According to the DAR Patriot Index, Robert was born in 1742 in Virginia,
died in 1832 in Tennessee, married ___ Dodson, and provided patriotic service
during the Revolutionary War.
By a Nov 25, 1767 order, William, Robert and Ab Goad were et al,
and their hand were required to work on "the road."
In 1771, Robert and his eldest son is mentioned in his father's
During the period of 1782 - 1805 (1782 - 1803), Robert appears
on the tax lists of Bedford County
28 Mar 1785 - Robert surety on peace bond.
1787 Bedford Co. Deed Book 8 p. 16, Robert Cowan, atty, deeded
103 acres on north side of Staunton River to Robert GOAD.
15 May 1793: Robert sold 51 1/2 acres to Joseph Toler. (also spelled
1795: Robert Cowan, atty, deeded 92 acres on the N side of the
Stanton River to Robert GOAD.
19 Oct 1804: p. 1185: Robert GOAD Sr. and son Thomas sold 198
acres on the N side of the Staunton River to Joseph Towler. (Witnessed
by Richard Goad and members of Towler family)
Robert and other members of his family went to Tn., probably. Williamson
Co., near Columbia, before 1807 when a portion became Maury Co. Tn.
"In ca 1815 Maury, a jury of view" was appointed to lay out the Carter
Creek pike. On this "jury, appointees included Thomas Goad, Sr. and Thomas
Goad, Jr. When the jury reported back to the court a few months later,
the docket was signed by Robert Goad, Sr. and Robert Goad, Jr. " 1816 -
Maury Co. Tn. Tax list: Robert GOAD SR.
1820 - Maury Co. Tn. Census: 00111-00011, "Robbert" GOAD Sr.
182_ - Maury Co. Tn. Marriages Nov 12, 182_ to Sussannah HOOD
1830 - Maury Co. Tn. Census: 01010000001-001001, Robert "GOARD" Sr.
Robert signed his name with the letter "R" both in Bedford Co., Va and
Maury Co., Tn. while another Robert Goad of the same time period could
read and write.