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Caroline Goodwin
Sperry Twp.

Caroline Goodwin was born in Grand Isle County, Vt., on March 25, 1814. She was married to Jonathan Goodwin on the 5th of November, 1829. He was born in Newberry, Vt., Nov. 15, 1806. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin moved to Clayton County, Ia., in 1852, and settled upon the farm where she now resides, in Sperry Township. Seven children were born of their union, viz.: Caroline, born in 1830; William W., in 1833; Francis F., in 1835; Enoch A., in 1837; Seymour, in 1842; Laura J. In 1847, and Louis M., in 1849. Mr. Goodwin died in January, 1881. In his death Clayton County lost one of her most esteemed citizens, and his family an indulgent husband and father. Mrs. Goodwin, with the aid of her children, manages their fine farm of 300 acres. It is under cultivation and thoroughly stocked.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1096
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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