Thank you so much for the information on Betsy Gould. I am so excited to see someone researching this branch of Goulds. This information has shed some light on this family for me. I wondered why my GGGrandfather Samuel Atherton Gould named his son George Stoddard Gould. I see now that he must have named him after his sister Betsy's husband Hezekiah Stoddard. I also wondered why there were 2 Betsys and assumed the first one had died young. So now I know why there were 2 dates for Betsy in the Bolton VR. I believe Silence died in Bolton,MA as the VR makes a reference to Benjamin's wife dying there.
According to the DAR Patriot Index it states Benjamin was born abt. 1744 in MA, md. Silence Atherton in Bolton,MA and
served in the Revoluntionary War in MA and died in MA. Unfortunately it does not say where he was born or where he died in MA. Are you interested in exchanging information on the descendants of Benjamin Gould & Silence Atherton? My GGGrandfather was Samuel Atherton Gould and was Betsy's brother.Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
.I would really like to know more about Betsy Gould. Thanks Ruth