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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:

Coming up on the Goss Tombstone

You approach and can see more details:  (Blogger will not allow me to fix this and it distorts the picture.   Click on it and it should be okay.  If not let me know.  It is affecting these two sideways photos.  I also had to reload all my photos for this post).



Closer yet:  (Blogger will not allow me to fix this).


First the detail for Hannah Goss:


Second is the detail for Nathaniel Goss SR:


Third is the detail at the bottom for Mary Goss:



Me at the tombstone on a very happy day! Standing next to the tombstone of Mary and Nathaniel and Hannah.


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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