Tri-Counties Military Records - George Gould of Rutland
I wrote a couple of months ago about Military Records I have on George Gould who died at Reams Station, Virginia during the Civil War. He was the son of Philander Erwin GOULD & Patience M BENSON . Their children were: Finette,George,Reddington,Layfette,Floyd,Frank M,Philander Jr.,Royal Rose (my gggrandfather),Harriett Jane,Hannah A, and Mary C. They lived in Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA when the war broke out. Patience had to prove to the government that George was the main support of the entire family; therefore, family, friends, and neighbors wrote letters that were notarized to the government to prove her rights to the pension funds. I have the copies of the handwritten letters and wanted to know if you would be interested in them.
I, Elmer Backer also of the said township of Rutland, on oath
say that my age is thiry one years, that, I was well aquainted with the
said George Gould son of the said Patience M Gould, in his lifetime I was
born and always lived in the same township with him until he went into
the Army. I was first Luentenant of the company in which he served for
a time, afterward was Capt. of another company. The said George Gould died
without wife or child, never having been
married, and futher htat I have no interest in this claim, direct or indirect. E. R. Backer
State of Pennsylvania
County of Tioga
Before me as Justice of the Peace in and for said county personally appear the foregoing and written names Aaron Wood and Elmer Backer, to me well known and whom I certify to be ntilled to full credit and each severally in due form of law make oath and subscribed to his respestion foregoing affedavit before me this 18th day of December 1871 and futher certify that I have no interest in this claim direct or indirect. Daniel Watson, J.P.
Rutland, April 25, 1866 This is to certify that I Joel Rose, MD have personally acquainted with Phylander Goold for a number of years, and know him to be a very poor man and that his health is verry poor in corrsequense of Hernia, which he has torn (unable to read), with other difficulties of his bodly system. I do not consider him able to support his family which is quite large. Joel Rose MD
Rutland, April 25, 1866 I am acquainted with the above name Philander Gould and from a personal examination believe the above certificate to be true. John M. Borden MD
Commonwealth of Penna.
Personall appeared before me the above named Joel Rose MD and John M Borden MD and made oath that the facts set forth in their affidavits were true sworn and subscriped before me at Rutland this 25th day of April 1866. Daniel Watson J.P.
On this seventh day of May 1866 before me personally appeared
Metilda Benson and Polly Stoup residents of Rutland in said county who
after being duly sworn do on their solomn oaths state that they are well
acquainted with Philander Gould and Patience M Gould; tht they were present
at Horseheads, Chemung Co., N.Y. when they were married by Conklin Eng
a Justice of the Peacein and for the Chemung County on the 20th day of
August AD, 1835; that they have know them since that time and that they
hve lived together as man and wife.
That the said Philander Gould has been for many years in poor health and unable to provide wholly for his family, and that George Gould their son before he enlisted in the army mainly supported the family.
Matilda Benson X
Polly Sloub X (Possibly Polly Stout- Note form JMT)
Sworn and Subscribed before me will I certify that the above witnessns and credible persons and that I am not inerrested in this claim. Daniel Watson JP
State of Penna
Co of Bradford
On this 31st day of August 1866 before me personally came Ezriuh Benson of Columbia town in the county of Bradford state of Pennsylvannia who after being duly sworn says that he was a private in Co "G" 16th Pa Calvalry, and said he was acquainted with Georg Gould who was a private in the same company "G" 16th Reg Calvalry and not a member of Co "C" in said regiment. Ezriuh Benson
Sworn and Subscribe before me will I certify that I am not interested
in this claim Witness my hand and seal the 31st day of August 1866.
V M Sony (?)
Assocut Inder (?)
I, Wm Hutchinson of Mansfield in the county of Tioga and State of Pennsylvania
on oath say that George Gould son of Patience M Gould worked one season
for me on my farm in Rutland township said county his work amounted to
one hundred and twelve dollars which I paid in grain, Store trade, some
money and provisions, the larger share of which was grain and provisions
all of which his mother and family had and stood in need of her husband
not being able to provide. The next year the same George Gould worked for
Wm. Lawrence in the same neighborhood and that I have no interest in this
claim direct or indirect.
State of Pennsylvania
County of Tioga SS William Hutchinson
Personally appeared the above named Wm Hutchinson to me well known and whom I certify to entitiled to full credit and in due form of law, made oath and subscribed to the above statement before me this 1st day of June 1872 and I certify that I have no interst in this claim direct or indirect. Wm Adams J.P.
State of Pennsylvania
County of Tioga SS Personally appeared before a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county above named Jefferson Sherman to me well known and whom I I certigy to be entill to full credit and in due form of law made oath ????? to the foregoing statement and certify I have no interest in this claim direct or indirectly as Witness my hand and sel this ? day of December AD 1870. Daniel Watson J.P.
Sworn an dsubscribed before me the 16th day of June 1873 SS Wm. Adams J.P.
Also personally appears J. E. Horton to me well known and whom I certify
to be entilled to full credit and who being duly sworn according to law
sposs and says that he was well acquainted with the said George Gould was
brought up together with him with same neighborhood and was intimate iwth
him and sure the said George Gould never had any wife or children and that
he as no interest in this direct or indirect.
G. E. Horton
Sworn and subscriped before me the 16th day of June 1873 SS Wm Adams J.P.
Also personall appeared Thomas Horton of the said township of
Rutland to me well know and whom I certify to be entilled to full credit,
who bring duly sworn according to law deposes and says I have been acquainted
with Patience M. Gould above named for over thirty years and her son George
Gould from a child until he enlisted into the army which was sometime in
1862. He was a very steady industrious boy and helped a good deal towards
the support of his mother and family, he worked six months for me before
he went to work for Wm Lawrence. I paid him sixty six dollars for his work
and most all of it in grain, provisions and things necessary for his mother
and children support (which was quite small) and she and her family have
the things and I believe consumed them and I have no interest in this claim.
Sworn and suscribed before me the 23rd of May 1872
Justice of the Peace
Also personally appeared Reddington Gould to me well know and whom I
certify to be entilled to be entilled to full credit, and who being duly
sworn according to law deposes and says that he is twenty eight years of
age and has been a criple and unable to support himself since he was fifteen
years old, that he is the son of the said Patience M. Gould, knew of his
brother George sending money home at different times while he was in the
army. At one time he sent forty dollars and mother was obliged to use most
all the money he sent home to buy things, food, and clothes for herself
and family. Before George went into the army he kept company with a young
lady in the neighborhood some, (say if he had lived would probably have
married her) I and my sister Jane use to joke him about her and call her
his wife and in a letter he wrote home while in the army speaking of his
wife, he must have been joking for he never had any wife, or family except
that of his mother and fathers and further that he has no interest in this
claim direct or indirect. Redington Gould
Sworn and subscribe before me the 16th day of June 1873 and I certify that I have no interest in this claim direct or indirect. Wm Adams, J.P.
State of Pennsylvania
County of Tioga SS Personally appeared the above named John Benson to me well know and whom I certify to be entilled to full credit and due form of law made oath and subscribed to the foregoing statement and I further certify that I have no interest in this claim direct or indirect. Before me this 23rd day of May 1872.
Justice of the Peace
*reside on it to the present time. (?)
I knew George from a baby in the cradle until he went into the army always lived near him and am sure he never had any wife or children. I also knows of money being sent home by George while he was in the army or at least I was at Mrs. Gould when it came and she said it was from George and he wanted it paid on the place and stop the big interest but she was obliged to use it to get things for herself and family and at one time the family was so destitute I lent them some money until they could get the bounty money coming on account of George. Further I have no interest in this claim direct or indirect. John Benson X (his mark) (See John's Photo above)
Sworn and subscribed before me the 16th day of June 1873
Wm Adams J.P.
Also personally appeared Wm Hutchinson to me well known and whom I certify to be entitled to full credit and who bring duly sworn according t law deposes and says that he was well acquainted with the said George Gould son of Patience M Gould from the time he was small boy until he went into the army lived in the same neighborhood with him and am sure he never had any wife or children and further that I have no interest in this claim direct or indirect. Wm Hutchinson
Sworn and subscribed before me this 16th day of June 1873 SS Wm Adams J.P.
