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William Goheen

Male 1797 - 1853  (56 years)


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  • Name William Goheen 
    Born 1797  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1840 census date June 1
      2 males under 5
      1 male 40 and under 50
      1 female 10 and under 15
      1 female 30 and under 40
      1 female 60 and under 70 possible wife of John of Virginia
    Census 1850  Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Fall Creek Townhip 
    • William Goheen age 53, farmer, born Virginia, real estate value $600
      Frances age 43 born Virginia
      James W age 18, born Virginia
      Edward R age 16, born Virginia
    Possessions 20 Feb 1852  Butler County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The first transfer of property by will in the county is that by which William Goheen, of Clinton County, Iowa, gives and devises to his two sons, James Wilson and Edward Rufus Goheen, his land in section 19, of Dayton township. This bequest is made with the following peculiar proviso, "provided they stay me until my death." It is concluded as follows:
      "Signed, published and declared by the said William Goheen as and for his will in presents of us, who at his request have signed as witnesses to the same.
      "Test.
      "Delana McCain
      "Frederick Hobbert
      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of February 1852
      "William Goheen"
      The date of filing of this instrument is Nov. 10, 1853/
      These records were transcribed from the files in the office of the county recorder of Black Hawk county, to which at this time Butler County was joined for judicial purposes.
    Residence 1 Mar 1852  Butler County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Dayton Township 
    • Early settlement
      There is abundant testimony that the honor of first to settle into prairies of Dayton is due to William Goheen, who settled here in March 1 1852.
      Mr Goheen was a native of the State of Indiana, and came here with his family bringing three horses. He entered three forty acres tracts of land in the center of Dayton township. He built a little hewn log house, where he remained braving all the vicissitudes of frontier life, and defending his family from danger and want until June 1853 when death called him, and left the family to morn the loss of a brave husband and father. This was the first death in the Township
      William and family lived in Virginia in 1836 when Edward was born
    Died Between Jan 1853 and Nov 1853  Butler County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • The first death was William Goheen, in 1853; he was buried on the banks of Coldwater creek, section 19; afterwards taken up and buried in the Hardman cemetery.
    Person ID I4051  Goheen
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 

    Father John Goheen,   b. 29 Oct 1769,   d. Abt 1834, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Green,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Jan 1794  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Marriage database gives John Goheen as groom and Robert Harris as parent and bride as Harris
    Family ID F687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Ella Nicely,   b. 1807, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 May 1831  Allegheny County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Wm Goheen Groom
      Frances Nicely Bride
      19 May 1831 in Alleghany county, Virginia (adjacent to Botetourt Co.)
    Children 
     1. James Wilson Goheen,   b. 9 May 1832, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1911, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Edward Rufus Goheen,   b. Nov 1833, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1916, Sara, Clark County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 
    Family ID F1243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1049] Census 1850, 1850 US Census, HenryCounty, Indiana, population schedule, Fall Creek twp, page 323, family 208, line 18, William Goheen, NARA micropublication M432, roll 151 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1043] Census 1840, 1840 US Census, Henry County, Indiana. Fall Creek twp, page 80, line 21, William Goheen, NARA micropublication M904, roll 87 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S129] Book, Irving H Hart, History of Butler County, Iowa, A record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1914, Page 66,67.

    4. [S1442] Book Butler County Iowa, page 577, image 574.

    5. [S1442] Book Butler County Iowa, page 578, image 575.

    6. [S58] Electronic Datebase, www.Ancestry.com Database: Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1969-1800, page 510.

    7. [S183] Marriage Virginia familysearch, viewed; 16 February 2015; Botetourt, Virginia, reference Bk 1, Pg 6, No. 140; FHL microfilm 30,731.

    8. [S1034] Familysearch .org, Marriage Registers 1822-1916 Alleghany County, Virginia,page 5 no. 97, FHL 30523.