Janet, I have him as William J. Goodrum he is listed in the 1850 census of Louisiana with his mother Dionysia (Dionitia). They are living next to his sister Mary Ann Elizabeth Batte and her husband Albert. William is later listed as the owner of Compromise Plantation in Louisiana. His mothers' maiden name is Abernathy she married James Sep. 6, 1819 in Greensville County, Va. For futher info contact me at my E-mail. Just click on my name.