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County Courthouse

 

Goochland County, Virginia
2938 River Road West
P O Box 196
Goochland, Virginia 23063-3229

Beginning Dates for Goochland County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1730 1853 1810 1728 1728

History

The county is named after Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet, Royal Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1681-1751), who was in office at the time of Goochland County's formation.[1]

Many French Huguenot families lived in Goochland County during the eighteenth century.

Parent County

1727--Goochland County was created 1 February 1727 from Henrico County.
County seat: Goochland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Goochland County, Virginia cohabitation records are available online.

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872

Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:5B6387:1, William Bolling Slave Register, 1752-1890, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.

  • Burwell, Ann Powell and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:5B9585:1, Ann (Powell) Burwell Commonplace Book, 1746-1839, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996. [Includes lists of slaves owned by the Burwell family.]
  • Butler, Reginald Dennin. "Evolution of a Rural Free Black Community: Goochland County, Virginia, 1728-1832," Thesis/dissertation, 1989.
  • Heinegg, Paul. "Goochland County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1809," Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Kegley, Mary B. Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at FHL; digital version at Family History Archives. [Includes information from Goochland County.]
  • Maxwell, Sarah Catherine. "'The Very Bulwark of Defense': Freedmen's Navigation of the Courts of Orange, Louisa, and Goochland Counties, Virginia," Thesis/dissertation, 2002.
  • Townes, A. Jane. "The Effect of Emancipation on Large Landholdings, Nelson and Goochland Counties, Virginia," The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Aug. 1979):403-412. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Cemeteries

Census


For tips on accessing Goochland County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,053
1800 9,696 7.1%
1810 10,203 5.2%
1820 10,007 −1.9%
1830 10,369 3.6%
1840 9,760 −5.9%
1850 10,352 6.1%
1860 10,656 2.9%
1870 10,313 −3.2%
1880 10,292 −0.2%
1890 9,958 −3.2%
1900 9,519 −4.4%
1910 9,237 −3.0%
1920 8,863 −4.0%
1930 7,953 −10.3%
1940 8,454 6.3%
1950 8,934 5.7%
1960 9,206 3.0%
1970 10,069 9.4%
1980 11,761 16.8%
1990 14,163 20.4%
2000 16,863 19.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1782
  • Little, Barbara Vines. "1782 State Census, Goochland County," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,  Vol.47, No.4 (Nov. 2009):265-266.

1890 Union Veterans

Church

The Goochland County Historical Society prepared a list of Historic Churches in Goochland County, Virginia (free PDF file). It identifies pre-1900 churches by name, address, and year established.

Baptist
  • Baptist Association in the District of Goshen (Va.). Minutes of the Baptist Association in the District of Goshen: Held at Licking-Hole Meeting-House, Goochland, Beginning the Third Saturday in October, 1803. Fredericksburg, Virginia: Printed by James Walker, 1803.
  • Baptist Association in the District of Goshen (Va.). Minutes of the Baptist Association in the District of Goshen: Held at Williams's Meeting-House, Goochland, Beginning Third Saturday in October, 1808. Fredericksburg, Virginia: n.p., 1808.
  • Goshen Baptist Association. Minutes of the Goshen Baptist Association: Held at Liberty M.H., Goochland County, Va., on the 6th, 7th, and 8th Days of September, 1843. Richmond: Printed at the Office of the Religious Herald, 1843.
  • Dover Baptist Association (Va.). Minutes of the LXXXVII Annual Session of the Dover Baptist Association ... Goochland Church ... July 19-21, 1870. Richmond, Virginia: Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1870.
  • History of Goochland Baptist Church, 1771-1971, 200th Anniversary. 1971.
  • Richardson, Hazel Martin. Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Goochland County, Virginia, 1831-1981. Charlottesville, Virginia: King Lindsay Print. Corp., 1981?.
  • "Beaver Dam Episcopal Church: New Research Reveals its True Location ...Whereon the Church Stood," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 39 (2007):10-77.
  • Price, Douglas. "A Sequel to the History of Beaver Dam Church," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol.40 (2008):32-34.
Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also King William Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. James Northam Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. James Southam Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. James's Parish

  • Carrington, William T. A History of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Dover Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, 1877-1977. Richmond, Virginia: William Byrd Press, 1978.
  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. St. James Northam Parish Vestry Book, 1744-1850, Goochland County, Virginia. Richmond, VA: Self-published, 1987. (Note: "Abstracted from a photocopy in the Virginia State Library.")
Methodist
  • Duke, Isabelle B. A History of Bethel United Methodist Church: Oilville, Virginia--Goochland County, 1834-1934. Oilville, Virginia: n.p., 1984.
  • Salmon, M. Carol. Corinth United Methodist Church, Goochland County, Virginia: A Brief History Commemorating 130 Years of Service. 2008.
Quaker
  • Bell, James Pinkney Pleasant. Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time: Being in Part a Transcript of the Minute Books of Cedar Creek Meeting, Hanover County, and the South River Meeting, Campbell County, Va. Lynchburg, Va.: J.P. Bell Company, 1905. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [Includes Quakers from Goochland County.]

