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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


SETH GOODWIN, farmer, Rutan, Penn., was born in Washington County, Penn., February 6, 1828, and is a son of John and Sarah A. (Gardner) Goodwin, natives of Pennsylvania.  His parents were married in Washington County and remained there until about the year 1832, at which time they moved to Greene County and spent the remainder of their days.  They subject of out sketch was united in marriage April 4, 1854, with Mary Hill, who was born in Greene County March 16, 1832.  Her parents were Dan and Matilda Hill (nee Penn), who were also natives of Pennsylvania, and after their marriage settled in this county and remained until 1854.  They then moved West and remained for twenty-eight years, returning in 1882 to their native county in Pennsylvania, where Mr. Hill departed this life.  His widow survives him.  Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin are the parents of twelve children, the following are living—John W., Daniel H., Sarah M., wife of J. L. Hays; Thomas C., Mary F., Harry B. S., Elizabeth, Nan, and Nettie.  Mr. Goodwin has been a tiller of the soil most of his life, and owns 200 acres of valuable land where he and family live.  He and wife are prominent members of the 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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