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January 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18730
Hi Bill, Yes you are right on target, I am referring to: 1880 Rockingham Co., NC Richardsons: Luther, 26; Jane, 22; Littia, 3 and Joseph, 10 months?
And to the 1870 Rockingham Co Alexander Harris, 55; and “Firebe” 47; next door to William and Margaret Moore with Frankie and Bunk Goings a few doors away?
I have very little information on any of them and would love to know all I can about Jane Harris Richardson and her parents Alexander Harris, Firebe Harris, William and Margaret Moore and Frankie and Bunk Goings. I am related to them and I’m intensely interested in learning about them. I am so tickled to finally learn something of them. I have wondered about Bunk & Frankie ever since my Mother passed away and I found the stories that she wrote. Does it say who their parents and siblings were? I have much information on my Grandma’s family the Richardsons, but very little about the Goins, Harris’s, & Moore’s. BTW, where did they live?
Would Firebe be the daughter of William & Margaret Moore?January 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18731
Hi Bill, You mentioned before Bunk Goings and Frankie. Do you know Bunk’s first name? Was it John Walter or George Walter? George Walter Goins nickname was Bunk, but he married Sarah Grogan. Perhaps his Father’s nickname was also Bunk or
Frankie & Bunk were Mother & son?
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18769
Bill, THANK YOU SO MUCH! your information has been very helpful indeed!
I did find information on a Frances Bridgmon that married a William Going:
“William Going was married to Frances Bridgmon December 4, 1827, according to “Rockingham County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850,” record 1091, bondsman Andrew Martin, witnesses P. Gibson and Jeremiah Martin, Bond No. 119744. Of William Going and Frances Bridgmon Going nothing more is known.”
Perhaps she was an earlier ancestor than was written in the family Bible.
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18843
I have a tremondous amount of information on the Richardson family including Thomas, Luther, Mary Frances, Joseph & Martha Jane that goes back beyond the Revolutionary War to the 1600’s. I received this information from 2 geneaologists on the board at Rockingham and Stokes County Geneaological society, which are the GGranddaughters of Thomas and his sister Mary Frances Richardson. I am also in contact with another descendant of Thomas ‘s. I am the GGranddaughter of their brother Luther S. Richardson.
Joseph & Martha Jane (Taylor) Richardson’s children:
Thomas M Richardson……………….. Aug.8, 1851-May 27, 1941
Luther Smith Richardson……………..Oct. 9, 1853 -Sept.27,1917
Mary Frances (Martin) Richardson…Dec.16, 1855-Nov.23, 1940
Children of Luther & Mary Jane Richardson:
Melissa Louise (nickname Lula) Richardson Nelson
Joe Henry Richardson
Charles Artaway Smith Richardson
Callie Caroline Elizabeth Susan Richardson Harris
James Alexander Richardson
Mary Jane Richardson (nickname Gene) b. February 10, 1890
Minnie Lee Richardson Goins – 10/20/1893-08/08/1964
Hessie Mae Richardson Mahaffey b. 03/04/1896-07/13/1973
I have a story that my Aunt wrote about Joseph Richardson’s family while he was fought in the Civil War. The geneaological Society of Rockingham & Stokes County just published it in December 2005.
My Mother wrote a story about Luther & Mary Jane Richardson and also about George (Bunk) & Mary Jane (Harris) Goins.
I would be happy to share any information that I have.
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18844
Bill, I am interested in the ancestors of George W. (Bunk) Goins. I noticed that you mentioned Claiborn Going. Would he be an ancestor of Bunks?
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18909
Hi Bill you have provided such good information, but I do have some questions.
I am wondering why I keep seeing the dates 1849-1924 for Luther S. Richardson, Where did these dates come from?
The dates for Luther Smith Richardson are different than I have.
I was sent a copy of his death certificate that states
October 9, 1853 – September 27, 1917. The cause of death stated General Paralysis.
Also, I keep seeing my Grandma listed as Susan. Her name was Minnie Lee Richardson born Oct. 20, 1893, but her sister Callie had a middle name of Susan.
This is so much fun learning about my ancestors.
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18910
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!
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18920
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.
LindaJanuary 18, 2006 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Harris, Goins, Moore families of Rockingham Stokes County, North Carolina #18924
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?
Hi I saw your query on the Goinstown Indians and the names Joseph Richardson & Martha Jane Taylor. They were my GGGrandparents on my Grandma’s side of the family and I just received a lot of information on them, which I would be happy to share with you. How are you related to them?
My Grandpa’s side of the family is the Goins from Rockingham County, North Carolina.