When Joshua M. Goode was born in 1828 in Pickens, Georgia his father Thomas was 37 and his mother Margaret, was 34. He married Margaret Mary Crye on September,19,1852 when he was 17 years old and they had three children together. Martha A. Goode and Margaret Ann Goode who were twins and born in 1855. John M. Goode born April 23, 1863. He married Martha J. Sanford in 1885 and they had one daughter together, Bertha Margaret Eleanor Goode. John died in 1949 and is buried in Dawson, Georgia.
The Civil War came along and Joshua and Margaret seperated around the end of the war and are living in seperate houses in the 1870 census. Margaret is household # 289 and her daughter Margaret is living with her. Joshua is household # 290 and has Martha and John living with him. Next door to Joshua is Eliza A. Harris household # 291, she has four children living with her. Amanda, William, Thomas and Matilda all with the last name of Harris. It appears that these four children may have been fathered by Joshua and taken the last name Goode after Joshua and Eliza were married on September 19, 1874. The children they had together were
Amanda V.Goode born 1865 Pickens Georgia and died Knoxville, Tennessee on October 10,1934 and is buried in Middlebrook cemetery. William Tate Goode born August 10, 1867. He married Georgia Ann Holloway they had six children together. He died on September 23.1929 in Pickens, Georgia.
Lucinda M. Goode born 1870 in Pickens, Georgia. Death unknown.
Martha T. Goode born 1872 in Pickens, Georgia. Death unknown
James A. Goode born 1873 in Pickens, Georgia. Death unknown
Joshua Goode born 1874 in Pickens, Georgia. Married Annie M. Morton they had six children together. He died June 2,1933 in Knoxville, Tennessee and is buried in Middlebrook cemetery.
Annie Lee Goode born 1875 Pickens, Georgia. She married Charlton Bradley Weaver they had one child together. She died April 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee and is buried in Middlebrook cemetery.
Charles Key Goode Born December 13, 1877. Married Martha Elizabeth Abbott and they had two children together. he then married Minnie Minervia Weaver and they had two children together. He died May 7, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee and is buried in Highland Memorial cemetery. This is our ancestor. Clementine Goode born1878 Pickens, Georgia-death unknown.
Mary Goode born Georgia 1879 – death unknown.
Edith Cyre Goode born 1881 Georgia – death unknown.
Mary Goode born 1883 Georgia. Married Alvin Albright in Knoxville, Tennessee together they had five children. died March 27th, 1945 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Joshua was land owner and a farmer. He also was a blacksmith for the Tate Marble Company. He and other blacksmiths had to keep the horses and wagons in good shape to haul the marble from the quarry. On March 4th 1862 Joined the 107th Regiment of the Georgia Militia. He is listed in The 1864 Census for Re-organizing the Georgia Militia. I is a statewide census of all the white males between the ages of 16 and 60 who were not at the time in the service of the Confederate States of America. Based on a law passed by the Georgia Legislature in December 1863 to provide protection of women and children and invalids living at home. It is a list of some 42,000 men-many of them exempt from service-who were able to serve in local militia companies and to perform such home-front duties as might be required of them. Here is a copy of the Georgia’s Reconstruction Act Oath. I don’t have the actual oath that Joshua signed but I do have a copy of the page in the Register Book that he signed in order to sign the oath. You had to sign the oath in order to vote in Georgia’s elections. The one below is signed by John Sanders.
Although I have searched and searched for many years I have never been able to find when and where Joshua and Eliza Goode died. Hopefully someone will see this post that might be able to shine some light on my brick wall.