Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall 1721 to 1821 and their descendants…

Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall

This PAGE is devoted to the life of Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall and their descendants.

Philip Goss IV b. 1724 in Brookfield, died 1778 in Pennsylvania, married Mary Kendall in 1744. She died in 1821 about 100 years old in Pennsylvania.

Here is a summary of their children:

The children of Philip Goss IV and Mary (Kendall) Goss:

NOTE:  The birth dates of the 1st three children are 1745, 1746 and 1747. These are recorded in Simsbury, Connecticut; however, according to my timeline for Philip Goss IV he was not really in Simsbury till 1748?

Here is a summary of their children:

NOTE:  The birth dates of the 1st three children are 1745, 1746 and 1747. These are recorded in Simsbury, Connecticut; however, according to my timeline, as I have posted on this blog, for Philip Goss IV he was not really in Simsbury till 1748? See past posts about Philip and Mary by going to the PAGES that are a table of content for the posts I have already written.

—1. Sarah Goss born 4 July, 1745 probably Brookfield but recorded in Simsbury and died after 1820 burial unknown 18 April, 1821*in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  She married Enos Seaward (Seward) on 31 October, 1765 in Granville.  As far as I know they had 10 children: Enos, Eli, Amos, Gad, David, Levi, Sarah, Titus, Mary and Ebenezer. All were born in Granville, Massachusetts. Enos and Sarah did not migrate to Huntington Twp., till  about 1793. *See posts on this couple.

—2. Philip Goss (Jr.) born 12 August, 1746 probably Brookfield but recorded in Simsbury died 25 October 25, 1833 in Harveyville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Hannah Darby. As far as I know he had one son Philip but there may have been more children born to this couple.

—3. Experience Goss born 8 October, 1747 maybe in Simsbury, Connecticut.  It was first thought that she died young but then the possibility that she married a Levi Baldwin of Connecticut about 1765 in Becket, Massachusetts was suggested.  Paul H. Goss stated that she may have died in 1815 in Barnston, Quebec but this has not been verified.

—4. Nathaniel Goss (Sr.) born 26 January, 1749 Simsbury and died 27 September, 1812 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He is buried in the Scott/Waterton Cemetery. He married Hannah Scott about 1780. They had about 7 children: Experience, Philip (V), Rhoda, Hannah, Polly, John, and Nathaniel Jr.

This next child is a puzzle and not much is known about him:

—5. Comfort Goss born 1751 – There is a Comfort Goss mentioned in the records in the Wyoming Valley.

These children were born in Granville, Massachusetts:

—6. David Goss born 14 June, 1752 in Granville, Massachusetts and maybe died 1 November, 1778 in Nanticoke, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.  He married Anna Slater about 1777 in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania a son David Goss was born 1778. This is all in need of being verified.

—7. Solomon Goss born 16 June, 1754 in Granville and died 1825. Flora M. Osborn, a Goss Researcher, is of the  line of Solomon and Olive (Scott) Goss through his son Levi Goss.  The compiler of this blog is a descendant through the daughter Lydia, and a sister of Levi. Flora is closer to the compiler in the ancestry then Paul H. Goss. A great deal of the life of Solomon and his descendants has been posted in the past about his life in Ohio. I now need to write about Solomon’s early life and time in Pennsylvania. There is a Table of Contents of the posts already written in a PAGE at the top of this blog about Solomon and Olive (Scott) Goss and their children.

—8. Mary Goss born 1757 in Granville and died 1832 in Ohio – Paul H. Goss mentioned a Mary in his manuscripts but he was not sure about her relationship to the family and did not pursue any research on her. Several Cousins working on this line have contacted the compiler of this blog and shared their findings. This Mary married three times: 1) William Davidson, 2) Lemuel Gibbons and 3) a Valentine Santee. Her daughter Mary “Polly” Davidson married John Goss a son of Nathaniel Goss, Sr.  The compiler has also done some of her own research so in a future posts that information will be shared.

One child was born in Becket, Massachusetts:

—9. Ebenezer Goss born 8 September, 1760 in Becket, Massachusetts and died 5 August, 1832 in Portage Co., Ohio and he married Bede Blakeslee. Paul Henry Goss, a researcher of the Goss Family, is a descendant of this man.

See below for a Table of Contents of posts written about Philip, Mary and their children–to COME!


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Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall

Boston Post Road, from Wikipedia

How did Philip Goss IV migrate from Brookfield/Lancaster to Simsbury and Granville. He probably took some of the routes shown above.  Springfield was a settled town so going through there would be one way of getting to Connecticut or western Massachusetts.

Table of Contents of post published on this blog….more to come

Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp. in Ohio: Who were his Ancestors, March 5, 2017

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

Philip Goss IV, Born in 1724 in Brookfield, The Province of Massachusetts Bay, to be published

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

A Mother and a Duaghter named Keziah, both of Brookfield, MA – Part I, May 9, 2017

Philip Goss IV and his marriage to Mary Kendall! May 28, 2017

Mary (Kendall) Goss’s parents John Kendall and Mary (_____) Kendall of Lancaster, June 6, 2017

Ebenezer Kendall: A Witness to a Deed of the heirs of John Kendall late of Lancaster d. 1740, June 19, 2017

Chocksett Burial Ground in Sterling, Massachusetts a visit in 2011, June 25, 2017 – Kendall and Goss are buried in this cemetery.

The Kendall Family – Mary (Kendall) Goss’s ancestry…PART I, July 3, 2017

The Kendall Family – Mary (Kendall) Goss’s ancestry…PART II, July 4, 2017

1748: On the move, Philip Goss and Mary (Kendall) Goss head west! July 16, 2017

Philip Goss IV finishes up business in Worcester Co., in 1748/49, July 24, 2017 Note: Deed to Robert Gray in Western which was below Brookfield and is now Warren.

Goss and Kendall 1750: Another Deed for land in Leominister to Amos Rugg…August 6, 2017. NOTE: Mary Kendall Goss’s family and husband Philip Goss sell land in Worcester, while living in Hartford Co. and Windsor, Connecticut.

Philip Goss IV and Mary (Kendall) Goss – the birth of four of their children, August 13, 2017

Simsbury has its treasures, getting to know the area…August 20, 2017

Philip Goss IV – Buying Land in Simsbury, Connecticut – 1749, August 29, 2017

Philip Goss IV in North Granby, a part f Granby which was formerly a part of Simsbury…September 3, 2017

Philip Goss IV sells his land in Simsbury 1753 to 1758, September 10, 2017

Philip and Mary Goss original covenanters of the North West Society originally at Simsbury…September 17, 2017

Philip Goss and Mary move to Granville, MA and the family grows by three (3) more children…September 24, 2017 – This post covers the birth of David, Solomon and Mary, children of Philip and Mary Kendall Goss.

Granville, Massachusetts – An Overview of the area…October 1, 2017. A tour of Granville, MA and what you will find: cemetery, library, country store, town hall and more.

Philip Goss and brother Thomas Goss settle in Granville, MA, October 8, 2017

The Berkshires: A visit to Pittsfield and the Berkshire Athenaeum – 2011, October 15, 2017

Exploring the Berkshires: Pittsfield to Becket, Massachusetts 2011, October 22, 2017

Philip Goss and Mary (Kendall) Goss migrated to Becket, MA and a son Ebenezer is born! October 29, 2017

Philip Goss and Mary, the Records of the Congregational Church – Township No. 4 – Becket 1759 to later…, November 5, 2017

Philip Goss’s land in Becket, Massachusetts about 1758 to 1771…November 12, 2017

The post about the Norton Cemetery is under Philip Goss III and Keziah Cooley see their pages.

The posts about Philip Goss IV and his migration to Pennsylvania and his life there. 

Philip Goss IV sets his eye on the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania and settles in Plymouth Twp. 1769 to 1773, November 26, 2017

Enter the Susquehannah Company….1753, December 3, 2017

Philip Goss IV and family settle in Plymouth Twp., one of the first settled areas of the Wyoming Valley…December 11, 2017

Connecticut’s Pennsylvania Colony – Untangling the Land Records of the Susquehannah Co., December 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Archives Series – 138 Volumes – For Those with Ancestors in Pennsylvania, December 24, 2017

The Susquehannah Company established Huntington Twp., in 1775, December 31, 2017

Westmoreland Town and County are created: The Connecticut Assembly annexes the Wyoming Valley to Litchfield County in Connecticut – January 1774.  January 7, 2018

The Goss Family buys and sells land in Westmoreland County…Huntington 1777 to 1778, January 16, 2018

