Saturday, October 20, 2012

Edmond is Edward?

    Edward Goin is enumerated in the 1830 census for the Western Division of Blount County, Tennessee. Besides their family, a female between the age of 60 and 70 resides with them. This is probably Edward’s or Sarah’s mother. In the 1820 census,  Edward Gowin and his wife are living in Rutherford County, North Carolina. They have a son under 10 years old.  Living next to Edward is Alexander Gowin and his wife. They are both 45 years old or older. The reasons that I think this Edward is my Edmon/Edmond Goins in the later census are:
    (1) In the 1860 census, Edmond lists his birth in North Carolina.
    (2) Edmond’s son, Daniel was born in North Carolina in 1819. This matches the son 10 years or younger in the 1820 census.
   (3) In the Rutherford County, North Carolina marriages, 1783-1850, Edward Goin married Salley Goin November 11, 1817.
   (4)  Alexander Gowin is believed to be Edward’s father. It is Edward’s mother that is living with him and his family in the 1830 census.

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