Most family trees show Thomas Godfrey of Virginia/West Virginia as the same Thomas Godfrey who was an indentured servant of Valentine Sevier in old Augusta Co., VA.
However, I came across a couple of items recently that throw some doubt on this. Namely that there was an Absolum Godfrey in southwest Virginia by 1780 or so and that he may be the father of Thomas. I am wondering if anyone else can shed some light on this.
First, I found this on Ancestry.com, in "Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 in Two Volumes". Included on a list of men who served at forts during the Frontier War in southwest Virginia (c. 1774-1796) were:
Absolum Godfrey David Lusk Samuel Lusk Edward Burgess
Second, I found this in a quarterly publication called "Families of Wyoming County, WV",Vol 19, Issue 4, pg. 143, published in 2005 [Be sure to read the last paragraph]:
"Eli Lusk and Absalom Godfrey were early settlers on Little Huffs Creek. They were half brothers. Lusk settled on Little Huff about a mile above Joseph Lester. Godfrey settled on the head of Little Huff, near the mouth of Buffalo Creek. The maiden name of the mother of Lusk and Godfrey was Susan Stephenson. She had first married old Samuel Lusk, the old Indian scout and fighter on the Tazwell frontier, and to them were born five sons. Samuel Lusk, Sr. and the three older sons were captured and killed by the Indians leaving Susan with two younger sons, Eli and Samuel Jr. Samuel Lusk Jr. was no doubt the young Samuel Lusk who was wounded and captured by the Indians when Joseph Gilbert was killed on Gilbert Creek in 1792.
Susan, the widow of Samuel Lusk, afterwards married Thomas Godfrey who was probably the son of old Absalom Godfrey, the Indian scout and fighter."