The GORE Family

HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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THE GORE FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 415 - 418

This page last updated: 14 Jul 2009

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

John GORE 1 was born in England; came to America in 1634 and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts; married Rhoda [blank]; died in Massachusetts.  They had:

Samuel GORE 2 (John 1) was born in Massachusetts about 1652; married Elizabeth WELD; lived and died there.  They had:

Samuel GORE 3 (Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Massachusetts in 1681; married Hannah [blank]; moved to Norwich, Connecticut about 1718; died there.  They had:

Obadiah GORE 4 (Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Massachusetts in 1714; came to Connecticut with his father's family about 1718; married Hannah PARKS; lived in Plainfield, Conn.; came to Wyoming in 1769 with his family; died in Wilkes-Barre in 1779.  They had:

Obadiah GORE 5 (Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Connecticut in 1744; was one of those who attempted to settle Wyoming Valley in 1762-3; came again with the first 200 settlers in 1769; was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary army; married [blank]; removed to Sheshequin (now in Bradford County, Pa.) in 1783; was an Associate Judge of Luzerne County; was the first person that ever burned anthracite coal, using it in his blacksmith forge in Wilkes-Barre in 1769, the year of the first settlement and the first Pennamite and Yankee war; died in Sheshequin in 1820.  They had:

Daniel GORE 5 (Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Connecticut in 1747; came to Wyoming with the first 200 settlers in 1769; was was one of Captain Lazarus STEWART's eighteen "associates" among whom the land in Hanover was allotted, his lot in the first division being No. 28, and in the second division No. 13; married [blank]; was slain in the battle and massacre of July 3rd, 1778.  They had:

Asa GORE 5 (Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Connecticut in 1750; came with the family to Wilkes-Barre in 1769; married [blank]; had children; was killed in the massacre of July 3rd, 1778; family not known afterwards.

George GORE 5 (Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Connecticut in 1759; came with the family to Wilkes-Barre in 1769; was slain in the battle and massacre of July 3rd, 1778.  Not married.

Samuel GORE 5 (Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Connecticut in 1761; came to Wilkes-Barre with his father's family in 1769; was in the battle of July 3rd, 1778, and escaped; enlisted in the Revolutionary army and served till the end of the war; married Sarah BROKAW in 1785; moved to Sheshequin, Pa, with his brother Obadiah in 1783; died there in 1836.  Children not known.

John GORE 5 (Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Connecticut in 1764; came to Wilkes-Barre with his father's family in 1769; fled with his father and family after the massacre of July 3rd, 1778; returned later; lived in Kingston; married Elizabeth ROSS; died in Kingston in 1837.  They had:

George GORE 6 (John 5, Obadiah 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) was born in Kingston, Pa. in 1804; married Harriet SMITH; resided in Kingston; lived in Nanticoke and died there in 1841.  They had:


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