Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

Notes


Charles WALKER

Couple married by a William McWhorter (per William T. Clarke).


Seaborn T. GOODSON

Goodson Boys in the Civil War:

GOODSON, S.T. ( Pvt Co B, 19th (Dawson's) Ark Inf, ) CSA
  Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, IL

GOODSON, M.J. PVT- Age 24. Enl 18 Oct1861 at Center Point, AR.
GOODSON, S.T.  PVT  -Age 24. Enl 18 Oct 1861 at Center Point, AR. Captured 11 Jan 1863 at Arkansas Post, AR  & sent to MP at Camp Douglas, IL 8 Feb 1863. Died of pneumonia 13 Feb 1863. at Camp Douglas, IL.
(October 18, 1861 enlisted notes Moses and Seaborn both at age at 24 - if correct, birth dates for both men would have to be before October 18, 1837.  Age of "24" then is probably date discharged, died or when roll was taken.)  

GOODSON, J.P. Pvt, Enl 1 Jan 1863 at Centre Point, AR. Present Feb 1864. Originally from Co B, 19th AR Inf
GOODSON, M.J. Pvt , Enl 18 Oct 1861 at Centre Point, AR. Present Feb 1864. Originally from Co B, 19th AR Inf

Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes Allegiance   
Goodson M. J. B 19 (Dawson's) Arkansas Infantry. Private Private   Confederate  
Goodson M. J. G Hardy's Reg't, Arkansas Inf. Private Private   Confederate   
(Primary source: 2001 -copyright -by EDWARD G. GERDES egerdes@cox-internet.com)

     On October 18, 1861 Moses and Seaborn enlisted with Dawson's 19th Arkansas Infantry, which later became one of the components for Hardy's Infantry.  J. P. (James Polk) Goodson is sited as enlisting originally with Dawson's Regiment. If the dates are correct, James enlisted with Dawson's only days before the Battle at Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post. The Confederates had been disrupting Union shipments on the Mississippi River and Major General John McClernand organized a movement to capture the Post.  Troops began their arrival January 9, 1863 and and by January 11 the Union had surrounded the Post with relentless fire.  The Confederate command surrendered.  It is estimated that the Union lost 1047 of its 30,000 troops and the Confederates lost about 109 of its 4,800.  Most of those who survived were captured as prisoners.  Among those was Seaborn T. Goodson, who died the following month in military prison at Camp Douglas. The battle was considered a victory for the Union,
    Hardy's Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized a short time later by consolidating what was left of the 19th and the 24th Infantries and Crawford's Infantry Battalion after the capture at Arkansas Post on January 11, 1863.  Hardy's Infantry later participated in the Red River Campaign in the spring of 1864, including the Battle at Jenkins Ferry April 30, 1864.

sources:
CWSAC Battle Summaries

The following web sites have interesting accounts of the battle:
BATTLE REPORT OF ARKANSAS POST, ARKANSAS. January 10 & 11, 1863 BY C. H. SMITH, CHIEF SURGEON,
CHURCHILL'S DIVISION AS PUBLISHED IN THE GALVESTON TRI-WEEKLY NEWS, MARCH 24, 1863

THE BATTLE OF ARKANSAS POST by L. J. Caraway, Granbury Texas, Confederate Veteran – March 1906

Clay County Courier - Page 3, November 17, 1893
Buried In Chicago
A Roster of the Four Hundred and Five Ex-Confederate Soldiers Whose Remains Were Buried Oakwoods Cemetery in Chicago.   As stated, Miss Fannie Scott has been authorized to solicit subscriptions for the monument fund of the ex-Confederate association of Chicago, Camp No. 8. United Confederate Veterans. A monument is to be erected at Jackson park to the memory of the confederate dead buried at Oakwoods cemetery, and all of the southern states have soldiers buried there.  Arkansas has a list of 405 confederate soldiers sleeping in that silent city, many of whom died in northern prisons, and whose relatives now living have no idea where their remains were buried.


Catherine MARKHAM

married a James T. Wright also?


