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James Jefferson Goodrum, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1838
Lumpkin County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1927
Georgia, USA

His parents were Thomas Goodrum and Carolina Elizabeth Powell. Left his boyhood home in Blairsville, Ga. in 1861 for Savanah where he worked for one year before being commissioned Captain in the Quartermaster Department at this post. "The main duty of this office was to furnish transpostation to a large number of convalescent soldiers to the front, Newnan having had at the time two hospitals for sick and wounded men of the army."

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Coweta County for many years. "This board was the first to inaugurate road improvement and contruction work in Coweta. For twenty years he was Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Education on Newnan, Georgia." He married Mary Ellen Simril in 1865.

His poem is listed on page 530 of the Coweta Co. Chronicles. He is also on page 326 (TM Goodrum picture) & page 328, & 698. On page 260 it mentions that JJ Goodrum of the Library Association opened a new Library on Feb. 16, 1884.


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Goodrum (1800 - 1888)
  Carolina Elizabeth Powell Goodrum (1820 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ellen Simril Goodrum (1847 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Ellen Goodrum McCrory (1867 - 1932)*
  Thomas Milos Goodrum (1870 - 1933)*
  Ella E. Goodrum Norris (1873 - 1949)*
  Mary Ellen Goodrum (1876 - 1964)*
  James Jefferson Goodrum (1879 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Son Of Thomas-Caroline Powell Goodrum
 
Note: Confederate States Army
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Newnan
Coweta County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66209611
James Jefferson Goodrum, Sr
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James Jefferson Goodrum, Sr
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James Jefferson Goodrum, Sr
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