Stephen Goodspeed

27 January 1827–7 December 1908 (Age 81)
Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Goodspeed was born on 27 January 1827, in Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States, his father, Charles Goodspeed, was 36 and his mother, Phebe Eldridge, was 33. He married Nancy Eveline Griffin on 9 December 1849. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clinton, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 7 December 1908, in Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in West Hill Cemetery, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Stephen Goodspeed
Nancy Eveline Griffin
Marriage: 9 December 1849
George Harvey Goodspeed
Cora Iola Goodspeed
Gertrude Goodspeed
Merton Owen Goodspeed

Spouse and Children

9 December 1849


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from the expression ‘God speed (you)’; a wish for success for one setting out on an enterprise, presumably applied as a nickname for someone who habitually used this expression.

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

Sources (3)

  • Stephn Goodspeed, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen Goodspeed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen Goodspeed, "United States Census, 1870"

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