Posted By:kathleen cobb
Subject:Goodwin family
Post Date:August 11, 2011 at 20:23:24
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Forum:White County, IL Genealogy Forum
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My g-father was born Henry Alfred Goodwin abt 1882-1886 in Carmi, White, IL. The family story is his birth parents died when he was an infant/young boy. An older brother took him to the family of a John & Mary(?) Martha(?) Collard in Mcleansboro, Hamilton, IL. His brother left him there & went 'West'. They raised Henry with their own children, he considered them his family & took 'Collard' as his name. When he married, he used his birth name of 'Goodwin' as he feared it wouldn't be legal if he didn't. His brother tried to contact him yrs later, Henry would have nothing to do with him as he felt he had abandoned him. The birth father's name may have been 'Walter'. They are supposed to be buried in Carmi. If anyone knows any info abt the 'Goodwin Family' please contact me via this forum. Thank-you.