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Betsey Sherman Goodell

Female 1833 - 1914  (81 years)


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  • Name Betsey Sherman Goodell 
    Born 14 May 1833  Monroe, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    History 1851  [2
    Otis Littlejohn and Betsey Sherman Goodell met in 1851 in Monroe, Massachusetts. They were married two years later. 
    Married To 8 Aug 1852  Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Otis Littlejohn, the son of William and Eunice (Tinkham) Littlejohn. He was born on 15 August 1831 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. In 1864, he enlisted in the 4th Vermont Regiment, and served under Sheridan. He was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. After the battle, he was taken to a hospital in Baltimore. in 1865, he was discharged, and returned to Munroe, Massachusetts, however he never fully recovered from his wounds. He died on Friday 7 June 1918 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. His obituary reads:

    "Died 7 June 1919 in Los Angeles, CA

    Otis Littlejohn

    Capt. Harry M. Hebard of fire engine 46, Ashmont, last evening received a telegram announcing the death, in Los Angeles, of his father-in-law, Otis Littlejohn, retired farmer and veteran of the civil war. Mr. Littlejohn was in his 88th year and spent most of his life on farms in western Massachusetts.

    He was born in Colerain, Aug. 15, 1831 and was educated there. His father, William Littlejohn, was a veteran of the war of 1812. Mr. Littlejohn married Miss Betsy Sherman Goodell of Monroe in 1853, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Amherst Lamb, at Whitingham, Vt. He served in the civil war in the 4th Vermont regiment; fought under Sherman (sic) and was wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek. He never entirely recovered from his wound.

    For several years past except when visiting in Dorchester he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Everett Lee of Los Angeles. Besides Mrs. Lee, he is survived by five other daughters, Mrs. William Ames of Stoughton, Mrs. Harry M. Hebard of 736 Norfolk street, Mattapan; Mrs. Fred Briggs of North Adams, Mrs. Joseph Bradeen and Mrs. William Bramble of Dorchester, and two sons, Halbert Littlejohn of Greenfield and Ernest Littlejohn of Los Angeles. There are also 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    "

    Issue:
    1. Herbert Pliny Littlejohn (1853-1886)
    2. Adella Maria Littlejohn (1854-____)
    3. Eva L. Littlejohn (1855-____)
    4. Almira L. Littlejohn (1857-1923)
    5. Anna Caroline Littlejohn (1859-____)
    6. Mannie Bianca Littlejohn (1862-1938)
    7. Halbert G. Littlejohn (1864-1949)
    8. Earnest S. Littlejohn (1865-____)
    9. Bessie Viola Littlejohn (1868-1959)
    10. Edward U. Littlejohn (c1871-____) 
    Moved To Abt 1895  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1 Sep 1914  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I13028  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2017 

    Father Harvey Goodell,   b. 9 Jul 1792, Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1866, Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna Sherman,   b. 27 Jun 1796, Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1875, Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 22 Dec 1812  Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Family ID F1777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 May 1833 - Monroe, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Otis Littlejohn, the son of William and Eunice (Tinkham) Littlejohn. He was born on 15 August 1831 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. In 1864, he enlisted in the 4th Vermont Regiment, and served under Sheridan. He was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. After the battle, he was taken to a hospital in Baltimore. in 1865, he was discharged, and returned to Munroe, Massachusetts, however he never fully recovered from his wounds. He died on Friday 7 June 1918 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. His obituary reads: "Died 7 June 1919 in Los Angeles, CA Otis Littlejohn Capt. Harry M. Hebard of fire engine 46, Ashmont, last evening received a telegram announcing the death, in Los Angeles, of his father-in-law, Otis Littlejohn, retired farmer and veteran of the civil war. Mr. Littlejohn was in his 88th year and spent most of his life on farms in western Massachusetts. He was born in Colerain, Aug. 15, 1831 and was educated there. His father, William Littlejohn, was a veteran of the war of 1812. Mr. Littlejohn married Miss Betsy Sherman Goodell of Monroe in 1853, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Amherst Lamb, at Whitingham, Vt. He served in the civil war in the 4th Vermont regiment; fought under Sherman (sic) and was wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek. He never entirely recovered from his wound. For several years past except when visiting in Dorchester he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Everett Lee of Los Angeles. Besides Mrs. Lee, he is survived by five other daughters, Mrs. William Ames of Stoughton, Mrs. Harry M. Hebard of 736 Norfolk street, Mattapan; Mrs. Fred Briggs of North Adams, Mrs. Joseph Bradeen and Mrs. William Bramble of Dorchester, and two sons, Halbert Littlejohn of Greenfield and Ernest Littlejohn of Los Angeles. There are also 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren." Issue: 1. Herbert Pliny Littlejohn (1853-1886) 2. Adella Maria Littlejohn (1854-____) 3. Eva L. Littlejohn (1855-____) 4. Almira L. Littlejohn (1857-1923) 5. Anna Caroline Littlejohn (1859-____) 6. Mannie Bianca Littlejohn (1862-1938) 7. Halbert G. Littlejohn (1864-1949) 8. Earnest S. Littlejohn (1865-____) 9. Bessie Viola Littlejohn (1868-1959) 10. Edward U. Littlejohn (c1871-____) - 8 Aug 1852 - Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Abt 1895 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1914 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S243] Cherichetti, Jane E., Letter to Robert Roy, 2004-08-09.

    2. [S244] Cherichetti, Jane E., Letter to RobertRoy, 2004-11-02.

    3. [S722] Vital Records of Monroe, Massachusetts.

    4. [S242] Cherichetti, Jane. Email: 2007-07-18 "Hattie & Etta Blanchard Genealogy II" , (Email to Robert Roy from jcherichetti at hotmail.com, 18 July 2007).

    5. [S723] Web Site: Vermont in the Civil War, (http://vermontcivilwar.org).

    6. [S724] Montague, George WM. History and Genealogy of the Montague Family of America, (Amherst, Massachusetts: Press of J.E. Williams, 1886).

    7. [S167] International Genealogical Index (IGI), (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    8. [S676] Pratt, Melvyn. Report to Eddy Family Reunion 1997, (Polo Alto, California: manuscript, 1997).