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Abraham Goad, of North Farnham Parish

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: April 11, 1734 (69)
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Katherine Goad
Father of William Goad; Hannah Phillips; John Goad; Alice Dodson; Elizabeth Dodson and 3 others

Occupation: Planter
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About Abraham Goad, of North Farnham Parish

ABRAHAM GOAD was born Bef. 16601, and died April 11, 1734 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA.2.  


  •  Probate: July 01, 1734, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia6
  • Some conflicting info has him born in 1660 in England, and also in 1643, as a 1661 tax list shows him as being of age to be taxed, so perhaps his father was another Abraham Goad.
  • Some sites list Richard Goode as his father, but there's no concrete evidence of this and Richard Goode's will in 1719 makes no mention of him. 
  • Richard Goode and Sarah Parker are not parents given the evidence
  • This work may be one source, if not the source, for many pedigrees holding that the father of Abraham Goad was named John.  However John was the name of Joanna's father, not identified in Armstrong's work. Her grandfather was Abraham Goad of North Farnham Parish in Richmond County, Virginia. Interestingly, the name Abraham shows up, in her line, as: grandfather, uncle, son, and grandson.
  • In Volume 1, Armstrong identifies Joanna Goade as the "Baltimore Lady," which she then refutes in Volume IV, completed several years later, saying that the tradition that Valentine Sevier married a Baltimore Lady is a "bit indefinite for genealogical records" and that Valentine and Joanna met years later in Virginia.
  • That Joanna's name was Goad or Goade and not Good or Goode is demonstrated by the name of John Sevier's daughter, Joanna Goad Sevier, and his granddaughter, Joanna Goad Windle.  If the name had been Goode, then their names would have reflected it.
  • Armstrong does not offer any proof in her assertion that Joanna Goad is the granddaughter of John Goode or Goade, an emigrant by way of Barbados.  Her assertion of a connection to a John Goode or Goade is more than a "bit indefinite for genealogical records."  She simply offers it as a statement of fact, without any attribution of its source.
  • Finally, the Sevier Family History, specifically identifies Abraham Goad as the grandfather of Joanna Goad, through the wills documented in the book.


  1. about 1692 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia to Katherine, daughter of JOHN WILLIAMS and EVE.  She was born Abt. 1674 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia4, and died May 23, 1741 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA.5.


  1. Elizabeth GOAD.
  2. Alice GOAD.
  3. Abraham GOAD.
  4. William GOAD.
  5. Hannah GOAD.
  6. John GOAD.
  7. Peter GOAD was born on 27 May 1715 in North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia.5 He died about 1794 in Richmond Co., Virginia.6 He had his estate probated on 1 Dec 1794.7 See Richmond County will book.


Abraham Goad, d 1733, of Richmond Co, Virginia . (INDEX) (OUTLINE of Goad family) . author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

. Abraham Goad,1 ? (Abraham) . . Probably b prior 1665 (before 1643, assuming he was over age 18 in the 1661 document below); d 11 Apr 1733 North Farnham . Parish (NFP), Richmond Co, Va. (some sources give his death date as 1734) . He may have been s/o Abraham Byram Goad, who was listed in the Lancaster Co, Va 1661 and 1662 tax lists. One source (Ref 5 . below) thinks he may have been born 1625 in St Giles, Cripplegate, London, Eng. This Abraham supposedly had a brother Peter. . Another claimed ancestry is given in Note 2 below. . m in early 1690's to Katherine Williams, d 23 May 1741 NFP, d/o John and Eve Williams. John was a planter in Old Rappahannock . Co and died young. Eve m(2) to William Smith (Smyth) of Old Rappahannock Co.

