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  GOODRICH, c.1575-1804
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Maternal & quadruple paternal descent

Migration:  Suffolk Co., ENG>Wethersfield, CT


        (1) William Goodrich of Hegesset, County Suffolk, England, born about 1575, died 1631/1632; will dated 4 April 1631, proved 2 February 1631/1632.  Father of:

  1. John, mentioned below
  2. William. received 16 pounds
  3. Henry, probably died before his father; not mentioned in father's will but mentioned in brother John's will
  4. Elizabeth; married Philip Clarke, received 8 pounds
  5. Susan, baptized 9 February 1602; married John Beamond; received 8 pounds; is mentioned in brother John's will


        (2) John Goodrich, died 1632 in England; he inherited all houses, lands, and tenements in Hegesset and was executor of his father's will.  He married Margerie.


  1. William Goodrich, born in England, probably in or near Bury St. Edmunds, County Suffolk, son of John, born 1632; came to America probably at the same time as his brother John.  The first entry on the Connecticut Records relative to him is that of his marriage on 4 October 1648 to Sarah Marvin of Hartford.  He was not admitted a freeman of Connecticut until 15 May 1656, and was probably younger than his brother John.  He was deputy from Wethersfield in the General Court held at Hartford 15 May 1662 and also one of the grand jury.  He is officially mentioned in the Colonial Records of Connecticut, Vol. II, p.17:  "Mr. Samuel Wells is confirmed in the place and office of Lieutenant to ye Train Band of Wethersfield, and William Goodrich, Ensigne."  He was in the General Assembly at Hartford 11 May 1663.  He was also called "Ensign William Goodrich" in 1676, just after the close of King Philip's War.  William died 1676 and his widow married Capt. William Curtiss of Stratford, Connecticut where she died in 1702.

  2. Children of William and Sarah:
    1. William, born 8 August 1649, died in infancy
    2. Sarah, born 8 August 1649, died 1700; married 20 November 1667, John, son John Hollister and Joanna Treat
    3. Mary, born 13 November 1651, died 1 June 1735; married Joseph Butler, born 1647, died 10 December 1732, son of Deacon Richard Butler and Elizabeth Bigelow of Hartford
    4. John Goodrich, born 20 May 1653; married Rebecca Allen, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, daughter of John Allen.
      1. Sarah Goodrich; married 26 October 1699 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, Abraham Kilbourn, born 1675 in Wethersfield, died 9 March 1713
    5. Elizabeth, born 1658, died 17 February 1698; married 9 June 1675 Capt. Robert Welles, born 1648, died 22 June 1714, son of John Welles and Elizabeth Curtiss of Stratford, Connecticut (?).
    6. William, born 8 February 1661 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 11 May 1742 in Wethersfield; married 22 November 1680 in Wethersfield, Grace Riley, born 1660/1661, died 23 October 1712 in Wethersfield.  Parents of:
      1. William, born 2 July 1686 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., New York, died 31 March 1743 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; married 14 May 1706 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, Margaret Orvis, born 17 April 1687 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 31 March 1743 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.  Parents of:
        1. William, born 5 May 1711 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 11 September 1777; married Miriam.  Parents of:
          1. Miriam, born about 1732 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; married 17 December 1751 in Sharon, Amos Weller, born 19 September 1731 in New Milford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, died in Washington Co., New York.
          2. Dorcas, born 11 May 1739 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, died 8 August 1804 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York; married Ashbel Treat, born about 1736, probably Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 1780 in Lenox, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
    7. Abigail, born 5 June 1662, died 7 November 1684; married 15 September 1680 Thomas Fitch, born 1652, died 17 October 1704, son of Samuel Fitch and Susanna Whiting
    8. Ephraim, born 2 June 1663 in Wethersfield, Connecticut, died 27 February 1739 in Wethersfield, Connecticut; married 20 May 1684 Sarah Treat.  Parents of:
      1. William, born 21 February 1697 in Rocky Hill, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 16 September 1787 in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut; married 14 April 1728 in Glastonbury, Rachel Savage.  Parents of:
        1. Micah, born 13 December 1749 in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, died 1800 in Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; married 17 March 1783 Elizabeth Hills.  Parents of:
          1. Bailey, born 30 May 1778 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Massachusetts, moved as a young boy to Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, died 1838 in Jefferson Co., New York.  Bailey was educated in the common schools, and at the age of 22 years married Eunice Smith, of Sandisfield, by whom he had four sons and four daughters.  They removed from Massachusetts, first, to Turin, Lewis Co. New York, then to Denmark, in the same county, and in 1819 located in Orleans, Jefferson Co., New York.  Bailey may have been associated with Asa Manley of Hounsfield, since they were both from Sandisfield, and Asa married a Goodrich woman.

          2. Children:
            1. Theodotia, born 8 July 1803; married Eli Burgen.
            2. Ruel, born 6 March 1805
            3. Columbus, born 3 July 1808; married Sally Darby
            4. Lydia, born 31 October 1810; she never married and lived out her days on her sister Eunice Eckert's farm in the town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., New York.
            5. Clarence, born 18 October 1811
            6. Eunice, born 31 October 1812; married 1851 George Eckert of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and lived on a farm in the town of Orleans, Jefferson Co., New York.
            7. Polly, born 29 May 1814; married Samuel D. Smith
            8. Nelson, born 10 November 1816 in Denmark, Lewis Co., New York, and removed to Orleans, Jefferson Co., New York, when very young. He was educated in the common schools, with three terms in high schools in different places. In 1838, at the age of 22 years, he married Catharine Snell, of the town of Theresa, Jefferson Co., New York.  They were married more than 50 years.  Parents of the following children, born in Lafargeville, Orleans, Jefferson Co., New York:
              1. Orville; George; Elizabeth; Cass; Worth; Lorenzo & Alonzo, twins; Mary.
    9. Col. David Goodrich, born 4 May 1667, died 23 June 1755, resided in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  He married first, 7 March 1689, Hannah Wright, born 10 March 1671, died 27 April 1698, daughter of Thomas Wright, Jr. and Elizabeth Chittenden.  He married second 1 December 1698, Prudence Churchill, daughter of Benjamin Churchill and Mary, born 2 July 1678, died 9 May 1752.  Benjmain was son of Josiah Churchill and Elizabeth Foote, daughter of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming.

    10. Children of David Goodrich & Prudence Churchill:
      1. Millicent Goodrich, born 23 January 1723, died 3 December 1749; married Nathan Olmsted
      Children of David Goodrich & Hannah Wright:
      1. David, born 1694, died 1785; married Hepzibah Boardman, born 1703, died 1783.  Parents of:
        1. Elizur, born 1734, died 1797, a noted clergyman and astronomer; married Katherine Chauncey.  Parents of:
          1. Chauncey Goodrich, born 1759, died 1815, a U.S. Congressman from 1794 to 1800, and Lt. Governor of Connecticut; married second Mary Wolcott, born 1759, died 1805, daughter of Oliver Wolcott, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
          2. Elizur, born 1761, died 1849, a U.S. Congressman from 1799 to 1801; married Anne Williard Allen.  Parents of:
            1. Chauncey Allen Goodrich, born 1790, died 1860; married Frances Juliana Webster, born 1793, daughter of Noah Webster, Compiler of Webster's Dictionary.
  3. William the Younger, a clergyman, died in Hegesset, and willed property to the sons of his brothers William and John
  4. John Goodrich, born in or near Bury St. Edmunds, County Suffolk, England; came to America and first appears on the Collection Records of Connecticut (Hartford) 10 November 1643.  He was juryman 4 December 1645, 4 March 1646, 7 September 1648.  He held lands at Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1644.  He married first about 1645, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Edwards.  Elizabeth died 5 July 1670 and he married second in April 1674, Mary Foote, born 1623, widow of John Stoddard and daughter of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming.  John died in Wethersfield in April 1680 and his widow, Mary, married Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Connecticut.

  5. Children of John and Elizabeth:
    1. Elisabeth, born 2 November 1645; maried 1664 Daniel Rose
    2. John, born 8 September 1647; married Mary
    3. Mary, born 15 December 1650; married 1677, Sudbury, Massachusetts, Thomas Read, Jr.
    4. Joseph, born 10 January 1653; died 11 October 1680, Sudbury, Massachusetts
    5. Jonathan Goodrich, born 23 October 1657, resided in Wethersfield, Connecticut; married 3 December 1691, Abigail Crafts.

    6. Children:
      1. Jonathan, born 1 February 1692-3
      2. Abigail Goodrich, born 28 November 1694; married Samuel Wright
      3. Moses, born 19 July 1697
      4. Lucy, born 9 September 1699; married 7 August 1723, Danuel Fuller
      5. Rebecca, born 24 December 1701
    7. Hannah, born 3 February 1659; married first in Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1679 Zachariah Maynard; married second Isaac Heath.

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