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Thomas Van Goodrum

  • Birth 5 Aug 1850 Calhoun County, Florida, USA
  • Death 17 Jan 1906 Weldon, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Back of cemetery
  • Memorial ID 49048489

THOMAS (VAN)2 GOODRUM (WILLIAM1) was born 05 Aug 1850 in Calhoun Co., Florida, and died 17 Jan 1906 in Weldon, Houston Co., TX. He married (1) MELVINA HICKS 18 Jun 1870 in Huntsville, Walker Co., TX, daughter of LITTLEBERRY HICKS and MARY EDWARDS. She was born 13 Sep 1850, and died 16 May 1887 in Houston Co., TX. He married (2) SARAH LUCRITA SMITH 03 Sep 1890 in Weldon, Houston Co., TX, daughter of GEORGE SMITH and NANCY LITTLE. She was born 25 Jan 1865 in Houston Co. TX, and died 06 Jun 1939 in Weldon, Houston Co., TX.
Notes for THOMAS (VAN) GOODRUM: CROCKETT NEWSPAPER by: Bebe Beasley Ulrich Feb. 12 1892: ROAD OVERSEERS; A long list of overseers for 1892 included F.P. Knox 50½. T. V.Goodrum 102.
Feb. 26, 1892 CIVI DOCKE FROM TERM OF DISTRICT COURT: W.S. Townsend, et al vs. Mose Bromberg. March 11, 1892 WELDON: T.V. Goodrum has bought Atkinson & Bailey saw mill.
CROCKETT NEWSPAPERS 1853-1896 Feb. 7, 1890 census of Houston of 23,000 people. Houston Co. has ample lands to produce 500 gal. of syrup per acre. Few counties can beat that. Farmers are taking advantage of this spring-like weather. Weldon church bell arrived, no excuse for not attending church. The young people of Nevel's Prairie have organized a literary club. T.V Goodrum among others visited the Courier. T.V. was also at the paper Feb. 24, 1890.
Nov. 28, 1890 T.V., L.O. Goodrum & A. J. Knox were in town the past week from the Weldon section of the county.
May 29. 1891 TRIAL TO BE HELD Tomorrow (Friday) an examining trial will be held before Justice Pritchard of eleven prominent citizens in the Southwestern part of the county on charges of conspiracy to murder Ben & Van Goodrum, living near Weldon. The parties are all under bond to appear & witness summoned. Street talk has it that the citizens charged with the offense conspired together for the purpose of hanging the above named parties, that they started for the purpose & finally abandoned the program from persuasion of outside parties & division in their own ranks as to whether they should hang one or both. (Guess the trial went in the Goodrum's favor??)
CROCKETT NEWSPAPERS 1853-1896 by: Bebe Beasley Ulrich. Feb. 7, 1890 census of Houston of 23,000 people. Houston Co. has ample lands to produce 500 gal. of syrup per acre. Few counties can beat that. Farmers are taking advantage of this spring-like weather. Weldon church bell arrived, no excuse for not attending church. The young people of Nevel's Prairie have organized a literary club. T.V. Goodrum among others visited the Courier. T.V. was also at the paper Feb. 24, 1890
Children of THOMAS GOODRUM and MELVINA HICKS are
i.VANADA EDNA GOODRUM, b. 11 Jan 1872, Mexia, Limestone Co., TX; d. 1961, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX
ii..MARY FRANCES3 GOODRUM, b. 10 Feb 1874; d. 02 Feb 1951.
iii. CORA ELIZABETH GOODRUM, b. 08 Jan 1883, Weldon, Houston Co., TX; d. 08 Aug 1908, Weldon, Houston Co., TX.
iv.. MUSIE DORA GOODRUM, b. 25 Apr 1885, Weldon, Houston Co., TX; d. 18 Aug 1963, Weldon, Houston Co., TX.
Children of THOMAS GOODRUM and SARAH SMITH are:
v. MARY AGNES3 GOODRUM, b. 06 Aug 1894, Weldon, Houston Co., TX; d. 07 Jan 1979.
vi. THOMAS CHESTER GOODRUM, b. 29 Mar 1897, Weldon, Houston Co., TX; d. 17 Aug 1984, Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas.
vii. WILLIAM GLOVER GOODRUM, b. 29 Mar 1903, Weldon, Houston Co., TX; d. 16 Nov 1975, Weldon, Houston Co., TX.
For more info:
Thomas Van Goodrum was my ggrandfather. Melvina my ggrandmother Houston County Historical Comm. hchc@co.houston.tx.us put Goodrum on subject line.


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  • Originally Created by: Marty Cash
  • Added: 3 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49048489
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Van Goodrum (5 Aug 1850–17 Jan 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49048489, citing Salem Cemetery, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Petty & Pickens (contributor 47230384) .