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|"Mrs. Miller is a daughter of Daniel and Eliza (Goens) Smith, both of whom were natives of North Carolina, but of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction, the grandparents having moved from the Keystone state to North Carolina."|
|"Miss Polly Bollinger, the daughter of Christian Bollinger, lived in Catawba Co. She raised Liz Smith. She was living with the family of George Miller at the time of her death in 1880. She was about the age of 90 years and was buried at Fairgrove [United Methodist] Church in Catawba Co."|
|#1096 Margaret Sebach, Will dated 25 Jul 1843, probate March 1848. Daughter Mary. To Eliza Mahaly Smith. EXEC. son Legion Bullinger. WIT. Henry Rhodes, Caleb Miller Book 2 pg 295.|
|#1095 Jacob Sebach, Will dated Nov 1804, probate Jan 1810. wife Margaret. His children and wife's children by her first husband: Jacob Sebach, Peter Sebach, Lionder Bollinger, Christian Bollinger, Susanna Bollinger, Anna Mary Bollinger. My youngest children John Sebach and Margaret Sebach. My other children: Catherina Sebach, Joseph Sebach, George Sebach, Magdalena Sebach, and Elizabeth Sebach. EXEC. Peter Hoyl, Henry Roth. WIT: Abraham Smith, Christian Sebach (no book or page reference).|
|#1097 Peter Seback, Will dated 14 Jun 1862, probate Jan 1866. Brother Jacob Saboch. Sister Elisabeth wife of Daniel Reep. To Peter Marshall Rhyne son of Esli Rhyne. EXEC. Esli Rhyne, WIT: Michael H. Costner, Jacob Plonk, Book 3, page 77.|
We know very little about the early history of our family. Members of the family were told that Aaron Goins and his brother Wiley came from Virginia (no proof).
The Marriage Bonds of Old Tyron-Lincoln Counties North Carolina by Bynum, tells us that a marriage bond filed for Arren Goings (Goins) and Ann Leonard with Elisha W. Roderick and M. W. Abernethy, witness, dated 10 Jan 1837.
The 1850 census lists Oran Goin, laborer, age 34; Anna, age 33 and Philip, age 8.
According to a great Aunt, Aaron lived in the "Old Beam House" and was killed by a tree while clearing a new ground. Ann died about 1894, the daughter of Jacob Leonard."
|1800 Lincoln County, NC
Seabaugh, over 45y
female, 26-44y (Margaret Runk Bollinger Seabaugh)
male child, 16-25y
male child, 10-15y
male child, 10-15y
male child, under 10y
female child, under 10y
female child, under 10y
|1810 Lincoln County, NC
Seabaugh, over 45y (Maria
female 16-25y (Anna Susannah Bollinger)
female 16-25y (Anna Mary "Polly" Bollinger)
|1820 Lincoln County, NC
|not found||Peter Seabouch|
|1830 Lincoln County, NC
Comment from Madge Philbeck in the book "Lincoln County Heritage 1997" : "We know very little about the early history of our family. Members of the family were told that Aaron Goins and his brother Wiley came from Virginia (No proof)."
female 20-29y (must be Margaret Seabaugh)
|1840 Upper Regiment Militia,
Lincoln County, NC
female, 20-30y (must be Ann Leonard)
male child, 0-5y (this child must have died before the 1850 census.)
(Lived next door to:)
Margaret Seabaugh, 80-90y
female, 40-50y (Polly Bollinger)
female child 5-10y (Eliza Goins (Smith) )
|Jacob Leonard, 40-49y
female, 30-39y (must be Margaret Seabaugh)
male child, 15-19y
female child, 15-19y
male child, 5-9y
female child, 5-9y
male child, under 5y
female child, under 5y
(Lived near Calib Miller and Christian Bollinger)
|1850 Lincoln County, NC||Oran
Goin, 34y, b 1816
Anna Goin, 33y, b 1817 (Ann Leonard)
Phillip Goin, 8y, b 1842
Henry Workman, 25y
Sarah Workman, 28y (Sarah Goins, sister of Aaron and Wily)
John Wokrman, 2y
Sarah. A. Workman 5m
Wily Goins, 40y (Aaron's brother)
Mahaly C. Goins, 10y (Wily's daughter)
Louisa Goins, 8y (Wily's daughter)
(Henry Workman's family and Wily Goins' family lived in the same house)
Martha Goin, 79y (living with family of:)
Jeramiah Smith, 50y
Sarah Smith, 47y (and seven children)
(Martha Goin may be the mother of the Sarah that married Jeramiah Smith.)
Peggy Leonard, 48y (maiden name: Margaret Seabaugh)
William Leonard, 21y
Polly Leonard, 18y
Caleb Leonard, 16y
Sarah Leonard, 12y
Carolina Leonard, 10y
Franklin Leonard, 30y
Barbara Leonard, 22y
Elizabeth Leonard, 2y
A.Q.P Leonard, 9m
|1860 Caldwell County, NC
1860 Lincoln County, NC
Willie Gowins, 50y
Ann Gowins, 42y
Phillip Gowins, 18y
Louisa Gowins, 15y
Henry Workman, 35y
Sarah Workman, 30y
John A. Workman, 13y
Sarah Workman, 11y
Susannah Workman, 9y
Daniel W. Workman, 6y
Margaret Leonard, 59y (maiden name: Margaret Seabaugh)
Caleb Leonard, 23y
Sarah Leonard, 21y
Emaline Leonard, 18y
Margaret S. Leonard, 3y
|1870 Lincoln County, NC||Wily
Goins, 64y, b 1806 (Aaron's
Louisa Goins, 25y, b1845
Annie Goins, 51y, b 1819, "Lives with nephew" (Ann Leonard)
Phillip Goins, 27y, b 1843 (Aaron's son)
Elizabeth Goins, 28y, b 1842
Ida Goins, 3y
David A. Goins, 1m
Margaret Leonard, 69y (maiden name: Margaret Seabaugh)
Sarah Leonard, 31y
Charlie Leonard, 13y
Susannah Leonard, 11y
Jennie Leonard, 6y
Ida Leonard, 2y
(Charlie, Susannah, Jennie and Ida
could not be the children of Jacob and Margaret because they are too young. It appears that Sarah never married. Jacob's 1875 Will referes to grandchild "Charley A. Leonard")
|1880 Lincoln County, NC||Phillip
Goins, 36y, b 1844 (Aaron's
Elizabeth Goins, 37y
Ida Goins, 13y
David Goins, 11y
Charlie Goins, 5y
Sarah Goins, 2y
Oscar Goins, 7m
Annie Goins, 56y (Ann Leonard - I think)
Louisa M. Goins, 30y, niece (Wiley's daughter whose mother died in 1850)
Daniel Workman, 22y, nephew (Annie's sister's son)
Leonard, 41y (living
with Catherina Leonard, 48y)
Ida Leonard, 14y
Sarah A. Leonard, 6y
William S. Leonard, 3m
|1900 Lincoln County, NC||Louisa
Goins, 52y (living with
Johnson family, Wiley's
Phillip Goins, 57y
Elizabeth Goins, 51y
Ida L. Goins, 33y
Charlie M. Goins, 27y
Oscar A. Goins 20y
Alice E. Goins, 18y
Lelia M. Goins, 15y
Leonard, 62y, widowed
Sallie A. Leonard, 26y
Liebe W. Leonard, 20y
|Posted: 7 Sep 2011 9:06PM
I've been doing genealogy research on my wife's family. It goes back to Felix Baker and Laura Ann Smith in the area of Catawba, Lincoln and Gaston Counties in North Carolina.
Laura Smith's mother was Eliza Smith. I found that Eliza was raised by a woman named Polly Bollinger. The Bollingers were a big family in the area. Most of these families were German orginally from the "Dutch" country in PA.
I searched for several years and looked at many clues but I now believe that Eliza was the daughter of Aaron Goins and Ann Leonard. She was born when Aaron and Ann were 15/16 years old and well before they were married.
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I'd like to know your thoughts about it and if you have any information that you can share that might help me prove or disprove my theory.
|Posted: 8 Sep 2011 8:53AM
Your case study on the parentage of Eliza Mahala Smith is interesting. Thanks for sharing it and giving others a chance to learn from your experience!
There are three pieces of evidence working against the theory that Eliza was married to a Smith:
a) When Eliza was indentured (bound) to Mary "Polly" Bollinger, her surname was Smith. See minutes of Lincoln County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for September 1837: "Indentures. Eliza Smith bound unto Polly Bollinger until she arrive to the age of 18 years." If Eliza was born in 1832, then in 1837, she would be only age five and obviously unmarried.
b) When Margaret Sebach executed her Lincoln County will on 25 July 1843, she referred to Eliza with the Smith surname. In 1843, Eliza Smith would be only age eleven and unmarried.
c) Eliza's surname is consistently Smith as a child and through 1850-1900 censuses and Eliza's children carry the surname Smith. As you point out, no Smith husband is ever in the picture.
Eliza Mahala Smith possibly was the orphan of a Smith couple, although when a child is bound out the court minute docket "most often" will say "orphan of ..." Possibly, the original indenture (if extant, is at the North Carolina State Archives) would have more information although the bond typically is the same as the minute docket entry.
Possibly Catawba County, NC, minutes and/or bastardy bonds show Eliza Smith as an unwed mother.
Thanks again for sharing,
Thanks for the information about the Lincoln County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. I didn't know such a document exists. I see that you have produced some books containing earlier transcribed records from this court.
Have you published the Lincoln County records for the 1830's?
Can you tell me about how to get to the Catawba County records?
Most pre-1910 North Carolina county records (originals or microfilms) are at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. The Archives web site includes a list of the county records available held in that facility. Not all the Archives' holdings have been microfilmed, but those that have been (check the catalog) can be purchased (current price is $12.00 per reel). For another option, microfilms of some North Carolina county records can be rented (current price $3.75) from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Visit the FHL's catalog at their website to review which films are available for rental.
I extracted some 1813-1852 items (bastardies, indentures, estates) from Lincoln County, NC, records for my personal files. I also have an index I prepared of Catawba County Probates 1843-1885. I reviewed these for the surnames of Bollinger/Bullinger, Leonard, Goins/Going/Gowens, and Smith. I did not locate anything in my materials other than Eliza Smith's 1837 indenture to Polly Bollinger that I already told you about.
Let me know if this helps with your questions.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Thanks, I reviewed the films and books available on the LDS site. I see the court records from the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The items on film, I will get sent to our local FHC. The books will have to wait for a trip to SLC.
|#718 Jacob Leonard, Will dated 15 Mar 1875, probate 9 Mar 1878. Grandchild Charley A. Leonard. Daughter Sarah Leonard. EXEC. Franklin Leonard. WIT. D.A. Coon, George Coon, Book 4, page 184.|
|Pg 66, 1-139
Will of Legion Bollinger, 28 Jan 1854
sons: Jacob A. Bollinger, Joseph F. Bollinger
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