This Pennsylvania Wanderings blog was done several years ago when I traveled to Pennsylvania in search of the Goss family history and historical sites in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The area around Wilkes-Barre is where Philip Goss and Mary Kendall Goss migrated and settled. They came out of Massachusetts from Becket and headed to the Wyoming Valley. Mary she is buried in the Scott Cemetery in Huntington Township, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. No one knows where Philip Goss is buried but probably somewhere in the area. It was a very difficult time with the land wars between Connecticut and Pennsylvania and then the Revolution occurred making it very difficult for the settlers to establish themselves. Many lost their lives in the conflicts.
Just recently in April of 2011, I traveled to Massachusetts and Connecticut to continue the search for the historical sites of my ancestors and specficially the Goss family. The blog “Massachusetts Meanderings and more…” continues the saga of the history of the Goss family. Here is the link:
These two blogs are connected and follow the history of the Goss family from Lancaster, Massachusetts through several generations to Philip Goss the IV who settle in the Huntington Township in Luzerne County, PA. One of his son’s Solomon Goss left the area about 1792 and headed to Ohio where he settled in Marietta. Meanwhile, his brother Ebenezer Goss settled in Portage Co., Ohio about 1804. In August of 2011, I will travel to Ohio and see what other information I can find on the continued migration of the Goss family.
I apologize for any broken links due to the age of this blog but I didn’t want to change or edit them for fear that the original intent would be lost. If you have a problem and need my help, let me know and I will see what I can do to help.
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