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Doctor Davis Goheen

Male 1806 - 1849  (43 years)


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  • Name Davis Goheen 
    Prefix Doctor 
    Born 26 Jan 1806  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Bangor near Spring Grove Forges 
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 19 Apr 1834  Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Peter Levergood et al to Davis Goheen on 19 Aprl 1834
      Peter of Cambria County and wife to Jacob Levergood of York to Henry Livergood of Lancaster County to Davis Goheen of borough of Columbia for $800 a dwelling house and ground on NW side of Locust St near 3rd Avenue - lot #72 and 73
    Misc 1838  Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In the year of 1807 the Columbia school was erected; On May 11th 1838 the stockholders increased the number of shares to one hundred at fourteen dollars per share for the purpose of raising money to put another story upon the building and extending the school several feet in the rear. Davis Goheen was one of the new stockholders.
    Occupation Abt 1840  [4, 5, 6
    • Reverend David Goheen
      Davis Goheen came from the East about the time the six month's suspension of the college had been voted by the board, because of debts which had become so onerous. Mr. Goheen, with a genius for organization, was a good financier and an enthusiastic worker for the institution, and in a little time he had the lagging hopes of the older patrons re-established. Early in the California gold excitements together with his brother, S. M. E. Goheen, M.D.— he set his face toward that new Eldorado, his chief purpose, as tradition has it, being to find the hidden treasure which would establish McKendree, but died of cholera at Independence, Mo., while outfitting for his journey.
    Religion From 1844 to 1849  Lebanon, Saint Clair County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Davis Goheen is listed as Auditor for 1845- 1849Fiscal Agent 1844 - 1847 
    Residence Abt 1846  Lebanon, Saint Clair County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    • Dr. Goheen came to Belleville from Lebanon, where his brother was for a time pastor of a Methodist congregation. He was a graduate, traveled and skilled physician, and ha served some years as a surgeon in the united States Navy. He brought home with him from that service many interesting objects gathered in many cruises. From time to time he gave illustrated scientific lectures on temperance, anatomy and physiology. During the memorable cholera epidemic of 1849, he remained at his pot of duty, while may brother physiciana deserted, and having experience abroad in handling tat frightful scourge, he treated many cases with marked success. Dr Goheen was a magnificent man, stately in bearing ad was devoted to his profession. His wife Miss Annie Harrison, a daughter of Belleville's "grand old man," Thomas Harrison. Their one child died in infancy. Dr Goheen went to California in 1850 and died there in 1853.
    Died 6 May 1849  Independence, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 9
    • Cholera at Independence:
      The scourge of our country is making fearful havoc in Independence and vicinity. Up to Thursday of this week, it was carrying off large numbers of the Californians and citizens.
      The Rev. D Goheen of Lebanon, Illinois, was one of its victims on Sunday, after an attack of ten or twelve hours.
      ... The emigrants were dying by tens in the encampments of the vicinity, and up to the time of my departure there was little or no abatement.

      He died of Cholera and is buried in Independence, Missouri.
    Person ID I2141  Goheen
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2016 

    Father Samuel Goheen,   b. 29 Apr 1767, Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1814, Caernarvon Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mayberry,   d. 27 Nov 1857, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Harrison,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1034] Familysearch .org, St. James' Church (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Episcopal), St. James Episcopal church and burial records, 1755-1856 FHL microfilm 383295.

    2. [S114] Family History Library, Lancaster County (Pennsylvania), Recorder of Deeds (Main Author), Deeds volume 6K - 6L 1837-1839, page 24, FHL microfilm 862145 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S129] Book, Franklin Ellis, Samuel Evans, History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Everts & Peck, Philadelphia, 1883, page 562 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S67] E-mail message, Goheen Family History||Richard Goheen||||Elizabeth Albright||23 March 2005.

    5. [S129] Book, Chamberland, McKendree Hypes, Historical Sketch of McKendree College, 1838 - 1914 (Lebanon, IL, Mckendree University), http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalsketch00cham/historicalsketch00cham_djvu.txt.

    6. [S129] Book, Bernard J Reid, Overland to California with the Pioneer Line, The Gold Rush of Bernard J Reid, editor Gordon, Mary McDougall, pape-trails.org (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S129] Book, The Seventh triennial catalogue of M'Kendree 1858-59 Leanon Ill, K P Studley Printer and Binder, St Louis, 1858, page 4 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S685] Book Clair County Illinois, viewed; 16 November 2016; page 840, image 913.

    9. [S23] News paper, The Cleveland Herald, (Cleveland, OH) May 21, 1849; Issue 117; col B (Reliability: 3).