|Crazy Quilt dated 1883|
According to the family source and the hand-scrawled note kept with the quilt, the maker, Margaretta Burd Goodwin, was born on May 13, 1840 and married Frederick Augustus Goodwin, a wealthy dentist in New York City. According to the note, they lived on 58th Street near the Astor Hotel. Her parents were George W. Burd and Clara of New York City, and she married Fred Goodwin on April 10, 1860. Her relative could find no record of them having had children, and they are said to have had a servant and their neighbors had several. Both Fred and Margaretta apparently died between 1920 and 1930. The relative finds them in the 1920 Census but not in the 1930 Census. Because they did not have children, the quilt went to Fred's niece, Anna Elizabeth Root Hall Pierpont. Anna's parents were Mary Jane Goodwin (Fred's sister) and Timothy Root. Fred Goodwin originally was from Connecticut. I am told that the Halls and the Roots were from Wolcott or Wallingford, Conneticut.
|Flag with 13 Star|
Margaretta and Fred appear to have moved up in society after 1870. Fred was a box maker in 1870 and was retired before 1900.
|Intricately Embroidered Horse and Rider|
|Original shiny fabric beneath|
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
August 24, 2011