North Carolina, USA
First wife of Allen Godwin, Polly Green's name may have been Mary. She and Allen Godwin married in February of 1809 in Cumberland, North Carolina. She may have died in Georgia.
Allen Godwin is the double great-great-grandfather of Ruth Godwin Gadbury, the tireless researcher, compiler, and author of GODWIN-HILL AND RELATED FAMILIES. Her father's grandfather was born to Allen's first wife, Polly, and her mother's grandmother was born to Allen's second wife, Martha. (Ruth is an aunt to myself, Peggy Smith Wolfe. I have spent hours, days, and weeks typing Ruth's vast research information into an internet-usable form!)
Allen Godwin migrated from his home in Johnston Co. NC to Georgia, back to Montgomery Col, NC, on to McNairy County, Tennessee, then settled in Tippah County, Mississippi, for his maturing years.
He married twice, both North Carolina girls, had a total of 15 children, but lost his first wife and three of their daughters and later a son of the second marriage early in his life. Three of his sons were said to be cripples.
According to a letter from William Pearl Deen to Ruth Godwin, dated 1960-09-12: "Allen Godwin. He came from North Carolina long before the War Between the States. He and his first wife had three children, your great-grandfather and one brother whose name was Calvin. He was a cripple. I saw him one time when I was small boy about 75 years ago. I will soon be 80. They had one sister (Pennie Godwin) who married a Callicut.
When their mother [Polly Green Godwin] died, he went back to North Carolina and married his second wife [Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds Godwin and brought her back to Mississippi..."
Allen Godwin (1788 - 1872)
Allen Godwin (1788 - 1872)*
John Allen Godwin (1812 - 1853)*
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Originally Created by: Jerry Owen
Record added: Feb 15, 2007
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For my 3rd great grandmother, first wife of Allen Godwin who had children with two wives, one my grandfather's great-grandmother, and one my grandmother's great-grandmother.With this first wife Polly Green Godwin:2 daughters who died young (ca 1810-ca 182...(Read more)|
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