Tennessee – Hawkins County

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms111.htm

HAWKINS COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Hawkins County was a center of Melungeon settlement in the early days of Tennessee. When Hancock County was formed with land from Hawkins County and Claiborne County a great number of Melungeon families wound up in the new county.

Most of the individual enumeration sheets of the census of 1820 of the state of Tennessee were destroyed by fire in Washington, D. C. Fragments of the census for only ten counties and recaps of others escaped the fire. No enumer­ation sheets were available for Hawkins County. Recap sheets showed 310 “free persons of color” in the 1820 census.

It is obvious that the census enumerator in 1830 had difficulty in deciding whether to list the seven Goen and Goin families as “white” or “free colored people.” In the summary sheet 37 families composed of 331 people were recorded as “free colored” in 1830.

Phillip Edwin Roberts, Foundation member of Hendersonville, North Carolina compiled a list of heads of households of “Free Colored Persons,” regarded by some researchers as Melungeons, found in the 1830 census of Hawkins County:

Charles Beare John Collins
Dicey Bowling James Collins John Goen
Michael Bowling Charles Gibson Betsy Goen
Burton Cold [Cole?] Esau Gibson Harden Goen
Wiatt Collins Cherod Gibson Edmond Goodman
Andrew Collins Joseph F. Gibson Jordan Goodman
Martin Collins Andrew Gibson Thomas Hale
Simeon Collins Sheppard Gibson Betsy Jones
Vardy Collins Jordan Gibson John Minor
Mary Collins Polly Gibson Zacharia Minor
Levi Collins Jonathon Gibson Samuel Mullens
Benjamin Collins Jesse Gibson James Moore
Edmund Collins Fountain Goen Henry Mosely
Millenton Collins George Goen William Nichols

Enumerators had the same problem in adjoining Grainger and Claiborne counties. White and “free colored” were listed in consecutive entries which perhaps indicated adjacent locations. Some disabling statutes were installed in 1831, 1832 and 1834 in the Tennessee constitution to prevent free Negroes from certain rights enjoyed by the white citizens.

Heads of households of Free Persons of Color in the 1830 census of Hawkins County include: Fountain Goen, Harden Goen, George Goen, John Goen and Betsy Goen.
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William Goen, regarded as a Melungeon, was born about 1771 in North Carolina to parents unknown. He was married about 1795, wife’s name unknown. She appeared as a few years older than he in the 1830 census. William Goen moved his family to Hawkins County, in the middle 1820s.

Most of the individual enumeration sheets of the census of 1820 of the state of Tennessee were destroyed by fire in Washington, D. C. Fragments of the census for only ten counties and recaps of others escaped the fire. No enumeration sheets were available for Hawkins County. Recap sheets showed 310 “free persons of color” in the 1820 census.

“William Going” received a land grant No. 14203 from the State of Tennessee on March 19, 1827 for 50 acres in Hawkins County.

It is obvious that the census enumerator in 1830 had difficulty in deciding whether to list the seven Goen and Goin families as “white” or “free colored people.” In the summary sheet 37 families composed of 331 people were recorded as “free colored” in 1830. William Goen was designated as “white” in this count; his son John Goen wound up as “free colored.”

“William Going,” received a land grant from the State of Tennessee, No. 14203, on March 19, 1827 for 50 acres of land in Hawkins County.

William Goen headed a household composed of nine people, page 73, in the 1830 census of Hawkins County. His household consisted of:

“Goen, William white male 50-60
white female 60-70
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 0-5”

In an adjacent location to William Goen was the household of John Goen, possibly a son, on page 73 in the 1830 census of Hawkins County.

“William Gowin” reappeared in the 1840 census of Hawkins County, page 225, as the head of a household. He was shown to be illiterate and a farmer. He appeared with a younger wife, suggesting that he was remarried during the decade.

The household of four was listed as:

“Gowin, William white male 60-70
white female 50-60
white male 20-30
white male 5-10”

It is believed that William Goen was influenced to remove to Jackson County, Indiana during the 1840s. “William Goen, age 79” was enumerated there in the 1850 census in the household of James Johnson, regarded as his son-in-law by Dr. Jerry Lee Goen, Foundation member of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Children born to William Goen are believed to include:

Crispin Goen born about 1800
John Goen born about 1806
“Happy” Goen born about 1808
[son] born about 1812
[daughter] born about 1814
[daughter] born about 1817
[son] born about 1821
Melinda Goen born about 1824

Crispin Goen, regarded as the son of William Goen, was born about 1800 in North Carolina. He was married about 1823, wife’s name Lucinda, according to the research of Carol Mitchell.

The household of Crispin Goin appeared in the 1830 census of Hawkins County, page 80, as:

“Goin, Crispin white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

“Crispin Goin” received a land grant from the State of Ten­nessee, No. 18217 September 19, 1833 for 80 acres of land in Hawkins County.

“Chrispin Gowin” also appeared in the 1840 census of Hawkins County, page 225, indicating an adjacent location to William Gowin. Four members of the family were engaged in agriculture and two, probably the parents, were illiterate. The household was enumerated as:

“Gowin, Chrispin white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 10-15”

Crispin Goen removed to Jackson County Indiana along with other members of his family.

The 1850 Census listed six families in Jackson County: Crispin Goen on page 169 Carr township, Stephen P. Goen on page 171 Carr township, William Goen on page 175 Carr township, George W. Goings on page 127 Redding township, John Goins on page 132 Redding township, and William W. Goins page 127 tedding Township.

