Thomas Goad, 1760s - 1830s, s/o Robert Goad
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241    Thomas Goad,4                                                                                                24   (Robert,3,John,2,Abraham,1)

                b 1760's; prob d 1830's.
                m 31 Jan 1793 Bedford Co, Va to July Toler.  Edmund Toler surety for marr.
                Thomas may have m(2) Nelly ____, b 1790's, prob d 1840's.

                1785, 86, and 1792 Bedford Co tax lists.
                1797 Bedford Co: Thomas was surety for marr of his sister Nancy to his cousin
William Goad (#2221).
                1794  - 1801 Thomas Goad listed on misc Bedford Co tax lists.
                1803 Bedford Co tax list, Thomas Goad.
                1815, 28 Oct: Maury Co, Tenn: Thomas Goad purchased 50 acres for $70 from Thomas Randol.
                1816 Maury Co tax list, Thomas Goad.
                1820 census, Thomas not located.
                1820, 20 Dec: Maury Co: Thomas Goad sold same 50 acres for $200 to Daniel May.
                1830 Giles Co, Tenn census, p 170, Thos Goard, 030000001-310001.
                1840 census, Thomas not located, but following may be his 2nd wife and a son:
             ? 1840 Lawrence Co, Tenn census, p 139, Nelly Gourd, 0101-0220001.
             ? 1840 Giles Co census, p 106, James Goad, 00001-20001.

                issue: (possible, unidentifed Maury Co Goads, of the right ages to have been children of Thomas Goad, above, but no proof)

1.   Caleb Goad, b ca 1792-93 Va, m Elizabeth Dodson
                      Moved to Graves Co, Ky.

2.   Reuben Goad, b ca 1793-97 Va, m(1) ____, m(2) Nancy Ann Davis.
                      Moved to Madison Co, Ark.

3.   Peter Goad, b ca 1797 Va, m Mary M. O'Neal.
                      Moved to Madison Co (became Hinds Co), Miss by 1829.

4.   Neill Goad, b ca 1798-00 Va, m Sabrina (Seni,Sinia) Gregory.
                      Lived in Smith and Macon Cos, Tenn.

5.   Joel Goad, b ca 1802 Va, m(1) Nancy Slay, m(2) Ellender (Eleanor) Dawson
                      Moved to Hinds Co, Miss by 1836.

6.   Robert Goad, b ca 1803-04 Va, m Catherine (Kate) Dodson.
                      Moved to Crawford and Benton Co's, Ark.

7.   Ann Goad, m 1833 to Robert S. Sellers.
                      Poss same as:
                      1850 Lawrence Co, Tenn census, Dist 10, p 386, #408/408, Robert Sellars,38 Tenn, miller, Anne,34 Tenn, Sarah E.,15 Tenn,
                               Martha A.,14 Tenn, Lucy J.,12 Tenn, Mary P.,10 Tenn, Esther J.,7 Tenn, Malinda J.,5 Tenn, Louisa S.,2 Tenn.

                Prob grandchildren of
Robert Goad Sr (#24), and prob children of Thomas Goad, above, or Robert Goad Jr (#244) or Reuben
                Goad (#2412):

1.   Andrew Goad, m 30 Dec 1827 Maury Co to Malinda Deson (Deeson).
                      1830 census, Andrew not located.
                      Supposedly left a will in Maury Co in the 1830's.

2.   Anna Goad, b ca 1814 Tenn.
                      1850 Maury Co census, Dist 6, p 331, #1248/1248, Anna Goad,36 Tenn, insane, living with Jas F. and Mary Cruise.

                Other Maury/Lawrence County Goads, probably grandchildren or great-grandchildren of
Robert Goad Sr (#24), but no proof
                of their relationship (a couple may be sons of Reuben Goad, above, who had otherwise unidentifed sons in the 1830 and 1840
                census'; and some may be children of Thomas by his possible 2nd wife Nelly):

1.   James Goad, b 1810's.
                       1840 Giles Co census, p 106, James Goad, 00001-20001.
                       1850 census, James not located, unless he was the James Goad of 1850 Crawford Co, Ark, currently recorded in this gen-
                       ealogy as
James Madison Goad (#2453), s/o James Goad and Margaret (Peggy) Shockley.  Wiley Goad, above, was living
                       with this family in 1850.

