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  1. Thomas Gold: Birth: 23 NOV 1759 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA. Death: 13 FEB 1827 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA

  2. Hezekiah Gold: Birth: 7 MAY 1761 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA. Death: 6 APR 1766 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

  3. Benjamin Gold: Birth: 25 JUN 1762 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA. Death: 23 MAY 1837 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

  4. Thomas Ruggles Gold: Birth: 4 NOV 1764 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA. Death: 13 FEB 1827 in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., New York, USA

  5. Hezekiah Gold: Birth: 1 AUG 1766 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA. Death: 22 FEB 1847 in West Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA


Notes
a. Note:                                     BIRTH, MARRIAGE, & DEATH RECORDS   Cornwall Vital Records (Barbour Collection) vol. 1, page 32: Rev. Hezekiah Gold m. Mrs. Sarah Sedgwick, Nov. 22, 1758, by Rev. Nathaniel Shepherd, of New Milford vol. 1, page 34: Thomas Gold, s. Rev. Hezekiah & Sarah, b. Nov. 23, 1759 vol. 1, page 40: Hezekiah Gold, s. Hezekiah & Sarah, b. May 4, 1761 vol. 2, page 26: Rev. Hezekiah Gold, d. May 31, 1790                                 HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY
  <i>A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick </i>(Hubert M. Sedgwick; New Haven Colony Historical Society; 1961) Sarah Sedgwick . . . died . . . 17 days after the birth of the youngest of five sons. Rev. Hezekiah Gold, Jr., . . . graduated at Yale in 1751 and was settled over the Congregational Church in Cornwall in 1755. He continued his ministry thirty-two yuears, inherited a patrimony, and in addition to his ministerial duties was a good farmer. He could lay more green rail fence in a day than any of his parishioners. Two of his sons went to college. He married, 2d, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Wakeman of Fairfield, Conn., and 3d, Abigail Sherwood, widow of Jeremiah Sherwood of that town. Henry W. Longfellow, who married Fanny Appleton, the granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. Gold, wrote "The Old Clock on the Stairs" of her old home at Pittsfield, Mass.


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