WOW!!! Can I just say....I am..lets see William Goodness moved to Hawaii from back east, but I have only very recently been able to get much information on him. I have very little information on him other than that he came from france and the change from Labonte to Goodness, though the reasons why are still just assumptions...
My uncle did mention a possible connection to Oswego and the Canadian region wchich makes a lot of sense to me.
Please contact me anyone out there if you know of William...how so and anything else...
B. sept 1828 in France (somewhere)
D. 5 May 1901 in Wailuku, HI
arrived in Hawaii in 1870
Married.....with many children :)
3 generations later you get me...
You can email me directly at TGoodnessNewell@yahoo.com
or contact me via ancestry.com