Welcome to Daviess County, INGenWeb

Biographies and Obituaries

A-B | C-D | E-F | G-H | I-J | K-L | M-N | O-P | Q-R |S-T | U-V | W-X | Y-Z

In loving memory

John Gold (Gould)

John Gold (Gould) was born in New York May 2, 1778. During the Revolutionary War his family were Separatists and John Gold came to Indiana and settled in Hindustan, Martin Co. The area around the White River is now a state park. It was once a thriving town on the stage coach road from Louisville, Kentucky, to Vincennes, Indiana. A disease caused the death of almost everyone in the town. John Gold was a Veteran of the War of 1812. Land records dated April 1, 1816 at Vincennes, Indiana shows John Gold of Knox Co., Indiana Territory patenting the SE quarter of Section One in Township two Range Five in the District lands offered for sale at Vincennes...160 acres in all. The cost was two dollars per acres. The total cost was $320. He paid $80 down and promised to pay $80 in February 1818, 1819 and 1820. Another record shows payment on March 11, 1818 of $89.76 toward the purchase of his land.In a land record recorded at Liverpool, Onondaga Co., New York on April 1, 1816 John Gold assigned over the same land to John Smith. The record is witnessed by Frederick Sholtz and Robert Barr, both among the original settlers in Daviess Co., Indiana. Apparently Smith assigned the land over to Frederick Sholts of Martin County in 1819.

He married Mary Cannon, the daughter of James Cannon on May 13, 1817 in Daviess Co. Indiana.Their children were: James (1819) Sarah (1821)William Gold b. 1822 Died at Vicksburg.Harriet Gold (1826) married John Kilbourn and her sister Martha Jane lived with her when she met Alexander Robertson and married him. Parthena Gold (1828) married Henry Edwards and was the guardian for a time of the minor children of her sister Martha Jane and Alexander Robertson from about 1862 until Henry and Parthena moved to Kansas in 1868.

John Gold Jr. (1632-1862) died at Vicksburg in the Civil War. Bolivar Gold (1836) was in the Civil War and fought in some 14 battles and had some close calls. John Gold died February 28, 1848 (age 68 years, 9 months, 6 days) and is buried in Old Union Cemetery in Alfordsville, Indiana. The stone was broken by vandals and not replaced.

Contributed by: Michele

Back to Top