04 June 2006

The Gooch Connection

Nicy Lavonia Farmer Coleman

The wife of Jacob H. Coleman and the mother of Ada M. and Chattie Coleman, was born October 5, 1849, in Illinois, and when eighteen years of age was married in Macoupin County, in that state, on November 7, 1867. Nicy Lavonia Farmer was a descendant of the historic Gooch family of Virginia, to which the first Governor of the state belonged. Other noted men intermarried with or belonging to the family, were Henry Clay, Senator Thomas H. Benton, John C. Fremont and others.

We have the following Gooch history, that as far as it goes with dates lacking is supposed to be correct, and yet some record gives the names of the parents of James Gooch who married Sarah Porter, as William and Frances.

This nice little piece of Gooch information was tucked away in the Valentine Kohlmann book by Chattie Coleman Westenius. [Jim is a descendant of Valentine Kohlmann, too].

The Gooch family has Rice, Graves, Kimbrough connections, among others. Since I have Graves & Rice ancestors and since the lines are far from being established, I have an interest in sorting out those families. B-I-L Frank’s family has an almost proven line to an “ancient planter” Graves. He also has a Kimbro/Kimbrough, but that is still a work in progress. So the Graves/Kimbrough/Gooch/Rice link is one to which I can refer as needed.

See the “Powers & Palm” WorldConnect database for additional Gooch information.


Gooch Family

Graves/Kimbrough/Gooch/Rice etc.

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