New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter
Joseph Goodhue, son of William Goodhue, was born in 1639 in Ipswich. He married (first) July 13, 1661, Sarah Whipple, daughter of Elder John Whipple. She was born in 1641, and was a woman of great piety. In an instrument executed on the day of marriage by William Goodhue Sr. and Margery, his wife, by John Whipple and Sarah, his wife, according to an agreement made previously Joseph Goodhue enters into possession of his father's farm and is declared to be entitled to his father's house and lot after the death of him and his wife, and twenty-two acres of salt marsh which had been bought with ten pounds of the twenty-five pounds sent by Joseph's grandfather, Watson, from England in 1646.
Sarah (Whipple) Goodhue died at Ipswich, July 23, 1681. She left a farewell address to her husband, children and friends written in very pious and affectionate terms, mentioning her parents as still living, evidently meaning her husband's parents.
Joseph Goodhue married (second) October 15, 1684, Rachel Todd, widow, who died in Ipswich in 1691.
He married (third) July 4, 1692, Mercy Clarke. He died at Ipswich, September 21, 1697, aged fifty-eight. He served the town as moderator, selectman, assessor, deputy to the general court and was deacon of the Ipswich church.
Children of first wife:
Joseph, born May 13, 1662, died young;
John, born 1679;
Hannah, July 20, 1681.
Children of second wife:
Ebenezer, July 25, 1685;
Benjamin, January 25, 1690, died December 3, 1697.
Child by third wife: