Biography - D Goodman

D. WEBSTER GOODMAN, merchant, Anna, was born in Union County, ILL, January 8, 1855, and is a son of Moses and Amanda C. (Peeler) Goodman. He was born in Rowan County, N. C, September 27, 1806, and brought up on a farm, and educated in the common schools of the time. When he attained his manhood, he engaged in farming and teaming, in the latter business often making trips from his own county to Charlestown, S. C, and to other distant points. In 1852, he with two sons came to Union County, Ill., and settled at Peru, or the cross roads in Dongola Precinct, where he engaged in merchandising. He remained there until about 1868, when he retired from active business, giving his attention only to his farm interests. He is now the owner of 100 acres, mostly in grain and fruit. In 1827, he was married, but his wife died in North Carolina, leaving two children, viz.: Dr. M. M. Goodman, of Jonesboro, and J. V., who died in California about 1878. In 1854, he married in this county Miss Amanda C. Peeler. The result of this union is five children, of whom are living D. W. (subject), Thomas B., Nettie E., Charles H. and William W., who died in 1879, aged nineteen years. The mother of subject was born in Union County, September 22, 1836. She is a daughter of John C. Peeler, a native of North Carolina, and residing now in Anna. Our subject received the benefits of a common school education, and as soon as he was old enough, he worked with his father in the store until he closed out his business, and in 1869 he entered the employ of C. M. Willard, with whom he remained until 1878, when he entered into partnership with Mr. Eaves in his present business. He was married, September 6, 1882, in Anna, to Miss Addie B. Finch, a daughter of Dr. A. D. Finch. Mr. Goodman is identified with the Democratic party.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 67.

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