The GOODWIN Family Organization
(The Goodwin News, Volume 2, Issue 4, 1980)

THE MAIN(e) STREAM (reprint, edited)

We are still on the quest of trying to prove from whence Daniel GOODWIN came.
Harold (Terry) GOODWIN of Ontario very kindly sent us original photostats he received of Muskett's book Suffolk Manorial Families. There were quite a few pages of Goodwin material. There was a lineage chart of the Goodwins of East Bergholt with what we think might be "our Daniel" on it, but there was no mention of his settling in Kittery, Me. as I was led to believe by the statement in notes of John S. Goodwin, that Daniel settled in Kittery. The full title of the book is Suffolk Manorial Families Being County Visitations and Other Pedigrees by Joseph James Muskett, and is in three volumes. The only copies in Canada appear to be in Library of the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. I will display the pages at the reunion and if anyone desires copies they will be made available.

Cynthia Goodwin Riley found a copy of it in the Society of Genealogists in London. If she is back from England in time she may give us a slide presentation of areas in England where Goodwins lived, which should be of interest.

Rec'd a letter from Mrs. Ethelyn P. Howard in which she referred to Vol. 2, #1, with further corroboration concerning the wife of Daniel Goodwin being a widow when she married him.
Quote: In list of Daniel GOODWIN'S children, the first six have their birth dates. The last four have no birth dates. David's age is given as 22 in 1670 which would make him born c 1648, six years before Margaret m. Daniel. Also I have found that Patience was b. 1651 and m. Daniel Stone in 1670. Daniel m. Margaret (Spencer) Chadboune in 1654. That would show that Margaret had the three children before she m. Daniel.

I [Alice Sharp in 1980] am sad to report the death of three of our cousins in this news letter who died within the last two months. Frederick GOODWIN, Ernest EMERT and Merrill HERSOM. The first two were my first cousins and the third, first cousin once removed. Merrill rented a room from me [Alice Sharp] when he lived in Kittery, Me. in the 1950's. He was a quiet person, read a lot and was very kind and thoughtful of other people. He was very helpful to me by copying pictures of deceased relatives for my genealogy work. He was a good photographer. His greatest desire was to retire, fish, camp and travel. Unfortunately, he only lived a year after his retirement.

Eliot, Maine; Ernest Marshall EMERY, son of John Lord EMERY and wife Manie GOODWIN died 1 June 1980. Burial was in the family plot in Mt. Pleasant Cemerery, Eliot, Maine. He was born in Eliot 29 August 1912, and attended local schools. He was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 26 years and retired 30 June 1970.

Mr. Emery was member of Unity Chapter No. 32, R.A.M. in South Berwick, Maine, and St. John's Lodge No. 51 F. & A.M. of South Berwick. He is survived by his widow, Rhoda Ellen (MacKenzie); one daughter Janet A. ELLIOTT of Dover, N.H. and a son John E. EMERY of Eliot, Maine. He has two grandsons, David and Bruce TIBBETTS of Dover, N.H. His mother was an 8th generation descendant of Daniel GOODWIN.

Kennebunk, Me.; Frederick Stacy GOODWIN died May 22nd. He was the son of Fred Ernest GOODWIN and his wife, Ethel B. STACY, born in Bridgewater, Mass. 6 Oct. 191?. He is survived by his widow, Jane HAMILTON, whom he married 7 Aug. 1937. They had no children. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie TRENCH of Merrimack, N.H. and Mrs. Mrs. Elizabeth G. TATE of Eliot, Me.; two brothers Kenneth Lord GOODWIN and Richard Norton GOODWIN of Eliot, Me. Frederick was a direct descendant of Daniel GOODWIN, the immigrant.

