Isaac Goodwin

18 Jun 1810 - 25 Apr 1879


Isaac Goodwin

18 Jun 1810 - 25 Apr 1879
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Isaac Goodwin


Lehi Cemetery

1098 N 400 E St
Lehi, Utah, Utah
United States

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Laura, wife of Isaac Goodwin born in New Haven, Conn, died on ship Brooklyn, buried Iland of Juan Fernadez. Mary, wife of Isaac Goodwin, born in New Haven, Sussex Eng. Isaac was born in Hew Hartford, Litchfield Co.


December 11, 2011


December 11, 2011

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Contributor: finnsh Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago


Imigrating to Utah

Contributor: finnsh Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Isaac did not come overland with a pioneer company to Utah. He and his wife Laura Hotchkiss and their 7 children sailed on the ship "Brooklyn" . His wife Laura died while at sea; due to a miscarriage. She was buried in the mouth of a cave on Juan Fernandez Islands, near Chile. Isaac and the children sailed on to California. They lived in San Bernadino 12 years. In 1859 he came to Lehi, Utah. He brought with him a "little precious seed" from the Pacific Coast; that he had gathered while walking in Chile; after the burial of his wife. After planting the seed it grew into 7 plants which continued to grow and became a major crop in Utah. Thus alfalfa was introduced into Utah. Isaac was a mayor of Lehi, a high priest, carpenter and gardener.

Lorenzo Hatch-Fourth Mayor of Lehi (served only one month) and Isaac Goodwin-Fifth Mayor of Lehi By Richard Van Wagoner.

Contributor: finnsh Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Lorenzo Hatch-Fourth Mayor of Lehi (served only one month) and Isaac Goodwin-Fifth Mayor of Lehi By Richard Van Wagoner. The Utah legislative assembly in January, 1863, reduced the offices of territorial municipalities to a mayor, two alderman and three councilors. When Lehi elections were held on February 16, 1863, the following candidates were successful: Mayor: Lorenzo H. Hatch; Alderman, Isaac Goodwin and William H. Winn; Councilors Canute Peterson, Thomas Ashton, and Charles D. Evans. Mayor Hatch, called to serve as bishop of Franklin, Idaho, left Lehi after serving as chief executive for just one-month. Prior to his departure, however, he made the following appointments: Joseph T. B. Colledge (recorder), Abel Evans (marshal), Canute Peterson (treasurer), Thomas Ashton (water master), John Zimmerman (supervisor). William Clark (pound keeper), John W. Norton (sexton), William S. S. Willes (sealer of weights and measures), John Zimmerman, John R. Murdock, Abram Hatch, Thomas Karren, Sr. and Thomas B. Davis (Big Field Committee; David Evans, Abram Hatch, and Israel Evans (examiners); William Southwick (captain of police). Mayor Hatch, son of Hezekiah and Aldura Hatch, was born January 4, 1826 in Lincoln, Vermont. He came to Lehi in 1851 because of his friendship with David Evans. A gifted builder and mechanic, Lorenzo, his brother Abram, and Nathan Packer built a grist mill at the mouth of American Fork Canyon, the first such plant in northern Utah Valley. After removing to Franklin, Hatch served as the town’s mayor, first Mormon legislature in the Idaho territorial legislature, and was also a director of the Utah Northern Railroad. Called on a colonizing mission to the Little Colorado area of Arizona, Lorenzo H Hatch spent the last years of his life in the town of Woodruff. The remaining term of Hatch’s Lehi mayorship was filled by Isaac Goodwin who served from March 1863-1867 and again from 1875-77. Goodwin, born June 18, 1810, in New Hartford, Connecticut, converted to Mormonism in 1844. He was a passenger on the renowned sailing vessel, “:Brooklyn” which, under the direction of Samuel Brennan, left New York on February 4, 1846, then sailed around Cape Horn before landing at San Francisco on July 24, 1846. During the voyage, Goodwin’s wife Laura died at sea and was buried on Goat Island (Robinson Crusoe Island). While on the island, Isaac collected a handful of Chilean alfalfa seed which he brought with him to Lehi in 1859. This seed, which Goodwin planted, harvested and replanted until he had sufficient seed to sell, became the foundation of Lehi’s important hay industry. Goodwin’s home and garden, situated on the northeast corner of 400 NOrth and 100 West (where the Gammon home now stands) was a showcase pioneer residence, traversed by Dry Creek. in 1878, famous American traveler, John Codman visited Goodwin’s domicile and noted that it “comprised two and one-half acres of ground, every foot of which, except the walks, was under complete cultivation.” Describing Goodwin as a “man of great sagacity and general Information”, Codman recorded the old man’s colorful comments about Mormon polygamy, a practice he never embraced. “ I have a kingdom of my own”, he said, “without going into polygamy: this old lady, seven children and thirty-three grandchildren.” “I like to go it alone,”, he proclaimed, “now you hang a plummet down from the wall and let it drop between two women. Each of them will say it swings nearer the other one than toward her. I might be straight up and down like that plummet, and though the woman mightn’t say anything, both of them would think I was leaning the wrong way from her. So much for two women. Now hang yourself like a plummet in a circle of half a dozen, and then you can make some calculation what kind of a time you would have through life.” Perhaps the principle accomplishment of Mayor Goodwin’s first term of duty was the completion of the Southwest School House (later renamed the Thurman School house). On 25, March, just after Mayor Goodwin assumed his position, school trustees Daniel S. Thomas, Canute Peterson, and Thomas Karren approached the city council about lending them surplus wheat in the city treasury. Wheat was the currency in the barter economy of the day and an advance of thirty bushels allowed the trustees to complete the building. The City council, itself, began meeting in the school on January 2, 1864. During municipal elections of February 13, 1865, all city officers, including Mayor Goodwin, were held over. Interesting legislation passed during this administration included: “An Ordinance Prohibiting Fowls from Running at Large in Lehi City”; “An Ordinance in Relation to the Pasturage of Cattle in the Big Field of Lehi City”: “An Ordinance Allowing Owners of lots in Lehi City to Extend their Corrals Across the Ditches Running Through their Lots”; “An Ordinance Defining the Duties and Regulating the Fees of the Inspector of Wood & Lumber”; “An Ordinance in Relation to Screachy Animals”; and “An Ordinance Declaring the Northern Bank of Utah Lake and the Easter Bank of Jordan River a Lawful Fence for the South and West Sides of the Lehi Big Field.”

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Isaac Goodwin was born on 18 Jun 1810
Isaac Goodwin was 15 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
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Isaac Goodwin was 22 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
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Isaac Goodwin was 30 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
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Isaac Goodwin was 49 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
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Isaac Goodwin was 59 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
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Isaac Goodwin died on 25 Apr 1879 at the age of 68
Grave record for Isaac Goodwin (18 Jun 1810 - 25 Apr 1879), BillionGraves Record 489052 Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States