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:
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.
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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