|2nd Mayor of Rochester, New York|
|Preceded by||Jonathan Child|
|Succeeded by||Abraham M. Schermerhorn|
February 10, 1794|
Boxford, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||November 18, 1867
Rochester, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Sarah T. Seward|
General Jacob Gould (February 10, 1794 – November 18, 1867) was the second overall and first Democratic mayor of Rochester, New York. Gould arrived in Rochester from Massachusetts as a school teacher and became one of the area's first shoemakers. He was a General in the New York State Militia. After his one year term as mayor Gould went on to work for Rochester banks, railroads, and at the University of Rochester as one of the schools first trustees.
He is also notable for having fought against the acquisition by the city of the land for Mount Hope Cemetery. Gould declared the hilly land was not "fit for pasturing rabbits." Despite this he became one of the first people to buy a plot in the new cemetery.
- Rochester Mayors Before the Civil War – Rochester History
- Reisem, Richard O. (2002). Buried Treasures in Mount Hope Cemetery Rochester, New York – A Pictorial Field Guide. The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. p. 19. ISBN 0-9641033-3-8.
|Mayor of Rochester, NY
Abraham M. Schermerhorn
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