Welcome to Godbey.org, a web site for Godbey (and Godby) family history.
The information on this site is drawn from a variety of
sources. My father, Rev. Charles P. Godbey, has shared with
me information that he has collected information over the
years. I have found some books I never dreamed existed on
the Internet. For example, the dramatic poem
Godbey, by the famous poet Edgar
Lee Masters (which my brother David discovered initially)
was a delightful surprise.
The single most important resource for anyone studying the
Godbey family, however, is the wonderful book
Godbey - Godby, written by Margie
(Sexton) Richards, of Springfield, Illinois. She collected
a remarkable amount of information about the family and her
efforts underlie this web site. The book is some 300 typed
pages, including extensive genealogical information. In
this day of word processing, I cannot imagine the effort it
must have taken to prepare her book. It must truly have
been a labor of love. I am very grateful to her.