GOODENOW, Rufus King (1790-1863)

GOODENOW, RUFUS KING, (brother of Robert Goodenow), a Representative from Maine; born in Henniker, Merrimack County, N.H., April 24, 1790; moved with his parents to Brownfield, Maine, in 1802; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; also followed the sea, having made several voyages to European ports; served as a captain in the Thirty-third Regiment, United States Infantry, in the War of 1812; moved to Paris, Maine, in 1821; clerk of the Oxford County Courts 1821-1837; member of the State house of representatives in 1837 and 1838; delegate to the Whig National Convention at Harrisburg, Pa., in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in the courts of Maine; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); died in Paris, Maine, March 24, 1863; interment in Riverside Cemetery, South Paris, Maine.

Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: In the Notices of Judgments in Oxford County, Me., 1827-1829, 2 items.
Includes notice of judgment for Edward Tuckerman and Thomas P. Cushing, both of Boston, Mass., against Asa Smith of Fryeburg, signed by R.K. Goodenow, clerk (1829) and another notice of judgment for Tuckerman, Samuel Rogers, and Cushing, all of Boston, Mass., against Josiah Chase and Seth S. Chase of Fryeburg and Enoch Webster of Lovell, Me., signed by Goodenow (1827).