Enter Sally Goodale (Goodell)


The relocation of Hugh Martin Jr. to Jay (Essex county) NY leads to a big change in his life. Within five years of his move to the North Country he meets and marries Miss Sally Goodell.  One can see the Goodale family in the 1830 census of Jay on page 13. There is a female between the age of 15 and 19. Sally, born in 1811 would be 19.





The Goodales in the1830 Census of Jay,Essex County,






Text Box: Through 6  generations of Goodells back to 1700th  century England, the family uses the two spellings “Goodale” and “Goodell” interchangeably, sometimes within the same household.


Later census records show that Hugh and Sally’s first child is born in 1832, indicating that the marriage took place in 1830 or 1831. Hugh Martin Jr. at the age of 22-23 marries Sally (Goodale) at the age of 20-21.


Sally Goodell was the daughter of Elijah Goodale and Sally (Davis) Goodale. The Goodales had arrived in Jay NY between 1810 and 1820. The Goodales moved to Jay from Walpole New Hampshire. Sally was born in 1811 in Walpole New Hampshire.




Goodales, Descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers


The Goodell branch of the Martin ancestry is one of the better documented and certainly one of the earliest to arrive in the Americas. The first of this line to arrive in the Americas was the Robert Goodale family. Departing from Dennington, Suffolk, England on the ship “Elizabeth” they arrive in New England in 1634, just 14 years after the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock.






            “Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America” p. 214







Robert  Goodale is declared a pilgrim by

“The National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.” [1]



11. Robert Goodell (Pilgrim) (ca. 1604 ca. 1682/83)


 “Lineages of Members of the National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims”,

Vol. III, Pg 597



Robert Goodale, the 9th Great-Grandfather Of Craig A. Martin.


9ggf  Robert Goodale               (b1604 Dennington England)

8ggf  Isaac (1) Goodale             (b1633 Dennington England)

7ggf  Isaac (2) Goodale             (b1670 Salem MA)

6ggf  Enos Goodale                  (b1709 Salem MA)

5ggf  Elijah (1) Goodale           (b1753 Shrewsbury MA)

4ggf  Elijah (2) Goodale           (b1789 Walpole NH)

3ggm Sally Goodell                  (b1811 Walpole NH, married Hugh Martin)

2ggf  George M. Martin            (b1843 Ausable NY)

1ggf Harry Polhemus Martin    (b1871 St. Armand NY)

 gf    Harold George Martin      (b1897 Franklin NY)

 f      Laurance Harold Martin (b1919 Massena NY) 

Craig A. Martin                 (b1954 Massena NY)





Robert Goodell and family are listed in the book

The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33.


MIGRATION: 1634 on the “Elizabeth”


30 April 1634, "Robert Goodall", aged 30, and "Kathern, his wife," aged 28,

were enrolled at for passage to New England on the Elizabeth.


30 April 1634, "Mary Goodale", aged 4, "Abraham Goodale", aged 2, and

"Isaacke Goodale", aged "half a year," children of "Rob[er]t Goodale", were

enrolled at as passengers for New England on the Elizabeth.

FIRST RESIDENCE: Salem Massachusetts.



The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33”,

vols. 1-3 Robert Charles




Robert Goodale received 8 children by 2 wives:












Wife (1) By about 1630 Katherine Killham (in England).











Wife (2) About 30 August 1669 Margaret Lazenby on 30 August 1669 (In Salem).



 i MARY GOODALE, b. about 1630 (aged 4 in 1634 [Hotten 282]); m. by 1654 John Pease (eldest known child b. Salem 20 May 1654).
ii ABRAHAM GOODALE, b. about 1632 (aged 2 in 1634 [Hotten 282]); sailed for New England in 1634; no further record.
iii ISAAC GOODALE, b. in late 1633 (aged "half a year" on 30 April 1634 [Hotten 282]); m. Salem 25 January 1668[/9?] Patience Cooke. (Martin Lineage)
iv ELIZABETH GOODALE, b. say 1636; m. (1) by 1658 John Smith [ELR 1:39-40]; m. (2) Salem [blank] March 1674/5 Henry Bennett (this marriage record as published from the court copy gives the groom's name as "William," but in deeds he is called "Henry," and these seem to be the more reliable records [ELR 6:66, 9:64]).
v SARAH GOODALE, b. say 1638; m. Wenham 4 May 1666 John Batchelder [EQC 3:384].
vi ZACHARIAH GOODALE, bp. Salem 31 May 1640 [SChR 17]; m. Salem 31 December 1666 Elizabeth Beacham. (The baptismal record associated with this son does not include a given name, but, with one exception, ages given in depositions coincide with this date (deposed on 18 July 1676 "aged about thirty years" [EQC 6:191]; deposed 25 November 1679 "aged about forty years" [EQC 7:295]; deposed on 26 March 1685 "aged about forty-five years" [EQC 9:439]).)
vii JACOB GOODALE, bp. Salem 9 January 1640/1 [SChR 18]; on 28 April 1669, "Jacob Goodale was ordered to pay 5s. to the constable of Andover for bringing home his son" [EQC 4:142]; on 28 June 1676, "Lot Killum" deposed regarding what "Jacob Goodall told him upon his death bed" [EQC 6:191]; on 18 July 1676, "Giles Cory presented upon suspicion of abusing the body of Jacob Goodell by beating, was fined and ordered to pay the witnesses" [EQC 6:190]. (Davis suggests convincingly that the record of 28 April 1669 incorporates a scribal error, and that the order should apply to Robert Goodale, and that the son named in the record was Jacob; Davis also comments that "Some of the evidence given at the time of his death in 1676 points to the conclusion that he [Jacob] was not of entirely normal mentality" [ Lydia Harmon Anc 36].)


"The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33”,

vols. 1-3 by Robert Charles




The events leading up to the immigration of Robert and Katherine

As described in the “Goodale-Goodell Forebears.”


The Goodale Goodell Goodall Family 


Goodale-Goodell Forebears by Helena M. (Goodale) Hargrave

of Walnut Creek, California.


There are two theories as to the origination of the family name, GOODALE, GOODELL, GOODALL. One is reported by a research bureau in Washington, D.C. and supported by Dr. Robert L. Goodale of Ipswich, Mass.:


The name is of Norse origin. There was a Goodel de Brixi who came from Normandy with Edward the Confessor before 1066. The Goodalls were a very early family in the British Isles, stemming from members living in Goldale, now Gowdall, a town in the parish of Snaith, Yorkshire. They were of the landed gentry and yeomanry.


Among the earliest definite records are those of Villa de Goldale, Johannes or John Godhale, Recardus or Richard de Goldall, and Johannes or John Godhall of Yorkshire, in the year 1379. In the class of 1470 at Oxford was a Richard Goodale (recorded in the library of Merton College). Listed at the head of his class, the name was `Godyle.'


It is true that in early times very little attention was given to the spelling of names, and during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, there was no fixed authority for the spelling of either `proper' names or surnames.1


The other theory is advanced by Professor Isaac Goodell of Ft. Worth, Texas, after much study:


Robert Goodell is claimed to be of French Hugenot descent. `Goodelle' is the French origin of our family name and this spelling is yet found in Paris and a number of smaller towns in France. Later, one of our ancestors immigrated to Scotland, and about 1580, as tradition goes, a Goodelle family (Robert's grandfather) moved from Scotland to London. The name of Goodelle was Anglicized to Goodell, then Goodale and later Goodall in the coastal counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, England. Baptiste Goodell, supposed to be a son of that family and uncle to Robert, made his first appearance as an actor with William Shakespeare in Henry VI before Queen Elizabeth in 1589.


The name is significant of family occupation as may be inferred from the coat-of-arms of the Scottish families, described as follows:


Arms: On 3 caps and in the middle fesse point as many ears of barley, two in saltire, and one in pale of the last.


Crest: A silver cup PPR, motto Good God increase'


1 This was also true in early America. The record of Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution gives no less than 16 different spellings of the name Goodale, many times with reference to the same man in the same document. 


At any rate, to be found recorded in the Parish Records of Dennington, Suffolk County, England, are the following:


Marriages: 1590 12 June Robert Goodale and Joan Artys


Baptisms: 1601 15 Aug. Robert, son of Robert and Joan Goodale


Other children of this couple whose baptisms are recorded also are Mary, 1591; Margaret, 1593; William, 1596; Anne, 1599; Edward, 1603; Elizabeth, 1607; and Thomas, 1610.


Thomas `the Elder' Goodale1 and his wife Elizabeth were probably parents of Robert2 who married Joan Artys and was father of our Robert3, Immigrant Ancestor. Robert2 was "a small landed proprietor and cultivator, employing his capital and labor in various modes which grew out of the occupation of lands."


On March 1, 1612, arms were granted to Thomas Goodall of Earle-Stoneham, as follows:

http://www.wiggo.com/Goodall_.JPGArms: Gules, an eagle displayed Argent, beaked and membered Or, on a canton of the last a Chaplet Gramine Vert.


Crest: On a wreath an eagle displayed Argent beaked and membered Or and gorged with a chaplet Gramine Vert.'


The Boston Transcript No. 9830 states that Robert brought to America the arms granted Thomas Goodall of Earle-Stoneham.


King James had succeeded Queen Elizabeth in 1603, followed by King Charles in l625. One of the first acts of King Charles on his ascension to the throne, that caused a storm of indignation throughout the country was the imposition of a forced loan without the grant of Parliament. The imposition of ship money was the final measure that drove thousands to America.


In the 9th year of the reign of King Charles, 1634, Robert Goodell3 and wife Katherine Kilham (daughter probably of Henry and Alice Goodale Kilham) sailed from the port of Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, on April 30 on the ship `Elizabeth,' Capt. William Andrews, Master. With them were daughter Mary, 4, and sons Abraham, 2, and Isaac `age one-half year.' 


       Robert became somewhat of a land baron in early Salem, amassing over 1000 acres in the town. The story continues:


They landed in Salem, Massachusetts, where Robert purchased 543 acres of land from the town of Salem and Danvers. That same year he received a grant of 40 acres from the town of Salem, between Ipswich River, Redding Road and the Newburyport turnpike. In 1652 the town laid out to him 504 acres.


Children born in Salem to Robert and Katherine were Zachariah, 1638; Jacob, 1640; Hannah, 1642; and Sarah, 1645. In 1646 Katherine died and Robert married Margaret Lazenby in 1647, by whom he had one daughter, Elizabeth.


Robert seems to have devoted his life to the development of his large grant for the benefit of his sons and daughters to whom, as they married, he gave generous acreages as wedding gifts, thus creating a family settlement about his own homestead. His firm, clear handwriting would indicate a good education, but he took no part in governmental affairs and his name seldom appears in the records in any capacity except as plaintiff or defendant in suits based on the ownership of his land and stock. On August 30, 1669, he made a settlement on his second wife, Margaret: "12 acres of land, a new dwelling house, two cowes and a horse or mare fitt for her to ride on." He died and his will was proved June 27, 1683—he left his estate to his daughter Elizabeth and his grandson, John Smith. Wife Margaret was mentioned as having already been provided for, as were his other children.




Yet another reference to Robert Goodale can be found in the book

The ancestry of Lydia Harmon,

1755-1836: wife of Joseph Waterhouse of Standish, Maine



While Robert may have been a Pilgrim, apparently he was not Puritan.

Robert Goodale’s son Isaac Goodale who was born in England and traversed the Atlantic while still an infant carries our lineage.





Isaac Goodale is the 8th Great-Grandfather of Craig A Martin.



The Goodales and the Events

Of the Salem Witchcraft Trials


Jacob Goodell was a son of Robert Goodell, and brother to Isaac Goodell who was seven years his senior. Also involved was the middle brother Zachariah, son-in-law John Batchelder (husband of daughter Sarah), and the “specter” of Jacob’s mother Katherine.


About the last of November 1675, Mrs. Mary Corey testified that Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah Goodell, told her that the latter's brother, Jacob, had been to Zachariah house and got into the cellar and took some apples. Zechariah was then coming in with a log of wood and laying it down, he took a stick and "pade him to som purpos." About ten days later, Giles Corey unreasonably beat Jacob with a stick about an inch in diameter, nearly an hundred blows in the presence of Elisha Kebee, who told Corey that he would knock him down if "he did not forbear." About ten day earlier Corey went to the house of Zechariah and told him that his brother Jacob had had a fall. He was afraid that he had broken his arm and desired him to take Jacob to Mrs. Mole's in the town. Jacob was then about thirty four years of age and up to then he had been lusty. Now Jacob went 'very Ravel' and stooping and he was very pale and his eyes were sunken. Thereupon Zechariah went to Corey's house and saw Jacob who was there. The road were very slippery and Corey said that his horse was not caulked, and so he could not go with him. Jacob went so badly, Zechariah asked him if he had any other hurt than his arm, but he would not tell. Zechariah then requested that some one might go with them. for he would not go alone with him. Whereupon Goody Corey went with them. Jacob died a few days later and an inquest was held. The jury reported

"We find several wrongs that he hath had on his body as upon his left arm and upon his right thigh a great bruise which was very much swollen, and upon reins of his back in color differing from the other parts of his body we caused an incision to be made, much bruised and run with a jelly and the skin broke upon the outside of each buttock."


For this offence Corey was fined."


Some of the evidence given at the time of his death in 1675 points to the conclusion that he was not of entirely normal mentality. At the court session of April, 1669, Jacob Goodale was ordered to pay five shillings to the constable of Andover for bringing home his son. There is no other evidence that he was married or that he had a son, and the name may possibly be a clerk's error for Robert Goodale, Jacob being the runaway. Jacob Goodale d. in 1676, after being severely beaten by Giles Corey. (Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County VI: 190.)

Giles Corey and his last wife Martha were both executed as witches in 1692, Giles partially for the abuse (murder?) of Jacob. He was pressed to death by stones over the course of two days. Giles and his earlier wife Mary were both part of the court proceedings regarding John Smith's indiscretions.

“"My Goodell Family in America 1634-1978 and of the witchcraft trail of Giles Cory.”  Mrs. Ethel Goodell Clark








The book “Salem Witchcraft 1692” offers more detail and as well as a poem written by Longfellow about our poor murdered ancestor.


Martha Corey, previously arrested and examined was the third wife of Giles Corey. In 1692, Giles Corey was 80 years old. Civil and criminal charges had followed him most of his life. In 1660 Corey had bought fifty acres from Robert Goodale, who owned over 500 acres in Salem Village. 1n 1675, one of Robert Goodale's sons, Jacob Goodale, age 33, was living and working on Corey's farm. Corey was extremely strong, and in a fit of temper "unreasonably beat Jacob with a stick of about one inch diameter nearly 100 blows in the presence of Elisha Kebee, who told Corey that he would knock him down if he did not forbear." About ten days later, Corey went to the house of Jacob's brother Zachariah Goodale and told him that Jacob had taken a fall. Corey said that he was afraid that Jacob had broken his arm, and desired him to take Jacob to Mrs. Mole's in town. Zachariah went to Corey's house and found Jacob confused, pale, stooping, and unable to walk properly.

Zachariah asked Corey if Jacob had any other injury besides to his arm, but Corey would not answer. Corey, a stubborn man, refused to help. Instead his second wife, Mary, helped Zachariah take Jacob to town, where Jacob died a few days later. An inquest was held. The coroner's jury, headed by Dr. Zerubabel Endicott, son of the late governor, said, "The man had been bruised to death, having great bruises with the skin broken, and having clodders of blood about his heart." Corey was brought before the court and fined, "upon  suspicion of having abused the body of Jacob Goodale."

Legend has it that the ghost of Jacob Goodale appeared from time to time,  crying out about his foul murder.


Look! Look! It is the ghost of Jacob Goodale

Whom fifteen years ago this man did murder,

By stomping on his body! In his shroud

He comes here to bear witness to this crime.

(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "New England Tragedies.")


Jacob Goodale's mother, Katherine, had died in 1645, when he was only three. Two years later, in 1647, Jacob's father, Robert Goodale, married Margaret Lazenby who, as Jacob's stepmother, raised the little boy with loving care.

On March 21, 1692, seventeen years after Jacob's death at the hands of Corey, Margaret Goodale, characterized by the Rev. Lawson in his popular book as "an ancient woman, named Goodale," appeared among the afflicted at the examination of Corey's third wife, Martha.

Now, on April 18, 1692, on the complaint of Ezekiel Cheever and Sergeant Thomas Putnam, Giles Corey himself was in custody and under examination. Jacob's brother Zachariah Goodale, some years earlier, had placed his son,  Joseph Goodale under the guardianship of his good friend Ezekiel Cheever.

