John Googins

14 December 1818–30 June 1866 (Age 47)
Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of John

When John Googins was born on 14 December 1818, in Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, John Googins, was 33 and his mother, Jane Nash, was 28. He married Lucy Abbott on 17 June 1843, in Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 June 1866, at the age of 47, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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John Googins
Lucy Abbott
Marriage: 17 June 1843
John A. Googins
William Eastman Googins
Thomas Russell Googins
Lydia J . Googins
Woodbury . Googins
Edward Lorenzo Googins
Merrill Googins
Mary Googins
Estella . Googins
Melissa O Googins

Spouse and Children


    Lucy Abbott


17 June 1843
Hancock, Hancock, Maine, United States


    John A. Googins


    William Eastman Googins


    Thomas Russell Googins


    Lydia J . Googins


    Woodbury . Googins


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 2

Maine is the 23rd state.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Perhaps a variant of Irish Cogan . Compare Goggins .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Googins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Googins in entry for Lucy Abbott, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John in entry for Edward S. Googins and Emma J. Waldron, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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