James Goodwin

Male4 September 1770–27 September 1853

Brief Life History of James

When James Goodwin was born on 4 September 1770, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Captain Ebenezer Goodwin, was 29 and his mother, Ame Webster, was 24. He married Chloe Henderson about 1794, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 27 September 1853, in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 83.

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James Goodwin
Chloe Henderson
Marriage: about 1794
Urial Goodwin
Charlotte Goodwin
Miranda L. Goodwin
Chloe Goodwin
James Goodwin

Sources (3)

  • James Goodwin in household of James Lawson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Goodwin - birth: 4 September 1770; New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
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Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1794New York, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 11

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 24

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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