Texas – Cass County

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CASS COUNTY, TEXAS

Thomas B. Goyne was born about 1821 in Alabama, according to “Some Early Citizens of Jefferson, Texas,” page 31. The author stated the “Capt. T. B. Goyne” removed to Jefferson, Texas between 1848 and 1851. At that time Jefferson was located in Cass County, Texas.

In “History of Jefferson, Texas and Marion County,” Thomas B. Goyne was referred to as “in business with Harper and Murphy, receiving, forwarding and commission merchants.”

Thomas B. Goyne and his wife Caroline M. Goyne appeared repeatedly in the early day legal records of Cass County. He was a merchant who supplied provisions to farmers all across Texas taking farm mortgages as collateral. Consequently his name appeared in the legal records of many counties of Texas, particularly in East Texas.

“T. Goyne,” believed to be Thomas B. Goyne, received a deed from R. Peters in January 1850, according to Cass County Deed Book D, page 390. On October 6, 1856 Thomas B. Goyne dealt with R. W. Neesmith for half interest in a house and stable in Jefferson, Texas, according to Cass County Deed Book J, page 359.

On November 15, 1857 he gave a deed of conveyance to William Bleax, according to adjoining Marion County, Texas Deed Book 2, page 582. His name also appeared in legal transactions recorded in Marion County Deed Book 4, pages 184, 250 and 441 and Marion County Deed Book 5, pages 327 and 440.

Marion County, Texas was created from Cass County in 1860, and the deed records pertaining to Marion County land was transcribed to Marion County records.

On July 5, 1860 Thomas B. Goyne and Caroline M. Goyne gave a transfer to Russell Williams, according to Cass County Deed Book O, page 308. On the same day Caroline M. Goyne received a deed from Archie G. Gary, according to Cass County Deed Book O, page 310.

Thomas B. Goyne was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Marion County, Beat 3, Household 132-141:

“Goyne, Thomas B. 39, born in AL, superintendent
Caroline 34, born in MS, wife,
Leavett, Gus ??, printer”

In 1862 Thomas B. Goyne received a bill of sale from W. B. Pruitt for “a negro boy named Roberson, age about 20, of cooper color, sound mind and body and a slave for life.” Con­sideration was $1,500, according to Cass County Deed Book P, page 269. In 1867 T. B. Goyne & Company received 15 mortgages on property on farmers in the area for provisions and supplies he advanced to them on the production of their crops.

Thomas B. Goyne was registered as a Voter No. 1541 January 15, 1869 in the voter registration of Marion County. The registration recorded that he was a native of Tennessee who had been living in the state and county for 19 years.

Thomas B. Goyne was enumerated in the 1870 census of Marion County, living in the city of Jefferson, Texas, Ward 4, Household 137-141:

“Goyne, Thomas B. 50, born in TN, white, merchant
Caroline 46, wife, white, keeping house,
born in MS”

Thomas B. Goyne “of Marion County, Texas” gave a warranty deed to Drury Connally March 2, 1872 to 105.25 acres in Hopkins County, Texas for $500.00, according to Hopkins County Deed Book O, page 501.

On June 1, 1875 Thomas B. Goyne and Rebecca Hargerty sued T. J. Hudson to recover 535.5 acres of land located on Frazier’s Creek, nine miles southeast of Linden, Texas. The advance was $759.10 in gold coin, according to Cass County Deed Book S4, page 42.

On February 15, 1876 Thomas B. Goyne received a deed from J. H. Bemis, according to Cass County Deed Book X, page 348.

The firm of Goyne, Harper & Murphy received 71 acres of land from W. W. Barker March 21, 1876 located 11 miles northwest of Sulphur Springs, Texas for $300, according to Hopkins County, Texas Deed Book T, page 145.

Thomas B. Goyne of Marion County gave a warranty deed to S. M. Hargarty on April 10, 1876 for 400 acres in Wise County, Texas for $1,000, according to Wise County Deed Book M, page 587. This transaction amounted to $13, 204.71.

T. B. Goyne & Company received a judgment against Wilson & Mills on Wise County land on April 24, 1876, according to Wise County Deed Book 5, page 300.

