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    1. [NCWARREN] RIchard Henderson
    2. BELOW TAKEN FROM AUGUSTA CO JOHNSON ALLIED FAMILIES UNDER JOHN SEVIER FAMILIES( SEVIER is part of the John Dods of Tappahanna Land to Neck of Land Familes) In 1775 the Wataugans changed their name to "Washington District." The main settlements in the Washington District were Watauga, Carter's Valley, and Nolichucky. Early in 1775 runners were sent off to the Cherokee towns to summon the Indians to the treaty ground at the Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga; and Boone, after his return from a hunt in Kentucky in January, was summoned by Judge Henderson to aid in the negotiations preliminary to the actual treaty. The dominating figure in the remarkable assemblage at the treaty ground, consisting of twelve hundred Indians and several hundred whites, was Richard Henderson, "comely in person, of a benign and social disposition," with countenance betokening the man of strenuous action" noble forehead, prominent nose, projecting chin, firm-set jaw, with kindness and openness of expression." Gathered about him, picturesque in garb and striking in appearance, were many of the buckskin-clad leaders of the border--James Robertson, John Sevier, Isaac Shelby, William Bailey Smith, and their compeers--as well as his Carolina friends John Williams, Thomas and Nathaniel Hart, Nathaniel Henderson, Jesse Benton, and Valentine Searcy. Little was accomplished on the first day of the treaty (March 14th); but on the next day, the Cherokees offered to sell the section bargained for by Donelson acting as agent for Virginia in 1771. Although the Indians pointed out that Virginia had never paid the promised compensation of five hundred pounds and had therefore forfeited her rights, Henderson flatly refused to entertain the idea of purchasing territory to which Virginia had the prior claim. Angered by Henderson's refusal, The Dragging Canoe, leaping into the circle of the seated savages, made an impassioned speech touched with the romantic imagination peculiar to the American Indian. With pathetic eloquence he dwelt upon the insatiable land-greed of the white men, and predicted the extinction of his race if they committed the insensate folly of selling their beloved hunting-grounds. Roused to a high pitch of oratorical fervor, the savage with uplifted arm fiercely exhorted his people to resist further encroachments at all hazards--and left the treaty ground. This incident brought the conference to a startling and abrupt conclusion. On the following day, however, the savages proved more tractable,agreeing to sell the land as far as the Cumberland River. In order to secure the additional territory watered by the tributaries of the Cumberland, Henderson agreed to pay an additional sum of two thousand pounds. Upon this day there originated the ominous phrase descriptive of Kentucky when The Dragging Canoe, dramatically pointing toward the west, declared that a DARK Cloud hung over that land, which was known as the BLOODY GROUND. On the last day, March 17th, the negotiations were opened with the signing of the "Great Grant." The area purchased, some twenty millions of acres, included almost all the present state of Kentucky, and an immense tract in Tennessee, comprising all the territory watered by the Cumberland River and all its tributaries. For "two thousand weight of leather in goods" Henderson purchased "the lands lying down Holston and between the Watauga lease, Colonel Donelson's line and Powell's Mountain" as a pathway to Kentucky -the deed for which was known as the "Path Deed." By special arrangement, Carter's Valley in this tract went to Carter and Lucas; two days later, for two thousand pounds, Charles Robertson on behalf of the Watauga Association purchased a large tract in the valleys of the Holston, Watauga, and New Rivers; and eight days later Jacob Brown purchased two large areas, including the Nolichucky Valley. This historic treaty, which heralds the opening of the West, was conducted with absolute justice and fairness by Judge Henderson and his associates. No liquor was permitted at the treaty ground; and Thomas Price, the ablest of the Cherokee traders, deposed that "he at that time understood the Cherokee language, so as to comprehend everything which was said and to know that what was