Napa, Calif.; Merrill Butler HERSOM, 63, died 2 May 198O at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, following an illness of three months. He was born 5 Mar. 1917 in Kittery, Me. His parents were George Edward HERSOM and wife Ellen Pearl BUTLER. He attended South Berwick Academy and welding school in Portsmouth, N.H. His mother died in 1929 on Mar. 1st and an aunt of his father's took care of him. He worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, N.H. Bethlehem Steel Corp., Richmond, Calif, and Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. He retired from Mare Island in April 1979 with 18 years of service with the government.
He married the former Viola Frances TINDALL Sept. 4, 1971 in Reno, Nevada.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Vallejo Lodge No. 468, a member of the Navy Yard Association of Mare Island for the past seven years and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer of Napa. Survivors include his wife, Viola of Napa; two step-daughters, both of Napa; his father, George of Camden, Me. and three step-grandchildren.
Services were held at Treedway & Wigger Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Leon L. BAUR of the Lutheran Church of the Remeemer officiated. Entombment was in Tulocay Garden Mausoleum Napa. Calif. Merrill was a descendant of the immigrant, Daniel GOODWIN through his mother, Ellen Pearl BUTLER, daughter of Hannah Gertrude GOODWIN and her husband, Joseph Henry BUTLER.

MOULTON, Gladys G., Kittery; Gladys Goodwin Moulton, 88 of 28 Traip Ave., widow of Harry Moulton, died 16 April [1980], at a Biddeford nursing home. She was born at Eliot, daughter of Edwin and Eldora Cottle Goodwin.

Mrs. Moulton was a member of the OES and the York Grange. She is survived by a son, a daughter, and five grand-children.

GOODWIN, William C., South Berwick; Wm. C. Goodwin, 86, of Brattle Street died early 19 March, in Dover, N.H., nursing home after a brief illness. He was born here, son of Jacob and Sarah Watts Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin retired in 1956 as clerk in the personnel department at the Kittery Naval Shipyard. He was a World War I veteran, a member of the World War I Veterans of Sanford, and a 50-year member of the Masons. He leaves three nieces, Miss B. Goodwin and Mrs. J. Drew, both of South Berwick, and Mrs. L. Merrill of Stetson; and a nephew, A. J. Goodwin of South Berwick.


Former Registrar of Motor Vehicles for Massachusetts, Frank GOODWIN, was also a descendant of Daniel GOODWIN, the Immigrant. His portrait hangs in the Reg. of Motor Vehicles at 100 Nashua St., Boston, Mass. This was called to my attention by Phyllis GOODWIN, the wife of Everett GOODWIN. Everett is a nephew of Frank GOODWIN. See Vol. 2, for his lineage. Frank GOODWIN'S direct line to Daniel is thus: Edward (8), Edward L.(7), Joseph (6), Daniel (5), Elijah (4), William (3), William (2), Daniel (1).

From: J. V. Beck, Bloomington, Indiana;

GOODWIN, Jacob b. 1770, Concord, NH, d. 1847 (possibly Jacob Ransom Goodwin, as his son was called Jr.); was in Warren Co. PA as early as 1797 coming with a brother Joseph Goodwin (called in some of the tax lists Joseph Jr.). Jacob m. about l806 Mary Kinnan (also spelled Cannan, Keenan, etc.), b. 1781 NJ; d. 1858, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Doty) Kinnan. They had nine children, we know of seven:

(A) GOODWIN, Sally, b. 1808 (1850 census) m. 16 Oct., 1828 in Youngsville (Warren Gazette, 23 Oct. 1828) John Salmon; five children.

(B) GOODWIN, Mary m. 1857-1859 as the 2nd wife of Hunman Thompson, b. ca. 1820, NY (1850 census).

(C) GOODWIN, Isaac b. ca. 1811 in Ohio (1850 census); gave age as 17 when he joined the Brokenstraw Militia in 1830; m. Sally Ann Cook b. 1813 NY (she may have been related to the Stranahan family as her mother's maiden name was GRAY).Children:

1. Norton Goodwin, b. ca. 1836, d. 9 Aug., 1853, age 16, 11, 22.

2. Melissa Goodwin, b. ca. 1838, Warren Co. PA.

3. Stranahan Goodwin, b. ca. 1840, PA.

4. Rebecca Elizabeth Goodwin b. 28 July, 1843 Warren Co. PA. d. 18 Aug. 1931, Kansas; m. 26, Jan., 1864 Columbus (?) PA to John Allen, son of George & Susan(Burlingame) Allen.

