48. Documentation for Thomas Gouty
(1802 to 10 Jun 1863)
father of Elias B. Gouty
(11 Sep 1833 to 18 Apr 1915)



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Thomas Gouty (Gow-Tee, gow like cow and tee as in a golf tee is how my mother and grandmother Gouty pronounced the name) was born about 1802, in Caroline County, Maryland.(1) Thomas was a son of Prichett Gouty and his wife, Mary Griffith.(2)(Gessie, first 100 years)

Pritchett Gouty and Mary Griffith Gouty were the parents of at least six children and perhaps others:

1) Elizabeth Gouty, born December 15, 1796, in Caroline County, Maryland, married Samuel Chezem January 14, 1818, in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio.(17) She died May 29, 1859, in Parke County, Indiana. (16A) She appears in the 1850 Indiana Federal Census for Parke County, District 85, as Elizabeth Cheezum, age 53, for about 1797, in Maryland.

2) John Gouty, born in Caroline County, Maryland, March 31, 1800, and died January 24, 1879; buried in Rossville, Illinois, Mann's Chapel Cemetery, Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois.(xx) He married at least two times.

3) Henry Gouty, born about 1802 in Caroline County, Maryland, and died October 14, 1858, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, buried in ?

4) Thomas Gouty, born about 1802 in Caroline County, Maryland, died June 10, 1863, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana. He married three times. He is buried with his third wife at Hicks Cemetery in Perrysville, Indiana.

5) Zachariah Gouty, born about 1815 in Pickaway County, Ohio.

6) Delilah Gouty
, born in Pickaway County, Ohio, about 181?, married William Cossey. She died in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, about 1840?

Perhaps other children, including a
Mary (Polly) Ann Gouty.

Perhaps a
James Gouty born about 1823 in Pickaway County, Ohio.


Pritchett Gouty married second Mary Donovan on January 31, 1817, in Pickaway County, Ohio. She was born about 1770 in Delaware. Pickaway County, Ohio, was created in 1810 from portions of Ross, Fairfield, Hocking, and Franklin Counties. Other neighboring counties are Fayette and Madison. Circleville is the county seat. Pickaway is a Native American word meaning "man risen from ashes." Pritchett Gouty and his second wife, Mary Donovan, were buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: Under
David Gouty, Henry Gouty was born in Maryland in 1800. He died October 14, 1858, at the age of 58. He went from Maryland to Ohio where he married Rebecca Whitsell. They had eight children. From Ohio, Mr. Henry Gouty emigrated with his family to Parke County, Indiana, and later removed to Vermillion County, where he lived until his death. He had nine children but all died young and he left no descendants. Vermillion County, Indiana was formed mostly out of Parke County, Indiana.

Zechariah Gouty
was born about 1817 in Ohio. He brought his father, Prichard Gouty, to Indiana in 1830. John Gouty was born April 1, 1800, in Maryland. He settled near Rossville, Illinois. He died January 24, 1879. He is buried at Mann's Chapel Cemetery Rossville, Vermilion Co., Illinois. Thomas Gouty apparently had a sister, Elizabeth Gouty, who was born about 1819 in Ohio. Also a sister, Polly Gouty, was born about 1821 in Ohio. And another brother, James Gouty, was born about 1823 in Ohio.

According to the Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, "The Gouty family came from France (name originally Goutier) to Dorcester County, Maryland, in 1670. Prichard Gouty was born July 4, 1766 and died May 12, 1837. He is buried in a cemetery near the Squire Shute farm. Pritchard's three sons, Henry, Thomas, and Zechariah came to Indiana in 1820. Henry to Parke County and Thomas to Vermillion County. Zechariah brought their father here in 1830. There was a fourth brother John but he settled near Rossville, Illinois. Henry had 9 children but all died young and he left no descendants. Zechariah moved to Iowa. Thomas Gouty was married 3 times and had children by all three. His first wife was Nancy Carr, his second wife was Elizabeth Stutler and his 3rd wife was Catherine Hoobler. Everyone called her Aunt Katie. She was a charter member of the Gessie United Brethren Church. Thomas was the great grandfather of Dale Gouty. Elias Gouty (son of Thomas) was Dale's grandfather. Lewis was Dale's father. Dale lives in the homeplace."
(S7)

Dale Gouty was born October 4, 1901, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana. He died December 11, 1981, in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. He married Merle Volkel on January 8, 1924. She was born July 6, 1902, and she died November 1, 1984. They are buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Vermillion County, Indiana.

