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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

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    Benjamin Gould

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    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 15 May 1751 
    • Birth Location:
    • Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts 
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    • Death Date:
    • 30 May 1841 
    • Death Location:
    • Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • 19 Jul 1781 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts 
    • Notes: 
    • Revolutionary War veteran

      Benjamin Gould is said to have been at the head of a thirty minute-men march from Topsfield to Lexington on 19 APR 1775 where he received a bullet wound to the face. A conspicuous scar was visible on his face for the rest of his life and was the subject of a poem by his daughter Hannah. He participated in the battles of Bunker Hill, White Plains, Bennington and Stillwater. He also had command of the guard at West Point when Benedict Arnold's treachery was discovered and British Major John André was captured.

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    • 5 Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 23 JAN 1827, p. 7, Death notice for spouse Mrs G Apthorp Gould.
    • 6 Newburyport Herald (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 01 JUN 1840, p. 3, Obituary for Benjamin Gould.
    • 7 Johnson, Rossiter and John Howard Brown, editors, The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 04, Ericsson - Gwin, Boston: The Biographical Society (1904), no page numbers.
    • 8 Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 2, New York: D. Appleton and Company (1887), 692-693.