Monday, July 25, 2011

Ottawa County, OK Early Records

Submiited by Annette Corbell

Ottawa County Probate record
Oakley Goins (Book 1 # 1 - very first probate filed)
Jesse Goins Book 1 #551
Arah Wanna Goins (minor) Book 2 #627
Ezra Goins Book 2 #617

Ottawa County Marriage records 1907-1938
Book 4 1917-1918
Mrs. May Bell Goins #1980
John D. Goins #2204

Book 6 1919-1920
J.C. Goins #3069
J.A. Goins #3102

Book 8 1921-1923
Miss Jessie Goins #4611

Book 10 1924-1925
Alta B. Goins #5523
Tidbits W. Goins #5735

Book 11 1925-1926
Mrs. Mary Belle Goins

Book 12 1926 Feb-Dec
Ida Goins #7391
Lelage V. Goins to Laster Russell Griffith #7617
Miss Oklay Goins #7626

Book 13 1926-1928
Nettie Goins #8028

Book 15 1929-1931
Margaret Goins #9020
Hale Edward Goins #9085

Book 16 1931-1933
Doyle Goins

Book 17 1933-1934
Nettie Goins #10255

Ottawa County Early School Census Records 1912-1915

A.K. Goins - Mae (parents) school district 31
Lebage 8/9/1903
Hale 8/27/1907

Andy Goins - Selena (parents) school district 31
Orson 8/30/1902
Ammon 3/9/1907

V.T. Goins - Lydia (parents) school district 28
Jessie 8/13/1899
Alta 1/15/1902
Luther 12/2/1904
Nettie 12/30/1907
Gus Smith 3/3/1892
Fred Smith 8/5/1895
Cora Smith 4/11/1894

W.E. Goins (parent) school district 28
Tibits 2/16/1903

C.F. McGaha - school district 23 (Miami)
Helen 5/14/1894

School District 28 is Aurora (later consolidated to Fairland)
School District 31 is Fairland

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wythe County, VA Early Records

Wythe County was formed from Montgomery County in 1790. It was named after George Wythe, the first Virginian signer of theDeclaration of Independence. During the Civil War the Battle of Cove Mountain was fought in the county.
Wythe County is also home to the Austinville community which was founded by Stephen and his brother Moses Austin, father of the famous Stephen F. Austin. In the 1790s the Austins took over the mines that produced lead and zinc; the town was named for the Austin surname, and not for any one particular Austin of the brothers who bore that surname. Lead was mined and shipped throughout the fledgling country; lead shot was also produced. Located near Fosters Falls, Jackson Ferry Shot Tower still stands as a testament to the citizens of Wythe County. Lead was hoisted to the top of the tower using block and tackle and oxen. The lead was melted in a retort and then poured through a sieve at the top of the tower. The droplets of molten lead would become round during the 150-foot descent. The shot would collect in a kettle of water and workers would enter through a 110-foot access tunnel located near the bank of the New River to retrieve the shot from the kettle.
The lead mines closed in 1982 due to new United States Environmental Protection Agency‎ standards and the lack of market for lead. The mines have since filled with water; the main shaft extended in excess of 1100 feet straight down.
Another notable area within the county is the unincorporated community of Fort Chiswell - named for a French and Indian War era fort. The fort and its surrounding buildings served as the county seat until the incorporated town of Wytheville was established approximately 10 miles to the west. The fort fell into disrepair and its ruins were covered over when the intersection of I-77 and I-81was constructed in the 1970s. A pyramid marker now stands in the approximate location of the former fort. The community was named for Colonel John Chiswell who helped establish the lead mines (1757) prior to the Austin's purchase.

Wythe County Personal Property Tax List


Library of Virginia microfilm no. 351

1802 [nothing]

1803 B, List of John Crockett
Moses Emancipate 1 tithe [frame 48]

1807 A, List of John Stanger
Isaac Maxwel (free Mulatto) 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 137]

1809 A, List of John Stanger
Isaac Maxwell (free mulatto) 1 tithe 4 horses [frame 162]

1810 B, List of John Sanders
Thomas Garner a free negro 1 tithe [frame 198]
Nepton Peters 1 tithe [frame 202]

1811 B, List of James Newell
David Gowen 2 tithes 2 horses [frame 223]

1812 A, List of James Newell
Dudley Gowin 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 236]
David Gowin 1 tithe 2 horses

1813 A, List of James R. Kent
column for "Free Negroes and Mullatoes" written here as "FN"
Jessee Cox 0 white tithes, 2 horses, 1 FN [frame 262]
Dudley Goens (a free Negro) [writing is partially erased] 2 white tithes, 1 horse 2 FN [frame 266]
Same David Goens 2 white tithes, 1 horse, 1 FN
A free Negro Senty 0 white tithes, 1 horse, 1 FN [frame 276]
A free negro Lewis 1 FN [frame 277]
Daniel Whitacre 1 white tithe 1 FN [frame 279]

1814 A, List of James R. Kent
column for "Free Negroes & Mullatoes" written here as "FN"
Jessee Cox 1 horse 1 FN [frame 298]
David Going 1 white tithe 1 horse [frame 302]
Dudly Going 1 white tithe 1 horse
Neption a free Negro 1 horse, 1 FN [frame 306]
Sauntee a free Negro 1 horse, 1 FN [frame 308]
Lewis a free Negro 1 horse, 1 FN [frame 309]
Daniel Whitacre 1 white tithe [frame 311]

1815 List of John Stanger
List of taxable property, within the new Boundaries, added to my precinct:
List of free negroes and mullattoes [frame 347]
Pat a free negro
Cox a free mulatto

1815 B, List of John A. Sanders
column for Free male negroes above 16 Years old
John Canady a free Negro 1 FN [frame 356]
Santy How (a free Negro) 1 slave over 16, 2 horses 1 FN [frame 364]
Charles Hunt (a free Negro) 1 horse, 1 cattle, 1 FN [frame 366]
Lewis a free Negro 1 FN [frame 368]
Neptune Peters (a free Neg) 1 FN [frame 372]

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

1816 B, List of Granville Wade
List of Free Negroes [frame 415]
Jesse Cox in Staleys Town
Free Jack at Henry Hambletons

1817 A, List of John A. Sanders
Dudley Goin 1 tithe [frame 424]
David Goen 2 tithes 2 horses
Absolem Goen 1 tithe

1818 A, List of John Stanger
Jesse Cox 1 tithe [frame 453]

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
Charles Hunt (a free Negro) 1 horse
Lewis Stephens (a free Negro) 1 horse [frame 475]

1819 B, List of John Stanger
Thomas Garner (free Negro) 1 tithe [frame 502]
Charles Hunt (free negro) 1 tithe

1820 List of John Stagner
Jesse Cox (mulatto) 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 512]
Joseph Dale (mulatto) 1 tithe
Jacob (a free negro) 1 tithe [frame 515]

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
Santy Howe (a free negro) 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 horse [frame 29]
Jacob Lash (a free negro) 1 tithe [frame 530]
Jamse Nus (a free negro) 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 531]
John Wilson (a free negro) 1 tithe [frame 533]

David Gowen was head of Wythe County, Virginia household of 8 "other free" in 1810. He was about seventy-six years old on 26 February 1834 when he appeared in Hamilton County, Tennessee Court to apply for a pension for his services in the Revolution. He testified that he entered the service in Halifax County, Virginia, moved to Grayson County, Virginia, for three years, then to Wythe County for ten years, then to Grainger County, Tennessee, for fourteen years and lived in Hamilton County for one year. His younger brother Laban Goens testified on his behalf [M805-362, frames 27-30].

See added note below.

Additional note to the above record for David Gowen.

From Melungeons: And Other Pioneer Families by Jack H. Goins

David Smith Going stated in his Revolutionary War Pension that he was born in Hanover County.

