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Goldsberry, Samuel

Was from Berkley County, Virginia, and came to this place a young man in 1824.  He was a carpenter, and followed his business up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1847.  He had accumulated considerable city property, and left his young family in good circumstances.

Soon after he came to this place he was married to Miss Elizabeth, daughter and only child of George Smith, Esq., one of the proprietors and editors of the "Indianapolis Gazette."

He left a family of ten children - six sons and four daughters - nearly all of whom are still living in the city.  His second daughter is the wife of Thomas Cottrell, Esq., Councilman from the Seventh Ward, and one of the enterprising business men of the city.

His widow was married several years after his death to Mr. William Martin, one of the respectable farmers of the county, but now a citizen of the town.

Mr. Goldsberry was esteemed as an honest, upright and industrious man; he was for many years a member of the Methodist Church, and died lamented by all who knew him.

Nowland, John H. B., “Early Reminiscences of Indianapolis, with Short Biographical Sketches of Its Early Citizens, and of a Few of the Prominent Business Men of the Present Day,” 1870, p. 205


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