Descendants of Alexander Goins

Donated by Kevin Mullins

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  ALEXANDER1 GOINS was born 1815 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1870.  He married ETHIE COLLINS Bef. 1833 in Hawkins Co, TN?, daughter of VARDY COLLINS and PEGGY GIBSON.  She was born Abt. 1810 in TN.

 

Notes for ALEXANDER GOINS:

Listed on 1835 and 1836  Hawkins Co., TN Tax Lists.

 

Listed as Head of Household in 1840 Hawkins Co, TN Census.

 

Listed in 1850 Hancock Co, TN Census;

#123/123Alexandria Gowins, 35, m, --, farmer, $300, NC

Effa, 40, f, TN

John, 17, m, TN

Alfread, 15, m, TN

 

 

Listed in 1860 Hancock Co, TN Census:

 

#90/80Alexander Goens, 55, m, farming, $500/80, NC

Elley, 51, f, housework, TN

Melvina Yong, 10, f, VA

 

Listed as "White" in above records. Alexander may have died before 187 0 as Ethie was listed alone in the 1870 Hancock Co, TN Census, where s he was listed as "Mulatto".

 

 It is doubtful that this is the same Alexander Goins who was murdered in Southwest Virginia, the subject of the song "Poor Goins", as the murder happened about 1844. The records listed above rule this out.

 

Marriage Notes for ALEXANDER GOINS and ETHIE COLLINS:

  Ethie was listed as 'Mulatto" in the 1870 Hancock Co Census, when sh e was living alone next to her son John's family, who was listed as "w hite". In 1880, she was living with John's family and was listed as "w hite". In all other censuses, she was listed as "white".

   She was listed as being born in TN in all censuses. If she was born after 1810, this would be correct as Vardy Collins moved to Newmans R idge from North Carolina about 1810.

    

Children of ALEXANDER GOINS and ETHIE COLLINS are:

2.        i. JOHN2 GOINS, b. Abt. 1833.

3.       ii. ALFRED GOINS, b. Abt. 1835, TN; d. September 04, 1907, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN2 GOINS (ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1833.  He married LUCINDA SEXTON Bef. 1859 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of SOLOMON SEXTON and SUSAN MOORE.  She was born Abt. 1840 in VA or KY.

 

Notes for JOHN GOINS:

  This apparently is not the same person as "Hammer John" Goins, as other researchers have speculated.

  John was a Civil War veteran, serving in the 1 TN CAV REG (Co A), along with his brother, Alfred.

  He may be the same John Goins Sr. that was listed as "U.S. Soldier" in the 1890 Lee Co., VA Veterans Census.

 

Notes for LUCINDA SEXTON:

  On the 1870 Hancock Co, TN Census, Lucinda lists her birthplace as VA, but in the 1880 Census, she lists her birthplace as KY, and her parents' birthplace as VA.

    

Children of JOHN GOINS and LUCINDA SEXTON are:

           i. MARGARET3 GOINS, b. Abt. 1859.

          ii. WILLIAM GOINS, b. Abt. 1861; m. AMANDA HIX, August 28, 1879, Hancock Co, TN; b. Abt. 1862.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GOINS:

 May be the same William Goins who was living with his wife Amanda as newlyweds in the 1880 Hancock Co, TN Census.

 

Notes for AMANDA HIX:

  In the Rev. Arthur Taylor's list of marriages, Amanda's surname was spelled "Hix" but it may have been "Hicks".

 

         iii. JAMES GOINS, b. Abt. 1863.

         iv. MARY GOINS, b. Abt. 1865.

 

Notes for MARY GOINS:

  Her name may have been Meany, as it looks that way in the 1870 census.

 

          v. JOHN GOINS, b. Abt. 1867.

 

Notes for JOHN GOINS:

  John lived in Jonesville, VA.

 

         vi. HOWARD GOINS, b. Abt. 1869.

        vii. ETHIE GOINS, b. Abt. 1871.

4.     viii. ALEX GOINS, b. Abt. 1875.

5.      ix. FREELING GOINS, b. Abt. 1879.

