| Abraham (Abram) Goad, c1789 - 1860s, s/o James Goad
author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
A Abraham (Abram) Goad,5 231 (James,4,Abraham,3,John,2,Abraham,1)
b ca 1789 Montgomery Co, Va; d 1860's.
m(1) his 1st cousin Elsy (Ailcy) Hughett, b 1790, d 1832, d/o William E. Hughett and Elizabeth Goad (d/o Abraham and Anne
m(2) 26 Aug 1832 Grayson Co, Va to Rachel Cock, b ca 1803-08 Grayson Co, prob d 1870's, d/o James E. Cock (#11) and Eliza-
beth (Bettie ?Richardson by tradition). James E. Cock was prob a 1st cousin of Abraham's father James Goad.
1810, 8 Mar: Montgomery Co, Va Plat Bk E, p 703: 60 acres surveyed for Abram Goard, on Greasy Creek, a branch of Reed
Island, a branch of New River.
1812 Land Grant Bk 63, p 275: Abraham Goad patented 60 acres on Greasy Creek.
1820 Montgomery Co census, p 174A, Abram Goad, 100010-20010-01.
1830 Montgomery Co census, p 68, Abram Goad, 2101001-0121001.
1840 Floyd Co, Va census, p 182, Abram Goad, 20210001-011001.
1850 Floyd Co census, Western Dist #15, p 423(845), #645/645, Abram Gourd,61 Floyd Co, farmer, $500, Rachel,42 Carroll Co,
Usla,16 Floyd Co, Conter,13 Floyd Co, Peter,10 Floyd Co, Preston,8 Floyd Co, Mary,6 Floyd Co, Reubin,3 Floyd Co,
Co, Gabriel,3 Floyd Co, Eliza,2/12 Floyd Co.
1860 Floyd Co census, #958/894, p 133, Abram Goard,71, farmer, $400, $88, Rachiel,57, Mary,15, Rubin,13, Gabriel,13, Eliza,11.
1870 Floyd Co census, Indian Valley + B Fork, p 33, #254/240, Rachel Goad,62 Va, Ursula Webb,38 Va, Elizabeth F.,13 Va, Julia,
9 Va, James E.,7 Va.
1880 census, Rachel not located.
A1 ? 1. Naomi H. Goad, m Andrew Jennings.
Naomi was prob a d/o Abraham, but could have been a sister, or d/o Abraham's sister Frances.
2. Francis Jane (Fannie) Goad, b ca 1814-16 Va, d 23 Dec 1895 Carroll Co, "age 81, wife of Lewis and d/o Abram and Ailcy",
m 3 Nov 1839 Grayson Co to Lewis Dalton (#13), b ca 1812-14 Va, s/o James Dalton and Sarah Turpin.
A2 3. Aaron B. Goad, b ca 1816-18 Montgomery Co, Va, m(1) Elizabeth Marshall, m(2) Nancy ____.
Moved to Kanawha Co, Va (WVa), Mason Co, Va (WVa), Hancock Co, Ill, and Bates Co, Mo.
4. Emelia (Milly) Goad, b ca 1817 "Floyd" (Montgomery ) Co, d 21 Jan 1897 Montgomery Co, "Cmilie" Goad m 4 Dec 1840
Floyd Co to Cyrus L.(?J.) Keith, b Apr 1803 Va, s/o James Keith Jr and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Huff. (Emelia was b 1 Sep
1810 acc to Ref 6 below, but this date inconsistent with the census'.)
Ref: "Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolk", 1976, Larry King.
1850 Floyd Co census, Western Dist #15, p 438(874), #837/837, Cyrus Keith,45 Floyd Co, Milly,33 Floyd Co, Archelus,6
Floyd Co, Adam,4 Floyd Co, Catherine,1 Floyd Co.
1860 Floyd Co census, Greasy Creek, p 151, #1093/1018, Cyrus Keith,58 Va, farmer, --, $15, Milly,43, Archilius,16, Adam,
14, Catharine,11, Joseph,9, Elijah,7, Solomon,4.
1870 Floyd Co census, Indian Valley + B Fork, p 31, #225/213, Cyrus J. Keith,65 Va, --, $180, Emelia,53 Va, Catherine,21 Va,
Joseph,19 Va, Elijah,17 Va, farm laborer.
