Martha Jane Goodman

10 February 1848–25 February 1884 (Age 36)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Goodman was born on 10 February 1848, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, her father, Moses Alexander Goodman, was 23 and her mother, Clarissa Caroline Heilig, was 20. She married Drake Harris Rendleman Jr. on 23 April 1865, in Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Union, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 February 1884, in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Drake Harris Rendleman Jr.
Martha Jane Goodman
Marriage: 23 April 1865
Charles A Rendleman
Cora Olive Rendleman
Daisy Ellen Rendleman
Edith Ann Rendleman
Clarissa Catherine Rendleman
Bertha Augusta Rendleman
Wilford Arthur Rendleman
Iva Zoe Rendleman

Spouse and Children

23 April 1865
Union, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Alexander Goodman


    Clarissa Caroline Heilig





    Elizabeth Ann Goodman


    Ellen Frances Goodman


    George O Goodman


    John C Goodman


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 5

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.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + mann ‘man’.3 English: from the Old English personal name Gūðmund, composed of the elements gūð ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guðmundr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M A Goodman in household of M A Goodman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marth Goodman in household of Moses Goodman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Rendleman in household of Drake H Jr Rendleman, "United States Census, 1870"

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