Richard Goode Richard Goode was one of the older men and probably the most experienced in local government of any of the men whom established Stokes County. He was born about 1735 in Virginia. He served during the entire Revolutionary War. He was first a captain in the N.C. Militia the was promoted to Major and served under Col. Joseph Winston. He was in the battles of Moore’s Creek Bridge, Ramseur’s Mill, Guilford Courthouse and Eutaw Springs. Constantine Ladd was a clerck in Major Goode’s company. He qualified as a Justice of the Peace at Richmond Courthouse August 11, 1779. He was very active as a member of the Court of Pleas and Quarters. May 9, 1785, he was elected by the court as sheriff of Surry County. He was re-elected in 1786-1788. He had been out of that office a little more than one year when Stokes Was established. He owned a large plantation somewhere north of where King is today. Being at this site, he was in Stokes County when Surry was divided. Richard Goode was one of the original Justices of the Peace appointed by Governor Martin to “keep the peace in Stokes County”. He remained active in the court at Germanton, serving as chairman and a member at many times. He was a tax lister in Captain Campbell’s district for three years. He was married to Rebecca Young and they had three children Richard Jr., Lemuel, and Margaret. In 1802 he sold his farm and moved to Kentucky. He died somewhere in Kentucky before reaching his destination.