1835 Nov 22: Born near
in Fairfield Co., OH
to David Good
and Susanah Beery
(1 p68) (17)
Joel tells his grandson Floyd that, as a boy, there were deer and bear
in the woods around where they lived. Joel's father, David, once shot
a bear that had mauled a sow that was running loose in the woods.
Joel and his older brother Aaron once cornered a deer in the
barn lot and killed it with an axe. Their father gave them a good
scolding because a deer often fights with its front feet, and they can
be deadly. (10)
1855 Jan 15: Joel's mother Susanah dies.
1856 Oct 23: Joel's father remarries Lydia Beery Engle Stemen.
1861 Apr 12: The
US Civil War
begins with the Confederate army taking Ft. Sumter at Charleston,
Joel grew up on his father's farm in the valley of Rush Creek about six miles
south and a bit west of Bremen. In 1861, he was 26, and eligible for
conscription into the Union Army, yet, so far as we know, he did not
?? How did he handle this? It was legal to
buy his way out or to pay someone to serve for him, or ...?
-- dg 2009 Apr 22
For more about the war and the Good family, see the pages for Joel's father
1863 Dec 28: Susanna's mother Elisabeth dies.
1864 Mar 3: Joel Good
and Susanna Huber
are married by Samuel Tussing
in Perry Co., OH. (17)
1866 Jul 26: George
1869 Feb 22: Isaac B.
1871 Sep 18: Benjamin Franklin
1874 Apr 29: Charles Aaron
1877 Jan 6: John Henry
1879 Apr 11: Emanuel E.
1881 Jun 15: Fannie
1884 Aug 23: Minnie Alice
The dates of the marriage and the births of the children are from the Joel Good family Bible. (17)