Salem Witchcraft 1692” by Enders A. Robinson.




The word “afflicted” in the phrase “appeared among the afflicted at the examination of Corey's third wife, Martha” is referring to the chorus of young girls who drove the Salem witchcraft trials with their wild accusations of being “afflicted” by the “specters” (spirits) of the accused. During the witch trial of Martha Corey the specter of Jacob’s deceased mother (Katherine) is said to have appeared to these girls and made accusation against both Martha and Giles. Another account details the work of the specter:






Martha was found guilty and hung as a witch, and Giles was “pressed to death” beneath stones, not as a witch, but simply for his refusal to confess to witchcraft. Other students of the trials state that the Sgt. Thomas Putman was convinced of Giles’s guilt regarding the murder of Jacob Goodell 17 years prior and was also persuaded that Giles had bought his freedom by bribe. He therefore allowed the execution of Giles to take place as a belated carrying out of justice.






Old drawing of the death of Giles Corey by being pressed with heavy stones

for not confessing to being a witch during the Salem witchcraft delusion.







Caption: "Look! Look! It is the ghost of Robert Goodell."


Illustration of a scene from Henry Wardsworth Longfellow's play "Giles Corey of Salem Farms" in which Mary Warren sees the ghost of a man whom she believes Giles Corey killed. Seated next to Giles Corey, who stands in the dock, she calls out and points to the ghost. Seventeen years earlier, Giles Corey had in fact been accused of murdering a man named Jacob Goodale, a servant in his house, who died suddenly. Corey was later acquitted of the charge. It was Thomas Putnam, reporting his daughter Ann's vision of Goodale's ghost, who brought to the court's attention this old accusation of murder in a letter in 1692 as evidence against Corey.


Text Box: Sarah Goodale, the daughter of Robert Goodale, was the wife of John Batchelder.  John Batchelder was one of the jurors of the witchcraft trials.
A Genealogy of the Descendants of Robert Goodale/Goodell of Salem, Mass., West Hartford, CT, 1984, p. 9.




Jacob Goodale, murdered by Giles Corey, was the fifth son of Robert Goodale.




Map show the relative locations of the Goodell family  ot Giles and Martha Corey and the Batchelders.




Stones of Giles and Martha Corey





Giles Corey







Martha Corey


Statement of The Salem Jurors, including John Batchelder, Husband of Sarah Goodale


John Batchelder was one of the jury that tried the famous witchcraft cases in Salem. With the other members of the Jury, in 1692 he signed a statement asking forgiveness for the error of their judgment. The Jury had acted in conformity with their obligations and honest convictions of duty in bringing in their verdicts. They had sworn to decide according to the law and the evidence. . . Notwithstanding all of this, however, so tender and sensitive were the consciences of the jurors that they signed and circulated the following humble and solemn declaration of regret for the part they had borne in the trials. . .


"We whose names are under-written, being in the year 1692 called to serve as jurors in court at Salem, on trial of many who were by some suspected guilty of doing acts of witchcraft upon the bodies of sundry persons, we confess that we ourselves were not capable to understand, nor able to withstand, the mysterious delusions of the powers of darkness and Prince of the air, but were, for want of knowledge in ourselves and better information from others, prevailed with to take with such evidence against the accused, as, on further consideration and better information, we justly fear was insufficient for the touching the lives of any (Deut. xvii) whereby we fear we have been instrumental, with others though ignorantly and unwittingly, to bring upon ourselves and this people of the Lord the guilt of innocent blood; which sin the Lord saith in Scripture he would not pardon (2 Kings xxiv. 4)--that is, we suppose, in regard to his temporal judgments. We do therefore hereby signify to all in general, and to the surviving sufferers in special, our deep sense of, and sorrow for, our errors in acting on such evidence to the condemning of any person; and do hereby declare, that we justly fear that we were sadly deluded and mistaken--for which we are much disquieted and distressed in our minds, and do therefore humbly beg forgiveness, first of God, for Christ's sake, for this our error, and pray that God would impute the guilt of it to ourselves nor others, and we also pray that we may be considered candidly and aright by the living sufferers, as being then under a strong and general delusion, utterly unacquainted with, and not experienced in, matters of that nature.

We do hereby ask forgiveness of you all, whom we have justly offended, and do declare, according to our present minds, we would none of us do such things again, on such grounds, for the whole world--praying you to accept of this in way of satisfaction for our offense, and that you would bless the inheritance of the Lord, that he may be entreated for the land.

Thomas Fisk, Foreman.

William Fisk

John Batchelder

Thomas Fisk

John Dane

Joseph Evelith

Thomas Pearly, Sr.

John Peabody

Thomas Perkins

Samuel Sayer

Andrew Eliot

Henry Herrick, Sr.                         


Excerpt from the Batchelder Genealogy.






As a co-incidence:

 John Page (born 1614) would also emigrate from England to Massachusetts (to Hingham, near to the Plymouth Plantation) within 1 year of when Robert Goodale arrived in Salem. They resided across Boston harbor from each other for 25 years before John Page moved to Haverhill MA in 1659. Almost 300 years later Una Alloise Page, a direct descendant of John Page (1614), would marry Henry L. Fortune who would give birth to Jennie Marian Fortune, who would marry Harold George Martin and they would give birth to Laurance H. Martin. 


Descendants of John Page (1614-1687) of Hingham and Haverhill, Massachusetts pg170 



Page and Goodales join 300 years after immigration.







Isaac Goodale (1), 8th Great-Grandfather of Craig A. Martin


Isaac(1) Goodale was the second oldest son of Robert Goodale. Isaac was just 6 months old when the family left England for the colonies. Isaac grew up in Salem Massachusetts and at the age of 35, on 25 Nov 1668, he married Patience Cook. 




