142. John P10 Godown (John A9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown) was born Hickory Corner, Hunterdon, NJ November 20, 1840. John died After 1913 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.

He married twice. He married Mahala Hendershot in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, February 22, 1866. Mahala was born in New Jersey 1844. (Additional notes for Mahala Hendershot(1473)) Mahala died July 11, 1898 in Clinton, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 54 years of age. He married Mabel C Grant in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1904. Mabel was born New York March 1878. In the 1860 census Lebanon, Clinton Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, John (age 19) is living with his sister and family, Oliver and Rhoda Smith and is noted as farm labor. It is also indicated that John attended school that year.

In the 1870 census Clinton Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ. page 89, John (age 29) is listed with Mahalah (age 26) and Sarah (age 2). His occupation is listed as a Slater.

In the 1880 census Clinton, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 273B, John (age 43) is living with his wife Mahala (age 36) and daughter Jennie (age 12).

In the 1895 NJ state census page 9 for village of Annandale in the twp. of Clinton, Hunterdon Co, John is living with Mahalia. They are both noted as having an age between 20 and 60.

In the 1905 census Clinton page 18 there is a John Godown recorded age 65 with Mabel (age 27), Willard (age 3) and Emma (age 5Mo). Mabel

In the 1900 census Clinton, Hunterdon, New Jersey page 59, John (age 55) is recorded as a widower. John is a Mason

In the 1905 State census Clinton Twp, page 78B (very difficult to read) John (age 64) is indicated as a widower, is living with his assumed daughter in law, Mabel (age 27) also a widow, and her two children Willard (age 3) and Emma (age 5 months). John can read and write and owns the farm he farms.

John P Godown and Mahala Hendershot had the following child:

child 257 i. Sarah Jane11 Godown was born in Clinton, Hunterdon Co, NJ July 17, 1867. Sarah died April 18, 1938 in Northampton Co., Pa, at 70 years of age. She married Anthony Randall Mathewson in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, August 2, 1884. Found in the Hunterdon County Democrat on August 12, 1884: At Annandale, Aug. 2, by Rev. Garret Wyckoff, Anthony Randall Madison, of Lebanon, to Sarah Jane, only daughter of John Godown, Esq.

Anthony was born May 31, 1860. Anthony died November 25, 1936 at 76 years of age. (See Anthony Randall Mathewson for the continuation of this line.) Some name discrepencies - Mary Jane, Sarah J,

In the 1910 census Holland Twp, Hunderdon Co, NJ page 151, Jennie (age 42, widow) is recorded with her children Charles (age 18), Earl (age 16), Lizzie (age 14), Nellie (age 12), Alice (age 9) and Nelson (age 6). Also in the same residence number is Floyd (age 21) and his wife Susan (age 22). Jennie has had 8 children with 7 alive at the time of the census.

John P Godown and Mabel C Grant had the following children:

child 258 ii. Willard Godown(1474) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey June 1901.

child 259 iii. Emma L Godown(1475) was born in Clinton, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 28, 1905. Emma died December 8, 1940 at 35 years of age. buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Hunterdon County, NJ She married Beric W Thomas 1922.

Beric was born in New Jersey October 26, 1903. (Additional notes for Beric W Thomas(1476)) Beric died June 27, 1966 at 62 years of age. buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Clinton Twp, Hunterdon County, NJ (See Beric W Thomas for the continuation of this line.)

child 260 iv. Francis Godown was born in New Jersey April 15, 1913. Frank died June 12, 1950 in New Jersey, at 37 years of age. buried in Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Churchyard

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