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The GOODWIN Family Organization
(The Goodwin News, Volume 3, Issue 1, Oct. 1980)

THE MAIN(e) STREAM (reprint, edited)


1. Parentage wanted of Patience WILLOUGHBY who was md. to John GOODWIN3 (William2 , Daniel1). Re: pg. 455 Old Kittery & Her Families; Stackpole and pg. 51 The Goodwins of Kittery, Maine - Goodwin

2. Parentage wanted of Moses GOODWIN who md. Mary Ann ABBOTT 20 Sept. 1824 in So. Berwick, Me. md. by Joseph PRIME (?), Justice of the Peace. Known children of this marriage were: John b. 8 Nov. 1823, Sarah Ann b. 14 Jan. 1827, Edward b. 14 Mar. 1829, George b. 2 Feb. 1831, William b. 15 Nov. 1833 and Hannah b. 26 Aug. 1840. Any information on this family would be much appreciated.

3. Wanted parentage of Charles L. GOODWIN b. 15 Mar. 1836, Burlington, Vt. md. Martha Jane EMERSON.

4. Parentage wanted of James GOODWIN, father of Thomas Harrison GOOWIN b. 1862 in Alabama, md. 4 Dec 1855, d. 19 Feb. 1939 at Vicksburg, Miss.; m. Mary Ida MCKINNEY.

5. Jonathan GOODWIN, (Elijah, Elijah, William, William, Daniel), b. 13 Jan. 1775, d. 2 June 1843, Palmyra, Maine, m. 2 Nov. 1795 Elizabeth ANDREWS, b. 1780, d. 16 Jan. 1859. Children: John b. 27 Feb. 1796, Joanna b. 5 Nov. 1797, Eunice b. 20 Feb. 1803 d. 1882 m. Henry PENDLETON and Blaisdell EMERSON, Elisha Jefferson b 23 April 1805, m. Martha J. MILLS, Mary b. 1 Feb. 1810, Isaac b. 19 June 1812, Nancy b. 6 May 1815 Source: Weeden Collection Vol. XXXI, GOODWIN, Daniel of Kittery. Any more information on this family would be appreciated. Mrs. MAITLAND believes the first child, John, may be her ancestor. He named one of his children Olive.


Life Story of Alice SHARP'S PATERNAL GRANTFARTHER (cont. from Vol. 2, Issue 4)

Daniel's mother died 6 May 1871 at age 84 and was buried in [the] family plot on a hill behind the home where John Goodwin lived in later years. His father died at age 76, 22 Dec. 1880, and was buried by her side. An interesting event was told to me by John Goodwin when on a visit to him about 1960 in search of family history. He stated that a NASON relative of Daniel's mother took her remains and had her buried elsewhere and he showed me the hollow where her grave had been.

I don't know anything of his boyhood but he probably lived the typical life of a farm boy at that time, doing chores for the animals, working in the garden and hayfield and helping with task of providing firewood.

Daniel married when he was twenty nine on the 16th of Sept. 1861 so he and his bride Mary Abigail (Abbie) LORD, daughter of Theodore LORD and wife Eliza Jane CARD, born in Dover, NH. on 10 Nov. 1842, started their married life during the Civil War period. She was a descendant of the Dover. Point CARD family and her grandfather was Captain Thomas Card who had a brickyard on a cove there. He lived to be nearly a hundred years old.

Their home was a large house located on the corner of Goodwin and Frost Hill roads and all of their twelve children were born there. My grandfather's occupation was farmer and blacksmith. The blacksmith shop was located on the corner of his property at Goodwin and Frost Hill roads and across from it on corner of Frost Hill Road vas a shop where caskets were made.
My father, Frank Lord GOODWIN, said he remembers going with his father in a horse pulled wagon to deliver vegetables over in York Beach and also going across a bridge to Portsmouth which ran parallel to the railroad bridge. This was the first bridge built between Portsmouth and Kittery. It was a wooden bridge and had a swing type draw. This bridge was replaced in 1938 with a modern structure with a lift type draw. Shortly before it was replaced with the new bridge a railroad engine broke through it and was lost in the water and has never been raised to the best of my knowledge.

Their first child was Hannah Gertrude born 24 Sept. 1862 and died 23 Jan. 1960 at age 97. She worked hard and helped her mother with the other children and housework. She married Joseph Henry BUTLER, 14 Feb. 1883, and they lived on Goodwin Rd. on same side and not far from Ambush Rock. I have pleasant memories of her coming to visit us when I was a little girl. They had four daughters, three of whom are still living. It is to one of her daughters to whom I'm indebted for loaning me pictures of my grandfather and grandmother so they could be copied and also for reminiscences shared of them. She was named Josephine and the other three daughters were Pearl, Ethel and Florence. Pearl d. 17 Mar. 1929. Cousin Josephine says she remembers watching our grandfather working at the forge in the blacksmith shop and that he was rather a stern man and would not allow the children to talk at meal time. She said he was kind to his wife and in his later years would sit by the kitchen stove on Saturday and tend the traditional beans while they baked.

Their second child was Willie Sullivan, born 15 Dec. 1863 and died 17 Sept. 1882 at 19 years of age. In my possession is an old town report for the town of Eliot year 1878 and it states therein that he was paid $2.33 for building fires and iron work for the year 1877 at District Number 4 School. He was 15 at this time.

Third child was Edgar Irving (called by middle name) was born 18 Oct. 1865 and married Mabel A. RAITT 30 May 1888. They lived in Dover and had four boys, Harold, Eugene and twins Clyde and Frank.

Fourth child was George Wallace born 2 Oct. 1867 and died at age 25 unmarried.

Fifth child was Frank Lord, my father, born 4 May 1869, six days before the first transcontinental railroad was completed, and the golden spike driven at Promontory, Utah. A memory of boyhood days was of how oxen were driven over the roads in the winter to pack the snow so people could travel with sleighs. He also told me how he froze his ears while walking to school one morning. He and the other children used to pick up nuts which grew on the trees bordering the road and sell them to earn money for school clothes and how they would dry them in upper floor of shed behind the house. Another .job he said he did was to pick cucumber pickles for fifty cents a day. He was married first to Drusilla PATTEN, 19 April 1899, and twins were born of this marriage, Eric Harvey and Earl Hartley. They learned the tool and die-making trade and later established a business of their own in Lynn, Mass., manufacturing shoe buckles. He and his wife were divorced and he later married my mother, Mabel Evelyn MCAVEY, 31 Mar. 1919, and I was the only child of this marriage. She died 25 Jan. 1957 and he died 6 Feb. 1951 He was a shoe cutter by trade but in the last few years that he worked he was employed as a clerk by the State of Maine.

(to be continued in next issue)

After the [July, 1980] meeting was adjourned, those who had taken their lunch and those wishing to go out for lunch departed and met back at the Old Counting House to go on tours of the different sites of interest to them. Some of the sites visited are as follows:

VAUGHN WOODS MEMORIAL PARK: A 200 acre park with picnic tables, horse trails and 2 miles of walking trails along the Quampegan River - some of these trails existed during the days when the indians lived and hunted here. The Quampegan is tidal water and if you follow along the river, you will see COW COVE, where the first cows were un-loaded in the 1630's; a beautiful view of the Hamilton House and its front door, the site of the Warren family homestead from the 1600's (a little cemetery of field stones is there). This is a bird sanctuary and a nature walk; the varieties of trees are identified.

OLD FIELDS: Take Vine Street (so named because when the settlers arrived here in 1630's, the Indians told them they had not planted the vineyards there - an earlier (Norsemen ?) white people had) to THE LANDING - where Ambrose Gibbons came in 1623 to build the mills - the Pied Cow landed in 1630's with the first settlers. Up the hill on the left is OLD FIELDS CEMETERY where Mehitable Plaisted Goodwin is buried with her relatives, the Butlers, Lords and Goodwins. Col. Hamilton's vault is here with the profound inscription "Hamilton is No More!" It was on this hill that Sarah O. Jemett had her carriage accident shortly before her death. She was carried into the Goodwin House beyond.

The GOODWIN HOUSE, the third house on the site of Daniel's original home is the "General Ichabod Goodwin House? built in the l700's.

Across the street (next to the STOP sign) is the OLD SPENCER PLACE (much altered - probably only one or two rooms are original) called by many "the oldest house in Maine".

HAMILTON HOUSE built on the Nason property of the 1600's at PIPE STOVE LANDING. This beautiful Georgian house was built by Col. Jonathan Hamilton in 1878, and is an 18th century showplace. After the Hamiltons, it was the farm of Alpheus Goodwin?s family for 50 years. Don't miss the out buildings -there are the slave buildings and a cottage refurbished with the paneling from "Columby" Warren's cabin, which originally stood at "Dunny Brook" (or properly, the Emery's Bridge, section of South Berwick).

COUNTING HOUSE MUSEUM - Originally the offices of the Portsmouth Manufacturing Co.

BERWICK ACADEMY - Maine's Oldest Academy, beautiful Fogg Building; also a white building, the original 1791 school house on National Register.

SARAH O. JEMETT house - was built in 1774, into which Sarah's grandfather, Captain Theo. F. Jemett moved in the early 1800's. Sarah lived there with her grandfather till she was six years old, then her father built the GREEK REVIVAL HOUSE next door (now the South Berwick Library), She lived in the new house until she was in her teens, then she inherited and returned to the "Jemett House". In the library you can see where Sarah scratched her initials on the window. See Sarah's room exactly as she left it - with her Bible and spectacles on her desk.

EMERY"S BRIDGE SECTION - (The setting for "Dunny Brook", Gladys Hasty Carall's novel of the Warrens, Hoppers, Hastys and other families of the area, including one Goodwin branch). See site of "Columby's Cabin? -his brand new monument to replace his old stone. This is also the site where the movie "As the Earth Turns" was filmed in the 30's and 40's.

