Uriah B. Gould


URIAH B. GOULD, a respected citizen of Cross Creek township, was born at Jones Falls, Maryland, November 30, 1817, the son of William and Mary (Ray) Gould, who were both natives of Chester county, Penn. WHen he was a year old his parents brought him to Jefferson county, Ohio, wither the father had come temporarily in 1813, and purchased land. William Gould was a machinist by trade, and for fifteen years was foreman of the Washington cotton factory at Jones Falls. By his marriage, which occurred March 12, 1807, he had ten children, four of whom survive. He died March 1, 1862, aged eighty-one years, and his wife died March 30, 1866. Uriah B., after his school days were over, was occupied in a store and also in boating in the position of clerk, and in 1847 was engaged in the gulf traffic between Galveston and Houston. In 1850 he began an engagement with the P.C. & St. L. railroad, and was occupied in the survey of the road and its construction. In 1855 he removed to Henry county, Iowa, and resided there until 1860, when he returned to Ohio, and after the death of his parents bought the home farm, where he now resides. He is prosperous, is with his wife associated with the Presbyterian church of Mingo, and by reason of his long residence and worthy character, is one of the influential men of of the community. March 2, 1854, he was married to Mary J. Thomas, of ancock county, W. Va., and they have had nine children: Mary H., John L., Emma J. (deceased), Alice G., Sarah A., William C., George M., Elizabeth M. and Harry E.

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