Eleventh Generation

157. James Franklin11 Godowns (John M10, Jacob W9, Jacob V8 Godown, Jacob7, Jacob2 Generation26, Jacob1 Generation15 Godowne, Jacob4 Goedowne, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown) was born Jefferson Co, GA 1862. James died about 1915 Jefferson Co, GA.

He married twice. He married Vanna D Phillips Jefferson Co, GA, April 12, 1891. Vanna was born in Georgia 1861. He married LouElla Hamilton Jefferson Co, GA, 1908. LouElla was born in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga 1875. LouElla died April 23, 1960 in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga, at 84 years of age. Augusta Chronicle Monday April 25, 1960 WRENS Ga. - Mrs Lou Ella Godowns, 85, died at the home of her daugher, Mrs Maggie Lou Bathume 1990 Piedmont St, Augusta at 5:42 PM Saturday after a 12 month illness. Funeral services will be in Walden Methodist Church near Avera Ga at 3PM today with the Rev. W. H. Hurdle officiating assisted by the Rev Lillie Matthews. Internment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the home of her son J. Ottis Godowns, in Wrens until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Mervin and Elton Godowns, Joe Templeton, Johnny Davis, Joe Hinton and Gary Rhodes. Mrs. Godowns was a native of McDuffie County but had spent most of her life in Jefferson County. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera. Surviving in addition to her son and daughter, are a second daughter, Mrs Alma Hobbs, of Wrens; one stepson, Lonnie Godowns of Augusta; two stepdaughters Mrs Bob Brown of Stapleton, and Mrs Oakley Thigpen of Avera; a brother David Hamilton of Thomson Ga and 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Find A Grave Memorial# 61940553 In the 1920 census Jefferson Co Georgia page , Ella (age 40 widow) is recorded with Clyde (age 15), Alma (age 9), Otis (age 7), Maggie (age 4y11m). In the 1900 census1460 District, Jefferson Co, GA page 18, James (age 30), is living with his wife Vanna? (age 34), Willie (age 25), Willie's wife Lofoil? (age 25), Lonnie (age 44) his wife Ronson? Walden (age 43), and 7 children. James and Vanna have been married for 10 years and it looks like have had 5 children with 3 living but no children are listed.

According to the 1910 census, the birth years are wrong on the 1900 census.

In the 1910 census Louisville Road, District 76. Jefferson Co, Georgia page 60, James (age 48) is recorded with his second wife Ella (age 39), Willie (age 17), Liranda? (age 15), Lonnie (age 7), Clyde (age 6) and Alma (age 6m). James and Ella are noted as their 2nd marriage and Ella has has 1 child. James is a farmer.

James Franklin Godowns and Vanna D Phillips had the following children:

child + 294 i. William M. Thomas12 Godowns was born January 25, 1892.

child 295 ii. Liranda Godowns (still alive).

child 296 iii. Lonnie E Godowns was born in Georgia March 29, 1903. Lonnie died December 10, 1968 Augusta, Richmond Co, GA, at 65 years of age. He married Louise C Coleman in Georgia, March 19, 1928. Louise was born in Swainsboro, Emanuel Co, Georgia October 25, 1906. Louise was the daughter of Alfred Benjamin Coleman and Emma Bishop. Louise died June 30, 1971 Augusta, Richmond Co, GA, at 64 years of age. Burial: Magnolia Cemetery Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 110991715

From Obit: Survived by her sisters, Mrs. Monroe C. Spivey, Mrs. Vera C. Peterson, Mrs. H.L. (Vivian) Hoaglin and Mrs. George E. Peeples

In the 1930 census 1435 Broad Street, Augusta Richmond Co Georgia page 39, Lonnie (age 27) is recorded with his wife L. Louise (age 24). Lonnie was firs married at age 25 and is noted as being in transporation.

child 297 iv. Clyde Godowns (still alive).

child 298 v. Omie Clara Godowns(1509) was born in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga July 29, 1905. Omie died January 3, 1973 in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga, at 67 years of age. She married Oakley Lucius Thigpen in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga, December 27, 1925. Oakley was born July 1, 1904. Oakley was the son of Lucius T Thigpen and Dilla unknown. Oakley died November 1986 in Avera, Jefferson Co, Ga, at 82 years of age. (See Oakley Lucius Thigpen for the continuation of this line.)

James Franklin Godowns and LouElla Hamilton had the following children:

child 299 vi. Alma Godowns (still alive).

child + 300 vii. James Otis Godowns was born May 4, 1912.

child 301 viii. Maggie Godowns was born Jefferson Co, GA 1915. She married unknown Bathune.

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