|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1841|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1931|
MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT Grandmother(pictured with her husband David my x3 Great grandfather)
The Goins lineage of my family is more than 3000+ strong! I have learned from family members that my x3Great Grandparents, David and Eve Goins, had secured a 'written contract' with their former slave owner. The contract stipulated, they would continue to work his land along with their children, with the condition that he provided education to all fourteen children. The agreement was honored! The documentation exists in the Archives of the Freedmen bureau, which I will have to obtain a copy of one day!
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
In this field of green.
The name and date are chiseled out
For all to see.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist.
You died long befoe I was born.
Yet we are of one, you and I,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the life you lived
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you."
David Goins (1843 - ____)
James Goins (1867 - ____)*
Saint Peter Cemetery
Created by: Always lovingly honored ...
Record added: Sep 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59384688