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Notes for Amanda Red Goodin Cox:

The Family of Ebenezer Goodin & Jane Fuson

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 Marion Twp., Mercer Co., MO Page 241 sheet 141
Household #1016
E. Gooden, age 45, farmer, b. KY
Jane, age 40, b. TN
Parablee, (female), age 18, b. KY
James, age 16, b. KY
Nancy, age 14, b. KY
Thomas, age 13, b. KY
John, age 12, b. KY
A. R., (female), age 10, b. KY
Margaret, age 8, b. MO
Pleasant (male), age 6, b. MO
Josephine, age 5, b. MO
C. A. (female), age 3, b. MO

1870 census Marion Twp., Mercer Co., MO
Household #99
J.F. Cox, age 28, farmer, b. KY
Amanda, age 20, b. KY
William, age 4, b. MO
Margaret, age 2, b. MO

1880 United States Census Morgan, Mercer, Missouri Page Number 75B
James F. COX Self M Male W 38 KY Farming KY KY
Amanda COX Wife M Female W 28 KY Keeping House KY KY
William T. COX Son S Male W 11 MO KY KY
Margaret E. COX Dau S Female W 10 MO KY KY
Rachel J. COX Dau S Female W 8 MO KY KY
David N. COX Son S Male W 6 MO KY KY
Cora M. COX Dau S Female W 5 MO KY KY
Anna M. COX Dau S Female W 3 MO KY KY
James S. COX Son S Male W 8M MO KY KY

1900 Census Morgan, Mercer, Missouri Page Number
Household #151
James F. COX Self May 1842, age 58 KY KY KY Farming
Amanda COX Wife Dec 1849, age 50, md 36 yrs, 11 births, 10 surviving KY KY TN
William Thomas COX Son Feb 1867, age 33, widowed, MO KY KY
Margarett COX Dau Nov 1868, age 31 MO KY KY
Rachel COX Dau Dec 1870, age 29 MO KY KY
Daniel COX Son Dec 1872, age 27 MO KY KY
Cora M. COX Jan 1875, age 25 MO KY KY
Nannie COX July 1880, age 19 MO KY KY
John COX Son Sept 1882, age 17 MO KY KY
Jackson COX Son Oct 1885, age 14 MO KY KY
Charles COX Son July 1888, age 11 MO KY KY
Frank COX Son April 1891, age 9 MO KY KY

1910 census Morgan Twp., Mercer Co., MO Page 8 B
James F. Cox, head, age 67, KY/KY/KY, md 39 yrs
Mandy, wife, age 60, KY/KY/TN. md 39 yrs, 9 births, 8 surviving
Jack, son, age 24, md 0 yrs, MO/KY/KY
Ardra, daughter in law, age 19, md 0 yrs, MO/KY/KY

1920 census Morgan Twp., Princeton City, Mercer CO., MO page 76, sheet 14A, Image #27
Household #314/325
James F. Cox, h ead, age 75 (?), MO/KY/IN, Lay laborer (?) City
Amanda, wife, age 70, KY/KY/KY

Princeton Telegraph--Wed. March 13, 1929; page 1, column 4
Princeton, Mercer Co., MO

Mrs. James Cox Had Been a Resident of County Seventy-Eight Years---Been Married for 63 Years

Amanda Goodin Cox, daughter of Eben and Jane Goodin, was born in Knox county, Kentucky, December 25, 1849 and departed this life at her home in Princeton March 6, 1929 at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 11 days.

She came with her parents to this county in 1856. She was married to James F. Cox March 19, 1865. To this union 12 children were born. The deceased are: Scotty, Charles, Jack, Mrs. Kate Brummett and Mrs. Cora May Hart. Those who are left to mourn her departure are the aged husband, James F. Cox; W. T. Cox; Daniel N.; Mrs. Rachel Morin; Mrs. Upton McElfish all of Mercer county; J. Frank Cox of Billings, Mont.; John F. Cox of Salmon, Idaho; Mrs. Marg hart of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Perlee Griffin and Mrs. Anna Brown of Princeton.

