Elzina Goff

Brief Life History of Elzina

When Elzina Goff was born on 13 June 1830, in Vermillion, Indiana, United States, her father, David Goff, was 31 and her mother, Mary Hughes, was 22. She married Ephraim Shute on 1 January 1851, in Vermillion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Highland, Helt Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Highland Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 24 October 1909, in Rileysburg, Highland Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Rileysburg, Highland Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States.

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Ephraim Shute
Elzina Goff
Marriage: 1 January 1851
Martha Shute
David Shute
Hannah Shute
Aurelia M. Shute
Elias M. Shute
Mary Ellen Shute
Squire Shute
Philander Shute
Marintha Shute
Ephraim Alvin Shute

Sources (14)

  • Eliza Shute in household of Ephriam Shute, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elzina Goff, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Elzina Goff Shute, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1838: Vermillion, Indiana, United States

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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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