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Hi Kenneth, thank you for your detailed reply. I have been aware of the Rev. Ebenezer/Amy union for months but here is the crux of my brick wall.My Gould (my maiden name) family comes from and is part of Long Island, especially the Smithtown area . I was also born there. Our family Bible gave me the Joseph line and several of his children have been proven out. I have found a Benjamin Gould in land transactions with John Roe in the Brookhaven area in the 1600's, again, Benjamin (maybe a son) as witnessing the will of Job Smith 1n around 1714 and again a Benjamin Gould in Smithtown as a Mister and a constable around 1723, the time my Joseph was born (details are not at hand but I have them, from the records of Smittown.). My Joseph Gould married Phebe Wickes and this is recorded in the NYS information so this is valid. Going back has been the hard part but from the Long Island Refugees book, I learned that an Ebenezer Gould (apparently 3 of them) comes from Fairfield, Ct. to Huntinton, LI (Joseph & Phebe are from there). An Ebenezer Joins the First Church of Huntinton, March 2, 1726. Until this I ignored the Ebenezer line in Huntington, but according to the information, Ebenezer and Joseph are brothers from a father Ebenezer. I have reason to believe, but no proof, that my original Ebenezer was a contemporary of Roger Ludlow in Fairfield and somehow, when he was run out by the Nathan Gould line, the same happened to my Gould line. My grandfather said we were part French and I have tried to figure it out until I found a family site with Ebenezer Gould b 1695 married to Ann Brewster daughter of Daniel and Anna Jayne. Again this same information is now on the Long Island site, so there must be a validation somewhere. This info shows their daughter Elizabeth married to Jedadiah Howell and going to Orange Co. I think there is a cross over of Ebenezer Goulds mixing the information up and would be interested in any documentation to the proof I am wrong. I do not need this to lay claim to the Jayne line as I already am a blood line through the Darlings (my grandfather's mother).I would be interested in any of the genealogical line you can give me so I can try to figure this out and hopefully break down the wall.Thank you, Jeanne You may contact me through my email if you wish. firstname.lastname@example.org