elizabeth Goen, daughter of Jesse Dillard Goen and Ora Lee Smith Goen, was born April 7, 1910 in Hewitt, Oklahoma in Wilson County. She was married April 14, 1928 at Sulphur, Oklahoma, spouse’s name unknown. Subsequently she was remarried to seven other husbands, according to Paul Lynn Goen. In 1996, she lived in Modesto, California at the age of 86. Children born to her are unknown.

Thomas Franklin Goen, son of Joseph Franklin Goen and Sarah Elizabeth Rushing Goen, as born January 20, 1889 in John­son County, according to BVS File 774345. It is believed that he was married about 1905, wife’s name Minerva.

“Tom Goen” was the father of a daughter born in Johnson County October 27, 1906, according to Johnson County Birth Book A2, page 49. “Tom Goens” was also the father of a son born January 11, 1908 near Iredell, Texas, according to Bosque County Birth Book 2, page 92.

Thomas Franklin Goen died in July 1980 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Children born to Thomas Franklin Goen and Minerva Goen are unknown.

William Dillard Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen was born December 23, 1852 in Georgia, accord­ing to Parker County Death Book 11, page 1622. The 1900 cen­sus shows his birth date as “December 1851.” It is be­lieved that he migrated to Texas about 1860 with his fa­ther’s family.

William Dillard Goen received a deed from R. E. Mont­gomery March 15, 1883, according to Parker County Deed Book 13, page 573. He was married about 1890 to Ollie W. Justus, daughter of A. Dolphous Justus who was born in Arkansas Au­gust 28, 1873, and was about 20 years younger than her hus­band.

William Dillard Goen gave a quit claim deed to J. T. Finch Jan­uary 3, 1885, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book N, page 89. In 1892 William Dillard Goen and Ollie W. Jus­tus Goen were living at Millsap where he was employed as a la­borer in a brickyard. In 1892 he continued to be employed at the brickyard. Later he was listed as a steam engineer for Acme Brick Plant, Millsap. On May 18, 1899 “W. B. Goen,” assumed to be William Dillard Goen gave a deed to D. M. Goen for land in Palo Pinto County, according to Deed Book 100, page 325.

William Dillard Goen appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Palo Pinto County, Enumera­tion District 122, page 12, precinct 4:

“Goen, Will 47, born in GA in Dec. 1851
Ollie 27, born in AR in Aug. 1872
Sarah E. 8, born in TX in April 1892
Adolphus E. 5, born in TX in Dec. 1894”

On June 15, 1901 William Dillard Goen and Ollie W. Justus Goen were listed among the heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased who sold 150 acres of land to Louis Erwin Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 15, page 422.

On October 1, 1904 William Dillard Goen and Ollie W. Justus Goen gave a deed to A. Dolphus Justus, her father, to 31 acres of land located 11 miles west of Weatherford, Texas for $150, according to Parker County Deed Book 72, page 72.

William Dillard Goen died of Brights disease August 12, 1938, according to Parker County Death Book 11, page 1622. His age was “85 years, 7 months, 8 days.” He was buried in Poe Prairie Cemetery near Mineral Wells, according to Sarah Eliza­beth “Bessie” Goen Carroll, informant of Mineral Wells.

Ollie W. Justus Goen continued to live in the area, died of pneumonia March 3, 1955 and was buried beside her hus­band, according to Palo Pinto Death Book B, page 201. Sarah Eliza­beth “Bessie” Goen Carroll again was the informant.

Children born to William Dillard Goen and Ollie W. Justus Goen include:

Sarah Elizabeth “Bessie” Goen born April 12, 1892
Adolphus Edmond Goen born December 10, 1895

Sarah Elizabeth “Bessie” Goen, daughter of William Dil­lard Goen and Ollie W. Justus Goen, was born April 12, 1892 at Millsap, according to Parker County Birth Book 27-D, page 156. About 1912 she was married, husband’s name Carroll. On March 3, 1955 she lived in Mineral Wells.

Adolphus Edmond Goen, third child of William Dillard Goen and Ollie W. Justus Goen, was born December 10, 1895 at Mill­sap, according to Parker County Birth Book 27-D, page 151. Lula Hurst and Jennie Gilbert, of Weatherford, were the informants for the delayed birth record. His birth date was shown as “December 1894” in the 1900 census.

On September 5, 1915 he was married to Bertha Clara Williams, daughter of Joe Williams and Jennie Elders Williams, according to Parker County Marriage Book 10, page 335. Later he was a truck driver for a brick plant.

Bertha Clara Williams died January 15, 1960 of hypo­static pneumonia, according to Parker County Death Book 16, page 420 and was buried at Poe Prairie Ceme­tery. Adolphus Ed­mond Goen died October 4, 1968 at his home in Mineral Wells and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to Adolphus Edmond Goen and Bertha Clara Williams Goen include:

J. D. Ocie Goen born in 1917
Everett Lawrence Goen born about 1921

J. D. Ocie Goen, son of Dolphus Edmond Goen and Bertha Clara Williams Goen, was born in Parker County in 1917. He was married about 1937 to Freda Claudine Hoover, who was born in Colorado in 1916. In 1940 he was employed as a la­borer in a brick plant at Bennett.

From 1947 to 1955 he was a brakeman for the Texas & Pacific Railroad in Ft. Worth, according to Ft. Worth city directory. In 1947 J. D. Ocie Goen and Freda Claudine Hoover Goen lived at 308 Wimberly Drive, Ft. Worth. In 1949 they moved to 111 Wimberly Drive. From 1951 through 1973 they made their home at 4817 Marks Place in Ft. Worth, according to the direc­tory.

On December 5, 1949 J. D. Ocie Goen and Freda Clau­dine Hoover Goen received a warranty deed from Ridglea Housing Corporation to a residence, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2143, page 549. She died March 5, 1962, according to Tarrant County death records.

Apparently J. C. Ocie Goen was married about 1968, wife’s name Ann. Ann Goen appeared in the 1968 city di­rectory of Ft. Worth and subsequent editions. From 1956 through 1973 J. C. Ocie Goen was listed as a conductor for the Texas & Pa­cific Railways.

Children born to J. D. Ocie Goen and Fredia Claudine Hoover Goen include:

Freda Mygnonne Goen born August 22, 1937
Thomas Adolph Goen born August 20, 1940
Ava Nell Goen born December 25, 1942
Paul Goen born about 1950

Freda Mygnonne Goen, daughter of J. D. Ocie Goen and Freda Claudine Hoover Goen, was born in Parker County Au­gust 22, 1937, according to BVS File 6777. She was listed in the 1954 city directory of Ft. Worth living in the home of her parents at 4817 Marks Place and employed as a biller for Acme Brick Company.

Freda Mygnonne Goen was married May 16, 1955 to Bill Thomas, according to Parker County Marriage Book 30, page 465. In 1965 she joined her brother and sister in giving a war­ranty deed to Carmetta Hoover Henry and her husband to a lot in Weatherford, according to Parker County Deed Book 381, page 168. At that time Freda Mygnonne Goen Thomas and Bill Thomas lived in Howard County, Texas.

Thomas Adolph Goen, second child of J. D. Ocie Goen and Freda Claudine Hoover Goen, was born August 30, 1940, ac­cording to Parker County Birth Book 15, page 188. He was listed as a student in the 1959 city directory of Ft. Worth liv­ing in the home of his parents at 4817 Marks Place. In 1960 and 1961 he continued to live at that address and was em­ployed by Boswell Dairies.

Thomas Adolph Goen was married June 3, 1963 to Ann Vick­ery Jones, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 131, page 615. At that time they lived at 1700 Sun­set Terrace in Ft. Worth. Apparently this marriage ended in divorce.

On March 10, 1965 he joined his sister in exe­cuting a war­ranty deed to Carmetta Hoover Henry and hus­band to property in Weatherford. At that time he lived in Tar­rant County.

Thomas Adolph Goen was married to Carol June Frock Au­gust 5, 1966, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 140, page 399. In 1967 Thomas Adolph Goen and Carol June Fock Goen lived at 4530 Diaz Avenue. He was assistant man­ager of a 7-11 Store at that time. In 1997, they lived at Weatherford, Texas when she is active in the research of the Goen family.

Children born to Thomas Adolph Goen and Ann Vickery Jones Goen are unknown. Children born to Thomas Adolph Goen and Carol June Frock Goen are unknown.

Ava Nell Goen, daughter of J. D. Ocie Goen and Freda Clau­dine Goen, was born December 25, 1942, according to Texas BVS File 136338. In the Ft. Worth city directo­ries of 1959, 1960 and 1961 she was listed as a student living in the home of her parents at 4817 Marks Place.

She was married to Charles Robert Russey September 12, 1961, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 128, page 128. In 1965 she joined her brother and sister in ex­ecuting a warranty deed to Carmetta Hoover Henry and her husband to property in Weatherford. At that time Charles Robert Russey and Ave Nell Goen Russey lived in Tarrant County.

Paul Goen, son of J. D. Ocie Goen and Freda Claudine Hoover Goen, was born about 1950. In the 1971 and 1972 city directo­ries of Ft. Worth he was listed as a stu­dent living in the home of his parents at 44817 Marks Place. In 1973 the city directory showed Paul Goen in the U. S. Army.

Everett Lawrence Goen, son of Adolphus Edmond Goen and Bertha Clara Williams Goen, was born about 1921. He died September 30, 1924 of cholera, according to Parker County Death Book 7, page 31. He was buried in Poe Prairie Ceme­tery.

James G. Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, was born in Georgia in 1854, according to the 1880 cen­sus of Parker County. He was married to Sarah Ann Jones, a native of Arkansas Au­gust 16, 1877, according to Palo Pinto County mar­riage records. Sarah Ann Jones was brought to Parker County by her parents in 1864. She was born in Arkansas in April 1860, ac­cording to her enumeration in the 1900 census of Parker County.

James W. Goen was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Parker County, Enumeration Dis­trict 138, page 31, Precinct 5:

“Goen, James W. 26, born in Arkansas
Sarah 23, born in Arkansas
Willie 1, born in Texas, daughter”

James G. Goen was a farmer located in Millsap area. He died before his father, in 1893 leaving his widow and five children. His tombstone in Goen Cemetery at Millsap records, “Jim Goen, Indian Fighter.”

Sarah Ann Jones Goen appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Parker County, Enumeration District 76, page 8, Precinct 5.

The family appeared as:

“Goen, Sarah 40, born in AR in April 1860
Jay J. 7, born in TX in August 1892”

Sarah Ann Jones Goen was named as the mother and guardian for “Jay J. and Dillard Goen, Jr.” in a deed from “the heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased” to Louis Erwin Goen dated June 15, 1901, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 15, page 422. Sarah Ann Jones Goen continued to live in Parker County for a total of 80 years residence. She died December 17, 1944 at “age 93 years, 8 months” of bronchial pneumonia at Bennett, accord­ing to Parker County Death Book 14, page 64. She was buried in Goen Cemetery beside her husband..

It is believed that children born to James G. Goen and Sarah Ann Jones Goen include:

Willie Lou Goen born October 31, 1878
Effie Goen born about 1880
Charles Goen born March 12, 1881
Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr. born February 6, 1888
Jay J. Goen born August 1892

Willie Lou Goen, daughter of James G. Goen and Sarah Ann Jones Goen, was born October 31, 1878 at Millsap, according to Parker County Birth Book D18, page 151. J. H. Estes was the informant on the delayed birth report filed January 18, 1944. She was listed in the 1880 census in the household of her father as a one-year-old.

She was married to Walter Robinson about 1898. On June 15, 1901 “Willie Robinson and Walter Robinson” were listed in a deed in which “the heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased” trans­ferred 150 acres to Louis Erwin Goen.

Effie Goen, daughter of James G. Goen and Sarah Ann Jones Goen, was born about 1881 probably in Parker County. She was married to Jess Wharton about 1900. On June 15, 1901 “Effie Wharton and Jess Wharton” were listed in a deed in which the “heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased” transferred 150 acres to Louis Erwin Gowen.

Charles Goen, son of James G. Goen and Sarah Ann Jones Goen, was born March 12, 1881 in Parker County. He was listed in a deed in which the “heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased” trans­ferred 150 acres to Louis Erwin Goen on June 15, 1901.

He was employed in a brick manufacturing plant and lived at Millsap. He died November 6, 1962 in Oaklane Sanitorium at Mineral Wells, of severe debilitation, ac­cording to Palo Pinto Death Book D, page 213. He was buried in the Goen Ceme­tery, according to Dovie Snell, informant of Mineral Wells.

Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr, son of James G. Goen and Sarah Ann Jones Goen, was born February 6, 1888 in Palo Pinto County. He was listed as minor under the guardianship of his mother June 15, 1901 in a deed that transferred 150 acres of land “from the heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased” to Louis Er­win Goen.

Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr. was married November 17, 1916 to Bertha Mims, according to Palo Pinto County Marriage Book 5, page 313. Bertha Mims Goen died about 1922 with no chil­dren. Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr. was remarried to Mable Shipley in 1924. They gave a mechanics lien to J. W. Mc­Gaha December 4, 1941, ac­cording to Palo Pinto lien Book 8, page 227.

Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr. died of a cerebral vascular ac­cident June 25, 1961, according to Palo Pinto County Death Book D, page 52. His residence at that time was in Mineral Wells. He was a patient in Oaklane Sanitorium. He was buried in Goen Cemetery, according to his death certificate.

Mable Shipley Goen continued to live in Palo Pinto County and on July 17, 1967 gave a warranty deed to Ernest A. Thomas to a lot in Mineral Wells, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 344, page 324. On July 21, 1967 she and Josiah Thomas gave an affidavit of heir­ship to “heirs of Dil­lard Hindman Goen, Jr, deceased,” according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 344, page 232. She died in 1981 and was buried beside her husband.

One child was born to Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr. and Mable Shipley Goen:

Charline Goen born November 27, 1933

Charline Goen, daughter of Dillard Hindman Goen, Jr. and Mable Shipley Goen, was born November 27, 1933 at Mill­sap, according to Parker County Birth Book 10, page 1454. She was married about 1946 to Floyd Yarbrough. In 1967 they lived in Wichita County.

Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen, son of James G. Goen and Sarah Ann Jones Goen, was born in August 1892, probably in Parker County. Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen was mentioned as a minor un­der the guardianship of his mother June 15, 1901 in a deed that transferred 150 acres of land “from the heirs of Dillard Goen, deceased” to Louis Erwin Goen.

Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen was married December 10, 1916 to Eula Mae Watkins, according to Parker County Marriage Book 10, page 473. The bride was 15 years old, born in Oklahoma, and the groom was about 31.

Apparently the couple was divorced because Eula Mae Watkins Goen later appeared as the wife of Walter Thomas Beevers, a deputy sheriff employed by American Potash Company living at 175 Copper, Henderson, Nevada. Eula Mae Watkins Goen was married to W. T. Beevers August 21, 1921 in Palo Pinto County, according to Marriage Book 6, page 284.

Names of two children born to Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen and Eula Mae Watkins Goen were changed to Beevers on the Parker County birth records.

On April 1, 1944 Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen gave a warranty deed to E. H. Holcomb to five lots in Mineral Wells for $100, accord­ing to Palo Pinto Deed Book 201, page 254. He was remarried to Miss Ida McCoy April 19, 1948, ac­cording to Palo Pinto County Marriage Book 12, page 624.

In 1957 he was a cook in the Gusher Cafe at 1403 Main Street, Ft. Worth, according to the city directory. In 1959 and 1960 he lived at 462 South Main and employed as a cook. Living with him was “Elsie Goen.” He died in Tarrant County September 22, 1960, according to BVS File No. 56460.

Children born to Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen and Eula Mae Watkins Goen include:

Thelma Marzelle Goen born July 13, 1918
Ray Goen [twin] born January 25, 1921
Roy Goen [twin] born January 25, 1921

Thelma Marzelle Goen, first child born to Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen and Eula Mae Watkins Goen, was born July 13, 1918 at Mill­sap, according to Parker County Birth Book 7A, page 15.

Ray Goen, twin son of Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen and Eula Mae Watkins Goen, was born January 25, 1921, accord­ing to BVS File 5392.

Roy Goen, twin son of Jay J. “Jaybird” Goen and Eula Mae Watkins Goen, was born January 25, 1921, at Min­eral Wells, ac­cording to Parker County Birth Book 7A, page 43. These two birth certificates were cancelled and replaced by other certifi­cates recorded in Birth Book 34D, pages 222 and 223. Names were rendered as Thelma Marzelle Beevers and Ray Beevers and Roy Beevers on the new certificates.

U. Britton Goen, assumed to be a son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, was born about 1856, probably in Geor­gia. About 1875 he was married to E. A. McCrary. Paul Lynn Goen shows the bride’s name as “Nora.”

On February 27, 1892 he received a deed of 150 acres of land from his parents, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book Y, page 46. Consideration was $200. On May 5, 1899, “U. B. Goen of Fresno County, California” deeded the 150 acres in Palo Pinto County to his brother D. M. “Doc” Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 100, page 325. On June 25, 1901 [1902?] he joined D. M. “Dock” Goen, his brother, in transfer­ring prop­erty to another brother, Louis Erwin Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 12, page 591. He died in Stockton, California. Nothing more is known of U. Britton Goen and E. A. McCrary Goen.

Dillard M. “Doc” Goen, seventh child of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen, was born about 1859, probably in Georgia.

On May 8, 1899 “D. M. Goen of Palo Pinto County” gave a deed to Harry Wright, his kinsman, for 150 acres, according to Palo Pinto Deed Book 9, page 367. The land was half of what his father had purchased in 1884 from James M. Gilbert. On June 25, 1901 he joined U. Britton Goen, his brother in transferring prop­erty to another brother, Louis Erwin Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 12, page 591. The deed conveyed their un­divided interest in 150 acres of their father’s land for $84. D. M. “Doc” Goen and U. Britton Goen were residents of Fresno, California at that time. He was mentioned in an affidavit filed August 8, 1919 in Palo Pinto County Deed Book 94, page 503 as being a son of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen. He died in Stockton, California prior to 1941.

Mary M. Goen, assumed to be a daughter of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen was born about 1863, probably in Georgia. Researcher Paul Goen reports that she was enumerated in the 1870 census of Johnson County, Texas as a seven-year-old and in the 1880 census of Palo Pinto County at age 16. She was married about 1882 to E. A. McCarthy. E. A. McCarthy and Mary M. Goen McCarty gave a deed to Louis Erwin Goen, her brother May 14, 1904, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 23, page 86. She was deceased prior to 1941.
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Fred Goen was born in 1906 at Millsap of parents unknown. In 1920, at age 14, he went to work in a brick­yard. In 1936 he was a machinist employed in a brick­yard. In 1938 and 1939 he was listed as a laborer living at Bennett. He was married about 1934 to Gladys Lack who was born in Parker County in 1913. In 1974 he lived south of Millsap.

Children born to Fred Goen and Gladys Lack Goen in­clude:

William Fred Goen born May 31, 1936
David Ervin Goen born April 29, 1938
Larry Jack Goen born May 18, 1939
Curtis Howard Goen born June 20, 1942
Bobby Lewis Goen born March 24, 1945

William Fred Goen, son of Fred Goen and Gladys Lack Goen, was born May 31, 1936, according to Parker County Birth Book 12, page 2117. He was married to Bernice LaVerne Wil­hite Au­gust 7, 1960, according to Parker County Marriage Book 34, page 360.

William Fred Goen and Bernice LaVern Wilhite Goen gave a warranty deed to Delbert H. Hines March 21, 1961 to a lot in Mineral Wells, according to Palo Pinto County Book 292, page 179. Consideration was $600.

William Fred Goen received a warranty deed from E. E. Shankson June 14, 1961, according to Wise County, Texas Deed Book 240, page 258. William Fred Goen and Bernice LaVern Wilhite Goen, of Wise County, gave a warranty deed to J. S. Sager September 15, 1964 for lots in Bridgeport, Texas, according to Wise County Deed Book 262, page 467.

William Fred Goen and Bernice LaVern Wilhite Goen were residents of Mineral Wells, according to the 1974 taxpayers list.

David Erwin Goen, second child of Fred Goen and Gladys Lack Goen, was born April 29, 1938, according to Parker County Birth Book 13, page 2649. David Erwin Goen was married to Geraldine Adams, age 18, June 1, 1961 in Decatur, Texas, according to Wise County Marriage Book 16, page 238.

David Erwin Goen and Geraldine Adams Goen received a war­ranty deed from James E. Taylor September 16, 1971, accord­ing to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 397, page 265. He lived in Mineral Wells, according to the 1974 taxpayer’s list. They were divorced shortly afterwards. David Erwin Goen received a warranty deed from Geraldine A. Goen, “a single woman”, May 4, 1973, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 427, page 79. In 1972 David Erwin Goen of 2100 SE 21st Street, Mineral Wells was listed as a taxpayer.

Larry Jack Goen, third child of Fred Goen and Gladys Lack Goen, was born May 18, 1939, according to Parker County Birth Book 13, page 2979. He was married to Patsy Ruth Nel­son Au­gust 19, 1960, according to Palo Pinto County Marriage Book 15, page 513.

Larry Jack Goen and Patsy Ruth Nelson Goen lived at 407 Long Drive, Mineral Wells, according to the 1974 taxpayers list.

Curtis Howard Goen, son of Fred Goen and Gladys Lack Goen, was born at Mineral Wells, June 20, 1942, according to BVS File No. 57567. About 1965 he was married to Glenda Kay Wilson who was born in Texas in 1945.
They received a warranty from W. G. Swagerty September 24, 1965, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 327, page 524. In 1968 Curtis Goen was an employee of the Texas De­partment of Public Safety and lived at 806 South West 13th Street. They received a warranty deed from A. R. Wickman October 18, 1971, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 399, page 211.

Children born to Curtis Howard Goen and Glenda Kay Wil­son Goen include:

Michael Craig Goen born December 18, 1968

Michael Craig Goen, second child of Curtis Howard Goen and Glenda Kay Wilson Goen, was born December 18, 1968 in Mineral Wells, according to Palo Pinto County Birth Book I, page 25.

Bobby Lewis Goen, son of Fred Goen and Gladys Lack Goen, was born March 24, 1945, according to Palo Pinto County Birth Book 3. He was married to Eldonna Louise Wright who was born in 1947 on October 19, 1968 at Mineral Wells, ac­cording to Parker County Marriage Book 39, page 248.

Bobby Lewis Goen gave an affidavit to the public Febru­ary 10, 1974, according to Parker County Deed Book 551, page 257. Of Bobby Lewis Goen and Eldonna Louise Wright Goen and de­scendents nothing more is known.
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Annie Lee Goen died February 12, 1922 in Palo Pinto County, according to BVS File No. 5679. This death could not be con­firmed by Palo Pinto County death records.
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J. L. Goen was listed June 15, 1901, as an heir of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen in a deed which transferred 150 acres to Louis Erwin Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 15, page 422.
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Hattie Ethel Bagwell Jones Goen was born July 4, 1895 at Wizard Wells, Texas. She was the daughter of Green Bagwell who was born in Mississippi and Elizabeth Stowen Bagwell, a native of Texas. Hattie Ethel Bagwell Jones Goen lived at 514 SW 11th Street, Mineral Wells, according to Palo Pinto County Death Book 18, page 45. She was buried in Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.
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Mollie [Nellie?] Goen was listed June 15, 1901, as an heir of Dillard Goen and Minervia Fry Goen in a deed which trans­ferred 150 acres to Louis Erwin Goen, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 15, page 422.
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Ralph Goen gave a affidavit to the public in connection with a labor lien April 16, 1934, according to Parker County Deed Book 6, page 567. Ralph Goen was married to Lois McQueary about 1942, according to Palo Pinto County Marriage Book 10, page 342. Ralph Goen of Palo Pinto County gave an affidavit to the public September 16, 1958, according to Parker County Deed Book 303, page 113.

Ralph Goen was married to Mrs. Antonio Lee Stout November 12, 1966, according to Palo Pinto Marriage Book 17, page 204. He lived at 906 SE First Street, Mineral Wells, according to the 1974 taxpayers list. Descendents of Ralph Goen, Lois Mc­Queary Goen and Antonio Lee Stout Goen are unknown.
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Richard Wayne Goen, white male, was born October 26, 1969 in Parker County, according to birth records in Weatherford city hall.
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Susan Jennette Goen, white female, was born June 30, 1971 in Parker County, according to birth records in Weatherford city hall.
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Una Eloise McQueary Goen was born in Texas March 28, 1913. She was the daughter of Andrew B. McQueary and Bertie Gauldin McQueary, both of whom were born in Texas. Una Eloise McQueary Goen died from shock December 15, 1956, according to Palo Pinto County Death Book C, page 2. She was a room clerk at a hotel, according to Ralph Goen, in­formant.
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Miss Patricia Ann Goens was married to Travis W. Langley, November 10, 1948, according to Parker County Marriage Book 26, page 379.
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“Hugh Goings” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfield County.

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“Mrs. Jane Goen” was shown as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Fairfield County, page 368:

“Goen, Jane white female 60-70
white male 70-80
white male 30-40
white female 15-20
white female 5-10
2 male slaves 24-36
1 female slave 24-36
2 females slaves 10-24
1 male slave 0-10
5 female slaves 0-10”

Her household adjoined that of “Daniel Goen” and “Mrs. Mary Goen” and was near that of “Lewis Goen.”
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“Jesse Goin” was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1790 census of Camden District, Fairfield County, page 20, according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790:”

“Goin, Jesse white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white male under 16”

Jesse Gowen was sued by Charles Johnstone January 16, 1793, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799.” “Sebara Splawn and Rosa Splawn being summoned as garnishees and duly sworn say upon oath that they have no property of the defendant in their hands.”

Jesse Gowen was again sued by Charles Johnstone in the July 1794 court term, according to Fairfield County Court Minute Book A, page 117. The verdict was rendered in favor of the plaintiff, and the “Tobbaco attached Con­demned.” Charles Johnston filed suit the third time July 23, 1795. The court or­dered that “the cow and calf and 3 stacks of blades levied on under this Attachment be sold to satisfy the Debt and Costs.”
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The case of “David Huston vs. John Goyen” was dismissed June 19, 1793, according to “Fairfield County, South Car­olina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799.”
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“Mrs. Mary Goen” was the head of a household in the 1830 census of Fairfield County, page 368:

“Goen, Mary white female 30-40
white female 20-30
white female 10-15
white male 0-5
white male 0-5″
1 male slave 55-100
1 female slave 55-100
1 male slave 36-55
1 female slave 24-36
1 male slave 1 0-24
1 male slave 0-10
1 male slave 0-10”
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Prentiss Lewis Goen is regarded as a descendant of Henry Goen who wrote his will in Fairfield County in 1807. Prentiss Lewis Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Permelia Goen, was born January 13, 1825 in Greenville District, South Carolina. His family removed to Georgia, and when Prentiss Lewis Goen at­tained the age of 17, he went out on his own and removed to Monroe County, Mississippi, according to an article published in the “Cleburne Tribune” of Cleburne, Texas.

“Taking the California gold fever in 1849, at the age of 24, he struck out in the company of about 40 other ad­venturers to seek his fortune in search of gold.

During his trip horseback across the plains of Texas and New Mexico, he encountered a severe sandstorm, and for several days, experienced much suffering for water. Upon reaching water, one of the travelers quickly drank all the water he desired and was soon dead. Lewis Goen was wiser and with his head near the water, he allowed his tongue, that was swollen out of his mouth, to slowly return to normal with the occasional sip of water to relieve the extreme thirst.”

After arriving at the California gold fields, he became one of the lucky ones. After five years of digging, he had accumu­lated a “mule load” of gold nuggets. Recalling the hardships of crossing the American wilderness, he elected to return home aboard ship. He took a sailing vessel to Panama, walked across the Isthmus, and caught another ship bound for New Orleans. From there he went to Mississippi to see his mother who did not immediately recognize him, after a 13-year absence. After a short visit, he returned to Greenville County to visit friends and family before heading to Texas where he spent the rest of his life.

While prospecting for gold in the Mariposa Mountains of California, Prentiss Lewis Goen nearly lost his life in an en­counter with a grizzly bear. The account of the terrifying battle that Prentiss Lewis Goen fought with the grizzly first appeared in the “Cleburne [TX] Tribune” in 1881, and excerpts are reprinted now, 115 years later, through the courtesy of a kinsman and Foundation Member Paul Lynn Goen of Al­buquerque, New Mexico:

[Editor’s note: Mrs. W. B. Tyler of San Angelo recently furnished the Tribune with the following account of her grandfather’s battle with a grizzly bear which she copied from a reprinted story in his family bible. Lewis Goen, the hero in the story, bought several hundred acres of land near Grandview that is presently owned by the Frank Beards. The old homeplace, with poplar and oak lumbers, was hauled from Houston by ox team, is now the site of the Melvin Wiginton home.
The original home featured four tall columns on the front porch of the 7-room home that was one and a half stories high. Goen was twice married and raised both families on the farm near Grandview. He and Elizabeth Quinn, daughter of B. C. Quinn, were married October 27, 1853.]

Another source identied Prentice Lewis Goen as a “blacksmith from Grandview, Alabama.”

“On the 5th day of March, 1850, I was in the mountains of Mariposa, engaged in digging gold and packing mules to carry freight from Stockton to Mariposa. My partner, James R. Thompson, was taken sick with typhoid fever. It being necessary to take our mules out to graze after attending to my sick partner, I left camp and took an old gentleman to assist in guarding our stock against depredations of thieves.

This old gentlemen who hailed originally from Ken­tucky and was somewhat celebrated as a rifleman, said he wanted to beat me killing dear. After reaching our grazing grounds, we struck our tent, hobbled the mules and our evening hunt commenced.

The Kentuckian planned the programme for each of us to travel, and I remarked to him that if I adopted his suggestion, it being late in the afternoon and rather gloomy, I was afraid that a grizzly bear would get me. I then made my way up about one mile and a half to the summit of a mountain after which I began to direct my course back toward camp, when suddenly I discovered a little bunch of deer.

Just after they had turned over a little hill, I shot one through the heart. Feeling elated at my good luck, I reloaded as rapidly as possible, and eager to get a sec­ond shot, I ran to the brink of the mountain where it made a sudden precipitation of about 50 feet, forming a bench below on which was growing buckeye under­growth. The deer had run around a thicket to ascend a ravine, and I ran through the thicket and found they had become suddenly frightened at what I discovered to be a grizzly bear, which I soon encountered.

I made a sudden halt to take a second shot at the deer when I found that I was within four feet of the largest grizzly I ever laid eyes on. He was lying in his bed, but he got up and made right at me, with the most hideous and terrific growling that could be heard for miles in the mountains. I at once threw my gun on him and the bear commenced to circle around me. I re­served my shot hoping he would make a dash at the muzzle of my gun to take it in his mouth, when I in­tended to give him the contents, but this he declined to do and continued to walk around me for several minutes, making a circuit of forty feet or more. Finally I discovered he was directing his attention more especially to my feet. He had hitherto been looking me straight in the face. I became alarmed at his manner, which seemed to indicate that the gun presented at him was not in his way any longer.

I then fired, but, oh my God, I missed my aim which was directed at his head. My ball, which was oblong, only inflicted a slight wound in the crown of his mouth. At the crack of the gun, he fell to the ground and rolled over, but quickly sprang to his feet and made at me. My gun was presented at him, and he ran against the muzzle and pushed me back some 15 feet or more. By this time I saw it was to be a life or death struggle, and I made up my mind to sell out as deadly as possible.

I then clubbed my gun and let him have it with all my strength over the head, and this I repeated over and over from time to time, but never could knock him down. I think he weighed at least 1,000 pounds, but I tell you he could handle himself with the agility of a cat. In this mortal combat we had fought for 60 yards or more down the steep mountain. I had already bent my gun, but I finally succeeded in dealing him a fearful blow over the nose. This seemed to be more effectual, as he backed his ears and ran off 40 yards, and I believe if I had not hollered then, he would not have returned.

But he did return, and seemingly to renew the fight with redoubled fury. I then struck him with all my strength hoping to force him to give up the fight, but the grizzly dodged my stroke, and the end of my gun struck the ground plowing up the soil several inches, and the gun dropped from my hand and rolled some 15 or 20 steps down the mountain. We both took after it, the grizzly in front. I made a grab at the gun, but missed it six inches. The grizzly was too close. I then picked up a rock and hit him in the face, and he shut his eyes. I thought then that my only chance to save my life was in flight, but I had only gotten about 30 feet when he made a spring and caught me.

In his effort to catch me around the neck, one of his tusks struck my left shoulder, went through my coat and two shirts, inflicting a wound on my neck, threw me to the ground and broke my right hand. The bear was coming with such force that he passed on over me and fell in a tree top and broke the trunk of the tree which was at least nine inches in diameter. I was knocked almost senseless, but I arose as quickly as possible and started down the steep mountain, making frequently 25 to 30 feet at a bound, and alighting on my heels, so great was the descent.

The grizzly outran me, but I would dodge to one side as he would get near me, and while he was checking up to pursue me, I would gain in distance. Finally I ran right up to the brink of a sudden break off the mountain, the brute right behind me in pursuit. I jumped suddenly to one side, hoping he was coming with such rapidity that he would be precipitated down the mountain, but my foot struck a rolling stone which threw me to the ground.

My breath was almost entirely exhausted. I thought I could run no longer. Then I tried to roll down the mountain, but I only rolled about 40 feet when my face struck a stone, inflicting a severe wound from which the blood spouted. I soon found that rolling would not do, as the grizzly which could easily clear 30 feet or more down the maintain would gain too rapidly on me. I started again to run, and as the bear got near me, I would dodge to the right or left, but I had only got a short distance from which I had tried to roll down the mountain when I fell to my knees, and the bear lit just a few feet from me. Then I gave it up. I was completely exhausted. I threw my hands up and gave a faint scream as I threw a little stone in his face. The grizzly stood still for a moment, and looking me straight in the face as he pitched one ear forward and then the other. He seemed to become all at once frightened and ran off about 40 yards.

Then I thought, O my God, if screaming would do any good I would try it again. I raised my hands and again screamed. The bear started up the mountain and got perhaps 60 yards and stopped. Again with uplifted hands, I screamed with all my power. The bear broke off again and continued to run 400 yards or more up the mountain, until it passed out of sight. I retrieved my battered rifle and made my painful way back to camp, bloody from head to foot.

I soon met my comrade, the Kentuckian. He seemed greatly excited when he found me so bloody. During our absence the mules had strayed off. I wanted him to go out and hunt them up, but the poor fellow could only get a few feet from our camp for fear of coming in contact with the grizzly.”

Our mules had returned to camp where we had left the balance of our crowd the day before, among whom was Matt Graham who is well known and who resides in this county. We followed the mules, and I walked nine miles on the tips of my toes, so badly bruised were my heels from the race down the mountain the day before with the grizzly after me.”

The hero of the above thrilling story, Lewis Goen, is a well-to-do farmer who resides near the picturesque little village of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas. When he reached the Mariposa Mountains, he was without money, but he fortunately met with an old friend, a Dr. Ford of Cherokee County, Georgia who kindly presented him with a full outfit of tools to engage in mining. Goen, who was then in the full vigor of youthful manhood, a fraction over six feet in height and weighing about 165 pounds, and never having had a day of sickness with an iron will went to work with a determination to succeed.

At the end of a few months he had accumulated several thousand dollars. After remaining in the mines for five years, he returned to Texas with the saddle bags bulging with the gold nuggets he had mined. He re turned to his native home to visit with friends and family before settling in Texas for life. His mother did not recognize him, he had then been absent 13 years.

For 27 years he was resided on his present homestead, and but few, if any there be, of his neighbors and nu­merous friends ever doubted his account of the combat with the grizzly bear. It appears now at their urgent solicitation, for the first time in print, and verbatim as related by himself through us for publication in the ‘Cleburne Chronicle.’

The gun used by Lewis Goen, in his fight with the grizzly was a blue steel barreled single shot rifle. The scars and scratches made by the teeth of the bear are still plainly visible on the gun which is now in the pos­session of a great-grandson, Wilson Lewis who resides in San Antonio, Texas.”
Wilson Lewis who resides in San Antonio, Texas. Wilson Lewis has two sons who no doubt will inherit this interesting gun of their great-great-grandfather, Lewis Goen.

Virginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler wrote of PrentissLewis Goen:

“Lewis Goen was on his way to the California gold rush in 1849 when he recalled what his father, Dillard Goen had told him, “Son, be sure and look up the Lanes when you reach Texas.” And Lewis did just that. He spent several days in the home of friend, James Addison Lane and his wife, Matilda Wilson Lane in Kopperl, Texas in Bosque County. Lewis did indeed enjoy the visit and had determined in his heart to return for another visit after he made his fortune in the California gold fields.

Prentiss Lewis Goen was married October 27, 1853 to Eliza­beth Quinn. She was born March 7, 1835 in Fayette County,
Alabama, according to Sherrell Evans.

Prentiss Lewis Goen deeded 640 acres of land to B. J. Cham­bers February 23, 1854. The land was located on Chambers Creek, according to Ellis County Deed Book A, page 351. On the same day “Lewis Goen” sold 320 acres of land in adjoining Navarro County, Texas to J. R. Thompson for $370, according to Navarro County Deed Book I, page 373.

“Lewis Goen of Johnson County, Texas” and J. S. Morrow re­ceived a chattel mortgage for $1,700.50 from S. H. Richards April 10, 1861. Collateral included a “stock of drygoods, ready-made clothing, hats, shoes, hardware, cutlery and in short, almost everything usually kept in a country drug store and supposed to be worth $300 and livestock.”

“Lewis Goen of Johnson County” gave a deed to William Goen October 29, 1862 to 50 acres located “18 miles south­east of Buchanan on the south prong of Chambers Creek” for $100, according to Johnson County Deed Book D, page 518. Witnesses to the deed were C. E. Goen and W. S. Quinn. William Goen and C. E. Goen are regarded as kinsmen of Prentiss Lewis Goen. W. S. Quinn is regarded as a brother to Elizabeth Quinn Goen.

William Goen “of Johnson County” had received a deed from Obadiah I. Meadors and his wife, Bathsheba Meadors of Navarro County, Texas to 120 acres located in the Adcock Survey for $150 according to Hill County Deed Book G, page 54. The deed was dated March 24, 1858 and September 2, 1858.

On February 4, 1907 William Goen “of Johnson County” gave a correction deed to A. D. Kennard to 120 acres “patented to Obadiah Meadow, assignee of James E. Adcock, according to Hill County Deed Book 103, page 513. Consideration was $200. This is the land that William Goen had purchased in 1858.

“Lewis Goen” received a deed from Thomas A. Flippin Octo­ber 21, 1865 to 50 acres, according to Johnson County Deed Book E, page 256.

On April 13, 1867, Lewis Goen “of Hill County, Texas” re­ceived a deed from Richard Kimball of New York City to 100 acres in Survey 93 located in Kimball, Texas for $400, accord­ing to Bosque County, Texas Deed Book I, page 30.

Elizabeth Quinn Goen died in 1867 in Johnson County and was buried in Grandview Cemetery.

On December 3, 1868, Prentiss Lewis Goen was remarried to Emily Virginia Lane “at the home of Squire Lane in Kopperl,” according to Bosque County Marriage Book 1, page 141. Emily Virginia Lane was born in Texas May 30, 1847. She is regarded as the daughter of James Addison Lane and his wife, Matilda Wilson Lane in Kopperl, Texas. The Lane family lived as neighbors to the Goen family in Georgia.

Later in 1869 “Lewis Goin and Emily V. Lane Goin” lived at Windom, Texas in Fannin County. “L. Goin” gave power of attorney to Mary Harper, according to Fannin County Deed Book S, page 150.

“Lewis Goen” gave a deed to Green B. Turner April 16, 1870 to 160 acres for $800, according to Johnson County Deed Book G, page 75. Prentiss Lewis Goen “of Johnson County, Texas” received a deed to 20 acres in the McCarter Survey June 29, 1876 for $100, according to Hill County Deed Book V, page 524. At the same time he paid “Wells” $1,600 for land on Is­land Creek.

Prentiss Lewis Goen hauled lumber, seasoned oak and poplar, by oxteam from Houston, 225 miles away, in the rain and mud to build their home. The original colonial-style home featured four tall columns on the front porch of the 7-room home that was one and a half stories high.

Rucker Tanner received a judgement against Prentiss Lewis Goen in Bosque County District Court July 19, 1876, ac­cording to Bosque County Deed Book D, page 458. In the judgement, which concerned Lot 92 of Kimball Bend Estate, Tanner got the land and “$295 in gold or silver” which was the amount paid to Goen by the plaintiff, according to Bosque County Deed Book W, page 128.

“Lewis Goen” entered into a partnership known as “Goen & Evans” April 11, 1877 with George Evans, according to John­son County Deed Book P, page 412. Owned by the partnership was “two gins, one corn mill and one flour mill.” To raise cap­ital Goen & Evans gave a deed of trust in the “mill and gin” May 22, 1877 to M. A. Oatis, according to Johnson County Deed Book Q, page 37. Collateral was listed as “one saw mill, one corn mill, a 25-h.p. Griffen & Edge steam engine & boiler and one acre of ground.”
Prentiss Lewis Goen sold 20 acres on Aquilla Creek to Abner Holton for $100 November 21, 1877, according to Hill County Deed Book S, page 217. On the same day, Prentiss Lewis Goen received a deed to 100 acres in the Matthews Survey from Thomas J. J. Stanford. located 10 miles north of Hillsboro, according to Hill County Deed Book V, page 217-8.

In the census of 1880 “Lewis Goin” appeared in Johnson County as the head of a household enumerated in Enumeration District 85, page 18, precinct 5 as:

“Goin, Lewis 56, born in SC, father born in SC,
mother born in SC, farmer
Emily 34, born in TX, father born in
GA, mother born in GA, wife
Florida 21, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX,
daughter
Lulu 18, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX,
daughter
Stanford 14, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX, son
Columbus 12, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX, son
Joel 8, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX, son
George 4, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX, son
Clara 2, born in TX, father born in
SC, mother born in TX,
daughter
Goin, ——- 14, born in TX, father born in
GA, mother born in IL,
nephew, attending school
Lewis, ——- 26, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS,
boarder
Cook, Ted 24, born in IL, father born in
IL, mother born in IL,
boarder”

Prentiss Lewis Goen “of Johnson County” gave a deed to Pren­tiss Mariposa Goen, his son March 20, 1883 to two tracts of land described as the Jackson Headright in the Carter League, according to Hill County Deed Book 6, page 538. “Print M. Goen of Johnson County” paid $1,300 for the land.

Prentiss Lewis Goen gave a right-of-way deed to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad to a strip of land 50 feet wide cross­ing his Hill County land in the Jackson Survey, according to Hill County Deed Book 9, pages 190-1. He received $1 from the railroad in compensation in the contract which also pro­vided that he was to provide “wood, water, stone and gravel.” He gave a deed of trust to F. M. Cockerell April 1, 1882 on land in Johnson County, according to Johnson County Deed Book 3, page 70.

Prentiss Lewis Goen died February 18, 1886 at age 58 and was buried beside his first wife in Grandview Cemetery. Phillip Walker, the administrator of his estate sold seven acres of land on Island Creek to J. J. Smith for $70 October 23, 1886, according to Hill County Deed Book 15, page 386.

Emily V. Lane Goen “of Johnson County” received a deed to land in the Marshall Survey located on Aquilla Creek from Thomas J. Smith March 12, 1890 for $50, according to Hill County Deed Book 25, page 225.

Emily V. Lane Goen was apparently temporarily remarried be­fore 1900, husband’s name Schrader. She was enumerated as E. V. Schrader, head of a household in the 1900 census of Johnson County, Enumeration District 64, page 5, living at Grandview, Texas:

“Schrader, E. V.
Goen, George 23, born in Texas in August 1876
Clara 21, born in Texas in November 1878
Lily 19, born in Texas in November 1880

Emily V. Lane Goen, “widow of Lewis,” who had apparently resumed her previous married name, appeared in the 1907 city directory of Cleburne, Texas living at 1315 N. Wilhite Street. In the 1909 edition she reappeared at 205 East Ft. Worth Av­enue in Cleburne. Her daughter, Clara Goen was living with her.

“Emily V. Goin” died in Johnson County, February 26, 1930, 50 years after the death of her husband, according to Texas BVS File 9143.

Children born to Prentiss Lewis Goen and Elizabeth Quinn Goen include:

Mary Addie Goen born about 1855
Prentiss Mariposa Goen born about 1856
Florida Agnes Goen born about 1859
Lewis Granville Goen born about 1860
Elizabeth Lewis “Lulu” Goen born in 1863
William Stanford Goen born about 1866
Thomas Howell Goen born about 1867

Children born to Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen include:

James Columbus “Lum” Goen born July 10, 1870
Joel Addison Goen born about 1872
John Henry Goen born about 1874
George Jefferson Goen born in August 1876
George Carroll Goen born about 1877
Clara Idella Goen born in Nov. 1878
Lillie Emily Goen born in Nov. 1880

Mary Addie Goen, daughter of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Eliz­abeth Quinn Goen, was born about 1855. She was married to Edwin Kelley about 1873.

Prentiss Mariposa Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Eliz­abeth Quinn Goen, was born about 1856, probably in Ellis County, Texas. He was married to Neeley Ewing about 1879, according to Virginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler. According to Johnson County Marriage Book 5, page 37, he was married November 20, 1879 to Cornelia Ray who was born in Missis­sippi February 22, 1859. She was a daughter of William Ray.

Prentiss Mariposa Goen received a deed from his father March 20, 1883 to two tracts of land in Jackson Headright, Carter League for $1,300, according to Hill County Deed Book 6, page 538.

“Print M. Goen and C. Goen of Hill County” gave a deed to “20 acres on Island Creek, one mile east of Island Grove” in 1883 to A. Y. Brenner for $1,500, according to Hill County Deed Book 10, page 433. Prentiss Mariposa Goen received a confirmation deed from Josiah Phillips December 19, 1883 to land near the head of Island Creek, “a tributary of Chambers Creek” in the Jackson Survey, according to Hill County Deed Book 10, page 431.

Prentiss Mariposa Goen “of Hill County” received a deed from S. H. Cook July 21, 1885 to 91.5 acres on Island Creek for $20, according to Hill County Deed Book 13, page 356.

Prentiss Mariposa Goen died May 13, 1892 in Greer County, Texas [now Greer County, Oklahoma], according to Floyd County, Texas Deed Book 89, page 190.

Cornelia Ray Goen was later remarried to R. M. Snell. The marriage ended in divorce March 17, 1906, according to Floyd County, Texas Deed Book 66, page 162.

Cornelia Ray Goen, “feme sole, formerly Cornelia Snell of Floyd County,” gave a quit claim deed to R. M. Snell June 4, 1907, according to adjoining Crosby County Deed Book 7, page 445. In the transaction she traded 720 acres of land in Floyd and Crosby Counties for 640 acres in Floyd County.

“Cornelia Goin” gave a warranty deed to N. A. Huff “of Cocke County, Tennessee July 23, 1907 to 720 acres in Floyd County, according to Floyd County Deed Book 15, page 389. She was joined in the transfer by Lewis Prentiss Goen and wife, Lula Mae Deu Goen of Collingsworth County, Texas and William Stanford Goen, “a single man of Floyd County.” They received $8,450 for the land.

“Cornelia Gowen” received a warranty deed from W. A. Ship­ley September 23, 1907 to “Lots 7 & 8, Block 128 in Floyd City, Texas for $1,400, according to Floyd County Deed Book 27, page 67. She received another warranty deed from Shipley January 28, 1908, according to Floyd County Deed Book 27, page 420.

Cornelia Ray Goen died October 19, 1932 of bronchial pneu­monia at Floydada, Texas, according to Floyd County Death Book 3, page 163. She was buried in Floydada Cemetery, ac­cording to Arthur Claud Goen, informant, her son.

It is believed that children born to Prentiss Mariposa. Goen and Cornelia Ray Goen include:

Arthur Claude Goen born September 27, 1880
Lewis Prentiss Goen born September 5, 1884
William Stanford Goen born December 10, 1885

Arthur Claude Goen, son of Prentiss Mariposa Goen and Cornelia Ray Goen, was born in Johnson County September 27, 1880. In 1903, he was living in Floyd County. About 1905, he was married to Mary Annis “Daisy” Walling, place unknown. She was born at Walnut Springs in Bosque County, Texas September 22, 1884 to E. M. “Doc” Walling and Mary Annice “Mollie” Walling. They had married 10 years earlier. Later Walling owned the Walling Addition to the city of Lockney, Texas in Floyd County. E. M. “Doc” Walling died April 17, 1902, according to Floyd County Deed Book 82, page 306.

E. M. “Doc” Walling was the son of Thomas Jefferson Walling of “The Walling Cabin” fame, according to Lee Ann Gerhart, a kinsman. She wrote:

“The Walling cabin may be toured at the Depot Museum in Henderson, Texas in Rusk County. It is the second oldest cabin in existence in Texas. Someone studied it extensively for a Masters thesis, and it is fascinating to read about life in early Texas. The cabin dates from 1841.

Jesse Walling, brother of Thomas J. Walling, fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and was also a legislator dur-ing some years of the Republic. I descend from their sister, Cynthia Ann Walling who was married to James Bell. I figure that Daisy and I are 2nd cousins 3 times removed.”

Arthur Claude Goen received a warranty deed from Wyly H. Freeman January 18, 1904, according to Floyd County Deed Book 12, page 157. Arthur Claude Goen and wife gave a deed to William Stanford Goen, his brother November 4, 1904, ac­cording to Floyd County Deed Book 17, page 398. He re­ceived a quit claim deed from P. D. Adams May 10, 1906, ac­cording to Floyd County Deed Book 12, page 613.

Arthur Claude Goen gave a quit claim deed to J. W. Wright July 14, 1906, as recorded in Floyd County Deed Book 16, page 275. He gave a warranty deed to C. H. Waggoner May 31, 1907, according to Floyd County Deed Book 16, page 110.

Later in 1907, Arthur Claude Goen removed to Dallas and lived at 1804 S. Harwood where their first child was born. At that time he was engaged in investments and real estate loans. In 1908, they had returned to Floydada. They gave a second deed to William Stanford Goen April 6, 1909 as recorded in Floyd County Deed Book 23, page 243.

About 1910, Arthur Claude Goen was elected sheriff and tax collector of Floyd County. He continued to serve in that ca­pacity in 1915.

Arthur Claude Goen received a deed of trust from J. T. Pitto, according to Hale County, Texas Deed of Trust Book 5, page 124 on September 7, 1910. On November 1, 1912 he gave a deed to his father-in-law, E. M. “Doc” Walling to 290 acres of Lamb County, Texas land. Consideration was $2,030.00, ac­cording to Lamb County Deed Book 9, page 168.

On August 21, 1916, Arthur Claude Goen and Mary Annis “Daisy” Walling Goen gave a warranty deed to M. S. Lev­eridge of Plainview, Texas for 320 acres of land in Hale County located three miles southwest of Olton, Texas, ac­cording to Hale County Deed Book 7, page 204.

On March 29, 1920 “A. C. Goen” received a patent from the State of Texas to 640 acres in Yoakum County, Texas, according to “Abstract of Original Texas Land Titles.”

During the period surrounding World War I, they were in­volved in several real estate transactions. He was not only an active real estate agent, but was appointed as a trustee of First Texas Joint Stock Land Bank of Houston to handle land in de­fault all over West Texas. He was involved in several real es­tate transactions in Taylor County, Texas–January 18, 1912 to January 1, 1915.

On November 13, 1922, “A. C. Goen” received a patent from the State of Texas for 160 acres in Floyd County. On January 24, 1923, he received a patent for an additional 160 acres in Floyd County.
Arthur Claude Goen received a deed from Lewis Prentiss Goen “of Hale County” and William Stanford Goen “of Floyd County” to their interests in Lots 7 and 8, Block 128, Floydada, the home of their mother August 20, 1937, according to Floyd County Deed Book 69, page 561.

Apparently Arthur Claude Goen and Mary Annis “Daisy” Walling Goen were divorced about 1948. “Mrs. Daisy June Goen,” a widow, retired was living at 110 W. Kentucky, ac­cording to the 1949-50 city directory of Floydada. In 1949, Arthur Claude Goen was remarried to Mrs. Mary Annis “Daisy” Walling Goen by the county judge of adjoining Motley County, Texas, according to Motley County Marriage Book 3, page 238.

In the 1952 city directory of Floydada Arthur Claude Goen was listed as the senior partner of Goen & Goen, Real Estate, Loans & Insurance, living at 216 W. Mississippi. At that time his son, Madison Polk Goen was in business with him.

Arthur Claude Goen died July 27, 1953, at age 72, of coronary thrombosis and was buried in Floydada Cemetery, according to Floyd County Death Book 4. Mary Annis “Daisy” Walling Goen died December 12, 1967 at Westbrynn Haven Nursing Home in Floydada of cerebral apoplexy, according to Floyd County Death Book 6, page 83. She was buried in Floydada Cemetery, according to “Bud Goen, son,” informant.

Children born to them include:

Bennett Folk Goen born September 3, 1907
Madison Polk Goen born September 10, 1908
Woodrow Walling Goen born November 12, 1910
Arthur Claud Goen, Jr. born March 14, 1914

Bennett Folk Goen, son of Arthur Claude Goen and Mary An­nis “Daisy” Walling Goen, was born September 3, 1907 in Dallas, according to Dallas County Birth Book 21, page 549. He gave a warranty deed to his brother, Woodrow Walling Goen to Lot 8, Block 115, Floydada June 10, 1966, according to Floyd County Deed Book 177, page 153. In 1966 and in 1969, he, a widower lived in Dallas.

Madison Polk Goen, son of Arthur Claude Goen and Mary An­nis “Daisy” Walling Goen, was born September 10, 1908 in Floydada, according to Floyd County Birth Book 1A, page 45 and page 415. In 1929, he was married to Garnett White who was born in Floydada January 13, 1906.

She was graduated from Floydada High School and attended CIA College in Denton, Texas and Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas.

Shortly afterward Garnett White Goen received a warranty deed from Alice White to Lot 9, Block 5, West Side Heights Addition, Floydada for $825, according to Floyd County Deed Book 54, page 316. They sold the property to Katie B. Conner for $3,500 December 7, 1929, according to Floyd County Deed Book 57, page 118.

In 1929 he was an insurance agent in Floydada, and in 1931 he was listed as a real estate agent. In 1949, 1950, 1952 and 1960 they were living at 614 W. Kentucky in Floydada. In 1960 he was listed in the city directory as co-owner of Goen & Goen Insurance Agency with his father.

Madison Polk Goen received a royalty deed from Ruby White, “a single woman of Floyd County” February 14, 1953. The royalty deed covered minerals near Pecos, Texas and was recorded in Reeves County Deed Book 155, page 641.

Madison Polk Goen died December 20, 1964 of a coronary thrombosis, according to Floyd County Death Book 5, page 442. His residence continued to be 614 W. Kentucky at that time. He was buried in Floyd County Memorial Park. Garnet White Goen gave a warranty deed to the City of Floydada to Lots 9 and 10, Block 12, Starks Addition, Floydada June 28, 1967, according to Floyd County Deed Book 178, page 640.

Garnet White Goen died August 2, 2001 at the age of 95 and was buried beside her husband in Floyd County Memorial Park under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church and San Souci Club.

Children born to Madison Polk Goen and Garnet White Goen include:

Warner Dale Goen born December 14, 1929
Mary Claudean Goen born about 1931
Karen Goen born January 13, 1942

Warner Dale Goen, son of Madison Polk Goen and Garnet White Goen, was born December 14, 1929 in Floydada, ac­cording to Floyd County Birth Book 4, page 486. In 1947, he was a sophomore at West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon, Texas.

About 1955, he was married to Arreba Jo Gill. He received a warranty deed from Kenneth Henry October 2, 1957 to Lot 12, Block 4, West Side Heights Addition, according to Floyd County Deed Book 144, page 389. At that time he was an in­surance agent with Goen and Goen at 215 W. California Av­enue. In 1960 he was shown living at 616 W. California Av­enue. He continued in Floydada in 1969.

On January 29, 1971 Warner Dale Goen was committed to a state institution for alcoholism at Vernon, Texas, according to Lubbock County Probate Court Minute Book 240, page 677. In 2001 he lived in Floydada.

Children born to Warner Dale Goen and Arreba Jo Gill Goen include:

Gregory Polk Goen born October 6, 1957

Gregory Polk Goen, son of Warner Dale Goen and Arreba Jo Gill Goen was born October 6, 1957 at Lockney, Texas, ac­cording to Floyd County Birth Book 11, page 152.

Mary Claudean Goen, daughter of Madison Polk Goen and Mary Garnet White Goen, was born July 9, 1932, according to Floyd County Birth Book 4, page 563. She was a student at Texas Technological College in 1952 and 1953 when she re­ceived a Bachelor of Science degree in child development. She was married to Billy Rhylon Armstrong December 11, 1953, according to Lubbock County Marriage Book 21, page 116. She was later remarried to Howard L. Malstrom. In 1966, they were living in California. In 2001, she lived in El Paso, Texas.

Karen Goen, daughter of Madison Polk Goen and Mary Garnet White Goen, was born January 13, 1942 in Hale County, Texas, according to BVS File 3974. She was married to William O’Daniel “Danny” Smith September 28, 1962, ac­cording to Tarrant County, Texas Marriage Book 130, page 316. In 1966, they lived in Tarrant County. She died May 5, 1999.

Woodrow Walling Goen, son of Arthur Claud Goen and Mary Aniss “Daisy” Walling Goen, was born November 12, 1910 in Floydada, according to Floyd County Birth Book 1, page 11. On May 6, 1929 he was married to Thelma Covington, according to Floyd County Marriage Book 4, page 80.

In the 1931-32 and 1932-33 editions of the city directory of Austin, Texas he was listed as a student at the University of Texas, living at 2814 Nueces. Apparently the couple was di­vorced. Thelma Covington Goen was remarried May 21, 1935 to Fred Jones, according to Floyd County Marriage Book 4, page 285. He continued there in 1935, living at 2519 Guadalupe. He continued as a student in 1937, living at 402 West 26th Street in Austin.

“W. W. Goen” was remarried to Ernestine Skaggs in Amarillo, Texas November 23, 1939, according to Potter County Mar­riage Book 2, page 585. Of Ernestine Skaggs Goen nothing more is known. It is believed that Woodrow Walling Goen and Thelma Covington Goen Jones Goen were remarried about 1941. In 1944 they were living in San Diego, California.

Woodrow Walling Goen was remarried to Mrs. Barbara Morri­son December 20, 1947, according to Floyd County Marriage Book 6, page 80. In 1949, he was a clerk for White Drug Store, living at 509 South Main in Floydada with Barbara Sylvia Kenward Morrison Goen and one child. In 1952 he was a druggist employed by Floydada Drug and lived at 522 South Wall Street, according to the Floydada city directory. In September 1963 he was employed there as a shoe salesman. In 1968 he lived at 130 West California in Floydada.

Woodrow Walling Goen died December 01, 1987 according to Lubbock County death records.

Children born to Woodrow Walling Goen and Thelma Cov­ington Goen Jones Goen include:

Melinda Anne Goen born February 27, 1944

Children born to Woodrow Walling Goen and Barbara Sylvia Kenward Morrison Goen include:

Mark Thomas Goen born March 18, 1949

Melinda Anne Goen, only known child of Woodrow Walling Goen and Thelma Covington Goen Jones Goen, was born March 18, 1944 at San Diego. In 1963 she was a freshman at Texas Tech University with home address at 522 South Wall Street in Floydada. On January 29, 1966 she was married to Phillip Kent Hardage.

Mark Thomas Goen, only known child of Woodrow Walling Goen and Barbara Sylvia Kenward Morrison Goen, was born March 18, 1949 in Lubbock County, according to BVS File 57182. In 1968 he was a freshman at Texas Tech University with home address at 130 West California in Floydada.

In 1970 “Mark Goen,” partsman for Hub City Auto Parts, lived at 4303-B 28th Street, Lubbock, according to the city directory. In 1971 he was shown as a student living at 2504 Avenue P.

Arthur Claud Goen, Jr, son of Arthur Claud Goen and Mary A. “Daisy” Walling Goen, was born March 14, 1914 in Floydada, according to Floyd County Birth Book 1, page 129. He died unmarried July 22, 1948 in Hale County, Texas, accord­ing to BVS File 84888.

Lewis Prentis Goen, son of Prentis Lewis Goen and Cornelia Ray Goen, was born in Johnson County, Texas September 5, 1884, according to BVS File 1028018. He appeared as a 15-year-old living in the household of his uncle F. A. Lewis in the 1900 census of Johnson County, Enumeration District 64, page 3.

He was married January 8, 1906 to Minnie Deu, a native of Navarro County, Texas at Wellington, Texas, according to Collingsworth County Marriage Book 1, page 87.

On August 29, 1906 Lewis Prentis Goen gave a deed to R. G. Scruggs, according to Wheeler County, Texas Deed Book 14, page 613. On September 25, 1909 they were residents of Har­mon County, Oklahoma where they gave a 1,400 mortgage to Samuel H. Graves and D. A. Scott for 160 acres, according to Harmon County Deed Book 39, page 3.

On December 20, 1907 Lewis Prentis Goen and Minnie Deu Goen “of Collinsworth County” gave a mortgage to A. J. Hart for 80 acres, according to Harmond County Mortgage Book 9, page 61.

On April 11, 1912, Lewis Prentis Goen and Minnie Deu Goen of Collingsworth County, Texas gave a mortgage to Scott & Bleverman and Francis J. Cushing on 80 acres in Harmon County, valued at $500, according to Harmond County Deed Book 39, page 73. Later in 1912, they lived in Hollis, Okla­homa.

About 1913 Lewis Prentis Goen was remarried to Lula Mae Deu, assumed to be a sister of Minnie Deu. Lula Mae Deu was born in 1884. On January 20, 1915 Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen gave a warranty deed to John A. Deu, a single man, to 240 acres, according to Harmon County Deed Book 9, page 294.

On November 29, 1918, “Lewis P. Goen of Floyd County” gave a warranty deed to J. E. Darnell to land in Har­mond County valued at $6,350, according to Harmon County Deed Book 11, page 107. At that time they lived near Lockney, Texas where he was farming.

On May 27, 1922 Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen deeded some city lots in Hollis valued at $150 to the Harmon County Fair Association, according to Harmon County Deed Book 13, page 623. In 1925 they lived eight miles northeast of Plainview, Texas.

Minnie Mae Deu Goen received a warranty deed from her mother, Maggie Deu, “surviving wife of J. R. Deu” and Allen Deu and R. W. Deu, “sons” March 2, 1928, according to Floyd County Deed Book 54, page 56.

In 1935 the Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen lived on Route 2, Hale Center, Texas where he was farming. In 1944, he lived in California.

Children born to Lewis Prentis Goen and Minnie Deu Goen in­clude:

Clyde Denzil Goen born June 5, 1912

Children born to Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen include:

John Prentis Goen born about 1915
Lewis Edward Goen born November 9, 1918
Dorothy Mae Goen born February 25, 1921
Harold Goen born September 17, 1925

Clyde Denzil Goen, son of Lewis Prentis Goen and Minnie Deu Goen, was born June 5, 1912 in Hollis. He died July 27, 1935 in a suicide resulting from strychnine poisoning on his father’s farm near Hale Center. He was buried at Plainview.

John Prentis Goen, son of Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen, was born about 1915, probably at Hollis. He died February 10, 1922 at Lockney of “chronic organic heart dis­ease,” according to Floyd County Death Book 5, page 7. He was buried at Lockney.

Lewis Edward Goen, son of Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen, was born November 9, 1918 at Lockney, according to Floyd County Birth Book 3, page 11. Texas VBS File 51921 indicates that he was born October 25, 1918. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Dorothy Mae Goen, daughter of Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen, was born February 25, 1921 at Lockney, ac­cording to Floyd County birth records. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Harold Goen, son of Lewis Prentis Goen and Lula Mae Deu Goen, was born September 17, 1925 at Lockney, according to BVS File 62783. He died on the day of his birth and was buried at Lockney, according to Floyd County death records.

William Stanford Goen, son of Prentis Lewis Goen and Cor­nelia Ray Goen, was born in Cleburne, Texas December 10, 1885. On February 15, 1909 he received a warranty deed to Lots 15 & 16, Block 113, “Floyd City, Texas” for $275, ac­cording to Floyd County Deed Book 16, page 515. On Febru­ary 16, 1909 he received a warranty deed from W. W. Nelson to Lots 11, 12 & 13, Block 113, “Floyd City, Texas” for $300, according to Floyd County Deed Book 17, page 640. On December 11 he received a warranty deed from Will Moore, according to Floyd County Deed Book 27, page 279.

He was married to Ophelia Kirk September 24, 1913 in Floy­dada, according to Floyd County Marriage Book 1, Page 286. She was born in Scottsboro, Alabama December 28, 1899 and was brought to Floydada in 1910 by her parents.

On November 17, 1916 William Stanford Goen and Ophelia Kirk Goen received a warranty deed from M. L. Childers to Lots 15 & 16, Block 10, “Floyd City, Texas,” according to Floyd County Deed Book 40, page 91.

In 1916 William Stanford Goen was shown as a carpenter con­tractor. In 1922 he was a Floydada merchant dealing in furni­ture and hardware. Ophelia Kirk Goen established Park Floral in 1930.

In 1935, 1936 and 1937 they lived at 312 W. Georgia in Floy­dada, according to the Floydada city directory. William Stan­ford Goen received a warranty deed to Lot 9, Block 113, “Floyd City, Texas” for $300 paid to Smith Mattie, Jr, ac­cording to Floyd County Deed Book 43, page 493.

In the 1949 and 1950 city directories of Floydada he was shown as co-owner of Kirk & Sons Hardware Company, con­tinuing to live at 312 W. Georgia with his wife, Ophelia Kirk Goen. At that time he owned 82 acres of land adjoining Floy­dada city limits on the southwest. William Stanford Goen re­ceived a warranty deed to Lots 4 & 5, Block 130, Floydada from W. M. Massie, according to Floyd County Deed Book 88, page 450.

On October 10, 1950 William Stanford Goen and Ophelia Kirk Goen and her brother, Ohmer W. Kirk and his wife Ma­bel Ruth Kirk “of Floyd County” partitioned two sections of land in Upton County, Texas that they had inherited from their father J. T. Kirk. According to Upton County Deed Book 121, page 269, the Goens received 640 acres of land in Survey 5, Block A, CCSD&RGMG Railway Company, and the Kirks received 640 acres of land in Survey 8, Block A.

In 1952 Floydada city directory showed the couple as retired, continuing to live at 312 W. Georgia. In 1961 William Stan­ford Goen and Ophelia Kirk Goen gave a mineral deed to the inheritance, according to Upton County Deed Book 307, page 430. They gave another mineral deed to Oran P. Crocker June 12, 1961 to the property June 12, 1961, according to Upton County Deed Book 207, page 464.

William Stanford Goen, “retired merchant,” died April 11, 1962 at the age of 76 of “coronary thrombosis,” according to Floyd County Death Book 5, page 311. He was buried in Floydada Cemetery, according to Wilton Elton Goen, infor­mant. His estate was valued at $80,652.88, according to Floyd County Probate Gook 18, page 104. Ophelia Kirk Goen died December 5, 1982 in Caprock Hospital in Floydada and was buried in Floydada Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Children born to William Stanford Goen and Ophelia Kirk Goen include:

William Elton Goen born January 28, 1916
William Norman Goen born October 18, 1922
Stanford Norman Goen born about 1926

William Elton Goen, son of William Stanford Goen and Ophe­lia Kirk Goen, was born January 28, 1916 at Floydada, accord­ing to Floyd County Probate Birth Book B, page 39. He was a student at West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, Texas in the 1934-35 year, according to the student directory.

He was listed as a sophomore business administration student in the 1935-36 student directory at Texas Technological Col­lege, Lubbock, Texas. He was a junior there in the 1936-37 year. He was married to Laura Oleta Jackson McCaskell July 5, 1941, according to Floyd County Marriage Book 5, page 156. She was born February 10, 1912 in Hillsboro, Texas and was graduated from Floydada High School.

William Elton Goen served in the U.S. Naval Reserve in World War II and was discharged November 12, 1945 as a lieutenant [j.g.], qualified as a deck officer. He showed his home address as 312 W. Georgia Street, Floydada at the time of his separa­tion, according to Floyd County Discharge Book 2, page 465.

In 1949, 1950 and 1952 William Elton Goen was listed in the Floydada city directory as the owner of Park Florist, living at 220 W. Tennessee with Laura Oleta Jackson McCaskell Goen and two children. In 1960 they continued at the same address. He continued in Floydada in 1982. William Elton Goen died July 03, 1984 according to Floyd County death records.

Laura Oleta Jackson McCaskell Goen continued to operate Park Florist until she retired in 1995. She lived at Mary Esther, Florida until 1997 at which time she removed to Brownfield, Texas. She died Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the age of 90, according to her obituary published in the “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal” of November 29, 2002:

“Services for Laura Oleta Goen, 90, of Brownfield will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 1 at Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel in Floydada with Chris Seaton officiating. Burial will be in Floyda Cemetery.

She owned Park Florist in Floydada until retiring in 1995. She moved to Mary Esther, Florida in that year and to Brownfield, Texas in 1997. She was a member of City Park Church of Christ in Floydada.

Survivors include Frank Goen of Brownfield and Bob Goen of Mary Esther, Florida, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.”

Children born to William Elton Goen and Laura Oleta Jackson McCaskell Goen include:

William Franklin Goen born January 30, 1945
Robert Goen born about 1948

William Franklin Goen, son of William Elton Goen and Laura Oleta Jackson McCaskell Goen was born January 30, 1945 in Lubbock, according to BVS File 9235. He, an agent for Bankers Life & Casualty Company and his wife, Suzie Goen, lived in Floydada in 1969, according to the Lubbock city directory. He lived in Brownfield in 1997 and in 2002.

Robert Goen, son of William Elton Goen and Laura Oleta Jackson McCaskell Goen was born about 1948. In 1995 and in 2002 he lived in Mary Esther, Florida.

William Norman Goen, son of William Stanford Goen and Ophelia Kirk Goen, was born October 18, 1922, according to Floyd County Probate Birth Book 8, page 6.

In 1941-42 he was enrolled as a freshman agriculture student in West Texas State Teachers College at Canyon, Texas. He also attended the summer session in 1942. His residence was listed as 312 West Georgia, Floydada at that time. He was deceased before 1982.

Stanford Norman Goen, son of William Stanford Goen and Ophelia Kirk Goen, was born about 1926 in Floydada. His birth record is recorded in Floyd County Probate Birth Book 4, page 40. He served in the military during World War II and was married during the war, about 1943, to Margaret Faye Brantley. He died during World War II.

Children born to Stanford Norman Goen and Margaret Faye Brantley Goen include:

Stanford Norman Goen, Jr. born December 31, 1944

Stanford Norman Goen, Jr, son of Stanford Norman Goen and Margaret Faye Brantley Goen, was born December 31, 1944, according to BVS File 155631. About 1958 Stanford Norman Goen, Jr. was placed under the guardianship of his grand­mother, Ophelia Kirk Goen, according to Floyd County Pro­bate Book 17, page 256. In 1960 he was living at 312 West Georgia in Floydada. He continued there in 1982.

“Norman Goen” died August 12, 2003 at age 58 in Plainview, Texas. His funeral was held August 15 in Trinity Fellowship Church in Plainview, according to his death notice in the “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal” of that date.
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Claudia Dean Goen, unidentified, was born in Floyd County July 15, 1932, according to BVS File 52646.
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Florida Agnes Goen, daughter of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Elizabeth Quinn Goen, was born about 1859. She appeared in the 1880 census of her father’s household in Johnson County at age 21. She was married July 29, 1880 to Wilson Lewis in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Elizabeth Lewis “Lula” Goen and Wilson Lewis.

Children born to them include:

Hardy Lewis born about 1890

Lewis Granville Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Eliza­beth Quinn Goen, was born about 1860. He died at age three months.

