Enoch Godwin was born about 1824, possibly the son of Jonathan and Mary Godwin.
There are no Enoch Godwins on the 1840 North Carolina Census reports. There were 11 Godwins enumerated on the 1840 Sampson Co., NC census reports. Jonathan Godwin was one of them, enumerated on p. 37 along with Henry, Edwin, and William. Jonathan was born between 1770-1780 and had 3 males and 3 females (including 1 female born between 1770-1780 (his wife)). David and Enoch might have been the two males living with Jonathan on the 1840 census that were between 10 and 15 years of age.
Enoch Godwin married Ester Blackwell probably sometime between 1845 and 1850 (1850 Sampson Co NC census report with Enoch and Ester on it)
Enoch Godwin was enumerated on the 1850 Northern District, Sampson Co. NC census report:
Enoch Godwin, head, 24 yo (b. abt 1826), farmer, NC
Easther Godwin, 20 yo (b. abt 1830), NC
Winny Barefoot , 4 yo (b. abt 1846), NC
Same page as Jonathan Godwin (Jonathan was 70 years of age, born about 1780, his wife, Mary Godwin, 63 years of age, born about 1787, both born in NC; Mary Godwin, 26 years of age, born about 1824, Eliza Godwin, 25 years of age, born about 1825, and David Godwin, 22 years of age, born about 1828. All born in NC.)
Enoch Godwin was a co-administrator with David Godwin of the estate of Jonathan Godwin, Sampson County, North Carolina, Dec 1854. (Earlier estate sale by David Godwin, July 20, 1854).
From the 1850 census reports, it looks as if David Godwin was the son of Jonathan Godwin because he was enumerated in Jonathan’s household. David and Enoch were enumerated on the same page and about the same age – David was 22 and Enoch was 24 years old, so it is probable that these two men were brothers and both sons of Jonathan Godwin.
Enoch Godwin paid $175 to the estate of Nathan Godwin, Sampson County, North Carolina, November 18, 1856. Patrick Murphey was the administrator. David Godwin also had to pay $439.44 to the estate.
1860 Mingo Twp., Sampson Co., NC, (Draughton's Store PO)
Taken 10 July 1860
Enoch Godwin, head, 34 yo (b. abt 1826), NC
Ester Godwin, 30 yo (b. abt 1830), NC
Sarah W Godwin, 9 yo (b. abt 1851), NC
Francis Godwin, 6 yo (b. abt 1854), NC
Amanda A Godwin, 4 yo (b. abt 1856), NC
Allen B Godwin, 2 yo (b. abt 1858), NC
Missouri Godwin, 3 mo (b. abt Apr 1860), NC
Winnie Barefoot, 13 yo (b. abt 1846) -- Married Silas West
Next door to John and Elizabeth Godwin (b. abt 1820); David and Susan Godwin (b. abt 1830);
Roll M653_913, p. 486
Enoch Godwin married Julia Ann Lee
Cannot find Enoch and his family in North Carolina in 1870
1880 Mingo Twp., Sampson Co., NC Census Report
Taken 15 June 1880
Enoch Godwin, 56 yo (b. abt 1824), Farmer, Md, NC NC NC
Julia A Godwin, wife, 32 yo (b. abt 1848), Md, NC NC NC
Missouri G Godwin, dau, 20 yo (b. abt 1860), NC NC NC (Rhuematism)
Allen B Godwin, son, 22 yo (b. abt 1858), NC NC NC
Julia E Godwin, 15 yo (b. abt 1865), NC NC NC
Esther Godwin, 13 yo (b. abt 1867), NC NC NC
Emma E Godwin, dau, 11 yo (b. abt 1869), NC NC NC
Ezra D Godwin, son, 9 yo (b. abt 1871), NC NC NC
Sarepta Godwin, dau, 7 yo (b. abt 1873), NC NC NC
Gemmima Godwin, dau, 5 yo (b. abt 1875), NC NC NC
Maggie A Godwin, dau, 4 yo (b. abt 1876), NC NC NC
Next door to Elizabeth Godwin, 49 yo (b. abt 1831), widowed, NC NC NC
1900 Mingo Twp., Dist 98, Sampson Co., NC,
Taken 1 June 1900 by Hardy Draughton
Enoch Godwin, head, 76 yo (b. 1824), Md 34 yrs (abt 1866), NC NC NC, owns free farm
Julia A Godwin, wife, 54 yo (b. May 1846), Md 34 yrs (abt 1866), NC NC NC, 8/10 children living
Jemima Godwin, dau, 25 yo (b. June 1875), NC NC NC
Ada Godwin, dau, 15 yo (b. Jan 1885), NC NC NC
Joseph Godwin, son, 12 yo (b. July 1887), NC NC NC
Harvey Tew, laborer, 19 yo, NC NC NCRoll T623_1217, p. 8A, ED 98
Same page as John Godwin, b. Feb 1860
Enoch Godwin recorded a will in Sampson County, North Carolina in 1902.
Enoch Godwin’s estate was filed in Sampson County, North Carolina in 1908. Enoch Godwin must have died between 1902 and 1908 in Sampson County, North Carolina.
Enoch Godwin’s widow, Julia A Godwin, was enumerated on the 1910 Sampson County, North Carolina census report. She was listed as a widow, 64 years old, born about 1846 in North Carolina. Both parents were born in North Carolina. She was the only person living in the household in Mingo township.
There was another older Enoch Godwin who was possibly the son of Jonathan Godwin and Rachel Bullard living in Randolph Co., NC between 1800-1830. This Enoch was believed to have come from Sampson Co., NC along with his two brothers Elthedred and Nathan Godwin. He also moved to IN/IA with his brothers about 1830.
1. 1850 Sampson County, NC Census report for Enoch and Easther Godwin
2. Sampson County, NC, Series of Original Loose Documents of Estate Records, 1784-1923; Estate folder of Jonathan Godwin, 1854
3. Sampson County, NC, Series of Original Loose Documents of Estate Records, 1784-1923; Estate folder of Nathan Godwin, 1856.
4. Sampson County, NC, Series of Original Wills, 1778-1953 Box No. 7 in series of fibredex boxes; Will folder of Enoch Godwin, 1902
5. Sampson County, NC, Series of Original Loose Documents of Estate Records, 1784-1923; Estate folder of Enoch Godwin, 1908
6. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, Sampson County, NC, Death Certificate of Amanda A Gregory listed her parents as Enoch Godwin and Ester Blackwell.
7. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, Sampson County, NC, Death Certificate of Julia Ann Godwin listed her parents as Bakerson Lee and Betsey Tart.