 

 

3.  ALFRED2 GOINS (ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1835 in TN, and died September 04, 1907 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (1) HANNAH GIBSON Bef. 1853.  She was born Abt. 1839 in TN?, and died January 10, 1879 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married (2) MELVINA JOHNSON Bef. 1880 in Hancock Co, TN?, daughter of JAMES JOHNSON and LYDIA BIRD.  She was born May 03, 1853 in Hancock Co, TN, and died December 26, 1941 in Hancock Co, TN.

 

Notes for ALFRED GOINS:

    Alfred was a Civil War vet, serving in the First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, (Co M and A), alongside his brother John. Also serving was a R.J. Goins. I'm not sure of the relationship if any to R.J. Goins. Alfred suffered from health problems caused by his service, including chronic diarhea and lung problems according to the 1890 Veterans Census of Hancock Co.

    After Hannah's death, Alfred married Melvina Johnson Mullins, who he had known since she was a young girl. They lived on Newmans Ridge where Goins Chapel now sits. It is said that the cemetary there (where both Alfred and Viney are buried) started out as their family graveyard.  This may have been the land that Alfred bought from John and Mahala Mullins, who lived not too far from this area.

    Alfred's death date was recorded by the Rev. Arthur Taylor in the Grohse papers.

  

 

 

More About ALFRED GOINS:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co, TN

 

Notes for HANNAH GIBSON:

  According to the Grohse papers, Hannah was the daughter of Betty Gibson. The date of Hannah's death is from a posting on the internet from a descendant of Alfred and Hannah's.

 

More About HANNAH GIBSON:

Burial: Hancock Co, TN

 

Notes for MELVINA JOHNSON:

   Vina married her step-brother, Wilson Mullins, the son of her mother's 2nd husband. But Wilson was supposedly unkind to her, so they split. After Viney left Wilson, she was said to have walked over two mountains holding her baby son, Landon, to get back home. Vina then married Alfred Goins, an older Civil War vet whom she had known since she was a young girl, and raised a family. After Alfred died, Vina drew from his war pension. Alfred and Vina supposedly owned much of the land where Goins Chapel and cemetary now stand. Vina lived to a very good age, on the Panther Creek side of Newmans Ridge.

 

 

 

More About MELVINA JOHNSON:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co, TN

    

Children of ALFRED GOINS and HANNAH GIBSON are:

6.        i. BUCHANON3 GOINS, b. Abt. 1853.

          ii. CELIA ANN GOINS, b. Abt. 1857.

7.       iii. THOMAS GOINS, b. March 08, 1862, Hancock Co, TN; d. October 12, 1933, Letcher Co., KY.

 

    

Children of ALFRED GOINS and MELVINA JOHNSON are:

         iv. ELIZABETH3 GOINS, b. November 1882, Hancock Co, TN; m. JIM GIBSON, Abt. 1900.

 

Notes for JIM GIBSON:

  Jim and Elizabeth lived near Springfield, Ill according to the Grohse papers.

 

          v. JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD GOINS, b. May 22, 1888, Hancock Co, TN; d. March 15, 1917.

 

Notes for JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD GOINS:

   One source, I believe the Will Grohse Papers, says that Garfield died unmarried in 1917, but I found this in an email from Arlee Gowen, Pres. of the Gowen Foundation, to the Rootsweb Melungeon email list;

 

"James A. Garfield Goins" and his wife Marjorie Goings

were living in Redfield, Arkansas in January, 1989,

according to Louise Goins Richardson of Paragould,

Arkansas who corresponded with them.  James A. Garfield

Goins died in Redfield in March 1989.

 

  I don't know which source is right, but he would have been over 100 yrs old if he was living in 1989.

 

 

More About JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD GOINS:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

         vi. LAMBERT GOINS, b. March 12, 1892, Hancock Co, TN; d. November 02, 1961; m. BIRDIE BREWER; b. April 29, 1897; d. February 22, 1973.

 

Notes for LAMBERT GOINS:

  Lambert lived near his mother on Newman's Ridge, according to Rev. H. A. Taylor. The birth and death dates listed came from his tombstone.

 

 

 

More About LAMBERT GOINS:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

More About BIRDIE BREWER:

Burial: Goins Chapel Cem., Hancock Co., TN

 

        vii. LYDIA GOINS, b. April 1893; m. (1) JOHN WRINGLEY; m. (2) ROBERT GIBSON, Abt. 1911; m. (3) IRA PARKS, Aft. 1911.

 

Notes for LYDIA GOINS:

   Lydia had 9 children; 3 with Robert Gibson, 3 with John Wringley, and 3 with Ira Parks.

 

 

8.     viii. SIMEON GOINS, b. March 06, 1897, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 27, 1962, Hancock Co, TN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4.  ALEX3 GOINS (JOHN2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1875.  He married AMERICA COLLINS, daughter of BRANHAM COLLINS and MARTHA COLLINS. 

    

Child of ALEX GOINS and AMERICA COLLINS is:

9.        i. FANNIE4 GOINS.

 

 

5.  FREELING3 GOINS (JOHN2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1879.  He married MAGGIE MASSINGALE. 

    

Children of FREELING GOINS and MAGGIE MASSINGALE are:

10.      i. ECKLE4 GOINS, b. June 02, 1905, Hancock Co, TN; d. April 1976.

          ii. IDA MAE GOINS, b. Abt. 1907.

         iii. WILLAIM H. GOINS, b. Abt. 1909.

 

 

6.  BUCHANON3 GOINS (ALFRED2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1853.  He married BETTY GOINS Abt. 1884, daughter of JOHN GOINS and KATE WILLIAMS.  She was born Abt. 1857 in TN.

    

Children of BUCHANON GOINS and BETTY GOINS are:

           i. GEORGE4 GOINS, b. Abt. 1877.

          ii. JULIA ANN GOINS, b. Abt. 1878.

         iii. MARTHA GOINS, b. Abt. 1880.

         iv. ALFRED GOINS, b. September 01, 1886.

          v. THOMAS GOINS, b. March 16, 1888.

 

 

7.  THOMAS3 GOINS (ALFRED2, ALEXANDER1) was born March 08, 1862 in Hancock Co, TN, and died October 12, 1933 in Letcher Co., KY.  He married NANCY COLLINS October 27, 1884 in Hancock Co, TN, daughter of CONOWAY COLLINS and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.  She was born May 08, 1869 in Hancock Co, TN, and died November 20, 1942 in Letcher Co., KY.

 

Notes for THOMAS GOINS:

According to the Gowen Foundation, Thomas' descendant, Cora Sergent Goins, reported that Thomas Goins was working on a rocky hillside, hoeing corn when he declared, "If I live 'til this day is over, I will leave this place and never hoe

corn on this hill again."  They moved to Lee County, Virginia the next day.  In 1900 they lived in Virginia and in 1901 in Kentucky. Much of the information for Thomas Goins' family came from the above listed source, and is unverified.

 

 

More About THOMAS GOINS:

Burial: Thornton, KY

 

More About NANCY COLLINS:

Burial: Thornton, KY

    

Children of THOMAS GOINS and NANCY COLLINS are:

           i. EMILY4 GOINS, b. September 18, 1885, TN; d. Knott Co., KY; m. WASH FERGUSON, Abt. 1903.

 

More About EMILY GOINS:

Burial: Carr Creek Cem., Knott Co., KY

 

          ii. ROSA GOINS, b. November 21, 1888, TN; d. November 1965, Letcher Co., KY; m. RICHARD VANCE, Abt. 1907.

 

More About ROSA GOINS:

Burial: Letcher Co., KY

 

         iii. CLAY GOINS, b. May 10, 1890, TN; d. August 12, 1975, Whitesburg, KY; m. LILLIE CRASE, Abt. 1919.

 

Notes for CLAY GOINS:

Clay was buried in Goins Cemetery located "on his homeplace, 1/4 mile out of Whitesburg, Kentucky," according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice, one of his descendants. Gowen Foundation.

 

More About CLAY GOINS:

Burial: Goins Cemetary, Whitesburg, KY

 

         iv. GRANT GOINS, b. April 15, 1892, TN; d. May 15, 1924.

 

Notes for GRANT GOINS:

  Grant was said to be unmarried.

 

          v. LOUIS GOINS, b. March 12, 1894, TN; d. June 16, 1974, Letcher Co., KY; m. MARIE MASON.

         vi. FANNIE GOINS, b. January 22, 1896, TN; m. MILLARD LUCAS, Abt. 1914.

        vii. HASSIE GOINS, b. November 27, 1897, TN; d. Vico, KY; m. CALEB JOHNSON, Abt. 1916.

