Saturday, October 22, 2011

Surname Saturday - Gould


I have two lineages descending from Alexander Gould of Maine.  I also have two more Gould lineages descending from Richard Gould, whose children lived in Essex County, Massachusetts.  Considering that Alexander Gould's children removed to Marblehead, in Essex County, it has been fun keeping all these Goulds in line!

A map of Muscongus Bay, Maine
Alexander Gould was deeded a tract of land dated August 8, 1660 at Broad Bay, Maine from his father-in-law, John Brown of New Harbor. The book The History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle, Maine states "Sander Gould had three daughters, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth.  William Stilson married Margaret and resided on the premises till killed by the Indians. Their children James and Margaret survived and in the next cetury laid claim to these lands."  Alexander Gould's origins are unknown.  There are several deeds filed in Essex County, Massachusetts that mention Alexander or Sander Gould.

Generation 1. Alexander Gould, born about 1636, died about 1672 at Muscongus, Maine; married about 1659 in New Harbor, Maine to Margaret Brown, daughter of John Brown and Margaret Hayward, born aobut 1638 at Pemaquid, Maine, died about 1675 at New Harbor. Four children.  Margaret was previously married to Morris Chamblet and had one son, Samuel.

1st Gould lineage:
Generation 2. Margaret Gould, born about 1661 in New Harbor, died about December 1750; married about 1675 to her first husband, James Stilson, son of Vincent Stilson and Grace Unknown, who died on 2 August 1689 at Muscongus Island in an Indian attack.  Five children.  She married second on 30 March 1696 to Thomas Pitman, son of Thomas Pitman, born 1652 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, died in April 1736 in Marblehead.

Generation 3. James Stilson (about 1680 - 1772) m. Hannah Odiorne
Generation 4. Hannah Stilston (1706 - 1776) m. Thomas Mead
Generation 5. Hannah Mead (1730 - before 1759) m. James Wilkinson
Generation 6. William Wilkinson (d. after 1840) m. Mercy Nason
Generation 7. Aaron Wilkinson (1802 - 1879) m. Mercy F. Wilkinson
Generation 8. Robert Wilson Wilkinson (1830 - 1874) m. Phebe Cross Munroe
Generation 9. Albert Munroe Wilkinson (1860 - 1908) m. Isabella Lyons Bill
Generation 10. Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my paternal grandparents)

2nd Gould lineage:
Generation 2. Elizabeth Gould, born 1667 in Marblehead, died after 26 December 1719; married on 27 October 1692 in Marblehead to Edward Homan, son of Edward Homan, born 1668 and died in July 1714 in Marblehead.  Six children.

Generation 3. Peter Homan (b. 1699) m. Mary Hoyle
Generation 4. William Homan (b. 1725) m. Elizabeth Unknown
Generation 5. Thomas Homan (b. about 1758 - 1832) m. Tabitha Glover
Generation 6. Betsey Jillings Homan (1792- 1874) m. Jabez Treadwell
Generation 7. Eliza Ann Treadwell (1812 - 1896) m. Abijah Hitchings
Generation 8. Abijah Franklin Hitchings (1841- 1910) m. Hannah Eliza Lewis
Generation 9. Arthur Treadwell Hitchings (1868 - 1937) m. Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Generation 10. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen

No books or articles have been written about Alexander Gould, but he is mentioned in deeds and local histories.

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Your surname Saturday posts are excellent. Perhaps it's time for a Gould book?

  2. Do you ever use the Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH? There's a nice write up of Alexander Gould in that.

  3. I'm a cousin from the McCurdy Hilton line of Bristol, Maine.

  4. I'm a cousin from the McCurdy Hilton family, Bristol, Maine.