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Friday, July 31, 2015

GOULD, Benjamin and Sylvia

These photos of Benjamin Gould and his 3rd wife Sylvia Ann Wood-Gould were found last weekend at an outdoor antique show in Liverpool New York.

BENJAMIN GOULD born 21 Feb 1804 (Albany, NY), d. 24 Oct 1888 (Aurora, Cayuga, NY)
SYLVIA ANN WOOD d. 1891

Sylvia is the third wife of Benjamin Gould. Previous wives were Abbey Gifford (1804-1826) and Anna Heazlit (1803-1869). Sylvia is a daughter of Jethro Wood (1774-1831) and Sylvia Howland (1778-1845)

Benjamin is a son of Thomas Gould and Dorcas Barney.


From AUBURN WEEKLY DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1888

Benjamin Gould, of Aurora, died at his home in that village early Wednesday A. M. at the age of 85. 

Mr. Gould has long been known as one of the rich men of Cayuga county and, up to the time of his death, was one of the most prominent citizens in the town of Ledyard. 

For a number of years past Mr. Gould has lived a retired life, being engaged mainly on his large farm located near the village of Aurora. He was, however, one of the directors of the Bank of Auburn. 

He leaves one child, Mrs. E. D. Woodruff of this city who was present when he died. Col. E. D. Woodruff went to Aurora this morning.



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