State – Mississippi

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1802 Aug 25, Petition to Congress by Citizens of the Mississippi Territory. Pray that a land office be opened, and other subjects:
Signers to Petition, Sect 27: JOHN GOYNER
Signers to Petition, Sect 28: THOMAS GOWIN
(Carter, Clarence Edwin. The Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol V, The Territory of Mississippi, 1798-1817, GOP: 1937, p. 174)

1807 Oct 21 – Mississippi Herald/Natchez Gazette, 21 October 1807 (Letters to be picked up at post office published)
Letters-J. Moore, Postmaster at Port Gibson, has the following letters in his office as of 01 October 1807: William Scott; Vance Scott; Rev. Thomas Sacley; Joshua Clark; Miss Sally Griffin; John Murdock; Stephen Bullock; James Milligan; William Pope; Mrs. Mary Elliot; Miss Rebecca Milborun; Hon. Peter Byan Bruin; Archibald Griffing; David M Farlane; Jesse Benton; Henry Trent; Rev Moles Floyd; Thomas Norris; Soloman Walker; William R Richey; Dr. Thomas Going; Berryman Watkins; Abner Wilfenson; Major John Barkley; Caleb Roberts; Caleb Roberts; Francis M’Cleland; Samuel Beach; Ignatus Flowers; William Dickson; James Thompson; Walter Slaughter; Colonel THomas White; James Knewlard; John Boothe; Mrs. Harriet Turnbull; John Saxon; Joseph D Lewis; Roger Gypson; Joshua Rundle; Joshua Rundie; David Spurlock; Solomon Walker.

1808 Claiborne Co tax list shows
Thomas Gowing listed as a Doctor – 0 land, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 4 slaves.
(First appearance on tax or census list) http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/510/detail/102669

1809 May 20:  Noted in transaction – 1819 Feb 25:  Thomas Going conveys to Israel Loring, for $6500 paid by Israel Loring a lot in the Town of Port Gibson described as Lot No 3, Lot No 4, Lot No 5, in square No 9 as by reference. Lot No 3 being formerly deeded to Thomas Going by Saml Gibson and wife on March 23, 1811. Lots 4 and 5 having also been granted to Thomas Going by Abian and Elizabeth Smith on May 20, 1809 which last mentione lots were conveyed to the said Hunt and Smith by indenture bearing date of April 6, 1808 by Robt Ashley. Signed: Thos Going. Wits: John Hankinson, Amos Whiting.  bk F, p 19 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3S2S-B?i=247&cat=253363

1810 US Census Claiborne Co MS with Thomas Going – 1 free person of color, 4 slaves.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1125/v229_1-0344?pid=13834&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D1125%26h%3D13834%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH703%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH703&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

1810 Claiborne Co MS Census
Thomas Going – 0 white males, 0 white females, 1 free person of color, 4 slaves (land not listed on this census).
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/486/detail/35183

1810 – Miss Territorial Tax Rolls, Adams County, 1810 – Estate of Jeremiah Bass
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/510/detail/101437

1810 – Miss Territorial Tax Rolls, Adams County, 1810 – Moses Bass
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/510/detail/101447

1811 – The American Beginnings In The Old Southwest by William Baskerville Hamilton
Page 392 – ….subscribed to it heartily, found in 1797 that there was a strong prejudice against bleeding around Natchez, and reported the recovery of Daniel Clark from a fever as a case in point. Clark had been reading a paper of Rush on yellow fever, bled himself, and fully recovered. But as Winans remembered the stat of practice in the territory when he arrived (1811) the prejudice had disappeared, and the doctors were murderous with their bleeding, purging, and evacuation. The only doctor he remembered who did not subscribe to the system was Dr. Going, a mulatto physician of Port Gibson.

1811 March 23 Thomas Going from Samuel Gibson and wife Rebecka, a certain lot of land in the town of Gibson Port in the S Fork of Bayau Pierre. In Plan of Town – Number 3 in square number 9. Signed: Saml Gibson, and Rebecka Gibson. Wits: J Moore, Mary Trimble. bk C, p 275. Claiborne Co, MS   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-79XN-Z?i=483&cat=253363

1813 May – Thomas Going’s account for $16.50 is noted on Estate of Gade Gibson decd. Orphans Court Records 1815-1821. pg 16. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005838627_00179

1813 May – Estate of John Ragsdale decd, Dr. Going’s bill for $15 is noted. Orphans Court Records 1815-1821. pg 17. Claiborne Co, MS. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005838627_00180

1814 Amite Co MS Territorial Tax Rolls – No Going type surnames found
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/510/detail/102627

1816 Claiborne Co MS Census (land not listed)
Thomas Going – 0 white people, 1 free person of color, 3 slaves.
Samuel Going – 0 white people, 10 free persons of color.    Listed adjacent to each other on census.  http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/486/detail/34940  (Note:  first appearance of Samuel Going on taxlist or census).

1817 Jan 11 conveyance date – reconveyed due to lost deed on 1819 Jan 9: Prosper King and Susannah his wife of Adams Co, MS convey to Thomas Going of Claiborne Co, MS for $3424.00 convey to Thomas Going a tract of land on the south fork of the Bayou Pierre containing 242 acres and 45/100 of an acre on the north bank of Bayou Pierre on the mandamus line, and along the Bayou Pierre. A second and last tract of land containing 100 acres on Samuel Gibson’s line, (it being the same two tracts of land which was deeded by Prosper King and Susannah his wife to Thomas Going on the 11th day of January 1817, which deed of conveyance has been lost. Signed: Prosper King. Wits: Hezekiah Clark, Abram Mayberry. bk F, pg 167 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3SKL-T?i=327&cat=253363

1818 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 500 acres, 3 slaves, 2 white polls, 0 free persons of color.
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 0 slaves, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color. http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1818/Combined/5

1818 Feb 16 – Going, Nancy – Charles Stewart – Feb. 16, 1818 Marriage Contracting Parties. Claiborne, Mississippi, United States “Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2ZJ-DTH : 14 February 2020), Nancy Going in entry for Charles Stewart, 1818.

1818 March term – No. 6. David Hunt v Thomas Going, etc – Appellee’s atty – Clarke, Continued. Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS. pg. 2.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-798Y-Y?i=442&cat=648074

1818 March term – No 10. Nancy Wooldridge extx v. Going & James for Going, Clarke atty for Wooldridge.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS. pg 3.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-798Y-Y?i=442&cat=648074

1818 March term – No. 30. Daniel Virtner v. Thomas Going. Trespass. Clarke atty for Virtner, Reed atty for Going.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-79XG-7?i=443&cat=648074

1818 Apr 27: Thomas Going doctor of medicine in the Town of Port Gibson for $550.00 receives a lot of land in Port Gibson from John Wood, Elizabeth B Wood his wife of Adams Co, MS, Armstrong Ellis, and Charlotte Ellis his wife of Jefferson Co, MS and Cowles Mead agent for Littleton L Henderson executor for William King decd of Washington Co, Va. Said lot being on the east side of Port Gibson on the south fork of Bayou Purre on SW corner of John Anthony’s lot, on east side of Farmers Street, containing 3 and 1/2 acres conveyed by Samuel Gibson and wife to said Ellis, Wood and Co on June 6, 1807.   Signed: John Wood, Elizabeth B Wood, Armstrong Ellis, Charlotte M Ellis, Cowles Mead agent.  Wits:  John Lackey, Jacob Fake.   bk F, pg 179.  Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3S2M-F?i=334&cat=253363  1820 April 28 – Mrs Charlotte Ellis, widow, acknowledged that she signed the deed from John Wood to Thomas Going on pg 179. , bk F, p 206 Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3SK2-1?i=350&cat=253363

1818 Sept term. Appeals from Majestrates – No. 6. David Hunt v. Thomas Going. Clarke atty for pltf. Contd.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-798R-P?i=445&cat=648074

1818 Sept term – No. 20. Going & James v. Ann Brashears. Case. Clarke atty for appellee, January atty for appellant. Continued.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-798Y-P?i=447&cat=648074

1818 Sept term – No. 30. Daniel Vertner v. Thomas Going. Trespass. Clarke atty for Vertner, Reed atty for Going. Continued.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-798Y-P?i=447&cat=648074

1818 Dec 14: Thos Going then signs a quit-claim deed regarding the above April 27, 1818 transaction to Saml Hoit.  Signed: Thomas Going.  Wit:  Oren Faulk.  bk F p 182.  Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3SKP-D?i=336&cat=253363

1819 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 350 acres, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 3 slaves.
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves. http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1819/Combined/7

1819 Feb 6 – TOLL BRIDGES
By An act, to authorize Thomas Going to erect and keep a toll bridge over the south fork of Bayou Pierre at Port Gibson passed Feb 6, 1819 . . .
The Revised Code of the Laws of Mississippi in which are Comprised All Such Acts of the General Assembly of a Public Nature, as were in force at the end of the year 1828 , Summary of Private and Local Acts. Pg. 581. https://books.google.com/books?id=Ah5GAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA581&lpg=PA581&dq=%22Thomas+Going%22,+Port+Gibson,+Mississippi&source=bl&ots=lMqd2AYJVU&sig=qqY1yJogwzQDXS0ughO2ah2yhew&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgiu35q-zZAhUDXlMKHYZfDdAQ6AEINDAC#v=onepage&q=%22Thomas%20Going%22%2C%20Port%20Gibson%2C%20Mississippi&f=false

1819 Feb 25:  Thomas Going conveys to Israel Loring, for $6500 paid by Israel Loring a lot in the Town of Port Gibson described as Lot No 3, Lot No 4, Lot No 5, in square No 9 as by reference. Lot No 3 being formerly deeded to Thomas Going by Saml Gibson and wife on March 23, 1811. Lots 4 and 5 having also been granted to Thomas Going by Abian and Elizabeth Smith on May 20, 1809 which last mentione lots were conveyed to the said Hunt and Smith by indenture bearing date of April 6, 1808 by Robt Ashley. Signed: Thos Going. Wits: John Hankinson, Amos Whiting.  bk F, p 19 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3S2S-B?i=247&cat=253363

1819 March term. Appeals from Justices – No. 6. David Hunt v. Thomas Going. CLarke atty for Hunt, U&U atty for Going. Judgment for Pltf.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q6-79N8-C?i=450&cat=648074

1819 March term. Issues. No. 20. Going & James v. Ann Breashears. Case. Clarke atty for pltf. January atty for Deft. abated.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-79FB-Q?i=451&cat=648074

1819 March term. Issues. No. 30. Daniel Virtner v. Thomas Going. Trespass. Clarke atty for pltf. Reed atty for Deft. Contd on pltf app.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-79XN-8?i=452&cat=648074

1819 March term. Issues. No. 77. Joseph Nichols & wife v. Thomas Going. Eject. Whiting, Rankin attys for Pltf. Harding, T&M, Carson atty for Deft. Contd on Defts costs.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-79XJ-5?i=453&cat=648074

1819 April 20:  Thos Going for $50 conveys to Saml Hoit the lot being on the east side of Port Gibson on the south fork of Bayou Purre on SW corner of John Anthony’s lot, on east side of Farmers Street, containing 3 and 1/2 acres conveyed by Samuel Gibson and wife to said Ellis, Wood and Co on June 6, 1807. bk F, p 8, Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3S23-K?i=241&cat=253363

1819 Feb 20 – Israel Loring for $1750.00 conveys to Thomas Going the following lots of land in the Town of Port Gibson, lot No 3, 4, and 5, in square number 9 by reference to the town plat. Signed: Israiel Loring. WIts: John Hankinson, Amos Whiting. bk F, pg 70 Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-3SKP-N?i=275&cat=253363

1819 Sept term. Issues. No. 30. Daniel Vertner v. Thomas Going. Trespass. Whiting atty for Pltf. Reed atty for Deft. Let in Weds Vardill for Deft.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-79FT-Q?i=455&cat=648074

1819 Sept term. Issues. No. 77. Jos. Nichols etux. v. Thomas Going. Eject. Whiting atty for pltf. Carson atty for Deft. Contd.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-79XL-L?i=456&cat=648074

1820 Claiborne Co MS taxroll – No Going Listings
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1820/Combined/3

1820 Warren Co MS taxrolls pg 7
Bass J Going 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Warren/1820/Combined/7

1820 Feb 10 – Going, Thomas – Salley Allen – Feb. 10, 1820 Marriage Contracting Parties. Claiborne, Mississippi, United States “Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2ZJ-2QL : 14 February 2020), Thomas Going, 1820.

1820 March term. Issues. No. 29. J. Nicolls etux v. Thomas Going. Eject. DWB, Whitiner, Rankin attys for pltf. T&M, Carson attys for Deft. Contd.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q6-798G-S?i=459&cat=648074

1820 Sept term – J. Nichols and wife v Thomas Going  Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q6-79F6-8?i=463&cat=648074

1820 Sept term – Nancy Wooldridge v Thomas Going
Going and James v Ann Brashear  Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-79NC-G?i=466&cat=648074

1820 Sept term. Issues. N. 125. Going & James v. Ann Brashear. Fisa. Reed atty for pltf. Contd.
Court Docket, 1818-1824, Port Gibson Circuit Court, Claiborne County, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-79NC-G?i=466&cat=648074

1821 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 350 acres, 0 polls, 1 free person of color, 7 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1821/Combined/7

1821 Warren Co MS taxrolls pg 14
J B Going 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Warren/1821/Combined/14

1822 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 350 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 10 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1822/Combined/8

1822 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 208 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1822/Combined/13

1822 Hinds Co MS taxroll
John Goyne – 0 land, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 2 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Hinds/1822/Combined/4

1822 Warren Co MS taxrolls pg 9
J B Going 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Warren/1822/Combined/9

1823 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 370 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 10 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1823/Combined/2

1823 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 208 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1823/Combined/4

1823 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Ancous Goynes
John Goynes
Bryant Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1823/Combined/4

1823-1834 – (From 1823 to 1834 no “Going” type names showed up on the Hinds County, MS taxrolls.  The area John Goyne was found became Copiah County, MS).

1823 May Term
Going vs Haring
State of Mississippi
Claiborne County
Pleas before the Worshipful Peter A. VanDorn, Presiding Justice of the County Court, and Daniel Burnet and Thomas Freeland his associates esquires. at a court holden in and for the County aforesaid at the court House thereof, on Tuesday the 13th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three
Be it remembered that on the day and year aforesaid, James Cornell a Justice of the peace in and for the said county sent into our said court a transcript from his docket which is in the words and figures following to wit
Thomas Going vs. C. Haring, I said 21st april 1823 Ret 1st May. Service acknd. C. Haring May 1st Judgment for Defendant and that plaintiff pay $1.25 cost. Appeal granted Plft – Transcript. James Cornell (seal) and the said Justice Cornell also sends therewith all the papers ascertaining to the Said cause, including a Bond executed by the said plantiff in the sum of two dollars and fifty cents with A. J. Walton his security conditioned as is directed by the Statute in such cases made and provided
And the said Thomas Going on this day and year above mentioned by Amos Whiting Esquire his Attorney comes into court and complains verbally to our said court for against the said C. Haring for this to wit. that he the said Going is entitled by law to the exclusion privilege of Keeping a ferry for the transportation of passengers and others across the Bayou Pierre at Port Gibson and for the distance of one mile above and below the foot (or post) of Main Street in the said town, and yet that the said Haring not regarding the provisions of the aforesaid Statute hath kept a ferry across the Said creek within the distance above mentioned, to the great damage of the plaintiff and the plaintiff further alleges that according to law, he is entitled to recover the sum of ten dollars for every offence in transporting passengers, which said sum the said defendant is justly indebted to him and neglects and refuses to pay, although often thereto requested:
And the plaintiff further alleges that the judgement of said Justice Cornell is erroneous and unjust and ought to be reversed and that said C. Haring by Joseph L. Gibbs esquire his attorney comes into court, and pleads and defends verbally and says, that he is not so indebted to the plaintiff as he hath declared against him, because he the said Going has forfeited and is not entitled to the exclusive privilege so as aforesaid alleged and of this he prays the court to inquir and the plantiff doth the like
Whereupon the said court proceeded to inquire diligently and particularly by into the matter in controversy, and it is finally considered by the Court, that the plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of ten dollars together with his costs by him about his suit in his behalf expended as well before The said Justice as in this court and the defendant in mercy Ye. 1823 May 13 – Thomas Going v C Haring – 216-218. Peace and County Court Records. 1803-1829. pg 216-218. Claiborne Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q6-W946-Q?i=765&cc=2036959&cat=652180

1824 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 370 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 11 slaves.
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves. http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1824/Combined/6

1824 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Goynes
Bryant Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1824/Combined/14

1825 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 270 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 8 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1825/Combined/8

1825 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1825/Combined/9

1825 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Henry Goynes
Amos Goynes
John Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1825/Combined/13

1826-27 Thomas Going from Joseph Nicholls bk I, p 40 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253363?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

18– (unk year – assuming 1826 – mixed in with 1836 year, but obviously not for 1836) Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 2 white males, 8 slaves
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 white males, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1836/Combined/87

1826 Copiah Co MS taxroll (not in alpha order – need to review)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1826/Combined

1826 March 24 – John Guynes to John Holden bk B, p 156
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTM-M9RD-W?i=323&cat=252766

1826 March 24 – John Guynes to Timothy Brown bk B, p 165
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLL-B3DN-L?i=89&cat=253240

1827 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1827/Combined/12

1827 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 2 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 8 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1827/Combined/13

1827 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Meridith Gawin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1827/Combined/9

1827 June 4 – Jonathan McCabb for $432.00 conveys to Samuel Going a parcel of land on the east part of a factional section twelve in Township 12 of Range 4 E of lands sold at Washington, Mississippi, and bounded on the south by lands granted to Samuel McCall and now owned by Jonathan McCabb, on the east by lands granted to David McCabb, and on the north by vacant land, and on the west by a Bayou known as McCabbs Bayou which separates it from the lands of Jonathan McCabb. Containing 216 acres. Signed: Jonathan McCabb. Wit: Lewis Cronly, Louisa Cronly, Samuel Shearman. bk N, p 142 Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SGW-V?i=362&cat=253363

1827 Dec “Port Gibson, December, 1827”
“Messrs. REYNOLDS, BYRNE & Co.”
“Gentlemen: Our friend, Mr. Chester Haring, to assist him in business, may require your aid from time to time, either by acceptance or endorsement of his paper or advances in cash. In order to save you from harm by so doing, we do hereby bind ourselves severally and jointly to be responsible to you at any time for a sum not exceeding $8,000 should the said Chester Haring fail to do so. Your obedient servants,”
“JAMES S. DOUGLASS”
“JOHN G. SINGLETON”
THOMAS GOING”  http://supreme.justia.com/us/32/113/case.html

1828 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres – 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 15 slaves;
Samuel Going – 212 acres – 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1828/Combined/10

1828 Copiah Co MS taxroll
H H Guynes
Amos Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1828/Combined/7

1828 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Briant M Guynes
William Guynes
James Guynes
John Guaynes
Meredith Gawin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1828/Combined/8

1828 Jan 4 – Henry H Guynes from Benj Hagood bk C, p 161
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLL-B3DC-V?i=218&cat=253240

1828 Jan 5 – John Guynes from Benj Hagood bk C, p 166
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLL-B3DC-8?i=220&cat=253240

1828 Jan 5 – Bryant Guynes fr Benj Hagood bk C, p 167
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLL-B3DW-3?i=221&cat=253240

1828-29 Thomas Going from D D Downing bk K, p 69 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1829 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, and 17 slaves
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, and 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1829/Combined/8

1829 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Brian Guines
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1829/Combined/18

1829 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Merida Gowin
James Guines
John Guines
Henry Guines
Amos Guines
William Guines
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1829/Combined/19

1829-30 Thomas Going from C Haring bk L, p 198 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1829-30 Thomas Going from Joseph Nicolls and wife bk L, p 199 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1829-30 Thos Going to B F Stockton bk L p 322 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1829-30 Thos Going to Israel Loring bk L, p 330 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1830 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
William Going – 0 land, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1830/Combined/12

1830 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 18 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1830/Combined/13

1830 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Wm Guines
Bryan Guines
Henry H Guines
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1830/Combined/8

1830 Copiah Co MS taxroll
James Guines
Meredy Gowen
John Guines
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1830/Combined/9

1830-1833 (Note:  No “Going” type surnames were located in the tax documents from 1830-1833 for Madison Co, MS).

1831 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 522 acres – 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 16 slaves,
Samuel Going – 212 acres – 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
William Going – 0 land – 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
Lewis Going – 0 land – 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
John Going – 0 land – 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1831/Combined/10

1831 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Guine
Briant Guine
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1831/Combined/7

1831 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Meredy Gowen
Henry Guines
Wiatt Guines
James Guines
Joseph Guiwn
William Guings
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1831/Combined/8

1832 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Guines
Briant Guines
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1832/Combined/10

1832 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Henry Guines
James Guines
Whittenton Guines
Z B Guines
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1832/Combined/11

1832-1833 Merideth Gowin to Sal Tracy bk D, p 123
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1832-33 Merideth Gowin fr Sal Tracy bk D, p115
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1832-33 M Gowen from Sal Tracy bk D p 394
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1832-33 Merideth Gowin to G W Grant bk D p 395
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1832 Jan 14 – Thomas Going and Sarah Going wife of said Thomas Going of Claiborne Co, MS for $500 convey to Duncan C McLeod of the County and State aforesaid, a tract containing 50 acres on the western half of a hundred acre tract late owned by the said Going in Section 5 of Township 11 Range 2 E and the boundaries more or less as represented (by drawing). Signed: Thomas Going, Sarah Going. bk M, p 398 Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SG8-H?i=206&cat=253363

1832 Feb 11: 1832 Feb 11 – Joseph F Gibbs, late of Port Gibson, Claiborne Co, MS died seized and possessed of a tract of land fractional section 38 in Township 12 and Range 3 E, containing 280 acres and at the decease of said Joseph F Gibbs the said tract was sold by David D Downing to Thomas Going for $2000.00 to Downing paid by Going on March 18, 1828. Isaac Gibbs and Ann wife of said Isaac father and mother of said Joseph S deceased and Hannah G Gibbs, Louisa Gibbs, Margaretta F Gibbs, Benjamin Gibbs and Isaac Gibbs Junior, brothers and sisters of the said Joseph S Gibbs decd all of the County of New Castle in the State of Delaware, for $2000.00 aforesaid, do sell unto the said Thomas Going his heirs and assigns forever the tract aforesaid. Signed: Isaac Gibbs, Ann Gibbs, Hannah G Gibbs, Louisa Gibbs, Margaretta F Gibbs, Benjamin Gibbs, Isaac Gibbs Jr. Wit: A Macbeth, George Russell, A Bradley. , bk M, p 367 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SG6-9?i=190&cat=253363

1832 May 3 – David Hunt and Ann F wife of said David Hunt of Jefferson Co, MS, for $5000.00 paid by Thomas Going of the Town of Port Gibson, Claiborne Co, MS convey to Thomas Going lots in Port Gibson near the banks of the Bay of Pierre the one beginning at a post on the bank of said Bayou running east, containing 12 and 1/2 acres being same sold by Peter A Vandom to Robert Thompson on Dec 6, 1807, and by further conveyances to the present grantors. And also 9 acres bounded west by the fractional square 11 herafter mentioned south by the lot originally owned by the Anthonys and now by Benjamin Smith and east by the lot of 12 and a quarter acres aforesaid. And also fractional square number eleven in said Town situate at the lower end of Main St, and adj the Bayou Pierre as represented in the Plat of said Town. Signed: David Hunt, Ann F Hunt. Wit: Alex Montgomery. bk M, p 361 Claiborne Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SG6-D?i=187&cat=253363

1832 Oct 29 – Thomas Going and Sarah Going wife of said Thomas, of Claiborne Co, MS, to Lewis Stowers in consideration of $4150.00, Thomas Going and wife Sarah Going convey land about 3 miles from the Town of Port Gibson in Claiborne Co, MS. Containing together 415 acres – first of which said tracts containing 335 acres and being a part of Section 36 and 37 of fractional section 38 in Township No 12 of Range No 3 E and bounded (described in deed), the second of said tracts containing 80 acres on the west part of Fractional section no 30 of said Township 12, of Range 3 E, (described in deed). Signed: Thomas Going, Sarah Going. bk M, p 479 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SGC-L?i=247&cat=253363

1833 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Samuel Going’s estate – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
Lewis Going, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
John Going, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
William Going, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1833/Combined/13

1833 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 500 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 20 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1833/Combined/14

1833 Copiah Co MS taxroll
James Guines
John Guines (Snr)
Henry Guines
Bryant Guines
Wyatt Guines
Meradith Gouin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1833/Combined/9

1833 Saml Going to M A Going bk A p 281 Claiborne Co, MS.

1833 Apr 3 – Thomas Going of the Town of Port Gibson, Claiborne Co, MS became first endorser on a note given or drawn by John S Hendershot for $400.00 dated April 3, 1833, and payable at the office of Discount and speosit of the Planters Banks of the State of Mississippi on Feb 1, 1834, where John S Hendershot desires securing Thomas Going from any loss by reason of said endorsement gives this indenture entered on April 3, 1833. In consideration of said endorsement, and sum $5.00 paid by Thomas Going, convey a negro woman slave named Choicy abt 32 years of age, John S Hendershot shall well and truly pay and satisfy the said note for $400.00 when payable . . . if not paid, then the said negro woman named Choicy is conveyed to said Thomas Going. Signed: J S Hendershot. Wit: F B Lee.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SGS-T?i=348&cat=253363

1833 Apr 26 Sam Going will – wife Betsey, and her four children Martha A, Elizabeth, Ellenor, and Josia Going.  Son William Going as executor. Wits: Wm H Wych, Jno McCaleb, Humphrey Shearman. Claiborne, Miss, USA. Will Bk B, pg 124. Claiborne Co, MS.  https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=USProbateMS&h=1485629

1833 Sept 16 – To his Honour the judge of probate for Claiborne County – Sir, I hereby resign my right as widow of Samuel Going to the administration of his Estate in favour of his Brother Thomas Going who I wish to have the entire management of same as I am not cabable of attending that business. Signed: Alizabeth Going. Truly Recorded: Lucas Gee clk. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 250. Claiborne Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QX-MPND?i=414&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Sept 23 – Thomas Going admr of Samuel Going decd – Bond. We Thomas Going, Francis B Lee and S O Bridewell of Claiborne Co, MS are bound to Volney Stamps esq Judge of Probate for $1000 good and lawful money . . . Thomas Going with the will annexed of all the goods chattels and credits of Samuel Going decd do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of said deceased . . . Signed: Thomas Going, F B Lee, S O Bridewell. Court Minutes, 1830-1835 pg 362-363. Claiborne Co, MS
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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QX-MWFH?i=282&cc=2036959&cat=628829

1833 Sept 23 – To Alfred L Robinson, Joseph F Brook, Humphrey Shearman, Jonathan McCabb and William Clark . . . this is to authorize any three of your jointly to appraise the estate of Samuel Going decd. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 262. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-M585?i=420&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Oct 8 – Humphrey Shearman, A L Robinson, and Joseph F Brook file their appraisment of the estate of Samuel Going decd amounting to $180.12. Appraisal filed with court on Oct 24, 1833 by Thomas Going, admin. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 263. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-M5XY?i=421&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Oct 8 – Jeremiah Sharplin m. Elizabeth Going. Claiborne, Mississippi.
“Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2ZJ-K8T : 14 February 2020), Elizabeth Going in entry for Jeremiah Sharplin, 1833.

1833 Nov 25 – Thomas Going files report with court re claims against estate of Samuel Going and that amount of estate is not sufficient for the purpose, and that the property is needed to support the deceaseds family. Petitions for an order to sell real estate of decd to pay said debt. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 318. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-M5C6?i=448&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Dec 23 – Thomas Going of Claiborne County MS from Richard Watkins and Lucy Watkins of Pawhatan County, Va, for $800, convey land in Hinds Co, MS, bk B, pg 89. Madison Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-33XS-V?i=53&cat=252330

1834 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 500 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 24 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1834/Combined/14

1834 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Samuel Going’s estate – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1834/Combined/15

1834 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Meredith Gowen
John Gowen
Henry Guines
James Guins
John Guines Sr
Bryant Guines
Wyat Guines
John Guines Jr
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1834/Combined/10

1834 Madison Co MS taxroll
John Gowen – 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
Saml Gowen – 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Madison/1834/Combined/9

1834 abt M Gowin etal to Joseph G Anderson bk E, p 20
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1834 abt M Gowin etal to Joseph G Anderson bk E, p 42
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1834 abt Henry Guynes to Wilson and Treadwell bk E, p 108
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1834 abt M Gowen teal to J G Anderson bk E, p 228
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1834 abt M Gowen etal to J G Anderson bk E p 280
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1834 Jan 27 – Port Gibson – admin of estate of Samuel Going decd had advertised the sale of the personal property of estate according to law . . . widow of the deceased purchased the whole of the personal property for the support and maintenance of family. Signed: Thomas Going admin. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 369. Claiborne Co, MS.
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1834 May 15 – Thomas Going of Claiborne Co, MS admin of estate of Samuel Going decd late of the County and State, conveys to Jonathan McCabb of Claiborne Co, MS, by order of probate court to sell estate of Samuel Going decd to settle the debts of said estate, at public auction on May 10, 1830 sold the real estate of said Samuel Going decd, sold for $636.00 the highest bidder, conveys a tract of land in Claiborne Co, MS on the north fork of Bayou Pierre being the east part of fractional section 12, in Township 12, of Range 4 E, of lands sold at Washington, Mississippi and bound south by lands granted to Samuel McCall and now owned by Jonathan McCabb, on the east by lands granted to David McCabb, and north by vacant land, and west by a Bayou known by the name of McCabbs Bayou, which separates it from the lands of Jonathan McCabb, containing 216 acres. Signed: Thomas Going. bk N p 556 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SLK-K?i=567&cat=253363

1834 Nov 1 – William Dean and his wife Margaret of Hinds Co, MS to Thomas Going of Claiborne Co, MS for $6080.00 convey the west half of northwest quarter of section 32 of T 5 of R 3W containg 80 acres and the east half of southwest quarter of section thirty one T 5 R 3W containing Eighty acres also the west half of southeast quarter of section thirty one of T5 R3W containing 80 acres, also the east half of the southeast quarter section thirty one T5 R3W also the east half of north east quarter section 31 T5 R3W containing 80 acres each of the last two parcels. Also the west half of the southwest quarter of section thirty one of T5 R3W containing 80 acres also the south half of the west half of the northeast quarter of section 31 T5 R3W containing 40 acres and the northwest quarter of section 31 T5 R3W containing 160 acres, also the west half of the SW quarter of section 32 T5 R3W containing 80 acres. Making in all 760 acres and 18/100s. Signed: William Dean, Margaret Dean. Thomas Going fr Wm Dean. Deed Bk V 5 p 41, 42. Hinds County, Mississippi.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQQ-J76B-Z?i=52&cat=134138

1835 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 500 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 9 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1835/Combined/12

1835 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Guines Senr
Briant Guines
Henry Guines
James Guines
Meradeth Gowan
John Gowan
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1835/Combined/8

1835 Hinds Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 760 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 22 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Hinds/1835/Combined/11

1835 and 1836 Madison Co MS taxroll – no Going type surnames found

1835 – 1845 Oktibbeha Co MS no “Going” type surnames found on taxrolls
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1835/Combined/3
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1836/Combined/5
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1837/Combined/4
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1838/Combined/5
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1839/Combined/5
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1840/Combined/7
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1841/Personal/7
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1842/Land%20and%20Personal/95
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1844/Personal/9

1835-1836 (No “Going” type surnames were located in the tax documents from 1835-1836)

1835 abt Thomas Going from J W Thomson and wife bk P, pg 74 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1835 abt Thomas Going from B Watkins and wife, bk P, pg 78 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1835 April 8 – Casey Martin purchased 2 slaves for $600 from M. Gowin. Names were Sam one year old, and Henry eleven years old. Deed Bk V 4 p 520. Hinds County, Mississippi.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7343-Q?i=574&cat=134138

1836 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 275 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 11 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1836/Combined/12
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1836/Combined/51

1836 Copiah Co MS taxroll (Copy very faded – extremely hard to read – see link below)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1836/Combined/12

1836 Hinds Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 760 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 28 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Hinds/1836/Combined/8

1830-36 – No Going type surnames found on taxrolls in Lowndes Co, MS for these years
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1830/Combined/7
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1831/Combined/9
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1833/Combined/9
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1834/Combined/9
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1835/Combined/10
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1836/Combined/10

1837 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Attala/1837/Combined/5

1837 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Gowin – 0 land, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
Thomas Going – 250 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 3 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1837/Combined/13

1837 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Wiatt Guynes
Briant Guynes
Henry Guynes
William Goins
Meredith Gowan
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1837/Combined/9

1837 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Guynes Snr
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1837/Combined/10

1837 Hinds Co MS taxroll
Thomas Gowen – 760 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 26 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Hinds/1837/Combined/9

1837 Kemper Co MS taxroll
Wiley W Goines 
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1837/Combined/6

1837 Lowndes Co MS taxroll
Goowin & Phister
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1837/Combined/18

1837 Yazoo Co MS taxroll
Thomas Gowing – 0 land, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 8 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Yazoo/1837/Combined/9

1837 Thos Going to Benj Smith Bk Q, p 324 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1837 abt – Thomas Going fr F B Lee etux bk G, p 122.  Yazoo Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/252228?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1837 abt – E G Goins fr Geo S Washington bk 7, p. 361. Lowndes Co, MS
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1837 abt – Edward Goins to Charles W Stuewart, bk 7, p 377. Lowndes Co, MS
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1838 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Attala/1838/Combined/7

1838 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Wiatt Guynes
Briant Guynes
Henry Guynes
John Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1838/Combined/11

1838 Hinds Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 600 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 24 slaves
Thomas E Going – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Hinds/1838/Combined/29

1838 Kemper Co MS taxroll
Wiley W Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1838/Combined/6

1838 Lowndes Co MS taxroll
James Goin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1838/Combined/16

1838 Yazoo Co MS taxroll – no Going names located

1838, list of acts passed at the regular sessions of the MS Legislature
To authorize THOMAS GOING to erect and keep a toll bridge over the south fork of the Bayou Pierre at Port Gibson (The Souther Star, Vol I, No 17, Sat Mar 17, 1838 published at Gallatin, MS seen in Family Trails, Vol 6, No 2, Nov 1982)

1838 March 26 – Probate court order to appraise estate of Thomas Going decd. To Angus Morrison, Jesse Lot, James Cartub(?), Daniel Williams, and John Morrison of Hinds Co and said state . . . auth you or any three of you jointly to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of Thomas Going late of Claiborne County, decd. Court Records, Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 360. Claiborne Co, MS
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Application for letters of Admin – by F B Lee : https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QX-MQPF?i=684&cc=2036959&cat=628829

1838 July 1st – Report of the sales of a part of the personal estate of Thomas Going late of Claiborne Co, MS. People named purchasers at estate: David Davenport, R J Bland, James Gamble(?), Wiley Dillard, David Genson, Thomas White, John Nall, W F Dillen, Allen Davis, Jas H Newman, T D Hogg, John Wetherall, James M Smith, C W Wilson, James Watson, C Holly. Total sales: $1081.25. Signed: F B Lee administrator of Thomas Going. Court Records, Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 359. Claiborne Co, MS
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1838 July 17 – Estate of Thomas Going decd – appraisal – Mr Angus Morrison, Jesse Lott, and James Cathell(?) do swear (to the appraisal of the estate attached). July 17, 1838.
Estate is ennumerated – names of slaves:
Names of adult male slaves: Elijah, Jack, Wash, Bill, Hance, Jim, Melton.
Names of “boy” slaves: Big Lewis, Little Lewis, Jackson, Dick, Lem, Samay, David, Boothe, Little George, Alford, Henry.
Women slaves: Polly, Joicy, Frances, Big Susan, Little Susan, Ellinor, Sally, Amanda, Sarah, Jain.
Names of girl slaves: Manah, Mary Watkinson, Mary Remaal (?), Fanny, Mary Jain.
(10 Horses and equipment for horses named as well) total value of this appraisal was $28,103.00
Court Records, Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 360-362. Claiborne Co, MS
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1838 July 23 – State of Mississippi to James R Wright, Duncan McDougall, James M Sutton, Benjamin Hughes, and W H D Denny(?) . . . this to authorize you or any three of you to jointly appraisl the goods, chattels and personal estate of Thomas Going, late of Claiborne Co, decd, so far as they come to your light and knowledge . . . Jas R Wright, J M Sutton, and W H D Denny signed.
The following day . . .
1838 July 24 – Jas R Wright, Jas M Sutton, and W H D Denny certified their appraisal of one slave boy named George for $1100.00.
Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 368. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00208

1838 Aug 25 – Report of Sale of Estate of Thomas Going decd. George sold for $1210.00. Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 370. Claiborne Co, MS
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1838 Sept term – N McDougall judge of Probate Court of Claiblorne Co, MS. Petition of Francis B Lee, admin of estate of Thomas Going decd, shows that he has not as yet been able to ascertain the true amount of the debts of the estate of said decd in consequence of the ? not having presented their claimes that therefore in sums of upward of $60,000.00 against the said estate – the personal estate amounts to little over $30,000.00 – that the extate of the decd owns a large quantity of land to wit a tract in Claiborne Co, a tract in Hinds Co, a tract in Madison Co, and a tract in Yazoo Co – much of which is cultivated. Tract in Madison Co . . . 120 acres, Hinds Co 850 acres – suggestion is to sell the tracts in Hinds and Madison Counties, and use the slave labor on the lands in Claiborne and Yazoo Counties. Signed: F B Lee admin of est of Thomas Going decd. Signed: N M McDougall probate judge. Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 398. Claiborne Co, MS
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1839 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Attala/1839/Combined/8

1839 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thos Going estate – 0 land, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 1 slave.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1839/Combined/17

1839 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Wiatt Guines
Bryant Guinns
Henry Guians
John Guians
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1839/Combined/10

1839-1847 (Note: No “Going” type surnames were located in the Hinds Co, MS tax documents from 1839 to 1847).

1839 Kemper Co MS taxroll
Wiley W Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1839/Combined/6

1839-1842 – No Going type surnames found on taxrolls in Lowndes Co, MS for these years.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1839/Combined/15
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1840/Combined/14
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1841/Combined/16

1839 Yazoo Co MS taxroll
E T Gowing – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
J P Gowing – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Yazoo/1839/Combined/11

1839 Feb 13 – F B Lee files a report on the sale of the Real Estate belonging to the estate of Thomas Going late of Claiborne County, decd.
Sold 850 acres in Hinds County to Witson F Dillon for $7497.00
Sold 100 acres in Madison County to Thomas O McDonald for $2000.00.
Sold 500 bushels of corn to Witson F Dillon for $500.00.
Total sales: $9997.00
Signed: F B Lee. Signed: N McDougall probate judge.
Vol H 1836-1839. pgs 472. Claiborne Co, MS
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1839 March term – Dr Francis B Lee admr of Thomas Going, decd – Accounting on Estate.
People paid: W H D Denny, Yazoo County, James R Wright, Sheriff Bland, R W Campbell, Campbell and Smith, CampbellButler, R W Campbell, Joshua E Martin, Moore Conway(?), W S Poindexter, Josiah Rumain tax collector, G E Beauchamp, N McDougal, Duncan McDougall, Hastings and Gresson, Eli C Briscoe, David Kirby, James Cachall, James Scott, Martha Going, Man of Moody, Rorie Robinson, Taylor and Hoage, Charles Mclain, James D King, Elish Wicturder(?), J Callman, Jas A Maxmur, Ms Harcourt.
Money recd: Several entries for cash from ferry, From John W Thomson on motgage held by Going on a town lot. From Eli C Mercer(?), From J O Person note, From F Patton, from R W Campbell, Duncan McDougall, W F and James N Dillon, W F and James N Dillon, Benjamin Watkins, Hale and Kelly, D F McCarty, Sheriff Bland, Geo W Woodbury, Rich Downs, J Doherty, Butler and Forbes, Davis and Thomas, J O Pearson, Richard Downs, W H D Denny, Bush and Coleman, N McDougall, Jos O Pinson, James Dimat, N L Taylor tax collector Hinds Co, Ms Smith, Peter Bunt(?), Osborn and Brother, C C Davidson, A J Johnson, B Dardison, Joshua Kelly.
E T Going paid as overseer of Yazoo County Plantation.
Court Records, Vol H 1836-1839 pgs 502 – 507. Claiborne Co, MS
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1839 May 29 – Petition of Francis B Lee admin of Thomas Going decd estate. Petition to sell tracts in Claiborne Co due to debts still owed – tract 243 acres, tract 100 acres, including toll bridge and houses. Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 43-44. Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00333

1839 Sept 7 – Report of sale of part of the real estate of Thomas Going decd estate, by F B Lee, admin. 263 acres of land including Toll Bridge and the dwelling house on the south side of the south fork of the Bayou Pierre and 243 acres on the north side of the same and containing in all 263 acres, sub to a mortgage to F B Lee for said premises for $12,100 due Jan last 1839. Sold to Duncan McDougall for $86.00. Stock of hogs 65 head more or less to Duncan McDougall for $175.00. 15 head of cattle to Duncan McDougall $150.00. From 3-400 bushels of corn D McDougall $421.81. 2 horses waggons and harness to Duncan McDougall $260.00. Negro Sam and little daughter Maria – Duncan McDougall $1500.00. Old woman Betty and William her grandson (a little boy) $775.00. Total $3347.81. Signed: F B Lee. Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 70-71. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00348

1839 Sept 9 – Francis R Lee admin of estate of Thomas Going decd to Duncan McDougall of Claiborne Co, MS, published in the Port Gibson Correspondent a newspaper in the Town of Port Gibson, auction estate to pay debts owed to highest bidder a tract of land on the north side of the south fork of Bayou Pierre on the South bank of said Bayou, standing above the Toll house near the end of Goings Bridge, near Mandamus line, along side of Bayou Pierre, containing abt 243 acres. And also, a parced on the south side of said fork of the Bayou Pierre being the same piece or parce of land which was deeded by Alijah Hunt and wife to said Thomas Going decd including the dwelling house of the said Going decd near the Toll Bridge together with said Toll Bridge and houses and buildings belingong to the said tract containing 20 acres, to Duncan McDougall the highest bidder for sum of $86.00. Signed: F R Lee admr of Thos Going. Proved up on Sept 9, 1839 by Nicholas McDougall and Franciss R Lee admin of estate of Thomas Going decd. Signed: A McDougall – Probate Judge. bk T, p 170 Claiborne Co, MS.
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1839 Sept 26 – Petition by F B Lee to sell all remaining land to satisfy debts. He believes that the amount of $40,000 will still remain to be provided for and to satisfied. It will require the sale of the rest of Thomas Going decd estate both real and personal, to satisfy the remaining claims. Land in Yazoo County 81 acres, 80 acres, 160 acres, 680 acres, 114 and 1/2 an acre, 641 and 3/4 acres – containing in all the above described tracts 1758 acres more or less. Signed: F B Lee admr. Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 80-81. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00353

1840 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Attala/1840/Combined/8

1840 Copiah Co MS taxroll
William Gowins
Ignitius L Gowing
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1840/Combined/9

1840 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Gowins
Wyatt Guynes
Henry Guynes
John Guynes
Bryant Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1840/Combined/10

1840 Kemper Co MS taxroll
Wiley W Goynes
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1840 Yazoo Co MS taxroll
John P Going esqr – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 blacks listed
E T Going – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 blacks listed.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Yazoo/1840/Combined/13

1840 abt – Thomas Going for admn to Wm N Wood, bk K, p 609
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1840 Jan 13 – Report of sale of the personal estate of Thomas Going decd by admin Francis B Lee in Yazoo County – Lists sale of slaves:
1) Eliza, Polly and Davy – sold to Thomas Parks
2) Jack, Jocy, Alfred and Henry – sold to H H Wood
3) Wash and Sarah – sold to Wood
4) Bill, Ellen, and child Nelson – sold to Wood
5) Jim and Big Susan – sold to Wood
6) Frances and her child – sold to Wood
7) Sally and child – sold to N Parks
Lem and Landry – sold to Parks
George and Dock – sold to Parks
Jackson and Milton – sold to Parks
Chester and Harvey – sold to Parks
Booth and Mariah – sold to Parks
Susan and Mary Wilkinson – sold to Parks
Amanda and Jane – sold to Parks
Mary, Randall, and Fanny – sold to Parks
Total sales of slaves: $28,096.00
Other sales of the personal estate list several other people – included of interest are sales to William Going – a watch, J Going a set of chairs.
Total sales: $29,570.19.
1750 acres of land and improvements sold to Wood – $8877.90.
Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 139-140. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00382

1840 March term – Accounting – annual report by F B Lee of accounting on Thomas Going decds estate. Included in those paid are the names of: E T Going, John P Going, Thomas Going note and interest. Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 132-134. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00379

1840 Nov 7 – T B Goyn with a letter to pick up at Columbus MS Post Office in Columbus Democrat paper in MS. Columbus Democrat., November 07, 1840, Image 3. About Columbus Democrat. (Columbus, Lowndes Co, MS) 18??-18??
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1840 Dec term – On app of James H Maury on behalf of creditors of est of Thomas Going decd, ordered that persons having claims against said est be allowed till the 4th Monday in Jan next for bringing and proving their claims. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 96. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00636

1841 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
William Gowins – 700 acres, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 1 slave.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1841/Combined/13
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1841/Combined/53

1841 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Henry Goynes
Wyatt Goynes
Bryant Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1841/Combined/10

1841 Copiah Co MS taxroll
B Goynes admn of J Goynes
Mrs Matilda Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1841/Combined/11

1841 Kemper Co MS taxroll
W W Goyne
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1841 Yazoo Co MS taxroll
John P Going – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 blacks listed.
E T Going – 0 land, 1 white poll, 0 blacks listed.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Yazoo/1841/Combined/9

1841 Madison Co MS taxrolls
Thomas Gowin estate
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Madison/1841/Combined/13

1841 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Meshack Goin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1841/Combined/8

1841 Jan term – Ordered report of commissioners on Est of Thomas Going decd be recd, Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 106. Claiborne Co, MS  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00641

1841 Jan term – Ordered that additl report of Commissioners of insolvency on Est of Thomas Going decd disallowing certain claims be recd and recorded.
Decision regarding the disallowing Thomas Stones claim for $2900 against est of Thomas Going decd. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 114-115. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00645

1841 Jan 25 – Commissioners appointed (by Orphans Court in the April term of 1840) to receive, audit, and report claims against the estate of Thomas Going decd file their report with the court.
Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 248-249. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00439

1841 Jan 28 – Commissioners file a supplement to the claims against the estate of Thomas Going decd.  Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 254. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00442

1841 Feb term – Ordered that the rept of the referees re claim of the Grand Gulf Rail Road and Banking Company for $750 and a claim of the Planters Bank for $900 and also a claim of Thomas Stone for $2900 against est of Thomas Going decd, and also the rept of same referees on a claim of Wm E Holly agane for the foreign Board of Commissioners for the sum of $666 agt the Est of Thomas Going be recd and recorded. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 119. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00647

1841 Feb term – Ordered that Charles W Wilson and William Davis commissioners of insolvency on Est of Thomas Going decd be paid $3 per day for 7 days. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 129. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00652

1841 Feb 10 – Claims of the Grand Gulf Rail Road and Banking Company against the Estate of Thomas Going decd for payments missed since 1838.
Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 258-59. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00444

1841 May term – On pet of Agricultural Bank of Mississippi the court orders the claim of said Bank be referred to Charles W Wilson, WHD Denny and William Davis as commissioners to report the same as a valid claim against said estate of Thomas Going. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 171-172. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00674

1841 June term – Ordered that the rept of the Commisioners on Est of Thomas Going decd re claim of Agricultural Bank of Miss be recorded. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 185. Claiborne Co, MS
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1841 June term – Directors of the Agricultural Bank of Miss files a claim against the estate of Thomas Going decd.  Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 387. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00511

1841 June 24 – Commissioners file report regarding the claim of Agricultural Bank of Miss against the estate of Thomas Going decd.  Court Records, Vol I 1839-1841 pgs 406. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00521

1841 Aug term – Court orders a correction of F B Lees report that was approved by the Commissioners. Corrected amount owed from $48,778.00 to F B Lee, down to $34,984.00 owed to F B Lee by estate of Thomas Going decd. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 199-200. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00688

1841 Dec 25 – Thos B Goyne with two letters to pick up on Columbus Democrats List of letters remaining in the Post Office in Columbus MS. Columbus Democrat., December 25, 1841, Image 4. About Columbus Democrat. (Columbus, Miss.) 18??-18??
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016867/1841-12-25/ed-1/seq-4/#date1=1789&sort=date&date2=1896&words=Goyne&searchType=basic&sequence=0&index=20&state=&rows=50&proxtext=Goyne&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

1842 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
William Gowings – 0 land, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1842/Personal/11

1842-43 (No taxrolls available in these years) Copiah Co, MS

1842 Kemper Co MS taxroll
W W Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1842/Personal/15

1842 Jan term – App of Thomas Stone and other creditors of Thomas Going decd estate for dvident allowed by commissioners. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 277. Claiborne Co, MS   https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00729

1842 March 2 – Francis B Lee admin of Est of Thomas Going decd presents accounting. Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 286. Claiborne Co, MS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00734

1842 March term – Ordered that Framcis B Lee, admin of Thomas Going decd’s account, be withdrawn and restated and returned to court.  Court Records, 1840-1842 pg 299. Claiborne Co, MS   https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842425_00740

1843 Kemper Co MS taxroll
John Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1843/Personal/14

1843 Kemper Co MS taxroll
W W Gowins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1843/Personal/15

1843 – Lowndes County, Miss – County Tax rolls –
a) Page 21 lists – E B Goins – tax of 50
http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1843/Personal%20and%20Additional/21
b) Page 22 lists – Thos B. Goyen – tax of 25
http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1843/Personal%20and%20Additional/22

1843-1848 (Note: No “Going” type surnames were located in the Yazoo Co, MS tax documents from 1843-1848).

1843 March 24 – Jackson Going trustee – James Bunch – Bk DD, pg 601
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTM-M9RD-W?i=323&cat=252766

1844 Claiborne Co MS – no Going names listed.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1844/Personal/12

1844 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Henry H Guynes
Briant Guynes
Wiatt Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1844/Personal/9

1844 Kemper Co MS taxroll
W W Goynes
B C Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1844/Personal/13

1844 – Lowndes County, Miss – County Tax Rolls:
a) Page 21 lists – http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1844/Personal/21
i) Goyne f Turner – tax of 60
ii) Thomas B. Goyne – tax of 25
Digital Taxrolls: http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/

1844 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Thomas Gewin
J D Gowin
James E Gowen
Mashack Gowen
Samuel Gowen
Thompson Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1844/Personal/17

1844 abt Margaret E Gowan to A R Hennington bk K, p 537 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1845 Claiborne Co MS – no Going names listed.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1845/Personal/12

1845 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Josiah Goins
Lewis Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1845/Personal/10

1845 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Wiatt Guynes
Henry H Guynes
Mrs Matilda Guynes
Mrs Amanda Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1845/Personal/11

1845 Kemper Co MS taxroll
W W Goynes
John R Goynes
B C Goynes
Erasmus Goynes
A C Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1845/Personal/12

1845 – Lowndes County, Miss – County Tax Rolls:
a) Page 26 lists – Drury B. Goyne, Thos B. Gowyne, and Gowyne f Turner http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1845/Personal/26
i) Drury B. Goyne – tax of 91
– Page 80 – has Drury Goings with 5 males, 6 females – total of 11 in household – http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1845/Personal/80
ii) Thos B. Goyne – tax of 41
– Page 80 – has Thos Goings with 1 male – total of 1 in household – http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1845/Personal/80
iii) Goyne L Turner – tax of 300
b) Page 42 lists – http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1845/Personal/42
i) A K McLuny – tax of 235
Mississippi Digital Archives Taxrolls: http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/

1845 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Samuel Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1845/Personal/20

1845 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
J D Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1845/Personal/21

1845 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Meshec Gowin
Thomas Gewin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1845/Personal/22

1846-1848 (No taxrolls available in these years) Copiah Co, MS

1846-1849 Lowndes Co, MS – no taxrolls found for these years.

1846 – Oktibbeha County, Mississippi – county tax rolls – pg 13 lists:
Drury B. Gowens   http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1846/Personal/13

1846 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Thomas Gewin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1846/Personal/10

1846 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
H W Gowen
James Gowen
Lewis Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1846/Personal/11

1846 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Samuel Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1846/Personal/12

1846 Kemper Co MS taxroll
W W Goyne
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1846/Personal/15

1846 Kemper Co MS taxroll
John Goynes
B C Goynes
Erasmus Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1846/Personal/16

1846 abt Joshua Gowan fr Wm Thigpen etal bk E, p 581. Clarke Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/255317?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1846 abt – Thos B Goyne fro C W Hoskins bk 22, p 187, Lowndes Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/250537?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1846 abt – Thos B Goyne to Hale and Murdock bk 22, p 443.  Lowndes Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/250537?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1847 – Oktibbeha County, Mississippi – county tax rolls – pg 11 lists:
William W. Going, and Drury B. Goins on the tax rolls. (see weblink):
http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1847/Personal/11

1847 – Oktibbeha County, Mississippi – county tax rolls – pg 43 lists:
Wm. W. Going, and Drury B. Going on tax rolls. (see weblink):
http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1847/Personal/43

1847 Kemper Co MS taxroll
B C Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1847/Personal/14

1847 Kemper Co MS taxroll
John R Goynes
Erasmus Goynes
John Goynes
W W Goynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1847/Personal/15

1847 abt Henry Guynes admin to B F Haygood bk L, p 276 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1847 abt James Guynes and wife to Thomas D Yates bk L, p 528 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1847 abt Henry H Guynes from Holliday bk L, p 424 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1848-1850 Oktibbeha Co MS no taxrolls found for these years listed

1848 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
James D Gowins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1848/Personal/23

1848 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
H W Gowin
Thomas Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1848/Personal/24

1849 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Attala/1849/Personal/23

(Note:  Deed Records before 1858 appear to be gone from Attala Co, MS.  Some older deeds that just were not recorded until after 1858 may still be found, such as the following 1854 deed.)

1849 Copiah Co MS Landrolls (Landroll is not in alpha order – need to review abt 100 pages)  http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1849/Land/2

1849 Feb 10 – Thos B Goyne and John E Goyne with post to pick up in Columbus MS
Columbus Democrat., February 10, 1849, Image 2
About Columbus Democrat. (Columbus, Miss.) 18??-18??
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016867/1849-02-10/ed-1/seq-2/

1849 Feb 17 – Thos B Goyne and John E Goyne with post to pick up in Columbus MS
Columbus Democrat., February 17, 1849, Image 3
About Columbus Democrat. (Columbus, Miss.) 18??-18??
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016867/1849-02-17/ed-1/seq-3/

1849 Aug 11 – T B Goyne’s dry goods and grocery store destroyed by fire. “Fire at Westport, Miss. – We learn from a postscript in the Columbus (Miss.) Democrat of
the 1st inst., that a fire occurred at Westport, on the opposite side of the river, a mile or two above town, on the night of the 31st ult., which completely consumed the dry good and grocery stores of Messrs. G. W. Randolph and T. B. Goyne. The loss of Mr. Randolph is very heavy – nearly all of his goods were consumed. Mr. Goyne’s store, we learn, was ensured. There were two kegs of powder in Mr. Randolph’s store, which exploded with terrific reports, doing no injury, however, to any of those who were engaged at the time in removing the merchandise. The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, LA. August 11, 1849. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives/?p_product=HA-TP&p_theme=histpaper&p_nbid=&p_action=doc&p_docid=1289DB1DD610440D&s_lastnonissuequeryname=3&d_viewref=search&p_queryname=3&p_docnum=17&p_docref=v2:1223BCE5B718A166@HA-TP-1225DAD6DF4A9308@2396616-12241B3D097422B0@1-1289DB1DD610440D@Fire%20At%20Westport%2C%20Miss&s_trackval=&s_subexpires=03/29/2017%206:51%20AM&s_dlid=DL0117032811033315912&s_accountid=AC0114060620555301780&s_referrer=&s_siteloc=&s_orderid=NB0117032810512415312&s_docsleft=47&s_docstart=50&s_docsbal=docs%20remaining:%2047&s_subterm=Subscription%20until:%2003/29/2017%206:51%20AM&s_ecproduct=SBK-D50&s_docsread=3&s_ecprodtype=TEST&s_upgradeable=no&s_username=Goyen1

1850-1851 (No taxrolls available in these years) Copiah Co, MS

1850 Lowndes Co, MS Landroll (not in alpha order – need to review)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1850/Land/5

1850 – Lowndes County, Mississippi – US Census – showing William Goen, 21 years old, living with Dailey family as a student – there are 4 students ages 17, 18, 19, 21 living with the Daileys at that time. Only one of those students with last name of Dailey.

1850 US Census in Oktibbeha, Mississippi has John Gowens listed:
– Jason Fish – age 22 – head of household – Farmer – born in SC
Ann Fish – age 21 – born in SC (Note: Ann Fish’s maiden name is Going – or Goyen)
– Robert Fish – age 1 – born in Miss
John Gowens – age 22 – born in SC

1851-1852 Lowndes Co MS taxroll – No Going type surnames found
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1851/Personal/15
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1852/Personal/14

1851 – Oktibbeha County, Mississippi – county tax rolls – pg 12 lists:
Wm. W. Goings on tax rolls (Drury B. Going no longer on tax rolls – may have passed away). (see weblink): http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1851/Personal/12

1851 Samuel Gowins heirs of, to T Y Berry bk AA, p 95 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253363?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1851 July 15 A C Goyne killed in street fight in DeKalb, MS (Kemper Co, MS) per Times Picayune in New Orleans. The Daily Picayune.  July 15, 1851. p. 2. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives/?p_product=HA-TP&p_theme=histpaper&p_nbid=&p_action=doc&p_docid=123C8E2574E85924&s_lastnonissuequeryname=3&d_viewref=search&p_queryname=3&p_docnum=1&p_docref=v2:1223BCE5B718A166@HA-TP-122485B5E0FE0B80@2397319-12242BC968FC62C8@1-123C8E2574E85924@%5BMr.%20M.%20Spear%3B%20Mr.%20A.%20C.%20Goyne%5D&s_trackval=&s_subexpires=03/29/2017%206:51%20AM&s_dlid=DL0117032810512615317&s_accountid=AC0114060620555301780&s_referrer=&s_siteloc=&s_orderid=NB0117032810512415312&s_docsleft=49&s_docstart=50&s_docsbal=docs%20remaining:%2049&s_subterm=Subscription%20until:%2003/29/2017%206:51%20AM&s_ecproduct=SBK-D50&s_docsread=1&s_ecprodtype=TEST&s_upgradeable=no&s_username=Goyen1

1852 Copiah Co MS taxroll Copiah Co, MS
Joseph Going
Wyatt Guynes
Elbert Guynes
B F Guynes
C W Guynes
Mrs Matilda Guynes
Henry H Guynes
Amanda Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1852/Personal/13

1852 Copiah Co MS taxroll Copiah Co, MS
Henry Gowing
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1852/Personal/14

1852 Oktibbeha Co MS no taxrolls found for this year listed

1852 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
James D Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1852/Personal/14

1852 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
H W Gowen
Thomas Gewen
Samuel Goens
William Goens
John Goens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1852/Personal/16

1852 Kemper Co MS taxroll
John R Goyne
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Kemper/1852/Personal/20

1852 abt B F Guynes and wife to Wm Galis bk M, p 370 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1852 abt Amanda Guynes to C Trawick bk M, p 665 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1852 abt Providence Guyns from Hannay Cassity bk M, p 123 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253240?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1853-1855 (No taxrolls available in these years) Copiah Co, MS

1853 Lowndes Co MS Landroll – (Not in alpha order – need to review)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1853/Land/10

1853 Oktibbeha Co MS taxroll
W W Goens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1853/Personal/9

1853 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Thomas Gewin
James D Goens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1853/Personal/17

1853 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
John J Goens
Marion Goens
William W Goens
Samuel Goens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1853/Personal/18

1853 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
H W Goen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1853/Personal/19

1853 Oct 25 – H H Guynes to Fraill and Dodds bk N, p 79 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-K958-P?i=46&cat=253240

1854-1856 Lowndes Co MS – no taxrolls found for these years

1854 Oktibbeha Co MS Landrolls (not in alpha order – need to review – 74 pages)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1854/Land/1

1854 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
John Goin
William Goin
Sam Goin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1854/Personal/16

1854 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
James D Goins
Henry Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1854/Personal/17

1854 Oct 9 – John G Gilliland conveys 80 acres of land to Alexander Gowen fr bk B, p 441. Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ3G-3?i=250&cat=253527

1854 Nov 3 – Elbert Guynes to J N Edwards bk N, p 177 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-K95W-H?i=97&cat=253240

1854 Nov 30 – Jos Gowan and wife to Thos Josey bk 19, p 210.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-K9GB-L?i=196&cat=254636 (index)

1855 Oktibbeha Co MS Landrolls (not in alpha order – need to review – 37 pages)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1855/Land/3

1855 Sept 5 – John E Gowens and wife Elizabeth to Barney Pearson Deed bk 11, pg 526, Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-2F7V?i=641&cat=254636

1856 Calhoun Co MS Landroll – No Going type surnames found for this year
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1856/Land/1

1856 Copiah Co MS taxroll
N L Guynes
H H Guynes
Matilda Guynes
Joshua P Guynes
Thos A Guynes
C W Guynes
B F Guynes
Josiah Going
Sarah Guynes
Elbert Guynes
Amanda Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1856/Personal/15

1856 Copiah Co MS taxroll
John Guyens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1856/Personal/16

1856 Oktibbeha Co MS taxroll
John E Goens
W W Goens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1856/Personal/11

1856 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
J D Gowins
P T Gowins
Samuel Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1856/Personal/15

1856 Feb 9 – Stephen E Nash and wife Maria convey land to John E Goins, bk 12, pg 104. Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-2ZSD?i=58&cat=254636

1857 Copiah Co MS Landrolls (Landroll is not in alpha order – need to review almost 130 pages)  http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1857/Land/1

1857-1859 Calhoun Co MS – No taxrolls found for these years.

1857 Lowndes Co MS taxroll
Elbridge H Goyne
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1857/Personal/17

1857 Oktibbeha Co MS Landrolls (not in alpha order – need to review – 77 pages)(VERY faded)
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Oktibbeha/1857/Land/1

1857 Oct 19 – Josiah Goins to Nicholas Guynes bk O, p 590 Copiah Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-K95N-B?i=647&cat=253240

1857 Nov 14 – Stephen E Nash and wife Maria convey land to William W. Goyen $451 paid by William W Goyen, Deed bk 11, pg 534. Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-2XBM?i=645&cat=254636

1858 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Josiah Going
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1858/Personal/20

1858 Copiah Co MS taxroll
H H Guynes Jr
B F Guynes
N L Guynes
C W Guynes
Elbert Guynes
H H Guynes Senr
Sarah Guynes
John Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1858/Personal/21

1858 Lowndes Co MS – no taxroll found for this year

1859 Copiah Co MS taxroll
B F Guynes
C W Guynes
H H Guynes
Matilda Guynes
N L Guynes
Elbert Guynes
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1859/Personal/18

1859 Copiah Co MS taxroll
Josiah Goins
Sarah Guynes
H H Guynes Jr
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Copiah/1859/Personal/19

1859 Lowndes Co MS taxroll
Elbridge H Goyne
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1859/Personal/20

1859 abt John E Goings – Wm H Crop bk 14, p 53
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/254636?availability=Family%20History%20Library

1860 Calhoun Co MS taxroll
W W Goyen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1860/Personal/15

1860-1867 Lowndes Co MS taxrolls are missing

1860 Feb 21 – Alex Gowen and Martha his wife convey to the New Orleans and Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company to pass through his tract of land bk C, p 198.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ3H-S?i=459&cat=253527

1860 March 30 – S E Nash conveys a described tract of land to Alexander Gowen. bk C, p 368.  Attala Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ3S-L?i=544&cat=253527

1860 Aug 23 – Alex Gowen conveys land to Lott Gowen bk C, p 507.  Attala Co, MS.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ77-C?i=614&cat=253527

1860 July 7 – Alex Gowen and Martha his wife convey to the New Orleans and Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company bk C, p 551.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ7M-K?i=637&cat=253527

1867-1868 Lowndes Co MS taxroll – No Going type surnames found on taxroll
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Lowndes/1868/Personal/10

1867 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
J D Goens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1867/Personal/36

1867 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
Mrs Elizabeth Goen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1867/Personal/38

1867 abt J D Goins and wife to R P Gullett bk D, p 126
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1867 March 16 – John C Lucas sheriff at auction conveyed land to Alexander Gowen that had been Charles Land’s, which had been auctioned due to a judgment debt he owed Sidney A Fuller.  bk E, p 169.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-QS4M-8?i=115&cat=253527

1867 May 6 – Alexander Gowen is highest bidder on land sold by John C Lucas bk E, p 209.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-QS4X-L?i=136&cat=253527

1867 July 8 – John C Lucas, sheriff conveys tract of land at auction to Alexander Gowan highest bidder.  bk H, p 23.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y3WJ-C?i=17&cat=253527

1867 Sept 2 – Hugh Bell probate entry account – Oktibbeha Co, MS, Probate 1857-1867. Oktibbeha Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QX-7H5N?i=382&cc=2036959&cat=242852

1868 Calhoun Co MS taxroll – No Going type surnames found for this year
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1868/Personal/18

1869 Chickasaw Co, MS taxrolls
J D Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Chickasaw/1869/Personal/33

1870 abt F M Goan to F M Kirksey bk E, p 194 CHICKASAW CO, MS
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1870 abt P T and C E Gewin fr M A and W S Webb, bk E, p 532 CHICKASAW CO, MS
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1870 abt P T and C E Gewin fr M A and W S Webb, bk E, p 533 (or 538) CHICKASAW CO, MS https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253129?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1870 Feb 5 – Kenneth McKinnon and his wife Annie McKinnon convey a tract of land to Isaac Gowan  bk F, p 736.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-TCQX?i=382&cat=253527

1870 Dec 19 – Garrett C Gowen conveys a tract of land out of the Estate of Alexander Gowen to J V Dodd bk G, p 424.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-TDBR?i=625&cat=253527

1871 Jan 31 – F Zollicoffer of the first part, and S J Oldham of the second part and J K Coffee guardian of Lottie Gowan (minor) of the third part.  Zollicoffer is indebted $1200 to Coffee as guardian of Lottie Gowen, deed of trust to attach to land of Zollicoffer for him to keep as long as he pays debt, Oldham is trustee of this trust.  bk G, p 520.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-TDBF?i=675&cat=253527

1871 July 3 – William Dodd conveys land to Jesse Gowan.  bk H, p 189.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y345-C?i=104&cat=253527

1871 Sept 7 – Jesse Gowan of the first part, Marion J Crittenden of the second part and Samuel D Teague of the third part.  Jesse Gowan is indebted to Teague for $180.  Gowan agrees to convey tract of land to Crittenden if note payable to Teague not paid off at certain date.   bk H, p 314.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y34N-Q?i=172&cat=253527

1871 Sept 9 – Jessie Gowan conveys land to Ephraim Dodd bk H, p 350.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y342-H?i=190&cat=253527

Mrs Fannie Gowen – 1161 – ex parte p 79, p 168 Attala Co, MS.

Isaac Gowen, etall 1261 fr Alexander Gowen – p 395 Attala Co, MS.

Isaac Gowen fr Alexander Gowen 494, 544, 546 Attala Co, MS.

1872 Grenada Co MS taxroll
Emanuel Goins
Handy Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Grenada/1872/Personal/21

1872 abt J D Goins to John White and Stephen G Watkins bk C, p 190 CHICKASAW CO, MS  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253129?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1872 abt J D Goins etal to Matthew Harrell bk C p 203 CHICKASAW CO, MS   https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253129?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1872 abt J D Goins and wife etal fr J M Blackwell commissioner bk C, p 202 CHICKASAW CO, MS https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/253129?availability=Family%20History%20Library (NOT AVAILABLE YET)

1875 Calhoun Co MS taxroll – No Going type surnames found for this year
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1875/Personal/26

1876-1883 Calhoun Co MS – no taxrolls available for these years

1878 Grenada Co MS taxroll
Handy Goins
Emanuel Goins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Grenada/1878/Personal/20

1878 Jul 31 – S F Tipton to J C Valentine and wife – bk 29, p 448.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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1878 Sept 28 – S F Tipton to E G Richey bk 26, p 168.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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1879 Feb 12 – Mary E Tipton to Orville A Gibson bk 33, p 248.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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1881 Jan 13 – M E Tipton to J A Shirley, bk 39, pg 4.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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1881 abt Apr – Mary E Tipton to John A Shirley bk 26, p 410.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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1881 Apr 23 – Mary E Tipton to J A Shirley bk 26, p 410.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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(Note:  Alexander Gowen below appears to be son of John Gowen b in Fairfield SC abt 1780).

1883 Aug 8 – Probate – final accounting for Alexander Gowen in Attala Co, MS
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005827115_00582?pid=4127468&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D8995%26h%3D4127468%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH689%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH689&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005827115_00582

1884 Calhoun Co MS taxroll
J B Goyen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1884/Personal/26

1884 Feb 9 – M E Tipton to M A Shirley bk 45, p 389.  Oktibbeha Co, MS
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1885 Calhoun Co MS taxroll
J B Goyen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1885/Personal/7

1889 Calhoun Co MS taxroll
J B Goyen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1889/Personal/17
William Goyen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Calhoun/1889/Personal/61

1903 – Mrs F J Tipton last will – mother of S F Tipton, mother in law of M E Goyen Tipton. Will bk 1, pg 64, Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QX-747J?i=63&cc=2036959&cat=244378

1911 May 22 – Sallie Wood Gowin of Attala Co, MS – Grenada, MS – wills bk B, p 170
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q8-GJFW?i=237&cc=2036959&cat=237459

1922 July 18 – C C Provine – Grenada, MS – will bk B, p 267
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q8-GJNY?i=282&cc=2036959&cat=237459

085 Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI

Elisha Gowen was listed in Hind’s Battalion in the Mississippi Militia, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
==O==
G. H. Gowen was listed in Powers’ Regiment of the Mississippi Calvary in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
==O==
Garrett Gowen was listed in the 15th Mississippi Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil war military roster.
==O==
James K. Gowen was listed in the 1st Regiment of the U.S. Volunteers and the 1st Regiment of the Mississippi Territorial Volunteers, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
==O==
Joshua Gowen was listed in the 18th Mississippi Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
==O==
I. Gowen was listed in the 18th Mississippi Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
==O==
I. S. Gowen was listed in the Fifth Mississippi Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
==O==
Isaac Gowen was listed in the Fifth Mississippi Calvary Regimen in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
==O==
The Mississippi federal census for 1830 showed only five families in the state of interest to Gowen chroniclers, according to “Mississippi 1830 Census” by Gillis.

They were recorded as:

Goines, D. C. Monroe County
Going, Thomas Claiborne County
Goins, William Copiah County
Gowan, Meredith Copiah County
Goynes, Wiley Lawrence County
==O==
By 1850 several families of Gowen and spelling variations were living in Mississippi. “Gowen” was found in six counties. “Gowan” was found in two counties. “Goen” was found in two counties. “Goin” was found in four counties. “Goines” was found in one county. “Going” was found in two counties. “Goings” was found in one county. “Goyne” was found in two counties.
==O==
Joshua Gowins was listed in the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment in the civil war, according to the Civil War military roster.
==O==
William E. Goin of the Seventeenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company I was among the soldiers surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia April 9-15, 1865, according to “The Appomattox Paroles, April 9-15, 1865” by William G. Nine and Ronald G. Wilson.

ADAMS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Nicholas Gohan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Adams County, page 14. The household of Nicholas Gohan which was involved in “manufacturing and trades” included:

“Gohan, Nicholas white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white female 5-10”
==O==
Napoleon Bonaparte Goings, “free colored person” on De­cember 14, 1835 paid $5,000 for E. Miller’s Store in Natchez, Mississippi. Later he took bankruptcy, and the store was sold for the benefit of his creditors. He lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1838. Later it was reported that he removed to New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1890, “Georgiana Goins, widow of Napoleon” was listed in the city directory of New Orleans, living at 431 Poydras. In the 1891 city directory, “Georgiana Goins, widow of Napoleon” reappeared, still living at 431½ Poydras.
==O==
William Paul Goins was born in Natchez September 13, 1947. He was married November 10, 1969 at Clovis, New Mexico to Paula Kay Greathouse who was born there January 23, 1951, according to Curry County, New Mexico marriage records. William Paul Goins and Paula Kay Greathouse Goins lived on Star Route, Clovis after their marriage.
==O==
James Gowen appeared in Natchez from June 3, 1789 to July 5, 1789, according to the November 1983 edition of “The Ge­nealogical Helper.”

ALCORN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

William N. Goin of Alcorn County, gave a deed to W. A. H. Miller to 1,280 acres of land in Llano County, Texas October 1, 1886 for $1,250, according to Llano County Deed Book I, page 71. The land lay on the south bank of the Llano River and was included in Surveys No. 630, 636 and 638. He re­leased 320 acres to W. A. H. Miller May 10, 1890, accord­ing to Llano County Deed Book Q, page 562.
==O==
William R. Goin, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Alcorn County, Enumeration District 6, page 43, precinct 36 in Corinth, Mississippi:

“Goin, William 36, born in Alabama
Ida 32, born in Tennessee
Willie 10, born in Mississippi
Katie 8, born in MS, adopted daughter
Clarence S. 6, born in Mississippi
Coburn, Robert 75, born in South Carolina”

Willie B. Goin, son of William R. Goin and Ida B. Goin, was born May 1, 1870 and died November 18, 1885. He was buried in Henry Cemetery, ac­cording to “Alcorn County, Mississippi Cemetery Records” by Thomas P. Hughes, Jr.
==O==
William Gowan was granted a license by the state of Mis­sissippi to oper­ate a saloon in Corinth March 18, 1885, ac­cording to “History of Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi” by Fan Alexander Cochran.

ATTALA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Willie Goins was born in Mississippi in November 1868. He died in March 1869 at the age of five months of pneumonia, according to the 1870 census Mortality Schedule of Attala County.
==O==
Alexander M. Gowan was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi about 1885. He was graduated with a D.D.S. degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee in 1909. He first practiced dentistry at Clanton, Alabama and at Brewton, Alabama. In 1932 he was practicing dentistry at Greenville, Alabama.
==O==
Mrs. Lorrie Sutton Gowan, wife of Mark Gowan of Attala County was murdered on October 24, 2002, according to a news article in the “Attala Star-Herald” of Friday, October 25:

“A West, Mississippi woman was found shot to death at a rural Homes County cemetery Thursday morning. Lorrie Sutton Gowan, 38, was killed by a single gun-shot wound to the side of her head Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, Sheriff Willie March said.

She was found at Brister Cemetery, about 5 miles south of West on Highway 51, by a truck driver who was on his route about 8:30, March said.

“He saw her feet sticking out, so he stopped,” March said.

Gowan was found on the passenger’s side of her Toyota Camry near a long picnic table on the cemetery grounds.

Her family owned the West Pit Stop, a convenience store & truck stop off Interstate 55. The Store, which is where Gowan worked, had a sign on the door that said; “Closed due to death in family.”

March said it appeared that Gowan was shot outside the car. No murder weapon was found, and he wasn’t sure what kind of weapon was used. He said two peo-ple had been questioned as of Thursday afternoon, but he didn’t have a suspect.

“We are investigating it as a homicide,” he said.

She was married to Mark Gowan of Attala County.”

BENTON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Steve Hartman posted a list of Goins individuals with their dates of birth that relate to Benton County:

Annie Lois Goins, 3 OCT 1898
Caroline Alice Goins, 15 NOV 1877
Dovie May Goins, 13 FEB 1886
Emma Maude Goins, 22 OCT 1882
Ernest Heywood Goins, 29 JUN 1896
George Hamer Goins, 12 NOV 1892
James Andrew Goins, 10 JAN 1858 – 27 NOV 1928
Jimmie Lou Goins, 28 OCT 1894
John Thomas Goins, 26 JAN 1884
Mary Ethel Goins, 27 JAN 1880
Minnie Jane Goins, 21 MAY 1890
Susan Kate Goins, 31 MAY 1888

BOLIVAR COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Samuel McGowan was married in 1874 to Miss M. A. Brooks, according to Bolivar County marriage records. Children born to Samuel McGowan and M. A. Brooks McGowan are unknown.

CALHOUN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

John Byrd Going who was born January 26, 1872 in Calhoun County became a journalist. He was married to Randa Steele in May, 1906. In 1917 he was elected to the state legislature as the representative of Calhoun County. Children born to John Byrd Going and Randa Steele Going are unknown.

CARROLL COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Maggie Gowan was married May 13, 1872 to George J. Holman, according to Carroll County marriage records. Nothing more is known of George J. Holman and Maggie Gowan Holman.

CHICKASAW COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Henry Goin was born about 1824 in South Carolina and was married about 1840, lived in Alabama about 1842 and in Mississippi about 1846, according to his enumeration in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County:

“Goin, Henry 36, mechanic, born in SC
Elizabeth 27, born in AL
Martha J. 8, born in AL
Nancy 6, born in AL
Mary 4, born in MS

[This family appears to be a duplicate of the one in Section 112]

He reappeared as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Chickasaw County:

“Goen, Henry, 40, blacksmith, born in SC
Elizabeth 37, born in SC
Mary 13, born in MS
Fannie 5, born in MS”

“E. Gowin” reappeared in the 1870 census of Chickasaw County:

“Gowin, E. 47, farmer, $500 real estate, $425
personal property
Mary 23, born in MS
Fannie 15, born in MS”

Children born to Henry Goin and Elizabeth Goin include:

Martha J. Goin born about 1842
Nancy A. Goin born about 1844
Mary Goin born about 1846
Fannie Goin born about 1855

Martha J. Goin, daughter of Henry Goin and Elizabeth Goin, was born about 1842 in Alabama.

Nancy A. Goin, daughter of Henry Goin and Elizabeth Going, was born about 1844 in Alabama. She was married about 1860 to Montgomery Dickson Parker probably in Chickasaw County, but no license has been found in the county records. He was born March 8, 1834 in Washington County, Tennessee to William Parker and Cinthia Gaines Parker. The parents were married there in 1822. The family was enumerated there in the 1850 census. The family of William Parker appeared in the 1860 census of Roane County, Tennessee.

Montgomery Dickson Parker enlisted at Aberdeen, Mississippi in Monroe County in Confederate army. His military record stated that he was a depot agent at Houston, Mississippi. He received a Confederate pension in Drew County, Arkansas in 1902. He cited service in William Gordon’s Company, Quartermaster Department. Affidavits of his service signed by R. M. Wood and A. G. Wood of Yalobusha County, Mississippi who stated that they had know the applicant for 40 years, were attached to his pension application.

The family was enumerated in the 1870 census of Chickasaw County:

“Parker, M. D. 36, born in TN
Nancy A. 26, born in AL
William 10, born in MS
Leuda 7, born in MS
Henry 4, born in MS
Bette E. 1, born in MS”

By 1880, the Parkers has removed to Drew County, Arkansas. Nancy A. Goin Parker applied for a widow’s pension in the same year, suggesting that he died in that year.

Children born to Montgomery Dickson Parker and Nancy A. Goin Parker include:

William Parker born about 1860
Leuda Parker born about 1863
Henry Parker born about 1866
Betty E. Parker born about 1869

Betty E. Parker, daughter of Montgomery Dickson Parker and Nancy A. Goin Parker, was born about 1869 in Chickasaw County. She was married in Drew County about 1890 to Hezekiah Rash who was born July 12, 1865. Children born to them include:

Lois Rash born May 25, 1895

Lois Rash, daughter of Hezekiah Rash and Betty E. Parker Rash, was born May 25, 1895. She was married about 1920 to Robert Wilson Fleming. Children born to them include:

Frank Fleming born April 1, 1931

Frank Fleming, son of Robert Wilson Fleming and Lois Rash Fleming, was born April 1, 1931. He was married in 1957 to Frances Marshall. In 1995 they lived in Carthage, Missouri where Frances Marshall Fleming, a member of the Foundation, was active in genealogy research.
==O==
Eliza Goins who was born in Chickasaw County in 1854 was married to Nelson Franklin in 1873, according to Hinds County, Mississippi marriage records.
==O==
J. D. Goins appeared on the 1845 tax roll of Chickasaw County. James D. Gowen was on the ad valorem tax list in 1848. James D. Goins was a taxpayer in 1849 in Chickasaw County.

James Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census, page 226, living near to Thomas Going:

“Goins, James 51, born in NC, farmer, $400 real
estate, $400 personal property
Mary 51, born in MS
John 21, born in MS
Molly 16, born in MS
Sarah 15, born in MS
Snizzer 6, born in MS
Jermy 5, born in MS, male
Bette 6/12, born in MS”

“James D. Goen” and “James Dudley Goins were listed in the Chickasaw County patent records in 1851 and 1852. Later his land lay in Clay County, Mississippi.

J. D. Goins and his wife, M. E. Goins sold 80 acres to Rich P. Gullett in November 1868, according to Chickasaw County Deed Book P, page 592.
==O==
W. T. Goins was married to Sarah P. Read in 1866, according to Chickasaw County marriage records. Children born to W. T. Goins and Sarah P. Read Goins are unknown.
==O==
H. W. Gowen was listed on the tax roll of Chickasaw County in 1848. He was initiated into Pikeville Masonic Lodge, No. 85, Pikeville, Mississippi in 1849, according to “Abstradex of Annual Returns, Mississippi Free & Accepted Masons, 1801-1851,” by Jeanne Hand Henry. Henry W. Gowen was listed in the 1851 tax list of Chickasaw County, along with John Gowen and William Gowen.
==O==
Thomas Goin, age 17, born in Alabama, appeared in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County living in the household of James Beeal, No. 186-186D
==O==
Thomas D. Gowen appeared on the Chickasaw County tax roll in 1844. He reappeared on the 1848 tax roll along with H. W. Gowen. “Thomas Guoin” was listed in the administration of the estate of W. L. Montgomery in May 1855, according to Chickasaw County probate records.
==O==
Thomas Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Chickasaw County, page 226:

“Going, Thomas 41, born in GA, farmer [tanner?]
$2,000 real estate, $700
personal property
Jane 42, born in AL
Mary 26, born in MS
Martha 21, born in MS
Thomas 17, born in MS
George 15, born in MS
Wm. 13, born in MS
Theodore W. 11, born in MS
Sarah C. 9, born in MS
Dora B. 2, born in MS”
==O==
Martha Gowin, a widow was enumerated as the head of Household 27-27 in the 1860 census of Chickasaw County:

“Gowin, Martha 40, born in Alabama, seamstress,
$400 real estate
F. P. 26, born in Alabama, postmaster
Christopher 14, born in Mississippi
Israel 13, born in Mississippi
James 11, born in Mississippi
==O==
William Goins was listed on the roster of Company C, Thirty-first Alabama Infantry Regiment commanded by Capt. J. L. S. Hill. The regiment was organized March 5, 1862, according to “Our Men from Chickasaw County, Mississippi” by James & Clark. William Goins did not apply for a pension there.
==O==
William N. Goins and Ida Goins sold a house and lot to R. M. Buchanan in July 1870, according to Chickasaw County Deed Book S, page 122.
==O==
M. Gowing appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 state census of 1841:

“Gowing, M. white male 21-45
white female over 16
white male 0-18
white female under 16

086 Choctaw Co, Mississippi

CHOCTAW COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Joseph B. Gowings, a farmer who owned four slaves was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Choctaw County, page 75:

“Gowings, Joseph B. white male 40-50
white female 20-30
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

CHOCTAW NATION, MISSISSIPPI

Phillip Goins, a “three-quarters” Choctaw, was born in Mississippi about 1770 and was a resident of the Choctaw Nation in Mississippi, according to United States Citizenship Court records as transcribed in “The Journal of American Family Research,” Volume 3. For Phillip Goins to have been a “three-quarters” Choctaw, his father and his grandfather before him would have had to have married full-blood Choctaw women. This suggests that the grandfather Goins must have arrived in the Choctaw Nation around 1710 which is regarded as highly unlikely.