You may also view his pension testimony at:

From the Library of Virginia
URL (Click on link)
Gen. note
Part of index to pension applications filed by Virginia Confederate veterans and their widows.
Subject - Personal
Subject - Topical
Subject -Geographic
Added Entry
Added Title
System Number

NOTE added by Tracy Hudgins - Application states that her husband was Enoch Goine/Goins and that Enoch was in Company G, 22nd Regiment VA Calvery.  States that Enoch was captured in the fall of 1864 and died at Point Look Out being in prison at the time. States that Sallie and Enoch were married about 1847 in Mt. Airy NC

Isle of Wight County, VA Early Records



During the 17th century, shortly after establishment of the settlement at Jamestown in 1607, English settlers explored and began settling the areas adjacent to Hampton RoadsCaptain John Smith in 1608 crossed the James River and obtained fourteen bushels of corn from the Native American inhabitants, the Warrosquyoackes or Warraskoyaks. They were a tribe of the Powhatan Confederacy, who had three towns in the area of modern Smithfield. The Warraskoyaks were driven off from their villages in 1622 and 1627, as part of the reprisals for the Great Massacre of 1622.
The first English plantations along the south shore within present-day Isle of Wight were established by Puritan colonists, beginning with that of Christopher Lawne in May 1618. Several members of the Puritan Bennett family also came to settle the area, includingRichard Bennett who led the Puritans to neighboring Nansemond in 1635, and later became governor of the Virginia Colony.
By 1634, the Colony consisted of eight shires or counties with a total population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants. One of these was Warrosquyoake Shire, renamed Isle of Wight County in 1637, after the island off the south coast of England of the same name. The name was probably changed because the Isle of Wight had been the home of some of the principal colonists, although the Native American name also went through multiple Anglicisations, eventually becoming "Warwicke Squeake".
St. Luke's Church [1], built in 1632, is the nation's only original Gothic church and the oldest existing church of English foundation. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its significance.
In 1732 a considerable portion of the northwestern part of the original shire was added to Brunswick County; and in 1748 the entire county of Southampton was carved out of it.
During the American Civil War, Company F of the 61st Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army was called the "Isle of Wight Avengers."
From The Library of Virginia

Call Number36138
Misc. Reel 609
AuthorLinkVirginia (Colony)
TitleLinkProceedings of the General Court, 1691 Nov. 5
Other TitleLinkColonial Papers.
Material1 leaf.
Gen. noteColonial Papers - Box 142, Folder 8.
Original document located in Vault.
VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985.
SummaryContains proceedings of the General Court from 19 October 1691 regarding John Gawen 
who is called to come forth & answer the suit of Samuel Deane for his nonappearance in court. The
 proceedings include an order to the sheriff of Isle of Wight County to attach so much of Gawen’s estate 
as shall be of value sufficient to satisfy the judgment of the General Court with costs. The proceedings 
were transcribed by Miles Cary, Clerk of the General Court.
These colonial papers are a collection of loose papers more closely connected by age than by any other
single factor that consist largely of records kept by the clerk of the colonial council, House of Burgesses,
 the governor and other officials, relating to county as well as colony-wide government. The records of the
 colonial government have, for the most part, been destroyed by wars, fires, and early neglect. This
collection of loose colonial papers is arranged in chronological order, in fifty-three folders. The collection
consists of petitions to the governor or House of Burgesses, court records, orders, summonses, patents,
 accounts, proceedings, returns, grants, proclamations, addresses, certificates and correspondence.
Cite AsVirginia (Colony), Colonial Papers, Proceedings of the General Court, 1691 Nov. 5. Accession 36138. State
 government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.
Other FormatAlso available on microfilm (Misc. Reel 609).
Biog./Hist. NoteThe history of Virginia’s colonial government is divided into two significant phases by the date of May 24, 1624,
 when the charter of the Virginia Company of London was revoked by the crown. Prior to that date the
colony had been run as a private corporation with final authority resting in the hands of the stockholders;
 afterwards, it was a royal colony with all the trappings and institutions of government that such a status
 required. The Grand Assembly, begun in 1619, evolved into the House of Burgesses by 1642, governors
and lieutenant governors were sent to the colony as the king’s viceroys, regular courts were established,
and a complex system of government was developed to lead and protect the growing colony.
Finding AidItem listing available in repository.
Subject - PersonalLinkDeane, Samuel
LinkGawen, John
Subject - CorporateLinkVirginia. Council.
LinkVirginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses.
Subject - TopicalLinkCourts -- Virginia -- 17th century
Subject -GeographicLinkIsle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
LinkVirginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
LinkState government records -- Virginia.
Added EntryLinkCary, Miles
Added EntryLinkVirginia. Council.
LinkVirginia. General Assembly. House of Burgesses.
LinkVirginia. General Court (Colonial)
SeriesLinkState government records collection; 36138.

