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    Joseph Gould

    born [Kittery, Maine] about 1722GEGW 14.7

    died probably in Kittery (now Eliot), Maine, between 11 December 1794 and 15 May 1797GEGW 15.1

    married in Kittery, Maine, 23 August 1749GEGW 15.2

    Ruth Remick

    born Kittery, Maine, about 1740GEGW 15.3

    died probably in Kittery (now Eliot), Maine, after 11 December 1794GEGW 15.4

    Children, born in Maine, correct order unknown:

    William Gould, born about 1750; died perhaps 1 Feb. 1782, aged about 31. 22In an unidentified publication of Revolutionary War participants from Maine (copy supplied by Ellen G. White Estate), p. 109, William Goold is indicated to have been a soldier from Kittery, who died in the service on this date, and “a brother of Joseph, before mentioned.” The father of Joseph and William, however, named a son Williamin his will of 1794, suggesting the soldier might have been a different William Goold.

    Joseph Gould, born fall 1751; married Lydia Lowell.

    John Gould, born about 1754 in Kittery; died evidently in Eliot, Maine, 5 June 1840; married Margaret Remick (“a cousin probably”). John was pensioned for his service in the American Revolution in 1818, was age 66 in July 1820 and 85 in 1840. 23Unidentified publication of Revolutionary War participants from Maine (copy supplied by Ellen G. White Estate), p. 108.

    Tobias Gould, born about 1756 in Kittery, baptized there 21 Feb. 1770; died evidently in New Gloucester, Maine, 28 Feb. 1815; married (intention Kittery, 31 Oct. 1779) Rhoda Hammond. Tobias served in the Revolutionary War. 24Unidentified publication of Revolutionary War participants from Maine (copy supplied by Ellen G. White Estate), pp. 108—09.

    Hannah Gould, born about 1760, baptized in Kittery 21 Feb. 1770; died in Monroe, Maine, 15 Dec. 1832, aged 72; married in Kittery 1 Feb. 1784, Reuben Ricker, a seaman in the Revolutionary War (Enclosure 1-21).

    Dennis Gould, baptized in Kittery 21 Feb. 1770; living in Dec. 1794.

    Samuel Gould, baptized in Kittery 21 Feb. 1770; living in Dec. 1794; married 28 Aug. 1793, Susannah Gowen.

    Robert Gould, baptized in Kittery 21 Feb. 1770; died probably before Dec. 1794. Robert was a Revolutionary soldier.

    Ruth Gould, born 23 Aug. 1771?, baptized in Kittery 12 May 1772; died in Porter, Maine, 16 Oct. 1865; married in Berwick, Maine, 7 April 1792, John Stacy.

    That Joseph Goold/Gould (1751—1838) was the son of Joseph and Ruth (Remick) Goold/Gould is documented through the father’s will of 1794, in which he mentioned his wife, Ruth, and son Joseph (see below). The relationship is supported, in part, by the younger Joseph’s Revolutionary War service record, in which he was styled junior, although at the time that actually meant he was the younger of two men of the same name in Kittery at the time (1776) and not necessarily the son of a man of the same name. Additionally, it can be argued that among the children of the younger Joseph, Dorcas Gould was named for his maternal grandmother, Dorcas (Hill) Remick, 25Ruth Remick, her parents Joshua and Dorcas (Hill) Remick, and her siblings Joseph, Ichabod, Susanna, Grace, and Margaret, are listed in Stackpole’s Old Kittery, pp. 679—80. and Hannah Ricker Gould for her father’s sister Hannah Gould who married Reuben Ricker.GEGW 15.5

    In his town history Old Kittery, Stackpole (page 462) noted the parents of the younger Joseph were Joseph and Ruth (Remick) Goold/Gould. Here the senior Joseph is also shown to have been born about 1722, the son of Joseph and Bethiah (Furbish) Goold, and to have married 23 August 1749, Ruth, daughter of Joshua and Dorcas (Hill) Remick. Indeed, that marriage is found in the published vital records for Kittery (Enclosure 1-22; a marriage year of 1779 shown on a pedigree chart provided by Ellen G. White Estate is in error). Stackpole also noted that the father Joseph served at Louisburg in 1745 and was a selectman in 1770—72. He lived “on his father’s farm” and died about 1797, aged about 75, the approximate year of his death almost certainly based on the probate of his will that year.GEGW 15.6

    Little else is known about Joseph and Ruth (Remick) Gould. In 1769, Ruth joined the Congregational Church in the Second Parish of Kittery (later known as the Eliot Congregational Church). The following year, five children of Joseph “Gold” were baptized in this church—Tobias, Hannah, Robert, Dennis, and Samuel. And in 1772, Ruth, daughter of Josiah “Gold,” was baptized, the name of her father almost certainly an error for Joseph, as no Josiah Gould is known to have lived in Kittery (Enclosure 1-23).GEGW 15.7

    Joseph Gould was living when the first census was taken in the United States in 1790, and he was enumerated in Kittery that year, with a household of three males over sixteen and two females. In the next household was John Gould, probably his son (Enclosure 1-10).GEGW 16.1

    According to a published abstract of the document, Joseph Goold of Kittery, yeoman, weak in body, made his will 11 December 1794. He named his wife, Ruth, who was to be executrix; sons William, Joseph, John, Tobias, Dennis, and Samuel; and two daughters Hannah Ricker and Ruth Stacey. Witnesses to the will were Stephen Furbish, Abigail Heard, and Joshua Hubbard, and it was proved 15 May 1797 (Enclosure 1-24).GEGW 16.2

    For this report, no particular investigation of the other children of Joseph and Ruth (Remick) Gould was made beyond those listed in Stackpole’s Old Kittery, in the Eliot Congregational Church records, and in Joseph’s will.GEGW 16.3

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