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Notes for Ebenezer Goodin

The Family of Ebenezer Goodin & Jane Fuson

Birth place has been listed as Bell or Knox (Atwood Co Genealogical Society)

1820 census Greesy Creek, Knox Co., KY Page: 290
Thos Gooden
1 male 26-45 (Thomas, age 38)
2 males 10-16 (Jack, age 15)
2 males under 10 (Ebenezer, age 7 & Hardin, age 3)
1 female 26-45 (Mary, age 33)
1 female 10-16 (Mary, age 12)
1 female under 10 (Hannah, age 8)

1830 census Knox Co., KY Page: 248
Thomas Goodin, Sr.
1 male 40-50 (Thomas, age 48)
1 male 15-20 (Ebenezer, age 17)
1 male 10-15 (Hardin, age 13)
1 male under 5 (Marshall, age 3)
1 female 40-50 (Mary, age 43)
1 female 5-10 (Thursey, age 5)
Thomas Goodin, Jr.
1 male 20-30 (Thomas Jr, age 20-24)
1 male under 5 (Son #1, age baby)
1 female 20-30 (Polly, age 20-30)
1 female under 5 (Daughter #1, age 0-5)

Ebenezer GOODIN married Jane Fuson, July 20, 1834, by Rev. William S. Hickey; John Fuson, bondsman. HH Fuson, History of Bell Co., KY

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) Kentucky Land Grants
Goodin, Ebenezer
Acres: 50
Book: 27
Survey Date: 11- 2-1846
County: Knox
WaterCourse: None Page:
Township: Range:
Volume 1
Part 2
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There were at least 2 Ebenezer B. Goodins. Ron Carnahan wrote that our's went to Missouri about 1849 with the Fuson wagon train, and the other stayed in Kentucky. Pension document signed by TJ Goodin states that the move was to Mercer County, Missouri from Knox County, KY. He states that the trip was by wagon, beginning in the summer of 1850 and arriving December 22, 1850. Our Ebenezer stayed in Missouri a number of years, then went to Kansas with our ancestor Thomas Jefferson Goodin.

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


1861 - From the obituary of his son James Goodin: "Be it said to his lasting credit that he was a great soldier. He joined the 27th Mo. Inf. in 1861, and stayed with the boys till the close of the war. He won distinction at Lookout Mountain, he went with Sherman and Thomas on the famous march to the sea. He helped to sack the City of Atlanta and with the army went on till the close of the war."


1880 United States Census Medicine, Mercer, Missouri Page Number 113C
William FULLER Self M Male W 27 OH Farmer NY NY
C. Ann FULLER Wife M Female W 23 MO Keeping House KY TN
Eddie FULLER Son S Male W 4 MO OH MO
J. May FULLER Dau S Female W 4M MO OH MO
Eb GOODWIN FatherL M Male W 66 KY VA VA
Jane GOODWIN MotherL M Female W 59 TN TN TN
Laura B. GOODWIN Niece S Female W 11 MO At School MO KY

Settled in Ludell, Rawlins Co., KS in July 4 1885 (?). Jane died in 1894 in Atwood, Rawlins Co., KS.

1900 census Marion, Mercer Co., MO
Household #99/100
Thomas Griffin, Jan 1836, age 64, md 36 yrs, TN/TN/TN
Parilee A., wife, April 1841, age 59, md 36 yrs, 3 births, 3 surviving children, KY/KY/TN
Esau, son, June 1865, age 34, MO/TN/KY
Jacob A., son, Aug 1876, age 23, MO/TN/KY
James A., son, Feb 1882, age 18, MO/TN/KY
Ebineezer Goodin, father-in-law, Aug 1813, age 86, widowed, KY/KY/KY

Buried in Tennessee cemetery, Princeton, Mercer, MO. Occupation: farmer. According to his daughter China Anne, he fought with his two sons (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson) in the Civil War on the Union side.

Was called Eb or Ebby as a nickname.

Have seen birthday listed as August 8, 1813 (Ron Carnahan), or October 1814 (Gail Burke?) Also have 2 death dates listed: Sep 11, 1901 (RC, Atwood Co GS), and Sept 1911 (GB?), with locations listed that are the same for both.
10. EBENEZER B.4 GOODIN (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, BENJAMIN1) was born August 08, 1813 in Knox Co Kentucky, and died September 11, 1901 in Princeton Mercer Co Missouri.. He married JANE FUSON July 22, 1834 in Knox Co Kentucky, daughter of JOHN FUSON and MARY GARNER.

Ebenezer B. Goodin traveled by wagon train with many of other Fuson Families and at least one other GOODIN family of Mercer County Missouri.

Barb Roberts reports that Ebenezer's military records and his grave stone have the surname spelled GOODWIN.. She also states that the name is spelled Goodin in the census etc and she is fairly certain he could not read or write.

Barb also added that the birthplace of Ebenezer is now in Bell Co.. It was still a part of Knox Co when he was born however..

Buried at Tennessee Cemetery in Mercer Co Missouri.
Military Civil War Co B 10th Kansas Infantry.

Mr Ron Carnahan wrote that his Ebenezer went to Missouri about 1848 with the FUSON wagon train and another Evenezer stayed in Kentucky as there were at least two Ebenezer's in Knox Co Ky.
Trip was made by wagon beginning in the summer of 1850. They arrived December 22. 1850.
This Eb stayed in Missouri for a number of years. then moved to Kansas with his son Thomas Jefferson He settled in Ludell Rawlins Co. Kansas about July 4 1885.

