Biography of Stilman Goff
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Goff, Stilman, was for many years a successful farmer in Barre and a man of undoubted worth in the county. He was a native of Monroe county, and the son of Squire Goff, the latter one of the pioneers of Western New York. Stilman Goff lived in Monroe county until after his marriage, and about 1835 he came to Barre, and ten years before his death he moved to Albion. His first wife was Sophia Rowley. who bore him seven children: Adeline, who married A. Schoonover; Jane, who died in Carlton; Marquis, who died in Michigan; Edward, now in Indiana; Hannah, who died at the age of sixteen ; Squire, of Barre, and William H. H., of Clarendon. The second wife of Stilman Goff was Martha Sanderson, who still lives in Holley. He died in 1885. Squire Goff was born December 29, 1838, and began business for himself at the age of twenty one years, and has always been a farmer in Clarendon and Barre,except during the perod of his army service. He purchased his father's old home farm in 1868. In August, 1862, Squire Goff enlisted as a private in Company D, 151st Regt. Vol. Inf., and was mustered into service September of that year, and was discharged for disabilities May 2, 1864. In December, 1863, Mr. Goff was stricken ill with typhoid fever and was sick and in the hospital, and at home until long after his discharge. When able he resumed work on the farm, and is now numbered among the best farmers in Barre. In politics Mr. Goff is a Democrat and has frequently been called upon to be his party's candidate for important offices in the town. In March, 1860, Squire Goff married Harriet E. Crewell, and to them these children have been born: Julia, wife of Weston Wetherbee; William S., of Batavia, and Burton, Marquis, and Frederick, all of Barre.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Orleans County, NY
Biographies

Names A to B
Names C to F
Names G to H
Names H to M
Names N to R
Names S
Names T to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium