Biography of William H. H. Goff
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Goff, William H. H., was born in Barre, this county, April 6, 1843, a son of Stillman Goff, said to have been the first white child born in the town of Rush, Monroe county, his father having come from New England at an early date and settled there. Stillman came to this county about 1835 and settled in Barre. He married Sophia Rowley, and their children were: Adeline, who married Amon Schoonover and settled in Carlton; hue, Marquis, Hannah, who all died unmarried; Edward, who settled in Indiana; Squire, who settled in Barre. and married Harriet Crowell; and William H. H. The latter has always followed farming, and lived in his native town until 1869, when he came to Clarendon. He is a Democrat in politics, and is regarded as one of the leading men of his party in the town. He has served as assessor and supervisor for many years, has been repeatedly elected delegate to the county conventions, and in 1893 he was elected delegate to the State convention. He isa member of Holley Lodge, I. O. O. F., and in 1867 he married Emeline Orcutt, their children being: Henry N., who died in infancy; Hattie E. and Charles S.

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


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