- Born: 6 Oct 1789, Nansemond Co, VA
- Marriage: Pricilla Bridger
- Died: 29 Aug 1861, Nansemond Co, VA at age 71
The 1850 Federal Census for Nansemond Co., VA, page 145A, dated August 17, 1850 records James (60 - Nansemond Co., VA) and Priscilla (70 - NC) Goodman. James is a farmer and rather wealthy with real estate valued at $9,600. The 1850 Slave registration records James with 34 slaves.
The 1860 Federal Census for the Upper Parish, Nansemond Co., VA, Suffolk P. O., page 655, taken August 11, 1860 records James Goodman (70 - VA) and Priscilla Goodman (80 - NC). James is a farmer and rather wealthy with real estate valued at $12,000 and personal property at $40,000 including 37 slaves.
Death Date for James Goodman is from the Jethro Riddick Family Bile
"James Goodman departed this life August 29, 1861 Seventy-one years 10 months and 23 days old when he died"
"Barnes Goodman departed this life February 29, 1862 Sixty four years of age when he died"
James married Pricilla Bridger. (Pricilla Bridger was born circa 1780 in North Carolina and died after Aug 1860 in Suffolk City, [Nansemond Co., ] VA.)