Elizabeth Lewis “Lula” Goen, daughter of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Elizabeth Quinn Goen, was born in 1863. She was married July 29, 1880 to Frank Marion Harrell, according to Johnson County marriage records. He was the son of Jesse John Harrell and Irene Lejane Keahey Harrell and was born in Scott County, Mississippi in 1859. They were married in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Florence Goen who was married to Wilson Lewis. Elizabeth Lewis “Lula” Goen Harrell died in 1886, and he was remarried to Nannie Harris. He died in 1908, according to James R. Denton.

William Stanford Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Eliz­abeth Quinn Goen, was born about 1866. He appeared as a 14-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household in Johnson County. He was married to Annie Mooney about 1889, according to Virginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler. “W. S. Goen” was married November 14, 1889 to “Miss A. E. Cox,” according to Johnson County Marriage Book 7, page 301. Children born to William Stanford Goen and A. E. Cox Goen are unknown.

Thomas Howell Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Eliza­beth Quinn Goen, was born about 1867. He died at age five months, according to Virginia Larue Sandusky Tyler.

James Columbus “Lum” Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen, was born July 10, 1870. He appeared in the 1880 census of Johnson County as a 12-year-old living in the household of his father. His name was recorded as “James Clung Goen” in some Johnson County records.

He was married in 1893 to Laura Ella Watts who was born in Texas about 1875, according to Virginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler. In 1895 he was a farmer in Johnson County living near Blum, Texas.

The couple appeared in the 1907 city directory of Cleburne living at 413 North Walnut. “J. C. Goen of Johnson County” received a deed from H. G. Simpson to Lots 1 & 2, Rogers Ad­dition, Walnut Springs, Texas for $3,000 January 30, 1920, ac­cording to Bosque County Deed Book 90, page 531.

James Columbus “Lum” Goen appeared in the 1924 edition of the Cleburne city directory as a boilermaker for Gulf Coast & Santa Fe Railway, living at 502 West Henderson. Identical en­tries appeared for him in the 1926 and 1928 editions. In 1938 James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen lived at 504 West Chambers, according to the Cleburne city directory.

Laura Ella Watts Goen died November 15, 1941 in Johnson County, according to BVS File 51479.

James Columbus “Lum” Goen, 206 East 9th Street, Austin, Texas, was listed as a non compus mentis in 1953, according to Travis County Probate Court File 16062. His daughter, Ella Mae Goen Anderson, 2202 Montclair, Austin, was appointed his guardian. It was entered in the court records at that time that James Columbus “Lum” Goen received a monthly pension of $69 from a railroad retirement fund. His age was listed as 83.

James Columbus “Lum” Goen died December 13, 1954 in Travis County, according to BVS Death Certificate 7944.

Children born to James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen include:

Elmer Franklin Goen born about 1894
Alma Ruth Goen born November 7, 1895
Virginia Goen born about 1903
James Earl Goen born October 19, 1905
Ella Mae Goen born about 1906
Irene Goen born April 21, 1908
[son] born February 26, 1912

Nine, children, perhaps 10, were born to James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen:

Elmer Franklin Goen born about 1894
Alma Ruth Goen born November 7, 1895
Irving Thomas Goen born November 17, 1896
Ella Mae Goen born about 1898
Coleman Watts Goen born June 24, 1900
Virginia Rachel Goen born about 1903
James Earl Goen born October 19, 1905
Ima Goen born about 1909
Irene Goen born April 21, 1908
[son] born February 26, 1912

Elmer Franklin Goen, son of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born about 1894. He died at age six months, according to Virginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler. “F. E. Goen, age 1 died in Cleburne of meningitis May 20, 1907, according to Johnson County Death Book A-3, page 31.

Alma Ruth Goen, second child of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born November 7, 1895, according to Johnson County Probate Birth Book 12, page 72. She was married about 1914 to Stanley Wilkinson

Irving Thomas Goen, son of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born at Grandview, Texas Novem­ber 17, 1896. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve June 4, 1918 and after a short period of service as a fireman third class in World War I was discharged September 24, 1919, according to his discharge on file in the Johnson County discharge records. He returned to a career of farming.

He was married to Zelma Harrell about 1921. They lived at Rio Vista, Texas for many years. In 1960 they lived at Clelburne. “I. T. Goen” and his wife, Zelma Goen, leased land in Concho County, Texas for oil to W. D. Young January 24, 1961, according to Concho County Deed Book 18, page 35.

Children born to Irving Thomas Goen and Zelma Harrell Goen include:

Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. born September 9, 1922

Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. son of Irving Thomas Goen and Zelma Goen, was born in Johnson County September 9, 1922, according to BVS File 14547. His discharge records filed in Johnson County Discharge Book 4, page 425, shows his date of birth as August 22, 1922 at Grandview, Texas.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army January 8, 1943 and was dis­charged November 26, 1945, showing his address at that time as Route 2, Blum, Texas.

Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. and his wife, Ollie Nell Goen, re­ceived a warranty deed from Lawyers Security Corporation to a home at 3308 James Avenue, Ft. Worth, Texas on April 3, 1946, according to Tarrant County, Texas Deed Book 1785, page 420. In the 1947 city directory he, an inspector for Container Corporation appeared at that address.

In the 1949 city directory of Ft. Worth Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. appeared as a foreman at Container Corporation living at 3308 James Avenue. He and his wife continued at that address in 1950, according to the directory.

On November 14, 1950 Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. and Ollie Nell Goen of 3308 James Street received a warranty deed from J. L. Hawkins to property in the Arlington Heights Addition of Ft. Worth. Consideration was $13,500.

Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. and Ollie Nell Goen gave a warranty deed to Charles Cohen on November 17, 1950 to their previ­ous home in Ryan Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2257, page 582.

From 1951 thru 1956 Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. continued to work at Container Corporation and to reside at 5136 Lovell Avenue. He was listed as a superintendent in 1955 and a su­pervisor in 1956, according to the city directory. On July 3, 1951, Irving Thomas Goen, Jr. and Ollie Nell Goen gave a warranty deed to George G. Genea, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3007, page 302. They did not appear in Tarrant County records subsequently.

Ella Mae Goen, daughter of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born about 1898. She gave proof of heirship to Lizzie Watts February 14, 1922, according to Wise County, Texas Deed Book 103, page 427. She appeared in the 1924 city directory of Austin, Texas as a tabulator for the Texas State Fire Insurance Commission living at 205 W. 15th Street. She was married to James A. Anderson May 28, 1925, according to Travis County Marriage Book 26, page 552. In 1953 Ella Mae Goen Anderson lived at 2202 Montclair, Austin, Texas when she was appointed guardian of her fa­ther.

Coleman Watts Goen, son of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born in Oklahoma June 24, 1900, according to Texas BVS File 252698. He was married about 1925, wife’s name Thelma. “C. Watt Goen” and his wife, Thelma Goen, lived at 1100 Montgomery Street, Ft. Worth, Texas in 1930. In 1932 they lived at 1800 Cooper Street. At that time he was a driver for Armored Motor Service. In 1960, they lived in Houston, Texas. Children born to Coleman Watts Goen and Thelma Goen are unknown.

Virginia Rachel Goen, daughter of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born about 1903, prob­ably in Johnson County. She appeared in the 1928 city di­rectory of Cleburne living in the home of her parents. She ap­peared in the 1930‑31 city directory of Austin, Texas as a saleslady at Gross Millinery and residing at 510 West 34th Street, Austin. She was married about 1934 to Fred Doherty.

Virginia Goen, daughter of James Clung “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Goen, was born about 1903, probably in Johnson County.

James Earl Goen, son of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born October 19, 1905, according to Johnson County Birth Book A1, page 96. His obituary stated that he was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma Feburary 17, 1903. He appeared in the 1926 and 1928 editions of the Cleburne city directory living in the home of his parents. He was a clerk for City Grocery Company at that time.

He was married December 23, 1927 in Cleburne, Texas to Willie Baker who was born there June 28, 1907, according to his obituary. Virginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler stated that he was married to Willie Cason. They moved to Lamesa, Texas about 1943. He was a justice of the peace and maintained his residence at 414 Terrace Circle. He died March 25, 1960 and was buried in Lamesa Memorial Park. In the 1966 and 1970 city directories of Lamesa, Willie Baker Goen was listed as a sales lady at Tunnell Jewelry, continuing to live at 414 Terrace Circle. In 1980 she removed to Ballinger, Texas. She died there in Heritage Oaks Estate October 28, 1994 at age 87 and was buried beside her husband. At her death. her obituary reported that she had seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Children born to James Earl Goen and Willie Baker Goen include:

Suzanne Goen born January 20, 1931
James Mark Goen born February 19, 1941
Judy Goen born February 16, 1945

Suzanne Goen, daughter of James Earl Goen and Willie Goen was born January 20, 1931, in Harris County, Texas according to BVS File 4419. On December 23, 1951 she was married to Otdis Lanel Fernell, according to Dawson County, Texas Mar­riage Book 7, page 519. In 1960 Otdis Lanel Fernell and Suzanne Goen Fernell lived at Snyder, Texas. She continued there in 1994 and in 1996.

James Mark Goen, son of James Earl Goen and Willie Goen, was born at Lamesa, Texas February 19, 1941, according to BVS File 12171. In the 1966 city directory of Lamesa he, a telephone installer for General Telephone Company and his wife, Eleanor K. Goen, a teacher at Lamesa High School, lived at 801 N. 7th Street.

On May 9, 1968 James Mark Goen and Eleanor K. Goen re­ceived a warranty deed from Veterans Affairs to a lot, ac­cording to Randall County Texas Deed Book 410, page 622. Later they were divorced.

In 1970 James Mark Goen was a resident of Amarillo, Texas living at 3814 Lenwood. On October 23, 1970 he was married to Mrs. Ureta Traweek Shuman, a divorcee. The wedding was performed by Julian C. Traweek, Jr. of Friendship Bap­tist Church. Ureta Traweek Shuman Goen was born January 2, 1936 at Lawton, Oklahoma, and at the time of her mar­riage was living at 2233 Peach Tree, Amarillo, Texas. The marriage was recorded in Randall County Marriage Book 10, page 213. Later James Mark Goen and Ureta Traweek Shuman Goen were divorced.

On May 28, 1974 James Mark Goen, a resident of Stinnett, Texas gave a special warranty deed to Ureta Traweek Shuman Goen, his former wife, to their Amarillo residence according to Potter County Deed Book 1223, page 471. In 1994 and in 1996 James Mark Goen was again a resident of Amarillo.

Judy Goen, daughter of James Earl Goen and Willie Goen, was born February 16, 1945 at Lamesa. In 1960 she lived in her parents home in Lamesa. She was married about 1965, husband’s name Alexander. In 1994 Judy Goen Alexander lived in San Antonio, Texas.

Ima Goen daughter of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born about 1909. She was married about 1927 to Louis Poindexter.

Irene Goen, daughter of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen, was born April 21, 1908, according to Johnson County Birth Book A2, page 52. In 1926 and in 1928 she made her home with her parents at 502 W. Henderson in Cleburne, according to the city directory. She was married about 1930 to Orval Lee Wiley.

“Jim Gowen” was the father of a unnamed son born in Johnson County February 26, 1912, according to BVS File 5393. He is regarded as a son of James Columbus “Lum” Goen and Laura Ella Watts Goen.

Joel Addison Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen, was born about 1872. He appeared in his father’s household in the 1880 census as an eight-year-old. He “died in his 21st year of injuries inflicted by a Jersey bull the day after his brother, Lum’s wedding” in 1893, according to Tyler research.

John Henry Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Vir­ginia Lane Goen, was born about 1874. He died at one year of age, according to Virginia Larue Sandusky Tyler. “Henry Goen” and his wife, Cindy Goen were the parents of a son born December 31, 1906, according to Johnson County Birth Book A2, page 50 and a daughter born October 8, 1908, according to Birth Book A‑2, page 53.

George Jefferson Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen, was born in August 1876, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Johnson County. He ap­peared then in his mother’s household as a 23-year-old. He was married to Rosa Lee Bennett December 26, 1900. In 1906, they lived in Johnson County

George Jefferson Goen and his wife, Rosa Lee Bennett Goen gave a warranty deed to Harry and Nellis Crockett April 1, 1908, according to Dallas County Deed Book 399, page 525. George Jefferson Goen was listed in the city directory of Dal­las in 1908 as a real estate salesman living at 108 Melba. From 1910 through 1914 he was listed as a traveling salesman. In 1910 he lived as 121 4th Avenue. From 1911 through 1914 he lived at 710 4th Avenue. In 1912 and 1913 his employer was listed as Olive & Myers Manufacturing Company. In 1915 George Jefferson Goen lived at 710 4th Avenue, according to the city directory.
George Jefferson Goen was the father of an infant born April 5, 1915 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 13752. Rosa Lee Bennett Goen died April 17, 1915 in Dallas County, per­haps as a result of childbirth complications, according to BVS File 7485.

George Jefferson Goen gave an assignment of an oil and gas lease to C. B. Puddephatt October 1, 1919 to 52 acres of land in San Saba County, according to San Saba County Deed Book 74, page 8. The acknowledgement of George Jefferson Goen was taken in Tarrant County, Texas indicating that he might have been a resident of Ft. Worth at that time. George Jefferson Goen died October 6, 1932 in Dallas County, ac­cording to BVS File 41552.

Children born to them include:

Emily Hortense Goen born November 15, 1902
Annie Lee Goen born July 25, 1904
[son] born September 30, 1906
[child] born April 5, 1915

Emily Hortense Goen, daughter of George Jefferson Goen and Rosa Lee Bennett Goen, was born in Johnson County Novem­ber 15, 1902, according to BVS File 1318433. She began teaching at David Crockett School in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1931, according to the city directory and continued there un­til 1944. In the 1945 edition she was shown as a teacher at the Wichita Falls High School. On August 16, 1946 she was a witness to the marriage of Annie Lee Goen to Onie Lee Martin, according to Bexar County, Texas Marriage Book 96, page 274. EmiIy Hortense Goen was married at the age of 51 to Orley Wray Lile June 12, 1954, according to McLennan County, Texas Marriage Book 52, page 257.

Annie Lee Goen, daughter of George Jefferson Goen and Rosa Lee Bennett Goen, was born July 25, 1904 in Johnson County, according to BVS File 1318432. She was married August 16, 1946, at age 42, to Onie Lee Martin, according to Bexar County, Texas Marriage Book 96, page 274. They lived at Denton, Texas, according to Virginia Larue Sandusky Tyler.

A son, name unknown, was born to George Jefferson Goen and Rosa Bennett Goen September 30, 1906, according to Johnson County Birth Book 42, page 49.

A George Jefferson Goen was born in Denton County May 6, 1964, according to BVS Files.

George Carroll Goen, son of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen, was born about 1877. He was married to Ester Lowe June 30, 1930, according to Denton County Mar­riage Book 15, page 501. They lived at Denton.

