Charlotte Emmaline Goodner was born on 2 May 1871 in Tennessee, USA.1941 She died on 9 July 1957 at the age of 86 in San Bernardino, California.1941 She died on 9 July 1957 at the age of 86 in Uplands, CA. Charlotte was also known as Charlotte Emmaline Maxwell. Parents: John Jarius Goodner and Martha Ellen Bean.

Spouse: John Maxwell. Charlotte Emmaline Goodner and John Maxwell were married on 27 December 1900. Children were: Marvin Atkins Maxwell, Myrtle Maxwell.


Claude Goodner was born (date unknown). Parents: Thomas Reuben Goocher and Lou Anna McBrien.


Clayton Travis Goodner was born on 25 October 1933. Parents: Jacob Caswell Goodner and Minnie B Travis.


Clint Earnest Goodner was born on 23 March 1896 in Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, USA.99,1942,1943 He lived in Civil Districts 1-2, Bradley, Tennessee in 1900.1942 He lived in Civil District 6, Hamilton, Tennessee in 1910.1943 Clint died on 16 February 1974 at the age of 77 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA. Parents: Isham Goodner and Martha Jane York.


Clyde Wallace Goodner was born on 6 September 1913.106 He was born in 1914. He died on 22 November 1972 at the age of 59 in Alachua, Florida, USA.106 Clyde was also known as Clyde W Goodner.106 Parents: Pennington Goodner and Lillian Varnell.

Spouse: Georgia Williams. Children were: Jean Goodner.

Spouse: Maud Stamey.


Conrad Goodner was born on 29 November 1756 in Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany.1,1944 He was born on 29 November 1756 in Stuttgart, Germany.1931 He served in the military American Revolution - Captain John Griffy's Company, Colonel on 1 November 1778 in Hillsborough, Orange County, NC. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Record Date]1945 Conrad lived in No Township Listed, Sullivan County, TN in 1796.44 He lived in Spring Township, St. Clair County, IL in 1820.1946 He lived in November 30, 1820, St. Clair County, IL in 1820.1946 Conrad lived in St Clair, Illinois, United States in 1830.1947 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Pension] He died on 27 August 1837 at the age of 80 in Nashville, Washington, Illinois, USA.1 He died on 27 August 1837 at the age of 80 in Nashville, Illinois.1931 Conrad died Age: 80 on 27 August 1837 at the age of 80.1944 He was also known as Conrod Goodner.1944 He was also known as Coonrod Goodner.1944 Conrad lived in USA.1931 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:DAR Ancestor #] He was buried in IL.1944


Conrad Goodner, according to his own statement, was born November 29th, 1756, in Germany, and was apparently the third son of John Goodner Johannes Guttener, immigrant. The birth date is given in his application for pension due him for his services as a soldier in the North Carolina line in the Revolutionary War, and his place of birth was given in a statement made to his grandson, George Washington Goodner. George was taken by his father at the age of six to see his grandfather, and while sitting in front of Conrad, on a low stool, Conrad is reported to have said to him, "When I was a boy of your age I was living in a castle on the Rhine". As young George remembered him later, he was not "Dutchfied" in appearance. Another grandson stated that he was one of the kindest persons he had ever known.

These dates, that of his birth and that of his residence in the castle on the Rhine, have been used to determine the approximate time of the arrival of the family in America, which has already been discussed in the article on "The Immigrant Family", (qv), and which was between the years 1763 and 1774/5.

Conrad grew to manhood on the farm of his father in Orange County, North Carolina. While a person of considerable native intelligence, he was unlettered, there being during his boyhood no neighborhood schools that he could attend, private schools in the distant cities being beyond their financial reach. Their primary objective in those days was to wrest a livelihood from the soil, and the children were required to do their share as they grew able to do so.

The fact that Conrad was unlettered may be significant in that it might help to establish the coming of the family to America while he was still quite young, perhaps around seven and eight years of age, as the probabilities are that if he had remained in Germany much beyond that age he would have had some schooling, at least enough as to permit him to sign his name. That is particularly true if the family had been of a better status than peasantry. Conrad stated that when he was twelve years old his mother told him his age. Unfortunately he did not state where they were residing at the time.

In November of 1778, at the age of 22 years nearest birthday, Conrad was drafted, or enlisted, in the Continental line, he States the "Army of the United States,” at Hillsboro, North Carolina, serving nine months, being discharged in August 1779. Immediately after entering the service he enrolled with his Regiment, commanded by Colonel Saxton and Lieutenant Colonel Lightel, to Charleston, South Carolina. While there he served as waggoner at the encampment of General Lincoln when the Battle of Stone Brier was fought. The date of this battle was March 3rd, 1779. The American General Ashe was Stationed by order of General Lincoln behind Brier "Creek, where it falls into the Savannah, about forty miles below Augusta, Georgia. During the last three months of his service, Conrad was confined for a time to a hospital in the Black Swamp due to an illness, and one may wonder if it was not that illness which germinated the seed of the affliction which in after years became his burden to bear, and which caused him so many years of disablement and pain, and which rendered him bedfast the last seven years of his life.

