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Martin
Luther
Goble

(1888 - 1979)
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Geneva
Mae
Johnson

(1903 - 1987)

Ethel
Irene
Goble

(1908 - 1983)

Lewis
Hubert
Goble

(1910 - 1911)

James
Henry
"Leggs"
Goble

(1912 - 1995)

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Boy
Goble

(1913 - 1914)

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Girl
Goble

(1915 - 1915)

J.C.
Goble

(1916 - 2005)

Harlee
Goble

(1918 - 1980)

Fannie
Elizabeth
"Lib"
Goble

(1921 - 1998)

Mary
Helen
Goble
(1924 - 2010)

Willie
Aleen
Goble
(1925 - 20??)

Elgevia
Goble

(1928 - 20??)

Estelene
Goble

(1928 - 1929)

Doris
Goble

(1933 - 1934)

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Aleen
Goble

(1925 - 20??)

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Luther
Goble

(1888 - 1979)

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Hedrick
Goble

(1860 - 1929)

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Lucinda
Goble

(1839 - 1911)

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Carlan
Goble

(1813 - 1880)

Corban
Goble

(1761 - 1840)

John
Goble

(1724 - 1813)

Daniel
Goble III

(1698 - 1750)

Daniel
David
Goble

(1669 - 1733)

Daniel
Goble I

(1641 - 1676)

Thomas
Goble

(1590 - 1657)

William
Goble

(1540 - 1593)
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James Henry "Leggs" Goble

     
 
 

Born: 08 Apr 1912, Alexander County, NC
Died:  16 Nov 1995, Catawba County, NC

 

 

                           

 

James Henry Goble was the second child born to Marin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta Johnson. .

 
James Henry was born 08 Apr 1912.  He was tall and skinny and carried the nickname "Leggs" throughout his life, being called "Leggs" by family and friends.

 

According to Willie Goble Loftin (James/Leggs' sister), Sally Witherspoon, wife of Buzz Witherspoon, gave James the nickname "Legs".

 
The Martin Goble family lived in Alexander County, then Iredell County.  Around 1933 Martin and Nessie moved their family to Catawba County and into Pump Alley’s old house.  It was located about 0.1 mile on the right on Alley Rd. and just off of Sherrills Ford Rd. near Catawba, NC.  It was a small 3 room house.  The kids all slept in one bedroom - in two beds.  They didn’t have mattresses for the bed and slept on straw ticks.  When the straw became flattened, it could be replaced.  Lib, Helen and Willie & Elgevia slept in one bed, while Leggs, Harlee & JC slept in another one. 
 
Martin was happiest when he was hunting or fishing.  Leggs was a lot like his father in that respect.  His other passion was baseball.  Leggs loved baseball and traveled frequently with the Howard's Furniture Company baseball team.
 

The Goble family were share-croppers.  Leggs, being the older child, was frequently in charge of seeing that his siblings stayed on task when they were working in the fields.  The main crop was cotton.  The family would work the fields for the owner of the land where they lived, and would receive a portion of the income from the sell of the crop.

 
 

James Henry was a "head" taller than Martin, and looked like he was "all legs", thus the nickname "Leggs"  According to Willie Goble Loftin, he wasn't the only one in the family with a nickname though.  Leggs' brother Harlee was called "Doc", Lib was "Can", Helen was "Men", Willie was "Bill", and J.C. Was "Tud".

 
Leggs married Nina M. Eades.  Nina was a sister to J.C. wife Ada.  Nina was born 02 May 1922.
 

Leggs & Nina

 
 
 

(Top Row) Nessie, Martin and Leggs
(Bottom Row) Willie, Elgevia holding Bud (Legg's son) and Helen

 
 
Leggs and Nina had twelve children.

 

Children of James Henry "Leggs" Goble and Nina Eades
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Carl Henry "Bud" Goble 13 Apr 1939    
Janice "Sis" Goble      
Roy Lee Goble 08 Dec 1943 20 Oct 2012 Jenny Cook
Bobby Goble      
Shelby Goble      
Ruby Gale Goble 29 Jul 1950    
Dale Goble 15 Aug 1952    
Linda Renee Goble 31 Jul 1954    
Debra Ann Goble 02 Jan 1956    
Jerry Dean Goble 31 May 1957    
Teresa Karen Goble 15 Oct 1958    
Michael Luther Goble 19 Apr 1960    
 
 
In the 1950s, Leggs & Nina lived in a house on Lowrance Rd. across from Martin & Nessie.
 
 

(Left) Leggs, Nina & Bud
(Right) 1954, Two of Jim & Ethel Goble Sharpe's boys with two of Leggs & Nina's boys

 

 
                             

Part of the group of Leggs & Nina's children

Bud, Janice "Sis", Bobby, Shelby, Dale

 
 
 

Leggs & Nina's children

                             

Leggs & Nina with all their children

                             

Leggs' Birthday, with Nina and his Sisters
(Back Row) Willie Loftin, Lib Isenhour, Helen Sigmon and Elgevia Eggers
(Front Row) Nina and James Henry "Leggs" Goble

                             

Leggs with some of his kids and grandkids at his birthday dinner

                             
                             

Leggs died 16 Nov 1995 in Catawba County, NC.  Nina died 11 Jun 1999.  They are buried in the Shiloh Methodiest Church Cemetery in Catawba County.

 

  

                             
                             

                             
 

If you have additional information or photos about James Henry "Leggs" Goble, please contact me.

A special thanks to Gail Goble Travis, Willie Goble Loftin and Brenda Isenhour Schronce for the photos of "Leggs" & his family.