Albert Henry Clay Gott

Male8 January 1842–19 August 1863

Brief Life History of Albert Henry Clay

When Albert Henry Clay Gott was born on 8 January 1842, in Crawfordsville, Union Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, his father, William Nichols Gott, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Maddox, was 41. He lived in Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 August 1863, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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William Nichols Gott
Elizabeth Jane Maddox
David Franklin Gott
Willis Stubbins Gott
Harvey Nichols Gott
Pernetta Ann Gott
Robert Lee Gott
Robert Preston Gott
Elizabeth Mariam Gott
Martha Amelia Gott
Mary Emily Gott
Francis Marion Gott
Albert Henry Clay Gott

Sources (4)

  • Henry Sott in household of Elizabeth Brockman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Albert H Gott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abert H C Gott in household of Jane Gott, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 4

Iowa is the 29th state.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the various ancient Germanic compound personal names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.

South German and Swiss German (also Gött): relationship name or nickname from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’. Compare Goett .

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Gotte. In some cases this was a pet form of Godfrey . It may also have been a pet form of other names beginning with God-, such as Goddard and Godwin . Gotte was also a simplified pronunciation of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Goz, Gots (ancient Germanic Gozzo), often used as a pet form of the Old French personal name Gocelin, which was pronounced Gotselin; see Joslin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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