Hi Sean, My father use to speak of anotherGoodall family in DeWitt, Iowa (I am not sure how there were related maybe that is your relations - but the past locations are so similar to howmy family went to Iowa.
I will start from Arhtur Good who would be my (3rd great grandfather) was born Nov 18, 1819 in Wexford, Ireland he married Catherine Tierney on Feb 18, 1849 in Richmond Canada.On May1, 1840 Arhtur came to the US as one of the 170 passengers on the Gento of Boston, which made the voyage at this time in 6 weeks.After spending a month in NY city he went to Philadelphia, where he engaged in farming for short time at $7.50 per month.Going to the East Coast of Maryland, he became engaged in herring fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, using a seine 5 miles long and 20 feet deep, which required 42 men and 4 horses to operate.Mr. Good devoted 2 summers to that occujpation and then went to New Castle county, Delaware, where he worked at farming for about a year.In the fall of 1844 he sailed from Philadelphia for the old world on the Thomas B. Cope, and after 20 days spent on the water, landed in Liverpool, whence he went by steamer to Ireland, where he visited with his father's family until the following spring.He then took passage on The Old Dam, which sailed from New Ross, Ireland to Quebec Canada, in 6 weeks.In the latter city, he worked as a longshoreman during the summer and in the winter was employed in the lumber woods, being thus engaged until his parents came to America.He then assisted his father in the operation of the home farm until 1850 when the family gave him 100 acres of land.Selling property in 1851, Mr. Goodall came to Iowa.Going first to Ogdenburg, New York, he sailed up Lake Ontario to Lewistown, and then crossed to Buffalo where he took passage on a vessel bound for Detroit, Michigan.From the latter city, he went to Chicago, part way by rail, and then to LaSalle, Illinois, whence he went down the Illinois River to St. Louis, MO and up the Mississippi to Dubuque, Iowa.From that place he walked to Quigley, Clinton County.Here he made a claim of 240 acres.In 1854 he entered 240 acres of land in the Bloomfield township, and was successfully engaged in farming until 1900 when he divided his property, then consisting of 520 acres amoung his children. Then he lived a retired life in the little town of Quigley, where he owned a fine residence.Arthur and Catherine Tierney had 11 children:Mary Rose, Dennis J, Anna, Martha, Francis, Sarah, Arthur, (Charles my 2gr grandfather), Julia, James and John.