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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

THOMAS GOODWIN, ex-treasurer of Greene County, is at present a farmer, and was born in Franklin Township, this county, September 25, 1807.  He is a son of Moses and Elizabeth (Hagan) Goodwin, natives of Maryland.  His father, who lived to an old age, was born in 1790 and spent most of his life on a farm in Greene County.  Of their eight children, only two are living.  Thomas was the fourth in the family.  He was reared on the home farm, attended the subscription schools, and has made farming his main occupation.  He started out in the world with but little means, but by his great energy and patient endeavor was enabled to purchase his present farm in 1877.  Mr. Goodwin is a Democrat in politics.  He was elected treasurer of the county in 1873, and served one term.  In 1832 he married Miss Catherine, daughter of Jesse Orndoff.  Her mother’s maiden name was Catherine Strosnider.  Her father was a soldier in the war of 1812.

 

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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 – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 17 November 2008
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