The Young Goodwin house in Maplesville
Photograph courtesy of Joel Atchison
(who is sitting on the porch as a young boy)
Also see the survey of the Goodwin Cemetery
(the cemetery was located next to this house)
Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly, Volume 6, No. 2, Supplement, October 1897. pp 132-139 (This issue is now in the public domain)
Additional Miscellaneous Notes.
On page 127, at the end of Appendix W.,
appears the name of Theophilus Goodwin, born in North Carolina and
residing in 1818 in Alabama. I has long been known to the compiler
of these records that a large Goodwin family was living in Alabama,
but, the most persistent requests for information remained unanswered
until Mrs. Turner Myrick Goodwin, of Maplesville, Ala, was written
to, and from her, from Mrs. Nettie Goodwin Crossland, of East Lake,
from Mrs. Gertrude G. Stewart and Col John W. Portis, all of the
following data has been obtained.
One account is that this family was
living in North Carolina about 1725-'50; that the name of the first
ancestor is not now known; that he was twice married, and had by his
first wife one son, name unknown, and another son named Young, and a
son David by his second wife. The unknown son was the father of
Theophilus, born in 1766, and Theophilus, with his uncles, Young and
David, they being about his own age, or perhaps David was even
younger, went South through South Carolina and Georgia to Alabama.
Theophilus married Rebecca Bledsoe, and a daughter Sarah, born in
1803, and who is still living, but from whom no reply has been
received, stated years ago that Young Goodwin was her father's own
uncle and her mother's own cousin.
Another account, and apparently the
more nearly correct, although it does not explain or confirm to the
statement of Sarah, daughter of Theophilus, is as follows:
_____ Goodwin resided in
Virginia, and had at least two sons: I. _____ married _____, and was
the father of Theophilus; ii. Samuel married _____.
_____Goodwin resided in North
Carolina; married and had [a] child (perhaps others): Theophilus,
born in 1744 married Rebecca Bledsoe.
Theophilus Goodwin was born 1744
in North Carolina; was married to Rebecca Bledsoe. By occupation he
was a farmer, in politics a Whig, and in religion a Baptist. He
resided in North Carolina, South Carolina, and in Bibb county, Ala.
He was a private of the North Carolina Continental Line, and was
pensioned in 1818. He died in Bibb county about 1840. Chilton
county is now the name of that part of Bibb county where Theophilus
resided. Children: I. William; ii. Harris, married Mary Turner; iii.
Gillie, married B. Forrest; iv. Julius, born 1784, married Margaret
Kinnard; v. Wiley; vi. Henry; vii. Jefferson; viii. Charity, married
Dempsey Hatcher; ix. Frances, born 1798, married, first, Thomas
Wright; second, John Salter; x. Young G., born June 4, 1801, married
Elizabeth Wright; xi. Sarah, born January 8, 1803, resides near
Maplesville, Ala; xii. Elizabeth, married William Andrews.
Harris Goodwin (Theophilus) was
married to Mary Turner. They resided in Tennessee and Alabama. Died
in the latter State. Children: I. Warren, married Nancy Bogle
(untraced); ii. Thomas, died unmarried.
Gillie Goodwin (Theophilus) was
born in Edgefield, South Carolina; was married at Edgefield to B.
Forrest. By occupation Mr. Forrest was a farmer and in religion a
Baptist. They resided in South Carolina where they died. Forrest
children: I. Jefferson; ii. Elza, married, first, _____; second, Mrs.
Jane Satcher; iii. Ellen, married Jack Chapman; iv. Rebecca, married
General Julius Goodwin
(Theophilus) was born in 1784 in Edgefield, South Carolina; was
married at Edgefield, to Margaret Kinnard, who was born in South
Carolina. By occupation he was a farmer, in politics a Whig, and in
religion a Baptist. General Julius Goodwin was twice chosen as a
representative from Bibb county. He died September 5, 1848. This
family is all dead except John Kinnard and Mary Ann. No data
concerning any except Aquilla Miles and John Kinnard. Children: i..
Aquilla Miles, born January 20, 1813, married Rebecca S. H. Goodwin;
ii. John Dinnard, married Ann Eliza Lloyd; iii. Jefferson, died
unmarried; iv. Myrick, died unmarried; v. James, died unmarried; vi.
Julius Pickens, married Eustatia Reid; vii. Lafayette, died
unmarried; viii Mary Ann, married John W. Suttle, and resides in
Centreville Ga; ix. Theophilus, died unmarried.
Aquilla Miles Goodwin (Julius,
Theophilus) was born January 13, 1813, in South Carolina; was married
in Bibb county, Ala, to Rebecca South Hall Goodwin, born near Macon,
Ga., a daughter of Young and Martha (Andrews) Goodwin. In religion
they were Methodists. They resided in Selma, Ala, where Mrs Goodwin
now resides. Children: i.. M. Gertrude, married James J. Stewart;
ii. Walter Young, iii. Fits Julius, married Marie Stille; iv.
Margaret Mae, married John D. Wilkins.
John Kinnard Goodwin (Julius,
Theophilus) was born in South Carolina; was married at Selma, Ala, to
Ann Eliza Lloyd, who was born in Bibb county, Ala, a daughter of
David and Martha (Goodwin) Lloyd, she a daughter of Young Goodwin.
By occupation he was a merchant, in politics a Democrat, and in
religion a Methodist. They reside (1897) in Selma, Ala. Children:
i. M. Carlene; ii. Mary; iii. Kate Ellen, died; iv. Lillie, died; v.
John, died; vi. Ernest, died; vii. Julius Aquilla; viii. William Lee
David, married, first, Lottie Cooper; second Lillian _____; ix.
Charity Goodwin (Theophilus) was
born in Edgefield, South Carolina; was married in Bibb county, Ala.
To Dempsey Hatcher. By occupation he was a farmer, in politics a
Democrat, and in religion a Baptist. They resided in Bibb county,
Ala. Hatcher children: i. Jackson, married Mrs. _____
Lenoir; ii. Elizabeth, married _____ Lawley; iii. Rebecca, married
_____ Cashat; iv. Dempsey.
Frances Goodwin (Theophilus) was
born in 1798 in Edgefield, South Carolina; was married, first, to
Thomas Wright, who was born in Newberry, South Carolina, a son of
James and Elizabeth (Buzherdt) Wright. Frances Goodwin married,
secondly, John Salter in Edgefield. Wright children: I.
Henry T., married Frances Kenney; ii. Theophilus S., married Nancy
Elder; iii. Julius Pickens, married, first Jane Mathens; second,
Elizabeth Bolton; iv. Ann, married George Crouch. Salter
children: c. _____; vi. Chariety, married _____ Crouch; vii.
Margaret, died unmarried; viii. Simpson Goodwin, married Eliza Denny;
ix. Larkin, died unmarried; x. Savannah, died unmarried.
Major Young G. Goodwin
(Theophilus) was born June 4, 1801, in Edgefield, South Carolina; was
married December 25, 1822, at Edgefield to Elizabeth Wright, was was
born May 12, 1804, in Newberry, South Carolina, a daughter of James
and Elizabeth (Buzherdt) Wright. By occupation he was a farmer, in
politics a Democrat and in religion a Baptist. They resided in
Edgefield, S.C., removing to Georgia and then to Maplesville, Chilton
county, Ala., where Elizabeth died in 1865 and Major Goodwin in 1867.
The initial G. in Major Goodwin's name was used by him to
distinguish his name from the numerous other Young Goodwins.
Children: i. Jasper Tompkins, born October 24, 1824, died in
Magnolia, Ark., unmarried; ii. Ausmus Allen. Born July 17, 1826,
married Mary Dickson; iii. Margaret Amanda, born October 24, 1829,
married George Ferguson, and died sine prole [childless];
iv. Enoch Hays, born 1831, died young; v. Thomas Sumter, born
December 5, 1833, married, first Lurana Griffin; second, Ann Griffin;
third Sarah Shaver; vi. Mardis Gale, born September 13, 1835, killed
in the Confederate army in 1863; vii. Marion Lee, twin with Mardis
Gale; viii. Elizabeth Ellen Savannah, born 1837, died in 1847; ix.
Rebecca Jane, born July 17, 1840, married John Joseph Wimbish; x. Henry Clay,
born August 29, 1842, killed in battle in Virginia in 1862; ci. Mary
Antoinette, October 23, 1855, married Edward Davidson Crossland; xii.
