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Joseph Goodrige

Also Known As: "Goodrich"
Birthplace: Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William Goodridge and Margaret Goodridge
Husband of Martha Goodrige
Father of Hannah Goodridge; John Goodridge; Edmund Goodridge; Abigail Goodridge; Martha Goodridge and 2 others
Brother of William Goodrich; Mary Elizabeth Woodman; Jeremiah Goodridge and Benjamin Goodridge

Managed by: Patricia (Hanson,Severson) Maxwell
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About Joseph Goodrige

(3899) Joseph Goodridge (William'), born Sept. 29, 1639; married Martha, daughter of Edmund Moores, Aug. 28, 1664; resided in Newbury, Mass.


  • 3908. Hannah b. July 27, 1665 ; m., Mar. 22, 1684, John Richards; perhaps m. 2d, Jonathan Sibley.
  • 3909. John b. Sept. 13, 1667; d. March 9, 1756; m. Mary .
  • + 3910. Edmund b. June 14, 1672; m. married, Nov. 16, 1702, Hannah Dole; resided in Newbury, Mass
  • 3911. Abigail b. Sept. 17, 1675; m., Dec. 17, 1702, Samuel Sawyer.
  • 3912. Martha b. Feb. 2, 1681; d. Feb. i, 1706.
  • 3913. Margare? b. Oct. 11, 1683.
  • + 3914. Joseph b. Oct. 21, 1688; married first, Mary [-?-]; married second, in 1722, Bethia Thurlow, born Mar. 3, 1698, daughter of John and Sarah (Howe) Thurlow; resided in Newbury, Mass.

pg. 357, 359-360 The Goodrich family in America. A genealogy of the descendants of John and William Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn., Richard Goodrich of Guilford, Conn., and William Goodridge of Watertown, Mass., together with a short historical account of the family in England, the origin of the name, a description of Goodrich castle etc (1889). Goodrich-Family-Memorial Association; Lafayette Wallace Case, ed; Chicago, Fergus printing company


4. Joseph Goodridge (Willam) was born in Watertown, Mass., September 29, 1639. On May 8, 1645, he was bound an apprentice to William Thaxter, a tradesman in Watertown, and a warm friend of the family, by whom he was trained in accounts and business habits.

When he became of age, in 1661, he settled in Newbury, Mass. In 1688, his name was on the tax list for "1 head, 1 house, 8 acres ploughed land, 15 meadow. 10 pasture, 2 horses, 1 yearling, 4 oxen, 4 cows. 3 three-year-olds, 2 two-year-olds and 16 sheep."

He died, in Newbury. May 29. 1716. His will. dated April 16, 1716, and proved June 4. 1716, provided thathis wife should be cared for by their son Joseph and also that she should be executri.x of the estate.

He married, in Newbury, August 28, 1664, Martha Moores, born in Newbury, December 12, 1643, daughter of Edward and Ann Moores. The date of her death is not of record.

Children, all born in Newbury:

  • i. Hannah, b. July 27. 1665; m. Johk Richards, of Newbury, Mch. 22, 1693-94; d., without issue, in Newbury.Jan. 29,1695.
  • ii. John, b. Sept. 13, 1667; d.. in Ryfield parish, Newbury, unm., "of the languishment of the old age" Mch. 1756.
  • 8. iii. Philip. b. Nov. 13, 1669.was born in Newbury Mass. and died in Lunenburg, now Fitchburg, Mass., January 16, 1728. After marriage he settled in Newbury, where his twelve children were born. He moved to Lunenburg in 1724 and was the original proprietor of lot 705, building the third house in the town; was one of the founders of the Congregational Church, and one of its deacons until his death. He was also the first person to be buried in the South Cemetery. He was a man of great administrative ability and in many ways a leader in the troublesome times that beset the early settlers of the town. He was a captain in the colonial service for defense against the Indians and in this service bore a conspicuous part, always in the place of greatest need and greatest danger. He and his wife hold a commanding place as the progenitors of one of the best strains to be found in the family. In all the records their descendants are everywhere found actuated by lofty ideals, representing attainment, character and a high sense of moral and civic responsibility. He married, in Newbury April 16, 1700, Mehitable Woodman, born in Newbury September 20, 1677, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth (Stevens) Woodman. She died in Lunenburg, February 24, 1755.
  • 9. iv. Edmund, b. June 24, 1672.was born in Newbury, Mass., June 24, 1672, and dred intestate in Newbury, June 15, 1719. He resided in Newbury, where he and John Noyes, Jr., had permission, in 1708, to construct and operate a saw mill on Cart Creek for twenty-one years. When he died, in 1737, his widow was appointed administratrix. The personal estate was inventoried at £100 and real estate at £543. He married, in Newbury, November 16, 1701, Hannah Dole, born in Newbury, December 5, 1862, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Greenleaf) Dole, She died in Newbury, November 13, 1723. Some authorities have said that this Hannah Dole was the daughter of Dr. John and Mary (Gerrish) Dole, and that she was born in Newbury, August 16, 1677.
  • V. Abigail, b. Sept. 17, 1675; m., in Newbury, Dec. 17. 1702, Samuel Sawyer, b., in Newbury June 5, 1674, son of Samuel and Mary (Emery) Sawyer. They had .seven children (Sawyer), b. in Newbury: 1. Samuel, b. June 14, 1705; 2. Martha, b. Feb. 11. 1707. m. Edmund Hale of Newbury Mav 16, 1728; 3. Abigail, b. May 26, 1709; 4. Joseph, b. Apr. 8. 1811 ; 5. Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1712: 6. Edmund, b. Nov. 6. 1714; 7. Jacob, b. June 4. 1716. .Abigail Sawyer d.. in Newbury, Oct. 14, 1722, and Samuel Sawyer d. Apr. 21, 1723. The following inscription is on the grave stone of Abigail: "Here lies buried ye body of Abigail ye wife of .Samuel Sawyer who died Oct. ye 14 1722 in ye 48 year of her age."
  • vi. Martha, b. Feb. 2. 1680; d. unm., in .Newbury. Feb. 1. 1706.
  • vii. Margaret, b. Oct. 11. 1683; d unm.. in Newburv, Dec.31, 1771.
  • 10. viii. Joseph, b. Oct. 21. 1688. was born in Newbury, Mass., He married, first, Mary . He married, second, in Newbury, October 11, 1722, Bethiah Thurlow, bom in Newbury March 3, 1697-98, daughter of John and Sarah (Howe) Thurlow. Joseph died March 9, 1756. Bethiah married, second, WilHam Fisk, of Rowley, Mass., December 19, 1758

pg. 78-79 87-89 The Goodridge genealogy : a history of the descendants of William Goodridge who came to America from Bury St. Edmunds, England, in 1636 and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts with some inquiry into the history of the family in England and the origin of the same Edwin Alonzo Goodridge, & Lyman Horace Weeks; 1918, New York : Lenz & Riecker

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Joseph Goodrige's Timeline

September 29, 1639
Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 27, 1665
Age 25
September 13, 1667
Age 27
June 14, 1672
Age 32
September 17, 1675
Age 35
February 2, 1681
Age 41
October 11, 1683
Age 44
October 21, 1688
Age 49
May 29, 1716
Age 76