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Carver at Leeds, formerly Livermore, Maine.
3. John, married, 1795, Huldah Pratt, daugh-
ter of Abner. 4. Ruth, married at Bridge-
water, in 1795, Bezer Harvey. (See Har-

(For preceding generations see Jarvice Gold I.)

(HI) Benjamin, youngest son of

GOULD John and Mary (Grossman)

Goold, was born about 1693. in

Taunton, and settled in Kittery, Maine, when

twenty years old. In 171 5 he bought a house
lot on the Berwick road, in the present town
of Eliot. In 1719 he bought a small farm
on what is known as "(joold's Corners,"
where his descendants have resided nearly two
hundred years. He belonged to the Society
of Friends, and died in 1781. He married,
February 9, 1716, Rebecca, daughter of Dan-
iel and Dorothy (Pray) Furbish. She was
born April 19, 1694, and survived him one
year, dying in 1782. Their children were:
Benjamin. John, Sarah, Samuel, James, Na-
thaniel, and Daniel.

(IV) James, fourth son of Benjamin and
Reiiecca (Furbish) Goold, was born June 5,
1730, in Kittery, and died in Biddeford,
Maine, in 1810. He was a prominent citizen,
having been a member of the provincial con-
gress and the state legislature. lie removed
to Arundel, now Kennebunk, and was a sol-
dier in Sir W'illiam Pepperill's regiment in
the expedition to Canada in 1757. He mar-
ried, February 7, 1750, Elizabeth Nason, bom
May 2"/, 1727, in Kittery, daughter of Jona-
than and Adah (Morrell) Nason; (second)
Hannah, daughter of Rev. John and Susanna
(Sweet) Hovey, of Kennebunkport. She was
born in 1746, and married (second) in 1812,
Colonel Caleb Emory, son of Caleb and Jane
(Frost) Emory, who died at Sanford, March
4, 1825. James Goold was the father of
twenty children, namely: Benjamin (died
young) ; James, Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph,
Hannah, Jane, Benjamin, Lyman, Alexander,.
Thomas F., Lydia. Ebenezer. Samuel (died
young), Samuel, Abel, and five others who
probably died in infancy.

(\') Captain Alexander Gould, son of James
and Hannah (Hovey) Goold, was born in
Kennebunkport, ]\laine, February 27, 1771.
He was an enterprising shipmaster, and like
so many of the prominent citizens of that
town he was largely interested in building and
owning ships, with which they carried on a
very profitable commerce with Atlantic and
West Indian ports and also with the principal
ports of Europe. The war of 1812 put a stop
to this trade, and he purchased a farm in
Lyman. York county, where he lived and cul-
tivated the farm until the danger in American
trade on the high seas was removed bv the
treaty of peace with Great Britain, and he
therefore returned to Kennebunkport and re-
sumed commerce with foreign as well as do-
mestic ports. While thus engaged, he was at
Wilmington, North Carolina, in 181 7, and had
just completed loading his ship for a foreign
voyage and had departed down the Cape Fear



