My GOIN line starts with William Thomas Goin, born in Kentucky about 12 Aug 1838 and his parents born in Georgia. He died about 1905 in Turkey Creek Community, Ellis Co., OK.
Based on the 1870 and 1880 Tarrant Co., TX, and the 1900 Creek Nation, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) census, he listed his birthplace as Kentucky and his parents birthplaces as Georgia. I researching Absalom Jefferson Going/Goins, b. 1805 GA>KY>AR>MO, as being the possible father of William Thomas Goin.
There are family stories that he served as a Confederate soldier and was wounded. I have a military record for a "William Goin", 3rd corpl.; Commanding Officer, 1st Lieut. M. W. McLamore; Co. D, 9th Regt.; TC, Col. N. W. Townes, Comdg., CSA; Enlist: Oct. 14-61 at Camp Reeves R&F 61; Co. sta. at Camp Rogers, near Holly Springs, Miss. O.31-62. I cannot validate that this is the William Thomas Goin I'm researching.
About 1870, he married Elizabeth Ann Cannon Watson (widow). They had five known children born in Tarrant County, TX: twins: William Arthur and Willis Oscar, 1871; James Hunter, 1872; Anna Belle, 1876; and Walter Lawrence, 1880. Elizabeth Ann Cannon's parents lived in Tarrant Co. TX and she had two other daughters from a previous marriage, Jo Ella Watson, 1860 and Nancy Lou Watson, 1862.
My grandmother (Anna Belle Goin Young) always claimed she was "Black Dutch", explaining the reason for her dark skin. Some of William Thomas Goin's descendants suspect he may be part indian based on his straight black hair, high cheek bones and dark olive skin.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
RR 3, Box 329-A
McAlester, OK 74501
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