In History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches we find the following: "Thomas Gouty settled in Vermillion County in 1833 or earlier. He died June 10, 1863, aged sixty-one years. Elias, his son, was born here in 1833. Henry Gouty may have settled in this township a year or two later, he died in 1864, and his wife, Rebecca, died in 1874, at the age of seventy-five years."

Original land owners in Vermilion County, Indiana, included Henry Gouty in 1829 in Highland Township, John Gouty in 1826 in Highland Township, and Thomas Gouty in 1829 in Highland Township.(XV) Vermillion County, Indiana, Land and Marriage Records, compiled by Lowell M. Volkel.

A Prechet Goutty appears in the 1820 Federal Census for Pickaway Township in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Thomas Gouty -
earliest he owned in Vermillion County, 5 Jan 1831, Section 17, Township 19 North, Range 9 West, Meridian 2nd Prime, State Indiana, Counties Vermillion, Accession Number: IN1060_.079, Document 9351.

Orson Kerr
, 10 Apr 1829, 80 acres, Section 17, Township 19 North, Range 9 West, Meridian 2nd PM, State of Indiana, County of Vermillion, Document 6378, Accession Number: IN0990_.03, Crawfordsville land office, authority April 24, 1820.(Definitions)
Thomas Gouty also acquired Section 5, Township 19 North, Range 9 West, Meridian 2nd Prime, State Indiana, Counties Vermillion, Accession Number: IN1060__.079, Document 9352.
Orson Kerr also owned two other tracts that are recorded in the U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907:
Orson Kerr, 1 Nov 1830, 80 acres, Section 35, Township 21-N, Range 7-W, Meridian 2nd PM, State of Indiana, County of Vermillion, Document 8897, Accession Number: IN1050_.125, Crawfordsville land office, authority April 24, 1820.

Orson Kerr, 5 Apr 1837, 40 acres, Section 27, Township 21-N, Range 6-W, Meridian 2nd PM, State of Indiana, County of Vermillion, Document 6378, Accession Number: IN3170_.158, Crawfordsville land office, authority April 24, 1820.

Thomas Gouty had three wives and he had children by all three of his wives. See Book 20, pages 260 through 263, at the court house in Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, for the court case of Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana. The court case identifies Elias Gouty as the son of Thomas Gouty. The court case also helps identify two of the three wives of Thomas Gouty and the children he had by each of those wives. The court case is included in its entirety at the end of the References section in this report.

Thomas Gouty married first
Nancy Kerr on October 14, 1830, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(7) They were married by Thomas Chenoweth, Justice of the Peace.(page 41) Nancy Kerr was born about 1809 in Franklin County, Ohio. Her father was Samuel Kerr and her mother was Nancy Gwynne.(CXV) Two Chenoweth families owned land next to Thomas Gouty according to the map of the first land owners of Highland Township.

Orson Kerr was a brother of Nancy Kerr. Orson owned land adjacent to land owned by Thomas Gouty in Vermillion County, Indiana.
(ET) Both farms appear on the map entitled, "First Land Owners of Highland Township".(hfhd)

Samuel Kerr and Nancy Gwynne were the parents of the following children:(to do)
1. Orson Kerr, born about 1806 in Franklin, Ohio
2. Joseph Kerr, born about 1808 in Franklin, Ohio
3. Nancy Kerr, born about 1810 in Franklin, Ohio
4. Samuel Kerr, born about 1815 in Franklin, Ohio
5. Robert Kerr, born about 1818 in Franklin, Ohio
6. Elijah Kerr, born about 1821 in Franklin, Ohio
7. Jackson Kerr, born about 1823 in Franklin, Ohio
8. Clarissa Kerr, born September 27, 1813, in Franklin, Ohio
See Estate Papers of Samuel Kerr, about 1823, Franklin County, Ohio.

A Moses Carr appears in the census records and perhaps was born before 1805 and was older than 18 years and not under the guardians appointed for the above children.

The children of Thomas Gouty and Nancy Carr were:

i.
Clarissa Gouty, born July 5, 1832 in Highland, Vermillion, Indiana, and died April 7, 1875, in Deerfield, Vernon, Missouri. She married John Sampson Chezem (1830-1879) and had a child named Sarah Ellen Chezem, 1854-1931). Undoubtedly Clarissa Gouty was named after the only sister of her mother. Clarissa Kerr was born September 27, 1813, and that she died February 11, 1880. She married Isaac Demorest, his second wife, on October 24, 1833, probably in Franklin County, Ohio.(per John H. Bell, born April 28, 1925, of Lafayette, LA 70501)

ii.
Elias B. Gouty, born September 11, 1833, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, and died April 18, 1915, in Vermillion County, Indiana(10)

There should be a death certificate in Vermillion County, Indiana, for Elias B. Gouty.


iii.
Mary Gouty, born about 1836 in Indiana and died April 4, 1857(11) She married William O. Hoobler on October 12, 1853, in Vermilion County, Illinois. It was not uncommon for people around the Gessie, Indiana, area of Vermillion County, Indiana, to marry in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. He was a son of John Hoobler and Rebecca Fetterhoff. He was born March 25, 1830, in Fountain County, Indiana. Both are buried at Phillips Cemetery, Manville, Livingston County, Illinois.

iv.
Eleanor Gouty, born about 1838 in Indiana(12)

v.
John Russell Gouty, born about 1840 in Indiana and died in 1907(13) He married Ruhama Davis (Dennis) in 1859 in Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana. She was born October 3, 1840, and she died February 25, 1882. Both are buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

Elias B. Gouty married Elizabeth Shute on September 1, 1853, in Indiana.(7) Elizabeth Shute was the daughter of Richard Shute and Hannah McCartney who were married September 1, 1814, in Ohio.(8)

The Peoples Guide for Vermillion County, Indiana, 1874 lists Elias Gouty as a farmer born in Vermillion County in 1833 and located 1 mile northeast of Gessie. The last name was misspelled as Grouty in the listing.
(9) Elias and Elizabeth Gouty were the parents of eight children: Thomas, William, Daniel, Russell, Lewis, Joseph P., Elizabeth, and Elias Gouty Junior.

Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty died March 30, 1915, and was buried at the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana.
(10) Elias B. Gouty died April 18, 1915, age 81, and was buried in the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana, with his wife.(11) Buried with Elias and Elizabeth Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery is a son, Russell Gouty, who was born November 17, 1857, and died September 27, 1858.(12)

Elias Gouty appears in a number of U. S. Census records for Vermillion County, Indiana. The 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, lists the Thomas Gouty household. Thomas Gouty is listed as age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland, real estate value owned = $3,000. Catherine Gouty is listed age 25, female, wife, born in Ohio. Elias is listed as age 17, male, born in Indiana, and attended school in year.
(13) It is obvious from this census record that Catherine Gouty was too young to be the mother of Elias B. Gouty.

Nancy (Kerr) Gouty, first wife of Thomas Gouty, apparently died sometime before May 31, 1840, the date when Thomas Gouty married his second wife, Elizabeth Stutler, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(14) According to the Gessie Centennial, 1872 - 1972, "William Stutler came from Ohio in 1830 and settled in Highland Township west of Gessie. He died in 1831 leaving six children. Joseph S. a son was two years old when they came to Vermillion County, with his parents."(15) According to a listing of First Landowners of Highland Township, William Stutler first owned land there in 1829. History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: Lists James C. Stutler who was a son of Joseph S. Stutler and a grandson of William Stutler. William settled in Highland Township in 1830, where he died one year later. Joseph S. Stutler was born in Ohio in 1820. The second wife of Thomas Gouty was related to this Stutler family.(16) J. S. Stutler, farmer, 2 miles north of Gessie, born in Ohio in 1820, settled in Vermillion County, 1829.

The children of Thomas Gouty and Elizabeth Stutler were:

vi. William Gouty, born about 1844(17) He married Minerva Cossey on August 8, 1863, in Vermillion County, Indiana.. She was a daughter of Peter Cossey and Sarah Shute. She was born October 7, 1844, and she died July 19, 1917. Both are buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

vii.
Amos B. Gouty, born about 1845 in Danville Township, Vermilion County, Illinois(18) He married Tryphosa Narcissus Draper on February 25, 1866, in Vermillion County, Illinois.

