Mary Goodrich

Female23 August 1737–13 February 1819

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Goodrich was born on 23 August 1737, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zebulon Goodrich, was 23 and her mother, Ann Francis, was 23. She married Samuel Smith on 6 December 1759. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 13 February 1819, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
Mary Goodrich
Marriage: 6 December 1759
Sarah Smith
Chloe Smith
Chloe A Smith
Moses Smith
Abijah Smith
William Smith
Levi Smith
Mary Smith

Sources (4)

  • Mary Goodrich, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mary Goodrich in entry for Samuel Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • MEMORIAL GENEALOGY, AND ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY of the first church of New Britain, Conn. 1867 p125, p161 By ALFRED ANDREWS

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1759
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 39

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 39

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 44

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Goderiche, Old English Gōdrīc, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + rīc ‘power’.

    English: habitational name from Goodrich (Herefordshire), a shortened form for ‘castle Goodrich’, which takes its name from Godric Mapson, a holder of the estate recorded in the Domesday Book.

    Americanized form of German Güttrich, cognate with 1 above.

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

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