When Joseph Goodbar was born on 25 January 1815, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Goodbar Jr., was 33 and his mother, Mary Pell Irvine, was 32. He married Jennette B. Drummond on 23 March 1840, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Grand River Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 4 March 1889, in Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Jameson, Daviess, Missouri, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz.
Probably an Americanized form of German Gutbier ‘good beer’ or an altered form of its English cognate Godber .