Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rockingham County, North Carolina Early Records

Collection of Records posted by Cindy Young.


Rockingham County was organized in 1785 with land from Guilford County. It adjoined Henry County, Virginia and Pitt¬sylvania County, Virginia on the south, and the settlers moved freely back and forth the state line as if in one community. Rockingham County was in the heart of Melungeon country in North Carolina.
Jim Hall wrote August 18, 1999 regarding Goinstown, North Carolina:

"There exists no formal or legal designation for the Goinstown area that I have found. There are no "Goinstown" road signs to guide you or to let you know when you are there. There is no "Goinstown" on any map that I found. There is no town of Goinstown. There is a rural area which is referred to as Goinstown. The Goinstown area still exists in Rockingham County today but I doubt that anyone could say with any accuracy where it begins or ends. So let me tell you in general terms where I think "Goinstown" was and is.

From my research I think that the area came to be referred to as Goinstown in the mid to late 1800s. But the seeds for Goinstown were planted in the 1700s. My opinion is that Goinstown historically included the NW corner of Rockingham County, NC, the NE corner of Stokes County, NC, and the southern portions of Henry County, VA, and Patrick County, VA. Many of the early Goins, Moore, Gibson and Harris families (whose descendants were listed as mulatto on later census records) lived along Buffalo Creek and Hickory Creek which runs east and west across the county line of present day Rockingham and Stokes County.

Today, Goinstown is an area referred to almost exclusively as being in NW Rockingham County [Madison Township]. Goinstown Road still runs through NE Stokes County and changes to Schoolhouse Road at the Rockingham County line. The Goinstown Road is still a dirt road.

Many of these mulatto families [Goins, Moore, Gibson, Harris] lived close to the NC/VA border and moved across the state line often leading to research confusion. I think that sometimes it was easier to travel to the county seat in Martinsville, Henry Co., VA, than to the county seat in NC.

Many of these families migrated west in the first half of the 1800s century. Some moved to Scott and Hancock County VA. Others moved to eastern KY, primarily Floyd County.

However, if you drive through the area [there are only a few paved roads as this is still one of the poorest areas of the county], you will find many Goins, Gibson and Harris mailboxes. Most of the mulatto Moores moved away by 1860.

I found the old Gibson and Harris Cemetaries. In both cemetaries there appeared to be more Goins grave markers that any other family, some dating to the early 1800s.

In the 1800s some of these families also moved south and east in the county. Some lived along the Mayo River others moved to Stoneville and Madison. I am not sure where these families migrated from. John Moore, the earliest of my Moores that I have verified, was born in Orange County, NC, in 1758. But Orange County at that time included part of present day Rockingham County so the Moores may have been in this area at the time of John's birth. Many mulatto Gibson families also lived in Orange County, NC. in the 1750s. I don't know where the Goins families migrated from. They may have migrated south from VA.

One of the few written articles that I have found about Goinstown is an article in in the book, "The Heritage of Rockingham County," by the Rockingham County Historical Society, published in 1983. It is a very short article written by Zelma Joyce Scott. The introduction written by the editor reads as follows:

'Goinstown as a community has a special story to tell. Mysterious in it's origin, it's natives tend to insulate themselves against intrusion. The roots of that clannishness may be found in the process of acculturation forced on the Indian society of North America. Historically the repeated choice for the Indian has been to join another still functioning Indian group elsewhere or merge within the conventions and associations of either the white or black man's way of life. Many of the families of Goinstown consider themselves Indian. A letter written by Douglas Rights, a noted authority on North Carolina Indians, which is preserved in the Smithsonian Institute archives, speaks of Goinstown as a mixed blood settlement in Rockingham. He points out that among the principal families are Harris, Goins and Hickman, and that Harris is one of the most familiar surviving family names among the Catawba Indians. A member of the Harris family of Goinstown had told Dr. Rights that his people had drifted off in two directions, the lighter color drifting out and associating with the whites, and the darker taking places in Negro society.'

In the article Ms. Scott states, 'These people have many features of Indian, Portuguese and other nationalities. Some local people believe they are part of the Lost Colony of Manteo....'

I talked to Ms. Scott in an attempt to get more information but she couldn't give any more details than was given in the article.

During the 1930s one of the WPA projects was to preserve old cemetery inscriptions by recording information on grave markers. Some WPA workers recorded information on the markers in the John Foy Cemetery located three miles west of Madison. This information can be found in WPA Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscriptions. I have looked at all the cards and found no other useful information. One of the typewritten cards pertains to the Walker I. Gibson family. Walker Gibson was probably in C.S.A. but his widow could not get a pension as he was regarded as a Negro.

All this family of Gibson were up to about 1895 listed by tax listers as Negroes; they called themselves East Indians [from the Indies or Indians from the East], else assumed by some to be Melanoe."

Louise Nunn, candidate for a master's degree, wrote in 1937 "A Comparison of the Social Situation of Two Isolated Indian Groups in Northern North Carolina." In her dissertation, she described a Rockingham County group that showed on the tax rolls of the county as "9 Goins families, 3 Harris families and 2 Richardson families." The group was concentrated around "Gointown, North Carolina."

Miss Nunn wrote that the Rockingham group was very unstable in 1937. The white-appearing part of the group was trying to exclude the children of dark-appearing part of the group from attending the special "Indian School" that had been built for them. She reported a definite Negroid appearance in the darker children.
"The Goinstown community is located in the northwest corner of Rockingham County, North Carolina, on the border with Stokes County. The prominent family names are Goins, Hickman, Harris, Richardson, and Kimmons. These related families can be traced back at least to the early 1800s in the area as free colored persons. The tradition is that they are descended either from 'Croatan' Indians [there was a period in the 1930s and 1940s when it was popular to describe any group of Indian people of uncertain origin as descendants of the 'Croatans'] or from remnants of the Saura tribe who mixed with non-Indians in the area. The community had a school until the early 1960s that was officially classed as Indian and has gradually merged with the white community. There is still a perception among the local whites that the Goinstown people are of Indian descent. With the location of the old Saura Town nearby on the Dan River, it is possible that these people possess, to some degree, Saura ancestry.

Of course, it is impossible to know for certain know whether Ezekiel Joines of Wilkes County was related to the Goinstown Indians of nearby Surry County. However, a number of "free colored persons" named Goins lived in the general vicinity.

Supporting the Melungeon theory, Ezekiel's son Thomas Joines married a woman named Mary Caudill. The name Caudill, like Goins, is closely associated with the Melungeons.
For that matter, so is Pruitt, the name of Ezekiel's [possible] first wife. And consider this description of Shadrack Joines, one of Thomas Joines' grandsons, as recalled by an elderly member of the family in 1960: "'Shade Joines' as he was known was a well built medium size man, had almost black hair and deep brown eyes." Shadrack's parents were cousins, Ezekiel Joines and Pheraby Caudill.

October 6, 1786
Deed Book E, Page 33
James Goings to Thomas Henderson for 100 pds (no land
Wit :Joshua Smith, Turbyfield Barns, James Pratt

May 16, 1787
Deed Book A, Page 33
State of North Carolina to Aron Going 410 acres head of Matrimony Creek of Dan River on Papa Creek of Mayo River, adjoining former line of Samuel Gates & Hamiltons line.

November 8, 1788
Deed Book C, Page 13
Aaron Going to Turbyfield Barns for 200 pds, 410 acres on head of
Matrimony Creek and head of Popaye Creek adjoining Hamilton.
Wit: Gibeon Johnson, Luci Thomas, Hardy Piner

February 21, 1789
Deed Book C, Page 37
James Going, Patrick Neely and W. Hamilton were witnesses to a Rockingham County deed in which Hance McKeen of Guilford County, North Carolina sold land to George Harston of Henry County, Virginia. Conveyed for £25 was 155 acres on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River, adjoining the Virginia line. James Goings was mentioned as the owner of adjoining land.

September 30, 1792
Deed Book C, Page 310
Robert Goins was mentioned as the owner of adjacent land on Jeffs Creek.

November 10, 1792
Deed Book C, Page 251
Robert Goins was witness to a deed of Batte C. Lacy which conveyed 437 acres on Dan River.

September 3, 1793
Deed Book C, Page 321
Henry Goins was mentioned in a deed by Abraham Phillips as the owner of adjoining land on Troublesome Creek.

May 30, 1794
Deed Book D, Page 31
Robert Goins was mentioned as the owner of adjacent land in a deed written by Hance Laremore [Lowrimore?]

January 23, 1795
Deed Book D, Page 333
Robert Goins acquired the land of Nicholas Larimore [Lowrimore?] which was "seized by order of the Court for debt," the described the Lari¬more land as adjoining that of Robert Goins.

October 27, 1797
Deed Book E, Page 209
Jesse Gowen paid £50 to Thomas Crawley of Stokes County, North Carolina for land located "on Dalton's Creek and Hick¬ory Creek and on the Stokes County line.
Wit: John Amos, Sr., Daniel Cardwell, Rich. Wheeler

February Session 1812
Deed Book O, Page 264
Jesse Going to William Hutchison of Stokes County, NC
Bill of Sale
Gray stud, Colt, Red Cow, & Spotted Cow
Wit: ? David, William Gill

Index, Wentworth Courthouse, North Carolina
1812 Going, Jesse to Hutchison, William DB O Pg 299
125a Dalton & Hickory Creek of Mayo River
1815 Going, Jesse to Martin, Jeremiah DB P Pg 400
125a Dalton & Hickory Creek of Mayo River
1822 Gowing, Johnson to Fewel, Mason C. DB W Pg 126
1831 Going, Johnson to Harris, James DB 2dc Pg 71
James & Pleasant, 19a on Gibsons line
1831 Going, Johnson & Jane to Martin, Andrew DB 2dc Pg 72
Right of Dowery of Elizabeth Gibson to Champ Gibson
1841 Goin, William to Rhodes, Epaphrodites DB 2dl Pg 161
Pers. Prop.
1843 Going, Anderson to Rhodes, Epaphrodites DB 2dn Pg 56
Pers. Prop.
1843 Going, Winny to Martin, Andrew DB 2dn Pg 62
12 ½ acres on Buffalo Creek
1843 Going, John to Smith, John P. DB 2dn Pg 88
100a Hickory Creek
1845 Goin, Johnson to Smith, Walker DB 2do Pg 133
283a Hickory Creek
1849 Goin, William to Goin, Johnson DB 2dp Pg 452
50a Hickory Creek
1861 Going, John to Martin, Nicholas DB 2dv Pg 665
60 3/4a

Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Listing of Estate Papers from the
North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Published by The Genealogical Society
Of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC
Page 39
Goin, Anderson 1893
Goin, James 1906
Goin, Morgan 1882
Goings, Phebe 1838

1790 Census Rockingham County, NC, Roll M637-7
Name Page Data
Gowing, Jas 530B 1-3-3-0-0
Gwin, Nathan 531A 2-5-2-0-0
Gains, Robert 531B 2-2-3-0-4
Gwin, Hugh 533A 2-3-4-0-0

1800 Census Rockingham County, NC, Roll 32-32
Name Page Data
Guinn, Hugh 451 11001/112010
Guinn, Ivy 451 00010/101000

1810 Census Rockingham County, NC, Roll M252-43
Name Page Data
Goines, Thomas 8 1-1-1-0-1/1-2-1-1-2-0-0
Gains, Thomas 9 2-0-1-1-1/1-1-2-3-0-0-0
Going, Jesse 24 2-1-0-0-1/2-1-1-0-1-0-0
Goines, Johnson 25 2-0-0-1-0/1-0-0-1-0-0-0
Gains, Zeph 26 2-3-1-0-1/3-1-1-1-0-0-0
Going, Zephincah 35 0-2-1-0-1/5-3-2-1-0-0-0

1820 Census Rockingham County, NC, Roll M33-82
Name Page Data
Gaines, Thomas 592 1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-3-0-1-0-1-0-0
Gains, John B. 594 2-0-0-2-1-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0
Going, Jonson 594 3-0-0-1-4-0-0-0 (Free Persons)
Going, Jesse 602 1-2-0-1-2-0-0-1 (Free Persons)
Going, Winnafred 602 0-0-0-0-2-1-0-0 (Free Persons)

1830 Census Rockingham County, NC, Roll M19-124
Name Page
Gaines, Norman? 337
Gaines, Thomas 338
Going, Agnes 338 Free Persons
Going, Eliza 338 Free Persons
Going, Johnson 338 Free Persons
Going, William 338 Free Persons

1840 Census Rockingham County, NC, Roll M704-369
Name Page
Gaine, G.W. 134
Gowing, Henry 135 Free Persons
Going, A. 165 Free Persons
Going, M. 165 Free Persons
Going, J. 165 Free Persons
Going, I. 165 Free Persons
Going, G. 165 Free Persons
Going, N. 165 Free Persons
Going, A. 166 Free Persons

1850 Census Rockingham County, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society,
Daughters of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina Roll M432-643
(No Goin or variants listed in index, I am sure it was an oversight)

Eastern Division
Page 30
#353 Guin, R. 36m Farmer $150 NC (mulatto)
Guin, Polly 28f NC (mulatto)
Guin, John 4m NC (mulatto)
Guin, M.E. 2f NC (mulatto)
Guin, S.J. 1f NC (mulatto)
Oakley, J.W. 14m NC (mulatto)

Page 43
#534 Pearson, Anny 85f $300 MD
Pearson, Eliza 53f NC
Pearson, Durither 31f NC
Pearson, R.A. 7f NC
Guin, Ranson 35m Laborer NC

Western Division
Page 67
#138 Poorhouse
Goings, Elizabeth 26f NC (mulatto)
(numerous others; but not any other Goings)

Page 97
#530 Smith, Drury Esq. 54m Merchant, $8,500 NC
Smith, Sarah 52f NC
Smith, Darien 26m Physician NC
Smith, Lafayette 18m Att Sch NC
Smith, Perlina 16f Att Sch NC
Smith, Jane 13f Att Sch NC
Smith, Franklin 11m Att Sch NC
Smith, Edward 10m Att Sch NC
Barnes, Sanford 21m Laborer NC
Pratt, John 21m Laborer NC
Kelly, Joseph W. 19m Clerk NC
Goings, Joseph 45m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Stewart, John 20m Laborer NC (mulatto)

Page 104
#624 Martin, Hamilton 32m Trader $200 NC
Martin, Mary J. 25f NC
Martin, Katherine 5f NC
Martin, Mary A.E. 8/12 NC
Gibson, F. 27m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Hughes, Benjamin 25m NC (mulatto)
Goings, William 18m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Martin, Alexander 23m Trader NC

Page 105
#630 Goings, Preston 48m Shoe Maker NC (mulatto)
Goings, Lucinda 38f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Mary J. 16f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Francis 15f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Elizabeth 8f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Margaret 7f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Columbus 4m NC (mulatto)
Goings, John 2m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Caroline 7/12f NC (mulatto)

#634 Goings, A. 37m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Goings, Panker 27f VA (mulatto)
Goings, William A. 9m NC (mulatto)
Goings, George 8m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Adeline 6f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Franklin 4m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Henry 2m NC (mulatto)
Fraser, Edward 60m VA (mulatto)

Page 106
#638 Goings, Johnson 78m $375 VA (mulatto)
Goings, Jane 67f NC (mulatto)
Goings, William 36m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Goings, Jackson 17m Laborer NC (mulatto)

#644 Goings, Marinda 33f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Josiah 18m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Goings, Elizabeth 12f NC (mulatto)
Goings, William 10m NC (mulatto)
Goings, George 8m NC (mulatto)
Goings, John 6m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Mathew 4m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Alexander 1m NC (mulatto)

#645 Goings, Gilbert 46m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Goings, Deliah 30f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Wesley 14m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Nancy 12f NC (mulatto)
Goings, George W. 10m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Mary J. 8f NC (mulatto)
Goings, William N. 6m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Spencer 4m NC (mulatto)
Goings, William R. 3m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Eliza 1f NC (mulatto)

#646 Goings, John 25m Laborer NC (mulatto)
Goings, Franky 19f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Polly 4f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Frances 1/12f NC (mulatto)

Page 115
#755 Goings, Lewis 40m Wagoner NC (mulatto)
Goings, Elizabeth 33f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Polly 9f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Heneriet 7f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Elizabeth 5f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Sarah 3f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Nathan 1m NC (mulatto)

#756 Goings, Elijah 33m Black Smith NC (mulatto)
Goings, Mary 32f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Sally 5f NC (mulatto)
Goings, James 3m NC (mulatto)
Goings, Francis 1f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Elizabeth 27f NC (mulatto)

#758 Goings, Matilda 35f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Mary 7f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Nancy 4f NC (mulatto)
Goings, Henry 2m NC (mulatto)

Page 116
#770 Goings, Henry 39m Laborer NC (black)
Goings, Polly 33f NC (black)
Goings, Theophalus 11m NC (black)
Goings, Scipio 8m NC (black)
Goings, Ellen 6f NC (black)
Goings, Edward 4m NC (black)

1860 Census Rockingham County, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society
Daughters of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina, RollM653-912

Northern Division
Page 5
#43 Watt, James 71m Farmer $7000 $3500 NC
Watt, John 34m Farmer $3000 $10,750 NC
Watt, Margaret 25f NC
Watt, Mary 1f NC
Guyn, Pamelia A. 46f $0 $7000 NC

Page 22
#310 Dalton, N. 42m Tobacconist $2300 $9500 NC
Dalton, Mary A. 30f NC
Dalton, Pleasant 14mNC School
Dalton, David 8m NC School
Dalton, Nicholas 5m NC
Dalton, James 1m NC
Dalton, John 1m NC
Patrick, David S. 24m NC School Teacher $0 $7000
Gowin, Ellen 15m NC Mulatto

#330 Shuck, L.H. 23m Minister Bap $1400 $0 b. India Singapore
Shuck, M.A. 21f NC
Shuck, L.G. 3m NC
Shuck, M.T. 1f NC
Coleman, P. 25f NC
Going, Corene 16f NC

Page 23
#333 Scales, William L. 46m Tobacconist $16,000 $20,000 NC
Scales, Mary P. 36f NC
Scales, Calvin 20m Tobacconist NC
Scales, Cora 18f NC
Crews, Joseph A. 25m Mechanic NC
Roberson, Edward 21m Tobacco Sorter VA
Cler, Anthony 15m Tobacco Sorter GA
Cler, Phillips 30m Wagoner NC (mulatto)
Goins, George 20m Tobacco Roler VA (black)
Carter, William 26m Tobacco Roler VA (black)
Martin, Marshal 18m Wagoner NC (black)
Gowin, Seipes 20m Farm Laborer NC (black)

#344 Goin, Washington 29m Cabinet Maker NC (black)
Goin, Annie 35f NC (black)
Martin, Pega 10f NC (black)

Page 25
#370 Martin, Pleasant 52m $100 $0 NC (black)
Martin, Lucinda 51f NC (black)
Goin, Edmond 14m NC (black)
Goin, Scipio 17m NC (black)

Page 28
#428 Goin, William 26m Farm Laborer NC
Goin, Sallie 17f NC

Page 29
#451 Goin, Johnson 87m Farmer $580 $0 VA (mulatto)
Goin, Jane 80f NC (mulatto)
Goin, William 47m Farmer $0 $225 NC (mulatto)
Goin, Elizabeth 55f VA (mulatto)

#459 Goin, Joseph 30m Farm Laborer $0 $30 VA (mulatto)
Goin, Polly 25f NC (mulatto)

Page 30
#462 Goin, John 53m Farm Laborer NC
Goin, Amanda 28f NC
Goin, Lucy A. 5f NC
Goin, Jesse 3m NC
Goin, John 2m NC
Goin, Agga 10/12f NC
Goin, Winnie 65f NC

#472 Goin, John 38m NC (mulatto)
Goin, Franky 28f NC (mulatto)
Goin, Polly 12f NC (mulatto)
Goin, Nancy 10f NC (mulatto)
Goin, John 7m NC (mulatto)
Goin, James 4m NC (mulatto)
Goin, Lucinda 2f NC (mulatto)
Goin, Infant 1/12m NC (mulatto)

Page 31
#475 Goin, Joseph 26m Farm Laborer $0 $125 NC (mulatto)
Goin, Mary 26f NC (mulatto)
Goin, Samuel 6m NC (mulatto)
Goin, Mary 3f NC (mulatto)
Goin, William 20m NC (mulatto)

#482 Goin, Elizabeth 20f NC
Goin, William 4m NC
Goin, Joseph 1f NC

#483 Goin, Anderson 45m Wagoner NC
Goin, Parka 31f VA
Goin, George 17m NC
Goin, Sarah 15f NC
Goin, Henry 11m NC
Goin, Sam 9m NC
Goin, Nathan 4m NC
Goin, Thomas 11/12m NC

#484 Goin, Gilbert 52m $0 $200 NC
Goin, Polina 42f NC
Goin, John 25m NC
Goin, Nancy 23f NC
Goin, George 20m NC
Goin, Mary 18f NC
Goin, Spencer 17m NC
Goin, Winnie 14f NC
Goin, William 13m NC
Goin, Elizabeth 10f NC
Goin, Tempy 9f NC
Goin, Evaline 8f NC
Goin, Josiphine 8f NC
Goin, Victoria 5f NC
Goin, Pendleton 3m NC
Goin, David 1m NC

Page 38
#601 Goin, Carr 48m Blacksmith VA (mulatto)
Goin, Polly 50f VA (mulatto)
Goin, Martha 15f NC (mulatto)
Goin, James 12m NC (mulatto)
Goin, Ellen 10f NC (mulatto)
Goin, Rachel 7f NC (mulatto)

#602 Goin, Presly 60m VA (mulatto)
Goin, Lucinda 58f VA (mulatto)
Goin, Francis 20f NC (mulatto)
Goin, Margaret 16f NC (mulatto)
Goin, William 14m NC (mulatto)
Goin, John 11m NC (mulatto)
Goin, Alfred 22m NC Deranged (mulatto)

Southern Division
Page 77
#284 Gwin, John W. 26m Farmer $0 $200 NC
Gwin, Frances E. 21f NC
Gwin, George W. 3m NC
Gwin, William R. 8/12m NC

Page 93
#566 Fagg, Jenny 80f Pauper NC (black)
Wilson, Mary 80f Pauper SC (mulatto)
Goings, Elizabeth 40f Helpless NC (mulatto)

Page 105
#766 Foy, Pleasant 46m Tobacconist $1500(2500) $700 NC
Foy, Nancy E. 19f NC
Foy, Samuel F. 17m Laborer in Factory NC
Foy, Martha J. 16f NC
Foy, Mary A. 12f NC
Foy, Metitia 9f NC
Foy, Lucy A. 7f NC
Foy, Joseph B. 4m NC
Goings, Henry 45m Laborer on Farm NC (mulatto)

Page 109
#840 Gwyn, Robert 45m Farmer $600 $1500 NC (mulatto)
Gwyn, Mary 44f NC (mulatto)
Gwyn, John 14m NC (mulatto)
Gwyn, Mary 12f NC (mulatto)
Gwyn, Sarah 9f NC (mulatto)

1870 Census Rockingham County, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society
Daughters of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina Vol. I

Page 27
255/241 Goings, Henry 53mm Farm Laborer NC
Goings, Lucinda 52fb Keeping house NC
Goings, Nancy B. 20fb at home NC
Goings, Lucy 8fb NC

Page 100
164/153 Cardwell, Walker 33mw Framer 0/300 NC
Cardwell, Nancy 21f Keeping house NC
Cardwell, William 2m NC
Cardwell, George T. 1m NC
Goings, Nickolus 18mm Farmer Laborer NC

Page 101
177/166 Goings, Alexander 20 mm Farm laborer NC
Goings, Martha 21fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Nancy 2fm NC
Goings, William R. 1mm NC

178/167 Goings, Frankie 40fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Mary 22fm Day laborer NC
Goings, Monroe 13mm Day laborer NC
Goings, Nis 11fm at home NC
Goings, Nathanuel 9mm NC
Goings, Bunk 7mm NC
Goings, Marietta 3mm NC
Goings, William 58mm Day laborer NC

Page 102
183/172 Goings, Lucinda 60fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Mary J. 28fm At home NC
Goings, William 23mm Day laborer NC
Goings, William 9mm NC
Goings, Joseph 7mm NC

184/173 Goings, Gilbert 62mm Farmer 0/200 NC
Goings, Paulina 50fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Nash 24fm at home NC
Goings, Annie 20fm farm laborer NC
Goings, Elizabeth 22fm farm laborer NC
Goings, Josephine 18fm farm laborer NC
Goings, Victoria 16fm farm laborer NC
Goings, Pendelton 14mm farm laborer NC
Goings, Samuel 11mm farm laborer NC

189/176 Stephens, Sally 60fw Keeping house NC
Goings, Wesley 32mm Day laborer NC

Page 104
200/187 Gann, Nathaniel 38mw Farmer 0/250 NC
Gann, Lucy 26f Keeping house NC
Gann, Adelade 9f NC
Gann, Lenard 7m NC
Gann, Samuel 2m NC
Goings, Columbus 24mm Farm laborer NC

202/189 Goings, Spencer 26mm Farmer 0/100 NC
Goings, Margrett 24fm Keeping house NC

204/191 Goings, Anderson 59mm Farmer 0/200 NC
Goings, Paska 47fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Sarah A. 24fm at home NC
Goings, Samuel 19mm Farm laborer NC
Goings, Nathen M. 14mm Farm laborer NC
Goings, Thomas 10mm Farm laborer NC
Goings, George W. 3mm NC
Goings, Marietta F. 1fm NC

205/192 Goings, George T. 25mm Farmer NC
Goings, Ellen 21fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Sarah E. 1fm NC

206/193 Goings, Joseph 37mm Farmer NC
207 Goings, Mary 39fm Keeping house NC
Goings, Samuel 16mm Farm laborer NC
Goings, Mary A. 13fm Farm laborer NC
Goings, Mintora 7fm NC

Page 113
290/266 Going, George 30mm Farm laborer NC
Going, Martha 25fm Farm laborer NC
Going, William 4mm NC

Page 140
546/502 Going, Henry 20mm Farm laborer NC
Going, Sarah 20fm Keeping house NC
Going, John 2mm NC

547/503 Going, William 19mm Farm laborer NC
Going, Francis 20fm Keeping house NC

Page 141
561/516 Going, Keer 58mm Miller NC
Going, Mary 58fm Keeping house NC
Going, Mourning 18fm At home NC

Page 142
566/521 Going, George 30mm Farm laborer NC
Going, Martha 25fm Keeping house NC
Going, James 4mm NC
Going, Robert 3/12 mm NC

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marriages

Alexander Goin (son of Marinda) was married to Martha Harris (dau.of Alexander & Fereby) July 4, 1867, Record #1089, witness W. M. Ellington, Bond No. 19724.

Frances Goin married Joseph Henry Harris, Jan. 13, 1873 according to record 1873-0062.

George Goin was married to Martha A. Goin April 15, 1864, according to Record #1089, bondsman James Goin, witness W. M. Ellington, Bond No. 119725. The marriage was performed by W. C. Gannon.

Henry Goin was married to Sarah Wheeler July 31, 1867, ac¬cording to record No. 1089, witness W. M. Ellington, Bond No. 119726. The marriage was performed by A. G. Rakstraw, J.P. Henry Goin was the son of Anderson Goin and Parkie Goin.

Jane Goin was married to Alexander Liles April 28, 1847, according to record 1151, bondsman John Rickmon, witness Joseph Norman, Bond No.120569.

John Wesley Goin was married to Biby, Appy, Nov. 4, 1879 according to record No. 1879-0047.

Joseph Goin, Jr. was married to Mary Pursel [Purcell?] March 31, 1852, according to Record 1090, witness T. B. Wheeler, Court Clerk, Bond No. 119728. The marriage was performed by Samuel Martin, J.P.

Lewis Goin was married to Elizabeth Harris February 19, 1839, according to Record 1091, bondsman William More, witnesses R. J. Martin and Jeremiah Martin, Bond 119741. Their marriage date was also shown as February 19, 1829.

Mariah Goin was married to John Rickman September 16, 1849, according to Record 1220, bondsman William Goin, witness Joseph Norman, JP, Bond No. 121515.

Nancy Goin married Joseph Kye, Mar 26, 1885 according to record 1885-0091.

Peter Goin was married to Docia Vernon November 8, 1849, according to record 1090, bondsman William More, Jr., witness Joe Norman, JP, Bond No. 119729. Docia Vernon was the daughter of Gilbert Vernon and Sally Vernon.

Sally Goin was married to Peter L. Rickman September 16, 1849, according to record 1220, bondsman William Moore, witness T. B. Wheeler, Court Clerk, Bond No. 121513.

W. P. Goin was married to Mary Ann Riddle September 22, 1863 in Rockingham County according to Record 1090, bondsman Alexander Harie, witness A. P. Smith, Deputy Clerk, Bond No. 119730.

William Goin was married March 18, 1851 to Salley Moor [Moore], according record 1090, bondsman Shaderack Goin, witness Joseph Norman, JP, Bond No. 119731.

William Goin was married July 16, 1852 to Adeline Moor [Moore], according to record 1090, bondsman Pleasant Belton, witness Joseph Norman, JP, Bond No. 119732.

William Goin (son of Gilbert & Lina) was married June 15, 1867 to Frances Goin, (dau. of Preston & Cinda) according to record 01090, witness W. M. Ellington, Bond 119733.

Annie Going was married to William Z. Edwards September 21, 1863 in Rockingham County according to record 1069, bondsman Thomas Luellen, witness W. M. Ellington, Bond No. 119464.

Anna Smith Going married Calvin Smith, Jan. 3, 1872 according to record 1872-0132.

Clabern Going was married to Elizabeth Bird May 10, 1838 according to record 1115, bondsman Ruben Folger, witness D. Stockton, Bond No. 138878.

Elizabeth Going married Joseph H. Harris, Jan. 3, 1871 according to record 1875-0072.

Elizabeth Going was married to Robert Vernon December 28, 1859 in Rockingham County, by record 1264, bondsman Alexander Harie, witness W. M. Ellington, Bond No. 122099.

Geffison [Jefferson?] Going was married to Marthaan [Martha Ann?] Going June 15, 1837, according to record 1090 John Brann, witnesses N. Dalton and John Martin, Bond 119735.

Harriett Going was married to James A. Ridley October 24, 1856 according to record 1220, bondsman Isaac Moore, witness J. W. Martin, JP, Bond No. 121520. The marriage was performed by Samuel Martin.

Henry Going was married to Poley [Polly?] Marten Aapril 25, 1830, according to record No. 1090, bondsman Thomas M. Davis, witness Richard Wall, Bond No. 119736.

James Going was married to Tiby Curry March 16, 1867, ac¬cording to Record 1090, bondsman, Starling Moore, witness Allen P. Smith, Bond No. 119737. The marriage was performed by A. G. Rakstraw, J.P.

James Going was married to Melissa Hickman, Feb. 13, 1876 according to record No. 1876-0041.

James M. Going was married to Jinnie Harris, Nov. 25, 1873 according to record 1873-0052.

John Going was married to Francis Going December 19, 1845, according to record 1090, bondsman Lewis Going, witness James Scales, Bond No. 119738.

John Going was married to Julian Moore November 6, 1858, according to record 1090, bondsman Josiah Going, witness J. W. Martin, Bond No. 119739. The marriage was performed by Samuel Martin, J.P.

John P. Going (Goin?) was married June 28, 1845 to Lucinda Going, according to Record 1090, bondsman William Moore, Bond No. 119727.

Joseph Going was married to Mary Jane Going December 25, 1858, according to record 1090, bondsman William Moore, witness J. W. Martin, Bond 119740. The marriage was performed by Samuel Martin.

"Lewis Going" was married October 24, 1844 to Elizabeth Going, according to record 1091, bondsman Johnson Going, witness E. W. Hancock, Bond 119742.

Minta Going married Pearce Joyce Dec. 11, 1877 according to record 1877-0087.

Mollie Going married Robert Rickman May 18, 1890 according to record 1890-0126.

Nancy Going was married to Fountain Liles January 23, 1839 in Rockingham County according to record 1151, bondsman Henry Banks, witness J. Holderby, Bond No.120570.

Nancy Going was married to William R. Riddle March 29, 1836 in Rockingham County according to record 1220, bondsman John Brown, witnesses John Martin and William Dodson, Bond No. 121519.

Nancy L. Going was married March 29, 1836 to William Riley Ridley. Multto.

Nat Going married Biddy Kelly on Nov. 11, 1879 according to record 1879-0052.

Nicholas Going was married to Louisa Liles May 21, 1835, according to record 1091, bondsman Richard Martin, witnesses Richard Martin and N. Dalton, Bond No. 119743.

Richard L. Going married Mourning Going on Dec. 5, 1875, according to record 1875-0049.

Samuel A. Going married Louisa Kelly Jan. 10, 1876 according to record 1876-0043.

Susie Going married George Hickman, Dec 10, 1889 according to record 1889-0063.

Victoria Going married William Kye, Aug 24, 1890 according to record 1890-0082.

