II. SECOND GENERATION: SIMEON GOFF

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Simeon Goff
Simeon Goff was born 18 January 1754 in Rehoboth, Mass., the fourth child of William Goff and, probably, Rebecka Whiting.1 He married Thankful Jones 16 April 1778 in Rehoboth,2 she died 4 September 1784.3 He remarried Chloe Peck 10 March 1785.4
"Simeon Goff, from Rehoboth, removed to this town, Savoy, about year 1800, settling in the southern part of the town. Of a family of eight children, none survive, and there are but two representatives in town, Louis Goff being represented by his son Louis, and Cromwell by his son Nathan E., a merchant of Savoy."7
He died 27 July 1846 in Savoy, Mass. and she died April 1, 1836 in Savoy. Both Simeon and Chloe were buried in Ingraham Cemetery, Savoy, Berkshire Co., MA.6
His inscription "Simeon Goff, d. July 27, 1846 in his 93 year" with verse and S. A. R. marker. Her inscription "Chloe wife of Simeon Goff, d. April 1, 1836 ae 78 yrs" with verse.

Simeon served during the Revolutionarywar. From his pension application:

"In the year 1775 he served six months and ten days as a soldier. In the year 1776 he served four months & twenty one days as a Drum major. In the year 1777 he served two months as a soldier & in 1778 he served twenty days as a soldier & for such service he claims a pension."
View pension document.

He had 8 children;5

  1. ) Polly, born 3 September 1779.
  2. ) Simeon, born 16 August 1784.
  3. ) David 16 August 1784.
  4. ) Elijah Whitton, born 23 January 1786.
  5. ) Cromwell, born 10 January 1788.
  6. ) Julia H.
  7. ) Fanny, born 20 May 1790..
  8. ) Stephen, born 11 March 1798 in Rehoboth, Mass. and married Persis Bates 8 October 1818 in Savoy.

Sources:
  1. Source (30), page 153 & 399.
  2. Source (30), page 154.
  3. Source (30), page 827.
  4. Source (30), page 154, 287.
  5. Source (30), page 310.
  6. Source (60)
  7. Source (61), page 342.
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