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From: Flo Nell Ozell <>
Subject: [GOODWIN] Goodwin genealogy
References: Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 09:55:45 -0700 (PDT)


To: Joseph and Glady Parker:

For many years I have searched for the parents of Elizabeth Goodwin who married by ancestor Redding (Reddin) Scribner in Maury Co., Tennessee, on 6 September 1821. The 1850 Census shows Elizabeth Scriber, wife of Redding as 45, born in Virginia.

I have wondered if she may have been the daughter of the Joseph Goodwin, the only Goodwin the Census shows in Maury Co. in 1820. Joseph is shown with:  Males: 211121(under 10; 10/16; 16/18; 16/26; 16/45; over 45) and females 32010 (under 10; 10/16; 16/26; 26/45; over 45). Joseph was "over 45" making his birth prior to 1785. Elizabeth would have been 15 in 1820, so she  fits.

The Census for 1820 shows a Joseph Goodwin in Praire, White Co., Illinois:  Joseph Goodwin 000001 00001 (both over 45).  He born prior to 1780.

 The Fayette Co., IL, Census for 1830: Joseph Goodwin, males 1 under 5; 2-5/10; 1-50/60; Females 3 under 5; 1-5/10; 1-10/15, some smudging, 1-30/40. (This Joseph was born prior to 1780).

The Shelby Co., IL. Census for 1830 shows Redding and Elizabeth (age 20-30) Scribner.

In 1840, they are shown in Taney Co., MO, with Elizabeth's age shown as 30/40.  In 1850, they are still in Taney Co, with Elizabeth's age shown as 45, b. VA, 1805. Elizabeth apparently died before 1860, when Redding and the younger children apprear on the Census in Denton Co., Texas.

The next urgent question I have tried to answer: Every researcher of this family says that Redding and Elizabeth's daughters was Cherokee Indian. We have photos of one of their daughters, who looks very Indian, and the back of the photo says she is "full-blood Cherokee". That would mean both parents were full-blood Cherokee and we do not think that was the case, but we cannot determine from which parent the Cherokee blood came.

If, by some miracle, you have any information that would add to or clarify this, I would be most grateful.

Flo Nell Ozell


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