Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Mossville Cemetery, Huntington Mills Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania

In 2008, I visited the Mossville Cemetery very briefly.  My goal was to pay my respects to Willard Gearhart who was a descendant of Nathaniel Goss, Sr. and Hannah Scott.  I believe it goes like this:

Nathaniel Goss (1749-1812) and Hannah Scott (1755-1824)
Nathaniel Goss, Jr. (1785 to 1854) and Thankful Forbes (1785 to 1869)
Mary Ann Goss (no info) and Reuben Gearhart (1821 to 1878)
Willard Gearhart (1856-1944) and Sarah G. ______ (1861 to 1954)

The other reason I was interested in Willard is that I believe he was the man that Paul H. Goss interviewed about the Goss Family history and wrote about in his Goss Family manuscript which is online at FamilySearch under Paul's name.

Here is Willard and Sarah's stone:

Here are overview photos of the Mossville Cemetery

Here a some Seward graves stones.  I do not know how these people fit into the Seward line.  Sarah Goss a  sister of Nathaniel's married Enos Seward (Seaward) in 1765 and had 10 children.  I am sure there were many more family lines for Seward/Seaward in the area.  Enos moved to the area about 1792 from Granville, Massachusetts.

Robert 1922 - ??? and Margaret 1919 to ????

Robert W. Seward  
Find A Grave has this cemetery listed along with a map on how to get to it in Fairmont Twp., which is above Huntington Twp. in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.  There are 288 names listed which is 60% photographed.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Pine Grove Cemetery, Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania

Nathaniel Goss, brother to my Solomon Goss (Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp., in Ohio blog) stayed in Luzerne County and died there.  I featured his tombstone in the last post dated April 30, 2013.

His son Nathaniel Goss and Thankful Forbes' tombstone was featured on the post dated April 16, 2013.  Today we visit the grandson Nathaniel Goss and his wife Lucy H. Fuller.

They are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery which is along a ridge in Huntington Twp.  There are actually two Pine Grove's the other is in Nanticoke in Luzerne County.  We are interested in the one near Harveyville.

I did consult the cemetery books for Luzerne County but they only list:  James W., Lucy H, Mary E. Nathaniel, Paul, and Pearl N.

Find A Grave has a listing for this Pine Grove Cemetery in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Pennyslvania. The individuals who have posted have listed 18 Goss names.  Some were posted by my cousin Linda who has her own blog:  RYA Researching Your Ancestors

When I visited in 2008 I only concentrated on Nathaniel, Lucy and Mary.

I also wanted to see Harveyville which was more like a 4 corner intersection than anything.  It doesn't seem to be listed on maps today.

A portion of Harveyville looking east 2008

How do you get to this cemetery.  It is southeast of Harveyville.  We are targeting #5 on the map. Number #4 is the Old Goss Cemetery which I will share my experience of it in the a future post. If you are going north on the Harveyville-Hunlock Road, turn onto the Harveyville Rd and then onto Wolfe Rd Tr483 and you will be on Cemetery Hill Rd.  You should be there pretty quick and see the cemetery on your right.  If you pass Browns Hill Rd (Tr516) keep going but don't go past Marsh Creek Rd. or you have gone too far.  It is very visible on Google Maps in satellite mode.

Nathaniel and Lucy Goss' stone.  I get very sad when I see stones that are broken up against other stones.

Nathaniel Goss born March 28, 1817 died Mar 5, 1887 &
Lucy H. his wife born July 20, 1817 and died Aug. 13, 1859

Overview of the Pine Grove Cemetery, Luzerne Co., PA

The road going south

Mary E. daughter of N & L. Goss died April 24, 1849

Lucy H. born 20 July 1817 died 13 Aug. 1859
Next is the Mossville Cemetery in Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.