William Going was married to Frances Bridgmon December 4, 1827, according to record 1091, bondsman Andrew Martin, witnesses P. Gibson and Jeremiah Martin, Bond No. 119744.

William Goings married Frances Hickman, Mar. 17, 1876 according to record 1876-0040.

Reed Goins married Lottie Gibson, May 26, 1874 according to record 1874-0052.

Sarah Goins was married to William Wright December 24, 1866 in Rockingham County, Record No. 1293, bondsman Peter Clemmons, Bond No. 122501.

Sarah Goins was married to Pleasant Vernon February 16, 1864 in Rockingham County according to record 1263, bondsman Alexander Harie, witness William M. Ellington, Bond No. 122095. The marriage was performed by Winston Kallam, JP.

Wesley Goins was married to Martha Jane Valentine December 29, 1865, according to record 1091, bondsman Frank Roberts, witness A. P. Smith, Clerk, Bond 119745. The marriage was performed by Samuel Martin, J.P.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution of Madison, NC, 1992 Volume I

Page 37-40, Glenn's Chapel Church Cemetery-Madison Township-located on Glenn's Chapel Road (1347) in the Ayersville Community
Rockingham County
Goin, George D. s/o G.W. & Sarah, 13 Oct 1899-11 May 1918
Goin, John Willie s/o G.W. & Sarah, 30 Nov 1894-8 Nov 1896

Page 85-86, Gibson Cemetery-Madison Township-located on left of road #1354, going north before crossing Hickory Creek; there is a marker on the road with the name of cemetery. ( Includes all headstones)
Rockingham County
Goin(s), Polly 1846-1872 mother
Goin(s), Joe Kyle 1842-1866 father
Goin(s), Preston, aged about 60 years
Goin(s), Sindy w/o Preston, aged about 80 years
Goin(s) George Washington, 5 Feb 1840-15July 1896 (56y 5m 10d)
Goin(s) Martha An, Mar 1845-4 Dec 1930 (age 54y)
Goin(s) John Press, aged 72y
Goin(s) Dora Jee, 1870-1956
Goin(s) Tempie Ann, 14 Dec 1851-20 Jan 1935 (aged 83y 1m 6d)
Goin(s) Cornelius, 12 Sept 1864-10 May 1915
Goin(s) Polina, 3 Oct 1817 Aged 74y
Goin(s) Gilbert, 19 Sept 1803 Ages 70y
Goin(s) Flint, 21 May 1892-4 May 1961 – Father
Goin(s) Ressie Vernon, 26 Oct 1890-8 Apr 1966-Mother
Goin(s) Bud 1866-1953-Father
Goin(s) Mary 1867-1930-Mother
Goin(s) W.R., May 25, 1847-Dec 8, 1910 (hand carved)
Goin(s) Frances, July 4, 1837-June 30, 1925 (hand carved)
Johnson, John Wesley, 1828-1918
Johnson, Emiley Frances, his wife 1854-1934
Vernon, Charles Robert 1878-1970 (father)
Vernon, Lannie K., his wife 1854-1934
Vernon, Mossury W. Kemmons, wife of Robert, 6 Mar 1871-25 Dec 1938 (mother)
Kimmons, Leatha J., 6 May 1868-4 May 1938 –Aunt (same stone as
Mossury Vernon)
Kimmons, John H., 18 June 1872-24 Nov 1945
Kimmons, Maston Bradshaw, Infant s/o Rob & Edna, 9 June 1947
Kimmons, John Henry, 15 Mar 1846-26 Jan 1925
Kimmons, Mary Matilda, his wife 17 Nov 1848-3 Jan 1923
Liles, Jane, m/o Mary & James, Died 1896
Liles, John Alexander, 5 Mar 1859-5 Dec 1926
Beliles, Mary Ann, 14 May 1850-29 Nov 1930
Baliles, Emma S. 1885-1966
Liles, Ruff 1867-1932
Gibson, Champen 1746-1820 (Hand carved on soapstone. It is said that this stone was originally across the road in an earlier Gibson Cemetery.)

Page 21, Cox & Goins Cemetery, Madison Township, Ayersville Community, going north, turn first right after passing Ayersville Church; take another right onto hard service road; cemetery is on left before coming to Victor Hill Church. (Includes all headstones)
Rockingham County
Cox, David 4 Jan 1865-
Cox, Sarah Lloyd w/o David 2 June, 1863 – 2 July 1913
Cox, William 18 June 1896 (aged about 75 years)
Goins, Nannie G. 1862-1928 (mother)

Cemetery Records of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution of Madison, NC, 1994 Volume II

Page 76-87, Pleasantville Primitive Baptist Church-located in Wentworth township on the north side of Hwy 704 east of Madison.
Rockingham County
Goins, George B. 5 June 1906-16 Mar 1983, Daddy
Goins, Annie Manring 3 Jan 1906-21 Mar 1994
(same stone as George B. Goins)

Page 12-14, Dan Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, located in Mayo township on Hwy 135 near Rt. 220 bypass.
Rockingham County
Goins, Frances Creger 16 Feb 1922-2 Sep 1982

Page 52, Kelley Family Cemetery-located in Leaksville township, north of Eden city limits. Take Hwy 87 north and turn left on a gravel driveway beside the Benson Cabinet Shop. The cemetery is located behind the house at the end of the driveway in the woods.
Rockingham County (Includes all headstones)
Kelley, H.B. 16 Mar 1883-3 Oct 1949 (Strutton carved on the backside of the stone.)
Kelley, Martha E. 12 Nov 1879-24 Jan 1931
Kelley, Joe M. 3 Aug 1941-13 Aug 1941
Goins, Samuel A. 4 Apr 1851-8 Dec 1929
Goins, Lue Isa Kelly 1 Jun 1855-29 Jul 1941 (same stone as Samuel A. Goins)
Murphy, Sanford, son of Tom & Ellen Murphy, Feb 1909-Dec 1909
Strutton, William H. 31 Jan 1829-13 Jul 1912
Strutton, Mary A. 8 May 1860-14 Aug 1933
Sires, Lillie Strutton Jan 1894-Dec 1917
Caudle, William A. 1884-1962
Note: probably as many as 15 graves marked with field stones.

Page 129-137, Aaron's Corner Primitive Baptist Church-located in Big Creek township near the Patrick County, VA line on Aaron's Corner Road #1436.
Stokes County
Goins, Ransey W. 3 Oct 1918-6 Jul 1968
N.C. Pvt U.S. Army WW II
Goins, George W. 1870-1926
Goins, Lenora G. 1880-1957 (same stone as George W. Goins)
Goins, Robert F. 28 Nov 1902-5 Jul 1989
Goins, Dolly E. 10 Apr 1911-1 Nov 1980
(same stone as Robert F. Goins
Goins, Opal 4 Apr 1934-11 Aug 1977

Cemetery Records of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution of Madison, NC, 1995 Volume III

Page 147-157, Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church (Established 1903) located in Big Creek township, at the intersection of Horseshoe Road #1467 and Big Creek Church Road #1511, off Hwy 89.
Stokes County
Goin, Frank 7 Nov 1894-19 Nov 1968 Father
Goin, Ida Fulp 8 Nov 1894-16 Aug 1980 Mother (same stone as Frank Goin)
Goin, Paul Davis 1 Aug 1919-29 Sep 1974, PFC U.S. Army
Goin, Infant son & daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L.V. Goin, no dates
Goin, Levi S. 1874-1944
Goin, Liler G. 1874-1955 (same stone as Levi S. Goin)
Goins, Charlie V. 1893-1971
Goins, Lula V. Hooker 1897-1987 Mother (same stone as Charlie V. Goins)
Goins, Roger Kenneth 13 Aug 1953-24 Sep 1972
Goin, Lillian Lolean 18 Sep 1920-28 Aug 1988
Goin, James Edward 30 May 1918-16 May 1977
Goin, Elzie Abe 26 Mar 1925-28 May 1960
Goin, Abe 25 Dec 1884-30 Dec 1970 Father
Goin, Hester A. 24 Feb 1891-1 Sep 1956 Mother (same stone as Abe Goin)
Goins, Billy Eddie 1 Jan 1955-only date
Goins, Bobby Freddie 1 Jan 1955-only date (same stone as Billy Eddie Goins)
Goins, Raymond L. 7 Sep 1917-28 Nov 1973
Goins, Payton Eratus 6 Nov 1910-7 May 1988, Father
Goins, Mary Elsie 11 Oct 1911-4 Mar 1989 Mother (same stone as Payton Eratus Goins)
Goin, Jesse F. no dates

Page 157, Flippen Cemetery, located in Big Creek township in the Asbury Community off Asbury Road #1400 on Asbury Speedway Road #1431. About one mile and cemetery is on the left on a hill above the old speedway in a grove of trees. (Includes all headstones)
Stokes County
Rogers, William Vernon 1 Jun 1935-1 Jun 1935
Collins, Elisha 3 Dec 1848-27 Feb 1920
Collins, Tessie 18 May 1854-19 Feb 1936 (same stone as Elisha Collins)
Beasley, Frances 12 May 1843-5 Apr 1903
Beasley, Jessie F. 20 Mar 1865-7 Jul 1941
Beasley, Elizabeth B. 18 Jul 1867-19 May 1907 (same stone as Jessie F. Beasley)
Goin, Ada Beasley 1902-1930
Arrington, Laura J. 12 Mar 1901-5 Aug 1902 daughter of George C. & A.B. Arrington.
Arrington, George C. 11 Aug 1877-10 Jun 1912
Arrington, Caleb, no dates on fieldstone, but told to us by an elderly gentleman, this was the grave of Caleb Arrington.
Flippen, Boys, could not read stones.
About ten graves marked with fieldstones, no inscriptions. Four of these said to be children of Jessie F. Beasley.

Cemetery Records of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC by James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution of Madison, NC, 1996 Volume IV

Page 161-179 State Line Primitive Baptist Church, (Organized 1798) located in Big Creek township on State Line Church Road #1426, near the Virginia State line.
Stokes County
Goins, Harmie Lee 14 May 1911-29 Sep 1975 Father
Goins, Mary Jane 16 Feb 1915-no date (same stone as Harmie Lee Goins)
Goins, Barba Ann 17 Nov 1944-20 Nov 1944
Goins, Virginia L. 25 Aug 1947-28 Aug 1947 (same stone as Barba Ann Goins)
Goins, James W. 24 Mar 1915-14 Jun 1994
Goins, Myrtle 31 Aug 1917-no date (same stone as James W. Goins)
Goins, William L. 28 Oct 1941-29 Oct 1941
Goins, Carlice Lee, son of William & Myrtle Goins, 2 Jun 1949-31 May 1963
Goins, Herman Theron Sr. 23 Apr 1936-27 Oct 1993 U.S. Army
Goins, Bobby Lester "Bob" 1 May 1908-13 Aug 1962 Father
Goins, Agnes 13 May 1908-no date (same stone as Bobby Lester Goins) Mother
Goin, Will 13 Aug 1896-9 Jun 1954
Goin, Verda 5 Aug 1900-8 Mar 1980 (same stone as Will Goin)
Goins, Roland L. 16 Apr 1904-8 Oct 1978
Goins, Bertie Beasley, 18 Apr 1905-no date (same stone as Roland L. Goins)
Goins, William F. 30 Apr 1880-31 Jul 1950 Father
Goins, Doskie 23 Aug 1881-10 May 1960 Mother (same stone as William F. Goins)
Goins, J. Lester 31 Jul 1910-12 Feb 1981 Husband
Goins, Lelia B. 11 Sep 1915-no date (same stone as J. Lester Goins)
Goins, Jim M. 24 Sep 1891-30 Nov 1954 Father
Goins, Maggie L. 10 May 1893-10 Nov 1969 Mother (same stone as Jim M. Goins)
Goins, Betty Woods 18 Jun 1875-5 Jul 1947
Goins, Gene 1 Nov 1898-9 Aug 1968 (same stone as Betty Woods Goins)
Goin, Grover Lee 7 Jun 1903-3 Apr 1982
Goin, Mary B. 6 Jul 1912-28 May 1992 (same stone as Grover Lee Goin-married 16 Oct 1927)

Page 1-8, Oak Level Baptist Church-located in Huntsville township on the west side of Oak Level Church Road (#1112) near the Guilford county line.
Rockingham County
Goins, Roscoe L. son of Charlie & Darcas Goins, 14 May 1916-17 Nov 1916.
Goins, Dorcas K. 13 May 1891-1 May 1931
Goins, Charlie H. 30 Sep 1881-8 Jan 1949 (same stone as Dorcas K. Goins)

Page 141, Goins Cemetery-located in Big Creek township on Asbury Road #1416. About .2 mile southwest of Asbury Pentecostal Holiness Church. (Includes all headstones)
Stokes County
Jones, Hester 19 Jul 1909-1913 (dtr of R. & Mary Jones)
Hensdel, Jacob 25 Dec 1842-27 May 1908
Wilson, Martha E. 28 Apr 1966-25 Feb 1973 (dtr of J.H. & Polly Wilson)
Wilson, Minnie 20 Apr 1902-10 Jun 1904 (dtr of H.W. & Mary Wilson)
Wilson, Dovie 8 Jun 1898-15 Sep 1899
Goins, Lucy Ann 1890-1963 Mother
Goins, Jimmie Lee 1881-1962 Father (same stone as Lucy Ann Goins)
Goins, Junior 1926-19793
Goins, Irne L. 1924-no date (same stone as Junior Goins)

Page 80-81, Goins Family Cemetery, located in Madison township in the Ayersville community near the Rockingham-Stokes county line. Take Hwy 770 west to Thornton Road #1522. Turn left on Thornton Road and go .2 of a mile to a farm road. The cemetery is at the end of the farm road. (Includes all headstones)
Rockingham County
Brown, J.W. 2 Dec 1867-13 Nov 1927
Fields, Dorothy Goins 1941-1967 (funeral home marker)
Goin, James Car 4 Jul 1849-18 Jan 1928
Goin, Joe Kye no date Oct 1935, age 70y
Goin, Koy 2 Jul 1914-5May 1936
Goin, Malissa 15 Jan 1840-1 Feb 1915
Goin, Nannie 9 Jan 1865-9 Mar 1935, wife of Joe Kye Goin
Goin, Nellie Grace 6 Feb 1910-8 Sep 1916, daughter of Pink & Mary Goin
Goin, Robert Lee 18 Jan 1896-10 Oct 1918, died in his country's cause.
Goins, Clarence H. 1908-1984 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Claues Jane Mar 1942-Nov 1944, daughter
Goins, Dick 1873-1937 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Dorothy 1941-1967
Goins, Emma Hickman 27 Jun 1874-26 May 1935, Mother (same stone as Robert Jackson Goins)
Goins, Fletcher Lee 1922-1988 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Infant, 6 May 1959, only date, daughter of Russell & Viola Goins,
Goins, Johnny 1916-1918
Goins, Johnny F. 25 Feb 1944-29 Jun 1988, Father (same stone as Lena G. Goins)
Goins, Koy 4 Apr 1934-29 Jan 1944
Goins, Lena G. 21 Nov 1947-8 Aug 1978
Goins, Nerve 1881-1940 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Ollie G. 1918-1974 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Robert 2 Jun 1929-31 May 1948
Goins, Robert Jackson 28 May 1870-22 Feb 1949 (same stone as Emma Hickman Goins)
Goins, Roxie Ann 26 Apr 1951-6 Feb 1956
Goins, Sweet 1896-1941
Goins, T. Russell 10 Mar 1907-23 Apr 1963 Father
Goins, Viola G. 14 Jun 1917-15 Jul 1970 Mother
Hickman, Gordon 18 Feb 1923-10 Oct 1975 Father
Hickman, Jim 24 Dec 1898-26 Sep 1964 Mother
Hickman, Lillie 20 Sep 1923-no date
Hygram. Rosa 12 Jul 1898-18 Mar 1932
Martin, Nat A. 9 Apr 1864-15 May 1918
Rickman, Frances 17 May 1858-15 Jul 1927
Rickman, George 7 May 1861-14 Aug 1918
Rickman, Maggie 2 Mar 1861-27 May 1926
Rickman, Mariah 12 Feb 1831-24 Mar 1913
Rickman, Peter no date-1 Aug 1919 age 75y
Rickman, Susie 4 Mar 1869-6 Mar 1914
Thomas, infant daughter of Burl & Chaney Thomas 1923
Vernon, Lizzie Craig 15 Feb 1879-no date
Vernon, Robert Lee 15 May 1869-1 Mar 1951 (same stone as Lizzie Craig Vernon
Eleven fieldstones & one funeral home marker, could not read.

