Posted By:Paul Preston
Subject:Eleanor Goolsby b 1883
Post Date:May 05, 2004 at 22:58:11
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Looking for info on my maternal grandmother. Eleanor Goolsby, born in 1883 in Virginia. I don’t have the names of either of her parents. I know my grandmother had a brother Byrd, and several sisters including Louise, Hattie and May.

In the International Genealogical Index of North America, there is an entry for a “Byrd T. Goolsby” born 1889 whose parents were John C. Goolsby and Ida Butler. (b. 1857) Several children are listed including daughters Louise, Hattie and May. There is also a daughter “Ellen” born 1883. So maybe this is my grandmother “Eleanor”?

When I looked at the Pedigree Resource File, I found a “Byrd T. Goldsby” born 1889, whose parents were John Cunningham Goldsby (b. 1847) and Ida Jane Butler (b. 1855). No siblings are listed.

The dates and places of birth of the Goolsby and Goldsby families are similar, but not exactly. I don’t know if either one of these are actually connected to my grandmother Eleanor Goolsby.

Does anyone have any info that could help me? Thanks.

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