Bio: Goodenough, Christopher C. (1805 - 1891)

Transcriber:  Stan

Surnames: Goodenough, Goodnow, Smith, Bucknell, Kimerly, Kellogg, Johnson

----Sources: Census Records, State Marriage, Death and Birth Records

Christopher C. Goodenough was born 22 Feb 1805 in MA and died 1891 in Neillsville, Wisconsin.  He was the son of George Washington S. Goodenough (b. 18 Mar 1781, Marlboroo, Cheshire, NH & d. 1835, Pisa, Genesse Co., NY) and Elizabeth Rogers Goodenough (b. 22 Nov 1782).

Christopher and Abigail Rogers married 22 Aug 1811 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY.  She was born 22 Aug 1811 in Utica, Oneida County, New York, the daughter of John and Martha (McNight) Rogers. 

Christopher and Abigail children were: Alexander Goodenough b. before 1837; George Goodenough b. before 1837; Luther Goodenough b. before 1837; Theodore Goodenough b. before 1837 in NY; John Rogers Goodenough b: 30 Apr 1837 in Ontario, Canada; Sophia Goodenough b. abt. 1839 in Illinois; Hana Goodenough b. abt. 1843 in NY; Martha E. Goodenough b. abt. 1843; Edwin Goodenough b. abt. 1848 in IL; Sharlot Goodenough b. abt. 1851 in Dundee, Kane County, IL; Myra Janette Goodenough b: 23 Aug 1853 in Dundee, Kane County, IL; Frank Chapin Goodenough b: 1856 in IL; William Goodenough b. abt. 1858 in Plymouth Twp, Juneau County, WI.

Christopher is buried in the Neillsville, City Cemetery, Clark County, Wisconsin.

1870 Federal Census, 18 June, Libson Township, Juneau Co., Wisconsin, United States, New Libson Post Office


Abigal Goodnough
estimated birth year: 1812
gender: Female
age in 1870: 58y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: New York
home in 1870:
Household Members
Cistpir Goodnough M 64y New Hampshire, farmer, Estate: $1,500, Personal: $800
Abigal Goodnough F 58y (1812 New York)
Edwin Goodnough M 22y Illinois
Frank Goodnough M 14y (1856 Illinois)
William Goodnough M 12y Wisconsin
Julia Kimerly F 10y California
Lillie Kimerly F 3y Wisconsin


1880 Federal Census, Pittsville, Wood, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 499


Frank Goodneugh, married American male
occupation : Work Hob Fact.

father's birthplace : Vermont, United States
mother's birthplace : Vermont, United States

Household Members
self Frank Goodneugh M 24 Illinois, United States
wife Martha Goodneugh F 15 Wisconsin, United States
other Nel. Kellogg M 20 Wisconsin, United States
other Geor. Kemuster M 19 Iowa, United States
other Ole Johnson M 25 Norway


1880 Federal Census, Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 424


C.C. Goodenough, white, American married male
occupation : Farmer
father's birthplace : Massachusetts, United States
mother's birthplace : Massachusetts, United States

Household Members
self C.C. Goodenough M 75 (1805 Massachusetts, United States)
wife Abigal Goodenough F 68 (1812 New York, United States), both parents b. NY
daughter Charlotte Bucknell F 29 Illinois, United States
son F. C. Goodenough M 22 (1858 Wisconsin, United States)
granddaughter Flora B. Bucknell F 8 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 178 Grover & Cleveland & Molitor towns, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 2, family 32


*We are not sure if this is the correct Abigail Goodenough.


Abigail Goodenough, white widowed female
birth date: Sep 1813
birthplace: Norway
relationship to head of household: Grandmother
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
years married: 45
estimated marriage year: 1855
mother how many children: 8
number living children: 2

Household Members
head William Smith M 29 Wisconsin
wife Julia Smith F 25 Missouri
son Melvin Smith M 5 Wisconsin
daughter Maryetta Smith F 3 Wisconsin
grandmother Abigail Goodenough F 87



1905 Wisconsin State Census, Bayfield, Bayfield, Wisconsin, pg. 13, family 78, line 36


F C Goodnough, white, married male (son of Christopher & Abigail Goodenough)
place of birth: parent 1: Vermont
place of birth: parent 2: Vermont

Household Members
head F C Goodnough M 49y Illinois
wife Alla Goodnough F 41y Wisconsin
lodger Bernard Feokuskey M 19y New York
daughter Lutie H Goodnough F 18y Wisconsin
daughter Lalah Noonan F 17y Wisconsin
son in law Chas Noonan M 21y Wisconsin
daughter Myrtle Goodnough F 14y Wisconsin
daughter Margaret Goodnough F 10y Wisconsin
Gerwais Duffy M 22y Wisconsin
Asa Howard M 18y Michigan
Gordon Bellile M 21y Michigan
Walter De Voier M 25y Michigan
head Albert Drew M 44y Canada
wife Annie Drew F 34y Wisconsin
son Guy Drew M 12y Wisconsin
grandson William R Noonan M 10m Michigan
boarder Edward Sagandy M 30y Michigan
boarder George Rockwood M 29y Canada
boarder Steve Downey M 30y Wisconsin
boarder James Tonz M 27y Wisconsin


Wisconsin Marriage Records


John Bucknell
bride's name: Charlett Amilia Goodnough
marriage date: 05 Jan 1873
marriage place: Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Joseph Bucknell
groom's mother's name: Christiana Bucknell
bride's father's name: Christopher C. Goodnough
bride's mother's name: Abigal Rogers


Frank Chapin Goodenough
groom's birthplace: Illinois
bride's name: Martha Cheffee
marriage date: 06 Oct 1879
marriage place: Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Christophor C. Goodenough
groom's mother's name: Abigal Goodenough
bride's father's name: John H. Cheffee
bride's mother's name: Eveline Cheffee
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White


Frank C. Goodenough
bride's name: Anna Jackson
marriage date: 11 Sep 1885
marriage place: Jefferson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: C. C. Goodenough
groom's mother's name: Abigal Rogers
bride's father's name: Andrew Jackson
bride's mother's name: Marietta Anderson


William F. Goodenough
groom's birthplace: Wisconsin
bride's name: Lizzie Hitchcock
marriage date: 29 Oct 1881
marriage place: Mauston, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: C.C. Goodenough
groom's mother's name: Abigail Rogers
bride's father's name: Henry W. Hitchcock
bride's mother's name: Julia Ewing
groom's race: White
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White




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