Many negroes, perhaps descendants of the slaves of Thomas B. Goyne, appeared in the legal records of Cass County.
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Amera Goens was married to Wiley Thompson August 28, 1897, according to Cass County Marriage Book 7, page 163.
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Durie Lee Goin was married to Ulysses Jones July 10, 1916, according to Cass County Marriage Book 11, page 219.
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Miss A. V. Goins was married to Clifford Rogers April 30, 1922, according to Cass County Marriage Book 12, page 223.
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Miss Dewey Lee Goins was married to Mance Smith March 24, 1923, according to Cass County Marriage Book 12, pages 331 and 335.
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Dewey Morris Goins Sr. died April 04, 1993 according to Cass County death records.
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Miss Faye Goins was married to Clifford Rogers September 18, 1927, according to Cass County Marriage Book 13, page 380.
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George Goins and wife deeded 75 acres to A. G. Elliott, Jr, agent, on January 29, 1915, according to Cass County Deed Book B-4, page 419.
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J. S. Goins et ux gave a deed to John C. Rogers August 12, 1930, according to Cass County Deed Book T-5, page 549.
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Lou Goins was married to Will Hawkins January 17, 1891, ac­cording to Cass County Marriage Book 6, page 381.
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W. T. Goins was the father of an infant born in Cass County December 15, 1917, according to BVS File 55026.
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Norma Gouns was married to Leon Powell January 13, 1927, according to Cass County Marriage Book 13, page 305.
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John Gowens was married to Della Kelley October 11, 1894, according to Cass County Marriage Book 7, page 150. Chil­dren born to John Gowens and Della Kelley Gowens are un­known.
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Dorcus Gowin was married to Amos Cole September 25, 1884, according to Cass County Marriage Book 5, page 301.
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M. C. Gown had a real estate transaction with Texas Caddo Land & Oil Company June 28, 1911, according to Cass County Deed Book W3, page 32.
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A. V. Goyne deeded 135 acres to Roger E. Wheeler March 15, 1948, according to Cass County Deed Book 247, page 437. A. V. Goyne and Amie Goyne gave an oil & gas deed to R. E. Smith June 25, 1951 to 135 acres of land, according to Cass County Deed Book 263, page 609.
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John Goyne, a negro, appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cass County, Enumeration District 22, page 16, precinct 3. The family was listed as:

“Goyne, John 29, born in TX in March 1871
Della 28, born in TX in May 1872
Alice N. 9, born in TX in May 1891
Maxey 5, born in TX in Feb. 1895, son
L. C. 3, born in TX in Oct. 1897, son
Katie 1, born in TX in Nov. 1899”
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Gladdy Ann Goynes, negress, daughter of Theodore Goynes and Ora Lee Griggsby Goynes, was born at Marion, Texas October 6, 1953, according to Cass County Birth Book 15, page 147. Theodore Goynes, age 20, was born at Linden, Texas and lived on Route 3, Jefferson, Texas. Ora Lee Grig­gsby Goynes was born at Jefferson.
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Herschel Goynes, negro, was born May 12, 1915 at Linden. He was married to Belle Zora Washington February 12, 1932, according to Cass County Marriage Book K, page 12. Belle Zora Washington was born there September 26, 1912. Herschel Goynes worked for the railroad in 1933. In 1941 they were living at Route 3, Linden, Texas. Belle Zora Washington Goynes was killed February 25, 1941 when she was struck by an automobile, according to Cass County Death Book 5, page 196. Herschel Goynes was then remarried to Ida Lee Horsley February 11, 1942, according to Cass County Marriage Book 16, page 251.

Herschel Goynes enlisted in the U. S. Army October 31, 1942 and served in northern France and Rhineland, according to his discharge record in Cass County Discharge Book 5, page 162. He was discharged January 7, 1946 to return to his home on Route 3, Linden where his four dependants lived. Herschel Goynes was married to Perneatha Wallace, ac­cording to Smith County, Texas Marriage Book 46, page 166. Of Herschel Goynes and Perneatha Wallace Goynes nothing more is known.

Children born to Herschel Goynes and Belle Zora Wash­ington Goynes include:

[infant] born March 14, 1932
Johnnie Louise Goynes born June 16, 1933

Johnnie Louise Goynes, daughter of Herschel Goynes and Belle Zora Washington Goynes, was born June 16, 1933, ac­cording to Cass County Probate Book 33, page 49 and Book 34, page 160. The birth was attested to by Ida Lee Horsley Goynes and T. J. Goynes.
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Herschel Goynes was born May 15, 1912 in Cass County according to BVS File 485503.
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Hershel George Goynes was born in Cass County August 24, 1942, according to BVS File 73069.
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Hershel H. Goynes, white, was born in Texas in 1921. He was married about 1940 to Willie Marie Spearman who was born in Louisiana in 1922. In 1944 he was employed as a log cutter and lived at Scroggins, Texas.

Children born to Hershel H. Goynes and Willie Marie Spear­man Goynes include:

James Earnest Goynes born in 1944

James Earnest Goynes, son of Hershel H. Goynes and Willie Marie Spearman Goynes, was born at Scroggins in 1944, according to Cass County Birth Book 10, page 65. He was married about 1963 to Vanessa Alyne Price, who was born in Texas in 1948. In 1964 he was employed as a seismographer by Roy Geophysical. In 1966 he was a machinist employed by R. G. LeTourneau Company and lived at 215 Hill Street, Longview, Texas.

