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John Godwin
Birth: Oct. 17, 1798
Chesterfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1859
Phenix City
Russell County
Alabama, USA

Civil Engineer. A master bridge builder before the Civil War, was well known for his covered bridges mainly in Alabama and Georgia. Was better known for training and freeing his slave-Horace King-pre-civil war. Who went on to build more after Godwin's death and to become famous himself. It was King that placed the monument on Godwins grave to show his affection for his former master. (bio by: Jack Skoch) 
Godwin Family Cemetery
Phenix City
Russell County
Alabama, USA
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Originally Created by: Jack Skoch
Record added: Jan 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7061860
John Godwin
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John Godwin
Added by: Jack Skoch
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With deep respect my 4thcousin 4x removed. RIPEvery time I see a picture of a covered bridge I will think of you and say a prayer.
- Corinne
 Added: Aug. 17, 2015
For my greatgreatgreat grandfather. You have many descendants who are proud of you.
- Ellen Gonzalez
 Added: Nov. 7, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
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