On this day, 16 April, in the year 1877, John B. Goss died. He was my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather.
John B. Goss was born circa 1797, in Osceola Mills, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Abraham Goss and Elizabeth Emenheiser, who were married in 1791 at Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
In 1797, Abraham Goss, his wife Elizabeth, and his mother Elizabeth made their way to Stumptown (outside of Osceola Mills). The family cleared many acres and turned the wilds into one of the finest farms in the county.
Together, Abraham and Elizabeth had 13 children. Sadly, when John was only 20 years old, both his mother and his youngest sibling died during childbirth.
Three years later, in 1824, John B. Goss married Rachel Smith at Osceola, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Together, they had 12 children, including William L. Goss (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather).