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Elias and Rebecca ( Gill ) Cobb, born at Prince-
ton, Massachusetts, January 21, 1826, died
April 15, 1898, three years after having cele-
brated their golden wedding. Her grandfather,
Mo^es Gill, was lieutenant governor of Mas-
sachusetts and for some time was acting gov-
ernor ; his wife was daughter of Rev. Thomas
Prince, who was son of Samuel Prince, of
Hull, by his second wife, Mary, daughter of
Governor Hinckley. George Sylvester and
Asenath B. ( Cobb ) Taylor had seven children,
as follows: I. Ella Sophia, born April 12.
1847. married, January 11, 1871, Henry Nor-
man Lyon, and their three children were George
Norman, deceased, Grace Taylor and Howard
Chapin; Mr. Lyon died October 9, 1894. 2.
Sarah Rebecca, 1849, died in 1852. 3. George
Emerson, January 9, 1853, died July 19, i860.
4. William Bradford, May 7, 1855, died May
2 5- J 859- 5- Edward Sylvester, June 11, 1857,
married. October 11, 1883, Grace E. King, of
Lee. Massachusetts, and died in June, 1906. 6.
William Cobb, June 16, 1859, married, in Chi-
cago, Illinois, January 1, 1887, Bessy Moody,
and they settled in Rolfe, Iowa, where he died
December 8, 1896. Their children are: George
Oliver, born December 10, 1887, died July 5,
1888; Mary Ethel, May 3, 1889; Bessy Asen-
ath, September 16, 1891 ; William Sylvester,
December 3, 1893; and Ella Cobb, August 11,
1897. 7. Albert Eaton, October 9, 1865, was
educated in the public schools of Chicopee and
became associated with the Taylor-Bramley
Company, manufacturers of knit goods at
Chicopee Falls, as one of the organizers of the
concern, and is treasurer of the company.
Member of Belcher Lodge, F. and A. M., Unity
Chapter, Springfield Commandery, and now


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(1900) serving as eminent commander, also
member of the Shrine ; member of Second
Congregational Church. He married. June 2",
1895, Florence May Parsons, of Westfield,
Massachusetts, and they reside in Chicopee
Falls. He has been three times honored by
the office of mayor of Chicopee. Flis children
are: Marjorie Brooks, born July 15, 1898,
and George Sylvester, who died in infancy.

In 1235 Thomas Gould signs a
GOULD document as trustee of the
church, and this is the first rec-
ord found of the name in England. Of the
family here described, the first to whom their
ancestry can be traced is Thomas, who lived
at Bovingdon, a village in Hertfordshire, not
far from London, and who died in 1520.
From him the family record is found for sev-
eral generations in England, and Richard, of
the fifth generation, born about 1553, had four
children, two of whom, Jeremy and Zaccheus,
emigrated to America.

( I ) Zaccheus Gould, according to his depo-
sition made in Topsfield, Massachusetts, was
born in 1589, and lived at Hemel Hempstead,
and later at Great Missenden, Bucks county,
England, where he was assessed in 1629. A
number of his kindred came to New England
about the same time as he, and January 29,
1639-40, his name is found signed as witness
to a will. In 1644 he petitioned the general
court to set aside part of Ipswich in a village
by itself, and this later became Topsfield,
Massachusetts. Between 1639 and 1644 he
lived at Lynn, Massachusetts, and in 1640
owned a mill on the Saugus river; about this
time he signed a petition that husbandmen
should be exempt from training in seed, hay
and harvest time, and the general court so
regulated the dates of training as not to inter-
fere with the proper care of their crops. He
took the oath of fidelity in 165 1, but never be-
came a freeman, which required a man be a
church member. He had many friends among
the Baptists and Quakers, both of whom were
proscribed, and in 1659 he was fined three
pounds for entertaining Quakers, one of them
being his nephew. He died between April 30
and November 13. in the year 1668, being
probably the largest land-holder in that region,
being possessed of about three thousand acres
in what was then known as Rowley Village,
incorporated later as a separate town under
the name of Boxford, upon land purchased
from Captain Daniel Patrick (one of the two
salaried captains sent by England to instruct

the colonists in martial matters). He built
his block house north of the Ipswich river and
east of Fishing Brook, and later built his sec-
ond and more comfortable house, where his
son and grandchildren later lived. His wife
Phebe died at Topsfield, Massachusetts, in
1663. Their children were as follows: 1.
Phebe, baptized at Hemel Hempstead, Eng-
land, September 27, 1620. 2. Mary, December
19, 1621. 3. Martha. June 15, 1623. 4. Pris-
cilla, probably born at Great Missenden. 5.

