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Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Posted: 9 Jan 2004 7:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Goins, Spears, Goings, Goines
After banging my head against the preverbial Genealogy wall for the last few months I think I have found a break.
I recently discovered what a Melungeon is, and that I possibly am one.

Anyway, I am trying to find info on Lula Goins who had a daughter named Ellen M. Spears. I found the birth record. Ellen was born August 1926 in Lechter county, KY. I am guestimating that Lula would be around 20 something, so she was probably born around early 1900's.

I think maybe if Lula is a nickname, her real name may be Talulla.

Ellen evertually married my grandfather.

Please any help would be Greatly appreciated.

Clarknrigsby@hotmail.com

Thanks

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

David Jones (View posts)
Posted: 11 Jan 2004 8:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spears, Goins
Walter (42) and Lulla Spears (37) are listed in the 1930 Letcher County, KY census, but do not have a daughter named Ellen or "M", and no child or theirs was born after 1922. That could be a census error. Both are from Tennessee, and all of their children except Johnie 14 were born in Tennessee.

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Terry Rigsby (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 2:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Goins, Spears, Melungeon
David,
Thank you. I have come across a few mistakes in my research like that. Perhaps you could answer a question. Doesn't a woman have to list her maiden name when giving birth? And thanks for the help. I did used to have access to the census, now I have to get a new membership.

Thanks for the look up and the Lead.

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Terry Rigsby (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spears, Goins, Melungeon
Oops, one more thing David. Were one of there children named Billy or William? Thanks

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

David Jones (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 11:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spears
These people lived in the country and the rules were different. The 1930 members of this family were Walter 42, Lulla 37, Buela 18, Cleo 15, Johnie 14, Jimmie 12, Paralee 11, Willie 8--and then no more. My suspicion would be that the enumerator left off the rest of the children--I have several cases of that. One issue is that Walter and Lulla cannot be found in the 1920 index, suggesting that this might be a second marriage for one or both, or possibly he is using a different first name.

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Terry Rigsby (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2004 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spears Goins
David - thanks for your reply. Actually I have it now. My cousin who is the daughter of "Johnny" emailed me today. Found her on another site.

Walter is the middle name he went by. His name is John Walter Spears Sr.
and Lula Elizabeth Goins. Who I have listed as Elizabeth Gowins on the KY record of Johnny's birth.
My cousin and I are just now getting acquainted and exchanging info. If you would like more, please email me at clarknrigsby@hotmail.com. As frustrated as I we both were at hunting down this family, we would be happy to share anything.

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 12:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I would like some information on Lula E Goins Spears. She would be my great great grandmother. Thanks in advance!
my email is reneemc84@yahoo.com

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Walter Spears 42
Lulla Spears 37
Bevela Spears 18
Cleo Spears 15
Johnie Spears 14
Jimmie Spears 12
Rosalee Spears 11
Willie Spears 8

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 1:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

Name: Lula Goines
Spouse: Walter Spears
Marriage Date: 16 May 1909
Marriage County: Rhea

Re: Lula Goins, Spears and Melungeons

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 1:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
1900 United States Federal Census

Civil District 11, Hamilton, Tennessee

Henry Goins 67
Tempie E Goins 56
Colonel S Goins 15
Lottie C Dodson 21
Roy J Dodson 1
Cora C Goins 9
Lula E Goins 8
James V Goins 5
Henry V Goins 3
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