Crispin Goen was enumerated as the head of Household No. 20 on page 169 in Carr township:

“Goen, Crispin 50, farmer, born in NC real estate _ $400,literate

Lucinda 51, born in NC, illiterate

James T. [F.?] 17, born in TN

Williamson 15, born in TN

Crispin 12, born in TN

Reuben P. 10, born in TN

Polly 7, born in IN

Loucindia 5, born in IN

Margaret 2, born in IN

Servis 5/12, born in IN, female

Thomas, Milo 26, born in TN, illiterate

Dr. Jerry Lee Goen noted that the John Thomas family was listed as Household 21, adjoining the household of Crispin Goen. He suggested that Milo Thomas was related to the Goen family.
Crispin Goen died in Jackson County about 1857, and his estate was administered by Elisha G. Goen, a son, according to the research of Dr. Jerry Lee Goen. He wrote January 29, 1998:

“The court record is in the courthouse at Brownstown, Indiana. Elisha had to go to court several different times to get the estate settled. First, to be assigned as the administrator, second to settle the estate, but the judge was not certain that he had paid all the creditors. Third, to reconcile the accounts, but the judge was not happy with the way he had shown the accounts and his own expenses. Finally the judge accepted everything, and the estate seemed to be worth $542.81 with $130.31 left for distribution.
Children born to Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen include:

Thomas Goen born about 1826
Matilda Goen born June 12, 1829
James F. Goen born about 1833

Williamson Goen born about 1835

Crispin Goen, Jr. born about 1838

Reuben P. Goen born about 1840

Thomas Goen, son of Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen, was born about 1827, probably in Hawkins County, Tennessee. He was brought to Indiana by his parents. He was married August 27, 1849 in Washington County, Indiana to Mary Briscoe, daughter of James Briscoe and Elizabeth “Betsy” Carriss Briscoe, according to Carol Mitchell. She was born about 1829 in Kentucky.

Mary Briscoe Goen died in 1907 in Jackson County, Indiana of “softening of the brain” and was buried in Leesville Cemetery.

Children born to Thomas Goen and Mary Briscoe Goen include:

Homer Benson Goen born July 24, 1860
Leonidus Goen born about 1861
Margrett Goen born about 1864
Clarence Goen born about 1868

Homer Benson Goen, son of Thomas Goen and Mary Briscoe Goen, was born July 24, 1860. He died December 3, 1910 in Lawrence County, Indiana.

Leonidas Goen, son of Thomas Goen and Mary Briscoe Goen, was born about 1861.

Margrett Goen, daughter of Thomas Goen and Mary Briscoe Goen, was born about 1864.

Clarence Goen, son of Thomas Goen and Mary Briscoe Goen, was born about 1868.

Matilda Goen, daughter of Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen, was born June 12, 1829 in Tennessee, probably Hawkins County. She was brought to Indiana by her parents. She was married July 12, 1851 in Indiana. She was remarried June 22, 1856 in Washinton County to a cousin, Philip Goen, son of John W. Goen and Sarah Goen.

The family removed to Arkansas where Philip Goen operated a ferry boat on the Arkansas River for 10 years, then moved to Lawrence County, Missouri.

Matilda Goen Lawyer Goen died there at Pierce City, Missouri September 8, 1911 and was buried there in Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.

[For details of their family see his section of the Manuscript.]

James T. [F?] Goen, son of Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen, was born about 1833 in Tennessee, probably Hawkins County. He appeared as a 17-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household.

Williamson Goen, son of Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen, was born about 1835 in Tennesse, probably Hawkins County. He was married to Mary Cordell April 10, 1858 in Jackson County, Indiana. Children born to Williamson Goen and Mary Cordell Goen are unknown.

Crispin Goen, Jr, son of Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen, was born about 1838 in Tennessee, probably in Hawkins County. He was enumerated as a 12-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household. He enlisted in Jackson County as a private in the Indiana 7th Battery, Light Artil-lery during the Civil War. He was married at age 47 to Margaret Chastain August 29, 1885 in Washington Coun-ty, Indiana. Children born to Cris-pin Goen, Jr. and Mar-garet Chastain Goen are unknown.

Reuben P. Goen, son of Crispin Goen and Lucinda Goen, was born about 1840 in Tennessee, probably in Hawkins County. He was enumerated as a 10-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household. He was enlisted in Com-pany G, Indiana 25th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

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In an adjacent location to William Goen was the household of John Goen, possibly a son, on page 73 in the 1830 census of Hawkins County. No adult male was listed in the enumeration so it is assumed that John Goen was a Melungeon with very dark coloring and did not “rate a mention.”

The household was listed as:

“Goen, John
white female 20-30
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

“John Going” received a land grant from the state of Ten­nessee, No. 14156, on March 2, 1827 for 50 acres of land in Hawkins County. “John Goin” received a grant for 50 acres, No. 25972, on an unnoted date, also in Hawkins County. John Goen did not reappear in the 1840 census as the head of a household in Hawkins County.
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Elisha Goin received a land grant from the State of Tennessee, No. 21475, for 50 acres on October 31, 1837. He received a second grant, No. 24377, for 150 acres on November 15, 1841.
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“Peter Going and Agga Going came into court. She was sick,” according to an entry in Hawkins County Court minutes dated June 8, 1839.
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James Goins appeared in Hawkins County County in May 1857 with witnesses to prove that he was born free. J. H. Vance, County Court Clerk noted, “James Goins presented the following as the best evidence that he can obtain of his Freedom:”

“State of Tennessee }
Hawkins County }

County Court, May Term 1857

Personally appeared in open court Aaron Mooney and Rodham Chesnutt, residents of said county and state, who being duly sworn, according to law, depose and say that they are well acquainted with James Goins, a colored man, who lately resided in Hawkins County, Tennessee and that they knew his mother who was a white woman, and his reputed Father was a mulatto, and that the said James Goins was born free.

Aaron Mooney
Rodham Chesnutt

I, James H. Vance, Clerk of the County Court of said county do certify that the foregoing is a true copy transcript from the Record of my Court. Given under my hand and official seal at office in Rogersville, the 7th day of May 1857.

J. H. Vance, Clerk”

In later years James Goins removed to Knoxville, Tennessee or else planned a visit there. His proof of freedom was presented to Knoxville Mayor’s Court, according to its minutes recorded between May 1886 and August 1889. The minute book in 1999 was in the Knox County Archives. A microfilm transcript of the minutes was placed in the McClung Historical Collection.
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Thomas Goin was an early resident of Hawkins County and later appeared in Claiborne County, Tennessee when that county was formed.

Children born to Thomas Goin and Jamima Sinness Goin include:

Mary “Polly” Goin born about 1787

Mary “Polly” Goin, daughter of Thomas Goin and Jamima Sinnes Goin, was born about 1787. She was married about 1804 to Jacob Coots, according to a great-great-granddaughter, Elaine C. Eltgroth of Chester, California.

Children born to Jacob Coots and Mary “Polly” Goin Coots include:

Jestern Coots born about 1816

Jestern Coots, daughter of Jacob Coots and Mary “Polly” Goin Coots, was born about 1816 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, according to David E. Casto, a descendant. She was married about 1834 to John George Castoe, according to Eltgroth research. She filed an application with the Dawes Commission in Indian Territory for Cherokee rights.
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The obituary of Mrs. Ona Arrington Goins appeared in the March 7, 2002 edition of the Rogersville, Tennessee news-paper:
“Ona Arrington Goins, born May 10, 1912, died Wednes-day March 6, 2002 at Wellmont Hawkins County Hospital after a brief illness.

