Born: 1798 Kentucky
Died: 1851-12-20 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: 1834-1851 Menard County, Illinois
Goldsby was a farmer who, by 1834, had settled in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. He lived there until his death in 1851.
Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 335; Letters Testamentary, 6 January 1852, Record of Letters and Wills, 1859-1860, 104, Menard County Probate Records, Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD), University of Illinois-Springfield.