Tombstone Tuesday: Charles C. and Mary T. Goodwin


Charles C. Goodwin
Feb. 6. 1870
Aet. 69 yrs. 3 mo.
He never turned the hungry from
his door

Mary T. His Wife
May 7, 1897
AE. 83 ys.

Charles C. Goodwin, the son of George Goodwin and Sally Houdlette, was born in Dresden, Maine, November 10, 1800.  He married his second cousin Mary Twycross, daughter of Stephen Nymphas Twycross and Mary Bailey, on January 31, 1836, according to Dresden Town and Vital Records.  She was also born in Dresden on June 10, 1813.  She died May 7, 1897, of congestion of the lungs and is buried in the Pownalborough Court House cemetery with her husband. They are the parents of two children that I can find:

  1. Charles Augustus, b. 22 Dec. 1836, Dresden   d. 17 Sep. 1862, Battle of Antietam
  2. Sarah Georgianna, b. 7 Aug. 1851, Dresden    d. 16 Sep 1909, Dresden   m. Elsbury W. Moody  3 Dec. 1872, Dresden

Both Charles and Mary are descendants of Major Samuel Goodwin thus:

  • Charles, George, Samuel Jr., Samuel
  • Mary, Stephen Nymphas Twcross, Lydia Goodwin, Samuel

and Mary again through her mother: Mary, Mary Bailey, Sarah Goodwin, Samuel


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