Conrad's war time service is fairly completely Stated in his pension papers, application for which was filed in St. Clair County , Illinois, June 3rd, 1833. A facsimile of this application, as well as one of his children which was filed subsequent to his death, is herewith reproduced. The originals of these papers are in the possession of the National Archives, General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Attention is called particularly to the facsimiles of the Bible leaves accompanying the application of Jacob in behalf of the children on which is written the names and birth dates of Conrad Goodner (Conrath Guttener) and Elizabeth, and those of the two oldest children in German. Jacob, in his statement, certifies that he is not certain in whose hand-writing these are, but Conrad stated that at the time of his marriage his father-in-law wrote down his age on a piece of paper which he then had. The handwriting then might be that of Jacob Daniel Scherrer, which if true is the only known existence of his penmanship. As long as Conrad and Elizabeth remained in Guilford County , the birth records of the children were written in German, which shows that some one with a German education was taking care of the record, and whom more natural than the grandfather. After their removal from North Carolina, the entries were in English.

Conrad married in Guilford County, North Carolina, in 1782, at age 26, Elizabeth Scherrer, age 17, a daughter of John Daniel Scherrer and Hannah Sophia Dick, both natives of Germany. Elizabeth was born in Guilford County, June 25th, 1765. See in the Appendix the extensive article on the Scherrer family, which carries facsimiles of two rare, old, and valuable documents, - the letter of recommendation that Jacob Daniel brought with him to this country in 1752, and a letter written to him in this country by his brother, George Theobold Scherrer, in Germany, in the year 1764.

No record of Conrad's marriage is on file in the Court House in Guilford County. It seems that very few marriages were recorded in those early days. It is a matter of speculation and interest as to the scene of the marriage ceremony, but since the Scherrers were active members of the nearby Friedens Church, and Jacob Daniel no doubt a pillar in the institution, it is logical to suppose that the marriage took place in the old log structure that served as the church at that time. The Goodners no doubt attended this church also, which served both the Lutheran and German Reformed churches.

Conrad and Elizabeth remained in Guilford County until shortly after the birth of their second child, Maria Salome (Sally), on May 21st, 1786. John, their first child, was born December 17th, 1783. Conrad was following the profession of farming, but it is not known where he made his home these first years in Guilford County. The soil of Guilford County is not now, nor was it then, very productive. Today it requires much fertilization to produce good crops.

Shortly before 1790, for a period of several years, there appears to have been a depression in the area, resulting in hard and difficult times, and this coupled with the difficulties of securing good crops from the poor soil, together with the lure of fertile and cheap lands to the west, prompted the exodus of a great number of people. They emigrated, generally in large groups and families, westward to Tennessee, which was then a part of North Carolina.

Some remained permanently in that State; others removed still further westward and northward, as these sections became open to settlement, some going to Illinois, some to Indiana, some to Missouri, and some southward into Alabama and Mississippi.

Conrad and Elizabeth were one of the families that moved to Tennessee, accompanied it appears by some of the Scherrers, the Jordans, Goddards, Jacksons, etc. They settled in Sullivan County, Tennessee. It was quite an undertaking for these families to undertake this trip westward into practically virgin territory. Travel was by oxen & wagon, in which they carried their household goods of all descriptions. They drove their livestock along with the caravan over the then almost impassable roads through mountains and rivers on to places unknown and unseen by them, and about which they had known through hearsay only. They were pioneers, ever seeking that "land of promise,” where they might rest and build their homes and farms anew.

They made their home in Sullivan County far about 16 years, living about the year 1788 and leaving about the year 1804. They settled on a tract of land of 150 acres or thereabouts, and on which he received a State grant in the year 1794, some six years after he first settled on it. The grant reads as follows:

State of North Carolina. No. 567.

To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting; Know ye that we for and in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by Conrad Goodner have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto this sd Conrad Goodner a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres lying and being in our County of Sullivan, including the plantation whereon the sd Goodner now lives, Beginning at two white Oaks on William Goddard's corner North 65 West 140 poles to a black oak and gum thence North 30 East 45 poles to a line thence North 60 west 48 poles to a tin on or near William Elliott's line thence North fifty East 110 poles to a maple thence East 95 poles to a gum, then south 100 poles to a white Walnut tree thence East fifty poles to a stake then a straight line to the beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods waters mines Minerals hereditments and appurtenances to the sd lands belonging or appertaining to hold to this sd Conrad Goodner his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such Sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may direct provided always that the sd Conrad Goodner shall cause this grant to be registered in the Register's office of our sd County of Sullivan within the time limited by law, otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect in testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be hereunto affixed, witness Richard Dobbs Spaight, Esqr, our governor Captain general and Commander in Chief at Newbern the 29th day of July in the 18 year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.

(Seal) Richard Dobbs Spaight.

By his Excelleys Com'd

J. Glasgow, Secretary EP, Ex. d W. A..

September, 14th day 1794. Then Registered.

(From Book 2, Page 714. Deed Record, Sullivan Co. , Tenn. )

This tract of land was located on Reedys Creek, and you will note that it bordered on the land of a William Goddard, who in the year 1822 sold his plantation of 97¾ acres to a John Jackson. A granddaughter of Jacob Daniel Scherrer, Elizabeth Jordan, married about 1802 a Joseph Goddard, residing in later years in Knox and Blount counties, Tennessee.

Other Jacksons living in Sullivan County were Peter, who on October 25th, 1786, bought from Samuel Job an 87 acre tract of land on Kindrick Creek, and who later on June 27th, 1793, received a grant from the State of North Carolina of 75 acres on the same creek. A William Jackson, on August 15th, 1800, bought from Jacob Job, 75 acres on Kindrick Creek, but this was evidently a different William than married Catherine Goodner, since he sold this land in 1825, indicating residence there, and Catherine and her husband had been residents of Illinois for several years prior to 1825. Records also reveal a Robert Jackson in Sullivan in 1793, and a Thomas Jackson in 1810. These Jacksons were undoubtedly from the Jackson family of Guilford County, North Carolina.

Conrad lived on his plantation for about 16 years, improving it and rearing his rapidly growing family. Here his children David, Jacob, James, Jane Anne Benjamin, Hannah Grinande, Godfrey, Francis and just possibly Elijah were born.

On November 2nd, 1803, he sold his plantation to Benjamin Lee for the sum of $500.00. The sale was recorded May 27th, 1804 (Book 4, Page 591, Deed Book, Sullivan County, Tennessee). This deed was signed in the presence of John and Rachel Anderson; Matthew Rhea, was Clerk of the County. It is extremely unfortunate but all the old records of Sullivan County with the exception of the deeds were destroyed by fire when the Court House was burned in 1863, in the war between the States. In 1803, or 1804, he moved with his family to Smith County, Tennessee, although there seems to some tradition in the family that he resided briefly in Greene County. No record of land purchase, however, exists in that county. Smith County continued to be his home until 1811 or 1812, when he removed to Johnson County , Illinois Territory * residing at a place known as Pine Hill, near the old Fort Massac post office. Here also moved three brothers of Elizabeth, David, John and Godfrey Sherer (Sheerer). Conrad and Elizabeth remained in Johnson only a few years and then moved on to Randolph County. Neither of these places suited Conrad because he began to suffer quite considerably from arthritis, and these counties being relatively low created conditions which aggravated his ailment. Consequently, he again moved, and this time to St. Clair County,-.here the land was higher and the climate more suited to him. The year of his arrival in St. Clair County is given as 1815 by George Washington Goodner, a grandson. This section was called "The Land "of Goshen", and the "land of Promise." In Illinois Settlements in St. Clair County, Illinois, it states that Conrad Goodner took out a grant, or purchased, March 9th, 1818, the East ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 3, consisting of 86.4 acres. He had been apparently living on this tract of land since he moved to St. Clair County.

All of Conrad's children did not accompany him to Illinois. John was, by the year 1811, married and with a growing family; he elected to remain in Smith County, Tennessee. David remained also in Tennessee, finally in 1814 or 1815 moving to Huntsville, Mississippi Territory, which a short time later became a part of the State of Alabama. Jacob also remained in Tennessee, and did not move to Illinois until several years later. It appears that James accompanied his parents to Illinois - he was not married - but not liking the climate returned to Tennessee and lived with his brother, John. The rest of the children all accompanied their parents.

Conrad continued to live in St. Clair County until about 1830. He was progressively becoming worse from his arthritic condition and was having difficulty in getting around, and consequently in taking care of his father. He began to be bent over and to have difficulty walking, and the pains he suffered were very severe. George Washington Goodner wrote years later "that grandfather improved a farm in St. Clair County, Illinois, and after he had an orchard in bearing found that his title was bad. The case was decided against him in the Supreme Court. He then moved to Nashville, Illinois, with his youngest son, Elijah, where he died very poor, not knowing that he had property in Germany worth $2, 000, 000.00.” This latter refers to an "estate" in Germany supposedly left to certain Goodner heirs, of which no record was ever found.

On February 25th, 1830, in St. Clair County, Conrad and Elizabeth conveyed to their daughters, Elizabeth and Jane Ann, parts of Section 3, Township 1S, Range 9, and on September 30th of the same year, they apparently conveyed another part of the same tract to Jane Ann. On that same date, Elizabeth Goodner conveyed to Jane Ann that part that had previously been deeded to her. On May 8th, 1837, Jane Ann conveyed one of these tracts to a Nic. Schuberth, perhaps all in her name, as no subsequent transfers from her could be found, that is all in her name at that time. Previously, on September 30th, 1831, she conveyed to her brother, Elijah, a part of Section 3, Township 1S, Range 9, as recorded in Book F, Page 468.

From 1830 until his death, Conrad and his wife, Elizabeth, lived with son, Elijah, whose farm was some two or three miles directly south of the town of Nashville, Washington County, Illinois. Conrad passed away on August 27th, 1837, in the home of Elijah, mercifully released from the unbearable torture which had wracked his body for the past seven years. For these past seven years he was bedridden, and his spine was so drawn up in curvature that his knees and chin almost touched; hands and fingers were drawn and shriveled in the typical arthritis condition characteristic of the disease, rendering him completely helpless. At times, his screams of agony could be heard some distance from the house, as then no drugs were available to soften the pain. At the time of his death, he was lacking but a few months of being 81 years of age. It is reported that because of his spine curvature, he was buried in an upright condition, in a small cemetery, known as the locust Cemetery, located at one place on the farm touching on the road leading past it. Elizabeth, his faithful wife and mother of twelve children, followed him in lasting peace, April 12th, 1839, and was interred beside him. Her age at death was 74 years.

No stones mark the resting place of this honored couple, and the exact location in the cemetery has become lost. When I visited this cemetery in the summer of 1958 I found it overgrown with saplings and brush, entirely uncared for except for one spot about ten feet square. It is a tragedy that this should be, and it is also lamentable that their exact resting place was not suitably marked. No plot of the graves sites exist, and it is now impossible to locate their graves.

Administration papers were filed on the estate of Conrad in Washington County, Illinois, October 7th, 1841, John W. Holcomb, being appointed Administrator. He and Alexander D. Hay furnished bond in the sum of $60.00. Z. H. Vernor was judge of the Probate Court.

From The North Carolina Historical Commission.

This is to Certify that the following is an accurate copy from records in the official custody of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

The United States Of America To The State Of North Carolina Drs.

For Sundries furnished the Militia of North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina as allowed by David Wilson, Auditor. November, 1781, as P Report NO 31.

No Vos Currency Specie

2591 To Conrad Goodner. for Oats & 114 L 1.1.0.

fodder P voucher

From: Accounts of United States with

North Carolina War of Revolution.

Book A. page 87.

Raleigh. October 31, 1834.

(Seal) ____________________________

Secretary

North Carolina Historical Commission

This is to Certify that the following is an accurate copy from records in the official custody of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

(Abstract of the accounts paid the . . . . (Conti)nental line since 1784.

Names
Amount
Cash
Certificates

Conrad Goodner
40.10.4.
10.2.7.
30.7.9.

From: North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts.

Vol VII. page 104, folio 1.

Raleigh, October 31, 1934.

(Seal) ____________________________

Secretary

For those of the descendants of Conrad Goodner who may wish to use his Revolutionary War service for entry into any patriotic society, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, or Sons of the Revolution, the following authorities may be used to prove his service:

1. Pension File No. R 4113. filed from St. Clair County, Illinois.

2. Vol. VII, page 104. Folio 1, North Carolina Revolutionary War Accounts.

3. "Army Accounts - State Records of North Carolina, Halifax and Warrenton". Vol. XVll. 1781-1785. Settled by Commissioners in 1785 at Warrenton, showing Conrad Goodner entered claim for services. Claim received by A. Lytle.

4. "Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the American Revolution,” published by the North Carolina Society of the DAR, 1932, Page 526

German immigrant served in militia, lived south of Nashville
BY Wilfred Pennington
Sentinel Staff

NASHVILLE - For years the grave of Conrad Goodner lay forgotten in an unkempt cemetery south of Nashville. Not even a headstone remained to tell the world Goodner once served in America's war for independence.

All that began to change in 1990, when a group of concerned citizens formed a Locust Creek Cemetery Board and convinced the now-defunct Locust Creek Methodist Church to deed the cemetery to them.

The cemetery began to rebound, but still nothing existed to indicate the final resting place of Goodner. Then in stepped genealogist Harold Boyles of Salem.

Boyles was doing research for James Denison of Sedalia, Colo., when he found a 1935 Kinmundy newspaper item concerning the 90th birthday of one of Denison's ancestors, Amelia Denison. The article noted that "one of her greatest prides is that she comes from a family of patriots." The item listed numerous relatives [no names] and the wars in which they served. Her great-grandfather, the article said, had fought in the Revolutionary War.

Sentinel Photo/WILFRED PENNINGTON FOR POSTERITY - A bronze marker, ABOVE, relays vital information about Conrad Goodner, a veteran of the American Revolution.

"Find him," was the reply Boyles received after notifying James Denison of this tidbit of family history.

Boyles didn't have far to go. After "considerable" research beginning in March 2005, Boyles verified the ancestor as being Conrad Goodner; further, he located the cemetery, only to be stymied by the absence of any grave marker. Still, he had unearthed a wealth of information on the German immigrant.

Goodner was born on Nov. 29, 1756, near the Rhine River in Germany, the third son of John Goodner (nee Johannes Guttener). Goodner grew up on his father's farm in Orange County, N.C., and joined the North Carolina militia in November 1778 at the age of 22.

Goodner's unit served in the Continental Line during the war, and he himself served as a waggoner, in particular at the encampment of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln during the Battle of Stone Brier (March 3, 1779). He was discharged in August 1779, having been incapacitated the last three months of his service for an unspecified illness.

After the war, Goodner moved to Tennessee, and then in 1811 or 1812, he and his family moved to the Illinois Territory. The Goodners resided in present-day St. Clair County, where they would remain until about 1830. At that time, Goodner and his wife moved to the home of one of their 12 children, son Elijah, who lived just north of the Locust Creek Methodist Church, south of Nashville.

Goodner reportedly suffered from extreme curvature of the spine, a condition which may or may not have been related to his illness during the war. At the time of his death on Aug. 27, 1839, the curvature of the spine being so pronounced, it was said that he was buried in an upright position. But where in Locust Creek Cemetery was he buried?

With little hope of finding the exact location, Boyles inquired about the possibility of a bronze veterans marker to place - somewhere, anywhere - in the cemetery. In March, a year after his research began, Boyles applied to the Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville, Tenn., and the bronze marker was sent to Boyles a little more than a month ago.

The exact location of Goodner's grave may never be known, but at least now there is evidence that he is there, somewhere. Further information on Goodner and his family can also now be found at the Nashville Library and the C.E. Brehm Library in Mt. Vernon.

Currently, the Locust Creek Cemetery Board is comprised of Merrell McConnell, Jack Lane, Allen Holt, Allen Bowers, Deborah Poirot and Howard Johannes, with Doris McConnell serving as acting secretary.

Donations to aid with the upkeep of the cemetery are always appreciated, according to Merrell McConnell. Information about contributing to cemetery maintenance is available by calling 327-3460.
Parents: Johannes Guttener.

Spouse: Elizabeth Scherrer. Elizabeth Scherrer and Conrad Goodner were married in 1782 in Guilford, North Carolina, USA. Children were: John Goodner, Maria Salome "Sallie" Goodner, David Goodner, Godfrey Goodner, James Goodner, Jacob Goodner, Elijah Goodner, Elizabeth Goodner, Francis Acuff Goodner, Jane Ann Goodner, Benjamin Goodner.


Cyrus Goodner was born on 24 August 1808 in North Carolina, USA.21 He died on 5 April 1898 at the age of 89.21 He died on 5 August 1898 at the age of 89 in Smith, Tennessee, USA. Parents: John Goodner and Martha Stewart.

Spouse: Matilda Burton. Children were: Paralee Goodner, Melissa Goodner, Mary Elizabeth Goodner, Jerome Lee Goodner, Tine Goodner, Lucille Goodner, Thomas Maxie Goodner.


Cyrus Goodner was born on 8 March 1851 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA.10,38,74 He lived in Civil District 2, Bradley, Tennessee, USA in 1900.10 He lived in Civil District 1, Bradley, Tennessee in 1910.38 Cyrus died on 9 December 1931 at the age of 80 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA.74,696 1900 Census: Bradley County, TN, ED#8, 15/30, 8A.
1910 Census: Bradley Co, TN, 1st dist, dist 8, 18/25, 9B.
Parents: George Washington (Pompy) Goodner and Nellie Elender Dickson.

Spouse: Jane Catherine Brewer. Jane Catherine Brewer and Cyrus Goodner were married on 4 January 1872 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA.74 Children were: Willis Carl Goodner, Caswell Jefferson Goodner, Thomas Reuben Goocher.

Spouse: Eliza Isabell Ferguson. Eliza Isabell Ferguson and Cyrus Goodner were married on 9 May 1916.74


David Goodner was born on 26 October 1788 in Tennessee, USA.21 He was born on 26 October 1788. He was born on 26 October 1788 in North Carolina, USA.1948 David died on 25 October 1848 at the age of 59 in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA.21 Parents: Conrad Goodner and Elizabeth Scherrer.

Spouse: Zelphia Orpha Rosebrough. Zelphia Orpha Rosebrough and David Goodner were married on 24 October 1813 in Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA.21 Children were: Blooming Goodner, Eliza Bennis Goodner, Superior Goodner, Blooming Goodner, Superior Goodner, Samuel Goodner, David Goodner, Martha Thompson Goodner, Malinda Goodner.


David Goodner was born in 1830 in Madison, Alabama, USA.21 He died in Madison, Alabama, USA.21 Parents: David Goodner and Zelphia Orpha Rosebrough.


David G Goodner was born in 1903. He was buried in 1935 in Tasso Cemetery, Bradley Co, TN. He died in 1935 at the age of 32 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA. Parents: Winston Aubrey Goodner and Ellen Stevison.


Delilah Goodner was born on 4 August 1816 in Hickman, Tennessee, United States.1 She died in 1817 at the age of 1.1 Parents: Jacob Goodner and Susannah Payne.


Diane Goodner was born (date unknown). Parents: Louis Elward Goodner and Flora Belle Downs.


Dora Emilie (Elizabeth?) Goodner was born on 12 July 1903 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA. She died on 18 November 1979 at the age of 76 in Whitfield Co, GA. Parents: Caswell Jefferson Goodner and Sylvia Sartin.

Spouse: George L Kirkpatrick. Dora Emilie (Elizabeth?) Goodner and George L Kirkpatrick were married on 24 November 1921.


