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John Selby Goslee[1, 2]

Male 1821 - 1896  (75 years)


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  • Documents
    Goslee Chart
    Goslee Chart
    Handwritten Goslee chart by Marguerite Freeney Howard
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    Freeney Family Bible - Births
    1850 Census - John Selby Goslee
    1850 Census - John Selby Goslee
    'Docket' page 53 - Goslee
    "Docket" page 53 - Goslee
    Docket page 53 re Goslee. "John Selby Goslee's mother was a Miss Mills, probably sister of Stephen Mills" (this is independently validated by Joyce Witt's chart which shows Nelly Mills m. Goslee. J. Witt's chart also shows Nelly's brother Stephen with identical birth date of 15 Aug 1786)

    Headstones
    John Selby Goslee
    John Selby Goslee

  • Name John Selby Goslee  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 24 Aug 1821  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Gender Male 
    Census Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1880 
    Occupation 1850  [8
    Farmer 
    Died 31 Aug 1896  Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Buried St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID I18  Main
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2009 

    Father John Goslee,   b. Abt 1775,   d. 23 Jul 1837  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Elenor Mills,   b. 5 Aug 1786,   d. 26 Sep 1825  (Age 39 years) 
    Family ID F1670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Maria Whittington Bothum,   b. 19 Nov 1826, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1894, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Aug 1843  [3
    Children 
    +1. John William Goslee,   b. 1846,   d. 1907  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Margaret Virginia "Jennie" Goslee,   b. Abt 1848, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Emily Goslee,   b. 16 Dec 1849, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1923, Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Julia Ann Goslee,   b. 13 Dec 1851,   d. 28 Mar 1940  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Sydney Parsons Goslee,   b. Abt 1853,   d. 1936  (Age ~ 83 years)
     6. Alice Goslee,   b. Abt 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Alice Goslee,   b. Abt 1856,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Martha Ellen Goslee,   b. 18 Feb 1858,   d. 9 Jan 1934  (Age 75 years)
    +9. Thomas Washington Goslee,   b. Abt 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Elizabeth Jane Goslee,   b. Apr 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. Ruth Linwood Goslee,   b. 11 Nov 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +12. Franklin Grant Goslee,   b. 12 Apr 1865, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +13. Lily Ermina Goslee,   b. 20 May 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +14. Ina Maud Goslee,   b. 11 Oct 1870,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1821 - Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - - Wicomico County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1896 - Wicomico County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Stephen's Cemetery, Sussex Co., Delmar, DE Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Docket notes p. 53 sec 556:

      "John Selby Goslee's original American ancestors were 3 Goslee brothers settling in Somerset County and contributing to (the) building fund of Old Green Hill Church built in 1733."

      "Thomas Chase born 1709 was rector of Green Hill when church was built, living at Lemon HIll, Salisbury, Maryland, at the time, Salisbury being laid out in 1732.  Rev. Thomas Chase father of Samuel Chase, Maryland Signer of Declaration of Independence, later moved to Baltimore as rector of Old St. Paul's, Charles St. about 1749, to better educate his son Samuel (born in Lemon Hill aforementioned) at St. John's College, Annapolis, Marlyland" (JSH note: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Chase )

      "Geo. W. Hearn Homestead once property of Uncle Leon Mills, relation of John Selby Goslee's mother, and also prior to that the property of a family named 'Shears?? ' and further known as 'Bally Shannie' "

      Ann Howard notes:

      The home of Anne Maria Whittington Bothum and John Goslee was named BALLA SHANNON according to court records.  Marguerite FREENEY Howard also chose that name for the house she and William Lawrence Howard, M.D. owned on Riverside Drive, Salisbury, MD. 

      JSHJr notes:

      David Howell, grandson of Marguerite, and his wife Vicki continue the Balla Shannon tradition for the name their beautiful farm on Church Creek, in Cambridge, MD

      Marguerite Freeney Howard located the graves of her grandparents, and great grandparents on an old farm in very bad shape and had them moved to the family plot in St. Stephen's Cemetery in Delmar (MD).  [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S477] Marguerite Freeney Howard, Marguerite Freeney Howard, DAR Application (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, MD, Wicomico, District 94, Page 13, age 58, Farmer (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S689] 1850 U.S. Census, MD, Somerset, Salisbury District, age 28, farmer. (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S977] 1860 U.S. Census, "Selby Goslee, age 55" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1562] Docket, Unknown, (Among the effects of W.L. Howard, M.D. - a leather bound journal with "DOCKET" imprinted on the spine. 14" H x 9" D x 2" W. Cir 1910-1911. Entries are made in pen and pencil. Many notes relate to legal matters, and also records some genealogy in detail for Goslee, Mills, Whittington, Bothum and other families. 400 pages. (most are blank.) In the posession of John S. Howell, Jr.), p. 53 sec. 556. "J. Selby Goslee born August 24, 1821 - died August 31, 1896" (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S689] 1850 U.S. Census, farmer (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S518] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com), Gravestone photo on file (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S997] Graveyards & Gravestones of Wicomico, John E. Jacob, (1971 - Published by The Salisbury Advertiser, Salsibury, MD 21801), p. 87 John S. Goslee Family graveyard in 1971 - grave later moved to St. Stephens by Marguerite Freeney (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S998] Wicomico County Maryland 1878 Directory, (http://www.ls.net/~newriver/md/wico1878.htm), Listed as "Goslee, Selby" Farmer, Salisbury (Reliability: 0).