Benjamin Franklin Goats was born January 30, 1837 in Giles County, Tennessee. The family moved when he was a small child to Arkansas. Later moving to Williamson County, Texas in 1854.
He married Rebecca Smith January 07, 1858 in Williamson County, Texas, daughter of Taylor and Sarah _____ Smith. She was born December 22, 1841 in Texas. The Goats family moved to Runnels County in the fall of 1861, settling near Content. Rebecca died March 02, 1892 and Benjamin died on March 21, 1900. They are buried in the Glen Cove Cemetery in nearby Coleman County, Texas. Taylor and Sarah Smith are buried nearby.
B.F. Goats participated in the Civil War, belonging to Capt. Dan Mosley's Company of Frontier Guards from Brown County.
Children of Benjamin Goats and Rebecca Smith are: