Stuck at Leander Goodson

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Family tree goes back to Leander Goodson (1796-1900)  Founder of Goodson Settlement, in Grayson County, Virginia?  Married to Nancy (Brannock) Goodson.

Has a headstone in Goodson Cemetery, Grayson Co. (same place)

Legend is, Leander was a joker.. Even about his name?

Other people been asking the same question. Who was he?
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Here are some records for him...

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch( : 12 April 2016), Leander Goodson, Virginia, United States; citing p. 37, family 246, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,148.

This is his first marriage per a well sourced tree at Family search

"Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Leander L Goodson and Polly Miller, 14 Jun 1825; citing Wythe, Virginia, reference pg 81; FHL microfilm 34,254.


Take a look at this tree   It will probably give you some hints.

by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (751k points)
i checked on this tree .on family search .. . and added the proper census records .. only found 1860, 1870 , and 1880 ... i wish i could do more... my late husband was a goodson and i found where his line connects and goes back to England ...

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