64. Thomas8 Godown (Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1318) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1750. Thomas died December 8, 1841 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 91 years of age. Died in the poor house

He married Eve Fox in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, January 4, 1801. Evelyn was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey June 17, 1764. (Additional notes for Eve Fox(1319)) Evelyn died July 23, 1831 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 67 years of age. Buried at Moore Grave Yard: Located on old Moore Farm Hunterdon Co New Jersey not far from the old Amwell Church

Thomas appears on the Hunterdon County tax rolls during the years 1780-1789. A Thomas appears in the June Tax List for the year 1793. The county is listed as Essex and the town is listed as Armwell. A Thomas appears in the 1830 census in Amwell Township page 315.

In a newspaper article from True American (Trenton NY) volume V issue 223 dated May 29th, 1805, Thomas Godown offered a reward of 6 cents for a runaway apprentice name John Lake age 19 years.

A Thomas is listed as a Private with Captain John Gulick's troop of light dragoons, First Regiment, NJ, Cavalry Brigade, September 10 to December 25 1794.

References sent by MaryAlice Duke:

1795: Fellowbondsman for the estate of John Horn 1800: Borders land formerly Amos Thatcher's (Deed 19-455) 1806: On Coroner's jury re George Cronce 1807: Buys 18.75 acres from Loman Sergeant (Deed 13-406)

Thomas Godown and Eve Fox had the following child:

child 86 i. Adaline9 Godown(1320) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 02, 1804. Adaline died August 12, 1875 Cordova, Rock Island Co, IL, at 71 years of age. Buried at Cordova Township Cemetery. Stone can be found here: http://cordova.lib.il.us/Rake_Jonathan.jpg She married Jonathan Hunter Rake in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, June 20, 1820. Notes received from Judy Grote: Marriage Notes for Adaline Godown and Jonathan Rake: s: Recieved from Helen Poland, KS -- original source unknown "Jonathan H. Rake Sr., ... He m. Jun 20, 1826 in New Jersey (I believe June 20th 1820). The 1840 Census shows 2 daughters born before Jonathan's wedding date as recorded. The numerials in the original handwritting could easily be misread, that is 1826 for 1820. ... Adaline Godown Rake mentions a Grandaughter, Sarah Adaline Abbott as one of the heirs in her will. Theodore Abbott was a Notary ... who married Sarah A. Shepard in New Jersey in 1860 which tells us that Jonathan and Adaline did have a daughter that married a Mr. Shepherd. Then in the New Jersey list of marriages we find Lydia Ann Rake m. Servis Shepherd Jan 9, 1842. This Lydia Ann is no doubt the daughter of Jonathan and Adaline Godown Rake which corrobates the 1840 census and indicates a misinterpretation of Jonathan's marriage date..."

Jonathan was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey February 07, 1802. Jonathan(1321) was the son of William Rake and Lydia Larew. Jonathan died February 13, 1874 Cordova, Rock Island Co, IL, at 72 years of age. Buried at Cordova Township Cemetery. Stone can be found here: http://cordova.lib.il.us/Rake_Jonathan.jpg (See Jonathan Hunter Rake for the continuation of this line.) New Jersey Law Reports, Vol XXIV, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court and the Court of Errors and Appeals in the State of New Jersey, A.O. Zabriskie, Reporter. - Page 614 reports that Thomas Godown and Eve Fox were the parents of Adaline.

There is a John Godown (Parent unknown) that died in Montgomery Co, IL in 1860. This is a possible father. Need to check the census 1850 and before. The information came from the 1860 Illinois Mort. Sch.

Notes for Jonathan Hunter Rake and Adaline Godown:(supplied by Judy Grote) s: History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey by James Snell page 380: "Methodist Episcopal Church, Sergeantsville ... In 1830 a "woods meeting" was held near Sergeantsville, when quite a religious interest was awakened; a class of Methodists was formed, with Amos Hoagland as leader and Jonathan Rake ... as members. ... In 1832 the society built a church, of stone, on the present site edifice, the lott and $100 in cash being donated by HH Fisher. Amos Hoagland, Jonathan Rake, ... were the pioneer trustees ..."

Marriage Notes for Adaline Godown and Jonathan Rake: s: Recieved from Helen Poland, KS -- original source unknown "Jonathan H. Rake Sr., ... He m. Jun 20, 1826 in New Jersey (I believe June 20th 1820). The 1840 Census shows 2 daughters born before Jonathan's wedding date as recorded. The numerials in the original handwritting could easily be misread, that is 1826 for 1820. ... Adaline Godown Rake mentions a Grandaughter, Sarah Adaline Abbott as one of the heirs in her will. Theodore Abbott was a Notary ... who married Sarah A. Shepard in New Jersey in 1860 which tells us that Jonathan and Adaline did have a daughter that married a Mr. Shepherd. Then in the New Jersey list of marriages we find Lydia Ann Rake m. Servis Shepherd Jan 9, 1842. This Lydia Ann is no doubt the daughter of Jonathan and Adaline Godown Rake which corrobates the 1840 census and indicates a misinterpretation of Jonathan's marriage date..."

s: 1840 New Jersey Census (Roll 253 Page 365) Hunterdon County, Delaware Township Jonathan Rake Males: 10-15 = 2 (Jacob & Jonathan) 30-40 = 1 (Jonathan) Females: 10-15 = 1 (Sarah) 15-20 = 1 (Lydia) 30-40 = 1 (Adaline Godown) Person employeed in Agriculture = 1

s: 1850 New Jersey Census (Roll 453 Page 046) Hunterdon County, Lambert Division Jonathan Rake 48 M, Oil Maker, Real Estate $500 Adaline 46 F Susan E 9 F

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