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John Gould

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Birthplace: Charlestown End (Stoneham) Massachusetts
Death: Died in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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Son of John Gould and Joanna Gould
Husband of Abigail Gould ( Belcher) and Martha Redington, (Twin)
Father of John Gould; Abigail Gould; Jeremiah Gould; Thomas Gould; Daniel Gould and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Gould; Hannah Gould; John Gould; Daniel Gould and Thomas Gould
Half brother of Mary Gould; Sarah Burbeen and Abigail Gould

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About John Gould

  • The Giles Memorial. Genealogical Memoirs of the Families Bearing the Names ... By John Adams VINTON
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  • 1. JOHN GOULD1 was admitted a freeman of the Massachusetts Colony, May 2, 1638. He lived in Charlestown; not on the peninsula, to which the name is now confined, but in that section of the old town which was known as "Charlestown-End," and was incorporated as the town of Stoneham, Dec. 17, 1725. He was probably one of the earliest inhabitants of Stoneham.
  • There was a John Gould, who, with his wife Grace, each of the age of 25 years, embarked for America in the Defence from London, July 7,1635. They were from Towcester, in Northamptonshire. It has been supposed that this John Gould was the father of the Gould family of Stoneham. This is by no means certain. The officer whose duty it was to record the names of the emigrants from Old to New England, in 1635, would hardly have made the mistake of writing Grace, instead of Mary, as the name of John Gould's wife. Yet, if any of the readers of this Sketch should be inclined to think that the father of the Stoneham Goulds brought with him from London a wife GRACE, in 1635; that she died shortly after their arrival; and that he then married a second wife, MARY; there is certainly nothing to forbid the supposition. The matter must be left in doubt : the probabilities are perhaps equal on both sides.
  • MARY, the wife of John Gould, died Sept. 28, 1642. [Charlestown Records.] He then married JOANNA ---- , who survived him, and died, Aug. 27, 1697, aged ONE HUNDRED YEARS.(+)
  • John Gould — or Gold, as the name appears in his will — seems to have died in the year 1690. His will is dated Jan. 3, 1688-9 ; proved, July 2, 1690; recorded, Midd. Prob. 7 : 85. He says nothing of his
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  • wife, though living. He speaks of his sons John Gold, Daniel Gold, and Thomas Gold. The last (Thomas) seems to have deceased, some time before ; for he is mentioned only in connection with the testator's "grandson, Thomas Gold, son of my son Thomas Gold." then under 21 years of age. The testator's son-in-law, John Birbene, is also mentioned. His estate is bounded, in part, by Thomas Cutler's fence — "that is the north line;" "south on ye River; east on ye Pond." As Thomas Cutler lived in Stoneham, near the line of South Reading, there can be no doubt that John Gould,1 the testator, also lived in the present territory of Stoneham.
  • His children were — by first wife, Mary —
    • 2. Mary,2 bap. Jan. 29, 1636-7.
    • 3. Sarah,2 bap. Dec. 15, 1637; m. April 2, 1660, John Burbeen, of Woburn. She d. May 14, 1670. Children—
      • Mary, b. July 2, 1661. John, b. Aug. 9, 1663. James, b. May 15, 1668.
    • 4. Elizabeth,2 bap. Feb. 17, 1640.
    • 5. Abigail,2 bap. Sept. 26, 1642; m. April 1, 1669, William Rogers. They probably lived in Stoneham ; as we find a William Rogers, either the same, or their son, who was taxed there in 1726.
  • By second wife, Joanna —
    • 6. Hannah,2 b. Oct. 26, 1644; m. Thomas Elliot, June 10, 1675.
    • 7. John,2 b. Jan. 21, 1646-7 ; d. March 8, 1647.
    • 8. (t)John,2 b. Aug. 5, 1648 ; in. 1, ---- ; 2, Martha ---- .
    • 9. Thomas,2 b. ---- ; had a son Thomas,3 as mentioned in the will, already quoted.
    • 10. (t)Daniel,2 b. 1653 ; m. Dorcas ---- .
    • SECOND GENERATION.
  • 8. JOHN GOULD,2 son of John1 and Joanna Gould of Stoneham, then part of Charlestown ; b. about 1652, if we may credit his gravestone, but Aug. 5, 1648, according to the record of his birth; m. 1, ---- ; 2, MARTHA ---- .
  • He lived in "Charlestown-End," now Stoneham, and seems to have been a large landholder. He died Jan. 24, 1711-12, a. about 69, according to the grave-stone ; about 70, according to Charlestown Record. He was buried in the Old Cemetery in South Reading; there being then no burial-place in Stoneham.
  • His will is dated Jan. 2, 1711-12 ; proved, in part — i. e. part of the will was established, the remainder being in dispute among the heirs — Feb. 11, 1711-12; recorded, Midd. Prob, 13 : 4. His will makes it evident that he resided within the present territory of Stoneham. He speaks of wife Martha, and son Samuel, who are appointed Executors. He mentions eldest son John, son Thomas, other children, Abigail, Daniel, Mehitabel, Jeremiah, Mary, Abraham, Isaac. The overseers of the will are Joshua Eaton and Kendall Parker. We learn from the Probate of the will that Ebenezer Knight m. Mary Gould, a daughter of the testator, and that Benjamin Geary m. Abigail Gould, another daughter. Abraham and Isaac were minors. John, Abigail, Jeremiah, Daniel, Mehitabel, and Mary, were "children of ye first venter;"
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  • Samuel, Abraham, and Isaac, "of ye 2d venter." "Thos Gould lives in Connecticut Colony at Wittingly," [Killingly.]
  • We make out therefore the following schedule of the children of John Gould — by first wife : —
    • 11. (t)John,3 b. about 1672; m. Sarah ---- .
    • 12. Abigail,3 ---- ; m. May 15, 1693, Capt. Benjamin Geary of Stoneham ; a wealthy citizen, and selectman of Stoneham several years.
    • 13. (t)Thomas,3 ---- ; m. Ruth Wyman of Woburn.
    • 14. (t)Daniel,3 b. 1682; m. 1, Sarah Grover ; 2, Abigail Richardson.
    • 15. Mehitabel,3 ---- ; m. James Hay of Stoneham, and d. March 23, 1721.
    • 16. Jeremiah,3 ---- . He is mentioned in his father's will, and in the settlement of the estate ; which is all we know of him.
    • 17. Mary,3 ---- ; m. Ebenezer Knight, of Stoneham.
  • By second wife —
    • 18. Samuel,3 ---- . We know nothing more of him than is stated above.
    • 19. (t)Abraham,3 b. 1692 ; m. Mary ---- .
    • 20. Isaac,3 ---- . We know nothing further of him.
  • 10. DANIEL GOULD,2 son of John and Joanna Gould; b. 1653; m. DORCAS ---- . She was b. 1656; and died June 5, 1730, ae. 74. [Grave-stone.] She lies buried next her son David, and near her son Daniel.
  • He lived in Stoneham, and died intestate, March 25, 1697, a. 44.
  • His widow Dorcas was appointed administratrix, .... etc.
  • We know of no other children of his than the following : —
    • 21. (t)Daniel,3 b. 1688; m. Susanna Pearson, 1710.
    • 22. (t)David,3 b. 1691 ; m. Elizabeth Green, about 1715.
  • Probably there were others, whose names are not preserved.
    • THIRD GENERATION.
  • 11. JOHN GOULD,3 (John,2 John,1) eldest son of John Gould,2 of Stoneham, b. about 1672 ; m. SARAH ---- .
  • He spent most of his life in Stoneham, and is known as John Gould, senior, on the early Stoneham Records. He was a member of the church in that town, but not from its formation. Was taxed in Stoneham, 1726 and 1727. He removed to Southborough previous to December, 1742. His children were —
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    • 23. Sarah,4 b. Jan. 31, 1694-5 ; m. John Howe of Stoneham, Feb. 13, 1717-18.
    • 24. (t)John,4 b. July 3, 1697 ; m. Judith Walker of Woburn.
    • 25. Thomas,4 b. March 11, 1699-1700.
    • 26. (t)Benjamin,4 b. March 31, 1702; m. Elizabeth Watkins of Concord.
    • 27. Abigail,4 b. April 21, 1706 ; m. John Tidd of Woburn, Nov. 6, 1729.
    • 28. Elizabeth,4 b. Jan. 21, 1708-9; died young.
    • 29. Mary,4 b. March 16, 1711-12.
    • 30. Lydia,4 b. July 29, 1714 ; m. John Clemens of Stoneham, Feb. 10, 1735.
    • 31. Elizabeth,4 b. Nov. 29, 1717.
  • 13. THOMAS GOULD,3 (John,2 John,1) brother of the preceding; b. in Stoneham, about 1680; m. Aug. 1, 1721, RUTH WYMAN,3 b. April 17, 1697, dau. of Nathaniel,2 son of Francis Wyman,1 one of the first settlers of Woburn. For a Sketch of the Wyman Family, see Genealogical Register, Vol. III., pp. 35-38. See also, Vinton Memorial, pp. 383, note.
