Biography of J. Thayer Gould
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J. Thayer Gould was born in Clinton Co., Mich., Feb. 27, 1840, and is a son of John and Pamelia Gould. The former died in 1844. The latter resides in the town of Lyon, Oakland Co., Mich. The subject of this notice came to Kent county in 1857 and settled in Plainfleld tp. In 1877 he came to Algoma, where he is engaged in farming, and runs a saw mill, He was married in 1877 to Miss Rebecca A. Hughes, by whom he has one child - John H. Mr. Gould served in the late war in Co. F, 6th Mich. Cavalry, for three years and three months. He was mustered out as Second Lieutenant. He is now holding his third term of office as Supervisor of Algoma. Mr. Gould owns 164 acres of land, on sec. 9, Algoma tp.

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