Marriage Notes for EBENEZER GOODIN and JANE FUSON:
Marriage date also shown in other records as July 20, 1834

Marriage: July 22, 1834, Knox Co Kentucky

i. MARY5 GOODIN, b. July 26, 1834; d. Big Springs Texas Howard Co.; m. ? ? CAMPBELL.
Notes for MARY GOODIN:
Lived in Tennessee. Pension document by T. J. Goodin states Mary was alive in 1850 but not in 1860

ii. RACHEL GOODIN, b. February 28, 1838, Knox Co Kentucky; d. December 15, 1891, Missouri; m. DANIEL SHAFFER.
iii. ELMIRA JANE GOODIN, b. January 26, 1840.
iv. PARABLES GOODIN, b. April 10, 1841.
v. JAMES MADISON GOODIN, b. September 29, 1842, Knox Co Kentucky; d. January 17, 1825, Mercer Co Missouri.
vi. NANCY GOODIN, b. 1844.
vii. THOMAS JEFFERSON GOODIN, b. February 22, 1846, Greasy Creek Knox Co KY; d. November 25, 1921, Jones Ok Co OK.
viii. JOHN R GOODIN, b. 1848, Knox Co Kentucky; d. 1881, Missouri.
ix. AMANDA RED GOODIN, b. December 25, 1848, Bell Co Ky; d. March 06, 1929, Mercer Co Missouri; m. (1) ? FULLER; m. (2) JAMES COX.
Princeton Cemetery in Missouri
x. PLEASANT GOODIN, b. 1850, Mercer Co Missouri; d. 1883, Mercer Co Missouri.
Died in Missouri in 1880
xi. MARGARET GOODIN, b. 1852; m. (1) ? COX; m. (2) ABRAHAN BARRITT, 1870, Mercer Co Missouri.
Marriage: 1870, Mercer Co Missouri
xii. JOSEPHINE GOODIN, b. 1855; d. Nabraska.
xiii. MINERVA JANE GOODIN, b. 1856, Mercer Co Missouri; d. Kansas; m. DERNY.
xiv. CHINA ANN GOODIN, b. May 03, 1858, Mercer Co Missouri; d. March 25, 1938, Jones, Oklahoma Co OK.

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: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:40 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Goodin Family Info

I will comment as I run across things--right now Ebenezer's Military & Pension records
File Designation: (Gooden) (Goodwin) Ebenezer SC-215-773 Co. K 10 KS. INF.
Note: all signatures are an X and witnessed--Evidently, he could not read and write.

Do you know if anyone has documentation for the marriage date for Ebenezer & Jane? I have "Ebenezer GOODIN married Jane Fuson, July 20, 1834, by Rev. William S. Hickey; John Fuson, bondsman. HH Fuson, History of Bell Co., KY" with additional notes "Some records state 1835. RCGS in Atwood, KS lists as July 22, 1834"
I have the underlined information which I found in Knox Co. Ky Marriages DAR 1800-1850

Quoting from Ebenezer's pension files. This page (certificate No. 215773) has 3 stamps--June 16, June 17, June 20, all in 1899:
1st question--Are you married?
"No, but have been to Jane Fuson"
2nd question--Where, when, and by whom were you married?
"July 22, 1834. by Wm. Hicky. on Greasy Creek. Knox Co Ky"
3rd question--What record of marriage exists?
"The certifi --- of Wm. Hicky & Records in Knos Co. Court
4th question--Were you previously married?
5th question--Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and dates of birth.
'Yes. I have raised 14 children the oldest Mary Goodin born 26th July 1836 the Baby born 1860 on 26th July Raised 4 boys 10 Girls average between their ages 10 to 11 months Jas M Goodin before he was 17 went into Civil War son Tom went in before he was 15 I went in 1861 on my birthday Aug 8, 1861"

From an affidavit:
Since my discharge from said service on the "31st" day of "May 1863" , I have resided in "Mercer Co Mo to 1875, then removed to Gainsville Cook Co Texas, removed to Mercer Co Mo in the fall of 1879 and have lived here since" and my occupation has been that of a "farmer"

From another legal form dated Bivenber 28, 1879:
personal description---age 65, height 5ft 4in, complexion light, hair gray, eyes blue

From Certificate of Disability for Discharge dated May 31, 1863
born Knox county in the state of Kentucky, is forty-eight years of age, five feet four inches high, florid complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer

US Pension Agency-- last pension payment of $30 was Aug 4, 1901--due to death of Ebenezer Gooden

I have first child Mary born July 26, 1835 and you have 1836. I have that she died in Bonham, FanninCo., Tx. Husband Henry Campbell was born about 1831, not in 1850. He is age 39 in 1870, and age 51 in 1880. The date you have for his birthdate is the one I have for their marriage date. I don't find Henry after 1880 so your 1881 death date is probably ok. I did not have second husband Sheets, so added him in.

Info from Mrs Hamilton gives marriage date of Oct 4, 1850 in Knox Co. KY--Henry Campbell born Oct 13, 1831 in Knox Co. Ky & died Aug 8, 1881 in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas
Dee Rowland