George T. Goodwin

Male2 April 1812–2 April 1887

Brief Life History of George T.

When George T. Goodwin was born on 2 April 1812, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, John Goodwin, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Webb, was 45. He married Matilda Ingaby Bartlett Goodwin on 26 January 1835, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 April 1887, in Simpson District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Goodwin Family Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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George T. Goodwin
Matilda Ingaby Bartlett Goodwin
Marriage: 26 January 1835
Samuel Stephenson Goodwin
Benjamin Franklin Goodwin
John Thomas Goodwin
William S Goodwin
L Melville Goodwin
Elmore Lemmel Goodwin
Lloyd Melville Goodwin
Martha V Goodwin
Marshall S Goodwin
Martha V Goodwin

Sources (81)

  • George Goodwin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George T Woodwin, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Geo T Goodwine, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1835Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 12

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 20

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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