John Goree

21 May 1725–July 1795 (Age 70)
Manakin, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Goree was born on 21 May 1725, in Manakin, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Claudius Goree, was 40 and his mother, Jeanne, was 31. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Sarah Hencock. He died in July 1795, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 70.

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John Goree
Sarah Hencock
Josiah Goree
John Goree Jr
Joicey Gorey
Mary Goree
Claudius Goree

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Hencock




    Josiah Goree


    John Goree Jr



    Mary Goree


    Claudius Goree


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World Events (4)


Age 50

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 51

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 56

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of a French name, probably Gorré, from Old French goré ‘deceived’, ‘betrayed’.2 variant spelling of Scottish and Irish Gorey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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John Goree

John Goree (Gorey) made a will in 1795 and died the same year. His widow, Sarah, and the following children survived. John, Joseph, Cladius, Joice (married a Lyles), and Molly (married a Ferguson). …

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  • Witness for plaintiff John Gordon vs John Peter Bilbo
  • Orphans to be bound
  • Paid by John Peter Bilbo estate

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