A faithful member of West View Baptist Church. Ona worked for many years at the Burger Bar where she was affectionally known as Granny.

She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Goins, parents Will and Jennie Reed Arrington, three brothers; Omer Arrington, Ora Arrington and John Ar-rington and one sister Annabell Gilreath.

Surviving are two sons; William Goins, Jack Harold Goins and wife Betty, one daughter, Joyce Goins Manis and hus-band Gene, all of Rogersville, seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in Colboch-Price Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ray Mullins officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Scott Goins, John Goins, Steve Goins, David Newberry, Rodney Farmer and Sam Carmack.
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Elijah Gowin, son of parents unknown, was born about 1797 in Virginia. In the book “Melungeons: Examining an American Legend” by Pat Spurlock Elder mention is made of a letter [page 245] written in 1927 by William H. Goins in which he states that his grandfather George Goins, son of Joe Goins of Surry County, North Carolina, had one brother, Elijah Goins.

He was married about 1813, wife’s name Sarah. She was born in Virginia about 1794. In 1815 they lived in North Carolina, and about 1816 they returned to Virginia.

Elijah Gowin appeared in the 1840 census of Hawkins County, Tennessee, page 232, as the head of a household composed of two people. Both were illiterate. He was a farmer. The household was listed as:

“Gowin, Elijah white male 50-60
white female 50-60”

“Eliga Gowins” was shown in the 1850 census of Hancock County as the head of Household No. 83-83, also composed of two people, both illiterate. They were enumerated November 19, 1850 in the 33rd subdivision, east part, Hancock County, which had been carved from Hawkins County in 1844. The enumeration read:

“Gowins, Eliga 53, born in Virginia, chair maker
Sarah 56, born in Virginia”

Children born to Elijah Gowin and Sarah Gowin are believed to include:

Alexander Gowin born about 1815
John “Hammer John” Gowin born about 1816

Alexander Gowin, regarded as a son of Elijah Gowin and Sarah Gowin, was born about 1815 in North Carolina. He was married about 1832 in Hawkins County to Ethel “Ethie” Collins, daughter of Vardeman “Vardy” Collins and Peggy Gibson Collins. She was born in 1810.

The household of Alexander Gowin was adjoining that of Elijah Gowin in the 1840 census of Hawkins County, page 232 One of the men was engaged in farming and one in trade. All three adults were illiterate. The family consisted of:

“Gowin, Alexander white male 20-30
white female 30-40
white male 20-30
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”

Hancock County was formed from Hawkins County and Claiborne County in 1844, and “Alexandria Gowins,” regarded as Alexander Gowin, above was listed as the head of Household 123-123 in the 1850 census of Hancock County, 33rd subdivision, east part, as:

“Gowins, Alexandria 35, born in North Carolina,
$300 real estate, illiterate,
farmer,
Ethel 40, born in Tennessee
John 17, born in TN, farmer
Alfred 15, born in TN, farmer”

This family was located in the middle of the Melungeon community. Many Gibson and Collins families were listed in adjacent entries.

He enlisted in Company A, First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA in the Civil War. When he died, he was buried at Goins Chapel Cemetery, according to Phil Goins, a descendant.

Children born to Alexander Gowins and Ethel “Ethie” Collins Gowins include:

John Goins born about 1832
Alfred Goins born in November 1833

John Goins, son of Alexander Gowin and Ethel Collins Gowin, was born in Tennessee about 1832. He was enumerated as a 17-year old farmer in the 1850 census. He was married about 1855 to Lucinda “Synda” Sexton who was born about 1839 to Solomon Sexton and Lucinda Maxey Sexton.

John Goins served in the First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, U.S.A. during the Civil War. John Goins and Lucinda “Synda” Sexton Goins were buried in Goins Cemetery on Newmans Ridge.

Eleven children born to them, including:

George William Goins born about 1857
John Goins born about 1867
Howard Goins born about 1869
Alex Goins born in 1875
Freeling Goins born in 1878

Alex Goins, son of John Goins and Lucinda “Synda” Sexton Goins, was born in 1875, according to the Buckreis research. He was married about 1900 to America “Merkey” Collins, daughter of Brandon Collins and Martha Collins. Alex Goins died November 3, 1951, and American “Merkey” Collins Goins died September 25, 1957.

Eleven children were born to them, but five sons died in in­fancy and were buried in Goins Cemetery. Six children survived to have children of their own. Included were:

Winnie Goins born October 1, 1901
Fannie Goins born April 18, 1904
Veda Goins born about 1907
Martha Goins born July 14, 1911
Herbert Goins born July 2, 1914
Batavia “Jack” Goins born September 17, 1917

Winnie Goins, daughter of Alex Goins and America “Merkey” Collins Goins, was born October 1, 1901. She, at age 15, was married November 21, 1815 to John Jarnigan, age 26, son of Frank Jarnigan and Harriett Jarnigan by T. P. Graham. Later she was remarried to William Anderson. John Jarnigan was buried in Lee County, Virginia. William Anderson and Winnie Goins Jarnigan Anderson were buried in Morristown, Tennessee.

Fannie Goins, daughter of Alex Goins and America “Merkey” Collins Goins, was born April 18, 1904. She was married about 1919 to George Moore. He was buried in Goins Cemetery when he died. She died October 31, 1982 and was buried in Harrison Cemetery at Sneedville, Tennessee.

Veda Goins, daughter of Alex Goins and America “Merkey” Collins Goins, was born about 1907. She was married about 1923 to Odie Marion. Later she was remarried to Arthur Lamar and removed to Salem, Indiana. They died there.

Herbert Goins, son of Alex Goins and America “Merkey” Collins Goins, was born July 2, 1914. He was married about 1934 to Delia Phillips. She was born September 16, 1918 to Will Phillips and Harriett Phillips. About 1943, Herbert Goins was remarried to Margaret Potter who was born February 25, 1915. He died November 17, 1970 and was buried at Rogersville, Tennessee. Delia Phillips Goins died July 31, 1971 and was buried at Salem, Indiana. Margaret Potter died October 23, 1984 and was buried beside Herbert Goins.

Five children were born to Herbert Goins and Delia Phillips Goins:

Edith Goins born November 10, 1935
Herbert Goins, Jr. born January 12, 1937
Will Goins born October 25, 1938
Mary Ruth Goins born September 5, 1940
Pauline Goins born April 12, 1942

Edith Goins, daughter of Herbert Goins and Delia Phillips Goins, was born November 10, 1935. She was married to Kenneth Harvey who was born to Herbert Harvey and Lucinda Harvey October 9, 1913.

Children born to them include:

Clifford Harvey born July 24, 1956
Donald Ray Harvey born September 22, 1958
Johnny Harvey born February 8, 1960
Nancy Harvey born April 4, 1963
David Harvey born May 18, 1967

Herbert Goins, Jr, son of Herbert Goins and Delia Phillips Goins, was born January 12, 1937. He was married about 1958 to Jessie “Bootie” Tolle who was born October 16, 1940 to Ewin Tolle and Bertha Tolle.

Children born to Herbert Goins, Jr. and Jessie “Bootie” Tolle Goins include:

Herbert Daniel Goins born October 22, 1959
Teresa Goins born September 15, 1961

Herbert Daniel Goins, son of Herbert Goins, Jr. and Jessie “Bootie” Tolle Goins, was born October 22, 1959. He was married about 1977 to Rhonda Richards.

Children born to Herbert Daniel Goins and Rhonda Richards Goins include:

Teresa Goins born September 15, 1961

Teresa Goins, daughter of Herbert Daniel Goins and Rhonda Richards Goins, was born September 15, 1961. She was married about 1979 to Ralph Goins. Children born to Ralph Goins and Teresa Goins Goings include:

Crystal Goins born November 13, 1980
Troy Goins born October 21, 1981

Alfred Goins, son of Alexander Gowin and Ethel Collins Gowin, was born in Tennessee in November 1833, according to the research of Robert Goins, a descendant of Kentucky. He was enumerated as “Alfred Gowin,” a 15-year-old farmer in 1850.

Alfred Goins was married about 1860 to Hannah Gibson, born about 1840 to Yearby Gibson and Elizabeth “Betty” Gibson, according to William P. Grohse.

Of William P. Grohse, Jack Harold Goins wrote:

“The oldest Melungeon list I have seen was compiled by William P. Groshe in the 1960’s. He was a historian who lived in Vardy Valley. His list was basically taken from the families enumerated as “Free Persons of Color” on the 1830 Federal census of Hawkins County, Tennessee.

These Newman Ridge-Blackwater area Melungeons came to this section in the time frame 1787-1805. Most of them had previously lived along the back-woods sections of the New River areas of Virginia and North Carolina. They mi-grated to this area circa 1767 from the Flat River sections of Orange County, North Carolina. Historians have long recognized the 1755 tax list of Orange County as some of the same families who came to Newman Ridge. All of the siblings of these families did not migrate to Newman Ridge and or Blackwater area, some came through and journeyed on west. Others migrated from the New River area into Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, while others moved near the border of North Carolina and South Caro-lina, others to the Broad River area of South Carolina. You can find these same families migration patterns on Revolutionary War Pension Applications, tax, land, court, and church records.

Where did they come from? This was the question Will Allen Dromgoole ask Calloway Collins in 1890, his reply “They were living as Indians in Virginia before they mi-grated to North Carolina.”

The most complicated part to me is not knowing the sur-names of the Melungeon wives. Just recently a family discovered through research that the mother of Vardy Collins mother was a Vardeman and on most legal papers Vardy was known as Vardeman, or Vardiman Collins.”

Yearby Gibson was a son of Jonathan Gibson who was born in Virginia May 17, 1759, according to Willard G. Peil IV, a descendant. The Yearby Gibsons had other children named Sally Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Debba Gibson and John Gibson.

Alfred Goins was enlisted December 8, 1862, along with “John Goins and R. J. Goins” in the First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Company M and served until 1865, according to his pension record.

“Pvt. Alfred Goen” appeared on the muster roll of Company C, Forty-third Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA during the Civil War. Also serving in this regiment were Pvt. Anderson Goen, Pvt. Charles Goen, Pvt. Dodson Goen, Pvt. John Goen and Pvt. William A. Goins. Alfred Goins “switched sides” during the war, perhaps after being captured.

Pvt. Alfred Goins appeared on the muster roll of Company M, First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA during the Civil War. Also enlisted in this regiment were “Pvt. Claiborne Goins, Pvt. John Goins, Pvt. R. J. Goins, Pvt. William Goins, Pvt. Zachariah Goins, Pvt. Alfred Gowen and Sgt. Burton M. Goins.” Burton McGinnis Goins, a ninth-generation descen­dant of Mihil Gowen, was the son of George Goins and Emily “Lively” Bunch Goins.

Hannah Gibson Goins died January 10, 1879 in Hancock County, according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice, a descendant of Shepherdsville, Kentucky.. He was remarried about 1880 to Mrs. Malvina “Vina” Johnson Mullins and lived on Newman’s Ridge.

They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Hancock County as:

“Goins, Alfred 42
Malvina 27
Thomas 18
Johnson, Landon 5, step-son”

Alfred Goins received land from “John Mullins et ux Mahala Mullins” July 30, 1889, according to Hancock County Deed Book 5, page 541. Simeon Collins and James H. Goins, unidentified, were witnesses.

Alfred Goins was reported to be suffering from a disability of “chronic diarrhea and lung trouble” in the 1890 Civil War vet­erans census.

Alfred Goins was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Hancock County, Enumeration District 73, page 2, 11th Civil District:

“Goins, Alfred 66, born in TN, Nov. 1833
Viney 47, born in TN, April 1853
Elizabeth 17, born in TN, Nov. 1882
Garfield 12, born in TN, May 1888
Lombard 9, born in TN, March 1891
Lydia M. 7, born in TN, April 1893
Samueal [Simeon] 3, born in TN, Mar. 1897”

Alfred Goins died September 4, 1907, “an old, old man,” [69], according to Rev. Arthur Hamilton Taylor. Alfred Goins was buried in Goins Cemetery on Newman’s Ridge. Alfred Goins had donated the land for the Goins Chapel and Goins Cemetery from his farm, according to Kevin Mullins of Knoxville, Tennessee, a great-great grandson of Malvina “Vina” Johnson Mullins Goins in a message written February 12, 1999. Kevin Mullins was a great-grandson of Landon “Lan” Mullins who appeared at age five in the 1880 enumeration of the household of Alfred Goins.

Malvina “Vina” Johnson Mullins Goins continued to live in 1933 when she was interviewed by the Rev. Taylor. She received the farm of Alfred Goins, but later transferred it to his sons, while reserving the Goins Cemetery.

Children born to Alfred Goins and Hannah Gibson Goins in­clude:

Buchanan Goins born about 1857
Julia Ann Goins born about 1858
Thomas Goins born March 8, 1862

Children born to Alfred Goins and Malvina “Viana” Johnson Goins include:

Elizabeth Goins born November 25, 1882
James Abram Garfield Goins born May 22, 1888
Lambert Goins born March 12, 1891
Lydia M. Goins born April 4, 1893
Symeon [Samuel?] Goins born March 6, 1897

Buchanan Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Hannah Gibson Goins was born in Hancock County about 1857. He was mar­ried about 1876 to his second cousin, Elizabeth “Betty” Goins, daughter of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins. She was born in 1855. He died at Penning­ton Gap, Virginia March 29, 1930, according to Willard G. Piel IV, a descendant of Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins died November 18, 1936 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins include:

George Goins born about 1877
Julia Ann Goins born about 1879
Martha Goins born about 1880
Alfred Goins born September 1, 1886
Thomas Goins born March 16, 1888
John Buchanan Goins born September 29, 1894
Birdie Goins born in 1896

George Goins, son of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins, was born about 1877.

Julia Ann Goins, daughter of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins, was born about 1879.

Martha Goins, daughter of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins, was born about 1880.

Alfred Goins, son of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins, was born September 1, 1886.

Thomas Goins, son of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins, was born March 16, 1888.

John Buchanan Goins, son of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins Goins, was born September 29, 1894 in Lee County, Virginia. He was married about 1914 to Addie Myr­tle Cox who was born in 1896 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. John Buchanan Goins was murdered in Lee County November 3, 1935.

Children born to John Buchanan Goins and Addie Myrtle Cox Goins include:

Claude K. Goins born in 1916
Hazel Elizabeth Goins born in 1920

Hazel Elizabeth Goins, daughter of John Buchanan Goins and Addie Myrtle Cox Goins, was born in Lee County in 1920. She was married about 1942 to Louis Farmer who was born in Bell County, Kentucky in 1910.

Children born to them include:

Elizabeth Farmer born February 14, 1944

Elizabeth Farmer, daughter of Louis Farmer and Hazel Goins Farmer, was born February 14, 1944 in Virginia. She was married about 1965 to William G. Piel III who was born February 28, 1943 in Illinois.

Children born to them include:

William G. Piel IV born March 25, 1968

William G. Piel IV, son of William G. Piel III and Elizabeth Farmer Piel, was born March 25, 1968. In 1996 he, a resident of Tucson, Arizona, was active in the research of his branch of the Goins family.

Birdie Goins, daughter of Buchanan Goins and Elizabeth “Betty” Goins, was born in 1896. She was married about 1923 to H. Ballard Newman. She died in 1981.

Thomas Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Hannah Gibson Goins, was born in Hancock County March 8, 1862, according to the research of Bob Goins, a descendant. He was married October 27, 1884 in Sneedville to Nancy Collins who was born to Conaway Collins and Elizabeth Ann “Eliza” Williams Collins May 8, 1869 in Hancock County.

Cora Sergent Goins reported that Thomas Goins was working on a rocky hillside, hoeing corn when he declared, “If I live ’til this day is over, I will leave this place and never hoe corn on this hill again.” They moved to Lee County, Virginia the next day. In 1900 they lived in Virginia and in 1901 in Kentucky.

Thomas Goins died October 12, 1933 in Letcher County, Kentucky and was buried at Thornton, Kentucky. Nancy Collins Goins died November 20, 1942 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins in­clude:

Emily Goins born September 10, 1885
Rosa Goins born November 21, 1888
Clay Goins born May 10, 1890
Grant Goins born April 15, 1892
Louis Goins born March 12, 1894
Fannie Goins born January 22, 1896
Hassie Goins born November 27, 1898
Cas Goins born September 29, 1900
Pearlie Goins born June 5, 1901
William Goins born February 11, 1905
Noah Goins born October 18, 1906
Henry Goins born February 13, 1916

Emily Goins, daughter of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born September 18, 1885 in Tennessee. She was married March 3, 1904 In Knott County, Kentucky to George Washington “Wash” Ferguson. He was born February 14, 1870 in West Virginia. She died in 1908 and was buried in Carr Creek Cemetery in Knott County, Kentucky. He was remarried April 28, 1912 in Knott County to Arzella “Doll” Amgburgey, according to Derek Gilbert of St. Louis.

Rosa Goins, daughter of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born November 21, 1888 in Tennessee. She was married about 1907 to Richard Vance. She died in November 1965 and was buried in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Clay Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born May 10, 1890 in Tennessee. He was married about 1919 to Lillie Crase. He died August 12, 1975 and was buried in Goins Cemetery located “on his homeplace, 1/4 mile out of Whitesburg, Kentucky,” according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice. Children born to Clay Goins and Lillie Crase Goins are unknown.

Grant Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born April 15, 1892 in Tennessee. He died May 15, 1924 unmarried.

Louis Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born March 12, 1894 in Tennessee. He was married about 1919 to Marie Mason. He died in Letcher County June 16, 1974. Children born to Louis Goins and Marie Mason Goins are unknown.

Fannie Goins, daughter of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born in Tennessee January 22, 1896. She was married about 1914 to Millard Lucas.

Hassie Goins, daughter of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born November 28, 1896 in Tennessee. She was married about 1916 to Caleb Johnson. She died at Vicco, Kentucky and was buried “in a cemetery between Vicco and Hazard, Kentucky,” according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice.

Cas Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born September 29, 1900 in Lee County, Virginia. He was married August 25, 1921 to Ritter Jane Sergent. She was born May 31, 1905 to Joseph Richard “Doc” Sergent and Julia Hart Sergent.

Cas Goins was robbed and killed August 25, 1945, according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice. Bobby Goins shows the date as June 20, 1945 and was buried in Sergent Cemetery in Letcher County.. Ritter Jane Sergent Goins was remarried in 1947 to Gus Tolliver. She died July 12, 1982 and was buried in Sergent Cemetery.

Children born to Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins in­clude:

Gladys Goins born June 1, 1922
Homer Goins born April 24, 1924
Gomer Goins born October 1, 1926
Hoover Cas Goins born November 16, 1928
Kenneth Goins born January 22, 1935
Tommy Goins born about 1940

Gladys Goins, daughter of Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins, was born June 1, 1922. She was married about 1940 to George Blanton. Later she was remarried to Douglas Horn.

Homer Goins, son of Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins, was born April 24, 1924. He was married about 1946 to Cuba Irene Manns. Children born to Homer Goins and Cuba Irene Manns Goins are unknown.

Gomer Goins, son of Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins, was born October 1, 1926. He was married about 1949 to Maxine Tolliver. Of Gomer Goins and Maxine Tolliver Goins nothing more is known.

Hoover Cas Goins, son of Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins, was born November 16, 1928. He was married about 1951 to Ritter Ann Duncil. He was remarried September 25, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to Anna Lea Sergent. She was born August 10, 1935 in Letcher County. Hoover Cas Goins died November 1, 1997.

Children born to Hoover Cas Goins and Ritter Ann Duncil Goins include:

Patricia Ann Goins born February 25, 1949

Children born to Hoover Goins and Anna Lea Sergent Goins include:

Bobby Goins born November 20, 1960

Patricia Ann Goins, daughter of Hoover Cas Goins and Rit­ter Ann Duncil Goins was born February 25, 1949 at Jenkins, Kentucky in Letcher County. She was married September 7, 1968 to James Harold Rice. He was born October 19, 1948 at Boston, Kentucky in Nelson County.

In 1993 they lived in Sheppardsville, Kentucky where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in Goins family research. It is through her kindness that much of the material on Alfred Goins and Hannah Goins and descendants appear in this manuscript.

Bobby Goins, son of Hoover Cas Goins and Ritter Ann Duncil Goins, was born November 20, 1960 in Hamtramick, Michi­gan. He was married April 18, 1987 in Prestonburg, Kentucky to Valerie Lynne Barnett who was born in Jackson, Kentucky July 14, 1959. Children born to Bobby Goins and Valerie Lynne Barnett Goins are unknown.

Kenneth Goins, son of Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins, was born January 22, 1935. He was married about 1958 to Mildred Toliver, believed to be a sister to Maxine Tolliver. Later he was remarried to Joyce Collins. Children born to Kenneth Goins, Maxine Tolliver Goins and Joyce Collins Goins are unknown.

Tommy Goins, of Cas Goins and Ritter Jane Sergent Goins, was stillborn about 1940 and was buried in Thornton Ceme­tery.

Pearlie Goins, daughter of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born was born June 1, 1901 in Kentucky. She was married about 1920 to John Patterson and lived in Georgia. She died December 8, 1988.

William Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born February 11, 1905. He was married about 1928 to Cora Sergent, believed to be a sister to Ritter Jane Sergent. He died of cancer February 8, 1986 in Letcher County and was buried in Thornton Cemetery. Children born to William Goins and Cora Sergent Goins are unknown.

Noah Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born October 18, 1906 in Bath County, Kentucky. He died April 24, 1969.

Henry Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Nancy Collins Goins, was born February 13, 1916 in Letcher County. He was mar­ried there about 1939, wife’s name Nolie. Later he was remar­ried, wife’s name Ruby. He died July 18, 1967 and was buried in Thornton Cemetery. Children born to Henry Goins, Nolie Goins and Ruby Goins are unknown

Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Alfred Goins and Malvina “Viana” Johnson Goins, was born November 25, 1882. She appeared at age 17 in the 1900 census of her father’s house­hold. She was married about 1900 to Jim Gibson, son of Jimmy Gibson and Vinie Alsup Gibson. They removed to Springfield, Illinois where he became a farmer.

James Abram Garfield Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Malv­ina “Viana” Johnson Goins, was born May 25, 1888 in Han­cock County. He appeared as a 12-year-old in the 1900 census of his father’s household. He died unmarried March 15, 1917, according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice.

“James A. Garfield Goins” and his wife Marjorie Goings were living in Redfield, Arkansas in January, 1989, according to Louise Goins Richardson of Paragould, Arkansas who corre­sponded with them. James A. Garfield Goins died in Redfield in March 1989.

Lambert Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Malvina “Viana” Johnson Goins, was born March 12, 1891 in Hancock County. He appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1900 census. He was married about 1914 to Birdie Brewer, daughter of Will Brewer and Mollie Castle Brewer. She was born April 29, 1898 at Sneedville, according to Cathy I. Martin, a great-granddaughter.

He “lived near his mother on Newman’s Ridge,” according to Rev. H. A. Taylor. Birdie Brewer Goins died February 21, 1973 at Rutledge Manor Nursing Home in Springfield, Illinois at the age of 73. Children born to Lambert Goins and Birdie Brewer Goins are unknown.

Lydia M. Goins, daughter of Alfred Goins and Malvina “Viana” Johnson Goins, was born April 4, 1893 in Hancock County. She appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1900 census. he was married to Robert Gibson, son of Jimmy Gibson and Vinie Alsup Gibson about 1911. Three children were born to him before his death. She was remarried to John Wringley, son of Bud Wringley and Alice Wringley. Three more chil­dren were born before his death. She was married for the third time to Ira Parks. An additional three children were born to them.

Symeon [Samuel] Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Malvina “Viana” Johnson Goins, was born March 6, 1897 in Hancock County. He appeared as a three-year-old in the 1900 census of his father’s household. He was married about 1924 to Mattie Long who was born October 20, 1905 to Mattie Long, daugh­ter of Dick Long and Malissa Goodman Long. Rev. Arthur Hamilton Taylor described them, “Symeon is large, florid, lives in the old John and Mahala Mullins house [1927]. Mattie is fairly large, has dark wavy hair and blue eyes and a live appearance.”

John Goins, son of Alexander Gowins and Ethie Collins Gowins, was born about 1840. John Goins enlisted December 14, 1862 in Company A, First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. He showed his residence at Sneedville, Tennessee. He was discharged June 19, 1865, according to the 1890 census.

“John Goins” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Hancock County:

“Goins, John 37, born in TN
Mahala 47
Long, Martha 25, born in VA, step-daughter
Emily E. 5, born in TN, grand-
daughter
Susan 3, born in TN, grand-
daughter
Mintie 2, born in TN, grand-
daughter
William 2/12, born in TN, grandson”

John “Hammer John” Goins, regarded as the son of Elijah Gowin and Sarah Gowin, was born about 1816 in Virginia. He accompanied his parents in a move to Claiborne County, Tennessee

He was married about 1838 to Catherine Williams. According to Rev. Taylor, “Hammer John belonged to the older race of Goins who were fair-skinned. He was of medium size, red complexioned and lived on Newman’s Ridge.”

“John Gowins” was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated December 4, 1850 in Hancock County, 33rd subdivision, east part, as Household 383-106. The family consisted of:

“Gowins, John 34, born in VA, hammerman,
illiterate
Catherine 28, born in Virginia, illiterate
William 11, born in TN, attending school
Jane 9, born in TN
Wilson 7, born in TN
Catherine 3, born in TN
Alexandria 1, born in TN, male”

They reappeared in the 1880 census of Hancock County in the 11th District:

“Goins, John 59, born in VA
Catherine 49,
Lawson, George 35, son-in-law
Jane 39, daughter”
Mary 12, twin granddaughter
John 12, twin grandson”

It is believed that John “Hammer John” Goins died during the 1890s and was buried in Goins Cemetery on Newman’s Ridge.

Children born to John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins include:

William Goins born about 1839
Jane Goins born about 1842
Wilson Goins born about 1843
Catherine Goins born about 1847
Alexander Goins born about 1849
Candace Goins born about 1851
Elizabeth “Betty” Goins born about 1852
Barsheba Goins born about 1854
Caroline Goins born in 1857
Margaret Goins born about 1859
John Goins born in 1868

William Goins, son of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born about 1839 in Hancock County. He appeared in the 1850 census as an 11-year-old.

Jane Goins, daughter of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born about 1842 in Hancock County.

According to Rev. Taylor, Jane Goins, “the daughter of John Goins and Catherine Williams Goins,” was enumerated in the 1870 census of Hancock County in the household of John A. Lovins, No. 383-383:

“Lovins, John A. 27
Lucinda 23
Henry 2
Charlie 1
Goins, Jane 28”

She was married in 1857 to George Lawson, son of Emanuel Lawson. T. Carl Lawson of Morristown, Tennessee wrote July 17, 2000 to identify Emanuel Lawson as a descendant of William Lawson, the Scottish rebel who was born in Mont-rose, Scotland June 26, 1731 and died in Scott County, Virg-inia April 18, 1826 and was buried in the Lawson Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake, Virginia.

According to William P. Grohse, two daughters were born to Jane Goins before her marriage:

Molly Goins born about 1855
Mandy Goins born about 1856

Children born to George Lawson and Jane Goins Lawson in­clude:

Birdie Lawson born about 1858
Mary Lawson [twin] born about 1868
John Lawson [twin] born about 1868

Wilson Goins, son of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born about 1843.

Catherine Goins, daughter of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born about 1847 in Hancock County. She appeared as a three-year-old in the 1850 census. She was married January 17, 1875 to Hillery Collins, son of Pascal Collins and Dorcus Gibson Collins, who was born in 1857.

They appeared in the 1880 census of Hancock County, 11th District:

“Collins, Hillery 23, born in TN
Catherine 27, born in TN
Goins, Caroline 23, born in TN,
sister-in-law
Collins, Hillery 13, born in VA, cousin”

Children born to them include:

Henry Collins born in 1877
Orvall Collins born in 1878

Alexander Goins, son of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born about 1849. He was recorded as a one-year-old in the 1850 census.

Betty Goins, daughter of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born was born in 1855, ac­cording to the research of Rev. Arthur Hamilton Taylor. She was married about 1875 to a cousin, Buchanan Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Hannah Gibson Goins. For names of their children, see his section.

Caroline Goins, daughter of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born in 1857. She appeared in the 1880 census of Hancock County living in the household of her sister Catherine Goins Collins.

Margaret Goins, daughter of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born about 1860. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

John “Stiff John” Goins, son of John “Hammer John” Goins and Catherine Williams Goins, was born in 1868. He was married about 1891, wife’s name unknown and “moved to Jonesville,” according to Rev. Arthur Hamilton Taylor.

“John Goins” was married December 17, 1894 to Laura Collins, according to the research of Margaret Mabrey, an outstanding Hancock County researcher.
==O==
Burton McGinnis Goins [George8, Joseph7, Joseph6, Agnes5, Edward, Jr.4, Edward3, William2, Mihil1], son of George Goins and Emily “Lively” Bunch Goins, was born February 1, 1842 at Sneedville. His Civil War pension appli­cation shows his date of birth as April 1, 1842. He enlisted in Company A [Company H in one report], First Tennessee Cav­alry Regiment May 9, 1862, showing his address as Blackwa­ter, Virginia. He became a corporal and later the company quartermaster sergeant in Company A. He was honorably discharged in Nashville April 4, 1865. His military record de­scribed him as 5’6″ tall, blue eyes, auburn hair, dark complex­ion, weighing 150 lbs. Other members of this regiment were Pvt. Alfred Goins, Pvt. Claiborne Goins, Pvt. John Goins, Pvt. R. J. Goins, Pvt. William Goins, Pvt. Zachariah Goins and Pvt. Alfred Gowen.

He was married about 1870 to Sarah Jane Wyatt. She died May 10, 1873 in Hancock County, according to Mary Eng­land, Editor of “Reflections,” the Claiborne County, Ten­nessee Historical Society’s publication.

He was remarried about 1874 to Mary Ann Lawson, believed to be a daughter of Serena Lawson. Mary Ann Lawson Goins died January 25, 1885 in Lee County, Virginia. In 1887 he re­moved from Lee County back to Hancock County. He at the age of 47 was married for the third time to Rebecca Cox, age 37 May 25, 1889 in Jonesville, Virginia. She was born December 23, 1850 near Dryden, Virginia, the daughter of David Cox.

They removed to Jefferson County, Iowa in 1880 and returned to Lee County in 1884. He died at his home at Olinger, Vir­ginia January 21, 1922. He received Pension No. 1,064,208 for $50 monthly as the result of wounds in both hips and a chest injury resulting from a horse falling on him during the war, rendering him disabled.

