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Gould, John


21 Dec. 1784–25 June 1855. Pastor, farmer. Born in New Hampshire. Married first Oliva Swanson of Massachusetts. Resided at Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, 1808. Lived in Vermont. Moved to northern Pennsylvania, 1817. Served as minister in Freewill Baptist Church, 1817–1832, in New York and Pennsylvania. Lived at Spafford, Onondaga Co., New York, 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Reynolds Cahoon, 16 Dec. 1832, in Chautauque Co., New York. Ordained an elder by David W. Patten, 17 Dec. 1832, in Chautauque Co. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ca. 1833. Traveled from Kirtland with Orson Hyde to inform church leaders in Missouri of JS’s instructions to obtain redress through legal channels for impending eviction from Jackson Co., Missouri, Aug. 1833. Assisted JS in recruiting volunteers for Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Attended church conference at Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York, 24–25 Jan. 1835. Member of Second Quorum of the Seventy, by Apr. 1836. Served as a president of the Seventy, 6 Apr.–3 Sept. 1837. In 1846, located in Knoxville, Knox Co., Illinois, where he affiliated with James J. Strang’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Wife died, 2 Sept. 1847. Married second Delia Metcalf, 9 July 1848, at Knox Co. Died at Truro Township, Knox Co.