“Goins” is not a word in the Choctaw language, nor is it found in the “Choctaw Lexicon” compiled by the Rev. Cyrus Byington. Since the “Goins” name is Caucasian and since blue-eyed individuals have turned up among the Choctaw descendants of Phillip Goins, it is suggested that he was of Melungeon descent. The names “Goins” and “Gibson” were prominent in the Melungeon communities of Virginia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

It is possible that Phillip and Oti Goins were “invented” by the children of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins to legiti­matize their bid to be enrolled by the Tribal Council of the Choctaw Nation. Their claims of Choctaw blood were denied by the Tribal Council and the Dawes Commission which investigated the evidence.

Jane P. McManus, a Goins researcher of Covington, Louisiana wrote September 19, 1989:

“Several years ago I came across a huge genealogical collection of family group sheets assembled by Curtis Jacobs in a library in southern Louisiana [Beauregard Parish Library]. Included was a sheet on the Goins family. Listed were John Goins and wife Nancy John­son Goins. Their children were: Benjamin, James, Thomas, Stephen, Jenny [Virginia], Jerry [Jeremiah], William M. and John. [“John Goines, age 42, born in South Carolina” was enumerated as the head of Household 421 in the 1860 census or Rapides Parish, Louisiana.]

William M. Goins had a bible record wherein he recorded all his family’s dates. He was born August 22, 1809. He was married to Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson July 27, 1832 in St. Landry Parish. She was born December 10, 1808 in Louisiana. John Drake was bondsman. He recorded that Stephen Goins was married to Edith Perkins November 14, 1826. Jenny married Jordan Perkins March 12, 1814. [Jordan Perkins was the son of Joshua Perkins and Mary Mixon Perkins who migrated west from South Carolina to Mississippi to Louisiana in the early 1800s. They travelled with a group composed of the Willis, Sweat and Johnson families led by Rev. Joseph Willis.] Jerry married Sarafina Drake about 1820. John Goins was married to Francis ‘Fanny’ Nash.”

Joshua Perkins and Jenny Goins Perkins had seven children who lived to adulthood, according to Patricia Ann Waak, Foundation member of Erie, Colorado in a letter dated October 21, 1995. One of their sons, Jesse Perkins was born about 1816. He was married about 1838, wife’s name Cyndelia. Joshua Perkins and Jesse Perkins took their families westward into Texas about 1840. They appeared on the tax roll of Houston County, Texas in 1846 and were enumerated there in the federal census of 1850. Both father and son and their families appeared in the 1860 census of Bee County, Texas. Jesse Perkins and his family were enumerated in the 1870 census of Goliad County, Texas

The oldest daughter of Jesse Perkins, Martha Perkins was born about 1845 and was married about 1862, husband’s name Quarles. She was remarried in 1870 to Charles Smith in Goliad, Texas. They were enumerated in Callahan County, Texas in the 1880 census. Seven children were born to them, including two sets of twins. In 1887 Charles Smith transferred all of his land to Martha Perkins Quarles Smith, shortly before her death in 1888.

Dooley Wirt Smith, son of Charles Smith and Martha Perkins Quarles Smith, was born about 1877. His father remarried about 1890, and Dooley Wirt Smith disliked his stepmother. He placed his younger siblings in a wagon, and at the age of 13 fled with them to an older sister’s home. He was married about 1898 to Annie Elizabeth Jane Mays. Ten of their children lived to adulthood, including Anne Nell Smith.

Ann Nell Smith, ninth child, was born about 1919. She was married in 1942 to Boxly William Waak. Children born to them include Patricia Ann Waak who was born about 1944. She was married about 1962, husband’s name Baldi. She was remarried in 1994 to Kenneth John Strom.

Children born to Patricia Ann Waak Baldi include:

Cinira Anne Baldi born about 1965
Rachel Nell Baldi born about 1968
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Phillip Goins was married about 1795 to Oti, a full-blood Choctaw woman who was also born in Choctaw Nation, ac­cording to the children of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins. Margie Bailey of Columbia, Mississippi wrote in October, 1992, “My father spoke many times of Oti Montro, an Indian woman [or princess] as his ancestor.”

A Phillip Goins did appear in the records of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was the common law husband of Keziah Nash, daughter of Thomas Nash and Emily Slater Nash. Keziah Nash was born about 1789 in Mississippi. Phillip Goins was enumerated as the head of a household of three people in the 1810 census of St. Landry Parish.

They were married in January 1815 at Natchitoches, Louisiana. At the time they applied for a license to marry, they signed a contract in Natchitoches Parish to legitimize their two children. James Groves, brother-in-law of Keziah Nash Goins, witnessed the legitimization contract, No. 4415, and Thomas Nash signed as security on the marriage license, No. 4417, bond of $500. On the same date Elizabeth Nash, sister of Keziah Nash, was married to John Gardner.

The contract read:

“Be it known that we, Phillip Goins and Keziah Nash have this day with these presents in consideration of a marriage to be this day solemnized between us mutually agreed contract with each other to acknowledge marriage our two children Michael and Rebecca come before the same and they are hereby declared and acknowledged by us as legitimate and entitled to all the rights to which they would have been entitled if born subsequent to said marriage.”
Phillip [X] Goins
January 2, 1815 Keziah [X] Nash

Attested: D. Case, James Bloodworth, James Groves”

Children born to Phillip Goins and Keziah Nash Goins include:

Michael Goins born about 1808
Rebecca Goins born about 1811

Michael [Leroy?] Goins, son of Phillip Goins and Keziah Nash Goins, was born in Natchitoches about 1808. “Micael Gowen and Ardena Taylor, both of this county” were married March 20, 1849 in adjoining Newton County, Texas, accord-ing to Newton County Marriage Book A-1, page 48. “Har-dienia Taylor, age 7” was enumerated in the household of her parents, William Taylor and Rebecca Nash Taylor in the Mexican census of 1823.

Children born to Michael Leroy Goins and Hardinia Taylor Goins include:

Caroline Goins born about 1851
Martha Goins born about 1852
Mary Jane Goins born about 1854

Martha Goins, daughter of Michael Leroy Goins and Hardenia Taylor Goins, was born about 1852. During the Civil War her family lived in Atascosa County, Texas. She lived with her mother “near Campbellton while her husband was away fighting in the Civil War.”

Rebecca Goins, daughter of Phillip Goins and Keziah Nash Goins, was born about 1811 in Natchitoches.

As the pressure of white settlers began to encroach upon the Indians in Mississippi, Phillip Goins reacted by moving to Opelousas, Louisiana. He was enumerated there in St. Landry Parish in the U. S. census of 1810 as the head of a household composed of “three free colored persons.” The enumerators in 1810 had very little latitude as to how they recorded non-whites.

George Virgil Goins, a descendant of Dibble, Oklahoma, wrote in July 1992 that Benjamin Goins and James Goins, whom he regarded as brothers of Phillip Goins, were also enumerated in the 1810 census of St. Landry Parish. He wrote:

“Benjamin and Phillip purchased land on Bayou Crocodile and Bayou Boeuf in 1808. Both are listed as land owners. James Goins lived in the same vicinity in 1810. In 1804 over 100 Choctaw families lived on Bayou Crocodile. Benjamin Goins still lived on this land in 1815. In 1819 James Goins owned 320 acres at Chopique on the west side of the Calcasieu River. “Amos Goines” was enumerated in 1820 on Bayou Boeuf in Rapides Parish.”

James Goins was married to Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Joshua Perkins and Elizabeth Mixon Perkins, according to the research of Sandra M. Loridans of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. Virginia “Jenny” Goins was married to Jordan Perkins, son of Joshua Perkins. Jordan Perkins was born in 1793 in South Carolina. Joshua Perkins was born about 1765 in Greenwood, South Carolina in District 96. He was married about 1788 to Mary Mixon, daughter of Micah Mixon and _____ William-son Mixon, according to the research of Sherry Bourn.

Stephen Goins was married to Edith “Edie” Perkins, daughter of Joshua Perkins.

The Choctaw tribe lived for centuries in southeastern Missis­sippi. They had not given the Americans any resistance. In­stead they had aligned themselves with the Americans in their battles. Several hundred of their braves fought with the Missis­sippians in the Creek War, according to “Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Nation” by Angie Debo. They fought with Gen. Andrew Jackson in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and in the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. They invited American missionaries to establish sta­tions and schools in the Choctaw Nation and gave permission for the construction of the Natchez Trace across their land.

Americans had begun flooding into Natchez, Mississippi and the surrounding area even before the Revolutionary War. From the Spanish Archives, “The Genealogical Helper” ex­tracted the names of 157 Americans who had arrived in 1789. “Legajo 16” identified the individuals in a “Report on the to­bacco growers at Natchez during the past year” dated March 2, 1790. The white population in Mississippi grew from less than 9,000 in 1800 to over 70,000 in 1830, and the pressure upon the Indians began to increase exponentially. Phillip Goins had foreseen the gathering storm for the Choctaws and preceded westward.

The Choctaws were the first tribe to succumb to the pressure of the encroaching white settlers. In 1830 they agreed to re­move to Oklahoma and became known as one of the “Five Civilized Tribes.” Almost 7,000,000 acres were ceded to the Choctaws in southeastern Oklahoma, “south of the Canadian River, north of the Red River, from Ft. Smith west.” In Oklahoma the Choctaws were settled primarily in Mc­Curtain, Pittsburg, Le Flore, Pushmataha and Choctaw Counties. Some remained in Mississippi in Neshoba County where a Choctaw reservation is maintained today. In 1990 about 4,000 of the county’s population of 24,000 were Choctaws. Adjoining Winston County also holds a high concentra­tion of Choctaws. William Arm­strong undertook a Choctaw census in 1831 in Mississippi which showed a total of 19,554, according to “The Choctaws” by Jesse O. McKee and Jon A. Schlenker. Of those 12,500 came to Oklahoma.

The Creeks and Seminoles began arriving in Oklahoma in 1832. The Cherokees traversed the “Trail of Tears” in 1835. In 1837 6,070 Chickasaw and their slaves be­gan moving from Chickasaw Bluffs [present site of Memphis, Tennessee] to their new capital at Tish­omingo, Oklahoma. The territory the Chickasaws gave up was generally the north­ern 1/5 of Miss­issippi. They were transported to an area just west of the Choctaws’ new home­land. Subsequently a portion of 67 Indian tribes were removed to Oklahoma. In Oklahoma the Choctaws were settled primarily in Mc­Curtain, Pittsburg, Le Flore, Push­mataha and Choctaw Counties. Some remained in Mississippi in Neshoba County where a Choctaw reservation is maintained today. In 1990 about 4,000 of the county’s popu­lation of 24,000 are Choctaws. Adjoining Winston County also holds a high concentra­tion of Choctaws. A Choctaw census taken in 1831 in Mississippi showed a total of 19,554. Of those 12,500 came to Oklahoma.

The American government showed a very devious nature in dealing with the Choctaw Nation. It signed 16 different treaties with the tribe and reneged shamefully on com­mitments it had no intention of keeping. It was easier to sweep the Indians westward than to exterminate them.

In the Treaty of Treaty Ground, Mississippi signed October 20, 1820 by Gen. Andrew Jackson and Chief Pushmataha the United States ceded land in southwest Arkansas, the southern half of Oklahoma as well as land in Texas and New Mexico [which of which belonged to Spain.] The Choctaws gave away still more in the Treaty of Washington January 20, 1825. Chiefs Mushulatubbe, Pushmataha and Apuckshun­nubbee un­dertook the journey to Washington to sign the agreement. Apuckshunnubbee died on the way, and Pushmataha died in Washington in December 1824 before the treaty was signed. It seemed that the Indians suffered in every contact with the whites.

In the “Paris News” of Paris, Texas Robert A. Burns wrote:

“In 1820 and 1821, when the area which now comprises much of Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma became the vast area known as Miller County, Arkansas, those settlers north of the Red River seemed more enthusiastic about the new country than those located south of the river.

The first courthouse was located in the home of Claiborne Wright who lived at the site of an earlier settlement of French and Indians called Shawneetown, located south of present-day Idabel, Oklahoma.

Those settlers south of the river at that time exhibited discontent with the idea that they were to become part of Arkansas.. One settler wrote a letter to the governor of Texas, which was at that time ruled by Spain. The capitol of Texas was located in San Antonio, and the language and the government was Spanish.

The author of the letter, William Rabb, wrote in Spanish in the summer of 1821 from “Jonesborough, south side of Red River:”

I am a resident of the upper settlement on Red River, having lived there three years. It is the opinion of the most intelligent men in this section that we are within the limits of the Province of Texas. An unfortunate experience has proved to us that we do not have the protection of the United States. The settlement contains about eighty families. With the exception of a few, they are honorable and industrious people, although they have the misfortune of living under the most depressive and unfavorable conditions. Up until just recently, the other bank of the Red River has been under the political jurisdiction of the United States. The authorities have recently sold the region to the Choctaw tribe. The old-time settlers and former officials continue to live in the county which now belongs to the Indians and not only control their former possessions, but likewise the bank of the river.

We are obliged to pay enormous contributions to maintain a bunch of public grafters. We are almost daily forced to submit to the most terrible insults and injuries, without having any hope of seeing the end to our misfortunes. The reason for our present situation is that the Choctaws who live on the east side of the Mississippi have not yet come to take over their new possessions.

The settlers on the north side of the Red River carry on direct trade with the Comanches, furnishing them with all the munitions of war and receiving in exchange a great number of horses, many of which bear the Spanish brand. We feel that this selfish and illegal traffic is very injurious to our government.

This settlement is located about 300 miles by land above Natchitoches, and this place [Jonesborough] is almost directly north from the place where the road from Bexar crosses the Trinity River. The inhabitants of this unfortunate section of your province would be very happy to be under the protection of your government. They greatly regret the lack of any civil law, for their guidance.

Many of the settlers will probably leave in consequence of the present situation. I have planned to locate on the Colorado under the direction of Mr. Austin and expect to move my family and goods during the present autumn. I hope to be free of the unprincipled creatures who rob me and insult me with impunity. However, I am anxious for the welfare of my fellow citizens whom I shall leave in this territory. I hope through your goodness they will find a safe protection against the abusive hands of those miserable rascals who have no compassion and who without any reason whatever destroy our peace and devour our substance. I do not venture to suggest to you the steps necessary for the protection of this region. I leave it to God and your great wisdom. I know that you will extend to us the best possible treatment.”

At the same time the letter Rabb wrote to Gov. Antonio Martinez was delivered, the same couriers delivered [a letter] from 84 heads of families south of the Red River, asking that they be allowed to elect an alcalde and commandant for a provisional government until the area in which they lived could be properly organized. Many of these dissidents, including Rabb, later became part of Stephen F. Austin’s colony.

Events were quickly changing. Mexico declared its independence from Spain. Within 15 years, Texas declared itself an independent nation. All that area south of Red River which was for years Miller County, Arkansas came into Texas as old Red River County.”

The treaty finalizing the Choctaw removal was signed Septem­ber 28, 1830 at the council grounds on Dancing Rab­bit Creek, Mississippi. This treaty specified that “no part of the land ceded to the Choctaw Nation shall ever be embraced in any ter­ritory or state.” It further provided for a Choctaw delegate in the U. S. Congress, but Con­gress never granted such represen­tation.

The Choctaws gave up 10,000,000 acres of prime Mississippi land in the bargain. To soothe the ob­jections of the Indians who protested that the land being of­fered in the treaty was al­ready occupied by the whites, An­drew Jackson assured the Choctaws that he would drive out the settlers. Arkansas Terri­tory which was created in 1819 embraced the land that was be­ing offered. Old Miller County, Arkansas Territory had been created in 1820 and by 1821 already had a “population of 999 and 84 slaves,” ac­cording to the March 3, 1821 edition of the “Arkansas Gazette.” The population of Old Miller County had in­creased to 2,500 in 1825. Very few of this first settle­ment of “sooners” were ever disturbed by Jackson’s promise.

The Americans used every means of duplicity to gain the up­per hand. They freely dis­tributed whiskey among the Indi­ans, un­dermining their will to work and to produce. They distributed lavish bribes among the chieftains to gain their consent to the treaties and to influence them to “sell out” their people and their heritage. The In­dians received nothing but misery for their pas­sive resistance.

The Choctaws in Jasper and Newton Counties wrote a letter delineating their oppression to George S. Gaines, one of their few trusted friends in Washington:

“Our tribe has been woefully imposed upon of late. We have had our habitations torn down and burned; our fences destroyed, cattle turned into our fields and we ourselves have been scourged, manacled, fettered and otherwise personally abused, until by such treat­ment some of our best men have died. These are the acts of the persons who profess to be the agents of the Govern­ment to procure our removal to Arkansas and who cheat us out of all they can, by the use of fraud, duplicity and even violence.”

The treaty of 1830 specified that 7,000 Choctaws were to re­main in east central Missis­sippi, but again the Americans weaseled out. The white citizens of Alabama and Mississippi maintained a constant clamor for their removal also. Sen. Jef­ferson Davis of Mississippi was foremost among those deter­mined to expel to remaining remnants of the Choctaws from Mississippi. He wrote, “It is an object of great importance that the Choctaws be completely removed and prevented from re­turning.”

American officials circulated reports about the generous conditions given to the Choctaws by the terms of the treaty, but many church officials objected to the bullying of the In­dians. Mary Elizabeth Young in “Redskins, Ruffleshirts and Rednecks” re­ported on the reaction of the missionary offi­cials:

“The missionaries of the American Board, angry be­cause the treaty granted no compensation for their expensive schools and mission stations did not con­sider it gener­ous in any respect. They regarded the extensive reserves given to In­dian leaders as mere bribes. They deplored the scanty provision for emi­grating tribesmen whose improvements were small. They bitterly resented the commis­sioners’ misrepre­sentation of the way in which the agreement had been negoti­ated.”

The editor of the “Vicksburg Daily Sentinel” recorded the be­ginning of the exodus:

“They are going away! With a visible reluctance which nothing has overcome but the stern necessity they feel impelling them, they have looked their last on the graves of their sires–the scenes of their youth, and have taken up the slow toilsome march with their household goods among them to their new homes in a strange land. They leave names to many of our rivers, towns and counties, and so long as our State remains, the Choctaws who once owned most of her soil will be remembered.”

The horrors of the Choctaw migration were never publicized to the extent as were the Cherokee’s “trail of tears,” but they were just as devastating. From 1831 to 1834 forced marches of tribesmen, mostly on foot, in groups of 500 to 1,000 started out for Oklahoma, invariably in the fall and winter months. The trip of 550 miles passed through unsettled country of dense forests, swamps, thick canebrakes and swollen rivers. The suf­fering, caused by the mistakes and inefficiency of the War De­partment combined with one of the region’s worst blizzards in history was indescribable.

Choctaw Agent William S. Colquhoun at Vicksburg, Missis­sippi wrote December 10, 1831 to Brigadier General George Gibson that a party of Choctaws had arrived there after march­ing 24 hours through sleet and snow. “Their situation is dis­tressing and must get worse, they are often very naked, and few moccasins are seen amongst them.”

A party of 2,500 Choctaws traveling by steamboat were dis­embarked at Arkansas Post and kept in open camps through the worst of the blizzard. Many had to remain for weeks awaiting horses which were being driven overland from Louisiana. Cholera broke out on a boatload of Indians nearing the Mem­phis transfer station, and many panic-stricken women and chil­dren refused to board another steamboat. They were ferried across the Mississippi and continued the journey on foot.

When he observed the Choctaws crossing the Mississippi at Memphis, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote:

“In the whole scene there was an air of ruin and de­struction, something which betrayed a final and irre­vocable adieu; one couldn’t watch without feeling one’s heart wrung. The Indians were tranquil, but sombre and taciturn. There was one who could speak English and of whom I asked why the Choctaws were leaving their country. ‘To be free,’ he answered.”

Many hundreds fell victim to blizzards and cold weather and all manner of disease. Epidemics of smallpox, cholera, ty­phoid and “intermittent fever” devastated the tribe en route and in its early years in Oklahoma.

No physicians were among the Indians in the initial treks, but many churchpeople became aware of their suffering and vol­unteered to help. Teachers and preachers were sent. Dr. Alexander Talley, a Ph.D. and a Methodist missionary, ac­companied the first Choctaw party moving westward. Soon the War Department elected to have doctors accom­pany them. On the steamboat Reindeer in November 1832

Dr. John T. Fulton and a Dr. Rayburn, government agents, re­ported 12 deaths in three days in a party of 445 Choc­taws due to cholera “for which they knew no effective treatment,” ac­cording to Indian Agent A. S. Langham. In a five-week pe­riod ending in September 1833, 600 died of fever alone, ac­cording to “Indian Removal” by Grant Foreman.

Cyrus Bynington who was a missionary among the Choctaws before the removal and who traveled to Indian Territory with them estimated that 6,000 died during the migration, according to “History of Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians” by H. B. Cushman. Pres. Andrew Jackson had appointed Maj. Francis W. Armstrong “Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Choctaw Nation West of the Mississippi” and dispatched him to Ft. Smith, Arkansas Territory. He arrived at Ft. Smith just ahead of the first Choc­taw contingent and had little time to prepare to assist the Indians, according to “Ft. Smith” by Edwin C. Bearss and A. M. Gibson.

Starvation was also a threat in the early years. The U. S. gov­ernment reneged on supplying the steel plows they had con­tracted to supply to the tribe so that they could raise corn on their land. In June 1833 a 10-foot flood on the Arkansas River washed away all the mills, ferries and improvements that had been built along the river. Maj. Armstrong wrote, “The Choctaws are dying to an alarming extent. Near the agency there are 3,000 Indians, and within the hearing of a gun from this spot, 100 have died within five weeks.”

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Suggested as a kinsman is “Jenny Goen, who was born about 1795. “Jenny Goen, free colored person” was married in St. Landry Parish March 12, 1814 to Jordan Perkins, according to the research of Leila Raye Perkins Smith, a descendant of Cor­rigan, Texas. She wrote January 25, 1990, “We have been told that we have a lot of Indian blood. In some census enumerations my ancestors were recorded as “Indian;” on others they were shown as “white.” Most of the men in my family are dark with blue eyes and straight black hair.”

Sandra M. Loridans of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico wrote July 16, 1994, “I am a descendant of Jinny [Jane] Goen/Goin/-Goings of St. Landry Parish, LA. Jinny Goen was my g-g-g-grandmother, and I believe she was born about 1795 in South Carolina She was married March 12, 1814 in St. Landry Parish to Jordan Perkins who was born about 1793 in Aiken, South Carolina. I do not know who her parents were, but Louisiana census records show them living near Phillip Goen/Goins. There was also a Thomas Goins who was included in my family line. Jordan Perkins was enumerated in 1840 in Calcasieu Pa, LA, in 1850 in Houston Co, TX and in 1860 in Bee Co, TX.”

Children born to Jordan Perkins and Jenny Goins Perkins in­clude

Jacob Perkins born about 1815
Carlotta Perkins born about 1816
Jesse Perkins born about 1817
Hader Perkins born about 1827
Joshua Perkins born about 1828
Washington Perkins born about 1835
Olive Perkins born about 1839

Jacob Perkins, son of Jordan Perkins and Jenny Goins Perkins, was born about 1815 in Louisiana. He was married about 1840, wife’s name Mary Jane. She was born in May 1820 in Louisiana. He died October 27, 1897 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. She died after 1910 in Montgomery County, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Isaac J. Perkins born in 1842
Jincey [Caroline] Perkins born in 1843
Sarah Ann Perkins born in 1845
Joshua Perkins born in 1849
Laura Perkins born in 1850
Jesse F. Perkins born in 1853
Cato A. Perkins born in 1858
Dick Perkins born in 1859

Joshua Perkins, son of Jacob Perkins and Mary Ann Perkins, was born in 1849. He died in 1910.

Jesse F. Perkins, son of Jacob Perkins and Mary Ann Perkins, was born in 1853. He died in 1880.

Carlotta Perkins, daughter of Jordan Perkins and Jenny Goins Perkins, was born about 1816. She was married about 1832 to Frederick Bigner.

Jesse Perkins, son of Jordan Perkins and Jenny Goins Perkins, was born about 1817. He was married about 1840, wife’s name Cyndelia.

Stephen Goin and Edith Perkins were married in Louisiana November 17, 1826, according to George Virgil Goins who states that Jordan Perkins was the bondsman. Polly Perkins gives consent for Edith Perkins to marry and states that Steven Goin was “the son of John and Nancy Johnson Goin of South Carolina.” Rev. Joseph Willis officiated. Children born to Stephen Goin and Edith Perkins Goin are unknown.

Fanny Gowen, age 16 was married to Aaron Burr Nelson in Louisiana in October 1834. William Gowen was the bonds­man, according to George Virgil Goins.

Melinda Goins was married in Louisiana to Gibson Perkins August 14, 1829, according to George Virgil Goins. Joshua Goins was the bondsman. The groom’s consent was signed by George Perkins, and the bride’s consent was signed by Eliza­beth Goins. Joshua Goins was married November 27, 1862 in adjoining Newton County, Texas, according to Newton County Marriage Book C, page 114. Children born to Joshua Goins and Sarah Perkins Goins are unknown.

“Patrick Goin,” a Choctaw Indian was appointed as a scout for a survey party seeking a railroad route from San Antonio to El Paso, Texas March 18, 1849. Robert S. Neighbors, Indian agent made the appointment in San Antonio.

“Anna Goins, Choctaw” who was born about 1790 was married about 1810 in St. Landry Parish to Thomas Nash, as his second wife, according to Della Ford Nash of Oklahoma City. Thomas Nash was born in 1754 in Chowan County, North Carolina. He was in Mississippi Territory by 1780 where he operated an Indian trading post. In 1815 they lived in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. In 1826 they were in Atascosita District, Tejas y Coahuila. They were enumerated in the 1830 and 1850 census back in Natchitoches Parish. Thomas Nash was enumerated as “age 97” and Anna Goins Nash was reported as “age 77.”

Thomas Nash, Jr, who was born in 1785 to Thomas Nash and his first wife, Emily Slater Nash was married to Sarah “Sally” Drake.

Children born to Thomas Nash and Anna Goins Nash included James Nash who was born in 1813 in Rapides Parish, Louis­iana. Land was taken from Rapides Parish to form St. Landry Parish when it was created in 1807. James Nash was married in 1834 to Mary Perkins. He died prior to the 1850 census, but Mary Perkins Nash appeared in Rapides Parish in the enumerations of 1850 and 1860.

Children born to Thomas Nash and Anna Goins Nash include:

James Nash born about 1836

James Nash, son of Thomas Nash and Anna Goings Nash, was born in Louisiana about 1836. He was married about 1855 to Elizabeth Goodman, according to Martha Lea Nolan Alexander, a descendant.

Children born to James Nash and Elizabeth Goodman Nash include:

Emily Nash born about 1857

Emily Nash, daughter of James Nash and Elizabeth Goodman Nash, was born about 1857. She was married about 1875 to Levi “Buck” Allen. Emily Nash Allen died in 1892.

Children born to Levi “Buck” Allen and Emily Nash Allen include:

David Uriah Allen born March 12, 1877

David Uriah Allen, son of Levi “Buck” Allen and Emily Nash Allen, was born March 12, 1877. He was married in Vernon Parish May 15, 1902 to Ola Camilla Potter. She was born December 24, 1877 to John Jahew Watts Potter and Rachel Hilman Potter.

David Uriah Allen died December 10, 1947, and Ola Camilla Potter Allen died July 3, 1950.

Children born to them include:

Ethel Emily Allen born September 23, 1928

Ethel Emily Allen, daughter of David Uriah Allen and Ola Camilla Potter Allen, was born September 23, 1928 at Caney, Louisiana. She was married at Lake Charles, Louisiana July 10, 1944 to Earl Nolen. He was born January 3, 1919 to Simeon Vincent Nolen and Ada Owers Nolen. Earl Nolen died February 23, 1998 at Leesville, Louisiana. Ethel Emily Allen died on the same day, according to their daughter, Martha Lee Nolen Alexander.

Children born to them include:

Martha Lee Nolen born December 12, 1948

Martha Lee Nolen, daughter of Earl Nolen and Ethel Emily Allen Nolen, was born December 12, 1948 at Lake Charles, Louisiana. She was married April 6, 1984 to Gene Hershell Alexander. In 2000 they lived at Leesville where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her branch of the family.

Emanuel Nash, their fourth child, was born in Rapides Parish in 1842. He was married about 1898 to Sena Goins/Goynes, his third wife. Eight children were born to them, according to Della Ford Nash. Their descendants generally settled in Texas.
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Martha “Patsy” Goings was born in Choctaw Nation, Missis­sippi about 1812 of parents unknown. She was married about 1832 to Eli Crowder, believed to be about 30 years older. He was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 1781 to James Crowder, Jr. and Lorhamah “Ama” James Crowder, ac­cording to the research of Carlotta Earlene Hollis Bates, a de­scendant of Kensington, California. Eli Crowder was a veteran of the War of 1812.

They escaped the forced move of the Choctaw tribe to Indian Territory in the early 1830s. In 1842 they lived in Attala County, Mississippi. Sometime after 1845 they removed to Oklahoma and settled in an area which later was named Choctaw County. They were accompanied by two of her brothers, Jim Goings and Gibson Goings who settled near Boswell, Oklahoma.

“Gibson Gowen” was enumerated in the 1831 census of Choctaw Nation in Mississippi. He appears to be a widower:

“Gowen, Gibson male over 16
male 0-10
female 0-10
male 0-10”

The enumerator noted, “Gibson Gowen admitted that he did not live on his land at the time the treaty was signed, but the logs were cut [in preparation of building a cabin.]”

Patsy Hall, a Choctaw, gave an affidavit on August 10, 1896 before the Dawes Commission concerning the Goins family:

“Affiant states that among the number who accompanied her father and family from Mississippi to the Kiamichi River was a man named Gip Goins and wife, and a man named James Goin and wife and children; that affiant knows that said Gip and James Goins were half-blood Choctaw Indians; that said Gip and James Goin died near Mayhew in the Choctaw Nation.

Affiant further states that while she and her family were living near Mayhew that Jeremiah Goins came from Texas to visit James and Gip Goins and that she was well acquainted with Jeremiah Goins; that he was a half-blood Choctaw Indian and was a first cousin by blood to the said James and Gip Goins; that she is personally ac­quainted with Robert Goins who now lives near Owl in the Choctaw Nation and knows that the said Robert Goins is the legitimate son of said Jeremiah Goin, and knows that the said Robert Goins is a one-fourth Choctaw Indian by blood.”

On August 31, 1896, Humady Williams another affiant, age about 92, appeared to give sworn testimony concerning the Goins family:

“My name is Humady Williams. I am about 92 years old. I was borned in old Chickasaw Nation, Mississippi, near Pontotoc town. I was raised among the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians and emigrated with them to this country.

When I can first remember, I belonged to Mose Perry who was a Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian, about half and half. I belonged to him until I was about grown. I had other masters through the years, and I belonged to George James when I was freed.

I understood Chickasaw, Choctaw and English and was interpreter for whites and Indians for a good many years in old Chickasaw Nation, Mississippi and after I came to this country.

I was acquainted with a family of Indians in Old Choctaw Nation by the name of Goins. I remember Jeremiah, James and Gip Goins; James and Gip were brothers and were cousins of Jeremiah. I remember Jeremiah well, better than any of them. His father’s name was Phillip Goins.”

Eli Crowder died in 1883 at the age of 102 and was buried at Crowder Prairie, Indian Territory in Jackson County. It is be­lieved that she died soon after.

Children born to them include:

Marion Richard Crowder born about 1834
Eli Crowder born about 1840
Van Robert Crowder born about 1841
Thomas C. Crowder born March 10, 1842
William J. Crowder born March 1, 1843
Francis Crowder born about 1846
Joshua Crowder born about 1850
George W. Crowder born February 5, 1852
John Crowder ` born about 1854

Marion Richard Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Goings Crowder, was born in Mississippi [either Pon­totoc or Atalla County, about 1832. He accompanied his par­ents in a move to Indian Territory after 1845. He served in a Confederate unit during the Civil War. He died July 19, 1921 and was buried at Honey Spring Cemetery, south of Soper, Oklahoma.

Eli Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Goings Crowder, was born about 1840 in Mississippi. He died young.

Van Robert Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Goings Crowder, was born about 1841 in Mississippi. He was married about 1854 to Luiza Pitchlynn. He died about 1909.

Thomas C. Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Goings Crowder, was born March 10, 1842 in Attala County. He was brought to Indian Territory by his parents. He served in a Confederate unit during the Civil War. He was married about 1866 to Flora Alexander. He died December 16, 1915 at Crowder Prairie, Oklahoma and was buried in Crowder Springs Cemetery near Boswell.

William J. Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Goings Crowder, was born March 1, 1843 in Mississippi. He was married about 1885 to Josephine Taylor. He died February 25, 1935 and was buried at Boswell.

Francis Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Go­ings Crowder, was born about 1846. It is believed that he died in childhood.

Joshua Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Go­ings Crowder, was born about 1850 in Indian Territory. He was married about 1875, wife’s name Sophia.

George W. Crowder, son of Eli Crowder and Martha “Patsy” Goings Crowder, was born February 5, 1852 in Indian County, Texas.
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Thomas Nash had also emigrated from Louisiana. His family appeared in the Mexican census of 1826:

“Nash, Thomas 62, born in NC, farmer,
stock raiser
Going Anna 56, born in VA, wife
Nash Michael 22, born in MS, son
Benjamin 17, born in LA, son
James 13, born in LA, son
Margaret 11, born in LA, daughter
Nash William 24. born in MS, son,
farmer
Smith Polly 27, born in KY, wife
Nash Thomas 2, born in LA, son
Huldah 1, born in TX, daughter”

In an adjoining location was the household of William Taylor who also emigrated from Louisiana and who is regarded as the son-in-law of Thomas Nash:

“Taylor, William 37, born in Virginia, Farmer, stock
raiser
Nash, Rebecca 25, born in Mississippi, wife
Taylor Josiah 9, born in LA, son
Hardiena 7, born in LA, daughter
Feliciana 4, born in Texas, daughter
Catherine 2, born in Texas, daughter
Lucinda 1, born in Texas, daughter”

Also coming from Louisiana and enumerated in an adjacent location was the household of:

“Johnson, John 28, born in KY, boot &
shoemaker
Going, Catherine 21, born in LA, wife”

Michael Nash, son of Thomas Nash, was born about 1804 in Mississippi. He was married about 1828, wife’s name Letty. In 1830 they had returned to Natchitoches, Louisiana. In 1840 they were enumerated in Rapides Parish. Their five children were listed in the 1850 enumeration.

Benjamin Nash, son of Thomas Nash, was born about 1810 in Louisiana. He was married about 1833 to Hannah Perkins. She was born about 1811 in Louisiana. In 1850 they were enumerated in Rapides Parish. By 1880 Benjamin Nash had returned to Texas to live with his son Calvin Nash in Madison County. He died there in 1888.

Zena Goins was married about 1900 to Emanuel Nash as his third wife probably in Madison County, Texas. Eight children were born to them.

“Thomas D. Goin” and several members of the Nash family were members of the militia of Atascosita mustered into service January 16, 1827 under the command of Capt. Hugh B. Johnston. They marched with the militia of the Austin Colony to put down the Fredonian Revolution at Nacogdo-ches. As the militia approached Nacogdoches on January 31, the rebels fled across the Sabine River, ending the insurrec-tion, according to ‘Liberty, Liberty County and Atascosita District’ by Miriam Partlow.”

This service on behalf of Mexico proved to be very helpful to the Atascosita colonists in obtaining approval of their land grant applications. In addition to Thomas D. Gowen, Jr, the expedition of the 30-man militia included Aaron Drake, John Drake and James Drake.

In November 1827 the settlers in Atascosito filed a petition with Don Anastacio Bustamente, Commander General of the Internal Eastern States, regarding their land applications.

Seventy-three signatures were affixed to the petition from “the inhabitants who are settled on the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers” Included were “Tomas D. Gewen, Aaron Drak, John Drak, Hugh H. Johnston and Tomas Nash.” Most of the appli­cants received their land grants during the years 1831-1835. Thomas D. Gowen and the Drakes did not receive land grants which may have influenced their decision to return to Louisi-ana.
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Jeremiah Goins, reported son of Phillip Goins and Oti Goins, was born in Choctaw Nation [Mississippi] in 1798.

When asked his father’s name in a Dawes Commission hearing at Colbert, Indian Territory June 21, 1900, Jeremiah Goins, Jr. son of Jeremiah Goins, testified that his father’s name was “J. A. Goins.”

Questions posed to Jeremiah Goins, Jr. by Acting Chairman Bixby on that date suggest that he and his ancestors may have been Melungeons. From the line of questioning, Bixby obvi­ously regarded him as mulatto by the color of his skins and physical appearance. His questions were:

Question: “What proportion of Choctaw blood do you
claim to have?”
Answer: “I claim to be a half-breed.”
Question: “You must have some other blood besides
white and Indian, haven’t you?”
Answer: “I don’t know.”
Question: “Don’t you think you are too dark for a half
-blood?
Answer: “I don’t know. I don’t think I am.”

Jeremiah Goins was married about 1820 to Sarafina Drake, probably age 14. An affidavit filed with the Dawes Commis­sion in 1896 by Robert Goins and Evaline Goins Padier stated that their parents were married in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but they gave no dates. Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins continued to live in Louisiana until 1834 when they emigrated to Coahuila y Tejas to become citizens of Mexico.

According to the research of George Virgil Goins of Blanch-ard, Oklahoma, Sarafina Drake was born, about 1804 in south-western Louisiana. He wrote:

“She was baptized October 4, 1804 at the Eglise St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church at St Martinville, Louisiana. Three other siblings were baptized on the same date. They were Francisco Drake born about 1801, Aaron Drake born about 1802 and Ricardo Drake born about 1803.

The father of Sarafina Drake was John Aaron Drake, Jr. who was born in 1774 in North Carolina to John Aaron Drake, Sr. and Elizabeth Charity Crieves Drake. Both were born in Virginia.

Their son John Aaron Drake, Jr, was baptized May 8, 1800 at St Martin de tours Catholic Church and was married to Rosalia Abcher [later Anglicized to Ab­shire]) May 18, 1800 at the same church. Rosalia was born in Louisiana January 15, 1782 in Louisiana to Jean Abcher and Franciscos Hargrave Abcher of Abbeville, Louisiana.

The next record shows the Drakes at Camp Orcoquisac November 1, 1807. The following is from the Mexican records at Bexar Archives translated by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The records were published in “Louisiana Genealogical Register.”

November 1, 1807‑ Camp of Orcoquisac
The immigrant families who are in this post are unable to proceed because they have no mounts, and so I have permitted them to establish themselves here, also shown are the number of cattle and horses each have.’

A total of 11 families were listed. Included were Don Carlos Saliet [Charles Sallier] and wife, Catarina Lebli­uyt [Catherine LeBleu]. Lake Charles, Louisiana was named for him.

This camp must have been around the Sabine River. At this time the land between the Sabine and the Calcasieu Rivers were named “No Man’s Land.” It was a “haven for thieving and murderous men who prey on one an­other,” according to “Sabine to Rio Hondo” by Nola M. Ross.

The Drakes listed were: Juan Eromdreque [John Aaron Drake, Sr. and wife Sarafina Smitt [Charity Smith] and daughter, Maria Luysa, age 14 years [she later married Alexandre Boxtin], servant Carlos, age 32 years, 200 cattle, 6 horses.

Juan Eromdreque [John Aaron Drake, Jr.] and wife, Rosalia Apser [Rosalia Absher] with children; Fran­cisco, age 6, Erom [Aaron] age 5 years, Ricardo, age 4 years, Sarafina, age 3 years, Juan [John] age 1 1/2 years, Maria [Marie Rachel], age 11 months, servant Cirildo Lamdrey.

The families of Pedro Fruched [Peter Fruge] and Fran­cisco Marcantel who were here, were forced by me to return to the place they came from because I noticed that they conducted themselves very badly, and that Daniel Boom and his family are enroute to San Antonio de Bexar with a petition to settle there.

Camp at Orcoquisac, November 1, 1807
Geronimo de Herrera”

George Virgil Goins wrote:

“On August 16, 1811, Aaron Drake was awarded a land grant, No. B-1297. The ‘B’ indicated a claim based on imperfect title. The land was described as Section 41, Township 13 South, Range 4 East. It was located six miles southeast of Abbeville, Louisiana in present-day Vermilion Parish. The claim was founded on an order of survey of 1,000 arpants in favor of Aaron Drake at Grosse Isle, according to ‘Land Records of the Attakapas District,’ Volume 1 compiled by Glenn R. Conrad. By 1827 the group had removed to Atascosita District in Mexico [later Liberty County, Texas].

Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins settled in Bevil Mu­nicipal District, named for John R. Bevil, located between the Neches and Sabine Rivers in what was later Newton and Jasper Counties. Bevil Fort was lo­cated at a bend in the Neches River just south of present-day Zavala, Texas. There were 23 mu­nicipal districts in Texas at the time of the Declaration of Inde­pendence. On March 17, 1836, two weeks afterward, each be­came one of the original 23 Texas counties.

The household of Jeremiah Goins was enumerated in the Mexican census of Bevil District in 1835. The census was compiled by Marion Day Mullins and published by the Na­tional Ge­nealogical Society as “First Census of Texas 1829-1836.” They were recorded as:

“Goin, Jerry 37, farmer
Drake, Sarafina 28, wife
Goin, Henry 13
Ransom 11
Eveline 9
Sybrant 7
Caroline 5
Robert 3
James 1”

Fortunately for genealogists, it was the custom of Spanish enumerators to record married women by their maiden names. There is no record of military service on the part of Jeremiah Goins in the Texas Revolution which was to erupt in the fol­lowing spring. However, Gen. Sam Houston had exempted Melungeon William Goyen of Nacogdoches from military ser­vice so he could be a liaison and an interpreter with the Texas Indians to keep them on friendly terms with the Anglos. Dawes Commission records show that Jeremiah Goins had also acted as an interpreter, and it possible that he had rendered such a service for Texas in its struggle for in­dependence.

In a small, aging book in the office of the County Clerk of Jef­ferson County are found the names and the dates of arrival in Texas of the population of the Beaumont area who applied in 1838 for land grants. It was written with pen and ink primarily in the handwriting of Col. Henry Millard, one of the heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto. Col. Millard, one of Gen. Houston’s staff, named the town of Beaumont and the county of Jefferson for his brother-in-law Jefferson Beaumont of Natchez.

In 1838 Jeremiah Goins made an application to the Board of Land Commissioners of Jefferson County, Texas for a land grant which was accepted and forwarded to the State Land Of­fice in Austin where the originals on crisp, yellowing old paper may be found today. The application read:

“I do solemnly swear that I was a resident of Texas at the date of the Declaration of Independence, that I did not leave the country during the campaign of the spring of 1836 to avoid a participation in the struggle, that I did not refuse to participate in the war and that I did not aid or assist the enemy, that I have not previously received a title to my quantity of land and that I conceive myself justly entitled under the constitution and laws to the quantity of land for which I now apply.

Jeremiah [X] Going”

Anglo citizens were entitled to “a league and a labor,” 4,605 acres, if they could sign the above oath. Free Negros, mu­lattos, Melungeons and Indians were generally passed over. Jeremiah Goins may have received his land grant and sold his patent. In any event, when he appeared in Limestone County, Texas in 1850, he was not recorded as a land owner.

On October 16, 1850 his household was enumerated in Lime­stone County in the federal census, page 759 as Household 163-163:

“Goins, Jeremiah 58, born in Mississippi, farmer,
illiterate, mulatto
Charity 58, born in Louisiana
Ransom 24, born in Louisiana
Sebern 22, born in Louisiana
Caroline 20, born in Louisiana
Robert 19, born in Louisiana
James 16, born in Texas
Robert 14, born in Texas
Reuben 13, born in Texas
Adaline 15, born in Texas
Emily 9, born in Texas
Jeremiah 5, born in Texas
Mary 2, born in Texas”

In an adjoining household, No. 164-164, was enumerated the family of Henry Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins.

“Jeremiah Goens of Hays County, Texas” received a deed June 26, 1856 to “530 acres in Hays and Burnet Counties on the south prong of the Cypress fork of the Pedernales River” from Robert Mays, according to the Hays County Deed Book L, page 419. The land had been patented to Robert Mays September 26, 1845 by the state.

Jeremiah Goins was a resident of San Saba County, Texas May 21, 1857 when his daughter Adeline Goins was married to Lewis A. Mulkey.

Jeremiah Goins does not appear as the head of a household in the index of the 1860 census of Texas compiled by Accelerated Indexing Systems. “Jerry Goins, Sr.” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Atascosa County, page 171, living near Pleasanton, Texas. Other Goins households in the 1870 census of Atascosa County included R. G. Goins, page 171; Ransom Goins, page 194; Sarah Goins, page 202; Rayborn Goins, page 204; Hardinia Goins, page 199; James Goins, page 204 and Josephine Goins, page 194.

It is believed that Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Goins removed to San Antonio, Texas about 1873. “Jerry” Goins received a deed to Lots 37, 38, 39 and 40 in San Antonio from Juan Jose Flores September 18, 1873 for $1,500, according to Bexar County Deed Book 1, page 116.

Jeremiah Goins appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Bexar County, Enumeration District 22, page 17 on June 11, 1880:

“Goins, Johan 80, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, mulatto,
farmer
Charity 70, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, wife
Morris, Lisie 16, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, niece”

The household of Lewis A. Mulkey, his son-in-law, was also enumerated nearby June 10, 1880 in Enumeration District 22, page 16.

Jeremiah Goins died July 22, 1883, according to his headstone in Oakley Cemetery. “Jeremiah Goins, Sr.” [probably his estate] received a deed February 12, 1884 to 160 acres in Survey 14, located on Atascosa Creek 19 miles southeast of San Antonio for $140 from Lewis A. Mulkey and Adeline Goins Mulkey, his daughter, according to Bexar County Deed Book 33, page 149. The will of Jeremiah Goins, written November 2, 1882 and was filed for probate August 14, 1883 and was recorded in Bexar County Probate Book J, pages 176-178. The document has been transferred to the archives of the Bexar County Clerk’s office.

A deed and a release dated June 30, 1886 signed by Jeremiah Goins, Jr. “son of Jerry Goins” and Alice Goins, his wife, recorded in Bexar County Deed Book 48, page 380 mentions that “my mother and father are buried here.” Consideration for the 160 acres of land was $800. Apparently this was the land purchased from the Mulkeys in 1884. This burial ground in 1992 was known as Oakley Cemetery. Sarafina Drake Goins died May 21, 1881, according to her headstone in Oakley Cemetery. The descendants of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Goins gathered there annually for a family reunion.

Early day range men in Texas classified three kinds of soil in the state–Bowie soil which would support 20 cows to the acre, Travis soil which would support 10 cows and Gowen soil which would support only five cows. It is speculated that since Jeremiah Goins was the only member of the family contemporary with Travis and Bowie in Texas, Gowen soil was named for him. [Col. William Barrett Travis and Col. Jim Bowie died in the Battle of the Alamo.]

On September 9, 1896 evidence was introduced in United States Citizenship Court in Indian Territory that the names of Henry Goins, William Goins and James Goins together with their children [unnamed] appeared on the 1874 census roll of Kiamitia County, Indian Territory. An application was made for the enrollment as Choctaws by blood “Robert Goins and 99 others, all claiming to be children and grandchildren of Jeremiah Goins, a half-blood Choctaw and a recognized mem­ber of the Choctaw Nation in Mississippi” was filed with the Dawes Commission and evidence in support thereof, consisting of numerous affidavits, submitted. The record shows:

“Jeremiah Goins was a mixed-blood Choctaw, possess­ing somewhere between one-half and seven-eighths Choctaw blood; that his father was Philip Goins, his mother Oti. Philip Goins was about three-quarters Choctaw, while Oti was a full blood. Jeremiah Goins and his family were members of the Choctaw Nation in Mississippi. The record shows that he was one of the frontiersmen alternating between the Choctaw Nation and Texas; that he was always acknowledged by those who knew him to be a Choctaw Indian; that he acted as an interpreter in proceedings in which Choctaws ap­peared.”

The Dawes Commission on December 1, 1896 denied the re­quest of the applicants stating that “a Choctaw Indian, to be entitled to enrollment should have at some time prior to the act of 1898 established a residence in the Choctaw Nation.” Additionally the Commission stated that the names of the descendants of Jeremiah Goins did not appear on the tribal rolls.

The family appealed the decision. On December 1, 1896 its attorneys presented the appeal to the United States Court for the Southern District, Indian Territory at Ardmore, Oklahoma for the family members to be admitted to the Choctaw rolls. The attorneys introduced over 50 pages of typewritten material in evidence of blood, residence and tribal affiliation. They were successful on this occasion:

“Decree entered admitting the following persons: Robert Goins, Elizabeth Goins, Seaborn Goins, Calvin Goins, Caroline Goins, John Goins, Elizabeth Goins, Minerva Goins, William Henry Goins, Samantha Goins, James Goins, James Goins, Jr, Randolph Goins, Lizzie Goins, Rayborn Goins, Thomas L. Goins, William Goins, Collin Goins, Eli Goins, Rayborn Goins, Campbell Goins, Martha Margaret Goins, Missouri E. Goins, Amanda May Goins, Dinkey Goins, Reuben Goins, Mary Goins, Cordelia Goins, Jeremiah Goins, Jr, Mon­roe Goins, William Goins, Frank Goins, Leonard Goins, Mrs. Evaline Paddieo [Padier], Reuben Paddieo, John Paddieo, Evaline Paddieo, Martha Paddieo, W. C. Tasso Paddieo, James Paddieo, Amanda Paddieo, Jerry M. Morris, G. W. Morris, Spencer W. Morris, Jr, Sarah Morris, Kansas Morris, Mrs. Emily Perrice [Peres], G. W. Nevils, Ike Perice, Josephine Perrice, Mary Perrice, Anna Perrice, Alonza Perrice, Caroline Perrice, Mrs. Mary Southward, W. C. Southward, William Southward, Elizabeth Southward, John F. Southward, James Marion Southward, Jessie Myrtle Southward, Maggie May Southward, James Melton Gardner, Margaret Lugene Gardner, Manda Eldora Gardner, Cora Lee Gardner, J. M. Gardner, Ebenezer S. Morris, Gertrude E. Morris, Jesse W. Morris, Jesse Coleman Morris, Augusta B. Morris, Wilmuth Morris, Nora Lee Morris, Mollie Morris, Cora May Morris, Kansas Viola Morris, Frank C. Jones, James Jones, Jesse Jones, Gypsie Jones, Frank C. Jones, Ignathia Marjories, Susie Marjories, Reams Marjories, Joe Perrice, Ignathia Peres, Jr. Eugene Dias, Albert Dias, Clara Androda [Andrade], Christoval Androda, Mrs. Josephine Priest, Adella Taylor, Pearline Taylor, Anzo Taylor, William Martin Taylor, Josephine Taylor and Clara Taylor.”

A judgment was rendered in favor of the family December 21, 1897:

“In the United States court in the Indian Territory, Southern District at a term begun and held at Ardmore, in the Indian Territory, on the 15th day of November, A.D. 1897. The Hon. Hosea Townsend, judge. The following order was made and entered of record, to wit:

Robert Goins et al vs. The Choctaw Nation, No. 127 Judgement

At this time came on to be heard the report of the master in chancery, filed herein June 23, 1897, and at the same time came the applicants by their attorneys; and it appearing to the court that the applicants herein through their attorneys have excepted to the report of said Master in chancery, wherein he recommends that those of the applicants who are nonresidents of the Indian Territory be denied the right to have their names enrolled as members of the tribe of Choctaw Indians, and the court, after hearing said exceptions and being fully advised in the premises, is of the opinion that said exceptions be, and the same are hereby, sustained; and it appearing to the court from the report of said master and from the evidence filed herein that all of the applicants are mem­bers of the tribe of Choctaw Indians:

It is therefore considered, adjudged and decreed by the court that Robert Goins and his wife, Elizabeth Goins and Seaborn Goins, Calvin Goins, Caroline Goins, John Goins, Elizabeth Goins, Minerva Goins, William Henry Goins and Samontha Goins, the children of Henry Goins, deceased and James Goins and his children, James Goins, Jr. and Randolph Goins and Lizzie Goins; and Rayborn Goins and children, Thomas L. Goins, William Goins, Collin Goins, Eli Goins, Rayborn Goins, Campbell Goins, Martha Margaret Goins, Missouri E. Goins, Amanda May Goins and Dinkey Goins; and Reuben Goins and children, Mary Goins, Cordelia Goins; and Jeremiah Goins, Jr. and children, Monroe Goins, William Goins, Frank Goins, and Leonard Goins; and Mrs. Evaline Paddieo [Padier] and her children, Reuben Paddieo, Tasso Paddieo, John Paddieo, Evaline Paddieo, Martha Paddieo, James Paddieo and Amanda Paddieo; and the children of Caroline Morris whose name was Caroline Goins, to wit: Jerry M. Morris, G. W. Morris, Spencer W. Morris, Jr. Sarah Morris and Kansas Morris; and Mrs. Emily Perrice [Peres] and G. W. Nevils, her son by her first husband, William M. Nevils, and her children by her second hus­band, Antonio Perrice, to wit, Ike Perrice, Josephine Perrice, Mary Perrice, Anna Perrice, Alzona Perrice, and Caroline Perrice; and Mrs. Mary Southward and her husband, W. C. Southward and their children, William M. Southward, Elizabeth Southward, John F. Southward, James Marion Southward, Jessie Myrtle Southward, and Maggie May Southward; and the children of Sallie Goins who married J. M. Gardner, viz. James Melton Gardner, Margaret Lugene Gardner, Manda Eldora Gardner and Cora Lee Gardner, and the said J. M. Gardner; and the children of J. M. Morris, who was a son of Caroline Morris, viz, Ebenezer S. Morris, Gertrude E. Morris, Jesse W. Morris, Jesse Coleman Morris and Augusta B. Morris; and the children of G. W. Morris, viz, Wilmuth Morris, Nora Lee Morris, Mollie Morris, Cora May Morris and Kansas Viola Mor­ris; and the children of Sallie Morris who married Frank C. Jones, viz, Frank C. Jones, James Jones, Jesse Jones and Gypsie Jones and the said Frank C. Jones; and the children of Josephine Marjories, who was a daughter of the said Emily Perrice, viz, Ignathia Marjories, Susie Marjories and Reams Marjories; and the children of Ike Perrice, who was son of Emily Perrice, viz, Joe Perrice and Ignatia Perrice, Jr; and the children of Mary Dias, who was a daughter of Emily Perrice, to wit, Eugene Dias and Albert Dias; and the children of Anna Androda [Andrade], a daughter of Emily Perrice, to wit: Clara Androda and Christoval Androda; and the grandchildren of Jeremiah Goins, to wit, Mrs. Josephine Priest and her children by her former husband, namely, Adella Taylor, Pearline Taylor, Anzo Taylor, William Martin Taylor, Josephine Taylor and Clara Taylor are all members of the Choctaw Tribe of Indians and as such are entitled to have their names enrolled as members of said tribe of Choctaw Indians by blood, except as to the said W. C. Southward, who is a member of said tribe by intermar­riage, and Elizabeth Goins, the wife of Robert Goins, who is a member of said tribe by intermarriage.

It is further considered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the Choctaw Nation, the defendant, pay all costs in this behalf expended and incurred, for which execution may issue.

It is further considered, adjudged and decreed by the court that the clerk of this court certify this judgment to the Commission of the United States to the Five Civi­lized Tribes for its observance. To which judgment of the court the defendant, the Choctaw Nation, in open court duly excepted.”

Mary Harmon Wallace of Ratliff City, Oklahoma, a descendant of Jeremiah Goins and a member of the Editorial Board of Gowen Research Foundation, wrote an explanation of the difficulty that faced the Choctaw Goins individuals in being enrolled as members of the tribe in Oklahoma:

“A question often asked, ‘If Jeremiah Goins was half or more Choctaw Indian, why wasn’t the Goins family ad­mitted to the Choctaw Indian Rolls?’

The general public has never understood and most do not now understand that Indian descent, Indian blood of any tribe, no matter how well authenticated, did not entitle one to tribal citizenship.

During the enrollment period many applications were presented by people claiming to have Indian blood, others who had lived outside the Nation and had never been recognized as citizen of any tribe. Having Indian blood did not of itself confer citizenship. The claimants continued, however to harass the Dawes Commission until 1902, when Congress settled the matter by a law stating that no application would be received from any person who was not a recognized citizen of a tribe.

The Citizenship Court set up under the terms of the compact in existence from 1902 to the end of 1904. It rendered a decision the 17th day of December 1902, in the case styled, The Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation of Tribes vs J.T. Riddle, et al. Their decision was, that the Federal Courts of the Indian Territory had not followed the correct procedure, by allowing suit to be brought against each tribe separately, and by trying the cases, de nove, instead of admitting only the evidence submitted to the Dawes Commission.

This ruling gave the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation the desired opportunity for rehearing of their cases before the Citizenship Court, and they secured an almost complete reversal, the claims of about 3,400 persons for citizenship in the five tribes were rejected and about 156 were sustained. [Ref. Report Select Commission, I, Report of Commission of Indian Affairs, 1903, Commission of the Five Civilized Tribes annual paper, 1904, and in Angie Debo’s “The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic” University of Oklahoma, Norman: 1961.]

In the case of Robert Goins et al. vs The Choctaw Na­tion, No. 127 Robert Goins listed 98 other Goins family members, the judgement dated 21st day of December 1897, stated the listed members ‘were members of the Tribe of Choctaws.

On the 17th day of December 1902, the decree of the United States Court was ‘vacated’ by a decree of the Citizenship Court. On March 3, 1903, the family was to get a new trial, then on 29 July 1904 a decree was entered denying all claimants. In September 1904, 47 children’s application was denied by the commission

The case was closed 15 September 1904. The case was reviewed the 22nd day of April 1909. The matter was terminated 3 June 1909. ‘The Indian Office Secretary could find no evidence that the family had established residence in the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory.’

Robert Goins and some family members were awarded land in the vicinity of Ada, Indian Territory, but had to give the land up in 1904. Caroline [Callie] had land at Ireton [Alex], Indian Territory.

Ransom and Reuben Goins were the smart ones, they just married full blood Indians and became members of the tribe by intermarriage. [Ref. Court Records from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Records of The Citizenship Courts at Tishomingo, Ok­lahoma].”

On December 17, 1902 the decree of the United States Court was “vacated” by a decree of the Citizenship Court in a “test case.” On March 3, 1903 it was announced that the family was to get a new trial. On July 29, 1904 a decree was entered denying all claimants.

In September 1904 applications for enrollment of children listed below was denied by the Commission. One of the opin­ions read:

“The right of the applicants’ father, John H. Goins, to citizenship in the Choctaw Nation having been ad­versely determined by a decree of the Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court, it is hereby ordered that the application for enrollment as citizens by blood of the Choctaw Nation be dismissed:

Leroy Goins, Albert Goins, Georgia Goins, Paul Goins, Minneola Goins, Henry Goins, Jewel Goins, Starley May Goins, Jesse Goins, Tomer A. Goins, Henry A. Goins, William B. Goins, Allie May Goins, General Jackson Hinkle, Bessie M. Jones, Flora Leona Jones, Buel Bradford Jones, Frank Delmer Jones, James I. Pad­dieo, John L. S. Cox, Eva Paddieo, Josie Paddieo, William Adolphus Ramsey, Effie S. Southward, Susan Southward, Edith Southward, William W. Morris, Lula Mamie Morris, Andrew J. Dorn, Tommy O. Dorn, Robert A. Dorn, Lenora May Laxton, Maggie Edwards, Roy Edwards, Elizabeth Martinez, Alzina Martinez, Ida Padier, Seborn Goins, Nellie Marjories, Manuel Marjories, Jr, Fred Lee Marjories, Ida Goins, Ruby Viola Goins, Joseph Goins, Conception Perrice [Peres], Ella Perrice and Stella Perrice.”

The case was closed September 15, 1904. The Indian Office reviewed the case April 22, 1909. The matter was finally laid to rest June 3, 1909. The Indian Office Secretary could find no evidence that the family had established residence in Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory. Eighty-one years later genealogists are just as hard-pressed to find evidence of residence.

Jeremiah Goins wrote his will November 2, 1882, and it was filed for record August 14, 1883 in the office of the Bexar County Clerk.

“Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Goins to be opened only after his death by Capt. John Tom, Execu­tor in whose hand this is deposited.

State of Texas, County of Bexar

In the Name of God, Amen

I, Jeremiah Goins of said County and State being of sound and disposing mind and memory considering the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, following:

Item 1st. I will my body to be decently buried and that the expenses thereof be paid out of any money on hand at the time of my death by my executor hereinafter named.

Item 2nd. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Evaline Peres, wife of Henry Peres, one hundred acres of land in the form of an ell off of the Southern part of my home tract in Said County.

Item 3rd. I devise and bequeath to my son James Goins one hundred and sixty acres of land in the Said County patented by the State of Texas to Lewis A. Mulkey and by him deeded to me November 28, 1880.

Item 4th. I will and bequeath to my son Ike [Rayborn] Goins all my stock of horses wherever they may be, except my mules and my jack.

Item 5th. I will and devise to my son Jerry Goins my homestead tract of land in Said County except the one hundred acres herein before devised to my daughter Evaeline Peres.

Item 6th. I will and devise to Mary Southward, wife of William Southward, one town lot in the city of San An­tonio known as Lot. No. 36 with house & all improve­ments thereon. Said lot being one of a number of lots conveyed to me by Juan Jose Flores & his wife, Ufemia Biabando de Flores by deed dated on the 18th day of September 1873.

Item 7th. I will and devise to my daughter Caroline Morris, wife of Spencer Morris three hundred head of Sheep.

Item 8th. I will and bequeath, in addition to the bequest of one hundred acres of land above, 4 cows & calves to my said daughter Evaline Peres, and also 4 cows & calves to my son James Goins.

Item 9th. I will and bequeath to my son Jerry Goins, in addition to the previous bequest to him, all the rest and residue of my cattle of every kind whatsoever.

Item 10th. I will and devise to my son Jerry Goins, in addition to the former devise herein to him Lots No. 37 and 38 in the City of San Antonio, Said lots being two lots of four lots conveyed to me by Juan Jose Flores & his wife Uphemia Biabanda de Flores by deed dated September 18th, A.D. 1873.

Item 11th. I devise and will to my granddaughter Sarah Morris daughter of Spencer Morris, Lot No. 39 with all improvements thereon in the City of San Antonio, Said lot being one of a number of lots conveyed to me by Juan Jose Flores and his wife Ufemia Biabanda de Flo­res by deed dated September 18th, A.D. 1873.

I hereby nominate and appoint Capt. John Tom of Atas­cosa Executor of this my last will and testament, and I hereby will and direct that no other action in relation to my estate or the settlement of the same, shall be had in any court of this State, except that I request my said executor to probate this my last will and testament, and return an inventory, appraisement thereof & list of claims against the same should there be any such claims.

In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand this second day of November in the year of our Lord Eigh­teen Hundred and Eighty two.
Jeremiah [X] Goins”

On August 18, 1896, David Reynolds, 78 years old and a resi­dent of Atascosa County, Texas gave an affidavit to the Dawes Commission:

“I was present when he [Jeremiah Goins] proved himself by white men and Indians that he was a Choctaw Indian at Nacog­doches County in 1848 in the latter part of August.”

“I knew Jeremiah Goins and his wife, Sharofine during their lifetime . . . the wife died first . . . they both died in Bexar County near the line with Atascosa County, about 12 miles from Pleasanton, the county seat of Atascosa County. During my acquaintance with the Goins, we were separated a considerable distance at times, some times we were 300 miles apart and sometimes we were neighbors. My acquaintance with them extended for about sixty years.”

“Jeremiah Goins proved that he was a Choctaw Indian at Nacogdoches. He told me himself that he was a Choctaw and that he came from Mississippi near the In­dian Nation. I knew that he talked the Choctaw lan­guage because I understood and could talk some Choctaw myself. My father was an agent for the Choctaws to sell cattle on the line of the Choctaw Na­tion. Goins took a great liking to me because I could speak Choctaw.

Jeremiah Goins was a large, square-built man, with high cheek bones. Sharofine was a rather small woman with high cheek bones. I am an old Texas veteran, and Jeremiah Goins was a good trailer and interpreter for us.”

It is believed that children born to Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins include:

Henry Goins born in 1824
Ransom “Rance” Goins born in 1825
Evaline Goins born in 1826
Seaborn Goins born in 1828
Rayborn A[lbert?] Goins born in 1829 [1826?]
Caroline Goins born in 1830
James C. Goins born in 1834
Adeline Goins born in 1835
Robert Goins born in 1836
Reuben Calvin Goins born August 8, 1837
Emily Goins born in 1841
Jeremiah Goins, Jr. born in 1845
Mary Elizabeth Goins born in 1848

Family Researchers:

Carlotta Earlene Hollis Bates, 301 Berkeley Park Blvd, Kensington CA, 94707
Pamela Harle Dillard, Box 50742, Amarillo, TX, 79159, 806/355-7505
Daniel Lee Gabehart, 306 Bloomfield Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78228, 512/615-8733
Howard Goins, 109 E. Church Ave, Mena, AR, 71953
Brenda Thornburg Legrand, Box 505, Panhandle, TX, 79068
Sandra M. Loridans, Apartado Postal 844, 45900 Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.
Jane P. McManus, 68 Hyacinth Drive, Covington, LA, 70433
Della Ford Nash, 2515 NW 26th, Okla. City, OK, 73107
Leila Ray Perkins Smith, 1180 Kenley Rd, Corrigan, TX, 75939, 409/829-4576
Hazel G. Standley, 308 Old River Rd, Starks, LA, 70661, 428/743-5521
Juanita Thornburg Southerland, 9156 Sawyer Brown Rd, Nashville, TN, 37221
Linda Rapp Vickers, Box 312, Poteau, OK, 74953
Patricia Ann Waak, 4225 Weld County Rd. 1½, Erie, CO, 80516
Mary Harmon Wallace, Box 237 Ratliff City, OK, 73081.
Jane J. Williams, 60 Porters Chapel Rd, Vicksburg, MS, 39180

Henry Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in 1824 in Louisiana. He appeared as a 13-year-old in the 1835 Spanish census of Bevil District. He was married about 1848 to Sarah Ann Simmons, according to the research of Howard Goins, a descendant of Mena, Arkansas.

The household of Henry Goins, No. 164-164 was enumerated in an adjoining location with his that of his father in the 1850 census of Limestone County October 16, 1850:

“Goins, Henry 25, born in Louisiana, farmer,
mulatto
Sarah Ann 20, born in Alabama
Mary 1, born in Texas
Padia, Antona 50, born in Louisiana, farmer
Evaline 20, born in Texas”

He died February 28, 1870 in Alex, Oklahoma, according to Howard Goins. The estate of “Henry Goins, deceased” was probated February 28, 1870, according to Atascosa County Case 11.

Children born to Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Simmons Goins include:

Mary Goins born in 1848
Seaborn Goins born about 1851
Joseph Calvin Goins born in July 1852
Caroline Goins born about 1855
John Goins born about 1858
Elizabeth Goins born about 1861
Minerva Goins born about 1862
William Lewis Goins born January 1, 1864
Samantha Goins born about 1869

Mary Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Simmons Goins, was born in 1848. She appeared in the 1850 census of Limestone County as a one-year-old.

Seaborn Goins, son of Henry Goings and Sarah Ann Simmons Goins, was born about 1851. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Mahala.

“Seeborn Goins,” was enumerated in the 1880 census of Atas­cosa County, Enumeration District 22, page 11 as the head of a household:

“Goins, Seeborn 35, born in TX, father born in
AR, mother born in Ireland,
laborer, illiterate, white male
Mahlila 30, born in AR, father born in,
` AR, mother born in AR,
illiterate
William 9, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX
John Henry 5, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX
Hennita 3, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX
Danial 1, born in TX, father born in TX
mother born in TX”

He was mentioned in court records June 23, 1897 as being a son of Henry Goin.

Joseph Calvin Goins, son of Henry Goins Sarah Ann Simmons Goins, was born in July 1852, according to George Virgil Goins. He was married about 1880 to Laura Shaw who was born September 28, 1858. “Calvin Goins” was mentioned June 23, 1897 in court records as being a son of Henry Goins. Joseph Calvin Goins died September 14, 1932 at age 80. Laura Shaw Goins died five days later September 19, 1932. They were buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery, Alex, Oklahoma.

Children born to Joseph Calvin Goins and Laura Shaw Goins include:

William Rice Goins born in April 1885
Ida Mae Goins born May 18, 1897

William Rice Goins, son of Joseph Calvin Goins and Laura Shaw Goins, was born in April 1885. He died in 1948 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Ida Mae Goins, daughter of Joseph Calvin Goins and Laura Shaw Goins, was born May 18, 1897. She was married about 1920 to Roy Love Holder who was born February 7, 1897. She died January 5, 1976, and he died January 5, 1985

Children born to them include:

Roy Allen Holder born March 1, 1926

Roy Allen Holder, son of Roy Love Holder and Ida Mae Goins Holder, was born March 1, 1926. He was killed December 10, 1974 in Korea. He and his parents were buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Caroline Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Sim­mons Goins, was born about 1855. She was mentioned June 23, 1897 in court records as being a daughter of Henry Goins.

John Henry Goins, son of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Sim­mons Goins, was born about 1858. “John Goins” was married March 9, 1876 to Bettie Monger, according to Atascosa County marriage records He was mentioned June 23, 1897 in court records as a son of Henry Goins. George Virgil Goins identifies John Henry Goins as his grandfather.

Children born to John Henry Goins and Bettie Monger Goins include:

Robert Goins born about 1879

Robert Goins, son of John Henry Goins and Bettie Monger, was born about 1879. He was the father of twins, according to George Virgil Goins:

Pearl Goins born about 1904
Earl Goins born about 1906

Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Simmons Goins, was born about 1861. She was mentioned June 23, 1897 in court records as the daughter of Henry Goins.

Minerva Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Sim­mons Goins, was born about 1863. She was mentioned June 23, 1897 in court records as the daughter of Henry Goins. Au­drey Palmer Griego, a resident of Midlothian, Texas in 1992, was a descendant of Minerva Goins.

William Lewis “Bud” Goins, son of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Simmons Goins, was born June 1, 1864, according to George Virgil Goins. He was married about 1884 to Margaret Elizabeth “Lizzie” Allison who was born September 19, 1868. He was mentioned as a son of Henry Goins in court records dated June 23, 1897. Margaret Elizabeth “Lizzie Allison Goins died February 20, 1908 and was buried in Loflin Creek Ceme­tery. He died June 21, 1931 and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to them include:

Sarah Weynona Goins born about 1886
Allie Mae Goins born about 1900

Sarah Weynona Goins, daughter of William Lewis “Bud” Goins and Margaret Elizabeth “Lizzie” Allison Goins, was born about 1886. She was married about 1902 to a cousin, Charles Calvin “Cal” Goins. For details of their family, see his section.

Allie Mae Goins, daughter of William Lewis “Bud” Goins and Margaret Elizabeth “Lizzie” Allison Goins, was born about 1900. She died about 1902 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Samantha Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Sarah Ann Simmons Goins, was born about 1869. She was mentioned as a daughter of Henry Goins in court records dated June 23, 1897.

Ransom “Rance” Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in Louisiana in 1825. His death certifi­cate [erroneously] showed his date of birth as July 4, 1802 at Natchez, Mississippi and his age as “113 years, 6 months, 8 days” at his death.

He appeared as an 11-year-old in the 1835 census of Bevil Dis­trict in his fa­ther’s household. He reappeared as a 24-year-old living with his parents in the 1850 census of Limestone County. He re­ceived a land grant in Atascosa County of 160 acres from the State of Texas. He was married about 1854 to Emily Hardin, according to George Virgil Goins of Dibble, Okla­homa.

Ransom “Rance” Goins died January 12, 1916 and was buried Ireton Cemetery, later called Loflin Creek Cemetery, at Alex, Oklahoma, according to George Virgil Goins. He reported that other members of the family buried there include Joe Calvin Goins and his wife Laura Shaw Goins, Reuben Goins and his wife Susan Thomas Goins and William Louis Goins and his wife Allison Goins.

He died in Turnbull township in McClain County, according to Oklahoma BVS File C-384. The estate of “R. A. Goins, de­ceased” was probated in Atascosa County as Case No. 306.

Children born to Ransom “Rance” Goins and Emily Hardin Goins include:

Sarah M. “Sally” Goins born about 1855
Nancy Goins . born October 7, 1857
Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. born July 4, 1868

Sarah M. “Sally” Goins, daughter of Ransom “Rance” Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born about 1854, according to the research of Mary Evelyn Harmon Wallace, Foundation member of Ratliff City, Oklahoma. She was married in 1879 at Stonewall, Indian Territory to James Melton Gardner who was born in February 1854. In 1881 they lived at Purcell, OklahomA. She died about February 10, 1888.

Children born to them include:

James Melton Gardner, Jr. born March 4, 1881
Margaret Lugene Gardner born about 1884
Maude Eldora Gardner born in February 1886
Cora Lee Gardner born February 7, 1888

James Melton Gardner, Jr, son of James Melton Gardner and Sarah M. “Sally” Gardner, was born March 4, 1881 at Purcell. He was married September 10, 1905 in Stephens County, Oklahoma to Mary Ann [Alice?] Jones. He died March 22, 1944 and was buried in Claude Cemetery in Stephens County..

Cora Lee Gardner, daughter of James Melton Gardner, Jr. and Sarah M. “Sally” Gardner, was born February 7, 1888. She was married June 6, 1906 to William H. Vanhoozer at Tishomingo, Oklahoma. She died October 5, 1971 at McAlester, Oklahoma and was buried at Wardville, Oklahoma in Atoka County.=

Nancy Goins, daughter of Ransom “Rance” Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born October 7, 1857 in Indian Territory. Linda Rapp suggests that her birthyear was 1865. She was mar­ried there in 1883 to Charles Thomas who was born July 5, 1855. He died April 13, 1904. She was remarried to J. P. White. Later she was married a third time to Joseph L. Carmichael. She died July 26, 1941. They were buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery at Alex, Oklahoma.

Children born to them include:

William Montgomery Thomas born in June 1884
Lillie Aisley Thomas born February 7, 1887
Willie Jefferson Thomas born in December 1889
Jessie Mae Thomas born March 7, 1891
Callie Ray Thomas born April 11, 1893
Doanie Evelyn Thomas born in February 1896
Charlie Nelson Dewey Thomas born in April 1899
Alpha Thomas [twin] born March 15, 1904
Alma N. Thomas [twin] born March 15, 1904

William Montgomery Thomas, son of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in June 1884 in Indian Terri­tory, according to George Virgil Goins. He was married about 1915 to Delia Ann Rice who was born about 1897. He died in 1969, and she died in 1983. They were buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Lillie Aisley Thomas, daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born February 7, 1887 in Indian Territory. She was married about 1917 to William M. Dare who was born January 1, 1880. She died March 8, 1927, and he died March 2, 1936.

Children born to them include:

Richard H. Dare born August 21, 1932–died June 1, 1965

Willie Jefferson Thomas, son of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in December 1889 in Indian Territory.

Jessie Mae Thomas, daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in Lindsay, Indian Territory March 7, 1891. She was married December 15, 1906 to Joseph Andrew Gabehart. She died in August 1968.

Callie Ray Thomas, daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in Purcell, Indian Territory April 11, 1893. She was married June 29, 1907 to Willie Ray Horton. She died September 17, 1979.

Doanie Evelyn Thomas, daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in February 1896 in Indian Territory. She was married about 1914 to Benjamin Harrison Gabehart.

Charlie Nelson Dewey Thomas, son of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in April 1899 in Indian Terri­tory. He was married about 1922 to Ethel Simonds.

Alpha Thomas, twin daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in Lindsay March 15, 1904. She was married to Fred Lawson about 1922.

Alma N. Thomas, twin daughter of Charles Thomas and Nancy Goins Thomas, was born in Lindsay March 15, 1904. She was married September 4, 1922 to George Riley Lawson. She died May 19, 1986.

Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr, son of Ransom “Rance” Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born July 4, 1868 at Pleasanton, Texas, according to a letter written February 14, 1991 by Linda Rapp, a great-granddaughter of Red Oak, Oklahoma.

“Rance Goins of Dibble, age 35” was married July 8, 1904 to “Miss Edna Bassham of Dibble, age 19,” according to the county’s marriage records. Cora Edna Bassham, daughter of Fountain Fletcher Bassham and Luiza Angelina Howard, was born in Rocky Comfort, Missouri October 16, 1884.

Ransom “Rance” Goins died August 28. 1929 at Red Oak and was buried there the following day. Cora Edna Bassham Goins was remarried to Oscar Loveless. She died at Paradise, Califor­nia on September 27, 1977. She was buried in Sunset Lawn Memorial Park at Sacramento, California.

Children born to Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins include:

Beulah Fontella Goins born March 31, 1905
Lonnis Cloman Goins born April 1, 1908
Lois Carol Goins born April 9, 1910
Homer Lee “Larry” Goins born about 1912
Mildred Dawn “Mae” Goins born about 1915
Mary Louise Goins born April 6, 1918

Beulah Fontella Goins, daughter of Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins, was born March 31, 1905 in Missouri. She was married about 1923 to Harrison Moore. She died in May 1986.

Lonnie Cloman Goins, son of Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins, was born April 1, 1908 in Missouri. He was married about 1931, wife’s name Opal. Later he was remarried, wife’s name Helen. Children born to Lonnie Clo­man, Goins, Opal Goins and Helen Goins are unknown.

Lois Carol Goins, daughter of Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins, was born April 9, 1910 at Dibble. She was married August 23, 1929 to George Dewey Wilburn.

Homer Lee “Larry” Goins, son of Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins, was born about 1912.

Mildred Dawn “Mae” Goins, daughter of Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins, was born about 1915.

Mary Louise Goins, daughter of Ransom “Rance” Goins, Jr. and Cora Edna Bassham Goins, was born about 1918.

Evaline Goins, daughter of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafine Drake Goins, was born in 1826 in Louisiana. She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1835 census of Bevil District. She was married about 1846 to Antona Padier. The Padier [French, pronounced “Pod-e-yea”] family was associated with the Goins family in later years. In the 1850 census they were living in the household of her brother, Henry Goins.

“Padia, Antona 50, born in Louisiana, farmer
Evaline 20, born in Texas”

Evelyn Goins Padier gave an affidavit August 1, 1896 to be introduced into the evidence presented in a case tried October 1, 1898 in Federal Court in Indian Territory. The case was described as Case No. 17,173:“Choctaw Nation vs. Robert L. Goins” dated October 31, 1898,

“State of Texas }
County of Atascosa }

I, Evelyn Padillo, of the county and state aforesaid, being sworn, say: That my name is Eveline Paddillo; I am seventy-one years old; my occupation is farming. I know Jerry Goins; he is 86 years old; I am a sister to Jerry Goins; I live in Atas-cosa County, Texas; Jerry Goins greatgrandfather’s name was Philip Goins; his grandmother’s name was an Indian name, Oti; I am not certain the name is spelled right; I cannot spell, and the man writing this affidavit does not know how to spell Indian names; the Indian blood came from the mother; she was an Indian squaw; they were Choctaw Indian, and of course have Choctaw Indian blood in them; Jerry Goins is my brother. And we both of course have same grandfather and grandmother; my father was an only child; my mother died shortly after he was born; my grandfather had Choctaw blood in him, but what amount I do not know; my grandmother was a full blood Choctaw Indian. Jerry Goins’ father’s name was Jeremiah Goins; his mother’s name was Sharofina Goins; his father was about three-fourths Choctaw Indian; his mother was a full blooded Choctaw and his father was about half breed Choctaw Indian. Jerry Goins had the following brothers and sisters: Henry Goins, now dead, but left a large family; Ransom Goins, lives in the Indian Nation, near the Arkansas line; Eveline Padillo, lives in Atascosa County, Texas; Caro-line Morris, dead, but left a large family; Robert Goins, lives in Coleman County, Texas; James Goins, lives in Bexar County, Texas, Rayborn Goins, lives in Atascosa County, Texas; Adaline Mulkey, lives in Cherokee Nation, she married a Cherokee Indian by the name of Louis Mulkey; Ruben Goins, lives in Chickasaw nation, Emily Perez, lives in Bexar County, Texas; Mary Southward, lives in the Chickasaw Na-tion; she married W.C. Southward.

David Reynolds is a good witness; he knew my father in his early days; his post office address is Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.

Jerry Goins mother was a descendant of Pocahontas; her father’s name was John Drake; she was half Indian and half French; her father was Indian and her mother French. I do not know Jerry Goin’s great father or mother’s name; I was told by my father that they were Indians; my recollection is that my father told me that his great father was named Stephen Goins.

Eveline [X] Padillo.

The State of Texas Atascosa County: This day personally ap-peared before me, being sworn, Evaline Paddillo, to me well known and having the above and foregoing affidavit read over to her, signed the name and declared under oath that the above and foregoing affidavit is correct. So help her God; witness my hand and seal of office in Pleasanton, August 1, 1896.

W. H. Smith, Notary Public
Atascosa County, Texas [Seal]
My commission expires June 1, 1897”
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Also, the Robert Goins, son of Jeremiah & Sharofina you referred to in your
letter to Dennis Hursman April 24 was married to Elizabeth Williams and they
had no issue.
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Later she was remarried, husband’s name Peres. Evaline Goins Padier Peres signed a bill of sale to her brother, Robert Goins September 29, 1883. She and her Padier children were mentioned as Choctaws in court records dated June 23, 1897

Children born to Antona Padier and Evaline Goins Padier in­clude:

Reuben Padier born about 1852
Tasso Padier born about 1854
John Padier born about 1856
Evaline Padier born about 1859
Martha Padier born about 1862
James Padier born about 1864
Amanda Padier born about 1867

Seaborn “Cebe” Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in Louisiana in 1828. His parents, who had Choctaw blood, had left Choctaw Nation when the white settlers of Mississippi began to pressure Pres. Andrew Jackson to remove the tribe to Indian Territory. Mexico placed no such stigma upon the Choctaws and welcomed them to Tejas y Coahuila with the promise of free land.

Jeremiah Goins made the short move from Calcasieu Parish across the Sabine River to freedom in Texas just as the colonists there began to yearn for a separate nation. He joined in the struggle and served as an interpreter for Gen. Sam Houston and assisted to keep the other Indians in Texas friendly to the Revolutionary cause.

“Sybrant Goins” appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1835 Mexican census of Bevil District. “Sebern Goins” reappeared at age 22 in the 1850 census of Limestone County, living in his parents’ home. He received a land grant of 160 acres in Atas­cosa County from the State of Texas shortly afterward.

Later he acquired land in McCullough County, Texas which was organized in 1856 from Bexar County. His land was lo­cated on the frontier which was still disputed by the Coman-ches. While on an expedition to the west side of the county to capture wild horses, he received a arrow in his heart and died instantly.

A. B. Reagan of McCullough County wrote an account of his death which was published in 1936 in “Handbook of McCul­loch County, Texas.” His narrative follows:

Cebe Goins Killed by Indians
At Salt Gap, Texas in 1861

By A. B. Reagan
Brady, Texas, July 15, 1936

Cebe Goins was the first white man killed by Indians in what is now McCulloch County. This happened in May 1861 while camped in Salt Gap, and his body was buried on the spot where he was killed.

During the spring of 1861, Cebe Goins who ranched on Richland Creek, some five miles west of the present town of Richland Springs went with neighbors, Nabors and Hysaw, to the prairies lying immediately north of the Brady Mountains for the purpose of catching wild horses. It seems they were very desirous of catching two beautiful stallions which had been spotted and were known to range in that vicinity. The trip was made more for the sport of catching these two horses than for the necessity of owning them.

The hunt for the horses was made on a misty, rainy day. Visibility was bad that day, and the men failed to find the horses. They rode back into Salt Gap and camped for the night under a forked liveoak tree which stood near the little creek which wormed its way northward between the two mountains.

Near the camp was a bunch of smaller trees, 40 or 50 yards away where the men tied their horses for the night. Near the camp was a little spring coming from under a rock which afforded water for camping purposes. After supper, they spread their blankets on the wet ground under the liveoak tree, and all lay down to sleep for the night on one pallet, all three sleeping in the same bed. Being tired, they soon dropped off to sleep without the slightest knowledge that they had been watched from the mountain peaks above them by a ruthless savage foe who sought only such an opportunity to murder them while they slept.

During the night, a band of Indians had stealthily crept into camp, untied their saddle horses and led them out into the dark­ness. After this was done, the Indians then crept up the little branch to a point within 40 feet of the camp where the men slept in the quietude and shot a volley of arrows into the sleeping forms. Cebe Goins happened to be sleeping on the side nearer the attackers, lying on his back with his arm thrown over his head. An arrow was shot through his body, under his arm. The man sleeping next to Cebe was sorely wounded, but not fatally, and the third man was not hurt. He immediately jumped behind the liveoak tree and attempted to return the fire with his pistol, but the gun misfired.

He helped his wounded companion flee into the darkness which was their only shield. They immediately began their return to the home of Cebe Goins where they made their report after three days on foot.

There was at that time in San Saba County a company of 25 men under the command of Capt. W. R. Woods known as “Minute Men.” They were men who were obligated to rush at a minute’s notice to rendezvous in case of an Indian attack. A portion of this company had their meeting place at Richland Springs. When it was reported that Cebe Goins had been killed, 10 of these rangers were immediately into the saddle.

The distance to be traveled was about 50 miles, through the wilderness and without a road to travel. The men approached the Gap from the north side of the mountain where they turned south into the Gap. In the company was Cal Montgomery and 19-year-old Warren Hudson.

“When we rode in, the sun was reflecting off a bright object about a half mile away,” recalled Montgomery, “and we rode straight to it.” “It was a tin cup sitting on a rock just above the little spring. There we found the camp and the body of Cebe Goins lying on the pallet with an arrow shot through his body, pinning the blanket to his side. The body was so badly decomposed that it could not be moved, and we dug a shallow grave beside the body. We rolled the blanket around the body and placed it in the grave.”

Forty-eight years later, in 1909, Cal Montgomery made an appeal to the citizens of McCulloch County to place a marker over the grave of Cebe Goins. Several search parties went to the location, but the landmarks could not be located after a half century. Even Warren Hudson, a member of the burial party, went along on one search with Jack and John Beasley, Newt Craig and A. B. Reagan, but it, too was unsuccessful. Hudson, at that time old and nearly blind, gave a minute description of the site, but the search ended in failure. He recalled that he cut an arrowhead out of the forked liveoak tree where one of the men took refuge behind when his pistol failed to fire. The arrowhead had been driven into the tree so deep that Hudson had to dig into it the full length of his pocket knife blade before he could extract the arrowhead.

Mrs. Kate Gammel of Chickasha Nation, wrote August 18, 1896, “Seaborn Goins was killed at Concho Gap, now called Gow Gap, in the state of Texas.”

Rayborn A[lbert?] “Ike” Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born about 1836. He was married January 6, 1863 in Atascosa County to a cousin, Caroline Goins by J. S. Ridgway, Justice of the Peace. James McDonald and William Nevils, a brother-in-law were witnesses. Caroline Goins is regarded as a daughter of Michael Leroy Goins and wife Hardina Taylor Goins. Their marriage license was issued to “Raburn Goins and Carline Goins.”

Raburn A. Goins had settled in Atascosa County before 1863, but was not enumerated in the 1860 census

They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Atascosa County, page 204.

“Goins, Rayborn 30, born in Texas, Stock Raiser,
Indian
Caroline 20, born in Texas
Thomas 6, born in Texas
William 4, born in Texas
Collin 1, born in Texas”

In the 1870 census Ransom Goins, Jeremiah Goins, Robert G. Goins and James Goins were also recorded as “Indian.” The only Goins that did not list “Indian” as race on that census were Sarah Goins, widow of Henry Goins and Hardina Goins, wife of Michael Leroy Goins, according to the research of Joe Lorenz, family researcher of San Antonio, Texas.

Rayburn A. Goins received a patent for 160 acres November 13, 1874 in Atascosa County. The patent was signed by Gov. Richard Cook. This was not, however his homestead, accord­ing to Joe Lorenz.

He was enumerated in the 1880 census of Atascosa County, Enumeration District 3, page 12, Precinct 1:

“Goins, Rabian A. 45, born in Texas, farmer, white
Caroline 35, born in Texas
Thomas L. 17, born in Texas
William 15, born in Texas
Collin 13, born in Texas
Eli 11, born in Texas
Raborn 5, born in Texas
Campbell 3. born in Texas
Martha 1, born in Texas”

Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins was a resident of Atascosa County in 1896, according to an affidavit made by his sister, Emeline Goins Padier.

Court records dated June 23, 1897 identify him as a Choctaw, along with his children:

“Thomas L. Goins born about 1862
William Goins born about 1865
Collin Goins born about 1867
Eli Goins born about 1869
Rayborn Goins born about 1875
Campbell Goins born about 1877
Martha Margaret “Maude” Goins born about 1879
Cordelia Goins born January 1, 1887

Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins died February 5, 1906 in Atascosa County and was buried in Bonita Cemetery in Pleasanton. In 1954, it was renamed San Ysidro Cemetery. It is the oldest cemetery in the Pleasanton area.

His will was filed for probate February 12, 1906. Included in his estate accounting were debts including a note for $50.00 payable to Caroline Goins, regarded as his wife, and a note for $116.00 payable to Frank Goins due October 15, 1906. His re­ceivables included an indebtedness from H. F. Smith in the amount of $123.00.

Real estate listed in his estate included the following

315 Acres, J. Poitevent grant $ 1,880.00
640 Acres, G. Fuqua grant 1,920.00
160 Acres, R. A. Goins grant 800.00
190 Acres, C.E.P. Irg. Co. 570.00
492 Acres, G. Fuqua grant 1,476.00

His livestock was itemized as eight head of cattle, $96; two horses, $100 and sic hogs, $18.

Children mentioned in his will include; T. L. Goins [Thomas Leroy], William Goins, Collin Goins, Raburn Goins Campbell Goins, Missouri Eli Simms Goins, Maud May Goins and Dink Goins.

Three of the land holdings listed on his will are in the area of the current Imogene Oil Field, about four miles southeast of Jourdanton, Texas, and the two others one mile southeast Jour­danton. None were adjoining. It is noted in his will, that he left his “homestead upon which I now reside consisting of 315 acres” to his two daughters, Maude Mary Goins and Dink Goins. This section of his land was the closest of his 5 proper­ties to the city of Jourdanton.

Caroline Goins Goins died February 20, 1908 in Jourdanton and was buried beside her husband. Other family members buried there include Caroline Goins Morris, wife of Spencer Morris who died May 6, 1889; Delany Pullin Askins Goins, Mollie Goins, mother-in-law of Joe Collins Goin; wife of Raborn Goins, Jr. and Maude Mary Goins, daughter of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins.

Children born to Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins include:

Thomas Leroy Goins born about 1862
William Goins born about 1864
Collin Goins born August 31, 1865
Missouri Eli Simms Goins born in May 1875
Rayborn A[lbert?] Goins, Jr. born about 1876
Campbell Goins born about 1877
Mary Margaret Goins born about 1879
Cordelia “Dink” Goins born January 1, 1887

Thomas Leroy Goins, son of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Car­oline Goins Goins, was born in Atascosa County in February 1863. He appeared as a 17-year-old in the 1880 census of Atas­cosa County. He was married to Yrena Sendejo November 5, 1907 in Atascosa County.

Thomas Leroy Goins appeared in the 1900 Atascosa County census as the head of a household adjoining that of James Padier. His brother Eli Goins appeared as a boarder. Thomas Leroy Goins died March 24, 1937 in Atascosa County, accord­ing to BVS File 12774.

Children born to Thomas L. Goins and Yrena Sendejo Goins include:

Leroy Goins born about 1907
Leona Goins born about 1908
Hardina Goins born about 1909
Rosie Goins born about 1910
Maggie Goins born about 1914
Aline Goins born about 1917
Ike Goins born February 12, 1919

William Goins, son of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins, was born about 1865 in Atascosa County. He ap­peared in the 1870 census of his father’s household as a four-year-old. He reappeared in 1880 as a 15-year-old. “Will Goins” died June 19, 1918 in Atascosa County, according to BVS File 23231.

Collin Goins, son of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins, was born August 31, 1865 in Atascosa County. He was reported as a 13-year-old in the 1880 census of his fa­ther’s household. He was married there to Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Askins Fitch August 31, 1912 in Atascosa County. She was a widow with four daughters.

Collin Goins died August 13, 1944 in Atascosa County and was buried in San Ysidro Cemetery in Pleasanton between his par­ents.

Mary Elizabeth Pullin Askins Goins died in Bexar County Au­gust 1, 1950. She, a widow lived on Route 7, Jourdanton, Texas, according to Bexar County Death Book 15, page 508. She was a daughter of William Askins and DeLaney Pullins Askins. She was born August 22, 1871. She died at age 78 years, 11 months, 9 days and was buried in Jourdanton Cemetery. Prior to her death she was declared a lunatic by Bexar County Probate Court, according to Probate File 62459.

Children reared by Collin Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Askins Fitch Goins include:

Nora Fitch born in 1906
Sally Fitch born about 1908
Leila Fitch born about 1909
Willie Fitch born in 1910
Joe Collin Goins born October 4, 1913

Joe Collin Goins, son of Collin Goins and Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Askins Fitch Goins, was born October 4, 1913 in Atascosa County, according to BVS File 32430.. He was mar­ried there to Dorothy Pearl Vance August 10, 1936. Joe Collin Goins died August 13, 1944 in Atascosa County, according to BVS File 36315 and was buried in Jourdanton Cemetery in the Goins plot.

Children born to Joe Collin Goins and Dorothy Pearl Vance Goins include:

Virginia Ann Goins born about 1938
Alice Faye Goins born February 4, 1939
Robert Lee Goins born about 1940
Claude Wayne Goins born about 1942
Joe Collin Goins, Jr. born January 8, 1943
Albert Rayburn Goins born about 1946
Floyd Goins born April 14, 1949
Marie Lou Goins born about 1952
David Ray Goins born about 1956

Alice Fay Goins, daughter of Joe Collin Goins and Dorothy Pearl Vance Goins, was born February 4, 1939, according to BVS File 10750.

Joe Collin Goins, Jr, son of Joe Collin Goins and Dorothy Pearl Vance Goins, was born January 8, 1943, according to BVS File 141.

Floyd Goins, son of Joe Collin Goins and Dorothy Pearl Vance Goins, was born April 14, 1949, according to BVS File 44639.

Missouri Eli Simms Goins, son of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins, was born in May 1875, according to his 1900 census enumeration. He was enumerated as an 11-year-old in the 1880 census of Atascosa County. He was recorded in 1900 as a boarder in the home of his brother, Thomas Leroy Goins. He removed to McClain County, Oklahoma, perhaps in­fluenced there by his uncle, Ransom Goins. He died there Au­gust 19, 1903 and was buried in Musgrove Cemetery, according to “McClain County, Oklahoma Death Records, 1882-1984.”

Rayborn A. Goins, Jr, son of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Car­oline Goins Goins, was born about 1876 in Atascosa County. He was married to Mrs. Delany Pullin Askins, according to Bexar County Marriage Book P, page 598. She was a widow with 14 children, who was born in Mississippi November 22, 1855.

At age 13, she was married to her first husband, Charles M. Askins who was born about 1845 in Shelby County, Texas. He had enlisted in March 1862 in Company E, 32nd Texas Cavalry [Wood’s] Regiment and served until the conclusion of the Civil War, being discharged in June 1865. They were married May 13, 1868 in Karnes County, Texas. Her father, Levin S. Pullin signed as a witness.

In 1898 they were living in Lampasas County, Texas where he was a farmer.

“Delaney Goins” died February 8, 1934 at age 78, according to BVS File 5444 and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Goins family plot in the Jourdanton Cemetery.

“Rabern Goins” gave a warranty deed to Herman G. Molina July 10, 1947, according to Bexar County Deed Book 2402, page 515.

On October 25, 1955 Rayborn A. Goins, Jr. lived in McMullen County and received his mail on Route 5, San Antonio. At that time he and Walter Byrne of McMullen County signed affi­davits attesting to the birth of Olivia Goins.

On September 27, 1956, “Rayborn Goins, age 82,” gave an af­fidavit to the public regarding 95 acres of land in Bexar County, according to Bexar County Deed Book 3927, page 163. He was a resident of Palo Alto, Texas in Bexar County at that time.

“Albert Rayborn Goins” died in Atascosa County July 15, 1959, according to Bureau of Vital Statistics File 36105.

Children born to Rayborn A. Goins, Jr. and Laney Pullin Goins in­clude:

Olivia Goins born September 18, 1898

Olivia Goins, daughter of Raborn Goins and Laney Pullin Goins, was born September 18, 1898 in Lampasas County. Two other children of the couple were living at that time. “Mrs. Olivia Goins” was married to Elsworth Eliott December 11, 1924, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 34, page 227.

Campbell Goins, son of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins, was born about 1877 in Atascosa County. He ap­peared in the 1880 census as a three-year-old. He was married to his cousin, Julia Etter Padier July 29, 1908 in Bexar County Texas, according to Bexar County Marriage Book W, page 216. She was born in 1891 in Texas and was 14 years his junior. Willie Padier and M. E. Donohoo were witnesses to the wed­ding.

In 1913 and 1914 they were living at Kempner, Texas where Campbell Goins was listed as a laborer. Pendleton Herbert Goins, described in his birth certificate as “an Indian” was born to them there January 3, 1914. She was shown as the mother of four other children at that time.

Campbell Goins later removed to Oklahoma, according to Aline Goins Amador.

Julia Etter Padier Goins was remarried to T. A. Winters March 25, 1922, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 26, page 606. On January 29, Julia Etter Padier Goins Winters signed a receipt for their 1908 marriage license and picked up the docu­ment from the Bexar County Clerk’s office. On May 17, 1952 she, a resident of Somerset, Texas in Bexar County attested to the delayed birth certificate of her son Pendleton Herbert Goins.

Two children were born to Campbell Goins and Julia Etter Padier Goins:

Pendleton Herbert Goins born January 13, 1914
James Hardie Goins born January 14, 1915

Pendleton Herbert Goins, son of Campbell Goins and Julia Et­ter Padier Goins, was born January 13, 1914 “eight miles south of Kempner” where his father was employed as a laborer, ac­cording to Lampasas County Birth Book 8, page 135. Four other children of the mother was living at that time.

James Hardie Goins, son of Campbell Goins and Julia Etter Padier Goins, was born January 14, 1915 at Burnet, Texas, ac­cording to Burnet County Birth Book 2, page 148. His birth record described him as an “Indian.”

Mary Maude Goins, daughter of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins, was born about 1879 in Atascosa County. “Marcha Goins” appeared as a one-year-old in the 1880 census. She was married July 31, 1909 to Cecil Claude Askins as his third wife. He was born April 22, 1890 in Mc­Mullen County to Delany Pullin Askins Goins. He died September 25, 1964 in Hamilton County, Texas.

Cordelia “Dink” Goins, daughter of Rayborn A. “Ike” Goins and Caroline Goins Goins, was born January 1, 1887 in Atas­cosa County. She was married there to Amos M. King December 24, 1908. They were enumerated there in the 1910 census, but removed shortly afterward to Shelby County, Texas. She died there August 22, 1912 and was buried there in Johnson Cemetery.

Children born to Amos M. King and Dink Goins King include:

George Henry King born about 1910

Caroline Goins, daughter of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in 1830 in Louisiana. She appeared in the 1835 census of Bevil District as a five-year-old. In the 1850 census of Limestone County she was recorded in her parents’ house­hold as a 20-year-old. She was married August 28, 1851 in Bexar County to Spencer W. Morris as his second wife. He was born June 2, 1817 in South Carolina. “Henry Gowens” was a witness to the ceremony performed by Chief Justice John D. McLeodin.

“Caroline Goins, one of the heirs of Jeremiah Goins, Sr.” signed a bill of sale to her brother Robert Goins September 29, 1883, according to Bexar County Deed Book 34, page 28. Caroline Goins Morris died in 1889 and was buried in San Ysidro Cemetery in Pleasanton, Texas. Spencer W. Morris was remarried to July 18, 1894 to Mrs. Ruth E. Dunkin.

Children born to Spencer W. Morris and Caroline Goins Mor­ris, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

Jeremiah “Jerry M.” Morris born about 1853
George Washington Morris born about 1855
Spencer W. Morris, Jr. born about 1858
Sarah “Sallie” Morris born about 1861
Kansas Morris born about 1864

Jeremiah “Jerry M.” Morris, son of Spencer W. Morris and Caroline Goins Morris, was born about 1853. According to court records dated June 23, 1897, children born to him in­clude:

Ebenezer S. Morris born about 1876
Gertrude E. Morris born about 1877
Jesse W. Morris born about 1879
Jesse Coleman Morris born about 1881
Augusta B. Morris born about 1885

George Washington Morris, son of Spencer W. Morris and Caroline Goins Morris, was born about 1855 in San Marcos, Texas. He was married about 1877 to Annie Elnora Gill. He was remarried about 1897, wife’s name Nancy E.

George Washington Morris and his children were denied citi­zenship in the Choctaw Nation by the Choctaw and Chickasaw Citizenship Court September 20, 1904 while living at Palmer, Indian Territory, according to “Morris/Goins, An Early Texas Pioneer Family” by Bishop Vladyka Makarios of Houston, Texas. George Washington Morris died in 1938.

Children born to George Washington Morris and Annie Elnora Gill Morris include:

Wilmuth Morris born December 10, 1877
Charles Coleman Morris born December 3, 1879
Jessie Mabel Morris born August 15, 1881
Thomas Leroy Morris born April 20, 1883
Nora Lee Morris born September 7, 1884
Mollie Morris born about 1892

Children born to George Washington Morris and Nancy Elnora Gill Morris include:

Cora May Morris born about 1899
Kansas Viola Morris born about 1901
William W. Morris born in 1903
L. Mamie Morris born in August 1904

Wilmuth Morris, son of George Washington Morris and Annie Elnora Gill Morris, was born December 18, 1877. He died January 23, 1916.

Charles Coleman Morris, son of George Washington Morris and Annie Elnora Gill Morris, was born December 3, 1879. He died in February 1880 and was buried at Davis, Oklahoma.

Jessie Mabel Morris, daughter of George Washington Morris and Annie Elnora Gill Morris, was born August 15, 1881. She died later the same year and was buried at Davis.

Thomas Leroy Morris, son of George Washington Morris and Annie Elnora Gill Morris, was born April 10, 1883. He died September 20, 1883 and was buried at Davis.

Kansas Morris, daughter of Spencer W. Morris and Caroline Goins Morris, was born about 1864. She was married about 1882 to her first cousin, Monroe Goins. Later she was remar­ried to George Hinkle. Seven children were born to them.

Mary Ann Morris, age 68, of Spring, Texas died September 25, 1996 in Houston, Texas and was buried in Champion Forest Cemetery, according to her obituary in the September 26, 1996 edition of the “Houston Chronicle.” The obituary was submitted by Bishop Makarios.

Robert L. Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in Louisiana in 1831. He appeared as a three-year-old in the 1835 census of Bevil District and as a 19-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household in Limestone County. He was married about 1854 to Elizabeth Williams, according to the research of Mary Evely Harmon Wallace. He received a bill of sale for “one mule” September 29, 1883 signed by other heirs of Jeremiah Goins, Sr. It was signed by Jeremiah Goins, Jr, James Goins, R. A. Goins, Mary South-ward, W. C. Southward, R. G. Goins, Emily Peres, Ignacio Peres, Caroline Morris and Evaline Peres.

In 1896, Robert L. Goins lived in Coleman County, Texas.
Robert L. Goins was the principal litigant in the family’s suit against the Choctaw Nation June 23, 1897. Elizabeth Wil-liams Goins was declared a member of the Choctaw tribe “by intermarriage.”

No children were born to Robert L. Goins and Elizabeth Williams Goins.

James C. Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in Texas in 1834. He appeared as a one-year-old in the 1835 census of Bevil District and as a 16-year-old in his father’s household in the 1850 census of Limestone County. He was married about 1855, wife’s name Harriett Adeline Dykes. James C. Goins and Harriett Adeline Dykes Goins gave a deed to William R. Priest February 12, 1884 to 160 acres in Survey 14, located on Atascosa Creek, 19 miles southeast of San Antonio for $215, according to Bexar County Deed Book 33, page 150.

On June 30, 1886 they received a deed from Talmond H. Hobbs and Nancy Hobbs to 160 acres in Survey 357, located 20 miles southeast of San Antonio on Luna Creek, a tributary of Atascosa Creek, according to Bexar County Deed Book 49, page 525. At the same time they purchased 100 acres of land from Hobbs located on Gallinas Creek, 12 miles south of Pleasanton, Texas, according to Bexar County Deed Book 48, page 378. On the same day they deeded both tracts to Jeremiah Goins, [Jr?] for $1,000 according to Bexar County Deed Book 49, page 523. They received 160 acres under the terms of the will of Jeremiah Goins.

In 1896 they lived in Bexar County, according to an affidavit by his sister, Eveline Goins Padier.

Children born to James C. Goins and Harriett Adeline Dykes Goins, according to court records dated June 23, 1897, include:

James C. Goins, Jr. born about 1856
Randolph Goins born about 1859
Lizzie Goins born about 1863

Adeline Goins, believed to be a daughter of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in Texas in 1835. She appeared in her father’s household in the 1850 census of Lime­stone County as a 15-year-old. She and Louis A. Mulkey, “both of San Saba County, Texas” were married May 21, 1857, according to San Saba County Bond Book D, page A-9.

They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Atascosa County, Enumeration District 22, page 16 June 10, 1880:

“Mulky, Louis 48, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX,
farmer, white male
Adline 42, born in TX, father born in LA
mother born in LA,
white female
John 17, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, white
Isabella 14, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, white
Julia 8, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, white
Lula 6, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, white
James 3, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, white
Edward 11, born in TX, father born in
TX, mother born in TX, white”

He received a patent in Survey 14 to 160 acres on Atascosa Creek, according to Bexar County deed records. On February 12, 1884 Louis A. Mulkey and Adeline Goins Mulkey sold this 160 acres located 19 miles southeast of San Antonio to Jeremiah Goins for $140, according to Bexar County Deed Book 33, page 149. This land later contained Oakley Ceme-tery where Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Goins were buried.

Louis A. Mulkey and Adeline Goins Mulkey walked to Indian Territory from central Texas in 1887. They settled 18 miles northeast of Checotah, Indian Territory. In 1896 they lived in Cherokee Nation, according to an affidavit signed by her sister, Eveline Goins Padier.

Children born to Louis A. Mulkey and Adeline Goins Mulkey include:

John Mulkey born in 1863
Isabella Mulkey born in 1866
Edward Mulkey born in 1869
Julia Mulkey born in 1872
Lula Mulkey born in 1874
James Mulkey born in 1877

Vida Mulkey, a descendant of Louis A. Mulkey and Adeline Goins Mulkey, was born December 5, 1900 at Eufaula. She was married to William Carr, son of Albert Carr and Susan E. Carr about 1918.

Robert Goins, believed to be a step-son of Jeremiah Goins and a child of Charity Goins, was born in Texas in 1836. He ap­peared as a 14-year-old in the 1850 census of his parents’ household.

Reuben Calvin Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born near Nacogdoches, Texas August 8, 1837. He appeared in the 1850 census of Limestone County as a 13-year-old. He enlisted in the summer of 1863 as a cavalryman in Eighth Texas Cavalry Regiment, Company H.

In his Confederate pension application submitted about 1914 he stated [erroneously?] that he was born in Louisiana. He made reference to Atascosa County which is believed to be his place of residence when he enlisted. He reenlisted in May 1864 at San Antonio in the Eighth [Hobby’s/Benavides] Texas Cavalry Regiment.

“I was on sick list at Brownsville, Texas at the time of the sur­render,” he wrote in his pension application. Official military records show that Company E, his unit at the end of the war, was surrendered at New Orleans and paroled.

He was married about 1866 to Matilda Pope, according to George Virgil Goins. It is believed that she died about 1870. In 1871 he removed to Purcell, Oklahoma in McClain County. He was married June 12, 1877 to Susan “Sookie” Thomas, a Chickasaw who was born in 1857, according to George Virgil Goins.

In 1896 Reuben Calvin Goins lived in Chickasaw Nation. Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins She died February 14, 1913 in Grady County, Oklahoma and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery at Alex, Oklahoma. Eight of her children were buried there.

On July 2, 1915 Reuben Calvin Goins was living at Chickasha, Oklahoma. In his Confederate pension application that year he stated that he had come to Indian Territory in 1874 and had lived in Oklahoma for 41 years. “Ruben Goins of Purcell, Ok­lahoma” began to draw a pension from the State of Oklahoma March 31, 1920. His pension, No. 334, continued until January 2, 1925 and was sent to various places of residence–Ardmore, Elmore City, Fairfax, Eola and Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Reuben Calvin Goins entered the Confederate Veterans Home at Ardmore September 18, 1928, left briefly and returned there December 26, 1928. His wife, “Ella Goins” showed her address as Stockyards Station, Oklahoma City at that time. He died at the Confederate Veterans Home July 17, 1930.

Children born to Reuben Calvin Goins and Matilda Pope Goins include:

Mary Goins born about 1868
Cordelia Goins born about 1870

Children born to Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins include:

Thomas Henry Goins born July 4, 1876
Lula Mae Goins born in July 1879
Charles Calvin “Cal” Goins born June 21, 1882
Reuben O. Goins born December 16, 1883
Malinda Alzina Goins born December 19, 1885
Vaney Dixon “Dick” Goins born in January 1887
Caroline Goins born August 16, 1888
Ludie Napoleon Goins born October 30, 1890
Walter Goins born March 15, 1891
Andrew Goins born December 16, 1893
[son] born December 12, 1894
Susie Alice Goins born June 4, 1896
[son] born September 12, 1898

Mary Goins, daughter of Reuben Calvin Goins and Matilda Pope Goins, was born about 1868. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Cordelia Goins, daughter of Reuben Calvin Goins and Matilda Pope Goins, was born about 1870. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Thomas Henry Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born July 4, 1876, according to George Virgil Goins. He died October 8, 1889 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Lula Mae Goins, daughter of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born in July 1879. She was mar­ried about 1896 to Newt Casey. Eight children were born to them, and three died in infancy, according to George Virgil Goins:

Andrew Casey born March 1, 1896
died August 7, 1896
Charley G. Casey born June 6, 1897
died August 7, 1900
Effie Mae Casey born December 22, 1899
died July 19, 1990

The three children above were buried in Loflin Creek Ceme­tery.

Charles Calvin “Cal” Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born June 21, 1882. He was married about 1902 to Sarah Weynona Goins, a cousin, daughter of William Lewis “Bud” Goins and Margaret Eliza­beth “Lizzie” Allison Goins.

Four children were born to them before they were divorced. Sarah Wynonona Goins Goins was remarried to Robert Gray Upon her death, she was buried at Pawnee, Oklahoma. Charles Calvin “Cal” Goins was married second to Maggie Lee Walker who was born in 1880. One daughter was born to them before they were divorced. He was then married for the third time to Letha Viola Green. When he died he was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Oklahoma. Names of children born to Charles Calvin “Cal” Goins, Sarah Wynona Goins Goins, Maggie Lee Walker Goins and Letha Viola Green Goins are unknown.

Reuben O. Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born December 16, 1883. He died December 30, 1883 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Malinda Alzina Goins, daughter of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born December 19, 1885 She was married September 23, 1902 at Purcell, Oklahoma to John True. Ten children were born to them.

Vaney Dixon “Dick” Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born in January 1887. He was married about 1910, wife’s name Ella. He died June 28, 1931 in an automobile accident in Henderson, Texas and was buried in the Canton, Texas Cemetery, according to a letter written October 2, 1991 by Mary Harmon Wallace. Children born to Vaney Dixon “Dick” Goins and Ella Goins are un­known.

Caroline Goins, daughter of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born August 16, 1888. She died November 6, 1888 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Ludie Napoleon Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born October 30, 1890. He was married about 1913 to Eva Scoggins. Three children were born to Ludie Napoleon Goins and Eva Scoggins Goins.

Walter Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born March 15, 1891. He died November 15, 1891 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Andrew Goins, son of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born December 16, 1893. He died December 20, 1894 and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

A son was born to Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins December 12, 1894. He died eight days later and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Susie Alice Goins, daughter of Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins, was born June 4, 1896. She was married about 1914 to George Washington Wallace. She died January 14, 1979 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery at Purcell.

Children born to them include:

Lula Mabel Wallace born May 27, 1914
Robert Wallace born about 1915
Ella Wallace born about 1916
Clarence L. Wallace born about 1917
Velda Wallace born about 1918
Ludy Vanie Wallace born April 22, 1921
Velda Wallace born about 1924
Shirley Wallace born about 1926

Lula Mabel Wallace, daughter of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born May 27, 1914 at Purcell, Oklahoma. She was married in Norman, Oklahoma in 1941 to Wayne Thomas Wilkerson, according to Mary Evelyn Harman Wallace. He died September 26, 1990, and she died at her home in Oklahoma City February 10, 1993, according to her obituary in the “Healdton Herald.” She was buried in Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Children born to them include:

Henry Tracy Wilkerson born about 1944
Jerry Wayne Wilkerson born about 1947

Robert Wallace, son of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born about 1915. He was married about 1940, wife’s name Rose. In 1993 they lived in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Ella Wallace, daughter of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born about 1916. She was married about 1942 to Carl Hall. In 1993 they lived in Okla­homa City.

Clarence L. Wallace, son of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born about 1917. He was married about 1941, wife’s name Chiquita. In 1993 they lived at Moore, Oklahoma.
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Velda Wallace, daughter of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born about 1918. She was married about 1940 to Don Graham. In 1993 they lived at Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Ludy Vanie Wallace, son of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born April 22, 1921. He was married January 11, 1947 to Mary Evelyn Harmon. In 1994 they lived in Ratliff City, Oklahoma where Mary Evelyn Har­mon Wallace, a member of Gowen Research Foundation. was active in researching the Goins family history.

Shirley Wallace, daughter of George Washington Wallace and Susie Alice Goins Wallace, was born about 1926. She was married about 1947, husband’s name Duncan.

A son was born to Reuben Calvin Goins and Susan “Sookie” Thomas Goins September 12, 1898. He died the following day and was buried in Loflin Creek Cemetery.

Emily Goins, daughter of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in Texas in 1841. She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1850 census of Limestone County. She was married August 9, 1860 to “William G. Nevills,” according to Atascosa County marriage records transcribed by Margaret Frances Goynes Olson. She was remarried about 1865 to Ignatio Peres. She received a deed to 11 acres in Atascosa County “on the Atascosa Creek, northeast of Pleasanton, Texas” from the other heirs of the estate of Jeremiah Goins, according to Bexar County Deed Book 34, page 28. Those who conveyed their interest in the land included “Jeremiah Goins, Jr, James Goins, R. A. Goins, Mary Southward, W. C. Southward, R. G. Goins, Caroline Morris and Evaline Peres.”

In 1896 Emily Goins Nevils Peres lived in Bexar County.

A son was born to William M. Nevils and Emily Goins Nevils, according to court records dated June 23, 1897:

G. W. Nevils born about 1863

Children born to Antonio Peres and Emily Goins Nevils Peres include:

Ike Peres born about 1866
Josephine Peres born about 1869
Mary Peres born about 1871
Anna Peres born about 1874
Alzona Peres born about 1877
Caroline Peres born about 1881

Ike Peres, son of Antonio Peres and Emily Goins Nevils Peres, was born about 1866. Children born to him, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

Joe Peres born about 1890
Ignatia Peres, Jr. born about 1892

Josephine Peres, daughter of Antonio Peres and Emily Goins Nevils Peres, was born about 1869. She was married about 1886, husband’s name Marjories.

Children born to Josephine Peres Marjories, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

Ignathia Marjories born about 1888
Susie Marjories born about 1889
Reams Marjories born about 1892

Mary Peres, daughter of Antonio Peres and Emily Goins Nevils Peres, was born about 1871. She was married about 1888, hus­band’s name Dias.

Children born to Mary Peres Dias, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

Eugene Dias born about 1892
Albert Dias born about 1895

Anna Peres, daughter of Antonio Peres and Emily Goins Nevils Peres, was born about 1874. She was married about 1891, hus­band’s name Andrade.

Children born to Anna Peres Andrade, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

Clara Andrade born about 1894
Christoval Andrade born about 1896

Jeremiah Goins, Jr, a son of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafina Drake Goins, was born in 1845, probably in Limestone County, Texas. He appeared as a five-year-old in the 1850 census. He was married September 4, 1874 to Alice Smith, according to Atascosa County marriage records. On June 30, 1886 Jeremiah Goins, Jr. and Alice Smith Goins gave a deed to B. F. Shields to 160 acres in Bexar County for $800, ac-cording to Bexar County Deed Book 48, page 380.

On September 9, 1883 Jeremiah Goins, Jr. joined his siblings in giving a bill of sale to a mule to Robert L. Goins, according to Bexar County Deed Book 34, page 28. At the same time he joined the other heirs in giving a deed to 11 acres to Evaline Goins Peres. At the same time he joined Evaline Goins Peres, possibly the former Evaline Goins Padier who appeared in the 1850 census in the household of Henry Goins in Limestone county, in giving a quit claim deed to the heirs of Jeremiah Goins, according to Bexar County Deed Book 34, page 28.

Children born to Jeremiah Goins, Jr. and Alice Smith Goins, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

Monroe Goins born about 1872
William Goins born about 1875
Frank Goins born about 1878
Leonard Goins born about 1881

Monroe Goins, son of Jeremiah Goins, Jr. and Alice Smith Goins, was born about 1872. He was married about 1895 to his cousin, Kansas Morris. They were divorced. In 1943 he was living at 619 S. Lee, Oklahoma City.

Mary Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Jeremiah Goins and Sarafine Drake Goins, was born in 1848, probably in Limestone County, Texas. She appeared in the 1850 census there as a two-year-old. She was married September 18, 1867 to “W. C. Southwood,” according to Atascosa County marriage records transcribed by Margaret Frances Goynes Olson. Witnesses were Spencer Morris and John Padier.

In 1879 they lived in Bandera County, Texas. They joined her siblings September 29, 1883 in deeding her interest in inher-ited property to Robert L. Goins, according to Bexar County Deed Book 34, page 28. In 1896 they lived in Chickasaw Nation, according to an affidavit signed by her sister, Emeline Goins Padier.

She died in 1940. Both she and her husband were buried in Dibble, Oklahoma, according to George Virgil Goins.

Children born to them, according to court records dated June 23, 1897 include:

William M. “Buddy” Southward born October 25, 1869
Mary Elizabeth Southward born August 27, 1879
John F. Southward born March 3, 1881
James Marion Southward born in August 1884
Jessie Myrtle Southward born in March 1889
Maggie May Southward born in March 1891

William M. “Buddy” Southward, son of W. C. Southward and Mary Elizabeth Goins Southward, was born October 25, 1869. He was married about 1887 to Mahala Jones who was born August 31, 1871.

Mary Elizabeth Southward, daughter of W. C. Southward and Mary Elizabeth Goins Southward, was born August 27, 1879 in Bandera, Texas. She was married December 25, 1900 to Wes W. Ramsey. She died August 1, 1970.

John F. Southward, son of W. C. Southward and Mary Eliza­beth Goins Southward, was born March 3, 1881. He was mar­ried about 1904 to Della Mae Black who was born March 15, 1883. He died July 26, 1953.

James Marion Southward, son W. C. Southward and Mary Eliz­abeth Goins Southward, was born in August 1884.

Jessie Myrtle Southward, daughter W. C. Southward and Mary Elizabeth Goins Southward, was born in March 1889.

Maggie Mae Southward, daughter W. C. Southward and Mary Elizabeth Goins Southward, was born in March 1891. She was married about 1907 to Dan C. Roath who was born in 1874. She died in 1967. Both are buried at Dibble, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Josephine Goins Taylor Priest was identified as a grand­daughter of Jeremiah Goins in court records dated December 1, 1896.

“Josephine Goins, colored” was married to Josiah Taylor De­cember 29, 1881, according to Bexar County Marriage Book G, page 378. A great-grandaughter, Pamela H. Dillard of College Station, Texas wrote August 11, 1989 that “Josephine Goins Taylor later lived in Taylor County, Texas. She was remarried, husband’s name Priest. They removed to White Deer, Texas.”

Children born to Josiah Taylor and Josephine Goins Taylor in­clude:

Adella Taylor born about 1883
Pearline Taylor born about 1885
Anzo Taylor born about 1887
William Martin Taylor born about 1890
Josephine Taylor born about 1892
Clara Taylor born about 1894
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Elizabeth Goings was enumerated in 1880 in Atascosa County, Enumeration District 5, page 12, Precinct 3 as the head of a household:

“Goings, Elizabeth 19, born in Texas
Rannel 2, born in Texas”
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Albert Goins was born in Atascosa County August 11, 1944, according to BVS File 86937.
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Amanda Goins was born in Atascosa County July, 11, 1960, according to BVS File 132180.
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Anthony Rayborn Goins was born in Atascosa County Novem­ber 21, 1963, according to BVS File 213389.
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Bart Wayne Goins was born in Atascosa County April 11, 1962, according to BVS File 55154.
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Claude Goins was born in Atascosa County October 15, 1941, according to BVS File 94359.
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Claude Wayne Goins died in Atascosa County July 16, 1959, according to BVS File 36099.
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David Ray Goins was born in Atascosa County April 17, 1957, according to BVS File 55884.
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Della Goins was born in Atascosa County May 10, 1957, ac­cording to BVS File 74168.
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Dolores Goins was born in Atascosa County December 4, 1948, according to BVS File 148995.
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Helen Goins was born in Atascosa County December 5, 1946, according to BVS File 156405.
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Jeffery Allan Goins was born June 10, 1965 in Atascosa County, according to BVS File 80761.
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Joe Albert Goins died in Atascosa County August 7, 1951, ac­cording to BVS File 38959.
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Joe Richard Goins was born in Atascosa County November 7, 1942, according to BVS File 111588.
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John Henry Goins was born in Pleasanton, Atascosa County in 1867. He was married September 3, 1886 to Frances Coquella Shaw who was born in 1872 in Atlanta, Georgia, ac­cording to Wilbarger County, Texas Marriage Book 1, page 33. In 1982 John Henry Goins was a rancher in Randall County, Texas. He operated 640 acres on which he had received a patent from the State of Texas July 16, 1892. On September 2, 1892 he gave a quit claim deed to the property to John W. Hardy, for $250, according to Randall County Deed Book 4, page 335.

It is possible that John Henry Goins and Frances Coquella Shaw Goins removed to Oklahoma after that time. Dr. James A. Goins, Rt. 2, Blanchard, Oklahoma and Ellen Welliver, who lived in Canadian County, Oklahoma in 1957 are believed to be descendants of John Henry Goins.

Children known to have been born to John Henry Goins and Frances Coquella Shaw Goins include:

Dorothy Mae Goins born September 6, 1892

Dorothy Mae Goins, daughter of John Henry Goins and Frances Coquella Shaw Goins, was born September 6, 1892 near Canyon, Texas, according to Randall County Probate Birth Book 3, page 278. The birth certificate states that she was the tenth child and that eight were still living. Dr. James A. Goins, Rt. 2, Blanchard, Oklahoma and Ellen Welliver, Canadian County, Oklahoma, attested to the birth certificate.
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Joseph Allan Goins was born in Atascosa County February 16, 1933, according to BVS File 9284.
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Kathryn Goins was born in Atascosa County December 10, 1958, according to BVS File 219588.
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Manuel Lee Goins was born in Atascosa County December 7, 1938, according to BVS File 104515.
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Mary Lou Goins was born in Atascosa County October 21, 1946, according to BVS File 118434.
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Racheal Goins was born in Atascosa County December 28, 1965, according to BVS File 211525.
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Robert Goins was born in Atascosa County August 28, 1956, according to BVS File 131068.
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Robbie Lee Goins was born in Atascosa County September 26, 1960, according to BVS File 178218.
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Sara Goins received 66 acres in a land grant from the State of Texas. The land was located in Atascosa County.
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Seaburn Buchanan Goins was born in Atascosa County April 28, 1896, according to BVS File 627811. He was married about 1918, wife’s name Bessie Irene.

On December 16, 1921 Seaburn Buchanan Goins and Bessie Irene Goins gave a deed to J. E. Blythe to a lot in Barnes Addi­tion, Lampasas, Texas, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 32, page 566. On January 3, 1924 they gave a deed to A. J. Chambers to a lot in Barnes Addition. Consid­eration was $725, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 47, page 403.

Bessie Irene Goins and an infant died April 13, 1928 in child­birth in Lampasas County, according to BVS File 17677.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins was married to Lovie Gober Bur­well January 28, 1935, according to Lampasas County Mar­riage Book L, page 206. Her previous husband was Halbert Burwell. Lovie Gober was born in Texas February 19, 1880, the daugh­ter of J. L. Gober and Littie Melvinia Gober, his second wife. Littie Melvinia Gober died about 1885 and J. L. Gober died at Coleman, Texas October 25, 1922.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins received a warranty deed from Mrs. Julia Blythe, a femme sole, May 1, 1940 to a lot in Lam­pasas Springs Addition, Lampasas, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 68, page 120. Consideration was $75.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins and Lovie Gober Burwell Goins gave power of attorney to Elijah W. Gober, believed to be her brother, May 6, 1942, according to Coleman County Deed Book 241, page 20. On September 12, 1942 Lovie Gober Bur­well Goins joined the other heirs of J. L. Gober in giving a deed to J. L. P. Baker to 341.6 acres of land in the Byrum Survey near Santa Anna, Texas, according to Coleman County Deed Book 241, page 285.

On March 3, 1944 Seaburn Buchanan Goins and Lovie Gober Burwell Goins gave a warranty deed to Quentin B. Biggs to 160 acres, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 76, page 487. Seaburn Buchanan Goins gave a war­ranty deed to Sam D. Moore March 28, 1944 to lots in Lam­pasas Springs Addition for $1,700, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 78, page 350.

Lovie Gober Burwell Goins died of carcinoma of the ovary October 23, 1944, according to Lampasas County Death Book 5, page 245. At the time of her death she was an em­ployee of Goins Tailor Shop. She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas.

On October 25, 1944 Seaburn Buchanan Goins made a trans­fer of property to Mrs. Emma J. Cauthen, according to Lam­pasas County Deed book 78, page 155. On May 2, 1945 Seaburn B. Goins gave a warranty deed confirmation to R. S. Dunigan et al, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 80, page 282.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins, “a single man”, gave a warranty deed to Edward Parsons April 3, 1945 for $1,100, according to Lam­pasas County Deed Book 80, pages 31 and 32. Seaburn Buchanan Goins, “a single man”, gave a warranty to Dunigan & Smith June 14, 1945 for $2,500, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 79, page 397.

On July 8, 1945 Seaburn Buchanan Goins was married to Mrs. Nora E. Lamb at Lampasas, according to Lampasas County Marriage Book N, page 237.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins gave a transfer of property to Mrs. J. J. Byrne August 8, 1945, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 80, page 32 and 33. Seaburn Buchanan Goins re­ceived a warranty deed from Clifton Lee April 9, 1947, ac­cording to Lampasas County Deed Book 84, page 493.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins and Nora E. Lamb Goins gave a war­ranty deed to Clifton Lee April 9, 1947, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 84, page 492.

They gave a warranty deed to Pat Malone February 5, 1948 for $9,479, according to Lampasas County Deed Book 86, page 500. In exchange they received a deed from Malone to lots in Llano Improvement & Furnace Addition, Llano, Texas, ac­cording to Llano County Deed Book 77, page 179.

Seaburn Buchanan Goins of 805 West Young Street, Llano, Texas died from a cerebral hemorrhage resulting from an auto­mobile accident February 14, 1950, according to Llano County death records. He, 53, was a hatter by profession. He was buried in Llano Cemetery.

He left a $3,000 estate to Nora E. Lamb Goins, according to Llano County Probate Book 14, pages 332 and 336. A step-son, Richard R. Shipp, son of Nora E. Lamb Goins, was named alternate executor.

Nora E. Lamb Goins received a release from T. J. Moore on the Llano Improvement & Furnace Addition Property Au­gust 3, 1950, according to Llano County Deed Book 79, page 616. She sold the property to Vance Walton for $4,000 in August 1950, according to Llano County Deed Book 79, page 617.

On April 6, 1951 she gave a deed to Bennie Polk to lots in Llano for $2,900, according to Llano County Deed Book 80, page 417. The transaction was acknowledged in McLennan County, Texas. She received a release on the property from Mrs. Louise Moore April 11, 1951, according to Llano County Deed Book, page 415.
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Thomas Leroy Goins was born in Atascosa County Septem­ber 10, 1941, according to BVS File 83304.
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Thomas Raymond Goins was born in Atascosa County May 2, 1944, according to BVS File 49014.
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Robert Wayne Goin was born in Bexar County September 12, 1948, according to BVS File 104425.
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Aaron Goins was married to Elnor Colligan April 11, 1934, ac­cording to Bexar County Marriage Book 57, page 61. In 1953 Aaron Goings and Elnor Colligan Goins lived at 223 Estrella Street, San Antonio. They gave a mechanic’s lien to Federal Lumber Company August 19, 1955, according to Bexar County Lien Book 434, page 132.
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Albert Goins died in Bexar County June 1, 1917, according to BVS File 15277.
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Alice Ann Goins was born October 30, 1943 in Bexar County according to BVS File 116506. She was married to Clarence DeVille, age 23, November 4, 1961, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 136, page 332.
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Anna Laura Goins was born in Bexar County July 2, 1916, ac­cording to BVS File 26064.
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Audrey Louise Goins who was born in 1904, was married April 24, 1946, to Homer Adrain DeFore, who was born in 1909, ac­cording to Bexar County Marriage Book 95, page 27. Homer Adrain DeFore lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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Barbara Ruth Goins was born in Bexar County May 9, 1935, according to BVS File 35976. She was married, at age 16, in 1951 to Walter Talmadge Miller, age 18, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 112, page 439. J. E. Goins was a wit­ness to the ceremony.
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Betty Goins who was born in 1861, was married to Alick Mc­Graw February 19, 1884, according to Bexar County Mar­riage Book H, page 285.
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Carl Eugene Goins who was born in 1931, was married De­cember 18, 1954 to Doreen Mona Vradenburg who was born in 1934, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 120, page 41. Carl Eugene Goins and Doreen Mona Vradenburg Goins lived at 545 Lovette Avenue, San Antonio.
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Carol Ann Goins was born in Bexar County January 14, 1936, according to BVS File 396.
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Clara Goins, negro, was married to Charlie Walton July 27, 1921, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 24, page 602.
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Clara Goins died January 31, 1930 in Bexar County, accord­ing to BVS File 267.
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Clara Gayle Goins was born in Bexar County August 9, 1961, according to BVS File 131838.
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Clarence Goins died May 27, 1921 in Bexar County, accord­ing to BVS File 12752.
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Charles Goins was married to Dorothy Ann Jackson March 29, 1974, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 228, page 83. Of Charles Goins and Dorothy Ann Jackson Goins nothing more is known.
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Cynthia Diane Goins was married to Jose Mario Hernandez III February 12, 1972, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 200, page 219.
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Doncella Joan Goins was born in Bexar County June 7, 1955, according to BVS File 89045.
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Dorothy Goins was married to Thomas M. Murphy Decem­ber 9, 1914, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 7, page 212.
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Emma Goins was married to Victor L. Orr November 6, 1918, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 14, page 503.
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Mrs. Emma Goins was married to Frank Kindla October 10, 1923, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 31, page 59.
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Mrs. Emma Goins was married to Ira Paddy May 22, 1924, ac­cording to Bexar County Marriage Book 32, page 490.
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Emma Goins was married to Willie Dorn September 8, 1925, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 36, page 241.
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Fannie Goins died in Bexar County July 3, 1931, according to BVS File 31954.
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Fay Goins was married to Simon Lampkins January 3, 1905, according to Bexar County Marriage Book T, page 3.
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Fay Goins was the parent of an infant born in Bexar County March 15, 1919 [18?], according to BVS File 11452.
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Frances Ola Goins was born in Bexar County November 19, 1917 according to BVS File 49913.
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Frank Goins was born in San Antonio December 19, 1881, ac­cording to Otero County, New Mexico Marriage Book 3, page 773. He was married September 10, 1914 to Izetta L. Cham­bers, who was born in Texas November 24, 1895. He was a resident of Hillsboro, New Mexico and she was a resi­dent of La Luz, New Mexico. Children born to Frank Goins and Izetta L. Chambers Goins are unknown.
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Gary Douglas Goins was born in Bexar County October 24, 1963, according to BVS File 172467.
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Guy Michael Goins was born in Bexar County June 14, 1963, according to the BVS File 107766.
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Harold C. Goins and Helen W. Goins received a warranty deed February 14, 1955, according to Bexar County Deed Book 3631, page 119.
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Howard Thomas Goins was born in Bexar County June 2, 1943, according to the BVS File 61561.
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J. E. Goins, plaintiff sued R. H. Goins, defendant, according to Bexar County Judgement Book G, page 358.
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James Goins was the father of an infant son born in Bexar County March 21, 1915, according to BVS File 9091.
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James Douglas Goins, age 25, and Esther Gertrude Stauffer, age 18, were married July 8, 1957, according to Bexar County Mar­riage Book 125, page 605. James Douglas Goins and Esther Gertrude Stauffer Goins lived at La Siesta Apart­ments, 3632 Southwest Military Drive, San Antonio.
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James E. Goins was married to Annie Ruth McGee July 30, 1931, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 51, page 430. James E. Goins and Annie Ruth McGee Goins received a warranty deed from Proctor L. Hook July 26, 1946, according to Bexar County Deed Book 2277, page 230.
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Jane Elizabeth Goins was born in Bexar County January 26, 1964, according to BVS File 798.
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Jessie Lee Goins was born in Bexar County August 15, 1948, according to BVS File 89485.
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Jewel E. Goins was married to Rufus J. Powe February 1, 1915, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 7, page 370.
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Jewel Goins was married to Ernest Tarin October 16, 1932, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 53, page 612.
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Jim Goins was married to Frances Black September 14, 1894, according to Bexar County Marriage Book M, page 148. Ran­dolf Goins and Elizabeth Goins were witnesses to the wedding. Of Jim Goins and Frances Black Goins nothing more is known.
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John H. Goins died in Bexar County January 24, 1931, ac­cording to BVS File 293.
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John H. Goins received a contract from General Investment Corporation December 4, 1941, according to Bexar County Deed Book 1869, page 296.
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John Henry Goins was born in Bexar County February 24, 1920, according to BVS File 6640. He was the father of an in­fant born in Bexar County July 8, 1940, according to BVS File 52064.
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John Paul Goins, age 22, and Helen Marie Stanton, age 18, were married September 22, 1962, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 138, page 673. They lived at 338 Schley, San Antonio. Helen Marie Stanton Goins was remar­ried to Howard Eugene Fowler October 18, 1966, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 151, page 222.
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Julia Dianne Goins was born in Bexar County June 10, 1961, according to BVS File 93897.
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Karen Elizabeth Goins was married to Douglas Courtney Eggleston March 5, 1973, according to Bexar County Mar­riage Book 22, page 454.
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Kenneth Ray Goins was born in Bexar County December 19, 1958, according to BVS File 221684.
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Kermet Goins was born in Bexar County September 29, 1949, according to BVS File 122977.
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Landa Jean Goins was born in Bexar County January 14, 1935, according to BVS File 581. She was married to Weldon Wayne Gromatsky June 8, 1965, according to Tarrant County, Texas Marriage Book 137, page 17.
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Leroy Goins died April 8, 1946 in Bexar County, according BVS File 16155.
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Lillie Goins, born in 1928 and Burnice Lewis, born in 1927, were married July 12, 1950, according to Bexar County Mar­riage Book 128, page 93. They lived at 235 Hollenbeck, San Antonio.
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Linda Jean Goins, age 18, was married to Roland Gomez Zap­ata, age 23, 608 North Hamilton, San Antonio, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 115, page 239.
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Linda Sue Goins was born in Bexar County March 9, 1948, according to BVS File 17763. She died there October 31, 1959, according to BVS File 53884.
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Lisa Gail Goins was born in Bexar County August 7, 1965, ac­cording to BVS File 116403.
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M. F. [or P.] Goins was married to Louisa Moore in 1915. They received a deed from Harvard Place May 12, 1926, ac­cording to Bexar County Deed Book 891, page 225. M. F. Goins died in 1924. Louisa Moore Goins was remarried to Ed Roberts in 1927. No children were born to M. F. Goins and Louisa Moore Goins. Louisa Moore Goins Roberts re­ceived proof of heirship from the estate of M. F. Goins Oc­tober 16, 1930, according to Bexar County Deed Book 1209, page 296.
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Madden Goins died in Bexar County January 11, 1926, ac­cording to BVS File 198.
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Maribell Goins was born in Bexar County August 13, 1948, according to BVS File 88560.
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Martha Goins was married April 11, 1862 to Clemento Elinda, according to Atascosa County marriage records.
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Mary Jane Goins was married to Presciliano Gonzales September 13, 1876, according to Bexar County Marriage Book E, page 317.
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Mary Jane Goins was born in Bexar County May 12, 1938, ac­cording to BVS File 37583. She was married to John Jacob Stauffer, Jr. who was born in 1934, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 121, page 251. They lived at 265 Crook, San Antonio, Texas
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Melda June Goins was born in Bexar County June 25, 1942, according to BVS File 50979.
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Minnie Goins was married to Louis B. Albrecht December 3, 1914, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 7, page 196.
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Minnie Goins was married to James E. Cude June 21, 1926, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 38, page 165.
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Minnie Louise Goins was born in Bexar County March 2, 1936, according to BVS File 18335.
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Paul Goins was married to Clara Arnold August 20, 1917, ac­cording to Bexar County Marriage Book 11, page 617. Of Clara Arnold Goins nothing more is known. Paul Goins was the father of an infant that died in Bexar County, September 16, 1925, according to BVS File 31546. Paul Goins, age 44, was married to Frances Orens, age 42, August 7, 1937, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 66, page 300. Children born to Paul Goins and Frances Orens Goins are unknown.
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Patricia Ann Goins who was born in 1939 was married to Clarence Edward Acord, who was born in 1934, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 122, page 273. B. R. Goins wit­nessed the ceremony. The couple lived at 1555 Somerset Road, San Antonio.
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Patricia Eileen Goins was married to James Madison Warner October 1, 1943, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 85, page 522. The bride was 25 and the groom 24.
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Patricia Myce Goins was born in Bexar County January 9, 1933, according to BVS File 534.
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Patricia Myrle Goins was married to Garland Chester Tennell January 7, 1972, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 198, page 368.
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Ralph Todd Goins was born in Bexar County February 23, 1962, according to BVS File 17942.
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Vernon Denford Goins, believed to be a son of Reuben A. Goins and Caroline Goins, was born about 1881, probably in Atascosa County. “V. D. Goins” of Glendale, Arizona and McCamey, Texas corresponded with the Oklahoma Confeder­ate Pension Board about his father’s pension application. Ver­non Denford Goins died in Harris County, Texas October 4, 1963, according to BVS File 63742.
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James Goen and James Gipson had a joint Choctaw claim in connection with the tribe being moved from Choctaw Nation in Mississippi to Oklahoma, according to “A Complete Roll of all Choctaw Claimants and their Heirs,” pages 27, 451 and 980, edited by Joe R. Goss. The roll was originally printed in 1889 by Robert D. Patterson Stationery Co, St. Louis. Betsey Gowin was also a Choctaw claimant, according to the volume, page 392.
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Robert Henry Goins was born in Bexar County, Texas September 6, 1956, according to BVS File 155195.
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Robert Franklin Goins, age 27, San Antonio was married to Barbara Ann Corey, age 24, May 6, 1961, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 135, page 92. Of Robert Franklin Goins and Barbara Ann Corey Goins nothing more is known.
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Rosa Goins was married to Eugene Mills July 5, 1919, accord­ing to Bexar County Marriage Book 18, page 493.
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Rose Gale Goins was born in Bexar County May 23, 1952, ac­cording to BVS File 64650. She was married November 18, 1968 to Bernard Frank Schwegmann, III, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 163, page 635.
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Rosie Elizabeth Goins was born in Bexar County September 10, 1877, according to BVS File 648309.
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Rosie May Goins was married to John Love November 1, 1933, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 55, page 592. The license was mailed to Box 53, Newell, North Car­olina September 9, 1948.
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Rosy Goins was born in Bexar County November 6, 1917, ac­cording to BVS File 49926.
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Ruth Jane Goins was examined for lunacy by the Bexar County Probate Court, according to Bexar County Probate File 71334.
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Sarah Goins was married January 10, 1872 to William Carr, according to Atascosa County marriage records.
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Starley M. Goins was married to William T. Gravel Septem­ber 4, 1920, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 22, page 291.
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Stephen Wayne Goins was born in Bexar County December 21, 1962, according to BVS File 242096.
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Toi Lynette Goins was born in Bexar County October 17, 1956, according to BVS File 178304. She was married to Rodney Eugene Lewis October 17, 1974 according to Bexar County Marriage Book 259, page 159.
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Vera Goins, was married to Jessie H. Bryan, age 23, May 20, 1945, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 91, page 102.
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Vinnita Sue Goins was born in Bexar County September 12, 1952, according to BVS File 139295.
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William Eugene Goins was married to Janet Gail Grunewald July 28, 1967, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 154, page 66. Of William Eugene Goins and Janet Gail Grunewald Goins nothing more is known.
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William L. Goins, 29 was married to Alma Goins, 27, March 27, 1941, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 75, page 270. William L. Goins and Alma Goins Goins lived at 3108 Broadway, San Antonio. William L. Goins was remarried to Alma Goins Goins April 16, 1944, according to Bexar County Marriage Book 87, page 422. At that time they lived at 203 Elmhurst Street in San Antonio. William L. Goins was born in 1912 and Alma Goins Goins was born in 1914. Apparently the second marriage did not last because Alma Goins received a deed from William L. Goins October 23, 1945, according to Bexar County Deed Book 2163, page 525.
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Willie Goins, Jr. was born in Bexar County May 25, 1921, according to BVS File 27046.

088 Claiborne Co, Mississippi

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Elizabeth Goin was married to Jeremiah Sharplin October 18, 1833 in Claiborne County according to “Mississippi Marriage Records” [1826-1900].

“Jeremiah Sharpless” was the bondsman for the marriage of Ellen Goynes and William Womack in adjoining Copiah County November 30, 1836, suggesting that Elizabeth Goin Sharplin and Ellen Goynes Sharpless may have been closely related, even sisters.

William Womack, son of Richard Womack and Martha Womack, was born in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana in 1815. Ellen Goynes Sharpless was born March 28, 1820 in Copiah County, Mississippi, according to the research of Penny Myers.
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Nancy Going was married to Charles Stewart February 14, 1818 in Claiborne County, according to “Mississippi Records” by King.
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Louisa Goings was married to Nathaniel Goza August 2, 1870 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of Nathaniel Goza and Louisa Goings Goza.
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Prince Goings was married to Sally Lockfoot August 2, 1870 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Prince Goings and Sally Lockfoot Goings.
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W. L. Goings was married to Sallie Siddon May 6, 1897 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of W. L. Goings and Sallie Siddon Goings.
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W. T. Goings was married to Martha Bennett October 7, 1869 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of W. T. Goings and Martha Bennett Goings.
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Miss M. C. Goins was married to R. F. Boyd July 12, 1893, according to Claiborne County marriage records.
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Sue Moore of Longview, Texas wrote December 12, 2001:
“Pheobah/Phebe Jones Goen/Goings is listed in all the county court documents pertaining to the estate of her father George Jones from 1833-1843 as being the wife of William Goings/-Gowen. A child, William Goen, age 6 is living with Phebe’s mother Eva Jones in 1850 in Claiborne County, Mississippi.”
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Mary Ann Gowan was married November 14, 1868 to George Gordon, according to Claiborne County marriage records.
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Barbara J. Gowin was married January 18, 1877 to J. W. Lord, according to Claiborne County marriage records.
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Henry Harrison Gowins was born in Mississippi [census of 1880] about 1827 of parents unknown. Elaine Randall English of Lakemont, Georgia advised December 1, 1996 by E-mail that he was born September 25, 1826, probably in Tennessee.

He was married in Claiborne County March 22, 1860 to Malinda Ann Moore, daughter of Thomas Moore and his second wife, Jane Cooper Moore, according to Elaine Randall English, Lakemont, Georgia, a great-granddaughter of Thomas Moore in an E-mail written December 1, 1996.

She stated that he served in Company D, McLean’s Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A. organized in Claiborne County. In 1862, his unit was serving under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and may have participated in the escape from the ill-fated Ft. Pillow battle.

Thomas Moore, formerly of Claiborne County and Copiah County, Mississippi wrote his will in Panola County, Mississippi. “Malinda Ann Gowen” was mentioned in the will of her father dated June 12, 1875:

Elaine Randall English provided a copy of his will:

“In the name of God, Amen! I, Thomas Moore, of the County of Panola and the State of Mississippi, being frail and feeble in body, but of a sound and disposing mind, do this day June the 12th 1875, make this my last will and testament, to-wit:

Item first. I will and bequeath unto my wife Lydia Margaret Moore my plantation on which I now reside in the County and State aforesaid, together with all per-sonal property, household fixtures, and my interest in the growing crops of the same, and known and desig-nated as a part of the South East quarter of Section thirty, Township nine, Range seven West; also all that fraction of the South West quarter of Section twenty nine, in Township nine, Range seven West, containing one hundred and ninety acres more or less, for her use and benefit during her natural life, and at her death, the same is to revert to our son, Gabriel Moore, whom we make our heir to the same.

Item 2d I will and bequeath to my son Gabriel Moore, for his own immediate use and benefit, my gold watch, and the bay horse, two years old, and hereby confirm to him all the remainder of realty in the town of Beaure-gard and the County of Copiah, State of Mississippi which lots are due to him in his own name and on the record of said County.

Item 3d I hereby appoint as administrator of this my last will and testament George W. Thedford, and con-firm to him the Deed of Conveyance executed to him for the purposes therein stated and bearing this date of June 12th, A.D. 1875, and hereby again vest in him & his heirs a fee simple title in and to the said Lot No. (?) and Block No. 11 of the town of Beauregard and Coun-ty of Copiah and State of Mississippi.

Item 4th To my elder children, Elizabeth Higdon and John Higdon her husband, Jno. G. Moore, Margaret Emily Martin, Jane Turnipseed, heirs Malinda Ann Gowen, Alice Sessions and Rosetta Graves, all my be-loved children to whom I have given and granted such facilities for life and education as I have best been able to do from time and such property interest as has been given to them from time, I hereby confirm all such gifts to them of whatsoever kind they may have been.

Thomas Moore {Seal}

Signed, sealed and delivered this the day and date above written in presence of

Witnesses

H. Moseley, Samuel D. Johns, Mat M. Wells, J.A. Blair

Filed by G. W. Thedford and admitted to record August 5th 1875.”
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“Harrison H. Gowen,” possibly Henry Harrison Gowins, served as a private in Company I, Twenty-sixth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, in the Civil War, according to “Tennessee Soldiers in the Civil War.” Barbara Gowins White, great-great-granddaughter of Richton, Mississippi suggested that he also served in the Fourth Mississippi Cavalry Regiment.

She stated in a letter dated September 15, 1995 that he owned 81 acres of land in Claiborne County which he purchased in 1870.

“H. H. Gowin, Sr.” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census 4, Enumeration District 38, page 31 on June 12, 1880:

Gowin, H. H. Sr. 53, born in MS, father born
unknown, mother born unknown,
farmer
M. A. 40, born in MS, father born in TN,
mother born in MS, wife
D. W. 20, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
L. V. 16, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, daughter
H. H, Jr. 14, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
B. J. 12, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, daughter
J. L. 9, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
G. M. 7, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son”
J. L. 5, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son”

Barbara Gowins White stated that nine children, seven sons and two daughters, were born to them and that most of them removed to Richland Parish in northern Louisiana in the 1920s.

Henry Harrison Gowins died December 14, 1892 in Claiborne County and was buried in Pisgah Cemetery, according to English research.

Children born to Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins include:

Dudley Watson Gowins born Dec. 8, 1860
Laura Viola Gowins born February 3, 1864
Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. born July 25, 1866
Barbara Jane Gowins born August 10, 1868
James Lester Gowins born Sept. 13, 1870
George Matterson Gowins born Feb. 19, 1873
John Lewis Gowins born January 29, 1875
Cleve Brisco Gowins born October 22, 1877

Dudley Watson Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi December 8, 1860. He was enumerated as a 20-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Laura Viola Gowins, daughter of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Claiborne County February 3, 1864. She was recorded as a 16-year-old in the 1880 census. She was married about 1882 to Thomas J. Smith.

Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Hermanville, Mississippi in Claiborne County July 25, 1866. He came to Dallas, Texas in 1894, according to his newspaper obituary. On Febru­ary 18, 1897 he was married to Lula Myrtle Witt who was born in Texas November 15, 1874, a daughter of John Thomas Witt and Nannie Johnson Witt, according to Dallas County Marriage Book P, page 166.

In 1898 he was listed as a bricklayer living at 713 Commerce Street. In 1901 he was listed as a contractor boarding at 257 Simpson, according to Dallas city directory. He also showed an address at 1700 South Harwood. In 1902 he was listed as a contractor living at 425 South Harwood. In 1903 he was listed on Fourth Avenue as a contractor. In 1906 and 1907 he lived at 412 First Avenue. In 1908 he had a listing in connection with Sarver Grocery Company, still living at 412 First Avenue.

In 1909 he was listed as a contractor living at 489 Third Av­enue. In 1910 he was a contractor living at 329 Second Av­enue. In 1911 he was listed at 1207 Second Avenue. From 1912 thru 1919 the city directories of Dallas had him listed as a contractor living at 5007 Bryan. His business address appeared as “Gowing & Stearman, Contractors, 1915 1/2 Main.”

Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. appeared many times in the deed records of Dallas County from 1911 through 1924. On July 23, 1927 he received a war­ranty deed from A. C. Gillespie to 400 acres in Section 5, Block O. W. [Certificate No. 2199] in Pecos County, Texas, according to Pecos County Deed Book 53, page 552.

Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. was water commissioner for the city of Dallas at one time. He was a Mason and a member of East Dallas Christian Church, continuing to live at 5007 Bryan Street in 1944. Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. died at Dallas September 17, 1944 at age 78 and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Lula Myrtle Gowins died July 17, 1949.

Children born to Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins and Lula Myrtle Witt Gowins include:

Ruth Gowins born about 1899
Harry Witt Gowins born November 17, 1901

Ruth Gowins, daughter of Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. and Lula Myrtle Witt Gowins, was born in Dallas February 9, 1898, according to Dallas County Birth Book 49, page 378. Her mother was the informant for the birth certificate information given on January 17, 1945. A second birth certificate was is­sued according to Dallas County Birth Book 58, page 384, showing her birth date as February 2, 1898. Mrs. Tina L. Fishback, 1739 Second Avenue, Dallas, was the informant on November 17, 1952 for the second birth certificate. In the first birth certificate Ruth Gowins was listed as the second child of Henry Harrison Gowins. She appeared in the 1916 city direc­tory of Dallas living at 5007 Bryan, the address of her parents.

Ruth Gowins was married to Thomas C. Cheaney of Gainesville, Texas March 18, 1917, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 22, page 338. In 1925 they lived in Harris County, Texas. The couple was divorced in Lucas County, Ohio November 8, 1940. Thomas C. Cheaney died May 3, 1953, according to an affidavit given by his brother-in-law, Harry Witt Gowins recorded in Pecos County Deed Book 360, page 97.

Ruth Gowins Cheaney was married to Douglas Langrill in 1944. In 1944 Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill inherited half interest in the 400 acres of land in Pecos County. Later Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill and Douglas Langrill were divorced.

Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill was married in 1954 to Edward T. Hays. In 1959 they were living in San Francisco, California. Edward T. Hays died March 3, 1965. Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill Hays survived for two months and died April 30, 1965 in Washoe County, Nevada.

Children born to Thomas C. Cheaney and Ruth Gowins Cheaney include:

Thomas C. Cheaney, Jr. born about 1920
Barbara Jeanne [Cheaney] Gowins born Sept. 3, 1925

No other children were born to Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill Hays in subsequent marriages.

Thomas C. Cheaney, Jr, son of Thomas C. Cheaney and Ruth Gowins Cheaney, was born about 1920, probably in Dallas County. During World War II he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and was commissioned a lieutenant. He died November 5, 1944, probably a war casualty.

Barbara Jeanne [Cheaney] Gowins, daughter of Thomas C. Cheaney and Ruth Gowins Cheaney, was born September 3, 1925 in Harris County, according to BVS No. 62948. Follow­ing the divorce of her parents she retained the maiden name of her mother. In 1942 she was a student at Southern Methodist University living with Blanche Louise Knight Gowins, her sis­ter-in-law.

On June 16, 1944 she was married to James R. Cobb, Jr. as Barbara Jeanne Gowins, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 84, page 90.

On August 12, 1959 Barbara Jeanne [Cheaney] Gowins Cobb made an affidavit regarding her heirship of property originally purchased in Pecos County by her grandfather, Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, according to Pecos County Deed Book 360, page 97. She was a resident of Dallas County at that time. They continued to live in Dallas in 1971.

Harry Witt Gowins, son of Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. and Lula Myrtle Witt Gowins, was born in Dallas November 17, 1901, according to Dallas County Birth Book, page 332. He was born in Anderson County, Texas, according to “Genealogical Serendipity” by J. Sharon Johnson Dollante.

In 1920 he was a student at the University of Texas, rooming at 109 West 18th Street, according to the Austin city directory. In 1924 his address was 1024 Keystone Building, Houston.

On June 17, 1924 he was married to Blanche Louise Knight, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 38, page 386. In 1942 he maintained a residence at 5912 Marquita, Dallas, Texas. In 1944 at the time of the death of his father Major Harry Witt Gowins was commanding officer of a World War II air transport base.
In 1959 Harry Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Knight Gowins lived in California. In 1960 Colonel Harry Witt Gowins lived at 476 Fairmont Avenue, San Bernandino, Cali­fornia, according to the city directory. In 1966 he retired from the U. S. Air Force, and they they resided at 6231 Gibson Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force at that time. On October 5, 1971, while residents of Bernalillo County, New Mexico they gave each other rights as joint tenants of property purchased by his father in Pecos County, Texas, according to Pecos County Deed Book 372, page 625 and Book 373, page 711 and 715.

Children born to Harry Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Knight Gowins include:

Barbara Gowins born about 1927
Mary Susan Gowins born July 23, 1943

Barbara Gowins, daughter of Harryt Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Knight Gowins, was born about 1927. She was married about 1947 Jake Cobb. In 1999, they continued to live in Dallas.

Children born to Jake Cobb and Barbara Gowins Cobb include:

Rick Cobb born about 1949
Jennifer Cobb born about 1951
Randee Cobb born about 1954

Mary Susan Gowins, daughter of Harry Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Gowins, was born July 23, 1943 in Dallas. She was an “Air Force Brat” living in Thailand, Japan and San Bernadino, California before her family removed to Albuquerque in 1966. She died there April 8, 1999, according to her obituary:

“She is survived by her sister, Barbara Cobb and husband Jake Cobb of Dallas, nephew Rick Kent of Kent, Washington, nieces, Jennifer Cobb of Seattle, Washington and Randy Farquar of Shady Shores, Texas. Memorial services are pending in Albuquerque and Dallas. Arrangements for cremation were made by Sunrise Society of New Mexico, 891-8200.”

Barbara Jane Gowins, daughter of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi August 10, 1868. She appeared as a 12-year-old in the 1880 census of Claiborne County.

James Lester Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi September 13, 1870. He was reported as a nine-year-old in the 1880 census. He was married about 1883 to Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard. They removed to Richland Parrish during the 1920s. He died there about 1904 from yellow fever and was buried at Archibald, Louisiana, according to English research.

Children born to James Lester Gowins and Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard Gowins include:

Mabel Gowins born about 1885
James Lester Gowins, Jr. born April 22, 1901
Stella Gowins born about 1905

Mabel Gowins, daughter of James Lester Gowins and Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard Gowins, was born about 1885 in Claiborne Parish.

James Lester Gowins, Jr, son of James Lester Gowins and Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard Gowins, was born April 22, 1901. He was married to Lois Irene Burkette about 1924, probably in Richland Parish. He died there January 3, 1994.

Children born to James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins include:

Barbara Jean Gowins born February 29, 1928
James Lester Gowins III born September 26, 1933
John Sidney Gowins born November 11, 1944
Marcia Irene Gowins born January 6, 1947

Barbara Jean Gowins, daughter of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins, was born February 29, 1928. She was married about 1950, husband’s name White. In 1998 Barbara Jean Gowins White, Foundation member, lived at ????

James Lester Gowins III, son of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins, was born September 26, 1933.

John Sidney Gowins, son of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkett Gowins, was born November 11, 1944.

Marcia Irene Gowins, daughter of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins, was born January 6, 1947. She was married April 10, 1971, husband’s name Gaubert.

George Matterson Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi February 19, 1873. He was enumerated at age seven in 1880.

John Lewis Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi January 29, 1875. He was reported as a five-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household.

Cleve Brisco Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Claiborne County October 22, 1877. He did not appear in the 1880 census of his father’s household, suggesting that he had died.
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Barbara J. Gowin was married to J. W. Lord January 18, 1887 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of J. W. Lord and Barbara J. Gowin Lord.

CLARKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Edith Gowan was married about 1870 in Clarke County to James Valpeau Hodges who was born in 1847 to Dr. Joseph Alexander Hodges and Harriet Caroline Watts Hodges, according to the research of Gerry Hodges Hackley.

CLAY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

W. W. Goings, First Lieutenant of the Eighth Mississippi Cavalry Regi­ment, Company, fought under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. The regiment was raised in Clay County. Lt. Goings was killed in the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads June 10, 1864, according to “The Confederate Veteran,” Volume 34 [1926].
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Nancy Goins was married in 1876 to John W. Ayaxke, accord­ing to Clay County marriage records.
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Sally Goins was married in 1873 to James A. Summer, accord­ing to Clay County marriage records.
COPIAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Lynda Lindsey submitted the names of 193 individuals who were enumerated in the 1880 census of Mississippi who were of interest to Foundation researchers

Included were:

GUYNES, Mary B. Mother <1807> F W Bir: GA Cen: MS Copiah Browns
Store

GUINES, Frances Self <1810> F B Bir: VA Cen: MS Hinds Raymond

GUYNES, John Self <1813> M W Bir: MS Cen: MS Simpson
GOENS, Seaborn Self <1814> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Susann Wife <1816> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
MC GUYAN, Clarinda Wife <1821> F W Bir: SC
Cen: AL Cherok
GOEN, Joe Other <1822> M MU Bir: VA
Cen: MS Montgo Winona
MC GOWN, Lettie Wife <1822> F B Bir: TN
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUION, Sallie SisterL <1823> F W Bir: NC
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOUN, Louisa Other <1825> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Morgan Beat10
GOENS, Nancy Mother <1825> F MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MC GUYAN, John Self <1826> M W Bir: GA
Cen: AL Cherok
GUION, Mary S. Self <1826> F W Bir: SC
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Dorcas Wife <1830> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MCGOWN, John Self <1830> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
MCGOWN, Mary Self <1830> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Coosa Weogufka
GOENS, John Self <1831> M W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, March Self <1832> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
MCGUINES, John Other <1833> M W Bir: RI
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
MCGOWN, Anna Wife <1834> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUYNES, Providence Self <1835> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Reubin Self <1835> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Sarah J. Wife <1835> F W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUINES, Catherine Mother <1836> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat5
GUYNES, Henry H. Self <1837> M W Bir: MS Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStore
GUYNES, Rebecker J. Wife <1837> F W Bir: MS Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MC GUYAN, John Nephew <1838> M W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Cherok
GUYNES, Elizabeth Wife <1839> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Lea Self <1839> M B Bir: VA
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOUN, Bazil D. Self <1840> M W Bir: KY
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
GOENS, Elizabeth Wife <1840> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Louisa Self <1840> F B Bir: AL
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
GOENS, Thompson Self <1840> M W Bir: KY
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
GUYNES, John Self <1841> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
GOENS, Hariet Wife <1842> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Mary Self <1842> F W Bir: IREL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
MC GOWN, W. Self <1842> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Sataria
GUINE, Sarah Wife <1844> F W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUYNES, Mary Wife <1845> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
GUINE, Thomas Self <1845> M W Bir: IREL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
MCGOUN, Etta Wife <1847> F W Bir: KY
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
GUYNES, A. B. Self <1848> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Alen P. Self <1849> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MC GOWN, Virgenia Wife <1850> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Sataria
GOWNES, Clint Self <1851> M B Bir: GA
Cen: AL Dale Westville
MC GOWN, Ed Self <1851> M B Bir: AL
Cen: MS Clarke Enterprise
GUION, Henry Self <1851> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Sandy Self <1851> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOEN, Kitty Self <1852> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
GUYNES, Eva M. Wife <1852> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Albert B. Son <1854> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
MC GOWN, Dena Wife <1854> F MU Bir: AL
Cen: MS Clarke Enterprise
GUYNES, Emma J. Wife <1854> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Harriett E. Wife <1854> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUION, Martha Dau <1854> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Robirt Self <1854> M MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MCGOWN, Sallie Dau <1854> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
MCGOWN, Abe Self <1855> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Warren Beat3
GUYNES, Jack Self <1855> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOWNES, Martha Wife <1855> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GUYNES, Jane Wife <1856> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, Lares Brother <1856> M MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Ella Wife <1857> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GOENS, Harriet Wife <1857> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUION, John Son <1857> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Louis Self <1857> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, More Self <1857> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUION, Kate S. Wife <1858> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Emanul Self <1858> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
MCGOWN, Jane Wife <1858> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Warren Beat3
GUYNES, Peter Self <1858> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Cena Wife <1858> F MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Ally Wife <1859> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Geo. Self <1859> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, James W. Self <1859> M W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, Margart Dau <1859> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Ann Wife <1860> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Louisia Wife <1860> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, John W. Son <1861> M W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
MCGOWN, William E. Son <1861> M W Bir: NY
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUYNES, Alice Wife <1862> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Evaline Dau <1862> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUION, James Son <1862> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
MCGOWN, Jennie Sister <1862> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUINES, Jno. Self <1862> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat5
GOENS, Lawson Son <1862> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Louisa Dau <1862> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Coosa Weogufka
GUINE, Maurice Son <1862> M W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUION, Hugh Son <1863> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOEN, Louisa Dau <1863> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
GUYNES, Anthony Son <1864> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUINES, Casandra Dau <1864> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds Raymond
GOENS, Edgar Brother <1864> M MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MCGOWN, Hannah Sister <1864> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUINES, Narval Brother <1864> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat5
MCGOWN, Susana Dau <1864> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
MCGOWN, Anne Dau <1865> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GOEN, Antoine Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
GUYNES, Freeman Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Henry Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Neal Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GOENS, Roda C. Dau <1865> F W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, Robert Other <1865> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Robert Son <1865> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUINE, Sarah J. Dau <1865> F W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUINES, Willie Other <1865> M B Bir: GA
Cen: MS Tallah Beat5
MCGOWN, Winnie Dau <1865> F B Bir: AL Cen: AL Tallap
GUYNES, Eliza Other <1866> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Elizabeth Dau <1866> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Leroy Son <1866> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
MCGOWN, Lizzie Other <1866> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Warren Vicksburg
GUION, Wm. Son <1866> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Albert Son <1867> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, George Other <1867> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Georgerd Dau <1867> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MCGOWN, Hanah Dau <1867> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GOENS, Mary Sister <1867> F MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GOENS, Mary Other <1867> F MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto Hernando
GOENS, Mollie Dau <1867> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
GOENS, Sarah Dau <1867> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GOENS, Silvesta Dau <1867> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Angeline Dau <1868> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, Minta Sister <1868> F MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Cora J. Dau <1868> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MCGOWN, Eli Son <1868> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GOENS, John Son <1868> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
GUION, Julius Son <1868> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Nancy T. SDau <1868> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Clay Beat4
GOENS, Seaborn Son <1868> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Tobias Son <1868> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Margaret E. Dau <1869> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOWNES, Fanny Dau <1870> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GOENS, Fannie T. Dau <1870> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, George W. Son <1870> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Leonora Dau <1870> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Mary Dau <1870> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
MCGOWN, Toney Son <1870> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
MCGOWN, Towns Son <1870> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GOEN, Chiloe Dau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
MCGOWN, December Dau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
GOWNES, Emma Dau <1871> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
MCGOUN, Flarrence Dau <1871> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
MCGOWNE, John Other <1871> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
GUYNES, Leta HSister <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Mary SDau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Purley C. Dau <1871> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOENS, Taniai Dau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Eliza Dau <1872> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Emmer P. Dau <1872> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOENS, Jana Dau <1872> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Mary Dau <1872> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUINES, Tinie GDau <1872> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds Raymond
GUYNES, Walter I. Son <1872> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Charley O. Son <1873> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Cora SDau <1873> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUION, Henry Son <1873> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Lemuel B. Son <1873> M W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GOWNES, Lizzie Dau <1873> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GOENS, Omega Dau <1873> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
GUYNES, Serena GDau <1873> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, William Son <1873> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
MCGOUN, Clay R. Son <1874> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
GUYNES, Elowee Dau <1874> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Everitt Son <1874> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Stilman J. Son <1874> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Thophilus T. Son <1874> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUION, Fanny Dau <1875> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Jackson SSon <1875> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Jasper F. Son <1875> M W Bir: MS

Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Jasper U. Son <1875> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MCGOWN, Martha Dau <1875> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUYNES, Cary E. Dau <1876> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
MCGOWN, Harrison Son <1876> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Warren Beat3
GUYNES, Jasper F. Son <1876> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Laney E. Dau <1876> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Washington Son <1876> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Anna R. Dau <1877> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUION, Charles Son <1877> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOWNES, Clint Son <1877> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
MCGOWN, Dove Ann Dau <1877> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
GUYNES, Elbert E. Son <1878> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Eula R. Dau <1878> F W Bir:
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MC GOWN, Matilda Dau <1878> F MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Clarke Enterprise
GUYNES, Mila A. Dau <1878> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Rhoda R. Dau <1878> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MCGOUN, Robertia Son <1878> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
GUYNES, Henry J. Son <1879> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOWNES, James Son <1879> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GUYNES, Josea D. Dau <1879> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Lucy Dau <1879> F B Bir:
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUINE, Thomas Son <1879> M W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUYNES, Ben F. Son <1880> M B Bir: MS
==O==
John William Going was born in North Carolina about 1810 of parents unknown. By 1837, he had removed to Copiah County. “John Goen” was married there in May 1837 to Mary Caroline Smith, according to the research of Jim Bodine, Foundation member of Kaufman, Texas. Their marriage bond was signed by Joseph Smith.

“John Goen” appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County.

Children born to John William Going and Mary Caroline Smith Going include:

John William Going born in 1837
James Going born about 1838
Thomas Going born about 1840
Sallie Going born about 1842
George Going born about 1845

John William Going was born in Mississippi in 1837 to John William Going and Mary Caroline Smith Going, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr, a descendant of Madison, Alabama. The research of Penny Goings Hughes shows that he was born in Copiah County in October 1839.

Prior to 1866, he removed Shelby County. In that year he was married there to Mary Frances Strong, daughter of Isham S. Strong and Susannah “Susan” Dunbar Strong. She was born December 24, 1846 in Shelby County, according to “The Strong, Going, Dean, Campbell, Metcalf and Other Families in Shelby County, Texas” compiled in 1968 by Marjorie Going Johnson.

Isham S. Strong was born in Three Square Community in Goochland County, Virginia about 1802, according to the research of Robert T. Strong, Jr. He lived in Sumner County and Davidson County, Tennessee from 1806 to 1837. In 1839 he lived in Mississippi, and in 1840 was in Hempstead County, Arkansas. He arrived in Shelby County shortly afterward. He served in the Mexican War, according to Marjorie Going Johnson.
He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Shelby County:

“Strong, Isham 48, born in Virginia
Susan 46, born in Tennessee
Emily 16, born in Tennessee
Alexander 13, born in Tennessee
Wiett 11, born in Mississippi
John 7, born in Texas
Mary 4, born in Texas”

Isham S. Strong at age 61 enlisted as a substitute for Frank Tillman February 4, 1863 at Velasco, Texas as a private in Company E, Bates Regiment, Texas Volunteers. Susannah “Susan” Dunbar Strong died in 1870 in Shelby County, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr. Isham S. Strong then sold his property and made distribution to his children before moving in with the John William Going family.