Seaborn GOODSON

Title: U.S. Census
Page: 1850, GA, Walker Co, p 382, #566 (sept 1850)

Seaborn Goodson, age 46, b. GA, Carpenter
Elizabeth, age 25, b. GA, cannot read or write GOODSON b: ABT. 1827 in GA
Franklin, age 6,  b. TN (marked as 'idiot')
Lucy J., age 14,   b. TN


Elizabeth GOODSON

Title: U.S. Census
Page: 1850, Walker Co, GA, p 382, #566


Lucy J. GOODSON

Title: U.S. Census
Page: 1850, Walker Co, GA, p 382, #566


Franklin GOODSON

Title: U.S. Census
Page: 1850, Walker Co, GA, p 382, #566


William , Sr. GOODSON

Franklin County, Georgia Formed 1784 From Cherokee Lands

After the death of William, the Goodson slaves had to be auctioned off....His will is in return book 2, Walton Co., GA.  Nancy Stark received 1 slave and about $300.00 from her father's estate.
--source: Bennett, Brumley, Corbitt, Heist, Robinson, Stark among others, Entries: 3378    Updated: Tue Jun 25 21:39:05 2002    Contact: Stark Brumley Martin

exert from email by Stark Martin 2/18/03:
    I have that William's will is located in Return Book 2, Walton County, Georgia.  The executor of his will was his son (your possible connection)  Thomas B. Goodson.  

There is near certain that this William Goodson is the same a William Goodson b abt 1762, son of Jesse Goodson and Ann Millinex. Need to verify death records.There are some similarities that stand out even before in-depth research.

This William reportedly died in Walton Co., sometime before 1840.  Another William b abt 1762 reportedly died in Warren Co.  about 1831.

According to other researchers, William in "Warren Co.' had a sister Sarah Rebecca.  We know a William had a sister Rebecca only because we know Jesse had a daughter, Sarah Rebecca, and not because Rebecca was ever in Warren Co. or because any associations were ever made between Rebecca and William of Warren Co.   My William of Walton Co., on the other hand, had a daughter, Susan Rebecca.  The similarity in names raises some questions as to whether the correct William is associated with Rebecca.  It would not be uncommon to name a child for a sister, thus the William with the sister Rebecca is likely the same one with the daughter Rebecca.

Both Williams had sons named Thomas.

Other researchers often list Jesse's son, William as 'Sr.,' yet no one has ever linked a 'junior' to him. To be listed on documents as senior, one must have a junior somewhere nearby.  The junior is found in Franklin Co. below and later, with his father in Walton Co.

William of Walton Co. GA had a son named Seaborn. In 1821 land lottery records show William Goodson Sr, William Goodson Jr and Seaborn Goodson, ALL of Franklin Co. as winners in drawing.  Thomas B. Goodson, son of William Sr., named his first son Seaborn T.
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SOME OTHER WORKING NOTES TO KEEP IN MIND:

Records of our William's children, which we gathered before realizing Jesse's son William went to Franklin Co., or even that our William was in Franklin Co. prior to residing in Walton Co.  matched almost seamless with records found in Franklin and Walton Co.

Rebecca deeded Northampton Co., NC property to her brother, William in 1811, so it is possibly the William's youngest son, Thomas, was in fact, born in NC (instead of GA as previously thought) if the family went there then returned.

The 1830 census record below is probably our William Goodson, listed with his wife and his youngest child, 17-year-old Thomas B. Considering children's ages on subsequent censuses, William would have to have been at least 46-years-old for the 1830 census (assuming his first child was born after he was 17-years-old - Susan was born abt. 1801).  The second William listed is his son.

Census: 1830 Walton County, GA page 165:
William Goodson: 1 male 15-20, 1 male 60-70, 1 female 50-60,  2 salves (1 male, 1 female, both under 10).
Elizabeth Ramsey lived next door (1 female 70-80).

Census: 1830 Walton County, GA page 150:
William Goodson: 2 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 female under 5, 1 female 30-40
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RECORDS FOR WILLIAM GOODSONS THROUGH 1830:

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1801
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township: Unknown Townships Page:  9

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1805
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township: Unknown Townships Page:  21

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1807
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township: Unknown Townships Page:  57

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1811
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township:   Page:  34

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1820
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township: Capt.Van Davis Dist. Page:  0

Goodson, William, Jr.  
  State: Georgia Year: 1820
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township: Capt.Van Davis Dist. Page:  0

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1820
  County: Warren Roll:  M33_7
  Township: Unknown Townships Page:  274
  Image: 260  
2 males 0-10 years, 1 male 16-26 years, 1 male 45+, 2 females 0-10 years, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45, 2 Persons in Agriculture

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1824
  County: Warren Roll:   
  Township:   Page:  0

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OTHER RESEARCHERS NOTES FOR "OTHER" WILLIAM:

born 1762 d abt 1831
sister Rebecca b 1789 (would be 27 years difference in age)

Goodson-Family.com
Served in War of 1812. Pvt. 2nd Reg. Cavalry & 4th Squadron Pulaski Co., Capt
Richard H. Thomas, March 29 to April 9, 1813.; Served as pilot to build Historic Hartford Rd., Major Elijah Blackshear & Lt. Col. Allen Took, Pulaski Co 36th Reg GA Militia. Expeditions to the Frontiers of Camden & Wayne Counties, GA (The Goodson Family in Early American Wars 1635-1865 by Gary Ray Goodson Sr.)

Drew two lots in the 1820 Land lottery of GA. (1) land lot 179 section 3 Appling County and (2) land lot 82 section 13 Irwin County. ( The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia by Lucas)

28 Oct 1811, William Rudd & Rebecca (Goodson) Rudd deeded land in Northampton County, NC to William Goodson "of Georgia" (Northampton Co., NC deed book 15, page 224)

The assumption that William Goodson of Warren Co., GA is the son of Jesse Goodson of Northampton Co., NC is based primarily on (1) Rebecca's petition to the court that her brother William, "of the state of GA" receive any money due from her father's estate and (2) The above land deed of 28 Oct 1811, which also refers to the state of GA.

MY NOTE: ASSUMPTION FLAWED
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RECONSTRUCT THE PROBLEM:
There is a problem with the above reasoning that Jesse's William was William of Warren Co.
Jesse's William would have to have been of age (and other researchers' notes reference him being an attorney at the time) to have been able to hold the land Rebecca deeded to him.  There appears there was one William Goodson in GA in 1811.  He was in Franklin Co.

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1811
  County: Franklin Roll:   
  Township:   Page:  34

He had been on the Franklin tax roll since at least 1801, putting his birth around or before 1770.  

No Other Williams appear until 1820 when a William Jr. is enumerated also in Franklin Co. (see below), and a William appears in Warren Co (1816).

VERY IMPORTANT SUMMARY NOTATIONS:

- William of Walton's daughter Susan Rebecca Goodson was born in FRANKLIN CO. (abt 1801) and married James Harris Barton in WALTON CO. (1827).

- Jesse's daughter Sarah Rebecca Goodson Rudd removed to FRANKLIN CO. in 1812 after deeding property to her brother 'William of Georgia' and had children in FRANKLIN CO. at least through 1825.

- Records show that William of Walton daughter Nancy, married Benton Stark in 1825 in FRANKLIN CO.

- William of Walton's son John H. Goddson is enumerated in 1820 FRANKLIN CO. and drew land as a resident of FRANKLIN CO. in 1827.
 
 - William's son William Jr. drew land in FRANKLIN CO. 1821, is enumerated in FRANKLIN CO. through 1820, and is enumerated in WALTON CO. until after 1840.

- William of Walton's son Seaborn Goodson drew land as a resident of FRANKLIN CO. in 1821.   

All this indicates that  William of Walton is the same as William of Franklin.


SO A RECAP OF THE FACTS:

- In 1801, 1805, 1807, 1811 there is a William [1] in Franklin Co.

- In 1820, there is a William [1] in Franklin Co. and a William Jr. [2] listed in Franklin Co.
IT IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME that William [1] is the same person, as county residence remains to same, and to assume that William Jr. is his son. This could be Jesse's William because of age, and he was the only William Goodson recorded in Arkansas before 1816.

- In 1820 and 1824 there appears for the first time a William [3] in Warren Co.  Census, age in 1820: over 45 years. (Female [wife?] is 26-45, birth date was between 1775 - 1794.) The following record belongs to this William: marriage bond William Goodson Martha Hardaway - Marriage Date: 04 Jun 1816)

So William Goodson of WARREN CO.[3] married Martha Hardaway 1816 in WARREN CO., while William Goodson [1] STILL RESIDED in FRANKLIN CO. THERE IS NOTHING indicating that William of Warren ever had anything to do with Franklin Co. The William Goodson activitites occuring in Franklin Co. were clearly being conducted by the William Goodson OF Franklin Co.

- In 1830 there appears a William [3] in Warren Co., (1 male 15-20, 1 male 60-70, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 50-60) pg 219, taker enumerated as 'Wm.'  William's birth date would be before 1771. Adult female birth date would be between 1770 - 1780.

- In 1830, a new William [4] in Hambersham Co., (1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 20-30) This COULD NOT be Jesses' William because he was born after 1800.

- In 1830, two Williams [1] and [2] in Walton Co. The two in Walton Co. are of the ages appropriate to be father (age 60-70) and son (age 30-40), as in the two previously listed in Franklin Co.

