The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
John Scott Godley
Melvina Fitzallen Jamerson
(About 1832 — About 1909)
John Scott Godley and Amanda Melvina Fitzallen Jamerson were born in Kentucky. John in Allen County, Kentucky in about 1826 and Amanda in about 1832, but the records do not show where.
They married in about 1847 in Allen County, Kentucky. We know they did not put an out-of-date postage stamps on their wedding announcements, since there were no out-of-date postage stamps. This was the first year the United States issued stamps.
1870 census for Allen County, Kentucky showed John S. Godley as a 44-year old
farmer married to Amanda M.H. Godley, a 39-year old woman who was "Keeping
The 1880 census for Allen County showed John S. Godley to be a 55-year old resident of the community of Gainesville. He lived with Amanda M.F., his 49-year old wife. No children were then living with them. He was a farmer, and she was "keeping house." Both of them were born in Kentucky, and all four of their parents were shown as being born in Virginia. This census was taken on June 9, 1880.
Another source reports that she was born in 1827 and that her name was Amanda Melvine Fitzalan.
Nannie Maude Spears informed Brian Reeves in a conversation in July 1975 that both Amanda Melvina Fitzallen and her daughter, Mary Scott Godley died shortly after Nannie Maude Spears married Lacy Leroy Ewing in 1908. She also said Amanda Melvina Fitzallen's mother had lived in Allen County and that her father had died in a hunting accident.
An LDS record says that her name was Amanda M.F. Jamerson and gave her husband's county of birth, as well as his approximate death date and their marriage information.
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