Children born to James Earnest Goynes and Vanessa Alyne Price Goynes include:

Claud Edwin Goynes born December 31, 1964
Gloria Jean Goynes born May 15, 1966

Claud Edwin Goynes, son of James Earnest Goynes and Vanessa Alyne Price Goynes was born in Winnsboro, Texas December 31, 1964, according to Wood County Birth Certificate 15598. He died shortly afterwards.

Gloria Jean Goynes, daughter of James Earnest Goynes and Vanessa Alyne Price Goynes, was born at Winnsboro May 15, 1966, according to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 15872.
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George Goynes, a negro, was born June 12, 1887, the son of George Goynes and Maranda Goynes, and lived at Linden, according to Ella Goynes, informant. He died October 30, 1949 of coronary occlusion, according to Cass County Death Book 7, page 104.
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George Goynes gave a deed to Bartlett & Putman for 526 acres, January 23, 1930, according to Cass County Deed Book N-5, page 558.
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George Hershel Goynes, Jr, son of George Hershel Goynes and Betty Jean Thompson Goynes, was born February 12, 1963, according to Cass County Birth Book 18, page 527. The father, a seismogra­pher, was born in Texas in 1944. Betty Jean Thompson Goynes was born in Arkansas in 1945. The couple lived on Route 1, Bloomberry, Texas.
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Houston Hershel Goynes was born September 26, 1901, accord­ing to BVS File 942687. Houston Hershel Goynes gave a min­eral deed to R. J. Wheeler in June 1952, according to Cass County Deed Book 276, page 535.

Houston Hershel Goynes, negro, was married to Bernice Mitchell May 30, 1929, according to Cass County Marriage Book 14, page 24. Bonnie B. Goynes, son of Houston Goynes, age 27, a railroad worker born in Linden, and Bernice Mitchell Goynes, was born May 14, 1926, according to Cass County Birth Book 45, page 103. On June 4, 1945 he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps from Daingerfield, Texas. He was discharged November 5, 1946 as a corporal, according to Morris County, Texas Dis­charge Book 3, page 62. Bonnie B. Goynes was married to Dorothy Washington May 17, 1952, according to Cass County Marriage Book 18, page 173.
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Ollie V. Goynes was married to Emanuel Jones January 30, 1919, according to Cass County Marriage Book 11, page 524.
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Miss Rachel Goynes was married to Johnnie Gray December 9, 1936, according to Cass County Marriage Book 16, page 149.
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R. K. Goynes, white male, was born October 16, 1917 at Hemphill, Texas. He was married about 1937 to Dorothy May Byrum, who was born in Cass County in 1922. R. K. Goynes en­listed in the U. S. Army June 11, 1945 and was dis­charged De­cember 18, 1945, according to Cass County Dis­charge Book 5, page 8. At that time he was listed as a laborer with four depen­dants, living at Atlanta, Texas.

Abba Lee Goynes, daughter of R. K. Goynes and Dorothy May Byrum Goynes, was born at Atlanta February 6, 1939, according to Cass County Birth Book 39, page 526 and BVS File 1189624.

“Bob Franklin Goins third son of R. K. Goins and Dorothy Goins,” was born February 21, 1943, according to Cass County Birth Book 9, page 404. R. K. Goins, defense worker, white 24, was born in Texas in 1919. Dorothy Goins was born in Texas in 1922.
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Ray Keith Goynes was born in Cass County January 21, 1941, according to BVS File 1508.
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T. Goynes, negro, was born January 23, 1932, the son of Georgie Goynes and Ella Davis Goynes, Linden, accord­ing to Cass County Birth Book 3, page 218.
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T. J. Goynes and wife, Donie Goynes gave a deed to L. L. Harper May 2, 1922 on 115.5 acres, according to Cass County Deed Book S-4. pages 359 and 360. Donie Goynes was later re­married to Dock Tamplin on April 7, 1923, according to Cass County Marriage Book 12, page 336. T. J. Goynes gave an oil and gas lease to R. E. Smith on 67 acres in Cass County June 15, 1951, according to Cass County Deed Book 263, page 469.
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Theodore Goynes, negro, was born as an “illegitimate son” of Gladys Davis at Lanier, Texas April 4, 1932, according to Cass County Birth Book 3, page 231.
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Thomas Goynes, negro, was born in Texas in August 1871, ac­cording to his enumeration in the 1900 census. He was married to Adeline Lockett March 22, 1894, according to Cass County Marriage Book 7, page 113. She was born March 12, 1878, ac­cording to her death record.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cass County, Enumeration District 18, page 3, precinct 1:

“Goyne, Thomas 28, born in TX in August 1871
Adeline 25, born in TX in March 1875
Huland 5, born in TX in Nov. 1894, twin
Homer 5, born in TX in Nov. 1894, twin
Hallie 3, born in TX in Nov. 1896”

Adeline Lockett Goynes died March 15, 1943 of a cerebral hemorrhage, according to Cass County Death Book 5, page 450. She was buried in Salem Cemetery at Linden, according to T. J. Goynes, informant.