observed on either side was fairly and truly translated; that the Cherokees perfectly understood, what Lands were the subject of the Treaty . . . ." The amount paid by the Transylvania Company for the imperial domain was ten thousand pounds sterling, in money and in goods. Children of JOANNAH GOAD and VALENTINE SEVIER are: i. JOHN SEVIER, b. September 23, 1745, Augusta County, Virginia; d. September 24, 1815, Fort Decatur, Alabama. ii. VALENTINE SEVIER, b. 1747; d. February 23, 1800, Clarksville, Tennessee. iii. ROBERT SEVIER, CAPTAIN, b. 1747; d. October 16, 1780. iv. MARY (POLLY) SEVIER, b. Abt. 1753, Rockingham County, Virginia. v. CATHERINE SEVIER, b. Abt. 1757, Rockingham County, Virginia9; d. September 06, 1824, Tennessee10; m. WILLIAM MATLOCK, Abt. 178410. vi. CHARLES SEVIER, b. Abt. 1757. vii. BETHENIA SEVIER, b. Abt. 1759; m. JAMES HAWKINS. viii. ABRAHAM SEVIER, b. February 14, 1760, Frederick (now Shenandoah) County, Va.11,12; d. June 18, 1841, Overton (now Clay) County, Tennessee13,14; m. MARY LITTLE. ix. ELIZABETH SEVIER, b. Abt. 1762; m. WILLIAM MATLOCK. x. JOSEPH SEVIER, b. 1764; d. June 18, 1826, Overton County, Tennessee. xi. SOPHIA SEVIER, b. Abt. 1764; m. WILLIAM PETERS. Children of Abraham Goad and Katherine Williams are: WILLIAM GOAD, b. August 1693, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA (Source: Register of the North Farnam Parish, according to K. F. Haas); d. January 18, 1731/32, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA (Source: register of the North Farnham Parish, according to K. F. Haas); m. MARY, Bef February 13, 1712/13 (Source: Based on birth date of oldest child). HANNAH GOAD, daughter of Abraham Goad and Katherine Williams was born November 1695 in Richmond Co. VA (Source: Register of the North Farnam Parish, according to K. F. Haas), and died abt 1788 in Henry Co., VA (Source: Woody Hendrick She married (1) TOBIAS PHILLIPS 1712 in Richmond Co. VA. She married (2) WILLIAM DODSON. TOBIAS PHILLIPS, son of John Phillips and Elizabeth Tobias, was born January 12, 1686/87 in North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahonnack, Virginia and died April 07, 1740 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Va Beside his and Hannah's children, Tobias also fathered children by a mistress. WILLIAM DODSON - died bef August 06, 1753 (date that his will was probated). JOHN GOAD, b. November 27, 1700, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA ( d. July 23, 1771, Bedford Co, VA.; m. (1) KATHERINE (WILLIAMS?), Abt 1723; m. (2) ANN ISHAM, August 11, 1734, Brunswick Co., VA (Source: Sharon Minton Hill (1/21/97)). ELIZABETH GOAD, b. Abt 1705, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA; d. 1799; m. JOHN DODSON (THOMAS DODSON?). ALICE GOAD, b. Abt 1707, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA; d. September 07, 1767, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA; m. (1) JOHN FOWLER; m. (2) FORTUNATUS DODSON, September 09, 1726, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA. ABRAHAM GOAD, b. March 15, 1709/10, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA; d. July 13, 1779, Pittsylvania Co., VA; m. JOANNA, 1730, Prince William County, VA. PETER GOAD, b. May 27, 1715, North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA; d. December 01, 1794, Richmond Co. VA Researchers Notes: Rev. William Dodson married to Winnifred Johnson is forefather Elijah Dodson of Hurricane Creek Humphreys Co. Tn Researchers Notes: one of these Dodson families is also involved in Big Creek Baptist church with my Agness Johnson wife of Hudson Johnson. As Mary Dodson-Mary Dotson is in the church of Rev. Thomas Murrell at Big Creek Ann ISHAM 1 Nov 1700 - AFT 1771  RESIDENCE: Richmond and Bedford Cos. VA  BIRTH: 1 Nov 1700, North Farnham, Richmond Co. Virginia  DEATH: AFT 1771, Bedford Co. Virginia  RESOURCES: See: [S3719] Resarchers Notes: Reported daughter of Henry Isham and wife Katehrine Banks Family 1 : William SMITH 1. +Isham SMITH Family 2 : John GOAD  MARRIAGE: 11 Aug 1734, Brunswick Co. Virginia 1. +Johanna GOAD Johanna GOAD 1 Nov 1723 - 15 Aug 1773  RESIDENCE: Bedford and Rockingham Cos. VA  BIRTH: 1 Nov 1723, Bedford Co. Virginia  DEATH: 15 Aug 1773, Rockingham Co. Virginia  RESOURCES: See: [S3719] Father: John GOAD Mother: Ann ISHAM

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