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Amzi Godden (1813-1855) was a Licking County artist, born in New Jersey. After moving with his family to Licking County, he made a living painting portraits of leading citizens in Newark. He died of tuberculosis in 1855. 
- Douglas P. McFarling and Paul A. Goudy, “A Son of Great Promise,” The Licking Countian, June 4, 1992.