Goggin Family of Ireland and Virginia
Stephen Goggin [a] b 1724, of Queens County, Ireland, d 1790, Bedford, VA. He md Letice Boyd abt 1748. She was b abt 1730.
Known children of Stephen Goggin and Letice Boyd were:
  • Stephen Goggin b 1752.
  • Sarah Goggin b abt 1758; md Thomas Dougherty 1778.
  • Elizabeth Goggin b abt 1760; md James Trenor, VA.
  • Letice Goggin b abt 1762, VA.

Lieut. Stephen Goggin [b] b 1752, Charlotte, VA, d 1802, Bedford, VA. He md Rachel Clark Moorman 21 Dec 1773, Bedford, VA, daughter of Thomas Moorman and Rachel Clark.
Children of Stephen Goggin and Rachel Clark Moorman were:

  • Pamela Goggin [c] b 31 Oct 1775, prob Bedford, VA, d 1844, Adair, KY; md Samuel Clemens 20 Nov 1810.
  • Mary "Polly" Goggin b abt 1776, prob Bedford, VA; md Alexander Gill 13 Nov 1801.
  • Pleasant Goggin b 11 Feb 1777, prob Bedford, VA; md Mary Leftwich 31 Jul 1807.
  • William Goggin b abt 1778, prob Bedford, VA; md Pamela Tate 23 Nov 1810.
  • Nancy Goggin b 1779.
  • Elizabeth Goggin b abt 1781, prob Bedford, VA.
  • Thomas Goggin b abt 1783, prob Bedford, VA; md Mary "Polly" Weldon 23 Dec 1812.
  • Stephen Goggin b 8 Apr 1789, prob Bedford, VA, d 29 Jan 1872, Bedford, VA; md Janet Robinson 25 Dec 1808.

Nancy Goggin b 1779, Bedford, VA, d 1850, Patrick, VA. She md Obadiah Tate 12 Dec 1798, Bedford, VA, son of Charles Tate and Charity Suddarth.

a. He is said to have come to Virginia from Queens County, Ireland in 1742. He patented a total of 656 acres on Flat Creek in Bedford County in 1759 and 1773, and was a member of the Anglican church.

b. He was a first lieutenant in the Bedford County militia during the Revolutionary War.

c. Their first child was John Marshall Clemens, father of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as the beloved American author, Mark Twain.
GL: Marriages of Virginia Residents, Vol II, Part II, p 48; Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume I, Clemens: Mark Twain's Virginia Kin, p 848.
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