John Goddard, 1789–1843


Occupation

cabinetmaker

Location

Newport, Rhode Island

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Biography

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). 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.

Benjamin W. Colman and Patricia E. Kane

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, p. 411, Newport City Hall, R.I.; Lewis William Jouvett estate account, 1816, Newport Probate, vol. 5, p, 295, Newport City Hall, R.I.

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