Page 82-84, Harris Cemetery, located in Madison township on the north side of Victory Hill Church Road #1348 near the junction with Means Creek Road #1352 near the Stokes County line. Look for the Harris Cemetery marker, indicating that the cemetery is at the end of a dirt road.
Goin, Birnice 15 Dec 1919-20 Nov 1920 son of Mr & Mrs Walter Goin
Goin, Jim Wm 6 Aug 1865-27 Apr 1914
Goins, Mary 1873-1960 age 87y
Goins, Rosa 1860-1900, wife of Pink Gions
Goins, Alex 5 Nov 1846-15 Apr 1937 Father
Goins, Martha 20 Feb 1848-21 Apr 1911
Goins, Mary M. 3 Aug 1911-6 Aug 1911, dtr of Flint & Ressie Goins
Goins, Ella 24 Feb 1878-29 Sep 1931, wife of Jim Goins
Goins, Infant daughter of Jim & Ella Goins (no dates)
Goins, Infant daughter of Jim & Ella Goins (no dates)
Goins, Infant daughter of Jim & Ella Gons (no dates)
Goins, Pink 4 Feb 1873-14 May 1957 Father
Goins, Mary 2 Jun 1880-22 Nov 1952 Mother (same stone as Pink Goins)
Goins, Harry L. 2 Jun 1901-1 Feb 1981 Father
Goins, Florence G. 6 May 1913-no date (same stone as Harry L. Goins)
Goins, Lizzie Ridtle 12 Jul 1847-18 Jul 1928 Mother, wife of Anson Goins
Goins, June David 25 Aug 1957, baby
Goins, Odis Clemon 22 Jul 1950-26 Jul 1950 , son of Odis & Eva Goins
Goins, Infant son of Odis & Eva Goins, 26 Jul 1940
Goins, Joe Lewis (Junior) 6 May 1937-16 Mar 1988
Goins, Otis 15 Apr 1920-24 Dec 1988, Father
Goins, Eva K. 10 Sep 1917-no date (same stone as Otis Goins)
Goins, Florence W. 1913-1984 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Aven Lee 12 Sep 1913-no date Father
Goins, Emma Rose 14 Jan 1937-27 Jun 1982 Mother (same stone as Aven Lee Goins)
Goins, Urel 22 Feb 1930-no date Father
Goins, Laura L. 1 Apr 1928-25 Jan 1985 Mother (same stone as Urel Goins)
Goins, Gary M. 15 Apr 1982-28 Apr 1984
Goins, Infant son of S.P. & J. Goins 20 May & died 17 Jun 1903
Goins, Josephine, 4 Dec 1860-9 Apr 1908, wife of Samuel P. Goin
Goins, Sam P. 1860-1950

Page 1-39, Mayodan Municipal Cemetery-located in Madison township on Ayersville Road in the town of Mayodan.
Rockingham County
Goins, Ransom Monroe 25 May 1944-29 Oct 1985
Goins, Annie H. 1914-1988 (funeral home marker)
Goins, Arnold A. 1 May 1920-29 Nov 1992, PVT U.S. Army WW II
Goins, Lois Evon 10 Feb 1941-21 Nov 1959
Goins, Mary Howard 19 May 1921-no date, wife of Arnold A. Goins
Goins, J. Saunders 15 Jun 1897-13 Jan 1983 Father
Goins, Ellen J. 27 Sep 1900-3 Sep 1974 Mother (same stone as J. Saunders Goins)
Goins, Jesse Willie 21 Oct 1928-6 Oct 1981 U.S. Navy WW II
Goins, Coedell William 1 Sep 1926-30 Nov 1990, U.S. Merchant Marine WW II
Goins, Monroe 20 Jul 1913-9 Feb 1990

Page 198-201, Collinstown Pres. Church Cemetery-located at the inter-section of Collinstown & Puckett Roads #s 1433 & 1432 in Big Creek township, near the VA state line.
Stokes County
Goins, Oliver 1 Dec 1917-7 Feb 1989 Father
Goins, Bessie 13 Oct 1921-no date (same stone as Oliver Goins)

Page 175-177, Beasley-Frans-George Cemetery, located in the Big Creek township, on Leo Smith road #1213, off Hwy 89, near the Surry County line.
Stokes County
Goins, Zollie D. 23 Feb 1910-24 Oct 1993


  1. Your blog contains misinformation about Ezekiel Joines of Wilkes County, NC.

    The Joines-Jines-Joynes family that includes Ezekiel Joines is conducting a DNA test which has confirmed that Ezekiel Joines is related to the Joynes family who were living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by the 1660s. You can see the results at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/joines/

    Ezekiel migrated from Sussex County, Delaware to Rowan County, NC in the 1770s.

    This surname is not pronounced the same as nor is it identical with the surname Goins, but members of the Goins family of Rockingham County are invited to join the Joines DNA project if they'd like.

  2. I appreciate all of the Rockingham county Goins family information you have posted. With surprise and great joy, I found the cemetery location and grave documentation for my great-great grandfather Samuel A. Goins and his wife Louisa Kelly. My thanks for the work that has gone into creating and maintaining this site.

  3. Great article. My mothers family is from Goinstown and I know exactly where it is and still refer to it as Goinstown. My grandmother and great grandmother were midwives in the area, Mrs. Josephine Dalton Martin and Mrs. Alberta Payne Johnson Dalton. I hope that many of your readers remember them. Our family history tells that we are descendants of the Cherokee is there any information about the settlement in Stokes county? I believe it was called Martinstown?

  4. Stokes County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
    Grantors List only

    Deed Book 37 Page 167
    14 Feb. 1896
    Joseph H. Goings and wife Nancy J. Goings of Rockingham County, NC to
    G.W. Rakestraw of Stokes County, NC
    40 acres, being lot #2 formerly owned by Obediah Claybrook.

  5. Cindy Young:
    Congratulations on this research.....You have included a great amount of material on the Goins Family and the Lumbee Indians....Not only interesting but much appreciated...
    .I am pleased to see so much information collected in one area. It surely is good to have all of this presented together since all of this research compliments each other and is helpful to us( those that have been doing family research for many years)....

    Question: I am looking for any documentation that states that James Goins (c.1740s,Va.) is the father of Johnson Goings (c.1772, Va.). This has been stated by a few researchers on family trees. I am just wondering where they know this from. Also I wanted find out any information on Anderson Goins(b 1813ish). Would like to know if anyone has tried to put together all of Johnson Going's siblings as well as his ancestors. Johnson Goins is married to Jane Gibson and appears in Rockingham County, NC by 1820 census. He is still in Rockingham by 1860 census, and is 87 years old....Also interested in his connections (specific or documents) to the other Goins families that appear in Cumberland county, Robeson County and connections to cemetary at Ft Bragg.

    Anonymous 112

    1. I too am interested in Johnson/Jonson Goins/Goings children, siblings & ancestors. Have you got any of this information? If so, it would be greatly appreciated!

  6. does anyone have any information on mura or murid Goins married to Lilha harrinton around 1857. they had a son named Coldin Goins,Clifton

  7. My ancestor, John Harris Sr is found in the area where the Goin, Richardson, Moore, & Waters family resided as they are all around them throughout the census from 1790 through 1840. My family left Rockingham and moved to Carroll and McNairy Counties in Tennessee in two waves. Levin Harris died and his family moved to Carroll Co., TN prior to 1840. John Harris, Jr died about 1841 and his family moved to McNairy Co., TN soon after. It seems our family line comes out of Maryland and originally spelled their name Harrison as Y-dna tests only match Harrisons from MD. The Y-dna of two Harris lines from this family is definitely European in origin so if there was a Harris link of melungeon or Indian origin and my Harris line is one referenced in the article, then the link would have to come through the maternal side. Jim Harmon therock6250@yahoo.com

  8. Another group of free colored which married into the Goins and other families of Melungeon origin are the Leffew/Lephew.
    This descendants of this family often claim a part Indian origin.

    The results of the study were posted last month and reveals only African and Euorpean ancestry.

    "Discussion of the Leffew DNA Project's results:
    19 October 2010:
    Our initial mtDNA and yDNA results are in and they are surprising. It was expected that the mtDNA results for the direct female line descendant of Elizabeth, the wife of Stephen Lefew/Lephew, would show she belonged to a Native American haplogroup. Instead, she belongs to the H haplogroup, the most common European female haplogroup. Similarly, it was expect the yDNA results for the direct male line descendant of Stephen would show a European haplogroup. Instead, his haplogroup is E1b1a, which is the most common haplogroup for African Americans.
    We need to be careful about jumping to conclusions based upon these preliminary results. First, we need to confirm them by testing other descendants to make sure there has not been a misattribution of paternity in the tested line. For example, L-1 is a 37/37 match with another surname, which suggests a misattribution of paternity in one of the tested lines. Although the other surname participant suspects the misattribution occurred in his line, only additional testing will definitively determine if this is so. Second, mtDNA testing does not provide information on the paternal line of Elizabeth, which could be Native American. Nor does yDNA testing provide information on the maternal line of Stephen, which could also be Native American. Your administrator has looked into some of the new autosomal DNA tests to determine whether the racial admixture of Stephen’s and Elizabeth’s ancestors other than those in the direct male and female lines can be determined, but it does not look very promising at this time.
    If the existing results can be confirmed by the testing of other descendants, then the one conclusion we can draw is that at the very least the children of Stephen and Elizabeth Lefew/Lephew were bi-racial, i.e., part African-American and part European. Whether they were also tri-racial by virtue of being part Native American remains to be seen. Your administrator continues to think there must be some element of truth to all the oral family histories to the effect we are part Cherokee. "

    1. I have been reading this and have found on another site that they had a few of my family members as mulungeons, or Indian. And I have had two DNA test and they show me to be European and African, they do need to be careful, because they are doing some families a disservice, because some of us are proud of our heritage and are not running from it.

  9. Forgot to mention the Leffew are mentioned in the late 18th and early 19th cenutyr as "other free colored" in Rockingham, North Carolina. They later moved to Franklin Virginia where they are mostly listed as white. In Kentucky and Tenessee where they intermarried with Melungeons and whites the same families are listed mulatto and free colored again.

  10. Are the Goins Lumbee Indian or Melungeon? I'm trying to trace my history, and this has been very helpful. I am related to Nicholas Goin and also Fountain Lyles. If anyone has any information on them I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

  11. Thank you SO much for posting this information! I found my great-grandparents in your grave marker info. Our family has always claimed Cherokee ancestry, even to this day. I greatly appreciate all the time you have put into this!

    1. Same here. Thank,you for all the information. I already knew where my great grandparents were buried and I found their names on here. They are buried Harris Cemetery and owned that land for many years. My great grandparents are Otis and Eva Goins. They are from the " Goinstown " area. They lived off Victory Hill Church Rd. Where you will find the Harris Cemetery down the dirt Rd that use to run down beside,my great grandparents house n through their property. We have always known to be Cherokee and I still say we are. Thanks for all the info......

  12. I'm African American and I descend from the Richardsons of Rockingham county. I guess this would be what you call the dark side. My DNA at 23andme shows me at 5% Native American and 14% European. My grandmother is 90 years old and she remembered her mother in law Sallie Richardson's family would come to Winston-Salem to visit her and that they were "Injun"

    1. Why do you have a picture of my Great Uncle Alonzo Joyce and his wife Ida as your profile picture?

    2. They are my relatives as well. My family is from Rockingham CTY NC and Henry/PatrickVa on my paternal, aand Mount Airy NC.... Dobson,Hill, Scales, Fulton, Joyce

    3. Are you a Dobson?

    4. Also Dison , Green, Martins and I have an ancestor George Joyce out of Rockingham and Patrick Va

    5. Also, just got my latest DNA match at 23andme. Have you done a DNA test? Here was the email that I received this morning.

      : Dec 12, 2014 (1 day ago)
      Hi there, My mother's family names were Joyce, Doolittle, Harlow , and she also had some small amount of American Indian & West African ancestors (probably from time of French/ Indian wars.)
      She, and most of her family, grew up in CT, and part of her family can be traced to Abraham Doolittle, of Wallingford, CT, born 1619 in England.

    6. Long Lance do you have a face book account? I would like to talk more with you about our family.

    7. Long Lance do you have a face book account? I would like to talk more with you about our family.

    8. Yes, I am related to the surnames you mentioned.

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  13. My grandfather is Arthur Goins of The Meadow, in the Martinsville VA area.

  14. I'm descended from a the Moses Goings (b. about 1743, Virginia) line of adjacent Henry County, Virginia. I conducted a DNA test and my Y DNA came back E1B1A (sub-Saharan African). I further backed this up with paper genealogy that clearly shows African origins on the direct male (Goings/Goins/Going) line mixed with plenty of European white intermarriage and possibly a small bit of Native American blood along the way. I was also told of "Indian roots" but it appears that this was likely a story used by ancestors who sought to avoid the harshness of race-based laws that started to creep into Virginia with the growth of race-based slavery,

    1. Anonymous: I too descend from Moses Goings. I took a Y DNA test and received the same E1B1A result. I've been trying to chip away at Moses Goings' origins and have spent a good deal of time collecting data. Please feel free to reach out if you ever wish to compare notes.

  15. Same here I already knew,where my great grandparents were buried and found their names,on here and have always been know and said to be Cherokee to,this day.

  16. I have been trying to research my husbands Goin(s)/Going(s) ancestry but keep running into a wall at Thomas Going and wife Nancy......Their descendants live(d) in the Goinstown area. (Slate Mountain) My husband remembers going to the Goins Cemetery for reunions and other family gatherings. Some of the surnames that married into his line of Goins were Jessup, Frye, and Beasley. His grandmother was Verlie Goins and her father was Sawn Goins. If anyone has any information please reply and we can exchange our findings. His family too mentions a Cherokee connection.

  17. I'm looking for Goins near Greensboro, ties to any who worked on the railroad or involved in a railroad accident around 1961-62. My grandmother is Barbara Goins-Jackson, born in NC, last known In NY.

  18. I am looking for information about Rosa Goins, daughter of Pink Goins and Rosa Goins. I see them here as descendants of Fountain Goins. I believe we are related to a child that was put up for adoption in the 1920s and am trying to verify this connection. DNA testing confirms relation to Goins.

    1. I sent an email to the contributor of the Fountain Goins line on your behalf. Hopefully they will comment and connect with you.

  19. they all look black, not indian, I think all of the goinstown people have been told they were indian, but there is so much kinky hair

  20. Hello, to the author and anyone that might have information of use to me.

    I am truly impressed with the research and personal passion that has taken place relative to the family research.
    After observing the JOYCE name, I decided to seek any knowledge that might be shared with me.
    Here's why... my mother has long talked about Reidsville NC and the Indian bloodline in our family.
    My mother Ruby N. Joyce (1937) is the daughter of Joe Wilson Joyce 1914(Reidsville, NC) and Elizabeth Robertson 1919 (VA).
    Joe Wilson Joyce is the son of Bertha Roberts 1899, who is the daughter of Joe Roberts 1872 (Reidsville, NC). Joe Roberts was married to Nettie WALLINGTON 1877 and they had children named Roxie 1899, Albert, Laulie, Loula and Lona. The father of Joe Roberts is Edward Roberts (VA.

    Roxie Roberts married Jess KELLUM and had kids: Bertha, Nettie, Adolphus, Jessie, Sylvester, Ton, Louise, Ida and Mattie. The parents of Jesse Kellum are Jerry and Mattie KELLUM.

    IDA Kellum married Robert H. Joyce and had kids Jerry, Arnie, Alma, Uail, Robert, Naomi, Mozell.

    In 1926 When Joe Roberts died in McDowell, West Virginia, it was Jesse Kellum who was listed as a witness on the death certificate. Records suggest that members of the Kellum, Roberts and Joyce families moved to West Virginia.

    I have not located a marriage record between Bertha Roberts and Joe Wilson Joyce. Nor have I located the father of Joe Wilson Joyce. Honestly I am not sure if Joe Wilson Joyce is related to Robert H. Joyce, who married Ida Kellum.

    Again I apologize for my involvement, but I learned more from this blog than you would believe. If anyone has any information I can be reached at Ray_vw@hotmail.com or (352) 872-4268.
    Thank you.

  21. Wow! This is awesome information. Thank you for all the research you have put into this. I am a Hemmings from Surry County, North Carolina. My descendant, James Washington "Wash" Hemmings, 2nd great-grandfather, was the son of John Hemmings (possible spelling variations) and Cynthia LNU. I have information that Cynthia could possibly have been a Goins/Goings from the Goinstown area. If you have any information on any Hemmingses in the Goinstown area, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Sheila