Although he comments an extraordinary amount on the weather, Goodwin also gives an interesting account of what he did and saw during those years. He saw Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address, enlisted in the Coast Guard, saw the battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac and was in a couple "skirmishes" himself though a large part of the war he played a behind the scenes role.
Eugene Augustus Goodwin was born April 10, 1831, at Hallowell, Maine. He spent much time teaching. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1871, and from there he entered the Long Island Medical College, from which he also graduated. He first practiced medicine in New Jersey, from where he moved to Newton, Iowa, in 1873. He practiced two years, then located in Baxter, this county, and finally engaged in farming. June 14, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Ninety-ninth New York Volunteers; he was a valiant soldier of the Potomac and witnessed the memorable battle between the "Merrimac" and "Monitor." He was discharged July 2, 1864; died October 18, 1910, and was buried at Baxter." ~ Past and Present of Jasper County Iowa; B.F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1912; Chapter XVI - The Medical Profession and Medical Societies.
Additional Information based on diary entries: Brothers and sisters as gleaned from the diaries are: George, living in Maine; Edwin; Thomas, living "downstream of Quincy, Kentucky"; Charles, living at West 74h Street, New York City; Hannah Stinson, living in Hallowell, Maine.
I recently received the following Family information from a kind volunteer from the Kennebec County genealogy Society. Barbara Hug
Source: VITAL RECORDS OF HALLOWELL, MAINE TO THE YEAR 1892, Volume I, Mabel Goodwin Hall, editor,
Births: page 120
Other children of John and Nancy listed in this publication:
Births: page 120:
Births: page 121
Volume III: Marriages, p. 66:
Volume I: Births, children of Andrew and Hannah:
Volume III: Marriages, p. 65: Andrew Goodin/Goodwin and Mrs. Hannah Stackpole [dup. of Berwick], both of Gardinerstown, filed intention to marriage Dec. 14, 1776.
Andrew married (2): Andrew Goodwin [duplicate 2nd marriage] and Patty Easty [dup of Sharon [Maine], Dec. 11, 1796.
Children of Andrew and Patty recorded in Volume I:
Volume V. Marriages and Deaths:
p. 216 Goodwin
Volume I: Births,
Springer: Chldren of William and Mary
Volume V: Marriages and Deaths, p. 75, marriages
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