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1781 On 22 November, Jacob Guth was born. [1][2][3]

1785 On 20 November, Elizabeth Bowman, daughter of Christian Bowman, was born in Alleghaney Valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [4][5][6][7]

Elizabeth Bowman married Jacob Good, a Mennonite farmer and cabinet maker. [8][9]

1807 John Good (perhaps Jacob Good's older brother) was an administrator, and was named as son-in-law, for the estate of Elizabeth Bowman's father, Christian Bowman, in Cumru, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Heirs included daughter Elizabeth, married to Jacob Good. [10][11]

1810 Jacob Good, perhaps not this one since the male children do not match this family, lived in Brecknock Twp, Lancaster County with 3 males under age 10 (?), 1 male 10-15 (?), 1 male 26-44 (Jacob?), 1 female age 0-10 (Anna?), and 1 female age 16-25 (wife Elizabeth?)[12][13]. Nearby listings included John Fry, John Meier, and Baltzer Hoffman; compare to 1820 census.

1813 Jacob Guth lived at Brecknock Township in 1813. [14]

1820 Jacob Good (age 26-44), plausibly this one, lived in Brecknock Twp, Lancaster County with 2 males under age 10 (sons Beneville and Jacob), 4 females age 0-10 (Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, Lydia), 1 female age 10-16 (Anna), and 1 female age 26-45 (mother Elizabeth). [15][16] Nearby listings included Daniel Bowman, age 16-24, Samuel Bowman, age 26-45, and Christian Bowman age 45+, perhaps brothers and father of Elizabeth; John Overholtzer, perhaps an uncle; John Fry age 45+, and Joseph Good compare to 1830 census; John Moyer and Baltzer Hoffman compare to 1810 census.

1830 Jacob Good (age 40-50) lived in Brecknock Twp with wife age, 30-40, and males age 0-5 (?), 5-10 (John?), 10-15 (Solomon or Jacob?), 20-30 (Benjamin?) and female age 5-10 (Sarah) age 10-15 (Mary) and age 15-20 (Elizabeth). [17][18] Nearby listings included John Fry age 50-60, Jacob Smith age 70-80, Joseph Good compare to 1820 census; Balser Snyder, age 60-70, compare to neighbors of father Jacob in 1810 census.

1840 I have not found an 1840 census listing for Jacob Good (age 59).

1840 Daughter Lydia and Christian Huber lived in Brecknock Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [19]

1844 On 12 August, Jacob Good died in Brecknock Twp, Lancaster County [20][21] and was buried in the Allegheny Mennonite Cemetery [22]. Widow Elizabeth renounced administration of the estate to son John B Good, son-in-law. Witnessed by Peter Good.
Photocopy, 1844 Administration of Jacob Good's estate.
Photocopy, 1844 Inventory of Jacob Good's estate.
Photocopy, 1844 Inventory of Jacob Good's estate.
Photocopy, 1844 Account of Jacob Good's estate.

1850 Elizabeth Good lived in the household of Christian and Lydia (Elizabeth's daughter) Hoover in Brecknock Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth's son Jacob B Good lived with them. The families of daughters Elizabeth Musser and Sarah Musser lived in the same township in Lancaster County. [23]

1860 Elizabeth Good (age 75) lived in the household of her son Jacob B Good (age 52) and widowed daughter Lydia Hoover (age 50) in Brecknock Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Mary A Dunhauer (age 23), house maid, lived with them. [24]

1866 On 6 June, Elizabeth Good died in Berks County [25][26][27]. "On the 6th of June 1866, in the Alleghany Valley, in Brecknock township, Berks County, Pennsylvania., Elizabeth Good, aged 80 years, 7 mo. and 17 days. Her maiden name was Bowman. On Sunday the 8th she was buried at the neighboring churchyard, on which occasion Bish. Moseman preached an appropriate discourse from 2 Tim. 4:6-8." [28]

Research notes:

The following three entries summarize the estate settlement of Solomon Good, brother to this Jacob Good. That settlement named the two brothers of Solomon who had heirs: Jacob and John. Brother Christian was not named, since he had no heirs. The settlement named the seven sons and daughters of this Jacob Good and the heirs of heirs of John.

1861 On 2 July, John B Good, administrator, filed his account on the estate of Samuel Good showing a balance of $4429.12. Samuel's brother John Good of Canada was an heir, as described below. The seven sons and daughters of Samuel's brother, Jacob Good of Brecknock Twp deceased, were also heirs to Samuel's estate. Five were present at the accounting and each received their share of $316.36: Anna Good wife of John Good (miller), Lydia Huber widow, Elizabeth Mosser wife of Benjamin Mosser, Jacob B Good, Sarah Mosser wife of Peter Mosser. [29] John B Good was the sixth heir, and Benneville B Good, listed below, was the seventh.

1862 On 10 January, John B Good, administrator, made an accounting of Samuel Good's estate with Benneville B Good of Elkhart County, Indiana; one of the sons of Samuel's brother, Jacob Good of Brecknock Twp, Lancaster County. Benneville B Good received $316.36. [30]

1862 On 4 April, John B Good, administrator, made an accounting of Samuel Good's estate with the administrators of the will of Samuel's brother John Good of Canada West, who had died since the death of Samuel Good. Solomon Gehman and Joseph Good were the executors of the will of John Good of Canada and received the share due to John Good. [31]

1866 On 6 June, Elizabeth Bowman Good died. "On the 6th of June 1866, in the Alleghany Valley, in Brecknock township, Berks Co., Pa., Elizabeth Good, aged 80 years, 7 mo. and 17 days. Her maiden name was Bowman. On Sunday the 8th she was buried at the neighboring churchyard, on which occasion Bish. Moseman preached an appropriate discourse from 2 Tim. 4:6-8." [32][33]

The seven heirs of Jacob Good named above in the estate settlement of Samuel Good have been listed by other researchers identifying them as children of this Jacob Good, who is assigned the number GC353 [34]. Solomon Good, also born May 12 1820, the same day as Sarah Good (GC3536), has also been listed by many researchers as a child of this Jacob Good. However, Solomon is not a child of this Jacob Good, as shown by documents from the estate settlement of Solomon Good and his wife Isabella Good, who died childless.

Some notes for Solomon Good are shown at GenealogyPage for Solomon Good at this website.

1891 On 5 October, the estate of Solomon Good was settled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. [35][36] The auditor's report for the settlement documents the events of the case, including the petition made in 1889 by the surviving brothers of the said Solomon Good, deceased, who were named as Benjamin Good and Isaac Good. [37] Neither Benjamin nor Isaac are among surviving sons of Jacob Good, so Solomon Good, husband of Isabella, is not a descendant of this Jacob Good.

"Elizabeth Bowman 29, b. in Allegheny Valley. Nov. 20. 17S5: d. Julv 6. 1866; m. Jacob Good. Mennonite; farmer: cabinet maker. Issue: 374 John B.; 375 Lydia; 376 Elizabeth; 377 Sarah; 378 Mary; 379 Nancy." [38]

"GC353 Jacob Good, born Nov. 22, 1781; died Aug. 12, 1844, buried Allegheny Mennonite Cemetery; cabinet maker. married Elizabeth Bowman (O133), born Nov. 20, 1785; died July 6, 1866; daughter of Christian Bowman and Anna Huber." [39]

See also: [40][41][42][43][44][45]


Footnotes:

[1] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Good D1303.

[2] Jerold A Stahly, "The Family of Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) of Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (April, 1989), 13-26, at 23, person O133.

[3] Unknown author, "Good Family Notes Birthday List," Handwritten. In possession of Ida Mae Good and likely from Irby J Good, reports May 18, Saturday.

[4] Harry M. Hoover, The Huber-Hoover Family History (1928), 56.

