Samuel Goss

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Goss was born on 17 November 1809, in Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, George E. Goss, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Boss, was 31. He married Eleanor Gray on 3 December 1835. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1840. He died on 26 December 1865, in Martinsburg, Jackson Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Wright Burying Ground, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Goss
1809–1865
Eleanor Gray
1817–1884
Marriage: 3 December 1835
George Goss
1836–1912
Ephraim Goss
1837–1913
Marcus Lafayette Goss
1839–1917
John Goss
1840–1921
Samuel Goss Jr
1842–1899
David Goss
1845–1906
Sarah Ann Goss
1846–1909
Mary Isabel Goss
1848–1906
Josephus Goss
1850–1916
Elizabeth Jane Goss
1851–1890
Henry L Goss
1853–1855
Rachel E Goss
1855–1923
America Goss
1857–1942
Almira Goss
1858–

Sources (10)

  • Samuel Goss, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Samuel Cross, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Samuel Goss, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1818

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Washington, Indiana, United States

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English, German, and French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gozzo, Gauz (Middle English, Old French Gosse), short forms of compound names based on the element goz (from gaut, an ethnic name meaning ‘Geat’ or ‘Goth’), rarely also on the element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. In Middle English Gosse was frequently used as a short form of the double diminutive Goscelin (see Joslin ). Geats (Old English gēatas, Old Scandinavian gautar) were the Scandinavian people formerly occupying modern Götaland in Sweden, their name being closely related to that of the Goths (Old English gotan, Old Scandinavian gotar). Both ethnic names are presumably derived from a Proto-Germanic word meaning ‘to pour’. The relationship between Geats and Goths is controversial and in the name elements the two ethnicities are not always distinguishable. This surname is rare in France, where the common form is Gosse .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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