Sarah Sally Goff

Brief Life History of Sarah Sally

When Sarah Sally Goff was born on 10 December 1795, in United States, her father, George Emory Goff Sr., was 26 and her mother, Mary “Polly” Frost, was 24. She married William Preston Blair on 31 August 1815, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Caldwell, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

William Preston Blair
1793–1875
Sarah Sally Goff
1795–
Marriage: 31 August 1815
Mary Ann Blair
1818–1855
William Preston Blair Jr
1823–1896
Sarah "Sally" Blair
1828–1915
John Blair
1836–
Ellen Susannah Blair
1837–1899

Sources (1)

  • Sarah Blair, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1803

Historical Boundaries 1803: Louisiana Purchase, United States 1812: Missouri Territory, United States 1821: Missouri, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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