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GOODWIN, Nathaniel, genealogist, born in Hartford, Connecticut, 5 March, 1782; died there, 29 May, 1855. He was apprenticed to a printer in Albany, and afterward became a teacher and land-surveyor. At Hartford he was many years treasurer and judge of probate, and was often employed in the settlement of estates. He published "Descendants of Thomas Olcott" (1845), and "The Foote Family" (1849). After his death appeared his " Genealogical Notes of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts," with a memoir (1856).
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