William Harrison Goodman

Brief Life History of William Harrison

When William Harrison Goodman was born on 19 May 1835, in Baldwin, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, John N Goodman, was 39 and his mother, Sara Salena Johnston, was 26. He married Melvina Osborne on 28 January 1857, in Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 January 1881, in Baldwin, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Oldfields Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Goodman
Melvina Osborne
Marriage: 28 January 1857
Lauretta Jane "Etta" Goodman
Susan Amanda Goodman
Lue E Goodman
Wiley Winton Goodman
Ida Ruth Goodman
Richard Emory Goodman
Sarah Evaline Eva Goodman
Sarah Goodman
Inez Lou Goodman
Mary Belle Mollie Goodman
Sessie Mae Goodman

Sources (41)

  • Harison Goodman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Goodman, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • William Harrison Goodman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


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

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

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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