Person:Polly Goodrich (3)

  1. Polly Goodrich1792 - 1878
  2. Deborah Goodrich1794 - 1874
  3. Asa Goodrich1796 - 1847
  4. Joseph Goodrich1800 - 1867
  5. William Anson Goodrich
m. 15 Oct 1820
Facts and Events
Name Polly Goodrich
Gender Female
Birth[1] 28 Mar 1792 Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 15 Oct 1820 to Elijah Goodrich
Death[1] 18 Sep 1878 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Sabbath Recorder
    3 Oct 1878.

    At her residence, in Milton, Rock Co., Wis., Sept. 18th, Mrs. Polly Goodrich, in the 87th year of her age. The deceased was born March 28th, 1792, in the town of Hancock, Berkshire Co., Mass. She was the daughter of Uriah and Polly (Carpenter) Goodrich, and was the eldest of six children (four sons and two daughters) all of whom are now deceased. She made a profession of religion in early life, and united with the First-day Baptist Church. She was married on Oct. 15th, 1820, to Elijah Goodrich. In 1849, the family moved to Milton, Wis., where Mr. Goodrich died May 24th, 1853. Of their five children (two sons and three daughters) only one survives, a daughter. The deceased has been a Sabbath-keeper for many years, and a generous supporter of our denominational interests. She was a sister of Joseph Goodrich, of blessed memory, who died at Milton, Wis., a few years since; also a cousin of elder Solomon Carpenter, D. D., long connected with our China mission. Aunt Polly, as she was familiarly called, was truly a mother in Israel. She was eminently practical and executive. Her leading desire seemed to be to do good to others. She was uncommonly charitable and benevolent, and God pleased to give her the means of gratifying her benevolent desires. Many will rise up and call her blessed. She lived to a good old age, and her mind was unclouded and serene to the very last. She expressed herself repeatedly in her last sickness as ready and willing to die. Her abiding trust was in Christ her Savior. Her funeral services were attended at the Seventh-day Baptist Church at Milton, at the regular hour of service on Sabbath morning, in the presence of a large assembly. In the absence of her pastor, Elder N. Wardner, the funeral sermon was preached by Eld. L. C. Rogers. Text - 1 Cor. 15: 55-57. Elders A. R. Cornwall and E. M. Dunn assisted in the services. A large choir composed of some of the leading singers in the choirs of the Seventh-day Baptist churches of Milton, Milton Junction, and Rock River, and of the Congregational Church of Milton, discoursed appropriate music, the selections by the family of the deceased being the familiar hymns beginning - "Jesus, lover of my soul," and "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep." The unusually large attendance and solemn interest at this funeral were such as to attest the worth of the departed, and the high esteem in which she was held by the community where, for so long a time, she resided. L. C. R.