27th Governor of New Hampshire
Who was Ichabod Goodwin?
Ichabod Goodwin was the 27th Governor of the state of New Hampshire. He started his career as a merchant and eventually went on to own a textile factory, a couple of banks, and a couple of railroads. Ichabod Goodwin was also the father-in-law of Admiral George Dewey who was the only person in the history of the United States to have achieved a rank of Admiral of the Navy.
Ichabod Goodwin has royal ancestry that includes a descent from King Edward I and William the Conqueror. He also has kinship to the current royal family such as Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Diana. Some of his U.S. presidential kin include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and both Presidents Bush.
Some of Ichabod Goodwin’s fellow governors that can be found in his family tree include Adlai Stevenson II (IL), William C. C. Claiborne (LA), Endicott Peabody (MA), DeWitt Clinton (NY), Harry Byrd (VA), William Greene (RI), Howard Dean (VT), Sarah Palin (AK), and Jeb Bush (FL). Some of the celebrities with kinship to Ichabod Goodwin include actress Lucille Ball, actor Christopher Reeve, actress Paget Brewster, astronaut Alan Shepard, and actress Olivia De Havilland. Some of his literary kin include poet Robert Frost, science fiction author Ray Bradbury, poet James Russell Lowell, English poet Edmund Waller, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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