255. Alton Joseph11 Godown (Jonas10, John A9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1601) was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 4, 1866.(1602) Alton died April 3, 1900 Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 34 years of age. Burial: Riegelsville Union Cemetery Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania

He married Irene Bill Pursell in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, June 18, 1891. Irene was born Upper Black Eddy, Bucks Co, PA September 5, 1872. Irene(1603) was the daughter of Isaac Pursell and Caroline Warford. Irene died January 3, 1923 Easton, Northampton Co, PA, at 50 years of age. Alton and Theodore are twins.

In a letter dated October 12 1969, Mrs Alton Godown wrote about her husbands father Alton Joseph Godown. Not sure if this is the Alton or not. Alton's father Alton died when he was very young (as would have been the case here) and his mother remarried. The 1900 census would have been taken just after Alton died so who knows where they are at this point. There is also a problem with Edward and Arthur in that their birth dates are less than a month apart. Do we have two different people combined.

In a letter dated April 15, 1970 from Alton's granddaughter lists Altons brothers and sisters as Theodore (Altons twin), Zelma, Nellie, Mary and maybe a stepbrother Bart (Arthur?).

Need to check the 1905 state census for the Smith family.

Alton was an alcoholic, and probably played a part in his early death.

Alton Joseph Godown and Irene Bill Pursell had the following children:

child + 403 i. Theodore12 Godown was born January 03, 1892.

child + 404 ii. Earl N Godown was born November 30, 1893.

child 405 iii. Ada May Godown(1604) was born Riegelsville, Bucks Co, Pa April 20, 1895. Ada died July 1978 Hightstown, Mercer Co, NJ, at 83 years of age. She married John Rue Laird August 26, 1912. John was born in New Jersey 1888. (Additional notes for John Rue Laird(1605)) (See John Rue Laird for the continuation of this line.)

child + 406 iv. Edward A Godown was born December 21, 1898.

child + 407 v. Arthur Lee Godown was born January 9, 1899.

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