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Martha, Mary, John and Hannah (twins), Anna
and Elizabeth' Those of his second marriage were :
Phebe, Keziah, John. Richard, Stephen, Abner, Ruth,
Jacob, Esther and Amos.

(X) Stephen, third son and fifth child of John
and Phebe (Towne) Gould, was born in Boxford,
July 6, 1724. He settled in Hillsboro, New Hamp-
shire, and died in 1798. He was married, January
18, 1748, to Hannah Perkins, of Topsfield, born May
4, 1724, and died in 181 1. Their children were:
Hannah. Elijah, Stephen, Abner, Eunice, Jacob.
Sarah and John.

(XI) Stephen, second son and third child of .
Stephen and Hannah (Perkins) Gould, was born





February 6, 1754. With his brother Elijah he
enlisted in Captain William Pcrlcy's Boxford com-
pany of Colonel Frye's regiment, in 1775, for service
in the Revolutionary war; was later in Captain
Archaelus Towne's company of Colonel Bridge's
New Hampshire regiment; and in 1777 was detailed
to do guard duty at General Burgoyne's surrender.
He died in September, 1825. November 30, 1779,
he married Lydia Fuller, born May 13, 1758, died ,
J\Iay 16, 1817, daughter of Timothy and Sarah
(Smith) Fuller. Their children were: Elijah,
Stephen, Lydia, Abner, Timothy, Thaddeus and

(XII) Elijah, eldest son and child of Stephen
and Lydia (Fuller) Gould, was born in Boxford,
May 15, 1780, and died June 13, 1863. He went
from Hillsboro to Antrim, New Hampshire. He
first married April 30, 1805, Hannah Bradford, of
Hillsboro, who died April 24, 1814. His second wife,
whom he married September 18, 1823, was Mrs.
Hannah Chapman, nee Spaulding, Widow of Stephen
Chapman, of Windsor, New Hampshire. She was
born in Francistown, October 21, 1794, daughter of
Henry and Joanna (Russell) Spaulding, and a de-
scendant in the seventh generation of Edward
Spalding, who emigrated to Virginia in 1619, and
subsequently removed to Braintree, Massachusetts
(see Spalding, I, H, HI, IV, V). Henry Spalding
(VI) was born in Merrimack, November 3 or 23,
1760, and died May 31, 1857. He married Joanna
Russell, who was born June 21, 1766, and died No-
vember I, 1853. Their children were: Achsah,
Henry, Samuel (died young), Hannah, Elizabeth,
Lucinda, Mary, Leonard, Edward Page, Samuel and
Levi. Hannah Spalding was bereft of her first
husband and two children, all of whom died the
same year, and was again married, to Elijah Gould,
as previously mentioned. She died September 15,
1878. The children of Elijah Gould's first union
were : Franklin, David and Nancy. Those by his
second marriage were: Hannah Louisa, Elijah
Fuller, Louisa, Leonard Page, Luther, Adalbert and

(XIII) Leonard Page, second son and fourth
child of Elijah and Hannah Gould, was born in
Antrim, April 15, 1829. In early life he engaged in
the commission business in Hillsboro, and later car-
ried on business in the same line, in Lowell, Massa-
chusetts. From the last named city he went to New
London, New Hampshire, where he purchased a
farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres, and in
addition to agriculture he conducted an extensive
produce business. In politics he acted with the
Republican party, and served with ability as a se-
lectman in New London for six years. His re-
ligious affiliations were with the Baptists. He mar-
ried Sarah E. Coolridge, who was born September
7, 1833, daughter of John Coolridge, of Hillsboro.
She became the mother of six children : , George
P., born January 7, 1858, is now a contractor in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Scott Reed, born October
18, i860, deceased. Arthur J., who will be again
referred to. Elmer A., born April 14, 18 — , is now
residing in Dallas, Texas. Hattie Mabelle, born
April 22, 1870. Frank, born October 18, 1875, is
now in the ice business in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Leonard Page C^ould died January 23, 1900.

(XIV) Arthur John Gould, third son and child
of Leonard P. and Sarah E. (Coolridge) Gould,
was born at Hillsboro Bridge, March 14, 1863. After
concluding his attendance at the public schools of
New London, he learned the meat business, which
he followed for some time, and then went to Minne-
apolis and engaged in the ice business. Returning

to New London in 1890 he became associated with
C. F. Shepliard in the stage and livery business
under the firm name of Shephard and Gould, and
conducted the largest stable in New Hampshire.
Selling his interest in the business to his partner
in 1905, he turned his attention to the real estate
business and at the present time has several houses
in process of construction. His business ability .
and progressive tendencies are proving exceedingly
beneficial to the town, and his success in his new-
field of operation is already assured. He partici-
pates quite actively in civic affairs, having served
as deputy-sheriff for the past three years, and at
the present time he is chairman of the board of se-
lectmen. In politics he is a Republican. While
residing in Minneapolis he was chosen noble grand
of the lodge of Odd Fellows, with which he was
affiliated, and he is now a member of Hcidelburg
Lodge in New London. He is also a member of
New London Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and
has held some of the offices in that body. In his
religious belief he is a Baptist. Mr. Gould mar-
ried Emma Train Shephard, June 24, 1890, daughter
of James Eli Shephard, of New London. He has
one son, Marshall C, born May 8, 1902.

(VI) John, son of Richard Golde, had wife,
Judith, who survived him. In her will, dated 1650,
she refers to her son, Nathan, "Now in New Eng-

(VII) Nathan, son of John and Judith Gould;
was born in England, in 1616. He received lands
in Amesbury in 1657 and 1667. His will, dated
December 12, 1692, was proved September 27, 1693.
He was married in England and the name of his
wife was Elizabeth. She survived him. Their chil-
dren were : Mary, Elizabeth, Samuel, Joseph and
Hannah. His descendants have been numerous in
New Hampshire and Vermont.

(VIII) Samuel, third child and eldest son of
Nathan and Elizabeth Gould, was born in Amesbury,
Massachusetts, February 3, 1668. He was a snow-
shoe man in 1708, and died in 1826. He married,
April 6, 1693. Sarah Rowell, who was born in
Amesbury, March 3, 1674, daughter of Philip and
Sarah (Morrill) Rowell. They had ten children:
Damaris, Nathan, Samuel, Joseph, Judith, Hannah,
Elizabeth, Elihu, Sarah and Philip.

(IX) Joseph, third son and fourth child of
Samuel and Sarah (Rowell) Gould, was born in
Amesbury, July i, 1700. He was one of the pro-
prietors of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, but never
lived in that town. In 1773 he removed from Ames-
bury, Massachusetts, to South Hampton, New
Hampshire, where he died in 1752. He married,
June 2, 1726, Abigail Hoyt, who was born in /\mes-
bury, ]\Iay 13, 170S, daughter of Robert and ]\Iartha
(Stevens) Hoyt. His widow, Abigail, married (sec-
ond), in 1757, Thomas Pike. The children of Jo-
seph and Abigail were : Stevens, Joseph, Christo-
pher, Gideon, Moses, Elias, John, Ebenezer, Martha
and Abigail. Of these Moses, Christopher and
Gideon settled in Hopkinton; John in Dunbarton,
and Elias in Henniker. All were soldiers of the
Revolution. (Mention of Gideon and descendants
forms part of this article.)

(X) Moses, fifth son and child of Joseph and
Abigail (Hoyt) Gould, was born in Newbury, ]\Ias-
sachusetts, April 2, 1735, and died in Hopkinton,
New Hampshire, October 26, 1815. After the death
of their father, Christopher, Gideon and Moses with
their widowed mother removed to Hopkinton, New
Hampshire. Christopher settled on Gould's Hill and
Moses nearby. Not long after the settlement Moses
and Christopher exchanged farms, Moses moving



to the farm on the hill which has been owned and
occupied by his descendants since that time. The
house built by Christopher about 1760 is still in use.
Moses Gould married, November 25, 1773, Joanna
Chase, born 1751, widow of Jonathan Chase, and
daughter of Captain Francis Davis, a pioneer settler
of Warner, New Hampshire (see Davis, V), in 1775.
She survived her husband and lived wath the Shak-
ers at Canterbury from 1818 until her death, June
8, 1839, at the age of eighty-eight years. They
had four children : Moses, Jothan, Stephen and

(XI) Captain Moses (2), eldest child of Moses
(i) and Joanna (Davis) (Chase) Gould, was born
in Hopkinton, October 12, 1779, and died November
ID, 1854. Moving to the hill with his parents when
four years old, he spent the remainder of his life
on the homestead, carrying on general farming and
lumbering, his especial pride being the miles of stone
wall built on his farm by his own efforts. He was
a prosperous and enterprising farmer. In his
younger days he trained in a company of the state
militia and for several years served as captain. It
is said that he with his neighbors used to send
annually to Medford, JNIassachusetts, for a barrel
of rum to do their haying on, the division of the
spirits being an event of note, and all getting more
or less "happy." Moses married Hannah, daughter
of Daniel and Abigail (Chase) Currier, of Warner.
She died November 29, 1861. They were tlie
parents of five children : Joanna, born 1809, died
January 19, 1878; she married Ambrose Chase.
Abigail, died November 15, 1873, aged fifty-two
years. Hannah, died at the age of twenty. Charles
and Martha, twins ; Martha married Franklin

(XII) Captain Charles, the fourth child and
only son of Moses (2) and Hannah (Currier)
Gould, was born on the old homestead, in Hop-
kinton, March 8, 1823, and died May 19, 1899. After
completing his studies in the district school he at-
tended the Hopkinton Academy, and for a period of
forty years was engaged in the winter season as a
teacher in the district schools, working his farm
the remainder of the year. For a time he held a
captain's commission in- the Fortieth New Hamp-
shire State Militia, in which his father had pre-
viously been an officer. For many years he served
as one of the board of superintending school com-
mittee, in 1849-50-56-65-72 and 1873 ; was one of the
selectmen in 1859, and held other positions of honor
and trust given him by his townsmen. He married,
in Hopkinton, November 4, 1847, Ruth Hill, who was
born April 18, 1824, and died February 5, 1899.
She was the daughter of Thomas and Ruth (Flood)
Hill, of this town. Thomas Hill, with his father,
Moses Hill, owned the waterpower at the place
formerly called Hill's Bridge, now Contoocook. Both
father and son served in the Revolutionary army,
and Thomas afterward received a pension from the
government. The children of Charles and Ruth
were: Moses, died young; Moses Clarence, Louis
Augustine, Charles Henry, Mary Adelaide, Clara
Ida, Robert Truman, Helen Arvilla, George Herman
and Herbert Julian. Moses, born November 17, 1848,
died February, 1849. Moses Clarence, a dentist in
Brooklyn, New York, born November 6, 1849, mar-
ried, June, 1872, Charlotte I. Pearsall, of Trumans-
burg, New York, and they have three children :
Charles P., married, June 23, 1900, Florence Cather-
ine Pennock, of Syracuse, New Yorik ; one child,
Theodore Pennock Gould, born August 6, 1901.
Warren P., born February 7, 1879. Ethel Ruth,
born November 24, 1S90. Louis Augustine, born

April 26, 1852, physician at Interlaken, New York,
married Hannah B. Jones, of Ovid, New^ York.
They have one son, Lewis Arthur, born July 5, 1887.
Charles Henry, born May 29, 1854, stone contractor,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, married December 14,
1S87, Sarah Green, of Lowell, Massachusetts. They
had two children : George Henry, died young, and
Elizabeth Antoinette, born July 4, 1894. Mary Ade-
laide, born April 10, 1856, died in June of the same
year. Clara Ida, born July 6, 1857, married, March
30, 1887, Otto L. Bullard, farmer, Bellingham, Mass-
achusetts. They had one child, Walter Gould, born
July 4, 1888. Robert Truman is mentioned below.
Helen Arvilla, born March 30, 1863, married, De-
cember 25, 1886, George A. Newton, farmer, Hen-
niker. She died Aug. 26, 1897, leaving three
sons: George Robert, born April 11, 1899; Henry
Arthur. August iS, 1890; and Charles Parker, Au-
gust 25, 1893. George Herman was born and died in
1865. Herbert Julian, born January 8, 1870, is an
overseer in the stone quarrying business. He mar-
ried, November, 1905, and resides at Stonington,

(XIII) Robert Truman, fifth son and seventh
child of Charles and Ruth (Hill) Gould, was born
on the ancestral homestead. May 23, 1861. After
completing the course of study in the district school,
he attended Contoocook Academy, completing his
studies at the age of twenty. He then returned to
the farm which has always been his home. It is
now a place of two hundred acres, fertile and well
tilled, and here he devotes his time to the raising
of fruit and hay and dairying. He .is a Democrat
in political sentiment, and a member of the Patrons
of Husbandry. Being a member of an ancient and
honorable family, and possessing the instincts and
breeding of a gentleman, his position in business
circles and social life is a secure and pleasant one,
but he cares little for place or political honors, and
derives his greatest pleasure from the society of his
own household and the cultivation of his acres. He
married, April 5, 1895, Mary Morgan Currier, who
was born December 24, 1861, daughter of John F.
and Nellie (Putney) Currier, of Hopkinton. She is
of the fifth generation from John Currier, a pioneer
settler of Hopkinton, who came from x-Vmesbury,
Massachusetts, bringing his family and goods by
ox team. They have one child, Jessamine, born
May 12, 1900.

(X) Gideon, son of Joseph and Abigail (Hoyt)
Gould, was born about 1741, in Newbury, Massachu-
setts, and passed his entire adult life in Hopkinton,
whither he removed with his widowed mother as a
boy. He was a successful farmer, and left a family
which has been honorably connected with the history
of New Hampshire. He died in Hopkinton, March
I, 1821, aged seventy-nine years. His wife, Hannah,
died December 3, 1843, aged ninety-seven years.

(XI) Nathan, son of Gideon and Hannah Gould,
was born February 21, 1767, in Hopkinton, and on
attaining manhood removed to Newport, New^ Hamp-
shire, where he cleared up a farm and was an active
and successful agriculturalist of his day. He mar-
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth
(Heath) Goodwin, of Hampstead, Ne\* Hampshire.
Richard Goodwin was born 1746, in Amesbury,
Massachusetts, a son of Daniel and Hannah (Colby)
Goodwin, of Amesbury. He was married, December
19. 1765, to Elizabeth Heath, and they were admitted
to the church there September 27, 1767. Later they
removed to Dunbarton, and in 1780 to Newport,
where he died in 1821. Their children were: Betsey,
Moses, Benjamin, Hannah and Polly. Nathan Gould
and wife were the parents of: Alvira, Gideon,



Silva, Carlos, Moses Milton. Betsey, Zarilla, Nathan
and Nancy. The original settlement of Nathan
Gould was in the northwestern portion of the town
of Newport, some four miles or more distant from
the village of that name on the road from North-
ville to Cornish Flat. It is now called "Fruit Farm"
and is occupied by Albert J., one of his descend-

(XII) Gideon (2), eldest son and second child
of Nathan and Elizabeth (.Betsy) (Goodwin) Gould,
was born March 3, 1796, on the Gould homestead,
in Newport, and died there August 6, 1877. He spent
his entire life on the homestead farm. He was a
Democrat in political views, and a member of the
Baptist Church. He was a progressive citizen of
the town but never an aspirant for office. He was
married to Sally Ward, of Croydon.

