Christian Good 1842

1842 Sep 3: Born near Harrisonburg, VA. (1,2)

1863 Dec 24: Christian Good marries Annie Heatwole (d. 1889 Jul 3), and they had eight sons and one daughter. (1)

  1865 Mar 22: Joseph H. (2,3)
  1867 Mar 23: John Manasses (3)
  1869 Jan 20: Elizabeth F. (1)
  1871 Mar  3: Solomon Rush (1,2,3)
  1873 May  2: Gabriel Heatwhole
               (2,3)
  1875 Sep 15: Lewis Perry (1,3)
  1878 Jan 27: Samuel E. (1,2,4)
  1881 Jun 20: Aaron Christian.
               (1,2,3)
  1884 Apr  1: Daniel Webster (1,2,3)

1861 ca.: "[Christian] was drafted into the Confederate army. He very reluctantly obeyed the call. He carried the carnal weapon, and though but a youth he possessed the courage of a Daniel. He purposed in his heart not to take the life of his fellowman, choosing "to obey God rather than man." This was known to the officer in charge. After a battle his captain said to him, "Did you shoot?" He answered, "No." The captain spoke roughly, ridiculed, and threatened to court martial him if he did so again. After another engagement the captain asked the question again, "Did you shoot?" Bro. Good again answered "No," expecting him to carry out his threat, but he did not molest him. Soon after this he was relieved from service by paying a fine." (1)

1870 ca.: [Christian] was appointed chorister of the Bank Church. (1) This appears to refer to the Bank Mennonite Church at Dayton, VA.

1883 Jan 21: He was ordained deacon. (1)

1887 Jun 26: He was ordained minister. (1)

1891 Feb 12: Christian Good marries Sarah Wenger (d. 1892 Feb 23). (1)

1892 May 13: Christian was "elected Moderator of the Virginia Conference." (1)

1893 Nov 9: Christian marries Annie Brenneman of Elida, OH. (1)

1916 Feb 17: Christian Good dies of complications of diseases near Dayton, VA. (1,2) He is buried at Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. (2)


Research by Romaine Stauffer.
-- dg 2015 Nov 15

Notes

1. "Obituaries" in Gospel Herald, Volume VIII, No. 49 (Mennonite Church of North America, 1916 Mar 2), p798-800. Also www.mcusa-archives.o...bits/16/mar1916.html (MennObits; accessed 2015 Nov 12). Christian Good.

2. "Rev Christian Good," www.findagrave.com/c...Rid=54883266&df=all& (Find A Grave, 2015 Nov 10; accessed 2015 Nov 10). Christian Good.

3. "Christian Good," person.ancestry.com/...son/-232006006/facts (Ancestry.com; accessed 2015 Nov 13). Paid ancestry.com membership required.

4. "Samuel E. Good," www.findagrave.com/c...age=gr&GRid=53799607 (Find A Grave; accessed 2015 Nov 13).

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