- In 1840 there is no William in Warren Co.,
 - In 1840 now only one William [2] in Walton Co., age 40-50, presumed to be the younger of the pair above. (1 male 40-50, 2 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50) The father of the pair would now be 70-80 years old. It is reasonable to assume that rather than moving, the man died, giving us a William who's death occurred between 1830-1840.
- In 1840 there is no William in Hambersham
- In 1840 there is a new William in Putnam Co. (1 male under 5, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 5-10, 1 female 30-40). COULD NOT be Jesse's William because he was born after 1800.  He could be William [4] in 1830 Hambersham.

So after 1830 William [1] died.
Between 1830-1850 William [3] died. He may have been missed in the 1840 census or he may have already died and his widow was missed.

- In 1850 there is a William H. in Walton Co., age 25, one in Newton Co. (age 22)  one in Cobb Co. (age unknown, Ancestry indexed, but individual not on page) and there is a Martha Goodson, "aged 70, widow of William Goodson [3] of Warren Co."  Martha's birth date w/b about 1780.

One more important thing to consider: Note from Ancestors of Warren Huey RUDD
This is concerning Rebecca's activities at and around her father's death:

"However circumstantial information places Rebecca in Franklin County,Georgia shortly after 1812 as William Rudd's name was on a list of officials authorized to sign passports to cross the Indian Territory."

Considering Rebbecca deeded her father's land to William of Georgia and was then placed in the county of the only William Goodson in GA at the time, it is reasonable to assume that Rebecca's brother, William was none other that William of Franklin Co.   Rebbeca continued to have children in Franklin Co., Ga until at least 1825 (Hortensius Rudd born Abt 1825, Franklin Co.)

I conclude William Goodson [1] of Franklin, later of Walton, is Jesse's son.
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1821 Land Lottery GA -  Dearing - Greenwood
Name           County     Mil. Dist      Lot  Sect.  Drew Land
Goodson, William Jr.     Franklin    Seals     108  2      Dooly
Goodson, William Sr.     Franklin    Seales    250  9      Henry
Goodson, Seaborn                    Franklin    Seales   140  3    Houston
(Seaborn is William's son. Thomas B., also William's son, named his first son Seaborn)

William's known son John H. Goodson also drew land from Franklin Co., GA in 1827:
Drew land in Carroll Co., GA in the 1827 GA land lottery, 45th Day's Drawings - April 27:
Goodson, John H.  Section 5, District 2, Lot #92, Residence:  Franklin County  Capt. District: T. Chandlers County of Draw: Carroll County
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Other bits to consider:

Walker Co. Docket Index: ESTATE:  GOODSON, JESSIE DOCKET NO. 1,458.0
ESTATE:  GOODSON, WILLIAM FRANKLIN DOCKET NO. 9,501.0

Of course, children attributed to William of Warren still belong to William of Warren, but by default, they can no longer belong to William of Walton, Jesse's son.  Additionally, I believe some of the children initially attributed to William are, in fact, children that actually belong to Arthur Goodson b. abt 1765 in SC - d. 1818 in Putnam Co., GA (see work by Urquhart).

As we can see in this next message, there is yet another William with a son named Thomas...this group appears to settle more in the SC and AL areas, however....probably descendants of the above Arthur

Irene Goodson Massey  - MMassey430@aol.com  
14 November 1997 I am searching for Arthur Goodson born abt 1794/1795 in Darlington District, SC. some family say he may have come from Ireland.  Arthur, married Rhoda Ward Dec. 19, 1822 possible in Alabama.  Rhoda was the daughter of Thomas and Ann Goodson Ward.  Ann is believed to be the daughter of William Goodson and the sister of Thomas Goodson, a Revolutionary soldier of Darlington County, SC. I don't have any information on any of Arthur parents.  He served in the 1812 war in Georgia, in the place of Joel Dean of Washington Co, Ga.  In 1830 I found on the Ga. census a Arthur Goodson living in Muscogee Co. Ga. from there I  didn't find him until 1850 in Texas in Montgomery County. Arthur and Rhoda had the following children:  
James Goodson b. Oct 23, 1823 in Ala.  
William Walter Goodson b. 1824 in Ala.  (My GGrandfather)  
Edmond "Ed" Goodson b. 1831 in Ala.  
Elizabeth "Betty" Goodson b. 1833 in Ala.  
John Goodson b. 1840 in Ala.

Dorothy H. Rawlings Mon Aug 18 12:52:51 1997
Looking for burial place of my gggrandfather, Leonard Green, born 1781 in TN/GA, married to Elizabeth Goodson, born 1797 in SC. Children: Seaborn, Jesse, James, Benjamin . Seaborn is listed in Claiborne 1850 Census as head of family. possibly his father died between 1840 and 1850. Any info appreciated.
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WARREN CO, GA:

note: Jordon and William Goodson in 1820 Warren Co.

http://www.genealogy.com  Sarah Goodson found in:
Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date:  Sep 24, 1793     
Location:  Isle Of Wight., VA     
Record ID:  24807     
Description:  Wife     
Prove Date:  Apr 4, 1796     
Book Page:  10-392     
Remarks:  Thomas Goodson, Sr. Leg.-wife Sarah; son Jordan Thomas Goodson; to the children of my daughter Mary Jordan, deceased; to children of daughter Hardy Braswell; to children of daughter Sarah Mintz; daughter Sarah Jones; daughter Frances Jones; daughter     
Notes:  This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.      

TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATIONS :
SOLDIERS AND WIDOWS

NAME:  Goodson,  C.
PENSION #:  S3264
COUNTY:  Warren
UNIT:  25th Inf.

NAME:  Goodson,  Cyrus R.
PENSION #:  S485
COUNTY:  Hawkins
UNIT:  37th Va. Inf.

NAME:  Goodson,  S.
PENSION #:  S12487
COUNTY:  Hamilton
UNIT:  5th La. Inf.

NAME:  Goodson,  Thomas R.
PENSION #:  S1130
COUNTY:  Greene
UNIT:  25th Inf.

NAME:  Goodson,  Thomas R.
PENSION #:  S1691
COUNTY:  Warren
UNIT:  25th Inf.

NAME:  Goodson,  Thomas R.
WIDOW:  Goodson,  Lucinda
PENSION #:  W2090
COUNTY:  Robertson
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FRANKLIN CO RECORDS:

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1801
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1801 Page: 009
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1801
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1801 Page: 009
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1805
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1805 Page: 021
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1805
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1805 Page: 021
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1807
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1807 Page: 057
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1807
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1807 Page: 057
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, ----*
  State: GA Year: 1808
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1808 Page: 060
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLAM
  State: GA Year: 1808
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1808 Page: 061
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, -----*
  State: GA Year: 1811
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1811 Page: 032
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1811
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1811 Page: 034
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1811
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1811 Page: 034
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, JOHN H.
  State: GA Year: 1818
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1818 Page: 018
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

GOODSON, JOHN H.
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Capt.Van Davis District Page:   
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index

GOODSON, THOMAS
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Capt.Van Davis District Page:   
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM JUN.
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Capt.Van Davis District Page:   
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Capt.Van Davis District Page:   
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index
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WARREN CO RECORDS:

Warren Co, GA MARRIAGES From 1784 to 1850 , Page 17
GOODSON, William | marr. |HARDAWAY, Martha | June 4, 1816

GOODSON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Warren County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: No Township Listed Page: 274
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index

GOODSON, JORDAN
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Warren County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: No Township Listed Page: 273
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index

Goodson, William  
  State: Georgia Year: 1824
  County: Warren Roll:   
  Township:   Page:  0
  Image:

Goodson, Jordan  
  State: Georgia Year: 1824
  County: Warren Roll:   
  Township:   Page:  0
  Image:

GOODSON, MARTHA
  State: GA Year: 1850
  County: Warren County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: 90 Subdivision Page: 173
  Database: GA 1850 Federal Census Index
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Portions of email to Marilyn Mainey, 3/27/03

Concerning Hawkins – Though it probably appears I was trying to trace Hawkins line, more than anything I was trying to establish the facts around Sarah Rebecca Goodson.  Nancy Hawkins was Rebecca’s mother-in-law (from husband William Rudd).  Both Nancy and Rebecca were apparently married twice, and both Nancy and Rebecca are reported as having been married to William Aaron.  Because it seemed a bit out of the ordinary, considering the relations and the big gaps in age, I started mapping it out.  I didn’t really conclude anything except that both women did marry a William Aaron.  All research I have seen represents both women’s husbands as the same man.  Logic would say that’s not the case, as W. Aaron would have been twice Sarah’s age.  It seems much more likely that Sarah married a different W. Aaron, as there were a few to pick from  – however, 1830 census records show a William Aaron age 70-80 with a female member of our Sarah’s age, and two children of Sarah’s children’s age – so I don’t know…

But anyway, my interest isn’t so much in William Aaron or Nancy Hawkins, but rather in Sarah Rebecca Goodson and the facts surrounding her.  She has been important in establishing connections, so I’m trying to learn all I can about her to verify she’s who she’s said to be.

(NOTE: There are some Hawkins on the other side of the family, however, who married Rectors and Woodruffs.  Later, a descendant of a Rector/Woodruff marriage, Amanda Catherine Woodruff, married my husband’s grandfather, Beatrice Goodson.  I will eventually try to find if there are connections between Nancy Hawkins and the other Hawkins. I’ve made note of your Sarah Goodson/Thomas Hawkins marriage – did I interpret that name correctly?)

Concerning Sarah Rebecca: Unfortunately, I am not yet in possession of document copies, but I am actively working on it. I have a variety of requests in and have ordered umpteen rolls of microfilm from LDS.  For the most part (at this point) the connection is based on a ‘ponderous of evidence,’ a lot of which is outlined under ‘William Goodson.’  I’ll try to explain briefly (like that’s possible for me), and I would certainly enjoy and appreciate your take on it:

(I initially found the text you referenced on the web site: http://www.loscarnales.com/aqwn05.htm. As far as the site being represented as a ‘reliable source,’ I have to question that.  I’ve done good deal of post graduate work focusing on the Internet and Internet research, and this site would not qualify as such.  That said, however, the individual pages do provide source information, and it appears the info was originally copied from  FTM CD Vol. 8, tree 2979.  The same info is cited on a number of different sites and trees, especially on ancestry.com and many of these reference Vol 8, tree 2979 and 2978 as well as the file ‘joel8.FTW.’ I think the joel8.FTW is a file found on one of the CDs.  I have a request in now for the name and address of the originator of the trees listed above.)

Nearly all research available online indicates that Sarah Rebecca who married William Rudd was Jesse’s daughter. I don’t take too much faith in that, of course, as nearly all research shows William of Warren Co., GA as Jesse’s son, and I am certain that is not the case (see W. Goodson notes).  But it was a good place to start.  In the temporary absence of hard copy documents, I literally try to disprove the possible connection and if that doesn’t succeed, I move on to try and ‘prove’ connections from other sources and to other individuals.  (NOTE: Even some research on William Aaron’s line (her second husband) shows her father as Jesse Goodson of Northampton  - what is interesting about that work it that there is no mention of William Rudd, which leads me to believe the sources are entirely different – I haven’t spent much time analyzing that record yet.)

In analyzing the information in the (repeatedly) copied text for Rebecca and William Rudd, I was able to verify most of the things presented – marriage records, locations, children, tax and land records, etc. from ‘non-tree’ records, although as you mentioned, they have not been original documents, but transcribed documents. Even still, when the items continue to produce positive hits, I tend to go with it as highly probable. Most everything appears in order, but of course, at this point I can only take the authors’ word that this Sarah Rebecca inherited property from Jesse’s estate (then there is always the question of whether she was, in fact, a daughter – Yikes!), and I can only take their word that she was born in Northampton County. Her birth date is still in question.

However, the references found in the copied text do reference specific documents (which I hope to have soon):

28 Oct 1811, William Rudd & Rebecca (Goodson) Rudd deeded land in Northampton County, NC to William Goodson "of Georgia" (Northampton Co., NC deed book 15, page 224)

The assumption that William Goodson of Warren Co., GA is the son of Jesse Goodson of Northampton Co., NC is based primarily on (1) Rebecca's petition to the court that her brother William, "of the state of GA" receive any money due from her father's estate and (2) The above land deed of 28 Oct 1811, which also refers to the state of GA.

Assuming these documents read as they are represented, then it should be fairly safe to assume that the Rebecca who married William Rudd is the same as the Rebecca who petitioned the court concerning her father’s estate.  A lot of assuming, I know *lol* but I’ll go out on a limb and say that while I don’t assume researchers always make the correct connection, I try to assume that they cite documents correctly. Still, the actual proof is in the hard copy. I also want to see where the property she deeded to William Goodson came from; presumably it belonged to Jesse Goodson.

Shortly after Rebecca and William Rudd deeded NC land to ‘William of Georgia,’ the couple is found in Franklin Co. (1812). Though at this point I’m fairly convinced that Rebecca Goodson is who she’s said to be, but a connection for this Rebecca to a ‘William of Georgia’ should certainly help. It would help verify that this was the right Rebecca (found the brother mentioned in Jesse’s will) and it will help verify who William Goodson actually was.

I already had some information on William Goodson, father of Thomas B. Goodson, and was able to trace him to Franklin Co. as early as 1801.  He had a daughter Susan Rebecca Goodson, which stood out to me as a possible namesake for his sister Sarah Rebecca.  Of his six children, 5 of them are positively placed in Franklin Co., GA through at least the late 1820s.  The sixth child (Thomas B.) appears to be represented in census records by age (no name).  No other William appeared in Georgia until 1816 when a William Goodson of Warren married Martha Hardaway in Warren Co. There is no evidence that Rebecca ever had connections with William of Warren Co., nor was she ever placed in Warren Co. Rebecca’s descendants, however, continued to show connections to families (Blalocks, among one) and locations (primarily Arkansas) that were also connected to William Goodson’s descendants.

Another note on source documents: I’m hoping the microfilm will produce much of this.  I can’t seem to get a hold of any of the other researchers referencing this matter.  David S. Goodson and Glenn Goodson reference Record of Estates and Inventories, Northampton Co., NC and Northampton Co. NC Genealogical Abstracts of Wills.  Glenn also cites, you guessed it – WFT Vol. 8 Tree 2978

On David S. Goodson work: It’s possible he actually has three different Williams confused.  David attributes to his William: land purchases in Franklin, census enumeration in Warren Co. and a marriage to Mary Unknown – but…

The William buying and selling property in Franklin Co. through 1823 lived in Franklin Co. through the mid 1820s and removed with his son, William Jr (and others) to Walton Co. (This is my William.)

William of Warren Co. was the second William Goodson to appear in Georgia, that being in 1816 where there is record of this William marrying Martha Hardaway in Warren Co. William and Martha continued to live in Warren Co. until their deaths, his after 1830 and hers after 1850. It makes no sense (with all due respect) to say that the William Goodson in Warren Co. was the one buying and selling property in Franklin Co. when records show that there was another William Goodson who had established residence and was a land owner in Franklin Co. during that same time frame.

David states that William married Mary Unknown in 1785 in Dobbs Co., NC and that Mary died in Warren Co. about 1838.  If this is the same William enumerated in 1820 Warren Co., then that would mean that William and Mary divorced after moving to Warren Co. but both remained there and that William remarried in 1816. Possible, of course, but I’m skeptical.

(NOTE: Glenn Goodson lists William as being married to both women and that Mary died unknown date and place.  He states that William and Mary were married in 1786 had child Furney in 1818, and that William and Martha were married in 1816 and had children from 1786 through 1858. He sites William’s death as 1831. There are clearly some errors here – again, with all due respect.)

It is my guess that David somehow missed Franklin Census records.  (On goodson-family.com there is a resource listing all Head of Household Goodsons in Georgia, and not one is listed in Franklin Co.  Of course, we know there were Goodsons enumerated there since 1820)  The problem may have been that the Franklin census records (or the township) were not readily available for some reason. If so, David had land records for Franklin Co. and census records for Warren Co.  -  finding no other William he assumed they were on


Elizabeth UNKNOWN

1840 census Walton Co., GA, Richardson District: Elizabeth Goodson listed as Head of Household, 1 member between 60-70 years of age.


John H. GOODSON

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J.H. Goodson- Pvt, Co B. "Griffin Light Guards", 5th Reg, Ga. Vol Inf

GOODSON, JOHN H.
  State: GA Year: 1820
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Capt.Van Davis District Page:   
  Database: GA 1820 Federal Census Index

Drew land in Carroll Co., GA in the 1827 GA land lottery, 45th Day's Drawings - April 27:
Goodson, John H.  Section 5, District 2, Lot #92, Residence:  Franklin County  Capt. District: T. Chandlers County of Draw: Carroll County


Source: "Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia
1827," Compiled and Published by Miss Martha Lou Houston, Columbus, Georgia,
printed by Walton-Forbes Company, Columbus, Georgia 1928.

REPRINT of OFFICIAL REGISTER of LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA 1827
45th DAY'S DRAWINGS-April 27.
FRANKLIN.
page 139
Fortunate Drawers: John H. Goodson, T.
Captains District: Chandlers
Number: 92
District: 2
County: Carroll County


Benton STARK

Name: BENTON STARK
Given Name: BENTON
Surname: STARK
Sex: M
Birth: Bet. Jul 1797 - Nov 1798 in North Carolina
Death: 9 Feb 1872 in Jefferson,Jackson Co., GA.
Event: Military Service Brooks Company, GA light Artillery (Ter)
Event: Military Service under Capt. Alexander Gray, Regiment 24, US. Infantry
Burial: Stark Family Cemetery, Brockton, Jackson County, Georgia.
Occupation: 1850 Bootmaker
Census: 1850 Jackson County, Georgia, USA
Event: Fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes Medical

Father: BENJAMIN STARK b: Abt. 1774 in Greenville, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA
Mother: Elizabeth TAYLOR b: Abt. 1775

Marriage 1 Martha STEWART
Married: 25 Aug 1816 in Guilford County, North Carolina: bond of marriage