Children born to George Carroll Goen and Ester Lowe Goen include:

George Carroll Goen, Jr. born February 19, 1935

George Carroll Goen, Jr, son of George Carroll Goen and Ester Lowe Goen, was born February 19, 1935. He was the father of George Carroll Goen III who was born in Denton County June 20, 1965, according to BVS File 85278.

Clara Idella Goen, daughter of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen, was born in November 1878, according to her enumeration in the 1900 census of Johnson County. She appeared then as a 21-year-old living in her mother’s house­hold. In 1907 she was living with her mother at 1315 N. Wil­hite Street, according to the city directory of Cleburne, Texas. In 1909 she continued there with her mother at 205 E. Ft. Worth Street. She, at age 45, was married to Lewis Watkins October 8, 1924. Later she was remarried, husband’s name Stovall and lived in Maslow, Oklahoma

Lillie Emily Goen, daughter of Prentiss Lewis Goen and Emily Virginia Lane Goen, was born in November 1880. She appeared as a 19-year-old in her mother’s household in the 1900 census of Johnson County, living at Grandview, Texas. She and Benjamin Franklin Sandusky were “married at high noon in Hillsboro, Texas April 11, 1906,” according to Vir­ginia LaRue Sandusky, a daughter.

Four children were born to them:

Isaac Samuel Sandusky born about 1908
Virginia LaRue Sandusky born about 1910
Benjamin Franklin Sandusky, Jr. born about 1912
Clara Lee Sandusky born about 1915

Isaac Samuel Sandusky, son of Benjamin Franklin Sandusky and Lillie Emily Goen Sandusky, was born about 1908. He died at five months of age.

Virginia LaRue Sandusky, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sandusky and Lillie Emily Goen Sandusky, was born about 1910. She was married William B. Tyler October 10, 1933. In the 1980s they lived in San Angelo, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Patricia Virginia Tyler born about 1946

Patricia Virginia Tyler, daughter of William B. Tyler and Vir­ginia LaRue Sandusky Tyler, was born about 1946. She was married to William Prior Edwards, Jr. June 20, 1966. He was killed in a P-51 Mustang crash.

Benjamin Franklin Sandusky, Jr, son of Benjamin Franklin Sandusky and Lillie Emily Goen Sandusky, was born about 1912. He was married October 7, 1933 to Jewel Hasty.

Children born to them include:

Frances “Judy” Sandusky born about 1936

Frances “Judy” Sandusky, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sandusky, Jr. and Jewel Hasty Sandusky, was born about 1936. She was married to Charles B. Moore IV June 20, 1961. After serving 10 years as Baptist missionaries in Costa Rica and El Salvador, the Moores settled in El Cajon, California.

Children born to them include:

Judy Ann Sandusky born about 1963
James Wilson Sandusky born about 1965
Richard Calvin Sandusky born about 1968
Charles B. Sandusky V born about 1971

Clara Lee Sandusky, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sandusky and Lillie Emily Goen Sandusky, was born about 1915. She was married about 1937 to Ernest Edgar.

Children born to them include:

Lana Michelle Edgar born about 1940

William Henry Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Nancy Sizemore Goen, was born about 1827. He was married about 1858 to Charlotte Ewers who was born in 1841.

William Goen “of Johnson County” received a deed from Oba­diah I. Meadors and his wife, Bathsheba Meadors of Navarro County, Texas to 120 acres located in the Adcock Survey for $150 according to Hill County Deed Book G, page 54. The deed was dated March 24, 1858 and September 2, 1858.

William Goen received a deed from his brother, Lewis Goen to 50 acres located “18 miles southeast of Buchanan on the south prong of Chambers Creek” October 29, 1862 for $100, according to Johnson County Deed Book D, page 518. C. E. Goen and W. S. Quinn were witnesses to the deed.

William Goen received a deed to 16.5 acres on Chambers Creek June 12, 1865 from Phillip Walker for $82.50, according to Johnson County Deed Book, page 787.

On February 4, 1907 William Goen “of Johnson County” gave a correction deed to A. D. Kennard to 120 acres “patented to Obadiah Meadow, assignee of James E. Adcock, according to Hill County Deed Book 103, page 513. Consideration was $200. This is the land that William Goen had purchased in 1858.

Charlotte Ewers Goen died in 1878, and William Henry Goen was remarried to Mary Quinn. Of Mary Quinn Goen nothing more is known.

Children born to William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewers Goen include:

James Presley “Pres” Goen born September 6, 1870

James Presley “Pres” Goen, son of William Henry Goen, was born in Johnson County September 6, 1870, according to the research of Paul Lynn Goen of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Preston Goen” was enumerated in the 1880 census of Johnson County in the household of Joseph Franklin Goen, “a cousin.”

He appeared in the 1900 census of Dickens County, Texas as a “boarder” with A. R. Dillard in Enumeration District 54, page 9. His date of birth was shown as September 1870.

He may also have been enumerated a second time in the 1900 census in adjoining King County, Enumeration District 21, page 6 as “J. P. Goen, born in Texas in July 1874.” Both counties had been created in 1876 by the Texas legislature who named them for William P. King and J. Dickens, Texas heroes who fell at the Alamo. The legislature also specified that a new county must have a minimum of 75 citizens before a county government could be organized. Neither county could muster that many voters, so each borrowed from the other to get enough signatures on the petitions. Many early West Texas men had “citizenship” in several counties.

He was brought to Wise County, Texas in 1883 by Joseph Franklin Goen who shortly began making plans to move north to Indian Territory. “Pres” decided that he would “stay with Texas” and prepared to head west declaring that he “thought he could make it on his own the rest of the way.”

His son, Guy Goen, in an interview with Gerry Burton of the “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal” in May 1986 stated “Pres Goen was hired by the Pitchfork at age 14 because he was the best roper on the place. He wound up manager of the mas­sive ranch. “Back then there were no fences on the Pitchfork which had been put together a couple of years earlier in 1882. The wagons pulled out the first of April and stayed out until Christmas. Wherever the wagons stopped was home for the cowboys working cattle.”

“There was a chuck wagon with the bedrolls and chuck. And there was the hoodlum wagon that carried a barrel of water, kept the chuck wagon supplied with water and wood,” he said. In winter, cattle drifted south, so in the spring “seven or eight outfits” sent their wagons and cowboys to round them up, brand them and head them back north. Each outfit cut out its own cattle and branded the calves following the cows.

The Pitchfork owner let his father run his own cattle on the range, Goen said, and when the elder Goen realized that he had 1,000 cattle on the ranch, he decided it was time to “quit im­posing on the Pitchfork.” He sold his cattle and got his own range.

James Presley “Pres” Goen became a pioneer West Texas ranch owner when he organized the Goen Ranch in Dickens County. He was married May 10, 1903 to Ora Aseniath Blackwell, according to King County Marriage Book 1, page 22. Ora Aseniath Blackwell was born in Bosque County, Texas in 1875.

James Presley “Pres” Goen was the patentee to 72 acres of land located “twelve miles west of the county seat” January 14, 1902, according to King County Deed Book 2, page 167. He purchased land from the Southern Pacific and other railroads December 3, 1903 for $1,476.45, according to King County Deed Book 2, page 196. The land was located 16.5 miles southwest of Guthrie, Texas, the county seat which had not been named at that time.

James Presley “Pres” Goen and Ora Aseniath Blackwell Goen gave a warranty deed to D. B. Gardner to the 72 acres patented to him in 1902 for $90, according to King County Deed Book 2, page 167. The transaction was dated Decem­ber 3, 1903.

James Presley “Pres” Goen received a patent from the State of Texas May 3, 1909 to 652.2 acres. He and Ora Aseniath Blackwell Goen gave a warranty deed to the patented land to W. C. Presley March 18, 1911 for $4,000, according to King County Deed Book 3, page 135. He was a resident of Dickens County at that time. Apparently James Presley “Pres” Goen re­gained title to the land because on November 11, 1912 he sold the patent to G. B. Martin for $8,202.50, according to King County Deed Book 3, page 239.

“J. P. Goen of Guthrie, Texas” received a deed from Mrs. Jim­mie Johnson July 27, 1909 to 640 acres located on White River for $2,560, according to Dickens County Deed Book 16, page 18. He received another deed from Mrs. W. L. Browning Au­gust 2, 1910, according to Dickens County Deed Book 16, page 571. In that year he moved to his new home north of Dickens, and the Goen family ranched there for the next 57 years.

James Presley “Pres” Goen and T. H. Blackwell “of Dickens County” received a deed from G. B. Davis August 3, 1911 to 320 acres for $1,000, according to Dickens County Deed Book 13, page 536. On January 18, 1912 they sold the prop­erty to B. T. Graves for $1,762.50, according to Dickens County Deed Book 13, page 575.

On September 26, 1912 James Presley “Pres” Goen received deeds to six tracts of land from Erie P. Swenson and Swen A. Swenson of Manhattan, New York, according to Dickens County Deed Book 21, page 39‑45. Consideration on the 1,621 acres of land was $10,340.52.

He received additional land from Matador Land & Cattle Com­pany May 2, 1917, according to Dickens County Deed Books 26 and 28, greatly increasing his holdings. On June 19, 1917 he purchased 1,141 additional acres from Matador Land & Cattle Company for $11,415, according to Dickens County Deed Book 26, page 472.

James Presley “Pres” Goen and Ora Aseniath Blackwell Goen gave a deed to R. J. McAteer September 8, 1925 to Section 2 in Dickens County for $16,000, according to Dick­ens County Deed Book 39, page 79. They gave a deed to 4,926.35 acres June 13, 1939 to their son, Guy Goen and his wife, Verna Goen, according to Dickens County Deed Book 55, Page 263.

James Presley “Pres” Goen wrote his will June 30, 1951, ac­cording to Dickens County Probate Book 8, page 313. In it were named his wife, Ora Aseniath Blackwell Goen and his son, Guy Goen, executors, and his grandsons, Guy Hugh Goen and John Preston Goen.

James Presley “Pres” Goen died June 12, 1952 at age 81 at his residence two miles north of Spur, Texas, according to Dick­ens County Death Book 7, page 104. His death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage and he was buried in Spur Memorial Cemetery.

The estate of James Presley “Pres” Goen was valued at $162,946.79, according to Dickens County Probate Book 8, page 326. Included was 5,242 acres of land located eight miles northwest of Spur, Texas.

Ora Aseniath Blackwell Goen gave a warranty deed to Guy Goen September 15, 1966 to 19 tracts of land in Dickens County, according to Dickens County Deed Book 113, page 379.

Children born to James Presley “Pres” Goen and Ora Ase­niath Blackwell Goen include:

Allie B. Goen born July 25, 1904
Guy Goen born May 20, 1906

Allie B. Goen, daughter of James Presley “Pres” Goen and Ora Aseniath Blackwell Goen, was born July 25, 1904, according to Dickens County Birth Book 1, page 22. Of this individual nothing more is known. It is assumed that she died in child­hood since she did not appear in her father’s will.

Guy Goen, son of James Presley “Pres” Goen and Ora Ase­niath Blackwell Goen, was born May 20, 1906, according to Dickens County Birth Book 1, page 22. He was listed as a student in the 1928‑29 student directory of West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, Texas. He was enrolled in Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas in the fall of 1929, according to the student directory. In 1930‑31 he was a student at the college living at 3004 22nd Street in 1930 and at 2202‑26th Street in 1931, according to the Lubbock city di­rectory. Following graduation from Texas Technological College at the bottom of the depression, he began to build his own ranch, buying up land which his father had sold to neighbors earlier. He was married December 29, 1931 in Crosbyton, Texas to Verna Beechly. She was born May 3, 1912 in Tulare, California.

Guy Goen received a deed from R. J. McAteer to 640 acres of land which he had purchased from James Presley “Pres” Goen originally July 8, 1939 for $5,350.50, according to Dickens County Deed Book 55, page 276.

Guy Goen received a deed from Ben Perry for Lot 4, Block 39, Spur, Texas June 22, 1946, according to Dickens County Deed Book 67, page 232.

On August 30, 1946 Guy Goen and his wife, Verna Beechly Goen, gave a deed to Loyd Womack to 2.71 acres for $2,675.65, according to Dickens County Deed Book 67, page 251.

Guy Goen and Verna Beechly Goen received a deed from Robert Arthur Conner February 9, 1950 to Lots 10, 11 & 12, Block 70, Spur, Texas, according to Dickens County Deed Book 73, page 532. Guy Goen received a warranty deed from J. C. Thomas for a natural gas connection on land in Floyd County, Texas April 17, 1951, according to Floyd County Deed Book 123, page 415.

Like his father, he also applied a half century of hard work and savvy and also became eminently successful. In later years he turned most of the cow-punchin’ over to others and began to devote time to other interests. He was an elder in the Church of Christ, active in Christian education in West Texas, a great promoter of 4-H clubwork and a ranch cook par excellance.

Guy Goen became famous in West Texas for his ranch cook­ing. He lived in Spur and drove out to the ranch to cook for the ranch hands when a large group gathered.

“I had a chuck box on my pickup,” he related. “I’d hoist it on, go to the ranch. They’d do the work, and I’d cook, have dinner ready for them. Then, I would unhoist it and hang it in the barn. I cooked steak, gravy, red beans and cobbler. I’ve got six dutch ovens, once cooked 18 gallons of peach cobbler, three fillings in each.”

Peach cobbler was his favorite, but ‘hen butter’ ran pretty close as a desert. ‘You take syrup, molasses and sugar, mix it and boil it a while. You add about 15 eggs and boil it again and then let it cool down. It’s got another name, but the punchers at the Pitchfork named it ‘hen butter.’

It wasn’t long until he was hoisting the chuckbox more and more to cook barbecue for 4H and other groups. He started barbecuing for Lubbock Christian College events in 1963 when he became a member of the board of directors. And he always makes the White River children’s camp during summers to cook up a barbecue for each of the four sessions.

Last year, LCC agriculture students built him a barbe­cue trailer that looks like a butane tank with a firebox on one end and a smokestack on the other. ‘It was the best deal I ever got into,’ said Goen who first thought it was a train the ag boys had built for him to drive around the campus.

‘I put 34 briskets on it and cooked them 26 hours. You don’t have to worry about burning the meat. Just keep the temperature at 180 to 225 degrees.’

In 1952 Guy Goen was the owner of a farm located eight miles east and three miles south of Spur. Guy Goen and Verna Goen “of Dickens County” gave a warranty deed to Tom Duvall De­cember 30, 1954 to 160 acres of land in Floyd County, SE/4 of Survey 42, D&P RR for $40,000, according to Floyd County Deed Book 136, page 384.

