Updated 7/15/15

To date, we have 3 NPEs represented in this group:

  • Higginbotham
  • Price
  • Renfroe

Group 2 consists of descendants of Godwins originating from North Carolina. To date, this is the biggest group in the project. Within Group 2 there are several subgroups. 

Group 2A

Consists of descendants of three men we think might have been brothers. Descendants from Thomas, David, and Samuel Godwin have been tested and have come back as exact 67/67 matches to each other. These 3 men are believed to have been brothers to each other. Although their father has not been proven, he is believed to have been William Godwin from Edgecombe Co., NC who married Mary Pearce.

  • Thomas Godwin was born circa 1745, died 1807 in Johnston Co., NC. He married Elizabeth Pearce.
  • David Godwin was born circa 1740 and died 1781 at the battle of Elizabethtown in Bladen Co., NC. He was married to Catherine Pearce.
  • Samuel Godwin, Sr was born circa 1742 and died 1807 in Johnston Co., NC. He was married to Mary ______.

Group 2B

Consists of descendants of Jonathan Godwin, born about 1740 who married Rachel Bullard, could also possibly have been a brother or a cousin to Thomas, Samuel, and David. There is evidence he came from Edgecombe Co., NC, however, he lived in Sampson Co., whereas the others lived in Johnston Co., NC.

  • Jonathan Godwin was born about 1740 and died 1791 in Sampson Co., NC. He was married to Rachel Bullard.

Group 2C

Consists of descendants of William Godwin, born about 1780 who married Pheriby ________. He was probably the son of one of the brothers listed in Group 2A above. 

  • William Godwin was born about 1780 in NC and died between 1840 and 1850 in Conecuh Co., AL. 

 


Group 2 is Haplogroup R1b1a2

The following direct line pedigrees have been submitted by testees. Click on the name link to send them an email. 

  • David Godwin,  b 1740  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Alexander Godwin b 1775
      • Alexander Godwin b 1802
        • William R Godwin b 1829
          •  John B Godwin b 1854
            • William R Godwin b 1879
              • Lawrence T Godwin b 1905  G-4
  • Samuel Godwin, Sr. b c1742 d 1807 Johnston Co., NC m Mary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Arnold Godwin, Sr. b 7 May 1776 Johnston Co., NC d 27 Jul 1859 Sumter Co., GA m Barbary
      • Arnold Godwin, Jr. b 26 Oct 1810 SC m Emmaline C. Dupree
        • John R. Godwin, Sr. b 2 Oct 1839 Sumter Co., GA m Sarah M. Varner
          • Erasmus F. Godwin b 4 Sep 1867 Sumter Co., GA m Mary Cordelia Laramore
            • Walter Frank Godwin, Sr. b 29 Sep 1899 Leesburg, GA m Annie Laurie Cleveland G-29
  • Samuel Godwin, Sr.  b c1742 d 1807 Johnston Co., NC m Mary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Samuel Godwin, Jr b c1774 d 1809 Johnston Co., NC m Mary Polly Duck
      • Jordan Godwin b c1806 d 26 Feb 1885 m Penelope Williamson
        • Ransom Godwin b 7 May 1836 Johnston Co., NC d 22 Oct 1907 m Serena Godwin
          • James Jordan "J. J" or Richard Godwin b. 21 Dec 1861 Johnston Co., NC d. 18 Feb 1936 Johnston Co., NC m Sallie Priscilla Aycock
            •   William Paul Godwin b 15 Aug 1911 Johnston Co., NC, d. 20 Sep 1996 Johnston Co., NC m Lillie Blanche Gardner G-130

Descendants of Thomas Godwin, b. c 1750, d. 1807 Johnston Co., NC (md. Elizabeth Peace):

