John Milton Goodenow

John Milton Goodenow

Birth
Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 20 Jul 1838 (aged 55–56)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Garden LN Section 84, Lot 7, Grave 4
Memorial ID 6921861 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Judge, Attorney. Born in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, he attended the common schools and came to Canton, Ohio in 1811 after unsuccessfully managing a country store. Goodenow moved to Steubenville, Ohio in September of 1812 to study law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced as an attorney the following year. In 1817, he was appointed as a collector of taxes and internal duties for Ohio and was elected to the State Legislature in 1823. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Congress in 1826. In 1827, he became the 10th Grand Master of Masons in Ohio. Elected as a Jackson Republican to represent Ohio's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1829 until his resignation on April 9, 1830 to accept an appointment as an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. He only served in that capacity for a few months and resigned because of ill health. Goodenow moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1832 and was appointed as Judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in 1833. He resigned in 1835 and moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio to resume his practice of law. He moved to Texas in November, 1837 to restore his health and died while traveling back to Ohio in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1838. He was returned to Cincinnati and interred at the Episcopal Burial Grounds until the cemetery was closed for development. Goodenow was removed to Spring Grove Cemetery in 1851 and buried in the lot of his brother-in-law, John C. Wright, a U.S. Congressman and Judge.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Milton Goodenow (1782–20 Jul 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6921861, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .