| John Goad, 1700 - 1771, s/o Abraham Goad
author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 John Goad,2 (Abraham,1)
b 27 Nov 1700 North Farnham Parish (NFP), Richmond Co, Va; d Jul 1771 Bedford Co, Va.
m(1) Katherine (?Jennings). Last listed in 1738 deed.
m(2) Ann ____ (?Isham). Listed in John's 1771 will.
John initially resided on the East side of the Rappahannock River in Richmond Co.
1726, 2 Nov: Richmond Co Deed Bk 8 p 263: John and Katherine Goad deeded 15 acres to John Petty.
1727, 3 Oct: Richmond Co Deed Bk 8, p 364: John Katherine Goad deeded 180 acres to John Hightower.
1734 John was executor of his father's will.
1738, 21 Oct: Richmond Co Deed Bk 9, p 588: John and Katherine Goad deeded 80 acres to John Hightower.
1738 about this year, John moved to Lunenburg Co, Va (the part that became Bedford Co).
1750 Lunenburg Co list of tithables: John Good and John Good Jr.
1750, 15 Nov: Lunenburg Co Will Bk 1, p 496: John Gourd wit for will of John Peter Bilbs.
1753, 10 Apr: Pittsylvania Co, Va: 100 acres on first bold branch of Frying Pan Creek surveyed for John Goad (Sr or Jr not speci-
1753, 17 Apr: Pittsylvania Co: 400 acres on North fork of Frying Pan Creek, adjoining Goad, surveyed for John Goad Sr. Also for
John Goad, 175 acres on Staunton and Pigg Rivers.
1753, 18 Apr: Pittsylvania Co: 275 acres on waters of Frying Pan Creek, adjoining his own and William Bennet (transferred to Reu-
ben Bennet on 4 Nov 1780) surveyed for John Goad (Sr or Jr not specified). (see below 1769 survey)
1754, 22 Jul: Bedford Co, Va Deed Bk 1, p 3: John Goad Gent was one of the securities for Joseph Ray as sheriff.
1754 By this year John had already acquired land on the North side of the Staunton River (now known as the Roanoke), just across
from Pittsylvania Co.
1760, 27 Sep: Bedford Co Deed Bk 1, p 291: John Goad purchased 125 acres from Richard Randolph.
1769, 30 Jan: Pittsylvania Co: 275 acres on waters of Frying Pan Creek surveyed for John Goad, adjoining his own and William
Bennet (transferred to Reuben Bennet on 4 Nov 1780). (see above 1753 survey)
1771, 23 Jul Bedford Co Will Bk 1, p 132-34 (dated 7 Jul): John Goad's will proven, executor his son John. Listed daus Joannah
Sevear, Elisabeth Cox, Hanna Bennet, Ann Risden, sons William, Abraham, Robert, William, son Abraham's son James, and
grandson Thomas Goad, son of John, and wife Ann Goad:
In the Name of God Amen:
I John Goad of Bedford County, Being in Perfect Sence and Memory, do constitute and appoint, this my last wlll and Testament.
Emprimus First, I Bequeath my Soul, to Almighty Goad that gave it me, and my Body, to be Buried in A Christian like manner, at the descretion
of my Executor.
Item I give to my Daughter, Joannah Sevear, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I give to my Daughter, Elisabeth Cox, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I give to my Daughter, Hannah Bennet, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I give to my Daughter, Ann Risden, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I give to my Son, William, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I give to my Son, Abraham, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I give to my Son, Robert, one Shilling Sterling, to be paid out of my Estate.
Item I lend to my Son, William, the Use of my Cow known by the Name of Blossom, with her Increase, till his son John, Shall come to the
age of twenty one years, and then the property to vest in Sd. John, But if the Sd John Shoud die, without heir, then the Sd. Cow and
and her Indrease to be devided among the rest of my Son William's Children.
Item I lend to my Son, Abraham, the Use of my Cow known by the Name of Star, with her Increase, till his son James Shall come to the
age of twenty one years, and then the property to vest in Sd. James, But if Sd James Should die without heir then the Said Cow, with
her Indrease to be devided among the rest of my son Abraham's Children.
Item I give to my Grandson, Thomas Goad, Son of John Goad, my least gun.
Item I give to James Waldrop, the gun he has, of mine.
Item I give to my Loving Wife, Ann Goad, all of the Estate that She brought with her, when we was married, and all the rest of my personal
Estate, not yet menion'd, after myJust Debts is paid, I lend her the use of During her widowhood, and at her marriage, or Death, to be
Equally Devided between my son John Goad and his Children.
Item I lend to my Son, William Goad, the use, of that part of my land that he now lives on, as it is mark'd of to him During his life, and at his
Death, the property to vest in his son, John Goad, and his heirs for ever.
Item I lend to my Son Abraham Goad the use of that part of my land that he now lives on, as it is mark'd of to him, During his life, and at his
Death the property to vest in his son James Goad and his heirs for ever.
