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I am a great-great-great-granddaughter of Jacob Flowers. If you have 
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Georgia Fleming
Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama
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Jacob Flowers, b 1776 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, d aft 1850 in Johnston County
    m Pheriba Johnson,  8 April 1798
     Elizabeth "Lizzie" Flowers , b 23 February 1810 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d 25 December 1895 
        
m Stevenson Godwin (b 1810, d 1863, son of James Godwin and Sarah "Sally" Stevens) 
         Listed on 1850 Census as a cooper. Elizabeth is in the household of her son Pinkney in 1880, age 73. 

        3  Emmaline Godwin, b abt 1830 in Clayton, Johnston County, d 1907
            m Isaac Parrish 17 April 1855
        3  Jacob Godwin, b abt 1832 in Johnston County, d 16 October 1863
            m Aurelia Barber
        3  James A. Godwin, b abt 1832, m Louiza Atkinson
        3  Susan C. Godwin, b abt 1835, d 1927, bur Benson Grove Church Cemetery, Elevation, Benson, Johnston County, North Carolina
             m (1) Young A. Stancil
             m (2) James Richard Benson (b August 1842)
             4  Willis J. Benson, b November 1882
             4  Emma F. Benson, b 1869
             4  William Pascal Benson, b 1870 in Elevation, Benson, Johnston County, North Carolina
             4  Alla V. Benson, b 1874
             4  Addie M. Benson, b January 1876
             4  Edgar Alonzo Benson, b January 1880 in Johnston County
             4  Bettie L. Benson, b November 1892 in Johnston County
        3  Samantha Godwin
        3  Martha Godwin, b abt 1838 in Clayton, d 1922, m Justus Parrish
        3  Avera Ellison Godwin, b 13 June 1840 in Clayton, Johnston County,  d 8 December 1922
            
m Martha Jane Easom, 24 December 1861 (b 14 February 1840 in Johnston County, d 19 June 1915 in Wilsons Mills)
             Martha was the daughter of James Hardy Easom and Martha L. Shaw.
             bur Bethesda Baptist Church, Johnston County, North Carolina
             (A Matthew Avira is next door to Elizabeth's sister Mary in the 1850 Johnston County Census. The Avery/Averas and Godwins
             had a long relationship and lived beside each other in Johnston County. This information provided by Carl Avery Godwin)
             Avera Godwin enlisted 02 May 1862, Johnston County, NC as a Private, Age 21. Served North Carolina 
             Enlisted C Co. 50th Inf Reg NC (Detailed as coastguardsman at Wrightsville Sound 02/64)

            
1880 Census lists A. E. and Martha in Smithfield, Johnston County. 
             4  William Eldredge Godwin, b 26 December 1872 in Wilsons Mills, Johnston County, m Ellen Flynn Overman
                 5  Leslie Grant Godwin, b 16 April 1904 in Wilson Mills, Johnston County, North Carolina, d 1996 in
                     Amarillo, Texas; m Thelma Jenetta Thompson, daughter of London Thompson and Martha Caldoni Hamilton
                 5  Martha Catherine Godwin, b 27 June 1894 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Newett Eldridge Godwin, b 28 February 1897 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Sudie Vauce Godwin, b 11 March 1898 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Ida Elizabeth Godwin, b 11 January 1901 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Leland Elbert Godwin, b 30 October 1902 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Gertrude Irene Godwin, b 27 April 1906 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Herbert Eugene Godwin, b 21 September 1895 in Wilson Mills
                 5  James Wilson Godwin, b 20 June 1908 in Wilson Mills
                 5  William Luther Godwin, b 6 Mary 1910 in Wilson Mills
                 5  Norma Ellen Godwin, b 28 May 1912 in Wilson Mills
             4  James Hardy Godwin, b 22 September 1866 in Johnston County, m Delia Green
             4  Mary Elizabeth Godwin, b 1868 in Johnston County, m George Stancil
             4  Martha Ann Godwin, b 29 December 1871 in Johnston County, m John C. Price
             4  William Eldridge Godwin, b 26 December 1872, d 1951, m Ellen Flynn Overman
             4  Stephen Andrew Godwin, b 5 May 1874 in Johnston County, m Effie Austin
             4  Sarah Katherine Godwin, b 3 August 1876 in Johnston County, m Willie Jackson Price
             4  Jennie Doss Godwin, b 8 August 1880 in Johnston County, m Thomas Columbus Ellis
             4  Minnie V. Godwin, b 8 August 1880 in Johnston County, m Marion Beckwith Parrish
             4  Eliza Geneva Godwin, b 26 February 1883 in Johnston County, m Henry Grant Parrish
             4  John W. Godwin, b 1887 , m Othella Smith
        3  William B. Godwin, b 29 September 1842, d 29 September 1917
            m (1) Elizabeth Spence Stevens, 2 November 1868, (2) Emma Jones, 23 October 1895
        3  Sarah E. Godwin, b abt 1844, m Joseph Stancil, 15 March 1867
        3  Penelope P. Godwin, b 29 March 1847, d 8 March 1921, m Jacob Davis
             4  Elizabeth Hawkins Davis, b 6 October 1882, d October 1958, m Charles Quinton Stephenson
        3  Pinkney Partney Godwin, b  abt 1849, d 26 March 1926, m (1) Margaret A. Hall, 28 October 1869;
            m (2) Lenora Hill, 24 January 1883; m (3) Martha Wallace, 16 January 1896
           
1880 Johnston County Census, Clayton, shows Pinkney b 1849, Margaret, b 1856; Elizabeth, 73, is also in the household.
             4  Oscar Godwin, b 1869
             4  Arther Godwin, b 1871
             4  Josephine Godwin, b 1874
             4  Jasper Lucas Godwin, b 1879, m Mae Gulley
        3  Mary Cornelia Godwin, b 3 April 1854, d 25 August 1934, m Wiley Alfred Davis, 23 November 1871
     Martha Flowers, b 1819
        
m Robert Massingill, 7 January 1846 in Johnston County
     Emily Flowers, b abt 1812 in Johnston County, d 5 January 1881 in Sampson County
        
m Matthew Dodd, 7 February 1835 in Johnston County (b abt 1811, he was the son of Dempsey Dodd and Martha
         Phereby Dodd)
         Appears on the 1850 Johnston County Census, Smithfield 3rd Dist.
        3  John Dodd, b abt 1836
        3  Mary Dodd, b abt 1838
        3  Pheriba Dodd, b abt 1839
        3  Nancy E. Temperance Dodd, b abt 1841, m James W. Flowers (b 1840 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, 
            son of John Flowers and Tempy Flowers, below)
             4  Seales Sanford Flowers, b 9 October 1885 in Harnett County, North Carolina, d 11 August 1946 in Angier, North Carolina, 
                 m Carrie Gregory (1906, widow of his brother Claudius)
             4  Nancy E. Flowers, b November 1865 in Harnett County, m // Woodell
             4  James Walter Flowers, b 1869 in Harnett County, m Lucy //
             4  Pheriba Delilah Flowers, b 18 September 1870 in Harnett County
             4  Irene V. Flowers, b 1872 in Harnett County
             4  Claudius R. Flowers, b 1875 in Harnett County, d 1905, m (1) Nancy //, (2) Carrie Gregory  (1902)
             4  Clemuel Watson Flowers, b 23 January 1876 in Harnett County, d 21 July 1961, m Nancy A. Matthews
             4  Franklin S. Flowers, b 1877 in Harnett County
             4  (Son) Flowers, b February 1880 in Harnett County
        3  Winnifred Dodd, b abt 1842
        3  Betsey Dodd, b abt 1844
        3  Henry Dodd, b abt 1846
        3  Harriet Dodd, b abt 1848
     Tempy Flowers, b abt 1817 in Johnston County, d 5 January 1881 in Sampson County
        
m John Flowers, 31 December 1838 in Johnston County
         3  James W. Flowers, b abt 1839 in Cumberland County
             m Nancy E. Temperance Dodd, daughter of Matthew Dodd and Emily Flowers
    
