William Gose

26 June 1798–5 June 1865 (Age 66)
Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Gose was born on 26 June 1798, in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Christopher Stoefle Gose, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Litz, was 26. He married Martha Knifong on 30 June 1823, in Lee, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 June 1865, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Knifong Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gose
1798–1865
Martha Knifong
1801–1887
Marriage: 30 June 1823
Maj. Stephen Mathus Gose
1824–1877
Robert Gose
1835–
John Martin Gose
1825–1919
Sarah Ann Gose
1828–1896
Christopher Columbus Gose
1830–1870
William Marion Gose
1832–1928
Felix B Gose
1837–1923
Joseph M. Gose
1838–
Mary Elizabeth Gose
1844–1922
Eustace Enslow Gose
1846–
John M Gose
1852–1915

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 June 1823
Lee, Virginia, United States
children

(11)

    Male1824–1877Male

    John Martin Gose

    Male1825–1919Male

    Sarah Ann Gose

    Female1828–1896Female

    Christopher Columbus Gose

    Male1830–1870Male

    William Marion Gose

    Male1832–1928Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

German:1. topographic name for someone living by the Gose river near Goslar in the Harz Mountains. 2. from a Germanic personal name, from god, got ‘god’ or gōd ‘good’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Gose, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Gose, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Gose, "United States Census, 1850"

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