Pitts Goodwin

28 January 1779–2 August 1864 (Age 85)
New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Pitts

When Pitts Goodwin was born on 28 January 1779, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Captain Ebenezer Goodwin, was 37 and his mother, Ame Webster, was 33. He married Miriam Webster Gilbert in 1801. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 August 1864, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Pitts Goodwin
Miriam Webster Gilbert
Marriage: 1801
Harvey Goodwin
Nancy Goodwin
Miriam Webster Goodwin
Urania Goodwin
Sherman Goodwin
Joseph Gilbert Goodwin
Theodosia Goodwin
Janette Croswell

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 23

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godewyn, Old English Gōdwine, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pitts Goodwin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Pitts Goodwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pitts Goodwin, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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