Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Lt. Joseph Goodrich, buried in Wethersfield, Connecticut 1768

This tombstone was photographed in Wethersfield, Connecticut Village Cemetery

In Memory of
Leiut. Joseph
Goodrich who
died January ye
31st 1768 in ye
77th Year of
his Age.

Lt. Joseph Goodrich was the son of Lt. William Goodrich (1661 – 1737) and Grace Riley (1662 – 1712) born on 28 February 1691/2 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was the grandson of the immigrant Ensign William Goodrich (1621 – 1676) from Bury St. James, Suffolk England.  Joseph married Mehitable Goodwin on 23 December 1714 at the First Church in Hartford, Connecticut and had at least four children:  Mehitable b. 1716; Nathaniel, b. 1717;  Samuel, 1719; Dnaiel b. 1723; and Thomas b. 1726.   Joseph Goodrich died 31 January 1768 in Wethersfield.

Source: "The Goodrich Family in America", Lafayette Wallace Case, M.D., (Chicago: Fergus Printing Company 1889).

UPDATE:  Within a few hours of publishing this post online, Brian Zoldack of Connecticut informed me that the carver of this tombstone was Gershom Bartlett (1723 - 1798).  He wrote up a nice biography of Bartlett at this link on Find A Grave:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Lt. Joseph Goodrich, buried in Wethersfield, Connecticut 1768", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 4, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/07/tombstone-tuesday-lt-joseph-goodrich.html:  accessed {access date).

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