I am also researching The Gooch Family from Granville North Carolina. My great great Grand father was Samuel Gooch. He was listed as mulatto in some of the census records. I traced in as a young man born in 1855. It appears that he worked a farm of Samuel Gooch and Sallie Thomas in Oak hill North Carolina. Samuel had 2 other brothers listed, Prince and Jeff Gooch. Samuel married Frances Graham in lauderdale County Tennessee around 1873. Lets compare the info.