On February 17, 1963 Guy Goen, an elder of the Church of Christ, certified that he had sold a church building to the Nazarene Church, according to Dickens County Deed Book 105, page 12. On May 28, 1970, Guy Goen gave a deed to Burleson Company, according to Dickens County Deed Book 128, page 191.

Guy Goen gave a warranty deed to J. L. Buckley December 31, 1965 to property in Crosby County, Texas, according to Crosby County Deed Book 142, page 355. In 1972 Guy Goen continued as a ranch operator in Dickens County. He later moved to Lubbock. In 1990 he removed to Seminole, Texas where a son lived. Guy Goen died in Lubbock April 2, 1991 at age 84. He was buried in Spur Memorial Cemetery.

He was a member of the board of trustees at Lubbock Christian University, and a member of the advisory board of Abilene Christian University. He was survived by his widow, two sons and two grandchildren. Verna Beechly Goen died October 7, 1996 at Seminole, Texas at age 84. She was buried beside her husband. She was an adult 4-H Club leader and a class sponsor for the Parent-Teachers Association in Spur. She was a bible class teacher at Spur Church of Christ and a lifetime member of Lubbock Christian University Associates.

She was survived by two sons, Guy Hugh Goen of Lubbock and John Preston Goen of Seminole; two brothers, Cy Beechly of Bryan, Texas and Jack Beechly of Gatesville, Texas; four sisters, Kahki Chandler of San Antonio, Texas; Laura Bachman of Bowie, Texas; Rachel Estes of Burleson, Texas and Anne McKinney of Big Spring and two granddaughters, according to her obituary published in the October 9, 1996 edition of the “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.”

Children born to Guy Goen and Verna Beechly Goen include:

Guy Hugh Goen born October 29, 1940
John Preston Goen born December 31, 1943

Guy Hugh Goen, believed to be the son of Guy Goen, was born October 29, 1940. On March 9, 1968 he was married to Mrs. Fenita Jane Brunson, according to Carson County, Texas mar­riage records. She was born March 21, 1943. On May 10, 1969 Guy Hugh Goen and Fenita Jane Brunson Goen “of Armstrong County, Texas” gave a warranty deed to Tommy L. Osborn to a lot in Claude, Texas. Consideration was $1,942, according to Armstrong County Deed Book 75, page 290.

On August 18, 1970 Guy Hugh Goen and Fenita Jane Brunson Goen received a warranty deed to the east half of Lots 4, 5 and 6, Block 139, Wolters Addition, Big Lake, Texas from R. B. McMullen, according to Reagan County, Texas Deed Book 49, page 332. They gave a warranty deed to this property to Melvin J. Doene May 8, 1973, according to Reagan County Deed Book 54, page 254.

On March 29, 1974 Guy Hugh Goen received a quit claim deed from Fenita Jane Brunson Goen “of Crane County, Texas” to 2,600 acres of land in Dickens County inherited from his par­ents, according to Dickens County Deed Book 143, page 150. In 1991 he was ranching in Dickens County.

In March 1994 “Guy Goen, former owner of Circle G Bar B-Q in Dickens, Texas” inserted an advertisement in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal announcing the “opening of Goen’s Bar-B-Q in Rockridge Plaza at 82nd Street and Slide Road. He con­tinued on Lubbock in October 1996.

John Preston Goen, son of Guy Goen and Verna Goen, was born December 31, 1943 in Lubbock, Texas, according to BVS File No. 148536. He was named in his grandfather’s will writ­ten in 1951. In 1993 and 1996, John Preston Goen, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived in Gaines County where he was a rancher.

Nancy Goen, daughter of Dillard Goen and Nancy Sizemore Goen, was born about, 1830. She was married about 1847 to I. E. Gentry who was born about 1817 in South Carolina, according to Sherrell Evans.

Jane Goen, daughter of Dillard Goen and Nancy Sizemore Goen, was born about 1831 in Georgia.

Larkin Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Nancy Sizemore Goen, was born about 1834 in Georgia. He was married March 30, 1859 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, wife’s name Martha, according to Sherrell Evans. Children born to Larkin Goen and Martha Goan are unknown.

Jesse Brodwell Goen, son of Dillard Goen and Nancy Sizemore Goen, was born about 1837 in Georgia.

Permelia E. Goen, daughter of Dillard Goen and Nancy Sizemore Goen, was born about 1841 in Georgia.
==O==
C. E. Goen was a witness to a deed October 29, 1862 from Lewis Goen to his brother, William Goen, according to Johnson County Deed Book D, page 518.
==O==
F. E. Goen, age 1 died in Cleburne, Texas of meningitis May 20, 1907, according to Johnson County Death Book A-3, page 31.
==O==
Henry Goen and his wife, Cindy Goen were the parents of a son born December 31, 1906, according to Johnson County Birth Book A2, page 50 and a daughter born October 8, 1908, according to Birth Book A‑2, page 53.
==O==
Homer Goen, Jr. died June 13, 1929 in Johnson County, ac­cording to BVS File 31499.
==O==
William Goen “of Johnson County” received a deed from Oba­diah I. Meadors and his wife, Bathsheba Meadors of Navarro County, Texas to 120 acres located in the Adcock Survey for $150 according to Hill County Deed Book G, page 54. The deed was dated March 24, 1858 and September 2, 1858.

William Goen received a deed from Lewis Goen to 50 acres lo­cated “18 miles southeast of Buchanan on the south prong of Chambers Creek” October 29, 1862 for $100, according to Johnson County Deed Book D, page 518. C. E. Goen and W. S. Quinn were witnesses to the deed.

William Goen received a deed to 16.5 acres on Chambers Creek June 12, 1865 from Phillip Walker for $82.50, according to Johnson County Deed Book, page 787.

On February 4, 1907 William Goen “of Johnson County” gave a correction deed to A. D. Kennard to 120 acres “patented to Obadiah Meadow, assignee of James E. Adcock, according to Hill County Deed Book 103, page 513. Consideration was $200. This is the land that William Goen had purchased in 1858.
==O==
Nancy Goen, daughter of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins, was born about 1830. She was married about 1847 to I. E. Gentry who was born in 1817.

Jane Goen, daughter of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins, was born about 1831 in Georgia.

“Jane Goins” was married about 1846 to John Dorsey Tuck who was born in Virginia about 1825. They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Cobb County, Georgia along with Richardson Tuck, born in 1801 and Martha Emery Tuck, born in 1809. They were married in September 1825 in Clark County, Georgia, according to Sherrel Evans.

John Dorsey Tuck was enumerated in the 1860 census of Milton County, Georgia and the 1880 census of Blount County, Alabama, according to Terry Jackson.
John Dorsey Tuck died about 1898, and she died before 1880, according to Carolyn Tuck Sanders.
Carolyn Tuck Sanders wrote July 24, 1989:

“My great-great-grandfather, John Dorsey Tuck married Jane Goins about 1848, probably in Cobb County, Georgia. I believe her parents were Dillard Goins and Nancy Goins of South Carolina.

An Alabama correspondent sent me a copy of the Tuck family photo album. One of the photos is of the Tuck family with my Jane in it. It seems that Jane was a Cherokee. John D. and Jane were disinherited, shunned by all the family members, and he and his children were marked out of the family bible. Fact or fiction . . . ?”

Sherrell Evans wrote July 8, 2000:

“John Dorsey Tuck was born in 1825 and died in 1898. His wife, Jane Goins Tuck was born in 1831 and died in 1880. John Dorsey Tuck was remarried to Dicey Bynum who was born about 1851 and died in 1925.”

Children born to John Dorsey Tuck and Jane Goins Tuck include:

Nancy Ann Tuck born about 1847
Satirah Wynn Tuck born about 1849
Richard Lewis Tuck born about 1850
Mary Tuck born about 1852
John William Tuck born about 1854
Parthena S. J. Tuck born about 1857
Martha A. Tuck born about 1859
James Henry Tuck born about 1864
Idella E. Tuck born about 1866
Thomas Eli Tuck born about 1867
Sarah J. Tuck born about 1869
Fannie Tuck born about 1874

Parthena S. J. Tuck, daughter of John Dorsey Tuck and Jane Goins Tuck, was born about 1857. She was married October 13, 1872 to Moses S. Howard in Blount County, Alabama. They were enumerated in 1870 living in the residence of Thomas Hood in Morgan County, Alabama.

The following message from Metteer1993@yahoo.com was received June 27, 2003:

“I am looking for information on John Dorsey Tuck who was married to Jane Goin (Goings,Going or Goen). Their daughter was Nancy Elizabeth Tuck married to James Robert Patton. The daughter of James and Nancy Patton was Charlotte Ellen Patton who married Jala Marion Williams. Jala and Charlottle Williams would be my greatgrandparents. If you have any information please contact me.”

Larkin Goen, son of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins, was born about 1834. He was married about 1857, wife’s name Martha. Children born to Larkin Goen and Martha Goen are unknown.

Jessie Brodwell Goen, son of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins, was born about 1837.

Permelia E. Goen, daughter of Dillard Goins and Nancy Sizemore Goins, was born about 1841.
==O==
“Nathan Goin” appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Fairfield County, page 157:

“Goin, Nathan white male 20-30
white female 15-20”
==O==
Nathan Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Fairfield County, Enumeration District 69, page 13, township 3:

“Goings, Nathan 55, born in SC
Sallie 35, born in SC, daughter
Willie 4, born in SC, grandson”
==O==
Evan Goins was born in 1830, according to his 1870 census enumeration. Evan Goins and his wife, Rachel Goins were residents in Fairfield County about 1850. She was born in 1835, according to Sabrina Jamison, a descendant of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Children born to them include:

William Goins born about 1851
Amanda Goins born about 1853
Katie Goins born about 1855
Hester Goins born about 1858
James Goins born about 1860
Hurburt Goins born about 1863
Hainey Goins born about 1867

Katie Goins, daughter of Evan Goins and Fannie Goins, was born in Fairfield County about 1855. She was married about 1873 to Charles Ellison of North Carolina, according to Sabrina Jamison. They lived near Winnsboro, South Carolina about 1880. The maiden name of the mother of Charles Ellison was Easley.
==O==
Shared Goyen, Margaret Splawn, Robert Smith and James Marshall were indicted by the state, and they appeared in court June 13, 1791, according to “Fairfield County, South Car­olina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799.” “On the parties producing the body of Margaret Splawn in court, the court ordered that their recognizances be remitted and the Ex­ecution thereon returned unto the office and that Margaret Splawn be fined in the sum of five pounds Proclamation Money.”
==O==
William Goin was named as security February 25, 1785 for a bond posted by John Payne, administrator of the estate of Nathan Thomson, according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787.” On the same date he was named as one of the appraisers of the estate.

“William Going” was named as security for the bond of Mary Tapley, administratrix of the estate of John Tapley November 8, 1786.

“William Gouyen” applied for the administration of the estate of John Kenney July 7, 1787. The citation was publicly read “at the place of worship on Swift Creek July 10, 1787, ac­cording to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787.”
==O==
Richard Gowen Dennis and Joseph McGowen were shown as creditors in the estate of William Stewart September 15, 1785, according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787.”

Gowen Research Foundation Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694
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Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822 GOWENMS.102, 07/26/02
Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

Descendant Researchers,

Gay Lynn Vaughan Anglin,
Sandy Beard, Rt. 3, Box 157a1, Whitewright, TX, 75491, lilbeaversandy@hotmail.com
Sheila Casper, 540 Sandpiper, Fairbanks, AK, 99709, 949/646-6410,
casperfamily2mosquitonet.com
Carol Goen, 808 W. Park Avenue, Weatherford, TX, 76086
Paul Lynn Goen & Betty Goen, 2311 Don Felipe SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87105,
Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr.
Gen. William Slater Hollis, 3035 A1A #4A, Melbourne Beach, FL, 32951
Sabrina Jamison, 7900 Corder Drive, Charlotte, NC, 704.737-1497, detangers@aol.com
Carolyn Tuck Sanders, 2300 Yorktown, #2040, Ennis, TX, 75119
Dorothy Ann Pippin Vaughan, 2205 Brownsville Rd, Greers Ferry, AR, 72067
Bill Wolfe, 1800 Dover Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660-4419, 949/646-6410,
beetle72@aol.com

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Fairfield Co SC FamilySearch notes

Minutes of meetings and lists of members, 1794-1820
Authors: Little River Baptist Church (Fairfield County, South Carolina) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/458633?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Courts:

Court records, 1800-1903 ; index to court records, 1840-1882
Authors: South Carolina. Court of General Sessions (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/50613?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Equity court decrees (bills), 1807-1870
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/437262?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Execution books, 1807-1904
Authors: Fairfield County (South Carolina). Sheriff (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55590?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Fairfield County, South Carolina, records Book T
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Added Author)
Various records for years 1808-1813.
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2522164
(Downloaded)

Journal, 1802-1900
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Court of General Sessions (Fairfield County) (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/254125?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Minute books, 1820-1871
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Fairfield County) (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/51982?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Writ books, 1810-1913
Authors: Fairfield County (South Carolina). Sheriff (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55163?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Probate:

Guardian and trustee accounts, 1826-1868
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Equity (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/52045?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Miscellaneous probate records, 1780-1868; general index, 1780-1865
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/448850?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Estate records, 1787-1800
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/52979?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Estate records, 1800-1847
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/52987?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Fairfield County will book 1
Format: Journal Article
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2612999 (pt 1)
(Review at FamilyCenter)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2610002 (pt 2)
(Review at FamilyCenter)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2609914 (pt 3)
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Fairfield County, South Carolina wills, 1773-1797
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Wood Thomas and Sydney Starr Furr
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/129686?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Index to South Carolina wills
Format: Journal Article
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2303129
(Downloaded)

Inventories, appraisements, and sales, 1801-1868
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/54862?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Journal, 1801-1869
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Fairfield District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/54964?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research – v. 1-2 (1973-1974) – v. 1, no. 1 (winter 1973)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1288271?availability=Burley%20Idaho%20Family%20History%20Center
(Review at FamilyCenter)

The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research – v. 1-2 (1973-1974) – v. 1, no. 2 (spring 1973)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1288272?availability=Burley%20Idaho%20Family%20History%20Center
(Review at FamilyCenter)

The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research – v. 1-2 (1973-1974) – v. 1, no. 3 (summer 1973)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1288273?availability=Burley%20Idaho%20Family%20History%20Center
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Wills, 1785-1904
Authors: South Carolina. Probate Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/53076?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Land and Property:

Deed records, 1785-1902
Authors: Fairfield County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/207758?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online – but some still being uploaded)

Plat books, 1785-1841
Authors: Camden District (South Carolina). Commissioner of Locations (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/396665?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Record of estrays, 1788-1799
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Fairfield County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/50572?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

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