Sharing our Links to the Past
by Wally and Frances Gray


Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin  (Mrs. Martin Benjamin Bushman) (1843-1906)

Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin was born April 4, 1843 at North Hartford, Connecticut. Being only three years of age when she made the voyage on the Brooklyn with her parents, brothers and sisters, she did not remember the tragedy which surrounded this family in the death of the mother. Her brothers and sisters were put out to live in various homes after their arrival in San Bernardino from Yerba Buena, the first stopping place of the Brooklyn Saints. Lucinda lived for a time with the Marshall family. In 1857 the Goodwins started the journey to Utah where they spent the winter of 1857?58 in St. George. Early in 1859 they arrived in Lehi where they established a permanent home. It was here that Lucinda met Martin Bushman, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and after one year of courtship the young couple were married March 21, 1863 in Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young [in the Endowment House.] By 1864 they were financially able to buy a city lot and build a small home of their own. Ten children, eight girls and two boys were born to them which included two pair of twins. Both sons filled missions, one, Lewis, dying in the mission field. Seven of her children preceded Lucinda in death. She passed away December 6,[or 9th] 1906 at the age of 63 years. Lucinda was a large woman weighing 200 pounds, 5 ft. 9 in. in height with gray eyes and brown hair. She was of a kindly disposition and happiest when performing loving service for her husband and children. She did not participate in public life and left home only to attend to religious duties or to do some kind deed for a neighbor.

The Goodwin Family Lucinda L., Edwin A., Albert S., Nancy E; Lewis Lewis Goodwin was born October 26, 1836. He married Maria Dolores Noe and remained in California where they made their home in the Sacramento area. He is buried in California. Edwin Abiah was born November 30, 1839. He married Annie Hatwood and later Hannah Marie Peterson became his wife. He resided at various times in Lehi and Beaver, Utah. Nancy Ellen was born September 13, 1841. She became the wife of William Evans in Payson, Utah in 1858. They lived for a time in Ophir, Tooele county. She was the mother of eleven children. Burial was in the Lehi cemetery. Albert Story Goodwin was born October 29, 1844. He married Mary Joyce Cooper. They also made their home in Lehi and Beaver, Utah.


Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints: 1830‑1848
Compiled By Susan Easton Black
Religious Studies Center
Brigham Young University



Goodwin, Lucinda Ladelia (Female)

Birth: Goodwin, Lucinda Ladelia (Female)        

Date: April 4, 1843      

Place: New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA

Parents: Goodwin, Lucinda Ladelia (Female)    

Father: Goodwin, Isaac

Mother: Hotchkiss, Laura


Marriage Information:

Goodwin, Lucinda Ladelia (Female)     

Spouse: Bushman, Martin Benjamin

Church Ordinance Data: Goodwin, Lucinda Ladelia (Female)   

Baptism                                    Date: January 1853

Temple Ordinance Data: Goodwin, Lucinda Ladelia (Female)   

Endowment                              Date: March 21, 1863

Sealed to Parents          Date: February 8, 1894



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