William J. GOODWIN (my maternal gg grandfather)

Birth: 18 May 1817, Dearborn County, IN

Death: 10 Dec 1902, Bellingham, Whatcom County, WA

Burial: 1902, Oddfellows Cemetery, The Dalles, OR

Father: William GOODWIN (~1790-1835)

Mother: Ruth UNKNOWN (~1790-~1824)

Marriage: 17 Feb 1839, Parke County, IN

Spouse

Catherine Mary ROBERTS (my maternal gg grandmother)

Birth: 1817, TN

Death: 27 May 1889, The Dalles, OR

Burial: 30 May 1889, Oddfellows Cemetary,The Dalles, OR

Father: William ROBERTS (~1775-)

Mother: Ann UNKNOWN (~1787-)

Children

1 M: William J. GOODWIN JR

Birth: 11 Dec 1839, Crawford County, IL

Death: 20 May 1906, Yakima, WA

Spouse: Emeline LAFERTY

Marriage: abt 1859, Clark County, WT

Spouse: Mary PRICE

Marriage: 12 Sep 1872, Clark County, WA

2 M: Joseph GOODWIN

Birth: 10 Jan 1841

Death: 27 Feb 1843

3 M: John Wesley GOODWIN

Birth: 12 Aug 1843, Crawford County, IL

Death: 2 Jan 1924, Home, 516 So. 7th St. Yakima, WA

Spouse: Catherine Rebecca "Kate" IRBY

Marriage: 1870, Clark County, WA

4 F: Ruth Jane "Jennie" GOODWIN

Birth: 1848, IN

Death: 25 Mar 1931, Bellingham, WA

Spouse: Henry H. DRAPER

Spouse: John M. KELLY

Marriage: 1867, OR

5 M: Alva James GOODWIN

Birth: 25 Jul 1852, Clark County, WA

Death: 3 Dec 1852, Clark County, WA


Notes for William J. GOODWIN

William J. Goodwin was born in Illinois in 1818 and came west to the Oregon Territory in 1849 He was married to Catherine Mary Roberts who was born in 1819 in Tennessee. Arriving in Clark County, they settled on Mill Plain and filed for a Donation Land Claim on August 15, 1850. William was sworn in as Clerk of the Probate Court of Clark County on July 1, 1850, and on December 2, 1851, he was issued a license to establish a ferry from the head of Lady's Island to the mouth of Washougal River. An item in the Vancouver Independent relates the following: William Goodwin and family moved to The Dalles March 11, 1880, and leased The Dalles House for a term of three years.


On Jan. 19, 1885, William Ryan was granted a franchise to establish a ferry in the same area. In 1851, on December 2nd, a license was "granted" to William Goodwin to establish a ferry from the head of Lady Island to above the mouth of the Washougal River. Other licenses granted in that period were to David C. Parker on June 10, 1854, for the same area; James Carty, on Lake River slough and O.W. Bozorth on the Cathlapoodle - present Lewis River - on March 7, 1855.


1840 Federal Census:

1840 U.S. Census • Illinois • Crawford • Unknown Township

Shows one male 20-30, one female 20-30, and one son under age 5.


1850 Oregon Census

32 81 81 Goodwin Wm 35 M Farmer 1,000 Ind

33 81 81 Goodwin Catherine 35 F Tenn

34 81 81 Goodwin William Jr 12 M Ill

35 81 81 Goodwin John W 9 M Ill

36 81 81 Goodwin Ruth J 3 F Ind


Shown in the 1860 Washington Census in Clark County, pg 133 WAS7a2043779

1860 GOODWIN WILLIAM J. Clark County WA133 No Township Listed Federal Population Schedule WA 1860 Federal Census. Shown with family (Catherine and three children).


Shown in the 1870 Washington Census in Clark County, pg 040 WAS7a2043776 (Image #40) Age, both 53. Son William J. living with this family. Vancouver P.O.

1870 GOODWIN WILLIAM J. Clark County WA 040 Vancouver Post Office Federal Population Schedule WA 1870 Federal Census Index WAS7a2043776.


Sold his donation claim of 320 acres on LaCammas Pain for $2500 on May 22, 1860. Parcel located in Clarke County WT

Sold two parcels to Ruth Jane Kelly for $1.00. 122 acres and 390 acres on May 17,1871. Both parcels in Clarke County WT


Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon. Page 144 Election Results of June 1850. shows William Goodwin as a Probate Judge in Clark county.


1880 GOODWIN WILLIAM Wasco County OR 228 Dalles City OR16633432.

Cited in 1880 United States Census FHL Film 1255084; National Archives Film T9-1084; Page 228A

Census Place: Dalles, Wasco, Oregon

Source: FHL Film 1255084; National Archives Film T9-1084; Page 228A

Household: Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace

Wm. GOODWIN Self Male M W 63 IN

Occ: Keeping Hotel Fa: --- Mo: ---

Catharine GOODWIN Wife Female M W 63 TN

Fa: WALES Mo: WALES

Jane KELLY Dau Female W W 31 IN Fa: IN Mo: TN

Minnie KELLY GDau Female S W 12 WA. TER.

Occ: At Home Fa: IN Mo: ---


1900 Federal Census shows William as born in Illinois in May 1817. Father from Ireland, mother from New York.

1900 Federal Census, Washington, Whatcom County, New Whatcom, Ward 3, Ennumeration district 244


Shown in the Whatcom County, Bellingham 1891 directory: GOODWIN, Wm. J., F street, near 24th

Copy of will: http://www.foothill.net/~jbrass/genealogy/goodwin/docs/WillPage1.jpg

Directions for gravemarkers in Oddfellows Cemetary in the Dalles, OR:

Enter cemetary grounds, pass the office, veer right down lane with trees on both sides. Go about 100 yards, watch for large marker on right with name "Michelbach". Stop there, walk to left directly toward large pine tree. About 100 feet from road is a marker placed in March 2002 by gg grandsons, Morgan and John Brassfield. Section 25Q.


Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892 > 1871 > Clark


Notes for Catherine Mary ROBERTS

1860 GOODWIN CATHARINE Clark County WA 104 No Township Listed Federal Population Schedule WA 1860 Federal Census Index WAS7a2041859.

1870 GOODWIN CATHARINE Clark County WA 040 Vancouver Post Office Federal Population Schedule WA 1870 Federal Census Index WAS7a2041851. Parents both from Wales (1880 Census). Have funeral notice from 1889, died in The Dalles”.


Cited in 1880 United States Census FHL Film 1255084; National Archives Film T9-1084; Page 228A

Census Place: Dalles, Wasco, Oregon

Source: FHL Film 1255084; National Archives Film T9-1084; Page 228A

Household:

Rel Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace

Wm. GOODWIN Self Male M W 63 IN

Occ: Keeping Hotel Fa: --- Mo: ---

Catharine GOODWIN Wife Female M W 63 TN

Fa: WALES Mo: WALES

Jane KELLY Dau Female W W 31 IN

Fa: IN Mo: TN

Minnie KELLY GDau Female S W 12 WA. TER.

Occ: At Home Fa: IN Mo: ---

Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892 > 1871 > Clark

Ruth Jane still married to Kelly at the end of 1874


After Catherine’s death in 1889, both William and Jennie (with Minnie) move to Bellingham WA.

I also found the Draper’s in Bellingham. So, Jennie may have moved there with her husband and William went with them.






 

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