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Charles Bessonet Goheen[1]

Male 1770 - 1853  (83 years)


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  • Name Charles Bessonet Goheen 
    Born 1770 
    • According to 1850 census
    Gender Male 
    Taxes 1798  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Middletown Township 
    • Charles Gohean, Charles Gohean owner, 1 house, 1 acre, value 150.
    Census 1800  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Middletown twp 
    Misc 1804  Attleborough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • from narrative of Thomas Ellwood Longshore 10 jan 1891
      ... He did not return but engaged with Charles Goheen, a wheelwright, who lived in the east end of Attleboro.
      Father remained with Goheen some three years, learning his trade. Goheen had two bad boys, Dick and Jim, who gave him some trouble. When their father was away, they would be in the shop annoying and interrupting father at his work, and sometimes doing mischief; for which father was held responsible.
      Goheen told father he would hold him accountable for any disorder or damage in the shop; handling them roughly. They made great complaint of his abuse and cruelty towards them. This produced some dissatisfaction, and thing did not work harmoniously.
      ... Grandfather Euclydas had died 6th month 14th, 1804, when father was n his nineteenth year and serving his apprenticeship with Charles Goheen. ...
    Misc 17 Apr 1807  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Middletown Township 
    • Charles Goheen witness to will of Amos Huddleston Middletown, township, 17 April 1807, proved 1 Sep 1807.
    Census 1810  Middletown, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Charles Goheen 1 male under 10, 1 male 16 to 26; 1 female under 10, 1 female 16 to 26
    Misc 1 Nov 1814  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Middletown Township 
    • Charles Goheen witness to will of Richard Mitchell, Middletown township, proved 21 Jan 1820.
    Census 1820  Middletown, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Charles Goheen
      1 male 16 to 18
      1 male 16 to 26
      1 male over 45
      1 female under 10
      1 female 45 or older [1775]
    Census 1830  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Middletown twp 
    • Charles Goheen household with Richard on same page and James household missing
      1 male under 5
      1 male 5 to 10
      2 males 10 to 15
      1 male 30 to 40
      1 male 50 to 60
      1 female under 5
      1 female 5 to 10
      1 female 30 to 40
      This houshold could be James Goheen with Charles the father living with them
    Census 1840  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Middletown twp 
    • Charles Goheen household:
      1 male under 5 years
      1 male 60 to 70 years
      1 female 40 to 50 years
    Census 1850  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Middletown twp 
    • Charles Goheen age 70, wheelwright, born Pennsylvania real estate 500
      Elizabeth Goheen age 59 born Pennsylvania
      Joseph age 15 born Pennsylvania attending school
    Will 6 May 1851  Attleborough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Will Charles Goheen #9319
      I Charles Goheen of the Village of Attleborough County of Bucks in the State of Pennsylvania (Wheelwright) do make and publish this my last Will and testament that is to Say--
      First - It is my Will that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be duly paid and Satisfied as soon as conviently can be after my decease--
      Second - I give and bequeath to my son Joseph B Goheen my two best Beds with a sufficiency of Bedding therefor - my best Beaureau - Table Stand and Rocking Chair --
      Third - The remainder of my personal Estate with all my Real Estate to be Sold by my Executor hereafter name at Such time and in Such manner as he may think best and the Nett proceeds after the payment of my debts and all other expences incident to the Settlement of my Estate - I direct to be divided into three parts - One part to be paid to the Surving children of my Son Richard Goheen (who is now deceased) Share and Share alike - One third part to the surviving Children of my Son James Goheen (who is now deceased) Share and Share alike and One third part to my son Joseph B Goheen --
      I hereby appoint my friend Thomas S Allen to be the Executor of this my last will and Testament--
      Witness My hand and Seal and delivery of the above Testament (Charles Goheen)
      William Mitchel
      M W Allen

      Bucks County SS
      On the Second of February AD 1853 personally appeared before me Wm Thompson Register of Wills in and for the County of Bucks William Mitchel and M W Allen the subscribing Witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing perporting to be the last Will and Testament of Charles Goheen deced an be first duly affirmed did depose and Say that they were present and Saw and heard Charles Goheen the Testator Sign an Seal publish pronounce and delare the annexed paper writing as and for his last will and Testament of disposing to the best of this knowledge and belief--

      Bucks County SS
      Be it remembered that on the Second day of February AD 1853 the annexed last Will and Testament of Charles Goheen deceased was duly proved when leters Testamentary thereon were granted unto Thomas S Allen the Executor therein name he having been duly affermeds will and truly to administer the goods and chattles rights and credits of Said deceased acording to law. And also diligently and faithfully to regard and will and truly comply with the lawa relating to collateral inheritances--
      Registered Feb 2, 1853 Wm Thompson, Register
    Died 1853  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • The Will was proved on 2nd February 1853. This was probable the first quarter session of court after the death of Charles
    Person ID I4653  Goheen
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2015 

    Father Richard Goheen,   b. Abt 1723,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine Bessonet,   d. 10 Oct 1785, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 May 1755  Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Address:
    Old Swedes Church 
    • References also in Pennsylvania Archives.
    Family ID F612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Gray,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [13
    Children 
     1. Thomas P Goheen,   b. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Goheen,   b. SAY 1794, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Feb 1853  (Age ~ 59 years)
     3. Richard Goheen,   b. SAY 1795, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Feb 1853, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. Jeremiah C Goheen,   b. Abt 1823, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1879, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. Joseph B Goheen,   b. Abt 1835, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He lived most of his life in Middletown Township, Bucks County. The descendancy of Charles has no evidence and is entirely on name association. Charles’s brother married a girl named Stockton. A descendant was names Joseph Stockton Goheen. This Charles had a grandson named Charles Besneth Goheen. Was Besneth a corruption of the name Bessonett?

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Communication from relative, Letter from John P. Goheen of Philadelphia, to Mrs. C. T. Hunt of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Information seant to Robert F. Goheen of Princeton University and copies sent to author. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S43] Centre Co. PA Tax Roll, United States direct tax of 1798, Tax Lists for State of Pennsylvania, Vols 116-174, Div. 2, Dist 1-2. National Archives microfilm 372, roll 6, frame 35. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S64] Census, state, 1800, All Pennsylvania Septennial Census, ancestry, FHL 2012 (Reliability: 3).
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    4. [S129] Book, A collections of papers read before The Bucks County Historical Society Vol 6, (Press of Berkemeyer, Keck & Co, Allentown, PA, 1932) pgs 527-530. (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S129] Book, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Wills 1785-1825), (Family Line Publications, Westminister, MD, 1998), page 125.

    6. [S116] Census 1810, 1810 US Census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Middletown Boro line 21, page 931, Charles Goheen, NARA micropublication M252, roll 46 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S117] Census 1820, 1820 US Census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Middletown, page 229, line 30, Charles Goheen, NARA micropublication M33, roll 99 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1048] Census 1830, 1830 US Census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Middletown Twp, line 21, page 174, Charles Goheen, NARA micropublication M19, roll 146 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1043] Census 1840, 1840 US Census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Middletown twp, page 240, line 1, Charles Gohene, NARA micropublication M904, roll 447 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1049] Census 1860, 1850 US Census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Middletown twp, page 328, family 326, line 41, Charles Goheen, NARA micropublication M432, roll 758 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S114] Family History Library, Charles Goheen Wills 1713 -1906, Bucks County, wills Volume 14, page 542, FHL microfilm 172908 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S6] Communication from relative, e-mail from Eduard Goheen, April 15, 2001 to Elizabeth L Albright. (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S6] Communication from relative, Letter from John P. Goheen of Philadelphia, to Mrs. C. T. Hunt of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Information sent to Robert F. Goheen of Princeton University and copies sent to author. (Reliability: 2).