I have Amos B. Goodman b. ca 1821 in Wilson Co., TN, married 27 Jul 1853 in Wilson Co., TN to Nancy Lanham. I do not have any of their descendants in my files, so anything more you can provide privately by email would be great.
Amos B. Goodman was son of:
Robert D. Goodman, b ca 1799 in TN, probably what would later be Wilson County, and d. before Aug 1845 in Wilson Co., TN. He married Martha J. Richardson (parents unknown) in Wilson County on Feb 20, 1829. See: http://www.goodmanhistory.com/my-ancestors/john-james-goodman-bedford-va/robert-goodman-wilson-tn.html.
Robert D. Goodman was son of:
Robert Goodman, b. 27 Feb 1775 in Bedford Co., VA and d. before 19 Jan 1859 in Wilson Co., TN. He married Ann Neal on 27 Feb 1895 in Bedford Co., VA. This Robert Goodman was a brother of my ancestor, Amos I. Goodman.
They were sons of:
John James Goodman b ca 1750 in Hanover Co., VA, and died date and location unknown. He married Epharilla Thorpe in Bedford County, VA, probably ca 1770. Parentage of John James Goodman is not 100% certain, but he is currently believed to be a son of the Robert Goodman II, Planter, of Hanover Co., VA, who bought 500 ac of land in Lunenburg Co, VA (Parent of later Bedford Co) in 1759. See: http://www.goodmanhistory.com/my-ancestors/john-james-goodman-bedford-va.html.
Then, Robert Goodman II of Hanover VA, b ca 1725 in VA, who is believed to be the son of Robert Goodman I of Hanover, VA, b ca 1702, who inherited "his old plantation and 100ac" from his father, Benjamin Goodman of Hanover and Louisa Co VA., by Benjamin Goodman's will of 1729, recorded in Hanover in 1735, and also in another VA county, which is what allowed it to survive, since all of Hanover's records were lost in fires.
Benjamin Goodman's ancestry is subject to considerable debate. I believe, because he owned considerable lands, divided in his will between his sons Robert, Samuel and Benjamin, that he may be descended from the earliest known Goodman emigrant to VA, Robert Goodman, who came to the VA Colony in 1618 at age 18, and is known to have survived the tumultuous early years and is mentioned in later York Co., VA records.
Others believe he was descended from a Benjamin Goodman of Goldington, Bedfordshire, England, but cannot provide definitive proofs to that effect, and I found mention of that particular Benjamin Goodman being still in Goldington after he supposedly left England. He was a common laborer, not a man of any wealth or position. Because of loss of so may records of early colonial VA, we may never know.
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