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Gould Nelson Davison (1812 - 1887)

Capt. Gould Nelson Davison
Born in Falmouth, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Dec 1835 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 75 in Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jan 2010
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Gould Davison lived in Nova Scotia, Canada.

One of Hantsport, Nova Scotia's Master Mariners.

  • "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 June 2017), Gould Davison, Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 54; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13173, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,809.
  • Fact: Residence (1812) Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Fact: Residence (1851) Not Stated, Not Stated, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Fact: Residence (1871) Canning, King's, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Fact: Residence (1885) Elizabeth, Ward 05, Union, New Jersey
  • Fact: Residence Canning, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Fact:

FURTHER INFORMATION: 1. One is able to follow Emma's line back to the Mayflower--Elder William and Mary Brewster and their son, Love: Emma Beatrice Davison (Burton)9, *Matilda Mahala Holmes (Davison)8, Captain Peleg Holmes7, Nathaniel Holmes6, Abigail Bradford (Holmes)5, Elizabeth Brewster (Bradford)4, Wrestling Brewster3, Love Brewster2, Elder William and Mary Brewster1.

2. **What is written about Emma's father can be inferred for the days lived by her mother and the rest of the family. "On Apr 16, 1943 Florence Fisher of Fisher Jr. College wrote a letter to Mrs. Leo Davison with information on Gould and his children. Mrs. Fisher was a grandchild of Gould...

"Gould was a Baptist deacon. About 1851 he abandoned the sea to become a farmer. Seven years later, about 1858, he gave up the farm and went back to the sea. The farm was in Pereaux, Kings county, Nova Scotia.

"Gould N. Davison was listed in Hantsport as a "Master Mariner" as also his son Albert. [He] farmed in his later life and was a Deacon of the Baptist Church." Source: /bdb/bdb40.html


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