Ruthy Goff

1804–before 1835 (Age 31)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruthy

When Ruthy Goff was born in 1804, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Goff, was 27 and her mother, Elleanor Simpson, was 30. She married Elijah Duncan on 29 December 1820, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died before 1835, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Duncan
Ruthy Goff
Marriage: 29 December 1820
Mary O Duncan
John K Duncan
Nancy Jane Duncan
Leander Jackson Duncan

Spouse and Children

29 December 1820
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · Walton War

Age 0

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

Age 14

Illinois is the 21st state.

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)

  • Ruthy Goffs, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ruthy Goffs, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ruthy Goffa, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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