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  • ID: I1196
  • Name: RICHARD (7) (Major) GOODE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1733 in the Rappahannock River area of Virginia
  • Death: 1801 in Abingdon, Wythe (now Washington) Co., VA 1
  • Note:
    Richard was 11 years old when his father died.
    1756 July 13: roster of Capt. Robert Spotswood includes Richard GOOD, age 23 (b. 1733), born in VA, enlisted from Caroline County.
    Richard fought with distinction at Braddock's Defeat in 1759; rose from Captain to Major in the Continental Army, 1775; served in the Battle of Guilford Court House in NC, and in operations about Fort Duquesne in present-day western PA. He was sheriff of Stokes Co., NC, 1777-1778, and 1786.
    The most published and erroneous of all the accounts of our GOODE family was caused by the ready-made packets once sent out by the Rev. War pension record dept. in Washington, DC. Violet K. Young of North Carolina stayed after them until they gave her the actual copies of testimony, which reflect the real relationship of Major Richard GOODE and Martha GOODE BLACKBURN, sister of Thomas GOODE, Jr., and as Martha said in her statement, she is a cousin of Major Richard GOODE.
    Thomas GOODE, Jr., had a younger brother named Richard, but he did not marry and a land division made in Stokes Co., NC, Sept. 11, 1819, almost 20 years after Major Richard GOODE died, names Thomas' siblings which include Timothy GOODE, Elener DALTON, Martha BLACKBURN, Edward GOODE, George GOODE, William GOODE, and Thomas GOODE, Jr. Elenor "Nelly" md. 1) January 4, 1798, to William MARTIN. (Courtesy Mike Anthis, Dec. 1, 1999)

    1771, 1772, 1775, 1776, 1778, Surry Co., NC, tax lists, Richard GOODE / GOOD
    1786, Surry Co., NC, Colonial census, p.3, Winston's District, Richard GOODE
    Stokes Co., NC, formed 1789 from Surry Co., which was formed in 1771 from Rowan.
    1790 Stokes Co., NC, census index, p.180, 02 02 04 00 00, Richard GOODE
    1790 Stokes Co., NC, census index, p.180, 02 00 02 00 00, Richard GOODE
    1790 Stokes Co., NC, census index, p.180, 01 00 00 00 00, George GOODE
    1800 Stokes Co., NC, census index, p.554, 11101-01201-09, Richard GOODE

