Biography of L. Levi Goodrich
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Goodrich, L. Levi, was born in Tioga county, July 1, 1837, a son of Elizur Goodrich, who was a sea captain sixteen years, and finally having acquired a competency in that bushiness he settled on what was known as the Watson farm, from which he moved to the place occupied by our subject, and there he and his wife died. In early life Levi followed farming, and also traveled quite extensively. He now owns a fine farm of 485 acres, the place being noted for its grain product, and he also raises and ships great quantities of hay, employing many hands in this branch; also raises blooded cattle. He has built fine buildings on his farm and made other valuable improvements. He has a half mile trotting track, and has raised some very fine and fast horses, that sold in New York for prices running into the thousands He also conducts an extensive milk business, keeping fifty cows. He married in 1870 Clara Covert, of Seneca, her grandfather being one of the first settlers of that town. They have had three sons: Lewis C., Chauncey S. and Wirt W. Lewis, who is a graduate of the Ithaca High School, class of '91, is now teaching at Speedsville. Chauncey is also a graduate of that school, class of '93, and Wirt is now in the grammar school. Mr. Goodrich is a Mason, Lodge No. 265 of Caroline, and has always been an active worker in the Democratic ranks.

From:
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


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