Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina

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  • #18910

    hitchnpst
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    Hi Bill, I also have some questions on the Goins family of Rockingham County, NC.

    It has been said that John Goins & Francis Goins are the likely parents of George Walter (Bunk) Goins. Do you have any information on their ancestors? I have heard stories that their families had slaves before the Civil War and I would like to know more about it.

    I am also interested in their Melungeon origins. I have read so many different and confusing theories.

    It has been said that there was a KKK group involving some of the Melungeons. do you know anything about it? Why would the Melungeons be racist?

    The more I find out, the more curious I become. This is fascinating!

    Linda

    #18916

    Bill Childs
    Moderator

    Define melungeon.

    #18920

    hitchnpst
    Participant

    Well, all that I have read states that Melungeons were a mixed race of dark skinned people. There are several theories, but nothing conclusive. I have read that the core families are the Goins, Harris, Moore and others that lived in Goinstown, NC. I was trying to determine if my ancestors were Melungeon, but according to the census that you had, I’m assuming they were.

    I heard rumours about the KKK and was intersted in finding out about it if you have any information.

    Linda

    #18922

    Bill Childs
    Moderator

    I don’t see any slave owners in Stokes, Rockingham, Surry or Guilford on the 1850 or 1860 Slave Schedules with any spelling variation of Goin/Goings.

    As for KKK rumors, I have no idea. Maybe someone on the “Share History Research” portion of the Forum can help you.

    #18924

    hitchnpst
    Participant

    Thank You for all your information. It has been a great help.

    Were you able to find out any information on John & Frankie Goins ancestors?

    Thanks,

    Linda

    #18947

    Bill Childs
    Moderator

    No, I didn’t.

    #22270

    Debi
    Participant

    Bill,

    I always appreciate your knowledge and help. After weeks of poking around and asking questions I found the Father of Martha “Patsy” Gowen (Going). He was Benjamin Going. names of Benjamin’s children are Patsy (w/o Thomas Pinion,husband)

    Jemima, Malinda, Martin, Isaac, and Richard. Jemima has descendants in the

    Mt. Airy area; Richard mostly lived in Patrick.

    Benjamin kept moving from Surry Co., NC, to Patrick Co., VA (where most of the

    Goinses lived) and back again. He was dead by 7 Nov 1835, when his

    executors filed in manuscript an estate record which survives as a loose

    paper in the NC Archives. Benjamin was probably born in the 1760s; he appears to have been a younger

    brother of a William Going who also owned land in Surry and who was also a

    Revolutionary War veteran. Exactly which of the 18th-century Goinses in the

    NC/VA border area were there father is still in question at this point.

    Do you have any further information on this man? Thank you for your time.

    Debi

    #22276

    Bill Childs
    Moderator

    Debi,

    This is part of a larger, interrelated group of families that I’m working on.

    ‘IF’ I can define it factually, I’ll post it to this Forum. I don’t have anything more definite at this time.

    Bill

    #22324

    Debi
    Participant

    Bill,

    Thank you for replying. I’ll keep poking around and wait for your reply. Again, thank you for your efforts.

    Debi

    #22357

    Bill Childs
    Moderator

    Debi,

    Sorry, my internet connection has been down for the last 3 days – lost an ‘internet adapter’.

    If you find anything on this line, please post them to this thread.

    If you have additional information on related lines that intersect this, post it as a ‘New Thread’ , referencing this thread’s title so that a ‘search’ brings all of it up. Thanks.

    Bill

    #22915

    Debi
    Participant

    I found records information on Benjamin Goings if anyone is interested in obtaining them.

    North Carolina Archives

    The call # for the estate records is CR 092.508.27

    Ask for the contents of the

    Benjamin Going folder in that box.

    #34936

    debra b
    Participant

    hi hitchnpst maybe we could be related my g-father was joe henry richardson whose father was louther and mother was mary jane debra

    #34949

    magnolia
    Participant

    Hi Debra,

    I may have to finishe this tomorrow. Our wifi is closing soon.

    I found him on Genealogy.com Genforum by Della M. Shafer.

    email: the scoop@cox.net. She posted a long time ago.

    He is listed on the Civil War records for Company D, 2nd Iowa Volunteers , 5-04-1861 to 5-24-1864.

    #34950

    magnolia
    Participant

    Hi Debra,

    I may have to finishe this tomorrow. Our wifi is closing soon.

    I found him on Genealogy.com Genforum by Della M. Shafer.

    email: the scoop@cox.net. She posted a long time ago.

    He is listed on the Civil War records for Company D, 2nd Iowa Volunteers , 5-04-1861 to 5-24-1864.

    He m1# Rebecca Huffman #2 Martha ( Scarlet) Smith.

    #34954

    debra b
    Participant

    Hi Magnolia, The luther im looking into is luther s. richardson. I have a blog please read it and get back with me. debra

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