Family: Mary Bagg and Oren Goodrich
Children of Henry Goodrich and Jane Drake
Transcribed from Case: "became a practical and successful farmer in his native town, and a true philanthropist; chosen selectman in 1856, and re-elected until 1866, when he declined; but was chosen again in 1868; serving the town in that capacity during the trying period of the Civil War. He was the golden link that connected the present with the past; the War of 1812, the organization of the cantonment in Pittsfield, and the establishment of the Berkshire Agricultural Society were occurrences of his boyhood; his especial interest was in the agricultural society; for seventy-five years he missed attendance upon their annual farmers' festivals but once; his reminiscences of the long past were most valuable to the present rising generation; he died where he lived, lamented by all who knew him."2
Children of Chauncey Goodrich and Amelia May
Tryphena Root Goodrich1
Family: Roxana Goodrich and Charles Francis
Family: Charles Francis and Roxana Goodrich
Transcribed from Case: "educated at the Pittsfield Academy; studied medicine; graduated from Berkshire Medical College; attended a course of medical lectures in the city of New York; began practice at Greenbush, N.Y., in company with Dr. Miller. In 1840, was appointed by Prof. James Renwick of Col. College, N.Y., commissioner; appointed by President VanBuren for the survey of the northeast boundary line of the United States; spent three years in the woods; was on the head-waters of the Restigouchee River, in 1842, when the Ashburton treaty suspended the work; after which he began the practice of medicine in Waterford, N.Y., where he remained twenty years; when his health having given out, he retired to Eatontown, N.J. In 1869, the health of William R. Renwick, Esq., having failed, he employed Dr. Goodrich to accompany him to Florida, which he did, and never left him for but a few days at a time for fifteen years, until his death; after which the doctor returned to his own home, where he spends his winters, and his summers on Cuttychunck Island, Duke's County, Mass."4
Children of Oren Goodrich and Mrs Olivia E. Renwick
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 113.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 196.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 197.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, pages 196 and 197.
James S. Goodrich1
Family: James S. Goodrich and Minnie E. Parmlee
Montgomery P. Goodrich1
Children of Montgomery P. Goodrich and Mary Milligan
William A. Goodrich1
Transcribed from Case: "in 1838 he began business for himself in Springfield, Ill., where he remained for ten years, when he removed to Mt. Auburn and engaged in farming; was elected sheriff of Christian County in 1850, when he removed to Taylorville, the county-seat, and served one term; elected county-clerk in 1856, which office he held until 1873; after which he returned to his farm in Taylorville, where he now resides."2
Children of William A. Goodrich and Maria N. Augur
Mary E. Goodrich1
Family: Mary E. Goodrich and Gilbert West
Family: Gilbert West and Mary E. Goodrich
Children of Lucretia Williams and Phila Goodrich
- Laura Goodrich1 b. 15 Aug 1784
- Lucy Goodrich1 b. 13 Jun 1786
- Sylvester Goodrich1 b. 3 Jan 1789
- Austin Goodrich1 b. 21 Jan 1791
- Erastus Goodrich+1 b. 5 Jan 1793
- Henry Goodrich1 b. 4 Mar 1795
- Walter Goodrich1 b. 15 Sep 1797
- Caroline Goodrich1 b. 15 Jan 1801
- Calvin Goodrich1 b. 17 May 1803, d. 1831
- Eveline Goodrich1 b. 26 Oct 1805
Note: Obviously there is a problem with Erastus here. The dates don't make any sense. Married at 9 and having children at 10 years of age? I don't believe that for a minute.
The most logical explanation is that his birth date is in error. If that date is accurate then all the other dates associated with this family have serious issues.
If anyone has any information that would help clear this up, I would love to hear from you.3