A Tour of Huntington and Fairmount Township, Luzerne County Part IV

The town of Harveyville, Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania

Located on Hiway 239 or the Hunlock-Harveyville Road.

Pine Grove Cemetery – outside of Harveyville

Finding the Pine Grove Cemetery was easy. It you are in Harveyville take Cemetery Hill Road to the west and go southeast. This cemetery it is just outside of Harveyville about 1 mile. It is right out in the open easy to spot with a view of country side. It is on your right. Don’t confuse this with Pine Hill which is located in Shickshinny nor the one in Berwick which is in Columbia County. This cemetery is easy to access and find the tombstones. It is well maintained.

The grandson of Nathaniel Goss Sr. and Hannah Scott is buried here. He is towards the north side. There are Santee’s buried there as well.

The town of Fairmount Springs, Fairmount Twp., Luzerne Co.,

The history books tell of a tavern owner named Gad Seward. He had a friendly tavern in this town. There were several buildings there but I do not know for sure if that tavern still exists? To find this town continue on Hiway 239 north.

Mossville, Fairmount Twp.

The Mossville Cemetery was also easy to locate. It is located outside of Mossville to the east.

It is also easy to spot being out in the open. My goal was to locate the grave stone of a Willard Gerhardt. I was interested in Willard because I believe he is the man that Cousin Paul H. Goss wrote about visiting in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Willard was the son of Reuben Gearhart and Mary Ann Goss. Mary Ann Goss was the daughter of Nathaniel Goss (1785-1854) and Thankful Forbes (1785-1869). Willard died in 1944. This makes Willard a grandson of Nathaniel and Hannah (Scott) Goss.

Willard talked with Cousin Paul H. Goss about the death of Philip Goss great great grandfather. It is through this man that Paul seems to think that both died in the events following the Battle of Wyoming. There is a Gearhart genealogy at the Luzerne County GenWeb. I do not have that much information on the Nathaniel Goss, son of Philip Goss and Mary (Kendall) Goss for my focus has been on Solomon Goss, Nathaniel’s brother.
There were Sewards in this cemetery.

It was about this time to stop and have some dinner so Donna took me to the Rickett’s Restaurant in Benson. It was a lovely dinner and more conversation with Donna. It was time to head back for darkness was coming.

It was and end to a lovely and busy day. Thanks Donna!


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3 Responses to A Tour of Huntington and Fairmount Township, Luzerne County Part IV

  1. Gad Seward’s Tavern still stands and looks great. https://www.wikitree.com/photo/png/Seward-406

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