John J. Goodnight: Birth: ABT 1848. Death: ABT 1848
Title: RESEARCHER: STOCKTON FAMILY
Author: Jerry Stockton
Publication: Email communications
Title: 1850 US CENSUS, BENTON, GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Page: Head: John Goodnight, Page 4
Title: 1870 US CENSUS, CAPPS CREEK, BARRY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Page: Head: John Goodnight, Page 16
Title: 1880 US CENSUS, DISTRICT 001, CAPPS CREEK, BARRY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Page: Head: John Goodnight, Page 8
Title: CEMETERIES: "FIND-A-GRAVE.COM"
Page: John Henry Goodnight Jr.
Note: See picture of cemetery at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=28943&GRid=7205206&
Husband of Mary Ann (Stockton) Goodnight (Marr. Nov. 9, 1842 in Barry Co., Mo.)Father of George Martin Goodnight, Francis Marion Goodnight, Sarah Jane Sartin, John J. Goodnight, William Henry Goodnight, Mary Elizabeth Goodnight, Samantha Ann Robbins, & Dicy I. Stinnett.Son of John Henry Sr. & Mary Margaret (Condor) Goodnight.
NOTE: John and his family are shown in the 1870 & 1880 census, Capps Creek, Barry County, Missouri, so the death date shown on the cemetery record, cited about, cannot be correct.
Per Jerry Stockton:
“This is a handwritten document and hard to read State of Missouri County of Barry in the __________ ________ of Thomas Stocton, Dec'd John Goodnight said that to the best of his knowledge and belief the names of the heirs and the place of thear residence are respectively as follows Emaline Baze resides in the state of Kansas, James Stocton & T.J. Stocton and Rachel Walker & Martelda Edon & Dec'd C. [?] Stocton [note: only David was deceased at this time] & G.M. Stocton & Nelly Stocton & Eliot Stocton & Jackson Stocton & John Stocton, Joseph Stocton, Wm. Stocton. All residence of the county of Barry county Missouri that the said Thomas Stocton died without a will that he will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the deceased and pay the debts as far as the assetts will extend and the law direct and account for and pay all assetts which shall come to his posession or knowledge. John Goodnight Subscribed ____ and given to before me this September the 29th 1864 Wm __ Lee probate judge” (Transcribed from the original by Betty Cooper)
For the purpose of brevity the above probate record / court record is hereafter referred to as the “will” of Thomas Stockton in this paper.
Thomas Stockton, Barry County, Missouri, September 29th, 1864 will X Emaline 1831-32 TN married Squire Baze, Emiline Baze 1850 census, born Tnn X James C 1831-32 ILL or TN married Rebecca Martindale, 1850 & 1860 IL, 1870 & 1880 TN Mary A. 1833-34 KENTUCKY married NOT IN WILL, deceased, overlooked or not d/o Thomas X Thomas Jefferson 1834-35 TN m. 1st Sarah Walker, 2nd Mary Ann Short, 3rd Mary Emeline Thomlinson William (William #1) 1834-35 TN married NOT IN WILL, deceased, overlooked or not s/o Thomas X Rachel 1836-37 TN married ___ ? ___ Walker, maybe to Lincoln Co., MO John D (John #1) 1837-38 ARKANSAS married NOT IN WILL, deceased, overlooked or not s/o Thomas X David 1840-41 MO married Deceased at time of will. X Martelda (Matilda) 1842-43 MO married Jonathan Eden X G M (George Marion) 1847 MO married 1st Elizabeth James, 2nd Milley Henson X Nelly (Vernilla) 1847-48 MO married X Eliot 1851 MO married Mary Catherine Henson X Jackson M (Monroe) 1852 MO married Mariah Jane Meeks X John (John #2) 1858 MO married Arminda Tomlinson R J (female) 1861 MO NOT IN WILL overlooked or not d/o Thomas, maybe R J Eden. X Joseph 1863 MO married Malinda Fare or Fair, July 1879 X William (William #2) 1863 MO married Mary Mahala Gayer, about 1887
Note that John Goodnight named all of the heirs in perfect birth order except for maybe David who was deceased. John, Joseph and William were the last three named in will. Female R J is missing in will. John Goodnight probably did not overlook Mary A., William #1 “Bill” , John #1 or R J. They probably were either deceased by the time of the “will” or were not the children of Thomas Stockton. R J of 1870 census might be R J Eden, and not an heir of Thomas Stockton.
no Malinda Jane Dec 1832 IL sister of Thomas, Malinda Jane m 1st James Martindale 2nd Edenno Mary A. 1833-34 either died before will or not a daughter of Thomas, could be a niece no William 1834-35 either died before will or not a son of Thomas, could be a nephew no John D 1837-38 either died before will or not a son of Thomas, could be a nephew no R J (female) 1861-62 alive in 1870, overlooked by John Goodnight or maybe R J Eden. John Goodnight (who married Mary A. Stockton) was the brother in law of Thomas Stockton. John Goodnight lived next door to Malinda Jane (Stockton) Martindale.Malinda Jane is not mentioned by John Goodnight as a daughter of Thomas in the "will".(Malinda) Jane is mentioned in the obit of Rachel (Stockton) Gilmore as a sister.Both Mary Ann and Malinda Jane were probably raised by their older brother Thomas Stockton. Thomas probably took in both little sisters, and maybe others, see John #1 and William #1 “Bill”. Anna (nee Gilmore) Payne is thought to have written in about 1895 that John and Lucretia died at the Jake Redding place (Morgan County, Illinois). John and Rachel (nee Stockton) Gilmore are shown in the 1850 census of Greene County, Illinois. Rachel is shown as 39 and born in Kentucky. A 1810 plat map of Ill Will Creek, present Clinton County, then Cumberland County, Kentucky shows John Stockton living next to Wyatt Daniel. Marriage records show that John Stockton married Lucretia Daniel in 1805. Living next to John and Wyatt was John Christian. A deed listing the heirs of “Smith Creek” John Stockton in 1825 stated heirs John Stockton and John Christian (who had married one of “Smith Creek” Johns’ daughters) of Overton County, Tennessee.
Davis 1 Stockton was born about 1680, Richard 2 Stockton was born about 1710, Thomas 3 Stockton, Sr., was born about 1740, “Smith Creek” John 4 Stockton was born about 1763, John 5 Stockton was born about 1785, he married Lucretia Daniel and they appear to have had the following children, Thomas 6 Stockton, married 1st Elizabeth Martindale, married 2nd Nancy Fare. John 6 Stockton, mentioned as a brother in Rachel (nee Stockton) Gilmore’s obituary. Elliott 6 Stockton, married 1st Sarah J. Hopper, married 2nd Edy (nee Blythe) Eden, married 3rd Nancy M. Pane. Jackson 6 Stockton, married Nancy York. Rachel 6 Stockton, married John McDaniel Gilmore. Margaret 6 Stockton, mentioned as a sister in Rachel (nee Stockton) Gilmore’s obituary. Sarah “Sally” 6 Stockton, married William McCammet Ince. Mary Ann 6 Stockton, married John Goodnight. and Malinda Jane 6 Stockton, married 1st James Martindale, married 2nd __________ Eden.
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