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Ancestors of Samuel Goldy

Generation No. 2


      2. Joseph Goldy, born 23 August 1718 in Hanover, Burlington County, New Jersey; died 1774 in Burlington County, New Jersey16,17,18. He was the son of 4. Samuel Gooldy and 5. Dorothy Brooks. He married 3. Margaret Wills 25 September 1741 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania19.

      3. Margaret Wills, born 1723; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 6. Daniel Wills and 7. Margaret Eayre.

Notes for Joseph Goldy:
He was a school master.
Lived in New Hanover Twp., Burlington County, New Jersey
He is mentioned in his grandfather's will. (John Brooks)

Overseer of roads, Assessor (for taxes)1754 - 1758.


He also served in the Revolutionary War.


Marriage Notes for Joseph Goldy and Margaret Wills:
[Goldy, Samuel.FTW]

Information is found in Genealogy.com's, genealogy library, Record of Pa. Marri ages, listed as Goldy, William and Deborah Troth.[family 1.FTW]

[Goldy, Samuel.FTW]

Information is found in Genealogy.com's, genealogy library, Record of Pa. Marri ages, listed as Goldy, William and Deborah Troth.
     
Children of Joseph Goldy and Margaret Wills are:
  i.   Dorothy Goldy, born 1744; died Unknown; married Austin Clapp 04 October 1760 in Burlington County, New Jersey; born Abt. 1740; died Unknown.
  Marriage Notes for Dorothy Goldy and Austin Clapp:
Liber A-W of Lic. page 112 Burlington County, New Jersey

  ii.   Daniel Goldy, born 1747; died Unknown.
  Notes for Daniel Goldy:
Listed as Householder (living with landowner) in rateables list of 1773 & 1774 in Willingboro Twp., Burlington Co.



  iii.   Sarah Goldy, born 1749; died Unknown; married Jonathan Haines 17 November 1775 in Burlington County, New Jersey; born 1744; died 17 January 1834 in Champaign County, Illinois.
  Notes for Sarah Goldy:
At time of marriage was from New Hanover, groom from Township of Mansfield




  Marriage Notes for Sarah Goldy and Jonathan Haines:
New Jersey Marrige Index, 1680-1900 Film # 0848872-0848873 County Court Records

Vol. XXII of the Archives of the State of New Jersey page 170

Liber H Page 596

  iv.   Margaret Goldy, born 1753 in Burlington County, New Jersey; died Unknown; married Hezekiah Morton 04 February 1781 in Burlington County, New Jersey; born Abt. 1750; died Unknown.
  Notes for Hezekiah Morton:
New Jersey Marrige Index, 1680-1900 Film # 0848872-0848873 County Court Records

  Marriage Notes for Margaret Goldy and Hezekiah Morton:
Hezekiah Morton & Job Shinn of the Township of New Hanover (bound to) William Livingston, Governor 500 pounds "IV" Feb. 1781 Contract of marriage between Hezekiah Morton and Margaret Goldy witness Jos. Read
Liber M Page 518

  v.   John Goldy, born March 1756 in Burlington County, New Jersey; died 04 July 1831 in Williamsport Borough, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; married Mary Budd McCulley 16 October 1784 in New Mills, Burlington County, New Jersey; born Abt. 1763 in Burlington County, New Jersey; died 16 December 1843 in Williamsport Borough, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
  Notes for John Goldy:
I have found his last name spelled Gouldy

(Early New Jersey Marriages, vol. G 1739-1791 #251-327)
John Goldy of the township of New Hanover, and John Ott of the Township of Northampton...(bound to)...William Livingston, Governor...500 pounds...16 October 1784...contract of marriage between John Goldy above named...and Mary McCulley...wit Jos: REA

Stryker's Revolutionary War Census. Northampton.

This is Revolutionary War John. Land and Naval Service. Enlisted January 20th 1777.

John Goldy, Pvt., age 20 years.
Cap't John Hollingshead's Company, 2nd Reg.
Enlisted- Burlington Co. 01.24.1777
Mustered out- 05.20.1783
Received land from government- 10.17.1789 --#8327
Died Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania- 07.04.1831

Born in Burlington County. John Goldy enlisted at the age of 20, in the 2nd NJ Continental Line for the duration of the Revolutionary War. John participated in the battles of Short Hills, Brandywine, Monmouth and Springfield. He was present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. He was discharged at New Windsor, New York in 1783.

By 1787 John and his family were living Pemberton. In 1797 John moved his family to Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA. He was awarded a 100 acre land grant, 17 October 1789. Land grant number 8327. He lived there until his death.

Lycoming County Pennsylvania Genealogy Report Chapter LIV. 1892

A native of Trenton, New Jersey, and a veteran of the Revolutionary War, came to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1797. He found employment with Judge Hepburn, on a farm, and resided in this county until his death. He was the father of four son and three daughters: Joseph, Samuel, William, John B, Agnes (correct name is Achsah) who married a Mr. (Stacus) Throp, Sarah, who married Andrew McMurray and Harriet E, who became the wife of Joseph Elliott, all of whom are dead.

www.nps.gov/vafo/home.htm
John Goldy, was with Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge December 1777-June 1778.

Now where in Lycoming County are you buried??

Personal ID: NJ08707
Last Name: GOLDY First Name: JOHN Suffix:
Rank: SERGEANT Rank Type: NCO Ethnicity:
Brigade: NJ BRIGADE Company: HOLLINGSHEAD
State: NJ Regiment: 2 NJ Division: SUPPORT DIVISION
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Monthly Muster Roll Status
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December 1777: ON ROLL
January 1778: ON ROLL
February 1778: ON ROLL
March 1778: ON ROLL
April 1778:
May 1778:
June 1778

Showed an 1820 Census that Harriet 13 yr. old and William 11 yr. old living at home.

Lycoming Gazette
Williamsport, PA
10 May 1826-31 Dec 1836
6 July 1831
John GOLDY, died in this Borough on Monday last, in the 75th year of his age. He was a soldier of the Revolution and, at the time of his decease, received a pension from the United States and also from Pennsylvania


John Goldy was born in Burlington County, New Jersey sometime between March and June of 1756, a third generation American of Scottish descent and the sixth and last child of Joseph and Margaret Wells Goldy. Little else is known of his early years.

Shortly after the Continental Army recaptured Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey in early January of 1777, General George Washington moved his Army to high ground near Morristown and proceeded to recruit new troops. John Goldy enlisted at the age of 20 in the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, Company G, as a private on January 20, 1777 at Burlington, New Jersey.

His first battle engagement was June 26, 1777 in Union County, New Jersey at Short Hills, also known as the battle of Ash Swamp.

He was promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1777.

He fought in the battle of Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania on September 11, 1777, stationed with General Washington's main force at the crossing at Chadd's Ford.

He was promoted to Sergeant on November 1, 1777.

Sergeant Goldy spent the winter of 1777 with Washington's Army at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, not breaking camp until June 19, 1778. As part of the main Continental Army, his unit participated in the pursuit of the British across New Jersey, engaging quickly in battle at Monmouth on June 28th.

Sergeant Goldy was also at the battle of Springfield, New Jersey on June 23, 1780 and was present at the surrender of the British at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781.

Discharged after the war near New Windsor, New York on May 20, 1783, Mr. Goldy was awarded a 100-acre land grant in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania for his service. His discharge order was signed by Colonel W. Stewart, and his land warrant number was 8327.

John Goldy married Mary McCulley on October 19, 1784 at Pemberton, New Jersey. Mary McCulley was born in Burlington County, New Jersey in 1763. Mr. Goldy moved to Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania with his family in 1797 to claim his 100-acre land warrant. Mr. Goldy and his wife are listed as farmers in the enumeration of taxables for Loyalsock Township, which was taken in March of 1800. In 1806, the land occupied by Mr. Goldy was organized into the Borough of Williamsport.

Mr. Goldy applied for a Veterans Pension in 1818, and was awarded $8.00 per month as a result of his service during the Revolution. He listed his net worth as $53.75, with five sheep and four hogs topping the list at an estimated value of $19.50. His pension certificate is number 3782, commencing on May 5, 1818 and continuing until his death.

John and Mary Goldy were the parents of four sons and three daughters: Joseph, who married Hannah, daughter of John Blair; Samuel, who married Mary Ann Durham; William; John Budd, who married Phoebe, daughter of Levi Blair; Achsah, who married a Mr. Thorp; Sarah, who married Robert Andrew McMurray; and Harriet E, who became the wife of James Eliott.

Mr. Goldy resided in Lycoming County until his death on July 4, 1831 at the age of 75 in Williamsport Borough. Mr. Goldy left no will and his burial spot is not known.

Mary Goldy applied for and was granted a widow's pension. She died in Williamsport in 1843 at the age of 80. Except for a sum of $70.00 to be divided equally among her three daughters, she left all of her belongings to her son-in-law, Robert Andrew McMurray. Mary Goldy's burial spot is also unknown.



Pennsylvania Pensioners, 1835 Record
about John Goldy
Information: County: Lycoming Co.
Name: John Goldy
Rank: Sergeant
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1264 00
Description of service: New Jersey continental line
When placed on the pension roll: October 20, 1818
Commencement of pension: May 5, 1818
Age: 75
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks.: Died July 4, 1831.



  Notes for Mary Budd McCulley:
Clerk of the Orphan's Court has her listed as Mary Gooldy. R. A. McMurray was the ewxecutor of her will.. Probate & letters were recorded, the will was in Will Book 1, 387.

$70.00 was to be split between her daughters, Sarah, Achsah and Harriet

  Marriage Notes for John Goldy and Mary McCulley:
Marriage lic. in NJ State Archives Liber G page 313

New Mills is now known as Pemberton, Burlington County, New Jersey

New Jersey Marrige Index, 1680-1900 Film # 0848872-0848873 County Court Records

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey
Marriage Licenses.
The Marriage Ceremony
Males. G
Divorces By the Court of Chancery.
page 157
Goldy, John, Burlington, and Mary McCulley 1784 Oct. 16
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Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey
Marriage Licenses.
The Marriage Ceremony
Females. M
Divorces By the Court of Chancery.
page 276
McCulley, Mary, and John Goldy, Burlington 1784 Oct. 16
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  1 vi.   Samuel Goldy, born 1745 in Burlington County, New Jersey; died 1819 in Burlington County, New Jersey; married Jerusha Corlies 02 February 1765 in Burlington County, New Jersey.


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