Stewart & Lucinda Goodrell family

LUCINDA SCOTT  d/o Andrew & Anna Longest Scott b. 17 Apr 1830 Sangamon co. Ill. d. 6 Jan 1882 Des Moines, Polk co. Iowa m. 28 Oct 1856 Polk co. Iowa  Stewart Goodrell  b. 8 Sept 1815 Pennsylvania d. 14 Nov (or 11 Dec) 1872 Polk co. Iowa.  Stewart Goodrell was a signer of the state constitution of Iowa, and delegate to the Iowa state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1846.  He was, in August of the same year, elected to the House of Representatives of the First General Assembly where he helped to frame the first code of laws for the new State. He served also in an extra session which was held in January, 1848, was reelected and served through the Second General Assembly.  On the 3d of March, 1856, he was appointed one of the commissioners to locate the capital of the State at Des Moines. Here he purchased property and soon removed to that city. When the Republican party was organized in Iowa he became a member and in the fall of 1859, was again elected to the House of the Eighth General Assembly. In 1869 he was appointed United States Pension Agent for the Des Moines District.  Stewart Goodrell had been married once before and had 3 children.  He & Lucinda had 3 children:

Author: Matt Scott