[5] Ezra E. Eby, A Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Vol. 1 (1895), 65, [Google_Book].

[6] Jerold A Stahly, "The Family of Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) of Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (April, 1989), 13-26, at 23, person O133.

[7] Unknown author, "Good Family Notes Birthday List," Handwritten. In possession of Ida Mae Good and likely from Irby J Good, reports Nov 20, Sunday.

[8] Harry M. Hoover, The Huber-Hoover Family History (1928), 56.

[9] Jerold A Stahly, "The Family of Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) of Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (April, 1989), 13-26, at 23, person O133.

[10] Berks County Pennsylvania Estates, FHL film 1786830, Image 478, [FamilySearch_Image].

[11] USGenWeb Archives, Berks County will abstracts, Christian Bowman will, [USGenWeb].

[12] US census, 1810, Reel 0050, Image 27, page 313, line 3 from bottom, [Internet_Archive].

[13] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1810, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Brecknock, p 313, [FamilySearch_Record].

[14] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Good D1303.

[15] US census, 1820, Reel 0106, Image 14, page 8, line 12, [Internet_Archive].

[16] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1820, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Brecknock, p 8, line 12, [FamilySearch_Record].

[17] US census, 1830, Reel 0153, Image 339, line 13, [Internet_Archive].

[18] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1830, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Brecknock, p 170, [FamilySearch_Record].

[19] US census, 1840, Pennsylvania, Berks, Brecknock, p 403A

[20] Jerold A Stahly, "The Family of Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) of Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (April, 1989), 13-26, at 23, person O133.

[21] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Good D1303.

[22] Find A Grave Memorial 51113668, [Find_A_Grave].

[23] US census, 1850, Reel 0754, Image 413, family 119, [Internet_Archive].

[24] US census, 1860, Reel 1075, Image 121, family 212, [Internet_Archive].

[25] Find A Grave Memorial 87444098, [Find_A_Grave].

[26] Jerold A Stahly, "The Family of Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) of Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (April, 1989), 13-26, at 23, person O133.

[27] Ezra E. Eby, A Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Vol. 1 (1895), 65, [Google_Book].

[28] Mennonite Obituary Archives (MennObits), Herald of Truth, August 1866 - Vol. III, No. 8, [MennObits].

[29] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Y8-571. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[30] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Y8-645. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[31] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed B9-385. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[32] Mennonite Obituary Archives (MennObits), Herald of Truth (1866), [MennObits].

[33] Harry M. Hoover, The Huber-Hoover Family History (1928), 56.

[34] Jane Evans Best, "Six Good Families of Early Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (July, 1989), 11-28, at 24.

[35] George Ross Eshleman, The Lancaster Law Review 8 (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing, 1891), 393-397, Good versus Miller, [Google_Book], [HathiTrust].

[36] Boyd Crumrine, Pennsylvania state reports Volume 144, containing cases adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Vol. 29 (NY: Banks & Brothers, 1892), 287-293, Benj. Good versus Fichthorn, [Google_Book].

[37] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Miscellaneous Book, 1890-1891, p. 146, not yet seen.

[38] Harry M. Hoover, The Huber-Hoover Family History (1928), 56, person 107.

[39] Jane Evans Best, "Six Good Families of Early Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 12 (July, 1989), 11-28, GC353.

[40] Edward Bowman Espenshade, My American Ancestors and Their Descendants (Jay Letter Service, 1949), 251, [Google_Book].

[41] Barbara B. Ford, The Oberholtzer Book (1995), 116, [Google_Book].

[42] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Good D1303.

[43] Morton Luther Montgomery, Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Vol. 2 (Chicago: Beers, 1909), 1284.

[44] John F. Meginness et al, Biographical Annals of Lancaster County Pennsylvania (Beers: 1903), 95, biosketch of son John B Good, [Google_Book].

[45] Morton Luther Montgomery, Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Vol. 2 (Chicago: Beers, 1909), 1024.


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