Eighth Generation

61. Jacob V8 Godown (Jacob7, Jacob2 Generation26, Jacob1 Generation15 Godowne, Jacob4 Goedowne, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown) was born Broad River, SC August 17, 1754. Jacob died after 1840. Jacob V was recorded in the 1840 Census and not in 1850.

Jacob was born in Broad River near "Sherey's Ferry" in South Carolina. His parents are somewhat in question but presented here based on research done by Leon Zeigler. While Jacob was a resident of Burke Co. GA, he enlisted around May 20, 1781, and served in the Rev. War as a private in Captain Alexanders Irwin's and Abner Beckham's companies, in Colonels Elijah Clark's, John Twiggs and Asa Emanuel's Georgia Regiments. He was at the seige and capture of Augusta by the Tories and was in an engagement with the Cherokee Indians on Little Ohoopee River in late 1781. He was drafted from the militia in which he was serving to supply the army commanded by General Wayne near Savannah, served for the term of two months and was discharged in March 1782. He then enlisted in the Georgia Militia and served as scout against the Indians and Tories until the close of the summer of 1782. After the Revolution he lived in Burke and Jefferson Co. Ga. with the exception of about 18 months of living in Talbot Co. Ga. Jacob was allowed a pension on his application dated Oct 7, 1833, at which time he was living in Jefferson Co. Ga. with a post office at Louisville, and he stated he was then "aged a little upwards of seventy four years".

In the 1840 census District 77 Jefferson Co, Georgia page 101&102, Jacob W Godowns is listed (age 80) as a Military pensioner, and is recorded on the same line opposing page as Mary Bine.

In the Cherokee Land Lottery published by the Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore in 1969, we find a Jacob V Gooddown listed in the 9th district, 3rd section, lot 5. This lot is for 40 chains by 40 chains (160 acres). His entry has an * beside it meaning he had possesion of the land before the first day of January, 1838. The land lotteries of 1820, 1827, and 1838 gave recognition to veterans of the Revolutionary War. The Widows, orphans, and the veterans were given two draws rather than one with the exception of the veterans who had been fortunate drawers in the previous lotteries were only given one. This lot is in what is now Murray County along the Cona Sauga River somewhat above where Mill Creek joins the river. Cherokee County is about 50 miles south of the Tenn, N.Carolina, Georgia Bourder and about 10 miles west of the Chattanooghee River. Another reverence:

REPRINT of OFFICIAL REGISTER of LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA 1827 18th DAY'S DRAWINING-March 27. JEFFERSON. page 53 Fortunate Drawers: Jacob Gooddown, R. S., Captains District: Beatys Number: 168 District: 3 County: Muscogee County

Jacobs wife is not known. A Jacob Goodon appears in the 1820 census index for the years 1820 and 1824 living in Jefferson Co. Louisville, GA. There are also Henry Goodon (Madison Co. IL), Isaac Goodon (Buncombe Co, NC), and a James Goodon (Warren Co, TN).

A Jacob Goodown appears in a tax list page 51 in Hampton District, Jefferson Co, GA in 1799.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, M804, rolls 461-1710 1089 Goodcourage, John--Goodhard, David 1090 Goodhue, Joseph--Goodown, Jacob 1091 Goodrich, Abel--Goodrich, Simeon ref http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/militar y/mil20.txt

Jacob V Godown had the following children:

child 71 i. Ellender9 Godown(1303) was born in Burke Co, GA about 1780. She married William Owens Jefferson Co, GA, December 14, 1809. The Georgia marriage records has this recorded: Owens, William married Gooddone, Ellender Dec 14, 1809

William was born about 1780.

child 72 ii. Elizabeth Godown was born in Burke Co, GA about 1787. She married Jessie Purvis Jefferson Co, GA, January 9, 1817. The marrage is recorded in the Georga marriage records as Elizabeth Godowin marrying Jessie Purvis.

Jessie was born about 1797.

child 73 iii. Lucretia Godowns(1304) was born in Burke Co, GA 1789. Alice died 1868 Jefferson Co, GA, at 79 years of age. She married John E Way Jefferson Co, GA, September 28, 1828. John was born in Barnwell Co, SC July 7, 1779. (Additional notes for John E Way(1305)) John died June 28, 1855 in Stellaville, Jefferson Co, GA, at 75 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 54253878 (See John E Way for the continuation of this line.) Her name is spelled Goodowns in the Georgia Marriage Records

In the 1860 census Louisville, Jefferson Co Georgia page 390, Luctasia (age 70) is recorded near John George and William.

child + 74 iv. Jacob W Godowns was born 1800.

child 75 v. Martha Godown(1306) was born in Burke Co, GA about 1804. She married William McNeil Jefferson Co, GA, January 16, 1828. Martha appears in the Jefferson Co. GA marriages recorded as: Goodown, Martha married Mcniel, William on 16 Jan 1828 in Jefferson County, Georgia. http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/2540/2540_19. html

William was born about 1804. (Additional notes for William McNeil(1307))

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