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John Gould

Birthplace: Dartmouth, Devon, England
Death: Died in Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Gould
Father of Jan (John) Gould

Managed by: James Duane Pell Bishop III
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Immediate Family

About John Gould

Three brothers, John, Robert, and Thomas, emigrated to America from

Dartmouth, Devonshire, England in 1664. Source: 'History of Bergen and

Passaic Counties...', W. W. Clayton, pub. 1882, page 546; 'The Family

of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield', Benjamin Apthorp Gould, pub. 1895,

page 325. Family papers dated 1892 quote the Clayton source.

Immigrated with brothers Robert & Thomas circa 1664- first went to

Long Island, then to CT, then to Elizabethtown, NJ; he was a tailor-

New Haven a guess, but he did marry in CT

lived in Southhampton, LI then moved to Elizabethtown, NJ; Married

Sarah Extell, Axtell or Axtelle in Connecticut where he lived before


Robert settled in Hull, Massachusetts, Thomas in Charlestown, Mass and

John went first to in Connecticut where he married Sarah

Extell/Axtell/Estill (a note by Alice Day Smith says Milford, CT) and

was a tailor by trade. From CT he moved to Long Island, where he lived

a few years, and then removed about 1694 to Elizabeth(town), NJ. They

had six children.

Lockward's 'Puritan Heritage' indicates he died at 91 in 1715, making

him born in 1624. Torrey's 'New England Marriages Before 1700' lists

their marriage and first child born 1680 CT/LI/Elizabeth, NJ.

John came to Elizabethtown (Elizabeth, Union County, NJ) from CT

about. 1664. He moved to Horseneck (Caldwell, Essex County, NJ) at age

20. Joseph's will is #106776, in 1811 (source unknown.)

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John Gould's Timeline

Dartmouth, Devon, England
Age 24
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut,
Age 35
Connecticut ?
Age 51
Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, United States