Goodmans of Orange County N. Carolina

Conrad Goodman, born 29 Nov, 1756, died 27 Aug 1837, served on the NC Line during the Revolutionary War. He enlisted at Orange County, NC, just west of Granville Co., and was probably related to the Granville Co. Goodmans who came there from Hanover / Louisa Co., VA. He married his wife Elizabeth in 1782 in Guilford Co., NC, just west of Orange Co. Their children were: John, Sally (who married a Browning, of Albemarle), David, Jacob, James, Jane Ann, Benjamin, Godfrey, Frances A., Elija, and Elizabeth (Holcomb). These children’s names, especially Godfrey, probably relate Conrad Goodman’s family to the first Goodmans of Wales and England, as described earlier.

An Overton Goodman was in Caswell Co, NC, just north of Orange Co., in 1777, and he also owned land in Orange Co. in 1794. This Overton Goodman is probably not the same Overton Goodman who married Mary Camp in Goochland Co., VA in 1785 (Douglas Register). However, the existence of this other Overton Goodman in NC leads me to believe that he was a son of Benjamin Goodman or Isaac Goodman of Granville Co., NC, and grandson of the Samuel Goodman of Hanover Co., VA, who lived next to the Overton family, and that it was in fact that Samuel Goodman whose wife was an Overton.


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