Friday, March 20, 2009

David Godwin (1872-1946) - Sampson Co., NC

There were at least three David Godwin men living in Sampson County, North Carolina:
  1. David Godwin, son of Jonathan and Mary Godwin, born about 1828 in North Carolina (according to 1850 Sampson Co census with Jonathan Godwin head & Jonathan’s estate records of 1854)
  2. David Godwin, son of Nathan Godwin, born before 1800, according to Nathan Godwin’s will, 1821
  3. David Godwin, son of John Godwin, born 1872, according to John Godwin’s will of 1873 and estate records of 1879

This post describes the chronological events of David Godwin, son of John Godwin of Sampson County, North Carolina. David was born about 1872 according to first census report that he was listed as head of household on - 1900.

1864
Will of John Godwin of Sampson County, North Carolina, 1864 . David Godwin wasn’t listed in the will because it was written before David and his younger siblings were born. He was listed as an heir during probate in 1873

1873
The will of John Godwin was presented and proved in Sampson County, North Carolina court. Nathan, Jonathan, John, Elizabeth Jr., Penny, Polly, Budd, and David were listed as heirs.

1880

1880 Mingo Twp., Sampson Co., NC Census Report
Taken 15 June 1880
Elizabeth Godwin, head, 49 yo (b. abt 1831), widowed, NC
John Godwin, son, 20 yo (b. abt 1860), NC, farming
Elizabeth Godwin, dau, 18 yo (b. abt 1862), house work, NC
Permira? A Godwin, dau, 16 yo (b. abt 1864), NC
Polly Godwin, dau, 14 yo (b. abt 1866), NC
Budd Godwin, son, 12 yo (b. abt 1868), NC
David Godwin, son, 7 yo (b. abt 1873), NC
Next door to Enoch Godwin

1900

1900 Mingo Twp., Sampson Co., NC Census report
David Godwin, head, 27 yo (b. Aug 1872), single, NC NC NC
Elizabeth Godwin, mother, 68 yo (b. May 1831), widowed, 1/1 child, NC NC NC
Henry Godwin, nephew, 12 yo (b. abt 1888), NC NC NC
Same page as (brother) Budd Godwin (previous page of brother John Godwin)
Roll: T623_1217 Page: 8B; ED 98

1904

Elizabeth Godwin filed a will in Sampson Co., NC in 1904 . This was probably David’s mother

1908

David Godwin married Julie Unknown about 1908 according to the 1910 census report .

1910

1910 Mingo, Sampson Co., NC Census report:
David Godwin, 37 yo (b. abt 1873), NC NC NC, M1 2 yrs
Julie I Godwin, wife, 28 yo (b. abt 1882), 1/1 kids, NC NC NC
William D Godwin, son, 1 yo (b. abt 1909), NC NC NC
next door to Budd Godwin
1920

1920 Mingo, Sampson Co., NC Census report:
13/13, taken 17 Feb 1920, Godwin Road
David Godwin, head, owns, mortgaged, 47 yo (b. abt 1873), can read and write, NC NC NC, farmer and merchant in a store and farm
Julia I Godwin, wife, 38 yo (b. abt 1882), NC NC NC
William D Godwin, son, 11 yo (b. abt 1909), NC NC NC
Lila E or C Godwin, dau, 9 yo (b. abt 1911), NC NC NC
Mamie W Godwin, dau, 7 yo (b. abt 1913), NC NC NC
Johny M Godwin, son, 5 yo (b. abt 1915), NC NC NC
Joseph H Godwin, son, 10 mo (b. abt Apr 1919), NC NC NC
Page contains David (1873) & Julie Godwin, John (1860) and Annie Godwin, and Henry (1888) and Fannie Godwin.
1930
1930 Mingo, Sampson Co., NC Census report:
198/215
David Godwin, head, owns, 57 yo (b. abt 1873), Md at age 25 (abt 1898), NC NC NC
Julia Godwin, wife, 48 yo (b. abt 1882), NC NC NC
William D Godwin, son, 21 yo (b. abt 1909), NC NC NCLilla E Godwin, dau, 19 yo (b. abt 1911), NC NC NC
Mammie W Godwin, dau, 17 yo (b. abt 1913), NC NC NC
Johnnie M Godwin, son, 15 yo (b. abt 1915), NC NC NC
Joseph H Godwin, son, 11 yo (b. abt 1919), NC NC NC
Roll: 1720; Page: 11B; ED 17
1946
The death certificate for David Godwin was recorded in Sampson County, North Carolina in 1946: David Godwin, born 20 Aug 1872 in Sampson Co., NC, died 16 Feb 1946 in Plainview Mingo, Sampson Co., NC. Spouse was Julia J Godwin; Parents were John Godwin and Elizabeth Smith, both of NC. Residence at time of death was Rt 5, Dunn, Sampson Co., NC; He was not a veteran, he was widowed. Informant was J M Godwin of Rt 5, Dunn, Sampson Co., NC; he was buried 18 Feb 1946 in the family Cemetery on Rt 5, Dunn, NC

David Godwin also produced a will in Sampson County, North Carolina in 1946 .
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