Remembering Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin Bushman b. 4 April 1843

Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin Bushman was the wife of Martin Benjamin Bushman, brother to my great-grandpa Jacob Bushman.  You can read about her mother in the previous post.

Bushman, Lucinda Ladelia b. 1843

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 3, p.545-546:
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 [her] 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.Goodwin, Ship Brooklyn

In 1857 the Goodwins started the journey to Utah where they spent the winter of 1857\’96 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. 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, 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.

Goodwin, Isaac family. Albert, Lucinda, Nancy, Edwin, Lewis
Pictured above, Children of Isaac and Laura Goodwin:  Albert, Lucinda, Nancy, Edwin and Lewis

History from The Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, pp. 100-101:
[Martin Benjamin Bushman] was married by President Brigham Young, 21 March 1863 in the Salt Lake Endowment House, to Lucinda Ladellia Goodwin, daughter of Isaac Goodwin and Laura Hotchkiss. She was born 4 April, 1843 in Bethany, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 9 December 1906 at Lehi. Lucinda was one of the passengers of the ship Brooklyn who sailed around the Cape and settled at San Francisco in 1846. Her mother died on the trip and Lucinda was “farmed out” as a domestic worker part of the time while they were in the “Bay” region, but her family was brought together again while they lived in the San Bernardino colony, where Isaac married again. She learned to speak Spanish fluently while in California, and loved to tell of her experiences among the Mexicans. Her family moved to Lehi in 1858 after spending the winter in Southern Utah.

Bushman, Lucinda Goodwin headstone, Lehi.jpgChildren of Martin Benjamin and Lucinda Ladelia Bushman:
Mary Elizabeth, b. 29 Sept. 1864; d. 16 Oct 1864
Martin Isaac, b. 9 Oct 1865; d. 24 Sept. 1933, Provo, Utah; m. Ruie Angelina Holden
Laura Ellen, b. 9 Oct 1865 (twin), d. 3 May 1899, Lehi; m. Wm. F. Butt
Nancy Lucinda, b. 3 Oct 1868; d. 22 March 1872
Sarah, b. 17 June 1870; d. 30 Sept. 1871
Lewis Jacob, b. 16 July 1872; d. 31 Oct 1897, Jamestown, KY; m. Martha Spencer
Edith, b. 3 March 1875; d. 30 Oct 1875
Rhoda, b. 5 Sept 1877; d. 31 Aug. 1922, Lehi; m. William Oborn
Emmerette Ruth, b. 26 June 1884; d. 27 Nov., 1939, Salt Lake City; m. Charles Archibald

Lehi City Cemetery:Bushman, Nancy Lucinda headstone, LehiBushman, Sarah headstone, LehiBushman, Martin Benjamin family headstones, Lehi.jpgBushman, Lucinda d. 1906 death cert.jpg


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