William Goodson assisted in establishing American Independence as an Ensign in the Virginia
Militia. He served in Captain Barnett’s Company, Coronel Lynch and Crockett’s Regiment. His service is documented
in his pension application S30440 at the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration. He received a pension
starting 4 March 1831.
William was born 25 December 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia and died 20 September
1845 in Carroll County, Missouri. He is buried Trotter Cemetery, which is located west of Carrolton, Missouri along
State Highway E between County Road 627 and 629, Carroll County, Missouri at coordinates: N39° 22' 45.84" and W93° 33' 24.84".
He has a military headstone located in the Trotter family plot.