Gott Family Line

Gott

Name meaning: The name of Gott is of Old English origin, meaning a water way or water course, to be recognized in word gutter and gut, meaning a channel of restricted limits. As early as the fourteenth century Gotts appear in the English records and later as residents in Yorkshire and Kent.

  • Charles Gott (1572- )
  • Charles Gott (1598-1667)
  • Charles Gott (1639-1708)
  • Samuel Gott (1677-1748)
  • Stephen Gott (1705- )

    Charles Gott

    b.1572 England; parents ukn

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Charles Gott

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    Charles Gott

    b.March 12, 1598 Brokenbury, England; s/o Charles Gott
    d.Jan. 23, 1667 Wenham, MA
    m.(1)Oct. 30, 1625 Church of St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge, England Gift (Mary?)(Joyce)(Thankful) Palmer
    b.June 3, 1600 Weymouth, Dorset, England
    d.bef.1636
    m.(2)abt.1636 Sarah Mansfield
    b.abt.1602/1616 Wenham, MA
    d.Aug. 18, 1665 Gloucester, MA

    CHILDREN of Charles and Gift (Joyce):

    1. Remember Gott b.ca.1626 Cambridge, England m.(1)John Fiske m.(2)William Goodhue
    2. Bethia Gott b.ca.1627 Cambridge, England

    CHILDREN of Charles and Sarah:

    1. Deborah Gott b.Dec. 12, 1636 Salem, MA
    2. Charles Gott, Jr. b.June 1, 1639 Salem, MA m.Lydia Clark
    3. Daniel Gott b.April 28, 1646 m.(1)Jan. 2, 1665 rec. Wenham, MA Mary Morris (no issue); m.(2)Nov. 2, 1665 rec. Lynn, MA Elizabeth Morris d.Jan. 1690/91
        CHILDREN of Daniel and Elizabeth included:
      • Mary Gott b.Jan. 21, 1666 m.ca.1689 Nathaiel Hathorne s/o John Hathorne and Sarah Breed
      • Daniel Gott b.Aug. 15, 1668 d.Sept. 5, 1758 [Daniel and wife were dismissed to the church in Lynn on April 12, 1682. No other records found]
      • John Gott b.Sept. 17, 1672 d.June 5, 1761 Hebron Township, Tolland, CT m.Elizabeth Warner d/o John Warner and Hannah Batchelder. Elizabeth m.(2)Johnathan Tarbox.
          CHILDREN of John and Elizabeth included:
        • John Gott b.April 17, 1700 m.Sept. 26, 1718 Lynn, MA Eleanor Tarbox
            CHILDREN of John and Eleanor included:
          • Rebecca Gott b.1725 m.Benjamin Skinner
          • Isaac Gott b.ca.1728
          • John Gott b.April 13, 1730 m.Ann Trotter
          • Story Gott b.March 25, 1733 m.Susanna Holdridge
          • Daniel Gott b.Sept. 5, 1735 m.Charity Russ
        • Elizabeth Gott b.ca.1695 m.May 22, 1713 Joseph Skillion of Marblehead, MA
      • Thomas Gott b.July 22, 1675 d.Aug. 3, 1675 m.Elizabeth _____

    NOTES: NOTES: Charles Gott came to America with Gov. John Endicott and his company of Puritans, sailing from Weymouth, England in the Abigail June 1628. Charles came over here in 1628 with a wife and two daughters; sailing from Weymouth, England on June 28, 1628 on a two and a half month voyage. This wife's name was Gift Palmer, although the ship's [Ship Abigail] manifest lists the wife as Joyce Gott. Charles helped start the First Church in Salem and later the church in Wenham, MA.

    The will of Charles is dated 23 Nov 1667 and was proved 31 Mar 1668. On Oct 19, 1630 Charles Gott requested admission as freeman; that on May 18, 1631 he was received as such. In 1635 he was made deacon of the Church and all through his life he played an active part in civic affairs.

    From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: CHARLES came with Endicott from Eng. 1628, settled at Salem, Mass., removed to Wenham, Mass., 1654.

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    Charles Gott

    b.June 1, 1639 Salem, MA; s/o Charles Gott and Gift Palmer
    d.Feb. 11, 1707 Wenham, MA
    m.(1)Nov. 12, 1659 in Wenham, MA; Sarah Dennis d/o of Edward Dennis and Sarah ______
    b.Aug. 9, 1640 Boston, MA
    d.Aug. 8, 1665 Wenham, MA
    m.(2)Dec. 25, 1665 at Lynn/Wenham, MA Lydia Clark [Clearke]; dau. of William Clark
    b.Oct. 31, 1642 Lynn, MA
    d.Feb. 20, 1717/8 Wenham, MA

    CHILDREN of Charles and Sarah:

    1. Bethiah Gott b.Apr. 24, 1661 d.Nov. 21, 1661
    2. Charles Gott III b.Aug. 7, 1662 d.Feb. 11, 1707 m.Elizabeth ______
        CHILDREN of Charles III and Elizabeth included:
      • Charles Gott b.Nov. 29, 1686 m.pub.Aug. 5, 1708/9 Mary Dodge
      • William Gott b.ca.1688 d.June 12, 1695
      • Sarah Gott b.March 20, 1695/96 d.May 7, 1698
      • John Gott b.ca.1692 d.April 24, 1699
      • Elizabeth Gott b.ca.1690 d.April 24, 1699
      • Nathaniel Gott b.ca.1692 d.Aug. 14, 1727 Concord, MA m.(1)Wendham, MA Sarah Gilbert m.(2)Ipswich, MA Mary Gilbert
      • William Gott b.June 7, 1700
      • Elizabeth Gott b.Nov. 10, 1705 d.April 10, 1707
      • Susannah Gott b.April 6, 1708 d.May 13, 1708
    3. Sarah Gott b.Jan. 4, 1663/4 d.Jan. 4, 1663/4
    4. Sarah Gott b.Dec. 28, 1664, [After her mother's death when Sarah was only seven and a half months old she was taken by Capt. Thomas Lothrop and his wife, Bethia Rea, and raised by them.]

    CHILDREN of Charles and Lydia [all b.Wendham, MA]:

    1. Lydia Gott b.Oct. 1666 m.(1)Feb.24, 1685 Ipswich, MA Timothy Bragg m.(2)Aug. 27, 1709 Jacob Bennett
    2. John Gott b.Sept. 8, 1668 d.Jan. 25, 1722/23 Hebron, CT m.July 19, 1693 Lynn, MA Rebecca Tarbox d/o Samuel Tarbox; Rebecca m.(2)Oct. 14, 1723 William Fairfield of Wenham
        CHILDREN of John and Rebecca included:
      • John Gott b.1694 d.Jan. 5, 1761 m.(1)bann pub.Oct. 16, 1715 Martha Kimball m.(2)July 14, 1748 Wenham, MA Elizabeth _____ m.(3)Dec. 16, 1750 Wenham, MA Elizabeth _____
          CHILDREN of John and Martha included [NOTE from Daniel Gott, Mount Desert Pioneer "The dearth of John and Martha's children is a pathetic and tragic reminder of the terrible toll extracted by an epidemic of 'throat distemper' which raged in New England 1736-38.":
        • John Gott b.Oct. 11, 1716 d.Nov. 29, 1737
        • Joshua Gott b.Feb. 7, 1719/20 d.Dec. 5, 1737
        • Nathaniel Gott b.April 22, 1722 d.Oct. 29, 1737
        • Rebecca Gott b.March 17, 1724/25 d.Nov. 14, 1737
        • Martha Gott b.August 8, 1729 d.Nov. 15, 1737
          CHILDREN of John and Elizabeth included:
        • John Gott bapt.July 26, 1752
        • Martha Gott bapt.Sept. 23, 1753 m.Francis Porter
        • Nathaniel Gott bapt.March 12, 1755
      • Samuel Gott b.Nov. 30, 1695 d.Sept. 25, 1752 m.Hannah Andrews
          CHILDREN of Samuel and Hannah included:
        • Lydia Gott b.Aug. 5, 1727 d.Nov. 4, 1728
        • Lydia Gott bapt.May 3, 1730 m.Sept. 25, 1751 Capt. John Holton of Salem.
        • Samuel Gott b.July 2, 1732 d.July 27, 1736
        • Rebecca Gott b.abt.Jan. 3, 1737/38 m.Charles Gott
        • Daniel Gott b.Sept. 2, 1724 m.Mary Rogers
        • Hannah Gott bapt.Oct. 5, 1735
        • ______ Gott b.ca.1740
      • Lydia Gott b.March 17, 1698/99 m.John Breed
      • Dr. Benjamin Gott b.March 13, 1705/06 d.July 25, 1751 Marlboro, MA m.(1)Jan. 20, 1728 Sarah Breck d/o Robert Breck and Elizabeth Wainwright m.(2)Oct. 8, 1740 Lydia Ward NOTES: Benjamin was prominent citizen of Marlboro, MA. He was skillful doctor of medicine, noted for his kindliness. He was a man of considerable property.
          CHILDREN of Benjamin and Sarah included:
        • Sarah Breck Gott b.March 21, 1729 m.July 12, 1750 Uriah Brigham
        • Anna Gott b.Jan. 8, 1731 m.Samuel Brigham
        • Rebecca Gott b.Dec. 27, 1732
        • Benjamin Gott b.Aug. 29, 1734 d.Dec. 5, 1760
        • Elizabeth Gott b.Oct. 19, 1736
        • John Gott b.May 4, 1739 d.Feb. 13, 1739/40
          CHILDREN of Benjamin and Lydia included:
        • Martha Gott b.Sept. 11, 1741 d.June 12, 1756
    3. Deborah Gott b.Oct. 26, 1670
    4. Bethiah Gott b.Feb. 27, 1674 [alt.date July 16, 1672??] Ipswich, MA bapt.Sept. 24, 1674 Beverly, MA
    5. Samuel Gott b.Oct. 16, 1677

    NOTES: Charles Jr. served as Lieutenant of a training band in 1693.

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    Samuel Gott

    b.Oct. 16, 1677 at Wenham, MA; s/o Charles Gott and Lydia Clark
    r.Cape Ann, MA d.Nov. 3, 1748 Gloucester, MA
    m.(1)June 26, 1697 Wenham, MA Margaret Andrews
    b.1676 Ipswich, MA; d/o Ensign William Andrews and Margaret Woodward
    d.1722 Gloucester, MA
    m.(2)July 22, 1723 in Ipswich, MA Bethany Cogswell
    b.1687 Ipswich, MA d/o John Cogswell and Margaret Gifford
    d.April 23, 1755

    CHILDREN of Samuel and Margaret:

    1. Samuel Gott b.ca.1698 Wenham, MA m.int.Oct. 13, 1722 Hannah Lee (aka Lane)
        CHILDREN of Samuel and Hannah included:
      • Hannah Gott b.Sept. 15, 1724 died infancy
      • Samuel Gott b.March 18, 1724/25 m.Rebecca Stamford
      • Nathaniel Gott b.Sept. 9, 1726 m.Mary Stamford
      • Hannah Gott b.April 3, 1728 d.April 13, 1728
      • Sarah Gott b.Aug. 7, 1729 m.pub.Dec. 9, 1752 Ryan Dennison
    2. Prudence Gott b.bef.1702 Wenham, MA m.Oct. 16, 1721 Benjamin Wise
    3. Daniel Gott b.March 28, 1703 Gloucester, MA r.Mt. Desert Island, ME d.bef.1785 m.Dec. 22, 1726 Gloucester, MA; Registered in Manchester, MA Rachel Littlefield d/o Eliab and Rachel (Sibley) Littlefield
        CHILDREN of Daniel and Rachel included:
      • Daniel Gott Jr. b.Oct. 25, 1728 d.infancy
      • Rachael Gott b.May 30, 1730 m.James Richardson
      • John Gott b.Sept. 18, 1732 m.Hannah Gammage
      • Elizabeth Gott bapt.March 9, 1734/35 m.Stephen Richardson
      • Patience Gott b.Aug. 18, 1737 m.(1)Stephen Gott m.(2)Andrew Tarr
      • Daniel Gott Jr. b.Dec. 23, 1739 m.Hannah Norwood [r.Norwoods Cove, Tremont]
          CHILDREN of Daniel and Hannah included:
        • Daniel Gott b.Gloucester MA 9 Feb 1763 d.June 1829 m.6 Sept. 1784 Deborah Richardson [his cousin], d/o Stephen & Elizabeth (Gott) Richardson
            CHILDREN of Daniel and Elizabeth included:
          • Susannah b.31 May 1786 m.22 Dec 1809 Rufus Wasgatt s/o Davis & Rachel (Richardson) Wasgatt
          • Daniel b.7 March 1788 d.2 Feb 1811
          • Benjamin b.6 Dec 1789 d.unm
          • Nathaniel b.7 Nov. 1791 m.31 Dec 1814 Jane Richardson Dodge d/o Ezra Herrick & Mary (Richardson) Dodge
          • Deborah b.12 March 1794 m.Daniel Ladd s/o Moses & Sarah (Lurvey) Ladd
          • Sarah b.23 Aug 1796 m.30 Nov 1815 Rev. Asa Wasgatt s/o Davis & Rachel (Richardson) Wasgatt
          • Anna b.12 Oct 1789 m.Luther Parker s/o Silas & Lois (Hadlock) Parker
          • Isaac b.5 Feb 1801 m.(1)7 Nov 1825 Tryphena (Day) Atherson d/o John and Hannah (Wasgatt) Day & w/o Thomas Atherton m.(2)21 June 1846 Margaret (Richardson) Richardson d/o Stephen & Margaret (Webber) Richardson & w/o Cornelius Richardson
          • Eliza Ladd b.26 Oct 1804 m.23 Dec.1824 Daniel Ladd w/o her sister Deborah
          • Ira [adopted], b.20 May 1810
        • Nathaniel Gott b.11 Feb 1765 bp.7 Apr. 1768 d.Gott's Island 27 Jan 1841 m.28 Nov 1786 Elizabeth Richardson d/o Stephen & Elizabeth (Gott) Richardson
            CHILDREN of Nathaniel and Elizabeth included:
          • Betsy b.20 Aug 1787 m.27 Sept 1814 Nicholas Tucker s/o Andrew and Lucy Tucker
          • Hannah b.13 Feb 1789 d.21 June 1869 [buried with Tuckers in Blue Hill]
          • Esther b.17 Nov 1790 d.26 May 1868 m.18 Sept 1818 Philip Langley, no issue
          • Jane M. b.8 Dec 1792 d.4 Dec 1857 m.21 July 1837 James Greening, b. Ireland 1795; no issue
          • Mary b.11 Nov 1794 m.Benjamin Richardson d/o John & Sarah (Gamage) Richardson
          • Deborah b.31 Oct 1796 m.9 Feb 1846 John Clark s/o Thomas & Mary Sarah (Lewis) Clark
          • Judith b.27 Oct 1798 m.22 Sept 1821 Edward Cates s/o Edward & Elizabeth Cates
          • Rhoda b.10 Oct 1800 m.(1)Elijah Shervenick who deserted her m.(2)[25 Sept. 1821 or 23 Nov 1824] Daniel Hamblen s/o Daniel & Hannah (Richardson) Hamblen
          • Aseneth b.10 Nov 1802 m.7/27 Nov 1826/7 Philip Moore s/o Welch & Sarah (Spurling) Moore
          • Nathaniel Jr., b.23 Dec 1806 m.9 June 1836 Huldah (Hadlock) Blount/Blunt She also appears to have married (1)Jeremiah Broderick m.(2)William Pepperell Blunt m.(4)Maurice Forham
          • Clarissa E. b.6 Nov 1808 m.16/26 Feb 1826 William Gilley s/o John & Mary (Woods) Gilley. She m.(2)Edward Cates as his 2nd wife; w/o her sister Judith.
          • Lucinda b.8 Dec 1811 m.8 Dec 1831 Thomas Stanley s/o John & Phoeby (Rich) Stanley
          • Dorinda b.13 March 1813 or 13 March, 1815 m.26 March 1838 Enock S. Newman
      • Margaret Gott b.Sept. 26, 1743 m.Thomas Richardson
    4. John Gott bapt.May 9, 1704 Gloucester, MA
    5. Stephen Gott b.Apr. 2, 1705 m.Nov. 13, 1729 Eunice Emmons
    6. Margaret Gott b.Oct. 20, 1706
    7. Charles Gott b.Aug. 15, 1709 Gloucester
    8. Lydia Gott b.Nov. 6, 1711 d.Dec. 20, 1717
    9. Anne Gott b.March 11, 1713 m.Jan. 13, 1736 Benjamin Scott
    10. William Gott b.Apr. 17, 1715 d.bef.1752 m.Nov. 16, 1741 Elizabeth Watson; she m.(2)Dec. 12, 1752 Stephen Butler
        CHILDREN of William and Elizabeth included:
      • Anna Gott b.Sept. 2, 1740 m.John Gamage
      • Jemima Gott bapt.Aug. 15, 1744 m.Eljiah Richardson
      • William Gott b.Aug. 13, 1746 d.Aug.18, 1746
      • William Gott b.Dec. 6, 1747 m.Sarah Gamage
      • Lemuel Gott bapt.Oct. 28, 1750
    11. Nathaniel Gott b.Nov. 2, 1717 d.June 20, 1720
    12. Lydia Gott b.Jan. 28, 1719 d.Oct. 22, 1722

