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1 Family Group Sheets received from Linda DICKEY Rhoads 24 November 1998.

2 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989.

3 U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.

4 This information was gathered by Lena GASTON Callaway, daughter of Emmaline Catherine GASTON & William David GASTON. Visit with Lena GASTON Callaway in her home on 12 October 1991.

5 1910 United States Federal Census.

6 1920 United States Federal Census.

7 1930 United States Federal Census.

8 1940 U.S. Federal Census.


10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current.

11 Family History email from June BISHOP dated 26 June 2010.

12 Family Group Sheet from Jeff Hensen in Austin, TX dated 22 July 2012.

13 THE HOUSE RICHARDSON FAMILIES of Upson County with related lines . . . JORDAN, O'NEAL, & WILLIAMS. Jacqueline House SHOCKLEY completed research & compiled it into book form. . . THE HOUSE RICHARDSON FAMILIES of Upson County with related lines . . . JORDAN, O'NEAL, & WILLIAMS . . . . with a copy now in the possession of Cynthia Ruth BISHOP Goodwin. 20 March 1981


In compiling this family history many different sources have been used. Local county records such as marriages, deeds, estate and court records found in the Georgia State Archives in Atlanta, Georgia, have given much information. Federal Census Records found in the Federal Records Center in East Point, Georgia, have been a valuable source. The National Archives, Washington, D. C., holds many pension files of the Revolutionary Period. Other information has been found in the Library of the Daughters of teh American Revolution, Washington, D. C., and teh Washington Memorial Library in Macon, Georgia. I have cited an original document to verify each statement made in this history.

All of these lines were in the Colonies before the Revolution. Many fought in the Revolution. The service of two of them is given herein.

Our WILLIAMS line is Welsh.

The HOUSE and RICHARDSON families came from England. The HOUSE family settled in Connecticut, while the RICHARDSON's settled in Virginia.

The JORDAN's are believed to originally have been French Hugenots who fled to England due to religious persecution during the 1500's. The first of our JORDAN line to come to the Colonies was Samuel JORDAN who came to Virginia in 1610 and settled on the South side of the James River just below the confluence of the Appomattox. Samuel was a member of the first House of Burgesses, a representative of James City.

The JORDAN's were in Georgia before the Revolution. Captain Charles JORDAN was Commander in Chief of Fort Rogers. His three son, Samuel, Charles II, and Dempsey have pension papers in teh National Archives telling of their service in Georgia during the Revolution.

The HOUSE, RICHARDSON, and WILLIAMS families came from North Carolina to Georgia in the early 1800's.

With the exception of the HOUSE family, who were carpenters and businessmen, our ancestors were farmers with large tracts of land and slaves to cultivate them. Before the War Between the States they all had a good life. Unfortunately, they were all directly in Sherman's path in his March to the Sea. The utter devastation of this terrible war left its mark on them for several generations.

There are many records available to those interested in genealogical research. I have spent many happy hours searching for records of our ancestors. I sincerely hope that generations to come will enjoy having this information as much as I have enjoyed gathering it.

Jacqueline SHOCKLEY Woods
Jonesboro, Georgia
March 20, 1981

14 Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998.

15 Florida, State Census, 1867-1945.

16 1850 United States Federal Census.

17 Golden Memories, The Life Story of Sylvia Frances McRAE Skinkle, 1988.

18 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

19 Descendants of Joseph Crancie 'Josias' Dupree email from Cameron Padgett, dated 1 September 2011.

20 Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892.

21 1900 United States Federal Census.

22 1860 United States Federal Census.

23 1870 United States Federal Census.

24 War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.

25 1830 United States Federal Census.

26 Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880.

27 Family Group Sheets received from Agnes EUBANKS Sullivan, wife of Roscoe Lee SULLIVAN, Sr. 31 Jan 1998.

28 Email from Shirley Joan Chastain, dated 12 April 2010; 26 May 2012; 26 Sep 2012; 28 Sep 2012; 23 Oct 2012.

29 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002.

30 U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

31 Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978.

32 United States Obituary Collection.

33 Georgia, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919.

34 Cobb Co, GA Index to White Marriages, 1865 - 1937.

35 Letter from Lena Brilla GASTON Callawy dated 27 Feb 1992.

36 Daniell, Robert Louis, 251 Sukoshi Drive, Callaway, Florida 32404. "The Roloda File." Database. 2002-2010.
Copyright 2002-2010 by Robert Louis Daniell. All rights reserved.

37 U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

38 Interview with Cynthia Geneva INGRAM Benfield, Shirley Joan CHASTAIN and Geraldine Celeste INGRAM Kelley on 17 Aug 1991.

39 Interviewd Geraldine Celeste Ingram Kelley, 25 May 1992.

40 U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2.

41 Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004.

42 1880 United States Federal Census.

43 Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944.

