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Goode, Thomas J.

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Goode, Thomas J.
March 16, 2007 03:05PM
KENTUCKY: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887
Casey Co.

THOMAS J. GOODE was born in Casey County, Ky., March 11, 1844, and is the
eldest of five children born to Alfred and Mary (Ward) Goode, natives,
respectively, of Lincoln and Casey Counties, Ky., and of Irish and English
descent. Alfred Goode was born April 3, 1799, and while yet a young man,
removed to Casey County, where he was afterward married and where he bought
wild land on the waters of Casey Creek and improved a farm, upon which he
resided some forty odd years, when he removed to Marion County, Ky., where
he bought another farm, upon which he resided until his death, August 10,
1876. For many years he was a captain in the old State militia, and during
the civil war was first a captain and afterward colonel of one of the
Kentucky Home Guard Regiments. He was also constable in Casey County for a
number of years. He and wife were life-long members of the Catholic
Church. His father, Fleming Goode, was a native of Virginia. While yet a
young man he came to Kentucky, first settling in Lincoln County, where he
was married, but soon after removing to Adair County. Mrs. Mary (Ward)
Goode was born in 1818 and died August 10, 1863. Her father, Thomas Ward,
was a native of Maryland and was also one of the pioneers of what is now
Casey County, Ky. Thomas J. Goode has always resided on the old homestead
of 250 acres, where he was born, on the waters of Casey Creek, in Casey
County., and is extensively and successfully engaged in farming and stock
raising. He enlisted, July 25, 1861, in Company A, First Kentucky
Volunteer Cavalry (Federal service). After about eight months he was
detailed for special service and served as orderly at regimental, brigade
and division headquarters until the expiration of his term of service,
being mustered out at Camp Nelson, Ky., December 31, 1864. He participated
in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, viz.: Wild Cat, Ky.;
Mill Springs, Ky,; Lebanon, Tenn.; Horse Cave, Ky.; Perryville, Ky.; Dutton
Hill, Ky.; the pursuit of Morgan through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio (being
present at Morgan's surrender); Sweet Water, E. Tenn.; Philadelphia, E.
Tenn.; the siege of Knoxville, Bean Station, E. Tenn; Dandridge, Tenn.;
Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ga.; and in the Stoneman Raid, being one
of the few who cut their way out and escaped. He was also engaged in many
other lesser battles and skirmishes. He was married February 17, 1865, to
Miss Nannie Wethington, a native of Adair County and born February 19,
1843. She is a daughter of William and Mary A, (Carico) Wethington,
natives of Adair and Casey Counties, Ky., respectively, and of English
descent. Eight children have blessed their union, viz,: Silas F., Mary E.,
Jerome, Margaret B., Susan A., Nannie J., Clarie and Thomas McClosky. Mr.
Goode, his wife and family, are devoted members of the Catholic Church. In
politics he is a Republican and is one of the enterprising and successful
young farmers of the county.
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