Item I lend to my Loving Wife the use of that part of my land where on I now live as it is laid of to her which She agrees to take for her thirds
During her life.
Item I lend to my Son, Robert Goad, the use of the upper part of my Land as it is mark'd of to him, and that part, that is laid of for my wifes
thirds, after her death. I also lend him the use of as long as he lives, and at his Death the property to vest in his Son, Thomas Goad, and
his heirs for ever.
Item My Will and Desire is, that my Son John Goad, do receive all my Just dues, and pay of all my Just Debts, out of my personal Estate, if
My Dues Should not be Soficient.
Item I constitute and appoint, my Son, John Goad, Executor of this my last Will and Testament, given under my hand and Seal, this Seventh
Day of July 1771.
Interlined before signed his
(the use of) JOHN GOAD Imprimus Seal
In the presence of Edward Wade, hand and
Geo. Phillips, Peter Bennet
At a Court held for Bedford County, Va., the 23th Day of July 1771 the within Last Will & Testament of John Goad, Died, was
exhibited by John Goad executor therein names.
1771, 27 Aug: Bedford Co Will Bk 1, p 128: inventory of estate of John Goad, dec.
1780, 24 Mar: Pittsylvania Co: inclusive survey for David Ross, to include John Goad's 216 acres survey and 240 acre patent
(John Goad Sr or Jr not specified)
1. Joanna Goad, b 1 Nov 1723 NFP, d after Aug 1773, m Valentine Sevier, b ca 1702 London, Eng, d 30 Dec 1803 Carter Co,
Tenn. They lived for a while in Augusta (now Rockingham) and Frederick (now Shenandoah) Co's, Va. It is not known if Joan-
na went to Tenn before she died. Valentine m(2) Jemima ____.
a. Gen John Sevier, b 23 Sep 1745 Augusta Co, Va (now Rockingham Co), d 24 Sep 1815 Fort Decatur, Ala, m(1) 1761 to
Catherine (Bonny Kate) Sherrill. John won fame at the Battle of King's Mountain, and was the 1st governor of Tenn.
b. Col Valantine Sevier, b 1747, d 23 Feb 1800 Clarksville, Tenn, m 1767 Shenandoah Co, Va to Naomi (Amy) Douglas.
c. Capt Robert Sevier, b 1749, d 16 Oct 1780 of wounds received at the Battle of King's Mountain, m Kesiah Robertson.
d. Mary (Polly) Sevier, m Capt Robert Rutherford.
e. Catherine Sevier, d 6 Sep 1824 Tenn (prob Overton Co), m ca 1784 to William Matlock.
f. Abraham Sevier, b 14 Feb 1760 Frederick Co, Va (now Shenandoah Co), d 18 Jun 1841 Overton Co, Tenn (now Clay Co),
m Mary Little.
g. Joseph Sevier, b 1764, d 18 Jun 1826 Overton Co, Tenn (now Clay Co), m Elizabeth Cawood.
h. Sophia Sevier, m William Peters, s/o Henry Peters.
i. Bethenia Sevier, m James Hawkins.
j. Elizabeth Sevier, m William Matlock. (she may have been his 1st wife, and he m(2) her sister Catherine)
2. Elizabeth Goad, b 12 Jul 1726 NFP, d 1799 Grayson Co, Va, m John Cock.
21 3. John Goad, b 1 Jul 1729 NFP, m Margaret ____.
Moved to Sullivan Co, Tenn.
4. Hannah Goad, b 7 Apr 1732 NFP, m ____ Bennett (prob William, s/o Peter Bennett, who witnessed John Goad's will).
22 5. William Goad, b 3 Mar 1734 NFP, m Tabitha (?Dixon).
6. Ann Goad, m ____ Risden. (this name may actually be Roysden, as a William Roysden lived nearby in Pittylvania Co, and was
poss the William Roysden listed in the 1762 and 1764 Halifax Co tax lists)
Prob same as:
1763 Halifax Co, Va: William and Anne Risden bought land (sold it the following year).
1786 Pittsylvania Co: William Roysden deeded property on the Pigg River.
William was later on a Pittsylvania Co tax list, and he reportedly moved to Wilkes Co, NC.
23 7. Abraham Goad, b 1740 Lunenburg Co, Va, m Anne (?Ayers).
(some refs give his birthdate as 11 Apr 1740, but no sources given)
Moved to Montgomery Co, Va and later to Anderson Co, Tenn.
24 8. Robert Goad, b ca 1742, m(1) Martha (Patsy/Patty) ____, m(2) Susannah Hood.
Moved to Maury Co, Tenn.
Ref: 1. "The Goads A Frontier Family", 1984 and 1995, Kenneth F. Haas, p 8-9.
2. "Sevier Family History", Cora Bales Sevier and Nancy S. Madden, 1961.
3. "Carroll 1765-1815 The Settlements", John Perry Alderman, 1985, p 411-13.