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Ancestors of William Elbert (Bill) Goss

Generation No. 6

      32. Benjamin Goss, Jr., born 29 April 1769 in Buckingham Co., VA; died 01 October 1817 in Sandtown/Newborn, Newton/Morgan Co., GA. He was the son of 64. Benjamin Goss, Sr. and 65. Elizabeth Hambleton/ Hamilton. He married 33. Susannah Lavis Davis 27 March 1793 in Newborn, Newton Co., GA.

      33. Susannah Lavis Davis, born October 1769 in Orange Co., VA; died October 1831 in Troup Co., GA. She was the daughter of 66. Rev. Jonathan Davis, Sr. and 67. Lucy Gibbs.

Notes for Benjamin Goss, Jr.:
Benjamin Goss, Jr. was a farmer and and a Baptist. He lived in Wilkes, Newton, Jasper and Morgan Counties, GA. He must have reached Georgia ahead of his parents, because in 1790, he was granted 194 acres in Wilkes County, GA.
In the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, four Goss men drew: Benjamin Goss, Sr., Benjamin Goss, Jr., Charles Goss and Isham Goss. Each of the four Gosses drew two blanks.

More About Susannah Lavis Davis:
Burial: Old Vernon Church Cemetery, Vernon Ferry, Troup Co., GA
Fact 1: Buried in the cemetery, Old Vernon Baptish Church, Vernon Ferry, Troup Co., GA.
Children of Benjamin Goss and Susannah Davis are:
  16 i.   Rev. James Davis Goss, born 31 December 1793 in GA; died 1866 in Autauga Co., AL; married (1) Elizabeth Williams 07 October 1813 in Randolph, Jasper Co., GA; married (2) Nancy Ann Bounds 26 September 1831 in Autauga Co., AL.
  ii.   John Gibbs Goss, born Abt. 1795 in GA; died 1812 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA.
  More About John Gibbs Goss:
Military service: 1812, A soldier in the War of 1812; died during the War.

  iii.   William Sims Goss, born Abt. 1796 in GA; died 1842 in Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL; married Sarah Atkinson 10 October 1826 in Clarke Co., GA38; born Abt. 1798 in Jasper Co., GA; died Aft. 1842 in TX.
  More About William Sims Goss:
Fact 1: He built the first house that was erected in Covington, Newton Co., GA.
Fact 2: 1842, He resided at Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL, in his latter days; died there in 1842.

  More About Sarah Atkinson:
Fact 1: She was from Jasper Co., GA.
Fact 2: 1842, Following her husband's death, she and William, Eliza, and John Goss moved to TX

  iv.   Jesse Hamilton Goss, Sr., born 17 May 1798 in Wilkes Co., GA; died 29 December 1852 in Troup Co., GA; married (1) Mary Ann Haygood 1820; born 1804 in Warren Co., GA; died 06 March 1832 in Troup Co., GA; married (2) Rhodey Ann Baker 01 August 1832 in Troup Co., GA39; born 1805.
  More About Jesse Hamilton Goss, Sr.:
Burial: Troup Co., GA
Fact 1: He settled in Troup Co., GA; was twice married.
Fact 2: Buried in Troup Co., GA.

  More About Mary Ann Haygood:
Burial: Troup Co., GA

  v.   Churchill Christopher Goss, born Abt. 1800 in GA; died 29 December 1852; married Nancy Conant Abt. 1822 in GA; born Abt. 1802.
  More About Churchill Christopher Goss:
Fact 1: He resided, at different times, in Newton, Talbot, and Hamilton counties, GA .
Fact 2: He lived at Longcane, and West Point, Troup Co., GA.
Fact 3: He, with his family, finally moved West.

  More About Nancy Conant:
Fact 1: From Jasper Co., GA.

  vi.   Loucinda Goss, born Abt. 1801 in Newborn, Newton Co., GA; died Abt. 1801 in Newborn, Newton Co., GA.
  Notes for Loucinda Goss:
She lived for about three months.

  More About Loucinda Goss:
Fact 1: 1801, Lived about three months.

  vii.   Elizabeth F. Goss, born Abt. 1802 in GA; married Thomas P. Atkinson 13 December 1820 in Morgan Co., GA40; born Abt. 1800.
  More About Elizabeth F. Goss:
Fact 1: Died a few years after marriage.
Fact 2: No children.

  viii.   Permelia Andrews Goss, born Abt. 1804 in GA; died in Chambers Co., AL; married (1) Joseph Atkinson 23 July 1822 in Morgan Co., GA; born Abt. 1802; married (2) Benjamin Graves Abt. 1825; born Abt. 1803; married (3) Dr. Harrison Austin Abt. 1830; born Abt. 1802; died in Chambers Co., AL.
  More About Permelia Andrews Goss:
Fact 1: She never had any children.

  More About Joseph Atkinson:
Fact 1: Of Jasper Co., GA; did not live long after their marriage.

  ix.   Martha Booker Goss, born 12 October 1805 in Wilkes Co., GA; died 30 April 1880 in Montgomery Co., AL; married Hiram Garrard 23 November 1824 in Newton Co., GA41; born 24 March 1800 in Walton Co., GA; died 07 November 1871 in Montgomery Co., AL.
  More About Martha Booker Goss:
Burial: Wright Family Cemetery, Springhill Rd, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL
Fact 1: 1805, Birthday also shown as 12 Mar 1805.
Fact 2: 1810, Parents moved to Newton Co., GA.
Fact 3: March 1824, She was baptized by Elder Jonathan Nicholson and joined the Liberty Baptist Ch.

  More About Hiram Garrard:
Burial: Wright Family Cemetery, Springhill Rd, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL
Fact 1: Of Putnam Co., GA.
Fact 2: December 1826, They moved to Newton Co., GA.
Fact 3: December 1852, Family moved to Montgomery Co., AL.
Fact 4: Hiram Garrard descended from a long line of prominent ancestry.
Fact 5: See note, p. 10 Clarke's The Goss Family).

  x.   Jeannette Goss, born 19 September 1807 in Wilkes Co., GA; died 26 November 1878 in Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL; married David Fulton Wright, Sr. 11 January 1825 in Newton Co., GA41; born 10 December 1792 in Lincoln Co., GA; died 07 October 1867 in Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL.
  More About Jeannette Goss:
Burial: Wright Family Cemetery, Springhill Rd, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL

  More About David Fulton Wright, Sr.:
Burial: Wright Family Cemetery, Springhill Rd, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL
Fact 1: Educated in the public schools.
Fact 2: 1835, They resided near Starrsville, Newton Co., GA until abt 1835.
Fact 3: 1835, Family move to Chambers Co., AL and settled about 10 mi N. of Lafayette.
Fact 4: He was a successful and well-to-do farmer.
Fact 5: He owned a good farm and some 20 or more Negro slaves.
Fact 6: He was a humane and indulgent master.
Fact 7: He and his wife were members of the Baptist Church.
Fact 8: In Chambers Co., they were members of the Bethel Church, in norther Chambers Co.
Fact 9: December 1853, Family moved to Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL.
Fact 10: Spent reminder of their in Pine Level.

  xi.   Rev. Benajah Goss, born 1809 in Wilkes Co., GA; died 05 January 1866 in Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL; married Mariah B. Darnell 04 February 1830 in Morgan Co., GA42; born 16 June 1813 in Troup Co., GA; died Aft. December 1903 in Lineville, Clay Co., AL.
  More About Rev. Benajah Goss:
Fact 1: 1836, Licensed/ordained as minister, Bethel Church, Chambers Co., AL.
Fact 2: See p. 13, Clarke's Goss Family History for other info.

  More About Mariah B. Darnell:
Fact 1: Of Morgan Co., GA
Fact 2: December 1903, Living, at age 90, in Lineville, Clay Co., AL.
Fact 3: No children resulting from this union.

  xii.   Mary Newport Goss, born 08 July 1811 in Newborn, Newton Co., GA; died 03 September 1882; married Washington G. Atkinson 25 December 1828 in Newton Co., GA; born Abt. 1809; died January 1875.
  More About Mary Newport Goss:
Fact 1: Four Gosses married four Atkinsons.

  More About Washington G. Atkinson:
Fact 1: 1826, Of Jasper Co., GA.
Fact 2: Moved to Nocogdoches Co., TX, at or near Chireno.
Fact 3: Marriage produced twelve children.

      40. Joseph May, born 29 December 1786 in Fairfield Co., SC; died 21 July 1863 in Noxubee Co., MS. He was the son of 80. Benjamin May and 81. Mary Harrison. He married 41. Nancy Johnston Abt. 1828.

      41. Nancy Johnston, born Abt. 1790.

  Notes for Nancy Johnston:
This union resulted in ten additional children, five of which were born in Autauga Co., AL. [Source: Larry W. Nobles, Old Autauga: Portrait of A Deep South County, Cahaba Trace Commission, Brierfield, AL, 2000, p. 257)

In 1835, Joseph May sold Daniel Pratt 1,822 acres for $20,000. One-half was payable in cotton gins, one-half in cash. Within a year of this transaction, Joseph May and his family moved to Noxubee County, Mississippi, where he died on July 21, 1863. [Source: Same as above.]
Child of Joseph May and Nancy Johnston is:
  20 i.   ?Robert May, born Abt. 1830; married Katie (Graves) Davis Abt. 1850.

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