145. Jacob10 Godown (Isaac9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1490) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 29, 1820. The 1850 census has Jacob's age as 33 (b.1817) The 1870 census has Jacob's age as 56 (b.1814) Comrade died June 08, 1910 Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH, at 90 years of age. burial Mote Cemetery Darke Co. Ohio His body was interred June 10, 1910 Pitsburg, Darke Co, OH, Mate Cemetery.
He married Elizabeth Boughner in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, about 1845. Elizabeth was born in New Jersey February 06, 1824. (Additional notes for Elizabeth Boughner(1491)) Elizabeth died April 28, 1876 in Painters Creek, Darke Co. Ohio, at 52 years of age. *note--this death date is from Family Bible. Darke Co. Courthouse record says 22 Aug. 1876. It is believe the Aug. 22 date is just the date it was recorded.
Comrade Jacob was commonly known as Jacob. Just as a note, veteran Civil War soldiers were commonly called Comrade and that his real first name is actually Jacob. He had an occupation of a Farmer. Jacob and his family migrated to Ohio after John's birth Feb 22, 1848 and before Sarah was born in 1849. He served in the Military during the Civil War in the years 1861 to 1865. He was enrolled as a Private in company "B" 71st Regiment, Ohio Vol. Infantry on the 24th Day of October, 1861, at Camp Dave Tod, Troy, Ohio. He was mustered into the United States service as such, for the period of 3 years. He was 39 years of age at the time of his enrollment in the Civil War.
On August 31 1862, he is listed as deserted from Fort Donelson, Tenn. In the muster rool dated for Jan and Feb 1863, He is in confinement by sentence of General Court Martial for 4 months and stoppage of pay. In the Muster roll dated for March and April 1863, He was pardoned by General Roseavans for the balance of sentence of one hundred sixty five days. Pay stopped by sentance of General Court Martial. In the muster roll dated April 17, 1863, he is still listed as absent and in confinement at Nashville. May thru December 1863 rolls list him as present. He was discharged on Jan 13, 1864 due to the fact that he reenlisted on January 14, 1864 in the same organization. The second enlistment was at Gallatin Tenn. This enlistment was again for 3 years. Mustered out with Company, November 30, 1865, as a Veteran. He fought in the battles: Shiloh, Clarksville, Fort Donaldson, Cumberland Iron Works, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, Columbia, (Duck Run), and Nashville. Source is a copy of a document from the Adjutant General's Office of Ohio signed by Raymond R Galloway on April 12, 1983.
Now with all that said above, there seems there could be two Jacob Godown's in Company B 71st Reg't of the Ohio Infantry. One was 29 at the time of enlistment on October 23, 1861, with fair complexion, gray eyes, brown hair and born in Miami Ohio and was 6ft tall. The other Jacob enlisted January 14th 1864 in Gallatin Tenn. He was 41 years old with Hazel eyes, Black hair and had a dark complexion. He was 6ft tall and was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. There is also one of the Muster rolls that list a Jacob on January 14, 1864 with an age of 31 years old on January 14, 1864. This person was fair complexed, Gray eyes, brown hair and was born in Hunterdon Co, NJ. I am comfused are you??? If we were to say that the age 41 is in error, then possibably we have only one since he would have been 31 in January 1864. On the copy of the enlistment papers dated January 14th 1864, it is noted that this is this persons second enlistment
His Civil War record can also be found in the Civil War Research Database at Ancestry.com
In Jacob's obituary we read, "The deceased leaves 3 children, (John W, Henry R, and Sarah E Hess), 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and a large circle of friends and comrades to grieve for his departure..... For a number of years prior to his death, he made his home with his daughter, Sarah E Hess, in Painter Creek, Ohio."
In the 1850 census Jacob is living with his family in Monroe Twp, Darke Co, OH . He is living next door to his brother John and having the occupation of farmer with $1,500 in real estate.
In the 1860 census Gettysburg, Franklin Twp, Darke Co, Ohio page 118, Jacob (age 38) with the last name recorded as Gordow, is recorded with Elizabeth (age 36), Mary (age 16), John (age 12), Sarah (age 11), Lydia (age 6), Henry (age 2), and George (age 1m). Jacob is noted as a farmer with a personal value of $200. He must rent his farm. Jacob, Elizabeth, Mary and John were born in New Jersey and the rest in Darke Co.
In the 1870 census Gettysburg, Franklin Twp, Darke Co, Ohio page 94B, Jacob (age 56) is living with his wife Elizabeth (age 45), 3 children and a 3 year old Wallace Waitman. Jacob has a total property value of $350 and pesonal property of $157. Both Jacob and Elizabeth are flagged as not being able to write.
In the 1880 census Franklin, Darke Co, Ohio page 98A, Jacob (age 60) is living with his son Henry (age 22) and is noted as a widower.
In the 1900 census Franklin Twp Darke Co Ohio page 90B, Jacob is living with his son Henry and is noted as a widower.
In the 1910 census South Precinct, Franklin Twp, Darke Co, Ohio, page 21, Jacob (age 90) is living with his daughter Sarah Hess (age 59, widowed)
Jacob Godown and Elizabeth Boughner had the following children:
273 i. Mary Ann11 Godown(1492) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey February 1846. Mary died before 1880. died in her youth Mary Ann is not listed as a surviving child in Jacob's Obituary.
Possibably married a Waitman.
+ 274 ii. John Washington Godown was born February 22, 1848.
275 iii. Sarah Ellen Godown(1493) was born Monroe Twp, Darke Co, OH July 21, 1850. The 1850 census (dated Dec 3rd, 1850) has Sarah's age as 1. Sarah died March 11, 1924 at 73 years of age. She married John M Hess in Darke Co. Ohio, February 21, 1879. John was born in Medina Co, Ohio April 1838. John(1494) was the son of Jacob Hess and Mary Grissom. John died before 1910 Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH. In the 1910 census Darke Co Ohio, Sarah Hess (widowed) is living with her father Jacob (age 90)
276 iv. Margaret Godown was born in Medina Co, Ohio August 25, 1852. Margaret died before 1880. died in her youth Margaret is not listed as a surviving child in Jacob's Obituary.
Posibility married a Waitman.
277 v. Lydia Godown was born in Darke Co. Ohio October 21, 1853. Lydia died before 1880. died in her youth Lydia is not listed as a surviving child in Jacob's Obituary.
Posibility married a Waitman.
Henry R and Mary C Godown
+ 278 vi. Henry Richard Godown was born September 18, 1857.
279 vii. George Godown(1495) was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH July 15, 1860. George died before 1880. died in his youth George is not listed as a surviving child in Jacob's Obituary. There is a George Godonn age 54 born in Ohio, in East Weiser Washington County, Idaho Census Index, 1910 page 218. Need to look up.
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