    George Brown Goode, Virginia Cousins (Richmond, VA: by the author, 1887; reprint, Bridgewater / Harrisonburg, VA: C.J. Carrier Co., 1963-1994)
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    Revolutionary War Pension Applications, Stokes and Surry Counties, NC, abstracted by Elizabeth Osenbaugh. http://users.erols.com/fmoran/stokes/revintro.html
    GOODE, Richard (Capt.; Maj.) W8855. Declaration of Rebecca GOODE – Henry Co., KY, 11 Jan. 1837 – aged about 85 – She has been a resident of Henry County, KY, for the last 34 or 35 years. Her maiden name was Rebecca YOUNG. She was born in Stokes County, NC, where she married at the house of her father to Richard GOODE. She and Richard resided in Stokes County during the Revolution. For about seven years, the whole period of the war, Richard was so frequently called from home and engaged in the service of his country that his farming and other home business was entirely neglected to her. The duty of attending to such matters devolved exclusively upon Rebecca. He served in the aggregate at least four years. Richard’s first service was a tour against the Tories on the Santee and Yadkin Rivers for three months. He was the captain of a volunteer company. Richard afterwards served as a major. In a tour as such he was engaged in the battle at Ramseurs Mill. He was a major in most occasions when he was called out. He was at the Battle of Guilford and at Eutaw Springs. He left home as a major destined for Georgia and did not return for nine months. She thinks he was in regular service part of the time but is not certain. He often served as a militia officer and sometimes as a volunteer officer. He was called into service by General RUTHERFORD in fall of 1778 and was absent from home for nearly nine months and was taken sick and came home. He was a major for all of the time except three months service as a captain.
    Richard GOODE died in 1800 as they were moving to Kentucky. Rebecca has had general bad health for the last three years. She believes William Lorance and Leonard K. Bradley are still alive and can prove Richard’s service.
    North Carolina State Comptrollers Office, 17 Oct. 1851, certify records of payment of military services of Richard Goode: Book F, No. 2, p.19 Capt. Richard GOODE, Dec. 1777; p.46, 1776; p.51, 1776; p.76, Jan. 1777. Book F, John Ashe Southern Treasurer p.3, paid Captain Richard GOODE pay of 2 militia soldiers, April 20, 1778, Book F, p.20, 178, 24, payments. Vol. 1, old series, Book No. 2 – Col. Joseph Williams of Surry County Regiment, p.18, payments for services rendered in expedition against Scotch Tories or Insurgents, Jan. & Feb. 1776 at Moore’s Creek, “Richard GOODE Cptain 30 days 7/6 L11S5. Comptroller also certifies that the troops of this state were marched against the Cherokee Indians in 1778.
    File contains folded document dated Feb. 15, 1779, signed by Griffith RUTHERFORD, addressed on outside: For Maj. GOODE at the White House *** Febry 15th 1779 Sir/s by General Lincolns Orders, * send to the ade of the two Sisters on Capt with the officers Necessery & 50 privits You will be Vigilent in casting Ball. You are to make no more cartridges but what is necessary for the troops under youre command. I ame to define that you be carefull Directing the officers under you, you are to sennd a gard to that post, above the two sisters, I am stationed at *ubleys Ferry & General Lincoln has given me orders to move the Rum at the Sisters to some safe place some distance from the place. You are to move it about 5 or 6 miles off. One wagon you are to send * to agusta to Col. Little with the Baggage for them troops. Send it as quick as possable, if the * Mi** is not past you send send the waggan with *. I Remine * your Humble Sert. Griffith RUTHERFORD
    To Majr GOODE Aff. of Joseph Banner, Stokes Co., NC, 20 Dec. 1837 – Joseph, a pensioner, aged 87, knows of Capt. Richard GOODE’s service. Richard married Rebecca YOUNG, a daughter of Benjamin YOUNG. Joseph was well acquainted with Richard and Rebecca before and after the Revolution as they were his neighbors on Townfork, a little river in Surry (now Stokes). He was not at their wedding but it was publicly known that they were married by Gray Bynum, Esq., an acting justice of the peace about 1776. Banner served as one of the private soldiers under Capt. GOODE until they marched to the Long Islands of Holston River when Capt. GOODE was appointed adjutant of Col. Jo Williams Regiment and Thomas Evans as Captain proceeded westwardly to the Indian Towns, destroyed them, and capitulated with the Chiefs of the Tribe and then returned home. GOODE commanded a company as captain against the Scotch insurgents at and near Fayetteville, NC, at least two months (this tour preceded the Long Islands tour). After the Cherokee expedition, GOODE commanded a company that was raised for a five months tour and marched towards the South in company with several of Banner’s neighbors and near relatives. GOODE was very much esteemed by all who served under and with him. Towards the end of the war he was commissioned a major; he was a militia officer the whole war.
    Aff. of Ephraim Banner, Stokes Co., NC, 20 Dec. 1837. Aged 84, res. of Stokes, and a pensioner. Ephraim swears that Joseph Banner’s account is true. Ephraim was security on the bond for the marriage license for Richard GOODE to marry Rebecca YOUNG, daughter of Benjamin YOUNG, in 1776. Richard and Rebecca had sons and daughters before they started to remove to Kentucky. Ephraim understood that Major GOODE “died on the road before he reached the intended place of destination.”
    Aff. of “The Widdow” Martha Blackburn – Stokes Co., NC. – She well remembers that Gray Bynum, J.P., married her cousin Richard GOODE and her brother Thomas GOODE on the same day, Richard to Rebecca YOUNG, daughter of Benjamin YOUNG, and her brother to Nancy BEAZLEY in either 1776 or 1778. [Note: did not copy all of this affidavit].
    * Other affidavits not copied include William YOUNG, Peter Force or Forie, pensioner, William Lorance.
    GOODE is referred to in the files of Benjamin, Ephraim, and Joseph Banner and of William Merritt. Sarah, widow of Joseph Banner, states GOODE was a resident of Surry County.
    Richard was second major in Battle of Guilford, mentioned in Adam Binkley file.
    W8855 – soldier lived on “Townfork” – White, p.1376.
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    Major RICHARD GOODE d. after April 23, 1801, when he wrote his will, and before June 9, 1801, when it was entered for probate.

