Alfred Goodman Waddel, circa 1890.
Dr. Alfred Goodman Waddell was born October 22, 1828 in Wilkes County, NC. Afred came to Carter County in the 1840's along with his mother and father, James Waddell & Frances Baugus, and his two brothers , Meredith & Jordan. He married Annie Johnson in Carter County in 1847. Together they had nine children. He received his first land grant on Little Sandy in 1851. His father received his first land grant on Little Sandy in 1846. Alfred was a member of Captain Jason Field's Partisan Rangers during the Civil War.