Marriage 2 Lucy FORRESTER
Married: Bef. 1826
Children
William T. STARK b: Abt. 1825 in South Carolina

Marriage 3 NANCY GOODSON b: 8 Nov 1807 in Walton Co., GA.
Married: 1 Feb 1825 in Franklin Co, GA.
Children
Eliza Catherine STARK b: 29 Jul 1827
WASHINGTON FRANKLIN STARK b: 19 Feb 1829 in Georgia
Sarah Ann Rebecca STARK b: 4 Nov 1830 in Georgia
Thomas Benton STARK b: 1 Jan 1834 in Franklin Co., GA
Thomas Jackson STARK b: 8 Feb 1837
Elizabeth Jane STARK b: 3 Feb 1839 in Georgia
Seaborn Marion STARK b: 10 Dec 1840 in Georgia
Naploeon Bonepart STARK b: 19 Aug 1845 in Georgia
Nancy Elizabeth STARK b: 18 Oct 1850 in Georgia

source: Bennett, Brumley, Corbitt, Stark, and Pittmans trees
Entries: 4887    Updated: Sat Aug 31 22:16:09 2002    Contact: Ouida Martin


Nancy GOODSON

After Her father, William's death, the Goodson slaves had to be auctioned off (William's will is in return book 2, Walton Co., GA.)  Nancy (Goodson) Stark received 1 slave and about $300.00 from her father's estate.

source: Contact: Stark Brumley Martin

Birth: 8 NOV 1807 in Walton Co., GA.
Death: AFT. 19 MAR 1879
PROP: 28 FEB 1859 Petition of I. H. Randolph, Jackson Superior Court
Census: 12 AUG 1850 Jackson County, Georgia, USA
Census: BET. 20 - 21 JUN 1860 Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, USA
Note: Nancy Goodson Stark received 1 slave and about $444 from her fathers estate.

On Feb. 28, 1859 there is a petition of Joshua H. Randolph, Trustee of Nancy Stark for the sale of land. "...15 acres whereupon Nancy now resides in said County and containing 15 acres more or less and bounded by the lands of A.M. Park on the east, Webb on the South, W.S. Thompson on the north and the Athens road on the west: that said land is wholly unproductive except as a place of residence for her.

Your Petition further showeth that Nancy Stark is growin old, has been abandoned by her husband, who is a lunatic and has but one of her children, a small boy, living with her, and that her only grown son, to with W.F. Stark, on whom she can rely for protection contemplates removing from this County in a short time and that she will then be left desolate and almost alone; and that said Nancy is anxious to remove with her son W.F. Stark, and that she is desirous that the petitioner shall sell said tract of land and convert the same into money, allowing your petitioner to retain the principal, but paying annually to her the interest accruing on said fund... A.C. Thompson has bargained to buy said land for the sum of Seven Hundred .......Dollars...."

War of 1812 Widows' Pension Act of March 9, 1878. Nancy Starks widow of Benton Starks rank Private, Company Capt. Gray, Regiment 24" U.S. Infantry. New Orleans, LA agency. Rate per month - Eight Dollars. Commencing March 9, 1878. Certificate dated April 14, 1849 and sent to Pension Agent April 25, 1879.

source: Bennett, Brumley, Corbitt, Heist, Robinson, Stark among others
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Miles A SAUNDERS

MARRIAGE: 19 Nov 1836, Lincoln Co., NC
+John Lemuel SANDERS
+Frances Angeline SANDERS
+Jane SAUNDERS
+Hiram Albert SAUNDERS


Malinda GOODSON

Family 1 : Miles A. SAUNDERS
MARRIAGE: 19 Nov 1836, Lincoln Co., NC
+John Lemuel SANDERS
+Frances Angeline SANDERS
+Jane SAUNDERS
+Hiram Albert SAUNDERS


Lemuel SAUNDERS

MARRIAGE: 28 Sep 1803, Lincoln Co., NC
+Joseph Thomas SAUNDERS
+Louisa SAUNDERS
Matilda SAUNDERS
+Elizabeth Ann SAUNDERS
+Miles A. SAUNDERS
Amy Maria SAUNDERS
+Hiram Casson SAUNDERS
Martha Salina "Patsy" SAUNDERS


Willy Ann ABERNATHY

MARRIAGE: 28 Sep 1803, Lincoln Co., NC
+Joseph Thomas SAUNDERS
+Louisa SAUNDERS
Matilda SAUNDERS
+Elizabeth Ann SAUNDERS
+Miles A. SAUNDERS
Amy Maria SAUNDERS
+Hiram Casson SAUNDERS
Martha Salina "Patsy" SAUNDERS