Levi and Garner Goodan (1828 pioneers)

Levi Goodan captained a company of militia, part of the Fourth Regiment of Whiteside’s Brigade, in the Black Hawk War. Among the regiment’s other three company commanders was Abraham Lincoln.

Levi and his wife, Garner , lived in 1828 in a cabin owned by Elijah Iles on Jefferson Street between Third and Fourth streeets (No. 20 on the reconstructed map of 1828 Springfield).

The city’s first congregation of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ originally met in the Goodans’ cabin, although it appears that only Garner Goodan belonged to the church.bridge

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One Response to Levi and Garner Goodan (1828 pioneers)

  1. Levi Goodan is my great, great, great Grandfather. My Mother’s maiden name was Vera Mae Goodan, married to James Everett Little. My name is Thomas Floyd Little I love reading about our family history.

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