Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJoel Thomas Gossett 632
Birth20 Jan 1837, Caswell Co NC
Death6 Nov 1896, Taylor, Williamson Co TX Age: 59
FatherJoel Gossett (1804-)
1Celina F. Duck , GGG Aunt
Birth16 Apr 1837, Pulaski Co KY
Death14 Dec 1904, Taylor, Williamson Co TX Age: 67
FatherJosiah W. Duck Jr. (1801-1855)
MotherAnn Cook (ca1799->1860)
Marriage20 Jan 1858, Pulaski Co KY633,634
ChildrenJohn W. (ca1859-)
 James (ca1859-<1870)
 Thomas Boyle (1862-1930)
 Arizona A. (ca1868-)
 Charles Mercer (1870-1941)
Notes for Joel Thomas Gossett
In 1879, Erasmus D. Compton (1841-1924) moved his wife Martha Jane Duck (1841-1912), and their three children to Taylor, Williamson Co., TX to escape the post-war atmosphere of "sinnin', cussin' and drunkenness" that he found all too pervasive in his home of Pulaski Co. According to their son, C. V. Compton, Erasmus Compton and his brother and sister-in-law, Joel T. (b. ca 1839) and Celina Duck Gossett (b. ca 1837), were both quite concerned about the influence of local moonshiners on their young children. The Compton and Gossett families left Kentucky in 1879, took the train to Palestine, Texas, where they settled for a year or so, before moving to Williamson Co., TX.628

1870 Census of Harrison, Pulaski Co KY

Household Members Age

Joel S Gossett 33

Salena Gossett 33

John W Gossett 11

Thomas B Gossett 8

Mary M Gossett 4

Arzonia A Gossett 2

Charles Gossett 4/12

Joel Gossett 66

William Gossett 21

1880 Census of Williamson Co TX

Household Members Age Relationship

J. T. Gossett 45 Self (Head)

Salene Gossett 45 Wife

John W. Gossett 21 Son

Boil Gossett 17 Son

Mattie Gossett 15 Daughter

Arizona Gossett 13 Daughter

Charles Gossett 10 Son

George W. Gossett 8 Son

Marian Gossett 5 Son
Notes for Celina F. (Spouse 1)
In the 1900 census of Williamson Co TX, Selina Gossett is listed in the family of her son, John Gossett:

Gossett, John, head, w, m, Nov 1858, 41, married, KY, SC, KY, farmer
Robert W., son, w, m, May 1879, 21, single, KY, KY, KY, RR clerk
Marvin H., son, w, m, Apr 1882, 18, single, TX, KY, KY, salesman, grocery
Willard, son, w, m, Sept 1884, 15, single, TX, KY, KY, at school
Wilbor, son, w, m, May 1889, 11, single, TX, KY, KY, at school
Allen T., son, w, m, Mar 1895, 5, single, TX, KY, KY
Salina, mother, w, f, Apr 1834, 64, married, KY, KY, KY (mother of four children, two still living)
Emma, sister, w, f, May 1882, 18, single, TX, KY, KY, at school
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