Joel S. Goodsell
Contributed by Annette Campbell

Joel S. Goodsell was born in Kent, Litchfield county CT, September 7, 1816, son of 
Nathan and Polly (Hallock) Goodsell, he a native of Fairfield county, CT and she
of Long Island; they had these children; Harmon, who was a merchant at Cold
Spring, NY; Joseph, who went to Iowa and was killed in Chicago by an elevator;
Nathan, who spent his latter days in CAYUGA county, NY; Eliza, who now lives in
Port Byron, Cayuga county, her husband was Eli Sumner. Nathan Goodsell, father
of Joel S., died in Connecticut. Joel S. was reared on a farm and educated in
the common schools. At twenty-two years of age he went to Cayuga county, and
after several years he went to DELAWARE county. He has married three times; In
1838 he married Cynthia Hallock, by whom he had five children: Charles of
Buffalo; John of Oneonta, OTSEGO county NY; Franklin, who died in Washington;
these sons were in the civil war; Lorenzo of Woodhull (Steuben co, NY-AC);
Fannie, deceased. He married second, Louisa Munger, of Delaware county and by
whom he had two sons; J. Emmett of Meredith, Delaware county, and Wesley L., who
was born in Laurens, Otsego county, NY, June 16, 1860, reared on a farm and
educated in the common schools, and who married Cora B. Swan in 1887. From
Delaware county Mr. Goodsell came to Oneonta, Otsego county, and where he now
resides on his farm of ninety-one acres. His second wife died October 5, 1877,
aged fifty-seven years and he married third, Asenath, daughter of John Marlatt
of Jasper (Steuben county-AC). From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896
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