Jesse Goodwin

30 June 1805–20 June 1864 (Age 58)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Goodwin was born on 30 June 1805, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Goodwin, was 40 and his mother, Olive Kilbourn, was 36. He married Maria Knapp about 1825, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 20 June 1864, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58.

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Jesse Goodwin
Maria Knapp
Marriage: about 1825
Olive Elizabeth Goodwin
Mary Ann Goodwin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 16
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • Jesse Goodwin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Jesse Goodwin in entry for Benj. F. Barrow and Olive Elizabeth Goodwin, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
    • Jesse Goodwin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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