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DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT GOODSON

The 1865 census for the Town of Seneca, Ontario County, reveals that ROBERT GOODSON was born in England about 1827.  He died 17 July 1869 Town of Phelps NY. He married AMELIA RIDLEY who was born in Crawley Sussex England in January of 1832 and died 1888 NY; daughter of Robert Ridley and Elizabeth Easton. Amelia Ridley married before 1875 (2) John H. French born ca 1822 Saratoga Co. NY; died 29 Oct 1908.

    ROBERT:
   
CENSUS: Town of Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1860; Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1865
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Gazette 23 July 1869
Died in Phelps, on the 17th inst., Mr. Robert Goodson, aged 43 years.
    AMELIA:
    CENSUS: Town of Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1860; Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880

   
JOHN H. FRENCH:
    CENSUS: Town of Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1855, 1860, 1865; Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1875, 1892; Town of Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1900
    OBITUARY:  From Geneva Daily Times 30 October 1908
John French, aged 86 years, died at 8:30 o'clock last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Baker, who resides on the Pre-emption Road one mile west of this city. Death was due to his advanced old age. He is survived by three sons, Linzy French of this city, Eugene French of Chicago, and Zina French of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. William Baker of Geneva; three brothers, Seymour French of Palmyra, Carmi French of Michigan, and George French of Syracuse; and one sister, Caroline French of Syracuse. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from Mrs. Baker's home at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery.

Who is this?

From Geneva Gazette 16 September 1870

Married at Geneva, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Dr. Rankine, James Avery of the town of Waterloo and Mrs. Amelia Goodson of the same place.
SECOND GENERATION

Children of ROBERT GOODSON and AMELIA RIDLEY:
Named as children in Surrogate Record of 1869; (*);

1.  Corinda Jane born about 1854 NY.

    CENSUS: Town of Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1860; Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1865, 1870

2.  Robert born about 1856 NY; died 2 Oct 1863. He is buried in Dobbin Cemetery Seneca Co. NY.

     CENSUS: Town of Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1860

+3.  (*) Elizabeth born about 1858 Ontario Co. NY; died 1925; married 30 Dec 1876 Joseph Parish, Jr. born 1851 NY; died 1930. Both are buried in the Throopsville Rural Cemetery.

    ELIZABETH:
    CENSUS: Town of Seneca Ontario Co. NY 1860; Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1865, 1870, 1875; Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1880; Arcadia Wayne Co. NY 1900; Cayuga Co. NY 1920; Auburn Cayuga Co. NY 1925
    MARRIAGE: From Geneva Gazette
7 January 1876
MARRIED - In Geneva, Thursday, Dec. 30th, 1875, by the Rev. U. B. Guiscard, Mr. Joseph Parish, Jr., to Miss Elizabeth Goodson, both of Phelps.
    JOSEPH:
    CENSUS: Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1880; Arcadia Wayne Co. NY; Cayuga Co. NY 1920;
Auburn Cayuga Co. NY 1925
4.  (*) William L. born about 1861 Ontario Co. NY; died Dec 1890; married 5 March 1889 Rhoda Grey born 27 December 1867; died 15 Oct 1931 as wife of Mark W. Simpson.  She was the daughter of Elijah Steven Grey and Sara Jane Van Auken.
Rhoda is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva NY as wife of Mark W. Simpson. 

    WILLIAM:

    CENSUS: Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880
    MISC.: From Ontario County Journal 15 March 1889:
Married in Phelps, March 5, by Rev. William Edson, D. D., William L. Goodson of Phelps and Miss Rhoda Gray of Waterloo.
    OBITUARY:  From Geneva Gazette 12 Dec 1890;
The funeral service of Mr. William Goodson was held at the little Episcopal Chapel of the Pines last Thursday, Rev. Dr. Rankine of Geneva reading the ever beautiful burial service in his usual impressive manner and tenderly spoke words of comfort to the sadly bereaved ones.  Mr. Goodson was a young man of exemplary habits, beloved by all who knew him.  He had been ill 2 years by that fell destroyer, consumption. His young wife who is thus so sadly bereft has the tender sympathy of all the community.
    RHODA:
    CENSUS: Town of Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1870; Town of Geneva Ontario Co. 1875, 1880; City of Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1892, 1900, 1920, 1930
   
5.  (*) AMELIA JANE born 17 Nov 1863 Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY; died 12 August 1954 Geneva Ontario Co. NY; married 16 Dec 1885 at Phelps CHARLES STEVEN GREY born 27 Oct 1862 Town of Phelps NY; died 22 Dec 1937 Geneva NY; son of Elijah Steven Grey and Sarah Jane Van Auken.  They are both buried Dobbins Cemetery Seneca Co. NY.  

MARRIAGE NOTICE: From Geneva Gazette 18 December 1885
We take great pleasure in announcing the marriage of Miss Amelia Goodson to Mr. Chas. S. Gray, last Wednesday evening.  The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's parents a few miles north of Geneva, the Rev. Dr. Rankine officiating, in the presence of about seventy invited guests.  The newly married couple were the recipients of many elegant and useful presents, and the sincere congratulations of their many relatives and friends. Mrs. Gray is a niece of our old friend, Thomas Holland.
From Ontario County Journal 1 January 1886
In Phelps, Dec. 16, 1885, by Rev. James Rankine, D. D., Charles S. Gray of Waterloo, and Miss Amelia Goodson.
Children of John H. French and AMELIA RIDLEY:

1.  Verna born 18 Nov 1874 NY; died 15 Jan 1958; married ca 1893 William Baker born Dec 1878 NY; died 26 July 1926. Both are buried in Glenwood Cemetery. 

    WILLIAM:
    CENSUS: Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910

    VERNA:
    CENSUS: Town of Phelps Ontario Co. NY 1875, 1880, 1892; Town of Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910
    OBITUARY: From Geneva Times 15 January 1958
Mrs. Verna F. Baker of Pulteney St., died early this morning in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. She was the widow of William L. Baker. Final rites will be held at a time to be announced. Friends may call at the residence of Mrs. Vernon Alexander, 674 Castle St., this evening and Thursday. Mrs. Baker was born Nov. 18, 1874, in the Town of Phelps, the daughter of the late John and Amelia Ridley French. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Survivors are one son, Marsden W. Baker, Geneva; Mrs. Vernon Alexander and Mrs. Edna L. Pitcher, both of Geneva; one grandson, David L. Alexander; and a great-grandson, Peter Alexander, Geneva.
THIRD GENERATION

Children of
Joseph Parish and Elizabeth Goodson:

1.  Maude born about 1890 NY; married Charles Horr born about 1878 NY.

    MAUDE:
    CENSUS: Arcadia Wayne Co. NY 1900; Cayuga Co. NY 1920




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