Posted By:Jane Morrow
Subject:Re: Who Married James Goodrum?
Post Date:March 14, 1999 at 12:57:58
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I wasn't given Bennett Goodrum's father's given name but Goldsmith was believed to be his Mother's name. Martha Mary Ann Freeman was a daughter-in-law of Bennet Goodrum not his Mother.

Bennet and Sally Goodrum had ten children. One was named Thomas Goldsmith Goodrum. Thomas was born July 15, 1802, died in Tennessee October, 18, 1867 near Columbia, Tenn. Thomas married in Tennessee, November 27, 1828 to Martha Mary Ann Freeman. Thomas and Martha are buried on their large plantation about seven miles south of Columbia, Tenn. near McCains Church.

According to my source, Faye Parrot who did family research for many years before her death, "A family of five sons and one daughter of a Goodrum family came from England and settled in Brunswick County, Va. Swen's Index of Virginia lists only this one early family. The sons served in the American Revolution and all received military grants except my ancestor Bennet Goodrum. His wife stated she saw the documents many times but they were destroyed in a fire. One brother, John Goodrum, received a military grant in Virginia and this grew into 1000 acres and was known as "Cedar Lawn" located west of Emporia, Virginia.

Thomas Goodrum, one of the 5 sons, received a military grant in Barren County, Kentucky. "Faye had military and grant records." The one daughter in this early family (Martha E.) married Nov. 21, 1803 in Greenville, County, Va. to Collin Adams."