John J. Goodnight: Birth: ABT 1848. Death: ABT 1848
Title: RESEARCHER: "EDEN FAMILY TREE"
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: 1900 US CENSUS, DISTRICT 003, CAPPS CREEK, BARRY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Page: Head: Mary A. Goodnight, Page 27
Title: CEMETERIES: "FIND-A-GRAVE.COM"
Page: Mary Ann (Stockton) Goodnight
Note: See pictures of her obituary and the cemetery at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=28943&GRid=5340733&
Married to John Henry Goodnight Junior (Marr. Nov. 9,1842 in Barry Co., Mo.)Mother of the late George Martin Goodnight, Francis Marion Goodnight, John J. Goodnight (Died in infancy);Dicey J. Stinnet is deceased. Sarah Jane Sartain, William Henry Goodnight, Mary Elizabeth Goodnight, & Samantha Ann Robbins.Her parents died when she was 5 and her older brother Thomas Stockton took care of her.She was a member of the Methodist Church. She died at her home on Stones Prairie in Barry Co.
Per Jerry Stockton:
State of Missouri Barry County March the 6th 1869 Dear brother and Sister I again seat myself to rite you a few lines to let you know how we are all getting along. This leaves us al well. I truly hope it may reach you in due time and find you all enjoying good health. I have ritten you some letters but they was returned to me from the fact they was directed to the rong Post office. I received a letter fom Nancy Scott the other day. She gave me the name of your Post office and I thought I would rite to you again. We have had a very warm wet winter here this winter. Nancy told me in her letter that she had been to your house and that you was all well it gave one Great satisfaction to hear from you and to hear you was all well. William Ince was out here 2 years ago last fall and some of the boys has been out here twice two of the boys was out here a year ago last fall they was all well the last letter I got from them Sister Jane lives in a half mile of me they all well Thomas Stockton died in time of the war one of his boys was killed by the bushwhackers The others lives about 15 miles from here. I have nine children the oldest is married and has two children. I have four boys and five girls the youngest is a boy and we call his name Pleasant Sheridan. John sends his respects to you all and says he would like to hear from you he did not get home til the 13th [?] day of March after he was at your house this country is filling up with emigrants we will soon have a rail rode and then we will expect you to come and see us I will now give some prices Corn is worth 50 cents per bushel wheat $1.50 cts per bushel prk 9 cts per poiund work cattle from 75 to $100 per [?] yolk Cows and calves from 25 to $30 horses cheaper other things in proportion I will not rite much at present til I know whether you get this or not I will close by saying rite soon and often So no more but remains your Sister until death Mary A. Goodnight to John Gillmore and Rachal Gilmore Direct to Eva Po Barry Co. Mo.
Purdy Mo Barry Co December 6th 1884 Rachel Gilmore Dear Sister I write you a few lines one time more. I have written to you since I received any letter from you & didn't know why it was so & thought I would write to inquire this leaves all well hope it will come to hand and find you well We have a nice fall so far there has been no very hard winter times is going to be dull here nothing is worth anything that a person has to sell Dicey has married since you was here she married the red headed fellow that was here when you was here he is by the name of Stinnet they live about three miles from me Joe Eden has lost their baby since you was here as I can think of nothing more that would interest you I will close hoping to hear from you soon So Goodby for this time M A Goodnight
[Letters from Mary Ann to Rachel are in the possession of Bill Gilmore.]
Mary Ann Stockton Goodnight
April 2, 1908 Died at her home on Stones Praire, March 21, 1908, Mrs. Mary A. (Stockton) Goodnight, aged 81 years, seven months, fifteen days. Deceased was born in Overton County, Tenn., June 9, 1826. About 1830 her parents died, leaving her in the care of an older brother, Thomas Stockton, who soon removed with her to Greene County, Mo. On Oct. 6, 1842, she was married to John Goodnight and came to Barry county with him in 1856, settling on the homestead where she has since resided.
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