109. Jacob Seabers10 Godown (Evan9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey February 10, 1822. Jacob died July 18, 1887 Montgomery Co, Illinois, at 65 years of age. Buried at Harts Church Cemetery, Montgomery County, Illinois His body was interred July 19, 1887 Montgomery Co, Illinois, Hart Cemetery.

He married twice. He married Matilda Martindell in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, March 10, 1843. other research had the marriage date year as 1842. Hunterdon County marriage records show it as 1843.

Mellie was born in New Jersey April 19, 1824. Mellie died September 18, 1871 Montgomery Co, Illinois, at 47 years of age. Buried at Harts Church Cemetery, Montgomery County, Illinois

Her body was interred September 20, 1871 Montgomery Co, Illinois, Hart Cemetery. Other research have her name as Matilda Martin Dell. The Hunterdon County marriage records have her last name as Martindell. That spelling is used here.

He married Susan J McWilliams Montgomery Co, Illinois, October 23, 1873. Susan was born about 1830. (Additional notes for Susan J McWilliams(1382)) Susan died before 1880. A little discrepancy on the middle name. Some research has it as Seabers and others have it as Leben. Need clarification

In the 1850 census Amwell, Hunterdon Co, page 3a, we have Jacob (middle initial looks like L) and Matilda living in the house in the census list next to Evan. They have two children, Oliver (age 5) , and Derrick(age 1).

In the 1860 census Montgomery Co, IL page 140, Jacob (age 37) is living with his wife Matilda (age 35) and 4 children and brother George. John is listed as having the occupation of Farmer with a personel value of $650 and the farm is listed under George at $2,500.

There is a Jacob S Godown recorded as having purchased 60 acres in S. Litchfield IL Section 36.

In the 1870 census Hillsboro, Walshville Twp, Montogomery Co Illinois page 259, Jacob (age 50) is recorded with Matilda (age 47), H.Deirick (age 21), Geo M (age 17), Emily (age 17) and M.J. (age 14). Geo and Emily are noted as twins. Jacob is a farmer born in NJ.

In the 1880 census South Litchfield, Montgomery Co, Illinois page 243B, Jacob (age 56) is living with his daughter Matilda (age 17).

In a letter dated Feb 14, 1973, Albert lists a John Evan and a Jacob Leben as the Godown's that moved to IL.

Jacob Seabers Godown and Matilda Martindell had the following children:

child 174 i. Josiah Edward11 Godown was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey March 19, 1843. Josiah died September 24, 1843 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at less than one year of age. Buried at Mount Airy Cemetery Hunterdon County NJ.

child + 175 ii. Oliver James Godown was born September 19, 1844.

child 176 iii. Derich Hogeling Godown was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 11, 1848. In the 1900 census Dewey Twp, Oklahoma Co, OK page 127B, D. H. Godown (age 50) is a single farmer born in NJ. He rents his farm.

child 177 iv. Emmaretta R Godown was born in Litchfield, Montgomery Co, IL March 03, 1853. Emily died September 02, 1888 Montgomery Co, Illinois, at 35 years of age. Burial: Harts Church Cemetery Montgomery Co, Illinois She married Henry Laborn Bailey Montgomery Co, Illinois, September 14, 1871.

Henry was born Illinois January 23, 1849. Henry died August 17, 1916 Montgomery Co, Illinois, at 67 years of age. Burial: Harts Church Cemetery Montgomery Co, Illinois (See Henry Laborn Bailey for the continuation of this line.) Listed in the IGI as Emma R Godown

child 178 v. George Martin Godown was born in Litchfield, Montgomery Co, IL March 03, 1853.

child 179 vi. Matilda Jane Godown was born in Litchfield, Montgomery Co, IL December 26, 1863. Matilda died April 18, 1940 in Litchfield, Montgomery Co, IL, at 76 years of age. She married unknown Davis about 1883. Unknown was born about 1863. (See unknown Davis for the continuation of this line.) Matilida (age 17) is recorded twice in the 1880 census, once with her father Jacob, and once with the Joel Colby family in Zanesville Illinois,

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