1880 Floyd Co census, Indian Valley, p 303B, #186/189, Cyrus Keith,78 Va, farmer, Emillie,63 Va.
a. Archelus Keith, b ca 1844 Floyd Co.
b. Adam Keith, b ca 1846 Floyd Co.
c. Catherine Keith, b ca 1849 Floyd Co, d 3 Jun 1894, m Elisha Howell, b 1850, d 1937.
d. Joseph Keith, b ca 1851 Va.
e. Elijah Keith, b ca 1853 Va.
f. Solomon Keith, b 21 Jul 1856 Floyd Co, s/o "C. Jr and E. Keeth". Not located in 1870 census.
A3 5. Olive (Olley) Goad, b ca 1820-21 Montgomery Co, m(1) Thomas Dalton, m(2) Lewis Stilwell, m(3) Charles Smith.
A4 6. Timothy (Tim) Goad, b ca 1821-26 Montgomery Co, m(1) Matilda Shinnault, m(2) Nancy Hughett.
7. Sarah Jane Goad, b ca 1825-34 Montgomery/Floyd Co, m 3 Feb 1848 Floyd Co to John Bishop Jr, b ca 1827 Montgomery
Co, d 4 May 1865 Floyd Co, "age 38 of gunshot", s/o John Bishop Jr (s/o Henry Bishop and Frances Simpkins) and Decy
(Dicey) Cox (d/o Ambrose Norwood Cox Sr (#3) and Sarah (Sally) Reed).
1850 Floyd Co census, Western Dist #15, p 445(889), #939/939, John Bishop,23 Floyd Co, farmer, $500, Sarah J.,19 Floyd
Co, Mary E.,10 days Floyd Co, Francis Gord,45 Floyd Co.
1860 Floyd Co census, p 122(556), #876/823, John Bishop Jr,33 Va, farmer, $565, $407, Sarah J.,26, Adaline,11, Nancy,3 Va,
Julia,1, Charles Kimpleton,(? age), Francis Goard,48, Peter Goard,20, fieldhand.
1870 Floyd Co census, Indian Valley + B Fork, p 27, #167/155, Sarah Bishop,38 Va, $750, $200, Nancy J.,14 Va, Virginia A.,
9 Va, John Henry,6 Va, Sarah J.,4 Va, Francis Goad,71 Va, Preston Akers,51 Va, farmer, --, $450, James Haynes,70 Va.
1880 Floyd Co census, Indian Valley, p 306B, #223/227, Sarah Bishop,55 Va (wid/div), John H.,17 Va, farmer, Sarah,15 Va,
Reubin Goad,31 Va (son-in-law), farmer, Nancy R.,22 Va (dau), John H.,7 Va (grandson), Walter E.,1 Va (grandson).
a. Mary E. Bishop, b 1850 Floyd Co, d 22 Dec 1853 Floyd Co, "age 3 yrs, 7 mos, 2 days, of scarlet fever, d/o Jno. & Sarah
b. Adaline Bishop, b Mar 1853 Floyd Co, m 23 Nov 1869 Floyd Co to her half uncle Gabriel Goad (#A10), b ca 1847
c. (male) Bishop, b 15 Sep 1853 Floyd Co, s/o "John & Sarah J.", d 17 Sep 1853 Floyd Co, "age 2 days, s/o "Jno & Sarah
d. Nancy R. Bishop, b Sep 1856 Va, d age "51" May 1901, bur at Charlie Phillips place, m 2 Jan 1872 Floyd Co to her half
uncle Reuben Goad (#A9).
e. Julia (July) Bishop, b 13 Jul 1858 Floyd Co, d/o "John & Sarah J.".
f. Virginia A. Bishop, b ca 1861 Va.
g. John Henry Bishop, b ca 1863-64 Va.
h. Sarah J. Bishop, b ca 1865-66 Va.
A5 8. Squire John Goad, b 24 Oct 1828 Montgomery Co, m Mary Jane Taylor.
Moved to Kanawha and Roane Co's, Va (WVa).
9. Rachel Goad, b ca 1829-30 Floyd Co, m(1) 28 Jul 1848 Floyd Co to Guy Keith, b 21 Sep 1828 Montgomery Co, s/o Elizabeth
Jane (Betsy) Keith (d/o James Keith Jr and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Huff). Guy supposedly d in a Confederate prison on the
James River, near Richmond. Rachel m(2) ____ Williams, and she was widowed again by 1870.
