A. W. Gould – Tombstone Inscription

Gould, A. W.

Section 10 Footstone “A. W. G.”

Footstone ID # 100020

Marriage of James Gould & Martha W. Farrar
Dickson County, Tennessee
Marriage License: October 5, 1839
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Marriage Date: October 6, 1839. H.T. Brinkley, J.P.

Birth Date of Andrew Wills Gould
Nashville Banner, Saturday Evening, April 29, 1911.
Article by Frank Smith, Secretary
of the Maury County Historical Society.
“Andrew Will Gould was born in Nashville in July 1840 and the only child of James Gould
by his second wife Martha …”

U.S. Federal Census. 1850
Davidson County, Tennessee. City of Nashville. September 13th 1850
James Gould 61 Merchant Born Massachusetts
Martha W. Gould 42 Born Tennessee
John W. Gould 23 Clerk Born Tennessee
S. H. Gould Clerk 20 Born Tennessee
A. W. Gould 10 Born Tennessee

Cumberland University
Catalogue detailed graduates and Gould was listed as receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1861. No birth dates were given for students.

Claire Walker, MLIS, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Cumberland University Vise Library. 5-7-2010

The Boys Who Went to War from Cumberland University 1861-1865,
by Wm. C. Floyd and Paul Gibson. Appendix B. Department of Arts. 1861 “A.W. Gould”

Confederate Company Muster Roll
A.W. Gould. Captain Co. G. 50 Regt. Tennessee Infantry
Age 21. Joined for duty and enrolled. Nov. 26, 1861
Fort Donelson, Tenn. By whom Capt. Beaumont

Death & Burial of A.W. Gould in Columbia, Tennessee

Nashville Banner

Saturday Evening, April 29, 1911

Article by Frank Smith, Secretary of the Maury County History Society.
“The Lieutenant was carried to the second story of the Nelson House (the leading hotel in Maury County) and given the best room; it was on the west room, opening on a narrow verandah… The remains were removed and buried in the family lot at the old City Cemetery.
A plain headstone has this simple lettering:

A.W. Gould
July 12, 1840
June 26, 1863”

Frank Smith’s History of Maury County, Tennessee, Research Notes compiled by Maury County Historical Society, published 1969.
Page 41. “List of Interments during the Civil War. Taken from account book of Lamb & Barr
Undertakers, Columbia, Tennessee. This book begins November 14, 1862.”
Page 43 “Lt. Andrew Wills Gould $128”
Page 245 “Gould buried at Rose Hill (cemetery in Columbia) and afterwards moved
to Nashville.”

1908 Tombstone Inscriptions recorded by Engineer Smith, City Cemetery
Martha W. Gould – June 25, 1804–March 6, 1859
A.W. Gould – July 12, 1840-June 26, 1863
Jas. S. Gould – October 6, 1790–August 1, 1866

CLICK HERE for Gould’s Military Service Records

CLICK HERE for Printed 1850 Census Records

CLICK HERE for handwritten census page

After 2009 Restoration

A. W. Gould
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Gould Article
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These sites in Columbia, Tennessee
are central to the events in the article

Nelson House Hotel
The Nelson House Hotel where
Andrew Wills Gould died.
Nelson House
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Nelson House Hotel
Nelson House
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Galloway House
The William Galloway home, which served as Forrest’s headquarters
Galloway House
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CLICK HERE for article on the event from the Natchez Daily Courier

CLICK HERE for article from
Philadelphia Inquirer

CLICK HERE for photographs from Cumberland University Archives