On the 1850 Attala County, Mississippi Census, James GOODMAN (62, b. NC) and wife Cardine (53, b. AL) have living in their household Andrew GOODMAN (6, b.AR) and Charley (4, b. AR.) I am assuming these boys must be grandchildren of James and Cardine (spelling??), but who are their parents?
On the 1860 Attala Census, Andrew and Charles are living in the household of William MEGGS (61, b.NC) and wife Caroline (34, b.AL), whose name before marriage is thought to have been GOODMAN. Are these boys the sons of Caroline by an earlier GOODMAN marriage? If so, to which GOODMAN was she married? Is Caroline the daughter-in-law of James and Cardine GOODMAN?
Is it possible that the 1850 Attala Census transcription has incorrectly given the ages of James and Cardine (possibly Caroline)? I have followed Caroline (age 45 b. AL) into Texas on the 1870 Falls Co., TX Census, at which time she was living in the household of her son-in-law William MOORE and his wife Ida (MEGGS) MOORE. Ida is the daughter of Wm. and Caroline MEGGS. I will appreciate any help. Thanks. Wilma Moore