2.   Sarah Jane Goad, b ca 1823, m 1846 Lawrence Co to James Weaver.

3.   Joel Goad, b 1825 Tenn, m(1) Eliza A. (Louisa) Bynum, m(2) Lucy C. Haywood.
                      (he is also listed as poss of the
Lawrence Co, Tenn Goads (#22211), on the page for William and Nelly Goad)

4.   Lucetta (Lucetty) Goad, b ca 1828-30 Tenn, d 1879, m 14 Feb 1853 Lawrence Co to John Green, b 1813 Jackson Co, Ga,
                      d 1869, s/o John Green and Anne Gideon.  John had m(1) 16 Jan 1830 to Winnie Dial.
                      Family moved to Lauderdale and Lawrence Co's, Tenn.

5.   Joshua Goad, b ca 1828-32 Tenn, m Emily A.Grant.

6.   Robert M. Goad, b ca 1826-27, m Sarah Elvira (Sallie) Godwin.
                      He has been mistakenly thought by many (including myself) to be
Robert Goad (#2464), s/o Richard Goad of Bedford Co,
                      Va, but the evidence is clearly contradictory to this linkage, and is discussed on their pages.

7.   Martha Goad, b ca 1827-28 Tenn, d 1897.  She was the 2nd wife of George W. Lucas, b ca 1822-23 Tenn, d Aug 1873,
                      supposedly the s/o John Lucas and Polly Lacey.
                      Reportedly she was definitely a d/o Joseph Goad and Mary Lacey, but no record of this couple, other than tradition.
                      Another  source says a chancery court record in Maury Co states that Joel Goad testified for his sister Martha Goad Lucas.
                      1850 Maury Co census, Dist 21, p 201, #688/688, Martha Gourd,22 Tenn, living with James H. and Elizabeth Gregory.
                      1860 Lawrence Co census,
                      1870 Maury Co census,

8.   Wiley Goad, b ca 1833-34 Tenn, m Sarah H. ____, b ca 1831 Ala.
                      Possibly not a s/o Thomas or Reuben, and listed here since he was born in "Murray" Co, Tenn (see below).
                      Also poss the R.W. Goad, who may be the son of
George W. Goad (#2261).
                      1850 Crawford Co, Ark census, Richland Twp, p 323, #95/95, Wiley Goard,16 Tenn, living with James and Rebecca Goad.
                               (this was
James Madison Goad (#2453), supposed s/o James Goad and Margaret (Peggy) Shockley)
                      1860 Crawford Co census, Richland Twp, p 663, #448/446, Wiley Gourd,27 Tenn, laborer, --, $100, Sarah H.,19 Ala.
                      1863, 10 Oct: Van Buren Co, Ark: Wiley Goad, age 27, b "Murray" Co, Tenn, enlisted as private in Co E, 2 Reg, Ark Cav.
                      Poss same as:
                      1870 Davidson Co, Tenn census, Dist 24, p 157, #33/34, Wiley Goad,35 Tenn, farmer, Martha,28 Tenn.
                      1880 census, family not located.

9.   William H. Goad, b Oct 1834 Tenn, m Sarah Jane Brashears Wilbourn.
                      Also listed as poss s/o
William H. Goad (#22211).
                      1850 census, William not located.

10.   Newton Goad, b Aug 1835 Tenn, m(1) Hester A. Estes, m(2) Minerva B. (Minnie) McMinness.
                      1850 Maury Co census, Dist 20, p 197, #621/621, Newton Gourd,18 Tenn, farmer, living with James T. and Patience Sellers.
                      Moved to Davidson Co, Tenn.

11.   Mary E. Gourd, b ca 1836 Tenn.
                      1850 Maury Co census, Dist 10, p 196, #610/610, Mary E. Gourd,14 Tenn, living with R.C.S. and Susan M. McClure.
                               (living next door to Robert Goad, apparently the above
Robert M. Goad (#24173).

               Possibly related to this family, but no proof:

12.   Catherine Elizabeth Goad, b 12 Dec 1825, m Thomas Dodson, b (?1825), d 1898, s/o David and Elizabeth Dodson.
                      Thomas Dodson was a sister of Elizabeth Dodson, above, and Thomas also moved to Graves Co, Ky.
                      1850 Graves Co, Ky census, Dist 1, p 441, #240/240, T. Dodson,37 Ky, farmer, $1500, C.E.,25 Tenn, J.A.,3 Ky, J.L.,2
                               Ky, J.B.,6/12 Ky.

               Ref:  "
The Goads A Frontier Family", 1984 and 1995, Kenneth F. Haas, p 88-91.