holdings (1)All items
System Number001546990

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Goochland County, VA Early Records



Dover Mills, depicted in 1865
"In 1634, the entire occupied territory of Virginia was divided into eight shires, which were to be governed as shires in EnglandHenricowas one of the eight shires established." [4] Goochland was founded in 1728 from Henrico shire, and was the first county to split from Henrico (followed by Chesterfield County in 1749). Goochland was named after Sir William Gooch, the royal lieutenant governor from 1727-1749 (the nominal governor, the Earl of Albemarle, remained in England without much authority). At the time of its founding, Goochland included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River, west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.[1]
As the colonists moved west of Richmond, they first created tobacco plantations, like those of the Tidewater. They depended on the labor of enslaved Blacks to manage its intense cultivation. After the Revolution, tobacco was not so lucrative a crop. In Goochland, as in other areas of Virginia, many planters switched to growing wheat and mixed crops. They continued to rely heavily on the labor of slaves for the full range of plantation tasks.
According to the 1860 Census and Slave Schedules, the total population of the county was 10,656. Of that number, 57.6%, or 6139 people, were enslaved Blacks. By 1870 after theCivil War, the total population decreased slightly to 10,313, but the number of Black freedpeople rose to 6610, or 64% of the total. In later years agricultural work decreased and more people migrated to Richmond and other towns. In the early decades of the 20th century, many Blacks left Virginia in the Great Migration North for better jobs and opportunities. In 2000, they comprised only 26% of Goochland County's population.

[edit]Goochland Courthouse

The first court in Goochland County was held in May 1728. The exact location of this first court is unknown, but researchers believe that the first courthouse was constructed in Goochland between 1730 and 1737. In the mid-18th century, the location of the first courthouse was moved.[4] Then once more in the early-19th century the courthouse was moved to its current location along Rt. 522 in central Goochland.
In 1720, there were two parishes in Henrico County, St. James and Henrico Parish. When Goochland County was formed, St. James Parish fell within the boundaries on both sides of the James River and westward. When Albemarle County was formed from Goochland in 1744, the Parish was divided into three parishes. St. Anne's Parish covered Albemarle, St. James Southam Parish covered the south side of the river (now Powhatan County), and St. James Northam Parish covered the rest of Goochland.[4]
In St. James Northam Parish there were three original churches, Dover Episcopal, Beaverdam Episcopal, and Lickinghole Epsicopal. Dover was the first, being built in 1724, and it closed sometime after the Revolutionary War. Its exact closing and location are unknown. Beaverdam was located near what is now Whitehall Road, but its exact location is also unknown.
Today there are numerous churches of different denominations including several Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and non-denominational Christian churches.

[edit]Three Chopt

Portions of Three Chopt Trail, a Native American trail, run through a large portion of the county. The trail was marked by three hatchet chops in trees to show the way. Modern dayU.S. Route 250 roughly follows this route as it makes its way from Richmond to Charlottesville.
Records Collection Submitted by Deborah Ayers

 Moses Goings  (b.@1856)  married Eliza Brown prior to 1880.   Moses and Eliza are found in the 1880 census in Cumberland county VA, age 24 and 20 respectively.     In the 1900 census Moses is in Goochland county  VA with his wife Augonie.   (1890 census destroyed)   He reported he had been married to Augonie for 20 years.   In 1910 Moses resided in Goochland county next door to his first wife Eliza who lived with their son Willie.    Family oral history  confirms that my 2x gr. grandfather was known to have had two wives and to have had children by them both.   The grandchildren interviewed knew only Eliza.      Though the census information does not make it clear, I have family recollection from the Powhatan branch on which of the 10 children belonged to which wife.    Moses is said to have played the banjo and was an avid coon hunter.    Eliza was an expert at weaving baskets.
We have recently been advised that Moses was from North Carolina and had two brothers there.   Reuben and Eli.  We are told there was a parting of the ways of the three brothers involving a land dispute.    I am looking for verification of this information.   Census information is consistent in reporting that Moses and both his parents were born in Virginia, but we all know that much of that information as it pertains to  black, mulatto or  “ other”  populations  has to be taken  cum grano salis.   
The spelling of the family name varies between  Goings and Goins throughout the documentation resulting in relatives as close as  siblings and first cousins who’s last names are spelled with and without the second “g” .   
Moses Goings (@1856-?)   m.   Eliza Brown (@1860-?)    also      m.  Augonie Goings
1. Thomas Goings (b. Jan. 1881)    (also reported as “Ponnocio” and “Tommie”)
2. Winley (Wortherly?) Goings  (b. Feb. 1884)
3. Susie Goings  (b. May 1886)
4. Willie Goings  (b. March 1888)
5. Clarence Goings (b. April 1890)
6. Henrita Goings (b. Feb. 1895)
7. Mary Jane Goings Crump (b. June 1899)
8. Weldon Goings (1903-1985)
9. Golden Goings (1904)
10. Mitchell Goins

1.        Thomas Goings  (b.1881)  m.  Mary Ellen Robinson (b. 1881)  daughter of Bill Robinson and Bell Austin Robinson  on April 7, 1904 in Goochland  VA
They had the following children:
11.   Patty Goings Jefferson  (1905-1951)
12.   Louise Goings (1907)
13.   Mary Jane Goins (1908)
14.   John Thomas Goins (1909)
15.   William Goings (1913)
16.   Lelia B. Goings (1914)
17.   Ruth Goings (1917)

2.        Winley (Wortherly)  Goings  (b. Feb. 1884)  married William Austin.   “Aunt Wirt’s” name is variously recorded as Wortherly, Winley and Wortly.  They had the following children:
18.   Florine  Austin
19.   Daisy Caroline Austin Harris
20.   Sydney Austin Edmonds
21.   Earl Aaron  Austin
22.   Matilda Austin Lee

4. Willie Goings (b.March 1888)  married Martha Alice Mayo.  They had the following children:
23.   Raymond Goings
24.   Willi P. Goings
25.   Ann Goings
26.   Clarence Goings  
Willie also married Sara Farrow.  They had the following children
27.    Ressie Mitchell
28.   Michael Mitchell 

7.       Mary Jane Goins Crump  (b. June 1899)  married Samuel Washington.  They had the following children.
29. Virginia Crump Washington  

10.   Mitchell Goins married Elsie Bolling Goins .  They had the following children:

30.    John Goins
31.   James Goins
32.   Mitchell Goins
33.   Virginia May Goins Beasley 

3RD  Generation

 11.     Patty Goins Jefferson (1905-1951) married Major Jefferson.  They had the following children :
34.   Gertrude Jefferson
35.    Ruth Jefferson
36.   Lorraine Jefferson
37.    Lucille Jefferson
38.   Lawrence Jefferson
39.   John Jefferson
40.   Willie Jefferson

