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Col. David Goodrich

Col. David Goodrich

Male 1667 - 1755  (87 years)

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  • Name Col. David Goodrich 
    Title Col. 
    Born 4 May 1667  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 1755  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3683  Ramage | Young Lines
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 

    Father William "The Elder" Goodrich,   b. 13 Feb 1622, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1676, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Sarah Marvin,   b. 1631,   d. 1702  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah Wright,   b. 10 May 1670,   d. 27 Apr 1698  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1689 
    Children 
    +1. David Goodrich,   b. 8 Dec 1694, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1785  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    David Goodrich second Headstone
    David Goodrich second Headstone
    Wethersfield Village Cemetery
    Wethersfield
    Hartford County
    Connecticut, USA
    David Goodrich Headstone 1st headstone
    David Goodrich Headstone 1st headstone
    Wethersfield Village Cemetery
    Wethersfield
    Hartford County
    Connecticut, USA

  • Notes 
    • "Sgt." David was appointed May 1704, as Lieut. of the Htfd. Co. militia ordered to march to the relief of Hampshire Co., Mass., then threatened by Indians; and in Dec. of same year had another campaign. In that of 1709, he served as Capt., Adjt., and Regimental Qr. Master; in Feb. 1712, was on duty, as Capt. in Hampshire Co., and again in Aug. 1723, and in Oct. of the latter yr. was a member of the Col. Committee of War, and re-appointed (with rank of Col.) in 1725. With but few intervals, he represented Wetherfield, as dep. to the Gen. Ct. from 1716 to 1740; serving also in various committees. In Nov. 1724, he became a member of the Govenor's Council, continuing to serve as such afterwards, and during most of his life was Justice of the Peace, and many years a Justice of the Quorum."
      --- Henry R. Stiles, *History of Ancient Wethersfield*, vol. II, 1904 (rep. 1987), p 374. Stiles lists 17 children.
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      [b. Wethersfield CT 4 May 1667, d. there 23 June 1755] "Sergeant David Goodrich, as he was then known, was, in May, 1704, commissioned by the General Court, Lieutenant of the company of "souldiers raised in the countie of Hartford" for the expedition to march to the relief of Hampshire County, Mass., where the Indians were making trouble for the colonists; and again, in December of the same year, he was dispatched for another campaign. In the campaign of 1709, he served as Captain, Adjutant, and Quartermaster ..... He served as Captain in the expedition into Hampshire County in February, 1712. On May 12, 1715, he was confirmed Captain of the north company or trainband in Wethersfield. He was appointed one of the "Committee of War" in October, 1723, with full power to act during the "present war," and in May, 1725, was on a similar committee, then bearing the rank of Colonel. "In may, 1723, three companies were sent under command of Major Joseph Talcott, of Hartford, into Hampshire County. One of these, numbering sixty men, was from Wethersfield, and commanded by Captain David Goodrich. In February, 1724, he went north again: this time probably as far as Fort Dummer, near the present Brattleborough, then the only settlement in what is now Vermont ..... Goodrich remained in Massachusetts most of the time until the close of the war in December, 1725." (Judge S. W. Adams in *Memorial History of Hartford County*, II: 467.) (P) In civil, as in military life, we find Colonel Goodrich to have been frequently honored. He was Deputy or Representative from his town from 1716 to 1740, at almost every session of the General Assembly during this long period, serving on many important legislative committees. He was several times a member of the Governor's Council, in 1726, and later. During the greater part of his life he was Justice of the Peace, and for many years a Justice of the Quorum. In his town he was frequently chosen to office, serving as Lister in 1692, Constable in 1695, Collector in 1696, and Selectman in 1702, and in subsequent years. In 1719 he was elected Town Treasurer "to stand until the town see cause to choose another;" and was very many times Moderator of the town meetings. (P) Colonel Goodrich's house stood on the west side of High street, on or near the site of the house erected by his grandson, Captain Elizur Goodrich, about the time of the Revolution, and more recently known as the "Catherine Brigden place. ..... In the original record of the transfer, the grantee is called "David Goodrich, Tailer. (Wethersfield Land Records, III: 253.)"

      Source: William F. J. Boardman, *The Ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut*, 1906, pages 113-115
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      "Col. David Goodrich of Wethersfield, Conn. b. May 4, 1667; son of *William and Sarah (Marvin) Goodrich* of Wethersfield, Conn. ... m. Mar. 7, 1689, *Hannah Wright*. d. Jan. 23, 1755. aged 87.

      He served in Queen Anne's War (1703-1713, as Lieutenant "of the Souldiers raised in the countie of Hartford," in 1704, and as Captain in 1710. In October of that year, the Gen. Assembly granted Capt. David Goodrich "for his care and service as quartermaster of the regiment of this Colony at the Wood Creek the last year, the sum of six pounds money, besides the wages that hath already been allowed him as adjutant of the said regiment." (Col. Rec. of Conn., 1706-16, p. 177).

      He seems to have been a surveyor, or to have had a knowledge of surveying, for he was often employed by the Assembly, with Jonathan Burnham, a grandson of *Thomas Burnham*, in laying out the bounds of towns and running dividing lines between them. In 1723, he was Captain of a force of 60 men, one of three Companies ordered to proceed to the assistance of the towns of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, against the Indians. He served again as Captain early in 1724, and late in that year is styled "Colonel" in the Colonial Records.

      He was a Justice of the Peace, also Justice of the Quorum, Constable, 1690, Selectman, 1700, Member of the Council and Deputy from Wethersfield to the General Assembly for many years, serving for the last time at the May session of 1739, at the age of 72. After the death of his wife in April, 1698, he m. (2), Dec. 1, 1698, Prudence Churchill, by whom he had twelve children; she d. May 9, 1752. (Goodwin's Notes, p. 77; Wethersfield Records, copy at the rooms of the Conn. Hist. Soc., Hartford; Wethersfield Insciptions, p. 59.)
      --- Ernest Flagg, *Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England*, Hartford CT, 1926, p 219