Today is the birth anniversary of one of my eighth great grandmothers, Mary Goodrich. She was born December 15, 1650, in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Mary was the daughter of John Goodrich, born in Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. John and his brother William emigrated to Wethersfield some time prior to November 1643. One of William’s descendants was Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, founder of the B.F. Goodrich tire company.
Mary’s connected to us by way of the Seaver family: her daughter Mary married Joseph Seaver, and their great great grand-daughter was Lucy (Seaver) Cogswell, grandmother of Mary Alice Smith, who married Daniel Dunn.