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William "Buck" GOODRUM b.1811 Ga. d.1853 Fl.
+Mary RICHARDS GOODRUM b.1815 Ga. m.abt. 1831 or 1832 probably in
Georgia. Shortly after they moved to the panhandle of Florida. The
Goodrum's lived in Jackson & Calhoun Co. They are found on page 192 of
the 1840 census of Jackson Co. Fl.
Wm. B. GOODRUM is found in the records of those who served in the
Florida War of 1838. He's listed as 2nd Corporal in Richards' Friendly
Indians (Mtd) on 04-23-1838.
The 1850 U.S. census of Calhoun Co. Fl. (Now Gulf Co.) shows Goodrum on
pg. 1 5th. Division, household #3 dated 10-14-1850 W.B GOODRUM 39 m. b.
Ga. property value $135 Mary GOODRUM 36 f b. Ga 1814
Children of William & Mary RICHARDS GOODRUM
1.Marian GOODRUM 17 f b. Fl. 1833
2.Frances GOODRUM 16 f. b. Fl. 1834
3.Robert GOODRUM 14 m. b.Fl. 1836
4.Benjamin F. GOODRUM 7 m b. Fl. 1843
5.A.T. GOODRUM 6 f. b. Fl. 1844
6.Eliza GOODRUM 2 b. Fl. 1848
(7.Thomas Van GOODRUM b.08-5-1850 m Fl. not listed as he may not have
been born yet)

**Their family members follow by each number.
**** William Buck Goodrum received a land grant, by President Martin Van
Buren. Certificate #5731 dated 04-23-1838 for lot #2 fractional section
2, T6s, R9W containing 21.23 acres in Calhoun Co. It is recorded in
Tallahassee, Fl. General Land Office on July 28, 1838.
This land is located on the west side of the Applachicola River. The
GOODRUM'S ran a ferry on this river. Wm. "Buck" has been described as a
short stock man weighing near 300 lbs. It's said he could hoist a full
whiskey barrel alone.
Wm. GOODRUM has been found on the 1846, 1849, 1850, 1851 & 1852 tax
records these records indicate the he was paying taxed on 31 acres & at
times had as many as 60 head of cattle. He probably died about 1853, his
name no longer appears on the tax rolls after this date & his last child
was born in 1850. Widow, Mary "Polly" RICHARDS GOODRUM & her 1st.
cousin, Camilla RICHARDS SIMMONS, widow of Wm. P. SIMMONS, came to Texas
abt. 1858.

About 1860 the GOODRUM'S & SIMMONS families were settled in southwest
Houston Co. near the town of Weldon. In the History of Houston Co. book
written by Vivian Goodrum (daughter of Burton Goodrum) "Polly Goodrum
aka Mary Richards Goodrum came to Henderson, Tx. 1858 on a wagon train.
She brought 4 children, Bob, Ben, Betty, & Van. Polly's family settled
in Weldon, Houston Co. Tx. in 1859. The last record on Mary RICHARDS
GOODRUM is 1860 U.S. of Houston Co. Tx., page 75 Beat #5Household 496.

Mary GOODRUM 44, f b. Ga.
King GOODRUM 16 m, b. Fl.
Liza GOODRUM 12 f b. Fl.
Van GOODRUM 9 m b. Fl.
Mary RICHARDS GOODRUM is buried in an abandoned cemetery in the Wm.
DILLARD survey east of Weldon Tx. on the John HANNA Place. This is past
the Weldon Cemetery. Tommy Knox & Marty Cash looked for discovere a pond
dam is most likely on top of it.

**1.Marion GOODRUM b.1833 Fl.
+(1)A.B. COOK b. Miss. m 06-11-1855 Gadsden Co. Fl.
+(2) ? WADELL
**2.FRANCES GOODRUM b.1834
**3.Robert B GOODRUM b. 22-03-1838
Blountstown, Co. Fa. d.20-6-1874 Mexia, Limestone Co. Tx.

+Elizabeth Jane CRADDOCK b.10-29-1932 Laurend Sistrict So. C.
m.02-06-1861 Crockett Tx.
**4.Benjamin Franklin GOODRUM b,04-5-1843 Appalachicola, FL d.03-3-1899
+(1) Laura ROBINSON b.near Lovelady, TX.
b.17 Nov 1846. d.abt 1869.
+(2)Mary ROBINSON sister of Laura, daughters of Charles & Harriet Clark
ROBINSON b.Lovelady, TX. 1857 d.12 Aug 1898 Houston, TX,
Burial: Hannah Farm, Houston, Co. TX.
**5.A.T. GOODRUM b.1846 f no info.
**6.Elizabeth GOODRUM b.07-3-1848 d.03-3-1915
Buried: Salem Cem.,
+(1) ??
+(2) Jack JONES
+(3) George ROBERTS
**7.Thomas Van GOODRUM b.5 Aug. 1850 Calhoun Co., Fl. d.17 Jan. 1906
Burial Salem Cem. Houston, Co. Tx.
+(1) Melvina (Babe) HICKS b.Sep 13 1850 m. 01-18-1870 Walker Co. Tx.
d.May 16 1887 Youngest child of Littlebrry & Mary Edwards HICKS Burial
Antioch Cem. Houston, Co. Tx.
+(2) Sarah Lucrita "Keet" SMITH
b.Jan 25 1864 d.Jun 17 1939 d/of George & Nancy
LITTLE SMITH Buried Weldon Cem.

 

GOODRUM, Thomas Van b.5 Aug. 1850
Calhoun Co., Fl. d.17 Jan. 1906
Burial Salem Cem. Houston, Co. Tx.
7th. child of William "Buck" GOODRUM b.1811 Ga. d.1853 Fl.
+Mary RICHARDS GOODRUM b.1815 Ga. d.abt. 1860
Thomas Van GOODRUM was active in farming, land dealings & had a cotton
gin in Weldon, Tx. Burial Salem Cem. Houston Co. Tx.
+(1) Melvina (Babe) HICKS b.Sep 13 1850 m. 01-18-1870 Walker Co. Tx.
d.May 16 1887 Youngest child of Littlebrry & Mary Edwards HICKS Burial
Antioch Cem. Houston, Co. Tx.
Children of Thomas Van & Melvina HICKS GOODRUM
i.Vanada Edna GOODRUM b.01-11-1872 Mexia, Limestone Co.Tx.d.1961 Burial;
Evergreen Cem. Lovelady, Tx. Houston Co. Marriage record; *** (2- SS)
DOUGLASS, JOHN GOODRUM, V E 18 DEC 1892 3©120
+(1) John DOUGLASS
Children of Vanada E GOODRUM & John DOUGLASS
i.Blanche DOUGLASS b.10-7-1893 Weldon, Tx.
+Olan T. LITTLE, Weldon, Tx. s/of Rosie & ? LITTLE, O.T. DOUGLASS,
Blanche 01-3-1909 9©169 (Houston Co. Tx. Marriages)
Children of Blanche DOUGLASS & O.T. LITTLE
i.John V. LITTLE b.06-61910
ii. Vanada M LITTLE b.02-3-1918
iii.Robbie M LITTLE b.08-16-1920
iv.Mozell R LITTLE b.11-9-1922
v. Billy Nelson LITTLE
ii.Howard Thomas DOUGLASS b.8-16-1895 d.1-10-1947 Buried: Lovelady
Evergreen Cem.
+(1)Maybell CROWSEN d/of George C. CROWSEN
Child of Howard & Maybell CROWSEN DOUGLAS
i.Oren B. DOUGLASS b.07-19-1916: Barbara CROWSEN SHULTZ found Maybell in
1930 Houston, Harris Co., Tx, with the last name of McClaren (hard to
read) a divorcee, with son Oren B. Douglas, age 13,
+(2) Loie UNKNOWN
Children of Howard T. & Loie UNKNOWN DOUGLASS
ii.Howard DOUGLAS b.03-13-1924
iii.Nora C, DOUGLAS b.01- 2-1930
After the death of Mr. DOUGLASS. Vanada
+ (2) Dr. F.C. DENTON m.29 APR 1898
Children of Vanada GOODRUM, DOUGLAS, DENTON
i.Daisy May DENTON b.01-15-1899
+(1)_____ GAFFORD
+(2) Pat RODEN
Children fo May DOUGLASS & Pat RODEN
i.Beatrice RODEN b.05-11-1918
+Guy THOMSON
ii.Howard Hyman RODEN b.09-27-1920
ii.Viola Elizabeth DENTON b.12-16-1900
+Cleg DeWALT of Trinity Tx. Dr. DENTON was thrown by a hourse & died.
Viola was just a few days old.
+(3) Dr.Joseph Henry NELSON b.17 Aug 1874 Al. d.29 June 1935 Burial
Eliasville, Young Co. Tx. Vanada E.GOODRUM DOUGLAS DENTON married Dr. J.
Henry NELSON 4/17/04 book
Children of Dr. Joseph Henry & Vanada GOODRUM NELSON:
i.Ruby Liny Hazel NELSON b.07-23-1905 Weldon Tx. d.Nov 3 1975
+Edger LEWIS
Both Burial Evergreen Cem. Lovelady, Tx.
ii.Ruth Ardela "Doc" NELSON b.08-1-1907 Weldon, Tx. d.May 25 1965 St.
Louis, Mo. Buriel: St. Gregory's Interment Resurrection, St. Charles Mo.
+Samuel J. LICARE b.St Louis Mo.
Child to Ruth "Doc" NELSON & Sam LICARE
i.Nelson Lewis LICARE b.Galveston, Tx.
iii.Florence Beatrice "Freckles" NELSON,
b.Feb 2 1914 Weldon, Tx.d.05 4 1974
Burial Evergreen Cen. Lovelady, Tx.
+Arthur Douglas BAKER b.08-3-1917 Parkersburg W.VA.d.12- 29-1989
ii.Mary Frances (Fannie) GOODRUM
b.Feb 10 1874 d.Feb 2 1951
+Joe Elmer ROBINSON 1872-1916 m.1892 Both: Barial Weldon Tx. Cem.
iii.Josie Elmer ROBINSON b.May 27 1900 d.Aug 12 1973
+Jennings Bryant LITTLE b.Oct 12 1899
d.Apr 5 1975
iv.Musie Dora GOODRUM b.Apr 25 1885
d.Aug 28 1963 Both burial Weldon, Tx.
+W. J. "Jack" TOWNSEND b.Jan 26 1882 d.May 2 1967 m.1 APR 1902
(6©318nr Houston Co. Tx. marriage record)
v.Viola GOODRUM d. age 10

+(2) Sarah Lucrita "Keet" SMITH
b.Jan 25 1864 d.Jun 17 1939 d/of George & Nancy LITTLE SMITH Buried
Weldon Cem.
Children of Thomas Van & "Keet" SMITH GOODRUM
vi.Mary Agnes "Molly" GOODRUM b.Aug 6 1893 d.Jan 7 1979
+Barton Clark GOODRUM b.Jun 2 1887
d. Jun 28 1948 Both Burial Evergreen Cem. Lovelady, Tx.
vii.Thomas Chester GOODRUM b. Mar 29 1897 d. Aug 14 1984
+Leila Mae JOHNSTON 1900-1977.

For more info on the above & pictures of Weldon, Houston, Co. Tx.