Source list

Previous page

Next page


Note NI10090 :

Individuals : Word Daniel C.


Note NI10091 :

Individuals : Word Sherrill W.


Note NI10092 :

Individuals : Jamison Atha Thomas
From Rootsweb "Asc. and Desc. of Samuel Thomas and Susan Woodlief of Amelia Co. VA"
o. VA"
From the records of Elliston Thomas, dated Feb. 1966 --
eb. 1966 --
"Atha Thomas Jamison, b. March 5, 1866 at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Was ateacher, ordained as Bapti st preacher 1895; spent most of his life inchild welfare work, Supt. of an orphanage [the Con nie Maxwell Orphanage,at whose press the 'Record of the Thomas Family 1772-1903' by Mary AnnT homas Pope was published]; was a Democrat, also Rotarian and Mason, andauthor of several books. Married Emma Caldwell Oct. 3, 1889; died Aug.9, 1947. ... A more extensive history of Ath a Thomas Jamison is in1932/1933 issue of 'Who's Who in America'."
tory of Ath a Thomas Jamison is
From History of South Carolina, Volumne 3 edited by Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler:
Carolina, Volumne 3 edited by Yates Snowden, Harry
Atha Thomas Jamison. His ordination as a minister of the Baptist Church in 1895 was the signal for the beginning of a career of crwded usefulness, and for twenty years. Mr. Jamison has been on of the leading men in the ministry of the church of South Carolina.
He is a native of Tennessee, born in the historic city of Murfreesboro March 5, 1866, son of Robert D. Nd Camilla (Patterson) Jamison. His father was a teacher and held such offices as county supertendent of education and principle of the Murfreesboro High School during the early youth of Atha T. Jamison.
The latter grew up on a farm, and had a sound training at home and in local schools. Most of his broad literary education was acquired by following the Chautauqua courses of reading for eleven years. In 1885, he was appointed secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association at Charleston, South Carolina, and that year he began to qualify for the ministry, a vocation for which he felt a special call, and was a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky, from Oct, 1804, until Jun 1895. At the latter date he was ordained by The Citadel Square Baptist Church in Charleston and in July began his duties as pastor of the church at Camden. He quickly acquired a well earned popularity justified by his splendid talents as a preacher and his influence as an organizer and co-worker, especially among the younger people of the church community. When the Baptist Young People's Union of South Carolina was organized at Orangebur he was elected president and was re-elected at other meetings at Greenville, Batesburg and Columbia. For a number of years he edited the Baptist Young People's Union Department in the baptist Courier.
The institution that has most greatly benefited by Mr. Jamison's ability and work has been the Connie Maxwell Orphanage at Greenwood. He was made superintendent and treasurer of this institution in 1900. He is an ideal administrator of such an institution as an orphanage, his personal qualities endearing him to his little charges, while his business abilities are all that are required for the management of the finances and other problems directly connected with such an institution.
Mr. Jamison married Miss Emma C. Caldwell on October 4, 1889. She died December 17, 1900. On June 7, 1904, he married Mrs. Margaret Wallace Caldwell.


Note NI10093 :

Individuals : Jamison Eris Campbell
From the records of Elliston Thomas, dated Feb. 1966 --
"Eris Campbell Jamison, born July 24, 1867; married Mattie Henley aCliftonville, Miss. Jan. 8 , 1891; resided five years there, then moved toBrookville to operate a furniture business; h e retired, mo ving to LagunaBeach, Calif."


Note NI10094 :

Individuals : Jamison Samuel Patterson
Evergreen Cemetery, Rutherford Co., TN


Note NI10095 :

Individuals : Golden Taylor


Note NI10096 :

Individuals : Jamison Henry Downs
Name: Henry Downs Jamison
Event: Death
Event Date: 24 Aug 1932
Event Place: Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Race or Color: White
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1871
Birthplace: Tennessee
Spouse: Marguerite ...In
Father: Robert D. Jamison
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother: Camilla Patterson
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Farmer
Street Address:
Residence: near ..., Tennessee
Cemetery: ...
Burial Place:
Burial Date: 25 Aug 1932
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4184135
Image Number: 88
Film Number: 1876792


Note NI10097 :

Individuals : Jamison Ella Patterson


Note NI10098 :

Individuals : Jamison Maddie Woodlief


Note NI10099 :

Individuals : Robertson Dora Belle
Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Scherrerville, IL


Note NI10100 :

Individuals : Worley Wilburn


Note NI10101 :

Individuals : Unknown Elizabeth


Note NI10102 :

Individuals : Caldwell Emma


Note NI10103 :

Individuals : Jamison Sarah


Note NI10104 :

Individuals : Bailey Joel S.


Note NI10105 :

Individuals : Bailey Margaret Wallace


Note NI10106 :

Individuals : Helton Willie B.
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tn.


Note NI10107 :

Individuals : Bailey Baby Daughter


Note NI10108 :

Individuals : Henley Mattie


Note NI10109 :

Individuals : Jamison Ida Mae


Note NI10110 :

Individuals : Jamison Eris Henry
From the records of Elliston Thomas, dated Feb. 1966 --
"Eris Henry, born Aug 11, 1895; m. Margaret Franklin, at Beaumont, Tex.Jan. 8, 1919; residin g at Laguna Beach, Cal."


Note NI10111 :

Individuals : Jamison Bessie Camilla


Note NI10112 :

Individuals : Franklin Margaret


Note NI10113 :

Individuals : Green James


Note NI10114 :

Individuals : Jamison Eris Henry


Note NI10115 :

Individuals : Spain Marguerite


Note NI10116 :

Individuals : Golden Felix 'Grundy' George
Felix had a very long beard. He is the man on the right in the photo with his brother.
Pvt Co H 10 ALA INF
Confederate States Army


Note NI10117 :

Individuals : Jamison Marguerite Spain


Note NI10118 :

Individuals : Jamison Lucille Spain


Note NI10119 :

Individuals : Jamison Roberta Bogle


Note NI10120 :

Individuals : Jamison Eris Spain


Note NI10121 :

Individuals : Jamison Annie Belle
Rutherford County, Tennessee Obituary Collection - 10
Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Saturday, 18 September 2010, at 12:02 p.m.
02 p.m.
Annie Jamison Batey
Services for Mrs. Annie Jamison Batey, 86, Blackman community, who died Tuesday, June 9, at NHC Healthcare after an extended illness, are set for 1 p.m. Friday at Blackman United Methodist Church with burial in Bass-Batey Cemetery on the family farm. The Rev. Maurice Moore and the Rev. Howard Haynes will officiate.
A native of Davidson County, her parents were the late Henry Downs and Marguerite Spain Jamison Sr., and her husband was John L. Batey Sr., who died in 1990.
She is survived by a son, John L. Batey Jr. of Blackman; daughter, Marguerite B. Brainerd of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Blackman United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church building fund.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dated: June 10, 1998


Note NI10122 :

Individuals : Richter Delia Ann


Note NI10123 :

Individuals : Jamison Betty D.


Note NI10124 :

Individuals : Tennison Justinian


Note NI10125 :

Individuals : Stokeberry W. L.


Note NI10126 :

Individuals : Stokeberry Elizabeth


Note NI10127 :

Individuals : Boyd Masuria Alice


Note NI10128 :

Individuals : Ogg Walter
From the records of Elliston Thomas dated Feb. 1966 --
"Elizabeth, born Sept. 6, 1906; Married Walter Ogg 1928; residing inKnoxville."


Note NI10129 :

Individuals : Gay Thomas S.


Note NI10130 :

Individuals : Gay Seven Children


Note NI10131 :

Individuals : Jamison Sallie Gannaway


Note NI10132 :

Individuals : Jamison Louisa Beatty


Note NI10133 :

Individuals : Jamison Clark Moulton
Jamison Cemetery, S. Rutherford Co., TN # 65475610
Served in the first Tennessee Regiment of Confederate Army with rank ofSergeant and killed i n Battle of Perryville, Ky.
of Perryville, Ky.
"My brother, who was killed at the battle of Perryville, KY, Oct 8, 1862,is buried in the Jam ison Cemetery a few feet west of the grave of HenryDowns Jamison." R. D. Jamison, Brooksdale , MS


Note NI10134 :

Individuals : Jamison James Henry
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN
Lawyer in Milwaukee
"James Henry Jamison, born Sept. 12, 1846, died July 10, 1910. Married(1st) Mrs. Pattie Moor e Ivy Dec. 21, 1875; she died 1880; married (2nd)Bettie Moore, sister of his first wife. He l ived on and m anaged for hismother her farm until the birth fo his first child, when he move d toMississippi; he was always active in public affairs and very active inpolitics; he serve d as member of the Tennesse e Legislature; later inMississippi was member of Constutional Con vention in 1890. He laterreturned to Tennessee, where both he and his wife died."