Eustatia Paralee, born July 18, 1847.
Ausmus Allen Goodwin (Young G.,
Theophilus) was born July 17, 1826 in Edgefield, S.C.; was married in
Calhoun county, Ark., to Mary Dickson. By occupation he was a
carpenter, in politics a Democrat. They reside (1897) in Magnolia,
Colubia county. Ark. Children: i. Alice, married Peter Baker; ii.
Elfeda, married _____ Moody; iii. Minnie Eustatis, married Dr. _____
Brown; iv. Daisy.
Thomas Sumter Goodwin (Young G.
Theophilus) was born December 4, 1833 in Bibb county, Ala.; was
married, first, in 1859, in Bibb county, to Lurana Griffin, was was
born in Bibb county, a daughter of Robert and Nancy Griffin, who died
in 1862. By occupation he was a farmer, in politics a Democrat, and
in religion a Baptist. They resided in Bibb county. After the death
of his wife he removed to Perry county, where he was married,
secondly, in 1865, to Ann Griffin, sister to his first wife, and
after the death of Ann he was married, thirdly, to Sarah Shaver.
Children, both by first wife: i. Laura Elizabeth, born February 22,
1860, married Issac Abercrombie, ii. Addie V. Clay, born 1862,
married Jesse Sandford.
Rebecca Jane Goodwin (Young G.,
Theophilus) was born July 17, 1840 in Bibb county, Ala; was married
in 1871 in Chilton county, Ala, by Rev. Mr. Green, to John Joseph
Wimbish, who was born in Clark county, Ala., a son of James and Mary
Wimbish. By occupation he was a farmer and probate judge, in
politics a Democrat, and in religion a Methodist. They resided in
Alabama until about 1880, when they removed to Palmetto, Fla, where
Judge Wimbish died in 1895. Wimbish children: i. Mary
Fredonia, born November, 1872, married Thomas M. Strickland; ii.
Elizabeth Eugenia, born October, 1874, died in 1888, iii. Willie
Antoinette, born October 12, 1876; iv. Ada Howthorne, born 1878; v.
Maggie W., born September, 1893.
Mary Antoinette Goodwin (Young
G., Theophilus) was born October 23, 1844, in Bibb county, Ala; was
married October 18, 1883, at Selma, Ala.by Rev. J.L. West, to Edward
Davidson Crossland, who was born May 18, 1855, in Autauga county,
Ala, a son of Edward D. and Elizabeth Jane (Woolley) Crossland. In
politics he was a Democrat and in religion a Baptist. They resided
in Selma and in (1897) East Lake, Ala. Mrs. Crossland has furnished
all the data relating to the descendants of Theophilus Goodwin.
Crossland children: i. Goodwin, born March 25, 1885, died in
infancy; ii. Clayton Edward Ferguson, born July 25, 1886; iii.
Lizziebel Mae, born October 21, 1888.
Samuel Goodwin was probably born
in Virginia; was married to _____. They resided in Virginia, removing
to North Carolina about 1800. It is suggested that Samuel was twice
married, and that Young was a son of the first wife. Children: i.
Young, born _____; married Martha Andrews; ii. Mary Anne, born May 7,
1780; married Ira Portis; iii. David, born _____; married Temperance
Young Goodwin (Samuel) was born in North Carolina; was
married to Martha (Patty) Andrews, who was born in North Carolina.
By occupation he was a planter, in politics a Whig, and in religion a
Baptist. They resided in Bibb county, Ala, until their deaths.
Children: i. William Wyche, born February 23, 1792, married, frist
Jane Sanders; second, Susan Swift; ii. Elizabeth, married, first,
William Hill; second, James Reid; iii. Mary, married Richard Bird;
iv. Theophilus, married, first Stacey Thompson; second, Mrs.
Elizabeth (_____) Sime, and died sine prole; v. Young, married
Lucy Grubbs*; vi. Emily, married Rev. Daniel M. Norwood; vii. Martha,
married Rev. David Lloyd; viii. Robert, married, first Elizabeth
Norvell; second, _____; third _____; ix. Nauphlet, married Mary A.
Portis; † x. Turner Myrick, married Nancy E. McCary; xi. John, ‡
married Ann C. Neighbors; xii. Ann, married William Kinnard; xiii.
