Chrischany Jane Goodman


Personal and Family Information

Chrischany was born on 15 Apr 1833 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, the daughter of Meredith P. Goodman and Martha "Patsy" Smith Shelton.

She died on 5 Oct 1867 in Livingston county Kentucky.

Her husband was Thomas Jefferson Lay, who she married on 15 APR 1856 in Livingston county Kentucky. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Chrischany Jane Goodman


Meredith P. Goodman


Martha "Patsy" Smith Shelton


Charles Coleman Shelton


Beverly B Shelton


Ann B Coleman


Elizabeth Shelton


Gabriel Shelton


Elizabeth Shepherd



Birth15 APR 1833
Place: Hawkins County, Tennessee
Death5 OCT 1867
Place: Livingston county Kentucky
Census21 AUG 1850
Place: Livingston county Kentucky
Age: 17
Address: dwelling 358 family 358, Ira Shelton age 35 male farmer born Virginia Elizabeth 35 f Tenn, Margaret “ 5 f KY, Francis “ age 4 f KY, Zackorinh age 2 m born KY Wm P Gooman, age 51 m farmer Virginia Henry H “ 26 m farmer Virginia Catherine “ 21 f Virginia William “ 18 m Tenn Cristaman “ 16 m Tenn
BurialOCT 1867
Place: Livingston county Kentucky
Age: 34
Address: assumed to be Lay Cemetery, Bayou, findagrave 32389021 Links to husband and 5 children. Wife of Thomas Jefferson Lay, married April 15, 1856 in Livingston Co, KY. Mother of Charlie M, William Henry Sr, Julia Chrischany, Ellen Josephine, Thomas Edwin, Eugene Ernest, Kitty Maria, & Benoni Lay. Daughter of Meredith P and Martha Smith "Patsy" Shelton Goodman. Logic says she is buried here, or Good Hope Cemetery.


Note 1

Livingston County Kentucky Marriage Records, Volume II

"Lay, Thomas J - Chrischany J Goodman Married 4/15/1856 by Willis Champion, pg, at elis shelton's in prescence of William Thompson, Joseph Tolley, David Barnes (clerk entered 4/5/1856 erroneously in register return. original return shows 4/15/1856. license and bond issued 4/12/1856. bondsman j e shelton, groom age 32, b liv co bride age 22 b hockings co, tn (*no hockings co found-hawkins co?) bride also given as christanny j goodman. consent : "to the clerk...this is to certify that you are authorized to issue license to solemnize the rite of matrimony between thomas j lay and miss chrischany j goodman who is of age. given under my hand this 12th day of april 1856" /s/ chrischany j goodman wit j e shelton, elizabeth ann shelton."

Source: 10 May 2013 E-mail from Margaret Rathunde