After Ezekiel's death in 1765, Elizabeth remained in Maryland for sometime. In 1772 she came to Hope NC with her son-in-law Daniel Smith, along with a letter of introduction to Hope from the Rev Joseph Powell of Carroll's Manor, MD. It reads, in part, "her husband was a real happy, blessed man, who before my time lived on the Pattomock but on our coming here this Widdow moved near us on Account of the Gospel." Ezekiel and Elizabeth Goslin had ten children. Elizabeth, along with other members of her family, were members of the first party of Carroll's Manor Moravians to migrate to Wachovia. She died in Hope, March 29, 1802.
And who were the parents of William Goslin (1763-1851) who married Elizabeth Thorp (1771-1844) in 1790?
Probably there were other children: who were they?
Could the following be one of them?
William Goslin (1807-1888) m. 1) Frances Caroline Stockburger , 2) Martha Malinda Wolff (1812-1888)
Martha and William married in April 1850, so she is not the mother of the four children who appear with them in the 1850 Forsyth Co. census. The will of Sarah Leinbach Stockburger (1868) names children of deceased daughter Frances C. Goslin. We are guessing this is William's first wife. This is supported by two additional wills, that of Johanna Spainhour (1843) which names her "god-child Caroline Goslin (late Stockburger)", and that of Sarah Leinbach Stockburger's sister Barbara Leinbach (1847), which names niece "Caroline Goslin (wife of William Goslin)". We conclude that Frances Caroline probably died between February 1847, the date of this latter will, and William's marriage to Martha in 1850, and we suspect that she is the Frances Goslin 1813-1848, buried Doub's Chapel Methodist.
Child of William Goslin and Martha Malinda Wolff
Martha Malinda Goslin (1852-1926) m. Anderson L. Stipe (1850-1932), s/o William B. Stipe and Martha J. Bodenhamer
Children of William Henry Goslin and Sarah Hauser
Frances Goslin (1877-1974) m. Frank Conrad
Sarah Goslin m. Elser Wolff, s/o Jasper H. Wolff and Mary Wilson
Joel William Goslin (1883-1940) m. Maude Saratt (1889-1961)
Henry B. Goslin (1886-1970)
Robert W. Goslin (1888-1950) m. Lula Carter (1883-1967)
Charlie H. Goslin (1891-1981)
Stokes County Wills, Southern Historical Press, Inc.
Moravian Families of Carroll's Manor, Frederick County Maryland, compiled by George Ely Russell, publ, Catoctin Press - 1989
Descendants of Robert Masters is Brenda Bova's (RI US GenWeb Coordinator) page.
Forsyth County census, marriage, death records
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