Hi, Betty, I'm writing you from a Twyman family reunion in Barren River, KY.Last year we were out in Scott Co.KY and placed a marker for another one of my ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, James Twyman. Regarding JESSE GOODRICH who died 21 Sept 1852 and is buried in Old Centerburg Cemetery, Knox Co., Ohio I was notified that the NSDAR has accepted my supplemental application on him just this last month. I proved that line, never proved before~ up from myself through his son, MESHACK GOODRICH. Meshack was born 19 Dec 1794 in Rensselaer Co., New York and he is buried, along with his wife, Rebecca Ruddell Goodrich, in Franklin Cem. Hancock Co., Carthage IL. Gene E. Twyman and I visited there 2009. Their daughter's tombstone rests upon that of her parents; on it her name is spelled Dianah Artz. She died about 20 years before her husband, John Christian Artz. The line through Sarah Goodrich who married Alexander Mereaux/MERO had not been proved before. This is my line back to Jesse Goodrich. Sarah was a daughter of Meshack and Rebecca Goodrich and Dianah/Dinah's sister. Meshack's will is in the Hancock Co. Courthouse.
Hancock County was part of the "Military Tract" set aside by Congress to reward veterans of the War of 1812. Actual settlement of the interior of the County was delayed by concerns about hostile American Indians. After their defeat in the Blackhawk War in 1832, settlement proceeded quickly. Meshack bought 160 acres from a soldier who got his land this way. I met a man named Chuck at the Hancock Historical Society building that said his family had the original sheepskin deed. I believe he said he was was a step-grandson of Charles Wesley Goodrich who was Meshacks's youngest son. Last summer I proved that Jesse Goodrich was buried in Knox Co. Ohio. He was not the Jesse Goodrich buried in Massachusetts. "That" Jesse Goodrich has been red-flagged by the NSDAR. Regarding Pvt. Elijah Goodrich, Jr., Jesse's brother, he was born 03 Jan 1754 Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT. His tombstone is in the Goodrich Hollow cemetery along with that of his mother and father, Elijah Goodrich & Margere Gillett. I'm happy to say I've received preliminary permission from the NSDAR Historian General's office to have a marker placed in Knox Co.,KY for my ancestor, Jesse Goodrich. It takes about six months but its in the works. I also used the proofs in joining the Colonial Dames, XVII Century on Ensign William Goodrich, approved Dec. 9, 2009. Best, Kathryn Mero Lang