  • Thomas Godwin b c1750 d 1807 Johnston Co., NC m Elizabeth Peace  
    • Tobias Godwin b c1790 d  02 Oct 1845 Johnston Co., NC m Christian Richardson
      • Newit Wright Washington Godwin b c1831 Johnston Co., NC d 1885 Johnston Co., NC m Sally Barnes
        • Henry Ruffin Godwin b Jan 1853 Johnston Co., NC d 3/14/1905 Johnston Co., NC m Patience Ann Smith
          • James Millard Godwin b 20 Sep 1900 Johnston Co., NC d 01 Jan 1931 Durham, NC m Lou Belle Corbett 
            • Millard Corbett Godwin "Rocky," b. 25 Mar 1931 Johnston Co., NC, d. 24 Jun 2015 FL (Obituary) (FAG Memorial)
  • Thomas Godwin b c1750 d 1807 Johnston Co., NC m Elizabeth Peace This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Tobias Godwin b c1790 d 2 Oct 1845, Johnston Co., NC m Christian Richardson
      • Tobias Turner Godwin, b. 1835, d. 1911
        • Dock Turner Godwin, b. 1872, d. 1939
          • Grover Harold Godwin, b. 1919, d. 1981 G-30
  • Thomas Godwin b c1750 d 1807 Johnston Co., NC m Elizabeth Peace This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Eli Godwin b c 1798 Johnston Co., NC, d. 1844, m Edney  
      • Eli Godwin, b. 1835 Johnston Co., NC, d. 1906 Johnston Co., NC, m Zilphia Rose
        • Joseph Tilton Godwin, b. 9 Jan 1876, d. 10 Dec 1950 Sampson Co., NC m. Lillie Fitzgerald
          • Minot Elijah Godwin, b. 7 Oct 1906, Johnston Co., NC, d. 1979, m Lou Belle West G-99

The relationship of Jonathan Godwin to David, Samuel, and Thomas is still unclear. He could have been a brother or a cousin. More descendants are needed to test. 

  • Jonathan Godwin (not proven) b. c 1740 d 1791 NC m Rachel Bullard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Nathan Godwin (not proven) b. c 1774; d. 1833 m Sarah Latham
      • Elijah Godwin, b c1801 NC (probably Randolph Co), d 1884 Lawrence Co., AR m Nancy Lewis
        • Agrippa Spinks Godwin, b 19 Mar 1827 NC (probably Randolph Co), m Eliza Ann Orr, 22 Jul 1852 Sharp Co., AR; Agrippa Godwin d 28 Sep 1864 in the battle of Pilot Knob in Ironton, MO
          • David Orr Godwin b 10 Mar 1854 Fulton Co., AR, d 24 Oct 1928 Fulton Co., AR m Zilphia Ann Pulley
            • Alvin Theodore Godwin, b 27 Jan 1879 Fulton Co., AR d. 17 Nov 1950 in Springfield, MO m Lou Ella Davis
              • Orville Godwin, b 12 Oct 1905 AR, d 13 Sep 1956 Tulsa, OK m Nova Peters G-43
  • Jonathan Godwin (not proven) b. c 1740 d 1791 NC m Rachel Bullard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Netheldred "Dred" Godwin b. c 1777; d. 1852 m Peggy Ball 4 Nov 1806 Randolph Co., NC
      • Margaret Godwin b. c 1828 NC, d. 14 May 1894 Fort Collins, Larimer Co., CO, m George Washington Sabin 18 Jan 1853 Putnam Co., IN
        • Maria Ellen Sabin b. 30 July 1857 IN, d. 8 Jan 1888 Moingona, Boone Co., IA, m James Knox Polk Smith 26 Dec 1875 Boone Co., IA
          • Charles J Smith b. 29 May 1879 Ogden, Boone Co., IA, d. 4 Apr 1969 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, m Flora May Belt 25 May 1903 Boone Co., IA
            • Fred Raymond Smith b. 7 Sept 1913 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, d. 16 Apr 1996 Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV m Frances Marie Stepaniak 12 May 1937 Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI 
              • Anita M Smith b. 4 Jun 1938 Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI, d. 28 Nov 2000 Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV, m William E Skene 12 Apr 1958 Windsor, Ontario, Canada (FF only)

The Wilson Ulysses Godwin below was probably a son of Nathan Godwin (1774-1833) who was a son of Jonathan Godwin  above: 