 

Notes for HASSIE GOINS:

        She died at Vicco, Kentucky and was buried "in a cemetery between Vicco and Hazard, Kentucky," according to Patricia Ann Goins Rice (her descendant).

 

 

11.   viii. CAS GOINS, b. September 29, 1900, Lee Co, VA; d. June 20, 1945, KY.

         ix. PEARLIE GOINS, b. June 05, 1901, KY; d. December 08, 1988, GA; m. JOHN PATTERSON, Abt. 1920.

          x. WILLIAM GOINS, b. February 11, 1905; d. February 08, 1986, Letcher Co., KY; m. CORA SERGENT, Abt. 1928.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GOINS:

  Died of cancer.

 

More About WILLIAM GOINS:

Burial: Thornton Cem., Letcher Co, KY

 

         xi. NOAH GOINS, b. October 18, 1906, Bath Co, KY; d. April 24, 1969.

        xii. HENRY GOINS, b. February 13, 1916, Letcher Co., KY; d. July 08, 1967, Letcher Co., KY; m. (1) RUBIE ?; m. (2) NOLIE ?.

 

More About HENRY GOINS:

Burial: Thornton Cem., Letcher Co., KY

 

 

8.  SIMEON3 GOINS (ALFRED2, ALEXANDER1) was born March 06, 1897 in Hancock Co, TN, and died April 27, 1962 in Hancock Co, TN.  He married MATTIE LONG Abt. 1924, daughter of DICK LONG and MALISSA GOODMAN.  She was born October 20, 1895.

 

Notes for SIMEON GOINS:

    In the Grohse Papers, Rev. Arthur Hamilton Taylor describes Simeon;

      "Simeon is large, florid, lives in the old John and Mahala Mullins house

[1927]."

 

 

Notes for MATTIE LONG:

In the Grohse Papers, Rev. Arthur Taylor describes Mattie;

 

"Mattie is fairly large, has dark wavy hair and blue

eyes and a live appearance."

 

    

Child of SIMEON GOINS and MATTIE LONG is:

           i. JULIA MARIE4 GOINS, b. May 29, 1929.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

9.  FANNIE4 GOINS (ALEX3, JOHN2, ALEXANDER1)  She married GEORGE MOORE. 

 

Notes for GEORGE MOORE:

  George was a veteran of WWI (Pvt, Co G 331 Inf.)

 

 

More About GEORGE MOORE:

Burial: Vardy Cem., Hancock Co., TN

Cause of Death: Lung problems

    

Child of FANNIE GOINS and GEORGE MOORE is:

           i. MILTON5 MOORE, m. MOLLY MOORE.

 

 

10.  ECKLE4 GOINS (FREELING3, JOHN2, ALEXANDER1) was born June 02, 1905 in Hancock Co, TN, and died April 1976.  He married BESSIE LEE FIELDS. 

    

Children of ECKLE GOINS and BESSIE FIELDS are:

           i. ELMER5 GOINS.

          ii. PAULINE GOINS.

         iii. IRENE GOINS.

         iv. ALBERT GOINS.

          v. FRED GOINS.

 

 

11.  CAS4 GOINS (THOMAS3, ALFRED2, ALEXANDER1) was born September 29, 1900 in Lee Co, VA, and died June 20, 1945 in KY.  He married RITTER JANE SERGENT August 25, 1921. 

 

Notes for CAS GOINS:

  According to the Gowen Research Foundation, Cas was robbed and killed in the summer of 1945.

 

More About CAS GOINS:

Burial: Sergent Cemetary, Letcher Co., KY

 

More About RITTER JANE SERGENT:

Burial: Sergent Cemetary, Letcher Co., KY

    

Children of CAS GOINS and RITTER SERGENT are:

           i. TOMMY5 GOINS.

          ii. GLADYS GOINS, b. June 01, 1922.

         iii. HOMER GOINS, b. April 24, 1924.

         iv. GOMER GOINS, b. October 01, 1926.

          v. HOOVER CAS GOINS, b. November 16, 1928.

         vi. KENNETH GOINS, b. January 22, 1935.