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From: "kelsey jones" <>
Subject: Re: [PA-BRADFORD-CO-HIST-SOCIETY] John Fosburgh (1806-1872) -searchingfor parents
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:47:29 -0400
I have that Elizabeth Goodrich is the daughter of Elnathan Goodrich and Mary
Elnathan Goodrich b. 11 May 1776 Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut son
of Michael Goodrich m. 4 June 1796 Mary Sawyer b. c. 1775 daughter of Jesse
Sawyer and Catherine White. Enumerated in Walton, Delaware County, New York
in 1800. Elnathan Goodrich and Elisha Sawyer of Walton, Delaware County, on
13 Oct 1805, purchased from Charles W. Stockton of Walton, land in the town
of Walton, Great Lot 36, part of lot 66, 130 acres. Witnesses Jetur Gardiner
and Gabriel North. Recorded 7 Oct 1806 (Liber B:289-291). Elnathan Goodrich
and Elisha Sawyer of Walton, on 30 Oct 1805, purchased from Charles W.
Stockton of Walton, land in the town of Walton, Great Lot 36, part of lot
64, 130 acres. Witnesses Jetur Gardiner and Gabriel North. Recorded 7 Oct
1806 (Liber B:291-292). Enumerated in Walton in 1810 with one male under age
ten (b. 1801-10), two males of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800),
one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84), one female
under age ten (b. 1801-10), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b.
1795-1800), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b.
1766-84). Elnathan m. 11 Feb 1813 Sarah L. Cook, known as Sally. Elnathan
appears on the first assessment list of Columbia Township in 1814 acquiring
the improvements of Phillip Robbins. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1820
and 1830. Enumerated in Troy Township in 1840. Elnathan d. 25/28 Feb 1846
Springfield Township and Sally d. 19 July 1850.
Children of Elnathan and Mary:
1. Myra Goodrich b. 18 Sept 1797.
2. Hiram Goodrich b. 1 May 1799.
3. Elisha Sheldon Goodrich b. 15 Aug 1801 Walton, New York.
4. Anna Maria Goodrich b. 26 Oct 1804.
5. Elizabeth Goodrich, known as Betsey, b. 22 Nov 1806.
6. St. John Goodrich b. 27 Dec 1809.
Children of Elnathan and Sally:
7. Lloyd M. Goodrich b. 25 Feb 1814.
8. Hannah Goodrich b. 14 Feb 1816.
9. James M. Goodrich b. 27 Mar 1818 d. 16/18 Nov 1848 Springfield Township.
10. Stephen Decatur Goodrich b. 5 Jan 1822.
2. Hiram Goodrich b. 1 May 1799 m. 19 Aug 1820 Esther Thompson and he d.
Elnathan Goodrich b. 7 June 1828 m. May 1850 Sarah A. Felton.
3. Elisha Sheldon Goodrich b. 15 Aug 1801 m. 18 Jan 1823 Achsah Parsons b.
24 Dec 1796 Enfield, Connecticut daughter of Eli Parsons and Huldah Kellogg
of Columbia Township. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1830. Achsah d. 15
Nov 1842. Elisha m. 12 Nov 1844 Mrs. Rose W. Cross of Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania. Elisha d. 19 June 1862 Towanda.
Elnathan O'Meara Goodrich b. c. 1824 d. 28 Jan 1881 Binghamton, New York
(Wellsboro Agitator, February 1, 1881).
Hiram P. Goodrich b. c. 1826.
4. Anna Maria Goodrich b. 26 Oct 1804 m. 22 July 1823 William G. McClelland
and she d. 20 Mar 1854.
5. Elizabeth Goodrich, known as Betsey, b. 22 Nov 1806 m. John Fosburgh.
Enumerated in Towanda Township in 1830, Columbia Township in 1840,
Springfield Township in 1850, and Smithfield Township in 1860 and 1870. John
19 Sept 1872 66y 1m 5d (ts) and Betsey d. 23 Nov 1880 74y 11m 14d (ts) Fries
Cemetery, Columbia Township.
Harriet Fosburgh b. 1829 m. Lawson Parmenter.
John Payne Fosburgh b. 1831 m. Martha Loomis (2)Ellen Heath.
Alonzo Fosburg b. 1836 m. Rozilla Rich.
