The following data is extracted from Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York.
Edwin, son of Ephraim and Corintha (Spencer) Gooding, was born October, 1820, in Bristol, Ontario county, New- York. and was engaged in farming throughout his life. He was a staunch supporter of Republican principles, and at one time served as justice of the peace for the town of Bristol. He married Fidelia Crooker, also a native of Bristol. Children: Albert F.. died September 22, 1892; Eva C.; Sarah I.; Elias J., see elsewhere.
Source: Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York