Wayne County Family Biographies


The Gould Family

By Milli Gould


Samuel S. Gould, born 28 May 1822 in Cayuga County, New York, the son of Chester and Ester (Sharp) Gould, both of New York, married about 1849 to Catherine C. Wheeler born 27 October 1832 in Victory, Cayuga County, NY. Catherine was the daughter of Valentine and Sally Wheeler.

Samuel and Catherine moved to Remsen (Forestport) Oneida County, where they had their eleven children:

Mamie, George, Chester O., Lorenzo O., Samuel C., Ida E., Sarah, Bradford S., Charles H., William V. and Georgeanna H.

The 1869 Gazetteer of Oneida County lists Samuel Gould as residing on Lot 26 of the Remsenburg Patent. (Forestport was taken from Remsen in 1870.) Samuel, Catherine and their children moved back to Wayne County before 1873. Samuel and Catherine were both baptized at the Butler Center Methodist Church on 21 September 1873. Samuel is listed as a landowner in Butler, NY in the 1874 "Atlas of Wayne County, New York, From Actual Surveys and Official Records."

Samuel S. Gould died 6 January 1910 and was buried 9 January 1910:

"Savannah Times, Fri., January 10, 1910
South Butler, Wayne County, New York

Mr. Samuel Gould, one of the oldest inhabitants of this town, died at his home on the Slyburg road, Thursday, at the age of 83 years. He leaves a large family of children, five sons, Chester of Medina, Loren, Bradford, Charles and William of this place, and three daughters, Mrs. Simeon Smith, Mrs. Reuben Martin and Mrs. Mamie Phillips. The funeral was held Sunday. Interment at Butler Center." (Butler Center Cemetery, Butler, Wayne, NY)

Catherine (Wheeler) Gould died 9 May 1905 in Butler, Wayne, NY of general debility and is buried in the Butler Center Cemetery, Butler, Wayne, NY.




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