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John Goodrich

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Ens. William Goodrich and Sarah Curtis
Husband of Rebecca Goodrich
Father of Sarah Goodrich; Rebeckah Wright; Mary Kirkham; Samuel Goodrich; Abigail Curtis and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Hollister; Mary Butler; Elizabetth WELLES; Abigail Fitch; Lt. William Goodrich and 3 others

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About John Goodrich

John Goodrich

  • Birth: May 20 1653 - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Death: Sep 5 1730 - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Parents: William Goodrich, Sarah Marvin
  • Wife: Rebecca Allen
  • Children: Abigail Goodrich, John Goodrich, Ann Goodrich, Allen Goodrich, Samuel Goodrich, Rebecca Goodrich, Sarah Goodrich, William Goodrich, Sybil Goodrich, Mary Goodrich, Jacob Goodrich

John Goodrich, eldest surviving s. of Ens. William Goodrich and Sarah Marvin, b. May 20, 1653 at Wethersfield, Conn. He d. Sept. 5, 1730, Æ 78. He m. on Mar. 28, 1678 at Charlestown, Mass. (by Rev. Mr. Danforth), Rebecca Allen, dau. of Capt. John and Sarah Allen. She was b. at Charlestown in Feb. 1659/60. She was living on Sept. 6, 1716, but the date of her subsequent death is unknown.

Case in "The Goodrich Family" (1889) and Stiles in his "Ancient Wethersfield" (1900) both claim that John was born at Wethersfield May 20, 1653, although Stiles gives his entry as "20 May [* * 1652-Weth. Rec.] 1653." However, there is no birth entry for John in Barbour's printed vital records of Wethersfield. Case further claims that John died at Wethersfield Sept. 5, 1730 whereas Stiles claims he died "circa 1737, ae. 84." No probate record can be found; both John and wife Rebecca are assumed to have been interred at Wethersfield with no surviving gravestones.

John Goodrich and Rebecca Allen had ten children, all undoubtedly b. at Wethersfield. However, only eight have a birth entry in the printed vital records of Wethersfield:

• i. Sarah Goodrich, b. Apr. 10, 1679, d. Oct 7, 1719 at Wethersfield, Æ 41; m. 1) Oct. 26, 1699 at Wethersfield, Abraham Kilborn, s. of Sgt. John Kilborn & Sarah Bronson, who d. Mar. 9, 1712/3 at Wethersfield; m. 2) Oct. 15, 1718 at Wethersfield, Thomas Boardman, s. of Isaac Boardman & Abiah Kimberly. He was b. Nov. 14, 1671 at Wethersfield.

• ii. Rebecca Goodrich, b. Nov. 24, 1680, d. Apr. 10, 1703, Æ 22; m. Dec. 28, 1699 at Wethersfield, Sgt. David Wright, s. of Ens. Samuel Wright & Mary Butler, by whom she had two children before her early death. He m. 2) June 8, 1710 at Wethersfield, Mary Belden {q.v., Belding}.

• iii. Mary Goodrich, b. Sept. 4, 1682, d. at Wethersfield Feb. 5, 1729/30, Æ 48; m. Oct. 30, 1703 at Wethersfield, Capt. Thomas Curtis, s. of Joseph Curtis & Mercy Deming, b. Sept. 15, 1670 at Wethersfield. He d. Jan. 20, 1752, Æ 82.

• iv. Samuel Goodrich, b. May 24, 1684; d. unmarried May 7, 1706 at Wethersfield, Æ 22.

• v. Abigail Goodrich, b. Apr. 27, 1686; m. Apr. 25, 1706 at Wethersfield, David Curtis, s. Joseph Curtis & Mercy Deming, b. Nov. 29, 1682 at Wethersfield.

• vi. John Goodrich, b. June 9, 1688; m. June 5, 1712 at Wethersfield, Mary Tillotson of Saybrook, Conn., dau. of John, who d. on May 31, 1740. He purportedly m. 2) Aug. 11, 1743 at Wethersfield (by Rev. D. Russell), Anne Riley, who d. at Wethersfield after 1748.

• vii. Sybil Goodrich, b. circa 1688-9, d. in 1785 at Wintonbury Parish (now Bloomfield, Conn.), "Aged" 97; m. Nov. 18, 1718 at Wethersfield, Bezaleel Latimer, s. of Sgt. John Latimer & Mary Robinson, b. Oct. 28, 1689 at Wethersfield. He d. testate at Wethersfield betw. May 10 and June 22, 1745, Æ 56.

• viii. Allen Goodrich, b. Nov. 13, 1690, d. Apr. 8, 1764 at Farmington, Conn., Æ 74; m. 1) Dec. 29, 1709 at Wethersfield, his cousin Elizabeth Goodrich, dau. of Col. David Goodrich & Hannah Wright, b. Nov. 19, 1691 at Wethersfield. She d. at Farmington, Conn. Aug. 25, 1726, Æ 35; m. 2) Dec. 10, 1729 at Farmington, Hannah Seymour, dau. of Samuel Seymour & Hannah North, b. at Farmington Mar. 28, 1707.

• ix. Anne Goodrich, b. Sept. 1, 1692; no further record.

• x. Jacob Goodrich, b. Nov. 27, 1694 per Case with no confirming birth entry at Wethersfield. He d. intestate in November 1745 in the southern portion of Windsor, Conn., in that portion then in Wintonbury Parish (now Bloomfield, Conn.), but was bur. at Wethersfield; m. Sept. 12, 1717 at Hartford, Conn., Benedicta Goodwin, dau. of Nathaniel Goodwin & Mehitable Porter, bapt. Feb. 25, 1692/3 at Hartford, Conn. She d. May 11, 1746. Seven children of the family.

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John Goodrich's Timeline

1653
May 20, 1653
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1679
April 10, 1679
Age 25
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1680
November 11, 1680
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1682
September 4, 1682
Age 29
Weathersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1683
May 12, 1683
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1686
April 27, 1686
Age 32
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1688
June 9, 1688
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1690
November 13, 1690
Age 37
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1692
September 1, 1692
Age 39
Hartford, Connecticut