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Nathan Goddard

Male 1725 - 1806  (81 years)


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  • Name Nathan Goddard 
    Born 18 Jan 1725  Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion 13 Dec 1749  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan and Dorothy were admitted to the church in Petersham. 
    Residence 1750  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    He lived on house lot number 10. 
    Office Held 1755  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    He was elected a Selectman. 
    Moved To 1760  North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    He had removed to a farm in what is now North Orange, and was running a saw mill and a tannery. 
    History 1 Jan 1781  [7
    On 1 January 1781, in Benjamin Mayo's house, a committee met, which agreed to build a meeting house, more close to them. At the meeting were Benjamin Mayo; Nathan Goddard; Nehemiah Ward, serving as clerk; John Stow; Edward Ward; and Ebenezer Foskett. To this document they added the words, "Moreover, the subscribers do covenant, promise and agree that the said Meeting House is build and intended for a Congregational Church and Society to worship in; nevertheless, we do hereby covenant, promise and agree that whenever there shall be a Town, District or Parish set off by the General Court in this place then the said House shall be free for all the inhabitants thereof to hold all their legal, Town, District, or Parish meetings in." From this meeting house grew the Town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Meeting House was dedicated 31 March 1782 . Orange remained a "District" until 1810 because the Massachusetts General Court wanted to limit membership. 
    North Orange Church founded by Nehemiah Ward
    North Orange Church founded by Nehemiah Ward
    Office Held 24 Nov 1783  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    He was elected a Selectman. He served through 1784. 
    Died 12 Feb 1806  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Person ID I289  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2018 

    Father Edward Goddard,   b. 4 May 1698, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1777, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hepzibah Hapgood,   b. 27 Jun 1704, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1763, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1722  [1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10
    • Hapgood (1898) gives the year as 1822, a misprint.
    Family ID F320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Stevens,   b. 1718, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1808, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1748  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 11
    • Bond (1860) gives Lois as a child of this family. This is in error, as Lois Stevens was married in 1762.
    Children 
     1. Hepzibah Goddard,   b. 18 Sep 1749, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1819, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
     2. Nathan Goddard,   b. 16 Jul 1751, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1816, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     3. Ebenezer Goddard,   b. 19 Sep 1753, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1803, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     4. Asa Goddard,   b. 26 Aug 1755, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1823, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Dorothy Goddard,   b. 29 Jan 1758, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1845, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     6. Eunice Goddard,   b. 17 Jun 1760, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jan 1725 - Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1748 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Nathan and Dorothy were admitted to the church in Petersham. - 13 Dec 1749 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - He lived on house lot number 10. - 1750 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a Selectman. - 1755 - Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - He had removed to a farm in what is now North Orange, and was running a saw mill and a tannery. - 1760 - North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a Selectman. He served through 1784. - 24 Nov 1783 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1806 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S1042] Morse, Abner. A Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans volume II, (Boston: H.W. Dutton & Son, 1859).

    3. [S1037] Holman, Mary Lovering. The Stevens Miller Ancestry , (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1948).

    4. [S1043] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, To the end of the Year 1849 , (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1904).

    5. [S1041] Hapgood, Warren. The Hapgood Family Descendants of Shadrach 1656-1898 , (Boston: Warren Hapgood, 1898).

    6. [S1044] Coolidge, Mabel Cook. The History of Petersham, Massachusetts Incorporated April 20, 1754 , (Petersham, Massachusetts: Petersham Historical Society, 1948).

    7. [S466] Ward, Martha E. History of North Orange, Massachusetts, (Orange, Massachusetts: North Orange Reunion Association & Enterprise and Journal, 1924).

    8. [S978] Temple, Josiah Howard. A Genealogical Register of Framingham Families including All Who took up Residence in Town Before A.D. 1860 , (Framingham, Massachusetts: The Town of Framingham, 1887).

    9. [S955] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1717 to 1829, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1847).

    10. [S979] Barry, William. A History of Framingham, Massachusetts Including the Plantation, From 1640 to the Present Time , (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1847).

    11. [S232] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1904).