Smith County, Texas
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Dr. S. A. GOODMAN FAMILY OF SMITH COUNTY
Dr. Samuel Adams GOODMAN, the son of Claiborne GOODMAN and Sara Banton, was born in October 1805 in TN. He lived in the neighborhood of President Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston and cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson. He went to South Carolina to study medicine and it is there that he met his wife.
He married Pamelia Corry JEFFERIES, daughter of Nathaniel JEFFERIES II and Rebecca CORRY, on 11 February 1830 at Union County, SC. Pamela was born 11 February 1811.
Children of Dr. Samuel Adams Goodman and Pamelia Corry Jefferies were as follows:
Dr. Sam practiced medicine in Union District near Chester for 25 to 30 years. In 1850 he moved his family to Holly Springs, Marshall County, MS, but after the children started to college he moved his family back to SC. The family moved to Smith County, TX in 1857. Dr. Sam retired from medicine when they moved to Smith County. They bought a farm near Old Jamestown, in eastern Smith County, where Dr. Sam engaged in farming and other business ventures.
Pamelia died 21 September 1878. Dr. Sam died on 23 April 1902 at age 96. They are both buried in Oakwood Cemtery, Tyler, Smith County, TX.
Dr. William Jefferies GOODMAN, the son of Dr. Samuel Adams GOODMAN and Pamelia Corry JEFFERIES, was born on 9 December 1833.
He married Mary Priscilla GASTON, daughter of Col. Robert Kirkpatrick GASTON and Letitia SUDDATH, on 13 February1867 at Smith County, TX. She was born 13 January 1847
Children of Dr William Jefferies Goodman and Mary Priscilla Gaston were as follows:
Samuel Adams GOODMAN, Jr., the son of Dr. Samuel Adams GOODMAN and Pamelia Corry JEFFERIES, was born on 3 February 1836. He married Kate VINSON.
Children of Samuel Adams Goodman, Jr and Kate Vinson were as follows:
He died on 19 August 1899 at age 63 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co, TX.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
Texans Who Wore the Gray - S. A. Goodman, Jr.,
W. J. GOODMAN, M.D., Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representive Public, And Many Early Settled Families, Chicago: F. A. Battey & Company, 1889, Vol. I, p 330
"Some Biographies of Old Settlers." Historical, Personal and Reminiscent. Volume I, By Sid S. Johnson, 1900: Sid S. Johnson, Publisher, Tyler, Texas
Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol 1, Oakwood and Rose Hill Cemeteries, Published by the East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981.
Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899, Published by the East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979.
Chronicles of Smith Co, TX, Volume 5, No. 2, pages 1-15. Published by the Smith County Historical Society.
First Baptist Church, Tyler - Roll of Members - 1888
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