    CHILDREN of Samuel and Bethany:

    1. Benjamin Gott b.Aug. 13, 1725 m.(1)Mrs. Abigail Bird of Portsmouth, NH; she d.Jan. 8, 1756 (no issue) m.(2)1756 Gloucester, MA Elizabeth Haskell
        CHILDREN of Benjamin and Elizabeth included:
      • Abigail Greenleaf Gott b.April 17, 1757 m.Nov. 4, 1787 John Ayres
      • Andrew Haskell Gott b.July 4, 1764
    2. Joseph Gott b.Aug. 13, 1725 (twin) d.Apr. 30, 1755 m.Dec. 31, 1745 Deliverance Poole, she m.(2)May 12, 1769 David Lane
        CHILDREN of Joseph and Deliverance included:
      • Joshua Gott b.July 30, 1754 m.Deborah Poole
      • Betty Gott b.Oct. 7, 1746 m.April 16, 1767 John Haskell
      • Massa [Mercy] Gott b.Jan. 8, 1748 m.pub.April 29, 1777 Zeulon Lufkin
      • Joseph Gott b.Aug. 5, 1751 d.March 17, 1755
    3. Bethany Gott b.Sept. 29, 1727 m.Jan. 8, 1743 Joseph Parsons

    NOTES: In 1702 the family removed from Wenham to Gloucester. Samuel was a weaver and a lieutenant in one of the Indian Wars. Oct. 23, 1702 Samuel purchased of William Cogswell, of Chebaco, for sixty pounds lawful money, eight six acre lots on Halibut Point. [Lynn records give marriage intentions of a Samuel Gott of Gloucester and Mrs. Ruth Ivory March 31, 1723. Is this Samuel II or III?]

