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Caroline Douglas Meriwether Goodlett
Birth: Nov. 3, 1833
Todd County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1914
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Founder of the United Daughters of the Confederacy .Through her efforts the State deeded part of the Hermitage tract for a home for needy Confederate soldiers. In 1870 the Confederate women of Nashville organized a Memorial Association and bought a lot in Mount Olivet Cemetery, where they buried the remains of Confederate soldiers in the vicinity of Nashville. Caroline was a charter member of the Board of the Confederate Monumental Association that erected a monument over the Confederate soldiers buried in the circle.In 1890, The Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers' Home was organized in Tennessee and Mrs. Goodlett was elected President.Gradually, the Auxiliary began to operate as Daughters of the Confederacy on May 10, 1892.In 1905, the title of "Founder" of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was conferred upon Mrs. Goodlett at the General Convention in San Francisco.Wife of Colonel Michael Campbell Goodlett.



 
 
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 Children:
  Charles James Meriwether (1857 - 1881)*
  Caroline Barker Goodlett Baxter (1871 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Sep 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9521311
Caroline Douglas <i>Meriwether</i> Goodlett
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Caroline Douglas <i>Meriwether</i> Goodlett
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Caroline Douglas <i>Meriwether</i> Goodlett
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Remembering you on Founders Day. Stonewall Jackson 476, California
- Roy and Robyn ADAIR
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
In honor of our founder who did so much to ease the suffering of our veterans and people. UDC celebrates General Founders Day on September 10 each year commemorating the day in 1894 when Mrs. Goodlett became our first President.
- R Don McLeod 2469, UDC
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014

- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014
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