Elijah Goodrich

30 June 1788–24 May 1852 (Age 63)
Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Goodrich was born on 30 June 1788, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elijah Goodrich, was 34 and his mother, Zilphia Stone, was 42. 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

Spouse and Children


    Polly Goodrich


15 October 1820
Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Mary Ann Goodrich


    Sarah D. Goodrich



    Elijah E. Goodrich


    William Henry Goodrich


Parents and Siblings



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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.2 Americanized spelling of German Güttrich, cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah Goodrich, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Probate records, 1832-1988 (Rock County, Wisconsin)
  • Elijah Goodrich in entry for Caroline Zilpha Goodrich Greenman, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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