John Goddard, 1789–1843




Newport, Rhode Island

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John Goddard was the son of Stephen Goddard and his wife Mary Weaver of Newport. His paternal grandparents were the cabinetmaker John Goddard and Hannah (Townsend) Goddard.

He operated a cabinetmaking shop and warehouse in Newport.(1) In 1815, the estate of Samuel Tripp paid him ten dollars for a coffin. In 1816, the estate of ship joiner Lewis William Jouvett paid him five dollars for a coffin.(2) His label, whose location is unknown, has been published.(3)

He died in 1843.


1. Ethel Hall Bjerkoe, The Cabinetmakers of America (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1957), 113.

2. Samuel Tripp estate account, 1815. Newport Probate vol. 5, 411. Lewis William Jouvett estate account, 1816. i>Newport Probate vol. 5, 295. Newport City Hall, Newport, Rhode Island.

3. Robert P. Emlen, "Henry Barber and the Newport Sideboards," Newport History(Fall 1983): 128-131, figs. 8 and 9.