Philip Goss III and his wife Keziah Cooley of Brookfield 1700 to 1748

PHILIP GOSS III and his wife Keziah Cooley

Philip Goss III was born about 1700 in Lancaster, MA. He died about July/August 1742 in Brookfield.  On 25 November, 1723 he married Keziah Cooley in Brookfield.

They had the following children, this is a summary:

  1. Philip Goss IV was born 18 November, 1724 in Brookfield. He married Mary Kendall some time after 7 June, 1744 (intentions only) in Lancaster. Philip died 9 November 1778 in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. Mary died 18 April, 1821 in Huntington Mills, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.
  2. Hannah was born 4 September, 1726 in Brookfield. She married Thomas Haskell 12 November, 1742 in Brookfield. Hannah died 15 May, 1749 in Brookfield.
  3. Ebenezer born 11 September, 1728 in Brookfield and died 24 April 1729 in Brookfield.
  4. Keziah born 26 February, 1730 in Brookfield. She married 1) Zachariah Haskell on 20 August, 1745 in Hardwick. She married a second time to 2) John Rose 23 June, 1761 in Granville, MA. She died 17 August, 1815 and is buried in the Norton Cemetery, East Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
  5. Judith born 15 November, 1731 in Brookfield. She married Simeon Walker on 10 October, 1751 in Hardwick, MA.
  6. Nathaniel born 7 September 1733, Brookfield and died 23 March 1734 in Brookfield.
  7. Thomas Goss born 6 January, 1734 in Brookfield. He would settle in Barkhamsted, CT in his later life. He died before November 1785 in Litchfield, CT. He married Eunic Balcom in Granville.  She died about 1769. He remarried to Sarah Derby.

In future posts published on this blog, more information will be shared about each of the above children and additional research done, along with sources. See below for a table of contents of posts published after the search hints.


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    PHILIP GOSS III and his wife Keziah Cooley

    Table of Contents of Post soon to come…..

Wickaboag Lake West Brookfield, Google Maps

Open the map picture and look on the right side of Wickaboag Pond and find Hadley’s Path and note were Cutler’s Road meets it.  It is in this area where Capt. Philip Goss and Judith settled.  His son Philip Goss was close by.

Philip Goss and Mary (Kendall) Goss’s Children, An Overview, March, 15, 2017

Philip Goss IV, Born in 1724 in Brookfield, The Province of Massachusettts Bay, March 27, 2013

Philip Goss IV, his life in Brookfield from 1742 to 1745..April 7, 2017

Philip Goss IV and life in Brookfield and Lancaster 1745 to 1749, April 19, 2017

A Mother and a Daughter named Keziah, both of Brookfield, MA – Part I, April 30, 2017 – Keziah (Cooley) Goss Brown

A Mother and a Daughter named Keziah, both of Brookfield, MA – Part II, May 9, 2017 – Keziah (Goss) Haskell Rose, May 9, 2017

Philip Goss and brother Thomas Goss settle in Granville, MA, October 8, 2017. Brothers settle on land in Granville and Philip sells it to his brother and heads to Becket, MA.

Norton Cemetery in Otis, MA. Finding the final resting place of Keziah Goss Haskell Rose, November 19, 2017


NOTE: Please understand that I will eventually get to Philip Goss III and his wife Keziah Cooley Goss but it will probably not be till 2021. Meanwhile, some of the posts above cover a little bit about this couple. At this time I am writing about their son Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall Goss and their children. I am working on Ebenezer Goss a grandson and then will start on Philip III.  Updated 12/6/2020.