Thomas Milton Goddard

22 March 1816–8 April 1877 (Age 61)
Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas Milton

When Thomas Milton Goddard was born on 22 March 1816, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, George Goddard, was 21 and his mother, Mrs. Goddard, was 16. He married Sarah Elender Studdard about 1840, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

about 1840
South Carolina, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Goddard


    Mrs. Goddard




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."
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 19

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and French: from Godhard, a personal name composed of the 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 St. Gotthard , an 11th-century bishop of Hildesheim who founded a hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy that bears his name. This surname and the variant Godard are also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gotthard ( see Gothard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas M Goddard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos M Goddard in entry for E C Wroten, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Thomas Goddard in entry for John Houston Goddard, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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