From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 640-641


Rollin H. Goddard was born in Portage County, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1826.  His parents, Joab and Martha Goddard, were natives of Connecticut, and moved to Portage County in 1824, where his father died in 1855 and his mother in 1861.  He was reared and educated in his native county and in 1855 went to Allegan County, Mich., and in 1856 came to Steuben County, locating in the fall of the same year on the farm where he now lives, on section 8, Scott Township.  His farm contains 225 acres of choice land, the greater part under cultivation.  He is one of the substantial farmers of the township and is prominently identified with all its interests.  He has served two terms as Trustee and one term as Justice of the Peace, performing all his duties in an efficient and painstaking manner.  He was married Aug. 11, 1851, to Aramantha A. Merry, who was born March 24, 1831.  They have two sons-- Warren C. lives on and cultivates a part of his father's farm, and Arthur H. is a farmer of Adams County, Neb.  In politics Mr. Goddard is a Republican.


Submitted by Kim Davoli