Elizabeth Stutler, the second wife of Thomas Gouty, apparently died sometime before June 28, 1849, when Thomas married his third wife,
Catherine Hoobler.(19) They were married in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.(20) She had married a William Villars in 1845, in Vermillion County, Indiana. She was a daughter of John Hoobler and Rebecca Fetterhoff. John Hoobler was a minister of the U. B. Church. He was born in Pennsylvania, in 1801, and settled in Vermillion County, 1832.(21) According to a listing of First Landowners of Highland Township, John Hoobler first owned land there in 1831.(22) Catherine Hoobler was born November 6, 1825, in Montgomery County, Ohio.(23)

The children of Thomas Gouty and Catherine Hoobler were:

viii. David Henry Gouty, born March 16, 1850, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died March 25, 1888(24) He married Axa M. Chapman on September 12, 1872, in Livingston County, Illinois. She was a daughter of Sonum Chapman and Elmina (Chapman). She was born August 12, 1851, in Trumbull County, Ohio, and she died November 9, 1922. Both are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.

ix.
Frederick Smith Gouty, born January 18, 1853, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died March 27, 1913, in Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana(25) He married Sariah I. Prather on August 15, 1872, in Vermilion County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Jonathan Prather and Nancy Martin. She was born November 16, 1855, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and she died August 23, 1882, in Vermillion County, Indiana. Both are buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

x.
Sarah R. Gouty, born March 6, 1856 in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died January 23, 1861. Sarah R. Gouty is buried in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana(26)

xi.
Lillie Belle Gouty, born November 6, 1857, in Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana, and died March 10, 1890, in Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana(27) She married John Hughes on October 1, 1874, in Vermillion County, Indiana. He was a son of William Hughes and Cynthia Smith. He was born July 2, 1851, in Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana, and he died December 29, 1930, in Gessie, Vermillion County, Indiana. Both are buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

xii.
Charles F. Gouty, born December 1, 1858, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and died September 18, 1859. He is buried in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana(28)

xiii.
Mary Ann Gouty, born September 1860. She married Newton R. Smith November 24, 1878, in Vermillion County, Indiana(29)

xiv.
Lydia A. Gouty, born July 8, 1862; died May 19, 1863. She is buried in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana(30)

See
Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana, for the division of land among the various children of Thomas Gouty:

Page 260 top; page 260 bottom; page 261 top; page 261 bottom; page 262 top; page 262 bottom; page 263 top; and page 263 bottom.

The entire court case is printed in APPENDIX ONE after the REFERENCES section below.

Thomas Gouty died June 10, 1863, and was buried in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Catherine Hoobler died January 5, 1915. She is buried with Thomas Gouty in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana.(31)

According to a listing of First Landowners of Highland Township, Henry Gouty and Thomas Gouty owned land in 1829. John Gouty first owned land there in 1826. William Stutler first owned land there in 1829. No 1830 U. S. Census was found with Thomas Gouty as head of household.

The 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, shows
Thomas, Henry, Zachariah, and John Gouty (Goutty on census page) on the same census page. The 1840 Thomas Gouty household showed the following: males under five years of age - 1 (this should be John Russell Gouty); males 5 years old and under 10 - 1 (this should be Elias B. Gouty); males 30 years old and under 40 - 1 (this should be Thomas Gouty); females under five years of age - 2 (these two should be Mary and Eleanor Gouty); females 10 years old and under 15 - 1 (this should be Clarissa, but the age is too old); females 20 years old and under 30 - 1 (this should be Nancy (Carr) Gouty); Total in Household - 7.

The 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, enumerated October 25, 1850, by Thomas C. W. Lake, Dwelling 234, Family 234, lists
Thomas Gouty, age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland, real estate value owned = $3,000, Catherine Gouty, age 25, female, wife, born in Ohio, Clarissa, age 18, female, born in Indiana, Elias, age 17, male, born in Indiana, attended school in year, Mary, age 14, Elenor, age 12; Russell, age 10; William, age 6; and Amos, age 5.

The 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, Roll M653_303, Page 63, Dwelling Number 69, Family Number 69, shows
Thomas Gowty, Senr, age 53, male, farmer, real estate = $8,800, personal = $1,200, born in Ohio; Catharine Gowty, age 31, female, born in Ohio; William Gowty, age 17, male, born in Indiana, attended school during the year; Amos Gowty, age 14, male, born in Indiana, attended school during the year; David H. Gowty, age 11, male, born in Indiana, attended school during the year; Fredrick Gowty, age 9, male, born in Indiana, attended school during the year; Sarah R. Gowty, age 5, female, born in Indiana; Lilly Gowty, age 4, female, born in Indiana; John W. Villers, age 12, male, born in Indiana, attended school during the year.

