E. J. GOULD, of E. J. Gould & Co., proprietors of planing mill and lumber yard, London, was born in Essex
County, N. J., January 6, 1828. He is a son of J N. Gould, also a native of New Jersey, and came to Ohio in 1841.
He located in Pleasant Township, this county, and resided there for ten years. He was a Methodist Episcopal minister,
but also carried on a farm, with the aid of his sons. He sold the farm about 1851, and removed to London, where
he resided till his death, about twenty years ago. He married Elizabeth Reeve, a native of New Jersey. There were
born to them five sons - three living. Mrs. Gould died about 1879. Our subject is the only son in this county (other
two residing in Newark, N. J.), and was reared to manhood in Pleasant Township. He was a farmer in early life,
but accompanied his father when the latter removed to London. Mr. Gould then engaged in the lumber business, in
company with his brother William. They were also carpenters and builders, and remained together two or three years.
Mr. Gould was in Oregon four years, building sawmills, but still carried on his business in London. In the spring
of 1875, Gerald Fitsgibbons became associated in business with Mr. Gould, and the firm of E. J. Gould & Co.
carry on the most extensive business in their line of trade in Madison County. Mr. Gould is a conservative Democrat,
and while a resident of Oregon represented Coose and Curry Counties in the State Legislature. He has had fair success
in his business operations. Mr. Gould was married October 5, 1864, to Anna G. Kellogg, a native of Georgia, and
daughter of the Rev. Ezra Kellogg, D. D., an Episcopal minister. Seven children have been born to them, six living
- Theodore, Florence, Anna, Stephen, Donald and Cecil. Mrs. Gould is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of London,
and Mr. Gould is a regular attendant on its services.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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