(XIIJ) Alfred J., the only living child of Gideon
(2) and Sally (Ward) Gould, was born January 18,
1840, on the Gould homestead where he has always
resided. He was educated in the district schools
and Newport Academy. With a natural inclination
for the occupation of his ancestors, he continued
to reside upon the home farm and succeeded to the
ownership of it upon his father's decease. He has
devoted himself to agriculture, and by thorough
cultivation has maintained the increased productive-
ness of the family home. This originally embraced
one hundred and fifty acres, but has been added to
until it includes some four hundred acres, both
father and son addmg to the estate each in his
time. Nearly seventy-live acres are kept in meadow
and tillage, and the annual hay crop averages about
seventy-hve tons. The farm has always been de-
voted to mixed vegetation and has had a reputation
for the excellence of its dairy products during the
last half century. It has been known particularly
of late for the fine quality and large variety of its
fruits. The breeding of dairy cows has been a
feature in the original management of the farm,
and it sustains from thirty to forty head of cattle,
four horses and fifty sheep most of the time. The
maple groves on this farm are well known, and the
maple sugar which is sent to Boston and the superior
syrup of which over four hundred gallons is pro-
duced are above the average standard. Nearly a ton
of pork is produced annually for the market. Mr.
Gould has a taste for fruit culture, and the soil of
his estate being particularly adapted to the growth
of the apple tree he has taken pains to grait upon
his stock the best variety and has also set many so
that he now has on his farm over one thousand
grafted apple trees, and his market product runs
up to eight hundred barrels. He is considered an
authoritv and is frequently consulted by the sur-
rounding farmers in matters pertaining to fruit
culture. Mr. Gould endeavors to keep abreast of
the times and is a member of the Sullivan County
Grange, No. 8, of Newport. He is also a member
of Sugar River Lodge, No. 55, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows of the same place. He is liberal in
religious views, and is a substantial Republican in
political principle. He has served four years as
selectman of the town, and was representative in
the legislature in 1889. He is president and one
of the trustees of the Newport Savings Bank and a
director of the First National Bank of Newport,
and has long been regarded as one of the most
prosperous and successful farmers of the town.

He was married (first), December 17, 1861, to
Sarah J. Ayers, of Cornish, who was born August
6, 1840, and died at the age of twenty-four years.
She left one son Gideon Elmer, who died August 10,
1870, aged five years. Mr. Gould was married

(second), in Lempster, February 3, 1866, to Orpha
Elmira Honey. She was born September 16, 1847,
daughter of Alpheus and Susan (Carr) Honey, and
died April 18, 1902. She was the mother of children :
Gideon. Alfred, Warren, Olin and Mary Alice. The
last named graduated at the Newport high school
in 1905. Both the sons died young. Mr. Gould
was married (third). May 4, 1905, m Newport, to
Ida M. Parker. She was born April 11, 1876, at
East Mountain, Newport, daughter of Dexter and
Maria (Hutchinson) Parker. (See further an-
cestry of Honey family for Revolutionary History).

The family of Tilton is undoubtedly
TILTON Saxon, ihc town of Tilton in Leices-
tershire was in existence prior to the
time of William the Conqueror, and in "Domesday
Book" are mentioned the town and family. We are
told that certain members of the family made honor-
able records in the Crusades (Sir John Tilton,
Knight), and tradition says the lives of both Edward
I and Edward III, were saved by Tiltons, and that
on Bosworth Field seven of the family held positions,
under Henry in his fight against the third Richard,
and several of them lost their lives that day. Many
of the families in America use the Digby coat-of-
arms. There is some doubt of their right to use it,
though the Digby family of England were Tiltons,
dropping the Digby De Tilton early in the seven-
teenth century, using the name of Digby simply.

