Biography of James Goodwin
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Goodwin, James, was born in Kent county, England, August 11, 1814, and was the second of nine children of James and Anna (Webb) Goodwin. The father came to this country in 1828, and settled in the town of Seneca, where he lived and died. James, our subject, determined to own a farm for himself, and to this end worked industriously as a farm hand, and finally, in 1831, came to Albion and set up a threshing machine where the Free Methodist Church now stands, and was the pioneer of this business in the county, and for many years afterward he threshed all through this region. in 1833 Mr. Goodwin went to Michigan, where he took up eighty acres of land and afterward increased its size by other purchases, so that he in part owned a farm before he was of age, and he earned and paid for it all without outside help. However, Mr. Goodwin returned to this county, where he has since lived, having come to his present farm in Barre in April, 1844. His home farm in Barre contains 116 acres, and 234 acres in Genesee county. October 29, 1839, Mr. Goodwin married Lucinda Loveland, by whom he has three children: Hattie, wife of Lewis M. Morgan; Clara and Artemas.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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