river as far as Southport, North Carolina,
where he anchored in order to take advan-
tage of the first favorable opportunity to put
to sea. The weather detained his departure
for several days, and meantime he and most of
his crew were stricken by the prevailing ma-
larial fever, common on the coast, and he and
his son. Ivory Gould, who was a member of
the ship's company, were victims to the dis-
ease and were both buried in the cemetery at
Southport, where their graves were later vis-
ited by his son, Samuel H. Gould, who re-
ported as to the beauty of the place where
their bodies were lain to rest. He married,
early in life, Betsey, fifth child of Lemuel and
Anna (Burbank) Miller, and granddaughter
of Deacon Asa Burbank, of Kennebunkport.
Lemuel Miller was of Scotch-Irish descent,
and was one of the volunteer soldiers who
marched from his farm to the battle of Lex-
ington, April 17, 1775, and he removed with
the American army during the entire war,
only visiting his family once during the entire
conflict. He was a member of the bodyguard
of General Washington, and received from
that officer a commission as lieutenant, and
the state subsequently gave him a grant of six
hundred acres of land, and the United States
a pension of thirty dollars per month which
he drew and enjoyed during the remaining
years of his life, as he lived to be ninety-four
years of age and his wife, Anna (Burbank)
Miller, was over ninety years of age at the
time of her death. They had a large family
of children, including: Eunice, Elizabeth,
Asa, William, Betsey, William (2), Hannah,
Oliver, George, Joshua and Lemuel. Eunice
married Thomas Perkins ; Betsey married
Captain Alexander Gould, father of Captain
Alexander Gould (2), and grandfather of
William Harry Gould ; Hannah married Cap-
tain John White ; George settled in Georgia,
where he married and had a family ; and Lem-
uel, the youngest, married Olive Burbank, of
Parsonsfi'eld, Maine. In May, 1896, none of
the children of Lemuel and Anna (Burbank)
Miller were living. Captain Alexander and
Betsey (Miller) Gould had children: Will-
iam, born March 19, 1801, died August 2,
1826; Alexander, whose date of birth does
not appear in record ; Asa, born March 6,
1805, who was lost at sea, in 1831 ; Joseph,
born April 21, 1807, died December 16, 1874;
Evaline, born January 29, 1809, died June 25,
1859: Samuel H., born May 10, 181 1; Betsey,
born April 24, 1813; Hannah Ann, born April
15, 181 5, died April 18, 1818.

(VI) Alexander (2), second son of Cap-

tain Alexander ( i ) and Betsey Miller Gould,
was born in Kennebunkport, Maine, about
1803. Like his father, uncles and brothers, he
followed the sea, and owned and commanded
a ship that did a coast and foreign trade be-
tween the New England and Southern Atlan-
tic ports and between these ports and Europe.
He married Sarah Perkins; children: Char-
lotte, Susan, Alexander, Adelaide and Will-
iam Harry. Sarah (Perkins) Gould, mother
of these children, lived to be over eighty-eight
years of age, that being her age when she cel-
ebrated her birthday in 1896.

(VH) \\'illiam Harry, youngest son of
Captain Alexander (2) and Sarah (Perkins)
Gould, was born in Kennebunkport, Maine,
and went to sea at the age of seventeen years,
from that port. He rose to be a master ma-
riner at the age of twenty-one, in command
of the "Eva H. Fisk," and made voyages to
South America and England. Another of the
vessels in which he sailed was the "Alice
\'enard." He married Nellie Augusta, daugh-
ter of Alden Bradford Day. Children: i.
Agnes Maude Iquique, now wife of Robert
Morris Tapley, residing in Alameda, Cali-
fornia. 2. Will Day, mentioned below. 3.
Harold Stearns, in the Fourth National Bank
of Boston, Massachusetts. 4. Clifford Per-
kins, student in the Kennebunkport public
■ schools.

(VIII) Will Day, son of Captain William
Harry and Nellie Augusta (Day) Gould, was
born in Kennebunkport, York county, Maine,
February 4, 1882. He was prepared for col-
lege in the public schools and high school of
his native town, and was graduated at Bow-
doin College, Brunswick, i\Iaine, A. B., 1904.
At college he affiliated with the Delta Up-
silon fraternity. He removed to New York
City on graduating from Bowdoin, and be-
came connected with an importing and export-
ing business in New York. He is a Repub-
lican in politics, and a member of the Maine
Society of New York. His Republicanism he
inherits from his father and paternal grand-
father, and his branch of trade importing and
exporting also is inherited from three genera-
tions of importers and exporters and general
shipping merchants.

There were numerous families
BRC)WN of this name among the pio-
neers of the Pine Tree State,
and many representatives of the family were
soldiers in the revolutionary war from Maine.
The name has been conspicuous, not only in
the military records of the nation generally.



but also in civil and religious affairs, and it
has contrilnitcd its full proportion in the de-
velopment of Maine.

(I) Richard Brown, immigrant ancestor of
a prominent branch of the Brown family, is
first of record in Newbury, Alassachusetts, as
earlv as 1635, and probably is the Richard
Brown who came from England in the ship
"Marv and John," in 1633. He married (first)

Edith' '-, who died in 1647, and (second)

February 16, 1648, Elizabeth, daughter of Ed-
mund Greenleaf, and widow of Giles Badger.
He died April 16, 1661.