  • Wilson Ulysses Godwin b 1820 NC, d 1908 IL m Artimisa Corbit b 1828 AL,  d 1911 IL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Ulysses S. Godwin b 1849 AR, d 1931 IL m Clara Hester Smith b 1859, d 1949 IL
      • Melvin Godwin b 1887 IL, d 1966 TN, m Ethel Penrod b 1840 IL, d 1919 IL
        • Carlos "Bill" Godwin b 1914 IL, d 1994 IL m Sarah Ellis b 1920, d1986 IL G-77

The Jonathan Godden below was probably the son or grandson of Enoch Godden/Godwin who was possibly the son of Jonathan Godwin and Rachel Bullard above. 

  • Jonathan Goddenborn c1817 IN, m Sarah Godwin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Elias Godden b 24 May 1854 Boonesboro, IA m Olive Thomas b 28 Feb 1858 Boonesboro, IA
      • Francis Melvin Godden b 18 Sep 1881 Logan, IA
        • Francis Lloyd Godden b 1910 G-51

The rest of the Group 2 Godwins have not been placed yet: 

  • William Godwin b c 1780 VA or NC, m Pheriby Unknown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Levi Godwin, Sr., b. 1809, d. 1880 AL, m Sarah Barrow
      • John Dempsey Godwin, b. 1844, d. 1923 AL, m Elizabeth Smith
        • John Ansley Godwin, b. 1866, d. 1965, AL m Edna George 
          • John B Godwin, b. 1893, d. 1974, AL, m Stella SteeleG-85
  • Alexander M. Godwin, b. 1795 SC, m. Margaret M. McLaughlin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • William Washington Godwin, b.1840 St Clair Co AL, m. Mary Patterson
      • Francis Eugene Godwin, b.1873 St Clair Co AL,m. Minnie Brooks Shanholtser
        • Russell William Godwin, b.1897 Taloga, OK,m. Helene Brasted G-8
  • Nathan Godwin b 2 Dec 1807 NC m Lorena Hudson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Jonathan Godwin b 7 Feb 1832 NC
      • Redwin Godwin b 5 May 1879 AL m Emma Cone G-3
    • George Godwin b 14 Jan 1850  m. Lula Raef
      • Henry Calloway Godwin b Sep 1883 m. Mary Ellen Henderson
        • Tola Jeriel (Gerald) Godwin b. 17 Oct 17 1914 G-49
    • William Godwin b. c1823 NC d . c1865  AR md. Mary A. LKU - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • Ransom b. 1-18-1848 NC d. 1-26-1930 md. Savannah Wann
        • James Samuel b. 9-23-1880 AR  d. 2-1-1959 md. Rosa Elvira Ryles
          • Hershel Franklin b. 8-19-1906 AR d. 11-10-1964 md. Ruby Irene Hamilton G-52
      • Matilda Godwin b 1844 NC
      • Isham Godwin b 1846 d 1878 NC
      • Ransom Godwin b 1848 m Savannah Wann NC
      • Oliph Mae Godwin b 1850 m Samuel Craig NC
      • Emily Godwin b 1854  NC
      • Nancy Ellen Godwin b 1856 m Louis Wehunt AR
      • Susannah Godwin b 1858 m1 ? Roach m2 John O'Nale AR

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  • Joseph Godwin b. 1827 NC, d. 19 Jan 1865 Camp Chase, Columbus, OH (Confederate Soldier died of disease in prisoner of war camp) md. Caroline Horton 02 Oct 1851 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Jacob Godwin b 1858 Cairo, Grady Co., GA, d. 30 Dec 1888 Cairo, Grady Co., GA, md. Mary Elizabeth Singletary 1878 in Thomas Co., GA 
      • Arthur Jacob Godwin, b. 4 Oct 1882, Thomas Co., GA, d. 18 Oct 1947, Washington, DC; md. Frances Mary Head 09 Jan 1908 in Brooks, GA
        • James Clifton Godwin, b. 27 July 1908 Colquitt Co., GA, d. 30 Oct 1981, Pinellas Co., FL G-97 & 98 are brothers