Elisha Groves Goff

9 July 1836–12 July 1924 (Age 88)
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha Groves

When Elisha Groves Goff was born on 9 July 1836, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States, his father, James Richard Goff, was 27 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, was 24. He married Mary Elizabeth Blackburn on 21 December 1879, in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 12 July 1924, in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Elisha Groves Goff
Mary Elizabeth Blackburn
Marriage: 21 December 1879
Willard Elisha Goff
Arthur Jehu Goff
James Marion Goff
Scott Leslie Goff
Mary Bell Goff
Nora Goff
Mary Ellen Goff
Estella Irene Goff
Aaron Clive Goff
Claude Goff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1879Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 2
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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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    History of Elisha Groves Goff

    History of Elisha Groves Goff On the 9th of July 1836 at Jackson County, Missouri, Elisha Groves Goff was born. He was one of ten children born to James Goff and Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough. He was …

    Sources (48)

    • Elisha Goff, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Elisha G Goff, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elisha in entry for Willard E Goff and Mary Anne Kaer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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