From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms116.htm
UNION COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Elijah Goin was married to Sarah A. Goin March 25, 1872 in Union County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).
Elizabeth Goin was married to Dapney McCarty December 26, 1871 in Union County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of Dapney McCarty and Elizabeth Goin McCarty.
Jesse Goin died in 1908 in Union County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 91410.
Albert Goins was married December 20, 1904 to Lena Rose, according to Union County marriage records. Children born to Albert Goins and Lena Rose Goins are unknown.
Laura Goins was married to Robert Sauls October 4, 1894 in Union County according to Tenessee Marriage records [1851-1900].
Martha M. Goins was married to Henry Braden March 17, 1889 in Union County according to Tennessee Marriage records [1851-1900].
Melvina Jane Gowen was married to Joseph Hughes June 20, 1864 in Union County according to Tennessee Marriage records [1851-1900].
Joseph Hughes and “Melvina J. Goins Hughes” were mentioned as military pensioners in “Abstract Pensions of Claiborne County, Tennessee” The Revolution, War of 1812 and All Wars Prior to 1883,” page 126 and 127, compiled by Annie Walker Burns. The volume suggests that Joseph Hughes was remarried to Susannah Gentry.
Sarah Goins was married to F. M. Williams March 23, 1887 in Union County according to Tennessee Marriage records [1851-1900]. Nothing more is known of F.M. Williams and Sarah Goins Williams.
Sarah C. Goins was married to James M. Russell January 28, 1894 in Union County according to Tennessee Marriage records [1851-1900].
Timothy N. Goins was married in 1867 in Grainger County to Anna Idol, daughter of Chesley Jarnigan Idol and Mary Odell Idol, according to the research of Lynn Rockcastle, a descendant in Illinois. Later they removed to adjoining Hancock County, Tennessee where they lived for a few years.
Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins were enumerated as the heads of a household in the 1880 census of nearby Union County:
“Goins, Timothy 35, born in TN
Annie 28, born in TN
Chesley P. 11, born in TN
Mary L. 9, born in TN
Ibbie 6, born in TN
Ballard 2, born in TN
Georgia 10/12, born in August in TN”
They removed to adjoining Knox County, Tennessee about 1885. It was there that Anna Idol Goins filed for a divorce from Timothy N. Goins. Lynn Rockcastle wrote, “Apparently Timothy was a wanderer and would leave Annie with the kids to support. He took off to be with another woman.”
Lynn Rockcastle wrote July 29, 2001:
“Pleasant Goin, born c1808 had a son named Timothy Goin, born c1845. Timothy is with Pleasant up to the 1860 Claiborne County, Tennessee census. Sometime after 1860, Timothy, being of age, left home– but where was he? He wasn’t in Tennessee. The name Timothy was not very usual back then, but he still is not showing up anywhere for the 1870 census.
The only Timothy Goin[s] I found for that year was in Patrick County, Virginia. Timothy is listed as mulatto living [married?] with a black woman:
“Goin, Timothy, mulatto
Cornelia, 8, mulatto
Laura, 3, mulatto
Martha 3/12, white”
I did find my Timothy in 1880. He was with the known wife Anna Idol in Union County, Tennessee. Then I lose him again. I believe my Timothy is Pleasant’s son Timothy. On the Claiborne County web site, there is a death date for Timothy of 1864. I can’t find anything to substantiate this death date.”
Anna Idol Goins was enumerated at the head of Household No. 303, in the 1910 census of Knox County, Powell Station, Tennessee, Enumeration District 118, 7th Civil District:
“Goins, Annie 58, widow, born in TN”
Adjoining her in Household No. 302 was her son-in-law and daughter:
“Conner, Pleasant C.
Ibbie 36, born in TN”
On the other side was her son-in-law and daughter in Household 304:
“Anderson, John K.
Georgia 30, born in TN”
Located nearby was another son-in-law and daughter:
“Ammons, John Thomas
Children born to Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins include:
Chesley P. Goins born about 1869
Mary Lourinda Goins born October 9, 1871
Abbie Arminda Goins born about 1874
William Ballard Goins born May 8, 1876
Georgia Marlene Goins born in August 1879
Chesley P. Goins, son of Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins, was born in Tennessee about 1869. He appeared in the 1880 census as an 11-year-old.
Mary Lourinda Goins, daughter of Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins, was born October 9, 1871 in Tennessee. She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1880 census. She was married in 1892 in Knox County to John Thomas Ammons. They were recorded in the 1910 census of Knox County.
Abbie Arminda “Ibbie” Goins, daughter of Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins, was born about 1874. She was recorded at age six in the 1880 census. She was married December 7, 1898 to Pleasant C. Conner in Knox County. They were recorded in the 1910 census of Knox County.
William Ballard Goins, son of Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins, was born May 8, 1876. He was shown as “age 2” in the census of 1880. He was married about 1899 to Minnie Anne Horton. He died June 13, 1934. Children born to William Ballard Goins and Minnie Anne Horton Goins are unknown.
Georgia Marlene Goins, daughter of Timothy N. Goins and Anna Idol Goins, was born in August 1879. She was shown as 10 months old in the 1880 census. She was married in 1898 in Knox County to John Kit Anderson. They were recorded in the 1910 census of Knox County, living at Powell’s Station.
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