William Goodier & Sarah Schneider Family



This page is devoted to all of the documents and records collected for the William Goodier family. William enlisted in the 117th New York Regiment of the Union Army in 1862. He was paid a bounty of $ 50.00. He enlisted as Sergeant and held that rank until shortly before his death. William was shot in the chest and arm, at the battle of Darbytown also known as Fair Oaks. He died in the hospital at Fort Monroe, VA and is buried in the National Cemetery in Hamptons, VA. Sarah remarried following his death but she died of Cholera in 1873 leaving the 2 girls as orphans. Sarah's mother, Magdalena "Kate" Schneider, wrote to the pension Board and asked that the guardianship of the children be given to relatives of William Goodier. She asserted that their stepfather, William H. Williams, was using the pension money for his own benefit and giving it to his relatives as well. The girls left their stepfather and they stayed with their Great-Uncle Samuel Goodier and his family until they were married.


William Goodier Family Group Sheet

Federal Census Records :  1850   1860   1870   1880        (William died in 1864 1870 & 1880 census refer to his wife (1870) and children (1870 & 1880))


Town Clerk's Register of Men Who Served in the Civil War  - This was kept by the town clerks in many New York Towns and Villages.

Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown  -  01   02   William was shot during this battle.


Hospital at Fort Monroe - This is where William Goodier was taken after the battle and died a few days later.


U.S. Burial Register-Fort Monroe, VA


U.S. Burial Registers New York Soldiers


U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Form


William Goodier Civil War Service Record


U.S. General Index to Pension Form


Laura Rider Inquiry to the War Dept - Laura is of course the daughter of William Goodier

Willam Goodier CW Pension Record

Updated on 26 July 2019

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