Rebecca South Hall married Aquilla Miles Goodwin.
William Wyche Goodwin (Young,
Samuel) was born February 23, 1792; was married, first Janaury 19,
1815 to Jane Sanders, who died in 1823. He was married, secondly,
December 4, 1823, to Susan Swift, who was born August 25, 1802. By
occupation he was a very extensive planter, and in religion a
Baptist. He resided in Macon, Miss., where Susan (Swift) Goodwin
died April 13, 1851. William Wyche Goodwin died October 21, 1874, in
Columbus, Miss. Children by first wife: i. Nathaniel Young, born
January 13, 1816; ii. Thelston, born June 29, 1818; iii. William
Wyche, born April 13, 1830; iv. Jane Sanders, born May 13, 1823.
Children by second wife: v. Levina, born November 12, 1824; vi. John
Swift, born August 7, 1826; vii. Frances Ann, born March 12, 1829;
vii. Wiley Swift, born October 20, 1831; ix. Turner Smith, born
September 21, 1834; x. Martha Elizabeth, born September 21, 1837; xi.
Theophilus Swift, born November 7, 1839; xii. Ernestine Amanda, born
February 2, 1842; xiii. Thomas Jefferson, born October 4, 1844; xiv.
George Henry, born January 20, 1847, married Mollie Benjamin Harlan.
George Henry Goodwin (William
Wyche, Young, Samuel) was born January 20, 1847, in Macon, Miss.; was
married in 1868 at harlan, Miss. , by J.M.Stone to Mollie Benjamin
Harlan, who was born in 1853 in Harlan, a daughter of William Sims
and Mary Ann (Hunter)Harlan. By occupation he was an extensive
farmer, in poltics a Democrat, and in religion a Methodist. They
reside (1897) in Paulette, Noxabee county, Miss. Children: i. Mary
Ernestine,, born 1869, married Thomas Francis Scott; ii. Edward
Eugene, born 1872, died May, 1877; iii. John Elmer, born 1875,
resides in Sali, Miss.; iv. George Hunter, born 1877; v. Annie Belle,
born 1880; vi. William Harlan, born 1883.
Elizabeth Goodwin (Young Samuel)
was married, first, to William Hill; she was married, secondly, to
James Reid. Hill children: Martha, married Resin Woolley; ii.
William. Reid children: iii. Mary Ann, married William
White; iv. Jane, married Dr. Samuel Randall; v. Eustatia, married
Julius Pickens Goodwin; vi. Richard.
Martha Goodwin (Young, Samuel)
was married to Rev. David Lloyd. By occupation he was a minister and
in religion a Baptist. They resided in Alabama, moving to
Mississippi, where they now (1897) reside. Lloyd children: i. Levi;
ii. William; iii. Ann Eliza, married John Kinnard Goodwin; iv.
Nauphlet Goodwin (Young, Samuel)
was married first, to Mary A. Portis; secondly, to Maria Henrietta
Portis, her sister, both daughters of Ira and Mary Anne (Goodwin)
Portis. By occupation he was a minster and in religion a Baptist.
They resided in Clark county, Ala. Children, names not given.
Turner Myrick Goodwin (Young,
Samuel) was born March 2, 1808 in Hancock county, Ga.; was married
January 7, 1847 in Bibb county, Ala., by Rev. David Lloyd to Nacy E.
McCary, who was born September 6, 1829 in Bibb county, a daughter of
St. Clair and Elizabeth (Atchinson) McCary. By occupation he was a
farmer, in politics a Democrat, and in religion a Baptist. They
resided in Maplesville, Ala. Where Turner died October 18, 1875.
Mrs. Nancy E. Goodwin has furnished almost all the data of Young
Goodwin's descendants. Children: i. Martha, born September 9, 1848,
died; ii. Jane E., born February 14, 1851, died; iii. Anna M., born
August 21, 1854, married Dr. F. D. DuBose; iv. Jackson L., born
March 10, 1857, died; v. Charles E., April 25, 1859, died; vi. Mary
G. born September 8, 1867, died.
Ann Goodwin (Young, Samuel) was
married to William Kinnard. By occupation he was a farmer. They
resided in Bibb county, Ala., removing to Arkansas. Kinnard
children: i. Theophilus; ii. Luther, married Agnes Blakey; iii.