Note NI10135 :

Individuals : Jamison Olivia Margaret


Note NI10136 :

Individuals : Catherine


Note NI10137 :

Individuals : Jamison Samuel Thomas


Note NI10138 :

Individuals : Farmer Leroy
Leroy FARMER b. 1799 SC to Mr. and Mrs. John FARMER, married 18 Jul. 1818 Nancy CRAFT (should be Wharton), b. 1796. In the late 1870's Leroy and Nancy moved to Cooke Co. TX, where they died and are buried in the New Hope Cemetery.
Source - Bev Fulkerson "Wylie Area Heritage" p. 90 (FARMER, Leroy).
a Heritage" p. 90 (FARMER, Leroy).
COURT: Probate Court, Last Will and Testament of Joseph REYNOLDS.
I Joseph REYNOLDS of the county of Tishomingo and State of Mississippi being week in body but sound in mind knowing the uncertainty of life and concerns and consign my soul to the Lord blest - be his name for his mercies and blessings bestowed on me through life. I make this in case of my death my last will & testament - first having no children I give and bequeth to Joseph JOB who I have raised the tract of land on which I live entered by myself and Samuel B. REED jointly (to wit) South East - qr of sec 31 Township 3 of Range 8 East - 1 East - half of said qr is the part herby given allow four head of horses one bay mare and three colts one sorrel and two bays, and four head of cattle one black and white cow and calf and one red and white cow and calf also my 2 worlsters. I give to John FARMER an occupant claim to land I have in McNairy county State of Tennessee the right to which was proven before Tho LANE, J.P. by John FARMER <> the 26th day of July 1831. I give to my brother Nicholus REYNOLDS my Brendle cow and white cow & two dun heifers. I give to Leroy FARME on white cow and two yearlings that-is at his house. The residence of my property money & money due after paying my just debts, I give to Joseph JOB in addition to the property first designated and willed to him which property will consist of my hack and hogs, two horses one a sorel horse the other a gray mare my crop of corn my farming tools my wagon my house hold and kitchen furniture [ yc??] I hereby appoint Reubon H. BOOD my executor to execute this my last will and testament signed & sealed the 27th day of October in the year of Lord one thousand eight-hundred and thirty eight. [Signed} Joseph REYNOLDS, his mark X. Attest - [Signed] Elias RINEHART and John RICHARDSON.
Source - Probate Index C Old Tishomingo County, MS 1837-1846, pp. 50-61, Alcorn Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1808, Corinth, MS 38835-1808.
NOTE: Tishomingo County, MS was formed from Monroe Co. 1 March 1836; Alcorn County was formed from Tishomingo Co. and Tippan Co.'s 14 April 1870. Copies of some legal records were transferred to Alcorn Co. upon its formation from Tishomingo Co. This if fortunatly; since the Tishomingo Co. Courthouse was later burnt, and only the transferred records transferred to Alcorn Co. continue to exist.


Note NI10139 :

Individuals : Jamison Dorsey Albert
From "Record of the Thomas Family 1772-1903," by Mary Ann Thomas Pope,p.8: "Dorsey Albert, so n of Henry D. and Sarh W. Jamison, was bornNovember 22, 1853; married Stella Sikes January 6 , 1892. They have one
child, Sarah Elizabeth." Further info from Elliston Thomas -- "DorseyAlbert Jamison; born Nov . 22, 1853; married Jan. 14, 1892, to StellaSikes. (Stella Sikes was the step-daughter of Ath a Thomas.) E lizabeth -daughter of Dorsey and Stella Jamison; Born __ married _____ to Charle sDouglas Smiley (who was President of Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis).She is very active i n work among girls in the city." From a St. Louispaper, The Constitution, in 1896: "DORSEY A . JAMISON, Grand Master ofMissouri Masons. "Brother Jamison was born near Murfreesboro, Tenn. , inRutherford County, Nov. 22, 1853, and is nearly 43 years old; hisliterary education was r eceived at Union University, Murfreesboro, hisLaw education at St. Louis Law School, Washingt on University, graduatingin June 1875. He has bee n practicing attorney at the St. Louis ba r sincehis graduation. In 1881 he formed a partnership with Brother Collins,under the firm n ame of Collins & Jamison, which has continued to thepresent tim e, having a large a lucrativ e practice and being the oldestfirm of attorneys in the city of St. Louis. Brother
Jamison married Stella Sikes of Franklin, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1892. HisMasonic history dates fro m 1884; on the 24th of January, 1884, he wasraised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason in O ccidental Ladg e and waselected Master of the Lodge in December, 1886, and served for two yea rs;he received all the degrees in Masonry including the 32nd, servingofficially in all the bo dies, and was elected Gran d Master of theMissouri Grand Lodge in November, 1896, receiving 1 185 votes out of apossible 1205."
and served for two yea rs;he
Also from Elliston Thomas: "Two of his cousins, Woodlief Thomas andSpencer Martin Thomas, wer e at one time associated with him in thepractice of law; they were the sons of Atha Thomas o f Franklin, T enn.Woodlief moved to {Minneapolis} and Spencer Martin continued to reside
[and practice law] in St. Louis (1932)."


Note NI10140 :

Individuals : Jamison Richianna Charlotte
Jamison Cemetery, S. Rutherford Co., TN 5618498


Note NI10141 :

Individuals : Moore Bettie M.
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN


Note NI10142 :

Individuals : Jamison Idalette


Note NI10143 :

Individuals : Jamison Charles


Note NI10144 :

Individuals : Jamison Infant


Note NI10145 :

Individuals : Ivey


Note NI10146 :

Individuals : Jamison James Henry
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN


Note NI10147 :

Individuals : Jamison Julia


Note NI10149 :

Individuals : ?Simmons Elizabeth 'Lizzy'


Note NI10150 :

Individuals : Jamison Sarah Dorsey


Note NI10152 :

Individuals : Jamison Charles


Note NI10153 :

Individuals : Moore


Note NI10154 :

Individuals : Moore Pattie


Note NI10155 :

Individuals : Sikes Stella


Note NI10156 :

Individuals : Jamison Sarah Elizabeth


Note NI10157 :

Individuals : Smiley Charles Doughlas


Note NI10158 :

Individuals : Smiley Elizabeth Jamison


Note NI10159 :

Individuals : Lewis Susan


Note NI10161 :

Individuals : Russell Unknown
Mr. Russell owned a sawmill in Mt. Pleasant, TN


Note NI10162 :

Individuals : Watkins Thomas J.


Note NI10163 :

Individuals : Watkins Tommie J.


Note NI10164 :

Individuals : Hall Alex
From "Record of the Thomas Family 1772-1903," by Mary Ann Thomas Pope,p.7: "Louisa Batey, dau ghter of Henry D. and Sarah W. Jamison, was bornMay 9 1842; married Thomas J. Watkins June 5 , 1861. They had one
child, Tommie J., who died. T. J. Watkins died. Louisa B. afterwardsmarried Alex Hall. Thei r children were Sallie, Mary, Eloise, Rowena,Cornelia, Bessie and Hallie. Mary and Cornelia a re dead [1903] ."
e and Hallie. Mary and Cornelia a re dead [1903] ."
From the records of Elliston Thomas dated Feb. 1966 --
"Louise Beatty Jamison, born May 9, 1842, died in 1909 or 1910 atBrookville, Miss. Married Ju ne 5, 1861, Thomas J. Watkins, who diedwithin a short time; she married (2nd) Col. Alex Hal l in 1867; the yreared a family at Searcy, Ark.; after death of Col. Hall, the familymoved t o Brookville, Miss., where Mrs. Hall served as postmistress untilshe retired because of advan ced age."


Note NI10165 :

Individuals : Henry Ella Jamison


Note NI10166 :

Individuals : Henry Sallie


Note NI10167 :

Individuals : Henry John Lane


Note NI10168 :

Individuals : Henry William Thomas


Note NI10169 :

Individuals : Henry Patrick James


Note NI10170 :

Individuals : Henry Richard Ernest


Note NI10171 :

Individuals : Helton Jessie
Rutherford Co., TN
Wards Grove Cemetery, Rutherford Co., TN
Wards Grove Cemetery, Rutherford County, Tn.


Note NI10172 :

Individuals : Henry Robert Jamison


Note NI10173 :

Individuals : Bowling Phoebe Elizabeth
Rutherford County, Tn.
Phoebe Elizabeth Bowling is reported by Mrs. Elvis Rushing as being Indian and a descendent of Pocahontas.
Not know who Phoebe's father was however there was a J. S. Bowling who is reported to live near the knob. An Oscar and Frances Bowling were members of the Haynes Chapel Methodist Church


Note NI10174 :

Individuals : Perkins Cynthia Belle Allen
Cynthia was probably a Morgan but it is not clear. She was said by acousin to have been marr ied to T. Morgan. She was also married to anJim Allen before John Wesley. Some records ha ve her name as Synthia.
ve her name as Synthia.
#227 James L. Allen 18, Synthia 27 married 10 years. She married nextJohn W. Word.
Children living with Step Father: John Word in 1910 Macon Co., CensusRecords Cyntha? as John' s 4th wife and John as Cyntha's 3rd husband.Their child's names was Allen. John is listed a s a farmer.


