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chrischany jane goodman (1833-1867), born Hawkins County, Tennessee

chrischany jane goodman (1833-1867), born Hawkins County, Tennessee

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Goodman, Shelton, Lay
Searching for any sort of birth record for Chrischany (many variant spellings) Jane Goodman, born 15 Apr 1833; and her brother, William Shelton Goodman, born 10 May 1831 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Parents Meredith P and Martha Smith "Patsy" Shelton Goodman, both parents and older siblings born Pittsylvania County, VA. Patsy may have died here in 1836. Family is in Todd County, KY on 1840 census, Livingston County, KY on 1850 census. Chrischany is my gggrandmother. Married Thomas Jefferson Lay, 15 Apr 1856 in Livingston County, KY. Have information on her line to the present. Any help would be most appreciated. Marge

Re: chrischany jane goodman (1833-1867), born Hawkins County, Tennessee

Posted: 8 May 2013 12:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
I guess I have forgotten how to do e-mail back an forth thru this system so am answering here.

I looked for Chris... Jane Goodman's info. and do not find any documention on her other than Census & her Wedding. I do have some info. on Meredith, et al. I hired a reseacher in Pittsylvania, VA and I have copies of all deeds, etc.; however, no births were at the Court House and no will. I can let you know more about the family if you want it. Chris. had a brother who was captured by Grant, transported to a prison camp in IL and he died there. Jimi

Re: chrischany jane goodman (1833-1867), born Hawkins County, Tennessee

Posted: 5 Oct 2013 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
the only census i have seen in 1850 under Ira shelton livingston co ky show Meredith with all males except for a Catherine born 1829 in Va. The two males born in TN are William Shelton died in Mo. and Cristaman? clearly marked as a male. I found some interesting info about possible father and mother of Meredith. Meredith's death record stated his mother's name was Elizabeth. i am hoping to gather more info to come closer to proving who his mother and father are. did your researcher check for family connection to the william goodman found in Pittsylvania co in the 1880s? did they check North Carolina or farther east in VA. there is a interesting possible grandfather of Meredith a Joel goodman married to Anna Pipkin of gates co whose children's names are close to those meredith named his children. Joel had a son John that was wed to a Mary Elizabeth. i also am interested in any useful info that may have been gathered on the families that left from va in 1830 that ended up in the todd logan ky area in 1840 with the goodman, shelton, rust, gill, or other families.

Re: chrischany jane goodman (1833-1867), born Hawkins County, Tennessee

Posted: 6 Oct 2013 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Goodman, Shelton, Lay, Connell
Thanks for your response. Am most interested in whatever information you may have on Meredith's parents. I have not had any luck seeking that information. You are quite correct that Christaman appears as a male on the 1850 census. (The 1850 Livingston County, KY census has more errors than any I have worked with! It is terribly inaccurate in so many areas!) That said, the 1840 census for Meredith in Todd County, KY clearly indicates a female of the correct age for Christaman, but no male child of that age. The 1850 census also records Meredith's name as Wm. P. The surname on the original appears to be Gooman, so additionally it was transcribed incorrectly on Ancestry. Chrischany was married at the home of Ira & Elizabeth Shelton. Ira was the surety for the marriage bond. The 1860 Livingston County, KY census shows Chrischany Jane Goodman Lay living with, or next door to, her sister, Martha Catherine Goodman Connell. Martha was married 1856 in Robertson County, TN. She and her husband obviously returned to Livingston County, KY. I suspect, to be with her sister. Chrischany died in 1867. The 1870 census finds Martha and her family back in Robertson County, TN where her husband is from. Since my initial posting, I have received a Xerox copy of several pages, found loose, in the Goodman family bible and sent to me by another researcher. Again, the bible only contains initials, but, C J is clearly shown as a female. Her birth and marriage dates also match my records for Chrischany Jane Goodman. Hawkins County TN has no early birth or church records available. The death records for Livingston County KY for 1867 are lost. Meredith did not have a will, or own property that I was able to locate. His death record did not mention children. I have not been able to locate a will for Patsy Shelton Goodman who passed in Todd County, KY in 1836, either. Unless you have another source of which I'm unaware, the bible pages are as close to proof positive as I think I will ever locate, to prove that Chrischany Jane Goodman Lay is indeed the daughter of Meredith P and Martha "Patsy" Smith Shelton Goodman. Would love to hear your thoughts, and any additional or different information you may have. Marge

Re: chrischany jane goodman (1833-1867), born Hawkins County, Tennessee

Posted: 6 Oct 2013 3:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
This is excellent info. The quality of the some census takers info is very questionable. Thank you for relaying this to me. I currently have no detailed info of Meredith's parents other than the death record i found in Lexington. I am wondering about family connection to William Goodman on Pittsylvania County 1780 census. Hoping to gather more info on the property and locations of the children of Joel Goodman of Gates county especially his son John who married Mary Elizabeth Musser.
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