Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Henry Lewis & Elizabeth Berry Goodloe

Grapevine Cemetery, Hopkins County, Kentucky
Henry Goodloe 
Born March 10, 1779 - Died July 29, 1856
[on the other side]
Elizabeth, Wife of Henry Goodloe
Born May 1, 1777 - Died Aug 20, 1862
Photographed 13 Jul 2005 by Linda McCauley

Henry Lewis "Harry" Goodloe was born in Virginia, possibly Spotsylvania County, but moved to what is now Fayette County, Kentucky with his parents (Thomas Allen Goodloe & Dorothy Waller) prior to 1790. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Berry, daughter of John Berry and his wife, Elizabeth [maiden name unknown], in Clark County, Kentucky on 9 Apr 1801. They moved to Hopkins County before 1810 along with several of Harry's and Betsey's siblings and Betsey's parents.

Harry donated the land for the Grapevine Church. Many of his descendants are also buried in Grapevine Cemetery and one of his grandchildren is said to have been the first person buried there. His granddaughter, Hansie Goodloe Fauntleroy, wrote in a letter dated 17 Sep 1893 to Granville Goodloe (referenced in "Goodloe Genealogy" by Paul Miller Goodloe), "my grandfather, Henry Goodloe, was a very aristocratic man and was well educated but when he settled in Hopkins County, it was almost a howling wilderness and schools were few and far between; consequently his children did not receive anything but a limited education, though all were naturally bright."

Harry and Betsey were my 4th great grandparents. (Hankins Line)

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