Westmoreland County Taxables 1776-1780, January 21, 2018

Meetings of the Proprietors of Huntington Twp. 1777 to 1778, January 28, 2018

Revolutionary War Period

The Revolutionary War erupts and the Wyoming Settlers Embrace the Cause...1776, February 4, 2018

24th Regiment & Westmoreland Independent Companies (Wyoming Independent Companies) established…1774, February 11, 2018

Revolutionary War service and involvement of the Goss Family…a summary!, February 18, 2018

The Wyoming Massacre, that fateful day of July 3, 1778…February 25, 2018

After the Battle of Wyoming in July 1778 came the Massacre...March 4, 2018

A Visit to the Monument for the Battle of Wyoming – 2008, March 11, 2018

One Country’s hero is another Country’s Villain…March 18, 2018

Huntington Twp.’s Role in the Revolutionary War…1778 to 1780, March 25, 2018

The Death of Philip Goss IV, 1778 or 1780: What Happened? March 29, 2018

A Visit to Wapwallopen on the Susquehanna River, March 31, 2018

The Estate of Philip Goss IV…1780, April 4, 2018

“My Honoured Father’ The Legacy of Philip Goss IV, Connecticut lands in Pennsylvania, April 8, 2018

This brings to and end the life of Philip Goss IV. From 1780 onward his children are the focus and it is their stories that are of interest to us. Philip Goss IV will still be referred to because he left his legacy for his children to sort out.  His wife Mary lived a long time after his death and that will be shared later in context of their children.

Events after the Decree of Trenton that affected the settlers in Wyoming:

The Decree of Trenton 1782 – The Connecticut Settlers in the Wyoming Valley react...June 10, 2018

Another Yankee-Pennamite War 1783 to 1784, June 17, 2018

The Establishment of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania September 1786, June 24, 2018

Pennsylvania Wanderings: A Visit to Wilkes-Barre in 2008, The County Seat of Luzerne Co., July 2, 2018

Timothy Pickering appointed Luzerne County Administrator and the Confirming Act of 1787…July 9, 2018

Land Titles and the Confirming Act of 1787…what happened!…July 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Ratifies the Constitution of the United States December 12, 1787 and a visit to the National Archives. July 17, 2018

The Children of Philip Goss IV and Mary (Kendall) Goss

Philip Goss IV 1724 to 1779 and wife Mary (Kendall) Goss 1721 to 1821: An Overview of their Children, July 22, 2018.

SARAH GOSS and Enos Seaward

Philip Goss IV and Mary (Kendall) Goss’s Children: Sarah Goss and Enos Seaward, August 14, 2018

Enos Seaward and Sarah (Goss) Seward/Seaward’s: Children and Overview, August 20, 2018

Enos Seaward and his Account/Day Book circa 1791 to 1805, September 2, 2018

Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seaward’s Life In Pennsylvania, September 16, 2018

Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seaward’s Land in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, September 30, 2018

Enos Seaward and the Guardianship of Mary Davidson…1778, October 5,  2018

Enos Seaward’s Estate and Will 1820, October 12, 2018

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss Seward’s Burial, Luzerne Co., PA, October 14, 2018

The Children of Enos and Sarah (Goss) Seaward/Seward:

Enos Seaward and Sarah Goss, their children: Enos Seaward Jr. and his wife Lydia Stevens, October 21, 2018

Enos Seward Jr.’s Land in Luzerne Co., PA, October 26, 2018

The children of Enos Seward Jr. and Lydia Stevens, October 29, 2018

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Eli Seward and his wife Eleanor Earl, November 3, 2018

Eli Seward and Eleanor Earle, their children, November 9, 2018

The Children of Enos Seward and Sarah Goss: Amos Seward and his wife Abigail Williams, November 11, 2018

Amos Seward and Abigail Williams Children…November 19, 2018

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Gad Seward, his life in Pennsylvania, November 26, 2018

Gad Seward’s land dealings….November 29, 2018

Gad Seward’s Estate or his legacy! December 2, 2018

Gad Seward and his children…December 3, 2018

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Levi Seward and his wife Thankful Wilkinson, December 9, 2018

Levi Seward and his land transactions, December 14, 2018

Levi Seward/Seaward’s Estate 1851…Part I, December 16, 2018

Levi Seward’s Estate: Elida Seward’s petition…Part II, December 18, 2018

Levi Seward’s Estate – Return of Inquest 1855 – Part III, December 21, 2018

Levi Seward’s Estate: Heirs Elect Shares, Reach Agreement etc. – January of 1856 – Part IV, December 23, 2018

Levi Seward’s Unfinished Business – Some Deeds to ponder…1854 & 1856, December 26, 2018

Levi Seaward and his wife Thankful Wilkinson’s children, December 29, 2018

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Sarah (Seward) Lawrence, December 30, 2018

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Titus Seward and his wife Clarissa Forbes, January 3, 2019

Titus Seward’s Land Dealings 1815 to 1856, January 6, 2019

The Will and Estate of Titus Seward 1851 to 1856, January 9, 2019

Titus Seward and Clarissa Forbes: Their Children, January 15, 2019

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Mary Seward and her two husbands, January 18, 2019

Enos Seward and Sarah Goss, their children: Ebenezer Seward and his wife Eleanor Baker, January 20, 2019

Enos Seward/Seaward and Sarah Goss – A Review, January 25, 2019

Philip Goss and Hannah Darby 

Philip Goss IV and Mary Kendal’s children: Philip Goss and Hannah Darby, January 30, 2019

Philip Goss Jr. & Others – Proceedings of the Commissioners Under the Confirming Law of 1787, February 2, 2019  – Also mentions Nathaniel, Solomon & Obadiah Scott, & David Goss.

Part I: Philip Goss Jr/V and Lands in the First Division Huntington Twp: Lot No. 45 & part of Lot No. 46, 47 and Lot 28 in 1st and 29 in 2nd, February 7, 2019

Philip Goss Jr/V and his deed with Abiel Fellows Lot#18 First Division, February 11, 2019

Part I-b: Philip Goss and Enos Seward: Lots in 3rd Division drawn on First Division Lot#38 – 1802. February 13, 2019

Part I-c: Philip Goss Jr/V: Undivided Lands in the First Division from David Goss 16 January 1778, February 15, 2019

Part I-d: Philip Goss Jr/V and Lot # 38 First Division – the Heirs of Philip Goss IV (1724-1779), February 17, 2019

Part I-e: Philip Goss Father or Son – Right of David Bull 29 November 1796?? February 19, 2019

Part II: Philip Goss Jr/V and Lands in the Second Division Huntington Twp: Lot #53, and #41, February 21, 2019

Part II-a: Philip Goss Jr/V – Lot #44 the Mill Lot 2nd Division, February 23, 2019

Part II-b: Philip Goss Jr/V Lot #5 and 8 in the 2nd Division, February 24, 2019

Part III: Philip Goss Jr/V, Lands in the Third Division Lot #5 and Lot #6, February 25, 2019

Part III-a: Philip Goss Jr/V Lot #21 in 3rd Division, February 26, 2019

Part III-b: Philip Goss Jr/V and Lot#33 in the 3rd Division, February 27, 2019

Part III-c: Philip Goss Jr/V Lot#42 in the Third Division and the puzzle of the 4th Division Lots, March 1, 2019

Philip Goss Jr. and Hannah Darby, their burial and their legacy – the land! March 4, 2019

Philip Goss Jr/V and Hannah Darby (1746-1834): Their Children, March 10, 2019

Philip Goss & Hannah Darby: A daughter Jerusha Goss Ferry? March 16, 2019

Philip Goss & Hannah Darby: A daughter Sarah Goss, March 19, 2019

Philip and Hannah (Darby) Goss’s children: Philip Goss and Huldah, his wife, March 21, 2019

Philip Goss, his estate — 1870, March 24, 2019

Philip Goss (1787-1870) and Huldah Wandel’s children, April 2, 2019

Philip & Huldah Goss and their children’s land transactions…April 7, 2017

Experience Goss

Philip Goss IV and Mary Kendall: Their daughter Experience Goss, April 11, 2019

Nathaniel Goss

Philip Goss IV and Mary Kendall’s children: Nathaniel Goss (Sr.) and his wife, Hannah Scott, the beginning…April 14, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. — His military service to the Wyoming Valley and the Connecticut Settlers…April 19, 2019

The Goss Family started out in Plymouth Twp. in the Wyoming Valley, 1769, April 20, 2019

Nathaniel Goss and Philip Goss, Drawers of lots in Plymouth Twp., April 23, 2019 – Please note that this can included both Philip Goss IV and his son Philip Goss Jr.

