George Goatman

11 October 1823–22 May 1903 (Age 79)
Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Goatman was born on 11 October 1823, in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Goatman, was 31 and his mother, Ann Benjamina Merret, was 37. He married Mary Mann Moulder on 27 April 1845, in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 22 May 1903, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

George Goatman
Mary Mann Moulder
Marriage: 27 April 1845
Martha Goatman
Henry Goatman
Sarah Ann Goatman
Lucy Goatman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1845Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 4
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a goatherd, from Middle English got(e), gat(e) ‘goat’ + man (Old English gāt + mann). Compare Osbert Gotenecherl, 1183 in Pipe Rolls (Warwicks), Reiner le Gotegrom, 1335 in Feet of Fines (Suffolk).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Feet of Fines

    Story Highlight

    George Goatman Personal History

    by Nellie Bartlett Hancock (Unpublished manuscript) George Goatman was born October 11, 1823, at Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England, the third son in a family of five. He worked in the railroad sho …

    Sources (30)

    • George Goatman, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • George Goatman in entry for Martha Goatman Hughes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • George Goatman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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