Hi.I might be able to help a little - and perhaps you can help me.if you will look at the information below (copied from a website), it traces this section of the Goodfellows from Ireland to Ashland Nebraska. To carry this further, the Hugh Goodfellow - that the site mentions as being in college - became my grandfather who moved from Ashland to western nebraska to help his two brothers ranch.My aunt and uncle are still involved in ranching in Western Nebraska.
James K. P. Goodfellow
Farming and stock raising form an important element in the business activity of Fremont county, and of this line James K. P. Goodfellow is a prominent representative.He is a successful man whose determined purpose has overcome all obstacles and difficulties in his path, enabling him to advance steadily on the high road to success.He was born in Wooster, Ohio, August 26, 1844, and is of Irish lineage, for his paternal grandfather, William Rufus Goodfellow, was a native of the Emerald Isle.He married a Miss Allison, became a Pennsylvania farmer and subsequently removed to Ohio, locating in Wayne county, near Wooster, where he reared his family of three sons and three daughtersof whom one daughter is still living.The grandfather died in 1866, when eighty years of age.His son, Matthew A. Goodfellow, was born in Center county, Pennsylvania, in 1809, but was reared in Ohio.He married Drucilla Culbertson, who was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, but their marriage was celebrated in the Buckeye state, where their eleven children were born.Eight of the number reached years of maturity, and those still living are Hugh C., a leading commercial traveler who resides in Chicago and has a wife and one son; Drucilla L, the widow of Edgar Miles of Denison, Iowa; and James K.P., of this review.The mother passed away in 1853, while the father's death occurred in southern Illinois in 1881.He was for some years a resident of Monroe county, Iowa and for one term represented his district in the state legislature, having been elected to that office on the Democratic ticket.
At his parental home James K. P. Goodfellow was reared, early becoming familiar with the duties and labors of the farm.In March, 1862, when but seventeen years of age, he offered his services to the government as a soldier of the Union army, enlisting at St. Louis in the Fifth Missouri Cavalry for three years.He served for three years and one month, and returned to his home before he had attained his majority.He was on active duty in Missouri and Arkansas, and manifested loyalty and bravery equal to that of the veteran of twice his years.After his return from the front he spent three years as a student in Tabor College, and was successfully engaged in teaching for several terms in Mills county, Iowa.
On the 6th of August, 1869, Mr. Goodfellow was united in marriage to Miss Alice M. Hurlbutt, who resided in Mills county, near Tabor, but was born in Ohio.Her parents were R. H. and Arvilla (Mead) Hurlbutt, both natives of Ohio, whence they came to Iowa in 1853.Mrs. Goodfellow was one of four children and was educated in Tabor College.By her marriage she became the mother of ten children, of whom two died in infancy, the remaining eight being as follows:Frederick H., a stockman of western Nebraska, who has a wife and one son; Hugh C., now a student of Tabor College; Ralph A, who is engaged in the stock business with his brother in Nebraska; Eunice M., who is pursuing the study of piano and violin music; and James, Elsie A., Fanchon and Robert, aged respectively fourteen, ten, seven and three years.
For twenty years Mr. Goodfellow has engaged in feeding stock fattening over five hundred head of good cattle last year and also shipping several car loads of hogs, and in connection with his two sons he owns about four thousand acres of land in Nebraska, where they have over six hundred head of cattle and one hundred head of graded Norman horses.Now, the winter of 1900-01, our subject is feeding two hundred head of cattle near Tabor, and is recognized as one of the successful stockmen of southwestern Iowa.He is an excellent judge of stock, which enables him to make judicious investments; and as his methods of feeding are of the best he commands a ready sale and good prices on the markets.
I would guess that the charles goodfellow may have been a son of Mathew Goodfellow?Let me know if you can fill in the blanks.