90. Evan9 Godown (Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown) was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1793. Evan died April 7, 1871 Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 77 years of age.
He married Nancy Cowdrick in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, April 15, 1820. Nancy was born about 1795. Nancy died before 1850. The connection of Jacob and Sarah as parents as purely an educational guess. I have no documentation to support this. Only that the dates fit and most of the other Godown families have been documented.
This record and his marriage to Nancy may be an Evan Goodwin. In the IGI there are two records listed with the same dates. One is Evan Godown and Nancy Cowdrick and the other is Evan Goodwin and Nancy Cowduck. Both have the marriage date of Apr 15, 1820. There is also an Evan Godowin recorded in the 1860 census in PA. The Marriage records of NJ list the Marriage of Evan Goodwin and Nancy Cowdrick.
In the 1830 census Hunterdon Co, page 323, Evan is listed as living in a household of 8. Males: 2 (Jackson and Theodore) age under 5, 1 (unknown) age 5-10, 1 (Evan) age 30-40, and 1 (unknown, could be Jacob now about 60) age 60-70. Females; 2 (unknown) age 5-10, 1 (Nancy) age 30-40.
In the 1850 census Kensington Ward Philidelphia Co, page 540, An Evan(s) (age 58?) is living with Jackson (age 23) and Theodore (age 20) in the Peter and Sarah Farley household. Their occupations are listed as Saw Makers. Could Sarah be one of Evan and Nancy's daughters?
In the 1855 NJ State Census West Amwell page 5, Evan Godown is listed with a total family of 5, 3 males and 2 females.
In the 1860 census page 406, Evan (age 68) occupation of laborer, is living with Elias Hoppeck and family in Sand Brook, Deleware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ. Elias (age 47) and Rebecca (age 39) Hoppock have 4 possible children listed. Could Rebecca be Evan's daughter?
In the 1870 census (page 136) there is an Evans Godown aged 77, living on the Apgar farm, Deleware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ.
Evan Godown and Nancy Cowdrick had the following children:
150 i. Rebecca10 Godown(1368) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1821. She married Elias Hoppock Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, November 6, 1852. Elias was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ July 13, 1813. Elias died September 23, 1884 Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 71 years of age. (See Elias Hoppock for the continuation of this line.)
151 ii. Alexander Godown was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1822. Alexander died September 11, 1896 in New York City, New York, at 74 years of age. In the 1860 census Flemington Hunterdon Co NJ page 258, Alexander (age 38) is living with an Ann Godown (age 67) in the household of Richard (age 33) and Mary (age 31) Reed. Also in that same household is John Reed (age 30) and Rachael Reed (age 67). Alexander has the occupation of day Laborer with personal value noted as $300. I have placed Ann Godown as Alexander's mother.
152 iii. unknown female Godown(1369) was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1824.
+ 153 iv. Andrew Jackson Godown was born 1826.
154 v. Theodore Godown(1370) was born in New Jersey 1830. In the 1850 census Philadelphia Co page 540, Theodore (age 20) is living with a Evan(s) (age 58) and a Jackson (age 23) Godown working as Saw Makers. I have noted Evan(s) as his father.
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