Children born to Thomas Goynes and Adeline Lockett Goynes include:

Hulan Edwin Goynes born November 26, 1895
Homer Goynes born November 26, 1895
Hallie Goynes born in November 1896

Hulan Edwin Goynes, son of Thomas Goynes and Adeline Lockett Goynes, was born in Cass County November 26, 1895, according to BVS File 1013229. He was married to Hester Hawkins December 17, 1921, according to Cass County Marriage Book 12. page 186. Hulan Edwin Goynes and Hester Hawkins Goynes were the parents of a stillborn baby girl, April 8, 1924, according to Cass County Birth Book 3, page 11.

Hulan Edwin Goynes was married to Willie Mae Harrison Octo­ber 16, 1926, according to Cass County Marriage Book 13, page 258.

Children born to Hulan Edwin Goynes and Willie Mae Har­rison Goynes include:

Harold Van Goynes born September 2, 1945

Harold Van Goynes, son of Hulan Edwin Goynes and Willie Mae Harrison Goynes was born in Bowie County, Texas, September 2, 1945, according to Bowie County Birth Book 53, page 577.

Mrs. Willie Mae Harrison Goynes, “widow of Hulan E. Goynes” in 1974 lived at 1105 Sulphur Street, Texarkana, Texas, accord­ing to the city directory. Hulen E. Goynes, ob­viously a descen­dant, was born in Bowie County December 17, 1964, according to BVS File 211686.

Homer Goynes, son of Thomas Goynes and Adeline Lockett Goynes, was born November 26, 1895 in Cass County. He ap­peared as a five year-old in the 1900 census of his father’s household in Cass County.

Hallie Mae Goynes, daughter of Thomas Goynes and Ade­line Lockett Goynes, was born in November 1896, according to her enumeration in the 1900 census of Cass County. She appeared as a three year-old in her father’s household. She was married to Sam Gray March 25, 1926, according to Dal­las County, Texas Marriage Book 42, page 602.
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Tom Goynes gave an oil & gas lease to J. E. Tonahill to 88 acres October 6, 1919, according to Cass County Deed Book Q4, page 334.
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Velma Maxine Goynes was born in Cass County March 1, 1940, according to BVS File 21197.
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Y. Z. Goynes, was born in Texas about 1900. “Y. Z. Goines” was married to Verlie Cole January 27, 1917, according to Cass County Marriage Book 11, page 295. He was remarried to An­nie Jackson June 2, 1928, according to Cass County Marriage Book 13, page 502. “Y. Z. Goines” and his wife was joined by Tom Goines and his wife in deeding 126 “Y. Z. Goines” and wife deeded 37. Later Y. Z. Goynes was married to Mrs. Martha Jewel Allison in Greenville, Texas, according to Hunt County Marriage Book 34, page 489. His name appeared in the Index to Criminal Minutes for “possession of illicit liquor,” and he drew a $100 fine in case No. 12242, Hunt County. In case No. 14927 he drew a $100 fine for bootlegging.

In the 1962 city directory of Greenville he appeared as a con­crete finisher for Daniels Construction Company of Dallas, and he lived at 3618 Delton. In the 1970 and 1972 editions he lived at the same address and was listed as retired.

Children born to Y. Z. Goynes and Verlie Cole Goynes in­clude:

R. V. Goynes born December 15, 1918

R. V. Goynes was born December 15, 1918, according to Cass County Birth Book 41, page 29. In 1937 he was married to Mollie Davis at Greenville, according to Hunt County Marriage Book 28, page 387. On June 14, 1941 he was re­married to Allie Pearl Whetstone, according to Cass County Marriage Book 16, page 149. In 1946 R. V. Goynes was re­married to Margie Faye Pope in Greenville, according to Hunt County Marriage Book 33, page 171.

R. V. Goynes was listed in the Index to Criminal Minutes as Hunt County Case No. 12642, Book 11, page 124, and his drivers license was suspended November 29, 1949. Children born to R. V. Goynes, Mollie Davis Goynes and Allie Pearl Whetstone Goynes are unknown.
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Yulanda Garvinetta Goynes, negress, daughter of Garvey Goynes and Ivy Lee Dirden Goynes, was born May 8, 1964, according to Cass County Deed Book 19, page 175. Garvey Goynes, a pulpwood contractor, was born in Texas in 1924, and Ivy Lee Dirden Goynes was born in Texas in 1934. They lived on Route 1, Jefferson, Texas.

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