(I) The earliest ancestor in this country was
William Tilton, who came here between 1630 and
1640, accompanied by his brother John. Tradition has
it that they were both younger sons of some one of
the Digby family and kept the name of Tilton. From
this tradition comes the claim of certain of them
to the right to use the Digby coat-of-arms. Certain
it is that both William and John were men of edu-
cation. The two brothers settled in Lynn, IMassa-
chusetts, probably when they first arrived, and Wil-
liam seems to have been much the older; in fact
some have claimed that John was his son, but it
is more probable that he was his brother. About
1642 John's wife had serious trouble with the church
by denying that infant baptism was an ordinance of
God, and was fined by the church after much trouble.
This resulted in part of the congregation who sym-
pathized with her withdrawing, and all moving to
Gravesend, Long Island. The books of the town
government of Gravesend kept by John Tilton are
still in existence, and show a fine penmanship and
ability. From this family, some of whom later re-
moved tq, Monmouth county, New Jersey, originate
the Tiltons of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland,
many of whom have received honorable mention in,
the history of the country. Washington's first
surgeon. General James Tilton, was of the Delaware
family. Their descendants are found today in Florida
and many western states.

William Tilton seems to have brought one son,
Peter, with him. Some writers think he was by a
former wife, as he was quite a little older than the
other children. It is quite possible that all the older
children may not have come with him here, though
we have no records to show. Peter married several
years after his arrival, and moved to Windsor, Con-
necticut, and later to Hadle}^, Massachusetts, where
he seems to have been a very prominent man, was
deacon of the church, town recorder, representative
to general court, associate county judge, assistant
of the colony, and had great influence in the state
and church. It is said that because he gave shelter
to the regicides Gough and Whalley in defiance of
Parliament's order, a warrant for his arrest was



issued by Charles II, which is said to be yet in ex-
istence. Certain it is that he never was taken before
Parliament and tried, for he died July 11, 1696,
leaving no male issue. William Tilton was free-
man in Lynn, and seems to have been elderly at
the time. He was engaged in the settlement of
estates, was allowed his own seal by the court, and
seems to have been a professional man. In 1649
he was excused from military duty by reason of
infirmities of age. He died in Lynn in 1653, leaving
his wife Susanna as executress of his will, which was
probated by her in JNIay of the same year. There
were three sons (no record of any daughters) :
Samuel, Abraham and Daniel (mention of the last
named and descendants appears in this work). The
widow married the same year Roger Shaw, who
held a position under the crown, and moved to
Hampton, New Hampshire, taking with her Samuel
and Daniel. (See Shaw). She died November 28,
1654. Samuel married, December 17, 1662, at Hamp-
ton, New Hampshire, Hannah IMoulton, and re-
moved to Alartha's Vineyard, and they were the
ancestors of the Tiltons at the Vinyard.

(II) Abraham, fourth son of William and Sus-
anna Tilton, resided for a time at Hampton, where
he was married January 25, 1665, to Mary Cram.
Subsequently he removed to Hamilton, Massachu-
setts, and was the ancestor of most of the name in
that state. No record of his children is found.

(III) In February, 1733, there were seven Til-
tons at Hampton Falls, Massachusetts, viz : Jethro,
Jonathan, Joseph ist, Joseph 2nd, Josiah, Samuel
and "Shurbun."

(IV) "Nathaniel Tilton was probably a son of
Samuel, but very few reliable data respecting him-
self, his birth, his ancestry, or his immediate fam-
ily have yet come to light," though his name is so
prominent in the early history of the first church
in the town of Sanbornton. He first settled be-
tween 1768 and 1771 on lot No. 65, 2nd Division
(south end), nearly a mile above the bridge (now
Colby's) ; was the second to put his name to the
original "Church Covenant," November 13. 1771,
and was chosen the second deacon, ''Jan'y ye 2d,
1772." He served the old church more than thirty-
nine years, and May 8, 181 1, at the request of
Deacon Tilton, it was "voted to excuse him from
performing the services of a deacon." He was
very strict in keeping the Sabbath and to prevent
its desecration by his grandchildren used to tell
them Bible stories. He married Abigail Oilman, a

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