Oliver Goss

22 March 1761–4 April 1844 (Age 83)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Oliver

Oliver Goss was born on 22 March 1761, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the son of Goss and Elizabeth Pike. He married Rachel Streeter about 1791. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1843. He died on 4 April 1844, in Canaan, Essex, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Canaan, Essex, Vermont, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Oliver Goss
Rachel Streeter
Marriage: about 1791
Fanny Goss
Esther Goss
Jonathan Goss
Amaziah Goss
Sally Goss
Elisabeth Goss

Spouse and Children

about 1791


    Fanny Goss


    Esther Goss


    Jonathan Goss


    Amaziah Goss


    Sally Goss


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Pike




World Events (8)


Age 15

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

Age 15

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 22

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Oliver Goss in entry for Esther Laughton, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Oliver Goss in entry for Sally Goss Brown, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Oliver Goss, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.