Biography of Dr. I. Newton Goff
Madison County, NY Biographies





Goff, I. Newton, M. D., who has practiced in Cazenovia over forty years, was born at Perryville, May 26, 1833, a son of Oliver and Elvira (Davis) Goff. He is a descendant of the old Rehoboth (Mass.) Goffs. Dr. Goffs father was a native of Rehoboth, but early in life removed to Windham county, Conn., and thence to Perryville. where he resjded many years, and was known as a substantial farmer and useful citizen. Dr. Goff was educated in the common schools in the vicinity and worked on his father's farm. Later he attended Cazenovia Seminary. and in 1854 began his medical studies at Syracuse under Drs. Hoyt and Mercer. He was graduated with the degree of M. D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York city in 1858, and shortly after began practice in Cazenovia. During the Civil war Dr. Goff went out as assistant surgeon and was assigned to the 17th N. Y. Infantry. He served for some time in the hospital at Washington, and then went to the front, taking part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. After the expiration of his enlistment he returned to his private practice, but shortly after again went to the front as a State agent, serving from the battle of the Wilderness until September of that year. Dr. Goff is a member of the New York State Medical Society, Central New York Medical Society, Madison County Medical Society, and the Syracuse Academy of Medicine. He is also a member of Cazenovia Lodge, No. 616, F. and A. M., and medical examiner for several fraternal and insurance corporations. He married, in 1864, Delia M. Clarke, daughter of Rev. William Clarke of Cazenovia. Of their union are two children: Robert J. and Marian Ruth Goff.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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