Court

General

  • Street, Elwood. Wellsprings of Democracy in Virginia: Goochland County Courthouse. Richmond, Virginia: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1941.

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Goochland County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.
  • [Doss] Multiple descendants of Thomas Doss, b. 1686/87 Middlesex County, Virginia, d. aft. 1750 Goochland County, Virginia. Y-DNA 12, 37 Marker Tests, FTDNA (Kits 42781, 49305, 96454); also SMGF. Genetic signatures available online (labelled "Haplotype I," Jh-1, Jh-2, Jh-3, Jp-1), courtesy: The Doss DNA Project, World Families Network. [Several DNA matches have been established with Doss families in Amelia, Bedford, Buckingham, Essex, Goochland, Henrico, Lunenburg, Middlesex, and Pittsylvania counties.]

Genealogy

More than 150 genealogies have been published about Goochland County families. To view a list, visit Goochland County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Thompson, Jessie. "Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland County, Virginia," Thesis/Dissertation, Wellesley College, 1971.

Immigration

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 2 British aliens, some of whom had families, living in Goochland County.[3]

Land

Deeds

  • [Tandy and Ann Holman] to David Ross, for Four Hundred and Ten Acres of Land, Goochland County, Deed and Plat 1783 November 9. Available at the Library of Virginia.

Grants and Patents

  • Grundset, Eric and Paula Hollis Grundset. Central Virginia Land Patents from the County Abstracts for Goochland, Albemarle, Cumberland, Buckingham, and Amherst Counties in the Virginia Land Office 1735-1774. Fairfax, Virginia: E.G. Grundset, 1999.
  • Bannister et al. 410 patents dated 1689-1816 in what is now Goochland County, Virginia placed on a map. DeedMapper, 2002. [Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's DeedMapper product.]

Land Processioning

  • Blomquist, Ann Kicker. Southam Parish Land Processioning, 1747-1784: Goochland, Cumberland, and Powhatan Counties, Virginia. Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2004.

Local Histories

Maps

  • Fontaine, Peter and Thomas Jefferson. An Exact Plan of a Tract of 7732 Acres of Land in Goochland and Albemarle Counties in Virginia... (ca. 1790). Available at the University of Michigan, William Clements Library.
  • Weeks, Elie, Robert J. Foley, Goochland County Bicentennial Commission, Goochland County Historical Society. Historical Map of Goochland County, Virginia: From Goochland's Formation (1727) to America's Independence (1783). Goochland, Virginia: Goochland County Bicentennial Commission, 1977.
  • Gilmer, Jeremy Francis, Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office, Virginia Historical Society (Va.) Gilmer Civil War Map Collection. Map of the Counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, and Part of the Counties of Caroline and Louisa, Virginia. n.p.: Chief engineer's Office D.N.V.: Virginia Historical Society, 1998, 1863.
  • Historical Boundary Atlas of Central Virginia: Covering Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, Nelson, and Powhatan Counties. Fairfax, Virginia: Grundset, 1999.
  • Wight, Richard C. The Story of Goochland. Richmond, Va.: Richmond Press, 1935. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1977):287-292. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Goochland County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on pp. 287-288.]

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Goochland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Goochland County, see pp. 82-83.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Goochland County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Goochland County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Goochland County supplied soldiers for the:

- 9th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Albemarle residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[4]

  • Maass, John R. "The Greatest Terror Imaginable: Cornwallis Brings His Campaign to Goochland, June 1781," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol.41 (2009):12-101.
  • Agee, Helene Barret. "Goochland County Revolutionary War Soldiers," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol.41 (2009):102-103.
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Goochland County on page 130.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Goochland County men served in the 38th Regiment.[5]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Goochland County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Goochland County, p. 82. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

 
Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865


Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865


  • Coski, John M. "Four Goochland Soldiers in the Civil War: Highlights from the Museum of the Confederacy's Library Collection," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol.41 (2009):148-225.
  •  "Goochland County Civil War Dead: Goochland Soldiers Killed in Action or Died as a Result of Their Wounds in Battle," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol.41 (2009):226-227.

Newspapers

 

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Occupations

  • Randolph, Isham. "Brick-Making in Goochland," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Oct. 1896):109-110. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Randolph, Isham. "Shoemaking in Goochland," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Oct. 1896):109-110. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007


[Ballinger] Letter Concerning Joseph Ballinger of Goochland County, Virginia. [Incomplete WorldCat citation.]

