John was born on 10 DEC 1800 in Blount County, Tennessee, the son of unknown parents.
He died on 14 DEC 1890 in Benton County, Arkansas.
His wife was Jane Ritchey, who he married on 13 NOV 1827 in Blount County, Tennessee. Their only known child was Nancy Ann (1837-c1901).
|Birth||10 DEC 1800||
|Death||14 DEC 1890||
Obituaries of Benton Co, Ark Vol 1 1884-1989 Pg 54-55 -
Gould, John - John Gould was born in Blount Co, E Tenn Dec 10 1800 and died at his home 1 3/4 mile from Rogers, Benton Co, Ark Dec 04 1890 at 11 50 p.m. age 90 yrs and four days.
In the yr 1827 Nov 13th he was married to Miss Jane Ritchie, with whom he lived a pleasant life until his death., over 63 yrs.
In the spring of 1831 this faithful couple with their two little boy, W.E. and Samuel J., sought to try their fortunes in W Tn. and settled in Henry Co, abt five miles from the mouth of Gandy, a stream emptying into Tenn river from the west side.
Here he remained as an honest, industrious and energetic tiller of the soil, which, for many long yrs, responded yearly with rich yields., filling well the cribs and garners. Here the writer had the pleasure of his hospitalies and the associations of his pleasant family.
Here he lived for 28 yrs and was well and favorably known to be a honorable man, a good citizen and an earnest worker in the cause of christianity. In the autumn of 1859 he again changed his locality and settled himself and family - none of his children being married in Benton Co, Ark where he lived to the day of his death. The civil war soon burst out its dreadful realities and being a man well posted and a firm believer in State rights and free to express his honest convictions, he soon had upon the ire of those works who wore the blue. He was taken to headquarters but released. At one time a party came to his house to take his life but found him sick in bed and perhaps by h is wife and dau's being present daved his life. He was obliged to take the forests for shelter, sometimes near home, at other times in the brakes of White river. Twice was his home changed to ashes. In 1826 or 27 he joined a branch of the Pres church in W TN and aided in organizing a Cumberland church at Congersville, Henry, TN and became one of its leading members.
He died a member of the CP Church and his abiding confidence in God remained to his departing hr. He leaves to the world a rich inheritance, a well raised and enlightened family. He leaves behind him her who had aided him for more than 60 yrs in fighting the great battles of life, together with six surviving children and eleven grandchildren.
RAC - Benton Co Democrat March 05 1891 Pg 54-55