Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pioneer wife and mother. Born in New Jersey 1732. Captured by Indians 1744, in Berks Co. PA and for five years held a captive at and near this place. Sold to French Canadian traders she served in Canada for two years. Finally gaining her freedom, she returned to her former home only to find her parents gone and herself homeless. She lived with her friends 1756, when she married George Goodman who died in 1795. With her son John came to Ohio in 1798, and by a strange fortune settled on this spot where she had been held a captive while with the Indians. Died in 1801, and lies here in the place chosen by herself and cleared by her own hands.
Restored by Immell family descendents in 2007
Erected 1915 by the Great Grandchildren of Catherine Cougar.
Location. 39° 27.274′ N, 82° 58.644′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker can be reached from Orr Road (County Route 526) north of U.S. 23, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located north of the farm house at 1440 Orr Road,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nelson John Dunlap ( approx. 2.6 miles away); Logan's Speech ( approx. 4 miles away); Cornstalk ( approx. 4 miles away); Chief Logan / Logan Elm ( approx. 4 miles away); Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma) ( approx. 4 miles away); John Boggs Memorial ( approx. 4 miles away); Site of Logan Elm ( approx. 4 miles away); Capt. Michael Cresap ( approx. 4 miles away).
More about this marker. The following information was copied from the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, Page 302: "West of the Chillicothe-Columbus Pike a short distance south of the Alfred Immell home, there was erected in 1915 a fine monument to mark the last resting place of Catherine Gougar Goodman, the first white woman in Ross County of which there is any positive record. This monument is near the road from which a well beaten path
Regarding Catherine Cougar. While I was taking pictures of this historical marker I had an opportunity to talk with the farmer, Mr. Davis, who owned both the farm and farmland where the historical marker is located, as well as the farm across the street. He indicated that he was involved in the building of the farm house, across the street from the historical marker, around the still standing log house of Catherine Cougar. He also indicated that one of that farm's log out-buildings also dated back to the time of Catherine Cougar.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. Ohio archŠological and historical quarterly. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. (Submitted on September 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Ohio archŠological and historical quarterly - Volume 31 - Pages 295-303 - Google Books. This is a link to information provided by Google Books. (Submitted on September 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
— Submitted September 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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