Back in 2008, I traveled to Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania and studied the cemeteries in Huntington Twp. and other areas of the county looking for Goss, Seward, Scott and associated families. I visited the Luzerne County Historical Society and looked at their cemetery files in the filing cabinet. I also visited the Northeastern Genealogical Society, now located in Wilkes-Barre, and studied their cemetery maps, files, published books and more. I then visited many cemeteries in Huntington Twp. looking for family graves.
At that time and now I have not found the burial location for Enos Seward and Sarah (Goss) Seward. I studied the Old Goss Cemetery near Harveyville, visited it several times and looked for evidence of burials in that cemetery. This cemetery was in very bad shape, overgrown and a lot of the tombstones were missing, broken and difficult to read. The overgrown vegetation made it difficult to get around.
The Scott/Waterton Cemetery south of the Goss, was also a cemetery I visited several times and studied the stones. It is in far better shape but still I did not find evidence that Enos and Sarah were buried there.
Currently Find A Grave has Enos and Sarah buried in the Goss Cemetery. Be advised, that without a tombstone or some transcribed cemetery listing done, by a person physically looking at the stones, you cannot be sure they are buried in that cemetery.
Here is my transcription of the Goss Cemetery near Harveyville, that I found in the Luzerne Co. Historical Society cemetery files back in 2008. There are more of these transcriptions but I will focus on this one at this time:
The Old Goss Cemetery south of Harveyville has a great deal of history buried there. Below is a list done about 1950. Unfortunately they are in alphabetical order rather than by rows.
Those buried on the Old Goss Cemetery in Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania:
Bonham, Solomon d. Feb. 2, 1829 ae. 39 yrs. 5 days
Chapin, Darius, so of Samuel and Hannah d. Jan. 6, 154, ae. 73 yrs.
Chapin Samuel d. June 14, 1853, ae 75 yrs., 3 mos. 26 days.
Note: More Chapin burials Hannah d. 6 Jan. 1854, 73 yrs.
Note: More burials – Davenport, Margret d. 5 April 1845, 1 yr.
Dodson, Amos. F., so of Stephen P. and F.d. Dec. 10, 1834, ae. 9 yrs.
Dodson, Eleanor d. May 15, 1815, ae. 80 yrs.
Dodson, John b. 1721 d. Mar. 10, 1818, ae. 97 yrs.
Dodson, M.D. wife of T., d. May 23, 1804, ae. 45 yrs. (dates almost gone)
Dodson, Thomas d. April 29, 1818, ae. 63 yrs.
Note: More Dodson Children – Children of Stephen & Flacia: Issac d. 15 Oct 1818, 1 yr., Maria F. d. 11 Jan 1827, George L. d. 8 Sep. 1829, 2 yrs., Sophia R. d. 25 Jul 1839, 2 yrs., Thomas T. d. 25 Jul 1829, 2 yrs. and Philip son of E and M d. Aug 1828, 4y 2 m.
Goss, Hannah, wife of Philip d. Mar. 15, 1834, ae 80 yrs.
Goss, Philip d. Oct. 25, 1833, ae. 87 yrs.
Note: Additional burials Harrison Edward b 1829, d. 1924, Nancy b. 1836 d. 1926
Kramer, Caroline, wife of A.M. and daughter of Abram and Hannah Long d. Oct. 27, 1852, ae. 38 yrs.
Long, Abram d. Mar. 2, 1854, ae. 67 yrs. 1 mo., 23 days
Long, Elias d. Feb. 4, 1853, ae. 83 yrs.
Long, Hannah, wife of A. d. Dec. 18, 1855, ae, 66 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days.
Myers, Charity, wife of Elijah d. June 24, 1846, ae. 35 yrs. 2 mos. 10 days.
Myers, Elijah d. Dec. 24, 1874, ae. 72 yrs.
Myers : Berton, Milton, Charity – children of Elijah and Charity 1832 -1846
Myer children three d. 1817
Preston, Phineas d. Nov. 21, 1818, ae. 36 yrs.
Rogers, Amy B. wife of Elder Joel d. Aug. 19, 1849, ae. 59 yrs., 2 mos. 13 days.
Rogers, Elder Joel d. July 29, 1850 ae. 70 yrs. 4 mos. 12 days
Roger, Lewis d. Aug. 3, 1845, ae. 23 yrs. 2 mos.
Notes: Additional burials: Sarver – children of Ross & Susan, Bernard D. d. 31 Jan 1850, 3-2-22, Daniel Weston d. 27 Dec. 1862, 8-2-5, Melissa d. 5 Dec 1852, 18 yrs.
Seward, Levi, d. Aug. 6, 1851, ae. 73 yrs., 4 mos. 7 days.
Seward, Thankful, wife of Levi d. Mar. 4, 1848 ae 68 yrs. 10 mos. 8 days. (Wilkinson?)
