Thomas Milton Goddard

Maleafter 22 March 1816–8 April 1877

Brief Life History of Thomas Milton

When Thomas Milton Goddard was born on 22 March 1816, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, George Goddard, was 22 and his mother, Mrs. Goddard, was 17. He married Sarah Elender Studdard about 1840, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States in 1860 and Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died on 8 April 1877, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States.

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Thomas Milton Goddard
Sarah Elender Studdard
Marriage: about 1840
Eliza Christianna Goddard
George Thomas Goddard
Martha Jane Goddard
Mary Ann Goddard
John Houston Goddard
Lucinda Beatrice Goddard
Martha Jane Goddard

Sources (8)

  • Thos M Goddard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Milton Goddard - Government record: birth: 22 March 1816; Laurens, South Carolina, United States
  • Goddard, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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  • Marriage
    about 1840South Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 6

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 20

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Godhard, a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. The name was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of Saint Gotthard, an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    English: perhaps occasionally a variant of the occupational name Gothard . The two surnames may have been much confused.

    French: variant of Godard , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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