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Descendants of Joseph Goodman

Generation No. 2


2. OBEDIAH2 GOODMAN (JOSEPH1) was born 1770 in Newman's Ridge, TN, and died Abt. 1836 in Royalton, Magoffin Co. KY. He married ALETHA "ALLY" RICHARDSON 1807 in TN., daughter of OBEDIAH RICHARDSON and SARAH GOODMAN. She was born Abt. 1791 in TN., and died Abt. 1873 in Floyd Co. KY..

Notes for O
BEDIAH GOODMAN:
Researchers in "Descendants of Earliest Goodman" gives Ed and Obediah's mother as a Cherokee woman. Shawnee were all over KY but they were enemies of the Cherokee. This could explain why he lived in a Melugeon community of mixed bloods instead of with the tribe.


1810 Tax list for Capt. Looney Company
      Name                 
Goodman, Obedah            100 acres and one poll.
Goodman, Jurdan                 
Goodman, ---

The following children sold land that they heir in, as heirs of Obedah Goodman.

6-26-1839      Enoch Goodman of Floyd Co. KY., Hawkins Co. KY. Deed Book 17:28-29
6-29-1839      Priscilla Goodman, Polly Goodman, Elizabeth Goodman, Hawkins Co. KY.
            Deed Book 7:45-46 to Joseph Goodman or Joseph Jones of Hawkins Co. KY., $200.00, land north wide of Clinch Mountain in Hawkins Co. formerly belonging to Obediah Goodman. Witnessed by Pleasant Goodman, E.S. Goodman and proved on the oaths of Pleasant Goodman and Edward Goodman.
3-25-1840      Priscilla, Polly, Elizabeth, Enoch Goodman, Hawkins Co. KY. Deed Book
            17:59-60 to Peter Lawson, 25 Feb 1840, registered 6 March 1840, they of Floyd Co. KY., a claim on Land descended from their "ancestor" Obediah
Goodman, formerly of Hawkins County. Witnessed by Joseph Goodman and William Mosely.

With these deeds we assume that Obedah Goodman had died before or during the year 1839. Now, if Elizabeth and Bitsy are the same person then it appears that they are a Goodman and not a Sizemore. If Polly and Mary "Poly" are the same person then it appears she is a Goodman and not a Sizemore. Priscilla is either a daughter, or a child of a child, of Obediah Goodman, but a heir none the less. Priscilla could be another name of one of the girls. It is noted that some of Obediah's children were as old as Aletha giving way that Obediah had children by another wife (companion).

In the marriage bond of Enoch Goodman, son of Obediah and Aletha Richardson, Obediah gives permission for Enoch to marry Susannah Hale. The bond states that Obediah had no lawful father. What compounds the problem is the fact that folks who lived in Melungeon communities tended to use either the mother's maiden name or the father's surname without seeming to have any reason for choosing either one.

More About O
BEDIAH GOODMAN:
Burial: Hawkins Co. TN.

Notes for A
LETHA "ALLY" RICHARDSON:
Aletha "Ally" "Jendo" Richardson is also known as Jendo and is said to have been nearly 6 feet tall and have walked with a very upright stance.


1850 Census:      Floyd Co. She is living with her daughter Sarah Goodman Patton.

1870 Census:      #155, Precinct 3, Floyd Co. KY.
            Martin, Richard       Age 37
            Winney            41
            Mary            18
            Susan            16
            Rhoda            14
            Elizabeth            12
            Seattie            9
            Rebecca            8

            Alley Goodman      Age 80       Born TN.

It is in Wayne Co, WV where the Goodman "goldmine" is! Wayne Co is one of the few county courthouses that were NEVER burned so that's where most this info is from. We are descended from Andrew Goodman's son William C and Cynthia Stone. Their son James married the (born out of wedlock) Mary Muncy, dau of Elizabeth Muncy, who later married George Church and lived in Buchanan Co, Va. Wayne Co is where the Goodman descendants of Andrew and Pleasant settled. Elizabeth Goodman Muncy, used to go on visits to Wayne Co all the time with Hazel. They HITCHHIKED from McDowell Co (Bradshaw) !!

In the 1850 Floyd census is Andrew and Pleasant Goodman. Andrew went to Wyoming Co in 1860. ( thats where Pernina's family lived). I don't know where Andrew died but he disappears after that. Pleasant is still living in Floyd Co according to the 1870 Floyd census. 1880 Wayne Co, WV census most of the Goodman offspring are listed. That's where James Goodman and Mary Muncy met when they were teenagers and later married. Mary Muncy lived with her Aunt Peggy (Margaret) Muncy Goodman who was married to Pleasant Goodman, b. 1845. According to Pearlie Keene, Peggy was "mean" to Mary and she was very unhappy staying there. Mary's mother, Elizabeth, had abandoned her when she was a baby or gave her away.

Alla, (Aletha) Goodman evidently had an affair and lived with George " Golden Hawk" Sizemore. Her son George Sizemore, is listed with her in the 1850 Floyd Co, Ky census, where she is living with #253 Sarah Patton, age 40 (probably a widow). Those Pattons of Floyd Co are mixed in with the Goodmans.


More About O
BEDIAH GOODMAN and ALETHA RICHARDSON:
Marriage: 1807, TN.
     
Children of O
BEDIAH GOODMAN and ALETHA RICHARDSON are:
  i.   ELIZABETH3 GOODMAN.
  ii.   MARY POLLY GOODMAN.
  iii.   PRISCILLA GOODMAN.
5. iv.   WILLIAM GOODMAN, b. 1790, Floyd Co, KY; d. 1840, Hawkins Co., TN.
6. v.   PLEASANT GOODMAN, b. 1808, VA; d. Aft. 1880, Wayne Co. W.Va..
7. vi.   SARAH GOODMAN, b. 1810, TN.; d. Greenup Co. KY..
8. vii.   ANDREW JACKSON GOODMAN, b. 1814, TN; d. 1860, Wayne Co. , W. VA..
9. viii.   ENOCH GOODMAN, b. 1815, VA; d. 23 Mar 1884.
10. ix.   CALVIN HENRY GOODMAN, b. 1816, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1885, Elliott Co., KY..
11. x.   LYDIA GOODMAN, b. Abt. 1825, TN..


3. EDMOND "ED"2 GOODMAN (JOSEPH1) was born 1775, and died Aft. 1832. He married (1) FAY OR FOY GIBSON. He met (2) (UNKNOWN FIRST NAME) COLLINS. He met (3) SUSAN KIRK.
     
Child of E
DMOND GOODMAN and FAY GIBSON is:
  i.   WILLIAM KIRK3 GOODMAN, b. 1791.
  Notes for WILLIAM KIRK GOODMAN:
Will Kirk filed an affadavit of the Cherokee ancestry of Ed his father with the Cherokee Citizenship Association which seems to be a legal firm hired by Will to help with his application for the Dawes Roll. He died before the rolls were completed.

     
Child of EDMOND GOODMAN and SUSAN KIRK is:
  ii.   WILMINGTON3 KIRK.


4. JURDAN2 GOODMAN (JOSEPH1) was born 1776. He married SUSIE.

Notes for J
URDAN GOODMAN:
1840 census had jurdan between 1770-1780, Occupation agriculture, illiterate. 1830 census pgs 82-83 has 3 FPC in HH, no ages. Believed to have lived in the Newman's Ridge area known as Prospect Point.
     
Child of J
URDAN GOODMAN and SUSIE is:
12. i.   SARAH "SALLIE"3 GOODMAN, b. Abt. 1822; d. 16 Jan 1900.


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