States: Kentucky: Fleming
Maybe I should have mentioned Francis Portis Goddard's grandfather and his brother were kidnapped by their stepmother and sent to America so her sons would inherit. They were 12 and 10. They were bound out when they arrived.
We know all about our John Goddard but lost Joseph. John named a son after his brother and passed the story down. He got his bondage cut short by teaching a black slave how to do carpenter work. Since at 12 he had been working at this in England. Many slavers were moving to Kentucky. So some of our people left. Others just stayed and owned slaves.
No I do not know of a written book. Ours was just passed down in Bibles and each usually built a church where ever they lived. You will find a Goddard Baptist church in Goddard Ky. One in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois founded by a Goddard.
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