Isaac(1) Goodale married Patience Cook (daughter of John and Mary Roote Cook — Mary was daughter of Ralph and Mary Roote) on February 25, 1669, and was given a tract of land by his father, who also built them a house. 

Isaac(1) was a farmer and died intestate in Salem before September 27, 1679. Wife Patience and brother-in-law John Pease were administrators of the estate, which was not settled for many years.

Children of Isaac and Patience Cook were:
Isaac(2)., March 29, 1670
2. Zachariah, who married Elizabeth Cousins, had 8 children, then married Mrs. Abigail Tarrot
3. John, who married Lydia Titus, had 3 children; married next Hannah Colburn, had 3 children; married Anna Colburn, had 1 child.


The ancestry of Lydia Harmon, 1755-1836 :
wife of Joseph Waterhouse of Standish, Maine




The Isaac(1) Goodale House


The house is currently in place at 141 Argilla Rd. Ipswich MA and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


 Originally built in 1668 in Salem MA on Bald Hill by Robert Goodale for his newly married son Isaac(1) and wife. It was deconstructed in 1928, moved to Ipswich Massachusetts, and restored by Dr. Robert L. Goodale.




















Interior of Isaac(1) Goodale House



























Interiors of Isaac(1) Goodale's house after the restoration.


Baby's cradle in front of living room fireplace.  


Kitchen hearth. 

Various tools, and a period hat similar to those that may have been worn by Isaac Goodale.








Isaac Goodale(2) 7th Great-Grandfather of Craig A. Martin


Isaac Goodale (2) was born March 29, 1670.

He was a yeoman and a carpenter and he served in a military expedition against Canada in 1690. He married Mary Abbe on December 21, 1692. Isaac died April 26, 1739 in Salem, Essex, MA.

Mary Abbe was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Knowlton) Abbe, born 1674. Samuel (1648-1690) was the son of John and Mary Abbe. Mary Knowlton was the daughter of William and Ann Elizabeth Knowlton.


Isaac (2) and Mary Abbe Goodale had 11 children:

Isaac (3), married Deborah Hawkins, had 7 children

Jacob, his twin, died young

Samuel, married Anne Fowler, had 9 children

Hester, married first a Page, second, Elias Trask

Ezekiel, married Lydia Lee, no record of children

Jonathan, married Keturah Goodale, had 2 children

Sarah, married a McGraw of Marblehead, Mass.

Abigail, married Ebenezer Abbe

Enos, 1709 in Salem, Massachusetts (Martin lineage)

Jacob, married Mehitable Browne, had 8 children

Mary, married John Oakes



The 1690  Military Expedition Against Canada


“The siege of Québec in 1690 was one of the most important events in the history of New France. It pitted Frontenac, representative of Louis XIV in America and one of the most colourful figures of the period, against Phips, a sailor and famous adventurer from New England in the service of the British Crown. The Anse aux Bouleaux shipwreck offers tangible, eloquent testimony to this event, which took place during the colonial wars between New France and New England.

According to historian Emerson W. Baker, the Massachusetts General Court approved a military expedition to Québec City after the successful campaign against Port Royal in Acadia. Phips and the General Court called for volunteers throughout the New England colony, particularly in the towns of Dorchester and Roxbury. However, they had trouble finding enough militiamen. Compulsory enrolment in several towns made it possible to mobilize an additional force of 308 men. Phips set sail from the port of Nantasket in Boston on August 10, 1690. The contingent had nearly 2,000 members, including about 50 Amerindians from the colony of Plymouth. Of the 32 ships that came to attack Québec City, only 5 or 6, including the flagship Six Friends, were actually warships. Most of the others, which had been requisitioned specially for the expedition, were merchant or fishing vessels.”





Enos Goodale, 6th Great-Grandfather of Craig A. Martin



Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts


Leaving Salem

Enos Goodale was born in 1709 in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Isaac Goodale(2). He was a cordwainer and lived in Marlborough and Shrewsbury, Mass. and in Temple, N.H. He married Mary Angiers at Sudbury, Mass. November 16, 1736.  The Goodale family had resided in Salem/Danvers Massachusetts for over 100 years before Enos moved to Marlborough around 1735, and then Shrewsbury around 1743, and finally Jeffrey/Temple NH around 1750.

They had 8 children:

Sarah, born June 9, 1737, married William Brewer, Jr.
Ebenezer, born March 14, 1739
Mary, born June 25, 1741 (these three born in Marlborough)
Ezekiel, born Sept. 8, 1743, married Elinor Gill, had 7 children
Enos (2), born March 28, 1746, in Shrewsbury
Miriam, born March 3, 1748, married Ebenezer Drury Jr.
Persis, born June 19, 1750
Elijah(1), born October 20, 1753 (these five born in Shrewsbury)  (Martin Lineage)




Elijah (1) Was a member of the Training Band of Jeffrey, N.H. 1784.



A cordwainer (or cordovan) is somebody who makes shoes and other articles from fine soft leather. The word is derived from "cordwain", or "cordovan", the leather produced in Córdoba, Spain. Historically, there was a distinction between a cordwainer, who made shoes, and a cobbler, who repaired them. However, this distinction gradually weakened, particularly during the twentieth century, with the predominance of shoe retailers who neither made nor repaired the shoes themselves.

