Brandon I tried to solve this mystery, but without an estate record I could not prove who Goldsborough belonged to.I think he was the great grandson of Ignatius Flowers and Nancy Barnes thru their grandson Richard..some of this is a quess on my part and could be wrong, but maybe this will give you some leads
Thought to be grandson of Ignatius: Richard B Flowers married Mary Rundell May 3 1860, I think she died?/ Richard B Flowers married Ruth Gentry March 31,1869 note:never found Goldsborough in a census with Richard.
1900 census Claiborne Miss G B Flowers white male Jany 1866 34yrs married 8 yrs bornin Miss Sue N wife Apr. 1869 31yrs marr 8 yrs 2 children 2 living Mary J dau Oct 1896 John R son Sept 18 Judith Rundell Aunt Oct 1845 J L Torrey ?? Uncle Apr 1814 86 yrs
1910 census Claiborne for some reason Goldsborough is not in household Susie Flowers head 40 married 16 yrs 3 children 2 living Mary J dau 15 Susie N dau 6 Mary R Nelson mother 66 grandmother ?? can't read my own writing!!
1920 census Claiborne Goldsborough B Flowers 54 Sue N 50 Nell dau 16 I don't have the 1930 census
1870 census Claiborne note Is't hard to tell how this last name is spelled note should be aunt & uncle from 1900 census J L Torey 56 physician Mary 47 miss George 81 Scotland Judith Rundell 22
1880 census Claiborne Dr J. L. Torry 66 Physician NC Mrs. M A 57 John Joskey 32 Laborer Mrs J Rundell not sure about the mrs but thats what it looked like at the time if you can solve this mystery please post Donna