Born: 1795-XX-XX North Carolina
Died: 1854-01-27 Sangamon County, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Christian Goodman was resident of Sangamon County, Illinois. In January 1817, Goodman married Polly Cresson in Rowan County, North Carolina. In March 1824, Goodman wed Rosanna Cresson. Goodman moved from his native North Carolina to Sangamon County, Illinois, sometime between 1824 and 1833. In 1833, he purchased approximately 122 acres of public land northwest of Springfield near what would become Salisbury. Goodman was a defendant in the case of
North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Index, 1741-2004 17 January 1817, 5 March 1824, Rowan County (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007); Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:168, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 248; Webster & Hickox v. Goodman & McAtee, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=140735; Illinois, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999 , 27 January 1854, Sangamon County (Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2015).