248. James Oliver11 Godown (Jacob C10, John A9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1597) was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 6, 1858. His gravestone has his birth as 1876. I have used his birth date from the census records that indicate he was born Jan 1858. Oliver died May 23, 1933 Hickory Corner, Hunterdon, NJ, at 75 years of age. Buried in the Robins Family Cemetery on the Robins Farm now know as "Kings Road Winery" with his wife Estella.
He married Estella Pearl Hagaman in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, September 28, 1889. Estella was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ June 9, 1871. Estella was the daughter of Hiram Hagaman and Melinda Gibson. Estella died June 24, 1939 Hickory Corner, Hunterdon, NJ, at 68 years of age. died at St. Francis hospital in Trenton N.J. Buried in the Robins Family Cemetery on the Robins Farm now know as "Kings Road Winery". Hunterdon County marriage records have James middle initial as "G". His obituary has his father as Jacob and his mother as Caroline. James was a lifelong resident of Hickory Corner. James was a carpenter and a member of Touchstone Lodge IOOF of Bloomsbury and of Oak Grove Grange. James is burried in the Robins Family Cemetery. Source: James Oliver Godown obituary
In the 1895 NJ State census page 49, James is living with his wife Estella and child Roy in Bethleham Twp, Hunterson Co.
In the 1900 census page 22a, James O Godown (age 42) is living with his wife Estella in Bethleham Twp, Hunterdon Co, NY with a birth date of Jan 1858. He is listed with his wife Estella and have been married for 10 years. They have one living child indicated that is not listed in the census and is alive.
The 1905 NJ State census page 9a, lists his birth year as 1857 and His occupation is listed as Carpenter. His home is owned and has no mortgage.
In the 1910 census Bethleham Twp, Hunterdon Co page 13A, James O (age 52) is living with his wife Estella P (age 39) of 20 years. He has one son Frank L (age 8) living with them. He has an occupation of a House carpenter.
In the 1920 census Bethleman Twp, Hunterdon Co page 20B, James (age 63) is living with his wife Estella (age 48) and his son Lester (age 18). John has the occupation of house carpenter, ownes his home and has no mortgage.
In the 1930 census Bethleman Twp, Hunterdon Co page 17, J. Oliver (age 73) is living with his wife Estella (age 58). James was first married at age 23 and Estella at 18. This would indicate that James Oliver was previously maried but is probably mistaken and should have been 33. The 1910 census does note that he has only been married once. Need to check the 1885 state census. John has the occupation of carpenter, ownes his home.
James Oliver Godown and Estella Pearl Hagaman had the following children:
+ 397 i. William Roy12 Godown was born December 10, 1890.
+ 398 ii. Lester Franklin Godown was born June 1901.
399 iii. Albert H Godown(1598) was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ April 20, 1915. Albert died October 20, 1915 in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at less than one year of age. buried at Robins Family Burying Grounds, Pattenburg, Hunterdon Co NJ
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