1 --- Has anyone had luck figuring out who the parents of Abraham Gooding are?
On Ancestry.com, there are 60-something family trees for Abraham Gooding.The majority of those trees believe Abraham’s parents to be Matthew Gooding and Abigail Richmond who were born, raised and died in Massachusetts.I believe this to be INCORRECT on the simple fact that they only had seven children – five boys and two girls – George (1723-1809), Deborah (1726-1780), Joseph (1729-1815), Mary (1731-1758), Matthew (1734-1806), William (1736-1778), and Job (1739-1808).
I also found here on GenForum that someone had a Gooding family bible.They stated that the bible said an Isaac Gooding was the father of Abraham Gooding who was born 23 Aug 1739.Is this correct?This also leads me to my next question…
2 --- Has anyone figured out what Abraham’s actual birth date is?
I have found everything from 1730 to 1736 to 1739 to 1740.Even the Marriage Index for Abraham Gooding and Elizabeth Randal range from 1730 to 1740.
3 --- Has anyone solved the mystery of Abraham’s wife Elizabeth?Elizabeth Randal or Elizabeth Jackson or both?I have seen the Gooding family bible page that says Abraham and Elizabeth Jackson but haven’t found any actual marriage record for E. Jackson but have found a marriage record for E. Randal.
4 --- I have gone thru all the records that I can find (I am avoiding family trees since there is no consistency there) and have found three different Good(d)ing families that all lived around the same time, same areas, and of course everyone has similar names.
***Abraham Gooding and Elizabeth Randal Children: Cornelius, Jane, Mary, John, Richard, James, David, Joseph, Abraham, Elizabeth, Isaac, and Samuel
***Peter Gooding and unknown Children: Isaac (-1715), Elizabeth, and Phillip (-1717) --- Isaac Gooding and Judith unknown Children: John, Isaac, Jacob, Abraham (-1754), Mary, Susan and Elizabeth -------- Abraham Gooding – was a Coroner in New Castle Co., Delaware in 1730-1731 and in Sep 1744 owned 67.140 acres in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.He died in 1754.Will dated 29 Jan 1754 names three children, son Jacob and daughters Garterick and Mary. --- Possibly getting this “our” Abraham mixed up with this Abraham who lived in Bucks Co. PA
***George Gooding and Deborah Walker Children: Matthew (1695-1756), Mary, Johanna, and Sarah --- Matthew Gooding and Abigail Richmond Children: George, Deborah, Joseph, Mary, Matthew, William, Job This family stayed in the Massachusetts and New York area.