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Transcript of William Gould deed to John N. Gould:
This Indenture made the 24th day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred + thirty seven Between William Gould + Leanor his wife of Windham Bradford Couny + State of Pennsylvania of the first part + John N. Gould of Nichols Tioga County + State of New York of the first [sic: second] part witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for + in consideration of the sum of two hundred Dollars lawful money of the United States of America unto them well + truly paid by the said party of the second part at or before the ensealing or delivering of theses present, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released conveyed + confirmed + by these present, do grant bargain sold [sic] alien enfeoff release convey + confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs + assigns all that certain piece a parcle of land lying + being in the Township of Windham County of Bradford + State of Pennsylvania bounded on the North by Esqr. Loomises Lot on the west by lot formerly owned + occupied by Tobias Gould decease on the South by William Goulds lot on the East by Edmund Russells lot supposed to contain twenty five acres. Together with all + singular the rights improvements ways waters watercourses rights liberties privileges hereditaments + appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in augwise[?] appertaining + the reversions + remainders rents issues + profits thereof, + all the estate right title interest property claim + Demand whatsoever of the said parties of the first part in law equity or otherwise howsoever of in + to the same. To have + to hold the said piece a parcle of land above described hereditended so to be with the appurtenandces as unto the said party of the second part his heirs + assigns forever
And the said parties of the first part for themselves their heirs executors + administrators do by these present covenant grant + agree to + with the said party of the second part his heirs + assigns that ......... + singular the hereditaments + ..... .... above described + granted or mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs + assigns against them the said parties of the first part their heirs + assigns all. every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof shall + will warrant forever defend. In witness whereof the said parties to the present have hereto unterchageably set their hans + seals the day + year first above written Sealed + delivered in the presence of us,
Asa B. Gould William Gould <seal>
Henry Russell Leanor Gould <seal>
Received the day of the date of the above indenture, of the above named---
The 9th day of November Anno Domini 1837 before me Henry Russell came the above named William Gould + Lanor his wife + acknowledged the above indenture to be their act + ceded + desired the same might be recorded as such. Windham Novr 9th AD 1837
Henry Russell Justice of the Peace.
Recorded Novr 19th 1842
from "Boston Evening Transcript" newspaper, Wednesday, 27 January 1915 (genealogical column)
(*4500.) Gould. The reference of L. R. F. to the Russels of Dutchess and Tioga counties of New York State has aroused the hope that he may have some data that will help me. I am trying to learn something about William Gould, Sr., who lived at one time in Dutchess County. I know nothing about him except that he had sons: William, Jr., Adam, Joel, John, and Wilbur. William, Jr., married Helen Knickerbocker about 1790 or 1791. They were both born in Dutchess County; William on July 17, 1770, and his wife on May 1, 1771. Adam was born Aug. 8, 1776, and on Sept. 6, 1796, married Judith Coffin of Nantucket, the date of her birth being June 5, 1775.
The children of William, Sr., moved from Dutchess to Saratoga County, New York. The children of William, Jr., were born at Half Moon, and those of Adam at Malta, both in the latter county.
These families afterwards moved to Tioga County, N. Y., and Bradford County, Pa., in 1823. Many of their descendants still live there. One of these is Lydia [sic] Gould, who married Samuel D. Russel. She is a daughter of Daniel Gould and Mary Ann Wright, and Daniel was a son of the William, Jr., above referred to.
Is there anything in your filed that relates to the ancestry of these Goulds? It is supposed that William, Sr., came from Rhode Island. It may be that at one time he lived in Windham County, Conn., judging from the fact that the name Windham was given to the township of Bradford County, Pa., where his descendants settled. [incorrect] A. B. G.