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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Goodsell of Connecticut (and throw in some Rockefeller) -- Surname Saturday


My Surname Saturday selection for this week is Goodsell. This family is among many other Connecticut lines I haven't written about. Recently, Patrick wrote me stating that my Thomas Goodsell line was quite interesting for two reasons. First, son, John (#9) was a minister at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Fairfield, Connecticut for 31 years. I had already known that, but I didn't know the second reason. That being, one of his descendants was married to a Rockefeller! Quite possibly, I wouldn't even mention this, especially since I hadn't discovered it on my own, nor did I spend a huge amount of time researching this, but because I had mentioned it to a few people, I thought I would share Mr. William Rockefeller's wife's lineage (abbreviated due to space herein).
Instead of posting a lot of links, I just did two (the one above for William Rockefeller and an interesting WikiTree that has the William Rockefeller/Goodsell marriage and his lineage, but when I went to the link for Almira Goodsell's ancestors, they had nothing!

I'm not sure how Patrick found me, since I hadn't written anything about the Goodsell line, but perhaps the name popped up when I wrote about other family members. He is not related to any of these people, but has a keen interest in Rev. John Goodsell's former church, and he attends it frequently. He also informed me that the 79th Annual Dogwood Festival will be held at the church in May.

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church and some town History may be seen HERE.



Generation No. 1


1.THOMAS GOODSELL (JOHN GOODSELL1) was born 1646, and died 16 MAY 1713 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married SARAH HEMINGWAY 4 JUN 1684, daughter of SAMUEL HEMINGWAY and SARAH COOPER. She was born 26 JUL 1663 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 18 MAR 1725 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Ruth BUTLER in Divorced 1683 in New Haven, daughter of John BUTLER. She was born 1658 in of Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1729.

Children of THOMAS GOODSELL and SARAH HEMINGWAY were:


2  i.Samuel GOODSELL was born 28 FEB 1684 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 30 MAY 1745 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Mary FRISBIE 1709.
3  ii.Mary GOODSELL was born 22 DEC 1686 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Henry TOLLES 5 SEP 1728.
4  iii.Sarah GOODSELL was born 14 SEP 1689 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel PARKER 16 JUL 1713.
5  iv.Lydia GOODSELL was born 3 MAY 1692 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Josiah ROGERS ABT 6 JUL 1713.
6  v.Deborah GOODSELL was born 29 DEC 1694 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 16 JUN 1771. She married Samuel CHIDSEYABT 6 JUL 1713.
7  vi.Abigail GOODSELL was born 28 FEB 1699 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 12 JAN 1761. She married Caleb CHIDSEY. She married Thomas SMITH 1718.
+8  vii.Thomas GOODSELL was born 4 JAN 1701 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
+9  viii.JOHN GOODSELL was born 21 DEC 1705 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 26 DEC 1763 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Generation No. 2

8.Thomas GOODSELL (THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1) was born 4 JAN 1701 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Martha DAVENPORT 6 OCT 1731 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, daughter of John DAVENPORT and Martha (Gould) SELLECK. She was born 10 FEB 1700, and died 1796.
Child of Thomas GOODSELL and Martha DAVENPORT was:


10  i.Sarah GOODSELL. She married Mr. WOLCOTT, son of Alexander WOLCOTT.

9.JOHN GOODSELL (THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1) was born 21 DEC 1705 in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 26 DEC 1763 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married MARY LEWIS 20 JUL 1725 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JAMES LEWIS and HANNAH JUDSON. She was born 18 MAY 1706 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 11 DEC 1769 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

Children of JOHN GOODSELL and MARY LEWIS were:


+11  i.HANNAH GOODSELL was born 9 AUG 1726 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 MAY 1757 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
12  ii.Mary GOODSELL was born 29 NOV 1727 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 16 JUL 1757. She married Moses WAKEMAN 22 AUG 1745 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
13  iii.John GOODSELL was born 14 APR 1730 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 7 JUL 1779 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Grace. He married Sarah BRADLEY 18 JAN 1749 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
14  iv.Thomas GOODSELL was born 4 DEC 1731 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 13 JUL 1805. He married Miriam BRADLEY. He married Rhoda STURGES.
15  v.Sarah GOODSELL was born 4 MAR 1734 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 11 APR 1762. She married Elanthan BRADLEY OCT 1754 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
16  vi.Epaphras GOODSELL was born 13 JAN 1736 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 6 JAN 1741 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
17  vii.Abigail GOODSELL was born 8 JAN 1738 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 5 APR 1776 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Archibald \ Archebel BLAIR 24 FEB 1754 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married William HICKS 28 JUN 1768 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
18  viii.Huldah GOODSELL was born 4 APR 1740 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 28 MAY 1765. She married Silas HULL 26 NOV 1761 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
19  ix.Epaphras GOODSELL was born 23 MAY 1742 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 4 JAN 1801. He married Jane BRADLEY5 DEC 1765 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+20  x.Lewis GOODSELL was born 23 OCT 1744 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 22 AUG 1829 in Weston, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
21  xi.Phebe GOODSELL was born 23 OCT 1744 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 12 NOV 1744 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
22  xii.Samuel GOODSELL was born 29 JUN 1746 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Phebe DAVIS 23 JAN 1766 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
23  xiii.James GOODSELL was born 19 JUL 1748 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JUL 1748 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
24  xiv.James GOODSELL was born 24 AUG 1749 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1810. He married Esther ADAIR 20 DEC 1770 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was born 2 JUL 1749 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.


Generation No. 3

11.HANNAH GOODSELL (JOHN GOODSELL3, THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1) was born 9 AUG 1726 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 MAY 1757 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD 9 MAY 1745 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of THOMAS ALVORD and MARY STRONG. He was born 19 JUN 1717 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JAN 1776 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

Children of HANNAH GOODSELL and ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD were:


+25  i.Abigail ALVORD was born 29 JUN 1746 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
26  ii.Hannah ALVORD was born 9 MAR 1748 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 13 JUL 1793. She married David NICHOLS 11 AUG 1768 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+27  iii.John ALVORD was born 11 JUL 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 3 JUL 1845 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
28  iv.Elihu ALVORD was born 23 JUL 1753 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1778. He married Mary BEERS 20 JAN 1773 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of David BEERS. She was born 9 JUL 1754, and died 2 JAN 1845.
+29  v.MARY ALVORD was born 26 APR 1754 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JUL 1842 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


20.Lewis GOODSELL (JOHN GOODSELL3, THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1) was born 23 OCT 1744 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 22 AUG 1829 in Weston, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Greenfield Hill Cemetery. Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Eunice WAKEMAN 2 MAR 1767 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah SHERWOOD 1 JUN 1780 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Anna SQUIRE 27 MAR 1810. He married Demaris THORP 7 NOV 1819.

Child of Lewis GOODSELL and Eunice WAKEMAN was:


+30  i.Joel GOODSELL.


30.Joel GOODSELL (Lewis GOODSELL4, JOHN GOODSELL3, THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1). He married Mary KIRKLAND.
Child of Joel GOODSELL and Mary KIRKLAND was:


+48.David Judson GOODSELL (Joel GOODSELL5, Lewis GOODSELL4, JOHN GOODSELL3, THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1). He married Ellen O'BRYANT.
Child of David Judson GOODSELL and Ellen O'BRYANT was:

66.Almira Geraldine GOODSELL (David Judson GOODSELL6, Joel GOODSELL5, Lewis GOODSELL4, JOHN GOODSELL3, THOMAS GOODSELL2, JOHN GOODSELL1). She married William Avery ROCKEFELLER.






Children of Almira Geraldine GOODSELL and William ROCKEFELLER were:


83  i.Emma ROCKEFELLER was born 1868. There is some good information on Emma from a fellow blogger. She married David Hunter MCALPIN.
84  ii.Lewis Edward ROCKEFELLER was born 1865, and died 1866.
85  iii.William Goodsell ROCKEFELLER was born 21 MAY 1870, and died 30 NOV 1922. He married Sarah STILLMAN.
86  iv.John Davidson ROCKEFELLER was born 1872, and died 1877.
87  v.Percy Avery ROCKEFELLER was born 27 FEB 1878, and died 25 SEP 1934. He married Isabel STILLMAN.
88  vi.Ethel Geraline ROCKEFELLER was born 3 APR 1882, and died 13 AUG 1973. She married Marcellus DODGE.


 The above children were my 4th cousins 3 times removed.




Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Fairfield, Connecticut