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Looking for any information on Sarah Green???? Job Hammond Goodlett nothing can be found on him after the sell. It is like his family forgot about him....

Job is listed in Shelby Co TN with 3 children (boys ages 2,4, & 6 I think) with no mother. Then in 1858 he marries (can't tell you the name without going to files), has a child (female I think) and must divorce this woman because he marries again. The mother of the female child is later listed in the city directory as the "former wife of Job H Goodlett." After Job's death, his last wife is listed as his "widow." I have been searching high and low for the mother of those 3 boys who were listed as being born in MS in the census while Job was born in KY. The female child was living with her mother in a boarding house in Memphis.

Oral tradition has it that Sarah was married to a Joe GOODLETT in Tennessee prior to her coming to Louisiana. I am confused about this, especially since I found the slave sale document. This is why I am asking if Job instead of Joe could have been the father of her children. Additionally, Job reserved the right to receive Martha back when she reached the age of 10. He didn't sell Martha.

Henry acted through the "Power of Attorney" for Job.
The $1,600.00 which Marcellus McDavitt (MacDavitt) paid for Sarah and her 2 children was delivered by Edgar McDavitt of Memphis, TN to W. Henry GOODLETT

I recently received a "Sale of Slaves" by Job Hammond GOODLETT through Henry GOODLETT, both of Memphis, TN.
The sale took place on March 3, 1859 in Ville Platte, St. Landry Parish (now Evangeline Parish), LA. M. MacDavitt was the purchaser through his brother. The salves were Sarah (21 years old) and two of her children, Lark (2 years old)and Jenny ( 2 months old) for $1,600.00. Sarah's daughter, Martha (4 years old), was not sold. A resrve clause stated that MacDavitt should take care of Martha just as she was his and when and if a demand was made for her return when she reached 10 years of age she whould be returned to GOODLETT.
The Job Hammond Goodlett mentioned in the message you posted is the son of Ebenezer Erskine Goodlet of KY Job Hammond Goodlett was a cotton factor in Memphis before the Civil War and into other businesses after the war. His brother, William Hume Goodlett, was also in the cotton business in Memphis. After the Civil War, he took James E. Goodlett (thought to be son of Job Hammond Goodlett) into his business which prospered greatly. William Hume Goodlett had only daughters with second wife, Mary Ann. Mary Ann and James inherited the business at William's death - later sons-in-law were taken into the business. I believe the family owned cotton property in MS and in AR - probably one of the sources of the cotton which was sold by the business on Front St in Memphis. Thus there would have been a need for slaves on the cotton producing properties

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