Dorothy Goodner was born (date unknown). Parents: Thomas Straley Goodner and Charlotta Jane Cate.


Dovey Goodner was born in 1832.1 Parents: Jacob Goodner and Susannah Payne.


Earnest Goodner was born (date unknown). Parents: Thomas Reuben Goocher and Lou Anna McBrien.


Easter Appoline Goodner was born on 11 September 1880 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA.99,1942 She lived in Civil Districts 1-2, Bradley, Tennessee in 1900.1942 Parents: Isham Goodner and Martha Jane York.

Spouse: Robert Goins.


Effie Belle Goodner was born on 22 March 1888 in Tennessee, USA.1942 She lived in Civil Districts 1-2, Bradley, Tennessee in 1900.1942 She died on 20 February 1978 at the age of 89 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA. Effie was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Parents: Isham Goodner and Martha Jane York.

Spouse: James Jesse Ervin McClure. Effie Belle Goodner and James Jesse Ervin McClure were married on 21 October 1906. Children were: Eleanor McClure, Margaret McClure, Edgar B McClure, Katherine McClure, Kenneth E McClure.


Elbert Wade Goodner was born on 16 October 1915. He died on 19 July 2003 at the age of 87 in Oneonta, Blount Co, AL.


Birmingham News (AL) - July 20, 2003
Deceased Name: GOODNER , ELBERT WADE
GOODNER, ELBERT WADE, of Highland Lake, Oneonta passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at the age of 87.

Mr. Goodner was a member of the Roebuck Seventh Day Adventist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War Two, retired from the Southern Company Services, and his son, Richard Goodner, preceded him in death.

Survivors include: wife, Edith Ryan Goodner of Oneonta; daughters, Edith Ann Goodner of North Carolina, Patricia Goodner Guzinsky and husband, David of Huntsville; grandchildren, Jake Lemley, Alexander Guzinsky, Zack Goodner, Luke Goodner, Paul Goodner, and Krista Goodner Carter and husband, Max; great grandchildren, Christian and Elizabeth Lemley and Allie and Jackson Carter; sister, Carol Straight and husband, Bill of Oneonta; and brothers, J.C. Goodner, Jr. and wife, B.J. of Oneonta, and Travis Goodner and wife, Julia of California.

Funeral services will be held at Ridout's Trussville Chapel on Monday, July 21st at 3:00 PM with Bro. Doyle Bullard and Bro. Micah Davis officiating. Burial will follow the service in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Ridout's Trussville Chapel, 655-2173, directing.

Birmingham News (AL)
Date: July 20, 2003
Parents: Jacob Caswell Goodner and Minnie B Travis.


Elijah Goodner was born on 24 January 1804. Parents: Conrad Goodner and Elizabeth Scherrer.

Spouse: Mary Gore.

Spouse: Mary Curlee Vann.


Elinor Goodner was born on 18 October 1821.1 She died in 1822 at the age of 1.1 Parents: Jacob Goodner and Susannah Payne.


Eliza Bennis Goodner was born on 6 December 1823 in Madison, Alabama, USA.21 Parents: David Goodner and Zelphia Orpha Rosebrough.


Eliza Jane Goodner was born on 27 July 1858 in Tennessee, USA. She was buried in 1944 in Forest Hills Cemetery. She lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA in January 1944. Eliza died on 16 January 1944 at the age of 85 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA. Parents: John Jarius Goodner and Martha Ellen Bean.

Spouse: George D. Taliaferro. Eliza Jane Goodner and George D. Taliaferro were married on 30 November 1882. Children were: Martha Hannah Taliaferro, Hulda Ann Taliaferro.


Elizabeth Goodner was born on 11 June 1806. Parents: Conrad Goodner and Elizabeth Scherrer.

Spouse: John Wesley Holcomb.


Elizabeth Goodner was born on 6 January 1810 in North Carolina, USA. She died in 1848 at the age of 38. Parents: John Goodner and Martha Stewart.

Spouse: Peter Glaves. Children were: Luther Glaves.


Elizabeth Goodner was born on 15 July 1813 in Smith, Tennessee, USA.1 She died in 1848 at the age of 35.1 Parents: Jacob Goodner and Susannah Payne.


Emaline Dulina Goodner was born in 1855. Parents: George Washington (Pompy) Goodner and Nellie Elender Dickson.

Spouse: William R Palmer. Emaline Dulina Goodner and William R Palmer were married on 27 October 1869 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA.795


Emily Goodner was born in 1825.1 She died in 1884 at the age of 59.1 Parents: Francis Acuff Goodner and Elizabeth Jackson.


Emily Anna Goodner was born on 15 September 1834 in Tennessee, USA.1 She died on 24 April 1920 at the age of 85.1 Parents: Jacob Goodner and Susannah Payne.


Emory Newton Goodner Jr was born (date unknown). Parents: Emory Newton Goodner and Minnie Belle Worrell.


Emory Newton Goodner was born on 24 July 1901 in Wise, Texas, USA. He died on 1 January 1975 at the age of 73 in Denton, Denton Co, TX. Parents: Charles Murphy Goodner and Janettie Ollie Woofter.