Children (Gouty) of Thomas Gouty and Nancy Kerr, all born in Indiana:
i. Clarissa, born about 1832
ii.
Elias, born September 11, 1833; died April 18, 1915
iii.
Mary, born about 1836
iv.
Elenor, born about 1838
v.
Russell, born about 1840

Children (
Gouty) of Thomas Gouty and Elizabeth Stutler:
vi.
William, born about 1844
vii.
Amos B., born about 1845 in Danville Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Children (
Gouty) of Thomas Gouty and Catherine Hoobler, all born in Indiana:
viii.
David Henry, born March 16, 1850
ix.
Frederick Smith, born January 18, 1853
x.
Sarah R. (or H.), born March 6, 1856; died January 23, 1861
xi.
Lillie Belle, born November 6, 1857
xii.
Charles F., born December 1, 1858; died September 18, 1859
xiii.
Mary Ann, born September 1860
xiv.
Lydia A., born July 8, 1862; died May 19, 1863


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
THOMAS GOUTY and his son ELIAS B. GOUTY

1) History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: "Thomas Gouty settled in Vermillion County in 1833 or earlier. He died June 10, 1863, aged sixty-one years. Elias, his son, was born here in 1833.

2) Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, "Thomas Gouty was married 3 times and had children by all three. His first wife was Nancy Carr, his second wife was Elizabeth Stutler and his 3rd wife was Catherine Hoobler. Thomas was the great grandfather of Dale Gouty. Elias Gouty (son of Thomas) was Dale's grandfather. Lewis was Dale's father. Dale lives in the homeplace."

3) Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Marriages through 1850, spouse number 1 - Carr, Nancy, spouse number 2 - Gouty, Thomas, county - Vermillion, date - October 14, 1830.

4) Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Marriages through 1850, spouse number 1 - Gouty, Thomas, spouse number 2 - Stutler, Elizabeth, county - Vermillion, date - May 31, 1840.

5) Catharine Hoobler first married William Villars on 13 November 1845 in Vermillion County, Indiana. Indiana Marriages to 1850 Record, Spouse 1: Hoobler, Catherine, Spouse 2: Villars, William, Marriage Date: 13 Nov 1845, Marriage Location: Indiana, Vermillion County. Catharine next married Thomas Gouty on 28 June 1849 in Vermilion County, Illinois. Illinois Marriages to 1850 Record, Spouse 1: Goudy, Thomas, Spouse 2: Villars, Catharine, Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1849, Marriage Location: Illinois, Vermilion County. A John W. Villers age 12 is listed in the 1860 Thomas Gowty Senr household.

6) Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana, 02 August 1865: "We find upon a careful examination & valuation of said real estate that Elias Gouty having received the sum of twelve hundred & ninety dollars as an advancement from his Father as found by the court that said Elias is therefore not entitled to any part of said lands in Partition." The land of Thomas Gouty was partitioned among children of all three of his wives.

7) 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Page 63, Roll M432_177, enumerated October 26, 1850, by Thomas C. W. Sale. Dwelling Number 234, Family Number 236. Thomas Gouty age 44, Catharine Gouty age 25, Elias Gouty age 17.

8) 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll 96, Page 448. Thos Goutty household: males under five years of age -1; males 5 years old and under 10 – 1; males 30 years old and under 40 – 1; females under five years of age – 2; females 10 years old and under 15 – 1; females 20 years old and under 30 – 1; Total in Household 7.


REFERENCES

1. According to the Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, "The Gouty family came from France (name originally Goutier) to Dorcester County, Maryland, in 1670. Prichard Gouty was born July 4, 1766 and died May 12, 1837. He is buried in a cemetery near the Squire Shute farm. Pritchard's three sons, Henry, Thomas, and Zechariah came to Indiana in 1820. Henry to Parke County and Thomas to Vermillion County. Zechariah brought their father here in 1830. There was a fourth brother John but he settled near Rossville, Illinois. Henry had 9 children but all died young and he left no descendants. Zechariah moved to Iowa. Thomas Gouty was married 3 times and had children by all three. His first wife was Nancy Carr, his second wife was Elizabeth Stutler and his 3rd wife was Catherine Hoobler. Everyone called her Aunt Katie. She was a charter member of the Gessie United Brethren Church. Thomas was the great grandfather of Dale Gouty. Elias Gouty (son of Thomas) was Dale's grandfather. Lewis was Dale's father. Dale lives in the homeplace;" also see History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: "Thomas Gouty settled in Vermillion County in 1833 or earlier. He died June 10, 1863, aged sixty-one years. Elias, his son, was born here in 1833. Henry Gouty may have settled in this township a year or two later, he died in 1864, and his wife, Rebecca, died in 1874, at the age of seventy-five years."

2. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

3. Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, page TO DO

4. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

5. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

6. Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, page TO DO

7. Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Marriages through 1850, spouse number 1 - Carr, Nancy, spouse number 2 - Gouty, Thomas, county - Vermillion, date - October 14, 1830.

8.
1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, John Carr; Jno Carr, Perrysville (P.O. Address), widow 1812, certificate number 5,189, Vermillion County, Indiana, list of 1883 Military Pensioners.

9.
1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, enumerated October 25, 1850, by Thomas C. W. Lake, Dwelling 234, Family 234, lists Thomas Gouty, age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland, real estate value owned = $3,000, Catherine Gouty, age 25, female, wife, born in Ohio, Clarissa, age 18, female, born in Indiana, Elias, age 17, male, born in Indiana, attended school in year, Mary, age 14, Elenor, age 12; Russell, age 10; William, age 6; and Amos, age 5; also See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana. The court case identifies Elias Gouty as the son of Thomas Gouty and his wife Catherine Gouty. It is obvious from the ages of Catherine and Elias that they were not mother and son. It is obvious from this census record that Catherine Gouty was too young to be the mother of Elias B. Gouty; See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "3. To Clara Chezem we set off . . ."


10. Elias B. Gouty tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana; See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "We find upon a careful examination & valuation of said real estate that Elias Gouty having received the sum of twelve hundred & ninety dollars as an advancement from his Father as found by the court that said Elias is therefore not entitled to any part of said lands in Partition."; Name: Elias, Sr. Gouty; Date: 18 Apr 1915; LOCATION: Vermillion County; Age: 81 yr; Gender: Male; Race: White; Source Location: County Health Office, Dana; Source Notes: The source of this record is the book H-5 on page 77 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.


11. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, enumerated October 25, 1850, by Thomas C. W. Lake, Dwelling 234, Family 234, Thomas Gouty household.

12.
Ibid; See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "1. To Ellen Shute we set off . . . "

13. Ibid; See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "4. To Russell Gouty we set off . . ."

14. Indiana State Library, Genealogy Database, Marriages through 1850, spouse number 1 - Gouty, Thomas, spouse number 2 - Stutler, Elizabeth, county - Vermillion, date - May 31, 1840.

15. Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, page TO DO.
16. History of Vermillion County, Indiana TO DO

17. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, enumerated October 25, 1850, by Thomas C. W. Lake, Dwelling 234, Family 234, Thomas Gouty household; See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: " We then severed the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty coming to them through their mother and set off to them in portion twenty acres described as follows." and also " 6. To William Gouty we set off . . ." and " the ten share or portions of land or real estate as set off and herein described by us each being one tenth in value according to quality and quantity of two thirds of the real estate of said T(h)omas Gouty deceased after severing the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty de(s)cending to them through their mother out of the lands of William Stutler deceased all of which will more fully appear by a reference to a plat of said lands hereunto appended and all of which is respectfully submitted to our Honour for confirmation or rejection as you shall deem right and proper in the premises. Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, August 22nd A. D. 1865. George H. McNeill, Jonas Metzger, Benjamin Whittenmyer, Commissioners."

18. Ibid; See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: " 5. To Amos Gouty we set off . . ."

19. Ibid. "Of the remainder of said real estate we set off to Cathrine Gouty - the widow. . . the same being one third in value according to quality and quantity of all of said remainder of said real estate." Also, "2. To Frederick M. Hoobler we set off . . ."

20. Illinois Marriages to 1850 Record, Spouse 1: Goudy, Thomas, Spouse 2: Villars, Catharine, Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1849, Marriage Location: Illinois, Vermilion County; Indiana Marriages to 1850 Record, Spouse 1: Hoobler, Catherine, Spouse 2: Villars, William, Marriage Date: 13 Nov 1845, Marriage Location: Indiana, Vermillion County.

21. The Peoples' Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion County, Indiana, by Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874: John Hoobler, minister U. B. Church, born in Pennsylvania, 1801, settled in Vermillion County, 1832.

22. 1st Landowners of Highland Township, map in Indiana State Library.

23. Catharine (Hoobler) Gouty tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana.

24. See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "7. To David H. Gouty we set off . . ."

25.
See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "8. To Frederick Gouty we set off . . ."

26. Sarah R. Gouty
was not living at time of the court case of Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al., Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana. She died in early childhood.

27.
See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: " 9. To Lilly B. Gouty we set off . . ."

28.
Charles F. Gouty was not living at time of the court case of Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al., Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana:. Died in infancy.

