Ens. William Goodson, Sr.

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Ens. William Goodson, Sr.

Birthplace: Frederick County, MD, United States
Death: September 20, 1845 (85)
Carroll County, Missouri, United States
Place of Burial: Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Goodson and Sarah Goodson
Husband of Elizabeth Wickham and Margaret Goodson
Father of William Goodson, Jr.; Samuel Goodson and Thomas Otis Goodson
Brother of John Goodson; Sarah King; Mary "Polly" Poage and Rhoda English
Half brother of Maj. Thomas Goodson

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About Ens. William Goodson, Sr.

DAR Ancestor #: A045713 Civil Service; Ensign

Ensign William Goodson served in the Virginia Militia during the American Revolution in Capt. Barrett's Co., Col. Lynch and Crockett's Reg't. His service is documented in his pension application #S30440. William Goodson's service has been approved by the Daughters of The American Revolution as a patriot.


From https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104663583

William Goodson was the son of Thomas and Sarah (Riddle) Goodson.

William first married Elizabeth Wickham (1754-1788), daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Wood) Wickham, on 13 Jul 1784 in Botetourt Co., Virginia. William and Elizabeth had one child William Goodson, Jr.

Following Elizabeth's death, William married on 01 December, 1790 Margaret Read (1762-1844). Known children of William and Margaret are: Samuel (m. Elizabeth Beck), Thomas Otis (m. Nancy Agnes Trotter), and Josiah (m. Sarah Jane Farris)

The following item was supplied by Isaac N. Cook, now 95 years old, (1933) who, as a child, lived with Wm. Goodson: "Wm. Goodson fought under Washington and Marion. He was a good Baptist, but would get drunk. He would be turned out of church but be back in three months. He would sing and pray even when drunk."

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Ens. William Goodson, Sr.'s Timeline

December 1759
Frederick County, MD, United States
October 15, 1792
Botetourt County, VA, United States
April 17, 1805
Cumberland County, KY, United States
September 20, 1845
Age 85
Carroll County, Missouri, United States
Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri, United States