Application for Pension #128,241
Enrolled 10th day of Sept 1862, at Tioga, PA in Co "D", 16th Reg of PA calvery for three (3) years. Mustered in as private on the 29th day of Sept 1862 at Harrisburg, PA. On the muster rolls of Co "D" for the months of July and Aug 1864; he is reported Pat. absent wounded in C.C. Hospital; Muster Out dated Aug 11'/65 report him Pat. Died August 27"/64 of gun shot wound of head, in Cavy(?) Corps Hospital City Point, VA.
Caualty Sheet: Geoge Gould, Private, 16th Reg, Calvery,Pennsyvania.
Place of casualty, Reams Station, VA;wounded in action;Aug 23, 1864.
Roll of Honor, Vol 13, page 124;date of death Aug 27,1864;buried Caverly(?) Corps Cemetery, VA.
George Gould was 24 years on his first Company Muster-In Roll at Harrisburg, PA Sept 29, 1862: Bounty paid: $25.00 Prem paid: $2.00.
"Portrait and Biographial Album of Livingston Co., Illinois"
March 1, 1881
Page 589 and 590
ROYAL ROSE GOULD, one of the wealthy farmers and stock-raisers of Long
Point Twp. owning 200 acres located on section 2, was born in Pennsylvania
on the 23rd of February 1848 and is the son of Philander and Patience M.
(Benson) Gould who were natives of Pennsylvania and Connecticut, respectively.
The father born Oct 21, 1801, and the mother Feb 21, 1815. The former died
in 1881, and the later died 12 Oct 1880. To them were born
eleven children: Fientte, on the 1st day of June, 1836, married William
Lane, and had one child, Grant still living; she died on the 20th of Dec
1883; George, born January, 1838, enlisted in the army at Rutland in 1862,
and served twenty-three months; on the 27the of August, in a skirmish near
Reams Station, VA, he was shot over the right eye, and the ball came out
over the left ear; suring his term of service he was in forty-one battles
besides skirmishes. Harriet was born March 20, 1845, and died
June 17, 1882; Reddington was born in April, 1846, and died in Pennsylvania
Sept. 1, 1873; Royal, our subject, was born Feb 23,1848; Philander Erwin,
born Dec 4, 1849, married Minnie Marsh; they have one child, and live on
the old homestead in Pennsylvania. LaFayette was born Sept 24, 1851, and
married Alta Marsh; they have three children and reside in Bradford Co.,
Pennsylvania. Frank M. was born Sept 30, 1853, and was married to Mabel
Ridenhour, of Bradford Co., Pennsylvania; she is the daughter of Daniel
and Esther Ridenhour; they have one child, and reside in Ingham County,
Mich. Mary C., born June 1?, 1855, married Jake Williams, who died
July 6, 1881, leaving one child; Floyd was born March 2, 1857, is unmarried,
and lives in Bradford County, Pennsylvania; Hannah A. was born May 31,
1861, was married to Albert Series, and has one child.
On the 11th of May 1876, Royal Rose Gould was married to Mary Louise Carlton, a daughter of Benjamin and Laura (Eaton) (Miller) Gould, whose biographies will be found in another part of this work. Mrs. Carlton was the wife of Lanson Miller, deceased, and her maiden name was Eaton. By her first husband were born three children: John L. was married to Maggie Stephenson, and resides in Colorado; Deloss is mining in Idaho; Laura J. was born Jan 23, 1842, and died Jan 29, 1865; she was the wife of Gus Payne, and resided in Long Point. To Mr and Mrs Gould there have been born four children: Benjamin Reddington; July 11, 1878; Lorne W.; Dec 30, 1879; Ina Ethel; Dec 25, 1881; George Leland, Aug 27, 1885.
Mr. Gould's farm is well improved and finely cultivated. Its productiveness has been much added to by the construction of considerable tile ditches.
In politics Mr. Gould acts with the Republican party, but wholly through positives of patriotism, as he has no desire to hold ?, nor inclination to become an office-seeker. He is largely interested in the material welfare of his country and township, which he manifests upon all occasions. Mrs. Gould is an active member of the Christian Church, and devotes her energies to good works.
NOTE FROM CHOCY: Laura Eaton Miller Carlton was daughter of William Eaton and Asaneth Loomis of Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA. I have quite a bit of info on Loomis; almost nothing, so far, on William who came by canoe to find his neighbors the Leonards, one of the first settlers of the area. Nothing on Lanson Miller.