The Long life, three wives, and fake death of Elias Goddard

See PDF link below for timeline. DNA has proven the link between descendants of his first family and descendants of his 2nd family.
I have had this theory for several years now, due to the little overlap in where Elias was in Indian Territory and his slightly younger 2nd self in GA.  I guess the promise of a 14 year old wife at age 38 was enough to make him leave his first family behind.

Elias Goddards TIMELINE Condensed2016

Elias’ son, John Willis Goddard, b. 1837.
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3 thoughts on “The Long life, three wives, and fake death of Elias Goddard

    • Thanks Julia!
      Yeah for sure-but really quite common. Guys frequently had several families. Sailors especially, but also apparently traveling frieght/goods movers…And when I started matching his “other family” in the right quantities with DNA, and I did the crazy time line, it all pretty much matched up. And he ended up about 70 miles due west of where he started.

      • Did not realize Elias Goddard was married three times. I am descended from his second wife, Nancy Russel. Elias’ third wife was Amanda, last name unknown.

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