My grandfather was Vernon Jesse Gold, son of John Gold and Emaline Jacobs. John was the son of James Gold III and Catherine ???.James III was the son of James Gold II and Charlotte Merchant.James II was the son of James Gold I and Martha Webster, M. 1775 in Phil. PA.James and Martha moved to NY state where James II was born.The family moved to Dearborn Co. IN where James II married Charlotte Merchant.They bought land in Franklin Co, IN about 1830.James III bought land there too.My grandfather said when he was three his family came to Iowa in a covered wagon. That would have been around 1890.