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 John Godwin

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John Godwin Famous memorial

Birth
Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA
Death
26 Feb 1859 (aged 60)
Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
7061860 View Source

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.

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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jack Skoch
  • Added: 7 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7061860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7061860/john-godwin: accessed ), memorial page for John Godwin (17 Oct 1798–26 Feb 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7061860, citing Godwin Family Cemetery, Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.