What a difference a century of Holy Sundays can make!
This is one of those stories that just keeps leading to other stories the more you dig into it…
Despite an afternoon of head-scratching, I have yet to untangle the extensive Gove family tree in Little’s town history of Weare. The best I can tell you concerning Josiah Gove is:
- He’s the son of David and Martha (Hoag) Gove.
- He married Rebecca Breed.
- He played triangle in Weare’s first Brass Band (as noted above).
- He played E flat cornet in the North Weare Cornet Band (organized Winter 1855-6; not to be confused with the South Weare Cornet Band, organized in 1857).
As for Edward Gove, he has left much more of a trail; see also: