This is what is in my Goforth book:
The William Goforth Family
It is not sure who this William Goforth descends from, but it is believed to be the son of Zachariah Goforth in the main Goforth line who had the sons: Absolom, Asa; Zachariah; William born 1800 to 1810; Haslip and Humphrey. However, the children do not match up with the census data.
Data on the William Goforth family was provided by Ralph A. Goforth, 4066 Homer Rd., Chattanooga, TN and Mrs. A.J. McCreary, 229 Alton Ave., Battle Creek, Michigan 49017.
1. William Goforth born about 1805 (1850 census, TN) in North Carolina; died 1850 to 1860; married November 27, 1829 to Rosannah Harvell (or Harwell) born 1803; WITNESS: Nathan Righ and Burchett of Rutherford, NC. (From 1850 census of McMinn County, TN he had the following children all born in NC.)
Miles Goforth born 1836.
Drury Goforth born 1838; married November 28, 1841 or December 27, 1854 to Evaline Pugh; children: William Goforth born 1857; and Mary Goforth born 1859.
John Goforth born 1842
Nancy Goforth born 1844
Libby Goforth born 1844
11. Miles Goforth born 1836 in NC; married to a Charity (Last name unknown); born about 1840 in Virginia. (Children or persons living with them according to 1860 and 1870 McMinn County, TN census records all born in TN.)
Jasper Goforth born 1846; Questionable as a son since age.
Thomas M. Goforth born 1848; questionable as a son.
Joseph Goforth born 1850; questionable as a son since age.
Matilda Goforth born 1854
John goforth born 1856; 1870 census says born in GA
William Goforth born 1857
Drury Goforth born 1859
Miles Goforth born 1864
Paul Goforth born 1868
Hulda Goforth born 1869
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