|William Durkee & Rebecca Gould - marriage [int]|
Unfortunately, Benjamin Apthorp Gould does not include Rebecca as one of Henry and Sarah’s children in the “Henry Gould of Ipswich” chapter of The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield .2 Also, there are no estate records for Henry or Sarah.
To make matters worse, at least one person posted online a genealogy that states that the Goulds' daughter Rebecca was born in Danvers, Essex County, on 25 August 1678 and married Ezekiel Marsh there on 1 July 1702. The source of this information is given as “OneWorldTreeSM,”
OneWorldTree (OWT) was a service first offered at Ancestry.com in April 2004. According to an article by Beau Sharbrough in the July-August 2004 issue of Ancestry magazine, OWT was basically a search engine that collected genealogical information, but did not evaluate it for accuracy. The original source of the Gould information is unknown.
1. Massachusetts, Essex County Town Clerk, Ipswich, births, marriages, deaths, 1663-1739, Publishments, p. 138; online FamilySearch (accessed 21 October 2014), image 100/352. Also on FHL microfilm 777,636.
2. Benjamin Apthorp Gould, “Henry Gould of Ipswich,” in The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield (Lynn, Mass.: Thos. P. Nichols, 1895), p. 317.