Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

Notes


Fanny GOODSON

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William RUDD

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Rebecah Goodson
Groom: William Rudd
Bond Date: 08 Mar 1809
County: Caswell
Record #: 01 265
Bondsman: Jeremiah Rudd
Bond #: 000017941

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ID: I1024
Name: William RUDD 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1780 2
Birth: ABT. 1780 in Chesterfield County, Virginia 1 2
Death: ABT. 1827 in Franklin County, Georgia 1 2
Fact 6: Constable 1 2
Fact 8: Franklin County, Georgia 1 2
Note:
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    RUDD, William, Caswell County, North Carolina, witnessed deed of Francis Smith, Jun. to John Harrill. 11 May 1803.
    Caswell County, North Carolina, Deed Book N, page 107. Power of attorney - Aldridge Rudd of CC to son William Rudd of same, to ask for and demand money due in Chesterfield County, Virginia. to sell 25 acres there and to sell 200 acre tract in Buckingham County, Virginia. 28 November 1803. Wit: Robert Martin, Charles Turner, Polly Rudd.
    Chesterfield County, Virgina Court - W. Rudd, Deed to R. Wilkinson. William Rudd of Caswell County, North Carolina sells to Robert Wilkinson 25 Acres of land located in Chesterfield County, Virginia on the Thirty First day of December1804. (This is an abstract of the actual document which is on file. Hugh Rudd)
    RUDD, William, Groom. MANNING, Susannah, Bride. 10 June 1805, Caswell County,North Carolina, Witness/Bondsman Jacob Ahart. (NOTE: William's father Aldridge Rudd's property joined that of Jacob Ahart. Ahart was a joint guardian of Aldridge's minor children after Aldridge's death. There was no other William Rudd in Caswell County, North Carolina at this time. Susannah Manning most likely died and William next married Rebecca Goodson. We do not know if there was any issue from the marriage of William Rudd and Susannah Manning.)
    RUDD, William, Caswell County, North Carolina witnessed deed of William Joplin to Elizabeth Muzzal, etal. Other witness was Alex Murphey. Deed Transaction dated 3 September 1812. Alex Murphy was a known friend of Aldridge Rudd. Aldridge Rudd, Jr married Alex Murphey's Daughter Nancy. Alex Murphey was a guardian of Aldridge Srs minor children.
    RUDD, William, Franklin County, Georgia appears on a list of 30 names of individuals who were subscribers for recommending passports which were needed to cross the Cherokee Territory. (This list was for the period from about 1810 to about 1820. The war of 1812 had secured these lands for the United States and there was no longer any need for passports.)
    RUDD, William: Deed dated Franklin Co. 2 Feb. 1822, rec 30 Apr. 1824, from William RUDD to Washington WEEMS, both of aforesaid. In cons. for $150, conveys 50 ac. in Franklin Co. on North Fork Broad Riv., being part of land where James Reed Lives, which said Reed conveyed to Elisha Cook, adj. John Allen. Wit: Cleverly (?) Philips, John M. Smith, J.P.
Sheriffs Deed dated Franklin County, 4 Jan. 1825, rec. 17 Jan. 1825 from James Reed, Sheriff of Franklin County, to Ephraim Mabry of same. In cons. or $26.00conveys 400 ac. in Franklin County, on Toms Crk., Adj. Land Granted to John Dardin. Said land was levied on by William RUDD, Constable, as the result of a writoffi fa issued 13 Apr. 1820 out of Jasper Co., Ga. against Hugh McDonald in favor of Jabers Calaway for the use of William Roby and was sold at auction Jan. 1825. Wit. Fred'k Freeman, J.P., John Harris Jr.
    (NOTE: James REED was sheriff of Franklin County, Georgia at the same time that William RUDD was a constable. One James REED later appeared in the census of Bartow County, Georgia, a James REED also served on jury duty with Hortensceus in Gordon County, Georgia on 2 October 1852. No effort has been made to determine if they are the same person.)
     Georgia Land Lottery of 1827, residents of Franklin County,Georgia. William RUDD'sorps., Capt T. Chandlers Dist, No. 103, Dt. 27. Sec. 1. This land section was in Lee County. Lee County is South of Macon, Georgia. There is no indication that the land was ever claimed. During that time period, if the taxes were not paid within two years, the land was sold at public auction to satisfy the tax claim. We have no record to support or disprove this. Lee County is still a very poor county and the records.
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ID: I119905393
Name: William RUDD
Given Name: William
Surname: Rudd
Sex: M
Birth: Abt 1780 1
Death: Abt 1827 in Franklin County,Georgia 2 1
Change Date: 29 Apr 2002
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RUDD, William, Caswell County, North Carolian, witnessed deed of Francis
Smith, Jun. to John Harrill. 11 May 1803.
Caswell County, North Carolina, Deed Book N, page 107.
Power of attorney - Aldridge Rudd of CC to son William Rudd of same, to
ask for and demand money due in Chesterfield County, Virginia. to sell 25
acres there and to sell 200 acre tract in Buckingham County, Virginia.
28 November 1803. Wit: Robert Martin, Charles Turner, Polly Rudd.
Chesterfield County, Virgnia Court.
W. Rudd, Deed to R. Wilkinson. William Rudd of Caswell County, North
Carolina sells to Robert Wilkinson 25 Acres of land located in
Chesterfield County, Virginia on the Thirty First day of December 1804.
(This is an abstract of the actual document which is on file. Hugh Rudd)
RUDD, William, Groom. MANNING, Susannah, Bride. 10 June 1805, Caswell
County, North Carolina,Witness/Bondsman Jacob Ahart. (NOTE: William's
father Aldridge Rudd's property joined that of Jacob Ahart. Ahart was a
joint guardian of Aldridge's minor children after Aldridge's death. There
was no other William Rudd in Caswell County, North Carolina at this
time. Susannah Manning most likely died and William next married Rebecca
Goodson. We do not know if there was any issue from the marriage of
William Rudd and Susannah Manning.)
RUDD, William, Caswell County, North Carolina witnessed deed of William
Joplin to Elizabeth Muzzal, etal. Other witness was Alex Murphey. Deed
Transaction dated 3 September 1812. Alex Murphy was a known friend of
Aldridge Rudd. Aldridge Rudd, Jrmarried Alex Murphey's Daughter Nancy.
Alex Murphey was a guardian of Aldridge Srs minor children.
RUDD, William, Franklin County, Georgia appears on a list of 30 names of
individuals who were subscribers for recommending passportswhich were
needed to cross the Cherokee Territory. (This list was for the period
from about 1810 to about 1820. The war of 1812 had secured these lands
for the United States and there was no longer any need for passports.)
RUDD, William: Deed dated Franklin Co. 2 Feb. 1822, rec 30 Apr. 1824,
from William RUDD to Washington WEEMS, both of aforesaid. In cons. for
$150, conveys 50ac. in Franklin Co. on North Fork Broad Riv., being part
of land where JamesReed Lives, which said Reed conveyed to Elisha Cook,
adj. John Allen. Wit: Cleverly (?) Philips, John M. Smith, J.P.
Sheriffs Deed dated Franklin County,4 Jan. 1825, rec. 17 Jan. 1825 from
James Reed, Sheriff of Franklin County, to Ephraim Mabry of same. In
cons. or $26.00 conveys 400 ac. in Franklin County, on Toms Crk., Adj.
Land Granted to John Dardin. Said land was levied on by William RUDD,
Constable, as the result of a writ of fi fa issued 13 Apr. 1820 out of
Jasper Co., Ga. against Hugh McDonald in favor of Jabers Calaway for the
use of William Roby and was sold at auction Jan. 1825. Wit. Fred'k
Freeman, J.P., John Harris Jr.
(NOTE: James REED was sheriff of Franklin County, Georgia at the same
time that William RUDD was a constable. One James REED later appeared in
the census of Bartow County, Georgia, a James REED also served on jury
duty with Hortensceus in Gordon County, Georgia on 2 October 1852. No
effort has been made to determine if they are the same person.)
Georgia Land Lottery of 1827, residents of Franklin County, Georgia.
William RUDD's orps., Capt T. Chandlers Dist, No. 103, Dt. 27. Sec. 1.
This land section was in Lee County. Lee County is South of Macon,
Georgia. There is no indication that the land was ever claimed. During
that time period, if the taxes were not paid within two years, the land


Father: Aldridge RUDD b: Abt 1754 in Chesterfield County,Virginia
Mother: Nancy Ann HAWKINS b: Abt 1758 in Chesterfield County,Virginia

Marriage 1 Sarah Rebecca GOODSON b: Abt 1789 in Northampton County,North Carolina
Married: 8 Mar 1809 in Caswell County,North Carolina 2 1
Children
Nancy RUDD b: Abt 1810 in Caswell County,North Carolina
Demosthenes M. RUDD b: Abt 1812 in Franklin County,Georgia
Cicero RUDD b: Abt 1821
Hortensius RUDD b: Abt 1825 in Franklin County,Georgia

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Text: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #2978, Date of Import: Apr 18, 1999


Sarah Rebecca GOODSON

Glenn Goodson reports birth date of about 1768 - if this is correct, Rebecca was about 42 when her first child was born, about 57 when her last child was born and about 93 when she died.  This alternate birthdate might better explain her second marriage to William Aaron, who many report as nearly twice her age, but it would not fit well with her first marriage to William Rudd who was born about 1780 (see below).

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nccaswel/marriages/mb-b4.htm
Caswell Co. Marriage Bonds indexed by Brides Name Evans-Haith

Mildred Goodson, Noel W Lyon 19 Jan 1852
Rebecah Goodson, William Rudd 08 Mar 1809
Sarah J Goodson, John J Chandler 01 Dec 1840
Temperence Goodson, Zeri Gwyn 21 Dec 1800


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Sarah Rebecca GOODSON
ID: I0777
Name: Sarah Rebecca GOODSON 1 2
Sex: F
Birth: ABT. 1789 in Northampton County, North Carolina 1 2
Birth: ABT. 1789 2
Death: ABT. 1861 in Gordon County, Georgia 1 2
Note:
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    Rebecca GOODSON married William RUDD, 8 March 1809 in Caswell County, North Carolina. She next married William AARON 3 November 1829 in Franklin County, Georgia. There were no children known to be from this marriage to AARON.
    From the data we have available, the following events have been reconstructed concerning Rebecca.
The first record we have found of Rebecca GOODSON was of her marriage to William RUDD on 8 March 1809 in Caswell County, North Carolina.
    Rebecca's father was Jesse GOODSON of Northampton County, North Carolina. He died about 1810 as Rebecca inherited some property from him. She and William appointed William GOODSON "of the State of Georgia" attorney to act in their behalf in disposing of the property. We think that their daughter Nancy was born within one year of the marriage to William RUDD.
     We can next positively place Rebecca in Franklin County, Georgia in November 1829. However circumstantial information places Rebecca in Franklin County,Georgia shortly after 1812 as William Rudds name was on a list of officials authorized to sign passports to cross the Indian Territory. This need was ended after the war of 1812 but took several years before the practice actually stopped. No passports were issued after 1820. The need for passports was a requirement of the British government and ended after the war of 1812. William was on the property tax roll in 1821, 1822, etc. He was a constable in Franklin County as late as 1825. However, his children were orphans by 1827.
    The next record we have of Rebecca is 27 May 1857 in Whitfield County, Georgia when she applied for a  revolutionary War Pension as the widow of William AARON. The application was witnessed by Hortensius Rudd and Demosthenese Rudd. Hortensius was a resident of Gordon County Georgia and Demosthenese was a resident of Whitefield County. Their relationship was not given but there is no doubt that they are the children of William Rudd and Rebecca Goodson.
    Rebecca was granted a pension of $80 per year and a quarter section of land, 160 acres, in Kansas Territory which she immediately sold. The sale of this property is well documented and copies are in our main files. No price is indicated. The location and buyer is also well documented. Rebecca sold the property in October 1857.
     The next information we have on Rebecca is 27 April 1861 when she was still trying to collect her money for the pension. Indications are that she never collected any money. She was told, in a letter from the Government, that there was no money in the treasurer to pay her. She had turned her claim over to her attorney in Savanah. (Her attorney was not identified, but it could have been William GOODSON. William Goodson was in the 1820 census of Georgia, and subsequent census through 1870 contained several individuals named William Goodson, most were in and around Augusta and Savanah, Georgia.)
    At this point, we have concluded that Rebecca died after April 1861 in Gordon, or Cass (now Bartow) Georgia and is most likely buried in an unmarked grave site. She was not in the 1860 Census of Georgia, But she signed legal documents in the courthouse of Gordon County, Georgia on 27 April1861. She would have been 75 years old at that time.

Father: Jesse GOODSON b: BET. 1740- 1845 in of Northampton, North Carolina

Marriage 1 William RUDD b: ABT. 1780 in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Married: 8 MAR 1809 in Caswell County, North Carolina 1 2
Children
Nancy RUDD b: ABT. 1810 in Caswell County, North Carolina
Demosthenes M. RUDD b: ABT. 1812 in Franklin County, Georgia
Cicero RUDD b: ABT.1821
Hortensius RUDD b: ABT. 1825 in Franklin County,Georgia

Sources:
Brøderbund WFTVol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #2978, Date of Import: Apr 18, 1999
Title: joel8.FTW
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Birth of Rebecca's child, Demosthenes Rudd, in Franklin Co., GA in 1812 appears to confirm her placement in Franklin Co. in 1811-1812. Addition children born in Franklin Co.

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Roots of Rudd note: William AARON amd Rebecca RUDD, dated 3 November 1829, Franklin County, Georgia

Concerning William Aaron marriage to Nancy Hawkins and Sarah Rebecca Goodson:

    Roots of Rudd reports that Nancy Ann Hawkins was married to Aldridge Rudd and  William Aaron, and that Sarah Rebecca Goodson was married to William Rudd (Aldridge's son) and William Aaron.  This would mean that Sarah was married to her mother-in-laws second (or possibly first) husband.
     Nancy was born about 1758 and died 1829. Nancy married Aldridge Rudd in 1779 at age 21.  Aldridge died in 1804.  No date is provide for Nancy's marriage to Aaron.  It is listed as her second marriage.  Nancy would have been at least 46-years-old when she remarried to W. Aaron.  
     For William Aaron, however, his first marriage is reported as that to Sarah Rebecca in 1829, and second marriage to Nancy Hawkins.  This could not be correct, however, as Nancy died in 1829.  It would appear he remarried to Sarah in 1829 after Nancy died. marriage may have been placed as second because it was not primary and becuase of lack of information.
    Nancy was married to Aldrige from 1779-1804. To have been married to her, William would have had to married her before 1779, in which case they divorced, or after 1804 when Aldrige died.  Assuming he was at least 18 when he married, to marry Nancy before 1779, William would have to have been born about 1758, to marry her after 1804, he would have to have been born sometime before 1782.
    If he married Nancy before 1779 (and thus was born about 1758), divorced then married Sarah in 1829, he would be about 71-years-old, and Sarah was 40.  If he married Nancy after 1804 (and thus was born sometime before 1782), he would have to be at least 18-years old and Nancy would be at least 42.  The tendency is to consider he was older than 18 if he married Nancy (after 1804) who was 42, but the problem then reverses creating a larger and larger gap in the age difference between William and Sarah when they marry.  
     There are several William Aarons in GA during this time, including a William Aaron, Sr. in Franklin Co., in 1818-19 tax lists. The suffix Sr. indicates he had a son by the same name.  It will be difficult to determine with certainty which William Aaron Sarah married in 1829. It would seem reasonable to assume that Nancy married an older W. Aaron (Sr.?) and Sarah married his son or other relation; that they did not marry the same man. (Remember, while William would not have been Sarah's father-in-law, he would have been her mother-in-law's husband.)
     That said, the 1830 Franklin Co., census shows the following: (State: Georgia Year: 1830, County: Franklin Roll:  M19_17, Township: Unknown Townships Page:  257 Image: 521), William Aaron, 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15,  male 70-80, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50.  
     The 1830 record could support the cenario above that the couple had a 30 year difference in age, however, we do not know if the female is, in fact, Sarah.  The woman could be some other relative, or it could be Sarah living in the household as William's daughter-in-law.  Sarah's known minor children at the time would have been 2 males, ages about 9 and about 5, which would fit this record, leaving the question as to the 10-15 year-old female.  This could be a child not accounted for by researchers.  Researchers list her daughter, Nancy, as born about 1810, making her 20 at this time, but since the date is an estimate, it may be off, making her 10 or so years older than she is.  Consider also that Hortensius was ordered bound to John Sewell on May 3, 1830 (see Hortensius), so he may not have been living with his mother at the time of this census. Need to verify other records.
     1840 census records report the following: William Aaron in Franklin Co., male age 20-30, female age 30-40; William Aaron in Franklin Co., male age 20-30, male age 90-100, female age 20-30; William Aaron, 1840,  Franklin Co., Township: Age 93 No Twnshp Listed Page: 145, Database: GA 1840 Pensioners List.  Since this last entry is from the Pensioners list, it is likely referencing the 90-100 male in the W. Aaron houshold listed above.  There are also William Aarons in Jasper and Madison Counties.
    
     Also - It is interesting to note that in the estate records of Caswell County, North Carolina, April Court 1829, Nancy Hawkings is addressed as "Nancy Rudd, deceased," indicating she did not take the last name 'Aaron.' It seems unlikely that in those days a woman would not take her husband's name, or revert back to a previous married name after his death.  This might raise the question of mistaken identity on the part of Ann "Nancy" Hawkings.  There may, in fact be two separte individuals: Ann Hawkings and Nancy Hawkings - not an uncommon error when trying to locate and identy children. Questions should also be asked about the sited marriage record of William Aaron an Rebecca Rudd.  This may not be Sarah Rebecca Goodson Rudd.
    At this time (Feb. 2003), I do not record William Aaron, husband of Nancy -  and William, husband of Sarah as the same individual,  though further investigation may certainly change that.
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http://www.familyorigins.com/users/a/a/r/Sammy-sam-B-Aaron-sr/FAMO4-0001/d113.htm
3. WILLIAM AARON was born in 1751 in AMHERST COUNTY VIRGINIA. He died on 1 Oct 1841 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA. WILLIAM AARON WAS MARRIED THREE TIMES AND TWO OF THOSE MARRIAGES ARE DOCUMENTED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA RECORDS 2. MARRIAGES ARE AARON ? ELISABETH (1770-BEFORE 1812)
2. BRASHER, DEANNER. 30 MARCH 1812 -FREDERICK BEALL , C.C.O.; 31 MARCH 1812 - FRANCIS CALLAWAY, D.D.; SOURCE VOLUME 1, PAGE 85.
3. RUDD REBECCA GOODSON. 03 NOV 1829 - THOMAS KING, C.C.O.,; 03 NOV 1829- JOB HAMMOND, J.P., SOURCE LICENSE 1751-01/1-1; SEE ALSO VOLUME 3, PAGE 56.

ELISBETH UNKNOWN was born in 1770 in AMHERST COUNTY VIRGINIA. She died before 1811 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA.
He was married to REBECCA GOODSON RUDD (daughter of JESSIE GOODSON RUDD) on 2 Nov 1829 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA.
He was married to DEANNER BASHER on 30 Mar 1812 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA.


This reseachs does not report any marriage to Nancy Hawkings, but does report marriage of William Aaron, age 78 to Rebecca, age 40.  Again I would consider that Rebecca married his son or other relation.

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The following further places Sarah in Franklin Co., GA in 1812, and she appears there through at least 1825:

http://www.rudd.homestead.com/FamilyTree.html

48. William RUDD was born Abt 1780, and died Abt 1827 in Franklin County,Georgia. He was the son of 96. Aldridge RUDD and 97. Nancy Ann HAWKINS.
49. Sarah Rebecca GOODSON was born Abt 1789 in Northampton County,North Carolina, and died Abt 1861 in Gordon County,Georgia. She was the daughter of 98. Jesse GOODSON.    
Children of Sarah Rebecca GOODSON and William RUDD are:
24.   i. Hortensius RUDD was born Abt 1825 in Franklin County,Georgia,
and died 22 JAN 1893 in Milledgeville State Hospital Baldwin Couny. He married Nancy R. BLALOCK 2 DEC 1852 in Cass County,Georgia, daughter of Matthew BLALOCK and Martha "Patsy" BOWERS. She was born 1834 in Granville County,North Carolina, and died Abt 1898 in Floyd County,Georgia.  
  ii. Nancy RUDD was born Abt 1810 in Caswell County,North Carolina, and died in Georgia. She married Robert RODGERS 2 OCT 1830 in Franklin County,Georgia. He was born Bet. 1785 - 1810, and died in Georgia.  
   iii. Demosthenes M. RUDD was born Abt 1812 in Franklin County,Georgia, and died 14 JAN 1892 in Little Rock,Washington County,Arkansas. He married Albana "Bain" PICKARD in Georgia. She was born Abt 1824 in Georgia, and died 7 JUL 1909 in Fayetteville,Washington County,Arkansas.  
   iv. Cicero RUDD was born Abt 1821.


Cicero RUDD

Roots of Rudd:
Not a proven son of William Rudd and Rebecca Goodson
There can be little doubt that he is closely related. Horetensius (Son of William Rudd and Rebecca Goodson Rudd) and Nancy Blalock Rudd, his wife, named one of their sons Matthew Cicero. Matthew Cicero had two grandsons named John Cicero and Milton Cicero. Nancy R. Blalock Rudd had at least one Cousin named Cicero P. Blalock.
Very little is known about Cicero Rudd. He was reported as an invalid in the 1850 census and resided in the household of Richard Ingram, in Cass (now Bartow) County, Georgia. He appeared in no other Georgia census.He lived near Mosteller's Mill where the other Rudds lived according to thecensus data. His birth date is an estimation based on his stated age in the census which also reported him as being born in North Carolina. This would be consistant with him being a cousin of Hortensius rather than a brother. However, he has played a roll in this family and lacking any other line to tie him to, I have taken the extreme liberty of placing him in this family for the time being. (Hugh Rudd)


Father: William RUDD b: ABT. 1780 in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Mother: Sarah Rebecca GOODSON b: ABT. 1789 in Northampton County, North Carolina

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William AARON


Roots of Rudd
Entries: 4193    Updated: Tue Oct 8 12:16:28 2002    Contact: Miriam Morris

Sources:
Title: GEDCOM File : root.ged
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Title: GEDCOM File : ~AT3385.ged
Date: 1 Aug 2002

This source reports his death in VA - this is unlikely - see notes

RECORDS:

AARON, WILLIAM SR.
  State: GA Year: 1818
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1818 Page: 053
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index
 
AARON, WILLIAM SR.
  State: GA Year: 1819
  County: Franklin County Record Type: Tax List
  Township: Tax List 1819 Page: 134
  Database: GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index

State: Georgia Year: 1830, County: Franklin Roll:  M19_17, Township: Unknown Townships Page:  257
Image: 521   
William Aaron, 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15,  male 70-80, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50

State: Georgia Year: 1840
County: Franklin Roll:  M704_41, Township: District 263 Page:  326, Image: 280     
William Aaron - 1 male 20-30, 1 male 90-100, 1 female 20-30

State: Georgia Year: 1840, County: Franklin Roll:  M704_41, Township: District 208 Page:  336, Image: 300
William Aaron - 1 male 20-30, 1 female 30-40

State: Alabama Year: 1840, County: Montgomery Roll:  M704_10,  Township: Unknown Townships Page:  168, Image: 154     
William Aaron age 40-50 living with 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 female, 20-30  

State: Georgia Year: 1840, County: Jasper Roll:  M704_44, Township: Connaway's District 297 Page:  88
Image: 176
William H. Aaron, living alone, age 20-30.
    Also on page as heads of headhold: James ? Aaron, Sarah Aaron (age 50-60 and 1 male 10-15), Mitchell Aaron. (maybe Sarah Aaron/Sarah Rebecca Goodson?)  

AARON, WILLIAM
  State: GA Year: 1840
  County: Franklin County Record Type:   
  Township: Age 93 No Twnshp Listed Page: 145
  Database: GA 1840 Pensioners List

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Roots of Rudd note: William AARON amd Rebecca RUDD, dated 3 November 1829, Franklin County, Georgia

Concerning William Aaron marriage to Nancy Hawkins and Sarah Rebecca Goodson:

    Roots of Rudd reports that Nancy Ann Hawkins was married to Aldridge Rudd and  William Aaron, and that Sarah Rebecca Goodson was married to William Rudd (Aldridge's son) and William Aaron.  This would mean that Sarah was married to her mother-in-laws second (or possibly first) husband.
     Nancy was born about 1758 and died 1829. Nancy married Aldridge Rudd in 1779 at age 21.  Aldridge died in 1804.  No date is provide for Nancy's marriage to Aaron.  It is listed as her second marriage.  Nancy would have been at least 46-years-old when she remarried to W. Aaron.  
     For William Aaron, however, his first marriage is reported as that to Sarah Rebecca in 1829, and second marriage to Nancy Hawkins.  This could not be correct, however, as Nancy died in 1829.  It would appear he remarried to Sarah in 1829 after Nancy died. marriage may have been placed as second because it was not primary and becuase of lack of information.
    Nancy was married to Aldrige from 1779-1804. To have been married to her, William would have had to married her before 1779, in which case they divorced, or after 1804 when Aldrige died.  Assuming he was at least 18 when he married, to marry Nancy before 1779, William would have to have been born about 1758, to marry her after 1804, he would have to have been born sometime before 1782.
    If he married Nancy before 1779 (and thus was born about 1758), divorced then married Sarah in 1829, he would be about 71-years-old, and Sarah was 40.  If he married Nancy after 1804 (and thus was born sometime before 1782), he would have to be at least 18-years old and Nancy would be at least 42.  The tendency is to consider he was older than 18 if he married Nancy (after 1804) who was 42, but the problem then reverses creating a larger and larger gap in the age difference between William and Sarah when they marry.  
     There are several William Aarons in GA during this time, including a William Aaron, Sr. in Franklin Co., in 1818-19 tax lists. The suffix Sr. indicates he had a son by the same name.  It will be difficult to determine with certainty which William Aaron Sarah married in 1829. It would seem reasonable to assume that Nancy married an older W. Aaron (Sr.?) and Nancy married his son or other relation; that they did not marry the same man. (Remember, while William would not have been Sarah's father-in-law, he would have been her mother-in-law's husband.)
     That said, the 1830 Franklin Co., census shows the following: (State: Georgia Year: 1830, County: Franklin Roll:  M19_17, Township: Unknown Townships Page:  257 Image: 521), William Aaron, 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15,  male 70-80, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50.  
     The 1830 record could possibily support the cenario above that the couple had a 30 year difference in age, however, we do not know if the female is, in fact, Sarah.  The woman could be some other relative, or it could be Sarah living in the household as William's daughter-in-law.  sarah's know minor children at the time would have been 2 males, ages about 9 and about 5, which would fit this record.   
     1840 census records report the following: William Aaron in Franklin Co., male age 20-30, female age 30-40; William Aaron in Franklin Co., male age 20-30, male age 90-100, female age 20-30; William Aaron, 1840,  Franklin Co., Township: Age 93 No Twnshp Listed Page: 145, Database: GA 1840 Pensioners List.  Since this last entry is from the Pensioners list, it is likely referencing the 90-100 male in the W. Aaron houshold listed above.  There are also William Aarons in Jasper and Madison Counties.
    
     Also - It is interesting to note that in the estate records of Caswell County, North Carolina, April Court 1829, Nancy Hawkings is addressed as "Nancy Rudd, deceased," indicating she did not take the last name 'Aaron.' It seems unlikely that in those days a woman would not take her husband's name, or revert back to a previous married name after his death.  This might raise the question of mistaken identity on the part of Ann "Nancy" Hawkings.  There may, in fact be two separte individuals: Ann Hawkings and Nancy Hawkings - not an uncommon error when trying to locate and identy children. Questions should also be asked about the sited marriage record of William Aaron an Rebecca Rudd.  This may not be Sarah Rebecca Goodson Rudd.
    At this time (Feb. 2003), I do not record William, husband of Nancy and William, husband of Sarah as the same individual,  though further investigation may certainly change that.
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Sarah Rebecca GOODSON

Glenn Goodson reports birth date of about 1768 - if this is correct, Rebecca was about 42 when her first child was born, about 57 when her last child was born and about 93 when she died.  This alternate birthdate might better explain her second marriage to William Aaron, who many report as nearly twice her age, but it would not fit well with her first marriage to William Rudd who was born about 1780 (see below).

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nccaswel/marriages/mb-b4.htm
Caswell Co. Marriage Bonds indexed by Brides Name Evans-Haith

Mildred Goodson, Noel W Lyon 19 Jan 1852
Rebecah Goodson, William Rudd 08 Mar 1809
Sarah J Goodson, John J Chandler 01 Dec 1840
Temperence Goodson, Zeri Gwyn 21 Dec 1800


http://www.loscarnales.com/aqwn05.htm
see also: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #2979

Sarah Rebecca GOODSON
ID: I0777
Name: Sarah Rebecca GOODSON 1 2
Sex: F
Birth: ABT. 1789 in Northampton County, North Carolina 1 2
Birth: ABT. 1789 2
Death: ABT. 1861 in Gordon County, Georgia 1 2
Note:
[joel8.FTW]