5. Henry Goodwin, b. about 1847, Warren Co. PA.

(D) GOODWIN, Jacob Ransom, Jr. b. 8 Nov., 1816, Brokenstraw, Warren Co. PA, m. 1851, Octavia R. Matthews, b. 1823 Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY daughter of Alinas & Catherine (Bovee) Matthews; four sons, one daughter.

(E) GOODWIN, Hannah, b. 1815, livinq in 1887; m. William Pike. Eight Children.

(F) GOODWIN, Rebecca, m. Hugh Doty of Mt. Morris, NY in 1865 when her father's estate was settled.

(G) GOODWIN, James F., b. 1822 in Browkenstraw; m. Alvira A. and was father of five children by time of 1850 census.

GOODWIN, Richard, b. Newport, NH 1786-7, d. 1860-1870, Leighton, Allegan Co., Mich. m. Mariah "Mercy" Flood, b. ca. 1792: he was in the War of 1812; lived in Livonia, Livingston Co., NY.: went to Mich. late 1859.
They has a son:

(A) Carlos "Charles" Goodwin m. Emeline Hartwell.

Among their children:

1. Addison DeLos Goodwin, b. 2 Feb., 1871.

GOODWIN, Abner, b. ca. 1790-91, KY, d. Sept. 1849 Owen Co., Indiana m. 1st May 1812 Nelson Co. KY to Charlotte Ginn b. 1790-92 d. 1830-1833; m. 2nd, Mary "Polly" Gardner (Gardner). His children include:

(C) America C. Goodwin m. John Taber.

(I) Christopher Columbus Goodwin b. ca. 1824, Indiana m. 27 Aug., 1854 Sullivan Co. MO to Margaret J. Dillinger, b. ca. 1837 Ind., daughter of Harden H. and Mary (Beck) Dillinger.

(K) Martha "Patsy" Goodwin b. 29 Sept. 1830 near Greencastle, Putnam Co. Ind. d. 21 Sept., 1908 m. 30 Oct., 1851 Owen Co., Ind. d. 1903 son of James & Margaret (Cannady) Beck

(L) Charlotte Goodwin m. 18 June 1844 Owen Co. Ind. William H. Beck, Bro. to John W. Beck and son of James and Margaret (Cannady) Beck.



Daniel GOODWIN b. 15 Aug. 1817 d. 1 July 1869
His wife Hannah FULLER b. 17 Mar. 1839 d. 1 Apr. 1889
Daniel GOODWIN Jr. b. 12 Oct. 1856 d. 16 Mar. 1865
Walter GOODWIN b. 26 Oct. 1858 d. 10 May 1900
Fannie GOODWIN b. 4Jan. 1855 d. 6 Sept. 1855
George B. GOODWIN b. ---- 1864 d. ---- 1937
His wife Frances J. MOODY b. ---- l864 d. ---- 1897
Sons Cecil A., b. ---- 1883 d. ---- 1883 age 4 mo. 3 days
Ira W. b. ---- 1887 d. ---- 1975
Jeremiah GOODWIN b. 9 Jan. 1815 d. 19 1891
His wife Mary b. 25 Mar. 1814 d. 10 Oct. 1886
Elizabeth GOODWIN b. ---- d. 6 Aug. 1883 age 29
Raymond GOODWIN b. 12 Oct. 1898 d. 3 July 1972 U.S. Marina corp. World Wars 1 & 2
G. Dana B. GOODWIN b. 23 Mar. 1842 d. 18 July 1872
His wife Clara b. ---- d. 8 Nov. 1866 age 27 yrs 3 mo.
Dau. Caddie b. ---- d. 26 Aug. 1865 Age 9 mo. 15 days
Everett B. GOODWIN b. ---- d. 5 Oct. 1895 age 36 yrs 3 mo.
Chapman GOODWIN b. ---- d. 6 Oct. 1879 age 79 yrs 10 mo.
Susan [GOODWIN ?] b. ---- d. l6 Sept. 1866

These inscriptions were copied by Mrs. B. FOSS, Dover-Foxcroft, Me. in 1979.


Miss Marjorie E. Goodwin, Milton, N.H.

9. Marjorie Evelyn Goodwin b. 13 Jan. 1904

8. Chas Benjamin Goodwin b. 23 Nov. 1867 md. 4 Nov. 1896 Mary Addie Morrison Closson b. 3 Oct. 1868

7. Richard Horne Goodwin b. 12 Apr. 1838 d. 25 Jan 1917 md. 7 Jan. 1862 Susan Jane Nowell b. 4 Aug. 1836 d. 15 June 1910. Richard Horne Goodwin had two sisters and a brother, Olive G. Samuel Shapleigh Goodwin, and Susan C. Goodwin; Susan Jane Nowell had two sisters and two brothers, Mary Emily Nowell, Olive Ann Nowell, Samuel Nowell and George Edward Nowell.

6. Captain Benjamin Goodwin b. 6 Sept. 1745 d. 8 May 1865 md. 30 Sept. 1821 Amy Horne Shapleigh (widow) b. 1 Apr. 1800 d. 15 Apr. 1873

5. Thomas Goodwin b. 1750 md. Anna Hodgdon and had 10 children

4. Elisha Goodwin b. 1726 md. Sarah Lord

3. Thomas b. 1697 md. Elizabeth Butler, and had 12 children

2. Thomas Goodwin b. 1663 md. 1690 Mehitable Plaisted and had 8 children

1. Daniel Goodwin 1652 arrived from England


From: B. L. SMITH, Haddonfield, New Jersey

1. Goodwin, Stephen 1733-1805 m. Olive Wyman

2. Goodwin, James 1765-1853 m. Beulan Perkins

3. Goodwin, Caleb 1812-1896 m. Edith Ames

4. Goodwin, Eugene 1845-1917 m, Lydia Nixon

5. Goodwin, Chester 1873-1932 m, Lida Silvers

6. Goodwin, James 1898- ---- m. Lillian Rieck

7. Goodwin, Peggy, m. Basil Easmunt

8. Daughter

Stephen Goodwin was born in Berwick, Maine 6 Aug., 1733, Died at Clinton, Maine 10 Dec., 1805. There is a Stephen Goodwin listed on p. 11 of Goodwins of Kittery, Maine by John S. Goodwin, baptized 28 Sept., 1736 with two brothers, Caleb and Daniel, and a sister Margaret.
Father: Miles Goodwin; Daniel (2) Daniel (1).

From: W. B. TOWNE, Sr., Asheville, N.C.

6. Son.

5. Clinkard, Arline Sheldon, b. 25 March 1902 Wakefield, Mass. [Personal knowledge, vital records.]

4. Clinkard, Clarence Martin, b. 3 Nov. 1875, Tremont, Maine d. 23 July, 1966, E. Hampstead, N.H. [Personal knowledge, death cert.]

3. Clinkard, William H. Jr., b. 1 Aug., 1847 Chelsea, Mass. d. 6 May, 1912, Tremont, Maine. [Personal knowledge, Family Bible, vital records, gravestone inscription, Town Hill Cemetery, Maine.

2. Clinkard, William H., Sr., b. 23 July, 1823 Boston or Chelsea, Mass. d. Tremont, Me. 26 July, 1907.

1. Clinkard, Martin Luther, b. Prussia m. GOODWIN, Mary (or Mercy;(no other info available) [Town Clerk's Records, Tremont, Maine Family Bible, Gravestone inscription.]


