Caroline Goodwin was born in
Grand Isle County, Vt., on March 25, 1814. She was
married to Jonathan Goodwin on the 5th of November, 1829.
He was born in Newberry, Vt., Nov. 15, 1806. Mr. and Mrs.
Goodwin moved to Clayton County, Ia., in 1852, and
settled upon the farm where she now resides, in Sperry
Township. Seven children were born of their union, viz.:
Caroline, born in 1830; William W., in 1833; Francis F.,
in 1835; Enoch A., in 1837; Seymour, in 1842; Laura J. In
1847, and Louis M., in 1849. Mr. Goodwin died in January,
1881. In his death Clayton County lost one of her most
esteemed citizens, and his family an indulgent husband
and father. Mrs. Goodwin, with the aid of her children,
manages their fine farm of 300 acres. It is under
cultivation and thoroughly stocked.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1096
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