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Elias B. Gouty

(Sept 11, 1833 to Apr 18, 1915, father of Joseph P. Gouty, Jan 06, 1860 to Oct 15, 1939)
Submitted by: Curtis L. Older
 
Elias B. Gouty was born September 11, 1833, in Indiana.(1) He was a son of Thomas Gouty and his first wife, Nancy Carr (or Keer or Kerr).(2) Thomas Gouty was an early settler of Vermillion County, Indiana.(3) Thomas married Nancy Carr on October 14, 1830.(4) The first child of Thomas and Nancy Gouty was Clarissa Gouty who was born about 1832. Elias B. Gouty was the second child of Thomas and Nancy Gouty.

Nancy Gouty, first wife of Thomas, apparently died sometime before May 31, 1840, when Thomas Gouty married his second wife, Elizabeth Stutler.(5) The third wife of Thomas Gouty was Catherine Hoobler whom he married on June 28, 1849.(6)

Elias B. Gouty married Elizabeth Shute on September 1, 1853, in Indiana.(7) Elizabeth Shute was the daughter of Richard Shute and Hannah McCartney who were married September 1, 1814, in Ohio.(8)

The Peoples Guide for Vermillion County, Indiana, 1874 lists Elias Gouty as a farmer born in Vermillion County in 1833 and located 1 mile northeast of Gessie. The last name was misspelled as Grouty in the listing.(9) Elias and Elizabeth Gouty were the parents of eight children: Thomas, William, Daniel, Russell, Lewis, Joseph P., Elizabeth, and Elias Gouty Junior.

Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty died March 30, 1915, and was buried at the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana.(10) Elias B. Gouty died April 18, 1915, age 81, and was buried in the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana, with his wife.(11) Buried with Elias and Elizabeth Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery is a son, Russell Gouty, who was born November 17, 1857, and died September 27, 1858.(12)

Elias Gouty appears in a number of U. S. Census records for Vermillion County, Indiana. The 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, lists the Thomas Gouty household. Thomas Gouty is listed as age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland, real estate value owned = $3,000. Catherine Gouty is listed age 25, female, wife, born in Ohio. Elias is listed as age 17, male, born in Indiana, and attended school in year.(13) It is obvious from this census record that Catherine Gouty was too young to be the mother of Elias B. Gouty.

The Elias Gowty (i.e., Gouty) household appears in the 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, page 67, line 40A. Elias Gouty is listed as age 26, white, farmer, born in Indiana, real property value = $2,565, personal property = $1,000, head of household, and literate. Also listed are Eliabeth Gouty, age 24, Thomas Gouty, age 5, William Gouty, age 4, and Joseph Gouty, age 5 months.(14)

The Elias B Gouty household appears in the 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville. Elias' age at that time is given as 36.(15) The 1880 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated the 7th day of June 1880 lists Elias Gouty as a farmer, age 48. Elizabeth is listed as a wife, age 45. Elizabeth's father was listed as born in England and her mother was listed as born in Maryland.(16)

The 1900 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated 19th June 1900 by Earl Carpenter, lists three members of the Elias B. Goudy household. 1)Elias B. Goudy, head, white, male, born September 1833, age 66, married 46 years, born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, farmer, did not attend school in year, can read, write, and speak English; 2)Elizabeth Goudy, wife, white, female, born December 1835, age 64, married 46 years, mother of 8 children, 7 children presently living, born in Indiana, father born in England, mother born in Ohio, can read, write, and speak English; and 3)Elias Goudy, Jr., son, white, male, born March 1878, age 22, single, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana.(17)

The 1910 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, lists Elias Gouty Sr.(18) His age is listed as age 76, a white male.
       
Children (Gouty), born in Indiana:
         i.          Thomas, born August 10, 1854, and died September 18, 1903
 
         ii.          William, born January 13, 1856, and died September 22, 1925. He married Mary Etta Martin on September 30, 1880. She was a daughter of William Martin and Rosanna Moudy. She was born April 25, 1862, near Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois. She died January 21, 1938, in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. Buried at Old Atherton Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.
 
         iii.          Russell, born November 17, 1857; died September 27, 1858
 
         iv         Joseph P, born January 6, 1860, and died October 15, 1939. He married Luella Mary Hartman. She was a daughter of William Hartman and Elizabeth Nicholas. She was born July 21, 1863, in Foster, Warren County, Indiana. Buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana.
 
         v.          Daniel, born May 20, 1861, and died March 5, 1924. He married Mary Luella Sparks on November 29, 1883, in Vermillion County, Indiana. She was born in 1865 and she died in 1935. Both are buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
 
         vi.          Lewis, born October 10, 1863, and died November 18, 1937, in Danville,
Vermillion County, Illinois. He married first Flora B. Nichols on December 20, 1885, in Vermillion County, Indiana. She died June 18, 1897. He married second Laura Fishback on October 16, 1898. Buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana.
 
         vii.          Elizabeth E., born December 30, 1865, and died December 16, 1927. She married Wesley Lincoln Switzer on December 30, 1883. He was a son of Wesley Switzer and his wife Nancy. He was born in 1861 and died in 1938. Buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana.
 
         viii.         Elias, Jr., born March 5, 1879, and died March 12, 1960, in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. He married Maude C. Allen on May 30, 1901, in Vermillion County, Indiana. She was a daughter of David W. Allen. She was born February 11, 1878, in Texas and she died March 2, 1962, in Rockville, Indiana. Buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana.
 
REFERENCES
1. Tombstone of Elias B. Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000.
 
2. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, lists Thomas Gouty, age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland, real estate value owned = $3,000, Catherine Gouty, age 25, female, wife, born in Ohio, Elias, age 17, male, born in Indiana, attended school in year; Also See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana. The court case identifies Elias Gouty as the son of Thomas Gouty and his wife Catherine Gouty. It is obvious from the ages of Catherine and Elias that they were not mother and son.
 
3. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number: 1903776  - Thomas Gouty born in 1809; History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: "Thomas Gouty settled in Vermillion County in 1833 or earlier. He died June 10, 1863, aged sixty-one years. Elias, his son, was born here in 1833. Henry Gouty may have settled in this township a year or two later, he died in 1864, and his wife, Rebecca, died in 1874, at the age of seventy-five years."
 
4. Marriage records should be in Vermillion County, Indiana, and Vermilion County, Illinois. See Family Tree Maker FA #228; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 1760813 - marriage to Nancy Carr (Kerr); Film Number 538548 - marriage to Nancy Carr (Kerr).
 
5. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 538010 - This source indicates Amos B. Gouty was born April 24, 1845, and that his mother was Elizabeth Stutler. Also, Film Number 470981 - marriage of Thomas Gouty to Elizabeth Stutler.
 
6. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 470981 - marriage to Catherine Hoobler.
 
7. Index to Marriage Records, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1850-1904, Vol. 1, A-Z, Newport, Indiana, County Clerks Office, date of license: 8-30-1853, date of marriage: 9-1-1853, Book 3, page 315, page 90, Elias Gouty and Elizabeth Shute.
 
8. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #400, Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850, Richard Shute married March 31, 1814 in Scioto County, Ohio, spouse: Hannah McCartney.
 
9. The Peoples' Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion County, Indiana, by Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874.
 
10. Tombstone of Elias B. Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000; Index to Death Record, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1882-1920, Letters A-Z, H-5, 77.
 
11. Ibid, tombstone of Elizabeth Gouty.
 
12. Ibid.
 
13. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated October 25, 1850, by Thomas C. W. Lake, household 234, family 234. Thomas Gouty, age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland; Catharine, age 25, born in Ohio; Clarissa, age 18, female, born in Indiana; Elias, age 17, male, born in Indiana, attended school during the year; Mary, age 14, Elenor, age 12; Russell, age 10; William, age 6; and Amos, age 5.
 
14. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, page 67, line 40A, enumerated July 3rd, 1860 by A. J. Adams, Elias Gowty household. Elias Gowty age 26; Elizabeth age 24; Thomas age 5; William age 4; Joseph age 5⁄12; and Zeno Clift, age 20, laborer.
 
15. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, enumerated 21st June 1870 by A. J. Adams, dwelling 92, family 92, Elias B. Gouty household. Included in the household is Hannah Shute, age 72, female, white, at home, born in Ohio.
 
16. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated June 7, 1880, by Joshua Lewis, Dwelling #3, Family #3, Elias Gouty household.
 
17. 1900 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 8A, enumeration district 94, enumerated 19th June 1900 by Earl Carpenter.
 
18. 1910 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 177A, Series T624, Roll 384, part 1, Elias Gouty Sr, age 76.
 
 

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al                                             Book 20, page 261
Vermillion County Court In Partition
 
         On the 2nd day of the August Term 1865 of the Vermillion Circuit Court. The commissioners appointed by said court to make partition of the lands of which Thomas Gouty died seized of. Situated in the County of Vermillion and State of Indiana among the heirs of said deceased made the following report which was received approved and confirmed to wit - - The undersigned commissioners appointed by an order of said Court at its February Term 1865 & acting under an order on commission issued by the clerk of this court and being severally first duly sworn according law and having examined said lands in the petition mentioned make the following report of partition among the parties plaintiffs & defendants to wit. We find upon a careful examination & valuation of said real estate that Elias Gouty having received the sum of twelve hundred & ninty dollars as an advancement from his Father as found by the court that said Elias is therefore not entitled to any part of said lands in Partition. We then severed the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty coming to them through their mother and set off to them in portion twenty acres described as follows Viz Beginning seventy two rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of Section eighteen in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence east eighty rods -- thence south forty rods -- thence west eighty rods -- thence north forty rods to the beginning. Of the remainder of said real estate we set off to Cathrine Gouty - the widow. the west half of the south east quarter of section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west eighty acres more or less together with the homestead improvements thereon also twenty eight acres off the south end of the west half of the north east quarter of the same section township and range. Also twenty acres off the north end of the east half of the north west quarter of section number nine in said township nineteen north of range nine west and also thirty acres off the south end of the east half of the south west quarter of section four in township nineteen north of range nine west the same being one third in value according to quality and quantity of all of said remainder of said real estate.
1. To Ellen Shute we set off twenty acres the south half of the north west quarter of the north west quarter of Section seventeen in township nineten north of range nine west and thirty-five acres bounded and described as follows to wit Beginning four (4) rods east of the south west
 

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al                                             Book 20, page 262
Vermillion County Court In Partition
 
corner of the south east quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence as follows viz. north one hundred and sixty rods thence east thirty five rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence west thirty five rods to the beginning.
2. To Frederick M. Hoobler we set off twenty acres the north half of the north west quarter of the north west quarter of section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west and thirty five acres bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning thirty nine rods east of the south west corner of the south east quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence as follows to wit. North one hundred and sixty rods thence east thirty five rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence west thirty five rods to the beginning.
3. To Clara Chezem we set off thirty six acres off the north end of the west half of the north east quarter of section eighteen in township nineteen north of range nine west and sixteen acres in the south half of section five township nineteen north of range nine west bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning four rods east of the south west corner of the south east quarter of section five township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west sixteen rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods. - thence east sixteen rods to the Beginning.
4. To Russell Gouty we set off the north east quarter of the north west quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west containing forty acres more or less and six acres off the east side of the west half of the south east quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west it being six rods wide from east to west and one hundred and sixty rods from north to south and the remainder of said west half of the south east quarter of section five township 19 R 9 W.
5. To Amos Gouty we set off twenty four acres off the south end of the west half of the north east quarter of section eighteen in township nineteen north of range nine west and eight acres off the north side of the north west quarter of the south east quarter of the same section township and range and also eighteen acres in the east half of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and bounded as follows viz. Beginning twelve rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of said section five in township nineteen north
 

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al                                             Book 20, page 263
Vermillion County Court In Partition
 
of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eighteen rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods -- thence east eighteen rods to the Beginning.
6. To William Gouty we set off thirty two acres off the south side of the north west quarter of the south east quarter of section eighteen in township nineteen north or range nine west and also eighteen acres bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning thirty rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eighteen rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods - thence east eighteen rods to the Beginning.
7. To David H. Gouty we set off twenty acres of the north end of the East half of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west also thirteen acres off the north end of the west half of the north east quarter of the same section township and range and also eight acres bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning forty eight rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eight rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence east eight rods to the Beginning.
8. To Frederick Gouty we set off twenty acres the south half of the north east quarter of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west and thirteen acres bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning twenty six rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of said section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence south twenty six rods thence east eighty rods thence north twenty six rods thence west eighty rods to the beginning and also eight acres bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning fifty six rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eighty rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence east eight rods to the beginning.
9. To Lilly B. Gouty we set off twenty acres the north half of the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west and thirteen acres bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning fifty two rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of said section seventeen in town-
 

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al                                             Book 20, page 264
Vermillion County Court In Partition
 
-ship nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence east eighty rods thence south twenty six rods thence west eighty rods thence north twenty six rods to the beginning and also eight acres described as follows Viz. Beginning sixty four rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eight rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence east eight rods to the place of the beginning.
10. To Mary Alice Gouty we set off the south half of the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west containing twenty acres more or less also thirteen acres described as follows Viz. Beginning seventy eight rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of said section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence east eighty rods thence south twenty six rods thence west eighty rods thence north twenty six rods to the beginning and also eight acres off the west side of the east half of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west it being eight rods wide from east to west and one hundred and sixty rods long from north to south and the remainder of said east half of said quarter section the ten share or portions of land or real estate as set off and herein described by us each being one tenth in value according to quality and quantity of two thirds of the real estate of said T(h)omas Gouty deceased after severing the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty de(s)cending to them through their mother out of the lands of William Stutler deceased all of which will more fully appear by a reference to a plat of said lands hereunto appended and all of which is respectfully submitted to our Honour for confirmation or rejection as you shall deem right and proper in the premises. Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, August 22nd A. D. 1865.
                                                      George H. McNeill
                                                      Jonas Metzger
                                                      Benjamin Whittenmyer, Commissioners
State of Indiana, County of Vermillion}
         I the undersigned Clerk of the Cir. Court in & for said county do certify that the above and foregoing is a full true and complete copy of the commissioners report in the above entitled cause and that the same was received approved and confirmed by the court witness my hand and seal of said court at Newport this 31st day of August 1865. Wm E. Livengood Clerk of the Ver. Cir Court (seal)
Recorded this 19th day of December A. D. 1865 at 1 clk P. M.     R. E. Stephens Recorder