Monday, June 10, 2013

Julius Caesar Goins

   My great grandfather Julius Caesar Goins was the third son of James Durham Goins and Polly Johnson. Julius was born February 13, 1866 in Bradley County, Tennessee. On September 18, 1887 Julius married Caldona Cowden in Bradley County, Tennessee. They had five children: My grandfather, Thomas Straley Goins;  Alvin Camel Goins; Polly Ann Goins; Erasmus Guy Goins; and Edith Orlena Goins.
   Robert P. Goins wrote that Julius C Goins was the first to move to Oklahoma in the summer of 1900. The rest followed but not all at once.Julius and Ernest Walker bought a store in Old Spavinaw in 1904. Each put up $250. In 1906 Julius bought out Ernest Walker's part. When the City of Tulsa built the dam in 1922 they traded him three lots and cash for his property. Besides owning a store, Julius was a Methodist Minister.

In the photo below, Julius is seated, left to right are William "Bill" Walker, Ernest Walker, and Thomas Straley Goins.

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