Porter Fosburgh b. 1838 m. Ella Miller (2)Harriet Thomas.
Maria Dolly Fosburgh b. 1840 m. Samuel Davies (2)John Fosburgh.
Bennett O. Fosburgh b. 1843 m. Laura Miller.
Emeline Augusta Fosburgh b. c. 1846 m. John Schouton.
Susan R. Fosburgh b. 1849 m. Cevilius Berry.
6. St. John Goodrich b. 27 Dec 1809 m. 24 Dec 1833 Julia Ann Burgess. St.
John appears in the account book of Peter Price French of Wells in an entry
dated 24 May 1836 "going to Southport for Doctor." St. John appears on the
1837 assessment list (compiled fall of 1836) of Wells Township. St. John m.
1838 (2)Ann Maria Burgess b. June 1817 Pennsylvania. Enumerated in Towanda
borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1840 engaged in "learned
profession and engineer." Enumerated in Warren borough, Warren County,
Pennsylvania in 1850, printer. Enumerated in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
in 1860, printer. St. John d. 14 Feb 1878 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
Ann enumerated in Omaha in 1900 residing with grandson Fred and his wife.
Julia M. Goodrich b. 16 Jan 1840 Pennsylvaia d. 24 May 1863 Omaha, Douglas
Charles S. Goodrich b. 5 July 1842 Pennsylvania m. E. Della Cole.
7. Lloyd M. Goodrich b. 25 Feb 1814 m. 21 Feb 1833 Lestina Alexander.
Enumerated in Troy Township in 1840. Lloyd d. 27 Mar 1854.
daughter b. c. 1834.
son b. 1836-40.
son b. 1836-40.
8. Hannah Goodrich b. 14 Feb 1816 m. 24 June 1841 Pliny S. Tanner of
Millport, New York and she d. 18 Nov 1867.
10. Stephen Decatur Goodrich b. 5 Jan 1822 m. 1 Feb 1844 Eurania Furman
daughter of Peter Furman and Diadama Holiday. Enumerated in Springfield
Township in 1850. Stephen d. 3 July 1869.
Ida Goodrich b. c. 1844.
O'Meara Goodrich b. c. 1847.
J. Kelsey Jones
Seeley Creek Valley Farm
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Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 4:08 PM
Subject: [PA-BRADFORD-CO-HIST-SOCIETY] John Fosburgh (1806-1872) -
I am searching for information about the parents of John Fosburgh, b. 1806
in New York; m. Betsey GOODRICH ca 1828, likely in New York; d. 1872 in
Gillett, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania; parents unknown.
Betsey GOODRICH, b. 1805 in New York, d. 1880 in South Creek Twp., Bradford
Co., Pennsylvania. Betsey was likely the daughter of James Goodrich and
Selinda PAINE. John and Betsey GOODRICH Fosburgh are interred in Fries
Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
1828 - The family of Betsey GOODRICH was residing near the northeastern
boundary of Delaware Co., New York about the time of John's marriage to
Betsey. So, I'm guessing John Fosburgh's family may have resided in
Greene, or Schoharie counties ca 1828.
1830 - John and Betsey GOODRICH Fosburg are enumerated in Towanda, Bradford
Co., Pennsylvania, together with daughter Harriet, born 1829 in New York.
1840 - John and Betsey GOODRICH Fosburg are enumerated in Columbia Twp.,
Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
1850 - John and Betsey GOODRICH Vosburg are enumerated in Springfield Twp.,
Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.
1852 - the oldest son of John and Betsey traveled to Owego, Tioga Co., New
York to be married in 1852. His name was James P. Fosburgh and his bride
was Martha LOOMIS. Martha's family resided in Troy, Pennsylvania, so I
theorize they married in Owego because relations (ancestors?) of James P.
Fosburgh resided there. The Fosburgh males residing in Owego ca 1850 are
ca 1776 in NY), Peter (b. ca 1799 in NY), and James (b. ca 1811 in NY).
The surname of Fosburgh also appears as Vosburgh, Vosburg, Fosburg, and
sometimes Forsburg. In John's last will and testament, and on his
his surname is spelled "Fosburgh."
Any help with the parentage of John Fosburgh (1806-1872) would be much
appreciated. He is my paternal 3rd great-grandfather.
Paul E. Newell
Ellicott City, MD
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