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Notes for Jane Fuson

The Family of Ebenezer Goodin & Jane Fuson

Jane Fuson born 1820 in Tennessee

1830 census Knox Co., KY page 250
John Fuson
1 male 30-40 (John, age 38)
1 male 10-15 (Thomas Henry, age 14)
2 males under 5 (James C. , age 3 & John, age 2)
1 female 30-40 (Mary, age 32)
1 female 10-15 (Rachel, age 12)
3 females 5-10 (Jane, age 9, Betty, age 8 & Rebecca, age 6)
Where is James Roberson, age 8??? No males age 5-10 in house.

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:
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There were at least 2 Ebenezer 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


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 (?)

Buried in Princeton, Mercer, MO? RCGS in Atwood, KS lists her as buried in the Atwood cemetery.

Listed in Pension Office document son TJ Goodwin signed in 1917 as being "Jane Fuston", but document also lists his sister spelled "Almira" and "Almire" in the same document. Also claims his dad was Ebenezer Goodwin, when it was actually Goodin, so may have been deliberate to mislead, or accidental.

The Tom Cadwallader Family
Entries: 9199 Updated: Fri Dec 27 10:33:11 2002 Contact: Kerry Burns
ID: I1112
Name: John Fuson
Sex: M
Birth: 20 JUL 1792 in Montgomery, Virginia
Death: 31 DEC 1877 in Decatur, Iowa
Burial: Palestine Cem, Leon, Iowa
!Enlisted in war of 1812 as John Fuston. Several of his children including
Jane used the name Fuston

Father: Thomas Fuson b: 1765 in Hanover, Virginia
Mother: Rachel Roberson b: 1768 in Patrick co Va.

Marriage 1 Mary Polly Garner b: 1794 in DeKalb, Tennessee
Married: 1810 in DeKalb, Tennessee
Rachel Fuson b: ABT. 1818 in Smith Co, Tennessee
Thomas Henry Fuson b: 21 JUN 1816 in Knoxville, Tennessee
Jane Fuson b: 1820 in Tennessee
Betty Bets Elizabeth Fuson b: ABT. 1821 in Smith co, Tennessee
James Roberson Fuson II b: 23 SEP 1822 in DeKalb, Tennessee
Rebecca Fuson b: 27 MAY 1824 in Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee
James C Fuson b: 1827 in Tennessee
John Garner Fuson b: 5 NOV 1828 in Knox, Kentucky
Joseph Porter Fuson b: 1831 in Greasy Creek, Knox, Kentucky
Nancy Fuson b: 1834 in Greasy Creek, Knox, Kentucky
Pleasant L Fuson b: 1835 in Greasy Creek, Knox, Kentucky
Mary Patience Pop Fuson b: 30 AUG 1836 in Greasy Creek, Bell, Kentucky
Hansom Mack Fuson b: 1839 in Knox co, Kentucky
Sarah Fuson b: ABT. 1844

Marriage 2 Nancy Catherine James b: 26 SEP 1847 in Muscatine, Iowa
Married: 4 AUG 1865 in Leon, Iowa
Arnetta Alice Fuson b: 3 OCT 1866 in Leon, Decatur, Iowa
George Washington Fuson\Fuston b: 29 AUG 1868 in Decatur, Iowa
William Carroll Fuson b: 16 FEB 1874 in Leon, Decatur, Iowa

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