Samuel Goddard

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Joseph Ott identified a Samuel Goddard as a son of John Goddard, and maker of a card table with his brother Thomas Goddard.(1) This Samuel Goddard is otherwise unknown at this time. John Goddard is not known to have had a son named Samuel. It is possible that this represents a misidentification of Stephen Goddard. Stephen, along with his brother Thomas, took over their father's cabinetmaking shop following his 1785 death. They worked in partnership until Stephen's 1804 death.

Benjamin W. Colman

1. Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture (Providence, R.I.: Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 44-45.