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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN T. GOODWIN, farmer, Rutan, Penn., is one of the prosperous citizens of Center Township.  He was born in Greene County, July 31, 1840.  His parents were John and Sarah A. Goodwin (nee Gardner).  They were natives of Pennsylvania, where they were married in Washington County, and about the year 1832 moved to Greene County and remained until their death.  John T. was united in marriage, August 18, 1861, with Margaret A. Smith.  Mrs. Goodwin was born in Center Township, February, 1842, and is a daughter of Edmund and Elizabeth (Adamson) Smith, who were natives of Greene County, where they were married and resided until Mr. Smith’s death in 1887.  His widow is still living.  To Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin have been born four children—Edmund S., Thomas R., Emma J and Flossie E.  Mr. Goodwin makes quite a success of his farming, and owns about 186 acres of excellent land, where he and family reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin are leading members of the South Ten-Mile Baptist Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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