Mary Ann Goodwin

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Goodwin was born in 1792, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Nathan Goodwin, was 18 and her mother, Ann Arrenton, was 24. She married Elliot Pearson on 8 October 1811, in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Gratis Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 12 October 1884, in Gratis, Preble, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92.

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Elliot Pearson
Mary Ann Goodwin
Marriage: 8 October 1811
Sarah Pearson
Nancy Pierson
Nathan Pearson
Rebecca Pierson
Mary Pearson
Elliott Pearson
Stephen Pearson
William Pearson
Joseph Pearson
Cynthia Pearson
Samuel Pearson

Sources (4)

  • Mary Pierson in household of R H Phillips, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elliott Pearson in the Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • Mary Pearson in household of Elliott Pearson, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1792 · Capital City Moved

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

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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