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Goodnight Genealogy and Goodnight Family History Information

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  • Charles Goodnight (cattle rancher) ["father of the Texas Panhandle"] (1836 - 1929)
    Movie "Lonesome Dove" depicted his life. Charles Goodnight, Jr. was born in 1836 on the farm now owned by Willis Wolf, Jr. He grew up with three other siblings and was raised by his parents, Charlott...
  • Mary Goodnight (1839 - 1926)
    Wife of cattleman Charles Goodnight, Molly drove supply wagons and took charge of ranch operations when her husband was absent. Affectionately called “the Little Mother of the Plains,” she cared for th...
  • Aaron Goodnight (1819 - 1820)
  • Abraham Goodnight (1772 - 1833)
  • Abraham Goodnight (1772 - 1841)
    they had: Jacob Goodnight 1794 – 1851 Alexander Goodnight 1796 – 1840 &, Mary Polly Hill Michael Goodnight 1798 – Catherine Goodnight 1799 – 1876 Abraham Goodnight 1801 – Sarah Goodnight ...

About the Goodnight surname

Name originated as Gutknecht in Germany. Later was changed to Goodknight or Goodnight.