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Thursday, February 10, 2011


This conservative stone marks the grave of L. D. Good and Mildred, his wife.  Lorenzo Dow Good was an active member of the House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of Kentucky from Lincoln County, 1869-1871. His votes are noted on many items of legislature from the conservation of the South Fork of the Cumberland River to the Stanford-Midgeville Turnpike. He was the son of Joseph Goode and Nancy Combs. He married Mildred Ann Stigall, daughter of William Stigall and Judy Atkinson on 29 Nov 1826 in Lincoln County Kentucky. Consent was given by Lorenzo’s father. Consent was given by Gabriel Hughes, guardian for “Milly”, her father having died some years earlier.   He was born 26 Aug 1808 and died 23 June 1878. Lincoln county records show that his estate was appraised 13 Aug 1878. Mildred Good received her dower allotment. The following year Mildred wrote her will, and added a codicil in 1886. It was probated August 1894. They are interred in section one of Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Lincoln County Kentucky. 

The following ten children have been identified for Lorenzo Dow and Milly Good. In addition, Lorenzo was appointed guardian for the minor children of John Morris, not named here. 

*Nancy Jane Goode was born 1827. She married Thomas Morris, son of John Morris and Nancy Pennell, 3 May 1844 in Lincoln County. Until1880 they lived in Kentucky. By 1900 she was a widow living with son, Lorenzo Dow Morris, in Jasper County, Missouri.  She and her sons moved to Williams Creek, Humboldt, California, where she died 23 Aug 1902. She is buried at the Ferndale Cemetery.  
 *Joseph Goode was born 28 Mar 1829. From his Bible, “Joseph married Mary E Hocker 31 Oct 1851 and after her death he was married to Nancy B. Hocker on the 5th of May 1853.”  Mary E and Nannie are both buried at the Good Cemetery in Lincoln County Kentucky. “Nannie B Hocker Good died Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock May 18th 1910”. Joseph Good may also be buried there. 
 *Benjamin Goode (4 Mar 1831-5 June 1914) married Sarah Hocker 5 May 1853.  He is buried in section 4, Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Lincoln County Kentucky. A double stone marks the graves, Sarah Goode (31 May 1826-8 Sep 1910)
 *Elizabeth “Lizzie” Goode was born about 1838. She married Isaac Newton Anderson 6 Feb 1858 Lincoln County Kentucky.
 *Martha Ann Goode (c1840-1864)  married Oliver J. Crow 6 Oct 1856 Lincoln County Kentucky. 
 *Milly Ann Good born about 1840 married Richard Bibb 24 Oct 1867. They are living with her parents in 1870.
 *Maria L. Goode (1843.-1903)  married Oliver Jackson Crow 3 Sep 1865 in Lincoln County Kentucky, husband of her deceased sister, Martha Ann Goode. The sisters are buried next to Oliver J. Crow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
 *R. M. (female) born about 1845 is listed on the 1850 Census Lincoln County.
*Lorenzo Dow Goode born about 1846, died 24 Oct 1856, age 8. (Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953)
*Robert born about 1848. (1850 Census)

Other References:
“Our Virginia Cousins” by G Brown Goode, published 1887
“Kentucky Pioneers and Their Descendants” published 1867, by Daughters of the Colonial Wars
“Marriages 1780-1850 & Tombstone Inscriptions” by Shirley Dunn, published 1977
"History of Kentucky" by Collins, Vol 2, pg 468
Lincoln County court records
Lincoln County Census records
Journal of the House of Representatives for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

copyright for photo and text by Valerie J. Thompson

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