John Goss had other land transactions while he resided in Luzerne County. I have shared with you the ones that were associated with his land claims in the last post.
Here we feature a few more land transactions from Donna Munger’s Claimant Booklet and some deeds as well. We see from these that a William Davidson had a daughter named Polly and she is connected to John Goss.
Lot #41 in the 3rd Division and her we find that Poly Goss is the daughter of Wm. Davidson.
Claimant: Jesse Scott
Date Acquired: 4/16/1801
Drawer: William Davidson *Polly Goss only heir of Wm. Davidson
Acres 95A 73p
Chain of Title John Goss and Polly
Patentee Geo. Kline
Patent Book H27:576
I don’t have the deed that is involved with the above transaction. I checked the Luzerne Co. Deed Register at FamilySearh for both Grantee and Grantor and don’t find it. This means that the information is probably in the Susquehannah Deed Books or other sources and will require some digging.
Lot #42 first Division this deed refers to the one in John’s land history that was crossed off and refers to Solomon Squires??? I found this deed after I published John Goss’s land history.
Here we have a deed of Jesse Scott to John Goss 20 April 1800
Deed Jesse Scott to John Goss Vol. I page 178
Jesse Scott to John Goss )))) To all People to whom these Presents shall com Greeting. Know ye that I Jesse Scott of Huntington Township, County of Luzerne, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the consideration of Four hundred dollars received to my full satisfaction of John Goss of the aforesaid Township, County and Commonwealth Do give grant bargain sell, and confirm unto said John Goss a certain piece or parcel of land Lot number forty two of the first division of Lots in the aforesaid Township and surveyed by order of the Susquehanna Company and said land bounded as follows on the North by lands owned by H…..Marshall & on the south by lands owned by Elijah Goodwin & Enos Seward Jr. To Have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto him the said John Goss his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also I the said Jesse Scott do for myself my heirs executors administrators convenant with the said John Goss his heirs and assigns that at and until the ensealing of these presents I am well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible Estate in fee simple and have right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written And furthermore I the said Jesse Scott do by these Presents bind myself my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said John Goss. His heirs and assigns against all claim and demands whatsoever coming from Soloman Squires his heirs & assigns or any title form the Connecticut Claimants or Susquehanna Company.
In Witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal the twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred. Jesse Scott (Seal)
In the present of Samuel Franklin Elnathan Jennings
Luzerne Co. SS April the twenty first AD 1801 Personally appeared Jesse Scott the signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me. Ch. E. Gaylord (Seal) Recorded July 10, 1802 EX
Interesting Elnathan Jennings appears as a witness. He was John’s brother-in-law and husband of Hannah Goss a sister.
Lot #23 in the 1st Division
Claimant: George Griffen
Date Acquired: 4/20/1804
Drawer Hezekiah Hooker *Pwr Att H. Hooker to Nathan Tubbs to support this claim in Huntington 10/29/1787 inc. choice of lots.
Chain of Title: Than Tubbs 4/4/1787, Earl Tubbs 4/12/175, Nathan Tubbs Jr. 11/10/1795, George Griffen 1/19/1802, John Goss 4/19/1804
Patentee Christ. Bowman
Patent Book H12:314
Survey Book 4:59
In this 1804 deed John Goss is a witness to the selling of land between Nathan Tubbs who sells to George Griffin in January of 1804.
To all people to whom these present shall come Greetings know you that I Nathan Tubbs Jr. of the township of Huntington in the County of Luzerne and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for & in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars lawful money of the United States tome in hand paid by George Griffin of Wilkes-Barre in the County aforesaid, the receipt where is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargain & sold & by these presents do grant bargain, sell, release & confirm unto the said George Griffin his heirs and afsigns forever one certain tract or Lot of land lying being & situated in the Township of Huntington in the County aforesaid & is known and distinguished by Lot number Twenty-three in the first division of Lots in said Township, containing one hundred acres together with all singular the privileges, appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any ____appertaining, to have & to hold the aforesaid described lands with the privileges & appurtenances unto him the said George Griffin and to his heirs & assigns forever unto him& his own proper use benefit & behoof In Witnefs where of I have here unto set my hand & seal this nineteenth day of January 1804. Nathan Tubbs Jr. (Seal)
Signed, Sealed & Delivered in the presents of John Goss Simon ( ) (Dark can’t read)
Deed of John Goss to George Griffin and a 2nd deed of Geo. Griffin to John Goss – 17 Cert Twp. Patent
Know all men by these presents that I George Griffin of the Township of Wilkes Barre, County of Luzerne in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by John Gofs of the Township of Huntington, County aforesaid (The receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) do remiss, release & forever quite claim unto the said John G his heirs, all my right, title interest claim & demand in & unto Lot Number twenty three in the first division of Lots in the Township of Huntington aforesaid containing one hundred acres of land. To have & to hold the said described premises with the appurtenances unto him the said John G. to his heirs & assigns forever free & clear from me ____________lawfully claiming under me. Witnefs my hand & seal this nineteenth day of April Anno Domini 1804.
George Griffin (Seal)
Signed Sealed delivered in presence of Nathan Beach.
Luzerne County SS) Before me Nathan Beach Esq. one of the Justices of the Peace in & for said County personally came George Griffin the Grantor in the above deed & who acknowledge the same to be his free act & deed. Witnefs my hand & seal this 19thd ay of April AD 1804. Nathan Beach.
Followed by another deed
Know all men by these present that I John Gofs of the Township of Huntington County of Luzerne Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for & in consider of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by George Griffin of Wilkes Barre in said County (the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged) do remiss release & forever quite claim unto the said George G. his heirs all my right title interest, claim & demand in & unto Lot Number twenty three in the aforesaid Township of Huntington containing one hundred acres of land, being the same Lot that was conveyed to me by said George by his deed bearing the date of 19th Instant. To have an to hold the said described premises with privileges unto him the said George G his heirs & assigns forever, free & clear from me the said John G. with persons claiming under or from me Witnefs my hand this twentieth day of April Anno Domini 1804. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Nathan Beach. John Gofs (Seal)
Luzerne County SS)) Before me Nathan Beach Esq. one of the Justices of the Peace for said County personally came John Gofs the Grantor in the above deed & acknowledged the same to be his free act & deed, Witnefs my hand & seal this 20th day of April AD 1804 —- Nathan Beach (Seal).
Lot #13 First Division
Connecticut Patents FHL#876849
31 August 1804 Jacket: Deed Jesse Scott to John Goss
Stamped 17 Cert Twp. Luzerne
Know all men by these presents that I Jesse Scott of Huntington Luzerne County State of Pennsylvania for and in consider of one hundred dollars ____to By John Goss of Huntington Luzerne County State of Pennsylvania Do Bargain Sell and Convey unto the said John Goss his heirs and assigns a certain piece of Land being part of Lott No. thirteen first Division Estimated at twenty acres the same have or less to have and to hold the above bargained premises unto the Sd John Goss his heirs and assigns forever with all the appurtenances thereof free and clear from me my heirs and assigns forever and further more ___have good right to sell the same in manner and form as above as witness. My hand and seal this sixteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and four. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Amy Scott and Obadiah Scott Jr. Jesse Scott (Seal)
Luzerne County SS Obadiah Scott Junior on oath before me the subscriber saith that he saw the within grantor Jesse Scott sign seal the within deed and acknowledge it be his voluntary act. I saw Amy Scott witness the said deed with the deponent Witness my hand & seal the thirty first day of August 1804, Charles C. Gaylord Justice of the Peace.
Lot #7 in Third Division also refers to John’s Land history which I published in the last post. It was also crossed out? I found this after I published the Land history post.
Deed Jesse Scott to John Goss Vol. 8 page 180
Jesse Scott to John Goss: To all People to whom these presents may come greeting Know ye that I Jesse Scott of Huntington Township County of Luzerne and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the consideration of Two hundred dollars received to my full satisfaction of John Joss of the aforesaid Township, County and Commonwealth do give, grant, bargain sell and confirm unto the said John Goss a certain piece of parcel of land, Lot number Seven of the third division of Lots in aforesaid Township as surveyed by the order of the Susquehanna Company and said Lands bounded as follows on the North by lands owned by Rufus Lawrence To Have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises and appurtenances thereof unto him the aid John Goss his heirs and assigns forever to his and their proper use and behoof and also I Jesse Scott to for myself heirs executors administrators convenant with the said John Goss his heirs and assigns that at and until the Ensealing of this present I am will seized of the premises and have a good right to sell the same in manner and form as is above written and furthermore I the said Jesse Scott do by these presents bind myself my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said John Goss his heirs and assigns against all claims and demands coming from Solomon Squires, his heirs and assigns or any title from the committee, claimant or the Susquehannah Company. In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand, and seal the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and one… Jesse Scott (Seal)
In presents of Elnathan Jennings and Samuel Franklin
The within named Jesse Scott acknowledges the within conveyance to be his voluntary act & deed Before me Witness my hand & seal the 11th day of April AD 1801. Charles E. Gaylord, Justice of the Peace
EX Recorded July 16, 1802
Warranty Maps – available at the Pennsylvania Archives for viewing:
Here is the information provided for on the Huntington Twp. Map for John Goss. It is the only entry. These maps were done later on so they may not reflect all of the land owned by a person. You locate the written information and then go in search of the actual plot of land on the map. Have Fun!
#110 4-60 Part of No.s 24 & 25, John Goss 93 A 67 P & Ail, Resur. Aug 9, 1802, Pat. Jan 1, 1816 to Christopher Bowman – H – 12 – 314.
In Summary: It looks like John Goss ended up with Lots 24 and 25 in the end. The other lots well he probably bought and sold them. It also looks like John Goss was involved in land the was originally drawn by William Davidson, Polly’s, his wife’s father. There are no deeds under Davidson in the Luzerne Co. Deed books at FamilySearch so it means digging at the Pennsylvania Archives for deeds, and more. That means a trip to Harrisburg. Well more questions that is for sure.