68. Jacob8 Godown (Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1322) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1760. The IGI has birth date of about 1758 and born in Amwell. Jacob died November 11, 1831 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 71 years of age. There is an inventory recorded for a Jacob dated 1831 on page 3872 in the Index of NJ wills. There is a Jacob Godown listed in the Rake Family Cemetery located near Sand Brook. The headstone of Jacob does not have any dates.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Lake in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, November 27, 1783. Married in St, Andrews Pros. Epis. Church in Ringoes.

Sarah was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 2, 1760. Sarah(1323) was the daughter of John Lake and Sarah Ann Robins. Sarah died September 16, 1831 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 71 years of age. Our common ancestor is Jacob Godown born about 1756 and died 1831. Married to Sarah Lake on Nov 27, 1783 in St, Andrews Pros. Epis. Church in Ringoes. Jacob is buried in the Rake family cemetery near SandBrook NJ. His farm was located somewhere on the banks of the Alexauken Creek, near Mt. Airy, probably near route 605 and Dilts Corner where Isaac's cousins lived. Your Isaac Godown born 1788 and died 1857 is buried in the Rake Family cemetery. He married Permelia Myers born 1792 and died 1870, in 1814. She is also buried in the same place.

The Rake Family Cemetery is located near Sand Brook, on the former William Sergeant Farm. Most of the stones cannot be found today. You get to the current farm from Ringoes taking 579 north and turning left on Dunkard Church Road just past the route 604 intersection. You will come to Sandbrook Headquarter Road and turn north (right). The farm was located just north of Yard Road on the right. I am not sure just exactly where the cemetery is but it is in that area somewhere. I would just stop and ask. St Andrews Episcopal Church and Cemetery is in Ringoes. The church moved to Lambertville: http://www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org The original church site is now Harvest Moon Inn and the graveyard is there at 1039 Old York Road, Ringoes NJ Phone 908-806-6020 http://harvestmooninn.com I do not have the exact location of where the Godown family lived but it is in the area of this Inn. You get to the Inn by going to Ringoes and taking route 514 (Old York Road) north and the Inn is located just north of Fox Hunt Road. Would be a good place to have dinner or lunch.

Jacob Godown and Sarah Elizabeth Lake had the following children:

child 87 i. Ralph9 Godown was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1786. He married an unknown person Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, about 1819. The connection to Jacob and Sarah is purely SPECULATION. The dates just seem right. MORE research is needed.

child + 88 ii. John A Godown was born February 12, 1787.

child + 89 iii. Isaac Godown was born 1788.

child + 90 iv. Evan Godown was born 1793.

child 91 v. Rhoda Godown was born about 1795. She married Jonathan Reading Higgins Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, July 25, 1818. Jonathan was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey January 16, 1792. Jonathan was the son of Jonathan Higgins and Mary Reading. Jonathan died February 19, 1865 at 73 years of age. (See Jonathan Reading Higgins for the continuation of this line.) Portion of a letter dated Oct 27, 1984 from a Mrs Albert Chamberlin concerning Rhoda and family:

Jonathan and Rhoda married July 25, 1818 and they subsequently moved on to the Finger Lakes region of NY State shortly after the birth of their first daughter Mary Ann. They farmed about 10 acres. Church records show that Rhoda Higgins was baptized at the Sennett (?) Baptist Church at about the same time Mary Ann would have been of appropiate age to do the same. Sarah Jane, the second daughter, married George Metcalf Chamberlin. They had two girls who never married and a son John Reading Chamberlin Sr. who continued farming and then later in life went into politics. He married Julia Hill, daughter of a proment farmer and grandaughter of a banker. They had four children, the two boys farmed and the daughter who married, taught school. All of their children entered professions in medicine, engineering, teaching and health related fields. After all of those years, farming has been passed by.

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