Name: William Godwin
Death: BEF AUG 1783 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1
The Godwin family came from Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties, Virginia.
The family dates back to Somerset, England in the year 1300.
(Wilson Daily Times- October 02, 1956).
William Godwin lived in the Toisnot Township. Godwins Bridge over Toisnot Swamp near WGTM radio station, Wilson, North Carolina was named for him.
Will of William Godwin
W: 04 Dec 1779
P: Aug Ct 1783
Edgecombe County, NC
Sick and weak in body.
Grandson John Godwin, bed, pot.
Remaining estate to be divided among all my children.
Exec: David Godwin, Thomas Godwin
Wit: Cornelius Jordan, Sr., William Bond Whitehead, Penelope (X) Barnes
(Edgecombe County, NC Will Abstracts, 1732-1792. Golden West Marketing, page 32.)
- David Godwin b: in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
- Samuel Godwin , Sr. b: ABT 1742 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
- Thomas Godwin b: 1760 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina
- Title: Wills of Edgecombe County 1732-1792, Golden West Marketing, will #158, Will of William Godwin