I am looking for any information relative to the death of Amanda (America) Speer Goodman.

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America was the first wife of Samuel Henry Goodman, married 14 September 1857 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Shortly after their marriage they moved to Texas.

This question has been on G2G for over 2 years.  Isn't there anyone from the Speer family who can provide any information about Amanda (America) Speer Goodman?  Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
WikiTree profile: America Tatum
in Genealogy Help by Judy Wardlow G2G6 Mach 1 (19.9k points)
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Hello. I believe this is the same America that is my 4th great-grandmother. She marrined Nathaniel Tatum (she was previously married to her cousin Aaron Speer (d.1856) and Samuel Goodman).

I have photos of her daughter (Ada Pheobe Tatum). The family moved to Texas and my father was born in the same area (Fort Worth). I have been looking for her death certificate to verify her parents. I have done a family tree DNA test and recently ancestry DNA.

If I can be in anyway helpful please contact me.
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Hello Shyla,

I was absolutely thrilled to see your answer to my request for information about America!  The funny thing is, after so many years of not finding any information about America and not getting any responses to my question on G2G, I reluctantly turned the issue over to an acquaintance who had worked as a professional genealogist for many years.

 I was amazed when he uncovered the information about Nathaniel Tatum.  I started to enter information on America's profile.  See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Speer-569.  All I've done so far for Nathaniel is create a profile for him.  The genealogist gave me information for 4 children for America and Nathaniel.  They are Ada Phoebe, Joshua Campbell, Sally Leona, William Sheppard.  I have some information on each child but no pictures.

We do need to get together and share information.  I am happy to share with you everything I have.  I don't know how interested you might be in America's life prior to Nathaniel.  America was  Samuel Henry Goodman's first wife.  His second wife was Mattie Hoffman Massey.  Mattie was my grandmother.  His third wife was Hattie Cooper.

You can contact me here on G2G or on my profile my clicking on Send Private Message to the right of my name as Profile Manager.  See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goodman-2062

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