Goodfellow, William T., was born in Schoharie county, N. Y., September 14, 1829, a son of Sylvester and Caroline (Ames) Goodfellow, who lived and died in Schoharie county. William T. was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools. He was one of a family of eight sons and eight daughters, and began when twenty years old working by the month and saved $1,000 and bought the farm he now owns of fifty acres, and has made his own way in life. In politics he was first a Whig and is now a Republican since the organization of the party. In 1844 he married Hannah M. Retchmyer, and they had one son, James, who lives at home.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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