Jefferson; iv. James; v. Helen; vi. Dullina; vii. Rebecca; viii Ella.
Rebecca South Hall Goodwin
(Young, Samuel) born February 11, 1816 near Macon, Ga., was married
March 14, 1837 in Bibb county, Ala., by Rev. D. H. Noweood to Aquilla
Miles Goodwin, who was born January 20, 1813 in Edgefield District,
South Carolina, a son of Julius and Margaret (Kinnard) Goodwin, he a
son of Theophilus Goodwin. By occupation he was a farmer, in politics
a Whig, and in religion a Baptist. They resided in Selma, Ala.,
where Mrs. Rebecca S. H. Goodwin now (1897) lives. Her daughter M.
Gertrude, has furnished considerable data on behalf of Mrs. Rebecca
S. H. Goodwin. Goodwin
children: i M. Gertrude, born May 17, 1840, married James J.
Stewart; ii. Walter Young, born April 16, 1845; iii. Fitz Julius,
born July 4, 1847, married Marie Stille; iv. Margaret Mae, born May
15, 1850, married John D. Wilkins.
Mary Anne Goodwin (Samuel) was
born May 7, 1780, in Franklin county, Ransomsbridge, N.C.; was
married October 5, 1800, in Franklin county, by Rev. Joel Rivers, to
Ira Portis, who was born November 17, 1777, in Nash county,
Ransomsbridge, N.C. A son of John and Sarah (Wilder) Portis, who had
moved fro Isle of Wight county, Va., to Nash county, N.C. By
occupation he was a farmer, in politics a Democrat, and in religion a
Methodist. Portis children: i. Mary Anne, born January 13,
1807, married first Samuel McColl; second, Nauphlet Goodwin; ii.
Joseph Pernelle, born November 4, 1807; married Epsy Jennings O'Neal,
September 2, 1829; was a judge in Alabama; removed to Texas in 1847,
and died in 1848; he was a Royal Arch Mason; iii. Solomon Wilder,
born August 12, 1810; married Julia Curtis, January 10, 1828; iv.
Samuel Goodwin, born October 6, 1812; married first, Rebecca Torry in
1829, and second Martha Gordon, on March 2, 1830; v. David Young,
born April 5, 1814; married Rebecca Cuming February 8, 1846; was a
judge in Texas when he died, in 1880; vi. Maria Henrietta, born
January 10, 1812; married Nauphlet Goodwin May 6, 1831; vii. Lavinia,
born November 15, 1815; died October 10, 1817; viii. John Wesley,
born September 9, 1818; married Rebecca G. Rivers January 7, 1840;
colonel of the Forty-second Alabama; wounded at Corinth; was in the
siege of Vicksburg; surrendered and paroled by Gen U.S. Grant;
lawyer and farmer; resides (1897) in Suggsville, Ala.
David Goodwin (Samuel) was
married to Temperance Andrews. Perhaps David was only a half-brother
to Young Goodwin and to Mary Anne (Goodwin) Portis. Children: i.
Elijah, married Nancy Page; ii. Luan, married William Wilson; iii.
Mary; iv. David, married Miss _____ Pounds; v. Lorrain, married _____
Carruther; vi. Temperance, married _____ Pounds; vii. Henrietta,
married _____Whatley; viii. Andrew Jackson married Susan Berry.
Andrew Jackson Goodwin (David,
Samuel) was married at Selma, Ala. To Susan Berry, who was born in
Selma. By occupation he was a clerk, in politics a Democrat, and in
religion a Baptist. They resided in Selma, Ala., where Andrew died
in October, 1896. Children: i. David T., resides in Anniston, Ala;
ii. James Berry, married Sally Boggs; iii. Minnie, married Issac
Eskew; iv. Robert Lee; v. Andrew Jackson; vi. Curran; vii. Jasimine.
* Name also given as Stubbs
† Mary A. Portis was the daughter of Mary Anne (Goodwin) Portis, sister to Young Goodwin. She was first married to Samuel McColl. After her death Nauphlet married her younger sister, Maris Henrietta Portis.
‡ Wife's name also given as Ann Moore.