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Posted by: Wm. Lyne Date: July 31, 2000 at 21:42:16
In Reply to: Re: GOODRUMS--?>SC>MS>TX by Richard Hamilton of 423

I am the first cousin to Patsy Benton Landwehr. It was however my understanding that Thomas Jefferson Goodrum, my great-grandfather, came to Texas from Tallahassie (sic?) Florida, following the Civil War. He married a Davis, from Tallahassie. This may relate to the fact that Jefferson Davis was a prisoner in the Federal Penitentiary in Tallahassie, until his release. If Patsy has other information about a Mississippi connection, I'd like to hear about it, as I don't know about that, even though Jefferson Davis' home was in Gulfport. T.J. settled in Spring, Texas, but was of the same bunch of Waller and Montgomery.
Incidentally, a writer (my college English teacher) wrote a book entitled "Josh Bean and God". That book was a disguised story of T.J. Goodrum, who was a Campbellite fanatic of sorts. It was made into a TV movie ("Hallmark Hall of Fame"), starring Burl Ives as "Josh Bean", and Anthony Perkins as my grandfather, Thomas Angus Benton, Sr., and I don't remember who played my grandmother, Wessie Aldrich Goodrum. Jewel kept trying to get me to read the book, but was afraid of being sued, but I got a kick out of it.
Bill Lyne


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