Elijah Goodrich

Male30 June 1788–24 May 1852

Brief Life History of Elijah

When Elijah Goodrich was born on 30 June 1788, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elijah Hubbard Goodrich Jr, was 34 and his mother, Zilphia Stone, was 41. He married Polly Goodrich on 15 October 1820, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 May 1852, in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Elijah Goodrich
Polly Goodrich
Marriage: 15 October 1820
Mary Ann Goodrich
Sarah D. Goodrich
Caroline Zilpha Goodrich
Elijah E. Goodrich
William Henry Goodrich

Sources (4)

  • Elijah Goodrich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Goodrich, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elijah Goodrich in entry for Caroline Zilpha Goodrich Greenman, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1820Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1789 · The United States Constitution

    Age 1

    Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.


    Age 20

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.

    English: habitational name from Goodrich (Herefordshire), a shortened form for ‘castle Goodrich’, which takes its name from Godric Mapson, a holder of the estate recorded in the Domesday Book.

    Americanized form of German Güttrich, cognate with 1 above.

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

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