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From: "Larry & Bettie Dowler" <>
Subject: John C. Goodner
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 09:19:40 -0500
The following is taken from Herbert W. Lacey's book on the Goodner family.
According to this account, Malvina Goodner was the daughter (sixth child)
of John Cunningham Goodner and Susanna Smith.
John Cunningham Goodner was the son of (1)Henry Goodner b. abt. 1776-1778
and and Eleanor Lokey, (2)Peter Goodner b. 1747, (3)John Goodner, Sr.
(Johann Guttener) b. Germany abt 1720. d. Guildford co., NC.
John Cunningham Goodner and Susanna Smith's children were:
1. Josiah Walton Goodner, b. 1824. d. infancy.
2. David Milton Goodner, b. 2-4-1826, Bedford Co., Tn. D. 3-18-1873,
Montgomery Co., Ark., m: Elizabeth Jane Wilhite, 8-18-1851, Tippah Co.,
MIss. (b. 1824, dau. of George and Nancy Guinn Wilhite of Tippah co., MIss.)
Resided in Montgomery Co., Ark. Farmer
3. Henry Smith Goodner, b. 11-5-1827, Bedford Co., Tenn. d. 3-14-1899, in
Oden, Ark. Fought with Union forces in the Civil War, with four brothers on
the Conferate side. Was Sheriff of Montgomery Co., Ark., from 1876 to 1882.
m: Miriam Lorrania Willhite, 2-10-1848, Tippah co., Miss. (b. 6-22-1828,
Alabama. d. 2-14-1920, Oden, Ark. Dau. of George and Nancy Guinn Willhite.)
Res. Montgomery Co., Ark.
4. James Monroe Goodner, b. 5-14-1833, Tennessee, possibly Bedford Do., d.
11-2-1893, Montgomery co., Ark. m: Elizabeth Jane Logan, Montgomery Co.,
Ark. (b. 1836. d. 9-15-1877, dau. of William and Eliza Logan).
5. John Green Hill Goodner, b. 7-27-1835, m: Ardena J. Singleton, Montgomery
Co., Ark. (SEE * BELOW)
6. NAOMI ANN MALVINA GOODNER, b. 5-21-1837, Wayne Co., Tenn. m: SAMUEL
MITCHELL SMITH, 6-23-1853, Montgomery Co., Ark. Mr. Smith came from
Tennessee about 1851. It is reported that he owned and tilled the soil
where the town of Oden, Ark. now stands. Res: in Montgomery Co., AR.
Mr. Lacey's lists their children as: John Guilford Smith; Josiah Milton
Smith, md Mary Ann Garrett; John Henry Smith d. infancy; Williamson Lawton
7. Guilford Dudley Goodner b. 1-2-1839, Wayne co., Tn. d. 5-19-1917, Altus ,
Okla. Interred in local cemetery in Altus. At the age of 3, in 1842, the
family moved to Tippah co., Miss. In 1851, then removed to Montgomery Co.,
Ark. He received a common school education in the public schools in Tippah
Co., Miss., and in Montgomery Co., Ark. At the outbreak of the Civil War,
he enlisted, 181, in the Confederate Army at Millers Springs, MO., in Co. F,
4th Arkansas Infantry, serving as a Private, and winning promotion to 2nd
Lieutenant within a period of two years. In August of 1863 he resigned on
account of disability, but reenlisted in Cap. R.S. Burketts Arkansas State
Troops and served in detached service as 1st Lieut. until Oct. of 1864, when
his company was transferred to the Confederate service and attached to the
10th Arkansas Cavalry, as Co., B. He took part in the battle at Richmond,
Ky., Aug 31st, 1862, and Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec 31st, 1862. He was in
several skirmishes while in the Arkansas State Troops and in the 10th
Arkansas Cavalry. He was released from service by the disbanding of troops
at Lewisburg, Ark., in May of 1865, after the surrender of Gen. Lee at
Appomattox Court House, Va., April 9th, 1865. He then returned to his old
home in Montgomery Ark., and remained there until 1868, when he removed to
Bell Co., Texas, remaining thre until 1871, when he returned to his old home
in Montgomery Co., Ark. With the exception of a few months teaching school,
and about a year as County Clerk, he farmed most of his life. He was
appointed Deputy Circuit Clerk in January of 1873, and held that position
until he was elected clerk in November of 1874, retaining that office until
Oct 31, 1890. He then moved to Jackson County, Okla., residing near Altus,
where he stayed until the summer of 1901, when he moved to the town of
Altus. His home there was destroyed by fire, but he re-built immediately.
He also clerked in a store and in the Post Office, and engaged in the
insurance business for a time. He married Mary Eliza Derr, 12-15-1859, in
Montgomery Co., Ark. Mary Eliza was born 5-4-1840, Giles Co., Tenn., and
died Oct. of 1936, interment in Altus in the local cemetery. She was a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church before her marriage, later a
memeber of the Primitive Baptist church, and then in 1885 again rejoined the
M.E. Church. They had twelve children, eleven of whom reached maturity.
John Cunningham Goodner married 2nd to Mrs. Sarah Ann Christianberry (nee
Vandiver). John's children from this marriage were:
8. George Marion Goodner, b. 4-1-1864. d. 2-4-1940, Mt. Ida, Ark. m: Mary
Frances Alley (b.12-3-1869. d. 3-13-19141. Dau. of Stephen Alley). Res:
Montgomery Co., Ark.
9. Thomas Jefferson Goodner, b. 5-5-1866, Oden, Ark. d. 6-30-1953 at
Maysville, Ok. Farmer. Primitive Baptist. Resided in later years in
Maysville, Okla. Md. Ada Elizabeth Smulcer, 9-25-1895. (b. 6-21-1880 in
Albany, Ky., dau of James Andrew Smulcer. She died 10-14- 1941 in
10. Nancy Ann Goodner, b. abt 1868. m: Thomas R. Bates. Resided in Potter,
*(From other sources, Ardenia Singleton was the daughter of Vaden Singleton
and Dorcas Stevens. Vaden and Dorcas were married in 1836 in Tennessee.)
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