1850 Floyd Co census, Western Dist #15, p 442(882), #894/894, Guy Keith,22 Floyd Co, Rachel,20 Floyd Co, Luanna,1
1860 Clay Co, Va (WVa) census, p 21, Big Sycamore, #135/135, Guy Keethy,31 Va, farmer, $800, $150, Rachel,30 Va, Lu-
anna,11 Va, Abraham,9 Va, Isaac,7 Va, Jacob,5 Va, Thomas,2 Va, Elizabeth,5/12 Va.
1870 Clay Co census, Pleasant Twp, p 687, #71/71, Rachel Williams,33 Va, $400, $120, Luana Keith,21 Va, Abraham,19 Va,
farm laborer, Isaac,16 Va, farm laborer, Jacob,14 Va, farm laborer, Thomas W.,13 Va, farm laborer, Elizabeth,10 Va,
Mary S.,8 Va, S.E. Williains,3 WVa.
1880 Clay Co census, Pleasant Twp, p 305C, #77/77, Thomas Keith,22 Va, farmer, Rachel,21 Va, Missouri,3/12 WVa (Mar),
Rachel Williams,51 Va (wid/div), farmer, Elizabeth,20 Va, Mary,18 Va, Sherman Williams,13 WVa (son), at farm labor.
a. Luanna Keith, b 14 May 1849 Floyd Co, d 12 Aug 1901, m 4 May 1872 to John Henry Osborne, b 1845 Va, d 9 May
1912 Clay Co, Va.
b. Abraham (Abe) Keith, b 1 Apr 1851 Nicholas Co, Va (WVa), d 1 Apr 1904 Clay Co, m 24 Sep 1871 Clay Co to Sarah
Ann (Sallie) Osborne, b 21 Nov 1847 Wyoming Co, Va (WVa), d 21 Apr 1934 Clay Co.
c. Isaac Keith, b 19 Jun 1853 Clay Co, Va (WVa), d 28 Feb 1940 Nicholas Co, m 1 Mar 1877 Nicholas Co to Caroline Back-
us, b 15 May 1859 Nicholas Co, d 15 May 1909 Nicholas Co.
d. Jacob Guy (Jake) Keith, b 4 Nov 1855 Nicholas Co, d 4 Jan 1932 Clay Co, m 4 Feb 1881 Kanawha Co, WVa to Rebecca
Jane Cline, b 22 Apr 1859 McDowell Co, Va (WVa), d 7 Dec 1934.
e. Thomas Weeks Keith, b 16 Feb 1858 Clay Co, d 13 Jan 1933 Clay Co, m 6 Mar 1879 Clay Co to Rachel Catherine Cline,
b 26 Sep 1856 McDowell Co, Va (WVa), d 9 Feb 1906 Clay Co.
f. Elizabeth Jane Keith, b 23 Feb 1860 Clay Co, d 19 Aug 1930 Clay Co, m(1) ____, m(2) 20 Jul 1888 Clay Co to Andrew
Jackson Brown, b 1848 Clay Co, d 25 Jan 1912 Clay Co.
g. Mary Savannah Keith, b 29 May 1861 Clay Co, d 28 Dec 1936 Huntington, Cabell Co, WVa, m 10 Jan 1892 Clay Co to
Andrew Jackson (Jack) Simms, d 11 Sep 1915 Clay Co.
h. Sherman E. Williams, b ca 1867 WVa.
A6 10. Jeremiah H. (Jerry,Jara) Goad, b ca 1830-32 Montgomery Co ("s/o Abraham and Elsey" acc to marr rec), m(1) Lucinda
Bond, m(2) Rhoda Simpkins.
Moved to Pulaski Co, Va.
11. Isabella Goad, b Oct 1832 Va, m 23 Feb 1853 Floyd Co to Fleming D. Boyd, b ca 1832 Va, d 1860's.
1850 census, Isabella not located, but Fleming was prob the Fleming D. Boyd,19 Va, living in Mercer Co, Va.
1860 Boone Co, Ind census, Perry Twp, p 112(750), #907/883, Fleming Boyd,28 Va, --, $200, Isabella,29 Va, Elijah,4 Va,
1870 Boone Co census, Perry Twp, p 201, #187/183, Isbel Boyd,38 Va, --, $200, Lauretta,12 Va, Leroy,8 Ind, Henry,6 Ind,
J.H. Letcher,45 Ky, comm laborer. .
