Back in 1988, I made a chart that listed the "Goins" clan of Bradley County, Tennessee. One way of trying to find Edmond's father is to use the "naming pattern." Edmond's first born son is Daniel. According to tradition, the first son is named after the paternal grandfather. Now to see if I can find a Daniel Goins, Goin, Going, Gowan, Gowen, etc. in North Carolina.