Person:Deborah Goodrich (6)

  1. Polly Goodrich1792 - 1878
  2. Deborah Goodrich1794 - 1874
  3. Asa Goodrich1796 - 1847
  4. Joseph Goodrich1800 - 1867
  5. William Anson Goodrich
Facts and Events
Name Deborah Goodrich
Gender Female
Birth[1] 26 Jan 1794 Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] 24 Sep 1874 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Sabbath Recorder . (New York City, New York; later Plainfield, N. J.)
    22 Oct 1874.

    In the town of Milton, Wis., Sept. 24th, 1874, Mrs. Deborah Carr, in the 81st year of her age. She has lived a very useful life, and died in the full triumphs of Christian faith. Her early home was in the town of Hancock, Mass. After her marriage, when nearly twenty years old, she moved into Stephentown, N. Y., and in 1839 she emigrated from that place, with her husband and children, to Milton. Her father was Uriah Goodrich, and her mother, Polly Carpenter; both belonged to strong and influential families. Her brother, Joseph Goodrich, was the founder of the village of Milton, and another brother, William Anson, started the Seventh-day Baptist society at Farina, Ill. Her eldest sister, Polly Goodrich, the only surviving member of the family, has contributed largely to the prosperity of the community at Milton. Mrs. Carr had ten children, all of whom she assisted to settle down in homes of their own. Nine of them are still living. Among them are Prof. Ezra S. Carr, formerly of the University of Wisconsin, but recently a teacher in a similar institution in California; and Hon. Solomon C. Carr, a member of the Wisconsin Legislature. With her youngest son, Joseph G. Carr, she resided the last years of her life. Her other surviving children occupy prominent positions in society. Her husband, who died twenty-eight years since, was an invalid from his youth; and the care and labor of providing for the family fell mainly into her hands. Until some time after their removal to the West, they were in straightened circumstances. Endowed with a strong constitution, and possessing great abilities, Mrs. Carr has performed a vast amount of work, and filled successfully all the positions of life to which she has been called. Settling in an early day at Milton, she embraced many opportunities to aid her friends and neighbors in finding homes here; and she contributed a goodly share to give direction to the sentiments of the place, and strengthen its institutions. Truly, she has been a mother in Israel. Soon after her marriage, she joined the First-day Baptist Church of Stephentown. About twenty years ago she embraced the Sabbath, and became a member of the Milton Church, to which she remained devotedly attached until her death. She was constant in her friendships, fervent in her Christian love, stable in her opinions, impressive in her words and actions, ambitious and public-spirited, and a leader in the circle wherever she moved. She retained the strength of her mind until the last; and when told that her end was near, she responded, 'I am ready.' In fact, she had been waiting some time for the summons, and received it with delight. Of her it can most appropriately be said, 'She hath done what she could.' W. C. W.