J. M. Goodwin was born in Lansing, Tompkins county, in 1817, and came from there to   Andover   in 1830.  He learned the trade of harness maker at Angelica and commenced business in   Andover   in 1838.  In 1840 he was married to Maria E. Elwell, of Otego, Otsego county, who was born in 1820.

(History of Allegany County,NY-1879-F.W.Beers & Co.)