244. Documentation for Peter Goodner
(abt 1756 to 1783)
father of Jacob Goodner
(abt 1774 to 26 July 1839)


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The Goodner family probably arrived in America between 1763 and 1774/5.(1) Records in Guilford County and Orange County, North Carolina, indicate the only early identifiable Goodners in the 1700s were as follows: two John Goodners, a Peter Goodner, a Mary Goodner, two Walters, a Jacob, a Henry, and a Conrad.(2) The only Goodner household which appears in the 1790 United States census for North Carolina is that of Mary Goodner.(3)

A John Goodner appears on the 1779 Tax List for Orange County, NC.
(4) He is shown having taxable property of $1,001.00. We also know that one John Goodner was deceased by 1784.(5)

A John and Annie Goodner were living in 1787 when they sold 400 acres to Andrew Smith.
(6) Both John Goodner and his wife, Annie, were deceased by 1796 when Walter Goodner, "the son and heir of John Goodner, deceased," sold property that had been initially purchased by them to a Peter Tickle.(7) "Real estate in North Carolina in the event of the death of the owner does not necessarily move through the Probate Court but devolves directly to the heirs, providing there are sufficient monies, or assets, in the personal estate with which to meet all debts, funeral expenses, and cost of administration."(8) This John Goodner probably was deceased by 1790 since his name was not on the 1790 census. This John Goodner is referred to as John Junior since he is believed to be the oldest son of the other John Goodner, who is referred to as John Senior.

Conrad Goodner was born 29 November 1756 according to an American Revolution Pension Application made by Conrad.
(9) Conrad, at age 26, married Elizabeth Scherrer, age 17, in 1782.(10) She was the daughter of John Daniel Scherer and Hannah Sophia Dick.(11) Elizabeth was born in Guilford County, NC, on 25 June 1765.(12) Their first child, John, was born 17 December 1783.(13)

Conrad Goodner died 27 August 1837 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
(14) Elizabeth Scherrer, the wife of Conrad Goodner, died 12 April 1839.(15) Both Conrad and Elizabeth are buried at the Locust Cemetery in Washington County, Illinois.

Two daughters of Andrew Smith, the man to whom John and Annie Goodner Junior sold 400 acres of land in 1787, married two sons of Jacob Daniel Scherrer (1730 to 1795). Thus, they were sisters-in-law to the wife of Conrad Goodner, Elizabeth Scherrer (25 Jun 1765 to 12 Apr 1839).
(16) John Jacob Sherer (14 September 1759 to 20 Mar?? ???), married Catherine Smith (12 Feb 1782 to 17 Dec 1826), a daughter of Andrew Smith of Guilford Co, and Frederick Scherer (1763 to 1817) married Barbara Smith, a daughter of Andrew Smith).

We learn of one daughter of Mary Goodner, Catherine, through her close relationship over the years to Catherine's brother, Conrad Goodner. Catherine Goodner was born about 1758 and married a William Jackson in Guilford County, NC.
(17) "William and Catherine may have accompanied Conrad and Elizabeth Goodner from Sullivan County, Tennessee, to Smith County, Tennessee, thence to Johnson Co., Ill., for the ties of the two families must have been very close for two sons of Conrad to have claimed in marriage two daughters of William and Catherine."(18) Benjamin Goodner (1795-1863) married Nancy Jackson.(19) Francis Acuff Goodner (1799-1853) married Elizabeth Jackson.

Henry Goodner must have been a son of Mary Goodner as indicated by the deed of sale to Jacob Swisher on 12 December 1801.(20) Henry Goodner probably was born about 1777 or 1778. He married an Eleanor Lokey about 1798 in Guilford Co., NC.
(21) Several letters of Henry Goodner have been preserved from the early 1800s. These letters indicate that Conrad Goodner and the husband of Mary Goodner were brothers.

