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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