Sophia Goff

Female29 January 1800–10 August 1884

Brief Life History 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 3 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
1795–1848
Sophia Goff
1800–1884
Marriage: about 1820
Miranda Smith
1820–1892
Sarah Smith Corliss
1826–1844
Alfred Gunn Smith
1828–1899
Martha Smith
1829–

Sources (9)

  • Sophia Davis, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Sophia Goff, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Sophia, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1820Vermont, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1803

    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

    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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