29.
See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana: "10. To Mary Alice Gouty we set off . . ." and "the ten share or portions of land or real estate as set off and herein described by us each being one tenth in value according to quality and quantity of two thirds of the real estate of said T(h)omas Gouty deceased after severing the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty de(s)cending to them through their mother out of the lands of William Stutler deceased all of which will more fully appear by a reference to a plat of said lands hereunto appended and all of which is respectfully submitted to our Honour for confirmation or rejection as you shall deem right and proper in the premises. Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, August 22nd A. D. 1865. George H. McNeill, Jonas Metzger, Benjamin Whittenmyer, Commissioners."

30. Lydia A. Gouty was not living at time of the court case of Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al., Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana. She died in infancy, May 19, 1863, aged 10 months and 11 days.(Mann's Chapel Cemetery).

31. Tombstone of Thomas Gouty and Catherine (Hoobler) (Villers) Gouty, Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana; Name: Katherine Gouty; Date: 5 Jan 1915; LOCATION: Vermillion County; Age: 89 yr; Gender: Female; Race: White; Source Location: County Health Office, Dana; Source Notes: The source of this record is the book H-5 on page 73 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.

32. Terms used in the Township and Range System:
Section = Basic unit of the system, a square tract of land one mile by one mile containing 640 acres. Sections are numbered beginning with the northeast-most section, proceeding west to 6, then south along the west edge of the township and to the east.
Township = 36 sections arranged in a 6 by 6 array, measuring 6 miles by 6 miles.
Range = Assigned to a township by measuring east or west of a Principal Meridian
Range Lines = North to south lines which mark township boundaries
Township Lines = East to west lines which mark township boundaries
Principal Meridian
= Reference or beginning point for measuring east or west ranges.
Base line = Reference or beginning point for measuring north or south townships.

Chenoweth Cemetery, Highland Township, South of Perrysville, IN off of Old "63", first lane west, Read by Donna Prather in 1969:
Chenoweth, John Jan 30, 1857, 71 y
Rachel, w/o John Jun 5, 1848, 68y

Hicks Cemetery listing
Section #3
Row 28 continued
Catherine Gouty, Nov 6, 1825 - Jan 5, 1915
Thomas Gouty - died June 10, 1863, 61 y
Lidia A. Dau. of Thos. & C. Gouty Died May 19, 1863, Aged 10 M & 11 D
Sarah H., Dau. of Thomas & C. Gouty, Died Jan. 23, 1861, Aged 6 Y 3 M 11 D
Charles F., son of T. & C. Gouty, Died Sep. 18, 1859, Aged 9 M & 17 D

He married Minerva Craig on November 2, 1837, in Vermillion County, Illinois.


APPENDIX ONE

The following court cases, due to its significance in identifying the children of Thomas Gouty and his three wives is included below in its entirety.

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al Book 20, page 261
Vermillion County Court In Partition

On the 2nd day of the August Term 1865 of the Vermillion Circuit Court. The commissioners appointed by said court to make partition of the lands of which Thomas Gouty died seized of. Situated in the County of Vermillion and State of Indiana among the heirs of said deceased made the following report which was received approved and confirmed to wit - - The undersigned commissioners appointed by an order of said Court at its February Term 1865 & acting under an order on commission issued by the clerk of this court and being severally first duly sworn according law and having examined said lands in the petition mentioned make the following report of partition among the parties plaintiffs & defendants to wit. We find upon a careful examination & valuation of said real estate that Elias Gouty having received the sum of twelve hundred & ninty dollars as an advancement from his Father as found by the court that said Elias is therefore not entitled to any part of said lands in Partition. We then severed the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty coming to them through their mother and set off to them in portion twenty acres described as follows Viz Beginning seventy two rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of Section eighteen in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence east eighty rods -- thence south forty rods -- thence west eighty rods -- thence north forty rods to the beginning. Of the remainder of said real estate we set off to Cathrine Gouty - the widow. the west half of the south east quarter of section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west eighty acres more or less together with the homestead improvements thereon also twenty eight acres off the south end of the west half of the north east quarter of the same section township and range. Also twenty acres off the north end of the east half of the north west quarter of section number nine in said township nineteen north of range nine west and also thirty acres off the south end of the east half of the south west quarter of section four in township nineteen north of range nine west the same being one third in value according to quality and quantity of all of said remainder of said real estate.

1. To Ellen Shute we set off twenty acres the south half of the north west quarter of the north west quarter of Section seventeen in township nineten north of range nine west and thirty-five acres bounded and described as follows to wit Beginning four (4) rods east of the south west

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al Book 20, page 262
Vermillion County Court In Partition

corner of the south east quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence as follows viz. north one hundred and sixty rods thence east thirty five rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence west thirty five rods to the beginning.

