Category Archives: John Goss and Mary “Polly” Davidson

A Visit to Ravenna and the Portage County Historical Society and more…

Back in 2011, I toured almost all of Ohio in search of family. I revisited the sights I had seen on my earlier trip in 2007 when I attended the FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies now merged with the National … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Goss and the Census and Tax Lists of Portage County, Ohio

In Ohio, the federal census appears for 1800 and then skips to 1820 and beyond. Before 1820, it can be a challenge to find a census. Since we can’t rely on the census, we will need to consult the Tax … Continue reading

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Ebenezer and Bede Goss migrate to Ohio in 1804 and settle in Portage County…

Ebenezer Goss and Bede decided to migrate and leave Plymouth, Connecticut, and head for the Connecticut Western Reserve which included Portage County, Ohio. This is in the upper northeastern part of Portage. “June 13, of the same year (1804), Ebenezer … Continue reading

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