44 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.

45 Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992.

46 North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004.

47 Thomaston-Upson Archives, Sullivan Family Record, Compiled by Jack Morgan, 403 Allen St., Thomaston, GA 30286 706-647-4038.

48 "Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery", by John A. Burrison 1983,1989 UGA Press. The BISHOP family was the first in Georgia to make pottery. Their story has been published into a book, "Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery", by John A. Burrison 1983, 1989 UGA Press. It is a wonderful resource of history as well as the family lineage.

49 Thomaston-Upson Archives, Bishop Family Record, Compiled by Jack Morgan, 403 Allen St., Thomaston, GA 30286 706-647-4038.

50 U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.

51 Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927.

52 Georgia Marriages to 1850.

53 Copy of Marriage Certificate on file.

54 Phone interview with Eunice Pauline WYATT Hicks, daughter of Thomas Franklin WYATT & Eunice Eleanor Pearl GRAY 18 Aug 1993. Visited with her in her home in Monticello, GA on 22 Aug 1993. She has the Family Bible belonging to Thomas Franklin WYATT & Eunice Eleanor Pearl GRAY.

55 Phone interview with Doris Hortense CRAIG Higginbotham, daughter of William CRAIG & Delee GRAY 13 Sep 1993.

56 U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872.

57 U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

58 1790 United States Federal Census.

59 1810 United States Federal Census.

60 Robert GASTON's Family Bible; Robert GASTON is Lena Brilla GASTON Callaway's Grandfather.

61 U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.

62 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885.

63 U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880.

64 File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Lynn Cunningham September 28, 2004, 6:10 am Pike County, Georgia, Return of a Marriage - 1876 Form A Return of a Marriage.

65 U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s.

66 Illinois, Public Land Purchase Records, 1800-1990.

67 1840 United States Federal Census.

68 Family Data Collection - Individual Records.

69 U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

70 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974.

71 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia.

72 Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. 1, p. 530.

73 Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967.

74 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.

75 Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950.

76 Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.

77 Web: Georgia, Find A Grave Index, 1728-2012.

78 GOODWIN FAMILY REUNION in Jacksonville, FL 11 Sep 1993. The GOODWIN Family Reunion's were held in Jacksonville, FL for twelve (12) consecutive years 1991-2003 by myself, William Jeffrey GOODWIN, and Jewel Myrtice GOODWIN Cooley's family, before moving to Brunswick, GA and hosted by Marilyn MOBLEY Floyd, daughter of Lora Mae GOODWIN Mobley 2004-2007.

Much of the information presented here was obtained from different family descendents of William Monroe GOODWIN & Sarah Agnew GRAY during those gatherings. I have diligently strived to verify all information. If you have any questions or comments please contact me by email or phone. (WJG 5 Apr 2010)

79 Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958.

80 Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955.

81 U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.

82 Family Data Collection - Deaths.

83 Web: Mississippi, Find A Grave Index, 1798-2012.

84 Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869.

85 Sullivan Family Tree with Author: George Sullivan.

86 Letter from Ralph Lee Reschar, Great-Grandson of Nancy Jane CLAPP Daily, 27 March 1992.
Ralph Lee Reschar, 1808 Princeton, Alexandria, LA 71301.

87 Email from Beth Wonders, Granddaughter of Romainia Ruth Salter and Robert Franklin Cochran, dated 15 Feb 2013 & 11 July 2013.

88 Thomaston-Upson Archives, Find A Grave Memorials.

89 Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011.

90 Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.

91 Vital Records, Kalamazoo Co., MI, Bk. 1, p. 47.

92 South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965.

93 James Knox, Sr. and Elizabeth Craig Knox and Their Descendents, Chapter 2 Compiled by Lorene Petersen and Jennie Bell Lyle, 1984.

94 1800 U.S. Federal Census.

95 1820 United States Federal Census.

96 Illinois, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890.

97 Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920.

98 Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.

99 North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890.

100 History of Halifax County.

101 Visited Cemetery 27 March 1993.

102 Phone interview with Daisy Elizabeth MILLER Singleton, daughter of Ruthie Ananda GOODWIN Miller 16 Feb 1990. Family Reunion with children of Ruthie Ananda GOODWIN Miller at her home in Mobile, AL 21 March 1992. Jewel Myrtice GOODWIN Cooley, daughter of Rufus Adolphus GOODWIN, and her husband Francis were also there visiting.

103 South Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890.

104 Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2012.

105 Florida Death Index, 1877-1998.

106 Email from Ed Dupree, Great-Great-Great Grandson of Griffin Dupree dated 26 April 2011, including info from the 1850 U.S. Census of Union Co., SC and the 1860 U.S. Census from Cherokee Co., GA.

107 Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890.


109 Our Christian Heritage Book & Family Bible belonging to Dianne INGRAM Goodwin (1980).

110 Copy of Death Certificate on file.

111 Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851, Vol. II.

112 Family Data Collection - Marriages.

113 Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999.

114 Phone interview with children of Floyd Franklin GOODWIN. Ida Pauline GOODWIN Jewell & Sidney Edward GOODWIN 27 March 1993.
Ida Pauline GOODWIN Jewell & Alice Jo GOODWIN Woodrum 9 June 1993.

115 Copy of Birth Certificate on file.

116 U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002.

117 U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.

118 Alabama Deaths, 1908-1959.

119 U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963.

120 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820.

121 American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI).

122 GA Virtual Vault: Non-Indexed Deaths.

123 N.E. Geneological Society, "Brotherhood of Man", McPherson CS71 G254, 1959.

124 Family Data Collection - Births.

125 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots.

126 Interviewed Michael Anthony GASTON at his father's burial of cremains 18 July 1992.

127 Millennium File through

128 Phone interview with Elzie Elton GOODWIN, son of Lewis Knox GOODWIN 7 Aug 1987. Elzie Elton GOODWIN has the Family Bible belonging to Lewis Knox GOODWIN.
Phone interview with Dorothy Goodwin, wife of Elzie Elton GOODWIN, 19 Feb 1990.
Visited with Bill & Dorothy Goodwin in their home in Mableton, GA 8 June 1993. Sara Louise GOODWIN HARDEMAN Day, daughter of Ed. N. GOODWIN, as well as Jewel Myrtice GOODWIN Cooley , daughter of Rufus Adolphus GOODWIN, and her husband Francis were also there visiting.

129 Family Reunion with children of Rufus Adolphus GOODWIN in Jacksonville, FL 8 June 1991. Visited with Jewel Myrtice GOODWIN Cooley in her home in Lake Como, FL 27 March 1993.

130 Phone Interview with Louise Cosarge 15 June 1993. Granddaughter of Louis Burt GOODWIN & Rosie Belle GRAY. Daughter of Eula Mae GOODWIN

131 Family Bible of William Monroe GOODWIN. is in possession of Jeanette GOODWIN Bullock, William Monroe GOODWIN's Granddaughter 8 June 1991

132 Visited Cemetery June 1993.

133 U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.

134 Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960.

135 Phone interview with Lora Mae GOODWIN Mobley & Aggie Belle GOODWIN Stevens 27 March 1993, daughters of Ed N. GOODWIN.

136 South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1960.

137 Visited Cemetery 8 June 1993.

138 Visited Cemetery in March 1992.

139 WYATT & GRAY Family Reunion 18 Sep 1994. Family Reunion was held in Milam Park, Clarkston, GA. Majority of information was received from Corrine Skipper, daughter of Ivalee Olis HIGGANBOTHAM,

140 Hall County, GA records received from Eunice Pauline WYATT Hicks 31 Oct 1995.

141 Compiled and Published by Cobb Co, GA Genalogical Society. Inc, P O Box 1413, Marietta, GA, 30061-1413 Copyright 1995 Library of Congress Catalog Catalog Card #94-73925 ISBN 1-879768-02-X.

142 Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953.

143 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.

144 North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975.

145 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001.

146 MVA. Cobb Co Deaths, 1919-1940, #01237.

147 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.

148 Birth & Marriage Records originally belonging to Hazel Leoler Ingram Kirk provided by Karen Kirk 13 April 2013.

149 Cobb County Georgia Deaths, 1919-1940.

150 Funeral Home Register for Thomas Isac INGRAM in possession of Geraldine Celeste INGRAM Kelley 25 May 1992.

151 North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994.

152 North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004.

153 California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985.

154 Nevada Divorce Index, 1968-2005.

155 U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection.

156 California, Death Index, 1940-1997.

157 Bio by John N Dove, 2010 John N Dove - All Rights Reserved, The Descendants of David P Dove Website.

158 Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002.

159 Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003, The Atlanta Constitution.

160 U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.

161 Michigan Deaths 1971-1996.

162 Transcription of text in documentReynolds, B. M. (or R. M.) - private January 28,1863 . Substitute. Wounded at Funkston, Ma. July 14,1863 . Died at Richmond, Va. January 18, or 23,1865 . Buried there in Hollywood Cemetery.

Richardson, Robert N. - private January 28, 1862 . Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2, 1863 . Died from wounds in a New York prison August 7, 1863 .

Robinson, C. S. - private May 6, 1862 . Discharged November 5, 1862 .

163 U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962.

164 Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911.


166 Army of the United States Certificate of Disability for Discharge.

167 Interview with Mary Ellen SKINKLE Goodwin 12 Feb 1990 & 8 Sep 1991.

168 Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1882-1920.

169 Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-2007.

170 Georgia Tax Record, 1890.

171 Email from Sharren Woodward dated 5 Nov 2011.

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