Nathaniel Goss Sr. and his father Philip Goss IV migrate to Huntington Twp. about 1776...April 28, 2019

Revisiting a tour in 2008 – Huntington and Fairmount Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania…May 3, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. and the 1780’s in the Wyoming Valley, May 26, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. and the 1790’s in the Wyoming Valley, May 30, 2019

Nathaniel Goss signs over a Proprietor right to Enos Seward – June 1795, June 2, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. enters into the 1800’s and lives to see a resolution to the land issues, June 6, 2019

Nathaniel and Hannah Goss – their burial and the Scott (Waterton) Cemetery, June 9, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. – His Legacy and Estate 1812 beyond! June 13, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. and his Land History in Huntington Twp., Luzerne CO., Pennsylvania, June 16, 2019

Nathaniel Goss Sr. Land Surveys…15 & 17 Certified Townships, Connecticut Claimants, June 20, 2019.

Nathaniel Goss had settled on land of A. Howard…from the history books, June 23, 2019

Nathaniel Goss and Hannah Scott’s Children: an overview, June 29, 2019

The Children of Nathaniel Goss and Hannah Scott

Nathaniel Goss and Hannah Scott children: John Goss an his wife Mary “Polly” Davidson, July 7, 2019

John Goss and his life in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, July 12, 2019

John Goss, His Land History in Luzerne, Connecticut Claimant, July 15, 2019

John Goss and more of his land dealings in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, July 24, 2019

John Goss and the Survey’s in Luzerne Co., Connecticut Claimants…July 28, 2019

John Goss migrates and establishes a new life in Portage Co., Ohio 1804….August 1, 2019

John Goss, The Tax Lists and Census of Portage County, 1809 to 1829, August 4, 2019

John Goss and his land dealings in Portage County, Ohio, August 8, 2019

John and Polly news 1816 to 1819 and the breaking up of a marriage..A study of letters…August 11, 2019 – This also includes a letter from Ebenezer Goss.

The Death and burial of John Goss 1829 and Mary “Polly” Davidson 1862, August 15, 2019

The Wife of John Goss, evidence leads to Mary “Polly” Davidson…August 18, 2019 – This uses land records to show that her maiden name is Davidson not Ransom.

John Goss his Legacy and Estate, Portage Co., Ohio…1829, August 22, 2019 – This identifies the heirs of John Goss with a Petition from the Court of Common Pleas.

John Goss and Mary “Polly” Davidson’s children: an overview, August 25, 2019 – Children: Minerva, Chester, Ormond, John, Mary, Hannah, Julia Ann, and Almina.

John Goss and Mary “Polly” Davidson’s Children: Minerva Goss and her husband William Rogers, August 29, 2019

William Rogers and Minerva Goss’ children, Portage Co., Ohio, September 1, 2019

John and Mary “Polly” Davidson’s children: Chester Goss, September 5, 2019

John Goss and Mary “Polly” Davidson’s children: Ormond Goss and his wife Roby Haven, September 9, 2019

Ormond Goss and Roby Haven’s children: an overview, September 12, 2019

John Goss and Mary “Polly” Davidson’s children: John Goss and his two wives Louisa Parker and Elizabeth McHenry. September 15, 2019

John Goss and his land in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, September 17, 2018

John Goss and his 1st wife, Louisa Parker and their children: Henry Goss & Mary Schwartz, September 19, 2019

The Children of Henry Goss and Mary Schwartz, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, September 22, 2019 – Covers Benjamin Goss’s estate, Perrin’s will and Mary’s estate.

Some Deeds of Land of Ste. Genevieve: Henry and Benjamin Goss, September 24, 2019

John Goss and his 1st wife Louisa Parker their children: Benjamin Goss and Theresa Schwartz. September 26, 2019 – Includes their children.

John Goss and his 1st wife Louisa Parker’s children: Mary Goss and her family, September 29, 2019.

John Goss and Louisa Parker’s children: Louisa Goss and her life, October 4, 2019

John Goss and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth McHenry and their children, October 6, 2019

John Goss and Mary “Polly” Davidson’s children: Hannah Goss and her husband James Stevens, October 10, 2019

More to Come