Note NI10175 :

Individuals : Goodnight Isaac
From "Descendants of Isaac Goodnight" in FamilyTreeMaker.
No connection with Thomas Allen Jamison of Rutherford Co., TN has beenestablished but this re cord was found in that search.
found in that search.
Descendants of Isaac Goodnight
c Goodnight
Generation No. 1
ation No. 1
1. Isaac3 Goodnight (Hans (John) Michael2, Unknown1) was born 01January 1782 in Harla n Station near Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Kentucky1,and died 14 October 1869 in Three Forks, Wa rren Co., Kent ucky2. Hemarried (1) Elizabeth McMurry 25 August 1805 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky 3,daughter of Thomas McMurry and Catherine Robinson. She was born 23 April1787 in Lincoly Co. , Kentucky3, and died 29 S eptember 1827 in WarrenCo., Kentucky3. He married (2) Mary Groun d 24 July 1828 in Warren Co.,Kentucky4, daughter of Robert Ground and Rhoda Long. She was bor n 29 May1800 in Mercer Co., Kentucky5, a nd died 28 November 1847 in Three Forks,Warren Co. , Kentucky5. He married (3) Rhoda (Godbury) Gadberry 07 May1848 in Barren Co., Kentucky6. Sh e was born 10 March 1774 in Virginia ?7,and died 09 Apr il 1860 in Three Forks, Warren Co., K entucky7. He married(4) Frankie Dickerson 04 September 1862 in Warren Co., Kentucky7. She was born 27 February 18198, and died 28 April 19008.
entucky7. He married(4) Frankie Dickerson 04 September 1862 in Warren
Notes for Isaac Goodnight:
During the year that Isaac Goodnight was born, 1782, Thomas Grenville wassent from London t o Paris to open American Revolution peace talks withBenjamin Franklin. Preliminaries were acc epted by Great Britain andAmerica. Joseph Priestley wrote "A History of the Corruptions ofChr istianity", James Watt invented the double-acting rotary steam engine,and the Bank of North A merica was established in Philadelphia.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- --------------------------------------
Wives were (1) Elizabeth McMurray, (2) Mary Ground, (3) Rhoda Godbury,(4) Frankie Dickerson . Other information furnished by the book "PLYMOUTHROCK TO THE PACIFIC" , Dan Yarbrough, desc ended through Jacob Goodnight,and the Warren Co., census 1810-1870. Some information from th e KentuckyRegister, Vol. 3, 1935.
y the book "PLYMOUTHROCK
Isaac, the posthumous son, is listed in a tax list for Lincoln Co., in1799. After marrying i n 1805, he migrated soon thereafter to Allen Co.,in southern Kentucky, where he spent the rem ainder of his life. Hemarried 4 times, 15 children were born to him and many of his descendan tslived in the vicinity of Smith's Grove.
migrated soon thereafter to Allen
In the 1810 Warren Co., census it shows 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1female under 10.
ed 4 times, 15 children were born to him and many of his descendan
According to a letter written by S. W. Goodnight to Porter and ThomasGoodnight on Dec. 24, 18 83 from Ashmore, Ill. ," Isaac lived about 15miles above Bowling Green on big Barren river. R aised a larg e andrespectful family of both sons and daughters and lived to a great age."
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- -----------------------------------
SOURCE: Donald E. Collins, 5400 W. Hustis St., Apt. E, Milwaukee, WI 53223
Picture of Isaac Goodnight and of the old homestead, newspaper articles,and write-up about fa mily homestead furnished by Donald Collins.
The Isaac Goodnight homestead was probably one of the oldest homes inWarren County, if not th e oldest. It was quite a mansion for its day, atwo story structure with eighteen inch thick w alls, two re cessedpanelled front doors and large chimneys at each end. The inside was builtt o accommodate boys and girly and keep them separated as there is aclosed stairway on each sid e and no connecting door on the second floor.The massive fireplaces were still there and th e chair rails remainedthrough the years, as well as the panelling under the staircases.
d. The inside was
This house burned about 1976. It was replaced with another house. DonCollins saw the origina l house before it burned.
no connecting door on the second
The house was built by Isaac Goodnight, a tanner and farmer by trade and a
large slave owner. He and his slaves make the bricks for the house. Histombstone reveals tha t he was born in 1782 and tradition in the family isthat he was the first white child born i n Kentucky. (I believe this hasbeen proven wrong.)
1 CONT The house was built by Isaac Goodnight, a tanner and farmer by trade and a
In his youth Isaac Goodnight was bound out to learn the tanner and saddlemakers trade, an occ upation he continued until his death.
tradition in the
In 1805 he married Elizabeth McMurray, of Mercer County , the daughter ofThomas McMurray, an d three years later moved to Warren County and settledon the north side of the Barren River , in an area la ter called ThreeForks. According to Court Records he began buying land in 181 5.
Ten children were born to Isaac and Elizabeth McMurry Goodnight.Elizabeth died in 1827 and h e married secondly, Mary Gound. She bore himfive children. His third wife was Rhoda Gadberr y eight years o lder thanher husband. She died in 1860 after twelves years of marriage. Isaac certainly believed that it was not good for a man to live alone so hetook unto himself a four th wife, Frances Dickerson. She was thirty nineyears his junior and survived his many, many y ears.
She bore himfive
Isaac's first three wives are buried in the family cemetery across theroad from the house, a s well as the old pioneer and a number of hisdescendants and slaves.
ertainly believed that it was not good for a man to live alone so hetook
One of Isaac Goodnight's most distinguished descendants was the Hon. I.H. Goodnight of Frankl in, Kentucky. He was born in 1849 and attendedCumberland University, where he studied law. Hi s first vent ure intopolitics was a seat in the Kentucky Legislature in 1877. Later hereprese nted the Third Congressional District in Congress. Anotherdescendant was Judge Thomas Goodnig ht, of Allen County, who inherited thehome place on Barren River. He, in turn bequeathed it t o his son IsaacHenry Goodnight, whose daughter Mary married J. E. Moulder, The moulderslive d in the house making the fourth gene ration to reside there. TheMoulders had the original ti tle to the property written on Sheepskin andsigned by Patrick Henry who was at that time th e Governor of Virginia. In1950 the land came into t he possession of Mr. & Mrs. B. M. Smith , whocherished the tradition of the house.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- -----------------------------------
SOURCE: The Louisville Times Newspaper, Sep. 5, 1903 furnished by D.Collins.
original ti tle to the property written on
When the Indians killed Isaac's father, Michael Goodnight, Elizabeth, hismother, was expectin g him. They had returned to NC to get their householdeffects. They were a part of a caravan c omposed of o ther pioneerfamilies who were guarded by 30 armed men. No serious mishap befel l thetrain until the train was within half a day's journey of the fort atHarlans Station. Al l seemed secure, but at mid night, Sep. 1, 1781 thefearful cry of the savage was heard follow ed by gun short, screams andconfusion. Michael Goodnight was killed in the first onslaught an d hisson, John was severely wounded, bu t he succeeded to make his escape.Mrs. Goodnight, wh o was in a delicate condition at the time, fled intothe dark forest. Many of the emigrants we re massacred, but a few escapedto the fort where the alarm was given. A party was made up t o search forMrs. Goodnight and she was found two days later in the woods lyingprostrate upo n the ground in a semi-conscious state, her face coveredwith a blan ket. She was taken to th e fort and four months later, Jan 1,1782, Isaac Goodnight was born. A curious circumstance, p reserved in thefamily traditions, is that from his birth until the day of his dea th,Isaac co uld never go to sleep without a cover over his face.
dition at the time, fled
The youth of Isaac Goodnight was spent at the fort with his mother and hewas known as one o f the strongest young men and best Indian scout andfighter in the settlement.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- -----------------------------------
Source: Nancy Sterling Tyler & Donald E. Collins
aken to th e fort and four months later,
The Goodnight family cemetery is located on the Three Forks Rd. #1089 offColes Bend Rd. on th e farm of B. M. Smith.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- -----------------------------------
Isaac Goodnight was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1822 in Warren Co.,Kentucky.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- --------------------------------------
Source furnished by Margaret R. Bates:
The Longhunter, Vol. XIX, Issue 4, pg. 11-12
Isaac Goodnight
ONT Source: Nancy Sterling Tyler & Donald E. Collins
(tells traditional story of death near Harlan Station)
Birth of Issac Goodnight 1 Jan 1782 "on the first hour."
Marriage in 1808 to Elizabeth McMurry Move to Warren County, near ThreeForks, north of Barre n River (KY) after marriage; living on large tractof land secured "through a grant signed b y Patrick Henry , Governor ofVirginia."
Became member of old Bays Fork Baptist Church. When that church wasdivided, he went with th e group that formed the Rocky Springs BaptistChurch.
"Isaac Goodnight was the 22nd child of his father, and he was father of21 children. He passe d away on October 13, 1869 at the age of '87 years,9 months, 12 days and 3 hours."
aac Goodnight
The family home of Isaac Goodnight in Three Forks, Warren County,Kentucky was in the early 19 30s shown as a two-story brick home withchimneys on each end of the house. Isaac is said to h ave made eac h brickby hand that went to build this home. A small covered porch adorned thefr ont, and a root cellar was at one end of the house, also with afireplace. Other frame buildin gs were added, one of wh ich is visible inan old photograph of the home. This building appear s to be livingquarters as well and could possibly attach to the house. The photos weretaken i n fall or winter. Dried corn stalks are seen standing in thefield, right up to the side of th e house. The house burned down since thephotos were made. Across from the barn lot, on a hill , is the Goodnightfamily graveyard.
The tall painted monument to Isaac Goodnight is located at the familycemetery at Three Forks.
Three of his wives, Elizabeth McMurray, Mary Ground, and Rodah Gadberry,are also buried there . Isaac's stone lists his birth and death dates, andalso says, "Initiated into the Masonic Fr aternity in 1822," and "Heprofessed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church in 190 8."
Near the top of the spire is the Masonic emblem. There are 15 knowngraves in the cemetery:
Benjamin Neal 28 Aug 1908 - 13 Aug 1836
Mary Neal Wheatley 13 Jun 1813 - 30 Dec 1862
Sarah Gadbury 25 Feb 1776 - 3 Feb 1858
Anna Lawrence 1891 - 1892
Robert Goodnight 22 Sep 1837 - 20 Mar 1838
H. H. Goodnight 21 Apr 1834 - 4 Jan 1895
I. H. Goodnight 5 Feb 1848 - 13 May 1901
Isaac Goodnight 1 Jan 1782 - 14 Oct 1869
Elizabeth Goodnight 23 Apr 1787 - 29 Sep 1827
Mary Goodnight 29 May 1800 - 29 Nov 1848
Rodah Goodnight 10 Mar 1774 - 9 Apr 1860
Emily N. Goodnight 3 Oct 1830 - 8 May 1907
Charles Rector 29 Sep 1833 - 4 Jun 1898
Mary Moulder 12 Sep 1874 - 25 Mar 1904
Myrtle Moulder 2 Jan 1885 - 29 Oct 1908
Isaac's stone lists his birth and death
From History of Mansfield, Texas, 1996, p. 249
nic Fr aternity in 1822,"
Michael Goodnight was a Baptist and a refugee from religious persecutionin his native land o f Germany. Isaac Goodnight, born 1782 nearHarrodsburg, Kentucky, was bound to William Hays a t the age of s ixteento learn the saddler's trade at Standford, in Lincoln County, Kentucky.A t the age of 21, he became a professor of religion under the preachingof Rev. William Finley.
ONT Anna Lawrence 1891 - 1892
CONT Robert Goodnight 22 Sep 1837 - 20 Mar 1838
Notes for Elizabeth McMurry:
Source: Nancy Sterling Tyler, Dallas, TX
1848 - 13 May 1901
Cemetery Location: Goodnight Family cemetery. Located on Three Forks Road#1089 off Coles Ben d Rd. on the farm of B. M. Smith.
May 1800 - 29 Nov 1848
Notes for Mary Ground:
In the year that Mary Ground was born, 1800, a plot to assassinateNapoleion was discovered i n Paris, U. S. federal offices moved fromPhiladelphia to Washington, D. C., the new capital c ity, and Thom asJefferson wins the U. S. presidential election. Goya painted "Portrait ofa Wo man", William Hershel discovered the existence of infrared solarrays, Eli Whitney made musket s with interchangeable pa rts and BillRichmond (1763-1829), a former Negro slave, became on e of the firstpopular boxers.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- --------------------------------------
Source: Ground Newsletter, Jan. 1985
ion under the
Mary Ground stayed on the farm of her father until 1828. She was 28 yearsold when she marrie d Isaac Goodngith who was 46 years old and lived onlya short distance from the Ground place . Isaac's wife, Elizabeth McMurray,had passed away leavinag him with 10 known children. Mar y died in ThreeForks and is buried in the Goodnight Family Cemetery.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- --------------------------------------
Notes for Rhoda (Godbury) Gadberry:
WFT #1286, Vol. 4 stated that Rhoda married Isaac Goodnight on 7 July1848. Property was bough t in Barren Co., Kentucky in 1822-1828-1837-1845and sold in 1854 by Rhoda.
ered the existence of
The parents of Rhoda (Godbury) Gadberry were Nathaniel Gadberry,1755-1851 and Margaret Unkown , 1750-?.
Nathaniel owned property in Rowan Co., NC. Listed in 1800 Census of NC,Rowan Co.