  • It appears from Midd. Prob., 13 : 4, that at the date of the probate of his father's will, Feb. 11, 1711-12, he (Thomas) lived in Killingly, Ct., a town then newly settled, to which several other people, about that time, removed from Stoneham and its vicinity. (See Vinton Memorial, pp. 402, 404, 415, 417.) And yet, in the record of his marriage, 1721, he is said to be "of Charlestown," and the birth of his first child is recorded in Charlestown ; which seems to prove that he then lived in Stoneham. Moreover, the Act of the Legislature, by which Stoneham was incorporated, Dec. 17, 1725, provides that the Town of Stoneham " should have and enjoy that tract of land lying within the bounds [of Stoneham] commonly called and known by the name of Gould's Farm, now under lease to Messrs. Thomas and Daniel Gould, containing one hundred and ten acres, or thereabouts." June 13, 1711, Thomas Gould of Charlestown — the same man — for £40, conveys to John Vinton of Charlestown, ten acres of land in Charlestown, "near Doleful Pond." In Dec. 1710, he also sold land in Charlestown to the same John Vinton. [Midd. Deeds, 16 : 113, and 23 : 352.
  • It would seem, therefore, that he removed to Killingly, in 1711, but afterwards came back to Stoneham ; and again moved away. We have notice of only one child of his, viz. —
    • 32. Ruth,4 b. in Stoneham, July 27, 1722.
  • 14. Deacon DANIEL GOULD,3 (John,2 John1) brother of the preceding; b. in Stoneham, 1682; m. 1, in Woburn, Oct. 21, 1702, SARAH GROVER of Stoneham, b. 1682, probably sister of Thomas Grover of that place. She d. Dec. 4, 1745, ae. 64. [Grave-stone.] 2, April 15, 1747, ABIGAIL RICHARDSON,4 of Woburn, b. April 18, 1709, dau. of William3 and Rebecca3 (Vinton) Richardson of that place. See Vinton Memorial, p. 29.
  • He was an original member of the Church in Stoneham, formed July 2, 1729. He was chosen deacon, Nov. 27, 1730. The other deacon, then chosen, was Daniel Green. [Ibid, p. 403.] He was also a leading man in the town, and was often chosen on important committees.
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  • His will is dated June 10, 1756 ; proved, March 23, 1761 ; recorded, Midd. Prob. 27 : 296-299. He mentions his wife Abigail, and "confirms and establishes a written covenant made with her before marriage." He makes very particular provision for her ; — a good cow, the use of the west room, and so much of the back room as she has occasion for; also 13 bushels of Corn, 2 bushels of Rye, 60 pounds of Pork, 40 pounds of Beef, half a bushel of Beans, half a bushel of Turnips, half a bushel of Potatoes, five cords of Wood, cut fit for her fire and laid near her door, and as much Cyder and Apples as she wants.(*) This provision to be made and continued to her for two years next after the testator's decease, and no longer. He gives his Real Estate to his two grandsons, Joseph Bryant and Daniel Bryant ; also to them his money-bills, bonds, notes, accounts, live-stock, farming utensils, &c. He gives to his grandson, Daniel Bryant, my negro man, Obediah. He also makes some provision for his grand- daughter, Hannah Bryant.
  • He d. March 7, 1761, ae. 79. His widow, Abigail, d. Jan. 1771, ae. 65. [Grave-stones.
  • His children, both by first wife, were —
    • 33. Sarah,4 b. Aug. 29, 1706; m. Joseph Bryant of Stoneham. He was taxed there, 1727, and was an original member of the church there. Their children were, Joseph, b. 1730; d. 1810; a colonel in the militia, and a leading man in the town of Stoneham ; town clerk, Justice of the Peace ; Representative to General Court, in July, 1775. Also, Daniel, b. 1732, d. 1779; Hannah; Sarah, who d. July 16, 1741, a. 5 years, 11 months; John, who d. Dec. 5, 1745, a. 3 months.
    • 34. Daniel,4 b. June 10, 1709; d. Oct. 25, 1734, ae. 26.
  • 19. ABRAHAM GOULD,3 (John,2 John,1) half-brother of the preceding ; b. in Stoneham, 1692; m. MARY ---- .
  • He spent all his days in Stoneham. Of the church in that town, he was an original member ; as were his brother Daniel, his brother-in-law, Ebenezer Knight, his cousins Daniel and David Gould, and Joseph Bryant, already mentioned.(+) He d. Sept. 4, 1776, ae. 84. His wife Mary d. Aug. 5, 1764, "a. about 65." [Grave-stones.
