Do you believe these are Goddards pictured?
I have Goddards/Godards in my family lineage. John Godard (b 1759, Granby,CT; d 1852 Canton, CT) was my 4th great-grandfather and a Revolutionary War veteran (recently verified as a new ancestor with the DAR). With his first wife, Lydia Cossitt, he had four children, one of whom was John L. Goddard (b 1790 Granby, CT; d bef 1870 in OH). Of the 13 total children John, Sr had, most of them moved to the Western Reserve in the early 1800s. Census records show him living in Portage and Ashtabula Counties. He married a Lucretia Could your father have had this John L Godard in his line? The only child I found for him was an Oscar F, b 1828, who lived in Brimfield, Portage, OH and the Ashtabula.
Could this be John L and Lucretia Godard? War of 1812?
Just some ideas.