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Thomas Batey Goforth
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1823
Death: Aug. 9, 1907

Thomas Batey GOFORTH came to Arkansas in 1854 from Rutherford County, North Carolina, and settled in Yellville, Marion County. He was elected county
surveyor and surveyed the Town of Yellville. In 1858, he moved to Baxter County, settling near Big Pond. His home was the only one between the mouth of Northfork River and Mountain Home. In 1886, elected surveyor of Baxter County; had office for many years. He was a Mason, a Royal Arch Mason, and in the Confederate Army he served under Sterling Price.

He first married Rebecca Avaline Watson in Rutherford Co.,N.C. She was the mother of the daughter Susan Eveline Goforth.

1870 Evening Shade, Sharp County, Arkansas
20, Goforth, T.B., 47, fmr, NC
Sarah E., 35, TN
Susan, 14, AR
Elizabeth, 14, AR
Francis, 11, AR
Thomas, 10, AR
Rachel, 10, AR
Willie, 9, AR
Nancy, 5, AR m. William Hunter Vickrey
Levina, 2, AR m. Charles Walker Sale

Thomas was married more than once and the wife above is Sariah Ann Susan Burns.

Daughter Lavinna Goforth can be viewed by clicking on her name.

Civil War Service:
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about Thomas B. Goforth
Regiment State/Origin:
North Carolina
Regiment Name:
4 North Carolina Senior Reserves.
Regiment Name Expanded:
4th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves
Rank In:
Rank In Expanded:
Rank Out:
Rank Out Expanded:
Film Number:
M230 roll 15
Family links: 
  John Preston Goforth (1778 - 1855)
  Isabella Smart Goforth (1783 - 1826)
  Lavinia Elvira Stafford Goforth (1825 - 1844)*
  Dulcena A Goforth Wilson (1843 - 1924)*
  Nancy Virginia Goforth Vickrey (1866 - 1936)*
  Nancy Jane Goforth Watson (1804 - 1867)*
  Sallie Goforth Cherry (1807 - 1894)*
  John E. Goforth (1811 - 1892)*
  Cornelius Clements Goforth (1820 - 1908)*
  Thomas Batey Goforth (1823 - 1907)
  James C. Goforth (1829 - 1851)**
  George Mitchell Goforth (1830 - 1852)**
  Isabella Goforth (1832 - 1853)**
  Margaret Goforth (1834 - 1850)**
*Calculated relationship
Hart Cemetery
Mountain Home
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Dorothy Boynton
Originally Created by: Pat Sproat
Record added: Mar 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25194178
Thomas Batey Goforth
Added by: Dorothy Boynton
Thomas Batey Goforth
Added by: Dorothy Boynton
Thomas Batey Goforth
Added by: Dorothy Boynton
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Grandson of American Patriot William Smart 1743 1827, DAR Ancestor Number A105564, and Jane Huddleston 1747 1849.
- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012

- Patricia Mallory
 Added: Oct. 22, 2011

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