This is our first time on the list. We cannot find the parents of Josiah
William Goodman or his birth state and are hoping someone might be able to
Our gg grandfather Josiah William Goodman died about 1887 near Monona,
Whiting, Iowa, according to his son. Iowa Vitals has no record in that year.
Josiah was husband to Emaline Johnston and father to three sons and a
Thomas Elmer married Carrie Barnard; Oscar married her sister Kathryn; Ed
married Ida; Pearl married Charles Thomas. This family spread out from the
Dakotas to Wyoming. (If we find a connection, we would be happy to share our
There is a legend that our first-generation forbear was the one who claimed
the land of John Goodman, who came over on the Mayflower.
If anyone knows about this, we would be eternally grateful.
Debbie and Sarah Goodman