Elder William Goodwin (d. March 11, 1673) was a founder of Hartford, Connecticut. On June 22, 1632, he sailed from London in the ship Lion and arrived in New England on September 16, 1632. He immediately settled in Newtown, now Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1635-36, he was one of the company which removed to Connecticut and settled in Hartford. His home lot was on Main Street, extending from Wadsworth Street to Arch Street. He purchased large tracts of land up the river, and was one of the agents of the town employed to purchase Farmington from the Indians. In 1659, he and a number of Hartford people settled Hadley, Massachusetts. In anticipation of his return to Connecticut, he sold some of his Hadley lands in January 1669, his wife Susanna - the widow of Thomas Hooker - joining the deed. It was the first record of his wife in America. He died in Farmington, Connectiut on March 11, 1673. His wife, Susanna, died a widow in Farmington on May 17, 1676.

He was the brother of Ozias Goodwin (1596-1689).

Children Edit

  • Elizabeh Goodwin - m. John Crow (1606 - Jan. 16, 1686)
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