Sophia Goff

29 January 1800–10 August 1884 (Age 84)
Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Goff was born on 29 January 1800, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Hezekiah Goff, was 22 and her mother, Salle Willard, was 16. She married Jonathan Delano Smith about 1820, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Sutton, Brome, Quebec, Canada in 1871. She died on 10 August 1884, in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Delano Smith
Sophia Goff
Marriage: about 1820
Miranda Smith
Alfred Gunn Smith
Martha Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1820
Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Hezekiah Goff


    Salle Willard





    Cynthia Goff


    Eli W. Goff


    Laura Goff


    Selinda Goff


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Sophia Davis in household of Gardner Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sophia Davis in household of O J Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophia Smith, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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