Monday, July 16, 2012

ANNIE GOULD (DAKE) 1741-1828

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Polly Barber (Child), daughter of Anna Dake (Barber), daughter of Annie Gould (Dake).]

Born at Westerly, Kings County, Rhode Island
Consort of Charles Deake Sr.
Burial: Dake Cemetery

Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York, USA

Plot: 5

The following was documented by Sally Dake Gardner on February 1896. "My father's father name was Charles Dake and he was the great-great grandfather of the afore-said applicant. (Carrie O. Dake - D.A.R. Applicant). This Charles Deake, my grandfather, was a Minuteman and fought for American independence under General Stark at The Battle of Bennington, Vermont, on August 16, 1777. He died November 11, 1803, aged sixty four years, six months and twenty days, before I was born.

He was survived by his widow Anna Deake, whom I well remember, and from whom I heard and learned the particulars of her husband's participation in The Battle of Bennington. She related them to me when I was a girl. According to her statement at the time of said battle, they resided in the vicinity of Bennington, and on the morning of the day of the battle, my grandfather being with General Starks' Command, she, my said grandmother, sent their two boys, my father, then fourteen years old, and his older brother William Deake, then about sixteen years old, to a mill with a grist of corn to be ground and as they were returning from the mill, the battle began in their immediate vicinity. When the battle commenced my Uncle William was frightened and began to cry, but my father swung his hat and cheered."

From the history of North Hoosick: " In the 1700s a wooden bridge crossed the White Creek, then known by its Indian name San Coick. The most recent bridge at this A Mr. Van Schaick (referred to as Tory Van Schaick) owned a grist mill powered by the waters of White Creek, at the time of the revolutionary war. The mill was caught up in a skirmish August 14, 1777, between a British force led by Colonel Baum and a detachment from the American Army under the command of Colonel Gregg. The British seized the contents of the grist mill and the Americans destroyed the bridge causing Colonel Baum to send for help. The mill that Mr. Van Schaick owned became known as the "Old Grist Mill". During the 1800s it was sold several times. The mill fell into disrepair and had to be rebuilt. John H. Burk, whose father rebuilt the mill, was the last owner. He said that he had all the work he could do supplying feed for the local people. Feed for animals and flour for home use was made from crops of wheat, oats and buckwheat. Common grains grown on the surrounding farms. The Grist Mill burned and was not rebuilt. Along with the grist mill was a sawmill and cider mill, their owners and exact locations have not been recorded. Some of these mills operated into the early 1900s."

After the battle my grandmother went to search for my grandfather and found him in a church in Bennington which was then in use as a hospital. (The church was the old Congregational Church which was a wood building that was replaced in 1804-1806. There is a cemetery next the church which contains the remains of 13 patriots and Hessions who died in the Church/Meeting House as a result of wounds received during the battle). (Another record indicates the church she referred to was the Waite's Meeting House in White Creek and he was wounded with 600 other Hessian prisioners in the small church.) He was not severely wounded but there were three bullet holes through his clothing. She went to bring him some water and as she was carrying it into the church a number of Hessians there begged for the water which she provided to them. Some history books of the area quote her as being the first Red Cross volunteer because of her tending to the wounded.

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Anna Gould (daughter of Daniel Gould) was born May 14, 1741 in Westerly, Kings County, Rhode Island, and died Dec 02, 1828 in Saratoga County, New York726. She married Charles Dake Deake on 1760 in Hopkinton, Kings County, Rhode Island, son of George Dake Deake.

Notes for Anna Gould:
During the American Revolution, at the battle of Bennington, on October 17, 1777 she found her husband, Charles Dake, severely wounded. She immediately pitched in as a nurse and not only helped nurse, her husband, Charles, but also the other wounded soldiers, some of whom were enemy soldiers. It is believed that she was the first woman rendering such service on the field of battle. For her patriotic service, she is named on all certificates of membership issued by the Daughters of the American Revolution to her descendants, as a "PATRIOT".
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