Reuben Goad, 1770 - 1857, prob s/o William Goad
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226   Reuben Goad,4                                                                                         ?  22  (William,3,John,2,Abraham,1)

               b 25 May 1770 Pittsylvania Co, Va; d 1857 Macon Co, Tenn.  (middle iniitial "L." acc to some sources)
               m 4 Oct 1789 to Mary (Molly) Witcher, b ca 1779-80 Va, d/o Daniel Witcher and Susan Key.  Daniel's will was rec in Smith Co,
                   Tenn Will Bk 1814-16, p 7, listing dau's Mary Goad and Martha Goad.

               1789 Pittsylvania Co tax list, Reuben Goad.
               1797, 8 Jan: Pittsylvania Co: Samuel Dalton pledged "three feather beds and their furniture and three head of sheep purchased
                         from 'Reubin" Goad,' for debt owed John Smith.
               1800-10 Reuben moved to the Highland Rim area of Smith Co, Tenn, the part that became Macon Co in 1842.
               1819 Smith Co: Reuben Goad obtained a land grant.
               1820 Smith Co census, p 60, Reuben Goard, 111201-11001.
               1830 Smith Co census, p 33, Reuben Goad, 000100001-00010001.
               1840 Smith Co census, p 291, Reuben Goad, 001000001-000010001.
               1850 Macon Co, Tenn census, Dist 9, p 176, #522/522, Reuben Goad,80 Va, farmer, Molly,80 Va, Coleman D.,46 Tenn, collect-
                        or, Mary,45 Tenn, Lacy L.,19 Tenn, farmer, Reuben F.,15 Tenn, farmer, Milton J.,13 Tenn, (unnamed male),5 Tenn.

               issue: (acc to family bible)

1.   Nancy Goad, b 4 Nov 1790, m Richard (Dick) Jenkins, s/o James and Susannah Jenkins.

2.   Susanna (Susan) Goad, b 12 Dec 1792, d 16 May 1877, bur Goad Cem, Pleasant Shade, Macon Co, m James Jenkins, b 19
                     Oct 1791, d 20 Aug 1870, bur Goad Cem, Pleasant Shade, s/o Roderick Jenkins and ____ Pack.  Roderick was s/o William
                     and Nancy Jenkins.
a.   William Dixon A. (Dick) Jenkins, b 15 Nov 1828 Smith Co, d 3 Aug 1917 Macon Co, m 22 Feb 1847 Macon Co to
                           his 1st cousin Nancy A. Goad, b 18 Feb 1833 Smith Co, d 10 Apr 1907 Macon Co, d/o
John Goad (#2264) (see below)
                           and Permelia Sneed.

3.   George W. Goad, b 15 Apr 1794 Va, m Delilah ____.
                     Moved to Davidson Co, Tenn.

4.   Sabra Goad, b 31 Oct 1796, d 17 Sep 1847, m Samuel Jenkins, s/o Roderick Jenkins and ____ Pack.

5.   Sally Goad, b 11 Jan 1799.

6.   Daniel Goad, b 2 Dec 1801 Tenn, m Susanna A. Cartwright.

7.   Coleman D. Goad, b 5 Jan 1804 Tenn, m Mary Young.

8.   John Goad, b 10 Jan 1806 Macon Co, m Permelia Sneed.

9.   Mary (Polly) Goad, b 7 Feb 1808.

10.   Reuben Goad, b 21 Jul 1810 Tenn, m(1) Elizabeth (Betsy) Ellis Towns, m(2) Margaret L. McKinnis.
                     (his middle initial "L." acc to some sources)
                     Moved to Fannin Co, Tex.

11.   Rachel Goad, b 2 Apr 1814, m David McKinnis.

              Ref:  1.  "
The Goads A Frontier Family", Kenneth F. Haas, p 67-70.
                       2.   Wanda June Goad Worland's notes, Mike Goad's
                       3.  "
Macon County Times", Lafayette, Tenn, 3 Apr 1952, 'The Goad Family'.  This newspaper article lists Reuben Goad's
                              children, quoting from an old Bible found at Red Boiling Springs.  The article also has much more info on Reuben's
                              descendants.  This article omits John from the list of Reuben's children, but the Bible (dated ca 1830) lists him, and the
                              images of this Bible are online, and clearly record John.
                              This article, dated "15 Nov 1951" was quoted on 6 Jul 2007 at: