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Re: William Goyens, mulatto freeman NC-TX

I have very belatedly seen this thread....
Did anyone ever start a Goins mailing list?
I would join it...My Goins are tri-racial, and have been for as far back as I have found...which is to about the mid 1700s...
Someone said here that Goyens father was a Goings? That's interesting, as I had never seen where Goings went to Goyens..
My personal belief is that all Goins/Gowens/etc that did not just come off a boat from Europe recently are all related..We are a HUGE bunch of people, and it is sad that some would still deny their African heritage...Perhaps those people's other lines are actually purely white...But it's not likely, because the Goins in my family seemed to connect up most often with other mixedbloods..sometimes bi-racial, but more often also tri-racial...Same way on my father's side of the family, which is probably how my father came to meet my mother in the first place...

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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