Monica Eleanor Goff

Female1 February 1800–8 September 1856

Brief Life History of Monica Eleanor

When Monica Eleanor Goff was born on 1 February 1800, in Virginia, United States, her father, James Carrico Goff, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Howell, was 24. She married Richard McCan on 10 May 1821, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Columbia Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 8 September 1856, in Meigs, Ohio, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Meigs, Ohio, United States.

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Richard McCan
Monica Eleanor Goff
Marriage: 10 May 1821
Dr. Patrick Henry McCan
Hannah McCann
Esther Ann McCan
about 1831–1919
Elizabeth McCann
Richard Armstrong McCan
Aron McCann
Mary M. McCan
James Carrico McCan

Sources (9)

  • Ellanor Mccann in household of Richard Mccann, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Monica Elean Goff - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Monica Elean Goff
  • Moneeah Elener Goff, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1821Lewis, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 12

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 19

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: if originally pronounced with a soft G-, this is from the Middle English personal name Goff(e), Joff(e), a short form of Geoffrey (see Jeffrey ).

    English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror.

    Welsh and Cornish: nickname from a variant of Welsh or Cornish coch, goch ‘red(-haired)’; see Gough .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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