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Sons of the Killer Angels (#48217422)
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Bio Photo I've dedicated my contribution on Find A Grave in memory to the soldiers and families that gave so much, some gave all, during the Civil War, and other American conflicts. I will post pictures and letters, so that others can see their faces and hear their voices, that their sacrifices are contemplated and remembered, that what we most enjoy today, our individual freedom, is a gift from the person lying beneath that stone. Giving up our gift will cause us to suffer the consequence and the past will be repeated. True Americans can never let these people down. Forgetting who they are, and what they did for us, the living, is a step toward repeating the past.

Our government doesn't give rights to the people the people give rights to the government, and the people can take them away.
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Messages left for Sons of the Kil... (9)[Leave Message]
Diane D
Peter Sanborn
Thanks for sponsoring! Very interesting letters.. thanks again.
Added by Diane D on Jun 27, 2014 4:29 PM
Diane D
Peter Sanborn
You are welcome to ask for a transfer if you have more to add that will do him justice :)
Added by Diane D on Jun 26, 2014 4:18 AM
SusanE
RE: Marshall McKusick
Sounds like a good plan!
Added by SusanE on Feb 02, 2014 6:25 PM
SusanE
Marshall McKusick
I'm happy that you're pleased with the info I posted. I'm still back tracking in that cemetery, adding photos of stones. Sussan
Added by SusanE on Feb 02, 2014 8:30 AM
Stone Finders
Dr John Marshall Eveleth
You added photos of a letter to this memorial. Do you have a link to it or is it written out? It would be nice to add to the bio. The letter is hard to read.
Added by Stone Finders on Jan 24, 2014 10:23 AM
Robert Hodes
General Nathaniel Goodwin
Hi,

Thank you for publishing General Goodwin's letter.

I have been doing extensive research on General Goodwin and was wondering if you might be related or may have additional information.

I am very convinced that General Nathaniel Goodwin, and Nathaniel Goodwin, who petitioned for gunpowder for the privateer schooner Hope, that he and 11 others outfitted in 1776, were one and the same person. The only problem I have had confirming this is that there was another Nathaniel Goodwin from Boston who died on 2/25/1817 at age 67, and who was buried at the Granary Burial Ground (his grave can be found on Find a Grave). General Goodwin died on 3/8/1819, and was buried at Plymouth.

So my problem lies with whether or not the references to Nathaniel Goodwin from the period (concerning privateer bonds posted, outfitting of privateers, and actual captaining of privateer vessels) are to the man who would become General Goodwin or to this other Nathaniel Goodwin.

I know that General Goodwin was a merchant, and in fact, in his early years, built a substantial shipping business with his mother Lydia Goodwin (they traded under Lydia and Nathaniel Goodwin). His father, Nathaniel Goodwin, started the firm Goodwin & Warren, with James Warren. This Nathaniel Goodwin passed away in 1771. Capt. Simeon Sampson was on a Goodwin and Warren owned ship captured by the French prior to the revolution. Captain Sampson also commanded the privateer Independence at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and General Goodwin's cousin, Henry Goodwin was the clerk onboard (being only 16 years old at the time.)Walter Hatch served on the Independence as well, and transferred from her to become captain of the Schooner Hope. General Goodwin came from a background steeped in privateering. It would be amazing to definitively prove that not only was he a general, but he was also an active privateer himself.

So, do you have any information on General Goodwin having been a privateer? Are you familiar with, and do you have any information about the other Nathaniel Goodwin?

Any help you can give with this would be greatly appreciated!

Robert
Added by Robert Hodes on Nov 17, 2013 2:59 PM
Linda Church
Ambrose Cummings in Maine
Thank you very much for adding the letter from Ambrose Cummings Jr. to his father.

He died at Fort Wood in New York Harbor several months after that letter was written.

Sincerely
Linda Church
Added by Linda Church on Nov 16, 2013 4:19 AM
Sandra Lennox
Gen. Nathaniel Goodwin
Thank you very much for the original revolutionary
war letter that you added to Nathaniel Goodwin's
memorial, Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.
You have added history to this memorial and I
appreciate it and so will many others who read
this memorial.
Take Care,
Sandy
Added by Sandra Lennox on Nov 09, 2013 3:17 PM
Jen Snoots
Henry Tayer
Hi there,
Thanks for sponsoring Henry's memorial & adding his letter to it! It has made for interesting reading, and makes him something more than a name and dates again. I think this is a first from me, a soldier's letter on his memorial. Thanks again, I appreciate it!
~Jen~
Added by Jen Snoots on Oct 26, 2013 10:55 AM
 

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