Biography of David Goodrich
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





DAVID GOODRICH was born in the town of Tioga, January 3, 1813, and was the eldest of eight children of Erastus Goodrich by his marriage with Hope Talcott. In the early history of the region Erastus Goodrich, who was the son of pioneer Judge Noah Goodrich, was a farmer, brickmaker. distiller, lumberman, and raftsman. He was a successful operator and an influential man in the town. His children were David, Prudence, who married with Gilbert Taylor and is now dead.; George B., now dead; Eunice Ann, who married with George Truman, of Owego; Edwin, now dead; Erastus, who died in Illinois; Susan, who married with John Williams, of Seneca county, and Lucy, widow of the late Thomas I. Chatfield. David Goodrich began work when eight years old as a farmer's boy, but before he was fifteen he had taught school three months. In 1830 he began working for John Hollenback, and in two years had saved $140. He then went on the river and for years run arks, rafts and lumber to market, doing a successful business. He then went to work for Lyman Truman & Brothers and afterward became interested with the firm in their extensive operations. Mr. Goodrich died in Owego, July 3, 1896. In business life he was an earnest, honest and capable man, therefore he was successfuL His wife was Frances A. Truman, with whom he was married July 13, 1841. Mrs. Goodrich died January 10, 1892. Their children were Mary E., wife of W. D. Cady, Binghamton; Charles T., of Kasson, Minn., and Lyman T. Goodrich, of Owego, N.Y.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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