2. To Frederick M. Hoobler we set off twenty acres the north half of the north west quarter of the north west quarter of section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west and thirty five acres bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning thirty nine rods east of the south west corner of the south east quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence as follows to wit. North one hundred and sixty rods thence east thirty five rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence west thirty five rods to the beginning.

3. To Clara Chezem we set off thirty six acres off the north end of the west half of the north east quarter of section eighteen in township nineteen north of range nine west and sixteen acres in the south half of section five township nineteen north of range nine west bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning four rods east of the south west corner of the south east quarter of section five township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west sixteen rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods. - thence east sixteen rods to the Beginning.

4. To Russell Gouty we set off the north east quarter of the north west quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west containing forty acres more or less and six acres off the east side of the west half of the south east quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west it being six rods wide from east to west and one hundred and sixty rods from north to south and the remainder of said west half of the south east quarter of section five township 19 R 9 W.

5. To Amos Gouty we set off twenty four acres off the south end of the west half of the north east quarter of section eighteen in township nineteen north of range nine west and eight acres off the north side of the north west quarter of the south east quarter of the same section township and range and also eighteen acres in the east half of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and bounded as follows viz. Beginning twelve rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of said section five in township nineteen north

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al Book 20, page 263
Vermillion County Court In Partition

of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eighteen rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods -- thence east eighteen rods to the Beginning.

6. To William Gouty we set off thirty two acres off the south side of the north west quarter of the south east quarter of section eighteen in township nineteen north or range nine west and also eighteen acres bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning thirty rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eighteen rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods - thence east eighteen rods to the Beginning.

7. To David H. Gouty we set off twenty acres of the north end of the East half of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west also thirteen acres off the north end of the west half of the north east quarter of the same section township and range and also eight acres bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning forty eight rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eight rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence east eight rods to the Beginning.

8. To Frederick Gouty we set off twenty acres the south half of the north east quarter of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west and thirteen acres bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning twenty six rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of said section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence south twenty six rods thence east eighty rods thence north twenty six rods thence west eighty rods to the beginning and also eight acres bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning fifty six rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eighty rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence east eight rods to the beginning.

9. To Lilly B. Gouty we set off twenty acres the north half of the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west and thirteen acres bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning fifty two rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of said section seventeen in town-

Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al Book 20, page 264
Vermillion County Court In Partition

-ship nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence east eighty rods thence south twenty six rods thence west eighty rods thence north twenty six rods to the beginning and also eight acres described as follows Viz. Beginning sixty four rods west of the south east corner of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence north one hundred and sixty rods thence west eight rods thence south one hundred and sixty rods thence east eight rods to the place of the beginning.

10. To Mary Alice Gouty we set off the south half of the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section seventeen in township nineteen north of range nine west containing twenty acres more or less also thirteen acres described as follows Viz. Beginning seventy eight rods south of the north west corner of the north east quarter of said section seventeen township nineteen north of range nine west and running from thence east eighty rods thence south twenty six rods thence west eighty rods thence north twenty six rods to the beginning and also eight acres off the west side of the east half of the south west quarter of section five in township nineteen north of range nine west it being eight rods wide from east to west and one hundred and sixty rods long from north to south and the remainder of said east half of said quarter section the ten share or portions of land or real estate as set off and herein described by us each being one tenth in value according to quality and quantity of two thirds of the real estate of said T(h)omas Gouty deceased after severing the interest of William Gouty and Amos Gouty de(s)cending to them through their mother out of the lands of William Stutler deceased all of which will more fully appear by a reference to a plat of said lands hereunto appended and all of which is respectfully submitted to our Honour for confirmation or rejection as you shall deem right and proper in the premises. Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, August 22nd A. D. 1865.

George H. McNeill
Jonas Metzger
Benjamin Whittenmyer, Commissioners


State of Indiana, County of Vermillion}

I the undersigned Clerk of the Cir. Court in & for said county do certify that the above and foregoing is a full true and complete copy of the commissioners report in the above entitled cause and that the same was received approved and confirmed by the court witness my hand and seal of said court at Newport this 31st day of August 1865.
Wm E. Livengood Clerk of the Ver. Cir Court (seal)

Recorded this 19th day of December A. D. 1865 at 1 clk P. M.
R. E. Stephens Recorder