1882 - GOULD LEGACY

That same quick and comprehensive grasp of intellect which so distinguished him in matters of law, did not fail in questions of religion to lay hold powerfully and decisively upon the inner substance of essential truth. The fundamental truths of the Christian faith enthused his soul. At length, after many years of public service, he retired permanently to the retirement of his home, where, for the last twenty years of his life he was engaged in private business, with scarcely diminishing activity until a few days previous to his death, which occurred on Sunday, May 14, 1882.

Amos Gould had a brother named Ebenezer whose papers, among those of other family members, are part of this collection. Ebenezer married Irene Beach in 1845 and they had several children together. He was commissioned in the 5th Michigan Cavalry as Major in 1862 at the age of 44. Eventually Ebenezer was commissioned Colonel in 1864 and honorably discharged in November 1864 due to wounds received at Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1863.

Amos Gould had a son, Fred H. Gould, who was born October 11, 1857. Fred attended military academy in Chester, Pennsylvania, and later the law department of the University of Michigan in 1878. He worked at the First National Bank of Owosso until his father died in 1882. Afterwards Fred was active in real estate business. He was one of the stockholders and a director of the First National Bank, until it was liquidated. Fred raised thorough-bred cattle and standard-bred horses. In June, 1883 he married Josephine Fletcher. Together they had three children.

(This information is from Michigan Biographies vol. 1. and the History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties Michigan (1880).