She was a member of the Christian church and lived a faithful member until death. She was stricken down a number of years ago, but bore her suffering patiently until God called her home.

To lose mother will be to miss her. Her sun has gone down, but we know it riseth somewhere, and thoÕ we miss her, she will brighten the home thatÕs prepared for her up yonder, where her sufferings and sorrows are no more.

Funeral services were held at the home Friday morning, conducted by Rev. c. E. Nichols, pastor of the Princeton church. She was buried in the Princeton cemetery.

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

From: Delores Rowland []
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 10:04 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Re: Amanda Goodin Cox children

The information in my Pioneer Traces article was taken form History of Fuson Family by H.H. Fuson. I have found several errors coming from this source.
The article in the Pioneer Traces (p. 209) written by Dianne Toombs has several differences. She is a direct descendent of James & Amanda Cox.

The last paragraph: Amanda died on March 6, 1929 at age 79 and is buried in the Princeton cemetery. James F. was married second on March 21, 1930 to Mrs. Dolly Sims, widow of Cyrus Sims. James died on December 26, 1934, at the age of 92 and is buried beside Amanda in the Princeton cemetery.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at 04:44 AM, Kari Northup wrote:
On children of Amanda Goodin I have corrected birthdate I had for Kate. I thought she was the Nannie listed on the 1900 as being born July 1880 and age 19 because sister Anna was age 3 on the 1880 census. They must have gotten the wrong age for Anna "Nannie" in 1900. I did have from Amanda's obit that Kate had married a Brummett, and you have that she married -Jackson. The brother you list right after Kate was named Andrew Jackson Cox, known as Jack - was the Jackson for him instead?
See corrections from Dianne Toombs' article in new county history (Pioneer Traces pub 1997)

12 children


Scotty -Scotty d. as infant
(7) James Scott b. Aug 22, 1878-Sept 8, 1879--Tennessee Cem.

Charles -Charles b. Jul 20 1888
(11) birthdate agrees--d. Aug 19, 1907 from blood poisoning from a wrestling injury--Tennessee Cem.

Jack -Andrew J. b. Oct 22 1885
(10) Andrew Jackson--birthdate agrees--m. Adria S. Ragan--lived in Princeton area, both dying young from tuberculosis

Mrs. Kate Brummett -Kate b. May 18 1884 married --Jackson
(9) Kate Ellen--May 18, 1884--m. William V. Brummett

Mrs. Cora May Hart -Cora M. b. Jan 18 1874 married Jake Hart
(5) b. Jan 18, 1875--m. Jacob L. Hart--remained in Mercer Co. area

Still alive:

W. T. Cox -Will Tom b. Feb 28 1866 married Polly Anne Dykes
(1)Feb 28, 1867-Apr 26, 1942-Fairview Cem.
Polly Ann Dykes Oct 22, 1868-May 24, 1937--d/o Charles Riley & Luretta (Halton) Dykes--Fairview Cem.

Daniel N. -Dan b. Dec 20 1871
(3) birthdate agrees--married Daisey Moss and they remained in Mercer County

Mrs. Rachel Morin -Rachel b. Dec 26 1869 married Al Mornin(?)
(4) Rachel J.--Dec 26, 1872--married 1st Lem McKay, 2nd Al Morin and remained in Mercer Co.

Mrs. Upton McElfish all of Mercer county -Anna M. b. Jul 26 1876 married Upton McElfish
(6) Anna Marie b Jul 20, 1877--m. Upton McElfish--remained in the Princeton area

J. Frank Cox of Billings, Mont. -J. Frank b. Apr 2 1891
(12) J. Franklin--birthdate agrees--m. Marie M. Brockway & lived in Billings MT area

John F. Cox of Salmon, Idaho -John F. b. Sep 20 1882
(8) birthdate agrees--m. Grace Gloshen & moved to Salmon ID area
Mrs. Marg Hart of Jonesboro, Ark. -Margaret b. Nov 18 1867 married Eaf(?) Hart
(2) Margaret A. Nov 16, 1868--married 1st Elsie McKay, 2nd Ralph McKay, 3rd Eff Hart, and eventually moved to Winner, S. Dakota
Dee Rowland