( II ) John, the only son of Zaccheus and
Phebe Gould, was born June 21. 1630, probably
at Great Missenden, England, and died Janu-
ary 26, 1 710. In 1663 he was selectman at
Topsfield, Massachusetts, also in fourteen sub-
sequent years and in 1702. In 1682 Rev.
Joseph Capen records him as fifth in seniority
of the males of the church, and his wife second
in seniority of the females. He was a promi-
nent man in the community of Topsfield, and
his name occurs frequently in the town,
county and court records. When a stock
company was formed to carry on the smelting
of iron ore, he became one of the members,
but the venture was not successful. In 1675-
76 he took part in the Narragansett campaign,
enlisting under Captain Hutchinson in the
Three County Troop, and again under Captain
Wheeler. In the years following King
Philip's war the colonists were much excited
over affairs in the mother country, and about
1686 when Dudley took a prominent part in
ruling them, and John Gould held a lieutenant's
commission he became very out-spoken in his
views, for which he was imprisoned in Boston,
charged with treason. He finally signed a
petition for his release, in which he expressed
sorrow for the idle words he had uttered. Soon
after this Governor General Andros came to
Massachusetts and took charge of affairs. In
1689 John Gould was re-elected selectman, and
in 1690 and afterwards he was chosen deputy
from Topsfield to the general court. He took
great interest in the welfare of the community,
was a man of literary habits," and wrote a very
good hand for those times. In 1660 he mar-
ried Sarah, daughter of John Baker, born
March 9, 1641, died January 20, 1708-09, and
they had eight children, as follows: 1. John,
born December 1, 1662, married Phebe French.
2. Sarah, December 18, 1664, married Joseph
Bixby. 3. Thomas. February 14, 1666, mar-
ried (first) Mary Yates and (second) Widow
Mary Stanley. 4. Samuel, March 9, 1669-70,
married Margaret Stone. 5. Zaccheus, see for-



ward. 6. Priscilla, November 2, 1674, married
John Curtice. 7. Joseph, August 24, 1677,
married Priscilla Perkins. 8. Mary, June 16,
1 681.

( III ) Zaccheus (2 ), son of John and Sarah
( Raker ) Gould, was born March 26, 1672, at
Topsfield, Massachusetts, died April 29, 1739.
For many years he was selectman. He mar-
ried, January 21, 1701-02, Elizabeth, daughter
of John Curtice, born December 15, 1679, died
June 21, 1740. They had nine children: I.
Elizabeth, born February 13, 1702-03, married
Edmund Towne. 2. Mary, March 11, 1704-05,
married Jacob Robinson. 3. Priscilla, August
4, 1707, married Samuel Smith. 4. John, Jan-
uary 29, 1709-10. married Widow Esther
Bixby. 5. Sarah, January 28, 1711-12, married
Isaac Estey. 6. Abigail, August 12, 1715, mar-
ried Jonathan Stanley. 7. Zaccheus, Novem-
ber 7. 1 717, married Rebecca Symonds. 8.
Eliezer. see forward. 9. Susanna.

(IV) Eliezer, son of Zaccheus (2) and
Elizabeth ( Curtice ) Gould, was born May 29,
1720, and about 1761 moved to Douglass,
Massachusetts. In 1758 he served in an expe-
dition against Ticonderoga and Crown Point.
He married (first) April 17. 1740, Elizabeth,
daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Curtis)
Smith, born July 8, 17 18, died March 2j, 1753,
and (second) February 25, 1755, Phebe,
daughter of John and Phebe (Towne) Gould,
of Boxford. By his first wife he had seven
children, and by his second wife four, as fol-
lows: 1. Eliezer, born September 23, 1 741 ,
married Sarah Bigelow. 2. Elizabeth, Novem-
ber 12, 1742. died young. 3. Zaccheus, Feb-
ruary 5, 1743-44, married Anne Brown. 4.
John, see forward. 5. Huldah, August 1, 1748,
died young. 6. Elizabeth. September 22. 1749,
married Thomas Lyon, of White Plains, New
York. 7. Rebecca, December 31, 1752, mar-
ried Amos Foster. 8. Rezaleel, July 4. 1756,
married (first) Bathsheba Robinson and (sec-
ond ) Widow Dinah Hill. 9. Jedediah, April
7. 1758. died young. 10. Aholiab, June 24,
1759, was killed in 1777 by a cannon ball at
capture of Burgoyne. 11. Ebenezer, 1760,
married Anna Cook.

( Y ) John (2), third son of Eliezer and
Elizabeth (Smith) Gould, was born March 5,
1745-46, at Topsfield. Massachusetts, died June
26, 1816. In 1789 he removed from Douglass,
Massachusetts, to Wardsboro, Vermont, set-
tling in the part now called Dover. He marched
to Lexington, April 19, 1775, in Captain Joseph
Gould's company. He married, December 3,
1772, Jane, daughter of John and Mary

(Cressey) Palmer, of Rowley, born May 26,
1753, died December 10, 1825, and they had
eight children, as follows: 1. Enos, born Sep-
tember 5, 1773, married Betsey Johnson. 2.
John. July 29, 1775, married Polly Stearns.
3. Aholiab. October 10, 1777, married Jane
Sears. 4. Silas, see forward. 5. Huldah.
April 2, 1782, married John Emerson. 6.
Timothy, February 4. 1787, married Susan
Green. 7. Lois, January 31, 1789, married
Sylvanus Parmelee. 8. Amos, May 15, 1792,
married Polly Johnson.

(VI) Silas, son of John (2 ) and Jane ( Pal-
mer ) Gould, was born June 8, 1780, died Octo-
ber 21, 1845. He married, December 11, 1803,
Betsey (Johnson) Gould, widow of his brother
Enos, and lived in Dover, Vermont. His chil-
dren were : 1. Alvin, see forward. 2. John P.,
born September 27, i8ofi. married Harriet A.
Lazelle. 3. Sally, born December 9, 1808, mar-
ried Gershom Rice. 4. Lucy, October 5, 181 1,
married John Howard. 5. Olive, February 17,
1814. married Jonas'Haven. 6. Lois. May 3,
18 1 7, married William Bailey. 7. Esther,
November 20. 1823.

( VII ) Alvin, son of Silas and Betsey (John-
son-Gould ) Gould, was born July 17, 1804,
died April 9, 1849. He married Rebecca
Northam, and settled in Manlius, New York.
His children were : Henry Alvin, see forward ;
William U., a resident of New York City.

(VIII) Henry Alvin, son of Alvin and
Rebecca (Northam) Gould, was born May,
1828. in Manlius. New York, and died March
10. 1908, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His
early years were spent in Manlius and Syra-
cuse, New York, where he attended a common
school and also an academy, and at the age of
sixteen he began his business career as clerk
in a dry goods store at Syracuse, where he
remained for four years, then removed to New
York City, where for a short time he was
employed as clerk in one of the large stores.
Later he entered the employ of Doubleday &
Seymour, then wholesale and retail stationers,
and in 1S54 removed to Russell, Massachu-
setts, where he became clerk for John R.
Smith & Company, Cyrus W Field being a
member of the firm. After the death of Mr.
Smith the business was bought by Mr. Gould
and Charles O. Chapin, of Springfield, Massa-
chusetts, and the name became The Crescent
Mills. This firm did business for nearly twenty-
five years, with good success, and shortly
before the death of Mr. Gould was made a
stock company, of which he was president,
and associated with him were Charles L. and



Henry G. Chapin, sons of his former partner.
Mr. Gould had a long and honorable career in
business, and for more than fifty years his
energies were devoted to the paper trade ; he
was director of the Third National Bank of
Springfield, and in this capacity was associated
with many prominent men. He was of retir-
ing disposition, dearly loved his home, and
sought no public office, though he served in
1878-79 in the common council from ward
four, under Mayors' Wright and Powers. In
his unostentatious way Mr. Gould was a help
to many good causes ; for twenty years he was
one of the trustees of the Springfield Hospital,
for a short time acting as president of the
board, and was also always much interested in
the welfare of the Home for Aged Women,
having been very active in its building. Though
not a member, for years he attended the Church
of the Unity. After his strenuous business
career, Mr. Gould spent the last part of his
life in comparative leisure, enjoying travel and
social contact, joined the Xayasset Club, and
also grew fond of the pleasant relations
afforded by the advent of the Country Club in
Springfield, opening up to many of its mem-
bers a vista of out-of-door pleasures. By his
death Springfield lost a man of agreeable and
attractive personality and fine character, one
of the small group of older men. and his pres-
ence was sadly missed. He had a large circle
of friends and acquaintances made through his
long identification with the paper business ; he
was a man of friendly manner, attractive in
appearance, and a familiar figure in local life.
He lived in Russell until 1871. and in that
year built a fine residence on the corner of
Maple and Union streets, Springfield, which
he occupied until his death. His first wife
died in 1883, and a few years later he married
Harriet L.. daughter of William and Eliza-
beth Augusta (Benjamin) Bliss, born August
2, 1833, wno survives him. He left no children.

Christopher Mangel was born
MANGEL in the village of Frankenhien,
province of Grandenz, West
Prussia, February 23, 1819, and he died Feb-
ruary 18, 1882, in his native towh. He belonged
to a race of German farmers, industrious, pru-
dent, devout, he was a good citizen. He mar-
ried Carolina Jablonski, born 1820 in Franken-
hein, died October, 1879. Children: 1. Fred-
erick, born 1846, died when eighteen years of
age. 2. Augustus F., May 17, 1849, came to
this country in December. 1880. and engaged
in mining at Alta City, Utah, for five years,

since when he has been employed by the Boston
Dairy Company at Charlestown ; married, in
his native town, Paulina Rotzoll, who died in
South Boston in 1902 ; children : Emil, Fred-
erick, Arthur, Emma, Caroline. 3. Justine,
September 30, 1852, married, in her native
land, Ferdinand Wilschefski ; came to Amer-
ica in 1872 and settled in St. Lawrence county,
New York, where he worked in the mines ;
removed to Alta City, Utah, and finally to Salt
Lake City, where he died in 1906; the widow
and children still reside in Salt Lake City ;
children : Emil Franklin ( named for the
vessel on which he was born during the voyage
to America), Augusta, Henry, Arthur, Samuel,
Rudolph and Bertha. 4. Michael, died in
infancy. 5. Adam, died in infancy. 6. Eva,
died in infancy. 7. Joseph, died in infancy.
8. Anna, February 23, 1859, died in Alta City,
July, 1882; married John Foth ; two children,
Augusta and one who died in infancy. 9. Ed-
ward, May 16, 1862. in West Prussia, served
four years in the German army ; worked at the
trade of shoemaker ; married, in Hamburg,

Germany, Bertha , born in Marna Hol-

stein, Germany, in 1865; came to America in
1886 and settled at Alta City, Utah, later at
Salt Lake City, where they now reside ; among
their children is Rudolph. 10. Rudolph Otto,
mentioned below.

(II) Rudolph Otto, son of Christopher
Mangel, was born in Frankenhein, Prussia,
March 19. 1865. He worked on his father's
farm, and attended the best schools of his
native place until he was fourteen years old.
He worked for a year as coachman for a lieu-
tenant in the German army, but when seven-
teen years of age eagerly seized the opportunity
to go to America with his brother Edward.
They left home November 14, 1882, going first
to Bremen, Germany, thence to Hamburg.
Here the German military officers decided that
Edward must serve the Fatherland in the army,
as every young German had to do, and he was
taken from the ship and placed in the army.
The younger brother, Rudolph O., was allowed
to depart, sailing for Liverpool, where he took
passage for New York, arriving on the steam-
ship, "City of Berlin," December 4, 1882. He
continued his journey across the continent and
joined his relatives at Salt Lake City. After
a few weeks he went to Alta City where he
worked in the mines until 1887 when he
decided to come east. In February, 1887, he
began to learn the provision and grocery busi-
ness in company with his brother under the
firm name of Mangel Brothers, and continued

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until 1894. when he embarked in business on
his own account at 56 Dorchester street, South
Boston. He has built up a very large and
flourishing business in groceries and provisions.
He has been active, energetic and enterprising,
keeping his stock and place of business up to
date, accomodating to his customers, shrewd
in buying and upright in all his dealings. He
has resided since 1902 in a substantial house
that he built at 132 Beech street, on a spacious
lot commanding an excellent view of the sur-
rounding country. He is an active member of
the Zion German Lutheran church of Boston.
In politics he is a Republican. He married
(first) in South Boston, July 25, 1895, Mary
Lange, born in Schomaken, Pennsylvania, of
German parentage, June 7, 1874. Her father,
John Lange, was a farmer, immigrating soon
after his marriage from Germany to Pennsyl-
vania. John and Carolina ( Hedwig ) Lange
came to Boston when Mary was a young child
and her mother died there in 1880 in the prime
of life. Mr. Lange has lived since then in
Med ford, Massachusetts. Mrs. Mangel was
educated in the public schools of Boston. She
died July 24, 1901. Mr. Mangel married (sec-
ond) in Boston, September 30, 1902, Wil-
helmine C. Flother, born in Hanover, Ger-
many, near the city of Bremen, April 30, 1878,
daughter of Detrich and Caroline Anna (Rat-
jen) Flother. Her father died in Hanover,
and her mother with two children and a sister
came to the United States in 1892 and settled
in Jamaica Plain, Boston, where the mother
died March 9, 1905, at the home of Mrs. Man-
gel. She was then sixty-seven years old. Mrs.
Mangel has living two sisters and one brother :
Helen Flother Klingbeil, who resides on Davis
avenue, Norwood, and has three children,
Madeline, Anna and Helmuth : Augusta
Flother, who married Henry Alsterlund,
resides on Eustus street, North Cambridge,
and has two children. Florence and Edith A.
Alsterlund ; Herman Flother. resides on Clark-
son street, Brooklyn, New York ; and has chil-
dren: Wilhelmina. John. Children of Rudolph
Otto and Alary (Lange) Mangel: 1. Sophia,
born July 29, 1896, student in the grammar
school, Boston, a graduate in class of 1909. 2.
Rudolph Otto Jr., December 5, 1897, student
in the grammar school. 3. Hildegarde M.,
February 18, 1899.

The Daltons in some branches
DALTON are an old New England fam-
ily of both English and Irish
descent. Some of those who came over just

previous to the revolutionary war were of
Irish stock and at least one family of the sur-
name won honorable distinction in that great
struggle. The particular family here under
consideration comes of the English branch
and has been known in New England history
hardly more than two score years, but its
record, like those of the same name of earlier
immigration, has been one of honorable

( I ) John Dalton, head of the family here
treated, never came to this country. He was
an assistant paymaster in the British navy and
was killed in one of the mutinous uprisings
of Great Britain's colonial possessions in
India, in 1873, three years after his wife and
other members of the family had come to
America. She came over in' 1869 in company
with her brother and they took up their resi-
dence in Bridgton, Maine, where another
brother, Daniel Dickens, had previously set-
tled. The wife of John Dalton was Ann
Dickens, and by her he had three children :
1. Lizzie, born Leicester, England, May, 1864,
married Mansur E. Russell, of Old Town,
Maine, and had one child, Bessie Russell. 2.
Ada. born Leicester. England, April, 1866,
married Jerome Moynihan, of Bridgton,
Maine, and had five children : Charles Leroy,
Ray, Ernest, Lurine and one other child. 3.
Ernest (see post).