Ethelyn (Percival) Howard (Mrs. Frank W.), Augusta, Maine

1. Daniel GOODWIN Jr., b. ca l620 in Oxford, Suffolk, England, d. 1712;to Kittery by 1652, md. 1654 Margaret (Spencer) CHADBOURNE, a widow; d. ca l670.He md. 2nd Sara (Sanders), widow of Peter Turbet. [Varney-Parker book by Ruth Varney Held 1976.]

2. Elizabeth GOODWIN b 1665, md 19 Dec 1686 Zachariah EMERY of Kittery, who d. before 22 Dec 1692. [Source: Old Kittery and Her Families, by Stackpole.]

3. Zachariah EMERY Jr., b. 5 Oct 1690 Kittery md. 1st Sara ---- who d 8 Oct 1732.

4. John EMERY b. 2 Jan 1724 Chelmsford, Mass d. 1802, md. 24 Apr 1745, Mary, dau of Joseph MUNR0E. Mary b. 21 Jan 1726, d. Dec 1802, lived in Acton & Bloomfield Me He was a private in American Rev. [Source: Stackpole's Kittery]

5. Sarah EMERY b. 18 Apr 1762, Acton, d. 25 Sept 1861 Bloomfield, md 16 Dec 1779 at Canaan, Joseph WESTON, Jr,, b. 17 Jan 1757 d. 22 Mar 1838 [Source: Skowhegan on the Kennebec, by Louise Coburn]

6. Paulina WESTON b. 24 Aug 1800, d. 30 Jan 1896 in Dexter, Me. md. 17 Mar 1828 James Levi MERRILL, b. 2 Feb 1799, Madison Me, d. 1 Aug 1861, St. Albans, Me.

7. Anna Maria MERRILL b. 19 Jan 1836 St. Albans, d. 30 Jan. 1907, Dexter Me. md. 27 Jun 1864. Daniel Hayward HOWARD, b. 18 July 1815 Sidney, Me, d. 19 Apr 1900 Dexter, Me,

8. Alice Eliza HOWARD b. 19 Sep 1878 Dexter, Me. d. 2 Aug 1959 Vassalboro, Me. md 19 Sep 1899 Maurice Benjamin PERCIVAL, b. 9 Aug 1873, d. 3 Dec 1955, Bangor, Me.

9. Ethelyn Marcia PERCIVAL b. 2 Dec 1902, md. 30 Sep 1950 Prank Weston HOWARD, b. 22Jan 1897 in Dexter Me, d. 27 Mar 1970 Portland, Me.


Arms: Argent, a lion passant or, on a chief of the second three lozenges gules.
Crest: A buck trippant or.
Motto: "Virtute et labore"


The family name of Goodwin is Anglo-Saxon. It means good friend or battle friend. Norman French Godwin was atenant in chief. Historical records consulted indicate that there were several families of Goodwins in England and Ireland. Among those listed was Captain William Goodwin who served in the English Army and who was buried at Christ Church, Dublinin 1597. In the American authority it states that Christopher Goodwin settled at Charlestown, Mass. in 1633. Among the members of this family have been ministers, one Rev. Daniel LeBaron Goodwin who was born in 1800 and died 1867. The family is listed as being descended from a passenger on the "Mayflower." Frank Goodwin was Captain of the Massachusetts Volunteers. It is recorded that Paul Revere engraved their crest on a tankard. Descendants of this prominent family can be found throughout our land. Their interests are in political social and economic affairs.
Reference: Matthew's - American Armory.


The following is a list of dates from the Bible of Elisha GOODWIN which is in the posssssion of Eleanor Goodwin PEARSALL. On the front page of the Bible in his handwriting is the date of 1823 and then Elisha Goodwin. His Bible cost $12.00
Eleanor's father, Harry B.GOODWIN wrote this on one of the pages by way of explaination:
Goodwin Family Bible
This Bible was purchased by Capt. Elisha Goodwin (5th generation) for $12.00 either in 1823 or 1824.

