Facts and Events
Robert Goodale and his family immigrated in the summer of 1634. By 1636, they had settled in Salem, and "Robt Goodell" received 20 acres in the Salem division of land. He received an additional grant of one acrew for his household of 7 in 1637, and in January 1638/39, received another 20 acres. He eventually acquired another 440 acres of land from others nearby, and bought and sold land a number of times through the 1650s through the 1670s. The deeds identify his second wife Margaret, "John Smith my son-in-law", daughter "Sara Bacheler the wife of John Bacheler of Wenham," son Zachariah, son Isaack, daughter Hanah Killum and her husband Lot, "my daughter Elizabeth & her former husband John Smith deceased... now the wife of Henry Bennet."
George E. Williams claimed in his Goodale Genealogy that Robert was baptized at Dennington, Suffolk on 16 Aug 1601, son of Robert and Joan (Artys) Goodell. Great Migration confirmed this baptism, but found also the baptism of another Robert in 1611 (son of Thomas), and there was also a Robert whose mother Elizabeth made her will on 1 Mar 1601.