As you will recall, I have posted about all of Solomon and Olive’s children except one. I did not go in chronological order of their age and birth because I wanted to talk about my link to this family in more detail. So I skipped ahead to David Goss (8th child, see post dated July 1, 2012) and then went back to cover Levi Goss (6th child, see posts dated July 16, 2012 through November 4, 2012).
I now come to Lydia Goss the youngest daughter and 7th child of Solomon and Olive Goss. She is my 3rd great-grandmother and she is the one that marries into the Spracklin/len Family.
Lydia birth date is given as 8 June 1796 and it has been suggested that she was the first child born in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio. This claim appears in a biography of one of her children, Solomon Goss Spracklin, who migrated to and lived in Harrison County, Iowa. I will share what I know about Solomon Goss Spracklin and the other children of Lydia in future posts.
Source: History of Harrison County, Iowa, National Pub. Co., 1891, pg. 524. A version of this book is online at the Harrison County, Iowa GenWeb under County biographies: http://iagenweb.org/harrison/bio/geneal13.htm#spracklen
Her birth date was listed on an “Ancestor Outline” written by Arminda Spracklin wife of Charles E. Spracklin, Lydia’s grandson. I shared this outline in the post dated: August 5, 2011 “Ancestor Outline by Armindo Spracklin.” This outline was given to me by my Aunt Miriam McDonald, my father’s sister.
So far, I have not found any confirmation of this birth in the Dayton history books nor the Montgomery County, Ohio history books. I have other information about Solomon Goss her father from those books which I will share in later posts. The county of Montgomery was not established till 1803 so vital statistics were not recorded till 1867. The deeds were recorded starting in 1805 and probate in 1803. Hamilton was the original county and that is where Cincinnati is located. My interest in Lydia’s birth date and location would tell us where Olive and Solomon were at the time.
Lydia was deeded land by her father Solomon Goss in 1815, just like her other siblings. She receives her share of the land in Knox County, Ohio. Remember her older brother Solomon Goss (Jr.) he inherited the land in Fearing Twp. , Washington Co., Ohio.
While most of her siblings sold off their share of the land in Knox County Ohio, Lydia did not. She along with her husband John Andrews Spracklin settled on that land in the early 1820’s and raised their family, migrated from Washington Co., Ohio to Knox County, Ohio. It would be in the family for many years till John’s death in 1862 and pieces would be bought and sold among family members during those years.
Deed of Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp., Washington Co. to his youngest daughter Lydia Goss on April 19, 1815 recorded Oct 2, 1815 for $100 and 50 acres. Witesses where Simon Porter and Solomon Goss Jr., Joel Tuttle JP. Description of land: ” …certain tract or parcel of Land, Situate and being in said State of Ohio, in the Fourteenth Range and Sixth Township of the United States Military lands so called, containing fifty acres, being part of a tract of four hundred and fifty acres of Land Deeded to me by Zaccheus Biggs July 28th 1802, Refference being had thereunto, butted and bounded as follows beginning at the South East corner of said tract of 450 acres, Thence North Twenty chains 83 1/3 Links to the South East corner of Land this day deeded by me to Mary Goss, — Thence West Twenty four chains to land deeded this day to Daniel Goss. Thence South Twenty chains 83 1/3 Links Thence East on the South line of said tract of 450 Twenty Four Chains to the place of beginning…”
Source: Vol. B-C Knox County, Ohio Deeds, pg. 274, FHL#314037.
As you can see this is a typed version of the deed which is in the deed books for Knox Co., Ohio. I have been to the Knox County Annex in Mt. Vernon and the chances of finding the original deed are probably slim. Deeds were usually copied from the originals and kept by the owner and the copies stayed at the courthouse. This was obviously redone at some point by a court clerk.
Note: When you research women you usually run into road blocks so when you do find something that gives you a clue about a female ancestor it is pretty exciting. It is very unusual to find a relationship mentioned in a deed. I wish they had made it a legal requirement but they did not. So these deeds are even more precious. Thanks grandpa!