John William Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Shelby County, Enumeration District 89, page 17, precinct 3:

“Going, J. W. 43, born in Mississippi
Mary 32, born in TX
William M. [twin] 9, born in TX
S. A. T. [twin] 9, born in TX
T. J. 8, born in TX, son
J. A. 6, born in TX, son
R. C. 4, born in TX, daughter
M. J. 2, born in TX, daughter
Strong, I. S. 78, born in VA, father-in-law”

Isham S. Strong died April 20, 1889 at the age of 87.

John William Going was a taxpayer in Shelby County through 1897 and in the following year moved to Nacogdoches County. He settled in the Libby Community, near his kinsmen John W. Strong and George W. Strong. Living nearby was his sister, Mrs. Sally Going Page, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr.

In 1900, John William Going reported to the census enumerator that he and his wife were the parents of 10 children, of whom nine were still living.

John William Going died April 5, 1901 in Nacogdoches County, Texas and was buried there in Cold Springs Cemetery. No tombstone was erected at his grave, but he is buried near the grave of Oscar Scarborough, a son-in-law, according to Marjorie Going Johnson. Mary Frances Strong Going lived with a son, George Going until her death November 20, 1910 in San Augustine County, Texas, according to Johnson research. Robert T. Strong, Jr. reports that Mary Frances Going Strong was enumerated in the household of her daughter, Mary Josephine “Maude” Going Brown in the 1910 census of San Augustine County. It is possible that she died there. She was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County.

Marjorie Going Johnson wrote:

“John William Going had a niece, Sally Page, who lived adjoining him for some time–probably in Nacogdoches County. Sally Page had one son, Thomas Oscar Page who was married to Ophelia “Curly” Myers, a sister to Ella Leo Myers who was married to Rev. John William Going, Jr.”

Children born to John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going include:
James Franklin Going born in 1865
Mary Josephine “Maude” Going born in February 1868
John William Going, Jr, [twin] born August 22, 1870
Sarah Ann Going [twin] born August 22, 1870
Thomas Isham Going born Dec. 22, 1872
James Alexander Going born Sept. 21, 1874
Katy C. Going born April 6, 1876
George Perry Going born July 6, 1880
Susan Going born in Nov. 1883
Henry Going born in Sept. 1886

James Franklin Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in 1865. He died in infancy and was buried there in Rather Cemetery.

Mary Josephine “Maude” Going, of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in February 1868. She was married December 1, 1892 to Thomas Brown. He died before the 1900 census because she and her children were enumerated living in her father’s home. Shortly afterward, she was remarried to Oscar Scarborough.

Children born to Thomas Brown and Mary Josephine “Maude” Going Brown include:

Sallie Brown born about 1894
Henry Brown born about 1896

Children born to Oscar Scarborough and Mary Josephine “Maude” Going Brown Scarborough include:

Iva Scarborough born about 1899
Nahomia Scarborough born about 1902

John William Going, Jr, twin son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born August 22, 1870. On February 15, 1893 he was married to Mary Jane Laird at Nacogdoches. About 1900 he became a Baptist preacher in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Mary Jane Laird died in 1900 in Nacogdoches County, and he was remarried September 13, 1900 to Ella Lee Myers. About 1904 he removed to Natchitoches, Louisiana where he filled various pulpits until his retirement in 1939. He died there October 23, 1954 at age 88 and was buried in Fern Park Cemetery.

Children born to John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going include:

Ernest Going born about 1895
Otis Going born about 1896
Lillie Going born about 1898
W. Sweapston Going born about 1900

Children born to John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going include:

Fred Going born about 1902
Mary Lee Going born about 1904
Daniel Going born about 1907
Niles Going born about 1910
Freddie Inez Going born September 10, 1914

Ernest Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1895 at Nacogdoches. About 1915 he was married to Minnie Kelly. He died prior to 1954.

Children born to Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going include:

Marie Going born about 1916
Albert Going born about 1918
Lorie Going born about 1920
Pearl Lee Going born about 1922
Opal Going born about 1923
Gladys Going born about 1925
Grady Going born about 1928
Gay Nell Going born about 1930
G. Lee Going born about 1932
Aubrey Going born about 1935
Mary Going born about 1938

Marie Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1916. She was married about 1936 to James Wyatt.

Children born to them include:

Phillip Wyatt born about 1938
Dean Wyatt born about 1940

Albert Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1918. About 1940, he was married to Claudine Roe.

Children born to them include:

Regina Going born about 1942
Cinda Going born about 1944
Michael Ernest Going born about 1947

Pearl Lee Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1922. She was married about 1940, husband’s name Wyatt.

Children born to them include:

David Wyatt born about 1942
Cecil Wyatt born about 1944
Don Wyatt born about 1946

Opal Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1923. About 1942 she was married, husband’s name Hilliard.

Children born to them include:

Randolph Hilliard born about 1944
Patrick Hilliard born about 1947

Gladys Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1925. She was married about 1946, husband’s name Wyatt.

Children born to them include:

Wayne Wyatt born about 1948
Debra Wyatt born about 1950
Beverly Wyatt born about 1953

Grady Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1928.

Gay Nell Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1930. She was married about 1950, husband’s name Hilliard.

Children born to them include:

Curtis Hilliard born about 1953

G. Lee Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1932.

Aubrey Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1935.

Mary Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1938.

Otis Going, son of Rev. John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1896, probably at Nacogdoches.

Lillie Going, daughter of Rev. John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1898.

W. Sweapston Going, son of Rev. John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1900, probably in Nacogdoches. He was married about 1925 to Mary Alice Byrd. In 1954 W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going were living in LeCompte, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Troy Going born about 1927
Chester Going born about 1930
Wilbur Going born about 1932

Troy Going, son of W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going, was born about 1927. He was married about 1950, wife’s name Mary.

Three daughters were born to Troy Going and Mary Going:

Frances Going born about 1952
Judy Going born about 1954
Linda Going born about 1957

Chester Going, son of W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going, was born about 1930. He was married about 1952, wife’s name unknown.

Children born to Chester Going include:

Leroy Going born about 1954

Wilbur Going, son of W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going, was born about 1932.

Fred Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1902.

Mary Lee Going, daughter of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1904.

Daniel Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1907. In 1964 they were living in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Niles Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1910. He was deceased before the death of his father in 1954.

Freddie Inez Going, daughter of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born September 10, 1914 in Shelby County. She was married July 7, 1924 at Many, Louisiana to George Leemon Corley. He was born August 22, 1902 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana to George Zac Corley and Quella I. Dowden Corley, according to Artis Lee Hendrix, a descendant of Greenville, South Carolina. Freddie Inez Going Corley and her husband both died in Shreveport, Louisiana August 16, 1942.

Children born to George Leemon Corley and Ella Lee Myers Going include:

Verda Otto GeLee Corley born February 22, 1928

Verda Otto GeLee Corley, daughter of George Leemon Corley and Freddie Inez Going Corley, was born February 22, 1928 at Marthaville, Louisiana. She was married November 11, 1945 at Bossier City, Louisiana to Artis Olene Hendrix. He was born April 11, 1924 to Albert Thomas Hendrix and Sarah Elsie Davis Hendrix in Cullman, Alabama. In 1954 they lived in Greenville, South Carolina. She, a professional genealogist, has written several research volumes, primarily dealing with South Carolina family history. In 1997 she continued her research in Greenville.

Children born to Artis Olene Hendrix and Verda Otto GeLee Corley Hendrix include:

Artis Lee Hendrix born August 16, 1954
Bonnie Lynn Hendrix born September 22, 1955
Leslie Fae Hendrix born May 13, 1958
Lance Corley Hendrix born April 2, 1960

Artis Lee Hendrix, daughter of Artis Olene Hendrix and Verda Otto GeLee Corley Hendrix, was born August 16, 1954 at Greenville, South Carolina. She was married there September 20, 1977 to Ronald Alfred Smoak.

Sarah Ann Going, twin daughter of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born August 22, 1870 in Shelby County. She was married to Thomas Jefferson Windham May 8, 1888. She died June 22, 1950 in Shelby County.

Children born to them include:

Wyatt Windham born about 1890
Clara Windham born about 1892
Laurie Windham born about 1894
Willie Windham born about 1896
Leo Windham born about 1899
Letha Windham born about 1902
Eva Gay Windham born about 1905

Thomas Isham Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born December 22, 1872 in Shelby County. He was married September 22, 1896 to Georgia Ann Yates. He died September 26, 1943 in Shelby County and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery. His death was recorded as December 27, 1943 in Texas BVS File 43851. “Georgia Ann Goings” died September 11, 1951 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 54118.
Children born to Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going include:

Callie Going born about 1898
Myrtie Going [twin] born about 1900
Bertie Going [twin] born about 1900
May Belle Going born about 1903
Frank Going born about 1905
Marlon Going born about 1907
John Going born about 1910
Gay Going born about 1912
Daisy Going born about 1915

Callie Going, daughter of Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1898. About 1920 she was married to Arlington Hicks.

Myrtie Going, twin daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1900. She was married about 1900 to J. Tidwell.

Children born to J. Tidwell and Myrtie Going Tidwell include:

Oleta Tidwell born about 1922
Vivian Tidwell born about 1924
Alma Tidwell born about 1927
Georgia Ann Tidwell born about 1930
James Tidwell born about 1932
Mary Anne Tidwell born about 1935

Bertie Going, twin daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1900.

May Belle Going, daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1903.

Frank Going, son Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1905. He was married about 1928, wife’s name unknown.

Children born to Frank Going include:

Laverne Going born about 1930
Arlie Gay Going born about 1932

Marlon Going, son Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1907.

John Going, son Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1910. He was married about 1933, wife’s name unknown. John Going was the father of an infant born in Shelby County November 28, 1933, according to BVS File 96674.

Children born to John Going include:

Eugene Going born November 28, 1933
Billie Lamerle Going born March 25, 1935
Douglas Going born about 1939

“Billey Lamurle Goings” was born and died March 26, 1935 in Shelby County, according to BVS Files 15543 and 25924.

Gay Going, daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1912. About 1933 she was married, husband’s name Stickland.

Children born to Gay Going Strickland include:

Vernon Strickland born about 1935
Laura Anna Strickland born about 1937
Ronnie Strickland born about 1940

Daisy Going, daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935, husband’s name Snyder.

Children born to Daisy Going Snyder include:

Kenneth Snyder born about 1937
Judy Carolyn Snyder born about 1940

James Alexander Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born September 21, 1874, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr. He was married October 30, 1896 to Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss. In 1954 he was living in Orange, Texas. He died March 10, 1955 in Orange County, Texas and was buried in Strong Cemetery.

Children born to James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going include:

Minnie Going born October 21, 1897
Herman Going born May 2, 1900
James Jewell Going born May 11, 1902
Bessie Going born May 16, 1904
Ennis Going born May 14, 1906
Essie Going born June 8, 1908
Alice Going born March 21, 1909
Denver Parish Going born April 1, 1910
Denton Going born about 1912
Gladys Going born about 1920

Minnie Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born October 21, 1897. She was married about 1918 to R. Leonard Cummings.

Children born to R. Leonard Cummings and Minnie Going Cummings include:

Ima Cummings born about 1920
Robert Cummings born about 1923

Herman Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born May 2, 1900.

James Jewell Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born May 11, 1902. He was married about 1920 to Jettie Baker.

Children born to James Jewell Going and Jettie Baker Going and Jewel Going Baker include:

Eris Going born about 1921
Ella Going born October 6, 1927
James Maxie Going born about 1930

“Ela Elaine Goings” was born October 6, 1927 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 1285878.

Bessie Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born May 16, 1904.

Ennis Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born March 14, 1906. He was married about 1929 to Mozelle Windham. “Ennis C. Goings” died May 19, 1858 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 29902.

Children born to Ennis Going and Mozelle Windham Going include:

J. W. Going born about 1932
Eva Charles Going born about 1934
Leon Going born about 1937
Clovis Going born about 1939
Gerald Going born about 1941
Debbie Going born about 1944

Essie Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born June 8, 1908. She was married about 1928 to Burt Bodine.

Children born to Burt Bodine and Essie Going Bodine include:

Bonnie Bodine born about 1930
James Bodine born about 1932
Joe Bodine born about 1935

Alice Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born March 21, 1910. She was married about 1930 to Dewey Miller.

Children born to Dewey Miller and Alice Going Miller include:

Yvonne Miller born about 1932
Wilda Beth Miller born about 1935
Glenda Faye Miller born about 1938

Denver Parrish Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born April 1, 1910, according to BVS File 204594. About 1913. About 1935 he was married to Mary Jane Chambliss.

Children born to Denver Parrish Going and Mary Jane Chambliss Going include:

Brenda Going born about 1937
Laretta Lynn Going born August 4, 1949

Laretta Lynn Going was born August 4, 1949, according to BVS File 116275.

Denton Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born about 1912. “Denton Goings” died February 3, 1931 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 9905.

Gladys Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born about 1915. About 1935 she was married to Buck Greer.

Children born to Buck Greer and Gladys Going Greer include:

R. C. Greer born about 1937
Delores Greer born about 1939
G. Lee Greer born about 1941
Raymond Greer born about 1943
James Greer born about 1945
Dayton Greer born about 1948
Richard Greer born about 1951

Katy C. Going, daughter of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born April 6, 1876 in Shelby County. She was married December 12, 1895 to James Cleon Metcalf. She died January 14, 1918 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery. James Cleon Metcalf was remarried August 25, 1918 to Mrs. Sadie Busby Permenter.

Children born to James Cleon Metcalf and Katy C. Going Metcalf include:

Ethel Metcalf born about 1897
Audice Metcalf born about 1900
Pinkie Metcalf born about 1902
Lillie Metcalf born about 1905

George Perry Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born July 6, 1880 in Shelby County. He was married October 20, 1902 to ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean. “G. P. Going” was the father of an infant born January 28, 1922, according to BVS File 597. “Vicie Beddie Goings” died January 4, 1952 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 25148. He died there June 16, 1965 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Children born to George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going include:

Linton Franklin Going born about 1904
Marjorie Marie Going born about 1907
Leo Going born about 1909
Adelle Going born about 1911

Linton Franklin Going, son of George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going, was born about 1904. He was married about 1929 to Eula Belle Campbell.

Children born to Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going include:

Mildred Marcelle Going born May 17, 1932
Marjorie Marie Going born September 2, 1934
Cecil Leon Going born February 13, 1937

Mildred Marcelle Going, daughter of Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going, was born May 17, 1932 in Shelby County. On May 21, 1945 she was struck by lightning and killed instantly, according to Texas BVS File 43851. She was buried in Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Marjorie Marie Going, daughter of Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going, was born September 2, 1934 in Shelby County. She was married June 26, 1954 to Vaughn Logan Johnson. In 1955 they lived in Dallas County, Texas.

Children born to Vaughn Logan Johnson and Marjorie Marie Going Johnson include:

Richard Logan Johnson born April 28, 1955

Cecil Leon Going, son of Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going, was born February 13, 1937 in Shelby County.

Leo Going, son of George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going, was born about 1909. He was married about 1935 to Marie Brittain.

LaVonne Going born April 3, 1946
Billy Johnny Going born June 27, 1952

Adelle Going, daughter of George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going, was born about 1911. She was married about 1931 to R. L. Cummings.

Children born to R. L. Cummings and Adelle Going Cummings include:

Nellie Ray Cummings born about 1934
Dorothy Faye Cummings born about 1936
George Cummings born about 1939

Susan Going, daughter of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in November 1883 in Shelby County. She was married about 1903, husband’s name Holmes. She was later remarried to Richard Wilkerson, Jr.

Henry Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in September 1886 in Shelby County. He died March 25, 1901 in Nacogdoches County and was buried at Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
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“Jerrel Flent Goings” was born in Shelby County December 15, 1960, according to BVS File 239994.

The obituary of Jerrel Flint Goings appeared in the April 4, 1995 edition of “Center Light & Champion.”

“Funeral services for Jerrel Flint Goings, 34, of Joaquin were held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Mangum Chap-el. Burial was in Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville. Mr. Goings died March 31, 1995.
He was born December 15, 1960 in Shelby County to Jerrel and Judy Marie Cassell Goings. He is survived by a son, C. J. Goings; his parents, his wife, Vicki Go-ings; two sisters and brothers-in-law, *Penny and Larry Hughes of Shelbyville and Ginger and Jack White of Kentucky; grandparents, Howell and Johnnie Cassell of Shelbyville; a stepdaughter, Michelle Essex; and a number of nieces and nephews.”

*Penny Dianne Goings was born in Shelby County January 17, 1964, according to BVS File 31408.
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Joseph [John] Goings was born in Mississippi October 10, 1824 of parents unknown, according to Harold Melton, a de­scendant of West Jordan, Utah. He was married April 20, 1846 to Souville [Cecilia?] Lanier who was born about 1830. She was possibly a daughter of Hillary Lanier of Copiah County, according to Wanda Adams, Foundation member of Mt. Morris, Michigan. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Copiah County.

“Goings, Joseph 23
Lovilla 20
John W. 11/12”

Joseph [John] Goings was a resident of adjoining Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1858 where a son was born. He re­moved to Washington Parish about 1860. Joseph [John] Go­ings died there March 11, 1887.

Children of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla Lanier Goings include:

John W. Goings born about 1850
Sarah Elizabeth Goings born about 1851
Henry A. Goings born in July 1852
Caroline Goings born about 1855
Mary Goings born about 1856
James L. Goings born May 19, 1858
Ercelia Goings born about 1860
Elvelina Goings born about 1861
Joseph Goings born about 1868
Martha L. Goings born about 1870

John W. Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1850 in Mississippi and was enumerated there in the 1850 census of Copiah County. He was brought to Washington Parish, Louisiana by his parents about 1860. He was enumerated there as the son of “John & Cecilia Goings” in 1870 at age 20. He was married about 1873 to Sarah “Sally” Grace, daughter of Thomas Grace and Barthanie Grace. He was recorded as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. He died September 18, 1883 in Washington Parish.

Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Washington Parish:

“Going, Sarah C. 43, widow, born in January 1859
Charley L. 12, son, born in January 1888
Elias P. 8, son, born in November 1891
Makey M. 6, daughter, born in May 1894
Johnny E. 3, daughter, born in Sept. 1896
Faust, John F. 35, boarder, born in May 1865

Children born to John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Go­ings include:

Mary Goings born about 1872
Thomas Goings born about 1873
Eugene H. Goings born March 6, 1876
Fanny Goings born about 1878
Olivia Goings born about 1880
Joseph John Wesley “Buster” Goings born May 6, 1882

Children born to Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings after the death of John W. Goings include:

Charles Lonzo Going born in January 1888
Elias Preston Going born in November 1891
Mackie M. Going born in May 1894
Johnnie Ella Going born in September 1896

Mary Goings, daughter of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1872. She was married in 1893 to Louis Benjamin Ricks in Tangipahoa Parish.

Thomas Goings, son of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1873. He died be­fore 1902.

Eugene H. Goings, son of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana October 6, 1876. He was married October 1, 1903 to Dixie B. Schilling. He was a farmer and assistant postmaster at Mt. Hermon, Mississippi. In 1924 he was employed by Miller Mercantile. Following the death of Dixie B. Schilling Goings, he was remarried to Mrs. Elsie Letchworth October 3, 1925. He died June 8, 1948 at Tylertown, Mississippi. No children were born to Eugene H. Goings and Dixie B. Schilling Goings. He adopted Florence Letchworth, the daughter of Elsie Letchworth Goings.

Fanny Goings, daughter of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1878. She was married about 1896 to Julius Will Parker. They lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Olivia Goings, daughter of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1880. She was married January 29, 1903 to Dyson Booty in Pike County, Mississippi. She died Mary 28, 1966 at age 85 at Leesville, Louisiana where she was visiting her daughters, Hazel Skinner and Norma Hammons.

Children born to Dyson Booty and Olivia Goings Booty include:

May Booty born about 1904
Archie Booty born about 1905
John Colden Booty born January 29, 1910
Norma Booty born about 1907
Hazel Booty born about 1909
Ira Booty born about 1911
Georgia Booty born about 1918

Joseph John Wesley “Buster” Goings, son of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Washington Parish May 6, 1882. He was married there to Cammie Miller September 29, 1904. She was the daughter of Monroe J. Miller and Mary Jane Melton Miller. Later they were divorced. He died November 2, 1948 at McComb, Mississippi. She died March 3, 1969 at Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Children born to Joseph John Wesley “Buster” Goings and Cammie Miller Goings include:

Modessa Goings born about 1907
Lena Goings born about 1908
Mary Lee Goings born about 1910
Ida Lee Goings born about 1913
Stevie Goings born about 1916
Vera Goings born about 1919
Veta Mae Goings born about 1922

Charles Lonzo Goings, son of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in January 1888 in Washington Parish. He appeared in the 1900 census there as age 12. He was married about 1908 to Bettie Mae Bridges who was born at Hopewell, Simpson County, Mississippi in 1888. Her tombstone in­scription states that she was born March 24, 1890.

Charles Lonzo Goings was employed by the Texas Company in Port Arthur, Texas and lived at 421-19th Street, rear, according to the 1916-1917 city directory.

He received a deed from E. D. Clem March 21, 1916 to a lot in Port Arthur for $321, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 155, page 455. He sold the property to G. L. Beavers September 30, 1918 for $500, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 177, page 342.

Charles Lonzo Goings was listed as a boiler fireman for Texas Company, living at 145 West 13th Street, according to the 1918 city directory of Port Arthur. He continued at that address and in that employment in 1920. In 1925 Charles Lonzo Goings and Bettie Mae Bridges Goings lived at 1319 Houston Avenue, and he continued to work for the Texas Company. In 1942 Bettie Mae Bridges Goings lived in Hinds County, Mississippi. Bettie Mae Bridges Goings died September 22, 1949 and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, 12 miles east of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi. In 1962 he lived in Jackson, Mississippi.
Children born to Charles Lonzo Goings and Bettie Mae Bridges Goings include:

Nelson Porter Goings born June 14, 1920

Nelson Porter Goings, fourth child of Charles Lonzo Goings and Bettie Mae Bridges Goings, was born at Port Arthur June 14, 1920, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 7, page 63. His mother signed a delayed birth certificate application for him in Hinds County, Mississippi July 23, 1942.

Elias Preston Goings, son of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born November 18, 1891, according to Judy Melton He appeared as a eight-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish. He was married there to Ruby Schillings October 26, 1923. He died at age 70 at Mt. Hermon, Louisiana and was buried at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children born to Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goings include:

Wilfred “Frip” Goings born about 1914
Bernard Goings born about 1916
Boy Brown Goings born about 1919

Wilfred “Frip” Goings, daughter of Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goins, was born about 1914. She was married in June 1940 to Harold Beall. In 1962 they lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bernard Goings, son of Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goings, was born about 1916 in Washington Parish. In 1962 he lived in Youngstown, Ohio.

Boy Brown Goings, son of Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goings, was born about 1919.

Mackie M. Going, daughter of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in May 1894. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish. Mackie M. Going Stegall was mentioned as a sister to Olivia Goings Booty when the latter died in 1966.

Johnnie Ella Going, daughter of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, also known as Johnnie Ella Foust, was born in September 1896 in Washington Parish. She was enumerated there in the 1900 census as a three-year-old. She took a course in nursing in New Orleans at the Presbyterian Hospital. Johnnie Ella Going Eddy was mentioned as a survivor of Olivia Goings Booty.

Sarah Elizabeth Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Going and Soville [Cecilia] Going, was born about 1851 in Copiah County. She was married about 1868 to John Sandifer, ac­cording to the research of Wanda Adams.

Henry A. Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born in July 1852 in Mississippi, according to Melton research. He was brought to Washington Parish by his father about 1860. He was married there about 1878, to Louisiana Self.

“Henry A. Going” headed a family in the 1880 census of Washington Parish, Enumeration District 194, page 44:

“Going, Henry A. 28, born in Mississippi
Louisiana 32, born in Louisiana
Roburta 1, born in Louisiana”

He was remarried about 1885 to Cyntha Corinne Strahan who was born January 5, 1866 in Washington Parish to Cornelius “Neal” Strahan, Jr. and Permelia Malinda Crow Strahan. Cor­nelius “Neal” Strahan, Jr. was born in Marion County, Missis­sippi June 2, 1838.

Henry A. Goings appeared as the postmaster at Palestine, Louisiana April 4, 1887. He died September 13, 1907 at Mt. Hermon, Louisiana in Washington Parish. Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings died April 24, 1948 at Kentwood, Louisiana.

A succession record for Louisiana Self Goings show two children born to Henry A. Goings and her:

Roberta “Bertie” Goings born in 1879
Raleigh Self Goings born about 1882

Children born to Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Stra­han Goings include:

Virginia “Virgie” Goings born in February 1886
Arlie Thomas Goings born April 7, 1888
Escoe Goings born in March 1891
John Willie Goings born March 25, 1893
George M. Goings born in February 1895
Robert Goings born January 11, 1897
Carl C. Goings born in November 1899
Belva Goings born about 1902
John Alton Goings born September 4, 1910

Roberta “Bertie” Goings, daughter of Henry A. Goings and Louisiana Self Goings, was born in Washington Parish in 1879. She appeared as a one-year-old in the 1880 enumeration of her father’s household. She was married about 1910 to Andrew J. Roberts.

Raleigh Self Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Louisiana Self Goings, was born about 1882. In 1902, he was married to Maggie A. Bannister. Children born to Raleigh Self Goings and Maggie A. Bannister Goings are unknown.

Virginia “Virgie” Goings, daughter of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in February 1886. She was married about 1910 to Willie C. Miller. They lived at Mt. Hermon where he died in September 1948. Seven sons and two daughters were born to them.

Arlie Thomas Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born at Mt. Hermon April 7, 1888/89, according to Melton research. He was married September 22, 1913 to Alma Ethel Riley in Washington Parish. She was born July 5, 1899 to Thomas Henry Riley and Laura Berry Riley. Arlie Thomas Goings died November 7, 1938 at Doyle, Louisiana. Alma Ethel Riley Goings died November 29, 1994 at Denham Springs, Louisiana.

Children born to Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings include:

Ethel Lee Goings born November 27, 1916
A. T. Goings born December 13, 1918
Bessie Goings [twin] born January 11, 1921
Jessie Lee Goings [twin] born January 11, 1921
Henry Goings born January 14, 1924
Adrean Goings born June 16, 1926
Milton Goings born about 1928
Elton Goings born October 7, 1931
David Goings born about 1935
Betty Jean Goings born in October 1937

Ethel Lee Goings, daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born November 27, 1916 in Washington Parish. She was married June 27, 1931, at age 14, to Clinton Morris in Walthall County, Mississippi. She died February 21, 1935.

A. T. Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born December 13, 1918 in Washington Parish. He was married there in 1936 to Christine Barber. He died November 7, 1983 at Franklinton and was buried at Bogue Chitto Cemetery at Mt. Hermon.

Bessie Goings, twin daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born January 11, 1921 at Franklinton. She was married about 1939 to Beecham Martin.

Jessie Lee Goings, twin daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born January 11, 1921 at Franklinton, Louisiana. She was married there August 28, 1939 to R. J. Melton, son of Jacob Esco Melton and Lucy Ezell Clark Melton. They were later divorced.

Children born to R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton in­clude:

Jerry Melton born December 13, 1939
Harold Robert Melton born February 21, 1941
Clara Ann Melton born November 21, 1944

Jerry Melton, son of R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton, was born December 13, 1939. He died in the following month.

Harold Robert Melton, son of R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton, was born February 21, 1941 at Tylertown, Mississippi. He was married July 13, 1978 at Salt Lake City to Judith Ann “Judy” Leak. In 1996 Harold Robert Melton and Judith Ann “Judy” Leak Melton lived at West Jordan, Utah where they, members of the Foundation, were active in the research of his Goings family.

Clara Ann Melton, daughter of R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton, was born November 21, 1944 at Tylertown. She was married November 24, 1979 to Kenneth Van Norman.

Henry Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born January 14, 1924 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1947 to Elizabeth Palmer. Children born to Henry Goings and Elizabeth Palmer Goings are unknown.

Adrean Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born June 16, 1926 at Mt. Hermon. He was married December 6, 1950 to Ollie Pearl “Ellene” Johnson at Tylertown, Mississippi, according to “Melton Family History” by Grace Kisamore of Livingston, Louisiana.

Children born to Adrean Goings and Ollie Pearl “Ellene” Johnson Goings include:

Janice Goings born about 1952
Douglas Goings born about 1954
Dorothy Jean Goings born about 1957

Milton Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born about 1928 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1951, wife’s name Mary. Children born to Milton Goings and Mary Goings are unknown.

Elton Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born October 7, 1931 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1954 to Verdes Benton. Children born to Elton Goings and Verdes Benton Goings are unknown.
David Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born about 1935 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1958 to Melba Blount. Children born to David Goings and Melba Blount Goings are unknown.

Betty Jean Goings, daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born in New Orleans in October 1937. She was married about 1957 to Gilbert McGee.

Escoe Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in March 1891. He appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish. He became a piano player and died of tuberculosis “as a young man,” according to Melton research.

John Willie Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born March 25, 1893. He was married about 1915 to Angie Miller. He served as a private in Company K, 113th Infantry Regiment in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was remarried to Lizzie Schilling. He died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans in December 1961.

No children were born to Angie Miller Goings. Children born to John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings include:

Shelby Goings born about 1921
Wenous Goings born about 1923
Frances Goings born about 1926
Wilcie Goings born about 1929

Shelby Goings, son of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1921. In 1961 he lived in New Orleans.

Wenous Goings, son of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1923. In 1961 he lived in Baton Rouge.

Frances Goings, daughter of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1926. She was married about 1948, husband’s name McLain. In 1961 they lived in Ham­mond, Louisiana.

Wilcie Goings, daughter of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1929. In 1961 she lived in Kentwood, Louisiana and remained unmarried.

George M. Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in February 1895. He was married to Daisy Malley about 1918. Children born to George M. Goings and Daisy Malley Goings are unknown.

Robert Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born January 11, 1897 in Washington Parish. He was married October 31, 1921 to Minnie Riley. He died in April 1957.

Children born to Robert Goings and Minnie Riley Goings in­clude:

A. J. Goings born in 1922
Ophie Mae Goings born in 1924
Arbie Goings born in 1926
Price Goings born about 1929
Sidney Goings born about 1931
Eugene Goings born March 17, 1933
Daniel Robert Goings born in 1936
Cleo Goings born June 28, 1938

Carl C. Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in November 1899. He was married about 1922 to Jessie Crowe. He died in April 1967.

Children born to Carl C. Goings and Jessie Crowe Goings in­clude:

Belva Goings, daughter of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born about 1902. She was mar­ried about 1918, husband’s name Riles. She was remarried to Harrison Johnson, son of Martha Johnson, December 24, 1919. In 1957 they lived in Galveston, Texas. In 1961 they were in Houston.

John Alton Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born September 4, 1910. He was married about 1933, wife’s name unknown. He died in June 1977 at the age of 67 in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Children born to him include:

Sidney Goings born about 1935
John Alton Goings, Jr. born about 1938

Sidney Goings, son of John Alton Goings, was born about 1935. In 1977 he lived at Franklinton.

John Alton Goings, Jr, son of John Alton Goings, was born about 1938. In 1977 he lived at Franklinton.

Caroline Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1855 in Mississippi. She appeared in the 1870 census of Washington Parish at age 15.

Mary Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1856 in Mississippi. She appeared in the 1870 census of Washington Parish at age 14. She was married about 1874 to William Rafe Blades, ac­cording to the research of Wanda Adams.

James L. Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born May 19, 1858 in Lawrence County, Mississippi, according to his obituary. He removed to Washington Parish, Louisiana along with other members of his family. He was married about 1881, wife’s name Strahan. Upon her death, he was remarried March 25, 1886 to Lorintha T. Breland who was born in 1858 in St. Tammany Parish. He died in Washington Parish October 16, 1929 and was buried in Pleasant Hills Cemetery.

His obituary appeared in a Washington Parish newspaper, “The Era-Leader:”

“James Goings, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this community died at his home near Mt. Hermon Wednesday, October 16, and the remains were buried that evening at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. P. B. Shivers conducting funeral rites. He was confined to his room for two or three years and while everything his devoted family could do to stay the grim messenger, it could not be. He was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1858 and was 71 years, 4 months and 26 days of age. He moved to this county when young with his fa­ther, Joseph Goings and has lived here ever since. He was twice married, his first wife, Miss Strahan, died soon after marriage. He later married Miss Breland, who with their three boys and three girls, survive him. He was a consistent member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, was a kind an devoted husband and father, a good farmer and provided well for his family whom he will be missed by.”.

Lorintha T. Breland Goings died December 6, 1943 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

Children born to James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings include:

Noonie M. Goings born in May 1887
Wilton Howard Goings born December 22, 1888
Edna E. Goings born in March 1891
Eulalie O. Goings born in July 1893
Major B. Goings born January 14, 1896
Otho [Otto?] Otis Goings born September 18, 1898

Noonie M. Goings, daughter of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born in May 1887 in Louisiana. She appeared as a 13-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish in the household of her father. She was married there September 3, 1914 to Felder Crow. She was remarried there in 1918 to Charles Barron. In 1922 they lived in Hopewell, Mississippi. On August 1, 1968 they observed their 50th wedding anniversary in Harrisville, Mississippi.

Children born to them include:

Maudine Barron born about 1920
Nelson Barron born about 1923

Wilton Howard Goings, son of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born December 22, 1888 in Louisiana. He was married February 25, 1912 in Washington Parish to Nannie Alice Sylvest, according to Washington Parish Marriage Book 2, page 178. She was the daughter of William James Sylvest and Sarah Elizabeth Elliot Sylvest. She taught school at the “Goings School” before it was consolidated with Mt. Hermon, according to the “Era-Leader.” She attended Northwestern College in Natchitoches, Louisiana for a teaching certificate. She stated that “the late Jim Goings gave land for the Goings school” and that she boarded with the Goings family while teaching there. Wilton Howard Goings died September 18, 1960 in Magnolia, Mississippi and was buried in Pleasant Hills Cemetery in Washington Parish. She died February 14, 1983 at Bogaloosa, Louisiana at age 95 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Wilton Howard Goings and Nannie Alice Sylvest Goings include:

H. A. Goings born about 1914

H. A. Goings, son of Wilton Howard Goings and Nannie Alice Sylvest Goings, was born about 1914. He was married November 18. 1933 to Mildred Morris, daughter of Mrs. Reed Morris in Washington Parish. Later they were divorced. He was remarried, wife’s name Evelyn. Children born to H. A. Goins, Mildred Morris Goings and Evelyn Goings are unknown.

Edna E. Goings, daughter of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born in March 1891. She was married August 4, 1908 to George Washington Primes who was born July 4, 1887. She died in February 1991.

Children born to them include:

Ancil V. Primes born about 1912
Zuleima Primes born about 1914
Ivylle Primes born about 1916
Marjorie Nell Primes born about 1919

Eulalie O. Goings, daughter of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born in July 1893 in Louisiana. She was married in November 1912 to Broadus V. Banister in Washington Parish. They were divorced, and in July 1963 she was remarried to Bob Burch of Monroe, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Broadus V. Banister born about 1914
Bobbie Banister born about 1917

Major B. Goings, son of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born January 14, 1896 in Louisiana. The “Era-Leader” reported in April 15 that he had “just returned from a European tour and hoped that he did not have to return because of the war situation.” He was married February 23, 1918 to Celia Holiday in Washington Parish and was called up for military duty in May 1918. She was the daughter of Tim Holiday and Babe Statum Holiday. She died June 19, 1957 in New Orleans. He died December 31, 1969 at Mt. Hermon and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Children born to Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings include:

Jane Goings born about 1919
Millard “Smut” Goings born July 18, 1920
Gorma Goings born about 1924

Jane Goings, daughter of Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings, was born about 1919. She was married about 1937 to James Miller of Hodge, Louisiana.

Millard “Smut” Goings, son of Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings, was born July 18, 1920. He was married about 1946 to Hazel Holland. He was a dairy farmer. He died May 15, 1979 and was buried in Pleasant Hills Cemetery.

Children born to Millard “Smut” Goings and Hazel Holland Goings include:

Gerald Willard Goings born September 13, 1945
Bobby Goings born about 1949

Gorma Goings, daughter of Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings, was born about 1924. She was married about 1946 to Fred Lavatina of New Orleans. In 1979 they continued there.

Otho [Otto?] Otis “Butch” Goings, son of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born September 18, 1898 in Louisiana. He was married in Washington Parish October 28, 1927 to Rudie Rosa Rhodus, daughter of T. C. Rhodus, according to Pike County, Mississippi Marriage Book PP, page 120. Another source shows her parents as W. L. “Dock” Rhodus and Georgia Ann Sanders Rhodus.

Otho [Otto?] died of a stroke at Magnolia, Mississippi April 25, 1966, “survived by one brother, Major Goings, three sisters, Mrs. Eulalie Burch, Monroe; Mrs. Noonie Barrow of Crystal Springs and Mrs. Edna Primes, Amite,” according to the April 28, 1966 edition of the “Era-Leader.” No children born to Otho [Otto?] Otis “Butch” Goings and Rudie Rosa Rhodus Goings.

Ercelia Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Soville [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1860. One researcher shows her name as “Cecilia.” She was enumerated in the 1870 census of her parents’ household as an 11-year-old.

Elvelinda Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Soville [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1861 in Louisiana. She appeared in the 1880 census of Washington Parish in her parent’s household as Elvelina Blades.

Joseph Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Soville [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1868 in Washington Parish. He appeared at age two in the 1870 census enumeration of Washington County.

Martha L. Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1870. She appeared at age five months in the 1870 census of Washington Parish.
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William Going was married to Kesiah Nichols February 24, 1831, according to Copiah County, Mississippi marriage records.

“William Goins” appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Copiah County:

“Goins, William white male 20-40
white female 20-40
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10”

“William Gowen”, appeared in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 98 as the head of a household. Of the nine members in the household five were engaged in agriculture, and one adult was illiterate. The family was rendered as:

“Gowen, William white male 40-50
white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”
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A negro family, headed by Isaac Gowen, were the only Gowens left in Copiah County, Mississippi in the 1880 census. They appeared in Enumeration District 27, page 27, Hopewell Precinct:

“Gowen, Isaac 26, born in Mississippi
Tilda 22, born in Mississippi
Joseph 2, born in Mississippi”
==O==
William Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 98:

“Gowens, William white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

Five members of the family were engaged in agriculture, and one was illiterate.
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Ellen Goynes was born March 28, 1820 of parents unknown, according to Pamela McCunn of Hitchcock, Texas, a great-granddaughter. Census enumerations show that her parents were born in Georgia.

She was married November 30, 1836 in Copiah County, Mississippi to William Womack who was born in Georgia about 1815, according to Pamela McCunn. Penny Myers, a great-great-granddaughter shows the birth of William Womack in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Jeremiah Sharpless was the bondsman, according to Copiah County Marriage Book D, page 105. Elizabeth Goin was married to “Jeremiah Sharplin” October 18, 1833 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage Records [1826-1900].
William Womack was a son of David Womack and Mary Childress Womack. William Womack was enumerated in the 1840 census of Copiah County, but Ellen Goynes Womack apparently did not appear in the household, according to Penny Myers.

By 1850 they had removed to Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He died there December 18, 1878 and was buried in Womack Cemetery in Womack, Louisiana. She died there December 28, 1898 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Matilda Womack born about 1838
Nancy Womack born about 1840

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Samuel McGowen was married May 1, 1879 to Harriett Bailey, according to Copiah County marriage records. Children born to Samuel McGowen and Harriett Bailey McGowen are unknown.
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Hubert Lamar Going was born in Shelby County, Texas, January 2, 1926, according to Texas BVS File 773110.
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James A. Going was the father of an infant born in Shelby County August 31, 1917, according to BVS File 36655.
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Lenard Going was the father of an infant born September 2, 1933, according to BVS File 76426. He was also the father of an infant born February 13, 1937 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 121208.
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Travis P. Going was born March 4, 1918 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 15836.
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Alice Mae Goings was born in Shelby County March 1, 1911, according to BVS File 1208828.
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E. C. Goings was born in Shelby County December 28, 1926, according to BVS File 914521.
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E. C. Goings was the father of an infant born March 30, 1933 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 24950. He was also the father of an infant born October 23, 1941, according to BVS File 136502.
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Glenda Ann Goings was born in Shelby County August 9, 1958, according to BVS File 171331.
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J. J. Goings was the father of an infant born December 6, 1933 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 106582.
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Margaret “Maggie” Guynes, daughter of Elbert Guynes and Providence Guynes, was born about 1848. She was married January 10, 1897 in Copiah County to Nathaniel Green Bar-low. He was born May 4, 1838 to George Washington Barlow and Flora Ann Byrd Barlow. He died July 20, 1913 in Missis-sippi.

George Guynes, son of Elbert Guynes and Providence Guynes, was born about 1850. He was married about
1873 to Julia A. Mullican.

Children born to George Guynes and Julia A. Mullican Guynes include:

Laurinda Priscilla Guynes born about 1880

Laurinda Priscilla Guynes, daughter of George Guynes and Julia A. Mullican Guynes, was born about 1880. She was married about 1900 to Nathaniel Green Barlow who was born May 4, 1838 to George Washington Barlow and Flora Ann Byrd. Nathaniel Green Barlow died July 20, 1913 in Missis-sippi.

DESOTO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Sallie McGowan was married March 30, 1880 to Wade Flakes, according to DeSoto County marriage records.

GEORGE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

B. F. Goins was married March 25, 1925 to Clara Landrum, according to George County marriage records. Children born to B. F. Goins and Clara Landrum Goins are unknown.

HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mrs. Inez Goins Simmons was born July 22, 1929. She died October 27, 1984 and was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi.

HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

William M. Gowan [or William McGowan] appeared in the 1830 census of Hinds County, Mississippi. His household was listed as:

“Gowan, William M. white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 0-5”
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Clinton, Mississippi in Hinds County was the residence of Sarah Catherine Goings who was born June 20, 1936. She was married to John C. Newton on November 9, 1854. Sarah Catherine Goings Newton died May 27, 1864. Sisters to Sarah Catherine Goings, Nan Goings and Elvira Goings, both of who married men by the name Brovine, also lived at Clinton, Mis­sissippi.
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“Mrs. Nancy Goyen,” a widow, who was born in Pickens County in 1840 was married to R. N. Provine, according to “Goodspeed’s History of Mississippi.”
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Thomas Gowen appeared on the tax roll of Hinds County in 1837.

HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

“William Gowen” was shown in Holmes County Deed Book T, page 267 on May 16, 1870 when he gave a note to J. Morrow & Company for $200 for farming supplies advanced by the com­pany. The $200 note was secured by his crop.
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Living near James Hunt Gowen at West Station, Mississippi at the time of the 1870 census were three Negro households, ap­parently his freed slaves. Included were:

“Gowen, Daniel 70, born in Virginia, farmer, illiterate
Ritter 55, born in North Carolina”

Marciss Gowan, a Negro, headed Household 646-674 there:

“Gowan, Marciss 32, born in TN, domestic servant
Willie 8, born in MS
Minerva 4, born in MS
Hannah 2, born in MS”

Jesse Gowan, a Negro, headed adjoining Household 647-675:

“Gowan, Jesse 24, born in Mississippi, farmhand
Hannah 22, born in Mississippi”
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The marriage records of Holmes County were burned about 1887 in a courthouse fire. Several Gowen individuals appear in the later marriage records of the county, but they are all ne­groes, apparently descendants of the slaves of earlier Gowen residents.

Negroes appearing in the Holmes County marriage records in­clude:

Alex Gowen was married to Lucinda Epps in 1901, according to Marriage Book 5, page 115. Of Alex Gowen and Lucinda Epps Gowen nothing more is known.

Amos Gowen was married in 1902 to Cornelia Thomas, ac­cording to Marriage Book 6, page 329. Amos Gowen and Cornelia Thomas Gowen were divorced December 13, 1905, according to Divorce Book 2, page 462. Amos Gowen was re­married to Millie Wade in 1908, according to Book 9, page 493. Children born to Amos Gowen and Millie Wade Gowen are unknown.
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Daphne Gowen was married to George Heath about 1890, ac­cording to Holmes County Marriage Book H, page 278.
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Elijah Gowen was married to Melvina Clinton in 1897. Chil­dren born to Elijah Gowen and Melvina Clinton Gowen are unknown.
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Mary Etta Gowen was married to Jerry Redmond in 1901, ac­cording to Marriage Book 5, page 105.
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Scilla Gowen was married to Wade Montgomery in 1906, ac­cording to Marriage Book 9, page 104.
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Trianna Gowen was married to George W. Woods in 1902, ac­cording to Marriage Book 8, page 502.

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

William Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Itawamba County, page 149. The family was composed of:

“Gowing, William white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

JASPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mahala[?] Jane Goen was born in Georgia October 3, 1843 to parents unknown. She was married about 1864 to John Thomas Spurlock who was born January 19, 1842. In 1866 they lived in Alabama where their first child was born.

In 1870 they were located in Jasper County where a child was born. They were enumerated there in the 1880 census.

Mahala Jane Goen Spurlock died January 19, 1903 at age 59 in Union Parish, Louisiana and was buried in Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery. John Thomas Spurlock died October 20, 1922 in Union Parish, and was buried beside his wife. L. A. Jasper, a great-grandson wrote August 19, 2002, “Several of their children are also there. My grandfather John William Spurlock and Grandmother Martha Grace Spurlock are there. Others include a son, Ellis Spurlock, and three daughters: Texas Alabama Spurlock Crawford, Carrie Spurlock Miles, and Pearl Spurlock.”

Children born to John Thomas Spurlock and Mahala Jane Goen Spurlock include:

John William Spurlock born July 5, 1866
Texas Alabama “Bama” Spurlock born January 21, 1870
Carrie Spurlock born July 25, 1880
Ellis Spurlock born in 1884
Pearl Spurlock born in 1886

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Emily Goings was married to Sylvester Aldridge August 5, 1839 in Jefferson County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Noting more is known of Sylvester Aldridge and Emily Goings Aldridge.
==O==
Peter Goins was married to Viney Freeman January 17, 1880 in Jefferson County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of Peter Goins and Viney Freeman Goins.

Transcribed by Sue B. Moore:

Jefferson County Court, July 31, 1824

At a Special Court begun and held in the town of Greenville and for the County of Jefferson for the trial of slaves agreeably to the act of the General Assembly of the state of Mississippi in such case made and provided this thirty first day of July A. D. eighteen hundred and twenty four were present the Honorable James G. Wood and John L. Irwin. Phillip Dixon clerk of the county & Circuit Court.

The sheriff returned a list of freeholders to serve as Jurors to this court.

The State vs. Charles, a Negro man, the property of Washington Burch

Levin L. Cartwright, Esq. appears for the accused and ordered by the court that W. G. Metcalfe, Esq. be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this cause. The prisoner charged with having murdered two infant children of Alexander Bolls also with having conspired the murder of said infant children and for administering medicine to same infant children with intent to kill. Plea of not guilty & issue.
Ordered that a Jury be empanelled [sic] in this cause whereupon there came a Jury to wit:
1. Stephen Terry
2. Moses Odom
3. Thomas G. Vaughn
4. Parker Collins
5. Thomas Hinds
6. Charles Riley
7. Robert Farley
8. James Stuart
9. Joseph Slater, Senr.
10. Abner Marble
11. John Dobbs
12. Walter Sellars
who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner not guilty.
Ordered that the court adjourn for half an hour. Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Jefferson County Mississippi – Court Records, 1802-1813; Minutes, 1822-1835 Family History Library Film # 893057, Salt Lake City, Utah

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County Court, July 31, 1824
Case 12

The State vs. Dinah, a Negro woman, the property of Stephen Cornplow(?)
Ordered that A. G. Metcalfe, Esquire be appointed to prosecute the cause in behalf of the State and L. L. Cartwright appear on the part of the accused. The prisoner charged with having committed murder upon two infant children of Alexander Bolls, also of having conspired the murder of the same infant children and of having administered medicine to them with intent to kill. Plea not guilty & issue.
Ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this cause whereupon there came a Jury, to wit, same Jury as last before when upon their oaths do say “we of the Jury find the prisoner not Guilty.”

Case 13
State vs. Going, a free man of colour
Ordered that a nole prosque be entered in this case. (My Note: Nolle prosequi is an entry on the record of a legal action denoting that the prosecutor or plaintiff will proceed no further in an action or suit either as a whole or as to some count or as to one or more of several defendants.)

Case 14 The State vs. Lewis, a Negro – same order

Case 15 The State vs. Jacob, a Negro – same order

Case 16 The State vs. Nat, a Negro man – same order

Case 17 The State vs. Amy, a Negro woman – same order

Case 18 The State vs. Harry, a Negro man – same order

Ordered that A. G. Metcalfe Esquire the prosecuting attorney in the foregoing case be allowed twenty dollars. Ordered that Phillip Dixon clerk be allowed three dollars for his per dieum – (note: per diem means per day or daily)
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine. (note: sine die means indefinitely)
Certificate to Col. Wood for 4 days attendance in the county court of Jefferson up to August. 24th, 1824.
Certificate issued to Ch. Jordan for Jno. L. Irwin for three days up to and including August Term 1824 for $9.00.

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Special County Court 29 May 1826
At a Special county court summoned by the Sheriff agreeably to the Statute in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves being held at the Town of Fayette this 29th day of May 1826. Present the Honorable J. Remson(?) Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

State vs. Matt a Negro man slave the property of N. Selser
Ordered that Putnam L. Williams Esquire be appointed to prosecute for and in behalf of the State in this case, and L. L. Cartwright Esq. appear on behalf of the accused.
The prisoner charged with the murder of William a Negro slave the property of Samuel Marley(?). The prisoner arraigned and pleads not Guilty. The Sheriff returned to the court a list of twenty four persons summoned in this case out of which the following persons were empanelled and summoned to wit –

1. Thomas Grafton
2. Stephen Terry
3. Henry Platner
4. Neal Torrey
5. Joseph Parmalee
6. John Osborne
7. P. O. Hughes
8. H. B. Harrison
9. John Pickins
10. F. G. Turnbull
11. Charles Trefoe
12. Daniel Perry

who being empanelled tried and sworn to will and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid.

Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 8 o’clock.

Tuesday May 30, 1826 court met

Ordered that the court adjourn till 12 o’clock. Court met pursuant to adjournment.

The State vs. Matt a Negro
The Jury empanelled and sworn in this case, appeared and (?) the following verdict to wit, we of the Jury find the prisoner not Guilty of murder – but find him Guilty of manslaughter & therefore it is ordered considered and abridged by the court now tried that the prisoner at the bar Matt do receive on his bare back thirty nine lashes, and it is further considered Ordered and adjudged by the court aforesaid that the said Matt be branded in the hand with the letter M and that the Sheriff execute the foregoing sentence forthwith in open court which is accordingly done.
Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Putnam L. Williams Esquire for prosecuting in behalf of the State in the case against Matt a Negro.
Ordered that the sum of six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for his per dieum in attending on said court as clerk.
Ordered that the account of Charles H. Jordan sheriff against the county amounting to twenty four dollars be allowed.
Ordered that the account of John Terry, Jaoler (sic) against the county amounting to six dollars twenty cents be allowed.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.

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Special County. Ct. 16th Sept. 1826
At a Special Court for Jefferson County summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the Statute in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves this 16th day of September 1826 – Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq.. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court
Ordered that the court adjourn to the house of John Buell Esquire.

The State of Miss. vs. Tom a Negro man slave the property of Agnes Irvine

The Sheriff returned a list of Jurors summoned in this case – Ordered by the court that C. Jefferson Esquire be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this case, and that P. T. Williams on the part of the accused.
The prisoner charged with an assault and battery on the body of Agnes Irvine with intent to kill and murder this the said Agnes Irvine. The prisoner placed at the bar by the sheriff arraigned and on arraignment pleads not guilty and issue by consent. Ordered by the court that a Jury be empanelled and sworn, as the law directs, in this case, whereupon there came a Jury to wit –
1. Joseph Parmilee
2. Peter C. Goosey
3. John Buell
4. James B. Truly
5. Alex. Bolls
6. John Pickins
7. Elisha Trader
8. Samuel Scott
9. John Clawson
10. David F. Standlee
11. Andrew Bolls
12. John Montgomery
13. who being empanelled and sworn to will and truly try the issue aforesaid upon their oaths do say

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Ordered that the court be adjourned for one hour. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Ordered that the court adjourn till Monday morning nine o’clock.
Monday September 18, 1816, Court met pursuant to adjournment.

The State vs. Tom a Negro man slave
The Jury empanelled in this case on Saturday last returned to the court now here the following verdict to wit “we of the Jury find the prisoner at the bar guilty in manner and force as charged – And on motion & on reasons filed by his attorney aforesaid for a new trial, it is ordered, considered and adjudged that a new trial be granted to be holden (held) at the next regular Term of the county court on the first Monday in October next – And that a new Jury be awarded to be summoned by the Sheriff as the law directs, and that the prisoner be remanded to Jaol (Jail).
Ordered that the account of the Sheriff against the county amounting to fifteen dollars be allowed.
Ordered that the sum of six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes – clerk for his per dieum, in attending on this court two days.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
Signed J. Remson Holmes
Jefferson County Mississippi – Court Records, 1802-1813; Minutes, 1822-1835 Family History Library Film # 893057, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Special County Court 29th Nov. 1826
At a Special Court for the trial of slaves summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the act of the Assembly, begun and holden at the court house in & for said county this 29th day of November 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets
Ordered that Putnam T. Williams be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case – And A. B. McLeod Esq. on the part of the accused.
Ordered that the court adjourn to one o’clock. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets
The prisoner charged with an attempt to kill & murder James Lee by poisoning. The prisoner brought into court, arraigned and pleads not Guilty. Owing to the States witness, James Lee being absent, on account of sickness and unable to attend, therefore ordered that the court adjourn till Wednesday the 20th day of December next –

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Special County Ct. 18th Dec. 1826
At a Special County court for the County of Jefferson, summoned by the Sheriff agreeably to law for the trial of slaves this 18th day of December 1826.
Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave
Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this case, and that Putnam T. Williams be appointed on the part of the defense. The prisoner charged with burglary in breaking and entering the house of James Folkes in the night time & taking there out a trunk containing one hundred & ninety five dollars in Mississippi bank Bills, also one case of razors, value of $4.50, a Razor Strop value $1.00, one breast dirk value $7.00, and one hundred and ninety five dollars in cash, also one Spanish dirk knife value $1.00. I pr. pantaloons value $6.00. one clothes brush value $2.00. The prisoner brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue. Ordered that a jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit – Peter Emerick, John Berry, Philip Dixon, Chas. Trefoe, Seth Cocks, Mark Valentine, Hiram Baldwin, George Robinson, John Pickins, A. Hamberlin, James Dunbar, James Stuart, who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar not Guilty of Burglary, but we find him guilty of having received stolen goods, knowing them to have been Stolen.
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Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock.
Tuesday Dec. 19th Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock.

Wednesday Dec. 20. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro slave of Charles Lewis
Ordered that Putnam T. Williams be allowed the sum of twenty five dollars for defending as attorney in this case, and it is considered and adjudged by the court here that he do recover the said sum against Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

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Special County Court 19th Dec. 1826
At a Special County Court for the trial of slaves summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the Statute, begun and holden at the court house in & for said county this nineteenth day of December 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Edmund alias Jordan a Negro man slave
Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and A. B. McLeod Esq. on the part of the accused.
The prisoner charged with Burglary for having on the night of the 30th of November last broken and entered the mansion house of James Folkes of the County of Jefferson and State aforesaid and taking there out one small trunk of the value of $2.00 containing one hundred & ninety five dollars in Mississippi State Bank Bills of the value of one hundred & ninety five dollars, also one case of razors, value $4.50, one Razor Strop of the value of $1.00, one breast dirk of the value of $7.00, one Spanish dirk knife value $1.00, I pair of pantaloons of the value of value $6.00, one clothes brush of the value of $2.00.
The prisoner brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue. The Sheriff having returned a list of persons summoned in this case the following persons names were drawn, empanelled and sworn to serve as Jurors, to wit –
Abijah Clark, William Stevenson, John Buell, Abram Frisby, William Kelly, Jacob Segrist, —- Foreman, D. Wilson, James Lombard, James Boll, Church Dixon, James Jones, Jr. who being empanelled,

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tried, and sworn upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty,
Ordered by the Court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol until Friday the twelfth day of January 1827 on which day to be taken from thence to a common gallows and there between the hours of two o’clock A.M. & three o’clock P.M. of the said day to be hanged by the neck until he be dead dead dead and that the sheriff execute this Order.

The State vs. Edmund
Ordered by the court that James Manifee deliver to James Folkes the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars, being the amount rec’d by him of the Negro man slave Edmund, who is now convicted of having stolen the same from said James Folkes.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

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Special County Court 19th Dec. 1826
At a Special Term of County Court for Jefferson County begun and holden at the court house in & for County of Jefferson summoned by the sheriff agreeably to law for the trial of slaves this 19th day of December 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave
Ordered that Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and Putnam T. Williams on the part of the accused.
On a charge of being accessory before the fact in feloniously inciting procuring moving & aiding and abetting a certain Negro man slave by the name of Edmund to do and commit the crime of Burglary and entering the mansion home of James Folkes on the night of the 3rd November last with an intent to commit a felony.
And also on a charge of being an accessory after the fact in feloniously receiving harboring assisting comforting and maintaining the said Negro man slave named Edmund well knowing the said Edmund to have done and committed the said crime of Burglary as aforesaid. The said Mary Ann brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue and ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this case wherein now there

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came a Jury to wit – Daniel Stevens, James Dunbar, James Stuart, Neal Torry, George Robinson, James Jones, William Kelly, Jacob Segrist, John Pickins, D. W. Wilson, James Kelly and Peter C. Goosey – who being empanelled tried and sworn upon their oaths do day we the Jury find the prisoner at the bar not guilty of accepting before nor after the fact – but we find her guilty of petit Larceny.
Ordered by the court that the prisoner receive thirty nine lashes on her bare back, and that the Sheriff execute this Order.
The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave
Ordered by the court that Putnam T. Williams be allowed the sum of twenty five dollars for defending said slave & it is considered & adjudged by the court that he recover said sum against Allen Jones the owner of said slave.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

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Special County Court 20th Dec. 1826
At a Special Term of the County Court for Jefferson County summoned by the sheriff according to the act of the Assembly in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves this 2oth day of December 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave
Ordered that Ordered that L. L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and Cicero Jefferson Esq. on the part of the defendant.
The prisoner charged with being accessory before the fact in feloniously inciting persuading moving procuring aiding & abetting a certain mulatto man slave named Edmund to do and commit the crime of burglary in breaking and entering the mansion house of James Folkes on the night of the 30th of November last with an intent to commit a felony and also on a charge of being accessory after the fact in feloniously receiving harboring assisting comforting and maintaining the said mulatto slave named Edmund well knowing the said Edmund to have done and committed the said crime of Burglary as aforesaid.
Ordered that the court adjourn till two o’clock,
Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Putnam T. Williams for Prosecuting Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets.
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Dec 20th 1826
The State vs. Jacob a Negro slave – Ordered that nine dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for three days services as clerk in attending this trial.

The State vs. Edmund a Negro slave – Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day.

The State vs. Mary Ann – Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days in this court as clerk.

The State vs. Jacob – – Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day in this court as clerk.

The State vs. Mary Ann a slave – – Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days on this court as clerk.

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave – On a charge of being accessory before & after the fact of Burglary. Ordered that a nole pros-e-que be entered in this case.

The State vs. Edmund, the State vs. Jacob,

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The State vs. Mary Ann & Jacob – Ordered that the sum of Eighty dollars be allowed Levin L. Cartwright for prosecuting in behalf of the State in these four cases.

The State vs. Edmund & the State vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets – Ordered that the sum of Fifty dollars be allowed A. B. McLeod for defending in these two cases.

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave of Charles Lewis – Ordered that C. Jefferson be allowed twenty five dollars for defending this case and it is considered and adjudged that he recover the same of Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.

The State vs. Tom a Negro man slave of Agnes Irwins – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Cicero Jefferson for prosecuting as attorney in this case.

The State vs. Mary Ann – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Charles H. Jordan in this case.

The State vs. Jacob as slave – Ordered that Eight dollars be allowed C. H. Jordan for his service in this case.

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.

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Adjourned County Court 20th Dec. 1826
At an adjourned meeting of the County Court for the trial of Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets begun and held at the court house this 20th day of Dec. 1826.

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann, a Negro slave of James Surgets.
On a charge of poisoning James Lee. Continued from the 29th day of Nov. 1826 till this day. Ordered that the prisoner be placed at the barr and ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit –
1. Isaac J. Ross
2. Josiah Neuman
3. W. W. Neely
4. John Clawson
5. Henry Platner
6. P. C. Goosey
7. Joseph Parmilee
8. Stephen Richey
9. L. K. Clifton
10. Thomas Clawson
11. James Folkes
12. John W. Bolls
who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty.

Ordered by the court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol of said County and there to be kept till Friday the 12th day of Janu-ary next on which day between the hours of 10 A. M. and three P. M. of said day to be taken from thence to a common Gallows and then and there hanged by the neck until she be dead dead dead and that the Sheriff carry this order into execution.

The State vs. Mary Ann – On motion of the prisoner by A. B. McLeod her attorney ordered by the court that a —- issue for twelve good and discreet matrons to appear in the above case here on Wednesday next to try whether the accused be pregnant or not.
Ordered that the court adjourn till Wednesday next.

J. Remson Holmes

KEMPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Amos Goynes, a farmer appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Kemper County, along with Wiley W. Goynes, page 6. The family was enumerated as:

“Goynes, Amos white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 15-20
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10”

LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

George Forrest Goins was born in November 1832 of parents unknown. He married March 13, 1872 to Ann Alma Carr Ballard in Lawrence County, Mississippi, according to the research of Sue Craft Dorman of Brookhaven, Mississippi. Ann Alma Carr Goins was born January 29, 1847 and died December 4, 1922, according to Joyce Goins Tarver, a descendant of Vidalia, Louisiana. George Forrest Goins died April 23, 1918.

Children born to George Forrest Goins and Ann Alma Carr Goins include:

Coleman Forrest Goins born January 28, 1870
Annabelle Goins born about 1872
George Walter Goins born about 1875
Laura Goins born about 1877
Mary Jerusha Goins born about 1880

Coleman Forest Goins, son of George Forrest Goins and Ann Alma Carr Goins, was born January 18, 1870, place unknown. He was married about 1900 to Havey Lea King, the daughter of Martin King and Josephine Lambert King. Josephine Lambert King was the daughter of Drew Lambert. Coleman Forest Goins died December 16, 1939, place unknown.

Children born to Coleman Forest Goins and Havey Lea King Goins include:

Vera Lea Goins born October 25, 1904

Vera Lee Goins, daughter of Coleman Forest Goins and Havey Lee King Goins, was born October 25, 1904, place unknown. She was married about 1923 to Ernest Vernon May. She died July 23, 1982.
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George Gowan presented a claim to the Board of Supervisors of Lawrence County in its December term meeting of 1893 which was allowed, according to the “Lawrence County Press”

Descendant Researchers:

Sue Craft Dorman, 507 W. Minnesota St, Brookhaven, MS, 39601
Shirley A. Webb Goings-Lindsey, 6933 Galemeadow Circle, Dallas, TX, 75214.
Joyce Goins Tarver, 226 Lynn Haven Drive, Vidalia, LA, 71373

LEAKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

“The Gowan House,” a two-story ante-bellum mansion in the area of Thomastown, Mississippi, was pictured in the “History of Leake County, Mississippi.” Owner of the Gowan House is unknown.

LOWNDES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Cannes Going was married to Annie Peeples October 9, 1889 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of Cannes Going and Annie Peeples Going.
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John Going was married to Mary Jane Taylor February 3, 1896 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of John Going and Mary Jane Taylor Going.
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Anna Goings was married to Ephraim Curry November 6, 1884 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Ephraim Curry and Anna Goings.
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Mary Goings was married to George Hackleman November 21, 1889 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of George Hackleman and Mary Goings Hackleman.
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Neal Goings was married to Dora Curry October 2, 1884 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Neal Goings and Dora Curry Goings.
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Willie Goings was married to Maggie Burris December 16, 1888 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Willie Goings and Maggie Burris Goings.
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Lou Goins was married March 4, 1896 to William Teemes, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Teemes and Lou Goins Teemes.
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Sophia Goins was married January 2, 1874 to Bony Alexander, according to Lowndes County marriage records.
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Sarah Ann Gowen was married October 19, 1853 to Sion Holly, according to “Lowndes County, Mississippi Marriage Register, 1851-1900” by Jordon Dodd.
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Anna Goyne was married March 29, 1900 to William McCline, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Nothing more is known of William McCline and Ann Goyne McCline.
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E. H. Goyne was married April 5, 1853 to Amanda R. Snell, according to Lowndes County marriage records. E. H. Goyne and R. Amanda Snell Goyne remained in Lowndes Count in 1880.

In the 1880 census of Lowndes County, Enumeration District 10, page 4 appeared the family of E. H. Goyne, a native of Mississippi. The family appeared as:

“Goyne, E. H. 47, born in MS
R. Amanda 47, born in MS
Juliett M. 23, born in MS
John C. 21, born in MS
W. Oscar 15, born in MS
Robert H. 13, born in MS
Mary Jane 11, born in MS
Eliza R. 8, born in MS”

“J. C. Goyne” was married October 14, 1888 to Margaret Phillips, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to John C. Goyne and Margaret Phillips Goyne are unknown.

“W. O. Goyne” was married July 3, 1899 to Miss A. M. Phillips, according to Lowndes County marriage records. It is assumed that A. M. Phillips Goyne was a sister to Margaret Phillips Goyne.
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Anthony Goyne was married December 28, 1899 to Henrietta Hughes, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to Anthony Goyne and Henrietta Hughes Goyne are unknown.
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Charley Goyne was married October 16, 1893 to Minerva Hughes, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Of Charley Goyne and Minerva Hughes Goyne nothing more is known.
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E. H. Goyne was married to Amanda R. Snell April 5, 1853 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of E. H. Goyne and Amanda R. Snell Goin.
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Elizabeth Goyne was married October 29, 1851 to John A. Snell, according to Lowndes County marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of John A. Snell and Elizabeth Goyne Snell.
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J. C. Goyne was married to Margaret Phillips October 14, 1888 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of J. C. Goyne and Margaret Phillips Goyne.
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Jake Goyne was married January 14, 1899 to Minnie Franks, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to Jake Goyne and Minnie Franks Goyne are unknown.
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Mrs. M. R. Goyne was married February 4, 1896 to James M. Shackelford, according to Lowndes County marriage records(1851-1900). Nothing more is known of James M. Shackelford and M. R. Goyne Shackelford.
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Mary Goyne was married December 27, 1893 to R. B. Adams, according to Lowndes County marriage records.
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Mary E. Goyne was married December 13, 1894 to Henry Wilson Perkins, according to Lowndes County marriage records.
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Neil Goyne was married to Sarah Duncan December 18, 1891, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to Neil Goyne and Sarah Duncan Goyne are unknown.
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Miss S. E. Goyne was married January 18, 1876 to F. M. Sharp, according to Lowndes County marriage records (1815-1900). Nothing more is known of F. M. Sharp and S. E. Goyne Sharp.
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W. O. Goyne was married A. M. Phillips July 3, 1899 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of W. O. Goyne and A. M. Phillips Goin.

MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Robert M. Gowen recorded his cattle brand in 1812 in Marion County which was created in 1811, according to Marion County Brand Book A.

James McGowen and William McGowan were residents of Marion County in 1817, according to Marion County Deed Book B.

MARSHALL COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

John B. Going, Jr. was born in Mississippi about 1923. On May 30, 1948 he was married to Waurene Wheatherly who was born at Faulkner, Mississippi December 17, 1922. Wau­rene Weatherly Going obtained a B.A. degree from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi and her M.A. Degree from Memphis State University. In 1971 John B. Going, Jr. and Waurene Weatherly Going lived as Byhalia, Mississippi.
==O==
R. M’Gowan of Waterford, Mississippi in Marshall County was a student at the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1849, according to April 7, 1849 edition of “The Organizer,” a newspaper published at Oxford,
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Samuel P. McGowan was married December 13, 1866 to Alicent L. Browne, according to Marshall County marriage records. Children born to Samuel P. McGowan and Alicent L. Browne Gowan are unknown.
MONROE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

D. C. Goines was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Mississippi. The household was recorded as:

“Goines, D. C. white male 40-60
white female 40-60
white male 20-40
white female 10-20
white male 10-20
white female 10-10
white female 10-20
white female 10-20
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white female over 60”
==O==
Rhoda Gowen was married to Stephen Hughes August 10, 1861, according to Monroe County marriage records.
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Rodney Gowen was married to Telitha Powell September 20, 1855, according to Monroe County marriage records. Children born to Rodney Gowen and Telitha Powell Gowen are unknown.
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Thomas Gowen was married to Mary Miller March 31, 1859, according to Monroe County marriage records. Of Thomas Gowen and Mary Miller Gowen nothing more is known.
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Samuel Gowen was married July 11, 1857 to Martha Johnson, according to Monroe County marriage records. Samuel Gowen was underage, and his mother, Mary Wood gave her consent for his license application. Children born to Samuel Gowen and Martha Johnson Gowen are unknown.
==O==
Samuel McGowen was married March 17, 1822 to Margaret L. Kincaid, according to Monroe County marriage records.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

James Gowan was married to Hattie Maude Payne July 18, 1940, according to Montgomery County Marriage Book 15, page 422. Children born to James Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan are unknown.
NOXUBEE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

A. E. Going, Jr. [or A. D. Going] was married January 1, 1884 to Mahala Williams, according to Noxumbee County marriage records. Children born to Mahala Williams Going are unknown.
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J. H. Gowen was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Gowen December 27, 1864, according to Noxumbee County marriage records. Children born to J. H. Gowen and Elizabeth Gowen Gowen are unknown.

PONTOTOC COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Joseph Goins was married November 14, 1853 to Docia Guess, according to Pontotoc County marriage records. She, a daughter of Richard Guess and Jane McKinney Guess, was enumerated at age 15 in the home in the 1850 census of Pontotoc County, according to Rex Bertram. Children born to Joseph Goins and Docia Guess Goins are unknown.
==O==
James E. Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Pontotoc County, page 160:

“Gowen, James E. white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 0-5”

Adjoining the household of James E. Gowen was that of Samuel Gowen, believed to a son. The family of Samuel Gowen was also enumerated on page 160 of the 1840 census of Pontotoc County:

“Gowen, Samuel white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5”

PRENTICE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mrs. Gladys Clayton Gowen of Rienzi, Mississippi was a daughter of Herbert C. Clayton who died March 6, 1999 in Amarillo, Texas, according to his obituary in the “Ft. Worth Star-Telegram” of March 7, 1991. Her mother was Jean Allen Clayton.

RANKIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mary Gowan was married to Ephraim Boyd August 15, 1868 in Rankin County according to Mississippi Marriage Records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Ephraim Boyd and Mary Gowan Boyd.

SCOTT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

James Guynes was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Scott County, page 207:

“Guynes, James white male 40-50
white female 20-30
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”

John Guynes, possibly the son of James Guynes above, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Scott County, also on page 207:

“Guynes, John white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

John Guynes, possible son of James Guynes, was born about 1815. He was married about 1862 to Amanda Buckholts, according to Linda Kirby Branum. Amanda Buckholts Guynes was described as a Choctaw by Margie Phelps, a descendant. Linda Kirby Branum wrote April 14, 2003 that the mother of Amanda Buckholts was “a Brashears.”

Children born to John Guynes and Amanda Buckholts Guynes include:

Henry Guynes born about 1864
William Guynes born about 1865
Martha Guynes born about 1870

Henry Guynes, son of John Guynes and Amanda Buckholts Guynes, was born about 1864, according to Linda Kirby Branum. He was married to Sarah Ogden about 1862.

Children born to Henry Guynes and Sarah Ogden Guynes include:

Henry Guynes born in 1864
William Guynes born in 1865

Henry Guynes, son of Henry Guynes, was born in 1864. He was married about 1885 to Sarah Ogden, probably in Texas. They removed to Oconee in Coal County, Indian Territory where he was enumerated in the Choctaw census of 1902.

He appeared on the final rolls of the Dawes Commission. He died December 6, 1902 in Indian Territory. Later Sarah Ogden Guynes was remarried, husband’s name Henderson

Seven children were born to Henry Guynes and Sarah Ogden Guynes, including:

Dora Guynes born March 10, 1902

Dora Guynes, daughter of Henry Guynes and Sarah Ogden Guynes, was born March 10, 1902 in Indian Territory, according to her granddaughter, Margie East Phelps. Dora Guynes and her six siblings appeared on Choctaw Census Card No. 4207.

William Guynes, son of Henry Guynes, was born in 1865. He appeared on the final rolls of the Dawes Commission. William Guynes in 1902 signed the death certificate of Henry Guynes as his brother.

SIMPSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Simpson County was named for Judge Josiah Simpson, a Pennsylvanian who was educated at Princeton University. He arrived in Mississippi Territory early, lived at Green Hill, near Natchez, Mississippi and became a Territorial Judge.

SMITH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

E. Gowen was “commissioned as a policeman, District 5, Smith County” October 20, 1865, according to Mississippi Secretary of State records.
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Oscar Gowan Overby was born January 7, 1875 and was married about 1898 to Susie Green who was born August 31, 1873. He died April 17, 1932, and she died June 1, 1953. Both were buried in Rock Bluff Cemetery in Smith County.
SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Jim Goin, black, who was born May 15, 1884 and Prince Goin who was born in 1899, were registered for the World War I draft in Sunflower County.

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

J. M. Gowen and Gladys Mones Gowen of Enid, Mississippi gave a warranty deed to Mary Jane Clayton September 12, 1946 to a lot in Hillcrest Addition, Ft. Worth, Texas, accord­ing to Tarrant County, Texas Deed Book 1834, page 291.
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Kenneth King Gowen, white male, was born August 2, 1900 in Memphis, Tennessee according to WWI Civilian Registration records. He was living in Tallahatchie County at the time of service.

TATE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

G. W. Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Tate County, Enumeration District 8, page 15, Line 20, Precinct 3:

“Going, G. W. 36, born in Alabama
H. E. 26, born in MS
J. T. 12, born in MS
Fletcher 6, born in MS
R. E. 3, born in Mississippi
Leonadas 4/12, born in MS”
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WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mary Goen, free colored, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Warren County, page 258. She owned two slaves. She was listed as:

“Goen, Mary free colored female 24-36”
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Christina Goens was married September 7, 1846 to Valentine Becker, according to Warren County marriage records. Nothing more is known of Valentine Becker and Christina Goens Becker.
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Susan Gowen was married May 26, 1832 to Jacob Shelby, according to Warren County marriage records. Nothing more is known of Jacob Shelby and Susan Gowen Shelby.

WINSTON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Adeline Goyen was married June 13, 1854 to John Brown, ac­cording to Winston County Marriage Book 3, page 174.
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“Absolom W. Goynes” was married July 20, 1846 to Ann Buckholts, according to Winston County marriage records. Children born to Absalom W. Goynes and Ann Buckholts Goynes are unknown.

YALOBUSHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

H. B. Gowen was married December 19, 1889 to Nannie A. Green, according to Yalobusha County marriage records. Children born to H. B. Gowen and Nannie A. Green Gowen are unknown.

J. M. [J. N.?] Gowen was married December 13, 1893 to Miss A. M. Green, according to Yalobusha County marriage records. Nothing more is known of J. M. Gowen and A. M. Green Gowan.
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Marian C. Goin was married January 17, 1855 to Thomas Ward, according to Yalobusha County marriage records. Nothing more is known of Thomas Ward and Marian C. Goin Ward.

YAZOO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

John P. Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Yazoo County, page 324:

“Going, John P. white male 20-30
white female 15-20”
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Daniel McGown, Black, born about 1807 in Virginia , was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Yazoo County, living in Benton township.

From GRF Newsletter June 1998:

Going Individuals Gained Wealth And Prestige in the Deep South

By Anna J. Going Friedman
344 Planters Way, Somerset, Kentucky, 42503, 606/677-9607

Moses Going and Agnes Going, heads of a Melun-geon/Mulatto family of Louisa County, Virginia and Wilkes County, Georgia and several of their kinsmen distinguished themselves in the deep South. Despite the color barrier and ingrained prejudice, the Going individuals served in the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War with distinction.

Moses Going became a merchant, operating a grist mill in both Virginia and Georgia. He was regarded as wagon manufacturer in Georgia and trained his sons as wagon builders. Agnes Going was identified by her sons as “Indian” which gave the family an additional handicap to overcome in Colonial America.

A brother of Moses Going, Dr. Samuel Going became a suc-cessful physician in Wilkes County and in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Dr. Going married a white woman and became a slave owner and the head of a household of 10.

The Georgia State Legislature recognized three of the sons of Moses Going as outstanding and conveyed upon them rights rarely granted to Melungeon/Mulatto individuals. Special joint legislation was enacted in the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives in 1796 to grant John Going and Reuben Going special privileges and civil rights. Three years later, a third son, Dr. Thomas Going was similarly honored.

It is interesting to follow their achievements:

In 1796 the Georgia State Legislature established that two brothers, “Reuben Going and John Going, men of color of Greene County [Newsletter, February 1994]. . . are hereby authorized and enabled to take, hold and enjoy property, both real and personal,” according to “Ambiguous Lives” by Adele Logan Alexander. Their younger brother, Thomas Go-ing also gained his limited rights through a private legislative act, according to “Digest of the Laws of the State of Geor-gia, 1735-1800.”

The Georgia State Legislature provided:

“Emancipation: And being it further enacted that Reuben Going and John Going, of Greene County, be and they are hereby authorized and enabled to take, hold and enjoy property both real and personal.

Provided nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend, to enable the said free mulattoes and negro slaves when liberated as aforesaid to serve as justices in any case whatsoever nor to render them or either of them a witness in any cause or case where the personal right or property of any white person or persons is or are concerned, nor to
entitle them or any of them to have or hold, directly or indirectly any office of trust or profit, civil or military within this state.

Thomas Stevens, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Benjamin Taliaferro, President of the Senate
Concurred February 13, 1796, Jared Irwin, Governor”

Thomas Going began a medical practice about that time. Three years later, on February 18, 1799, Thomas Going also gained his limited rights through a private legislative act, ac-cording to “Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia, 1735-1800.”

“Emancipation: Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, that the aforesaid Thomas Going, of the County of Wilkes, be and is hereby vested with and entitled to all the rights and privileges and immunities belonging to a free citizen of this state; Provided nevertheless, nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to entitle the said Thomas Going, to serve in the capacity of a juror in any cause whatever nor to render him a competent witness in any cause or case where the personal rights or property of any white person are or is concerned; nor to entitle the said Thomas Going to vote at elections, nor to have or hold directly or indirectly any office of trust or emolument, civil or military, within this state.

David Meriwether, Speaker of the House of Representative
Robert Walton, President of the Senate
Attested to February 18, 1799 James Jackson Governor”

Thomas Going “received payment for Moses Going” of $36 from Joseph Boren June 9, 1802 in the settlement of a suit, ac-cording to Wilkes County court records.

During the decade, Dr. Thomas Going removed to Claiborne County, Mississippi Territory, probably settling in the town of Gallatin which is no longer found on modern maps. He was enumerated there in the 1810 census in the “Names of the Heads of Families in the Counties of Claiborne and Warren, Mississippi, Territory.” The household was composed of “1 Free Person of Color and 4 Slaves.”

By 1816, Dr. Thomas Going had influenced his uncle Dr. Samuel Going to join him as a partner in his medical practice in Claiborne County. They appeared in consecutive entries in the Mississippi State Census of that year. Thomas Going was the head of a household composed of “1 Free Person of Color and 3 Slaves. Samuel Going was the head of a household composed of “10 Free Persons of Color.”

One February 9, 1820 Thomas Going and C. Warring, his bondsman, posted a bond of $200 for a marriage license. On the following day, Thomas Going obtained a license to marry Sally Allen, a white woman:

“State of Mississippi }
Claiborne County }

To any judge, justice of the peace or minister of the gospel duly qualified to celebrate the rites of matrimony, Greeting.
You are hereby authorized and licensed to join in the Holy State of Matrimony Thomas Going and Sally Allen, both of said county, you making due return hereof to the Register of the Court of Claiborne County in the time prescribed by law with Certificate of said marriage.

Given under my hand and office this Tenth day of February, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty.

P. A. Vandover, Clerk, by George Winchester”

Apparently Sally Allen was a widow with two daughters. The family appeared in the 1820 census of Claiborne County, page 7:

“Going, Thomas free colored
white female 26-45
white female 16-26
white female 10-16
7 slaves”

Three members of the household were engaged in agriculture.

Nearby on page 9A of the 1820 census appeared:

“Going, Samuel free colored
white female 26-45
9 other free colored
2 slaves”

Five members of the household were engaged in agriculture.

An obituary notice appeared in the Saturday, August 22, 1840 edition of “The Southern Star” of Gallatin, Mississippi: “Died on Saturday last, after a short illness, Mr. Thomas[?] Going for a long time a citizen of this county. Aged 65 years.” The deceased died on August 15, 1840, accordingly. If the subject were Dr. Thomas Going, then he may have succumbed to yellow fever which frequently reached epidemic proportions during hot weather periods in towns along the Mississippi River. Cities as far north as St. Louis were affected by this scourge.

Since he died without heirs it is believed that his wife and her children also died before the death of Dr. Thomas Going. Children born to Dr. Thomas Going and Sally Allen Going are unknown.

Since Dr. Thomas Going died without progeny, his siblings became his heirs, but because of the color of their skin and other dangers, they hesitated to make the trip to Claiborne County, Mississippi to claim their inheritance. Finally, after seven years, a younger brother, John H. Going of Crittenden County, Kentucky got up his nerve and decided to make the trip.

John H. Going, son of Moses Going and Agnes Going, was born about 1787, probably in Louisa County, Virginia. How-ever, he, at the age of 63 stated to the censustaker in 1850 that he was born in Georgia. Attempting to find a better life for his family, he joined many of his siblings in a move to Kentucky about 1805.

John Going, “mulatto” appeared as a taxpayer in Livingston County, Kentucky in 1830. He was recorded in the 1840 cen-sus as “free colored” as the head of a household:

“Going, John H. Free Colored Male 55-100
Free Colored Female 36-55
Free Colored Female 20-30
Free Colored Male 10-20
Free Colored Female 10-20”

On May 26, 1847 John H. Going applied to the Crittenden Circuit Court for manumission papers in order that he might travel to Claiborne County, Mississippi to claim his portion of the estate of his brother, Thomas Going “who has been dead for some years and died without children.” John H. Going stated that he understood that he was “one of his heirs.”

In his petition, John Going stated that because of his dark skin he might be mistaken for a runaway slave. He added that he was a free man of color and had been from his birth. He declared that he had lived, “where he now lives” in Crittenden County for nearly 35 years and is well and favorably known by the residents. He also stated that his father had always been a free man of color and that his mother Agnes was “an Indian by blood.”

John H. Going presented an affidavit from Thomas S. Phillips who declared that he had known John Going for 30 years and that he is well known in the community as a free man of color and was of African and Indian blood. He further declared that the brother of John Going, Thomas Going and their uncle, Samuel Going were well-known physicians in partnership in Claiborne County, Mississippi and that Thomas Going has died, leaving an inheritance to John H. Going, thus making it necessary for him to travel to Mississippi.

A second affiant, Ira Nunn also presented a declaration to the court. Nunn was a well-known, prominent and successful man in Crittenden County, according to “Nunns of the South.” He stated that both he and the applicant were raised in Greene County, Georgia.

The Crittenden County Court approved the application May 29, 1847 and provided a document to John H. Going stating that he was a free man of color and had been since birth and was therefore entitled to all rights thereof. It is believed that with the thorough preparation John H. Going made the trip to Mississippi successfully.

The family of John H. Going was enumerated in 1850 as:

“Goens, John H. 63, wagonmaker, born in Georgia
Sarah M. 24, born in Kentucky
P. S. 5, born in Kentucky
Tennessee 5, born in Kentucky
William 3, born in Kentucky
Felix A. 3, born in Kentucky
Aaron 11/12, born in Kentucky”

John H. Going, “age 73, wagonmaker, born in Georgia,” reap-peared for the last time in the 1860 census as the head of a household. He did not own any land and appeared in the Belles Mine area of Crittenden and Union County, Kentucky.

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As I turn up new information on my ancestors, I become more aware that there is the likelihood of much more documentation on them that remains undiscovered. I foresee ahead of me the need to research more of the early records of Georgia and Mississippi. As time permits, I will undertake the needed study and will have additional articles for the Newsletters on my findings.–AJF.

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