The GOODWIN Family Organization
(The Goodwin News, Volume 1, Issue 4, 1979)

THE MAIN(e) STREAM (reprint, edited)

Mr. Ray, Milton, Mass. sent in this line.

1. Daniel GOODWIN m. Margaret SPENCER

2. Thomas GOODWIN m. Mehitable PLAISTED

3. Thomas GOODWIN m. Elizabeth BUTLER

4. Elisha GOODWIN m. Sarah LORD

5. Daniel GOODWIN m. Sarah HOBBS

6. Nancy (Anna) GOODWIN m. Thomas GOODWIN

7. Daniel GOODWIN m. Eliza JELLISON

8. (Record of this marriage on p. 46, Goodwins of Kittery, Maine by John S. Goodwin)

9. Flavel GOODWIN m. Fannie DOHERTY

10. Flavia GOODWIN m. Michael RAY

11. Son

12. Son & Daughter

Mr. Ray goes back to Daniel GOODWIN also through the m. of Nancy (Anna) GOODWIN to Thomas GOODWIN. His lineage follows:

1. Daniel GOODWIN m. Margaret SPENCER

2. Thomas GOODWIN m. Mehitable PLAISTED

3. James GOODWIN m. Margaret WALLINGFORD

4. Thomas GOODWIN m. Nancy (Anna) GOODWIN (He was 14 years older and first cousin 3 generations removed)


Mrs. Griebel, Lynnfield, Mass.

1. Jonathan GOODWIN m. Betsey ANDREWS [Ancestors & Descendants of Robert Clements -Clement- Vol. 1, p. 370 (176)]

2. Joanna GOODWIN m. 5 Feb. 1824 Berwick, York, Me. Lewis CLEMENT (Same source)

3. Elijah Goodwin CLEMENT b. 9 Feb. 1825 Berwick, Me. [Same book Vol. 11, P. 547 (#332)]

4. Margie E. CLEMENT b. 18 Sept. 1862 Corinth, Me. [Family info., verified by census records]

5. John RANKS b. 27 May 1897 Auburn, Androscoggin, Me. m. Mildred L. ELLIS

6. Daughter


Winslow, Me.- Kenneth Goodwin, 77, of Reynolds Rd. died Tuesday night shortly after being admitted to Waterville hospital. He was born Sept. 27, 1901, at Goodwin's Mills, son of Owen and Rose (Record) Goodwin. He married Bertha Bubier in Waterville, July 29, 1950. He resided in Waterville and Winslow for most of his life and was a Mason. Mr. Goodwin worked for Wyandotte Industries for more than 33 years, and for the R. V. Atkins Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1971. Surviving are his widow of Winslow; a son; two sisters in Connecticut; a grandson, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park St., Waterville, where friends may call today and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

OSCAR LORD; 2 May 1979
South Berwick, Me.- Oscar Lord of Dayville, Conn, died recently in a Connecticut hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Lord was born here in the Lord House on Lord's Lane in 1892, the son of Sedley and Worah Bennett Lord. He has resided in Haverhill, Mass. for many years and for the past five years had residence in Connecticut. There are no surviving relatives, a brother, Clinton, passed away several years ago and the Lord farm is now owned and resided in by Mr. and Mrs. George Biddings.

South Berwick, Me.- Miss Gertrude E. Goodwin, 82, of Brattle St., died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 1977 at a Dover, N.H. hospital. She was born here and attended local schools. Miss Goodwin was employed by the United States Postal Service for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of South Berwick. She leaves a brother, in South Berwick. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Mclntire Memorial Funeral Home, South Berwick. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, South Berwick.

RUTH L. GOODWIN KENNEBUNKPORT, ME.- Ruth L. Goodwin, 91, a former resident of North St. and a widow of Walter L. Goodwin, died June 22, 1979. at a local nursing home after a long illness. She was born at Kennebunk, daughter of Hartwell and Annie L. Shaw Grant, and atteded Kennebunk schools, graduating from Kennebunk High School and Grey's Business School, Portland. For many years Mrs. Goodwin served as the town clerk of Kennebunkport. She is survived by a brother, Mr. Grant of Kennebunkport. Graveside services were held at Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport.

Mrs. Walston, Wayland, Mass.

Line #1

1. John GOODWIN b. 1719 So. Berwick, Me. m. Martha NASON

2. Elizabeth GOODWIN m. Robert PATTERSON Saco, York, Me. 21 Dec. 1774

3. Elisha PATTERSON b. 1789 Belfast, Me. md. Anna E. THOMPSON

4. Susan PATTERSON b. 1840 Summerville md. William B. BRIGGS

5. Harriet A. BRIGGS b. 1860 Monroe, m. Herbert F. ROBERTS 21 Mar. 1881

6. Delia L. ROBERTS b. 1 May 1882

Goodwins of Kittery, Maine by J. S. Goodwin on p. 79 gives a list of the children of John Goodwin and wife Martha Nason. In Families of Old Kittery by E. S. Stackpole it gives the line from John to Daniel thus:

1. John GOODWIn m. 12 June 1715 Patience WILLOUGHBY, their children b. at So. Berwick.

2. William GOODWIN m. Deliverance TAYLOR; he d. 1714

3. Daniel GOODWIN m. Margaret SPENCER

Line #2

1. Polly GOODWIN b. 1805 New Vineyard, Me., m. Bryant BADGER

2. Cynthia BADGER b. 1824 Canaan, m. Jacob ROBERTS

3. Herbert Forrest ROBERTS b. 1858 Monroe, m. Harriet A. BRIGGS

4. Delia L. ROBERTS b. 7 May 1882 md. Joseph Littlefield ELWELL

5. Edith ELWELL b. 26 Aug. 1910 Augusta, Me. m. Ernest Baty WALSTON b. 5 Feb. 1908 Milton, Vt. the son of Frederick A. WALSTON and wife Alma SAWYER.

6. Daughter & Son


Ms. Hall, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

1. Daniel GOODWIN m. Margaret SPENCER

2. Moses GOODWIN m. Abigail TAILOR; he d. 1726

3. Aaron GOODWIN m. (1)Sarah THOMPSON, md. (2)Ruth Beal. He was bpt. 28 Feb. 1724-5

4. Ebenezer GOODWIN bpt. 9 Aug. 1747 So. Berwick, Me. md. Abigail HUBBARD

5. Ivory GOODWIN b. 1 July 1783 So. Berwick, Me. m. Mary MURPHY (Gale Fam. Records -pub. 1966 by George Gale) [Source for proceeding generations Goodwins of Kittery, Me. by J.S. Goodwin]

6. Susan Grafton GOODWIN b. 18 Mar. 1818, Kennebunport, York, Me. md. George Winslow GALE (Fam. Bible & Gale Family Records)

7. George Henry Goodwin GALE b. 20 Apr. I858 Kennebunkport, Me. m. Martha Lucinda WILSON (birth cert. & fam. Bible record)

8. Mary Grafton GALE b. 13 Apr. 1885 West Point, N.Y. m. Oliver Prescott ROBINSON; She d. 1973 Fla. and he d. 1941 N.Y.

9. Gale ROBINSON b. 12 March 1910 St. Paul, Minn, m. 20 July 1935 Francis Garrison HALL at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.

10. Daughter & Son


Mrs. Coleman, Overland Park, Kan.

1. Sarah Catherine GOODWIN b. 10 Dec. 1812 Maine [Headstone, Waltham Cemetery, York Twsp., Tama, Iowa, and History of Tama Co.. Iowa-1853] m. William ROGERS b. 2 Feb. 1839 Maine (Bible,census)

2. Etta May ROGERS b. 15 Mar. 1865 New Bedford, Bureau, Illinois [Bible & obituary] m. Ralph William PINE b. 1 Apr. 1891 Anderson City, Kan. [Bible, delayed birth certificate]

3. Mary Eletta GILLSAPIE was [first?] wife of Ralph William PINE.

4. Daughter


Ms. Goodwin, Tucson, Arizona

1. Westwell (Nestwell) GOODWIN md. Rosetta (Rosella) [Source: Vital Records, Commonwealth of Mass. Death record of son John had Westwell's name on it. The copy says "Westwell", but she stated the original record looks like "Nestwell".

2. John Gilbert GOODWIN b. 1857 Cape Sable Is. Shelburne, N.S. d. 6 Dec. 1894 Brookline, Norfolk, MA, m. Mercy Mary Jane SMITH b. 2 May 1858, Cape Sable, N.S. d. 14 Jan. 1946, Winchester, Middlesex, MA.

3. Harry Charles GOODWIN b. 29 June 1893, Malden, Middlesex, MA. m. Ethel Marlon CAIN 6 Sept. 1921. He d. 12 Jan. 1971 Winchester, MA. [V.R. Comm. Mass.]

4. Daughter


Mr. Jordan, Waterloo, Iowa

1. Daniel GOODWIN d. ca 1712 Kittery,York, Me., m. Margaret SPENCER [Source:Goodwins of Klttery by J.S. Goodwin]

2. Thomas GOODWIN m. ca 1685 Mehitable PLAISTED [Goodwins of Kittery]

3. Ichabod GOODWIN b. 17 June 1700 m. Elizabeth SCAMMON 25 Aug. 1729 [Same source as above]

4. Hannah GOODWIN b. 24 July 1730 d. 1 Nov. 1821 m. Tristam JORDAN 1749 [Jordan Memorial by T. F. Jordan & Hist, of Saco & Biddeford by Folsom. Both of these books in the poss. of Mr. Jordan.]

5. Ichabod JORDAN b. 24 Sept. 1770 Saco, York, Me., d. 20 May 1865 m. Mary COFFIN 5 Feb. 1797 [Jordan Memorial]

6. Enoch JORDAN b. 18 Sept. 1808 Saco, York, Me., d. 17 July 1880, md. 9 June 1834 Mary R. CLEAVES, b. 27 Sept. 1811, d. 5 Jan. 1892 [Jordan Memorial and family Bible in his poss.]

7. George V. JORDAN b. 6 Aug. 1846 Paris, Oxford, Me., d. 20 Feb. 1934, m. (2) 28 Oct. 1922 Florence Mae MILLER b. 21 Apr. 1888, d. 28 Mar. 1971 [Same source as above]

8. Son


Ms. STAGER, Luverne, Minn.

1. Daniel GOODWIN Md. Margaret SPFNCER 1634/5 [Source:Gen. Diet. of Maine & N.H. by Libby, Noyes, A Davis.]

2. Patience GOODWIN m. 19 Sept. 1670 Kittery, York, Me. Daniel STONE [Source:As above]

3. Rachel STONE b. 13 July 1680 m. Capt. James GRANT (his 2nd marr) [Source: Same as above, plus Peter Grant, Scotch Exile by Leona Grant Bushman]

4. Elijah GRANT m. ca 1750 Woolwich, Me. Sarah WALKER [Peter Grant, Scotch Exile]

5. Rachel GRANT m. 15 June 1771 Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, David YOUNG [Same as above plus Embden, Town of Yore by Walker.]

6. Benjamin YOUNG m. 9 April 1805 in Embden, Somerset, Me., Lucy MCFADDEN [Embden. Town of Yore by Walker]

7. Almedia YOUNG m. 11 Mar. 1832 Edward Esty MARSH at Embden, Somerset, Me. [Same source as abowe plus Young family Bible and 185O census of Anson, Somerset, Me.]

8. William Harrison MARSH m. 29 Sept. 1860 Elizabeth Anne BARKER at Madison, Dane, Wise. [Marr. Rec. Dane, Co. Wisc., and family Bible]

9. Ada Belle MARSH m. 2 Mar. 1879 in Doniphan, Neb. Joseph Harrison STAGER [Death Cert. Hall Co. Neb & family Bible]

10. Albert Edward STAGER m. 2 Jan. 1905 Luverne, Rock, Minn. Wilhelmina Julia HEINZ [Marr. cert.]

11. Evelyn M. STAGER b. 30 Jan. 1907 Luverne, Rock, Minn, [Birth Cert.]

Elijah GRANT in the 4th generation was a captain in the Rev. War. From the marr. of Rachel GRANT severel generations later came 2nd gr. grandmother of Miss Stager who was Almedia YOUNG. She also states that she is doubly related to James GRANT through his first wife Mary NASON.

Mrs. Maitland, N. Bllleria Mass.

1. John GOODWIN b. abt. 18O5 Augusta, Me. md. 15 Dec. 1833 Mary A. Wells, d. Skowhegan, Me. She was b. 17 May 1811 Mt. Vernon, Kannebec. Me. and was dau. of Dr. Joshua WELLS and and wife Sarah.

2. Lorinda GOODWIN b. 1853 Bloomfield, Me. md. Winfield GOODRICH 1870. She d. 29 Apr. 1917 Solon, Somerset, Me. Winfield GOODRICH was son of (Elder) John C. GOODRICH, b. N.H., res. Canaan, Me. and Abigail GOODRIDGE b. 1807 at Canaan, Me.; she d. 1 Nov. 1874 in Canaan. She was dau. of Jeremiah GOODRIDGE b. 8 Jan 1772 d. 27 Apr. 1845; he m. 19 Oct. 1792 Sarah WENTWORTH b. 1771 d. 20 Sept. 1862.

3. Lenora Ella GOODRICH b. 31 Oct. 187O Canaan, Me. m. 27 May 1889 Nelson HODGKENS she d. 24 Oct. 1957 at Norridgewock, Somerset, Me. [Sources: Marr. cert, vital records, death cert, her diaries, newspaper clippings.]

4. Alice Mabel HODGKINS b. 2 July 1903, Topsham, Sagadahoc, Me. md. May 1929 Clyde E. MAHONEY Norridgewock, Me. [Birth cert., Marr. cert. pers. knowledge, V.R. newspaper.]

5. Daughter


Mr. Goodwin, New Orleans, La.

1. Daniel GOODWIN m. Margaret SPENCER

2. Thomas GOODWIN m. Mehitable PLAISTED

3. Thomas GOODWIN m. Elizabeth BUTLER

4. Elisha GOODWIN m. Sarah LORD

5. Jeremiah GOODWIN m. Mary REMICK

6. Elisha GOODWIN m. Betsey GILMAN 1814

7. Joseph W. GOODWIN b. 13 May 1838 m. Ellen A. FURE [?]

8. Martin F. GOODWIN b. 12 Sept. 1875, Wolfeboro, N.H., m. Clare S. RICHARDS

9. Son


Mrs. MacMillan, Moody, Me.

1. Daniel GOODWIN m. Margaret SPENCER

2. Patience GOODWIN m. Daniel STONE

3. Sarah STONE m. Benjamin LIBBEY

4. Sarah LIBBY m. James LORD

5. Richard LORD m. Mary HALEY

6. Joseph LORD m. Mary DOWNING

7. Stillman LORD m. Emily PERKINS

8. Granville LORD m. Mary E. LIBBY

9. Chesley G. LORD m. Melinda A. LEBOLD

10. Daughter

Mrs. MacMillan has another line back to Daniel Goodwin and is the same as listed above except the 2nd and 3rd generations are thus: James GOODWIN, son Of immigrant Daniel GOODWIN, m. Sarah THOMPSON and their dau. Mary GOODWIN md. Richard LORD AND THEY WERE THE PARENTS of James LORD who m. Sarah LIBBY.

Ms. Avery, Charlemont, Mass. Source: Family records

1. David GOODWIN b. ca. 1776 Pa. m. Catherine ZIMMERMAN. He d. 1849 Redhaw, Ashland Co. Ohio.

2. Samuel GOODWIN b. 16 Oct. 1816 Centre Co. Pa. d. I889 Waterloo, DeKalb Co. Ind. (Hist. DeKaalb Co. Ind.), m. 1843 Elizabeth GOOD (1) b. 1819 Winchester, Va.

3. Joseph Wilson GOODWIN b. 18 Oct. 1853, Redhaw, Ashland Co. Ohio d. 26 Aug. 1937 Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Mich. (Hist. Steuben Co. Ind.) m. 13 Dec. 1877 Mary Oliva BROWN b. 28 Nov. I857 Edon, Ohio.

4. Warren Otto GOODWIN b. 22 Mar. I89I, Pleasant Lake, Steuben, Ind. m. 16 Oct. 1914 Louise POWERS.

5. Daughter


The following genealogy is taken from a letter:
[....] As a point of interest, she [Mrs. Vinton] shares the first three generations down from Daniel, the immigrant, with Mrs. Hall, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The lineage of Mrs. Hall is in this issue and that of Mrs. Vinton is in issue #1 & 2. Ivory GOODWIN, (Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Aaron, Moses, Daniel1) was the son of Eben (Ebenezer) Goodwin and Polly (Mary) FERNALD. Ebenezer GOODWIN was probably a farmer and lived in the big house on Goodwin (now Clark) Lane in So. Berwick, Me. After Polly's death in 1832 he married again; at So. Berwick, on 30 Oct. 1833, to Keziah Randel of Berwick; marr. performed by Seth H. Keller. (S.B. Town Rec). [Keziah was a sister to Patty (Martha) RANDALL who was a second wife to Dominicus HUBBARD. The parents of Keziah and Patty were Jeremiah RANDALL and Hannah ----. The girls had a brother, Samuel, and I believe Jeremiah's ancestry is:(Eliphalet3 m. Lydia ROLLINS) (Samuel2 m. Elizabeth MACFIELD) (Richard RANDALL ). [This information sent in by Mrs. KEIES, Ogunquit, Me.] She [Keziah ?] d. 8 Mar. 1877, aged 87 years, according to her stone in the family cemetery.

Following is Mrs. Vinton's reconstruction of the children of Eben and Polly and is taken verbatim from her letter: [...] Ivory Goodwin, whose birth record I have not found yet. His stone in the family cemetery reads: "Ivory Goodwin, June 30 1868, aged 60 years", which places his birth in 1808. I have pictures of him; papers indicating that he was in the state militia in 1831 under Daniel Hill of Eliot, and was elected Lieutenant in August 1832; and discharged in October I837. I have not the least notion of what he did for a living. So far I do not even have a date of marriage for him and his wife Elizabeth Rawson Hill (found in Stackpole, p 522,) d/o Samuel Hill of Eliot and wife Elizabeth Rawson of Mendon, Mass. Latter was a descendant of Edward Rawson, Secretary of the Mass. Bay Colony 165O-1686, and no one was ever allowed to forget it. FRH was born 27 May 1811; her stone in the same cemetery gives her date of death as December 7, 1886, aged 75. So far as I know the children of Ivory and Elizabeth were: (1) Elizabeth Rawson Goodwin, no exact birth-date, but her death certificate says she was born at Bangor, Maine; birth date calculated from age at death would be July 1843. She married a cousin, Albert Goodwin, s/o Alpheus and his wife (Goodwin) Goodwin. Alpheus was the s/o Ebenezer Goodwin's brother Moses and latter's wife Sally Lord. Moses and Sally and some of their children are also buried in the same cemetery. It's of some interest that Alpheus and his wife, when they married and went looking for land to farm, found and bought the grand old house just below Pipestave Landing built by Col. Hamilton, and now owned and restored by the Soc. for N.E. Antiquities. They had 14 children. Considering that not only was Albert's mother a born Goodwin before she m. Alpheus, but that her mother, wife of one Thomas Goodwin, was also born a Goodwin, it strikes me as very sensible of Elizabeth Rawson Goodwin and Albert not to have any children. At least I never heard of any. Albert died in 1888. Lizzie stayed on in her parent's house in SB (South side of Vine St., just W. of Liberty maybe a quarter of a mile) until sometime around 1920, when she moved to Rye and lived out her days with her sister, my grandmother, Mary C. Goodwin. She died at Rye 23 March 1922.

To be continued in Volume 2, #1