Haplogroup R1b1a2

Group 8 consists of the descendants of James Godwin bc 1743 and d. 1801 in Sampson Co., North Carolina. Descendants from four of his sons have been tested for Y-DNA testing so far. 

A second non-Godwin surname family descended from Miles Barefoot (b. 1811 SC) is also connected to this line (tested in 2013). Miles could be descended from the Noah Barefoot family of Johnston Co., NC. 

Children of James Godwin (c1743-1801):

  1. Milley Godwin
  2. Rachel Godwin
  3. Silvey Godwin
  4. Rhody Godwin
  5. Elias Godwin - Need to find descendants to test
  6. Aaron Godwin - Need to find descendants to test 
  7. Wiley Godwin - Need to find descendants to test 
  8. William Godwin - Y-DNA tested G-79
  9. Allen Godwin - Y-DNA tested G-28 & G-86
  10. James Godwin, Jr - Y-DNA tested G-36 & G-37
  11. Silas Godwin - Y-DNA tested G-46

I. Descendants of James Godwin Jr (1775-1851):

  • James Godwin b c1743 d 1801 Sampson Co., NC m Elizabeth Dawson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • James Godwin, Jr., b. 1775 d 1851 m Sarah (Sally) Stevens
      • Stevenson A. Godwin, b 1810 m Elizabeth Flowers
        • Avera E. Godwin, b 1840 d 1922 m Martha Jane Easom
          • William Eldredge Godwin, b 1872 d 1951 m Ellen Flynn Overman
            • William Luther Godwin, b 1910 d 1983 m Sarah Elizabeth Daughtry G-36  
  • James Godwin b c1743 d 1801 Sampson Co., NC m Elizabeth Dawson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • James Godwin, Jr., b. 1775 d 1851 m Sarah (Sally) Stevens
      • Peter Godwin b.c. 1819 Johnson Co NC, d.c. 1891
        • Richard Bryant Godwin, b. 1850 m. Martha Francis Ennis
          • Grover Cleveland Godwin, b. Dec 1885 Johnston Co., NC
            • Layton Arvisdale Godwin, b. Sept 1917 Johnston Co NC G-37

II. Descendants of Allen Godwin (1788-1872):

  • James Godwin b c1743 d 1801 Sampson Co., NC m Elizabeth Dawson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Allen Godwin b 11 Mar 1788 Sampson Co., NC d 1872 Tippah Co., MS m1 Polly Green m2 Martha (Reynolds?)
      • Jacob G. Godwin b 1827 Montgomery Co., NC d 9 Jun 1902 Dixie, Grayson Co., TX m Levina C. Whittington
        • Allen A. Godwin b Aug 1851 Tippah Co., MS d 1928 Hereford, Deaf Smith Co., TX m Lucy C. Reynolds
          • Zeda A. Godwin b 11 Sep 1890 Hamlin, Jones Co., TX d 12 Apr 1938 Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX m Myrtle E. Mooneyham G-28
  • James Godwin b c1743 d 1801 Sampson Co., NC m Elizabeth Dawson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Allen Godwin b 11 Mar 1788 Sampson Co., NC d 1872 Tippah Co., MS m1 Polly Green m2 Martha (Reynolds?)
      • John Allen Godwin, Sr, b. 1815, Johnston Co., NC, d. 1853, Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR
        • John Allen Godwin, Jr, b. 1854, Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR, d. 1932, Long Cove Community, Mills Co., TX
          • Enoch Godwin, b. 1886 in Hunt Co., TX, d. 1971, Mills Co., TX   G-86

III. Descendants of Silas Godwin:

  • James Godwin b c1743 d 1801 Sampson Co., NC m Elizabeth Dawson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Silas Godwin md. Kitty Holmes
      • Stephen K. GODWIN b c 1818, GA d 1866 m Jemima "Mima" BOWEN 
        • Stephen Bowen Godwin b 8 Dec 1845 Berrien County, GA d 21 Sep 1902 Lowndes County, GA m Elizabeth Juhan
          • Oliver Goldsmith Godwin b 26 Feb 1875 d 9 Feb 1939 m Barbara Chinn
            • Stephen Bowen Godwin b 1 Aug 1903 d Oct. 1981 m Atchafala Elizabeth RenFroe
              • Living Godwin New Project Member DNA G-46

IV. Descendants of William Godwin (1774-1845):

  • James Godwin b c1743 d 1801 Sampson Co., NC m Elizabeth Dawson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • William Godwin b c 1774 d. 24 July 1845 Johnson Co., NC m. Winnifred
      • America Godwin b. 1806 NC d. c. 1875 Dale Co., AL, m. Sara Byrd
        • George W Godwin b 19 Sep 1855 Dale Co., AL, d. 2 May 1903 Dale Co., AL, m. Matilda Jane "Rilla" Cotton G-79

V. Descendants of Miles Barefoot (1811-1860):

  • Miles Barefoot b 1811 SC d 1860 Pike Co., AL m Eliza Broxton  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Joel B. Barefoot b 1830 GA d 1863 MS
      • Leander Barfoot b 1850 AL d 1932 AL
        • Henry Sheffield Barfoot b 1887 AL d 1968 AL G-109
  • Miles Barefoot b 1811 SC d 1860 Pike Co., AL m Eliza Broxton  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Joel B. Barefoot b 1830 GA d 1863 MS
      • John Adphus Barfoot b 04 Apr 1861, d 08 Jul 1916 md Emma Ellen Redmon
        • John Seaborn Barfoot 18 Oct 1891, d 15 Dec 1949 Jackson Co., FL  G-117