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Notes for Elmira Jane Goodin Shaffer Browning:

The Family of Ebenezer Goodin & Jane Fuson

1840 census Knox Co., KY page 308
Ebenezer Goodin
1 male 20-30 (Ebenezer, age 27)
1 female 15-20 (Jane, age 19)
3 females under 5 (Mary, age 4, Rachel, age 2 & Almira, age baby)

1850 census Knox Co., KY page 346
census taken August 20, 1850
Ebenezer Goodin, male, age 36, b. KY
Jane, female, age 29, b TN
Mary, female, age 14, b KY
Rachel, female, age 12, b KY
Almira T, female, age 10, b KY
Parilee, female, age 9, b KY
James, male, age 8, b KY
Nancy, female, age 6, KY
Thomas. male, age 5, KY
Amanda R., female, age 7 months, KY

1860 census Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO page 243
Household #1026
Daniel Shaffer, age 34, farmer, b., OH
Rachel, age 22, b. KY
Jacob A., age 4, b. MO
John S., age 2, b. MO
W.D, (male),a ge 6 months
Household #1027
John Shaffer, age 31, farmer, b., OH
Almira, age 20, b. KY, Keeping house
M.J. (female), age 2, b. MO
Mike, age 4 months, b. MO

1870 census Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO
Household #1
Almira Schaeffer, age 30, b. KY, Keeping house
Margaret, age 12, b. MO
Michael, age 10, b. MO
Daniel A., age 9, b. MO
Nancy A., age 7, b. MO

1880 census Marion, Mercer, Missouri Page Number 29B
Scott BROWNING Self M Male W 33 IL Farmer KY KY
Almira BROWNING Wife M Female W 40 KY Housekeeping KY KY
Margrett BROWNING SSDau S Female W 23 MO At Home OH IL (Margaret Shaffer)
Daniel BROWNING SSon S Male W 18 MO Works On Farm OH IL (Daniel Shaffer)
Nancy A. BROWNING SDau S Female W 16 MO At Home OH IL (Nancy Shaffer)
Manda R. BROWNING Dau S Female W 4 MO IL KY
James E. BROWNING Son S Male W 2 MO IL KY
Nancy Shaffer is also listed as living with her uncle and aunt Abraham & Margaret (Goodin) Barritt

1900 census Clinton, Rawlins Co., KS Page 12 sheet 3A
Household #45/46
Winfield Browning, June 1847, age 52, IN/VA/KY, farmer
Elmira, Jan 1840, age 60, KY/KY/TN, md 25 yrs, 6 births, 4 surviving children
James E., son, April 1878, age 22, MO/IN/KY
Birde M., daughter, Jan 1881, age 18, MO/IN/KY
Idllah (?), daughter, July 1883, age 16, MO/IN/KY

1910 census Atwood, Rawlins Co., KS Page 12 sheet 3A
Household #45/46
Winfield Browning, age 62, IN/VA/KY, farmer
Elmira, age 70, KY/KY/TN, md 35 yrs, 11 births, 7 surviving children

1915 census Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas
#8/8
W. S. Browning, age 67, b. Indiana, came to Kansas from Missouri, Farmer
Elmira Browning, age 75, b. Kentucky, came to Kansas from Missouri

1920 census Atwood, Rawlins Co., KS
Winfield Browning, age 72, IN/VA/KY, farmer
Elmira, age 79, KY/KY/TN

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/genweb/rawlins/rawlinscem/rawlinscem-atwood.html
Atwood (Fairview) Cemetery, Rawlins Co., Kansas
Browning Elmira 26 Jan 1840 13 Jun 1922
Browning Winfield S. 4 Jun 1847 29 Jun 1934 Obit

From: Delores Rowland
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:03 AM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Re: Goodin & Fuson families in Mercer Co., KY
Ebeneezer Goodin Family
The first Goodins in Mercer Co. MO were Ebeneezer and Jane (Fuson) Goodin. They came from Knox Co. KY in the wagon train with Jane's father John Fuson. Ebeneezer (also called Ebb, E.B. or Eben) was born Aug 8 1813 in Knox Co. KY in an area which is now Bell Co. His parents probably were Thomas and Mary (Ingram) Goodin. Jane Fuson was born about 1820 in TN, later living in Knox Co. KY. Her parents were John and Mary "Polly" (Garner) Fuson. Ebeneezer and Jane were married Jul 22 1834 in Knox Co. KY. Their first 9 children were born in KY, and the remainder were born in MO.

Their children were:
1 Mary - b. Jul 26 1836 KY- married -- Campbell - d. at Big Springs, TX [NOTE: Info from Linda Durham Hamilton---Mary married Henry Campbell (Oct 4, 1850-Aug 8, 1881 Kaufman TX) , s/o Robert & Mary Campbell. After Henry's death, Mary married a Mr. Sheets after 1882. Mary died Jan 26, 1890 in Bonham, Fannin Co., TX)
2 Rachel - Feb 28 1838 KY-Dec 15 1891 - married Daniel Shaffer- at least 1 son, Dock who married Tamar Rose daughter of Stephen and Margaret (Brummett) Rose - Their children were: Ethel V. b. Jan 12 1894 & married Cliff Miller Mar 27 1910, Charles E. b. Jun 9 1896, Daniel L. b. Jan 14 1899 and Ray H. b. May 7 1903 [NOTE: Obit of Daniel Shaffer says 13 children with 8 living at the time of his death in 1905]
3 Almira - 1840 KY-Jun 13 1922 KS - married Winfield S. Browning Oct 19 1873 MO- Their children were: Amanda Rebecca (1876 MO-1954 UT) married 1st Sam Cadwallader 2nd Walter Pippinger, James F. (1875 MO-1938) married Ethel Yoeman, Bertha May (1881 MO-1969) married Ora Mettler, Della (1893 MO-1967) married John Mettler [NOTE: Almira was married first to John Shaffer. Census records list 4 Shaffer children.]
4 Perilee - Apr 10 1841 KY-Sep 22 1934 MO - married Thomas Jefferson Griffey (b. Jan 12 1833 TN) on Apr 10 1861 MO Their children were: Esan b. Jun 26 1865; Stephen A. Douglas b. Oct 6 1868; Ebeneezer b. Dec 21 1868; Phronie b. Feb 14 1871 married Emmett Brummett; Ila Green b. May 16 1873 married Solomon Sparks; Jacob Abraham b. Aug 16 1876 IA; Anna Viola (Apr 30 1878 TX-Apr 9 1947 TX) married 1st Michael Sparks Jan 1 1896 MO & 2nd Walter Owen Scott Apr 9 1947 MO; Beck Jane b. Aug 18 1880; James A Garfield b. Feb 24 1882 IA; Epsa Lee b. Feb 1884; Bledson b. Jan 1886 [NOTE: surname sometimes given as Griffin or Griffith]
5 James Madison - Sep 29 1842 KY-Jan 17 1925 MO - married Lourinda McIntosh Oct 29 1865 MO Their children were: Elizabeth J. b. 1867/68 MO married Lafayette Cornett 1886; William Thomas (1869-1934) married 1st Viola Smith, 2nd Sallie Derry; James F. (1871-1889); Rachel (1874-1875); John (1874-1933) married Lula D. Scott Mar 23 1898; Rosa M. married James Stanley Nov 17 1898; Martha Anne (1881-1919) married Joseph Morgan Donnelson Dec 24 1901; Clarinda b. Jan 1892 married Everett Moffatt Apr 6 1911
6 Nancy - b. 1844 KY - married Summers
7 Thomas Jefferson - 1846 KY-abt 1921 Jones, OK - married Mary Evalon Wiggins Feb 17 1870 MO Their children were: Daniel (1871-1888); Ebbon Richard (1872-1918); Nellie; Jennie (1877-1961)
8 John B. - 1847/48 KY-1881 MO
9 Amanda Red - Dec 25 1849 KY-Mar 6 1929 MO - married James F. Cox (b. May 7 1842 KY, a son of Nathan M. Cox) Mar 19 1865 KY Their children were: Will Tomb. Feb 28 1866 married Polly Anne Dykes; Margaret b. Nov 18 1867 married Eaf(?) Hart; Rachel b. Dec 26 1869 married Al Mornin(?); Dan b. Dec 20 1871; Cora M. b. Jan 18 1874 married Jake Hart; Anna M. b. Jul 26 1876 married Upton McElfish; Scotty d. as infant; John F. b. Sep 20 1882; Kate b. May 18 1884 married --Jackson; Andrew J. b. Oct 22 1885; Charles b. Jul 20 1888; J. Frank b. Apr 2 1891
10 Margaret - Mar 27 1852 MO-Jul 2 1880 MO - married Abraham Barritt 1870 Their children were: James Pleasant b.1852 MO; Cora Alwilda b. Aug 1 1873 married Jackson Van Buren Jones; Della Almira (Feb 12 1877-Aug 1972) married William Elmer Larason - lived in OK; Amanda Rachel married Ira Hartley
11 Pleasant - 1853/54 MO-abt 1883 - married Mary E. "Molly" Springer abt 1877 MO - 3 children: Rosa M'Gratia (Feb 21 1879 TX-Mar 25 1962 IA) married 1898 MO Jacob Daniel Rumph; Charles E. married May Collier Sep 18 1900 MO; and Clara married Thomas H. Prather Sep 10 1898 MO
12 Josephine - b. 1854/55 MO - married --Williams - lived in Nebraska
13 Minerva Jane b. 1856 MO - married --Derny - lived in Kansas
14 China Anne - May 3 1858 MO-1938 Jones OK - married 1st: William Lyman Fuller 1873 MO Their children were: Edward Lyman b. Mar 16 1877 OK, Jessie May b. OK married Sam Mills; Gracie b. Nov 2 1883; Maud Zella married Claude Dewall TX: 2nd Aldon D. Argo 1920

Ebeneezer served in Co. K of the 10th Kansas Infantry Aug 12 1861 to May 31 1863. He was released from service with eye problems. Ebeneezer and Jane lived at Gainsville, Cooke Co. TX from about 1875 to 1879. In the 1880 Census of Mercer Co. MO, Ebeneezer is listed as blind, and by June 1892, they were in Topeka KS for treatment of his eye problems . Jane died in 1894 and is buried in Rawlins Co. KS. Ebeneezer died Sep 1901 in Mercer Co. MO, and is buried at the Tennessee Cemetery. His Army headstone reads E. Goodwin because Ebeneezer's Army records are listed as both Goodwin and Goodin and his pension applications, etc. are signed with a mark and witnessed.
Submitted by Delores (Weaver) Rowland