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Mary Ross (Goodenow)

Birthplace: Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Lancaster, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Goodenow of Sudbury and Jane Goodenow
Wife of James Ross and John Kettell
Mother of Mary Gleason; Thomas Ross; James Ross; Jane Allen; Susannah Wilson and 9 others
Sister of Thomas Goodenow, Jr.; Elizabeth Goodenow; Nathaniel Goodenow; Abigail Barnes; Sarah Goodenow and 4 others

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About Mary Ross

[Mary Goodnow] was daughter of Thomas Goodnow, of Shasbury, England, one of the three brothers of that name who were prominent during the settling of Sudbury; Mary Goodnow was born August 25, 1640, and was killed by the Indians in 1707, according to the Sudbury History, though the Marlborough records say that it was Mary, daughter of Samuel Coodnow Sr. and his wife Mary, who were killed at that time.

In April 1657 she was convicted of fornication with James Ross whom she adamantly refused to marry (for a least a year). They did marry on 5 DEC 1658 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA according to Sudbury Archives. Their eldest daughter Mary was born out of wedlock; 8 more children followed marriage.


  1. Title: The Sudbury Archives, Goodnow, Mary; Ross, James & Goodnow, Mary - Marriage Record
  2. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, by James Savage, Boston 1860-1862, Electronic Edtion by Richard Bingham, Oceanport, NJ. Page: 577 vol 3. Text: Mary (no last name)


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Mary Ross's Timeline

August 25, 1640
Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 25, 1656
Age 16
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
December 25, 1659
Age 19
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
September 29, 1660
Age 20
Sudbury, Massachusetts
January 4, 1661
Age 20
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
January 4, 1662
Age 21
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
August 26, 1664
Age 24
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
August 26, 1664
Age 24
Sudbury, Middlesex, MA
July 20, 1667
Age 26
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony