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Gould, David Clark


Age: 40, credited to Andover, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl, 8/29/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, 10/23/62, d/dis 2/18/63 (measles/typhoid fever), Alexandria, VA (original muster lists him as Daniel, all other records are David, according to VT ADJGEN document in widow's pension)

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Birth: 09/14/1823, Windham, VT
Death: 02/18/1863

Burial: Houghtonville Cemetery, Grafton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 15718657


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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


Cousin of Nellie Goold Young, Lakewood, CA

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Houghtonville Cemetery, Grafton, VT

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David C. Gould

David Clark Gould (7) {Sylvester Gage (6) John (5), John (4), Nathaniel (3), John (2), Jarvis (1)}, was born in Windham, Vermont, 14 Sept., 1823. He m. in Windham, 27 Nov., 1845, Emmeline Bruce (b. 26 Sept., 1828, dau. of Thomas Jefferson & Huldah (Stoodley) Bruce).
Emmeline's father was killed by lightning when she was a baby, and she was raised by her grandfather, Reverend Bruce of Brandon, Vt., a Baptist minister.
David was a soldier of the Civil War. He enlisted at Ludlow, Vt. 29 Aug., 1862 in Co. "C", 16th Reg't Vt. Vols. for nine months. He was mustered in as a private in Brattleboro, 22 Oct., 1863 by Captain Asa J. Foster. An affidavit from C. B. Parks Jr. of Grafton, Vt. who was the surgeon of the 16th Regiment from its organization to the time it was mustered out in Aug., 1863 stated that he was well acquainted with David C. Gould and that Gould contracted the diseases of measles and typhoid fever at Fairfax Station, Virginia about the 1st of Feb., 1863, and that he attended on him in this last sickness and did what he could.
David died in a hospital at Fairfax Station, Va., of measles and typhoid fever, 18 Feb., 1863 (age 40).
Emmeline applied for a widow's pension on his service on 16 March, 1863. Her application was witnessed by Bishop F. Howard and Allen C. Gould, and sworn before Henry Closson, Judge. At that time her address was Chester, Vermont. She was awarded $8 per month commencing 18 Feb., 1863. In another affidavit dated 4 March, 1867, Emmeline stated that her son Jefferson was the only child under the age of sixteen years that was living at that date, she having "buried two children under the age of sixteen years since the death of her husband and prior to the 25 July, 1866."
Emmeline d. 24 June, 1902.
Children (at least):

1. Adah J., b. 1849.
2. Jefferson B., b. 1 Dec., 1853. He m. 1 Jan., 1874, Elsie Sophia Giles (b. Windham, 13 Oct., 1855, dau. of Barnabas & Abby Marie (Houghton) Giles). She d. in Windham 3 Sept., 1879. He d. in Windham, 28 Sept., 1884. They were buried in the Houghtonville cemetery.
3. Reuben C., b. 1856, died young
4. Sillah H. A., b. 1861, died young

Contributed by Linda M. Welch.