Benjamin Goodrich

21 June 1717–15 April 1787 (Age 69)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Goodrich was born on 21 June 1717, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Goodrich, was 28 and his mother, Grace Kilbourn, was 23. He married Sarah Dewey on 8 March 1744, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 April 1787, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Newington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Goodrich
1717–1787
Sarah Dewey
1712–1782
Marriage: 8 March 1744
Lois Goodrich
1744–1749
Bela Goodrich
1747–1751
Rhoda Goodrich
1749–1827
John Goodrich
1754–1834
David Goodrich
1757–1822

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 March 1744
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Female1744–1749Female

    Bela Goodrich

    Male1747–1751Male

    Rhoda Goodrich

    Female1749–1827Female

    Male1754–1834Male

    Male1757–1822Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1717–1787Male

    Ebenezer Goodrich

    Male1721–Male

    Daniel Goodrich

    Male1726–1799Male

    Male1728–1799Male

    Sarah Goodrich

    Female1731–1751Female

World Events (2)

1776

Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 64

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.

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)

  • Benjamin Goodrich in entry for Sarah Dewey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin Goodrich, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benjamin Goodrich in entry for Lois Goodrich, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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