Virginia – Wythe County – 1700s to early 1800s

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

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1811 B, List of James Newell, Wythe County
David Gowen 2 tithes 2 horses [frame 223]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1812 A, List of James Newell, Wythe County
Dudley Gowin 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 236]
David Gowin 1 tithe 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1813 A, List of James R. Kent, Wythe County
column for “Free Negroes and Mullatoes” written here as “FN”
Dudley Goens (a free Negro) [writing is faded or partially erased] 2 white tithes, 1 horse 2 FN [frame 266]
Same David Goens 2 white tithes, 1 horse, 1 FN
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1814 A, List of James R. Kent, Wythe County
column for “Free Negroes & Mullatoes” written here as “FN”
David Going 1 white tithe 1 horse [frame 302]
Dudly Going 1 white tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1816 A, List of John A. Sanders
David Gown 2 tithe 2 horses [frame 393]
Absolem Goen 1 tithe
Dudley Goen 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1817 A, List of John A. Sanders
Dudley Goin 1 tithe [frame 424]
David Goen 2 tithes 2 horses
Absolem Goen 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1818, List of John Stanger
Dudley Goen 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 471]
Absolem Goen 1 tithe 1 horse
David Goen Sr 1 tithe 2 horses
David Goen Jr 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1820, List of John A. Sanders
David Goen Sr 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 528]
David Goen Jr 1 tithe
Absolem Goen 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms158.htm

WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Six households of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Wythe County:

Goings, George Page 285, 68th District
Goins, Jacob Page 263, 68th District
Goins, John Page 301, 68th District
Gowens, Jacob Page 260, 68th District
Gowing, Jacob Page 265, 68th District
Gowing, Letty Page 260, 68th District
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David Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Wythe County, according to “Index to 1810 Vir­ginia Census” by Madeline W. Crickard. “David Goyen” was enumerated as the head of a free colored household composed of two people in the 1810 census.

“David Goin” was recorded as the head of a household of two people in the 1820 census of Wythe County. The family was enumerated as 000100-00001
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George Goin, 20, laborer, was enumerated in the household of John Bedsaul, No. 845-845 in the 1850 census of Wythe County.
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Jacob Goins, 22, laborer, was enumerated in the household of Robert C. Fox, No. 544-544 in the 1850 census of Wythe County.
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John Goins, 18, laborer, was enumerated in the household of Samuel E. Porter, No. 1063-1063 in the 1850 census of Wythe County.

William Goins appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Wythe County. His family was recorded as:

“Goins, William white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”
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George Washington Goins, born about 1823, was married to Mary Catherine Ratliff June 30, 1853 by a justice of the peace in Wythe County, Virginia according to Ned Goins, a descendant of Kendallville, Indiana in a letter written November 23, 1991. She was born in Wythe County December 2, 1838 to James Ratliff and Nancy E. Vest Ratliff. In 1857 they were living in Pulaski County, Virginia.

They were enumerated there in the 1860 census at Newburn, Virginia. George Washington Goins served in the 54th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company F during the Civil War.

They continued in Pulaski County in 1870, living in Dublin township. In the 1880 census he was recorded in Washington County in Kinderhook District. He continued there in 1900, living in Goodson District, according to the fed­eral census.

He died May 31, 1903 and was buried in Valley View Ceme­tery near Abingdon, Virginia. Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins died in Washington County April 17, 1916 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins include:

Delilah Ann Goins born July 7, 1854
James Templeton Goins born July 20, 1856
Nancy A. Goins born in June 1857
Isaac N. Goins born October 15, 1859
George A. W. Goins born in 1862
Alexander F. Goins born in 1864
Alexander F. Goins born in 1865
William M. Goins born in October 1866
Cephas Monroe Goins born February 2, 1869
Thomas C. Goins born in 1871
Berry W. Goins born in 1873
Marion H. Goins born in 1876
Harvey W. Goins born in 1879

Delilah Ann Goins, daughter of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born July 7, 1854 in Wythe County. She was married April 2, 1872 in Washington County, Virginia to Henry W. Vest. Both died in 1924. They were buried in Valley View Cemetery near Abingdon, Vir­ginia.

James Templeton Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins July 20, 1856. He died 11 days later, August 1, 1856.

Nancy A. Goins, daughter of George Washington Goins and Mary Cather­ine Ratliff Goins, was born in Pulaski County in June 1857. She was married August 31, 1881 to Newell J. York in Washington County.

Isaac N. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born in Pulaski County October 15, 1859. He was married March 21, 1882 to Sophronia E. Hale. She was born February 26, 1860 and died May 27, 1927. Children born to Isaac N. Goins and Sophronia E. Hale Goins are un­known.

George A. W. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Cather­ine Ratliff Goins, was born in Pulaski County in 1862. He was married March 31, 1887 in Washington County to Lizzie Griffin. Children born to George A. W. Goins and Lizzie Griffin Goins are unknown

Alexander F. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born in Pulaski County in 1864. He died June 25, 1865.

Alexander F. Goins, a son of George Washington Goins and Mary Cather­ine Ratliff Goins with the same name, was born in Pu­laski County in 1865.

William M. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Cather­ine Ratliff Goins, was born in Pulaski County in Oc­tober 1866. He died before the 1870 census.

Cephas Monroe Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born in Washington County at Bris­tol, Virginia. He was married December 22, 1892 in Rad­ford, Virginia to his first cousin, Anna Elizabeth Ratliff Rick­man. She was born in Wythe County, Virginia June 9, 1868 to Andrew S. Ratliff and Elizabeth A. Ratliff. She died August 2, 1905 in Pulaski County, Virginia. He was remar­ried there May 12, 1905 to Catherine Turpence Harmon. She was born in Floyd County, Virginia in 1885 to Johnson Har­mon and Ma­hala Harmon. Cephas Monroe Goins, a car­penter, died in 1933 in Preble County, Ohio.

Children born to Cephas Monroe Goins and Anna Elizabeth Rickman Goins include:

Grace Goins born February 9, 1894
Lucittie Alexander Goins born August 1, 1896
George Gordon Goins born October 5, 1898

Children reared by Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins include:

Dolar Goins born October 9, 1904
Wilma Goins born February 4, 1907
Peyton Goins born September 17, 1909
Florence Goins born March 17, 1912
Gladstone “Jack” Goins born August 9, 1915
Sylvia Goins born July 23, 1918
Richard Newton Goins born June 1, 1920
Vivian Goins born February 10, 1922

Dolar Goins, son of Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born October 9, 1904. He was married about 1927 to Blanche Arnold. He died December 2, 1969. Children born to Dolar Goins and Blanche Arnold Goins are unknown.

Wilma Goins, daughter of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born February 4, 1907. She was married September 11, 1923 to Frank Apgar. She died April 28, 1982.

Peyton Goins, son of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born September 17, 1909. He was married March 18, 1929 to Donna Blanche McGriff. Later he was remarried, wife’s name Evelyn.

Florence Goins, daughter of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born March 17, 1912. She was married about 1931 to Charlie Poffenbarger.

Gladstone “Jack” Goins, son of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born August 9, 1915 in Farmerville, Ohio. He was married December 14, 1937 to Dora Mercedes Hosbrook who was born February 23, 1919 in Ar­canum, Ohio.

Sylvia Goins, daughter of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born July 23, 1918. she was married about 1940 to Cletus McGriff. Later she was remarried to Boyd Hope.

Richard Newton Goins, son of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born June 1, 1920. He was married August 19, 1941 to Florence Stedman at Lewis­burg, Ohio.

Vivian Goins, daughter of Cephas Monroe Goins and Catherine Turpence Harmon Goins, was born February 10, 1922. She died at three months, June 3, 1922.

Grace Goins, daughter of Cephas Monroe Goins and Annie Elizabeth Ratliff Rickman, was born February 9, 1894. She was married about 1922 to Jeff Hale. She died in Preble County, Ohio and was buried in Twin Valley Cemetery.

Lucittie Alexander Goins, son of Cephas Monroe Goins and Annie Elizabeth Ratliff Rickman, was born January 8, 1896 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was married December 17, 1917 to Goldie Mae Hawvermale. She was born September 3, 1897 in Preble County to John Jacob Hawvermale and Mary Ann Hora Hawvermale. He died December 3, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio and was buried in Twin Valley Cemetery in Preble County. She died April 9, 1971 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Lucittie Alexander Goins and Goldie Mae Hawvermale Goins include:

Joyce Genevie Goins born November 23, 1918
Ralph Emerson Goins born July 22, 1920
Floyd Harvey Goins born December 6, 1922
Clayton Orville Goins born September 22, 1924

Joyce Genevie Goins, daughter of Lucittie Alexander Goins and Goldie Mae Hawvermale Goins, was born November 23, 1918 in Preble County. She was married there November 11, 1940 to Paul David Bear. They were divorced in 1946, and she was remarried to Richard Turvey. She was married for the third time October 13, 1951 to John Lewis Huber.

Ralph Emerson Goins, son of Lucittie Alexander Goins and Goldie Mae Hawvermale Goins, was born July 22, 1920 in Pre­ble County. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was married in Preble County June 30, 1944 to Phyllis Lorene Uhl. She was born there June 28, 1921 to Willard Edward Uhl and Mabel Rae Bake Uhl.

Children born to Ralph Emerson Goins and Phyllis Lorene Uhl Goins include:

Philip Emerson Goins born September 18, 1946
Ned Stephen Goins born April 17, 1949

Philip Emerson Goins, son of Ralph Emerson Goins and Phyllis Lorene Uhl Goins, was born September 18, 1946 in Dayton. He was married there July 18, 1970 to Sharyn Lee Sager. In 1972 they lived in Homestead, Florida, in 1977 in North Attle­boro, Massachusetts.

Children born to Philip Emerson Goins and Sharyn lee Sager Goins include:

Chad Emerson Goins born June 16, 1972
Heather Ruth Goins born August 20, 1977

Ned Stephen Goins, son of Ralph Emerson Goins and Phyllis Lorene Uhl Goins, was born April 17, 1949 in Dayton. He was married August 3, 1974 in Celina, Ohio to Doris Ann Hell­warth. She was born March 28, 1952 in Celina to Dillon Cor­nelius Hellwarth and Dorothy Jean Leininger Hellwarth. In 1984 they lived in Kendallville, Indiana where he was em­ployed as a driver and she as a librarian. They are active ge­nealogical researchers and are members of Gowen Research Foundation.

Children born to Ned Stephen Goins and Doris Ann Hell­warth Goins include:

Stephen Edward Goins born July 8, 1984

Floyd Harvey Goins, son of Lucittie Alexander Goins and Goldie Mae Hawvermale Goins, was born December 6, 1922. He was killed in 1948 in a diving accident.

Clayton Orville Goins, son of Lucittie Alexander Goins and Goldie Mae Hawvermale Goins, was born September 22, 1924. He was married May 28, 1949 to Louise Elizabeth Focke. No children were born to Clayton Orville Goins and Louise Eliza­beth Focke Goins.

George Gordon Goins, son of Cephas Monroe Goins and Annie Elizabeth Ratliff Rickman, was born October 5, 1898 at Rad­ford, Virginia. He was married in Montgomery County, Ohio August 8, 1918, wife’s name Lula Bell. He died March 25, 1974 in Darke County, Ohio.

Thomas C. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born in Washington County in 1871

Berry W. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Cather­ine Ratliff Goins, was born in Washington County in 1873.

Marion H. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born in Washington County in 1876.

Harvey W. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Mary Catherine Ratliff Goins, was born in Washington County in 1879. He was married in 1906, wife’s name Sarah E. Sarah E. Goins was born in 1885. A son, Isaac W. Goins was born to them about 1909, according to Doris A. Goins.
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According to “High on a Windy Hill,” Negroes buried in Campbell Cemetery “due east of Abingdon, Virginia” include:

“Alex Goins died December 4, 1910, age 66 years
Easter Goins died November 28, 1924, age 75 years
Polly Goins age 80 years
John Goins age 58 years
Annie Goins age 22 years”
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Ethel Malinda Gowins was married to Jordan Collins August 22, 1847, according to “Wythe County, Virginia Marriages, 1784-1850.”

 

 

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