  • Their children were —
    • 35. Mary,4 b. Nov. 10, 1725 ; d. Dec. 14, 1726.
    • 36. Samuel,4 b. June 3, 1727 ; d. June 24, 1727.
    • 37. (t) Abraham,4 b. March 1, 1728-9; m. 1 , Mary Flowers ; 2, Mary Deadman ; 3, Mary Brown ; 4, Tabitha Pratt.
    • 38. Joseph,4 b. Dec. 30, 1730.
    • 39. Mary,4 b. Feb. 1, 1732-3; m. Jonas Parker of Reading; published, Feb. 13, 1750-1.
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    • 40. Samuel,4 b. Oct. 27, 1735.
    • 41. Daniel,4 b. July 24, 1737 ; d. voting.
    • 42. William,4 b. Jan. 11, 1739-40.
    • 43. Daniel,4 b. Oct. 14, 1742.
  • 21. Lieut. DANIEL GOULD,3 (Daniel,2 John,1) son of Daniel2 and Dorcas Gould of Stoneham, b. 1688; m. Dec. 26, 1710, SUSANNA PEARSON3 of Reading, b. Aug. 10, 1690, dau. of John2 and Tabitha (Kendall) Pearson of that place, and grand-dau. of John Pearson,1 who was of Lynn, 1637, and afterwards of Reading.
  • He lived in Stoneham, near the line of the present town of South Reading. In 1766, he petitioned to be set off to the town of Reading, alleging that it would be more convenient for him to attend public worship there, &c. It seems strange that he should have waited, before making such a request, till he was 78 years of age. The petition was not granted.
  • To distinguish him from his cousin Deacon Daniel Gould, he was called Daniel Gould, Junior, till he was long past the meridian of life. As such, he is known on the early Stoneham records. He was a leading man in that town, and was town clerk from the organization of the town in Feb. 1725-6 to March, 1747-8, a period of twenty-two years. He was then succeeded by his son-in-law, Capt. Jonathan Green, who held that office twenty-five years. Mr. Gould was also chosen clerk of the church at its organization, July 2, 1729. But we cannot say much in praise of the manner in which those early records were kept.
  • He died at the age of ONE HUNDRED YEARS, March 8, 1788.
  • His wife Susanna d. March 29, 1757, ae. 67.
  • Their children were —
    • 44. Susanna,4 b. Aug. 14, 1714; m. June 17, 1736, William Green,4 b. in Malden, May 17, 1715, son of William3 and Elizabeth (Farmer) Green of that place. See Vinton Memorial, p. 418. He d. in 1772, ae. 58. She d. 1790, a. 76.
    • 45. Dorcas,4 b. Nov. 20, 1716; m. Peter Hay of Stoneham, Feb. 14, 1737-8. She d. May 26, 1813, "a. 96 years, 6 months, and 10 days." [Grave-stone.
    • 46. Sarah,4 b. July 8, 1719 ; m. Jan. 22, 1744-5, Capt. Jonathan Green, b. Nov. 23, 1719, a prominent citizen of Stoneham; selectman, twenty years; town clerk and town treasurer, twenty-five years. See Vinton Memorial, p. 419. She d. in child-bed, Feb. 25, 1745-6, "a. 26 years, 7 mos., 18 days." [Grave-stone.
    • 47. Tabitha,4 b. Nov. 14, 1721 ; m. Nathan Parker of Reading, June 16, 1741.
    • 48. (t)Daniel,4 b. Feb. 23, 1723-4; m. 1, Ruth Bancroft; 2, Mary Upham.
    • 49. Hannah,4 b. Feb. 6, 1726-7 ; m. Phineas Sprague of Malden, Dec. 6, 1748. [Sept. 21, 1748, according to Malden Records.]
    • 50. Joseph,4 b. Feb. 3, 1728-9 ; d. Sept. 25, 1730.
    • 51. Joseph,4 b. June 21, 1731 ; m. Mary Madelock of Malden; published, Nov. 26, 1756. They seem to have lived in South Reading. "Joshua, son of Joseph and Mary Gould, drowned Aug. 25, 1772, a. 3 years, 3 mos., 7 days." [Grave-stone in South Reading.]
    • 52. Ebenezer,4 b. Sept. 4, 1734 ; probably unm. ; d. Aug. 8, 1790.
  • 22. DAVID GOULD,3 (Daniel,2 John,1) brother of the preceding; b. in Stoneham, 1691; m. about 1715, ELIZABETH GREEN,3 b. in Malden,
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  • Nov. 16, 1687, dau. of Samuel2 and Mary (Cook) Green. Samuel2 was a son of Thomas Green1 of that place. See Vinton Memorial, p. 399.
  • He resided in Stoneham all his days ; and, with his brother Daniel, was a member of the Church there, from its formation. He d. April 3, 1760, ae. 69. His wife Elizabeth d. April 18, 1753, ae. 64. [Grave-stones.
  • His will is dated Jan. 10, 1760; .... etc.
  • His children were —
    • 53. (t)David,4 b. Nov. 2, 1716; m. 1, Esther Green ; 2, Sarah Richardson.
    • 54. Elizabeth,4 b. Sept. 4, 1718 ; d. Sept. 7, 1719.
    • 55. Elizabeth,4 b. Sept. 7, 1721 ; m. Jabez Damon of Stoneham, Nov. 22, 1744. They had Elizabeth, and Mary.
    • 56. Mary,4 b. April 6, 1724; m. Jacob Lynde of Malden, March 28, 1746. They had Mary, and Lydia.
    • 57. (t)Jacob,4 b. Oct. 14, 1726; m. Elizabeth Holden of Stoneham.
    • FOURTH GENERATION.
  • 24. JOHN GOULD,4 (John,3 John,2 John,1) .... etc.
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  • Note to page 169.
  • Since the foregoing was in type, the compiler has received from the transcriber of the Charlestown Records, Mr. Thomas B. Wyman, the following evidence that Joanna Gould, wife of JOHN GOULD,1 was not so old by ten years as is stated on the aforesaid records, in the record of her death, as quoted on page 169 : —
  • In a deposition, dated "6 (2) 1658," that is, April 6,1658, "Johanna Gould, aged fiftie years, or thereabouts, deposes," &c. At the same time, her husband's age is stated to be forty-seven. In another deposition, dated in 1676, Johanna Gould's age is said to be sixty-seven. This evidence, of course, is decisive. The age of Joanna and her husband, therefore, will correspond nearly with the age of John and Grace, who were passengers in the Defence, in 1635 ; and the probabilities incline to the supposition that John Gould the husband of Grace, and John Gould the husband of Joanna, were one and the same person. I may add that it now appears that Joanna Gould was 45 years of age when her son Daniel was born ; instead of 56, as the, Charlestown Records would require us to believe.

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  • .... etc.
  • JOHN GOULD, a husbandman from Towcester, Northamptonsh., came in the "Defence," 1635, aged 25, with wife Grace, 25; but nothing is found of his settlement.
  • JOHN GOULD, of Charlestown, had wife Mary in 1636, who died 1642; daughter Mary baptized 1637; Sarah, 1637, Elizabeth, 1640; Abigail, 1642; by another wife, Hannah, who died 1647, had Hannah, 1644; and John, 1647, died soon. By the same records he is favored with another John, 1648, probably by another wife, Joanna; both father and son living 1678. He may have been one of the early settlers at Reading.
  • .... etc.
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    • REFERENCES.
  • MASSACHUSETTS.--- Chandler's Hist. of Shirley, 428; Daniel's Hist. of Oxford, 523; Temple's Hist. of N. Brookfield, 605; Marse's Sherborn, 93; Ballou's Hist. of Milford, 773-5; Cleveland's Topfield Anniv., 52.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE--- Kider's New Ipswich, 379-83; Norton's Hist. of Fitzwilliam, 585; Cochrane's Hist. of Antrim, 512; Haywood's Hist. of Hancok, 613; Stearn's Hist. of Rindge, 536-8
  • OTHER PUBLICATIONS:--- Gould Gen., (1841), 2 pp.; (1872), 109 pp.; (1895), 353 pp.; Savage's Gen. Dict., II, 284-7; Am. Ancestry, I, 32; III, 197; IV, 178; VI, 158; Binney Gen., 24, 88-93; Dwight Gen., 976-80; Walworth's Hyde Gen., 813-6.

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John Gould's Timeline

1648
August 5, 1648
Charlestown End (Stoneham) Massachusetts
1670
1670
Age 21
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1670
Age 21
Massachusetts, United States
1671
March 28, 1671
Age 22
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1672
December 30, 1672
Age 24
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1675
1675
Age 26
Ipswich, MA, USA
1680
1680
Age 31
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1680
Age 31
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1684
1684
Age 35
Framingham,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA
1687
May 8, 1687
Age 38
Ipswich, MA, USA