Moses Goodwin

Brief Life History of Moses

When Moses Goodwin was born on 2 January 1808, in Baldwin, York, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Downing Goodwin Sr, was 37 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Haley, was 36. He married Jane R Rounds on 5 May 1839. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 August 1872, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Moses Goodwin
Jane R Rounds
Marriage: 5 May 1839
Almon Goodwin
Philena Goodwin
Charlotte Rounds Goodwin
Mary Abby Goodwin
Alice Louisa Goodwin
Millard Filmore Goodwin
Myron Henry Goodwin

Sources (23)

  • Moses Goodwin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses Goodwin, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Moses Goodwin, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Maine is the 23rd state.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godwin (Old English Gōdwine). Compare Godwin .

Irish: adopted in Mayo for Ó Goidín, a variant of Ó Godáin, ‘descendant of Godán’, a diminutive personal name from got ‘stammering, lisping’.

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. William Goodwin was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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