    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cst/bartlett/w-rhgood.htm
    The Will of Major RICHARD GOODE dated April 23, 1801, Wythe Co., VA.
    Major Richard and Rebecca (YOUNG) GOODE and their family left their home in Stokes Co., NC, in early 1801 to relocate in Kentucky. While on the trail, Richard broke his leg and, soon after, gangrene set in. He wrote his will April 23, 1801, in Wythe Co., VA, and by early June he died. Rebecca and the children continued on to Kentucky, settling in Henry County. In December 1802, their daughter, Dicey, married William BARTLETT and in 1804 daughter Margaret married Henry (Harry) BARTLETT, son of Thomas BARTLETT and Mary FOSTER. Richard's will was filed in both Wythe Co., VA, and Henry Co., KY. (Transcribed from LDS microfilm by Sandra G. Taylor.)

    Will Book 1, pp.17-22, Will Records of Henry Co., KY.
    In the name of God Amen the twenty-third day of April 1801, I, Richard GOODE of the State of Virginia and the County of Wythe, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to GOD, therefor calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a ch__[chris..seems it should be christian] burial at the discretion of my Executors not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the majesty power of God and touching worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Imprimis I give and bequeath to REBECCA, my dearly beloved wife all my money, goods, chattels, waggons and Horses and negroes and at her decease to be divided in the following manner;
    BETSY JEAN, my beloved daughter, I bequeath her One hundred Dollars. Also, CHARLES GOODE my beloved son I bequeath One hundred Dollars to be raised and levied out of my Estate. I bequeath to CHARLES GOODE my beloved son one Negro Boy David. I bequeath to ANNE GOODE my beloved daughter a Negro Girl named [Jude..see estate]. I bequeath to my beloved daughter DICE GOODE a Negro Girl named Luie?. I bequeath to MARGARET GOODE my beloved daughter one Negro Girl named Ester. I bequeath to my well beloved wife REBECCA GOOD a Negro man by the name of Gilbert, one by the name of Jacob, Negro Woman by the name of Patt, one by the name of Joe. At the decease of my beloved wife REBECCA what negroes is willed to her is to be equally divided among my wife REBECCA's children. I bequeath to JOEL GOODE my beloved son one Negro Boy by the name of Peter. I bequeath to SAMUEL, my beloved son a negro named Ede [Eady?..see estate]. I bequeath to my beloved son RICHARD Y. GOODE a negro Boy by the name of Elis. I constitute, make and ordain my well beloved wife REBECCA & Peter FORDE and JOHN JEAN Executors of this my last will and Testament & I also hereby disallow Revoke and [disannull?] and every other former Testaments, will legacies and bequeaths & Executors by me in any way before named wills and bequeaths Ratifying & commissioning this and no other, to be my last will & Testament. In Witness I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year above written. Signed sealed and published, pronounced and declared by the said RICHARD GOODE as his last will & Testament in the presence of us the subscribers.
    Nicholas P______? RICHARD GOODE {Seal}

    At a court held for the County of Wythe [VA] the 9th day of June, 1801, this last Will and Testament of Richard GOOD deceased exhibited in Court and? part? proven by the oath of Philip AEVR? [this word underlined..st] a witness thereto & continued for further proof and at a another Court held for the County aforesaid the 13th day of October 1801 the said last will and Testament of Richard GOOD was fully proven by the oath of Nicholas SNIDER? & ordered to be recorded.
    A Copy Teste Robert CROCKETT DC

    {Seal} Wythe County to-wit State of Virginia. I Robert CROCKETT, D Clerk of said County, do certify that James MCGAVOCK Esq. is the presiding Justice of the County of Wythe duly commissioned and qualified according to law and as such full faith and credit are given to all his official acts & Deeds. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 13th day of October 1801.
    Robert CROCKETT DC

    Wythe County to-wit:
    I James McGAVOCK presiding Justice of the County of Wythe do certify that Robert CROCKETT is D Clerk of said Court of the County aforesaid duly appointed & qualified according to law. Given under my hand this 15th day of October 1801.
    James McGAVOCK

    Henry County November Court 1801
    The foregoing authenticated copy of the last Will and Testament of Richard GOOD, deceased, was presented to the Court & with the several certificates therein endorsed ordered to be recorded.
    Teste: Row. THOMAS C
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    Estate of RICHARD GOODE, Inventory and Appraisal, dated December 8, 1801.
    Transcribed 1996 from LDS Microfilm. Sandra G. Taylor. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cst/bartlett/winvgood.htm
    Will Book 1, pp.20-22, Will Records of Henry Co., KY.
    By virtue of & obedience to an order of the Worshipful Court of Henry County to us directed bearing date November 1801, we the subscribers being sworn have appraised as follows all the Estate of Richard GOOD, deceased, brought to our view, to-wit:
    1000 Dollars in money
    One bond on THORNTON? of North Carolina
    2 bonds on lev?? Joseph WILLIAMS of North Carolina for £120, that currency
    1 Do on James GAVIS of Virginia
    1 Do on Charles GOOD N. Carolina currency
    1 light waggon & Gear
    1 Negro woman named Patt
    1 Negro Girl Judith
    1 Negro Boy Jacob
    1 Negro man Gilbert
    1 Negro man Jack
    1 Negro Boy Peter
    1 Negro Girl Lydia
    1 Negro Girl Eady
    1 Negro Girl Ester
    1 small Negro Boy Ealons?
    1 large wagon & Gear
    1 Brown Horse
    1 Bay ditto
    1 Ball [bald?] Do
    One Horse
    One Bay mare & Colt
    Two cows & calves
    27 head hogs 3? 1 feather bed & furniture
    5 feather beds & furniture £15. Each
    Glass & earthan Ware
    Pewter & knives & forks £22 jug & butter pott 12/ Parcel of tinware 12/
    1 pr steelyards £14, 3 pr cards 9/
    2 flax hackles £3, 1 ? milo 9/
    1 pair of money scales?
    Hand ?un and other tools
    Smoothing Irons 18/-1small run?? 2/
    a parcel of books £10 1 shot Gun
    1 Do 10/ 1 gun lock 9/
    3 plows £2. 5/ 5 new axes ??
    7 weeding hoes, ……..??
    2 slates, ……. 3 bells 9/
    1 chest 18/ 1 hone 9/ 4 trunks 3 £
    1 Table 15/ - 3 chairs 6/
    2 potts & hooks £10: 2 Ovens & ladle?
    2 Piggons & Dipper
    1 Silver Watch £3.15, 1 drawing knife 4/
    3 Padlocks - " - " - "

    December 8th 1801
    Edm BARTLETT
    Jas BARTLETT
    Jeremiah FARMER
    John WHITE

    Henry, to-wit:
    I do hereby certify that the within named appraisers was duly qualified according to law. Given under my hand this 17th day of January 1802.
    William BASTEN?
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    The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, v.53, p.147,
    Mrs. Mattie Goode Love, DAR ID No. 52317, descendant of Major Richard GOODE, of Virginia.
    Daughter of Robert Henry GOODE (b. 1820) and Martha A. STAFFORD, his wife.
    Granddaughter of Richard GOODE, Jr. (b. 1798), and — —, his 1st wife.
    Gr-granddaughter of Richard GOODE (1730-1802) and Rebecca YOUNG, his 2nd wife, m. 1776.

    Wayne Goode, Huntsville, AL <wayne@goode.nu> <http://goode.nu/genealogy/>
    James Lynn "Lynn" Parham, Huntsville, AL <LParham@hiwaay.net> <http://fly.hiwaay.net:8000/~lparham/index.html>