Spouse: Minnie Belle Worrell. Children were: Emory Newton Goodner Jr.


Eula Estie Goodner was born on 12 January 1895 in Bradley, Tennessee, United States.389 Parents: Thomas Reuben Goocher and Leatha Alma Fulbright.


Everett Lee Goodner was born (date unknown). Parents: Rufus Pledger Goodner and Effie Lee Johnson.

Spouse: Mary Helen Smith.


Francis Acuff Goodner was born on 26 December 1799 in Sullivan, Tennessee.1 He lived in Washington, Illinois, USA on 1 June 1840.1 He lived in District 20, Washington, Illinois in 1850.1 Francis died in 1853 at the age of 54 in Washington, Illinois.1 Parents: Conrad Goodner and Elizabeth Scherrer.

Spouse: Elizabeth Jackson. Elizabeth Jackson and Francis Acuff Goodner were married on 21 November 1821 in St Clair, Illinois, USA.1 Children were: George Washington Goodner, Harriett Sophronia Goodner, Paulina Goodner, Emily Goodner, James Jackson Goodner.


Frank Gamble Goodner was born on 27 January 1884 in Tennessee, USA. He died on 7 January 1929 at the age of 44 in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA. He was buried on 9 January 1929 in Denton County, TX. Parents: James Murphy Goodner and Jane Elizabeth Gamble.


Frederick John Goodner was born on 13 June 1891 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA.41 He was born on 13 June 1891 in Tennessee, USA.39,40,695 He lived in Township 8, Fresno, California in 1920.39 Frederick lived in Reedley, Fresno, California in 1930.40 He died on 2 May 1960 at the age of 68 in Fresno, CA. He died on 2 May 1960 at the age of 68 in Fresno, California, USA.695 Frederick was also known as Frederick J Goodner.695 Database: California Death Index, 1940-1997 Name: GOODNER, FREDERIC J Social Security #: Sex: MALE Birth Date: 13 Jun 1891 Birthplace: TENNESSEE Death Date: 2 May 1960 Death Place: FRESNO Mother's Maiden Name: WILLIAMS Father's Surname: Parents: Andrew Jackson Goodner and Dora B Williams.

Spouse: Cora Ulma Patterson. Cora Ulma Patterson and Frederick John Goodner were married on 14 September 1926 in Reedley, CA, USA.41


George E Goodner was born in 1875 in Tennessee, USA. He died Killed by knife wound. on 19 August 1911 at the age of 36 in Palestine, Anderson Co, TX. Parents: Joseph Leal Goodner and Martha (Mattie) Elizabeth Henry.


George Pierce Goodner was born on 11 May 1855 in Tennessee, USA.1931 He died on 6 August 1907 at the age of 52.1931 He died on 6 September 1907 at the age of 52 in Tennessee, USA.1931 George lived in USA.1931 1880 Census - Bradley Co, TN, dist 8, 17/53, 239A. Parents: Jacob Goodner and Charlotte Kemp.

Spouse: Nancy Callie Hawk. Nancy Callie Hawk and George Pierce Goodner were married on 26 November 1877 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA. Children were: Marguerite Ella Goodner, Bessie Eloise Goodner, Berta A Goodner.


George Washington Goodner was born on 13 May 1833 in St Clair Co., IL.1 He died in 1916 at the age of 83.1 He died in Mt Cemetery, Decatur, IL.1 Parents: Francis Acuff Goodner and Elizabeth Jackson.

Spouse: Mary Huff. Mary Huff and George Washington Goodner were married in 1863.1


George Washington (Pompy) Goodner was born on 15 January 1825 in North Carolina, USA.


1850 Census: Bradley Co, TN, Sub 26, 104/272, 190B. Wife "Elenda"
1860 Census: Bradley Co, TN, dist 2, 11/20, 163B. Wife "Elenda or Elender"
1870 Census: Bradley Co, TN, dist 2, 6/20, 274B. Wife "Margaret"
1880 Census: Bradley Co, TN, dist 147, 12/25, 353B. Wife "Margaret"

George Washington Goodner, born 1–15–1825. Carried the nickname "Pompy".” Farmer. Lived about 7 miles east of Cleveland, Tennessee; died of old age. Interred in Lebanon Cemetery, across the road from the Lebanon Baptist Church, which is located about one–half mile from his old home, and about 2 miles from where Buford M. Goodner now lives. Married Nellie Wilson. There is some question about the name of his wife. Buford M. Goodner writes that his father said that her maiden name was Dickson.
Parents: John Goodner and Martha Stewart.

Spouse: Nellie Elender Dickson. Children were: Emaline Dulina Goodner, Mary Ann Goodner, Angeline Goodner, Nellie Goodner, Isham Goodner, Cyrus Goodner, Martha E Goodner, Nancy Jane Goodner, John Harvey Goodner.

Spouse: Margaret Palmer. Margaret Palmer and George Washington (Pompy) Goodner were married on 24 November 1869 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA. Children were: T. M. Goodner, Charlotte Goodner, Caroline Goodner, M J Goodner.


