Anna Goodwin

 

In Memory of Our Mother Ann Maria Goodwin  Born February 18th 1775  Died March 18th 1849.  Her record is on high. [She was neé Smith, daughter of William Smith (1746-1802) and Mary (1750-1822) his  wife.  Mrs. Anna Maria (Smith) Goodwin’s tombstone is adjacent to her parents, and the several other Goodwin tombstones are in the same row.]

Section - Section 4
ID -53



Birth -1775

Death - 1849

Age - Over 60

Gender - Female

Profession - Principal

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] Pres. -Female Charity School  Family links:
Spouse:Thomas Goodwin (1770 – 1836)

Children:
Thomas Goodwin (1800 – 1823)*
John Harwood Goodwin (1806 – 1842)*

As noted above, she was president of the Female Charity School. This school was created by St. George’s in 1802 and supported by citizen contributions. In 1808 Miss Sophia Carter of Berea in Prince William County left $10,000 for the benefit of poor females in Fredericksburg. The Virginia State Legistature incorporated it at that point [2]

The Female Charity School still stands on Caroline Street, at Lewis though the building was sold. In 1860 governesses Elizabeth and Mary Vass oversaw 18 resident girls in 1860. Its male counterpart, located in the 200 block of Hanover Street, had by 1858 run on hard times. Its assets would be transferred to the Female Charity School after the war [2]

The Female Charity School exists to this day and the building still stands at 1119 Caroline Street at the corner of Lewis Street though they no longer occupy it. In 1860 governesses Elizabeth and Mary Vass oversaw 18 resident girls in 1860. Its male counterpart, located in the 200 block of Hanover Street, had by 1858 run on hard times. Its assets would be transferred to the Female Charity School after the war.[3]

Sources -

[1] Virginia Heraald 31 Jan 1835      3×4
[2] https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1297&dat=19100514&id=jsxNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PooDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6991,2613937&hl=en
[3] https://fredericksburghistory.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/schooling-antebellum-style/


Notes - N/A;

 

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