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    Stephen Gott

    b.April 2, 1705 Gloucester, MA; s/o Samuel Gott and Margaret Andrews
    m.Nov. 13, 1729 Eunice Emmons
    b.abt.1706/8 Gloucester, MA

      CHILDREN included:
    1. Stephen Gott b.Sept. 18, 1731 m.(1)Jan. 9, 1755 Patience Gott d/o Daniel and Rachel (Littlefield) Gott [Stephen and Patience separated and may have been divorced. Patience remained at Mount Desert where she m.(2)Oct. 28, 1776 Andrew Tarr. Stephen returned to MA.]; m.(2)pub.Nov. 25, 1773 at Marblehead Sarah Hadley [Stephen returned after the war to Mt. Desert where she was known as Grammy Gott.]
    2. Charles Gott b.July 31, 1733 m.Feb. 1755 Rebecca Gott d/o Samuel and Hannah (Andrews) Gott of Wenham
    3. Abner Gott b.Feb. 21, 1736 d.Dec. 12, 1809 m.Feb. 2, 1758 Mary Ingersol
    4. Eunice Gott b.Apr. 5, 1738 Gloucester, Mass. bapt.April 9, 1738 d.March 7, 1832 Deer Isle, Maine m.(1)pub.Nov. 15, 1758 [or 1755] Benjamin Stockbridge m.(2)ca.1762 Capt. John Thorston (Thurston) s/o Joseph and Mary (Lane) Thurston
        CHILD of Eunice and John Thurston:
      • Eunice Thurston b.March 3, 1765 Gloucester, MA d.1809 Swan's Island, ME m.Oct. 23, 1786 David Smith
    5. Martha Gott bapt. Oct. 26, 1740 Annisquam, MA m.Jan. 15, 1760 Gloucester, MA Hezekiah Lane
    6. Susannah Gott bapt.Oct. 16, 1743 m.March 12, 1766 Amos Phips
    7. Peter Gott bapt.Nov. 17, 1745 d.March 31, 1839 Swan's Island; m.(1)ca.1776 Charity (Carter) Kain [may have been divorced as a Charity Carter m.____Kain before 1776. She d.bef.1821]; m.(2)Oct. 6, 1821 Hannah (Norwood) Gott widow of his cousin Daniel of Gott's Island [no issue]
        CHILDREN of Peter and Charity included:
      • John Gott b.April 10, 1777 d.abt.1840 at sea m.July 23, 1798 Ruth Barton
      • Margaret Gott b.May 19, 1779 m.July 23, 1795 Jonathan Rich
      • Charity Gott b.on Jan. 6, 1780 m.Dec. 22, 1812 William Rich
      • Peter Gott b.Oct. 6, 1783 d.Dec. 12, 1839 m.Pauh Richardson [Peter and his son Alpheus were lost in the great gale off Cape Ann.]
      • Samuel Gott b.July 6, 1785 d.y.
      • Patience Gott b.Aug. 6, 1787 m.(1)Morris Peters m.(2)James Camel m.(3)James York
      • Lydia Gott b.July 25, 1789 m.Sept. 13, 1812 Mark Staples
      • Elizabeth Gott b.Aug. 23, 1791 d.y.
      • Eunice Gott b.April 23, 1793 m.Oct. 15, 1815 at Deer Isle, ME Asa Conary of Blue Hill, ME s/o Thomas Conary and Olive Staples
      • Ruth Gott b.Aug. 12, 1795 d.May 14, 1852 Swan's Island, ME m.May 13, 1813 William Stanley
      • Mary Gott b.Feb. 9, 1799 m.Thomas Trevitt
    8. Lois Gott bapt.Sept. 23, 1750 Swan's Island m.March 14, 1773 Samuel Wonson Jr.
    9. Esther Gott bapt.March 21, 1756 m.Aug. 20, 1775 John Pierce Jr.

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    Source of some information: "Daniel Gott, Mount Desert Pioneer: his ancestors and descendants" by William O. Sawtelle

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