  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Duke University, Library, Manuscript Department. William Bolling Papers, 1724 (1776-1859)-1883, Goochland County, Virginia: Also Kentucky. Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1987.
  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:1B6386:1, William Bolling Diary, 1794-1795, Chesterfield, Goochland, and Prince George Counties, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:1B6386:2, William Bolling Diary, 1827-1828, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:1B6386:3, William Bolling Diary, 1840-1842, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:1B6386:4, William Bolling Diary, 1809, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:1B6386:5, William Bolling Diary, 1836-1839, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Bolling] Bolling, William and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:5B6387:1, William Bolling Slave Register, 1752-1890, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Burwell] Burwell, Ann Powell and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:5B9585:1, Ann (Powell) Burwell Commonplace Book, 1746-1839, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Harrison] Virginia Historical Society. Mss1H2485c, Harrison Family Papers, 1725-1907, Buckingham, Cumberland, and Goochland Counties. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Harrison] Virginia Historical Society. Mss1H2485d, Harrison Family Papers, 1756-1893, Cumberland, Goochland, and Hanover Counties, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Payne] Daughters of the American Revolution. James River Chapter (Lynchburg, Virginia). "Bible Records of Charles Scott Carrington, Halifax County; Willie Hunter Crutchfield, Lynchburg; James Davis and Macyah Pendleton, Amherst County, Lynchburg; Philip Matthews Payne, Campbell County; Philip Matthews Payne, Sr., Goochland [and] Campbell Counties, Virginia," MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Rutherford] Rutherfoord, John C. and Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:1R9335, John Coles Rutherfoord diary, 1847, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Seddon] Seddon Family, James A. Seddon and Sarah Bruce Seddon. Papers, 1831-1882, of the Seddon Family of Richmond and Goochland County, Va. MSS., available at the Virginia Historical Society Library.
  • [Trice] Trice Family. Papers Regarding Land in Goochland County, [Virginia], 1780-1969. MSS., available at Library of Virginia.
  • [Wight] Wight, Hezekiah Lord and Virginia Historical Society. Mss1W6393a, Hezekiah Lord Wight Papers, 1794-1854, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Wight] Wight, Hezekiah Lord and Virginia Historical Society. Mss1W6393b, Hezekiah Lord Wight Papers, 1794-1854, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.
  • [Wight] Wight, Hezekiah Lord and Virginia Historical Society. Mss2W6396b, Hezekiah Lord Wight Papers, 1820-1836, Goochland County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1996.

Probate

A free index to Goochland County, Virginia wills and administrations (1728-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

Digital images of Wills 1741-1745 and 1745-1749.  See names of testators Virginia Pioneers

  • Jones, W. Mac. "Index to Wills in Goochland County Court House," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1927):48-56; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1927):193-203. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Will of Walter Leak, Goochland County, Virginia, 1757, MSS., available at FHL.
  • Abstracts of Goochland County Wills (only) between 1736 and 1742.  Virginia Pioneers ($)

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Goochland County proved in London. One of the testators built Waller Mines. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Goochland County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1967):132-134. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • "Genealogical Research in Goochland County," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 5 (2009). Available at FHL.

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

The original King William Parish Vestry Book is kept at the Virginia Historical Society.

The original Goochland County personal property tax lists are kept at the Library of Virginia. Microfilm copies (1782-1850): FHL Collection 2024552-2024554

The following Goochland tax records have been abstracted:

