The McCullough family is of Irish extraction. Patrick McCullough, grandfather of John McCullough, was a native of the parish of Altacamicussey, County Tyrone, Ireland, where he lived and died. He followed farming. He married Mary Conway, who was a native of the same county, and their son, John McCullough, was born on a farm in Altacamicussey, County Tyrone, June 15, 1821. There he grew to manhood, and what little education he received was obtained in the local school. Meantime he worked at farm labor and also obtained some knowledge of the mason’s trade. He there married about 1845 Alice Devlin, who was a native of the parish of Pallough, County Tyrone, and daughter of Michael and Annie Devlin. In the spring of 1847, with his wife and an infant son, he sailed for the New World, making the trip on a sailing vessel bound for New York. After a passage of six weeks they landed at that port, where they remained three months, during which time they lost their first-born, the infant son mentioned.
MAJ. WILLIAM HUNT GOFF, one of Attleboro’s well known citizens and leading public men, is a native of the Old Bay State, born in the town of Rehoboth, April 10, 1845. He is a descendant of one of the oldest families of Rehoboth, where the Goffs have figured more or less prominently, as well as in the nearby towns in Rhode Island, since about 1720, the date of which there is record of the families of Richard and Samuel Goff. From these two men have sprung a number whose names have been written high on the roll of fame in
This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.
Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; (), years in county; O., owner; H., renter. Allexander, David. Wf. Clara; ch. Alice, Frank and Mable. Anita, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 33. Isabell Duthie. Alt, Wm. Ch. Ruth, Raymond and Marie. P. O. Exira, R. 4. O. 50 ac., sec. 7; O. 275 ac., sec. 8 (8.) Anderson Bros. P. O. Adair, R. 3. R. 80 ac., sec. 12;O. 40 ac., sec. 1. (45.) Owners, G. A. Anderson and Andrew Anderson. Anderson., Chris. Wf. Alvilda; ch.Nels and Elsie. P. O. Exira, R. 4. O. 161.51 ac., sec. 31.
During the four years of war for the suppression of the Rebellion, Norwich furnished 178 different men for the armies of the Union. There were seven re-enlistments, making the whole number of soldiers credited to the town 185. By the census of 1860, the number of inhabitants was 1759. It appears, therefore, that the town sent to the seat of war rather more than one in ten of its entire population, during the four years’ continuance of hostilities. About the same proportion holds good for the state at large, Vermont contributing, out of an aggregate population of 315,116, soldiers to
John L. Goff served as sheriff of Douglas County from 1887 to 1891, and at the time of his death, in 1892, he held the office of supervisor. He was married to Miss ,Josie R. Rice, a daughter of Martin Rice, deceased, of Camargo (see sketch). Mrs. Goff owns a half section of land, part of which is in Camargo and a part in Tuscola Townships. She resides in Tuscola.
Thomas Goff came from Dublin, Ireland, at an early day, and was at the battle of Bennington. His son Robert married Sallie Bryant and settled Jaffrey, upon a farm on road 28. His only son, Kendall, married M Pratt, of New Ipswich, N. H., and has one son living. This son, Thomas K., married three times, first, Louisa M. Farnham, who bore him one son Charles E.; second, Sarah Sprague; and third, Annie M. Magoon, of Canada, who born him one daughter, Mary L. He now occupies the old homestead.
Goff, Frederick Harris; banker; born, Blackbury, Ill., Dec. 15, 1858; son of F. C. and Catherine J. Brown Goff; University of Michigan, B. A., 1881; married, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1894, Frances Southworth; issue, Fredericka, born Dee. 14, 1896; William S., born Sept. 5, 1900; Frances M., born March 22, 1903; admitted to the bar, October, 1883; member law firm Kline, Tolles & Goff, until January, 1908; since 1908, pres. Cleveland Trust Co.; director and member executive committee, First National Bank, pres. Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend R. R.; director National Acme Co.; vice pres. Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling R.
Connie Rae Goff, 58, of La Grande, died March 21 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Appreciation Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Connie was born May 29, 1949, to William and Myrtle (Ross) Goff in Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Union High School. She was a faithful employee of RD Mac for 37 years. She loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. She loved spending time with her family and playing video games. Survivors include her siblings and their spouses, Linda and Thurman Elliott of