127. John Alexander10 Godown (Jacob9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1442) was born Dilts Corner, Hunterdon Co, NJ December 31, 1825. Alexander died October 11, 1910 Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 84 years of age. Burried in Sandy Ridge Church Cemetary. Unique tombstone has John, Rebecca and Mamie on one side and Gideon, Eudora and Marion on the other side.
He married Rebecca Ann Housel Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ, December 16, 1865. Dec. 27, 1865, Vol. XXVIII, No. 19 (1415) Married On the 16th inst., by Rev. Dr. Studdiford, J. A. Godown, of Delaware township, to Miss Rebecca Ann Housel, of Sergeantsville.
Rebecca was born Mt Airy, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 11, 1835. Rebecca(1443) was the daughter of Henry T Housel and Eliza C Cramer. Rebecca died February 08, 1921 Ringoes, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 85 years of age. Burried in Sandy Ridge Church Cemetary. Unique tombstone has John, Rebecca and Mamie on one side and Gideon, Eudora and Marion on the other side.
Obituary of "Mrs. Rebecca A. Godown," found between pages 176 and 177 of Rebekah Housell's Pilgrim's Progress: "The death of Mrs. Rebecca A. Godown, widow of the late John A. Godown, occurred on Tuesday, February 8th, at the home of her son, Harry R. Godown, near Ringoes, after a short illness of pneumonia. Her age was 85 years and 6 months and she formerly resided on North Main street, this city. She is survived by four children, Mrs. F. W. Harrop and Miss Mamie E. Godown, of Trenton; Harry R. Godown, of Ringoes, and Gideon B. Godown, of Princeton; also a sister, Mrs. Margaret Maratindale, of Phillipsburg, and two brothers, George L. Housel, of Alton, Ill., and William E. Housel, of Hampton, N.J. Funeral services were held from her late home Friday, February 11, at 10:30 o'clock, with interment at Sandy Ridge Cemetery." In the 1850 census of Hunterdon Co page 116a, John A Godown (age 24) had living in his household: Ann (John's aunt, age 58), Sarah Kitchen (John's aunt, age 60), Eleanor (John's mother, age 54), William T (John's brother age 23), Mary (John's sister age 20) and Johnson (John's brother age 15). John's occupation is listed as shoemaker and had a property value of $1,000.
In the 1860 census, Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ page 258, Alexander (age 38) is recorded in the household of John Reed with the family of Richard S Reed with his mother Ann (age 67). He is listed as a day laborer probably helping his Uncle John in his Hardware and Coal business.
In the 1870 census Delaware Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 136, John (age 44) is recorded with Rebecca (age 33) Catherine (age 2), and Harrison (age 1m born in May). John is a farm worker and all births are NJ.
In the 1880 census, West Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ. page 119B, John (age 54) is recorded with his wife Rebecca A (age 44) and children, Catherine (age 12), Harrison (age 10), Susan (age 8), Gideon (age 6) and Mary (age 3). John has the occupation on farm laborer and was unemployeed for 4 months during the past 12 months. All births are recorded as NJ.
In the 1900 census Delaware Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 81, John (age 74) is recorded with Rebecca (age 65). They have been married for 35 years and have had 5 children. John is a day laborer born in NJ.
John Alexander Godown and Rebecca Ann Housel had the following children:
230 i. Catherine Wilson11 Godown(1444) was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ February 8, 1868. In the 1900 census her birth month is recorded as January. Catherine died 1954 at 86 years of age. She married Thurston William Harrop in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, December 21, 1887. Thurston was born in Mercer Co, NJ July 1863. Thurston was the son of John Harrop and Elizabeth unknown. (See Thurston William Harrop for the continuation of this line.)
+ 231 ii. Harrison Rounsaville Godown was born May 24, 1870.
232 iii. Susan H Godown(1445) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 8, 1871. Susan died July 30, 1905 at 33 years of age. She married Wilfred Wetherill Lambert in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, January 1, 1890. Wilfred was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 13, 1863. Wilfred was the son of Nelson Lambert and Emma Pyatt. Wilfred died September 19, 1941 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 78 years of age. (See Wilfred Wetherill Lambert for the continuation of this line.)
+ 233 iv. Gideon Brewer Godown was born August 14, 1873.
234 v. Mary Ellen Godown(1446) was born in New Jersey February 09, 1877. Mamie died December 05, 1957 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 80 years of age. Mamie as she was known, died after a long illness at age 80. She never married and lived most of her life in the Ringos area. "Mamie E" is buried along with John and Rebecca. Her picture has her name as Mary Ellen, youngest daughter of John and Rebecca. Also under the picture it is written "Aunt Mame". The grave site is a Sandy Ridge, NJ.
In the 1900 census (page 256b) Raritan Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, A Mary (age 23) born Feb 1877, is living in the household of Peter H Conover. She has the occupation of servant.
Living with Harrison in the 1930 census.
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