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Re: First US Guynes
Posted by: Judy Lairson (ID *****8281) Date: January 12, 2004 at 13:50:35
In Reply to: Re: First US Guynes by James Smith of 366

I do not know if you ever received your information or not..I've been away from my research for some time now....Elbert Guynes is my great,great,grandfather......yes his birthdate is Sept 18, 1819....this is what I have...
.......starting with first of line that I have in my research.......from what I have found out.....Guynes is pronounced as if it were Guh-wines......this is how I have always been brought up to say it......others have many other pronunciations.......at any rate.... the family name was originally spelled Goyne.....from ancient French Huguenot.........It is said that the fled France to escape religious persecution at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.in 1685....this revocation would not allow the French Protestants to practice their religous or political beliefs, so the Goyne family along with other French Huguenot families migrated to England.....it is said that among the English Goyne family that three brothers migrated to England, and settled at St Agnes in Cornwall... Church records at St Agnes have entried for the Goyne family only as far back as 1685......Between the years 1685 and 1755 the Goyne forefathers migrated to America....I so far have not been able to determin the first name but the first on settled at least for a while in Mechlenburg Co., Virginia..where his son James Goyne was born May 30, 1755.....(James Goyne served in the Revolutionaryj War in Capt John Smith's Company under Col John Winn...His residence is listed as the Camden District of South Carolina and served in a unit from that state....his record is contain in file No. S 30 442 at the National Archives in Washington D C ....this file indicates that after the War he moved to Georgia...living in Burk Warren and Washington Counties...He moved to Louisiana then to Mississippi living in Lawrence Co., Copiah Co, and finally in Kemper Co...in 1834...I have not found of the date of his death or place...also do not know name of his wife.James Goyne's National DAR no is 599023 admitted on Oct 17 1975..
His childre are John Goyne and Sarah Goyne...there may be others, but so far that is all I know.
....My line is from
Goyne
Goyne, James b May 30, 1755 Mechlenburg Co., Virginia
Goyne, John ...b ..July 5, 1776 South Carolina
(for what ever the reason the spelling of the name was changed from Goyne to Guynes
(around 1833.)
Guynes, Elbert ..b.. Sept 18, 1819 (12th child of John Goyne (Guynes) and Matilda Hall )
Guynes, Allen Perry, born Nov 2, 1848 d...Apr 16, 1923.buried Houston, Texas.
Guynes, Walter J Guynes, b...09- 29, 1871 Copiah Co., Miss.. d.. 7- 27 1951
Guynes, Walter J. Guynes, Jr..b..9-4-1916 Beaumont,Tx d 9-16-1987 Hous
ton, Texas
Guynes, Judy A....b 6-4-1950 Houston, Tx.......still living.......
I have more.if you want hard copies...Research info is from my own searching, and combination with work from
John A. Sands, Jr.......Teena Phillips and I corresponded for a while but I;ve lost contact...others have helped me, but some of my notes were destroyed a couple of years ago, in combo flood that resulted in fire at my house....
......I still have most of it, but it will take time to copy.....send me your snail mail, and I'll send what I have.....
.....Judy Ann Guynes Lairson
jlairson1@juno.com


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