|Goodloe was born in Franklin County, NC.
During his early years, Goodloe became an active anti-slavery southerner. He believed that poor whites were kept in poverty by slave owners, who had an unfair labor advantage. One of his famous books on the topic was Inquiry into the Causes Which Have Retarded the Accumulation of Wealth and Increase of Population in the Southern States: in Which the Question of Slavery is Considered in a Politico-Economical Point of View, printed in 1846.
Goodloe was one of two editors of the Christian Statesman, a newspaper started in 1851 to encourage African colonization and civilization. It was printed in Washington DC. [New York Times, 10/18/1851]
In 1862, President Lincoln appointed Goodloe to a commission to pay residents of Washington DC for their slaves, which were being liberated. [New York Times 12/27/1887]
After the Civil War, Goodloe purchased the old newspaper the Raleigh Register and became its editor. His Republican editorial stance led to the demise of the paper. [New York Times 7/21/1867]
President Johnson appointed Goodloe a U.S. Marshal for North Carolina, a post he held into the Grant administration. Grant removed him from office. [New York Times 8/26/1872]
In 1872, Goodloe ws one of the North Carolina leaders of the Liberal Republican Party. [New York Times 8/26/1872]
Died in 01/1902. [New York Times 1/22/1902]