1.EDWARD1 GOODSON was born Abt. 1646 in England, and died Abt. 1702 in Isle of Wight Cty, Virginia.He married MARY THOMAS Bef. 1702, daughter of PHILLIP THOMAS and SARAH. Notes for EDWARD GOODSON: THE GOODSON FAMILY EDWARD GOODSON abt 1646 ~ abt 1722 On November 28,1656, only thirty six years after the pilgrims landed,a little boy, Edward Goodson was about ten years old when he arrived in America from England.Edward was "sponsored" by a Mr. William Blackey.They lived in Isle of Wight County Virginia,Where it is recorded that Edward owned fifty acres of land. Sometime before 1702 Edward met and married Mary Thomas,the daughter of Phillip and Sarah Thomas.Mary's parents had settled in Virginia prior to 1635. Edward and Mary Thomas Goodson raised four children,Edward, Jr., George, Joan & Martha.Edward, Jr. & George married the Mandue sisters,Edward, Jr. married Mary in 1737 and probably about that time was when George married Sarah.George and Sarah are direct ancestors of Hoyt Mayfield Goodson. In 1714 Edward acquired a land grant of 475 acres in Isle of Wight County. This line from Edward,George,Matthew and Joel began in Virginia in 1656 and moved through North Carolina and South Carolina, ending in Cass County (now Bartow County) Georgia in 1850. (Sources for this biography may be found in "A Goodson Family in Georgia" by William Osborne Goodson, given to Jo Goodson Knight. Children of EDWARD GOODSON and MARY THOMAS are:
GEORGE2 GOODSON, b. Abt. 1705; d. Bef. 1763, Edgecomb Cty, N.C..
EDWARD GOODSON , JR., m. MARY MANDUE, 1737.
Notes for EDWARD GOODSON , JR.: Edward and his brother, George marriedsisters.