Bespoke & Orthopaedic Shoemaker







 The following marched to Cambridge on the alarm of April 19, 1775:

Jeremiah Andrews, Francis Blood, Ephraim Brown, Benjamin Byam, Peter Brown, Samuel Bredeen, Seth Cobb, John Cragin, Benjamin Cragin, Gershom Drury, William Drury, Daniel Drury, Z. Drury, Z. Drury Jr.,Ebenezer Drury, Abraham Dinsmore Jr., Zebediah Dinsmore, Zechariah Emery, John Everett, Robert Fletcher, Joshua Foster, Ezekiel Goodale, Samuel Griffin, Samuel Howard, Ephraim Heald, Peter Heald, Oliver Heald, Joseph Heald, E. Jewett, Joseph Kidder, Benjamin Killam, Andrew Law, Farrar Miller, Aaron Marshall, William Mansur, John Matthews, Aaron Oliver, Eliot Powers,  Stephen Parlin, Joseph Richards, John Stiles, David Spafford, Nathaniel Shattuck, S.R. Stickney, E. Severance, Benjamin Smith, Benjamin Tenney, David Townsend, Samuel Webster, Peter Wheeler, Wilson, John Hillsgrove, Josiah Stone, E. Cobb, Enos Goodale.”




Washington taking command of the American Army at Cambridge. 1775.

Engraving by C. Rogers from painting by M.A. Wageman.


Elijah Goodale(1) 4th Great-Grandfather of Craig A. Martin


Elijah (1) Goodale             (b1753 Shrewsbury MA)

Elijah (2) Goodale             (b1789 Walpole NH)

Sally Goodell                    (b1811 Walpole NH, married Hugh Martin)

George M. Martin             (b1843 Ausable NY)

Harry Polhemus Martin    (b1871 St. Armand NY)

Harold George Martin      (b1897 Franklin NY)

Laurance Harold Martin   (b1919 Massena NY) 

Craig A. Martin                 (b1954 Massena NY)





Elijah Goodale(1) was born on October 20th, 1753. He married Elizabeth Stickney on Aug. 10, 1779, in Temple, N. H. They settled in Walpole, NH. He died March 16, 1813. She died Aug. 2, 1848.



Elijah(2)  born Dec. 18, 1781; married Sally Davis, Sept. 20, 1802; moved to Schuyler Falls, Clinton Co., N. Y.

Amasa, born Dec. 14, 1785.







Elijah(1) served in a “Training Band” in NH. Unfortunately no officer’s name could be cited to validate his wartime roll status when his wife attempted to collect his pension after his death.


The 1790 Federal Census shows Elijah Goodale(1) and family in Windham NH.






Revolutionary War “Training Bands” and Alarm “Lists”


Elijah(1) along with his father-in-law Moses Stickney belonged to the Jaffney “Training Band.” A description of a “Training band” is found in the family history “The Argyle Jamesons of Middlesex County.“


“… In September, following the signing of the Declaration of Independence a new act was passed by the New Hampshire government which radically changed the militia system then in use. Dividing the soldiers into two classes, Training Band and Alarm List, the state fostered the need for special arms use and skill for regular army and for smaller forays not necessarily requiring the greater skills and combined use of the Training Band. The former included all able-bodied male citizens between 16 to 50 years of age, mentally competent, with each providing some basic gear such as a good firearm, hatchet, knapsack, blanket and canteen. The Alarm List required all members of age 16 to 65 not in the Training Band to participate. “

The Argyle Jamesons of Middlesex County.“







Coastal Massachusetts where many Martin ancesters

Arrived from Europe and spread north and east.




Jaffrey Training Band, June 14, 1784







Document from the “History of Jaffrey NH” showing Elijah Goodale(1) and Moses Stickney as members of the Jaffrey Training Band. Moses Stickney was born in Boxford, a town adjacent to Salem Massachusettes.


Moses Stickney Sr was the 6th Great-Grandfather Of Craig A. Martin


His daughter -

Elizabeth Stickney, is the 5h Great-Grandmother Of Craig A. Martin


5ggf   Moses Stickney         (1729 Boxford Massachusetts)

4ggm Elizabeth Stickney           (1755 marr Elijah(1) Goodale 1753)

3ggf   Elijah(2) Goodale            (1785 Shrewsbury Massachusetts)

2ggm Sally Goodale           (1809 Married Hugh Martin Jr)

1ggf   George M. Martin           (1843 Ausable NY)

gf      Harry Polhemus Martin   (1871 St. Armand NY)

f       Harold George Martin      (1897 Franklin NY)

        Laurance Harold Martin  (1919 Massena NY)




Moses Stickney and the Revolutionary War




Stickney family members state that Moses was present at the battle of Bunker Hill.




According to Massachusetts Archives, Moses was a private, not with the Massachusetts regiment, but with Rhode Island. Boxford MA was about 20 miles from Boston Harbor where the battle took place.


This from the book “The Dedham Historical Register”.




Serving under Colonel Daniel Whiting and Captain William Thurlo, Moses could have been present with that regiment at Bunker Hill.




By the Dedham Historical Society (Mass.)





Moses Stickney from the book “The Stickney Family”.





The Daughters of the American Revolution lists Moses Stickney Sr. as a patriot who served in the Revolutionary War.

“DAR Patriot Index” 1966 edition.


Also listed as patriots by the DAR are his 5 sons:


Moses Stickney Jr.      (b1751)

Simon Stickney    (b1753)

Lemuel Stickney  (b1761)

Paul Stickney       (b1763)

Eliphalet Stickney       (b1773 10 years old at the end of the Revolution 1783.


Boys could join the Continental Army at age sixteen. Younger boys played the drum, bugle, or fife for the army.




Form the“Lineage Book” by Daughters of the American Revolution





The Jaffrey Meeting house was built on the day that the  battle of Bunker Hill was fought, June 17, 1775.

