Transcribed from Case: "when 27 years of age, he enlisted under Com. Perry in his campaign on Lake Erie, where he proved himself not only an efficient but a bold, intrepid soldier during that memorable naval action of Sept. 10, 1813. During that engagement he was severely wounded by a flying splinter, but refused to leave his position as gunner and go below. We have it from undoubted authority that one of the most effectual blows given the enemy on that day was by Goodrich; not having shot at hand quite as fast as he wanted, and in his haste was reckless enough to use a bar of iron in place of shot, the effect of which was to carry away the main-mast of the enemy's flag-ship, which materially served to gain the victory, which was reported by Com. Perry in these concise words: "We have met the enemy and they are ours." For bravery exhibited in this engagement, the State of Pennsylvania awarded Mr. Goodrich a silver medal, which is now in the possession of his grandson, Frank W. Goodrich, Marshalltown, Iowa. Mr. Goodrich settled at Madison, Ohio; a farmer."4
Children of Josiah Goodrich and Harriet Moore
- Pamela Goodrich3 b. 10 Jan 1816, d. 16 Feb 1821
- Orson Goodrich3 b. 8 Aug 1818, d. 29 Aug 1818
- Lucius M. Goodrich+3 b. 9 Aug 1819, d. 2 Aug 1877
- Almira L. Goodrich3 b. 28 Sep 1821
- Orlando A. Goodrich3 b. 18 May 1823, d. 13 May 1869
- Divie M. Goodrich3 b. 9 Feb 1825
- Maria P. Goodrich3 b. 19 Mar 1827, d. 29 Oct 1844
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 70.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 115.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 116.
- [S2] Lafayette Wallace Case M.D., The Goodrich Family in America, page 115 and 116.
Transcribed from Case: "These children were all baptized in 1818 (Rocky-Hill records). This is all that is positively known of them; tradition says they all died on a sea-voyage to the South, save Harvey, who settled in North Carolina."3