Rebecca "Becky" Goodson

Rebecca "Becky" Goodson

Female 1848 - 1931  (83 years)

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  • Name Rebecca "Becky" Goodson 
    Nickname Granny 
    Born 22 Mar 1848  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Alt Birth 1850  [11
    Alt Death 12 Apr 1930  Sparta, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Census Name Rebecca Swindell  [7
    Buried 13 Apr 1930  Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12, 13
    Died 13 Apr 1931  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I2059  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father Andrew Goodson,   b. 1799-1804, (Lincoln County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Charlotte "Lottie" Lytle,   b. 1829, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1847  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Name: Lotty Litte (Unknown)
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      Name Suffix:
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 23 Dec 1847
      Event Place: White, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Female
      Spouse's Name: Andrew Goodson
      Spouse's Also Known As Name:
      Spouse's Name Prefix:
      Spouse's Name Suffix:
      Page: 27

      Citing this Record:
      "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNXY-9PN : 4 December 2014), Andrew Goodson and Lotty Litte (Unknown), 23 Dec 1847; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 27, White, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
    Residence (Family) 1860  5th District, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence (Family) 1870  (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family ID F1461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Monroe "Mon" Swindle,   b. 10 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1904, (Green Briar Bend) White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1868  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 18, 19, 20
    Residence (Family) 1870  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 1880  (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 1900  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Frances Louisa Swindle,   b. 11 Dec 1868, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1933, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Amanda "Mandy" Swindle,   b. 20 Jun 1871, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Aug 1939, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Amma E(lizabeth) "Ammie" Swindle,   b. 26 Feb 1873, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1944, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Arminda "Mindie" Swindle,   b. 0May 1873, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1904, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     5. Robert Hatten "Hatten" Swindle,   b. 2 Jan 1876, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1938, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Almedia "Medie" Swindle,   b. 0Jan 1878, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, (Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     7. Tabitha F. "Bithy" Swindle,   b. 20 Nov 1879, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1912, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     8. Martha Charlotte "Lottie" Swindle,   b. 27 Dec 1881, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1952, (Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. Willie Monroe "Will" Swindle,   b. 19 Oct 1885, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1946, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     10. Roxie A(nn) "Roxie" Swindle,   b. 10 Jun 1888, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1972, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     11. Andrew Clark "Andy" Swindell,   b. 10 Jan 1890, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Sep 1911, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     12. Vernia Elvira "Ma" Swindell,   b. 1 Jun 1894, Green Briar Bend, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1985, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Photos
    Mother & Daughter
    Mother & Daughter
    Standing is Vernia Elivira "Ma Byars" Swindell Byars (1894-1985)
    and sitting is her mother, Rebecca "Aunt Becky" Goodson Swindle (1848-1930). She was known as, "Aunt Becky, the midwife" as she midwifed a great number of children born in White County. As a matter of fact, she midwifed Robert "Murlis" Wright, husband of her granddaughter, Bessie Lee Byars Wright.

    This photo was provided October 30, 2015, by Christine Bess Cornett, which was found at her mother's home, Pearl Byars Bess Fultz, another granddaughter of Aunt Becky...
    Swindell's Mill at the Caney Fork River, White County, Tennessee
    Swindell's Mill at the Caney Fork River, White County, Tennessee
    This is a zoomed-in shot of the remaining foundation of "Mon's Mill", great grandfather of the grandchildren of "Ma" Swindell & "Pop" Byars, taken from the other side of the Caney Fork River.

    Photo provided by cousin Christine Bess Cornett, November 19, 2015
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1848 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1868 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1870 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1880 - (White County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1900 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - 12 Apr 1930 - Sparta, White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Apr 1930 - Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 1931 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rebecca Goodson Swindle (1848-1930)
    Rebecca Goodson Swindle (1848-1930)
    photo taken circa 1925 in White Co.,TN
    Becky & Emma
    Becky & Emma

    Sitting is great grandmother Rebecca Goodson Swindle (1848-1930) with her friend, Emma Simrell Winstead (1858-1932. Photo was taken circa 1930 in White County, Tennessee. It was found in Ma Byars' photos and contributed by Christine Bess Cornett, July 1, 2014.

  • Notes 
    • "Aunt Becky" was the local mid-wife.

      Becky & her sister, Lizzie, are enumerated with their mother during the 1870 White County Census, p.88. Find it curious, as they both were married in 1868 and both had children by 1870...DAH

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    • Enumerated in the 1930 White Census in her son, Will's household...DAH

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    • Granny delivered all of Ma's children except Uncle Fred...

      Tuesday, May 22nd, 2016, Just spoke to Aunt Pearl and she me that Becky wasn't very nice to Ma. Aunt Pearl also characterizes her as, "snooty"...

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    • Name: Rebecca Swindell
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 12 Apr 1930
      Event Place: Sparta, White, Tenn.
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Race: White
      Age: 82
      Birth Year (Estimated):
      Birth Date: 22 Mar 1848
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Spouse's Name:
      Father's Name: Anda Goodson
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Mother's Name: Charlottie Jenney
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Occupation: House Work
      Address:
      Residence Place:
      Cemetery:
      Burial Place:
      Burial Date: 13 Apr 1930
      Informant's Name:
      Additional Relatives:
      Digital Folder Number: 004184108
      Image Number: 00048
      GS Film number: 1876765
      Reference ID: cn 10042

      Citing this Record
      "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSKX-4F9 : 9 March 2018), Charlottie Jenney in entry for Rebecca Swindell, 12 Apr 1930; citing Cemetery, Sparta, White, Tenn., cn 10042, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,765. [9]

  • Sources 
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    2. [S52978] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZV-JBL : accessed.

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    6. [S5618] http://www.tngenweb.org/white/district5/70-TN-05.txt.

    7. [S8472] "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGNJ-YW1 : acc.

    8. [S12861] "Andrew Goodson United States Census, 1850", "United States Census, 1850," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://f.

    9. [S12863] "Rebecca Swindell, Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963", "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, Fami.

    10. [S12870] "Charlotte Goodson", United States Census, 1870, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD8D-7LF, abstracted by Dav.

    11. [S12864] "Charlotte Lytle", Profile, Pedigree & Registry, https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/charlotte-lytle_30134036, ab.

    12. [S74] "Cemeteries of White County,TN", compiled by Mrs. H. K. Renfrow, (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S8400] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29843812.

    14. [S4206] "White County,TN Oldest Marriage Book:1809-1859", compiled by J. Sharon, p. 26 (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S12862] "Andrew Goodson mentioned in the record of Andrew Goodson and Lotty Litte (Unknown)", "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1.

    16. [S12877] "Cherlotta Goodson, United States Census, 1860", "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https.

    17. [S48816] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD8D-7LK : accessed.

    18. [S3987] "White County Marriage Records, Part of Book I: January 11, 1859 to June 11,, p. 18 (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S52981] "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VN4V-H6X : acce.

    20. [S58] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", enumerated & notated by, p. 118 (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S8473] Eva Pearl Byars Bess Fultz. Memories of her life growing up in the BYARS family. I interviewed Aunt Pearl while visiting.