    GOODE GenForum. Posted by Mildred Hansford, October 29, 1999. Joel H. GOODE's father was Richard GOODE (Major in NC line W8855) b. 1730 lived on Townford a little river in Surry Co. (the part that became Stokes Co. NC) md. ca. 1776 second wife in Surry Co., NC, Rebecca YOUNG b. ca. 1752, Stokes Co., NC, d. Sept. 15, 1842, KY, father, Benjamin YOUNG, brother William YOUNG. Issue: Richard GOODE Jr., Joel H., Robert H., Thomas, Charles B. (my line), Joseph, John, Samuel, Margaret, Betty, Dice. I have info on these siblings if anyone would like to have it. Thanks. Mildred Hansford mildredhansford@hotmail.com
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    G. Brown Goode, Virginia Cousins (1887), pp.72-73 (86-87)
    THE RAPPAHANNOCK GOODES.
    131 1/2. MAJ. RICHARD GOODE, of Kentucky, grandson of Richard Goode, No. 45, was born 1730-40, died 1802. Married twice, having by first marriage two sons, by second three:--
    .. 353. RICHARD GOODE, b. 1760-90.
    .. 354. JOEL H.
    .. 355. A son, (ROBERT)?
    .. 356-7. Sons.
    Richard Goode removed from Virginia to Rockingham, Stokes Co., North Carolina, 1760-70, and afterwards settled in Kentucky with his family. He fought with distinction at Braddock's defeat: was a Major in the Continental army, serving in the battle of Guilford Court House, and in the operations about Fort Duquesne. His descendant, Richard L. Goode, writes:--
    "There is now in my possession a fine silver knee-buckle which once belonged to this ancestor, worn by him in the engagement at Guilford Court House. It has since descended as an heirloom by primogeniture. Major Goode started from Stokes Co., N. C., for Kentucky in 1802, but his leg was broken on the journey, and gangrene setting in, he died at Abingdon, Va., where he is buried. His widow secured a pension from the Government."
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    G. Brown Goode, Virginia Cousins (1887), p.473 (375-76)
    No. 13 1/2 [should read 131 1/2].--Maj. Richard Goode was engaged in 1776 as captain of a company of North Carolina militia, in a campaign against the Scotch Tories, with whom a battle occurred at Moore's Creek Bridge Feb. 27, 1776. He was then with Gen. Rutherford's expedition against the Cherokees, destroying their town and crops; he was adjutant of Col. William's regiment. In 1777 he was a captain of a company which went to South Carolina, and later appears to have been Gen. Rutherford's commissary. He was in the battles at Ramson's Mills, Guilford Court House, and Eutaw Springs. Before the Revolution he was sheriff of Stokes Co. He married, 1776, Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin Young, of Town Fork (Surrey), Stokes Co., N. C., who was born in 1767, and was living in 1839, a military pensioner in Henry Co., Ky.
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    G. Brown Goode, Virginia Cousins (1887), p.137 (138)
    350 1/2. C. B. GOODE, of Lauderdale Co., Ala., probably son of No. 128 [Benjamin] or 131 [Philemon], was born 1790-1800, moved to Williamson Co., Tenn., and thence 1825, to Lauderdale Co., Ala.




    Father: RICHARD (6) GOODE
    Mother: MARY (UNKNOWN)

    Marriage 1 UNKNOWN
    • Married: BEF. 1770
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth "Betsy" GOODE b: ABT. 1770 in Surry Co., NC
    2. Has No Children Anne GOODE b: ABT. 1772 in Surry Co., NC
    3. Has Children CHARLES B. Sr. GOODE b: ABT. 1774 in Surry Co., NC

    Marriage 2 Rebecca YOUNG b: ABT. 1752 in Stokes Co., NC
    • Married: ABT. 1776 in Surry Co., NC
    Children
    1. Has Children Dicey GOODE b: ABT. 1782
    2. Has Children Joel H. GOODE b: ABT. 1784 in Stokes Co., NC
    3. Has No Children Margaret GOODE b: ABT. 1784
    4. Has No Children Richard (8) (Jr.) GOODE b: 1798
    5. Has No Children Samuel\Lemuel GOODE

    Sources:
    1. Title: Virginia Cousins: A Study of the Ancestry and Posterity of John Goode of Whitby, a Virginia Colonist of the Seventeenth Century
      Author: George Brown Goode
      Publication: Richmond, VA: by the author, 1887; reprint, Bridgewater, VA: 1963, 1967; reprint, Harrisonburg, VA: C.J. Carrier Co., 1974, 1981, 1994
      Note: complete sub-title: A Study of the Ancestry and Posterity of John Goode of Whitby, a Virginia Colonist of the Seventeenth Century, with Notes upon Related Families, a Key to Southern Genealogy and a History of the English Surname Gode, Goad, Goode or Good from 1148 to 1887
      Repository:
      Note: Family Tree Maker's GenealogyLibrary.com
      Media: Book
      Page: 72-73, 473
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