Going/ Goin/ Goins Family Reunion
Cumberland Gap, TN
Invitation to all descendants of Thomas Going (ca. 1729-1797)
of Randolph County, North Carolina.
In the past, this reunion has only involved descendants of Thomas’ son Burton. With the recent proof that the Thomas Goin, American Revolutionary soldier of Claiborne County, TN, was an older son of the Thomas Going of NC, we especially invite his descendants as well. We haven’t met any of the descendants of Thomas’ other children – William, Burgess, Vina, Haley and Elizabeth – but they are most welcome as well.
The reunion is being held at the Russell Berkau Memorial Park, in Cumberland Gap, TN on Saturday June 8, 2013. The park is reserved for our reunion from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be a pot luck picnic at 12:00. Please bring a covered dish, salad or dessert to share, along with your own soft drinks. It is a nice, clean park, near the historic Iron Furnace, with plenty of tables. You may wish to bring lawn chairs. You’re encouraged to come early and stay late to meet and visit with your cousins (those already acquainted with, as well as those who may be new-found).
Those who may be interested in genealogy are encouraged to meet Eddie Goins of Missouri, Pat Goin Jones of Kansas, Sherry Goin of Illinois and Roger Edmondson of Tennessee (and any others working on genealogy) to share family information.
The reunion is being held in conjunction with the Genealogy Jamboree – June 6th – 8th. This event draws several thousand visitors to Cumberland Gap each year. Besides the events and booths involving genealogy, there will be lots of events dealing with the history and heritage of our pioneer ancestors. A great time will be had by all who can attend. You can find more information, including lodging, on the Jamboree website - www.genealogyjamboree.us
For more information please contact:
Eddie Goins (MO) Joyce Ogan (TN)