Saturday, June 11, 2011

Surname Saturday - Goodloe

Henry Lewis Goodloe and Elizabeth Berry

Henry Lewis “Harry” Goodloe was born on 10 Mar 1779 in Virginia, possibly Spotsylvania County. He was the son of Thomas Allen Goodloe and Dorothy Waller. About 1791, the Goodloe family moved to what was then Fayette County, Virginia but became Fayette County, Kentucky in 1792. According to an article written in 1909 by Rev. W. H. Moore (Harry’s grandson-in-law) titled “A Stroll Through Grapevine Cemetery,” Harry was 12 years old when the family moved to Fayette County in 1791. Thomas Goodloe appears on the 1790 Tax List but that was mandated to start in Aug 1790 and be completed within nine months so it is possible that they were not actually in Fayette County until 1791.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Berry was born on 1 May 1777 in Virginia. She was the daughter of John Berry and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). The Berry family moved from Virginia to Clark County, Kentucky before 1800.

Harry and Betsy were married on 9 Apr 1801 in Clark County, Kentucky. By 1810, they were in Hopkins County, Kentucky, probably having moved there with Betsy’s family. Harry and Betsy raised eight children. Harry donated the land for the Grapevine Church and Cemetery. One of his grandchildren is said to have been the first person buried in that cemetery.

Harry died on 29 Jul 1856 in Hopkins County and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery. Betsy died there on 20 Aug 1862 and was buried beside Harry in Grapevine Cemetery.

Children of Harry and Betsy:
Thomas Kemp was born on 12 Feb 1802 in Kentucky, probably either Fayette or Clark County. His middle name was the maiden name of Harry’s paternal grandmother, Frances Diana Kemp. He married Diana Dunkerson about 1826 and they had two children. Kemp died on 23 Dec 1887 in Hopkins County and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.

Lucy Waller was born on 11 Nov 1805 in Kentucky, probably in either Fayette, Clark or Hopkins County. Her middle name was the maiden name of Harry’s mother, Dorothy Waller. Lucy married Horace Pritchett on 1 Nov 1827 in Hopkins County and they had six children. Lucy died there on 11 Jun 1887 and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.

Mary “Polly” was born in Sep 1808, probably in Hopkins County. She married Thomas G. Yates on 15 Dec 1830 in Hopkins County and they had one child. Polly died on 4 Jun 1900 and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.

Nancy was born about 1810 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. She married Henry Goodloe Yates on 14 Jul 1834 in Hopkins County and they had two children. Nancy died before 1850.

John Emerson “Jack” was born on 25 Mar 1811 in Hopkins County. He married Eliza Ann Dobyns there on 5 Oct 1836 and they had four children. Eliza died between 1846-1848, possibly in childbirth when their fourth child was born in Dec 1846. Jack married Elizabeth Pettus on 2 Jan 1849 in Hopkins County and they had two children. Jack died on 17 Apr 1899 and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.

Elizabeth Ann was born on 16 Nov 1813 in Hopkins County. She married Samuel H. Hall there on 20 Oct 1841 and they had one child. Elizabeth died on 8 Aug 1883 and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.

Henry Lewis Jr. was born on 21 Jan 1815 in Hopkins County. He married Elizabeth Collins on 17 Feb 1845 and they had one child. Henry died on 22 Nov 1893 and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.

Jane was born on 10 Jun 1821 in Hopkins County. She married William B. Davis on 7 Jan 1846 and they had four children. Jane died on 23 Oct 1897 in Hopkins County and was buried in Grapevine Cemetery.


Harry and Betsy were my 4th great-grandparents through their son, John Emerson. For sources and additional information, click on the links above. If you have a connection to this family, leave a comment here or e-mail me.



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