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Mary (Kendall) Goss (1721 - 1821)

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Mary Goss formerly Kendall
Born in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half] and
Wife of — married in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hungtington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jun 2013
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Mary Kendall was born March 16, 1721 in Lancaster, Worcester Co, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of John Kendall and Mary Unknown. [1]

Mary Kendall of Lancaster entered her intention of marriage with Philip Goss IV of Brookfield on June 7, 1744. [2] [3]

The family lived at Brookfield, Worcester County; Granville, Hampden County and Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, also at Simsbury (now Granby), Hartford County, Connecticut; later removed to Plymouth and Huntington Townships, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. [4]

Mary passed away on April 18, 1821 at the home of her grandson, Nathaniel Goss, Jr. in Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania at age 100. She was buried in Scott Cemetery below Huntington Mills on the Waterton Road, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. She shares a headstone with her son Nathaniel and daughter-in-law Hannah. Through several years I have gathered these facts and fancies from reading tombstones, family Bibles, through old friends of the family, from old records at Taunton. Mass. and by asking many, many questions. I also owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Goss, who, in his research for the Goss history kept running across the Seward line and jotted down notes and sent them to me." Emily Seward Kingsley, June, 1953


  1. Entered by Stephen Fritz, secondhand knowledge, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
  2. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850, Edited by Henry S. Nourse, A.M., Lancaster, 1890 - data found under Mary Kendal
  3. - Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 - data found under Mary Kendal
  4. - Family Trees - SCHELER/SPRACKLEN-2 Family Tree - Phillip Goss & Mary Kendall Goss - data found under Mary (Kendall) Goss
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  • Thank you to Dawn Westerling for creating WikiTree profile Kendall-956 through the import of The Opperman_Westerling Tree.ged on May 28, 2013.

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On 9 Jul 2018 at 18:19 GMT Darvana (Dennis) Woods wrote:

and source number 8 is no good...keeps taking me to page not found...

On 9 Jul 2018 at 18:18 GMT Darvana (Dennis) Woods wrote:

:Name Mary Kendall
Event Type Birth
Event Date 16 Mar 1721
Event Place Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Gender Female
Father's Name John Kendall
Mother's Name Deborah Kendall

Citation "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 November 2017), Mary Kendall, 16 Mar 1721; citing Birth, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 859,998.

this record shows her parents....this is on her familysearch page

On 12 Mar 2018 at 07:20 GMT Nicole (Brown) Tighe wrote:

Kendall-4849 and Kendall-956 do not represent the same person because: Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850

View Record Name Mary Kendall Gender Female Spouse John Wright Marriage Date 19 Mar 1747 City Westford County Middlesex Source Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0823579. Household Members Name Age Mary Kendall John Wright Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 Author Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

View Image View Record Name Mary Wright Event Type Death Death Date 16 Oct 1778 Death Place Dunstable, Massachusetts Spouse Name John Wright Household Members Name Age Mary Wright Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947

View Image View Record Name Mary Wright Father John Death Date 16 Oct 1778 Death Place Dunstable New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947

These are a few.of the documents I've posted regarding this Mary Kendall Wright. She is not who married Goss but Mary was a VERY popular name in this family so she's probably connected to another line. Thank you

On 21 Feb 2018 at 21:57 GMT Dana Burns wrote:

Kendall-4849 and Kendall-956 appear to represent the same person because: Too many similarities to ignore. If these are really not the same person, then there ought to be an explicit rejection

On 11 Jan 2016 at 16:24 GMT Jayme (Mullins) Arrington wrote:

Kendall-1795 and Kendall-956 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, spouse, and date of death. Similar dates of birth: Kendall-956 appears to have the better source for date of birth.

Mary is 14 degrees from Doc Holliday, 16 degrees from Karen Hoy and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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