Young F. Goodwin Young F. Goodwin was born Feb. 6, 1848. He served 4 years as sheriff from 1888 to 1892. In 1905 he was appointed County Treasurer to fill a vacancy and served so well he was elected for three sucessive terms from 1906-1914.
The Goodwin family was arguably the largest land owner at the establishment of El Dorado. Robert Goodwin from Georgia owned some 17,000 acres of land before his death. He was a plantation owner and Union County Representative to the Arkansas Constitutional Convention in 1874 and the National Convention of 1876. He had 13 children who were farmers and various officials. One of his sons was Young F. Goodwin.