McEwen / Erwin Notes
David MCEWEN, b 7/7/1756, d 11/23/1821, Williamson Co., TN, bur McEwen Cemetery, m 12/25/1780, Rowan Co., NC, Margaret ERWIN, b 8/7/1761, d 12/7/1822, Williamson Co., TN, bur McEwen Cemetery
1. James MCEWEN, b 4/28/1782, d 8/26/1821, bur McEwen Cemetery, m, Elizabeth GOFF, d/o Andrew GOFF and Gracy WILLIAMS, b 1/29/1785, d 1/4/1818
Elizabeth GOFF was a sister of William GOFF who married Edith WALKER, and of John GOFF who married Susan WALKER, both daughters of Henry WALKER and Susanna JEFFRESS.
1820 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen.
p 19 Joseph ERWIN, Jr. 1001-001 ) All listed door-to-door
p 19 Joseph ERWIN, Sr. 311201-12001 ) 2 Sons mar. GOFF gr.-daus.
7 houses, then
p 19 Susan WALKER 000000-01101-5 Widow of Henry Walker
1830 Maury Co., TN Federal Census, p 414 Joseph Erwin 000.100.1-000.001
Andrew Erwin of Buncombe Co., NC to James Wilson. $100. for 100 acres of land on head waters of Richland Creek, adj. the Indian Line. Wit. J. Ford and James Caldwell. Ref. Giles Co., TN Deed Bk. B, pg __. Giles County Court Minutes.
Andrew Erwin of Buncomb Co., NC, to Thomas Goff, for $2,900, on waters of Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek, part of 5,000 A grant to Henry Montfort, dated 7/10/1788, No. 79, near a meeting house at SW corner of the Sprint Tract, adj. John Tacker, to an oak near a still house, 920 A., including McCabe,Bowen & Brownlow's improvement. Wit. Samuel Jones & John Davidson. Giles Co., TN Deed Bk B, p 111.
Andrew Erwin of NC to John Tucker of Giles Co., 240 acres on Richland Creek, part of a 2752 acre tract granted to Henry Montfort. Beginning in the E. boundary of James Wilson's 100 acre tract at Moses Crowsons corner, east with Crowson & Ramsey's lines, adj. Indian boundary line to James Wilson's corner. Wit. James Wilson & Edward Davis and Charles Anderson. Ref. Giles Co., TN Deed Bk. B, pg __.
Thomas Porter, Jesse Pullen and William Mayfield to allot to Susan Erwin, widow of William Erwin, deceased, .... according to law. Giles Co. Court Minutes, Roll 47, Pg 266.
David McEWEN, b. 7-7-1756, d. 11-23-1821, Wm. Co., TN, bur. McEwen Cem.
m. 12-25-1780, Rowan Co., NC
Margaret ERWIN, b. 8-7-1761, d. 12-7-1822, Wm. Co., TN, bur. McEwen Cem.
I. James McEWEN, b. 4-28-1782, d. 8-26-1821, bur. McEwen Cem.
II. Jane McEWEN, b. 4-16-1784, d. 4-3-1798
III. Isabella "Ibby" Miller McEWEN, b. 3-22-1786, d. 5-16-1847, Gi. Co., TN, bur. Old Pulaski City Cem.
IV. Mary McEWEN, b. 1-1789, d. 5-1-1789
V. Christopher Erwin McEWEN, b. 11-16-1790, KY, d. 6-16-1868, bur. McEwen Cem.
VI. Sallie B. McEWEN, b. 8-2-1792, d. 6-16-1868
VII. John Lapsley McEWEN, b. 11-7-1794, d. 5-5-1879, bur. McEwen Cem.
VIII. Margaret D. MCEWEN, b. 1-9-1797, d. 10-1825
IX. Matilda McEWEN, b. 5-15-1799, d. 7-27-1809
X. Cyrus E. McEWEN, b. 1-3-1802, d. 9-20-1852
XI. Eleanor Caroline McEWEN, b. 1-25-1806, d. 12-26-1868
XII. Felix G. McEWEN, b. 9-10-1806, d. 4-1-1831
I. James McEWEN, b. 4-28-1782, d. 8-26-1821, bur. McEwen Cem., Wm. Co., TN m. Elizabeth GOFF, d/o Andrew GOFF and Gracy WILLIAMS, b. 1-29-1785, d. 1-4-1818, bur. McEwen Cem., Wm. Co., TN
A. James H. McEWEN B. Emeline McEWEN m. Zacheus GERMAN
C. Margaret McEWEN D. Eliza McEWEN
E. Christopher C. McEWEN
Simon GLENN apptd. Gdn. of Eliza J. McEWEN, Christopher C. McEWEN. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 145
Zacheus GERMAN apptd. gdn. of James H. McEWEN. John L. McEWEN security on his bond. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 145
Suit: Eliza McEWEN by her Gdn. Simon GLENN, Margaret McEWEN, Chris-topher C. McEWEN and James H. McEWEN by their gdn. Zacheus GERMAN, Elizabeth C. McEWEN and William M. BROWN, adm. of Felix G. McEWEN, for partition of distribution of Dower. James McEWEN d. in 1819 intest. leaving ch. Eliza, Margaret, James H., Christopher C. and Emaline, since mar. to Zacheus GERMAN, and Felix G. McEWEN. James owned 162A. Zacheus and Emeline have sold their int. to Felix G. in his lifetime, now decd., leaving Elizabeth C. his widow and James McEWEN, Jr., his only heir. Elizabeth is his Gdn. Felix McEWEN had negroes. Felix G. was gdn. of Emeline, Eliza, Margaret, Christopher and James H. McEWEN. Zacheus and Emeline recd. their share of money. Margaret, Christopher C. and James H. recd. 1/6 of real estate and 1/5 of negroes. To be heard next term. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 145-6
Settlement with David K. McEWEN relative to his execution of the last will and testament of James McEWEN, deceased. William SMITH and Gilbert MARSHALL appointed committee to settle with William M. BROWN, adm. Felix G. McEWEN who was gdn. of Eliza McEWEN, Margaret McEWEN, James H. McEWEN and Christopher C. McEWEN, to report to next term. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 188
A deed of conveyance from Eliza McEWEN to Zacheus H. GERMAN is produced in court the executors thereof duly proven by the oaths of James M. GOFF and Willie B. BARFIELD, subscribing wit. thereto and the same is ordered to be reg. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 1
David K. McEWEN (of Pontotc Co., MS) vs Heirs of James LEITCH and others. On above date McEWEN owned in fee simple 664A in Gi. Co., TN sold to LEITCH for $7500., for $3,000 cash, gave bond for remainder. In 1835 James LEITCH died intestate without having made title to the land LEITCH left heirs at law Eliza Anne GALLOWAY, w/o Robert M. GALLOWAY, Nancy M. PAYNE, w/o James E. PAYNE, James C. LEITCH, William K. LEITCH, Robert G. LEITCH, John M. LEITCH, Isaac B. LEITCH and Sarah P. LEATCH all of Mu. Co., except James E. and wife Nancy M. who live in Gi. Co. PAYNE and wife are minors, and Thomas P. WORTHAM of Mu. Co. is their gdn.. James C. LEITCH is minor with gdn. Andrew SCOTT of Mu. Co. Amelia S. LEITCH is widow of James LEITCH, dec'd. lives in Mu. Co. He requests title to the 664A. Exhibit A is title bond of James LEITCH to David K. McEWEN. Land was on Blue Creek of Gi. Co., adj. Thomas POLK'S grant, Col. GORDON. Heirs claim their ancestor paid the debt. The defendants are ordered to divest themselves and their wards of the land to the petitioner. Gi. Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 109-114
Zacheus H. GERMAN, gdn. of James H. McEWEN, a lunatic returned an account of his estate. (There had been earlier references to James H. being a lunatic) Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 19
Mrs. Emeline GERMAN died August 12, 1876, after a protracted illness. was the eldest daughter of the late Maj. James McEWEN and granddaughter of the late Andrew GOFF, one of the first settlers of Wm. Co., born 1809 and married Z. H. GERMAN in 1828; joined Primi-tive Baptist Church in Franklin and took membership at McCONNICO'S Harpeth Church. Her grandmother, Mrs. Gracy GOFF'S name was the first one on the church roll at the formation at Harpeth Church in May 1800. Ref.: The Review and Journal (newspaper) dated 8-31-1876, Wm. Co., TN
Wm. Co., TN Marriages: Zacheus H. GERMAN to Emeline McEWEN, 12-13-1820 (1828? in book) (bond). B.M. M. M. McCONNICO
II. Jane McEWEN, b. 4-16-1784, d. 4-3-1798
III. Isabella "Ibby" Miller McEWEN, b. 3-22-1786, d. 5-16-1847, Gi. Co., TN, bur. Old Pulaski City Cem., m. 10-24-1808 Wm. Co., TN, (2nd wife) John GOFF. 2nd wife. See genealogy following.
IV. Mary McEWEN, b. 1-1789, d. 5-1-1789
V. Christopher Erwin McEWEN, b. 11-16-1790, Danville, KY, d. 6-16-1868, bur. McEwen Cem., m. 2-16-1815, Rebecca BROWN, b. 2-22-1799, d. 1-9-1827, bur. McEwen Cem.
