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Re: Goins of Belmont Co., OH and Albemarle Co., VA

Perhaps a few more clues:

After finding a 1835 Belmont County marriage record in Salt Lake City (a few years ago ) for Michael A. and Verlinda Payne GOINS, I lost track of them and their family between marriage and the 1850 Census for Muskingum County, Ohio. I thought I looked in every township and most every other place in Belmont County. I didn't look in the township in the next county though.

Finally, I was trying different spellings on Ancestry and I think I found them again. According to the 1840 Guernsey County, Ohio census, Michael Gowings--somewhere between the ages 24 and 35--was the head of household in Millwood township. This township is just north of Quaker City in Guernsey County and just west of Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio. I think this is the family because:

a. the marriage record in Belmont County, Ohio
b. the 1850 Muskingum County, Ohio census
c. the ages correspond with other documents
d. they seemed to move around between Mukingum and Belmont Counties
e. the proximity of the places

I am still looking for a connection with the GOINS' of Albemarle County, Virginia. I noticed the Ailstock family in Albemarle County, Virginia and in Guernsey County, Ohio.

I am also still having trouble finding the parents of Verlinda Payne GOINS. I haven't been able to find any Payne family members in Belmont County, Ohio so far. Perhaps they are in the next county as well? I think I have also tried Virginia ( without any luck ) for the Payne surname.

P.S. I have most of--if not all-- the death certificates of Michael and Verlinda's children. All of the information lines up perfectly. There is one wrinkle. I ordered the death cert of one of the children twice. One copy of the death certificate has Verlinda's surname as Payne and the second copy as Harper. One is from the State and the other from the County. Which should I believe? Perhaps this opens a new line of inquiry?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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