The children of Mary Goodner were known to be first cousins to those of Conrad Goodner. Thus, Conrad Goodner and Peter Goodner must have been brothers. A letter dated 12 July 1817 from Henry Goodner to his cousin, Godfrey Goodner, son of Conrad, indicates, "You wrote me that uncle wanted particularly to know how many sons and daughters we have." "Uncle" surely referred to Conrad Goodner.
(22) Another letter from Henry Goodner to his uncle, Conrad Goodner, was addressed to "Conrade Goodner, Illinois Territory, Forward by Mr. Nelson. Marked Received Feb. 24, 1817". In the letter Henry states, "Cousins David and Godfrey have been to see me and I have been to see them. My daughter Betsy lived with them for nearly four months." David and Godfrey were two sons of Conrad Goodner.(23)

The only record for Peter Goodner appears in records of the American Revolution for the state of North Carolina.
(24) Mary Goodner, maiden name unknown, is the presumed wife of Peter Goodner. She is discussed on pages 19 through 27 in The Goodner Family by Lacey. Mary is the definitely known parent of Walter, Jacob, Henry, Elizabeth, and Mary (Polly) Goodner. Mary Goodner appears as the head of household in the 1790 census.(25)

Mary Goodner first purchased land in her own name from Martin Wirick in Guilford County, NC, on 18 August 1788.
(26) Because Mary Goodner purchased land in her own name on 18 August 1788, Peter Goodner must have died by this time. His name does not appear in 1790 U. S. Federal Census.

Mary Goodner died in the later part of 1796.
(27) Surviving estate papers refer to her as Widow Goodner on 13 January 1797.(28) On May 25th 1797 Walter Goodner paid six shillings for a coffin for Mary Goodner deceased. Various amounts were paid on May 14th 1798 by Walter Goodner for the estate of the Widow Goodner. There also is a document that includes in the heading "Guilford County May Court 1800" appointing two individuals, John Starrat and Thomas Dick, "to settle the estate of Mary Goodner deceased." A third page is headed, "A list of vouchers for payment made by the administrator of the estate of Mary Goodner deceased in behalf of said estate." This page was signed by John Starrat and Thomas Dick who had been appointed by the court. This form indicates a balance of "£ 129 - 16 - 9 to be divided between five legatees."

The land purchased by Mary Goodner from Martin Wirick in 1788 was sold by her three sons on 12 December 1801. The deed was between "Walter Goodner, Jacob Goodner & Henry Goodner of the County of Guilford and State of North Carolina on the one part and Jacob Swisher of the other part and of the county and state aforesaid."
(29) This deed was not proved in court until February 1805.

The Goodners, John senior, son John, and son Peter, probably were living in Guilford County in 1784 in the Reedy Fork community.
(30) Conrad probably lived in that community because he married into the Scherrer family who were residents of that community. They all probably attended the Friedens Church which was within a few miles.

By a process of elimination, we conclude that Peter Goodner was the husband of Mary Goodner. We know that the husband of Mary was a brother of Conrad and we definitely know the names of the five children of Peter and Mary.

The children of Peter and Mary Goodner were:

i. Walter Goodner probably was born in 1775 as he was 89 years old when he died on 10 September 1874.(31) Walter married a lady whose first name was Susannah and whose surname is not known about the year 1792 or 1793.(32) Walter settled the outstanding debts for his mother when she died in the later part of 1796.(33)

The Walter Goodner household appears in the 1800 census as living in Salisbury, Guilford County, NC. Both Walter and his wife, Susannah, were in the 16-26 age bracket with one son under age 10.
(34) Walter is believed to have moved to Kentucky after 1801 and to have remained there until 1811 or 1812. Walter then is found in Preble County, Ohio, where he purchased 155 acres of land on 29 August 1812.(35) About 1829, Walter and most if not all of his family moved to Vermilion County, Illinois.(36) Walter's wife, Susannah, died after 1840 and before the Fall of 1842. She appears in the 1840 census, but Walter marries a Polly (Mary) Stark on 15 September of that year.(37) Walter died 10 September 1864 at age 89 years. He was buried in the Concord Cemetery three miles west of Georgetown, IL.(38)

ii. Jacob Goodner was born about 1774 and he died on 26 July 1839, aged 65 years.(39) Jacob Goodner married Hester White in what must have been late November 1798.(40) Hester White died 19 January 1834, age 65 years.(41) Hester would have been born about 1769. Both Jacob and Hester (White) Goodner probably are buried in Ohio County or Dearborn County in Indiana.
Jacob married Mary Ann Harwood on 29 August 1835 in Dearborn Co., Indiana.
(42) Apparently Mary Ann died shortly thereafter as Jacob married Zilpah Laforce on 29 June 1838.(43) Jacob died in 1839, aged 63 years.(44) Zilpah married again on 30 April 1840 to Dana Jacobs in Switzerland County, Indiana.(45)

iii. Henry Goodner was born about 1777 or 1778.(46) Goodner married an Eleanor Lokey about 1798 in Guilford Co., NC.(47) Henry is believed to have died during the 1820 to 1830 time period.

Descendants of Henry Goodner were instrumental in preserving letters written by Henry to his relatives. In July of 1817, Henry was residing in Bedford County, Tennessee, near the town of Shelbyville.
(48) In a letter dated 12 July 1817 from Barron Fork of Duck addressed to Godfrey Goodner, a son of Conrad Goodner, Henry indicates, "The last account I had of my two sisters, Polly and Betsy, they were still living in North Carolina."(49) This is a clear reference to Elizabeth and Polly or Mary Goodner. In a postscript to the same letter, Henry indicates, "My wife desires to be remembered to uncle and aunt and all the rest of the cousins." Various letters that have been preserved are included in The Goodner Family by Lacey.

iv. Elizabeth Goodner was born about 1778 in North Carolina.(50) She married George Swisher and they were living in Guilford Co., NC, according to the 1800 census.(51) Little is known of their children.

A letter written on 08 July 1909 from Danville, Illinois, by a Mrs. C. A. Hubbard addressed to Mr. Geo. Goodner of Quincy, Illinois, contains significant information on the Goodner family:

"A great many years ago there was two brothers by the name of Jacob and Walter Goodner and one sister by the name of Elizabeth Goodner came to this country. They were in different places in this country at times but finally Walter located about Georgetown, Ill., and he finally died and is buried not far from there. Jacob died and is buried at Rising Sun, Ind., and Elizabeth who is m Great Grandmother is buried somewhere in Missouri. Elizabeth married a man by the name of Geo. Swisher and they had a son named Henry and he is my grandfather and my mother's father and my mother married Edward Lafferty. I have seen my Great Grandmother many times, and remember her very distinctly."
(52)

A George Swisher age 76 and born in North Carolina and an Elizabeth Swisher age 72 and born in North Carolina were living in Vermilion County, Illinois, in 1850.
(53)

v. Polly or Mary Goodner was the last child of Peter and Mary Goodner and she was born about 1780 to 1781. Very little is known of her and her family.(54)


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
PETER GOODNER and his son JACOB GOODNER


1) The Goodner family : a genealogical history : with a brief history of the family of Jacob Daniel Scherrer and notes on other Allied Families by Hubert Wesley Lacey, Dayton, Ohio, 1960, various pages.

2) Records in Guilford County and Orange County, North Carolina, indicate the only identifiable early Goodners were: two John Goodners, a Peter Goodner, a Mary Goodner, two Walters, a Jacob, a Henry, and a Conrad.

3) The only record for Peter Goodner appears in North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh. "State of N Carolina Salisbury District N5356, Agreeable to an act of the General Assembly passed in Wake County this 14th July 1781 Peter Goodner was allowed nine pounds four shillings specie ?? Militia Service by the ?? of Auditors. Nov. 20th 1783." Also see, North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts Vol. XII, Page 80. Folio 2.

4) Mary Goodner, maiden name unknown, is the presumed wife of Peter Goodner. She is discussed on pages 19 through 27 in The Goodner Family by Lacey. Mary is the definitely known parent of Walter, Jacob, Henry, Elizabeth, and Mary (Polly) Goodner. Mary Goodner appears as the head of household in the 1790 census.(1790 Guilford County, North Carolina Census, 3 males under age 16, 3 females. Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 493; Image: 288; Family History Library Film: 0568147)).

