- Birth Date
- 31 January 1825
- Death Date
Joseph sailed to America alone in 1850 on the ship Argo, arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana 11 March 1850. His surname is listed as "Goodrick" on the ship manifest. The first documentation to prove his arrival in Utah is an article in Journal History 27 June 1852, which includes his name as one of the individuals attending a meeting. This would have been prior to the arrival of that season's emigration.
His name does not appear on the 1850 Utah census, which was taken in the Spring of 1851, so it is likely that he arrived in Utah in 1851. Further research is needed to confirm his year of arrival and the name of the pioneer company he traveled to Utah with.
Joseph's surname also appears as "Goodrick" in the Salt Lake 15th Ward records in 1852, and as "Goodrich" in the 1856 Utah census and the Deed Book A, when he purchased property in Salt Lake City 22 October 1853.
Birth date is confirmed by West Jordan Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 13 January 1856.
- Age at Departure: 21
- 1856 Utah Census.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 27 June 1852, 1.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 153.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852." In Wright, Norman Edgar, ed., Key to Migration Sources Great Britain and North America.
- Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, Deed book A, 1850-1859.
- West Jordan Ward, Record of Members.