Subrina (Washburn) Goodale gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. March 22, 1786 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
D. ? 15, 1851
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  • Father: Bezaliel Washburn born about 1755 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, MA, son of Moses Washburn (1730-1813) and Sarah (Pope) Washburn (1715-1800); married Rhoda Crapo (of Freetown) on July 10, 1784 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, MA; Bezaliel died May 28, 1849 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA “in the almshouse”
  • Mother: Rhoda (Crapo) Washburn born about 1766 in Rochester, Plymouth County, MA; Rhoda died about 1830
  • Husband: Jonathan Goodale born about 1786; Jonathan died July 6, 1844 in Fowler, St. Lawrence County, NY

According to the New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999, St. Lawrence County, NY, August 13, 1844, pages 225-226, transcribed:

“At a Surrogates Court held at the office of the Surrogate in the Village of Ogdensburgh in & for the County of S Lawrence on the thirteenth day of August A.D. 1844.  Present Charles G. Myers Surrogate – In matter of proving the Last Will and Testament of Jonathan Goodale dec’d – On reading and filing the petition of Orlando Chapin showing amongst other things that the said deceased died at Fowler in said County on the twenty sixth day of July last part, that he left a Last Will & Testament wherein and whereby the said Orlando is name Executor that the said deceased left Sabrina Goodale his widow and Henry Goodale, Eliza Ann Goodale, Mary Goodale, Devereaux Goodale, Susan Goodale and Nancy Goodale his only children are heirs at law surviving and that they are all of lawful age, and that the said widow and children removed to the State of Illinois or the Territory of Wisconsin about two years since but that the place of residence of the said widow and heirs after diligent inquiry cannot be ascertained and praying that the said will may be administered to probate…”

  • Children:
    1. Henry Goodale born March 5, 1811 in Jefferson County, NY; married Deborah Gould born July 24, 1820 near Lorraine, Jefferson County, NY, daughter of Captain Nathan Gould and Elizabeth (Curtis) Gould; Henry died January 12, 1856 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL. Their children were Loviston E. Goodale (1842-1862) and Deveraux Goodale (1846-1867); Deborah married (2) David W. Arnold on September 17, 1867 as his second wife

According to the Waukegan Daily Sun (Waukegan IL) February 28, 1910:

“Mrs. Deborah Gould Arnold was born near Watertown, New York July 24, 1820.  She was the daughter of Nathan Gould and Elizabeth Curtis Gould.  She was married to Henry Goodale also of Watertown, New York.  Shortly after their marriage came to Chicago.  A year later (1842) they located at Fort Hill this county.  A few years later Mr. Goodale died leaving her with two sons, both sons dying in the 21st year.  She was married to David W. Arnold Sept. 17, 1867 and lived for many years on West street this city.  Mr. Arnold died in the early spring of 1901.  Mrs. Arnold was one of the oldest settlers of Lake county.  The remains will arrive from Fort Wayne this afternoon and the funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church on Tuesday, March 1st at 2 o’clock p.m.  Interment at Oakwood cemetery.”

2. Elizabeth Ann Goodale born about 1814 in Jefferson County, NY; According to the 1860 Federal Census Elizabeth lived with her nephews, Loriston and Deveraux in Goodale (Grant) Township after the death of their father, Henry, in 1856

3. Mary Goodale born 1818 in Jefferson County, NY; Mary died December 12, 1855; (See section pertaining to Mary Goodale buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

4. Devereaux Goodale born March 26, 1818 in Jefferson County, NY; married (1) Arathursia Childs (1816-1851) between 1838-1840 in New York, daughter of Parker Childs and Betsey (Boutwell) Childes; Arathursia died September 18, 1851 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL and buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; married (2) Mary Dorcas Warren (1833-1855) on November 6, 1854 in Springville, Utah County, UT, daughter of Zenos Conger Warren and Sarah Grace (Sweet) Warren and she died December 18, 1855 in Springville, Utah County, UT soon after giving birth to their son Zenos D. Goodale, buried in the Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, UT; married (3) Alice Fisher (1842-1879) in 1858, daughter of John Fisher (1804-1851) and Jane P.H. (Pearson) Fisher (1808-1878), she died November 26, 1879 and buried in the Starr Valley Cemetery, Starr Valley, Elko County, NV; Deveraux was one of the early settlers and an innkeeper of Goodale Township; Township named after him in 1849 when he promised to donate a meeting hall but left the area for the West.  The township name was changed to Grant Township in March 1867 in honor of Ulysses S. Grant; Devereaux died November 10, 1887 in Starr Valley, Elko County, NV; buried in Starr Valley Cemetery, Starr Valley, Elko County, NV

According to the “Past and Present of Lake County, Illinois” by Wm. Le Baron & Co., Chicago, 1877:

“Among the early settlers of this (Goodale/Grant) township were…Devereaux and Henry Goodle….  This town was originally named Goodale, in honor of Devereaux Goodale, who was one of the early settlers, and then a resident of the town.  stated to his neighbors that if the inhabitants would consent to have the town named after him he would proceed, within a reasonable time, and erect a town house, for the use of the town, at such point as might be selected.  There were but very few inhabitants in the township at the time, and as far as known they consented to this name… A certificate was laid before the Commissioners having the matter in charge, signed by Noah Dunbar, Chairman, and Wm. C. Neale, Secretary, setting forth that a meeting of the citizens of Township 45, north Range 9 east, held in said township on the 18th of January, 1850, it was named accordingly….  But the town house, promised in consideration of the name, was never built.  Mr. Goodale soon afterward removed to California and has never returned.  In 1867, the name of the town was changed to Grant.”

5. Susan (Goodale) Compton born January 7, 1821 in Jefferson County, NY; married Jehiel Compton of Volo on February 19, 1846 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; Jehiel was born in Seneca County, NY on February 3, 1820; Susan died August 15, 1857; Susan and Jehiel are buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL. The children of Susan and Jehiel were Henry G. (1847-1920), Lysander Brown (1848-1930), Dewitt, Ada S. (1853-1932) and Mary. After Susan died Jehiel married her sister, Nancy Goodale as his second wife.  Jehiel was the Justice of the Peace, Supervisor and Assessor of Grant Township, and a member of the Old Settler’s Association.  He was also an insurance agent owning 121 acres in Wauconda Township and 40 acres in Grant Township.

6. Nancy (Goodale) Compton born August 3, 1822 in Jefferson County, NY; married Jehiel Compton on August 26, 1858 in Grant Township, Lake County, IL.; Jehiel was the husband of her sister Susan; the child of Nancy and Jehiel was Susan E. (1864-1941); Nancy died May 14, 1893; Nancy and Jehiel are buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; based on a 1900 Federal Census, after the death of Nancy it’s possible that Jehiel Compton, age 80 in 1900 was married to Jane Compton living in Avon Township.

  • Siblings:
    • Olive Washburn born July 28, 1788 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
    • Benjamin Washburn born December 2, 1790 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
    • Rhoda Washburn born October 10, 1792 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
    • Moses Washburn born August 12, 1795 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
    • Francis Crapo Washburn born February 1, 1798 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA; died about 1808
    • Bezaliel Washburn, Jr. born June 12, 1800 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA; married Nancy Tabor Vaughn (1819-1847) on April 21, 1838 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA; Bezabiel died on October 2, 1843 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, MA; buried in Acushnet, Bristol County, MA
    • Susan Crapo Washburn born October 13, 1803 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
    • Unadilla Ardy Washburn born April 21, 1807 in New Bedford, Bristol County, MA
    • Francis Crapo Washburn born July 8, 1810 in New Bedford, Bristol County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Goodale, Lake County, IL the household residents were:

“Henry Goodale, age 38, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Deborah Goodale, age 29, born in New York; Loriston Goodale, age 8, born in New York; Derrant Goodale, age 4, born in Illinois, Sobrina (sic) Goodale, age 64, born in Massachusetts; Eliza Goodale, age 36, born in New York; Mary Goodale, age 34, born in New York; Nancy Goodale, age 24, born in New York; John Sid, age 21, occupation: laborer, born in Ireland”

According to the Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts, To The Year 1850, Volume 1 – Births,  Boston MA, 1932, page 505:

“Washburn, Sabrina, ch. Bezaliel (Wasburn) and Rhoda (Crapo), Mar. 22, 1786.”