5) Mary Goodner first purchased land in her own name from Martin Wirick in Guilford County, NC, on 18 August 1788.(Record of Deeds, Guilford County, North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, Courthouse, Book 5, Page 18, Martin Wirick to Mary Goodner, 111 acres.)

6) Because Mary Goodner purchased land in her own name on 18 August 1788, Peter Goodner must have died by this time. His name does not appear in 1790 U. S. Federal Census.

7) Polly or Mary, the last child of Peter and Mary Goodner, was born about 1779 to 1781.

8) Mary Goodner died in the later part of 1796. Surviving estate papers refer to her as Widow Goodner on 13 January 1797. On May 25th 1797 Walter Goodner paid six shillings for a coffin for Mary Goodner deceased. Various amounts were paid on May 14th 1798 by Walter Goodner for the estate of the Widow Goodner. There also is a document that includes in the heading "Guilford County May Court 1800" appointing two individuals, John Starrat and Thomas Dick, "to settle the estate of Mary Goodner deceased." A third page is headed, "A list of vouchers for payment made by the administrator of the estate of Mary Goodner deceased in behalf of said estate." This page was signed by John Starrat and Thomas Dick who had been appointed by the court. This form indicates a balance of "£ 129 - 16 - 9 to be divided between five legatees."

9) The land purchased by Mary Goodner from Martin Wirick in 1788 was sold by her three sons on 12 December 1801. The deed was between "Walter Goodner, Jacob Goodner & Henry Goodner of the County of Guilford and State of North Carolina on the one part and Jacob Swisher of the other part and of the county and state aforesaid." (Records of Deeds, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, Book 8, Page 273, Walter Goodner, Jacob Goodner, and Henry Goodner to Jacob Swisher) This deed was not proved in court until February 1805.

10) Conrad Goodner, brother of Peter Goodner, was born 29 November 1756 according to an American Revolution Pension Application made by Conrad. (Fold3.com, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, North Carolina, Conrad Goodner, wife Elizabeth, Number R 4113.)

11) Conrad Goodner, age 26, married Elizabeth Scherrer, age 17, in 1782.(The Goodner Family pages 116 and 372) She was the daughter of John Daniel Scherer and Hannah Sophia Dick. Elizabeth was born in Guilford County, NC, on 25 June 1765. Their first child, John, was born 17 Dec 1783.

12) The children of Mary Goodner were known to be first cousins to those of Conrad Goodner.(The Goodner Family, page 6) Thus, Conrad Goodner and Peter Goodner must have been brothers.

a. The Goodner Family, page 87, letter from Henry Goodner to his cousin, Godfrey Goodner, son of Conrad. Letter dated 12 July 1817. In the letter Henry states, "You wrote me that uncle wanted particularly to know how many sons and daughters we have." Uncle surely referred to Conrad Goodner.

b. The Goodner Family, page 88, letter from Henry Goodner to his uncle, Conrad Goodner. The letter was addressed to Conrade Goodner, Illinois Territory, Forward by Mr. Nelson. Marked "Received Feb. 24, 1817". In the letter Henry states, "Cousins David and Godfrey have been to see me and I have been to see them. My daughter Betsy lived with the for nearly four months." David and Godfrey were two sons of Conrad Goodner.

13) Confirmation that the family originally came from Germany through North Carolina and Kentucky is provided in the Jacob Goodner biography in History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas, edited and compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott, Iola, Kansas, Iola Register, Printers and Binders, 1901, pages 569 and 570. This Jacob Goodner, a son of Michael Goodner, was born in Switzerland Co., Indiana on 30 August 1832. Michael Goodner was a son of Jacob Goodner (1774 to 26 July 1839). Michael was born in Kentucky on 04 March 1807 and died 29 September 1889 in Stearns Co., MN.(The Goodner Family, page 68.)

