There's an NC marriage record for a Columbus GOODMAN to Dovey BANDY on 23-July-1861 in Catawba Co., NC.
There's a 21 yr old Dovey BANDY in Catawba Co. in the 1860 census.I'm only able to see the index, but the following people are in the same household, all named BANDY, all born in NC:William, 72, Elizabeth, 66, Emiline, 32 and David A., 5.There are a couple of other BANDY families on the same page.
There's a TN death record for Columbus GOODMAN b. 1834 in Catawba, NC, d. 3-Feb-1914 in Mosheim, Greene Co, TN, buried Carter's Chapel.
I can't find a death record for Dovie, but there's a TN marriage record for Columbus to a Mary HENCKS in Green Co, TN on 1-Feb-1875.
In the 1880 for district 9, Greene Co, TN there's this family: GOODMAN, Lum age 46 b. NC, both parents b. NC, occ: Blacksmith wife Mary age 46 b. NC, both parents b. NC dau Mary age 18 son Grant age 15 son Anthony age 12 son John age 10 son Edward age 6 son Samuel age 4 dau Ann age 10m
Only the oldest two were born in NC, the rest are listed as born in TN.Could the 6 yr old Edward listed above be your Thomas E.?