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John Montgomery Goodbar
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1811
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1892
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA

Son of Joseph Goodbar Jr. and his first wife Mary Pell Irvine. He married (1) Jane Clark on 22 November 1833 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, she died 12 May 1869. He married (2) Anna Hull on 10 November 1870 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, she died 23 September 1892.

Rockbridge County News
24 March 1892

GOODBAR - Mr. John Goodbar, one of the oldest citizens of Rockbridge, died at his home on Blacks Creek, near Collierstown last night. The cause of his death was the grip. Mr. Goodbar was born near the head of Colliers Creek in this county eighty-two years ago. He was a thrifty and successful farmer, and a man of influence in his section. During the Civil War his view led him to espouse the Union side. Since the war he has been an earnest and consistent Republican in politics. He was a man of great earnestness and very decided opinions and fearless in the expression of them. Intelligent, and of strict integrity, he possessed the respect of all, including those who differed with him. He was a man of large size and striking appearance, and preserved his vigor to a remarkable degree. He left a wife and four sons, Harvey, Calvin, Joseph and Newton. The two first named live at Collierstown, the other two in the West.

Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (NY, Richmond, and Toledo: H. H. Hardesty and Company Publishers, 1884). p. 411-412.

JOHN M. GOODBAR.--born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, April 1, 1811, was a son of Joseph and Mary (Irvin) Goodbar. His father was a native of Rockbridge county, and died February 16, 1861, aged seventy-nine years, and his mother, born in Ireland, died January 25, 1821, at the age of thirty-nine years.

The first marriage of John M. Goodbar was with Jane, daughter of John and Mary (Brads) Clark, and she died May 12, 1868. The children of their union were born: Joseph, August 4, 1834, lives in Greene county, Ohio; John, June 18, 1836, lives in Rockbridge county; Sarah, December 22, 1839, died April 23,1883; Newton, August 26, 1842, lives in Cass county, Missouri, Calvin, December 16, 1844, resides in Rockbridge county; Harvey, October 25, 1847, lives in this county. John and Newton served in the Federal army, defending the Stars and Stripes, and the subject of this sketch for adherence to the Nation with a big ? was made political prisoner by the Confederacy.

In Rockbridge county, November 10, 1870, he again entered on the marriage state, Anna Hull becoming his wife. She was born in this county , June 15, 1812, a daughter of Peter and Jane (Dickey) Hull. John M. Goodbar has an estate of 800 acres on Black creek, a part under cultivation and all valuable land.

In 1876 he was elected justice of the peace, and has been re-elected at each subsequent biennial election, and is still serving. His post office address is Collierstown, Rockbridge county, Virginia.

In the book "Goodbars I Found" 1774-1978 Descendants of Joseph and William of Rockbridge, published in 1980, Page 18, written by Carmen E. Clark, g-grandaughter, it reads:

"John M. and Anna had no children. They are sleeping in the family cemetery which he had laid out in the corner of his garden at the time of Jane's death." (1st wife Jane Clark, 2nd wife Anna Hull.)

And on Page 17:
"In 1876 he was elected justice of the peace, re-elected at each subsequent biennial, and served for several terms."

Family links: 
  Jane Clark Goodbar (1810 - 1869)
  Ann Hull Goodbar (1812 - 1892)*
  Joseph Goodbar (1834 - 1908)*
  John B. Goodbar (1836 - 1890)*
  Sarah Jane Goodbar Ford (1839 - 1883)*
  Newton Goodbar (1842 - 1920)*
  Calvin Goodbar (1844 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Goodbar Cemetery
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Judy Clark-Wick
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
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John Montgomery Goodbar
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John Montgomery Goodbar
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