Henry Goodman & Unknown


Henry Goodman est 1710 – 1783 | his parents
& wife | her parents
of the area now known as Gates Co, NC

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

Henry Goodman died between April 25 1778 and May 1783 in the area now known as Gates County, NC.
Wife apparently had died before April 1778.

Children of Henry Goodman died 1778/83:
1. Ann Goodman
married Mr. Bethey
2. William Goodman
3. Rose Goodman
married Mr. Brown,
4. Henry Goodman – 1817
married Mary Pipkin
a. William Goodman 1782 -1841 Gates Co
married 22 Sept 1807 Charity Lee 1790 – 1868
b. Penelope Goodman
married Mr. Parker
married Lucretia ?
a. Martha S Goodman
b. Demsey Goodman
5. Timothy Goodman
6. Sarah Goodman
married Mr. Bethey
7. Joel Goodman
8. Charity Goodman 1736 – 28 Aug 1815
married ca 1756 Isaac Pipkin 1727 – 23 Jan 1814 stayed in Gates County

Will of Henry Goodman, April 25, 1778,  Hertford County, NC
In the name of God Amen I Henry Goodman of Hertford County in the province of North Carolina being very weak and crazy of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty……
IMPRIMIS – First my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be satisfied and paid
ITEM: I give to my son William Goodman a piece of Land joining a plantation as he purchased from Phillip Pipkin . . .
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Joel Goodman My plantation I now liveth on . . . . .
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my Relation Betsey Bethey Daughter to my Grandaughter Charity Gatlen wife of William Gatlen one negro woman named Luce. . . . .
ITEM: I give and bequeath all the remainder Part of my Estate of whatsoever Nature and kind It be within Doors and with to be Equally divided among my Eight Children Namely: Ann Bethey, William Goodman, Rose Brown, Henry Goodman, Timothy Goodman, Sarah Bethey, Joel Goodman and Charity Pipkin.
LASTLY I appoint and nominate my son Joel Goodman to be my hole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will or wills that hath been made by me heretofore in witness whereof I the said Henry Goodman hath set my hand and fixt my seal this Twenty Fifth Day of April in the third year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Eight..
Henry Goodman [seal]
Signed sealed Published and declared to be my last Will and Testament
in presence of John Bethey, William Goodman, jun Jurat, Henry Goodman

May Court 1783: Exhibited by Joel Goodman executor; proved by William Goodman.

Ref: Records of Chowan and Gates,
gleanings from the internet, will from a transcript of Almasy

William Goodman est 1710 – 1782 | his parents
& wife | her parents
of the area now known as Gates Co, NC


Children of William Goodman per will 1782:
1. Henry Goodman
2. William Goodman
3. John Goodman
4. Mary Goodman
married King
5. Elizabeth Goodman
married Kittrell
6. Charity Goodman
married Holland

Will of William Goodman, Gates Co 3 Nov 1780 – prob May Ct 1782
– sons Henry, William and John
– daughters Mary King, Elizabeth Kittrell, Charity Holland
EXS: William and Henry Goodman
Test: Wm. Hughes, Ann Benton, Mary Cross

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