104. John Evan10 Godown (Evan9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1364) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 02, 1811. John died May 26, 1891 Montgomery Co, Illinois, at 80 years of age. Buried at Harts Church Cemetery, Montgomery County, Illinois

He married Fanny Opdyke Hoagland in Schenck, Sumerset Co, IL, October 11, 1836. Fanny was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ May 05, 1805. Fanny(1365) was the daughter of Henry Hoagland and Catharine Voorhees. Fanny died February 7, 1878 Montgomery Co, Illinois, at 72 years of age. Buried at Harts Church Cemetery (Also known as: Union Cemetery) Montgomery County, Illinois

On October 30 1848 a John E Godoron is recorded in the Illinois Public Land Purchase Records volume 326 page 63 Township "07N" as having purchased 4000 acres for a total of $5,000.

On March 11, 1850 it is recorded in the Illinois land records vol 340 page 46, that John E Godown purchased 40 acres of land in Montgomery County for a total of $1.25 per acre.

In the 1850 census Montgomery Co IL page 138b, John Gowdown (age 43) is recorded with his wife Faney (age 46) and 3 children, Emily (age 12), Elizabeth (age 10) and Lutia (age 6). John has the occupation of farmer with a value of $200.

In the 1860 census Walshville, Montgomery Co, IL page 164, John (age 50) is recorded with his wife Fanny (age 55) and two children, Elizabeth (age 19) and Lutitia (age 17) both born in Ohio. John have the occupation of farmer with a property value of $2,140 and personal value of $1,500. Also in the household are Albert Cluff (age 7) and William H Jones (age 27) a farmer born in Indiana.

In the 1870 census Walshville, Montgomery Co, IL page 164, John (age 60) is living with his wife Fanny (age 65) and Elizabeth (age 30). All births are NJ. Also recorded right next to John is Letitia and two children without Samuel.

In the 1880 census Walshville, Montgomery Co, IL page 426, John (age 70) is living with the Davenport family.

John Evan Godown and Fanny Opdyke Hoagland had the following children:

child 171 i. Emily B11 Godown(1366) was born Columbus, Franklin Co, OH August 14, 1837. Emily died March 30, 1901 Hillsboro, Montgomery Co, IL, at 63 years of age. She married William Caroll Barlow Montgomery Co, Illinois, October 30, 1856. William was born Montgomery Co, Illinois 1827. William(1367) was the son of John Nicholas Barlow and Anna E Burk. (See William Caroll Barlow for the continuation of this line.)

child 172 ii. Elizabeth H Godown(1368) was born in Medina Co, Ohio February 19, 1840. She married James A Skinner Montgomery Co, Illinois, April 9, 1874. James was born in Medina Co, Ohio October 6, 1855. (Additional notes for James A Skinner(1369)) James died June 13, 1894 at 38 years of age. (See James A Skinner for the continuation of this line.)

child 173 iii. Letitia Godown(1370) was born in Medina Co, Ohio March 1843.(1371) Letitia died January 16, 1924 in Kansas, at 80 years of age. She is buried at Chouteau Cemetery north of Independence Kansas She married twice.

She married Samuel Jones Montgomery Co, Illinois, August 13, 1862. Samuel was born about 1840. Samuel died before 1870. (See Samuel Jones for the continuation of this line.) She married Jefferson M Davis Montgomery Co, Illinois, February 4, 1875. Marriage records Montgomery Co Illinois 1821-1895

Jefferson was born Illinois 1829. Jefferson died August 16, 1889 at 60 years of age. (See Jefferson M Davis for the continuation of this line.) In the 1870 census Walshville, Montgomery Co, IL page 164, Letitia (age 26) is recorded with daughter F.E. (age 5) and son C.K. (age 3) and a laborer Charles Alcom (age 19) a laborer. She is living right next to her father and mother.

In the 1900 census Sycamore, Montgomery, Kansas page 293B, Letitia (age 57) a widow is recorded with her sons Floyd (age 14) and Robert (age 12).

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