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1807 marriage bond

Joseph Guth
Joseph C. Good

Family histories often refer to him as "Joseph C. Good," but the legal documents that I have seen and his grave marker all say just "Joseph Good." His son Joseph used "Joseph C. Good." -- dg 2008 Oct 17

1783 Dec 12: Born in Lancaster Co., PA to Jacob Good (GC22) and Frances Groh (1, 2, 3).

?? Two secondary sources claim that Joseph was born in Germany. One is his grandson Demos B. Good (25 p49-56), and the other is unknown (2 pDG-007). However, it seems more likely that Joseph was born on the family homestead on Muddy Creek that his father inherited. -- dg 2008 Aug 24

1795: Joseph's parents move from Lancaster Co., PA to eastern Virginia, then to Augusta Co. in the Shenandoah Valley, and finally to Rockingham Co., VA near Harrisonburg. Being only 12 in 1795, Joseph probably moved with them.

1803: Joseph's father Jacob dies near Harrisonburg.

1807 Mar 17, St. Patrick's Day: James Campbell signs a bond in Rockingham Co., VA for the marriage of Magdalena Campbell and Joseph Good. (39)

Joseph Good (GC229) marries Magdalena Campbell. (5, 6, 7)

  1807 Oct __: Esther (22)
  1809 May  5: David
  1810 Jul  5: Henry (14)
  1811 Oct 20: John S. (14,15)
  1813 Jun  1: Elizabeth
  1815 Mar 23: Sophia (14)
  1816 Nov 23: Joseph C. (16)
  1818 Sep 19: Daniel
  1820 Aug 18: Noah (14,15)
  1822 Apr  4: Abraham (14)
  1824 May 27: Samuel
  1826 Oct 23: Anna (19)
  1828 Sep  6: Jacob C. (13)

1810: The US census shows a Joseph Good heading a household of six in Rockingham Co., VA. (8) The ages and genders fit Joseph, Magdalena, their first three children Esther, David, and Henry, and another woman older than 45.

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