In his handwriting it gives his name and the year of 1823, but one of the front pages gives it as Edition of 1824.

It was in this Elisha Goodwin's home that the lst Methodist Meeting in Eliot was held in 1826. The second one was held in his woodshed. These buildings were located on the lot, or nearby, where Mr. & Mrs. Howard Smith now live, [1980] formerly owned by Charles Hanscom in East Eliot. Chances are that this is probably the Bible that was used in their first Methodist Services.
By H. N. Goodwin

Elisha Goodwin born August 22 1776
Anna Goodwin born February 21 1774
Anna Goodwin born February 19 1798
Jemima Goodwin born December 3 1799
Elisha Goodwin born February 11 1802
Daniel Goodwin born Jany 26 1804
Thomas Goodwin born April 23 1806
Nathaniel Goodwin born Sept 15 1809
Nathan Goodwin born Sept 19 1811
Anna Goodwin born August 21 1825 GChild [??]

Elisha Goodwin born August 22 1776 Anna Goodwin born February 21 1774; married May 15 1796
Anna Goodwin to Nathan Ferguson June 29 1817
Daniel Goodwin to Hannah Junkins July 14, 1825
Elisha Goodwin to Abigail Hanscom July 7 1843
(Note: up to this point all appeared to be in Elisha's handwriting, beautiful script) Millard Goodwin to Faney Brigs June 6 1887

Olive Russel Deceased 1841 November 4
Anna Goodwin died October 27 1840 the wife of Elisha Goodwin Aged 67
Elisha Goodwin Deaced August 27 1842 Aged 66
Elisha Goodwin Deaced June 1 1855 Aged 53 3 months and 20 dys
Abigail Goodwin Died January 26th 1887 Aged 86 years 4 Months 7 days
Russell Goodwin died May 9 1893
Eentries are as they were written and spelling given.

In the list of births first two were of Elisha and his wife, Anna LIBBY d/o Nathan LIBBY and wife Jemima LITTLEFIELD. The rest were the births of their children.
In list of marriages first one was of of Elisha and his wife, obviously, and the next 3 of their children. The last one was of their grandson Millard who md. Fannie Louise Briggs and they were the parents of Harry Goodwin.
Concerning the list of deaths 1855 was the date of Elisha, the son. The last entry was of Russell Goodwin who was the s/o Nathaniel Goodwin and Olive Russell.
Fannie Louise Briggs was the d/o George H. Briggs and Hannah Simpson.


Daniel GOODWIN was born 11 Oct. 1832 in Eliot, York. Maine the son of Daniel GOODWIN and his 2nd wife Mary NAS0N. His first wife was Hannah JUNKINS who died at age 22 after the birth of their first child, Anna who married William MERRILL 25 Jan. 1846 and died 19 April 1846.
Daniel was the third son and his brothers (born in Eliot) were:

1. Nathan N. born 15 Dec. 1828, died at age 15 on 27 Aug. 1843 believed to have drowned;

2. Elisha born 4 Aug. 1830 died age 6 on 6 Mar. 1837;

3. Marshall born 2 Feb. 1835 died unmarried at age 83 on 2 Jan. 1918;

4. Franklin, born 10 April 1836 and died at age 4.

Daniel's mother was 35 when she married and her last child was born when she was 43. Her husband was 11 years younger. Apparently relations were rather strained, to say the least, between Daniel's parents because the following paper was found in the attic of Daniel's home. It contained a written statement made out by Daniel Goodwin son of Elisha, it was not signed.
Quote: Whereas my wife, Mary Goodwin left my bed and board on Tuesday 30th instant taking with her my boy Marshal Goodwin 11 years of age, together with a horse and wagon belonging to me, I hereby warn all persons against trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Eliot. Me., NOV. 9. 1846. Unquote.

(to be continued in next issue)