When Joseph Goodwin was born in 1847, in Kingsley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Goodwin, was 48 and his mother, Martha Mosley, was 39. He married Eliza Johnson on 7 June 1870, in Ipstones, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1912, in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.
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).