Joseph B Goodwin

Male16 November 1831–20 November 1896

Brief Life History of Joseph B

When Joseph B Goodwin was born on 16 November 1831, in Milton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Goodwin, was 41 and his mother, Polly Wakeham, was 43. He married Annie E Kennard on 4 May 1859, in Milton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Newfields, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 20 November 1896, at the age of 65, and was buried in Newfields, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Joseph B Goodwin
Annie E Kennard
Marriage: 4 May 1859
Charles K. Goodwin
Charles Goodwin
Ella Goodwin
Louis K Goodwin
Ernest K. Goodwin
Harry Kennard Goodwin
Grace K Goodwin

Sources (11)

  • Joseph B Goodwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph B. Goodwin, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Joseph B. Goodwin, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1859Milton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · The Bridge War

    Age 5

    On Halloween, tension between Cleveland and Ohio City began to boil over. Both sides of the river armed themselves with muskets and a cannon over the Columbus Street Bridge. These tensions were brought about because the bridge's location was diverting commercial attention away from Ohio City completely and the way that their concerns were being treated. Cleveland's mayor tried to reason with the enraged citizens but was greeted with a volley of rocks. No deaths were recorded but three men were injured.

    1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

    Age 20

    The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

    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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