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" THE WILLIAM DALE GOADS AND "THE JEREMIAH SIMPSONS

Updated December 8, 2001

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THE GOADS WERE AN EARLY PIONEER FAMILY WHO CAME FROM VA. AND LOCATED IN EASTERN TN.INCLUDED ARE REVOLUTIONARY AND CIVIL WAR VETERENS.THE GOADS HAD APPROX. 1739 ACRES PRIMARILY IN WASINGTON COUNTY, TN. WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS SULLIVAN AND HAWKINS COUNTIES,FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF N.C.BEFORE TN. BECAME A STATE.

THE SIMPSONS ALSO SETTLED IN HAWKINS CO.,TN. INCLUDED ARE CIVIL WAR VETERANS.WILLIAM AND JESSE. THESE BROTHERS FOUGHT OPPOSITE SIDES IN THE WAR,WILLIAM FOR UNION,JESSE FOR C.S.A. JEREMIAH HAD LAND GRANTS FOR 376 ACRESIN THE COUNTY AFTER DEDUCTING 160 ACRES FOR PREVIOUS LAND GRANT LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HOLSTON RIVERS WATERS OF LAUREL RUN.

REUNIONS FOR THE GOADS ARE HELD THE FIRST SAT.IN AUG.
REUNIONS FOR THE SIMPSONS ARE HELD THE SECOND SUN. IN AUG.
THESE ARE HELD AT LAUREL RUN PARK.

MY GRANDFATHER WAS CHARLIE A. SIMPSON, MY GRANDMOTHER WAS DOROTHY L.GOAD. THESE WERE MY MOTHERS PARENTS. I AM JUST BEGINNING MY RESEARCH,HOWEVER ALOT OF RESEARCH HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE FOR ME BY SOME RELATIVES. THE GOAD SIDE DATES BACK TO APPROX.1665. THIS IS IN GREAT APPRECIATION TO "KEN HAAS" A GOAD DECENDENT,HE HAS WRITTEN "THE GOADS A FRONTIER FAMILY" HE HAS HELPED MANY WITH THIS BOOK WHO WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND
WHAT HE HAS ABOUT THE GOAD FAMILY.FOR THIS I AM VERY GRATEFUL.
THE SIMPSON RESEARCH HAS BEEN STARTED BY MY AUNT,SHE HAS BEEN GATHERING INFO AND PHOTOS FOR MANY YEARS.
I ALSO HOPE TO BE ABLE TO BEGIN ON MY HUSBANDS FAMILY,LAWSON/COLMAN.

 
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