Those constructing the building could hear the cannon fire over 70 miles away.





Jaffrey, New Hampshire

First granted in 1736 to soldiers from Rowley, Massachusetts, returning from the war in Canada, the town was known as Rowley - Canada. In 1749 the town was re-chartered as Monadnock Number 2, sometimes called Middle Monadnock or Middletown. It was one of the first towns established under the New Hampshire proprietors' purchase of undivided lands under the Masonian claim. The town was regranted in 1767, and incorporated in 1773 as Jaffrey, in honor of George Jaffrey, member of a prominent Portsmouth family.







In the 1775 census of Temple NH,

Ezekiel Goodale and Enos(2) Goodale.



Males under 16 years of age.

Males from 16 years of age to 50 not in ye army.

Males above 50 years of age.

Persons gone in ye army




Ezekiel Goodale








Enos Goodale












In the 1790 census of Temple NH,

Ezekiel Goodale Sr and Moses Stickney.



Free white males 16 years and up including Heads

Free white males under 16 years

free white females including heads

All other




Goodale, Ezekiel  






Stickney, Moses  








Ezekiel Goodale, brother of Elijah Goodale(1),

served as a Captian in the Revolutionary War.


Ezekiel Goodale, son of Enos and Mary Goodell.


Born:      September 8, 1745 Shrewsbury, Mass.

Died:      July  10, 1827  Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y.

Married:   Elenor Gill      

Born:   1748

Died:      after 1827 Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N. Y.


Service: Ezekiel Goodale served as a private in Col. Benjamin Tupper's regiment in Mass. Militia in 1782. Commonwealth of Mass. Sec. Office, Vol. 60, page 19.


Remarks: Obituary taken from early Watertown (MA) paper:


"At Ellisburg, July 10, 1827, after a short illness, Ezekiel Goodale, for several years a Captain in the Revolutionary War, in the 84th year of his age, he was possessed of extraordinary powers of mind and a vigorous constitution.  His faith in the universal benevolence of his Saviour, continued unshaken to his last.  By this afflicting dispensation of Providence an aged wife and numerous descendants even to the fourth generation have been bereft of a worth friend and relative." 


Service:  Ezekiel Goodale served as a Lieut. in June 1777 in Capt. Isaac Frey's Co., Col. Seamon's N.H. Line, Continental Establishment.  Served until 1778 when he was discharged at Valley Forge.

                                                      National Archives, Washington, D.C., S.43609






Letter from the officials of Temple NH requesting that Ezekiel be made an officer in the Militia of New Hampshire. The request would be approved, and later Ezekiel would be promoted to Captain.



Ezekiel Goodale listed as a Captain in the Continental Army, 1776.

(Ezekial Goodale is not in the direct line of the Martin family, but is a son and brother of that lineage)





From a monument located in Temple NH, This inscription:



                            Heroes 1776

* Silas Angier        * Ens.Benjamin Cutter * Peter Felt
* Timothy Avery       * Arch.Cummings       * Samuel " "
* Jona.   " "         * Eben. Cobb          * Joseph " "
* Wm.Andrews          * Stephen " "         * Joshua Foster
* Jere. " "           * Seth " "            * Joshua " "
* Jacob Annis         * Capt. Gershom       * Jacob " "
* Samuel Burnap       * William " "         * James " "
* John " "            * Daniel " "          * Daniel Fuller
* Gen Francis Blood   * Zedk. " "           * Amos " "
* John Ball           * Eben. " "           * Ezra " "
* Caleb Bancroft      * John " "            * Capt Robert Fletcher
* Eph. Brown          * David " "           * Ens. Peter " "
* Peter " "           * Needham " "         * Samuel Griffin
* John Boynton        * Zebh. Dinsmore      * Enos    Goodale
* Samuel Bredeen      * Abram. " "          * Lieut Ezek. " "
* Lieut Benj. Byham   * Henry Davis         * Abijah Gould
* Ens. Francis Cragin * Peter " "           * Major Eph. Heald
* Lieut. Benj. " "    * Phil. Ducet         * Peter " "
* John " "            * Capt Eben.Edwards   * Joseph " "
* John " " ,jr        * John Everett        * Oliver " "
* Simeon " "          * Zech. Emery         * Daniel " "
* Elias Colburn       * Aaron Felt          * John Hillsgrove




Enos (2)(1746) Goodale marched to Saratoga in 1777:


The following marched to Saratoga, in Captain Drury's company,

in September, 1777:

Francis Cragin, John Cragin, Peter Felt, William Drury, Z. Drury,

Joseph Kidder, Silas Angier, Joseph Richardson, Abiel Holt,

Samuel Burnap, Caleb Maynard, Enos Goodale, Stephen Parlin,

Jeremiah Andrews, John Todd, Samuel Howard, Peter Wheeler,

Z. Dinsmore, Captain G. Drury.


SOURCE: History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 
Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1885

(this was most likely the son of Enos Goodale(1))





Ezekiel petition for compensation at Ticonderoga.

Also marched to Valley Forge, and Monmouth Courthouse.


