Tenth Generation

94. John M10 Godowns (Jacob W9, Jacob V8 Godown, Jacob7, Jacob2 Generation26, Jacob1 Generation15 Godowne, Jacob4 Goedowne, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1371) was born Jefferson Co, GA 1827. In the 1880 census his age is recorded as57 making his birth year as 1823. John died 1896 Jefferson Co, GA, at 69 years of age. Find A Grave Memorial# 83818618

He married Elizabeth E Harvey Jefferson Co, GA, April 24, 1856. Elizabeth was born Jefferson Co, GA December 21, 1835. Elizabeth(1372) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Harvey and Ann Mariah Clarke. Elizabeth died March 5, 1919 in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga, at 83 years of age. Elizabeth filed for a Widow's Indigent Pension on February 12, 1901 in Jefferson county. She states she was born in December 1832 in Jefferson county, where she lived her entire life. Her death certificate lists her birth year as 1835 (the informant was her brother Hiram Ichabod Harvey). She indicated John was born in 1822 (which is more accurate than the 1816 date John indicated in his pension application), and that he died in October 1896.

She subsequently applied for a pension each year up until 1907 (last one found). In her applications for the years 1902 through 1905 she lists John's year of death as 1897, in her 1906 & 1907 applications she has John's year of death as 1896. For all applications she has her year of marriage as 1855; however, their marriage record shows they were married in 1856.

Her death Certificate show death date of March 5, 1919

Find A Grave Memorial# 132120632 In the 1850 census Diviaion 90 Warren Co Georgia page 167, Fohn M Godown (age 24) is recorded as a farmer in the household of William Allen (age 38).

In the 1860 census Louisville Jefferson Co GA page 383, John M Godowns (age 33) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 24), Thomas (age 3), Mary (age 1), Patrick Allen (age 13, pauper) and Francis Allen (age 8, pauper). He is recorded on page 429 in the slave schedule as owning 1 female slave age 70.

There is a John M Godown (Goodowns) recorded in the Civil War Confederate General index cards. John's rank was Sergeant Sergeant under Stapletons, 12 (Wright's) Georgia Cavalry, with the state guards. There is also a John M recorded in the Georgia marriage records: Goodown, John M. married Hart, Frances on 24 Dec 1850 in Warren County, Georgia

Walden's United Methodist Cemetery In Jefferson County, GA has a headstone with John Godowns, Co. G. 2nd Ga. Infantry C.S.A.

In the 1870 census District 81, Jefferson, Georgia page 57, John (age 48) is living with Elizabeth (age 36), Thomas (age 14), Mary (age 12), James (age 8), Susan (age 6), Samuel (age 4), Hiram (age 3), Edmond (age 1). John is a farmer.

In the 1880 census District 81, Jefferson, Georgia page 180B, John (age 57) is living with Elizabeth (age 44), Mary (age 20), James (age 18), Susan (age 16), Hiram (age 12), Edmond (age 10), Anna (age 8), William (age 6), John (age 4), and Thomas (age 3m). John is a farmer.

John M Godowns and Elizabeth E Harvey had the following children:

child 155 i. Thomas J11 Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1857. Thomas died about 1875 Jefferson Co, GA.

child 156 ii. Mary Alice Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA April 11, 1862. Mary died June 13, 1917 Jefferson Co, GA, at 55 years of age. Buried at Walden's United Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson County, GA

Find A Grave Memorial# 62032638

She married Richard Wesley Rhodes Jefferson Co, GA, December 1888.

Richard was born in Georgia December 1864. Richard died 1937 Jefferson Co, GA, at 72 years of age. Buried at Walden's United Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson County, GA

Find A Grave Memorial# 62032613 (See Richard Wesley Rhodes for the continuation of this line.) Found in the 1900 census 79th militia District, Jefferson Co, GA page 70. The image is very hard to read so I have not added her husband and family yet. Living with her is her mother Elizabeth (age 64), her sister Annie (age 27) and brother Jefferson (age 20). Looks like the husbands name is Strader.

child + 157 iii. James Franklin Godowns was born 1862.

child 158 iv. Susan Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1863.

child 159 v. Samuel Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1865. Samuel died about 1875 Jefferson Co, GA.

child 160 vi. Hiram Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1867.

child 161 vii. Edmond Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1869.

child 162 viii. Anna Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA September 1872.

child 163 ix. William Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA July 24, 1874. William died October 15, 1966 in Millen, Jenkins Co, GA, at 92 years of age.

child 164 x. John Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1875.

child 165 xi. Thomas Jefferson Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA April 1880.

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