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John Saunders "Colonel Jack" Gooch
Birth: Jun. 7, 1842
Smyrna
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1915
Smyrna
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. The son of Dr John Claiborne Gooch, builder and owner of Goochland, a stately plantation home in Smyrna, Tennessee, he was best known for the organizing Company E of the 20th Tennessee Infantry regiment in Smyrna during the Spring of 1861 (the Goochland property was used for drill training). Named Captain and commander of the Company, he served through the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh. When the regiment was reorganized in May 1862, he was elected the unitís Lieutenant Colonel, replacing Lt. Colonel Moscow Carter, who was captured at Shiloh. He served in this rank for over a year, resigning in July 1863. After the war he came home to live at Goochland, and stayed there until his death. He was a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred harness and trotting horses. He was also Postmaster of the 1st District in 1886, and served in the 1889 Tennessee House of Representatives. After his death, the home passed to his only daughter, Mary Eliza Gooch Neely. The home remained in the family until 1942, when it was purchased by the State of Tennessee, raised, and Stewart Air Force Base was built on the property. He and his wife, Evie Hume, were originally interred in Cannon Cemetery, but due to the many grave removals for Percy Priest Lake, they were re-interred here at Maple View. (bio by: kimshockey (reb) (inactive)) 
 
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  Evie W Hume Gooch (1845 - 1924)*
 
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Burial:
Mapleview Cemetery
Smyrna
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 22, 2003
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John Saunders Colonel Jack Gooch
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