(H) Joshua, son of Richard and Edith
Brown, was born April 10, 1642, in New-
bury, where he spent his life and died in 1720.
He "married. January 15, 1669, Sarah, daugh-
ter of William and Ruth Sawyer, born in
Newbury, November 20, 165 1. They had
seven children.

(HI) Deacon Jo.seph. son of Joshua and
Sarah (Sawyer) Brown, was born in New-
bury, October 11, i66g, and followed the vo-
cation of trader. About 1700 he removed
from Newbury to Amesbury, Massachusetts.
He died October 18, 1732, leaving a will, in
which he provided a legacy to the First
Church of Amesbury, of which he was a dea-
con. He married, about 1694, Sarah Tread-
well, born August 15, 1674, in Ipswich, Mas-
sachusetts, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail
(Wells) Treadwell. Children: Abigail, Na-
than, Sarah, Nathaniel, Joshua and Simeon.

(IV) Dr. Simeon, youngest child of Joseph
and Sarah (Treadwell) Brown, was born
about 1704, in Amesbury, and was a physi-
cian, residing in Salisbury until 1735, when
he removed to Kingston, New Hampshire. In
1745 he sold his property there to his brother
Joshua, and removed to Haverhill, Massachu-
setts. He was admitted to the church in
Kingston by letter from the Second church of
Salisbury, September 14, 1735, and was chosen
a deacon. He married, in 1728, Hannah, only
daughter of Henry and Ruth (Morrill)
Young. A full record of their children is not
accessible. They include: i. Henry Young.
2. A daughter, died in Kingston, August 11,
•733- ?>■ Joseph, mentioned below. 4. Sarah,
baptized August 14, 1737. 5. Simeon, July i,
1739. 6. Hannah, September 27, 1741. The
eldest of these was baptized October 25, 1730,
in Salisbury, and was a captain of militia in
several campaigns of the French and Indian
war. For this service he received a grant of
land, and was the founder of Brownville,

{V) Joseph (2), second son of Dr. Simeon

and Hannah (Young) Brown, was baptized
July 6, 1735, in Kingston, when about six
years old. For many years he lived in Braii-
ford, Massachusetts, where he married. May
3, 1768, Mary, daughter of Moses and Me-
hitable (Page) Greeley, of Haverhill. She
was born January 9, 1733, in that town, and
died in 1796, in Farmington, Maine. Mr.
Brown w^as among the earlier settlers in Win-
throp, Maine, and in May, 1781, settled at
Sandy River, being one of the first two per-
manent settlers in the present town of Farm-
ington, Maine, his colleague in this enterprise
being Nathaniel Davis. Here he endured
many hardships and privations. His first log
cabin was erected in the intervale, and was
washed away in the great flood of 1785. He
and his family were compelled to flee from the
house in the night in a boat to escape the
flood. He subsequently built on the upland,
and in 1787 built the first frame barn in the
upper part of Farmington, the boards being
fastened on with pegs. He carried a bullet
received during the French and Indian war,
until he was nearly ninety years old, when it
was removed by two physicians of Industry.
He died at the home of his son Samuel, in the
latter town, in the spring of 1819, aged about
ninety years.

. (YI) Samuel, son of Joseph (2) and Mary
(Greeley) Brown, was born March 14, 1763,
in that part of Haverhill, now Bradford, and
died in Vienna, Maine, whither he removed
about 1819. In that year he sold his farm in
Industry to Ebenezer Sw'ift. He married
Mary Butler, born May 23, 1764, in Farming-
ton, daughter of Elijah (2) and Jane ( Kel-
ley) Butler (see Butler VI). She died in In-
dustry, in September, 1807. Children : James,
Polly, Betsey (married Samuel Church, and
died in Farmington, 1879) ; Dennis, died in
New Sharon ; Samuel, Moses and Thomas.
Moses was a Methodist local preacher, and
farmer in Farmington. Thomas settled in
Ilodgdon, Maine.

(VII) James, eldest child of Samuel and
Mary (Butler) Brown, was born March 10,
1793, in Farmington, and died at Ilallowell,
where he had resided for many years. He
was a cabinet maker and painter whose work
was in high repute, as he had inherited much
artistic skill from his mother, Mary Butler,
who was descended from one of the sturdiest
families of the state. He married Hannah
Castle, daughter of Captain William West, of
Hallowell, and when his fiftieth wedding an-
niversary came around he celebrated this with
great joy, his eleven children being present,




and many other friends, makint;- a scene of
Tare and historic interest. His children were :

I. Catherine West, died August 15, 1870;
married John Davis, farmer, of Hallowell,
who at one time was custom house inspector
at Bath ; four chikh^en. 2. John Otis, see for-
ward. 3. Clementine Elizabeth, born June 5.
1828; resides at Dorchester, Massachusetts, a
"woman of great force of character, who mar-
ried (first) William Wilkinson, of Damaris-
•cotta, Maine, and (second) Henry Tallman, a
prominent attorney and municipal judge at
Bath many years : there were two children by
•each of these marriages. 4. Hannah Larkin,
born July 5, 1830; married Daniel Hanscom;
their two children are deceased. 5. Henry,
was a painter; died August 12, 1895; married
Jane Rowe ; two children. 6. Mary Ann, died
in Gardiner, September 23, 1884; married
Henry Wakefield ; four children. 7. .\nnie E.,
who died January 5, 1891 ; married James A.
Tallman. graduate of Bowdoin College, a
prominent attorney, and major in the civil
war ; their only child is deceased. 8. Sarah
Jane, deceased; married James Webl). boot
and shoe dealer of Gardiner: five children. 9.
Julia Emma, died at Gardiner, July 25, 1891 :
married Frank Weymouth, flour merchant, of
Gardiner ; three children. 10. William Harri-
son, born at Hallowell, July 17, 1841, died at
Boston, February 16, igoi ; he was a very
brave soldier in the civil war, having enlisted
in the Third Maine Regiment of Volunteers,
April 19, 1861, and served until the close of
the war in the Army of the Potomac, and
then enlisted in the regular army, and was
honorably discharged September 5, 1871, with
the rank of sergeant. In 1874 he was ap-
pointed on the police force of Boston, and for
one of his heroic deeds was av.arded a medal
of honor, being made lieutenant Xovember 26,
1886, and promoted to captain in i88g. When
his health became impaired he was given com-
mand of the city prison. He was a man of
noblest character, and all his work was done
in the most conscientious and faithful manner.
He married (first) Fannie Wharft', of Gardi-
ner, Maine, (second) Mary J. Campbell, of
Nova Scotia, there being one child of his first
marriage and four of the second marriage.

II. Thomas Oliver, died January 19, 1891,

(VIII) John Otis, son of James and
Hannah Castle (West) Brown, was born at
Hallowell, in 1826, and died January 31, 1885.
He was a man highly esteemed by all who
knew him, for the faithful discharge of all
duties which were entrusted to him. He was

a house painter. He married Lucy Howe, of
Hallowell, of one of the strong old families of
that city. Children: i. Charles Augustus,
married Adelaide 1). Greenlief. 2. Frank, left
no children. 3. Ella, married Daniel O. Bean ;
resides at Lisbon, Maine ; three children.

( IX ) Charles .\ugiistus, son of John Otis
and Lucy (Howe) Brown, was a very brave
soldier, an energetic farmer, and engaged in
the cotton business. Fle was a very faithful
member of the Cniversalist church. He mar-
ried Adelaide B. Greenlief, a woman of much
energy and many noble works of helpfulness.
Children : Herbert L., of New York City,
and Irwin L.

(X) Herbert L., son of Charles Augustus
and Adelaide B. (Greenlief) Brown, was
born in Lewiston, Maine, May 26, 1869. and
resides at No. 225 Fifth Avenue, New York
City. He graduated from the famous Hal-
lowell Classical School, and commenced to
work on granite with Governor Bodwell, of
Augusta, in 1883, and was afterwards em-
ployed by Norcross Brothers, of Worcester,
Massachusetts, general contractors. He is a
member of Palestine Commandery, K. T., of
New York City : Amity Chapter, New York
City : Hiawatha Lodge, ]\Iount \"ernon. New
Vork : Prophet Tribe of Red Men, Troy, New
Hampshire; the Transportation Club of New
York City; the Country Club at Mount Ver-
non, New York ; and of the Auto Club in the
same town. In religion he is a Universalist,
and he is a man who is very highly esteemed
by all who know him. He marriecl, April 13,
1892, at Hallowell, Maine, Lillian M. Getchell,
born in Hallowell, April 2, 1866, daughter of
Harrison P. Getchell and Elizabeth Rollins,
and thus descended from two very strong old
families of Maine, her ancestor. Captain John
Getchell, being one of the most ardent patri-
ots of the revolutionary war, at Brunswick.
Their daughter, Greta Elizabeth, was born
April 29, 1897.

The Butler line (see Samuel Brown VI,
above) is descended from Nicholas Butler
(I), who was at Martha's Vineyard as early
as 1662, and died there August 13, 1671. He
was of English or Scotch birth, and had a
wife Joyce.

(II) John, son of Nicholas and Joyce But-
ler, died in Martha's Vineyard, in 1668. His
wife's name was Mary, and they had sons
John and Thomas.

(HI) Captain John (2), .son of John (i)
and Mary Butler, was born in 1652, and died
between 1733 and 1738. He married Priscilla,
daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Norton.



(I\') Simeon, son of John (2) and Priscilla
(Norton) Butler, married Hannah Cheney.

(V) Elijah, son of Simeon and Hannah
(Cheney) Butler, was born May 16, 1713, and
died in 1789, at Edgartown, Massachusetts.
He was married April 14, 1737, to Thankful,
daughter of John and Hannah (Pease; Smith,
of Edgartown. She was born in 1717, and
died October 20, 1797, in Industry, Maine,
where she joined her son Henry, after the
death of her husband. Children : Elijah, Abi-
gail, Elizabeth, Henry, Zebediah, Mary,
Thankful and Deborah.

(VI) Elijah (2), eldest child of Elijah (i)
and Thankful (Smith) Butler, was born in
1738, at Edgartown, and removed to Farm-
ington, Maine, in 1790. He was a tanner by
occupation, and built a tannery at Farming-
ton in 1805, which he operated until his death,
August 20, 1825. He married Jane Kelley,
born 1745, died July 7, 1820. Their children
included: Jonathan, Susanna, Elijah, Ed-
ward, Samuel, Winthrop, Betsey, and prob-
ably Mary and several others.

(\'II) Mary, undoubtedly daughter of Eli-
jah (2) and John (Kelley) Butler, w-as the
wife of Samuel Brown (see Brown VI).

(For first generation see Thomas Brown I.)

(II) Thomas (2), son of
BROWN Thomas ( i ) Brown, was born
in Concord, in 1651. He de-
posed in 1671 that his age was nineteen years.
He died April 4, 1718, aged sixty-seven years.
He settled in Concord, and was town clerk in
1718. He married, November 12, 1677, Ruth
(Vinton) Jones. Children: i. Ruth, born
February 8, 1678-79: died March 22, 1764;
married, November 10, 1698, Samuel Jones.
2. Mary, born November 18, 1681 ; died July
14, 1750; married John Hunt. 3. Rebecca,
born March 5, 1683-84; married, September
26, 1704, Jonathan Hubbard. 4. Thomas,
born August 28, 1686; mentioned below. 5.
Ephraim, born April 21, 1689; died February
6, 1749-50; married August 28, 1719, Han-
nah Wilson. 6. Elizabeth, born March 8,
1691-92; died December 28, 1717; married,
September 22, 1713, Jonathan Hartwell.

(Ill) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2)
Brown, was born August 28, 1686, and died
March 13, 1717-18. He married, November
22, 1709, Hannah Potter. Children: i. Dea-
con Ephraim, born November 7, 1710: died
October 9, 1788; married June 20, 1732, Abi-
gail Wheeler. 2. Timothy, bom August 17,
1 71 2: mentioned below. 3. Luke, bom No-