1880 Boone Co census, Hamilton Twp, p 207A, #4/5 Izabell Boyd,46 Va (wid/div), washing, Leroy,17 Ind, works on farm,
Ira H.,6 Ind.
1900 Boone Co census, Harrison Twp, ED 11, sheet 5A, #95/95, Isabel Boyd, Oct 1832 Va (wid, 7 ch, 3 living), Ira, Dec 1873
Ind, day laborer.
1910 census, Isabella not located.
a. Elijah Boyd, b ca 1856 Va. Not listed in 1870 census.
b. Lauretta Boyd, b ca 1858 Va.
c. Leroy Boyd, b ca 1862-63 Ind.
d. Henry Boyd, b ca 1864 Ind. Not listed in 1880 census.
e. Ira H. Boyd, b Dec 1873 Ind, m Sarah D. ____, b ca 1878 Ohio. Ira was apparently not Fleming's son.
12. Ursula (Usley) Goad, b May 1834 Floyd Co, d 1910's, m 2 May 1854 Floyd Co to James Madison Webb (#311), b ca
1832-33 Grayson Co, d 1938 Raleigh Co, WVa, s/o Martin Webb and Francis (Fannie) Rainey. Madison left Ursula, and
moved to Raleigh Co, WVa, and m(2) Sarah Jones.
A7 13. Carter C. Goad, b ca 1836 Floyd Co, m Sarah Phillips.
Moved to Wythe and Carter Co's, Va.
A8 14. Peter Goad, b ca 1838-40 Floyd Co, m Martha J. Goad.
15. Preston Goad, b ca 1842 Floyd Co.
16. Mary Goad, b ca 1845 Floyd Co.
A9 17. Reuben Goad, b 1849 Floyd Co, m Nancy R. Bishop.
Moved to McDowell and Logan Co's, WVa.
A10 18. Gabriel G. Goad, b Apr 1849 Floyd Co (Reuben's twin), m Adaline Bishop.
Moved to Pulaski Co, Va.
19. Eliza Goad, b ca 1849 Floyd Co.
Poss same as following, but no proof:
1870 Pulaski Co, Va census, Wassie Twp #3, p 37, #15/14, Eliza Goard,17 Va, living with Isabel J. Wallus,25 Va, William S.,
4 Va. (this is apparently Isabella Wallace,15 Va, d/o Christopher and Martha R. Wallace in the 1860 Pulaski Co census)
Probably closedly related to Abraham Goad, possibly a son, or s/o one of Abraham's sisters:
R 20. Alexander H. (Alex) Goad, b ca 1812-13 Va, m(1) Emma Neal, m(2) Joannah Pierson.
Moved to Nicholas and Clay Co's, Va (WVa).
In 1860, Alexander was living in Clay Co, Va (WVa), listed next to Reuben (Cock) Cox (#115), the brother of Abraham's
2nd wife Rachel Cock. Other circumstantial evidence that Alexander was related to the James/Abraham Goad family is that
he named a son Ballard Preston Goad, a common name in the Floyd/Carroll Co area. And one of Alexander's grandsons was
Alexander Hewitt Goad, prob named for Abraham's 1st wife's family, although spelled differently. Also, Rachel Goad Keith,
Abraham's daughter, moved to Clay Co, Va (WVa) in the 1850's, and was listed one page away from Alexander in 1870 and
two pages away in 1880. Also, in the 1910 census, Alexander's grandson "Jerimiah" Goad (prob Jackson Norvel (Jack)
Goad (#R25)) was living with William F. Cox (#1141) (s/o Abraham's prob 2nd cousin Valentine (Cock) Cox) in 1910.
Ref: 1. "The Goads A Frontier Family", 1984 and 1995, Kenneth F. Haas, p 36-37.
2. "1853-1872 Birth and Death Records Floyd County ...", Fluor and Tise.
3. Fola K. Brown, 601 Hall St, Charleston, WVa 25302 (desc of Rachel Goad and Guy Keith).
4. "Ambrose N. Cox, Sr., Descendants, 1772-1972", Elza B. Cox, p 347.
5. K. M. Keith's notes at www.rootsweb.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Floyd County, Virginia Ancestors and Descendants"
6. Sharon Hill's website.