45. Jacob6 Godown (Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1288) was born about 1700. Jacob died after 1793 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
He married Mary Evans about 1722. Mary was born Wales about 1705. (Additional notes for Mary Evans(1289)) Mary died January 15, 1732 at 26 years of age. PLEASE NOTE that we do not have proof that Jacob was Evans father.
There still seems to be a generation missing in that Jacob with his listed father would have been 50 at his birth. A Jacob Godown appears in the WFA Colonial Census index of Hunterdon County dated 1741 living in Maidenhead Twp. A Jacob appears in the 1790 census.
The 1737 Loan adds some element of doubt in the way we have this pieced together. By the one statement on his son Jacob, This looks like this Jacob had a son Jacob. Could this possibably be refering to this Jacob as the son??
Submitted by MaryAlice Duke:
1728: Made Inventory of John Cumfort with George Fox 1736: Borders Road from Howell's Ferry to the New Meetinghouse (Amwell Minutes) 1737: Mortgages 200a by the King's Road & son Jacob 1741: Amwell freeholder, on jury list
Jacob as far as our research shows us, lived in or around Burlington, NJ in 1703. Purchased 200 acres of land in Amwell, Hunterdon County, NJ about 1707. In the New Jersey Calendar of Wills Vol 1 on page 122 a Jacobe Godowne is recorded as one of the men who did the inventory for the estate of John Cumfort of Amwell Twp. on June 6, 1728. and on page 214 he also did the estate of Thomas Harrison on Jan 3, 1721/22. The name is recorded with the ending "e" on both the first and last names. Some of these references could be referring to his son Jacob, since he is getting quite up in years by the ending reference dates.
References: submitted by Donna Evans
1703 Jacob Goedown Listed in accounts, estate of Joseph Adams, Burlington
1705 Aug. 4. Statement, made by the executors, of money paid to or received from Geo. Parker, Abr: Bickly, Mary Wheaf, Jos: Haynes, John Carlile, Richd Ellison, John Weathock, Natt: Pope, Tho: Clarke, John Abbott, John French, John Rogers; Will: Ogburn, Will: Atkinson, George Kendell, Tho: Staples, Jacob Goedown, Samuel Furnis, Martha Drummer, Richard Smith, Seth Hill, Will: Budd, Mathew Dyer, James Satterwait, Will: Petty, Allex: Bennett, William Wood, Isack Mariott, Barnd Lane, Daniel Smith, John Powell, John Dawson, Henry Tuckny, Will: Righton, Will: Biddle, Hugh Huddy, Jacob Perkins, John Rogers, Henry Grubb, Benj. Wheat, Thomas Raper, Samíl Kimbell, G. Willis, John Large, Lorcus Morses, John Hudson, Widow Hancock, William Hewlings, Tho: Chipman.
1721 Jacob Godown & Samuel Green appr. estate of Thomas Harrison, Amwell
1728 Jacob Godowne and George Fox appraised estate of John Comfort (Comfort prob. with Hague and the other few Bucks Quakers to Hopewell; Fox prob. Burl.)
1737 HC Loan Office Records: Jacob Godown, plantation along King's Rd., Amwell, excepting the southeasterly half part where son Jacob now dwells; satisfied 1744
Jacob Godown and Mary Evans had the following child:
+ 59 i. Evans7 Godown was born 1723.
Jacob Godown had the following child:
60 ii. Catherine Godown was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1724. Catherine died May 17, 1777 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 52 years of age. Burried at New Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt.Airy, NJ She married Albertus Ringo in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, September 19, 1745.
Albertus was born in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 8, 1722. Albertus was the son of Philip Ringo and Janet Jane Cook. Albertus died August 21, 1800 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 77 years of age. Burried at New Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt.Airy, NJ The connection of Catherine to Jacob is purely speculation. The dates correspond to Evans also shown here as a brother. Catherine is buried at Mt. Airy Presbyterian churchyard halfway between Ringoes and Lambertville on the south side of the old road. A picture of the gravestone is published in the History of East Amwell on page 30 and was published by the Hunterdon County Historical Society in 1976. She was termed a spinster in the marriage license application. There is some discrepency on whether her name is spelled with a "K" or a "C". I have used "C" in this research since the gravestone picture has a "C". There may have been some confusion with Evans daughter Katherine. Reference: Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey Marriage Licenses. The Marriage Ceremony Females. G Divorces By the Court of Chancery. page 165 Godown, Katharine, Amwell, and Albartus Ringo 1745 Sept. 19
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