vember 3, 1714. 4. Hannah, December 6,

(IN) Timothy, son of Thomas (3) Brown,
was born at Concord, August 17, 17-12,
and died -April 10, 1763. He married
(first) September 5, 1744, Dorothy Davis,
who died January 2"/, 1749-50; (second) Feb-
ruary 19, 1750-51, Mary Stratlon, of Rutland,
who married (second) December 4, 1766,
John Stone, of Rutland. Timothy Brown
was one of the earliest taxpayers of Holden,
and signed a petition May 13, 1740. Chil-
dren, of first wife, born at Holden: i. Isa-
iah, June 10, 1745. 2. Mary, July 5, 1747;
died April 25, 1752. Children of second wife:
3. Dorothy, born November 15, 1751, died Oc-
tober 26, 1756. 4. Mary, born Febru-
ary 26, 1753; died December 26, 1754. 5.
Timothy, born February 14, 1756; died Octo-
ber 20, 1756. 6. Timothy, born May 11, 1758;
died June 6, 1758. 7. John, born July 6, 1762.

(V) Isaiah, son of Timothy Brown, was
born in Holden, June 10, 1745. He was a
soldier in the revolution, in Captain James
Davis's company. Colonel Doolittle's regiment,
on the Lexington alami, April 19, 1775, with
the rank of first lieutenant. He was select-
man of Holden in 1787, and a prominent citi-
zen. In 1800. with many others from this
section, he removed to Clinton, Alaine, cleared
a farm of two hundred acres, built a public
house and grist mill, and kept a general store.
He had large interests and accumulated a
handsome property. In his later years he was
assisted by and associated in business with his
son Luke, who succeeded to the business and
real estate of his father. He spent his last
years in the home and care of his son Luke.
He married (first) November 8, 1770, Phebe
How, of Princeton. She died at Holden, July
6, 1775, and he married (second) in that
town, Abigail (Nabby) Brown, December 27,
1775. Child of first wife: i. Dorothy, born
September 2, 1773. Children of second wife:
2. Thomas, born September 28, 1776. 3.
Phebe, September 11, 1778. 4. Nabby, July
2, 1780. 5. Salla, May 5, 1782. 6. Polly, July
16, 1784. 7. Betsey, April 12, 1786. 8. Luke,
mentioned below. All were born in Holden.

(VI) Luke, son of Isaiah Brown, was born
in Holden, about 1788. He removed to Maine
with the family, and worked with his father
in building the mill and dwelling house, the
barns and other buildings, and in reclaiming
the two hundred acres from the wilderness.
He inherited his father's estate, and made the
farm one of the finest in the countv. He died



at Clinton at the advanced age of ninety-six
years. He was treasurer and collector of the
town for many years, originally a Whig in
politics, but in his later years a Republican.
He was a member of the Methodist church.
He married Polly Gilman, of Albion ; chil-
dren, born in Clinton : Rufus F., Lydia,
Sybil, George O., Abigail, Elvira, Joseph C,
Simeon Stratton, mentioned below ; Orren G.,
\'esta, Achsah, Lurana. Luke.

(VII) Simeon Stratton, son of Luke
Brown, was born in Clinton, Kennebec county,

Maine, July 6, 1833, and died 1908.

He attended the public schools of his native
town, fitted for college in the Waterville
Academy, under Dr. J. H. Hanson, and en-
tered Waterville College (now Colby Univer-
sity), where he was graduated with honors in
the class of 1858. He was elected a member
of the Phi Beta Kappa on account of his high
rank as a student. He then read law one year
with Willis B. Snell, of Fairfield, and another
year with E. K. Boyle, and was admitted to
the bar of Kennebec county in 1859. From
1864 to 1881 he practiced his profession at
Fairfield, Maine, then removed to W'aterville,
where he practiced the remainder of his life.
In 1895 the firm of Brown & Brown was
formed, his partner being son, Frank Ells-
worth Brown. Mr. Brown attained a leading
position in his profession, and was prominent
in public life. He was an active and influen-
tial Democrat, chairman of the board of edu-
cation of Fairfield from 1873 to 1881, and
of Waterville from 1881 to 1886. He was a
member of the first board 'of aldermen of the
city of Waterville in 1888, and was chairman
of the board from 1888 to 1893. He was ac-
tive in the party organization, member of the
Democratic state committee for seven years,
and its chairman four years. He was a dele-
gate to the Democratic national conventions
of 1880 and 1884. In 1879 he was elected to
the governor's council in the administration of
Governor Alonzo Garcelon, 1879-80; repre-
sented his district in the state legislature in
1893 ; and for many years was city solicitor

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