Children born to Burton McGinnis Goins and Sarah Jane Wy­att Goins include:

George Washington Goins born March 8, 1872
[unnamed child] born March 10, 1873

Children born to Burton McGinnis Goins and Mary Ann Law­son Goins include:

Samuel J. T. Goins born January 5, 1877
William H. Goins born January 8, 1879
Thomas Jefferson Goins born February 1, 1881
Charley Burton Goins born May 12, 1883

No children were born to Burton M. Goins and Rebecca Cox Goins.
==O==
On November 27, 1850 the household of Zachariah Miner, No. 269-269, adjoining Isaiah Goins [from Rockingham County, North Carolina], was enumerated in the 1850 census of Hancock County 33rd subdivision, east part. Minor is a family name associated with the Gowens in Virginia and North Carolina. Prof. Henry Price noted that Minor was a Melungeon name. The family was enumerated as:

“Miner, Zachariah 52, born in VA, $2,500 real estate
Agness 42, born in TN
Alfred 22, born in TN
Sally 21, born in TN
Lydia 16, born in TN, attending school
Gilford 18, born in TN
Elizabeth 15, born in TN, attending school
Susan 13, born in TN, attending school
Claiborn 11, born in TN, attending school
Sarah 9, born in TN, attending school
James 6, born in TN
Aley 8, born in TN
Zachariah 6/12, born in TN”

Nearby in Household 289-289 the family of Louis Miner was enumerated in the 1850 census of Hancock County, 33rd sub­division, east part. The juxtaposition indicates a relationship with Zachariah Miner. The family was listed as:

“Miner, Louis 42, farmer, born in NC, $300 real
estate, illiterate
Sarah 36, born in Kentucky
Elizabeth 13, born in TN, attending school
John 12, born in TN, attending school
Mariah 11, born in TN, attending school
Anderson 9, born in TN, attending school
Hiram 3, born in TN
Nancy 6/12, born in TN”

The similar names which appeared in the family of Francis Gowins, Household No. 370-370, Hancock County, 33rd sub­division, east part, also suggest a relationship with the Miners.
==O==
Nettie Lee Goins was born August 22, 1886 in Tennessee, probably Hawkins County, according to Gwen Underwood, a great-granddaughter. She was married about 1906 to Charles Emory Underwood who was born February 16, 1883 in Tennessee to James S. Underwood who was born in 1855 in Hawkins County and Matilda Jane Lee Underwood. Nettie Lee Goins Underwood died February 17, 1944 in Wise County, Virginia. Charles Emory Underwood died there April 10, 1962. Children born to them are unknown.
==O==
Samuel Goins, of Hancock County made an application for a Confederate pension, No. 6598, to the state of Tennessee for service in the 29th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
==O==
Hasting Goen received a land grant, No. 27758, for 240 acres July 22, 1850 in Hawkins County. “Hasten Goen” was married to Alvira Walker December 31, 1857, according to Jackson County, Indiana Marriage Book D, page 147. Children born to Hasting Goen and Alvira Walker Goen are unknown.
==O==
The 1860 census of Hawkins County included George Gow­ings, Binda Gowings, William Goins and Lewis Going [from Rockingham County, North Carolina.] George Gowings, age 15, born in Tennessee, lived in the household of an Anderson family.

The household of William Goins, No. 639-627, was located near the location of Binda Gowings. The family was listed as:

“Goins, William 30, farmer, born in NC, illiterate
Adelina 25
George 8
Julia 18”

Julia Goins was probably a sister to William Goins.
==O==
Alicia Maria “Alley” Hicks was married to William M. Goan in Hawkins County, August 31, 1865. She is identified as the daughter of John Hicks and Alice Leuth Hicks of Hawkins County by Roy Williams of Alabama. John Hicks is also identified as the father of William Hicks whose family is mentioned in “Kentucky: A History of the State.”

In the 1880 census the family of William M. Goan and Alicia Maria “Alley” Hicks Goan was enumerated in adjoining Hamblen County, Tennessee, Enumeration District 72, page 10, as:

“Goan, William M. 51, born in TN
Alley M. 39, born in TN
Martha C. 14, born in TN
Leander C. 12, born in TN
William C. 6, born in TN
James R. 3, born in TN
Alley L. 1, born in TN”
==O==
William Goings was born in 1764, place unknown, according to “Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution” by Arm­strong. William Goings served at age 16 under Capt. Tilmon Dixon in the First Regiment of the Virginia Continental Line in 1780. He fought in battles at Brandywine, Camden, Cow­pens, Guilford, Eutaw Springs and Yorktown, according to his pension application.

He was discharged at Yorktown, Virginia in 1783. William Goings was married in October 1893 in Caswell County, North Carolina, wife’s name Elizabeth. He was listed at age 64 in the 1818 pension list of Hawkins County.

In 1834 William Goings received PLW pension certificate No. 12757.

William Goings, private of the Virginia Continental Line, age 64, was listed in Hawkins County in the “Pension List of 1818” published in Washington in 1820. His birthplace was shown as Virginia in the volume, page 65. His residence was listed as “East Tennessee.” Daniel Going was listed as a pensioner on the same page. Zephaniah Gowen of Hawkins County also claimed service in the American Revolution.

Elizabeth Goings, who was born in 1768, applied for a widow’s pension July 7, 1838 at age 70.

Four children, unnamed, were mentioned in the pension applications. They were a son, born in 1809; a daughter, born in 1810; a daughter, born in 1815 and a son, born in 1818.
==O==
Mary R. Goan “18, born in July 1881 in Tennessee” enumer­ated in the household of Bitha Goan as her servant in the 1900 census of Hawkins County, Enumeration District 90, page 4.
==O==
Zephaniah Gowan of Rogersville, Tennessee was denied a pension for his service in the American Revolutionary War, due to the fact that he could not produce the specification of each tour, period, length, grade, names of company, and names of field officers.
==O==
“Hawkins County Will Book A, 1789-1850” records the wills of William Going, page 36 and Sarah Goin, page 35.
==O==
Binda Gowings appeared as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Hawkins County, Household 626-614. The family was listed as:

“Gowings, Binda 45, born in NC, domestic,
illiterate
Mathew 14, born in NC
John 13, born in TN
Alexander 8, born in TN”

The family lived near the residence of William Goins.
==O==
Elizabeth Gowins was married February 13, 1849 to Henry Kleinher, according to “Hawkins County, Tennessee Marriages, 1789-1850.”

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