Robert Goodman II of Hanover and Lunenburg VA, ca1725 – ca17??

This Robert Goodman, originally of Hanover Co., VA, and second of Lunenburg Co., VA, was almost certainly a son of the Robert Goodman of Hanover b ca 1703, who was the son of Benjamin Goodman b. ca 1768, d. 1729, of New Kent / Hanover Co., VA and his wife Lucy (poss. dau. of Robert Blackwell, son of Robert Blackwell, the emigrant).

He is presumed to be a son of the Robert Goodman b ca 1703, due to the dates of the St Peter’s Parish, Hanover Co. processioning of Robert Goodman’s lands that occurred after the date when this Robert Goodman came to Lunenburg. In addition, in the Lunenburg deed transaction he would have been listed as “of Hanover” since his father inherited “the old plantation and 100 ac.” from Benjamin Goodman who d. ca 1729. Since Louisa County land records survived and are fairly complete, and do not mention lands of Robert Goodman, the “old plantation” willed to Robert Goodman would have been in the part of the county that remained Hanover, and not that part of Hanover that was later divided and became Louisa Co.

This Robert Goodman of Hanover Co., was in Lunenburg Co., VA by or shortly after 1759, when he purchased 500 ac for £40 from George Green of Halifax Co., as recorded June 7, 1759 (Lunenburg Co. CO 6:11B, and DB 5:383-385). This land was located: “on the branches of Flat Rock Creek, along his lines, … east to line along Brown’s (Israel) and William’s (John) lines,… to Liveret’s (Robert)”. Witnesses not listed. The deed was ordered recorded in open court on same date. George Green had purchased a smaller section of land in this same area from Israel Brown 7 Aug 1753, wit. John Williams (Lunenburg DB 3:326-328). Flat Rock Creek and its branches run south until the main creek joins the Middle Meherrin River slightly NE of South Hill in Lunenburg Co., not far north of the Mecklenburg Co. line. See Lunenburg County VA section of this site for additional transactions in that county of related families, including several on and near Flat Rock Creek and the Meherrin River.

Robert Goodman’s wife’s identity is currently not known, but considering the name of one of his sons, may have been a daughter of his Lunenburg close neighbor, Anselm Bugg.

Genealogy Report of Robert Goodman (PDF – 33 pages)

Outline Descendant Tree of Robert Goodman (PDF – 6 pages)

His (presumed) sons:

John Goodman (My Ancestor)

Ansel/Anselm Goodman (Rev War Soldier at Ft Boone)


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