John Goodell
and his wife Elizabeth Mead
and Some of Their Descendants
and related lines
First Generation

JOHN GOODELL was born at Yorkshire, England, on 21 October 1799, and died probably at Oneida County, New York, on 10 April 1886. He married at Hackness, Yorkshire, on 18 May 1822 ELIZABETH MEAD. She was born at Yorkshire on 2 February 1800, and died probably at Oneida County on 16 April 1885.[1]

The biography of John and Elizabeth's son William, reported:[2]

His father, John Goodell, was born in Yorkshire, England, Dec. 19, 1799, and was married May 1, 1821, to Elizabeth Mead, a native of the same county, born Feb. 2, 1800. They are living [1885] in Oneida County, having had a married life of sixty-four years. They are the parents of nine children - Sarah, Mary, Isabel, Jane, Adeline, Myra, William, Daniel, and Robert (deceased). William M. Goodell is the eldest son.

John Goodell's birth date based on his death date and age at death on his grave stone, was 21 October 1799, a small difference from the report in the above biography. I cannot discern which is correct.

According to the 1855 New York State Census, John and Elizabeth Goodell had lived in the town of Westmoreland, Oneida County, for twenty-five years,[3] which would place their arrival about 1829-30. However, daughter Isabel, according to the 1900 Census, was born at England on March 1830. Daughter Jane, according to that 1855 Census, was born at Oneida County about 1831-2. These records together indicate an arrival of the family in America probably late in 1830, with an almost immediate settlement in Oneida County. All census records report John Goodell to be a farmer in Westmoreland.

The 1850 Census reported the family at Westmoreland as follows:[4]

Line Name Age Sex Occupation R.E. Birthplace Other
8. John Goodell 50 M farmer $ 3550 England
9. Elizabeth Goodell 49 F England
10. Jane Goodell 18 F NY school
11. Robert Goodell 16 M farmer NY school
12. Myra Goodell 11 F NY school
13. Adeline Goodell 8 F NY school
14. Daniel Goodell 5 M NY school

William Goodell, the eldest child, also lived in Westmoreland, a laborer at the residence of Albert Seymour, manufacturer.[5] Daughters Sarah and Mary do not appear in this or any census. However, they were living when John wrote his will (1880) and when William's biography was written (1885). Most likely they had already married. Not knowing their married names, I cannot trace them.

William married in 1851, Isabel in 1855, and Jane about 1857-8. As a result the 1860 Census reported a smaller household of John Goodell, 60, Elizabeth, 59, Robert, 25, Myra, 20, Adeline, 17, and Daniel, 15.[6] William had moved to Camden, Hillside County, Michigan, where he lived with his wife and one child.[7] Jane and her husband Lemuel Smith were reported on the census adjacent to her parents in Westmoreland.[8] I have not located Isabel.

Adeline married in 1860, Myra in 1864, leaving only the youngest sons, Robert and Daniel, on the farm with John and Elizabeth in the 1870 Census. However, Jane, and her husband Lemuel Smith were close by.[9]

Daniel married in 1871; Robert died in 1873. The 1880 Census found John Goodell, 80, farmer, and his wife Elizabeth, 79, still at Westmoreland, aided in their household by Mary Mahoney, a servant, William Kessler, farm hand, and Ann Shall, a teacher boarding with them.[10] Of the children:

In his will, dated 15 March 1880, John Godell left benefices to:

John Goodell and his wife Elizabeth Mead had the following children:

  1. WILLIAM M.2 GOODELL b. at England on 15 September 1822.
  2. SARAH2 GOODELL.[18]
  3. MARY2 GOODELL.[19]
  4. ISABEL2 GOODELL b. at England on 24 March 1830; d. at Vernon on 19 July 1908; m. on 1855 EPENETUS OWEN, b. on 17 March 1815, d. on 10 January 1890. Epenetus had previously m(1). on 1843 SARAH MARIA REED b. at Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, on 12 December 1812, d. at Utica on 18 March 1880.[20] [Note: If all this information is correct, the inference is that Epenetus and his first wife divorced. However, the least reliable "fact" is the date of his second marriage, which is provided only by the informant for the findaGrave page, without further documentation].
  5. JANE E.2 GOODELL[21] b. at Oneida County on 1832; d. on 1904; m. on about 1857-8 LEMUEL H. SMITH, b. at New York on November 1830, d. on 1910. Children of Jane and Lemuel:
    1. Charles Smith b. at New York about 1863-4.
    2. Francis R. Smith b. at New York about 1875-6.
  6. ROBERT2 GOODELL b. at Oneida County on 13 August 1834; d. on 25 May 1873.[22]
  7. MYRA2 GOODELL231] b. at Westmoreland on 28 July 1839; d. at Utica on 19 January 1905; m. on 1864 HENRY M. STURDEVANT, b. at New York on October 1837, d. on 1919,. Children of Myra and Henry:
    1. Ada Sturdevant b. at New York about 1865-6.
    2. J. Theodore Sturdevant b. at New York about 1870-1.
    3. William H. Sturdevant b. at New York on February 1873.
    4. Myron G. Sturdevant b. at New York on October 1879.
  8. ADELINE2 GOODELL[24] b. at Westmoreland on 27 August 1842; d. at Vernon on 18 July 1927; m. on 1860 ADELBERT F. BRONSON, b. at Vernon on February 1839, d. there on 18 August 1911. Children of Adeline and Adelbert:
    1. Achsah Bronson b. at New York about 1860-1.
    2. Maud Bronson b. at New York about 1862-3.
    3. Violetta H. Bronson b. at New York about 1877-8.
  9. DANIEL C.2 GOODELL[25] b. at Oneida County about 1844-5; d. at Westmoreland on 15 October 1933; m. on 1871 EMMA SMITH, b. at New York about May-June 1850, d. on 23 February 1921. Children of Daniel and Emma:
    1. Robert S. Goodell b. at Westmoreland on 15 March 1874, d. at Verona on 16 March 1949; m. Maud Elizabeth Chargo b. at Verona on 1882, d. there on 15 January 1960.
    2. Archibald R. Goodell b. at Westmoreland on 13 October 1875, d. at Utica on 18 October 1953; m. Anna ________ b. on 1875, d. on 1942.
    3. Addison Goodell b. at Westmoreland on 13 October 1878, d. on 12 September 1881.


