Family: Ashbel Riley and Mehitable Goodrich
Transcribed from Case: "In his native town of Rocky Hill, Conn., he learned the trade of a tanner, currier, and shoemaker; shortly after his majority, he settled in Milton, Saratoga County, N.Y., where he successfully practised his trade until 1815, when he sold most of his property and purchased several tracts of land in Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y., where he established two of his sons in his own trade, and aided in clearing farms for others--himself cultivating a large farm for several years, and afterward, with one of his sons, engaged in the warehouse and forwarding business at what was then known as Portland Harbor; when failing health compelled him to retire from all active pursuits.
He was a man of marked ability, force of character, public spirit, and general information; especially interested in promoting education and its facilities; he was active and liberal in the founding of Milton Academy, where some very prominent men received their early training. He was colonel of militia a number of years, and represented Saratoga County in the State legislature, in association with such men as Samuel Young, ---- Cady, and others. He was ingenious, and a man of resources. One of his sons was born with a club-foot, and at that day surgical science had discovered no remedy for such a malformation. The painful thought that his son should be doomed a cripple for life, induced him to ponder upon a remedy, and he invented an appliance by which the foot was straightened and the defect effectually cured. The knowledge of his success brought numerous like cases to him for treatment from near and remote distances, down to nearly the close of his life, affording him great satisfaction in relieving a large number of children from a similar deformity. He was always prominent in public and political affairs, and possessed the confidence and esteem of his acquaintances."3
Children of Gideon Goodrich and Eunice Warner
- Horace Goodrich2 b. 12 May 1788, d. 12 Feb 1816
- Barzillai Goodrich+2 b. 24 Sep 1789
- Harriet Goodrich2 b. 30 Sep 1790, d. 10 Apr 1855
- Anson Goodrich+2 b. 15 Apr 1792, d. 17 Jun 1847
- George Goodrich+2 b. 13 Dec 1793, d. 14 Sep 1874
- Austin Goodrich+4 b. 13 Jul 1795, d. 6 Jan 1871
- Aristes Goodrich4 b. 15 Dec 1796, d. 21 Jan 1797
- Orestes Goodrich4 b. 6 Mar 1798, d. 12 Nov 1823
- John Goodrich4 b. 25 Nov 1801, d. 10 Sep 1824
- Frederic Goodrich+4 b. 16 Apr 1803, d. 20 Jan 1854
- Gerry Goodrich4 b. 7 Apr 1805, d. 25 Mar 1806
- Grant Goodrich+4 b. 7 Aug 1811
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 68.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 114.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 204.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 115.