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Edmund James Goode of Virginia, Mississippi and Iowa
Posted by: Wilson Farnham (ID *****3927) Date: August 10, 2011 at 19:37:58
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I am seeking information on Edmund James Goode, who came to Mississippi before 1850 from Virginia, was a lawyer and a planter in Lawrence County. When the Civil War began, he formed an Confederate Infantry unit that was named for him, the Goode Rifles, which became Co G of the 7th Mississippi Infantry. He was chosen as Captain, then was elevated to the office of Colonel. After the war was over, he served Lawrence county at the Convention to re-join the union in 1865. Several years later, he moved his family north and was found in Des Moines,Polk County, Iowa as a lawyer, as well as in the 1880 census. He had sons, Lowry, Frederick Dickinson, daughter, Florence A. Florence married a Robert George in DesMoines.
Edmund and his wife Sarah (Stone), originally from Massachusetts, were found in the Brooklyn, NY census in 1900. Their sons Lowry and Frederick also lived nearby. I found that Edmund J. Goode is said to have died Oct 22, 1901 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery in DesMoines, Polk County, Iowa. I am trying to get an obit or an actual death record in order to order Mr. Goode a Veterans headstone.
Anyone with more information on this family would be most welcome. Wilson Farnham -

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