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Andrew Edwards Gossett
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1812
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1890

Andrew Edwards Gossett, early Houston County settler and participant in the Texas Revolution, son of Elizabeth Stone (Edwards) and Elijah Gossett, was born in Maury County, Tennessee, on July 19, 1812. He moved to Texas with his family in 1833 and settled on Hurricane Bayou in Houston County, five miles north of the site of present Crockett. Gossett, his father, and two of his brothers served in the Texas war for independence, and each received a bounty grant of 320 acres in recognition of his service. In 1837 Gossett built a home east of Crockett. The house is said to have been the first weatherboarded house in the Republic of Texas. When Houston County was formed in 1837, Gossett donated land for a county seat, and he and his father were accorded the privilege of naming the new county and county seat. They chose the name Houston for the county, in honor of Sam Houston, who had been their commander, and Crockett for the county seat, after David Crockett. Crockett, a boyhood friend and neighbor of Elijah Gossett's in Tennessee, had camped on the Gossetts' land near Hurricane Bayou on his way to San Antonio in January 1836. Gossett was elected Houston county sheriff on September 14, 1839.and served until April 18, 1940 (information given by Carol Hoch). He served for a time as chief justice of Houston County and later as county judge and trustee of Trinity College. He married Rhonda E. Mulder on December 27, 1831, in Tennessee; they had nine children. After her death in 1853, Gossett married Mary Margaret Murchison, on January 22, 1857; this couple had two children. Gossett died on March 24, 1890, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett. In 1964 a Texas historical marker was placed at his home in Crockett. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah Gossett (1788 - 1848)
  Elizabeth Stone Gossett (1789 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Margaret Murchison Gossett (1832 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Evalina S Gossett Murchison (1835 - 1862)*
  Galveston Murdock Gossett (1837 - 1923)*
  Zebedee Gossett (1842 - 1862)*
  Kelsey Lowery Gossett (1845 - 1903)*
  Albert Kirksey Gossett (1847 - 1873)*
  Dosier Gossett (1852 - 1942)*
  Andrew Edwards Gossett (1858 - 1928)*
  Margaret Josephine Gossett Newton (1862 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Edwards Gossett (1812 - 1890)
  Jane A.W. Gossett Brent (1817 - 1856)*
  William S Gossett (1824 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Watts
Originally Created by: Tom Streetman
Record added: Mar 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49946614
Andrew Edwards Gossett
Added by: Tom Streetman
 
Andrew Edwards Gossett
Added by: Tom Streetman
 
Andrew Edwards Gossett
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Elected Sheriff of Houston County September 14, 1839, served until April 18, 1840
- Carol Hoch
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015
Seal Reverse The reverse of the Seal has a more detailed design and is also defined by law as follows: The design for the reverse side of the Great Seal of Texas shall consist of a shield, the lower half of which is divided into two parts; on the shield's...(Read more)
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
Citizen of the Republic of Texas:  Memorial Medallion | The Daughters of The Republic of Texas :  Documented proof of place of residence, court record, land grant or marriage record.
- Judy Richards
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
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