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Samuel Gould

Also Known As: "Gold"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Death: October 11, 1769 (76)
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Nathan Gold, Jr., Governor of Connecticut and Hannah Gold (Talcott)
Husband of Esther Gould
Father of Daniel Gold; Esther Gold; Abigail Gold; Col. Abraham Gould ( Gold ) and Abel Gold
Brother of Abigail Hawley; John Gould; Nathan Gould, Jr.; Rev Hezekiah Gold and Sarah Gold
Half brother of Sarah Gould; David Gould; Joseph Gold; Onesimus Gold and Martha Sherman

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About Samuel Gould

He was the Great Great Grandfather of "Jay" Gould who would become the ninth wealthiest American.

Birth: 1692 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Oct. 11, 1769 Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

The son of my ancestors, HON. NATHAN & HANNAH (TALCOTT) GOLD, he married Esther Bradley, daughter of Abraham Bradley, on December 7, 1716 in New Haven, Conn.

From "Ye OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN." by Mrs. Kate Perry, p. 125: "Samuel Gould was grandson of the first settler of the name of Gould, and father of Col. Abraham Gould. He married Esther Bradley and possessed the Gould homestead."

Family links:

 Nathan Gold (1663 - 1723)
 Hannah Talcott Gold (1663 - 1696)

 Esther Bradley Gold (1696 - 1776)

 Abraham Gould (1732 - 1777)*

 Abigail Gold Hawley (1687 - 1749)*
 John Gould (1688 - 1766)*
 Nathan Gold (1690 - 1761)*
 Samuel Gold (1692 - 1769)
 Hezekiah Gold (1694 - 1761)*
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Inscription: Here lyes Buried the Body of Mr. Samuel Gould who departed this Life Oct'r ye 11th 1769 in ye 77th Year of His Age. "Ye OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN." by Mrs. Kate Perry

Burial: Old Burying Ground Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

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Maintained by: Cliff & Jackie Gould Originally Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Jun 04, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37926458


..... Samuel, the fourth son, born 27 December, 1692. He appears to have lived a quiet and prosperous but uneventful life, without colony or church office.^ He purchased the estate still known as the Gould homestead, recently turned by bequest into a summer home for unmarried Protestant females. He married, 7 December, 1716, Esther Bradley of New Haven. He had five children, one dying in infancy. He died 11 October, 1769. His stone, somewhat broken but repaired, reads as follows: Here Lyes Buried the Body M^ SAMUEL GOULD Who departed this Life Ocf y« ll^ 1769 in y« 7T Year of His Age. His son, Colonel Abraham, was killed by the British at Ridgefield, 1779. He was the ancestor of Jay Gould.^ Samuel's son Abel is our ancestor, baptized 17 September, 1727. Like his father's, his life seems to have been lived in private. He emerges into the colony records, rather the state records, under date 4 November, 1776; at a meeting of the governor and the committee of safety, it was voted to supply Abel Gold and others with twelve cannon, 4-pounders, eight small swivels, half a ton of round-shot, and one hundred weight of grape-shot. Yet in the stirring days of the next year, when the British burned Fairfield I find no mention of his name. However, his loss by fire, barn and other things, was set as 124£. He has been called captain but in the parish records he is not so distinguished. One earlier entry in the Colonial Records, October, 1769, tells at some length of a legal suit whereby he gets six and one-fourth acres of land. He had a slave Tony in days when slaves in Fairfield were Nathan, 6 April, 1690; Samuel, 27 December, 1692; Hezekiah, 1694, Harvard 1719; Sarah, 1696. By Sarah Cook, second wife: Sarah, 3 March, 1699(1700); Onesimus, baptized 19 October, 1701; David, baptized 3 December, 1704; Martha, baptized 8 February, 1707(8), married Samuel Sherman; Joseph, 21 October, 1711. 1 In 1739 is recorded in the Colonial Records the amicable settlement of a long standing boundary controversy between the town of Danbury and Samuel Gold and others. 2 Children of Samuel and Esther (Bradley) Gold: Hester, baptized 8 November, 1719, married John Tumey, 28 December, 1742; Abigail, 24 May, 1724, married Nathan Thompson, 19 July, 1744; Abel, 17 September, 1727, married Ellen Burr, 19 December, 1754; Abraham, 18 October, 1730 ; Abraham, 14 May, 1732, married Elizabeth, daughter of Col. John Burr

not numerous, yet otherwise his wealth seems to have been modest. His treatment of his slave suggests that he was both religious and patriotic ; Tony, who had married Deacon Bulkley's Dorcas in November, 1780, had been baptized 16 April, 1775, and served three years in the war. He is on the Revolutionary rolls of 1781 for a bounty of 30£. Abel's young son Talcott was also in the war. Why then did not Abel, if he were captain, serve? His family duties must have been large; since his marriage to Ellen Burr, 19 December, 1754, he had many children, the eldest being but twenty in October, 1776; there were at that time eight younger children living, the youngest about a year old. In 1777 was born another, costing the life of its mother. The father was fortunate in finding speedily a new mother, Amelia Burr, for his family.^ Was it pity that prompted Amelia Burr to assume the care of that large family ? She was a widow with several children of her own. She was born Silliman, daughter of Judge Silliman, sister to General Silliman. As nothing indicates that Abel Gold was, for such a person, in any worldly way, a good match, his attraction for her must have lain in character or in pitifulness of condition; the last element was certainly there, I am inclined to think the other also. Quite clearly he was regular in his habits, orderly and decent. Every one of his eleven children had been promptly baptized. Their good old family names were proof of proper pride. The strength of family attachment is shown also in his marriages. Ellen Burr was a distant cousin. Amelia Burr, the second wife, was widow to Ellen's brother Ebenezer, and also a distant cousin, through descent from Major Gold. Amelia must have known Abel through thick and through thin, and have found in his home a proper sphere for a somewhat masterful woman. Upright, personally attractive to women, somewhat lacking in force, we think Abel Gold was. Yet was he lacking in force? How explain the shadowy title, 1 Children of Abel and Ellen (Burr) Gold: John, 5 October, 1755, died young; Abel, 24 October, 1756; Talcott, 17 June, 1759; Ellen, 2 August, 1761; Samuel, 27 November, 1763; Isaac, 23 February, 1766, married 7 February, 1790, Ellen Jennings; Esther, 8 May, 1768; Nathan. 30 September, 1770; Seth Burr, 14 May, 1775; Grissel, 17 January, 1773, married 4 December, 1791, Seth Sturgis jr.; Hannah, 17 June, 1777, married 21 October, 1798, John Morehouse. Child of Abel and Amelia (Silliman Burr) Gold: Sally, 28 March, 1789

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Samuel Gould's Timeline

December 27, 1692
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
July 11, 1717
Age 24
Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
October 13, 1719
Age 26
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
April 27, 1724
Age 31
Fairfield, CT
May 10, 1732
Age 39
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
September 14, 1735
Age 42
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
October 11, 1769
Age 76
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States