NOTES

1Westmoreland Union New Cemetery, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2020), John-Elizabeth Goodell; Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter, Maintained by: RBoettcher, Photo added by Andrew L. "England Marriages, 15381973," index, Family Search (familysearch.org : accessed 3 January 2021), Goodill-Medd. History of Steuben County, Indiana (Chicago, Illinois: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1885), pp. 564.
2History of Steuben County, Indiana, pp. 564.
3New York State Census 1855, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, p. 12, household 109, John Goodell family; digital images, Family Search (familysearch.org : accessed 11 January 2021).
4Seventh Census of the United States: 1850, population, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, roll 564, p. 113b, household 482, John Goodell family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 28 December 2020); NARA Microfilm Publication M432; Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
51850 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, roll 564, p. 85a, household 40, Albert Seymour household.
6Eighth Census of the United States: 1860, population, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, p. 162, household 472, John Goodell family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 29 December 2020); NARA microfilm publication M653; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
71860 Census, Camden, Hillside County, Michigan, p. 532, household 1043, Wm. Goodale family.
81860 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, p. 162, household 471, Lemuel Smith family.
9Ninth Census of the United States: 1870, population, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, roll 1057, p. 587A, household 480, John Goodell family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 29 December 2020); NARA microfilm publication M593, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; and also household 479, Lemuel Smith family.
10Tenth Census of the United States: 1880, population, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, enumeration district (ED) 157, roll 904, p. 424B, household 17, John Goodell family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 29 December 2020); NARA microfilm publication T9; Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
111880 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, ED 157, roll 904, p. 424B, household 15, Lemuel Smith family.
121880, Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, ED 157, roll 904, p. 424B, household 20, Daniel Goodell family.
131880 Census, Augusta, Oneida County, New York, ED 90, roll 902, p. 37D, household 121, Henry Sturdevant family.
141880 Census, Vernon, Oneida County, New York, ED 145, roll 903, p. 253C, household 173, Adelbert Bronson family.
151880 Census, Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana, ED 8, roll 312, p. 348C, household 37, William Goodell family.
16Twelth Census of the United States: 1900, population, Utica, Oneida County, New York, enumeration district (ED) 77, p. 7, household 157, Isabel Owen; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 29 December 2020); NARA microfilm group T623; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
17Oneida County, New York, Wills; digital images, Familky Search (familysearch.org: Wills, v. 36, pp. 149-52 11 January 2021).
18History of Steuben County, Indiana, p. 565.
19Ibid.
20Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, Oneida County, New York, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2020), Isabella Owen; Created by: PaPasgirl; Epenetus Owen; Created by: PaPasgirl; Sarah M. Owen; Created by: PaPasgirl.
21Information on the family of Jane Goddell is from: 1900 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, ED 98, p. 2, household 45, Lemuel Smith family. Westmoreland Union New Cemetery, Westmoreland, Lemuel-Jane Smith; Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter, Maintained by: Find a Grave, Photo added by Andrew L. New York State Census 1855, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, p. 12, household 109, John Goodell family. 1870 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, roll 1057, p. 587A, household 479, Lemuel Smith family. 1880 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, ED 157, roll 904, p. 424B, household 15, Lemuel Smith family.
22Westmoreland Union New Cemetery, Westmoreland, Robert Goodell; Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter, Maintained by: RBoettcher, Photo added by Andrew L.
23Information on the Myra Goodell family is from: Skinner Cemetery, Vernon, Oneida County, New York, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2020), Henry-Myra Sturdevant; Created by: BAL, Photo added by DBT. 1900 Census, Augusta, Oneida County, New York, ED 3, p. 2, household 25, Henry Sturdevant family. 1870 Census, Augusta, Oneida County, New York, roll 1058, p. 54A, household 314, Henry Sturdevant family. 1880 Census, Augusta, Oneida County, New York, ED 90, roll 902, p. 37D, household 121, Henry Sturdevant family.
24Information on the Adeline Goodell family is from: Vernon Center Cemetery, Vernon Center, Oneida County, New York, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 29 December 2020), Adelbert-Addie Bronson; Created by: Andrew L. 1870 Census, Vernon, Oneida County, New York, roll 1057, p. 394B, household 412, Adelbert Bronson family. 1880 Census, Vernon, Oneida County, New York, ED 145, roll 903, p. 253C, household 173, Adelbert Bronson family.
25Information on family of Daniel Goodell is from: 1850 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, roll 564, p. 113b, household 482, John Goodell family. Westmoreland Union New Cemetery, Westmoreland, Daniel-Emma Goodell; Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter, Maintained by: RBoettcher, Photo added by Andrew L.; Robert S. Goodell; Created by: BAL; Maud Goodell; Created by: BAL; Archie-Ann Goodell; Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter, Maintained by: RBoettcher, Photo added by Andrew L.; Addison Goodell; Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter, Maintained by: RBoettcher, Photo added by Andrew L. 1880 Census, Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, ED 157, roll 904, p. 424B, household 20, Daniel Goodell family.


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