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Thomas Godwin

Posted: 27 Apr 2011 7:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Godwin, Harrell
My GGrandfather, Thomas Godwin, was born in 1874 in Mitchel County, GA. I have his father (my GGGrandfather) listed as Alfred Godwin and born in 1850. His wife was Caroline Harrell.I can't find anything else going back on that Godwin line. We heard stories growing up that Tom's parents were killed in a wagon accident and that he was raised by other Godwin family members. I would appreciate any information. I've been wondering if perhaps Alfred immigrated.

Re: Thomas Godwin

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 5:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
In the GODWIN book by Jamie Grady of Knoxville, TN (deceased) there is a mention of an Alfred Godwin b 1810 in GA. Parents of Alfred: Samuel Godwin b. 1770 m. Nancy Dukes b. 1780. Nothing further on Alfred. Info. from Mrs. Ellen J. Godwin of Evanston, Wyoming, 1981.

Joanne Huntsberry (from the Devereux Godwin (CA 1595-1674) line).
Martinsburg, WV

Re: Alfred Godwin b 1810 in GA

Posted: 7 Aug 2011 5:20AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 2 Jun 2013 10:48AM GMT
Surnames: Godwin
Alfred was the middle name.

There were three Samuel Alfred Godwins, all my grandfathers.

Samuel Alfred Godwin I: b.ca.1770 Hertford County, North Carolina, d.bef.1840 Hardin County, Tennessee, m. 1st Christian Askew, 2nd m. Nancy Duke, both in Hertford, Co., NC.

Samuel Alfred Godwin II: b.10 Apr 1810 Montgomery County, Georgia, d.17 Feb 1863 Hardin County, Tennessee. m. Martha Ann Cole.

Samuel Alfred Godwin III: b.22 Feb 1847 Hardin County, Tennessee, d.26 Sep 1894 Hardin County, Tennessee. m. 1st Mary Josephine Smith. m. 2nd Mary Wright Hargrove.

James Alfred Godwin, my grandfather and son of S.A.G. III above, b.1889 Hardin County, TN, d. 1970 Indianapolis, IN. m. Dona Levinia Dildine.

Hope this helps!

Tony Godwin

Re: Thomas Godwin

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 2:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Tom Godwin was my grandfather's older brother. He was in his 20's when my Grandfather Jack Godwin was born. Jack Godwin married a lady named Sawyer and had several kids. When she died, he married my Grandmother, Mamie Glover Godwin. I know uncle Tome died in about 1975 at the age of 101. I am just beginning to trace my Mother's family, and will add anything I find.

Re: Thomas Godwin

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 1:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Godwin
Man those elders loved that wagon accident story. We were told the same story about our lines. Turned out to be false.
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