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Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody Family Photo Collection


This photo collection, owned by the Stearns family, is shared with Americana-Archives. I wrote an article for the Newburyport News on Ruthie Stearns's family: Amesbury family diaries recall trials, tribulations of mill city life

Nathaniel Gould (1831-1898), son of Allen Gould (1785-1865) and Mary Ann Potter (1804-1900), married Rachel A. Perkins Peabody (1830-1874), daughter of Jacob Peabody (1764-1845) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Perkins (1796-1849). Nathaniel's paternal line: Allen, Nathaniel, Thomas Jr., Thomas Sr., Capt John, Zaccheus.

Maria Louisa Peabody (1811-1907), sister of Rachel Perkins Peabody, married Pvt. John Marshall (1827-1900) of Maine. The couple lived in Rowley, Mass.

Mary Ann Potter Gould (1804-1900), daughter of Benjamin Potter (1791-1827) and Anna Kinsman (1773-1869). She was the wife of Allen Gould (1785-1865). Their son, Nathaniel, married Rachel Perkins Peabody. Mary Ann Potter was a descendant of Jeremiah Kinsman of Ipswich, Mass. through her maternal side.

Photo collage of Nettie Florence Gould (1863-1948), daughter of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody, married William Dennett Stearns (1867-1947) ,son of Joseph Oliver Stearns (1838-1917) and Helen "Nell" Dennett (1843-1874). Nettie Florence Gould and William Stearns's children were (1) Howard Oliver Stearns (1891-1966), who married Maybelle North (1898-1980) daughter of William Lloyd North and Sarah Francis Daugherity (1867-1903); and (2) Helen Rachel Stearns (1895-1975), who died without issue. 

Mary Ann Potter Gould relaxing in her retirement years


Standing: Nettie Florence Gould Stearns,  Annie Kinsman Gould Jones, and Clara Brown Gould Welch, the daughters of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody.

Clara Brown Gould (1852-1903), daughter of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody, married George H. Welch (1850-1943) on October 1, 1873. Their son, George Clifton Welch Jr., married Anna Wooley daughter of John Wooley and Mary Marshall.


George H. Welch (1850-1943), son of Rev. Francis Welch (1805-1894) and Harriet Atwood Conant (1818-1886), married Clara Brown Gould (1852-1903), who was the daughter of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody. Welch family line noted in Philip Welch of Ipswich, Massachusetts, 1654 and His Descendants by Alexander McMillan Welch.


Harriet Atwood Conant Welch (1818-1886), daughter of William Conant (1772-1858) and Ruth Foster (1781-1857). She was the wife of Rev. Francis Welch (1805-1894) and mother of George H. Welch (1850-1943), who married Clara Brown Gould (1852-1903). According to Daughters of the American Revolution records, Rev. Francis Welch's father, Col. Joseph Welch Sr. (1738-1828) served in Thomas Tash's regiment in Durham, N.H., and was a friend of Gen. George Washington's. Col. Welch married Hannah Chase (1738-1823), daughter of Francis Chase (1715-1805) and Sarah Pike (1715-1794).


Annie Kinsman Gould (1861- ? ), daughter of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody, was the wife of Forrest O. Jones (1864-1932), son of Thomas Jones of Maine. The couple lived in Plaistow, N.H. Forrest was employed on the electric railway.


Home of Annie Kinsman Gould Jones and husband, Forrest Jones, 126 Main Street  Plaistow, N.H.


Forrest O. Jones (sporting a mustache) at work in Plaistow, N. H.


Melvin Watson Gould (1856-1929), son of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody. He married Mary Elizabeth Smith (1860-1931).


Nathaniel Lewis Gould (1859-1945), son of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody. He married Ida H. Peasle/Peasley (1859-1943), daughter of Reuben Peaslee and Cynthia Shedel. They lived in Haverhill, Mass. Their daughter, Alice Mabel Gould (1886-1975), married Winthrop Francis Dodge. Their daughter, Geraldine Pearl Dodge, married John Quincy MacGregor, son of Quinn MacGregor and Alice Purdy.

Walter Scott Gould (1853-1954), son of Nathaniel Gould and Rachel Peabody. He married Winifred Flynn (1851-1917), daughter of Thomas Flynn and Winifred Burns. Their children were Florence Gould (1880-1966) and Fred Lewis Gould (1881-1941).


Willie Potter Gould (1868-1904), son of Nathaniel and Rachel Peabody. He married Alice Danforth (1868), daughter of Steven Bailey Danforth (1825-1897) and Lucy Ann Chase (1830-1907). Their son was Leslie Harold Gould (1891-1901).


Nathaniel Lewis Gould and Ida Peaslee/Peasley Gould at the beach with niece Helen Rachel Sterns (1895-1975).


Helen R. Stearns, Nathaniel Lewis Gould, Nettie Florence Gould Stearns, and Melvin Gould at the beach.


Helen Rachel Stearns and Uncle Nathaniel Lewis Gould


Nathaniel Lewis Gould with family at the beach


William Dennett Stearns, Nettie Florence Gould, Helen Rachel Stearns, Melvin Gould, Annie Gould Jones and Forrest Jones.


At Salisbury Beach, Mass. Labeled: "front, Uncle Henry, HOS, HRS 2 Uncle Lewis 2nd wife Clifton Welch, Uncle Forest back NFS, A Jones?, WDS [Note: "Uncle Henry" must be his son, George Clifton Welch (born in 1875), father of Albert Clifton Welch, born 1897. HRS was born in 1895 and HOS was born in 1891.]


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