         4  Seales Sanford Flowers, b 9 October 1885, d 10 September 1946, m Carrie Gregory
                 5  Lena Aleene Flowers, b 1910 in Harnett County, m (1) Ralph Lee Weaver, (2) Robert J. Smith
                 5  Roy M. Flowers, b 6 March 1908, m Pearlie Aline Gregory
                 5  Lloyd Judd Flowers, b 12 October 1911, m Nora Elizabeth Layton
                 5  Leland Davis Flowers, b 11 July 1915, d 1970
                 5  Clyde Beacon Flowers, b abt 1920, m Lura A. Stevens
                 5  Gladys Virginia Flowers, b 7 April 1924
    
         4  Nancy E. Flowers, b November 1865
    
         4  James Walter Flowers, b 1869, m Lucy F. //
                 5  Ernest C. Flowers, b 1893
                 5  Mamie G. Flowers, b 1899
                 5  Ioma P. Flowers, b 1902
                 5  Grady R. Flowers, b 1904
                 5  Marie I. Flowers, b 1908
    
         4  Pheribe Deliah Flowers, b 18 September 1870, d 11 April 1915
                 m Eldridge Eva "Teeny" Flowers, b 18 January 1874
                 5  Joseph Frank Matthews, b October 1897
                 5  Eldridge Dewey Matthews, b 30 December 1899
                 5  Jacob Myatt Matthews, b 9 February 1903
                 5  Nancy Elizabeth Matthews, b 20 December 1904
                 5  Barbie Watson Matthews, b 4 April 1907
                 5  Leland Foster Matthews, b 1 June 1909
    
         4  Irene V. Flowers, b 1872
    
         4  Claudius R. Flowers, b 1875
    
         4  Clemuel "Clem" Watson Flowers, b 23 January 1876
                 m Nancy A. Matthews
                 5  Nancy Lucille Flowers
                 5  Myrtle Inez Flowers
                 5  Annie Jean Flowers
                 5  Selma Lee Flowers
                 5  Bruner Watson Flowers
                 5  Elizabeth Helen Flowers
                 5  Lura Pearl Flowers, b 15 June 1904
                 5  Reba Mabel Flowers, b 15 June 1906
                 5  James Benjamin Flowers, b 13 October 1911
    
         4  Franklin S. Flowers, b 1877 in Harnett County
    
         4  (Son) Flowers, b February 1880
         3  Mary Elizabeth Flowers, b 10 June 1841 in Cumberland County, d 24 November 1909 in Harnett County
              m Reuben Matthews (b 14 March 1839, d 5 June 1915, son of Isaac "Ica" Matthews and Winifred //
             4  Manley Matthews, b abt 1860 in Harnett County
             4  William R. Matthews, b 1863
             4  Theophilus Jacob Matthews, b abn 1867
             4  Tabitha Frances Matthews, b 5 June 1868
             4  Olander L. Matthews, b 23 September 1870
             4  Haywood Ica Matthews, b 1873
             4  Owen Denton Matthews, b 8 August 1876
         3  Martha T. Flowers, b abt 1843
         3  Feraby Eliza Flowers, b abt 1846, d aft 1920
         3  John E. R. Flowers, b October 1847 in Cumberland County, d 18 September 1913
            
m Louise Stancil
    
         4  Alonzo E. (Lonnie), b 1873 in Harnett County, m Louise Underwood
                 5  Lula Flowers, b 1903
                 5  Effie Flowers, b 1904
                 5  Bula L. Flowers, b 1906
                 5  Fred M. Flowers, b 1909
                 5  Lida Flowers, b 1911
                 5  Edward Flowers, b 1915
                 5  Mabel Flowers, b 1918
                 5  James D. Flowers, b 1920
             4  Loretta Flowers, b 1874, d 31 May 1931 in Harnett County, m Neill A. Barnes
    
         4  Celia E. "Bettie" Flowers, b 20 November 1875, d 7 June 1923, m James Haywood Grimes (b 21 November 1855,
                 d 29 November 1939)
                 5  David O. Grimes, b 25 February 1894
                 5  Benjamin F. Grimes, b 28 April 1915
    
         4  L. Amelia Flowers, b 30 October 1879, d 12 November 1943 in Harnett County, m Marion Franklin Barbour
                 5  Essie B. Barbour, b 7 January 1909
                 5  David Almon Barbour
    
         4  John Alexander Flowers, b 8 April 1885, d 26 December 1943, m Cora Anne Pollard
                 5  Mattie P. Flowers, b abt 1908
                 5  Guinn Flowers, b 19 May 1909
                 5  Claudie D. Flowers, b abt 1912
                 5  Fletcher Fairlee Flowers, b 27 December 1916, m Verle Millie Pollard
                 5  Dathan E. Flowers, b 23 May 1919, m Excelle Godwin
                 5  Edna Flowers, b 1923
    
         4  Rosabella Winifred "Rosie" Flowers, b 24 January 1890, m John Vassey McGee
         3  Emily R. Flowers, b b 1849 in Cumberland County
         3  Nancy E. Flowers, b abt 1854 in Harnett County
         3  Sarah Jane Flowers, b 1856, d 26 December 1924 in Harnett County, m James Calvin Weaver 
              (b 4 July 1853, d 14 September 1931)
             4  John C. Weaver, b September 1880, d 1958
             4  William Henry "Hen" Weaver, b Apr 8,1883, d Nov 26,1961, m Nellie Wade
                 5  Ralph Lee Weaver, b 7 September 1913
                 5  Myrtle M. Weaver, b 25 November 1918
                 5  William Bernice Weaver, b 29 June 1920
    
         4  James Leonard "Len" Weaver, b 29 August 1886, d 31 December 1959, m Mattie Brown
                 5  Isaac Herman Weaver, b 22 October 1914
                 5  Arthur Clayburne Weaver, b 18 April 1918
             4  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Weaver, b 23 January 1889, d 25 October 1957
    
         4  Thomas Benton Weaver, b 4 October 1891, d 15 January 1923
    
         4  Joseph Lee "Joe Lee" Weaver, b 13 May 1896, d 15 February 1966, m Myrtle Lee Hockady
                 5  Mary Lois Weaver, b 12 October 1923
    
         4  Harvey Weaver, b 9 August 1899, d 12 October 1961, m Texie M. //
                 5  Mildred Weaver, b abt 1922
                 5  Wilmer or Wilma Weaver, b abt 1922
                 5  Worth Weaver, b abt 1926
                 5  Geraldine Weaver, b abt 1928
         3  Willis H. Flowers, b abt 1858 in Harnett Cunty, m Edith W. //
              4  James H. Flowers, b abt 1886
     Harriet Flowers, b abt 1815
        
m Wiley (or William) Godwin, 18 February 1836 in Johnston County
         (b abt 1816, son of James Godwin and Sarah Stevens)  1850 and 1860 Census shows him in Coffee County,
         Alabama, Precinct 5 (Clintonville).  He also appears on the 1880 Census, Coffee County, Grant's Beat #8.

        3  Eldridge Godwin, b abt 1837, d Coffee County, Alabama, m Camilla
             4  Christopher C. Godwin, b abt 1858
        3  Lueza Godwin, b abt 1839  (listed as 11 on the 1850 Census and 14 on the 1860 Census)
        3  Lemuel Lambert "Lamb" Godwin, b 31 January 1841, d 18 October 1917, m Mary A. // (b 17 July 1844,
            d 27 December 1914), bur Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Enterprise, Alabama
             4  William L. Godwin, b 1 April 1867 in Coffee County, d 27 January 1898, m Mary Ellen //
             4  Christopher Godwin, b 29 November 1868, d 23 December 1868
             4  Joseph C. Godwin, b abt 1870, d aft 1900
             4  Marion E. Godwin, b abt 1872, d aft 1900
             4  Mahala L. Gowdin, b abt 1873, d aft 1900
             4  Perceba J. Godwin, b 25 January 1875, d 21 November 1880
             4  Mary E. Godwin, b abt 1877, d aft 1900
             4  Eldridge Godwin, b December 1878, d aft 1900
             4  Albert Godwin, b January 1881, d aft 1900
             4  Lela M. Godwin, b August 1883, d aft 1900
             4  Lily L. Godwin, b June 1886, d aft 1900
        3  Benjamin S. Godwin, b October 1846 (m Catherine //)
            1880 Coffee County Census, Clintonville, shows Benjamin and Catherine (b 1848) 
             4  Bluford Godwin, b 1864
             4  James Irvin Godwin, b 1864, d 1915 in Shelby County, Texas
                 m Georgia Alabama Armor on 27 December 1883 (b 2 March 1863 in Coffee County, d 22 March 1946 in 
                 Shelby County, Texas(daughter of William M. Armor and Mary Jane Sawyer)
                 5  Frank Godwin, b 1890 in Coffee County, d young
                 5  James W. Godwin, b 2 April 1891 in Coffee County, d 18 April 1963 in Shelby County, Texas
                     m Lilly McBrayer (b 30 December 1888 in Texas, d 2 December 1974)
                 5  William Armor Godwin, b 30 September 1897 in Coffee County, d August 1972 in New Waverly, Texas,
                     m Bertha DeFee (b 2 February 1902 in Teneha, Texas, d May 1995 in Sulphur, Louisiana)
                 5  Dewey Godwin, b 1899 in Shelby County, Texas, d young
                 5  Lucy Godwin, b 7 March 1903 in Shelby County, Texas, d March 1990, m Lee Britt
             4  Maggie Godwin, b 1868
             4  Allis Godwin, b 1870
             4  Mattee Godwin, b 1872
             4  Payton Godwin, b 1876
             4  Willie J. Godwin, b 1879, m Lemina //
             4  Robert H. Godwin, b March 1882
             4  Bennie B. Godwin, b December 1886
        3  Sarah Maryelle Godwin, b abt 1848 (appears as Sarah on 1850 Census and Maryelle in 1860)
     Jacob Flowers, b 22 October 1820 in North Carolina, d aft 1850 in Johnston County
        
m (1) Penelope Coats, 14 November 1843 in Johnston County, North Carolina, daughter of William Coats and
         Sarah Stephenson; m (2) Mary A. Barber on 8 February 1857;  (daughter of Drury Barber and Edith Woodall); 
         the children listed below are Penelope's. 
        3  David Lucian Flowers, b 9 May 1845, d 20 August 1906
         m Mary E. Jones, 27 January 1870 (Mary was b 6 December 1849, d 28 August 1903)
             4  Penny Catherine Flowers, b 7 February 1871
                  m George H. Roberts, October 1891 (son of Calvin Roberts and Catherine //)
                  5  James Alton Roberts, b 3 October 1892, d 3 February 1963, m Vergie Honeycutt
                  5  Mary Penny Roberts, b 18 May 1894, m Charlie Johnson
                  5  Minnie Florence Roberts, b 18 August 1895, m Henry Newman
                  5  Lillie Gertrude Roberts, d 2 May 1897, d 4 May 1979"
                  5  George Leonard Roberts, b 31 October 1898, d 11 August 1969, m (1) Callie Benson, (2) Mavis Alford
                  5  Lena May Roberts, b 10 June 1901, m (1) Joseph Pharoah Barbour, (2) M. E. Braswell
                  5  Beulah Florence Roberts, b 3 July 1903, m Percy Stephenson
                  5  Kenly Roosevelt Roberts, b 31 May 1907, d 8 November 1919
                  5  Emily Jane Roberts, b 18 October 1907, m (2) Floyd Stephenson, (2) Ed Stroud
                  5  Stella Leona Roberts, b 18 June 1909, m (1) Seth Barbour, (2) M. E. Braswell
                  5  Nellie Cornelia Roberts, b 31 July 1912, m W. Alton Barbour
             4  William Henry (Billy) Flowers, b 8 June 1873, d 16 November 1943
                 m LuCindy Johnson (b 31 July 1877, d 16 January 1955)
                  5  Eustes Llewellyn Flowers, b 22 February 1899, d 24 May 1963, m Clyda Blanche McCabe
                  5  William Ranson Flowers, b 9 November 1912, d 10 June 1954, m Estella Banks Langdon
                  5  Anna Belle Flowers, b 26 September 1915, m Charles B. Richardson
                  5  Henry Roscoe Flowers, b 2 September 1918, m Ethelea Johnson
             4  Robert L. Flowers, b 10 July 1875, d 14 December 1926
                  m Mary Barbour (b 31 January 1879)
                  5  Chester Flowers, b 19 October 1898, m Lilly Raynor
                  5  David A. Flowers, b 1 June 1900, d 2 April 1902
                  5  John Luther Flowers, b 10 February 1902, d November 1972, m Lillie Frances Allen
                  5  Anna Flowers, b 16 May 1904, d 31 October 1907
                  5  Leon Flowers, b 14 September 1906, m Vevie Jordan
                  5  Irene Flowers, b 16 January 1909, m Weldon Blackman
                  5  Herman Flowers, b 11 March 1911, m Ruby Price
                  5  Mary Beulah Flowers, b 25 March 1913, m Hubert Shelton Jackson
                  5  Elmon Flowers, b 24 Mary 1915, m (1) Hazel Edwards, (2) Viola Allen
                  5  Harvey Flowers, b 1 July 1917, m Thelma Edwards
                  5  Estelle Flowers, b 4 December 1919, m Richard Godwin
             4  Lucy Cornelia Flowers, b 15 July 1879, d 26 February 1927
                 m  Joe Jones (b 25 September 1885)
                  5  Beatrice Jones (not married)
                  5  John D. Jones, b 17 January 1923, m Zilphia Peedin
             4  Anna Flowers, b 20 February 1885, d 9 June 1886
             4  Ulysses Flowers, b 12 December 1889, d 26 April 1890
        3  William Washington Flowers, b 1848. After his mother's death, he lived with his uncle William H. Coats.
            He developed tuberculosis and died en route to California. 

        3  Lucy Ann Flowers, b 1849 in Johnston County, North Carolina, d 1925 in Clintonville, Coffee County, Alabama
             m Edmond Dismukes Fleming (see Descendants of William Walker Fleming for this line)
     Edney Flowers? m Laban Griffith 15 May 1819 (Laban b abt 1786 in Halifax County, North Carolina)
        Laban was previously married to Susanna Carrell, on 16 January 1811. Edney was presumably a daughter of
        Jacob who predeceased him. She is not mentioned in his will, although granddaughter Sally is, directly after 
        the bequest to Sally, Jacob's daughter. 
        3  Sally Griffith
     Sarah "Sally" Flowers, b abt 1807
        
m Laban Griffith., 18 December 1824 in Johnston County
        
1850 Guilford County Census, Southern Division: Laban Griffith, 64, Sarah 45, Mary 21, Martha 20, George W. 18,
         Caroline 16, Susan 14, Hardy 12, Elizabeth 11, Jane 7, Emily 3. 

        
3  Mary Griffith,
b abt 1829 in Johnston County
         3  Martha Griffith, b abt 1830 in Johnston County
         3  George W. Griffith, b abt 1832 in Johnston County
         3  Caroline Griffith, b abt 1834 in Johnston County
         3  Susan Griffiths, b abt 1836 in Johnston County
         3  Hardy F. Griffith, b abt 1838 in Johnston County
         3  Elizabeth Griffith, b abt 1839 in Johnston County
         3  Jane Griffith, b abt 1843 in Johnston County
         3  Emily Griffith, b abt 1847 in Guilford County
     Mary Ann Flowers, b abt 1798 in Johnston County
        
m Reddick Harper, 1 March 1812 in Johnston County  (b 1795, d 1863) 
        3  Bryant Harper, b abt 1816, m Rachael // 
           
 (Appears on the 1850 Johnston County Census next door to Reddick Harper; also in the household is
             Hawkins Brannon, age 15)

             4  Elizabeth Harper, b abt 1844
        3  Wilsey Harper, b 1819, m Aaron Massengill (b 1830); Wilsey is 31 on the 1850 Census, Aaron is 20. 
             Also in the household are Susan Harper, 21, and John Icues (?). They are living near Jacob and Pheriba.
             The 1880 Census shows Susan Harper, 51, living in Smithfield, Johnston County, single. 
              Aaron is probably the son of Aaron Massengill (b 1 January 1795 in Johnston County, d 24 December 1849) and
              Seely Hill. Aaron and Seely named a daughter Wilsey Ellen Massengill (b 1824). 

             4  Mary Massengill, b abt 1847
             4  Emily Massengill, b abt 1848
        3  Ammy Harper
        3  Elizabeth Emily Harper, b 1827 (not married)
        3  Susan Maria Harper, b 1829, d 1905 (probably not married)
        3  Nancy Wiley Harper, b 1835, m Aaron W. Massengill, Jr. 15 March 1855  (b 1830, d 1870)
            (Apparently married her widowed brother-in-law; Nancy Massengill appears as a widow on the 1880 Wayne County
            [Pikeville] Census; Bettie, William, and Leon are at home.)

             4  Elizabeth J. Massengill, b 1856 in Johnston County
             4  Pauline Massengill, b 1858 in Johnston County
             4  William Harvey Massengill, b 1860 in Johnston County
             4  Hepsey A. Massengill, b 1852 in Johnston County
             4  Leonard Aaron Coy Massengill, b 8 September 1870 in Johnston County, d 29 January 1924 in Wayne County
        3  Jacob J. Harper, b 1837, m Willy //
             1880 Johnston County Census, Smithfield, shows him as a widower; profession carpenter.
             4  Marry Harper, b 1863
             4  Ider Harper, b 1866
             4  William Harper, b 1868
             4  James Harper, b 1870
             4  Willie Harper, b 1873
             4  Susan Harper, b 1875
        3  William Harper, b 1841, killed in the Civil War
        3  George Robert Harper, b 1844, m Pheraby //
            1880 Johnston County Census, Smithfield, shows George R. Harper and Pheraby (b 1847) near Jacob Harper. 
             4  Lura T. Harper, b 1868
             4  George W. Harper, b 1872
             4  Candis C. Harper, b 1877
     Winifred Flowers, b abt 1801 in Johnston County (appears on 1850 Census as 49 years old)
        
m John Harper, 24 May 1819 in Johnston County (b abt 1788, 62 years old on 1850 Census)
        3  Ellender Harper, b abt 1825
        3  John B. Harper, b abt 1828
        3  Cevinia V. Harper, b abt 1831
     Pheriba Flowers
        
m Elijah Godwin (b 1806; son of William Godwin and Winnefred //; William was the brother of James Godwin, 
         father of William and Stevenson Godwin)
         Elijah Godwin appears on the 1850 Wake County, North Carolina Census, married to "F. Godwin" (Pheriba was
         often spelled "Fereba" or "Fereby").  He is 43 years old, with $19 in Real Property. In the 1860 Wake County
         Census he is listed with wife Ferabi and children John 15, Ferabee 14, Penelope 12, and Meary 5. 
         1880 Wake County Census shows Elijah, widowed, living in Panther Branch. 

        3  F. H. Godwin, b abt 1831
        3  Sir William Godwin, b 23 October 1833, m Rebecca Ann Stokes in November 1855 (daughter of John Stokes
             and Mary Stewart)
             4  Julius Gaston Godwin
             4  Alger Godwin
             4  Edward Godwin
             4  Remos Godwin
             4  Betty Godwin
             4  Beattrice Godwin
             4  John Benton Godwin
        3  W. M. Godwin, b abt 1836
        3  N. G. Godwin, b abt 1838
        3  B. A. Godwin, b abt 1839
        3  John T. Godwin, b abt 1844
        3  Ferabee E. Godwin, b abt 1847
        3  Penelope H. Godwin, b abt April 1850
       

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