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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DANIEL E. GOODMAN (deceased) was a native of Hart County, Ky., where he was born June 7, 1838. He came to Elkton, Todd Co., with his parents, John A. (deceased) and Sarah E. Goodman (deceased), when a boy, and he was here educated and grew to manhood. For many years his father kept the only hotel in the village of Elkton, the building now owned by Dr. J. L. Woollard, known as the Elkton Inn. Daniel E. was the eldest of a family of twelve children, born to these parents. In early life, Daniel began a mercantile career, in which he was quite successful, first as a grocer, but later in life engaged in the furniture trade. In 1876, he went to Louisville, Ky., to engage in business, but in consequence of lost health was compelled to abandon this, and he returned to Elkton where, on September 25, 1878, he died. Mr. Goodman was a worthy member of the I. O. O. F. and of the Christian Church, and was universally esteemed for his pure life. He was married in Logan County, Ky., March 9, 1859, to Miss Antha L. Posey, daughter of Anderson N. and Mary A. Posey (nee Barker). Her father, Anderson Posey, was born near Bowling Green, Warren Co., Ky., August 13, 1808. His life, which was characterized for noble deeds, was spent on the old homestead farm, and terminated January 18, 1867. Mrs. Goodman’s mother was born near Richmond, Va., in 1808, and came to Kentucky in childhood, and is still living. She is the mother of seven children. Mrs. Goodman is the fifth of this family and was born August 12, 1840, and is at present a resident of Elkton. To Daniel E. and Antha L. Goodman were born eight children, viz.: Charlie B., born December 22, 1859; Kate L., born April 27, 1862, and married to J. G. Algea, of St. Louis, Mo., November 28, 1880; Wright T., born July 12, 1864; Posey, born December 4, 1866; Rosa, born February 22, 1870; Sallie E., born May 23, 1873; Lou-Raney, born February 18, 1875, and Max D., born July 13, 1877. The three elder sons, now just developing into true men, are engaged in office work, in the city of St. Louis, Mo.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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