Deacon Richard Goodman (1609 - April 1 1676) was one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut, and the immigrant ancestor of the Goodman family. Born in Leicestershire, England in 1609 to Richard Goodman and Anne Goodman, he came from England and settled first in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a proprietor of land in 1633. He was admitted a freeman on May 14, 1634 and brought a suit in Plymouth court, March 4, 1638. He removed to Hartford, Connecticut, with Reverend Thomas Hooker's company and was one of the first settlers there. On December 8, 1659, he married Mary Terry in Hartford.
Later, he moved to Hadley, Massachusetts, and was killed by Native Americans in King Philip's War on April 3, 1676. Administration of his estate was granted to his wife, Mary, on September 26, 1676.
- John Goodman (b. Oct. 13, 1661)
- Richard Goodman, Jr. - m. Abigail Pantry
- Stephen Goodman (b. Feb. 6, 1664)
- Mary Goodman (b. Nov. 5, 1665) - John Noble
- Thomas Goodman (Mar. 20, 1668) - infant.
- Elizabeth Goodman (b. Feb. 5, 1671) - Jacob Warner
- Thomas Goodman (b. Sept. 16, 1673)
- Samuel Goodman (b. May 5, 1675)