GOODWIN born 1734 in Plymouth,,,England died
1823 in ,,New Brunswick, Canada aged abt 89 years and his wife
died a year and a half later. They had eleven sons and one daughter, who died at the
age of 12
They had the following children:
Family (note LDS shows
the names as GOODWIN also known as GOODEN)
July 19 1763 in Baie-Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswick
Dec 30 1764 in Baie-Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswick
1767 in Baie-Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswick
(note LDS shows born 25 Feb 1767)
May 7 1769 in Baie-Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswick
July 10 1773 in Baie-Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswick
June 13 1775
GOODWIN born June
1780 in Baie-Verte, Westmorland, New Brunswick
Nov 1 1784
GOODWIN born March
10 1771 Died June 10 1783
Dec 1 1788
Copy of ‘Goodwin Family History in New Brunswick’, PAPEI
Acc. # 4569, obtained Aug 1998) - source Arthur OWEN
|From A History and Story of Botsford written by W. M.
Burns about 1933.
A name that appears very
prominently in eastern New Brunswick is that of Goodwin.
In 1734 Daniel Goodwin was born in Plymouth, England.
In due time he became a soldier and in 1755 he came to Chignecto
as an officer in the British Army, and in the same year at the taking of
Fort Gaspereau, now Fort Moncton, messages were carried from Fort
Cumberland to Fort Gaspereau by Daniel Goodwin to Captain Adams of
Colonel Winslow's detachment of the British Army.
For some time after the capture of the Fort and the name had been
changed to Fort Moncton in honor of the Commander, Goodwin was quartered
at the Fort. One foggy
morning from the Fort a sound as of voices was heard coming up the Bay
Verte. He and another soldier were detailed to carry a message to Fort
Cumberland, for the little garrison was afraid that the enemy was going
to make an attack upon them. In
two and one-half hours the two men on foot reached Fort Cumberland a
distance of 20 miles and gave the alarm but it was soon ascertained that
the sound came from some Indians coming to make peace with the English.
On another occasion he was
detailed to take a party from Fort Moncton to Fort Cumberland.
He seemed to think that he was warned in a dream not to go, so he
feigned illness and remained in the Fort.
The party was killed and scalped by the Indians near a brook on
the Frank Trueman farm at Point de Bute. Daniel Goodwin went to Quebec
with the British Army and served under General Wolfe, but he was not at
the taking of Quebec. At
the close of the war he returned to Point de Bute.
Later, and at the time of the Revolutionary War during the Eddy
Rebellion his house was burned but not before Mrs. Goodwin and their
children had taken refuge in the Forest.
The family were given shelter in the old Fort until the rebellion
Daniel Goodwin was given a grant
of 500 acres of land but he disposed of it and removed to Bay Verte.
He lived to a good old age and died in 1823 aged 89 years. His remains rest in the old graveyard at Tidnish where he
lived during the late years of his life.
He raised a large family of twelve children.
The two eldest sons served in the 104th New Brunswick Regiment
that marched from Fredericton to Quebec in the winter
of 1813 and took part in the Battles of Sacket Harbor and Lundy's Lane
during the Anglo-American war that lasted from 1812 to 1815.
These two sons of Daniel Goodwin, later went with the British
Army to England and served under the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of
Of the large family of twelve
children the youngest of them, James,
born December 1st 1788, settled at Bay Verte more than 120 years ago.
He had a family of six sons viz.: Robert, Knapp, Albert, Amos,
William and Eben and five daughters, Olive (Mrs. Henry Hayward), Mahaley
(Mrs. Fage, Hasting, N.S.), Thirza (Mrs. McElman), Abigail (Mrs. Thomas
Cadman) and Celia (Mrs. Graham Walton).
William removed to Little Shemogue where he married Mary,
daughter of Hopper Huddlestone, and located on part of the MacDougall
property, which had been granted to John and Duncan MacDougall in 1810
and which had been transferred to Hopper Huddlestone at
a later date.
The Goodwins have filled a large
place in the professional life of Canada.
One of them, a Dr. W. L. Goodwin was Professor of Chemistry and
Dean of Science in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, and another, E.
P. Goodwin is a prominent Civil Engineer.
T. T. Goodwin, the well known Moncton lawyer, is a son of the
late Amos Goodwin. Dr.
Wilfred Goodwin of Botsford is a son of the late Albert Goodwin.
Dr. Whitman Goodwin, a dentist of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, is
a son of the late Robert Goodwin and Dr. Wendell Goodwin, of Pugwash,
N.S. is a son of the late Eben Goodwin.
Fred S. Goodwin, who occupies the homestead at Shemogue, is a son
of the late William Goodwin.