226. Clinton Barbour11 Godown (Charles Wilson10, Jacob9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1581) was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ March 2, 1854. The 1870 census lists Clinton as being 16 and places the birth year at 1854. The 1860 census has him as age 6 which also places the birth year as 1854. I have changed the birth year to 1854 but other research has his birth date as Mar 2, 1857. Clinton died July 13, 1924 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ, at 70 years of age. Burial in Greenwood Cem, Trenton NJ on July 17, 1924.

He married Emily L Chidister 1881. Emma was born in New Jersey August 1862. The 1900 census soundex card has her age as 39 and birth date as Aug 1862. Looking at the actual census her birth date is recorded as Aug 1862 and age 37). Emma(1582) was the daughter of John H Chidister and Lydia unknown. In the 1885 state census Lambertville 3rd ward, Hunterdon Co, NJ page 9, Clinton B, is recorded with Emma and Nettie M. Next door is Charles W is living with Ester A, Charles A and Elizabeth Opdyke

In the 1900 census 233 Clay Street 3 Ward Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ page 3B , Clinton (age 45) is recorded with his wife Emma (age 37), daughters Nettie (age 17), Irene (age 14) and Madline (age 1). They have been married for 18 years and have had 7 children with 3 alive at the time of the census. Clinton has the occupation of carpenter and own his home.

In the 1910 census 11 Ward Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ page , Clinton (age 54) is recorded with his wife Emma (age 48), daughter Irene (age 21) and a boarder Fred Coller (age 23). They have been married for 27 years and have had 6 children with 4 alive at the time of the census. Clinton has the occupation of carpenter and all births are NJ.

In the 1920 census Mercer Co page 64, Clinton (age 65), Emma (age 50), and Madaline (age 20) were living (renting) at 46 Livingston St, Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ. He has the occupation of Carpenter in a Wire Mill.

Clinton Barbour Godown and Emily L Chidister had the following children:

child 383 i. Nettie Mary12 Godown(1583) was born in New Jersey December 1882. She married Michael C McDermott 1903. Michael was born in New Jersey December 1882. Michael(1584) was the son of Patrick McDermott and Ellen unknown. (See Michael C McDermott for the continuation of this line.)

child 384 ii. Irene S Godown(1585) was born in New Jersey April 1886. She married Elmer B Gephart 1911. Elmer was born in New Jersey June 1883. Elmer(1586) was the son of Frank Gephart and Elizabeth Bernett. (See Elmer B Gephart for the continuation of this line.)

child 385 iii. Madaline L Godown(1587) was born Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ May 3, 1899. Madaline died March 28, 1998 in Titusville, Mercer Co., NJ, at 98 years of age. She married Foster M Voorhees in New Jersey, 1920. Foster was born Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ March 14, 1899. Foster(1588) was the son of Charles P Voorhees and Annie E McCarty. Foster died March 30, 1981 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ, at 82 years of age. (See Foster M Voorhees for the continuation of this line.) Madaline is listed in the 1920 census as a Shoe Salesman. Madeline was quite a gal. She was 99 when she died and was still volunteering at a local hospital about 10 months before she died. She was still driving a car locally. (comments by Mary Alice Duke)

child + 386 iv. Alphonse Hill Godown was born December 9, 1900.

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