John Goss and the Survey’s in Luzerne Co., Connecticut Claimants…

John Goss also had Return of Survey’s for some of his land in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.

John Goss – Survey Lots 24 and 25.

Return of Survey Lots 24 and 25

Huntington

Part of Nos 24 & 25 1st Division

John Goss 93 acres 67 perches

Return of Survey

Ret’d 20th Dec 1815 (with No. 23

Draught of a Tract of Land situate in Huntington one of the seventeen Townships in Luzerne County being Part of Numbers Twenty four and Twenty five in the first division of that Township area containing Ninety three acres and 67 perches with the usual allowance of six per centum for roads, resurveyed the Ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two by order of the Commissioners appointed to put in execution an act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, entitled “An Act for offering Compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants a certain land within the seventeen Townships in the County of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein mentioned, for John Goss.   Thos Sanbourne, Surveyor to the said Commissioners 2nd Jan 1804.

To Samuel Cochran Esq. Surveyor-General

In TESTIMONY that the above is a copy of the original etc. Sixth October 1896 James W. Latta Secretary of Internal Affairs.

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Survey for #36 part of

Huntington Part of No. 36 2nd Division John Goss

35 acres 143 perches

Return of Survey

Ret. & Oct 24, 1837 (in al.)

Draught of a Tract of Land situate in Huntington one of the seventeen Townships in Luzerne County being Part of Number Thirty six in the second division of that Township area containing thirty five acres and one hundred forty-three perches with the usual allowance of six per centum for roads, resurveyed on the Eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two by order of the Commissioners appointed to put in execution an act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, entitled “An Act for offering Compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants a certain land within the seventeen Townships in the County of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein mentioned.   Thos Sanbourne, Surveyor to the said Commissioners 2nd Jan 1804.

To Samuel Cochran Esq. Surveyor-General

In TESTIMONY that the above is a copy of the original etc. seventh day of April 1897 James W. Latta Secretary of Internal Affairs.

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Unfortunately, I did not get the survey drawing for this lot and missed it while scrolling the very confusing film at the Pennsylvania Archives. I did get the written part which in some ways is more important. You have to read all of it to see that John Goss hands over this lot to Abiel Fellows in the end.

Huntington No. 13 First Division Jesse Scott 96 acres 68 perches

Certificate

We the undersigned Commissioners duly appointed for in execution an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania entitled “An act for offering compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants of certain lands within the seventeen Townships in the county of Luzerne and for other purposes there in mentioned passed the 4th day of April 1799 and the supplemental thereto passed the 15th day of March 1800, and the further Supplement passed the 6th day of April 1802. Do Certify That Jesse Scott is the owner as a Connecticut Claimant of Ninety six acres and Sixty eight perches land in the Township of Huntington one of the before mentioned seventeen townships. _____Number Thirteen in the first Division of that Township. Which Lot was severally occupied and acquired by a Connecticut Claimant and actual Settler, prior to the said Decree, agreeable to the regulations then in force amount the Settlers. The said Land (a Draught of Survey where of is ___Annexed) is included in the application of Jesse Scott under the provisions of acts aforesaid; of which application an official transcript has been transmitted to us from the Land Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Number 168 of the said Tract Forty acres part thereof, are of the Second Class. In the residue thereof is the Fourth Class.  January 21, 1804.    Thomas Cooper, Jas M. Tayler

In Consideration of Six hundred dollars to me in hand paid I do hereby assign all any right Title to all the within mentioned Certificate or Tract of land being all my Claims and demands thereto unto Abiel Fellows his Heirs,  and assigns forever. Witness my hand and Seal this thirteenth Day of May 1805.

In presents of Nathan Beach, Mason Crary     Signed by John Gofs (Seal)

Luzerne County SS On the day aforesaid came the aforesaid John Gofs the grantor within names and acknowledged the foregoing Instrument to be his free act and deed and Desires the same may be Recorded as such.  Witness my hand & Seal.    Nathan Beach.

This last survey is dated 13 May 1805 and says that John Goss came before Nathan Beach which means that John Goss did not migrate to Ohio till after that date?  Interesting.

So you need to review the last two posts plus this one to get an idea of the land that John Goss was involved with in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  It might take a little more digging to really get a clear picture but that means a trip to Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania Archive land records.

Don’t forget that you can go to the Pennsylvania Archive website and look at the Huntington Twp. Warranty map and see where these lots were located.  You do have to take your time because the different divisions make it very confusing. Have fun.

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