Susanah Goodman

5 October 1830–14 August 1893 (Age 62)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Susanah

When Susanah Goodman was born on 5 October 1830, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Goodman, was 46 and her mother, Susannah Fitzpatrick, was 41. She married William Graham Frierson on 27 November 1853, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Sumter, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Hernando, Florida, United States in 1880. She died on 14 August 1893, at the age of 62, and was buried in Vereen Cemetery, Hudson, Pasco, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Graham Frierson
Susanah Goodman
Marriage: 27 November 1853
Keziah Sidaline Frierson
Amelia Adeline Frierson
William Edwin Frierson
John Taylor Frierson
Mary Susannah Frierson
Jane Thincy Frierson
Lula Isabella Frierson
Martha Elizabeth Frierson
Ann Phylis Frierson
Rebecca Goodman Frierson

Spouse and Children

    William Graham Frierson



27 November 1853
South Carolina, United States


    Keziah Sidaline Frierson


    Amelia Adeline Frierson


    William Edwin Frierson


    John Taylor Frierson


    Mary Susannah Frierson


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Goodman


    Susannah Fitzpatrick




    Levi F Goodman


    Sidaline Goodman


    Benjamin Goodman


    Dubose Goodman


    Henry Goodman Jr.


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 13

Historical Boundaries: 1843: Hernando, Florida Territory, United States 1844: Benton, Florida Territory, United States 1845: Benton, Florida, United States *1850: Hernando, Florida, United States. [*Benton renamed Hernando]

Age 30

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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)

  • Susanna Frierson in household of William G Frierson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susanah Goodman in household of Henry Goodman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susanna Frierson in household of W G Frierson, "United States Census, 1880"

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