City Directories and History: “The first picture I am including was taken in 1924 during a Goforth family reunion. The second one is one I took several years ago. I was told it was built around 1890. It was built by my great grandfather Francis (Franklin) Asbury Goforth. He was born in 1847; died November 18, 1935 and is buried at Mesopotamia Methodist Church Cemetery in Cherokee County. He lived at Kings Mountain, N.C. until he was married, then moved to Sunnyside in Cherokee County. (Probably a little prior to 1873 at this point is my guess.) He and his brother, Preston, owned several hundred acres of land at Kings Mountain Park. I have been told the house was built with lumber that came from that area. Part of the Kings Mountain property had been passed down from their ggg-grandfather -Preston Goforth – that killed and was killed by his brother at the battle in 1780.”
Written and submitted to R&R by Martha Goforth Blackwell – 2015
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Nancy Reep says
I am a direct descendant of Preston Goforth who was killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain.I am interested in finding family members. I have proven my line through DAR. Please contact me with information.
We would highly suggest that you contact Micheal Scoggins at the Historical Center / McCelvey Center in York, S.C. It is the York County archives and has the Moss Revolutionary Records. These should help answer many of your questions.
Darrell Ray Goforth says
I have traced my side of the family to the Preston Goforth (6th greatgranddad) who’s name is on the monument at Kings Mtn Battleground. His brother that shot him was John Preston Goforth. Preston retuned fire. In all 5 goforth brothers fought in that war and only 1 survived so with similar names this all can get confusing. I look forward to finding out your connection to the goforths.
Darrell Ray Goforth
Brandon Mullinax says
Martha do you know if Francis Goforth was in the 18th Infantry Confederate Army? If so I may have a picture of him.
Hello, I am searching for a house my grandfather was born in Gaffney, SC around 1889. He name is Beaufort Gilbert and his parents were Allan Gilbert and Mary Gilbert. Allan Gilbert was a Methodist Preacher. I didn’t know if you came across the name in your research. Thank you!