History of Greene
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
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)
were natives of Greene
County, where they
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
reside. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin are leading
members of the South
Ten-Mile Baptist Church.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007
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