14) Jacob Goodner married Hester White in Guilford County, North Carolina about 25 November 1798.
North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868:
Groom: Jacob Goodnor
Bride: Ester Wite
Bond Date: 25 Nov 1798
Bond #: 000055683
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Image Num: 008841
County: Guilford
Record #: 01 168
Bondsman: George Swisher
Witness: Alex Gray

15) Conner Family Bible, Clark County Genealogical Society, Marshall, Illinois. A page from the Bible states the following: "Jacob Goodner died July 26 1839 age 65 years." Also, "Hester Goodner died Jan 19th 1834 age 65 years." Michael Goodner, a son of Jacob Goodner (1774 to 26 July 1839), had married Catharine Conner on 19 December 1828 in Indiana.(Indiana Marriages 1810-2001, Michael Goodner, Marriage Registration, Catharine Conner, 19 December 1828, Indiana, page 12; Indiana Compiled Marriages 1802-1850, Michael Goodner, Catherine Conner, 24 December 1828, Dearborn County.)

16) Jacob Goodner and his wife, Hester White, and family were living in Dearborn County, Indiana, according to the 1820 and 1830 federal census.

a. 1820 Randolph, Dearborn County, Indiana, census, Jacob Goodner, enumeration date 07 August 1820, 1 male under 10, 2 males 10 thru 25, 1 male 26 thru 44, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10 thru 15, 1 female 26 thru 44, 1 engaged in agriculture, 10 all other persons except Indians not taxed, 7 under 16, 2 over 25, 10 total free white, 20 total all persons.

b. 1830, Jacob Goodner, Randolph, Dearborn Co., Indiana, 1 male 5 thru 9, 1 male 10 thru 14, 1 male 15 thru 19, 1 male 50 thru 59, 1 female 5 thru 9, 2 females 11 thru 14, 1 female 40 thru 49, 6 under 20, 1 20 thru 49, 8 free white, 8 total all.


REFERENCES


(1) The Goodner Family : a genealogical history : with a brief history of the family of Jacob Daniel Scherrer and notes on other Allied Families by Hubert Wesley Lacey, Dayton, Ohio, 1960, page 116.

(2) The Goodner Family, page 6.

(3) 1790 United States Census for Guilford County, North Carolina, Mary Goodner, 3 males under age 16, 3 females, 6 total household members.

(4) John Goodner, Orange County, North Carolina, Early Tax List, 1779, NC Early Census Index, North Carolina Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890.

(5) Minute Books for August 1784 Term, page 12, Guilford County, "Ordered that a bill of sale given by John Goodner, dec'd, to Daniel Gillespie remain in the hands of the clerk, as it is suggested the same was extorted in an unlawful manner."

(6) The Goodner Family, pages 6 and 17; Record of Deeds, Guilford County, North Carolina, Courthouse, Book 4, page 244, 07 May 1787, John Goodner to Andrew Smith, "on the waters of Reedy Fork," "four-hundred acres of land," signed by John Goodner and Anney Gooder, their X marks.

(7) The Goodner Family, pages 6 and 18; Deed Record Book No. 5, Page 441, 28 March 1796, Orange County, North Carolina, Hillsboro, County Seat, "being a tract of land obtained from the State by John Goodner," "Walter Goodner, son and heir of John Goodner, deceased," "Peter Tickel of Orange County," signed by Walter Goodner.

(8) The Goodner Family, page 25.

(9) Fold3.com, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, North Carolina, Conrad Goodner, wife Elizabeth, Number R 4113.

(10) The Goodner Family, pages 116 and 372; Fold3.com, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, North Carolina, Conrad Goodner, wife Elizabeth, Number R 4113.

(11) The Goodner Family, pages 116 and 375; see letter from Rev. Jacob Sherer to Conrad Goodner and David and John Sherer, 03 October 1813 in The Goodner Family, pages 375 - 378.

(12) The Goodner Family, page 116.

(13) The Goodner Family, page 116.

(14) The Goodner Family, page 118; findagrave.com, Locust Creek Cemetery, Washington County, Illinois, Conrad Goodner, birth 29 Nov 1756, death 27 Aug 1837.

(15) The Goodner Family, page 118; findagrave.com, Locust Creek Cemetery, Washington County, Illinois, Elizabeth Goodner is listed but no tombstone for her is shown.

(16) The Goodner Family, page 6; North Carolina Marriage Index 1741 - 2004, Jacob Shearer, Catey Smith, 12 February 1782, Orange County, North Carolina; United States Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889 - 1970, Barbara Smith, death date 1817, SAR Membership 1305, role Ancestor, father Jacob Daniel Scherer, Mother Hannah Sophia Dix, Spouse Frederick Scherer, Children Frederick Scherer.

(17) The Goodner Family, pages 7, 339, and 367;

(18) The Goodner Family, page 268; Illinois Marriage Index, 1860 - 1920, Benjamin Goodner, 07 April 1816, Pope County, Illinois, Nancy Jackson.

(19) The Goodner Family, page 268, Illinois Marriage Index, 1860 - 1920, Francis A. Goodner, 10 November 1821, St. Clair County, Illinois, Elizabeth Jackson. (12) The Goodner Family, page 116.

(20) The Goodner Family, page 25; Records of Deeds, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, Book 8, Page 273, 12 December 1801, Walter Goodner, Jacob Goodner, and Henry Goodner to Jacob Swisher.

(21) The Goodner Family, page 87; 1800 United States Federal Census for Salisbury, Guilford County, North Carolina, Henry Godoner, 1 male age 16 thru 25, 1 female age 16 thru 25, 3 females under age 10, household members 5.

(22) The Goodner Family, page 87-88.

(23) The Goodner Family, page 88, 16 January 1819, Barron Fork of Duck, Addressed to Conrade Goodner, Illinois Territory, marked received Feb. 24, 1817, signed by Henry Goodner.

(24) North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh. "State of N Carolina Salisbury District N5356, Agreeable to an act of the General Assembly passed in Wake County this 14th July 1781 Peter Goodner was allowed nine pounds four shillings specie ?? Militia Service by the ?? of Auditors. Nov. 20th 1783;" also see, North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts Vol. XII, Page 80. Folio 2.

(25) 1790 Guilford County, North Carolina Census, 3 males under age 16, 3 females. Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 493; Image: 288; Family History Library Film: 0568147.

(26) Record of Deeds, Guilford County, North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, Courthouse, Book 5, Page 18, Martin Wirick to Mary Goodner, 111 acres.

(27) The Goodner Family, pages 22-25, Estate Papers of Mary Goodner. According to another source Mary (Stark) Goodner died 13 January 1796 in Guilford Co., North Carolina.(??) (Ancestry Family Tree for ??) www.mertzgenealogy.com,

(28) The Goodner Family, pages 22-24.

(29) Records of Deeds, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, Book 8, Page 273, 12 December 1801, Walter Goodner, Jacob Goodner, and Henry Goodner to Jacob Swisher.

(30) The Goodner Family, pages 13 and 14. John Goodner junior received two grants for land situated on the waters of Reedy Creek in Guilford County. This farm was located near property of Mary Goodner. John Junior and his wife, Annie, were both deceased by 1796 and their only heir, son Walter, disposed of property owned by them that stated he was "the son and heir of John Goodner, deceased." The property sold was located in Orange County on the waters of Travis Creek according to the deed.

(31) The Goodner Family, page 29; findagrave.com, Concord or Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Georgetown Indianola Road (County Road 509), Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, no tombstone is shown but Walter Goodner, 1775 - 10 Sept 1864 is listed - also at the same cemetery, with a picture of his tombstone, is a Benjamin Franklin Goodner who is listed on page 51 of The Goodner Family as a son of Walter Goodner.

(32) The Goodner Family, page 29.

(33) The Goodner Family, pages 22 through 24 and 29, Estate Papers of Mary Goodner.

