Langston James Goree Jr.

b. 25 January 1841, d. 8 October 1887
  • Langston James Goree Jr. was born on 25 January 1841 in Marion, Perry County, Alabama.
  • Sarah Williams Kittrell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Dayton PO, Polk County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston James Goree Jr., Thomas Jewett Goree, Robert Daniel Goree, Edwin King Goree, Pleasant Kittrell Goree and Susan Margaret Goree. Thomas Jewett Goree also was enumerated as a lawyer in Montgomery County.
  • L. J. Goree entered CSA service as a private in Company H, 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Brigade, on 20 August 1861 in Polk County. He fought in the battles of Manassas, Gaines Mill, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness and Appomattox, and was wounded at Second Manassas on 30 August 1862, losing two fingers of his left hand. He was discharged with the rank of 4th corporal by surgeon's certificate of disability on 20 December 1862.
  • Mary Frances Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Langston James Goree Jr., Lilla Ann Kittrell and Sallie Langston Kittrell.
  • He was a dentist, according to the 1870 census.
  • He married Martha Frances P. Wood, daughter of Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand, on 18 December 1872 in Walker County, Texas, with D. K. Moreland officiating.
  • The following appeared on 3 July 1875 in The Galveston Daily News: (Huntsville, July 2, 1875) The surviving members of the Hood Brigade present at the reunion met in the Cough House at 8 A. M.
         . . . Fifth Texas -- P. J. Goree, H. G. Hame, J. W. Neighbors, L. J. Goree, Jim A. Dickie, T. A. Birdwell, T. A. Bowden, A. C. Woodall, W. G. Smith, W. R. Rome, W. J. Smither, J. G. Burden, Robert Burns, W. W. Alston, Calhoun Kearse, J. H. Parker, M. A. Lamplain A. S. Martin, E. M. Berry, James B. Assek Goree, W. P. Wilson, W. G. Coleman, Berry Hicks, W. I. Sandel, R. A. Brantley, L. A. Cox, A. M. Pinson, F. M. Polland, W. J. Towns, A. J. Decapie, W. B. Campbell, L. Gillam, R. a. Park, F. A. Charles, E. J. Adickes, Walter Keenan, C. T. Hull, R. S. Neblett, Jeff C. Hayson, Wm. T. Hill and A. T. Hill, Gen. J. B. Robertson and Capt. Thos. J. Goree, of Longstreet's staff.
         . . .
         Judge Benton Randolph welcomed them to the hospitalities of Huntsville in a short speech.
         . . .
         Norman Kittrell, Esq., of Galveston, replied on behalf of the Lone Star Rifles and did himself and his comrades credit.
         General Robertson closed the speech-making, when the soldiers and ladies were invited to dinner.
         The people of this vicinity had a profusion of everything good, prepared invitingly, and the guests did it ample justice. It was a good, old-fashioned out-of-doors barbecue and dinner.
         The veterans will meet nowhere in the State with a heartiereception than this of to-day.
  • Langston James Goree Jr. appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Martha Frances P. Wood, Langston James Goree III, Robert Breckenridge Goree and Green Alexander Wood.
  • He was a dentist, according to the 1880 census.
  • His wife Martha Frances P. Wood became a widow at his death.
  • Langston James Goree Jr. died on 8 October 1887 at age 46.
  • He was interred at Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 27 April 1889 in The Galveston Daily News: (Huntsville, April 26) There is to be a dinner at Major Goree's to-day, given in honor of his aged and venerable mother, Mrs. Sarah W. Goree, who will celebrate the 82nd anniversary of her birth. Only her old lady friends will be participants in the banquet, but her numerous friends of all ages and sexes will join in wishing for the venerable lady many happy returns of the day. Mrs. Goree still retains the use of all her faculties and enjoys robust health, and is possessed of unusual activity both of mind and body. Her husband, Dr. Langston Goree, died soon after coming to Texas, in Trinity county, in 1853.
  • Last Edited: 21 Feb 2013

Family: Martha Frances P. Wood b. 18 January 1853, d. 22 May 1912