Seward, Titus d. Apr. 24, 1851 ae. 57 yrs. 9 mos. 15 days
Notes: More burials: Lucy d. 10 Oct. 1850, 7 yrs. (or 2-11-18) and Mary P. d. 29 Nov. 1837 (1857?) 8 yrs.
Thomas, Julia A. wife of W.C. d. Jan. 3, 1866 ae. 49 yrs. 2 mos. 25 days.
Notes: More burials: Matthias H.b, 1838 d. 3 Jun 1855, 17 yrs. son W.G. & J.A.
Trescott, Col. Edward L., son of Solon and Margaret d. May 8, 189 ae. 96 yrs. 1 mo. 27 days.
Trescott, Elizabeth, wife of Truman d. Dec. 7, 1863 ae. 73 yrs. 2 mos. 17 days.
Trescott, Seth b. Feb 23, 1783 d. Jan. 22, 1852
Trescott, Seth 2nd d. Oct. 7, 1826 ae 13 yrs. 5 mos. 21 days.
Trescott, Solon d. Apr. 15, 1826 ae 75 yrs. 10 mos. 11 days –
Notes: Another reading (1995) lists Solon as a Westover and he served in the Rev. War, most list hims as a Trescott.
Trescott, Truman d. June 21, 1862, ae. 77 yrs. 1 mo. 17 days
Notes: Another reading (1995) lists in addition. Sybil Harrison b. 1817 d. 1886, 69 yrs., Hagga d. 21 Mar. 1825
Westover, Jonathan d. Jan. 15, 1847 ae 66 yrs. 11 mos. 13 days
Westover, Sarah, wife of Jonathan d. May 7, 1838 ae. 58 yrs. 6 mos. 28 days
Notes: Another reading lists (1995) lists
Margaret Lewis d. 13 Apr 1828, 67-6-23, Col. Edward L. (son) d. 6 May 1890, 96-1-27 and Cassandra (dau. d. Feb 1818, age 13, then 3 infants.
Wilkinson, Ebenezer d. Feb. 1, 1852 ae 62 yrs.
Wilson, Robert d. Jan. 5, 1841 ae 64 yrs. 8 mos. 3 days.
Do you see any listing for Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seward in this 1950 transcript? I don’t; however, Emily Wheeler Lewin/Lawin left several pages of notes at the Granville Public Library in Massachusetts and she makes the statement about Enos and Sarah saying they are: “Both buried with sons Levi and Titus and their wives at Old Harveyville or Goss Cem. Near Harveyville, ______” Unfortunately, she didn’t say that she personally saw the tombstones at the cemetery. This Emily is a granddaughter of Mrs. H. L. T Hartman (Margaret Trescott Hartman) who wrote and published in 1886 in the Mt. Echo a History of the Huntingon Valley, Reprinted in the Mt. Echo Newspaper March 11, 1949 to September 30, 1949. This is at the Family History Library and you can access it online at their website. This Margaret was a local historian and she might have walked the cemetery back in 1886 which would have been a really good record, but still not close enough to the dates we need. In my research I have not found any papers by her transcribing the cemetery. The other problem is there are no cemetery records and I am sure the Yahoo Group that was cleaning it up before I came would have found them.
It is possible that they are buried there but until further information comes forward I cannot state that Enos and Sarah are buried in the Old Goss Cemetery, south of Harveyville. It was also called the Trescott Cemetery
Before I leave Enos Seward and Sarah (Goss) Seward and start writing about their children, here is a fun story that I have mentioned before but I thought that Emily’s version from her notes was even better. It appears that Sarah had a good sense of humor:
While a child I was accustomed to seeing Sewards and heard my own gr. Mother reared at Harveyville, laugh with Jim Coughlin reciting the list of the Dea’s children, as his wife used to recite them- when she called the meals “Enos, Eli, Amos, Gad, Levie, Sarah, Titus, Mary, Ebenezer and you – com to Supper.” The Deacon. Desc. Have it made in a rythem
Amos, Gad & Levi
Sarah, Titus Mary
& You – Come to Supper!
Did she drop a “Courtesy on you!” People were dignified in those days. How proud of them she must have been and how lonely when five went west. Amos died 1804 – Levi lived nearby, his desc. Are my relatives. Emily 3/7/47
Please NOTE: There is a way to make a memorial for individuals when you don’t know where they are buried at Find A Grave. I have done so on several occasions. I did this for Solomon Goss and Olive Scott Goss. On several occasions I have gone to cemeteries and that person was not buried there because I also checked with the cemetery office when there is one. So be careful, just because it is stated someone is buried in a cemetery by Find A Grave that does not mean there is proof that they are.
I am not finished with these two cemeteries Scott/Waterton and Old Goss. I will come back and share more about them.