Sachems / Chiefs - Leaders


Doctor D.C. Goins Death Certificate (Indian)

Doctor D.C. Goings
Choctaw, Cherokee, Tuscaroura
- Earlier Cusabo, Wapoo and Croaton
Leader of Paulding County


Pictured here, he is with his wife Rebecca Fox. Rebecca is a member of the Lett, Cole and Randolph families, related to Pocohantas "Matoaka"

D.C was son of Joel Weslin GOINS son of  Jason Goins. the son of Luke.

He is also mentioned in the "History of Paulding County" known as American Indian and practiced medicine and faith healing.

Joel Weslin GOINS was born on 16 Mar 1799 in the Common Wealth of Virginia. He died on 22 Sep 1872. He was buried in Collins Cemetery, Shelby, Ohio. The 1816 tax rolls of Mononagalia County, Virginia expanded by include Joel Goens (sic), William Cook, Willmore Cook, Hesekiah Cook, and Jaccent Goens (sic), while retaining the Daltons, Males, Hills, and Parsons. They all were included in Charles Byrn's district under the title of " free Negro 16 and upward "

Hanah Findley who was Choctaw was married to Jason GOINS (son of Luke GOINS and Susan LNUK). Jason GOINS was born about 1760 in the Common Wealth of Virginia. He was listed in Loudon County. He died on 23 May 1848 in Rumley, Shelby County, Ohio. He was buried in Collins Cemetery, Shelby, Ohio. Jason Going was in Cameron Parish in Loudoun County in 1775.

Hannah Findley, brought a successful suit for her freedom in Henry County Court in August 1788. She testified that she was the granddaughter of two Choctaw Indians, James and Chance, who were brought home by Henry Clay, an Indian trader, from a trip beyond the Carolinas to present day Chesterfield County in 1712. Her claim was supported by several residents of Chesterfield County. A Chesterfield County deposition taken in 1772 names the descendants of James and Chance by first name only: Ned, Lucy, Silvia, Bristol, Chance, Ned, Frank, Peter, Sam, Rachell and her children [Fender vs. Marr, Henry County Virginia. Loose papers, Determined Cases 1788-1789, folder 66, LVA, published in the Virginia Genealogist].


D.C. Goins, Great Aunts and Daughters of Jason Goins are Sophia and Sarah Goins. Sophia and Sarah married into the Wiya Nipe Lenape and Mingo Clans of Barbour County, West Virginia. Sarah married Joeseph Hill and Sophia married Warner Pritchard.

There are many spelling variations to the surname Goins that include but are not limited to: Goin, Going, Gowen, Goyne, Guin and Goen.  While the name does not appear in most of the list of names that are associated with the English surnames that are connected to the Lost Colony, there is a history of the Goins intermarrying with Waldens , Chavis, Locklear  and other surnames that are associated with the Lost Colony.  There was Francisco Guni that arrived in 1538 and Doughan Gannes that is listed on the roster of 1584. Some have speculated the name Goyne could be related to the Spanish and Portuguese settlers from Florida.  It is interesting to note that James Ernest Goins is the current Chairman for the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina and is said to have come from a long line of tribal leaders.

Pontiac, one of the greatest Indian leaders, was an Ottawa Indian and said to have been born near Defiance, Ohio.

Paulding County
The largest Indian village ever located in Paulding County was Charloe, beautifully located upon the left bank of the Auglaize River in Brown Township. It was near the center of an Indian reservation, four miles square and known as Oquanoxa's reserve. Their chief, with about 400 Indians, dwelt there until 1820, when most of them moved west. Several straggling bands remained. Some of the names of Indians remembered by the old settlers were Ant, Wayne, Totigose, Saucy Jack, Big Yankee Jim, Draf Jim, P. Ashway, a squaw(In print) named Songo, and two brothers named Pokeshaw and Wapacanaugh. Charloe was named for an Indian chief, known as Charloe Peter, who acquired considerable fame as an orator and statesman.

At one time, the very ill daughter of Chief Oquanoxa was brought to Dr. John Evans, father of Dr. S.A. Evans of Delphos, for treatment. When her health was restored, the chief presented to the doctor, one of his finest horses.



History of Paulding County

Lumbee Indians and the Goins Family

Lumbee Indians, The Lost Colony and The Goins Family

Virginia Memory, Library of Virginia “hundreds of the descendants of Indians have obtained their freedom:” Freedom Suits in 18th & 19th Century Virginia

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