14.  John Thomas Goins  “Tom” (1909-2006) married Clara Tinsley Goins, daughter of Susan Ann Tinsley .  They had eight children.
41.   Norman Thomas Goins
42.   Elnoral Goins 
43.   Clara Eisabell Goins 
44.    Virginia Loretta Goins
45.    Linda Faye Goins
46.   Larry Donnell Goins
47.    Roger Lee Goins
48.    David Stevenson Goins

19.    Daisy Caroline Austin Harris had a daughter:
                 49.   Daisy Harris

23.  Raymond Goings married Rebecca Howell.  They had 5 children
50.  Barbara   
52.  Raymond  
53. Earnest  
54. Charles

There are well over 100 additional descendents and at least 3 more generations.  As the Goins’ tend to be long lived, I hesitate publishing any further generations as many members of the few I have listed here are still alive. 
Moses lived with his grand-daughters (Reta and Adelaide Dumson)  and his son Golden in Byrd Goochland   in 1920.   Next door his sons Willie and Weldon lived with their mother Eliza.   Golden was a sawmill laborer and he and Moses purchased adjoining land in Byrd Goochland.    The property remained in the family until the 1950’s  when it was sold for back taxes. Weldon Goings never married, but resided in Goochland county most of his life, working for several families throughout the county.   He passed away in 1985 and is buried at Faquier Baptist church in Goochland county.
Aunt Wirt married an Austin and she and at least one brother and sister settled in Powhatan county.  Her descendants and Willie’s remain there today.    The Austin family of Powhatan has compiled a family geneology  which intersects with the Goins line at  several points. 
Thomas raised his family in Goochland and later relocated to Maryland with his brother Clarence.  I am told that he re-married there and raised another family after the death of his first wife.   Both Thomas and his brother Clarence registered for the draft in 1942  reporting  his  address in  Towson working for Charles Pipe in Glen Arm Baltimore MD.  Thomas reported  his age as 65.    He was 5’3’’, 135 pounds brown eyes, black hair and light complected per his WWII registration card.    One of his grandsons resides in Alexandria, VA today.     The remainder are in the Richmond, Goochland, Powhatan area.    I am unaware of any descendents from his 2nd marriage in Maryland.     Thomas’ great and great, great grandsons have spread out a bit further, residing as far away as Colorado, Illinois, Germany and Japan raising families of their own.
 We are in search of Moses’ parents.   We would also be interested in connecting with the Goins descendents in Maryland.

  Household Record  1880 United States Census 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Moses GOINS   Self   M   Male   MU   24   VA   Laborer   VA   VA 
 Eliza GOINS   Wife   M   Female   B   20   VA   Laborer   VA   VA 

Source Information:
  Census Place Hamilton, Cumberland, Virginia
  Family History Library Film   1255362
  NA Film Number   T9-1362
  Page Number   10D       

1900 US Federal Census
Byrd Goochland VA

Moses Goings
Age 45
BirthDate May 1855
Birthplace Va
Race Black
Gender Male
Head of House
Fathers Birthplace VA
Mothers Birthplace VA
Spouse's name:  Augonie Goings
Marriage Year 1880
Marital Status: Married
Years Married 20
Moses Goings   45
Augonie Goings  44
Ponncio Goings  18    (This name is recorded "Tommie" as well)
Winnlley Goings 16
Susie Goings    14
Willie Goings   12
Clarence Goings 10
Henrita Goings   5
Jane Goings      1

1910 United States Federal Census   -  Byrd  Goochland
Lists Moses Goings age 46   ( Mulatto Male - head of house)
      Lleza Goings age 46

Jane Goings    age 10
Wellow Goings  age 7
Golden Goings  age 6

1920 US Federal Census  
Byrd Goochland Va  

Age: 68  Estimated year of birth 1852
Head of house Father & mothers birthplace VA
Own home 
Not able to read or write
Household members:

Reta Dumson  14   (Moses' grandaughter)
Adeline Dumson 12  "   "
Golden Goings 18   son  


Willie Goings - age 40 head of house single
Welton Goings - brother of Willie age 20 single
Liza Goings  Mother of Willie age 64 married