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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Scott/Waterton Cemetery, Luzerne Co., PA #5

The most important stone in the Scott/Waterton Cemetery in Huntington Mills Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is the one that starts with Hannah Goss and features Nathaniel Goss and his mother Mary. Paul H. Goss traveled to this same cemetery and viewed these stones.  He was trying to unpuzzled the Goss Family lineage.  Go here to the Family History Library online version of two of his manuscripts:

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/123645

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/493167

Mary is my 5th great grandmother and wife of Phillip Goss of Brookfield.  They came to the area around the Susquehannah River  in 1769 and he died by November of 1778.  His grave is missing and there is a big story around his death with some controversy.

As you face the older section of the cemetery you see this view with the name GOSS:


You approach and can see more details:



Closer yet:



First the detail for Hannah Goss:

Hannah Wife of Nathaniel Goss departed this life Sept. 27, 1824 in the 69th year of her  age!

Second is the detail for Nathaniel Goss SR:

Nathaniel Goss Sr. Departed this life Sept. 25, 1812, In the 61 year of his life.

Third is the detail at the bottom for Mary Goss:

Mary Goss, Mother of Nathaniel Goss, Departed this life Apr 18, 1821 in the 100th year of her age. 

Me at the tombstone on a very happy day!


Unfortunately, I was unable to locate any tombstone for Obadiah Scott Sr. in this cemetery or any other in the area.  He would be Hannah's father.

For further information about the Goss family and collateral lines go to my blog:  Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp. in Ohio:  http://sgossfamily.wordpress.com/  I have not posted on this part of the Goss family history but will do so within the coming months.






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