. Some of the following references are for the older Abraham Goad; the ones prior to 1685 apparently the older, and some of the ones . after could be either the older or the younger:

. 1652 Lancaster Co, Va: Abraham Goade tithed. . 1661, 23 Oct: A list of tithable persons "in this Countie of Lancr", p 163: Abraham Goade, 1 lb of tobacco. . 1662, 20 Oct, p 62, Lancaster Co: Abrah Goade tithed the same amount. . 1661-62 Lancaster Co order books: Ann Goade. . 1663, Nov: Lancaster County Court: "that Abraham Goade stands indebted to John Simpson in the quantitie of One hndred seaven- . tie & three pounds of tob: and ca: by bill." . 1668 Gloucester Co, Va: Abraham Goad had a land patent. . 1674: Catherine Williams witnessed a will, along with Abraham Goad. . 1674, 2 Nov, Lancaster Co: William Bendall arrested "at the suitte of Abraham Goarde", and "the said Goard" to bear court costs. . Nine days later the court found against Abraham and he that was indebted to Bendall for 340 lbs of tobacco. . 1677, Sep: Gloucester Co: Vestry Book, of Petsworth Parish: Abraham Good tithed 50 lbs of tobacco. . 1680, 27 Nov: Lancaster Co: bill of Abraham Goards appeared on the inventory of the estate of Robert Brian, dec. . 1682 Abraham was in Lancaster Co, Va by this date (earlier per above records). He moved further up the northern neck into Rich- . mond Co (formed in 1692 from Old Rappahannock Co), where he was a planter and owned several tracts of land, some of . which he may have acquired from his mother-in-law Eve Smith. . 1685 Abraham Goard named to Lancaster Co militia. (could be either Abraham Sr or Jr) . 1687, 9 Nov: Lancaster Co: levy ordered on every tithable person in the county, including Abraham Goade. . 1687, 14 Dec, p 66, Lancaster Co: "persons appointed for foot service", Abra Goard. . 1699, 24 Mar: Richmond Co Deed Bk 3, p 54: William Smyth of NFP deeded 150 acres on Moratico Creek, on the north side of the . Rappahannock River, part of a quarter order of 498 acres to Abraham Goad. . 1701 Halifax Co, Va: Abraham Goad supposedly obtained a land grant there. . 1704 Richmond Co: Abraham Goad was granted 208 acres on Bryary Swamp, from the Fairfaxes. . 1712, 1 Dec: Richmond Co (rec 5 Feb 1712/13): Acct between Edward Jones and John Dalton settled in court, Abra. Goard was . paid 204 Lb "By tob'o paid: Abra. Goard". . 1724, 1 Mar: Richmond Co Deed Bk 8, p 273: Abraham Goad and son William deeded a tract of land to William Downman. . 1733, 1 Jul: Richmond Co Will Bk V, p 238 (dated 7 Mar 1733): Abraham Goad's will was proven. Inventory on p 240. Executrix . was his wife "Catherine". He signed his name "AG". . In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Goad being weak of body but in sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be . given to all mighty God for the same, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testement, but first of all I recommend . my soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me & my body to be buryed in a Christianlike manner at the discretion . of my Executors hereafter mentioned, and as touching my temporal Estate in which it has pleased Almighty God to bless me . with, I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following: . Imprimus - I give and bequeath to my grandson, William Goad, son of William Goad, that plantation whereon Mary Goad . now lives and all the land thereto belonging on that side of the swamp up to Mr. Griffin's line (excepting a small piece of land . I have given bond to Mr. William Downman for the acknowledgement of). . Item - I give and bequeath to my son, John Goad, and his wife all land that lies above the North Fork of briary swamp . belongs to me up to Oakley's line.... . Item - I give to my son, Abraham Goad, all the land lying on the south side of my spring branch.... in case the said Abra- . ham should die without heirs, then the said land to fall to my son Peter..... . Item - I give unto my son, Peter Goad, all the land lying on the north side of my spring branch...... . Item - I give to the heirs of my son, William Goad, dec'd, one shilling to be paid by... . Item - I give to my daughter, Hannah Phillips, one shilling..... . Item - I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Dodson, one shilling..... . Item - I give to my daughter, Alice Dodson, one shilling..... . Item - I give and bequeath to my wife, Catherine, the use of my Negro woman, Judith, and all the remaining part of my . personal Estate during her natural life & after her decease to be equally divided amongst my three sons John Goad, Abraham . Goad, and Peter Goad. My will and desire is that my wife Catherine Goad live on my plantation and not be molested during . her natural life. . Item - I likewise constitute ordain and appoint my son John Goad to be the whole and sole Executor of this my last will . and testament, as witness my hand and seal this 7th day of March, 1733. . Witnesses: Eliza E. Lawson his . Winefed Miskell Abraham AG Goad . Henry Miskell mark

. issue:

1 1. William Goad, b Aug 1693 NFP, m Mary ____.

. 2. Hannah Goad, b 11 Nov 1695 NFP, d ca 1788 Henry Co, Va, m Tobias Phillips (#4), b 12 Jan 1687 NFP, d 1 Nov 1739 NFP, . s/o John Phillips and Elizabeth Tobias. Hannah m(2) ca 1748 to William Dodson, b ca 1706 Richmond Co, s/o Charles and Mary . Anne Dodson.

2 3. John Goad, b 27 Nov 1700 NFP, m(1) Katherine (?Jennings), m(2) Ann (?Isham). . Lived in Bedford Co, Va.

. 4. Alice Goad, b ca 1704, d 27 Sep 1767 Richmond Co, m(1) 9 Sep 1726 Richmond Co to Fortunatus Dodson, b ca 1700-04, d 9 . Sep 1737 NFP, s/o Charles and Anne Dodson. Alice m(2) John Fowler, b ca 1710, d 1750. . issue: . a. Lucy Dodson, b 12 Sep 1728 NFP, d 9 Apr 1730 NFP. . b. James Dodson, b 18 Dec 1730 NFP. . c. Anne Dodson, b 10 Nov 1732 NFP, m(1) Moses Cornelius, m(2) her 1st cousin George Phillips (#42), s/o Tobias Phillips . and Hannah Goad (above). . d. Alice Dodson, b 15 Mar 1733/34 NFP, d 1802 Woodford Co, Ky, m Thomas Dale, b 20 Apr 1730 NFP, d 1773, s/o Abra- . ham Delaware Dale and Winnefred Southern. . e. Hannah Dodson, b 7 Oct 1737 NFP. . ? f. Samuel Dodson. . g. William Fowler. . h. Richard Fowler. . i. John Fowler, d 13 Apr 1750.

. 5. Elizabeth Goad, b ca 1705, d 1784 Shenandoah Co, Va, m 1724 to John Dodson, b 1687 Richmond Co, d ca 1784 Shenandoah . Co, s/o Charles and Anne Dodson. . issue: . a. Martha Ann Dodson, b 7 Nov/Dec 1725 NFP, m Michael Callender. . b. Charles Dodson, b 28 Aug 1726 NFP, d 21 Jun 1797 Greene Co, Tenn, m Mary ____. . c. Moses Dodson, b 12 Jan 1728/29 NFP. . d. John Dodson, b 12 Aug 1731 NFP, d 27 May 1734 NFP. . e. Peter Dodson, b 22 May 1735 NFP, d Sep 1800 Shenandoah Co, m Mary ____, b 1735. . f. Elizabeth Dodson, b 1740/41 Augusta Co, Va, m John Kyle.

3 6. Abraham Goad, b 15 Mar 1710 NFP, m Joanna (?Wheatley). . Lived in Pittsylvania Co, Va.

