James Harrison Goodman

31 May 1825–8 May 1878 (Age 52)
Baldwin, Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Harrison

When James Harrison Goodman was born on 31 May 1825, in Baldwin, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John N Goodman, was 29 and his mother, Sara Salena Johnston, was 15. He married Elizabeth Louiza Shoun on 27 February 1851, in Johnson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 May 1878, in Baldwin, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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James Harrison Goodman
Elizabeth Louiza Shoun
Marriage: 27 February 1851
John Leonard Goodman
Joseph H "Joe" Goodman
Susan Amanda Goodman
Mary Ann Goodman
Richard Harrison Goodman

Spouse and Children

27 February 1851
Johnson, Tennessee, United States


    John Leonard Goodman


    Joseph H "Joe" Goodman


    Susan Amanda Goodman


    Mary Ann Goodman



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 5

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’, in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king.2 English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + mann ‘man’.3 English: from the Old English personal name Gūðmund, composed of the elements gūð ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guðmundr.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Goodman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Goodman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Goodman in household of John Goodman, "United States Census, 1850"

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