  • [1700s] Roll of the 18th Century, Virginia Tidewater Genealogy, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Jun. 1993). FHL Collection 975.5 D25vt v. 24 (1993)
  • [1710-1740s] Fife, R.H. and R.L. Maury. "The Vestry Book of King William Parish, Va., 1707-1750," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 11 (1903-1904):289-304, 425-440; Vol. 12 (1904-1905):17-32, 241-256, 369-384; Vol. 13 (1905-1906):65-80, 175-190, 265-280. FHL Collection 975.5 B2v v. 11 (1903-1904) etc.; digital version at JSTOR ($); reprinted in Vestry Book of King William Parish, Virginia 1707-1750. Midlothian, Va.: Manakin Episcopal Church, 1966. FHL Collection 975.5455/M1 K2v with an index prepared in 1974: FHL Collection 975.5455/M1 K2v index; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, Free Online Name Search, Purchase at Genealogical.com; FHL Collection 975.5 R4v. [French Huguenot parish; includes tithe lists dated 1710, 1711, 1712, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1717, 1719, 1720, 1723, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1729, 1730, 1731, 1732, 1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1737, 1738, various entries identifying residents in 1740s, c1722 list of landowners, and 1727/1728 list of landowners.]
  • [1730s] Tithable List, 1730s, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 33, No. 2 (May 1995). FHL Collection v. 33 (1995); digital version at Ancestry ($). 
  • [1735-1749] Lurvey, A. Jean. Goochland Co., Virginia Tithe Lists. [1735-1749] 2 vols. Springfield, Missouri: A.J. Lurvey, 1979. FHL Collection 975.5455 R4L v. 1-2 
  • [1735] "Goochland County Tithables, c1735,"  Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Aug. 2008):235-236. FHL Collection v. 46 (2008)
  • [1735] Le Seur, David. "Tithables in King William Parish, Goochland County," [1735] The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jul. 1899):31-32. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [1744] Tithables, 1744, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Feb. 2006). FHL Collection v. 44 (2006)
  • [1747, 1751] Sweeny, Mrs. William Montgomery. "Goochland County Tithables, 1747, 1751," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1962):28-31. FHL Collection 975.5 B2vg v. 6 (1962); digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1747] Tithables, 1747, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 40, No. 2 (May 2002). FHL Collection v. 40 (2002); digital version at Ancestry ($). 
  • [1759] List of Tithables for Year 1759, The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan. 2003). FHL Collection 975.5 B2vg v. 47 (2003)
  • [1776] Tithe List, 1776, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 1973).
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. FHL Collection 975.5 R4f 1978 [1782 personal property tax list of Goochland County.]
  • [1782-1794] Sparacio, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparacio. Goochland County, Virginia, Land Tax Books. 2 vols. [1782-1794] McLean, Va.: Antient Press, 1997. FHL Collection 975.5455 R4s
  • [1782-1804] Free in County, 1782-1802, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 20 (1988); Vol. 21 (1989); Vol. 22 (1990); Vol. 23 (1991); Vol. 24 (1992).
  • [1783] Tax Rolls and Land Transfers, 1783, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 35 (2003).
  • [1784] Tax Rolls and Land Transfers, 1784, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 35 (2003).
  • [1785] Land Tax, 1785, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1970).
  • [1785] Tax Rolls and Land Transfers, 1785, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 35 (2003).
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. FHL Collection 975.5 R4sn v. 2. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Goochland County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1789] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1977):287-292. FHL Collection 975.5 B2vg v. 21 (1977); digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Goochland County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on pp. 287-288.]
  • [1789, 1801/1802] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1801/1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Goochland County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790] Tax List, 1790, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Autumn 1971).
  • [1795] Land Tax List, 1795, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 36 (2004).
  • [1800] "Goochland County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):7-11; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1981):103-111. FHL Collection 975.5 B2vg v. 25 (1981); digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL Collection 975 E4w v. 1 [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Goochland County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1815] Landowners Tax List, 1815, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vols. 37-38 (2005).
  • [1831-1834] Personal Property Tax, 1831-34, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 27 (1995).
  • [1835-1840] Property Tax List, 1835-40, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 29 (1997).
  • [1866] Chappel Lot, New Description of Old Beaver Dam Church First Appears in Records, 1866, Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol. 39 (2007).
  • [1871] Return of Grain, 1871, Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Vol. 82, No. 11 (Nov. 1948). FHL Collection 973 B2dar v. 82 (1948)

Vital Records

Indexes to Goochland County, Virginia births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Marriage
  • "Marriage Bonds in Goochland County," [1730s-1780s] The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Oct. 1898):98-106; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jan. 1899):197-200; Vol. 8, No. 2 (Oct. 1899):91-96. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Abercrombie, Janice L. Cohabitation Lists of Former Slaves, in Goochland, Hanover & Louisa Counties Virginia as Recorded in the Freedmen's Bureau. New Papyrus Co., 2002.
  • "Index to Goochland County Marriage Records 1730-1799," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine, Vol.41 (2009):104-147.
  • Price, Douglas and James Richmond. "Index to Goochland County Marriage Records, 1800 to 1859," Goochland County Historical Society Magazine,  Vol.40 (2008) 58-155.
  • Ricks, Joel. Goochland County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1730-1854. 1936. Available at FHL.
  • Smith, Macksene. Goochland County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1730 - 1854. Genealogical Society of Utah 1936. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($) from the Quintin Publications Collection.
  • Williams, Kathleen Booth. Marriages of Goochland County, 1733-1815. Alexandria, Va.: K.B. Williams, 1960. Available at FHL; digital version at World Vital Records ($). Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1960):140. Review available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • Goochland County Marriages 1750 to 1854 Virginia Pioneers ($)
Death

Goochland County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Vital Record Substitutes

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.

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References

  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gooch, accessed 13 January 2012.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  4. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 32-33. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  5. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 94. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.

 

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