Goodsell, Buel a veteran Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Dover, N.Y., July 25, 1793. He was converted at the age of sixteen; in 1814 was received into the New York Conference, and served Granville Circuit, Mass. and Conn.; in 1815, Stowe Circuit, Vermont; in 1816, Chazy Circuit, N.Y.; in 1817, Middleburgh, Vermont; in 1818-19, St. Alban's Circuit; in 1820-21, Chazy Circuit, N.Y.; in 1822, Charlotte Circuit, Vermont; in 1823-26, Champlain District; in 1827, Fitchtown, N.Y.; in 1828-29, Schenectady; in 1830-31, New York city; in 1832-33, Troy; in 1834-37, Troy District; in 1838-39, John Street, New York city; in 1840-41, North Newburgh; in 1842-43, White Plains; in 1844-45, York Street, Brooklyn; in 1846-47, Willett Street, New York city; in 1848-49, Norwalk, Connecticut; in 1850-51, Hempstead, L.I.; in 1852-53, New Rochelle, N.Y.; in 1854, East Brooklyn, L.I.; in 1855-58, Long Island District; in 1859-60, Greenpoint, Brooklyn; in 1861-62, Rockaway, L.I.; and thereafter East Chester and City Island, N.Y., until his death, May 4, 1863. Mr. Goodsell was a laborious, faithful, and successful minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, page 88.