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James Marshall Gouding

43 Main St

By: Mary Sherburne Ezell

James Marshall Goulding was born in Phillipston, Massachusetts in 1805, the 2nd child of Joseph Hiram and Lydia Mellen Goulding. The family moved to Potsdam around 1820. His oldest sister, Elmira (Mr. Joseph Horace Sanford) and younger brother William W  and James Marshall continued to live in Potsdam when their parents moved to Keesville, NY.

March 16, 1830 James married Amanda Sanford (born in 1807 in Hinesburg, Vermont) the daughter of Solomon Noble Sanford and Anna Lockwood (Bayside Cemetery). Solomon Nobel Sanford and Isaiah Sanford were brothers. Hence, Amanda Sanford and Joseph Horace Sanford were 1st cousins and they married a Goulding brother and sister.

In 1849 James purchased 43 Main Street from his younger brother William W. Goulding and his first wife Julia Spencer Goulding (who had purchased this house in 1841).

James Marshall and Amanda Sanford Goulding are listed as living in Potsdam in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Census. They moved to Rutland, Vermont shortly after the 1870 census, as Amanda died in 1876 and James in 1878. They are buried in Evergreen Cemetery (Rutland, VT). 

They had 2 sons who grew up in Potsdam and attended St Lawrence Academy:

  •        Charles Noble (born 1831). By 1870 he had moved west and died in California in 1897.
  •        Joseph Hiram (born 1842) attended Norwich Academy He remained in Rutland, was a Colonel in the Civil War, and became a well know Rutland          businessman. His           death was also in 1896, and he's buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland.

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