Biography of Lucian H. Goff
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Goff, Lucian H., was born in the town of Howard, October 18, 1840, son of Jacob M. Goff, also a native of Howard and now living in Canisteo. Asa Goff, his father, was one of the pioneers of the town of Howard. Lucian was the oldest of a family consisting of four daughters and two sons. He was given a common school education until he was fifteen years of age but his real education has been derived from the hard school of practical experience. At the age of twenty eight he was married, and the same year he bought a farm of 145 acres in the town of Jasper, where he made his home for seven years and then spent four years farming on the eastern shore of Wayland. Returning he bought his old farm and two years later bought the Alexander H. Stephens farm in Greenwood of 140 acres, which he conducted five years. In the spring of 1891 he sold and bought the Judge Thatcher farm of 140 acres on lot 3 in the town of Hornellsville, where he has since devoted his time and attention to the production of vegetables, poultry and dairy products. In politics Mr. Goff has always supported the cause of temperance and is now a worker of the Prohibition party. He has been a member of the I. O. O. F. two years with Oasis Lodge No. 251. He was married in 1868 to Irene Coston of Canisteo; and they have five children: Adele, John H., Lessie, L. Preston, and Robert C.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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