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John Goodyear (1651 - 1702)

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Lt. John Goodyear
Born in New Haven, New Haven Colonymap
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Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, New Englandmap
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Categories: New Haven, New Haven Colony | New Haven, Connecticut.


6. Lieutenant John Goodyear, b. March 8, 1650, in New Haven; m. on June 26, 1683, Abigail, daughter of William and Ann (Tapp) Gibbard, b. Aug. 18, 1660.

William Gibbard, d. Aug. 9, 1662, leaving Samuel, mary, Phoebe, Sarah, Rebecca, Timothy, Abigail and Hannah. His will, dated August 1, 1662, and probated April 30, 1663, mentions brother Lieutenant John Nash (who probably m. his wife's sister) and leaves land in Tamsworth, Warwickshire, England. He appoints Mr. Francis Smith, of Stratford-on-Avon, and Mr. Robert newman to be overseers of his estate in England. His brother resided in Calaowne House, near Coventry, Warwickshire.

John Goodyear d. Jan 14, 1702. His estate was inventoried Dec. 4, 1703, and amounted to ~756 5s 6d., wife Abigail, administratrix. Recored Ne Haven Probate Records, 663-16-06. His wife Abigail d. before 1717. John Goodyear is genve the title of "Lieutenant" in the Colonial Records."

  • John, ___________. Estate inventoried Dec. 26, 1709
  • Nathaniel, b. 1690; m. Sarah Woodin
  • Obedience, _____; d. before 1717
  • Esther b. 1694 m. first, Ebenezer Bryan; second, Thomas Gibbs.
  • Theophilus b. 1698; m. Esther Sperry.
  • Abigail b. between 1698 and 1701 being of full age in 1719, giving receipt to Nathaniel Heaton for his guardianship; m., Jan 12, 1726, Samuel, son of Lieutenant Samuel and Sarah (Fenn) Burwell, of Milford, Conn.
  • Andrew, b. 1702; m. first, Jane Gilbert; second, Esther Morris.[1]

John Goodyear was the seventh and last son of Stephen Goodyear (1598-1658). His father passed away in London, when he was seven years old.He was the only son of Stephen Goodyear (1598-1658) who grew up, married, and had children of his own. John Goodyear married Abigail Gibbard (1660-1718) on June 26, 1683 in New Haven. [2]


  1. Genealogy of the Goodyear Family by Grace Goodyear Kirkman:
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #126775226: Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, New Haven County, CT

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