Stephen Goodman, 1777-1850+
of Barren / Hart County KY

Son of John James Goodman, Brother of Amos I. Goodman

Stephen Goodman is listed in the Blount Co., TN tax lists of 1801, but not in 1805. He probably removed to Barren Co., KY before his brother Amos, and before 1805.

Stephen Goodman is listed in the earliest records of the Green River Baptist Church of Barren Co., formed in 1805, along with Celia Reynolds, and other Logsdon, Goodman and Fuqua families.

Stephen Goodman married Elizabeth Jones on 10 July 1807 in Hardin Co., KY. They had three daughters, names unknown, based on the young girls recorded with them in the 1810 census, and with his 2nd wife in the 1820 Census.

Stephen Goodman married 2nd: Milly DeFevers on 8 Nov 1814 in Barren Co. They had two daughters born between 1815 and 1818, according to the 1820 census, and four sons, John born 1820, Josiah born 1823, Ezeriah born 1825, and Isaac born 1827

Stephen Goodman married 3rd to Elizabeth Searcy, probably about 1832. Their son Robert was born in 1833, and daughter Elizabeth born February 16, 1837, both in Tennessee, according to the 1850 Hart County KY census. However, Stephen Goodman owned land and his family is recorded in the Hart County 1830 and 1840 census records, so it is likely that Robert and Elizabeth were in fact born in Kentucky, not Tennessee, and that the 1850 census record is incorrect. This is supported by the 1860 US Census of Hart County, where Robert appears with wife Osie (Logsdon or Puckett) and their daughter Margaret, apparently on his father’s land, as the adjacent Logsdon neighbors are the same as Stephen Goodman’s in the 1840 census, and Robert is recorded as born in KY.

Stephen Goodman is listed in the records of the Green River Baptist Church of Barren Co., formed in 1805, along with Celia Reynolds, and other Logsdon, Goodman and Fuqua families.

Stephen Goodman, age 73, b. VA (therefore b. 1777) is recorded in the Hart Co., KY 1850 census, with Elizabeth (Searcy) Goodman, age 50, b. TN, Robert, age 17, and Elizabeth, age 12.

He is not listed in any later census records, so is presumed to have died after 1850 and before 1860


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