SALMON FALLS, Berwick, Maine, the site of Plaisted and Togier garrisons and site of 1675 and 1690 massacres of the early Berwick families. This is where Mehitable Plaisted Goodwin was living when she was taken to Canada. See Roger Plaisted Memorial Stone; he was killed by the Indians in 1675.


Ms. H. G. Mackel, Wells, Maine

10. Daughter

9. William A. Goodwin b. 16 June 1883 Wells, Me. m. Ethel Kilcup

8. Elberto T. Goodwin b. 9 Nov. 1858 Wells, Me. m. Fidelia Jane Clark (family bible) William H. Goodwin b. 8 Oct. 1828 m. Caroline A. Littlefield (family bible, Town records.)

7. Clement Goodwin b. 1802 m. Patience Storer; (family bible and Town records.)

6. Joseph Goodwin, Jr. d. 25 Nov. 1849 Wells, Me. m. Hannah ---- (Family cemetery, Wells Branch, Me.)

5. Joseph Goodwin b. 5 June 1744 Wells, Me. m. Elizabeth Hobbs (town records, cemetery, Meetinghouse Rd. Wells, Me., Zois Farm.)

4. Joshua Goodwin b. 1718 m. Ann Taylor

3. Nathaniel Goodwin b. 29 Oct. 1689 Berwick, Me. m. Mary Gyles

2. Daniel Goodwin, Jr. b. 1656 m. Ann Thompson

1. Daniel Goodwin, d. 1713 m. Margaret Spencer

Source for last three items: Five Generations of Goodwins of Kittery, Me. by John Goodwin, published 1898

Mr. P. G. Rice, Washington, D. C.

8. Son

7. Daughter

6. John Goodwin b. 26 Feb. 1880, Brookville, Indiana m. Margaret Anderson Rockwood (Personal knowledge).

5. Charles Francis Goodwin, b. 6 Nov. 1849 Brookville, Indiana m. Martha Shirk.

4. John Reeves Goodwin b. 15 July, 1820 Brookville, Indiana m. Rachel Goudie

3. Samuel Goodwin b. 12 April, 1789 Old Fort (now Brownsville), Penn. m. Eleanor (Wiles) Moon

2. Thomas Goodwin, b. 27 April 1767 m. Catherine Rees

1. Thomas Goodwin b. 1730-40 m. twice; children by 1st wife.

The above from Legal Documents and The Goodwin Families in America by J.S. Goodwin

Ms. B. (Gilbert) Goodwin, Houston, Texas

4. Son

3. Edwin James Goodwin b. 24 Jan. 1901 Camden, Ark. m. Julia Warth

2. Edwin James Goodwin b. 27 Aug. 1874 New Iberia, La. m. Sadie Groos

1. Warren Howard Goodwin b. 23 Sept. 1842-3 Mass. m. Lizinka J. Leake

The above from personal knowledge, birth, death, marriage certificates, and gravestones.

Ms. M. Wood, Lexington, Mass.

5. Daughter

4. Nellie Ferne Crooks b. 11 Mar. 1900 Altoona, Kan. m. Clayton Madison Crosier

3. Martha Ellen Goodwin b. 15 Mar. 1876 Altoona, Kansas m. B. P. Crooks (family bible)

2. John Wesley Goodwin b 12 Nov. 1843 near Raleigh, N.C. m. Nellie Ellen Spellman Dreamer (census, tombstone, family records newspaper.

1. Jesse B. Goodwin b. ca 1811 North Carolina m. Frances Brandy Brassfield (1850 & 1860 census)


Mrs. H. Goodwin, Sanibel Island, Florida

1. John Goodwin b. 1600 England (Suffolk ?)

2. Daniel Goodwin b. 1590 Essex or Suffolk, England, m. Dorothy Barker

3. Daniel Goodwin m. 1654 Kittery to Margaret Spencer

4. Daniel Goodwin b. 1656 Kittery m. Amy or Ann Thompson (2 wives)

5. Nathaniel Goodwin m. 1712 in Kittery Mary (Tibbets) Gyles

6. Benjamin Goodwin (Will 1786) Berwick m. Sarah Hearle

7. Benjamin Goodwin m. 1st 1773 S. Berwick Olive Jellison

8. Benjamin Goodwin m. 1804 in Kennebunk Miriam Gillpatrick

9. Israel Waterhouse Goodwin m. 1845 S. Berwick Sally Joy (need info)

10. Benjamin Goodwin m. 1869 Tamworth, N.H. Abigail F. Lary

11. Dr. Harold Carl Goodwin b. 1878 Peabody m. Sarah Brimhall McCann (have much on Brimhalls)

12. Son


The following information was taken from Hayes Cemetery, West Milton, N.H. near Nute Chapel, Farmington Road, So. Berwick. Me.

Clarence Goodwin 1881-1935
Agnes M. (Wife of Clarence) 1886-1966
Daughters of Clarence Goodwin:

Mary J. Beard 1911-1933

Ann Burke 1917-1939

Doris M. Beaudry 1920-1969