Gooding Family, The. - Seth Crane Gooding and family moved from the northern part of this State and took up
their abode about one mile east of Groton village in a then comparatively wild and unsettled region. There was
a large family of sons and daughters, as follows: Sidney; George, who died in Chicago; Williams, wht died in California;
Rodney, who died in Buffalo; David; Matthew, who was killed while hunting near Detroit; James, who died at St.
Paul; Abbie who died in Groton, and Sarah. Of these children only Sidney, David and Sarah are now living. Sidney
Gooding wasborn near Whitehall, N. Y., in 1806, and at the age of nine years came with his father's family to what
is now Groton. On reaching his majority he purchased land near his father's farm, and there began his business
life as a farmer and afterward cattle buyer, both of which were successful ventures for him. His wife was Hannah
Bradley, daughter of one of the pioneers of the town, by whom he had these children: Mary wife of S. C. Reynolds,
and Seth C., the latter a business man of Groton village, though still residing on the old home farm of his father.
Seth C. Gooding was born on the farm where he now lives, June 4, 1842, and like his father in many respects, has
been an extensive speculator and as well a successful farmer. During the war of 1861-5 he was in the government
service for a period of six months. The present firm of Robinson & Gooding was formed June 1, 1892, and deals
extensively in feed, grain, flour, farm produce, lumber and coal. In 1867 Mr. Gooding was married to Mary E. Brown,
of which marriage three children - one son and two daughters - have been born.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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