Gerome Lee Goodner was born on 9 September 1876 in Tennessee, USA. 1900 Census: Bradley County, TN, ED#8, 15/30, 8A. 1920 Census: Cleveland, Bradley County, TN, Dist 18, 1/44, 253A World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Gerome Lee Goodner City: Cleveland County: Bradley State: Tennessee Birth Date: 9 Sept 1876 Race: White Roll: DraftBoard: 0 Age: 43 Occupation: Carpenter - government work Nearest Relative: Ada M Goodner - wife Registration Place: Bradley Co, TN Height: Tall Build: Slender Color of Eyes: Brown Color of Hair: Dark Date: Sept 12, 1918

Spouse: Ada M Fulbright. Children were: Gerome Lee Goodner Jr.


Gerome Lee Goodner Jr was born on 14 November 1909.487 He died on 13 September 1949 at the age of 39 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA. Parents: Gerome Lee Goodner and Ada M Fulbright.

Spouse: Drucilla Hawk.


Godfrey Goodner was born in February 1798 in Sullivan Co, TN. Parents: Conrad Goodner and Elizabeth Scherrer.

Spouse: Elizabeth Orr Sanson.


Harriett Sophronia Goodner was born in 1838 in Illinois, USA.1 Parents: Francis Acuff Goodner and Elizabeth Jackson.


Henry Price Goodner was born on 27 June 1860. He was buried in 1931 in Hazard Bean Cemetery, Bradley County, TN. He died on 8 March 1931 at the age of 70 in Bradley, Tennessee, USA. Henry Price Goodner, born 6/27/1860; died 3/8/1931. Resided in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1924 was an inmate in an asylum in Chattanooga, per letter of his father. Died in an asylum in Knoxville, Tennessee. Is reported to have never married.
Parents: John Jarius Goodner and Martha Ellen Bean.


Herbert Eugene Goodner was born (date unknown). Parents: Rufus Pledger Goodner and Effie Lee Johnson.


Homer Wade Goodner was born (date unknown).


Birmingham News (AL) - August 16, 2001
Deceased Name: GOODNER , HOMER WADE
GOODNER, HOMER WADE, 5/28/1929 - 8/9/2001

Homer Wade Goodner died Thursday, August 9, in Tallahassee, Florida after a brief illness. A Memorial Service was held on August 13, 2001 in Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. Goodner was born May 28, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama to Robert Wade Goodner and Sadie Mae Daniel Goodner. His early education was in Birmingham and he served in the Armed Forces as a paratrooper in occupational Japan at the end of World War II.

He graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and was employed in Pensacola with the Chemstrand Corporation (now Monsanto) where he held several patents for synthetic fiber production. In 1967 he joined the newly formed Dow Chemical/BASF company in Anderson, South Carolina. He moved from there in 1975 to London, England, to join Phillips Petroleum. In 1980, Mr. Goodner relocated to Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahama, serving as their Process System Risk Analyst. While with Phillips Petroleum, he developed the HARA technique, a breakthrough methodology for fault tree analysis and was a field contributor of articles to various encyclopedia and professional journals. He was a member of Reliability Society of IEEE Institute, Society of America, National Society of Professional Engineers, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, International Platform Association, Society for Risk Analysis and Pi Tau Sigma.

Mr. Goodner retired from Phillips Petroleum in 1992 and returned to Anderson, SC, where he made his primary residence until he died. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerome. He is survived by four children: Kathy Hollett, Tallahassee, FL, Jacquelyn Goodner Darveux, Bessemer, MI, Keith Goodner, Tallahassee, FL, and Lela Miller, Clearwater, FL; one brother, Robert Adkins Goodner of Birmingham, Alabama: and eight grandchildren, Tyler and Joseph Hollett, Alison Annett Darveaux, Anna, William and Katharine Quinones, Drew and Caroline Goodner. Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home directing.

Birmingham News (AL)
Date: August 16, 2001
Parents: Robert Wade Goodner and Sadie Mae Andrew.


Icey Mae Goodner was born on 3 May 1921. She was born in 1922.40 She lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA in 1930.40

Icey Mae Goodner Nelms, age 88, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday May 12. A native of Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late Isham and Nettie Denney Goodner.

Mrs. Nelms is survived by a son, William P. Nelms of Murfreesboro; daughter Brenda E. Poag of Lebanon; grandchildren W. Porter Nelms and Pamela J. Truitt, both of Murfreesboro; Tiffany Abernathy of Fairview; Thomas S. Nelms, IV and Courtney Ashburn, both of Franklin; and Holli Poag of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Craig Martindale officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday.

Mrs. Nelms was retired Chief Deputy Circuit Court Clerk of Rutherford County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Spurgeon Nelms, Jr. and by a son, Thomas S. Nelms, III. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. www.woodfinchapel.com 893-5151.
Parents: Isham Goodner Jr and Nettie Cornelia Denney.


Ina Goodner was born in 1906 in Texas, USA. Parents: Charles Murphy Goodner and Janettie Ollie Woofter.