(II) Ernest, youngest child and only son of
John and Ann (Dickens) Dalton, was born in
Leicester. England, January 7, 1868, and was
a child of about fifteen months old when he
came to America with his mother and settled
in Bridgton, Maine. He attended the public
schools in that village and graduated from the
high school in 1887, then became a student at
Kent's Hill Academy, with the intention at
that time of ultimately entering the profession
of medicine; but about that time he saw a
promising opportunity to enter mercantile
pursuits and therefore took a clerkship in a
clothing store in Bridgton, where he remained
two years. In 1891 he went to Portland,
Maine, and during the next two years worked
as clerk in the drug store of which C. B.
Greenleaf was then proprietor. In 1893 ne
came to Chicopee, Massachusetts, and con-
tinued working as drug clerk in Warren
Smith's drug store in that city until 1897,
when in April of that year he purchased the
drug store and business formerly carried on
by C. S Sexton and became himself its pro-
prietor. Thus for more than fifteen years Mr.
Dalton has been identified with the business



life of Chicopee and during that time has also
taken a somewhat active interest in public
affairs in that city. He served three years as
member of the board of health being chairman
of the board during one year and in 1897-98
he represented the city in the general court,
being the first Republican representative
elected to the legislature from his district for
twelve years. He is a Mason and also a Red
Man. Mr. Dalton married Agnes, daughter
of James Campbell, and has two children :
1. Helen Alice Campbell, born Chicopee, July
28, 1900. 2. Ernest Theodore, born Chicopee,
December 27, 1903.

John Raymond, the immi-
RAYMOND grant ancestor of this

branch of the family, came
from county Essex, England, and settled on
Bass river. He lived in Salem and Beverly. He
was a brother of Captain William Raymond,
and son probably of William, "the Steward,"
while Richard Raymond, who settled here in
1634, was his uncle. He married (first)
Rachel Scruggs, died May 2, 1666, daughter
of Thomas Scruggs. He married (second)
Judith Woodbury, widow of William Wood-
bury, who died October 31, 1702, aged sev-
enty-five. He died January 18, 1703, aged
about eighty-seven years. Children of first
wife: 1. John, mentioned below. 2. Thomas.
3. Bethia, born June 14, 1655, died December
10, 1662. 4. Abigail, died December 10, 1662.
5. Rachel, born February 14, 1659. 6. Eliza,
died December 25, 1662. 7. Abigail, baptized
November 13, 1670. 8. Jonathan, born April
25, 1666. Children of second wife: 9. Na-
thaniel, born March 15, 1670. 10. Benjamin,
August 24, 1672, died September 16, 1672.

(II) John (2), son of John (1) Raymond,
removed to Middleborough after 1692. He
was probably the John Raymond mentioned
in history as the first soldier to. enter the fort
in the Narraganset fight, although he did not
then live there. He married Martha Woodin,
and died at Middleborough, June 5, 1725, aged
seventy-four. Children, born at Beverly: 1.
John, November 24, 1677. 2. Samuel, May
18, 1679. 3. Martha, May 24, 1681. 4. Will-
iam, baptized April 12, 1685. 5. Thomas,
born June 23, 1687, mentioned below. 6.
James, June 5, 1689. 7. Martha, August 11,

(III) Thomas, son of John (2) Raymond,
was born at Beverly, June 23, 1087, died at
Middleborough, where he was buried. He
married, May 20, 1708, at Rochester, Mary

Coombs. Children, born at Middleborough:
1. Elizabeth, September 13, 1709. 2. Amos,
December 26, 1710. 3. Samuel, March 29,
1713. 4. Thomas, January 18, 1715, married,
June 14, 1746, Elizabeth Hall. 5. Eunice,
February 7, 1717. 6. Martha, January 29,
1 7 19. 7. Ezekiel, January 6, 1721, married,
March 21, 1746, Hannah Hoskins. 8. Will-
iam, December 23, 1722. 9. Nathaniel, Jan-
uary 16, 1725. 10. Joshua, January 8, 1727,
mentioned below. 11. Capeb, September 27.
1728. 12. Mercy, June 17, 1730. 13. James,
August 6, 1732.

(IV) Joshua, son of Thomas Raymond,
was born at Middleborough, January 8, 1727,
and resided there, where his children were
born. Children: I. John, born about 1763,

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