JOHN A. GOOCH
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
April 30, 1807 issue:
MURDERED, in Centreville the 7th inst. captain John A. Gooch, of the
above town, of a pistol ball shot by Robert Trimble. The amiable, generous
and humane disposition of this young man, endeared him to every person of
his acquaintance. He has left an amiable young widow. All his acquaintance
lament his untimely death: and the citizens of Centreville and of
county, pledge themselves to make up and pay a reward of two hundred
to any person or persons who shall apprehend the said Robert Trimble,
lodge him in any jail in the United States, or that shall secure him so
he might be brought to condign (?) punishment.
The said Robert Trimble is a young man about five feet eleven inches
close set, straight and heavy made, about 23 or 24 years of age, he is
regularly featured, but in general of a downcast look of his eyes and
eyebrows, dark hair and dark eyes.
Hiram M'Daniel, Enoch Price, James Hawthorn, Robert LEEPER, James
sen. David Kline, Joshua Scott, Jesse Ford, Robert M'Connell, A. Gooch,
Shelby, Horatio Merry, Isaac Ballard, W. Armstrong, James Deacon, Robert
Hodge, George Brown.
Livingston county, March 7.