121. Samuel10 Godown (Richard S9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown) was born in Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co. NJ 1824. Samuel died about 1878 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ.

He married Elizabeth Ann Vansycle Frenchtown, Hunterdon Co, NJ, September 7, 1850. September 11, 1850, Vol. XIII, No. 4, Whole No. 628


On the 7th inst., by the Rev. J. H. Sherwood, Mr. Samuel Godown, to Miss Elizabeth Vansyckle, all of Frenchtown.

Elizabeth was born in New Jersey 1828. Elizabeth(1426) was the daughter of Peter Vansycle and Margaret Hope. There is a Samuel recorded in the 1850 census age 26 in Kingwood Twp, living with the Robert Williams family possibably as hired labor.

In the 1860 census Baptisttown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 742, Samuel (age 33) is living with his wife Elizabeth (age 35), daughter Amelia (age 7), sons Augustus (age 5), Oliver (age 3), and Henry (age 1). Samuel has the occupation of Carpenter with a property value of $300 and personal value of $200.

In the 1870 census Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ. page 218, Samuel (age 46) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 45), Cornelia (age 19) Augustus (age 14), Oliver (age 13), Henry (age 9), Mary (age 7), Elizabeth (age 5) and Peter Vansycle (age 73). Samuel is listed with the occupation of House Carpenter.

Samuel's wife Elizabeth is listed as widowed in the 1880 census Hunterdon Co page 69B.

Samuel Godown and Elizabeth Ann Vansycle had the following children:

child 213 i. Cornelia M11 Godown(1427) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ September 16, 1851. Amelia died before 1930. She married Henry G Sigafoos in Baptistown, Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co. NJ, October 22, 1878. At Baptisttown, Jan. 31, by the Rev. S. Sproul, Henry G. T. Sigafoos to Cornelia A. Godown, all of Kingwood Oct. 22, 1878, Forty First Vol., No. 9

Henry was born in Pennsylvania January 1856. Henry(1428) was the son of Samuel Sigafoos and Hester Trauger. (See Henry G Sigafoos for the continuation of this line.) Cornelia's name is spelled as Amelia Godowen in the IGI with a father of Samuel and a mother as Elizabeth.

In the 1895 NJ state census Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, page 32, Cornelia (age 5-20) is living with the family of Henry G Ligafoos. His wife is Cornelia. Was Cornelia Henry's wife, once married to a Godown?

In the 1880 census a Cornelia Godown (age 14) is living with her widowed mother Elizabeth (age 54). This would make her birth date 1866 and not 1851 as noted. But Cornelia is already married so who is this Cornelia in the 1880 census?

child + 214 ii. Augustus W Godown was born March 1852.

child + 215 iii. Oliver Godown was born August 1854.

child + 216 iv. Henry N Godown was born June 7, 1860.

child 217 v. Mary Jane Godown(1429) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1863. In the 1910 census Kingwood Twp Hunterdon Co page 173B, Mary J (age 49) is living with her brother Augustus (age 54) and his granddaughter Hazel (age 10). She is noted as being a widow and having one child.

child 218 vi. Elizabeth Ann Godown was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ September 14, 1864. Elizabeth died December 27, 1951 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ, at 87 years of age. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton NJ. She married Richard Henry Hutchinson Stockton, Hunterdon Co, NJ, September 5, 1885.

Richard was born in Tottington, Lancashire, England January 25, 1863. Richard was the son of Thomas Hutchinson and Lydia Radcliff. Richard died February 19, 1925 Trenton, Mercer Co, NJ, at 62 years of age. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton NJ. (See Richard Henry Hutchinson for the continuation of this line.)

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