(34) 1800 United States Federal Census for Salisbury, Guilford County, North Carolina, Henry Godoner, 1 male age 16 thru 25, 1 female age 16 thru 25, 3 females under age 10, household members 5; also shown living in Salisbury, Guilford, NC, in the 1800 census is another Walter Goodner and his wife. This Walter was the son of John Goodner Junior. This couple were both listed as age 16 thru 25 and they had one son and three daughters, all under age 10. They also had 8 slaves of all ages.

(35) The Goodner Family, page 29; Walter Goodner lived in Lanier, Preble County, Ohio, in 1820. 1 males under 10, 2 males 10 thru 15, 1 male 16 thru 25, 1 male 25 and over, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10 thru 15, 1 female 16 thru 25, 4 engaged in agriculture, 6 under 16, 2 over 25, 10 total.

(36) The Goodner Family, page 29; 1830 United States Federal Census, Vermilion County, Illinois, Walter Goodner, 1 male age 5 thru 9, 1 male age 10 thru 14, 1 male age 15 thru 19, 1 male age 50 thru 59, 1 female age 5 thru 9, 1 female age 10 thru 14, 1 female age 15 thru 19, 1 female age 40 thru 49, total 8.

(37) The Goodner Family, page 29; 1840 United States Federal Census, Vermilion County, Illinois, Walter Goodner, 1 male age 60 thru 69, 1 female age 50 thru 59, 9 other household members; Illinois Compiled Marriages, 1791 - 1960, Walter Goodner, Polly Starks, 15 September 1842, Vermilion County.

(38) The Goodner Family, page 29; Concord or Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Georgetown Indianola Road (County Road 509), Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, no tombstone is shown but Walter Goodner, 1775 - 10 Sept 1864 is listed - also at the same cemetery, with a picture of his tombstone, is a Benjamin Franklin Goodner who is listed on page 51 of The Goodner Family as a son of Walter Goodner.

(39) Franklin Conner Family Bible, Clark County Genealogical Society, Marshall, Illinois. A page from the Bible states the following: "Jacob Goodner died July 26 1839 age 65 years." Also, "Hester Goodner died Jan 19th 1834 age 65 years."

(40) North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Groom: Jacob Goodnor
Bride: Ester Wite
Bond Date: 25 Nov 1798
Bond #: 000055683
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Image Num: 008841
County: Guilford
Record #: 01 168
Bondsman: George Swisher
Witness: Alex Gray

(41) Franklin Conner Family Bible, Clark County Genealogical Society, Marshall, Illinois. A page from the Bible states the following: "Jacob Goodner died July 26 1839 age 65 years." Also, "Hester Goodner died Jan 19th 1834 age 65 years."

(42) Indiana Marriages 1810-2001, Jacob Goodner, Marriage Registration, 29 Aug 1835, Indiana, United States, Mary Ann or Mary Anne Harwood, page 341, FHL Film Number 001313295.

(43) Indiana Marriages 1810-2001, Jacob Goodner, Marriage Registation, 29 Jun 1838, Indiana, United States, Zilpah Leforce, page 120, FHL Film Number 001310439.

(44) The Goodner Family, page 58; Franklin Conner Family Bible, Clark County Genealogical Society, Marshall, Illinois. A page from the Bible states the following: "Jacob Goodner died July 26 1839 age 65 years." Also, "Hester Goodner died Jan 19th 1834 age 65 years."

(45) Indiana Marriage Index 1800-1941, Zilpha Goodner, Dana Jacobs, 30 Apr 1840.

(46) The Goodner Family, page 87.

(47) The Goodner Family, page 87.

(48) The Goodner Family, page 87.

(49) The Goodner Family, page 88, 12 July 1817, Barron Fork of Duck, signed Henry Goodner, addressed to Godfrey Goodner, Esq., Illinois Territory, St. Clair County.

(50) The Goodner Family, page ?.

(51) The Goodner Family, page 114; 1800 United States Census, Salisbury, Guilford County, North Carolina, George Swisher, 1 male age 16 thru 25, 1 female age 16 thru 25, 1 female age 45 and over, total in household 5.

(52) The Goodner Family, page 115; Letter addressed to Geo. Goodner, Quincy, Illinois, dated 08 July 1909 from Danville, Illinois, signed by Mrs. C.A. Hubbard, written on stationery of the Illinois Hotel, Danville, Illinois, C.A. Hubbard, Proprietor.

(53) 1850 District 21, Vermilion County, Illinois census, Geo Swisher, age 76, born in NC, Elizabeth Swisher, age 72, born in NC, family number 685.

(54) The Goodner Family, page 115.


APPENDIX A

Jacob Goodner, a Son of Michael Goodner


from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas


Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott
Iola, Kansas, Iola Register, Printers and Binders, 1901

Pages 569 and 570 - Jacob Goodner


JACOB GOODNER whose residence in Allen county has been productive of much material prosperity to himself and whose location upon the old Perkins tract in Iola is a matter of general information to the old settlers of the city dates his residence in the county from the year 1880. He succeeded W. J. Ihrig in the ownership of his farm on Elm creek and has continued the occupation of his fathers to this day. Mr. Goodner emigrated from Saint Cloud, Minnesota, to Kansas but settled in the north in 1861 as an emigrant from Vermillion County, Illinois.

He was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, August 30, 1832. His father, Michael Goodner, was a farmer and one of the pioneers to that wonderful foreign community in southern Indiana. The latter was born in Kentucky in 1808 and died in Stearns County, Minnesota, September 29, 1889. He settled in Minnesota in 1862 and was a quiet and unobtrusive farmer whose ambition was to do right and rear his family to respectability. His wife (i.e., Michael's), nee Catherine Connor, died in Vermillion County, Illinois. Their children were: Daniel, deceased; Jackson, of Stearns County, Minnesota, and David Goodner, of the same point; Margaret, wife of Eli Hoskins, of Stearns County; Henry Goodner, of Edgar County, Illinois; Nancy, wife of Henry Casert, of Oregon, and Jacob Goodner.

Jacob Goodner went into Vermillion County, Illinois, in infancy with his parents. He learned to do the work of the farm effectually and successfully. Although his family is one of the ancient ones in the United States it came out of Germany and settled along the Atlantic coast and came to Kentucky through North Carolina. This fact of sturdy origin gives our subject a title to special traits of industry and it is these qualities which have in a measure marked him through life.
Mr. Goodner was married in Vermillion County, Illinois, to Maria Clark. She died in Iola in 1885, without issue. In 1887 Mr. Goodner married Catherine, a daughter of Samuel Bloom. The children of this marriage are: Clarence, Fern, Fayette, Elmer and Lillie Goodner.

Mr. Goodner became a Republican in 1856 and a Populist in 1892. He sold the site of the Michigan Portland Cement Company to that company in 1899 and has been benefitted in other ways by the discovery of gas at Iola.


APPENDIX B


Children of Conrad Goodner:


1. John Goodner (1783-1861) m. Martha Stewart
2. Maria Salome Sally Goodner (1786-1872) single
3. David Goodner (1788-1848) m. Orpha Rosebrough
4. Jacob Goodner (1790-1859) m. Susannah Payne
5. James Goodner (1792-1883) m. Martha Fite
6. Jane Ann Goodner (1794-??) single
7. Benjamin Goodner (1795-1863) m. Nancy Jackson
8. Hannah Grinade Goodner (1796-1814) single
9. Godfrey Goodner (1798-1860) m. Eliz. Orr Sanson
10. Francis Acuff Goodner (1799-1853) m. Elizabeth Jackson.
11. Elijah Goodner (1804-1892) m. Mary Gore
12. Elizabeth Goodner (1806-1839) m. John Wesley Holcomb


APPENDIX C


Children of Peter Goodner


1. Walter Goodner (1775-1864) m. Susannah; 2nd m. Polly (Mary) Stark
2. Jacob Goodner (1776-1839) m. Hester White,
2nd Mary Ann Harwood, 3rd Mrs. Zilpah Laforce
3. Henry Goodner (1777-??) m. Eleanor Lokey.
4. Elizabeth Goodner (1778-abt. 1860) m. George Swisher
5. Mary (Polly) Goodner (abt. 1780-??) not known