Eleanor Goodan

Brief Life History of Eleanor

When Eleanor Goodan was born on 16 March 1793, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Daniel Goodan, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Wheeler, was 41. She married Andrew Jones in 1812, in Bath, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 March 1859, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65.

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Andrew Jones
Eleanor Goodan
Marriage: 1812
Rachel Jones
Levi W. Jones
Eliza Jones
Daniel G. Jones
Evaline Jones
John Andrew Jones

Sources (7)

  • Elenor Jones in household of Andrew Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elenor Goodan - birth: 16 March 1793; Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Elinor Jones in entry for Mrs Rachel Poffenberger, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Jordan . The surname Gordan is very rare in Germany.

Irish (Wexford and Sligo): adopted as an Anglicized form of Mag Mhuirneacháin ‘son of Muirneachán’, a personal name from a diminutive of muirneach ‘lovable’.

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

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