The branch of the Lawton family so long resident in New Bedford, and in each generation active in public affairs, but recently represented by the late Charles H. and Horace A. Lawton, well known druggists, the former long prominent in the government of the town and an important factor in the financial and commercial life, is descended from George Lawton, a brother of Thomas and possibly of John also, all of Newport as early as 1638 or 1639. George and Thomas were among the twenty-eight signers of the Compact, April 30, 1639, for the formation of a “civil body politicke.” George Lawton was made a freeman in 1655; member of the Court of Trials, 1648; deputy, 1665-72-75-76-79-80; assistant, 1680-81-82-83-84-85-86-89-90. He and five other assistants, with the deputy governor, wrote a letter to their Majesties, William and Mary, congratulating them on their accession to the Crown, and informing them that since the deposition of Governor Andros the former government under the charter had been resumed. He seems to have been prominent in all the Colonial affairs of his time. He died Oct. 5, 1693, and was buried in his orchard at Portsmouth. He married Elizabeth Hazard, daughter of Thomas and Martha Hazard.
In the following information all the names, dates and other essential particulars which appear in the returns to the Court in the County of Worcester during the entire period – a full half-century, from 1737 to 1788 – in which these entries were made, are given. The returns from each place have been brought together and arranged under the name of the town or district, in this case Bolton Massachusetts.
Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.
Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.
An extensive collection of material relating to Autauga County Alabama genealogy, includes vital records, cemeteries, census, history, and other records.
Goss, Franklin A., Vergennes, was born in Waterbury, Washington county, Vt., in 1850. He is now engaged in the manufacture of kaolin, under the firm name of Goss & Gleason, and have their office at Vergennes, Vt. He was married on June 3, 1873, to Ruth C. Keeler, of Vergennes, Vt,, and a daughter of Charles D. and Elizabeth A. Keeler. Franklin A. has had four children born to him — three daughters and one son. Franklin Goss was a son of Benjamin F. and Mary J. (Witherell) Goss, who settled in Vergennes, Vt., in 1864, where Benjamin F. died
Goss, Benjamin F. (See Grant, Downing, Ghigau, Oolootsa and Adair) —Benjamin Franklin, son of George Washington and Mary Alice (Mayes) Goss, born May 14, 1884. Married Jan. 10, 1906, Flora Etta, daughter of Jacob Udolphus and Annie Charlotte (Towers) Alberty, born April 4, 1885. They are the parents of John Thompson, born Jan. 27, 1907; William Clarence, born September 22, 1909; George Washington, born January 3, 1912, and Mary Charlotte Goss, born May 4, 1915. George Washington Goss is the son of Benjamin F. and Sarah Emily (Bean) Goss. Jacob Udolphus Alberty is the son of John D. and Jennie
Goss, Thomas Carr; insurance; born, Edinburg, O., April 22, 1862; son of Alfred R. and Martha Carr Goss; educated in Edinburg public schools, and Mt. Union College; married, Cleveland, Oct. 8, 1889, Anna M. Knowles; issue, two sons, Leonard Knowles and Alfred Edward; after leaving school, spent one year in father’s country store; came to Cleveland, January, 1881, to attend business college; in May, that year, entered the service of Hull Vapor Stove Co.; August, 1881, entered insurance business with Thomas H. Geer; has remained in insurance since, except for few months; vice pres. The O. M. Stafford, Goss, Bedell
La Grande, Oregon Milo J. “Bill” Goss, 82, of La Grande died Aug. 5 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday Aug. 10 at the Summerville Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at 5 p.m. at the home of Mark Goss, 62769 Booth Lane. Mr. Goss was born Dec. 31, 1923, to M.J. Goss III and Ada Frances Colt Goss in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1941 and then from the University of Oregon. He served in the Army during World War II, and on Sept. 7, 1948,
John H. Gross, 77, for over a half century a resident of Blackford County, died Thursday night [September 28, 1939] at 10 o’clock at his home, four miles south of Hartford City on Slate Road 3. Mr. Gross’ death, attributed to heart disease, was the result of a two-day illness. While his health had been impaired for about two years, he was able to be active in his work. Wednesday he suffered the attack which resulted in his death. A well-known farmer in this county for the past fifty years, Mr. Gross had resided south of the city for some