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Richard Goff
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Birth: 1736
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 19, 1829
Towanda
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA

A page from "The Rosebud" (ed. Bob Goff) says according to the "History and Geography of Bradford County, PA 1615-1924" by Clement F. Heverly and "Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford Co, PA 1770-1825", Richard Goff was a native of New England, came to Towanda Creek, settled on the south side on the line between Towanda and Monroe in 1791.

He improved a considerable farm, and died there in 1820 at age 84.

He married Phoebe Hubbel. She died in 1836. Their children were:
1. William (Delia)
2. Humphrey (Eunice)
3. James
4. Amos (Margaret)
5. Sarah (Aaron Reed)
6. David

Sons William, Humphrey and Amos were drafted at the close of the War of 1812, returning home after a month's duty.

According to "History of the Towandas 1770-1886", C.F. Heverly, 1886, pp 42-43, Richard Goff was from Conneticut and was 84 when he died 19 May 1829. That would make his birth year 1745.

He is buried at Cole's Farm Cemetery, Monroeton, Towanda Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Heverly writes that wife, Phoebe, was buried next to his grave.

See http://www.joycetice.com/cemb/coleobit.htm. Picture of the cemetery is at: http://towandatownship.org/cemetery.php.
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History of the Towandas 1770-1886 by C. F. Heverly
Submitted on Ancestry.com by mssandie 1941
 
Richard Goff was perhaps originally from Connecticut, but is said to have moved to Towanda directly from Unadilla, N. Y. The date of his advent into the township is not exactly known. In the assessment made for “Wysocks,” 1796, he had eleven acres of improved land and one hundred fifteen unimproved, and four head of cattle. Hence, we would conclude that he located in about 1794. His farm was next to the Monroe line, adjoining Jared Woodruff’s, on the south side of the creek; and his house was near the creek, some distance off the road leading from Rockwell’s to Bowman’s. Mr. Goff died upon the homestead, May 19, 1829, aged 84 years, and is buried at Cole’s. His wife, Phoebe Hubbel, was a sister of Mrs. Samuel Cranmer. She died Dec. 29, 1936, aged 72 years and is buried beside her husband.
The Goff estates passed into the hands of the Hales, Maj. E. W. now owning the same.
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1790 United States Federal Census
Name: Richard Goff
Home in 1790: Balls Town, Albany, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 5

1800 United States Federal Census
Name: Richard Goff
Home in 1800: Oxford, Chenango, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 8

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Phoebe Hubbel Goff (1764 - 1836)*
 
 Children:
  Humphrey Goff (1785 - 1863)*
  William Goff (1787 - 1877)*
  Sarah Goff Reed (1795 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cole Cemetery
Monroeton
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Hooked On Family
Originally Created by: PerseidsGirl
Record added: Aug 05, 2012
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Richard Goff
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Richard Goff
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From one of your 4x great granddaughters. I wonder so much about you. Who would think someone would be thinking about you 200 years later...I am.
- Marilynn
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014
Thank you for your pioneering efforts, Richard. Rest in peace.
- Renata
 Added: Aug. 5, 2012
 
 
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