Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall
This PAGE is devoted to the life of Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall.
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?
—1. Sarah Goss born 4 July, 1745 Simsbury and died 18 April, 1821 in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She married Enos Seward (Seaward) on 31 October, 1765 in Granville. They had 10 children: Enos, Eli, Amos, Gad, David, Levi, Sarah, Titus, Mary and Ebenezer. All were born in Granville, Massachusetts.
—2. Philip Goss (Jr.) born 12 August, 1746 Simsbury died 25 October 25, 1833 in Harveyville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Hannah Darby had one son names Philip.
—3. Experience Goss born 8 October, 1747 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 discovered. Paul H. Goss stated that she 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 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 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.
—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 is a descendant through the daughter Lydia, a sister of Levi. Flora is closer to the compiler in the ancestry then Paul H. Goss.
—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 and shared their findings. This Mary married a Lemuel Gibbons a William Davidson and 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 post 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 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
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 start of posts about Philip Goss IV and his migration to Pennsylvania
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