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    Great-Great-Grandparents

    Joseph Gould

    born [probably Taunton], Plymouth Colony, about 1680 [or about 1685?]GEGW 16.4

    died Kittery [now Eliot?], Maine, 10 May 1762GEGW 16.5

    married about 1705GEGW 16.6

    Bethia(h) Furbush/Furbish

    born Dover, New Hampshire, 1674GEGW 16.7

    died [probably in Kittery] Maine, before January 1747GEGW 16.8

    Children, all born probably in Kittery, correct order unknown:

    Mary Gould, born 22 March 1706/7 in Kittery; married in Kittery 18 Feb. 1727, Roger Mitchell.

    Bethia Gould; married in Kittery 19 June 1728, Richard Chick, Jr.

    William Gould; buried in Scarboro, Maine, 15 May 1751; married in Dover, N.H., 30 Oct. 1736, Anne Searle.

    Samuel Gould; died 1779; married Sarah—.

    Joseph Gould, born about 1722; married Ruth Remick.

    Hannah Gould; married 1743 Robert Tidy.

    Sarah Gould; married 1742 Samuel Chadbourne.

    According to the Goold sketch in Stackpole’s Old Kittery (pages 461—62), Joseph Goold (ca. 1722—ca. 1797) was the son of Joseph and Bethiah (Furbish) Goold. Joseph, son of John and Mary (Crosman) Goold, “came [to Kittery] about 1702, aged about twenty-two.” He married about 1705 Bethiah, daughter of William Furbish, and in 1709 purchased Treworgy’s or Thompson’s Point, in the northern part of what became Eliot. Stackpole also stated that Joseph changed his surname from Gold to Goold, “following the example of relatives in Taunton,” and that he died 10 May 1762, aged “about 82.”GEGW 16.9

    Essentially the same information in found in Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (page 277), long the standard reference for early families of these two colonies. Here the entry for this Joseph Gould (Goold) indicates he was the brother of Benjamin, born about 1693, son of John and Mary (Crosman) Gold of Taunton, who came to Kittery by 1714 and married Rebecca Furbush, a Friend. The sketch of the William Furbush family of Eliot (then Kittery) in the Dictionary indicates daughter Bethia married Joseph Goold in 1705. William’s other children were Daniel, John, Hope(well), Catherine, Sarah, and William (Enclosure 1-25).GEGW 16.10

    Primary documentation identifying Joseph of Kittery as the son of John Gould of Taunton is lacking among the sources provided for this study. The connection is likely correct, since Cumberland County, Maine (part of Massachusetts until 1820), was heavily settled by migrants from the old Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies, and there seem to be no other known Joseph Gould candidates. Land and other records might provide better evidence that the Joseph Gould who settled in Kittery, Maine, was from Taunton, Massachusetts.GEGW 17.1

    In his account of the Gould family, C. L. Gould noted that this Joseph Goold was a weaver and, in 1700, a member of the First Military Company of Taunton (notes of C. L. Gould of Wellton, Arizona, 1975 or earlier, copy supplied by Ellen G. White Estate from previously copied genealogical records).GEGW 17.2

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