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Over 15,000 descendants of Theophilus Goodwin (ca 1709-1788) are included here. They are descendants of his first wife, Elizabeth Wyche (ca 1710-1763) and his second wife Nancy(Ann/Nanny)Wyche (ca 1735-1800).
The family of Theophilus and Elizabeth migrated from the Surry County area of Virginia in the 1730s to what is now Franklin County North Carolina. The children of Theophilus migrated from there in the early 1770s to the "up country", Ninety Sixth District of South Carolina. From 1818 thru the 1830s these families moved on to what is now Lowndes, Butler, Conecuh, Jefferson, Clarke, and Chilton Counties in Alabama.
Goodwin descendants continued to migrate westward as new territories opened and new states were formed. Descendants of Theophilus now occupy most and possibly all of the 50 states
PLEASE NOTE: Goodwin/Sullivan Reunion.
The descendants of these two pioneer families of what is now LOWNDES COUNTY ALABAMA, enjoy a great family reuion each year. The reunion is for the descendants of William and Mary Turner Goodwin and Daniel and Janie Griffin Sullivan.
- Ceaborn Harvey Goodwin & Mary Elizabeth Warren (11 KB)
Photo courtesy of Frank Goodwin Bryan
- Lillie Mae Branch Goodwin (1881-1948) (55 KB)
Daughter of James Asa Branch & Margaret Jane Sullivan. Wife of Matthew Lee Goodwin
- North Carolina Map 1790 (70 KB)
Theophilus Goodwin families in now Franklin Co. from 1737 to 1804. John Branch in Halifax County. His children and grandchildren in Bladen and Robeson Counties
- Joshua Richard Goodwin, Jr & Cynthia Glover (65 KB)
Photo Courtesy of Myrtice Norris, McCalla, Alabama
- Charles Thomas Goodwin (1898-1971) (9 KB)
Picture made in Germany WW I. Age 19-Rainbow Division
- South Carolina Map 1790 (66 KB)
Goodwins settled in the "up country" Union, Laurens,Edgefield Districts. Branches in the "low country" Colleton(Charleston), Cheraws, and Beaufort Districts.
- Alice Lee (1910-2001) (144 KB)
Mount Willing, Lowndes County, Alabama.Daughter of Robert Evan Lee and Emmie Lou Goodwin
- Nancy Elizabeth Goodwin (1839-1913) (168 KB)
Ancestors>(Andrew Wesley, Henry, George,Theophilus Sr.)Wife of Joe Purcella
- John Wesley & Amanda Ard Woodham with their sons (32 KB)
John Wesley Woodham, Amanda Ard Woodham,and sons Josiah, Bill, Cage, Mallie, Taylor, Jim, George, Jehue, Noah, and Tob.
- Georgia Map 1820 (94 KB)
Goodwins in Warren, Wilkes, Hancock And Baldwin.
Branches in Laurens, Tattnall, Montgomery, Appling, and Irwin
- Guy Milton Sullivan (1931-2008) (154 KB)
Son of Sidney and Eva Belle Sullivan
- Beda Carl Goodwin (1892-1986) (157 KB)
Son of Henry Jefferson Goodwin & Missouri Hixon Goodwin. Born in Butler CO. AL on April 13 1892 and died there in 1986.
- William Alexander Goodwin (1858-1939) (62 KB)
Lawrence County, Arkansas. Courtesy of Peggy Cannady
- Alabama Map 1820 (132 KB)
Goodwins settled from 1818 to 1837.
Branches settled in Dallas Co. and what is now Lowndes Co.
- Katie Lane Goodwin (1917-2003) (187 KB)
Daughter of Beda Carl Goodwin, Butler County, Alabama.
- Sidney Lamar Sullivan (1902-1973) (178 KB)
Born and raised in Lowndes County, Alabama
- The David Alfred Goodwin (1853-1938) Family (192 KB)
Family in Texas. Back Row L to R: Grover Goodwin, Janie Goodwin Reid, Hunter Goodwin Jameson, Rev Chas Jameson.
Middle-Row:Oran Doolen, Evelyn Doolen Nicholson, Ella Goodwin Doolen, Sidney Goodwin, Bill Bray, Warren Bray, Ora Goodwin Bray.
Front-Row:Earl Goodwin, David A. Goodwin, Frankie Goodwin Thompson, Annie Goodwin, Beatrice Goodwin, Myrl Goodwin.
- Migration Route (234 KB)
From Virginia to Alabama. 1737 to 1837
- Ronald D. Goodwin (143 KB)
McIntosh, Florida, Son Of Charles T. Goodwin
- Martha Goodwin Lloyd (1810-1867) (115 KB)
Wife of David McGee Lloyd & daughter of Young Goodwin. (courtesy of Mary Beth Marchant)
- Polly Clemintine Goodwin (1844-1919) (59 KB)
Photo Courtesy of Myrtice Norris, McCalla, AL (wife of Thomas Mell Parsons)
- William Frank Branch & 2nd Wife Rebecca Ernest (48 KB)
First wife was Henrietta Sconyers
- William Wiley Goodwin (1843-1862) (105 KB)
C.S.A. Soldier, Son of Simpson Goodwin and Margaret Shanks. Died of Measles while in service.
- Robert Evan "Bud" Lee (138 KB)
Son of Emmie Lou Goodwin Lee & Robert Evan Lee, Sr. Brother of Alice Lee.
- Leander Franklin "Andy" Goodwin & Mary Crane (45 KB)
Photo courtesy of William C.Burgess and Frances Trotter.
- Margaret Jane Sullivan Branch & Grandsons (53 KB)
Left-Harold Branch. Right- Cyrus N. Coker, Jr.
- Josie Belle Bowden (1919-1998) (171 KB)
Great grandaughter of Lucinda Goodwin Adams. Greenville, Butler County, Alabama.
- Samuel Davis Kirkpatrick --- Born 1921 (26 KB)
Son of Samuel Davis Kirkpatrick, Sr. & Margaret Alberta Goodwin Kirkpatrick.
- Charles T. Goodwin & family (19 KB)
Charles Thomas Goodwin, his mother Lilly Mae Branch Goodwin,son Charles P. Goodwin (82nd Airborn Division) and daughter Barbara Jean Goodwin. Frisco City AL--1942
- Marion Monroe Goodwin, son of Joshua & Cynthia (44 KB)
Son Richard, left, Daughter Bessie, Right, Daughter, Mattie in lap. Photo courtesy of William C. Burgess and Frances Goodwin Trotter.
- Gillianna Goodwin McGee & James Durwood McGee (22 KB)
Picture date about 1870 in Maplesville, Chilton County, AL
- William Harold Branch (221 KB)
Grand son of Margaret Jane Sullivan and James Asa Branch. Son of Luther Branch.
- Margaret Shanks Goodwin (1822-1887) (237 KB)
Wife of Simpson Goodwin.
- Oris Browning & Wife Barbara Goodwin Browning (17 KB)
Oris Allen Browning & Wife -Barbara Jean Goodwin Browning---Frisco City, Alabama
- Elijah T. Goodwin (1802-1886) (5 KB)
Grandson of Theophilus Goodwin.Photo courtesy of Frank Goodwin Bryan.
- Frances Churchill Sullivan (1862-1937) (123 KB)
FT. Deposit, Lowndes County, Alabama.
- John Burie Woodham &Oscar Bunion Woodham (standing (42 KB)
Grandsons of John Wesley Woodham and sons of Josiah Woodham and Augusta Cobb Woodham.(WW 1)
- Fannie Mae Goodwin (1891-1974) (153 KB)
FT. Deposit, Lowndes County, Alabama