James Harrison Jim Goodman

Male31 May 1825–8 May 1878

Brief Life History of James Harrison Jim

When James Harrison Jim 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 16. He married Elizabeth Louisa 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 1862 and Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1870. 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 Jim Goodman
Elizabeth Louisa Shoun
Marriage: 27 February 1851
John Leonard Jack Goodman
Joseph Harvey Joe Goodman
Susan Amanda Goodman
Mary Ann Goodman
Richard Harrison Goodman

Sources (22)

  • James Goodman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James L. Goodman - birth: 31 May 1825; Baldwin, Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • James Goodman, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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  • Marriage
    27 February 1851Johnson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

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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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + man ‘man’.

    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.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Gudmund, Godmund (from the Old English personal name Gūthmund, composed of the elements gūth ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guthmundr).

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

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