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
1805–1870
Elizabeth Goolsby
1803–1840
Marriage: 8 December 1825
Martha Ann Barnett
1828–1834
Emily Mildred Barnett
1832–
Charles William Barnett Sr
1837–1870
Elizabeth B Barnett
1838–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 December 1825
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Goldsby

    Male1758–1840Male

    Zillah Pherabe Thornton

    Female1775–1839Female

siblings

(5)

    Thornton B Goldsby

    Male1796–1858Male

    Miles Walton Goldsby

    Male1799–1871Male

    Terrell Thomas Goldsby

    Male1802–1887Male

    Female1803–1840Female

    Zillah Pharebe Goldsby

    Female1806–1852Female

World Events (8)

1804

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.
1817

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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