The brothers and sisters were:
Thomas Gadberry,ll-married Sarah McKie
Sally Gadberry (Sarah Gadberry, b. Feb. 25, 1776, d. 03 Feb. 1858--Buriedin Goodnight Cemeter y in Warrren Co., Kentucky at Three Forks)
und stayed on the farm of her father until 1828. She was 28
Anne Martha Gadberry-married Flemming Short
who was 46 years old and lived
Greene B. Gadberry-married Joanna Loyd
place . Isaac's wife, Elizabeth
James Gadberry-married Elizabeth Elliott
ith 10 known children. Mar y died
Nathaniel Gadberry, ll-married Mary Elizabeth Slagle
Children of Isaac Goodnight and Elizabeth McMurry are:
2 i. Catherine4 Goodnight, born 20 May 1806 in Warren Co., Kentucky9;died Unknown. She ma rried Samuel Thomas Jamison 10 August 1824 in WarrenCo, Kentucky10; born Unknown; died Unknow n.
+ 3 ii. James W. Goodnight, born 26 May 1809 in Warren Co., Kentucky;died 09 January 1839 i n Barren Co., Kentucky.
4 iii. Abraham Goodnight, born 23 June 1811 in Warren Co., Ky.11;died 11 December 1811 i n Warren Co, Ky11.
Notes for Abraham Goodnight: In the book, "Descendants of William &Mary McMurry, 1750-1986 " by Mariyn A. Bone it stated that Abraham died asthe result of a fall.
+ 5 iv. Mary (Polly) Goodnight, born 13 June 1813 in Smith Grove,Warren Co, Kentucky; die d 31 December 1862 in Warren Co, Kentucky.
+ 6 v. Christina Goodnight, born 15 August 1815 in Smith Grove, WarrenCo, Ky; died 1881 i n Kentucky.
+ 7 vi. Thomas McMurray Goodnight, born 04 November 1817 in Warren Co,Kentucky; died 08 Jan uary 1898 in Gainsville, Allen Co., Kentucky.
+ 8 vii. Elizabeth Goodnight, born 31 January 1820 in Near BowlingGreen, Warren Co., Kentuc ky; died 11 October 1881 in Cedar Hill, DallasCo. Texas.
+ 9 viii. Sarah B. Goodnight, born 13 February 1822 in Smith Grove,Warren Co, Ky; died 21 M ay 1882 in Warren or Allen Co., Kentucky.
10 ix. Nancy R. Goodnight, born 08 February 1824 in Smith Grove,Warren Co, Ky12; died Unk nown. She married John M. Murdock 13 August 1844in Warren Co, Ky13; born Unknown; died Unknow n.
Notes for Nancy R. Goodnight:
Children: Isaac Newton Murdock, b. 1849 in Warren Co., Kentucky.
Sarah E. Murdock, b. 1849 in Warren Co., Kentucky.
Georgia A. Murdock, b. 1851 in Warren Co., Kentucky.
Rachel Belle Murdock, b. 22 March 1853 in Texas, married Daniel Mabry.Mabry is the line tha t Don Collins is from.
Bone it stated that Abraham died asthe
CONC result of a fall.
11 x. Rachel Ann Goodnight, born 08 December 1825 in Smith Grove,Warren Co, Ky14; died Un known. She married Archie Bedford Unknown; bornUnknown in Texas; died Unknown.
tina Goodnight, born 15 August 1815 in Smith Grove,
Children of Isaac Goodnight and Mary Ground are:
+ 12 i. Martha4 Goodnight, born 13 February 1829 in Warren Co.,Kentucky; died 08 July 190 7 in Three Forks, Warren Co., Ky..
+ 13 ii. Isaac Shelby Goodnight, born 08 June 1830 in Smith Grove ,Warren Co., Kentucky; di ed 09 March 1897 in Mountain Creek, NearMansfield, Tarrant Co., Texas.
+ 14 iii. Jacob Goodnight, born 17 April 1832 in Smith Grove, WarrenCo., Kentucky; died 2 6 October 1898 in Rio Vista, Johnson Co., Texas.
+ 15 iv. Henry G. Goodnight, born 02 April 1834 in Smith Grove, WarrenCo., Kentucky; died 0 4 January 1895 in Warren Co,. Kentucky.
16 v. Robert Goodnight, born 22 September 1837 in Smith Grove, WarrenCo., Kentucky15; die d 29 November 1838 in Warren Co., Kentucky15.

Previous page

Next page

Back to main page

These pages have been generated by the software Oxy-Gen version 1.39s, on 16/03/2018. You can download it here.