Jemima Goss

2 February 1759–5 June 1777 (Age 18)
Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Goss was born on 2 February 1759, in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Goss, was 25 and her mother, Eunice Bancroft, was 19. She married George Shepard on 9 June 1775, in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 5 June 1777, in Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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George Shepard
Jemima Goss
Marriage: 9 June 1775
George Shepard
Jemima Shepard

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9 June 1775
Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 17

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly West Country): variant of Gosse .2 German: from the Germanic personal name Gozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jemime Goos, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jemime Goos, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jemima Goss in entry for George Shepard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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