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GODDARD John L.

Male 1827 - 1863  (36 years)


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  • Name GODDARD John L.  [1
    Born 1827  , , Johnson County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description Black hair; Blue eyes; 6 ft tall, Dark complexion  [4
    Occupation farmer  [5
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Union) 
    1850 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #20, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 23y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and was 23 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "farmer", and Illinois was his reported birthplace.
    1850 U.S. census, Illinois, Washington County, District #20 [GODDARD, John]
    1850 U.S. census, Illinois, Washington County, District #20 [GODDARD, John]
    Census 1855  , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: > 20y 
    • John Goddard was recorded on the 1855 Illinois State Census in Washington County, Illinois. In his household were recorded one male, age 0-10 (his son, William C.); two males, age 20-30 (one is John; the other is unknown); one female, age 0-10 (his daughter, Mary Vienna); and one female, age 20-30 (his wife, Elizabeth J. Matthews). Five total people were within the household, one being marked as "militia". The value of the livestock was reported as $75.
    1855 Illinois State census, Washington County, [GODDARD, John]
    1855 Illinois State census, Washington County, [GODDARD, John]
    Military Service 17 Feb 1862  Camp DuBois, Anna, Union County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Age: 36y 
    • 60th Illinois Infantry, Company K, Private, Joined 1 Jan 1862 in Johnson Co., IL; Muster in 17 Feb 1862 in Jonesboro, IL by Captain William Goddard; died during the war near Chattanooga, Tennessee from congestive chills.

      Note that there were two other Johnson County soldiers with the surname of "Goddard" who were mustered in on 17 Feb 1862 in the 60th Illinois Infantry. They were Captain William C. Goddard (mustered out 31 Mar 1865) and 2nd Lt. William E. Goddard (resigned 6 weeks later, on 31 Mar 1862). Later, another soldier from Johnson County, Pvt. Jourdan Goddard, was mustered in on 29 Oct 1862 in the 120th Infantry, Company I (mustered out 10 Sep 1865).

      source: http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/CivilWarController
      ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT


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      Name GOODDARD, JOHN L
      Rank PVT Company K Unit 60 IL US INF

      Personal Characteristics
      Residence JOHNSON CO, IL Age 36 Height 6' Hair BLACK
      Eyes BLUE Complexion DARK Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
      Nativity JOHNSON CO, IL

      Service Record
      Joined When JAN 1, 1862 Joined Where JOHNSON CO, IL
      Joined By Whom CPT GOODDARD Period 3 YRS
      Muster In FEB 17, 1862 Muster In Where JONESBORO, IL
      Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
      Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
      Remarks N/A
      [8]
    • From John's Consolidated Service Military Records (CSMR):
      3 Feb 1862 - employed as a cook at a hospital
      28 Feb 1862 - present for duty
      5 Apr 1862 - discharged from hospital duty
      30 Apr 1862 - present for duty
      27 May 1862 - returned to hospital
      27 June 1862 - attendant at hospital
      30 June 1862 - present
      July & Aug 1862 - present
      31 Oct 1862 - present
      31 Dec 1862 - present
      28 Feb 1863 - present
      25 Apr 1863 - present
      March & Apr 1863 - present (sick in camp in Nashville, TN)
      May & June 1863 - present
      July & Aug 1863 - absent - sick in Gen'l Hospital (unreadable)
      15 Oct 1863 - in hospital with chronic pneumonia
      31 Oct 1863 - absent - sick in Gen'l Hospital, Nashville, TN
      Nov & Dec 1863 - absent - without leave since 30 Dec 1863
      15 Dec 1863 - released from hospital - "is not able to bear much exposure"
      31 Dec 1863 - "he died at T.J. Adams, a citizen of Hamilton Co. Tenn. near Sales Creek, Ten. on the 31st day of Dec 1863. see inventory of effects."

      This is most likely "Thomas Adams" who lived in the Sale Creek, Hamilton Co. TN area. He is the only "Adams" in the county with the letter "T." starting his first name. According to the 1860 census, he was a shoemaker. See http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4296193_00186/19197805?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3f_phsrc%3dutR47%26_phstart%3dsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3dtrue%26db%3d1860usfedcenancestry%26gss%3dangs-d%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26gsfn%3dT.%26gsfn_x%3d0%26gsln%3dAdams%26gsln_x%3d0%26msypn__ftp%3dSale%2bCreek%252c%2bHamilton%252c%2bTennessee%252c%2bUSA%26msypn%3d35883%26msypn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c0%257c45%257c0%257c1267%257c35883%257c0%257c0%257c%26msypn_x%3dPCO%26msypn__ftp_x%3d1%26cp%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dl35%26gl%3d%26gst%3d%26hc%3d50%26fh%3d0&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults#?imageId=4296193_00186
      for the census image. He did not own land, but neighbors around him who did own land were:

      Pleasant Daught
      James Atchley
      H. Spivey
      Isaac Atchley

      TN uses "metes and bounds" plotting and is not included in HistoryGeo.com's website, nor in the Land Patent GLO Records BLM website. Need to visit the county courthouse or state archives for land records for these men. Then I would know approximately where John L. Goddard may be buried.

      29 Feb 1864 - died on Sail Creek Hamilton Co. Tenn #1 Dec 1863
      Muster-out roll: Fayetteville NC, 14 March 1865, died near Chattanooga Tenn. 24 Dec 1863 of Conjestive Chill
    • UNION ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
      60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
      OVERVIEW:
      Organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., and mustered in February 17, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 22, 1862, thence to Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 14. Attached to District of Cairo to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

      SERVICE:
      Operations against Island Number 10, Mississippi River, March 14-April 8. Return to Columbus, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 7-12. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 12-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. At Clear Creek till July. March to Tuscumbia, Ala., July 20-25, thence to Nashville, Tenn., August 28-September 15. Action at Columbia September 10. Siege of Nashville September 15-November 6. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till July 20, 1863. Skirmish at Edgefield November 7, 1862. Skirmish near Nashville January 3, 1863. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 20, thence march to Columbia, Athens, Huntsville and Stevenson, Ala., August 24-September 7, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 12. Duty there till October 1. Operations up the Sequatchie Valley against Wheeler October 1-17. Anderson's Cross Roads October 2 (Detachment). Moved to Waldron's Ridge, thence to Kelly's Ferry and guard lines of transportation till January, 1864. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27, 1863. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. At Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Near Tunnel Hill May 5. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's or Vining Station July 4. Chattahoochie River May 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Forest and Hood September 29-November 3. Florence, Ala., October 6-7. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N.C., March 13. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 12. Provost guard at headquarters 14th Army Corps till July 31. Mustered out July 31, 1865.

      Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 44 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 225 Enlisted men by disease. Total 275.

      source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UIL0060RI
    Died 28 Dec 1863  Tennessee Valley, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cause: congestive chills (malaria) during the Civil War 
    Military Pension 11 Feb 1864  , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Civil War Pension Card [GODDARD, John L.]
    Civil War Pension Card [GODDARD, John L.]
    Person ID I4308  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Lawhorn Branch
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2016 

    Family MATTHEWS Elizabeth J.,   b. 1830, , , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Aug 1849  , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12, 13, 14
    Marriage Register of GODDARD, John L. and MATTHEWS, Elizabeth J.
    Marriage Register of GODDARD, John L. and MATTHEWS, Elizabeth J.
    Children 
     1. GODDARD William C.,   b. 18 Jun 1850, , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. GODDARD Mary Vienna,   b. 27 Aug 1855, , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1921, , Ashley, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F1470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1827 - , , Johnson County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1849 - , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 23y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #20, Washington County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: > 20y - 1855 - , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Age: 36y - 17 Feb 1862 - Camp DuBois, Anna, Union County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Pension - 11 Feb 1864 - , , Washington County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Illinois. Washington County. Record of Deaths to County Clerk, vol. 5. Washington County Clerk, Nashville (Illinois).

    2. [S895] "Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database." Database. Illinois State Archives, (http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/civilmustersrch.jsp : accessed 2009-present), entry for "GOODDARD, JOHN L." [sic] (Reliability: 2).
      Nativity is stated as "Johnson Co., IL"

    3. [S84] Illinois. Washington County. 1920 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 2).
      This census states that the father of Mary V. (Goddard) Lawhorn was born in Illinois.

    4. [S895] "Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database." Database. Illinois State Archives, (http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/civilmustersrch.jsp : accessed 2009-present), entry for "GOODDARD, JOHN L." [sic] (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S895] "Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database." Database. Illinois State Archives, (http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/civilmustersrch.jsp : accessed 2009-present), entry for John L. Goddard (indexed as GOODDARD), Johnson County (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S700] Illinois. Washington County. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1017] Illinois. Washington County. 1855 State census. Digital Image. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S939] Kreklow, Rebel L. Civil War Soldiers of Johnson County, Illinois., (Vienna, Illinois : Johnson County Gen. Soc., 1999) (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S904] Civil War and Later Pension Files. Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S904] Civil War and Later Pension Files. Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C. (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S917] “Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934.” Database and images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2006 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S1029] Illinois. Washington County. "Marriage Register". Book A. Washington County Clerk's Office, Nashville, Illinois (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S825] Bohbrink, Mary Ann. "Marriage Records - Washington County, Illinois 1847-1850." Looking Back from Washington County, Illinois. Spring 1978, p. 10 [listed as John L. "Godard" and Elizabeth J. Matthew] (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S62] "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900." Database. Illinois State Archives, (http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp : accessed 2009-present), entry for John L. Godard and Elizabeth J. Matthew, 8 August 1849; citing Washington County Marriages, vol. A, no license number (Reliability: 2).