    Rebecca GOODSON married William RUDD, 8 March 1809 in Caswell County, North Carolina. She next married William AARON 3 November 1829 in Franklin County, Georgia. There were no children known to be from this marriage to AARON.
    From the data we have available, the following events have been reconstructed concerning Rebecca.
The first record we have found of Rebecca GOODSON was of her marriage to William RUDD on 8 March 1809 in Caswell County, North Carolina.
    Rebecca's father was Jesse GOODSON of Northampton County, North Carolina. He died about 1810 as Rebecca inherited some property from him. She and William appointed William GOODSON "of the State of Georgia" attorney to act in their behalf in disposing of the property. We think that their daughter Nancy was born within one year of the marriage to William RUDD.
     We can next positively place Rebecca in Franklin County, Georgia in November 1829. However circumstantial information places Rebecca in Franklin County,Georgia shortly after 1812 as William Rudds name was on a list of officials authorized to sign passports to cross the Indian Territory. This need was ended after the war of 1812 but took several years before the practice actually stopped. No passports were issued after 1820. The need for passports was a requirement of the British government and ended after the war of 1812. William was on the property tax roll in 1821, 1822, etc. He was a constable in Franklin County as late as 1825. However, his children were orphans by 1827.
    The next record we have of Rebecca is 27 May 1857 in Whitfield County, Georgia when she applied for a  revolutionary War Pension as the widow of William AARON. The application was witnessed by Hortensius Rudd and Demosthenese Rudd. Hortensius was a resident of Gordon County Georgia and Demosthenese was a resident of Whitefield County. Their relationship was not given but there is no doubt that they are the children of William Rudd and Rebecca Goodson.
    Rebecca was granted a pension of $80 per year and a quarter section of land, 160 acres, in Kansas Territory which she immediately sold. The sale of this property is well documented and copies are in our main files. No price is indicated. The location and buyer is also well documented. Rebecca sold the property in October 1857.
     The next information we have on Rebecca is 27 April 1861 when she was still trying to collect her money for the pension. Indications are that she never collected any money. She was told, in a letter from the Government, that there was no money in the treasurer to pay her. She had turned her claim over to her attorney in Savanah. (Her attorney was not identified, but it could have been William GOODSON. William Goodson was in the 1820 census of Georgia, and subsequent census through 1870 contained several individuals named William Goodson, most were in and around Augusta and Savanah, Georgia.)
    At this point, we have concluded that Rebecca died after April 1861 in Gordon, or Cass (now Bartow) Georgia and is most likely buried in an unmarked grave site. She was not in the 1860 Census of Georgia, But she signed legal documents in the courthouse of Gordon County, Georgia on 27 April1861. She would have been 75 years old at that time.

Father: Jesse GOODSON b: BET. 1740- 1845 in of Northampton, North Carolina

Marriage 1 William RUDD b: ABT. 1780 in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Married: 8 MAR 1809 in Caswell County, North Carolina 1 2
Children
Nancy RUDD b: ABT. 1810 in Caswell County, North Carolina
Demosthenes M. RUDD b: ABT. 1812 in Franklin County, Georgia
Cicero RUDD b: ABT.1821
Hortensius RUDD b: ABT. 1825 in Franklin County,Georgia

Sources:
Brøderbund WFTVol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #2978, Date of Import: Apr 18, 1999
Title: joel8.FTW
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Birth of Rebecca's child, Demosthenes Rudd, in Franklin Co., GA in 1812 appears to confirm her placement in Franklin Co. in 1811-1812. Addition children born in Franklin Co.

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Roots of Rudd note: William AARON amd Rebecca RUDD, dated 3 November 1829, Franklin County, Georgia

Concerning William Aaron marriage to Nancy Hawkins and Sarah Rebecca Goodson:

    Roots of Rudd reports that Nancy Ann Hawkins was married to Aldridge Rudd and  William Aaron, and that Sarah Rebecca Goodson was married to William Rudd (Aldridge's son) and William Aaron.  This would mean that Sarah was married to her mother-in-laws second (or possibly first) husband.
     Nancy was born about 1758 and died 1829. Nancy married Aldridge Rudd in 1779 at age 21.  Aldridge died in 1804.  No date is provide for Nancy's marriage to Aaron.  It is listed as her second marriage.  Nancy would have been at least 46-years-old when she remarried to W. Aaron.  
     For William Aaron, however, his first marriage is reported as that to Sarah Rebecca in 1829, and second marriage to Nancy Hawkins.  This could not be correct, however, as Nancy died in 1829.  It would appear he remarried to Sarah in 1829 after Nancy died. marriage may have been placed as second because it was not primary and becuase of lack of information.
    Nancy was married to Aldrige from 1779-1804. To have been married to her, William would have had to married her before 1779, in which case they divorced, or after 1804 when Aldrige died.  Assuming he was at least 18 when he married, to marry Nancy before 1779, William would have to have been born about 1758, to marry her after 1804, he would have to have been born sometime before 1782.
    If he married Nancy before 1779 (and thus was born about 1758), divorced then married Sarah in 1829, he would be about 71-years-old, and Sarah was 40.  If he married Nancy after 1804 (and thus was born sometime before 1782), he would have to be at least 18-years old and Nancy would be at least 42.  The tendency is to consider he was older than 18 if he married Nancy (after 1804) who was 42, but the problem then reverses creating a larger and larger gap in the age difference between William and Sarah when they marry.  
     There are several William Aarons in GA during this time, including a William Aaron, Sr. in Franklin Co., in 1818-19 tax lists. The suffix Sr. indicates he had a son by the same name.  It will be difficult to determine with certainty which William Aaron Sarah married in 1829. It would seem reasonable to assume that Nancy married an older W. Aaron (Sr.?) and Sarah married his son or other relation; that they did not marry the same man. (Remember, while William would not have been Sarah's father-in-law, he would have been her mother-in-law's husband.)
     That said, the 1830 Franklin Co., census shows the following: (State: Georgia Year: 1830, County: Franklin Roll:  M19_17, Township: Unknown Townships Page:  257 Image: 521), William Aaron, 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15,  male 70-80, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50.  
     The 1830 record could support the cenario above that the couple had a 30 year difference in age, however, we do not know if the female is, in fact, Sarah.  The woman could be some other relative, or it could be Sarah living in the household as William's daughter-in-law.  Sarah's known minor children at the time would have been 2 males, ages about 9 and about 5, which would fit this record, leaving the question as to the 10-15 year-old female.  This could be a child not accounted for by researchers.  Researchers list her daughter, Nancy, as born about 1810, making her 20 at this time, but since the date is an estimate, it may be off, making her 10 or so years older than she is.  Consider also that Hortensius was ordered bound to John Sewell on May 3, 1830 (see Hortensius), so he may not have been living with his mother at the time of this census. Need to verify other records.
     1840 census records report the following: William Aaron in Franklin Co., male age 20-30, female age 30-40; William Aaron in Franklin Co., male age 20-30, male age 90-100, female age 20-30; William Aaron, 1840,  Franklin Co., Township: Age 93 No Twnshp Listed Page: 145, Database: GA 1840 Pensioners List.  Since this last entry is from the Pensioners list, it is likely referencing the 90-100 male in the W. Aaron houshold listed above.  There are also William Aarons in Jasper and Madison Counties.
    
     Also - It is interesting to note that in the estate records of Caswell County, North Carolina, April Court 1829, Nancy Hawkings is addressed as "Nancy Rudd, deceased," indicating she did not take the last name 'Aaron.' It seems unlikely that in those days a woman would not take her husband's name, or revert back to a previous married name after his death.  This might raise the question of mistaken identity on the part of Ann "Nancy" Hawkings.  There may, in fact be two separte individuals: Ann Hawkings and Nancy Hawkings - not an uncommon error when trying to locate and identy children. Questions should also be asked about the sited marriage record of William Aaron an Rebecca Rudd.  This may not be Sarah Rebecca Goodson Rudd.
    At this time (Feb. 2003), I do not record William Aaron, husband of Nancy -  and William, husband of Sarah as the same individual,  though further investigation may certainly change that.
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http://www.familyorigins.com/users/a/a/r/Sammy-sam-B-Aaron-sr/FAMO4-0001/d113.htm
3. WILLIAM AARON was born in 1751 in AMHERST COUNTY VIRGINIA. He died on 1 Oct 1841 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA. WILLIAM AARON WAS MARRIED THREE TIMES AND TWO OF THOSE MARRIAGES ARE DOCUMENTED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA RECORDS 2. MARRIAGES ARE AARON ? ELISABETH (1770-BEFORE 1812)
2. BRASHER, DEANNER. 30 MARCH 1812 -FREDERICK BEALL , C.C.O.; 31 MARCH 1812 - FRANCIS CALLAWAY, D.D.; SOURCE VOLUME 1, PAGE 85.
3. RUDD REBECCA GOODSON. 03 NOV 1829 - THOMAS KING, C.C.O.,; 03 NOV 1829- JOB HAMMOND, J.P., SOURCE LICENSE 1751-01/1-1; SEE ALSO VOLUME 3, PAGE 56.

ELISBETH UNKNOWN was born in 1770 in AMHERST COUNTY VIRGINIA. She died before 1811 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA.
He was married to REBECCA GOODSON RUDD (daughter of JESSIE GOODSON RUDD) on 2 Nov 1829 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA.
He was married to DEANNER BASHER on 30 Mar 1812 in FRANKLIN COUNTY GEORGIA.


This reseachs does not report any marriage to Nancy Hawkings, but does report marriage of William Aaron, age 78 to Rebecca, age 40.  Again I would consider that Rebecca married his son or other relation.

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The following further places Sarah in Franklin Co., GA in 1812, and she appears there through at least 1825:

http://www.rudd.homestead.com/FamilyTree.html

48. William RUDD was born Abt 1780, and died Abt 1827 in Franklin County,Georgia. He was the son of 96. Aldridge RUDD and 97. Nancy Ann HAWKINS.
49. Sarah Rebecca GOODSON was born Abt 1789 in Northampton County,North Carolina, and died Abt 1861 in Gordon County,Georgia. She was the daughter of 98. Jesse GOODSON.    
Children of Sarah Rebecca GOODSON and William RUDD are:
24.   i. Hortensius RUDD was born Abt 1825 in Franklin County,Georgia,
and died 22 JAN 1893 in Milledgeville State Hospital Baldwin Couny. He married Nancy R. BLALOCK 2 DEC 1852 in Cass County,Georgia, daughter of Matthew BLALOCK and Martha "Patsy" BOWERS. She was born 1834 in Granville County,North Carolina, and died Abt 1898 in Floyd County,Georgia.  
  ii. Nancy RUDD was born Abt 1810 in Caswell County,North Carolina, and died in Georgia. She married Robert RODGERS 2 OCT 1830 in Franklin County,Georgia. He was born Bet. 1785 - 1810, and died in Georgia.  
   iii. Demosthenes M. RUDD was born Abt 1812 in Franklin County,Georgia, and died 14 JAN 1892 in Little Rock,Washington County,Arkansas. He married Albana "Bain" PICKARD in Georgia. She was born Abt 1824 in Georgia, and died 7 JUL 1909 in Fayetteville,Washington County,Arkansas.  
   iv. Cicero RUDD was born Abt 1821.