. 7. Peter Goad, b 27 May 1715 NFP, d 1794 Richmond Co. Apparently single. . 1734 Peter acquired land from his father by inheritance. . 1740, 29 Nov: Richmond Co Deed Bk 9, p 639: Peter Goad was deeded 100 acres from his niece Ann Goad, for 240 lbs of . tobacco. . (Peter also purchased land from his brother Abraham but no deed has been found.) . 1794, 1 Dec: Richmond Co Will Bk 9, p 16 (dated 26 Apr 1786): Peter Goad's will was proven. He left his carpenter and coo- . per tools to Col George Glascock, and the rest of his estate to Miss Sarah Glasscock.

. Ref: 1. "The Goads A Frontier Family", 1984 and 1995, Kenneth F. Haas, email: kennethaas28@live.com . 2. Dodson family history, by Randy. . 3. Jody Goad's website. He listed James Thomas Dodson as Alice Goad's husband, by mistake. . 4. Mike Goad's website, which contains Abraham Goad's will as copied by Wanda June Goad Worland. There are differ- . ences between that version and the one above. He has many of the above cited documents, plus others, on his website: . www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikegoad/docindex.htm . 5. Robert L. Hawks' Mar 2012 email (senator.robert.hawks@gmail.com) to Kenneth Haas. . Bob is a Montana state senator. . 6. "The Hennessee Family Genealogy Pages".

. Notes 1. Many websites have claimed that Abraham Goad was a s/o Richard Goode of Essex Co, Va, but there is no evidence for . this zpparently, and in fact the evidence is contrary. Some websites claim his parents were John and Ann Goad, but no . evidence given. This may be a confusion with his grandson Abraham Goad, s/o John and Ann Goad. If the documents . in the early 1660s, quoted above, are correct, then there may be an older Abraham Goad present in early Lancaster Co . who could be his father. Otherwise Abraham was much older than generally estimated and would have been in his 50s . when he married Katherine. Mike Goad cites all the relevant documents on this connection, and his page on that shows . the lack of a connection to Richard Goode: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mikegoad/doc00013.htm . 2. trees.ancestry.com, owner rschimtt8, claims that Abraham Goad (b 10 May 1665 Rappahannock Co, Va, d 11 Apr 1734 . NFP, Richmond Co, Va) was s/o John Goad (b 1 Jul 1643 Lancaster Co, Va, d Jun 1666 Old Rappahannock Co, Va) and . Anne ____ (b 1 Jul 1643, d Jun 1666). And this John was s/o Richard Goad/Goard (b 29 Mar 1617 Furness, Lancashire, . Eng, d 27 Sep 1683 Lancaster Co, Va) who m May 1635 Boston, Suffolk Co, Mass to Phoebe Hewes (b 1620 Royston, . Hertfordshire, Eng, d 28 Dec 1678 Lancaster Co, Va), d/o John Hewes and Mary Foote. Richard was s/o Walter Goode . (b 1585 Whitstone, Cornwall, Eng, d 1625 Whitstone) and Alice DeLaMore (b 1588 Whitstone, d 1625 Whitstone), d/o . Richael DeLaMore.

. Misc notes: . 1673, 8 Sep: Aldermaston, Berkshire, Eng: Abraham Goad christened, son of Abraham Goad. . 1680/81, 6 Mar: Old Rappahannock Co Deed Bk 6, p 179: marriage contract between Eve Williams, "relict" of John Williams, dec, . of Moratico Creek, and William Smith, carpenter. States that Eve is widow of John Williams, with two children, John and . 1699, 2 Oct Richmond Co (dated 9 Feb 1699): William Smyth's will prov, mentioning his wife Eve Smith, and Hannah and John . Goard, children of Abraham and Catherine Goad. . 1705, 4 Oct: Richmond Co Will Bk 2, p 86 (dated 24 Apr 1704): Eve Smith's will prov. Inventory of her estate on p 91. These . two documents are detailed in "Sevier Family History", Cora Bales Sevier and Nancy S. Madden, 1961. .

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March 15, 1665
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Colonial America
August 1693
Age 28
North Farnam Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Colonial America
February 11, 1695
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November 27, 1700
Age 35
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
March 15, 1709
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May 27, 1715
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