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Re: George Goodrum Greene Co. AL 1825
Posted by: William Goodrum Date: June 23, 1999 at 06:09:24
In Reply to: George Goodrum Greene Co. AL 1825 by Mike Morey of 422

This is what I have on George Goodrum of Greene County, Alabama. He was my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather. I would be very interested in talking with you further and sharing any kind of information on him that you may have that I do not. I have very little on his life in Alabama or who his parents were and where he came from.

George Goodrum
(Born 1800 (circa), Died 1852)

The records state that he was born in Virginia, specifically in "The Old Dominion". Whether this reference is known to mean around Norfolk, Virginia (the area of Virginia often thought of when referring to the "Old Dominion", Old Dominion University, etc…), or just in Virginia itself, it is not known to me. There are no records of his parents as of yet. It states that George was born there, grew to manhood, and then married a woman named Lucy Herbert Cocke (1809 - ? ). They were married on December 14, 1825. Lucy was a native of Halifax, Virginia. Lucy's parents were John Ruffin Cocke (July 5, 1783 - September 1827) and Mary Coleman Scott (1787 - October 7, 1857) As a young couple, they moved to Greene County, Alabama. Lucy's mother Mary traveled and lived with them after her husband died in 1827. George's occupation in Greene County (later called Greensboro) was a planter. Apparently, George and Lucy had several children, but the only two I know about are William Goodrum, and John Claborne Goodrum, Sr. They both relocated to Lonoke County, Arkansas. I am descended from William Goodrum, who was one of the founders of Lonoke, Arkansas and a high ranking officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

-William Goodrum


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