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Amanda Priscilla Williamson Goodson
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1852
Death: Mar. 2, 1913

This information comes from Roberta Pruett Jefferson (ShootingStarFarms) - this is her great-grandmother:

Amanda Williamson was born April 28, 1852 in Green Sea, South Carolina. She was the youngest of four children (all daughters) born to James Haynes Williamson and his wife Bedie Strickland. The family migrated to Texas when Amanda was only a few months old, traveling by house boat along the coast from South Carolina to Texas. The boat went on to travel around 200 miles up the Trinity River, landing in Trinity, Texas. They remained in that area until Amanda was around 8 years old. Leaving Trinity, the family traveled by wagon to a small community in Montgomery County known as Decker's Prairie. There they rented a house from Mr. Baker. When the Civil War began Amanda's father, along with the Baker boys, was called to duty. James served in Company A, 6th Battalion of the Texas Cavalry, beginning March 1, 1862. Unfortunatly, Amanda's father never came home to his family. In 1863 he died of pneumonia while at camp in Hempstead, Texas. This was 50 miles away from his home, so his body was not returned to his family for burial.

In 1864, shortly after the death of James, Bedie died of pneumonia as well. The four daughters were left all alone. Their only family was in South Carolina. Fortunately, the girls found homes with strangers around the community. It was a very hard time for the four orphaned girls. They worked as servants for their foster families, receiving board and clothing in return.

The Baker Boys did manage to return home from the war. On April 30, 1865, William Baker married Amanda's oldest sister, Nancy Elizabeth. On November 26, 1865, not long after Nancy's marriage, the second oldest sister, Celia Catherine married Cicero Daniel Lacey. Amanda was the next to marry. On May 16, 1872 she married John Goodson. Her sister Susan Caroline married William Weaver on October 24, 1872. The girls never returned to their family in South Carolina, instead raising their children in Texas, their home.
Family links: 
  James Haynes Williamson (1823 - 1863)
  Bedith Strickland Williamson (1820 - 1864)
  John Goodson (1849 - 1923)
  Nancy Elizabeth Williamson Baker*
  Susan Caroline Williamson Weaver*
  Catherine Celia Williamson Lacey (1845 - 1883)*
  Amanda Priscilla Williamson Goodson (1852 - 1913)
*Calculated relationship
"As a star that is lost when the daylight is given she had faded away to shine brightly in heaven."
Oklahoma Cemetery
Montgomery County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: SuzanneTF
Originally Created by: dee (inactive)
Record added: Apr 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5366597
Amanda Priscilla <i>Williamson</i> Goodson
Added by: SuzanneTF
Amanda Priscilla <i>Williamson</i> Goodson
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