Amanda Margaret Goff

1832–1854 (Age 22)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Amanda Margaret

When Amanda Margaret Goff was born in 1832, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Isaac Shelby Goff, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Rebecca Denson, was 27. She married George Rhodes Benson on 23 April 1849, in Hinds, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jackson, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died in 1854, in Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 22.

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Family Time Line

George Rhodes Benson
Amanda Margaret Goff
Marriage: 23 April 1849
Theodore George Benson
Eugene Rhodes Benson
Katherine Amanda Benson

Spouse and Children

23 April 1849
Hinds, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Rebecca Denson




    Mary Matilda Goff


    William Densen Goff


    Gracy Louise Goff


    Leona Goff



World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: nickname for a redhaired person ( see Gough ).2 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.3 Irish: reduced form of McGoff .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mag Benson in household of G R Benson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Goff in entry for Kate Benson Mcculloch, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Margaret Goff in entry for Kate Benson Mcculloch, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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