Alexander Scammel 
Alexander Scammell

The Humble Petition of Ezekiel Goodale of Temple sheweth that your Petitioner was Appointed a Lieutenant in Capt Frys Com in Col Scammels Reg the 11th of Febr 1777 that he marched with the first Division the first of April to Ticonderoga--& Discharged the duty of a Lieut to acceptance; was in the several Disputes with (that is against British) Gen Burgoyne and then marched to Pennsylvania; & Continued there till Apr 30 1778 when by reason of the Continued applications from my Family of their Distressed Circumstances I procnered a Discharge & Come home-- your petitioner Lost at the vacuation of Tycondroga as by the account L28-4-0

That your petitioner never received a farthing for it nor for deprecation of money for his wages--therefore your petitioner prays that your Honors will take this Case into your wise serious and Merciful Consideration and make him such reward for said loss and wages as your Honors think Just and your petitioner as in Duty Shall Ever pray—        Temple Febr 14—1780

 Ezekiel Goodale, Lieut.”
The committee reported in favor of allowing him the depreciation of his pay.
        History of Hillsborough County New Hampshire  Philadelphia: Lewis & Co., 1885.
General Burgoyne




Elijah Goodale Jr. 4th Great-Grandfather of Craig A. Martin



Elijah Goodale(2) was born on Dec 18th, 1781 in Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, the son of Elijah Goodale(1) and Elizabeth Stickney. He died on Jan 21st 1871 in Ellenburg, NY.  He married Sally Davis September 20th, 1802 in New Hampshire. Elijah was just over 100 years old at his death.


Sally Davis was born in 1778 in New Hampshire. Her father was very likely Philip Davis.  She died on March 10th 1815. She married Elijah Goodale Jr. in 1801 in New Hampshire.



      Elijah Jr. and Sally had the following children:


       Eliza Goodell      (Jan 3 1803 Windham, VT)

       Charles Goodell  (Aug 24 1804 Windham, VT)

       Harry Goodell     (May 29 1806 Windham, VT)

       Sally Goodale   (Jan 30 1811 Windham, VT married Hugh Martin)



The marriage of Elijah(2) Goodale and Sally Davis

in Rockingham Sept 15, 1801 from the Church records:


First Church of Rockingham, VT


Jan 2            Married Elijah Albee & Sarah Adams of Rockingham.

May 24         Married Samuel Berry & Hannah Griffin of Rockingham

July 27         Married Joshua Johnson June & Hannah Estabrooks of Rockingham

Aug 8          Married Roswell Bellows & Martha Lovell

Aug 19         Married Samson Adams & Sally Pain of Rockingham

Sept 15      Married Elijah Goodale & Sally Davis of Rockingham.

Oct 1           Married Nathaniel Crosman & Eleanor Rice of Brookfield Massachusetts       

Sept 28        Married Thaddeus Parks of Chester & Polly Harwood of Rockingham

Dec 3           Married Thomas Stebbius & Polly Willird of Rockingham

Dec 27         Married Edmund Chamberlain June & Polly Simonds of Rockingham


The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

By Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters





Elijah Goodale(2) and family in Windham VT 1810 federal Census.








       1 Male 26 to 44          (Elijah(2) Goodale 1781)

       1 Male 0 to 9                     (Charles Goodell 1804 Windham, VT)

       2nd Male 0 to 9            (Harry Goodell 1806 Windham, VT)

       1 Female 0 to 9          (Eliza Goodell 1803 Windham, VT)

      1 Female 26 to 44      (Sally Davis Goodale 1778)


       Sally Goodale, who would later marry Hugh Martin, would not be born until 1811, the year after this census.


       Elijah(2) moved his family to Ausable NY after the birth of Sally in 1811 and after the 1820 census.




The 1820 Census of Windham VT shows Elijah(2) and Family.




This census shows:

1 Male 10 to 15                        (Charles Goodell 1804, error – he is just over 15)

2nd Male 10 to 15                      (Harry Goodell 1806, 14 )

1 Male 26-44 years old             (Elijah Goodale, 1781, 43 years)

1 Females 10 to 15 years old    (Eliza Goodell 1803, error – she is 16)

2nd Female 10 to 15 years old    (Sally Goodale 1811 error- she is just under 10)

1 Female 26-44 years old          (unknown)


(Sally Davis, the wife of Elijah passed in 1815 as so does not show in this census)

(the serval errors in this document places it into the speculative column, but most likely true.)





Finally, as shown previously, the Goodale family meets the Martin family in Jay NY in the late 1820s.


Elijah Goodale(2) in the1830 Census of Jay, Essex County, NY





This census shows:

1 Male 20 to 29                        (Charles Goodell 1804, 26 years)

1 Male 30 to 39                        (Unknown)

1 Male 40 to 49                        (Elijah Goodale 1781, 49 years)

1 Female 0 to 5 years old         (Unknown)

1 Female 15 to 19 years old      (Sally Goodale 1811, 19 years)

1 Female 30 to 39 years old      (Unknown)


(Eliza Goodell, now 26, has left the household)


It may be that the unknown male in the 1820 census has married and they have a child under 5.


Sally will meet and Martin Hugh Martin in about 2-3 years, 1832-1833.

Their first child will be born in 1834.



Movements of the Goodale family from 1600 through 1830.



By the time Sally Goodale met and married Hugh Martin in Ausable NY in 1830, the Goodale family had already been on the continent for almost 200 years. 





Pictures of the Goodale Cemetery Located in Danvers Massachusetts.




Path to the Cemetery in the woods.



Revolutionary War Medallion for one of the Goodales buried here.


Civil War Graves of Goodale descendents.


A Martin is buried in the Goodale Cemetery

He was killed in the civil war, and it he is not likely to be related to our Martin Linage.



Many of the Goodale Graves have military markings.

This “Anthony Buxton” was a member of the Lexington Alarm.


Even though this is called the “Goodale Cemetery, only two Goodales are can be found. Major William Goodale (1781-1849) who was present in the war of 1812, and Hattie Goodale.



The Goodale Cemetery is on Andover Street off of I-95 in Danvers MA.

[1] For the purpose of the Society, the term "Pilgrim" shall denote any immigrant who settled before 1700 within the territory which became the forty-eight contiguous states of the United States of America without regard to religion or place or origin.“