Deacon David Goodwin
A member of the Baptist Missionary Society of Massachusetts, Deacon David Goodwin was born about 1744 and was a builder by trade, living and working primarily in Charlestown. He was active in the municipal life of the town, holding a number of town offices and was elected as a state representative in 1804, 1810, and 1813. He was also a school trustee.
A history of Charlestown written in 1902 describes him as “a dignified, precise man, who expected to be looked up to, especially by the children and youth of the town.” Deacon Goodwin died in his Charlestown home on Jan. 25, 1825.