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Gould, James Andrews


Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 03/05/1840, Chester, VT
Death: 09/14/1920

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111742914


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/21/1880; widow Sarah J., 9/24/1920, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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James Andrews Gould

James Andrews Gould (5) {Allen Clark (4), John (3), John (2), William (1)}, was born in Chester, 5 March, 1840. He m. 1st, 28 Nov., 1860, Alma Jaquith (b. Chester, 1844, dau. of Warren Pease & Malissa (Stoodley) Jaquith). She died of brain fever at Chester 11 April, 1861 (age 17). He m. 2nd, 6 Sept., 1863, Cynthia J. (Stoodley) Gould (b. 1841, dau. of William & Hannah (Wilbur) Stoodley and widow of his cousin, John Graves Gould).

Mr. Gould was a Civil War soldier, enlisting from Chester on 1 Sept., 1862 in Co. "E", 16th Reg't Vt. Vols. He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was discharged from wounds received in his right knee on 10 Aug., 1863. At the time of the 1870 census, James was a 'farm laborer' working for his father and living on the farm in his own house next door to his father's. The house was located on the corner of Grafton and High Streets.

NEWS OF THE JAMES GOULD FAMILY, --Chester, 8 Sept., 1893: "Some fifty of the neighbors and friends of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Gould gathered in the Fullerton Hotel Wednesday evening to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their marriage. Mr. & Mrs. Gould were 'guests' of the evening and although surprised, they were made to feel at home and enjoyed the pleasure of the assurance from so many friends of their interest in their happiness and prosperity. many wonderful gifts were given and it was a delightful evening for all."

Cynthia died of acute pneumonia, 23 Dec., 1897.

From her obituary: "Mrs. Gould was loved by her family and respected by all. Her death is a heavy blow to her husband and children. The sympathy of their neighbors and a large circle of friends is extended to the bereaved ones."

--Proctorsville, 23 Sept., 1898: "James A. Gould broke up housekeeping, sold his goods at auction, and went to live with his brother, H. A. Gould on Depot Avenue on Wednesday." In the latter part of Sept., 1898, James went to Bellows Falls to live with his daughter, Mrs. M. D. Jackson.

James m. 3rd, 29 Oct., 1900, Mary Etta (Fuller) French (b. Wallingford, Vt., 1 March, 1850, dau. of William & Abigail (Twitchell) Fuller and widow of Jerome French) James m. 4th (at the home of Rev. & Mrs. J. Mervin Hull, Malden, Mass), 5 April, 1904, Mrs. Jennie Sarah (Carlisle) Fuller (b. 1848, dau. of Solomon B. & Clara (Duncan) Carlisle and widow of Freeman H. Fuller)

--Ludlow, 1 April, 1910: "J. A. Gould of this place has been allowed a reissue of pension at the rate of $15 per month from March 7th."
-- Ludlow 12 March, 1914: "James A. Gould was very pleasantly surprised with a post card shower of forty-five cards last Thursday. It was to remind him that he was born 74 years ago that day. He wishes to thank his kind friends for their remembrance."
-- 22 July, 1915: "Mr. & Mrs. James A. Gould of Ludlow met with a serious accident at Chester Depot on Tuesday. They had gone down for a visit with the family of E. A. Edson and son Merritt Edson. Merritt Edson met them at the station with a team. After Mrs. Gould was in the buggy the horse became frightened at the cars and turned around; in turning around the buggy was overturned and the occupants were thrown out. Mr. Edson sustained a bad cut on the head and Mrs. Gould had her arm broken twice and her hip badly smashed. Mr. Gould's arm and knee were bruised somewhat. Mrs. Gould's advanced age, about seventy, adds to the seriousness of the situation and much sympathy is felt for her and Mr. Gould. The former was taken to the home of Mr. Edson and word from Dr. Havens this noon says that she had a comfortable night."
-- Ludlow, 5 Aug., 1915: "Word from Chester reports Mrs. J. A. Gould as doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances, but it will probably be several weeks yet before she can be moved to her home here. Mr. Gould is rapidly recovering from the bruises and anticipates the day when he and his wife can come back to Ludlow."
-- 2 Sept., 1915: "The Goulds arrived home on Tuesday. Mrs. Gould is still confined to the bed as the result of her severe injury, but is doing well and is glad to be at home again and meet her many friends. Their daughter Mrs. Cora Perry of Worcester, Mass., came to Ludlow with them to remain a few days."
-- 9 Sept., 1919: "Mrs. E. F. Person from Worcester, Mass., accompanied by her son, Roy Jackson, spent a few days with her father, J. A. Gould last week. The grandson, Roy Jackson, is home from France after eighteen months' service in the 104th Massachusetts Infantry, 26th Division. He was a sergeant having charge of the Signal Corps, and was in every battle the Division engaged in from start to finish. He was not wounded by slightly gassed once."

James Gould d. at his home on Commonwealth Avenue in Ludlow, following a long illness, Tuesday evening, 14 Sept., 1920 (age 80). His body was brought to Chester and buried in the Brookside cemetery.


1. Cora Alma, b. 2 Aug., 1864. She m. 1st -- M. D. Jackson, and removed to Bellows Falls. She m. 2nd, -- Pearsons of Worcester, Mass.

2. William Allen, b. 8 Sept., 1867. He m. Chester, 13 April, 1890 Gladys M. Pier of Rawsonville (b. Winhall, Vt., dau. of Fred & Helen (Williams) Pier). --Chester, 4 March, 1904: "William A. Gould of Springfield, Mass., a son of James A. Gould and a former resident of this place, was taken last Thursday to the Northampton, Mass. hospital for treatment. Mr. Gould had been employed at his trade as carpenter with the Mason Car Manufacturing Company for the past two and a half years." Gladys d. at her father's in Rawsonville, 12 Aug., 1896. William was living in Bellows Falls at the time of his mother's death.

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.


Civil War Veteran

The body of James A. Gould, who was a few months past 80, who died in Ludlow Sept. 14, was brought here or burial yesterday in Brookside cemetery, and was buried according to the Masonic ritual, P. H. Blake, W. M., presiding, in connection with other service by a pastor in charge. Mr. Gould was made a Mason in 18964 in Chester's Olive Branch Lodge No. 64 and was its oldest member. He was also a member of Co,. E, 16th Vt. Infantry, in the civil war, and a greater part of the time he was one to see hard service. With his family he was a long time resident of this town.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 18, 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.