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233. Gideon Brewer11 Godown (John Alexander10, Jacob9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1592) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 14, 1873. The 1905 NJ census has his birth year as 1869. Gideon died May 30, 1958 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 Eudora W Bush in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, January 30, 1897. Eudora was born in Sergeantsville, Hunterdon Co, NJ March 9, 1877. Eudora(1593) was the daughter of George T Bush and Emma R Moore. Eudora died August 20, 1900 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 23 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. Gideon was nicknamed by some the children of the family, "Uncle Elevator" because with an elevator you "Gid-e-in and go down

Gideon is assumed to be John and Rebecca son since Gideon, his wife Eudora, daughter Marion are buried in the same grave site (Sandy Ridge, NJ) as John and Rebecca and their youngest daughter Mary (Mamie).

In the 1900 census of West Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, Gideon B and Eudora, are found living as husband and wife with a servant Mary (age 24, widowed) and Mary's child Edward (2 months). They are noted as being married for 3 years, no children, parents were born in N.J., they can read and write, occupation is a farmer, and they rent the farm.

In the 1905 NJ census Lambertville Twp, page 18, Gideon has the occupation of Painter. He is living with John and Rebbeca and Eudora is not listed.

In the 1910 census 110 Main Street, Lambertville, Hunterdon Co NJ page 212, Gideon (age 35) is recorded with father John Godown (age 84) and mother Rebecca (age 74). He is noted as widowed. John and Rebecca have been married for 55 years and have had 5 children with 4 living at the time of the census. Gideon is a house painter born in NJ.

On his WWI draft registration card dated Sept 12, 1918. is lists him as a house painter in Ringoes, Hunterdon Co NJ. He is of medium build, medium height, gray eyes and brown hair.

In the 1920 census Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey page 111, Gideon (age 45) is recorded as a lodger in the household of Charles VanSeiver. He is a house painter born in NJ.

Gideon is listed on the ship Manchuria departing the Canal Zone bound for New York City on March 18, 1925.

In the 1930 census 18 Madison Street, Prinston, Mercer Co, NJ page 124, Gideon (age 56 widowed) is a lodger with Edwin Sutterthwait family, and is noted as a painter.

Gideon Brewer Godown and Eudora W Bush had the following child:

child 394 i. Marion D12 Godown(1594) was born Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ July 10, 1898. Marion died March 12, 1899 Lambertville, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at less than one year 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.

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