Rep. Aesop Goodson

1826–28 September 1873 (Age 47)
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Aesop

Rep. Aesop Goodson was born in 1826, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Hager Green. He died on 28 September 1873, at the age of 47.

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Rep. Aesop Goodson
Hager Green
Rachael Goodson
Aesop Goodson
Napoleon Bonaparte Goodson
Paul Goodson

Spouse and Children



    Rachael Goodson


    Aesop Goodson


    Napoleon Bonaparte Goodson


    Paul Goodson


World Events (7)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 3

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 4

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly East Anglia and East Midlands): nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone ‘son’.2 English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Gōdsunu, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’.3 Possibly an Americanized form of German Gutersohn, a nickname or pet name meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Aesop Goodson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Esop Goodson in entry for Thaddius Goodson, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Easop Goodson in entry for Kiziah Davis Hopkins, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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