Elizabeth Goolsby

18 November 1803–16 June 1840 (Age 36)
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Goolsby was born on 18 November 1803, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States, her father, Richard Goldsby, was 45 and her mother, Zillah Pherabe Thornton, was 28. She married Nathaniel Barnett on 8 December 1825, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 16 June 1840, in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Noxubee, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Barnett
Elizabeth Goolsby
Marriage: 8 December 1825
Martha Ann Barnett
Emily Mildred Barnett
Charles William Barnett Sr
Elizabeth B Barnett

Spouse and Children

8 December 1825
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Goldsby


    Zillah Pherabe Thornton




    Thornton B Goldsby


    Miles Walton Goldsby


    Terrell Thomas Goldsby



    Zillah Pharebe Goldsby


World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 8

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 14

Mississippi is the 20th state.

Name Meaning

English: probably a reduced form of Gooldsbury, a variant of Goldsborough .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Eliza Goolsby, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Elizabeth Goolsby Barnett, "Find A Grave Index"

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