Thomas Goff

about 1836–
Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Goff was born about 1836, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Edmund Goff, was 42 and his mother, Jane Long, was 40. He had at least 1 son with Agnes Edgar.

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Thomas Goff
1836–
Agnes Edgar
1838–
George Washington Goff Sr
1861–1930

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 10

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Thomas Gawf in household of E Gawf, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Gawf in household of Edmund Gawf, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Goff in entry for Geo. W. Goff, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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