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Abraham Goad, Sr.

Birthplace: North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia
Death: Died in Richmond, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Goad and Phoebe Goad
Husband of Katherine Goad
Father of William Goad; Hannah Phillips; John Goad; Elizabeth Dodson (Goad); Abraham "Pittsylvania Abe" Goad, Jr. and 2 others

Occupation: Planter
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About Abraham Goad, Sr.

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.


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Abraham Goad, Sr.'s Timeline

May 10, 1667
Richmond, Virginia
August 1693
Age 26
Richmond, Virginia, United States
November 11, 1695
Age 28
Richmond, Virginia
November 27, 1700
Age 33
North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia
Age 37
North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, Virginia, USA
March 15, 1709
Age 41
North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia, United States
Age 42
North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, Virginia, USA
May 27, 1715
Age 48
North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, Virginia, USA
April 11, 1734
Age 66
Richmond, Virginia