VI. Sallie B. McEWEN, b. 8-2-1790, d. 6-16-1868, m. 4-24-1819, Simon GLENN
VII. John Lapsley McEWEN, b. 11-7-1794, d. 5-5-1879, bur. McEwen Cem., m. 4-15-1821, Tabitha H. BARFIELD, b. 3-29-1798, d. 12-28-1853, bur. McEwen Cem.
A. James McEWEN, b. 2-29-1824, d. 4-30-1891, bur. McEwen Cem.
VIII Margaret D. McEWEN, b. 1-9-1797, d. 10-1825, m. 9-5-1819, Martin LANE (Lived Gi. Co., TN?)
IX. Matilda McEWEN, b. 5-15-1799, d. 7-27-1809
X. Cyrus E. McEWEN, b. 1-3-1802, d. 9-20-1852
Estate of Cyrus E. McEWEN. Heirs of C. E. McEWEN; John L. McEWEN; Sally GLENN; Elenor C. STEVENS; children of James McEWEN: James H. McEWEN, Emeline GERMAN, Margaret McKAY, Eliza MARSHALL, Christopher C. McEWEN; children of Isabella GOFF, Frank and George; children of Mary BRADEN: Grizzette McKINNEY and Joseph BRADEN. "Abstracts of Loose Papers of Wm. Co., TN" by Louise LYNCH
XI. Eleanor Caroline McEWEN, b. 1-25-1806, d. 12-26-1868, m. 3-25-1824, Henry C. STEVENS
XII. Felix G. McEWEN, b. 9-10-1806, d. 4-1-1831, bur. McEwen Cem., m. 9-17-1829, Wm. Co., TN, lic 9-14-1829, Wm. HUME, V.D.M., Dv. Co., TN Elizabeth C. HOWARD McEWEN m. 2) ca 1-2-1837, John K. BUCHANAN
A. James A. G. McEWEN, b. ca 1830
Felix G. McEWEN, Gdn. of James H. McEWEN and Christopher C. McEWEN ret. to court whereupon oath an account of the profits and disburse-ments of the estates of his said ward up to this time, which is examined by the court, allowed and ordered to be recorded. Felix G. McEWEN, gdn. of Eliza McEWEN and Margaret McEWEN (same as above). Wm. Co, TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 32
Felix G. McEWEN has departed this life intestate. Wife Elizabeth C. McEWEN relinquished right to administer estate to William M. BROWN. Bond of $2500, sec. Christopher E. McEWEN & David H. GUTHRIE. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 108 (A later note refers to Elizabeth and family)
Therefore it is considered by the court that said Gdn. give other sufficient amount security, and the said gdn. failing to do so, it is considered by the court that she be removed from her said guardianship and thereupon John K. BUCHANAN is appointed gdn. for James A. G. McEWEN said minor orphan who gives bond of $1200 conditioned for his faithful guardianship with Christopher E. McEWEN and James JOHNSON his securities. It is further conditioned by the court that said Elizabeth deliver up the estate of said minor orphan in her hands to the said John K. BUCHANAN the now gdn. as aforesaid. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 296
Elizabeth C. McEWEN appointed gdn. of James McEWEN, Jr., infant son of Felix McEWEN, deceased Christopher E. McEWEN security on her bond. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 144
Plat of the division of the land of Felix G. McEWEN. Lot 1 to Widow, lot 2 to Margaret, lot 3 to James H., lot 4 to Eliza, lot 5 to C. E. McEWEN. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 194
Christopher E. McEWEN, appointed gdn. of his children: John B., Rebecca B. and Sara C. McEWEN. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 79
This day came Christopher E. McEWEN, one of the securities of Elizabeth BUCHANAN, formerly Elizabeth McEWEN, gdn. of James A. G. McEWEN, a minor orphan and applies to court to require said gdn. to give other sufficient amounts security and the said Elizabeth and her now husband John K. BUCHANAN appear in court and ack. due notice of said application. Therefore it is considered by the court said Gdn. give other sufficient amount security, and the said gdn. fail-ing to do so, it is considered by the court that she be removed from her said guardianship and thereupon John K. BUCHANAN is appointed gdn. for James A. G. McEWEN said minor orphan who gives bond of $1200 conditioned for his faithful guardianship with Christopher E. McEWEN and James JOHNSON his securities. It is further conditioned by the court that said Elizabeth deliver up the estate of said minor orphan in her hands to the said John K. BUCHANAN the now gdn. as aforesaid. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 296
Christopher E. McEWEN, gdn. for John B., Rebecca B. and Sarah C. McEWEN, minor oprhans returns into court an account of the proper-ties of the estates of his said wards. Wm. Co., TN. Co. Ct. Min., p. 302
Elizabeth C. BUCHANAN late gdn. for James A. G. McEWEN a minor orphan returns into court on oath an account of the profits and disbursements of the estate of her late ard up to the time which is examined by the court, allowed and ordered to be recorded.
John K. BUCHANAN, gdn. of James A. G. McEWEN returns into court hereupon the inv. of the estate of his said ward which is ordered to be recorded. Wm. Co., TN. Co. Ct. Min., p. 302
WILLIAM McEWEN AND SARAH KERR FAMILY
William McEWEN, s/o James McEWEN & Isabella MILLER from Scotland by Philadelphia c. 1745, b. 1744, d. 1816, Wm. Co., TN, bur. McEwen Cem.
Sarah KERR, b. 1757
Jane KERR 1736-1816, bur. McEwen Cem., Wm. Co., TN
William McEWEN, deceased, division: January Session 1817. Pursuant to what we conceive to be the meaning of an order of said county court, Oct. Session 1818, directing us to divide real estate of William McEWEN, dec'd., beginning at a stake on David McEWEN'S SW corner of the widow's dower, adj. BARFIELD'S corner 174A which we have laid off as follows: 1/6 part each to David K. McEWEN; to James McEWEN; to Cyrus McEWEN; to Peggy GOFF, widow of Thomas GOFF; to Sally GOFF, Eliza K. GOFF & Polly T. GOFF, children of Jane GOFF, deceased, late wife of John GOFF, all being children and heirs of William McEWEN. s/Henry WALKER, Michael LONG & S. HUNTER. Wm. Co., TN Wills and Settlements, V. 3, p. 36, 37, 38
Mrs. Sarah McEWEN died at the residence of her son, Cyrus M. McEWEN near Oxford, MS; widow of the late William McEWEN; aged about 94 years, member of Presbyterian church for 70 years. "Western Weekly Review"
I. Jane McEWEN, b. 8-4-1780, m. 1800 John GOFF. See genealogy following.
II. David K. McEWEN, b. ca 1783, m. 1) Penelope BROWN, m. 2) Lydia LANE
III. Margaret McEWEN, b. ca 1785, m. Thomas GOFF, b. 1781, d. ca 1817
IV. Ephraim McEWEN
Deed Eliza F. GOFF and David C. & Sally GIBSON to Ephraim McEWEN. Wit. David F. McEWEN and John GOFF. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 7, p. 420
V. James McEWEN, b. 1793, d. 8-27-1827, bur. McEwen Cem., m. Patsy LAIRD
James McEWEN died Monday night last; age 34 years, a child of theirs died recently. Ref. "W.B."
VI. Cyrus McEWEN, b. 6-5-1801, m. 1), Susan KINNARD, m. 2) Eliza A. BELL
VII. Sally McEWEN, m. David GIBSON
1832-4-22 Isaac GOFF, bondsman for J. W. GIBSON m. Hannah DICKIE, Mu. Co., TN)
Miscellaneous McEwen Notes
John BOYD m. Elizabeth McEWEN, lic 10-9-1817, Joseph LOVE, J.P., Dv. Co., TN
Mary Ann McEWING m. James CAYCE, lic 12-22-1827, Wm. HUME, V.D.M., Dv. Co., TN
Joseph CROCKETT & Gilbert MARSHALL a committee to settle with David K. McEWEN, exr. of the last will and testament of James McEWEN, to report to next term of court. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 95
Deed from Herbert NEWSOM, Jane NEWSOM, Wm. MAY and wife Nancy, Christopher E. McEWEN and Narcissa F., his wife, and John R. NEWSOM to Abram DEMOSS. Narcissa F. is a femme covert and is in open court to agree to deed. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., 320
1835-July Due to an epidemic of Cholera in the town of Franklin court was postponed to next term.
John TRIMBLE m. Margaret D. McEWEN, lic 9-7, J. T. EDGAR, M.G., Dv. Co., TN
1835-12-17 Andrew J. WHITE m. Margaret McEWING, lic. same, M. M. MARSHALL, Dv. Co., TN
1839-3-22 Liston STONES m. W. E. McEWEN, Dv. Co., TN
1845-9-24 Edward H. CHILDRESS m. Sophia C. McEWIN, Dv. Co., TN
Copied from Microfilm of Wm. Co., TN Newspapers
"Wm. County News"
Franklin, Tenn., Thursday, October 14, 1897
A NOTABLE DAY
Col. John B. McEWEN Entertains a Host of Friends
October 12th has been for two years a "Red Letter Day" in the calendar of Wm. county's history and pleasure. On this oftentimes most beautiful day of the autumn, when dame Nature decks herself in earnest of her more gorgeous array, was borne one of our most widely known, wealthiest and public-spirited citizens--Col. John B. McEWEN. For two years he has been celebrating the anniversary of his birth at one of his several places---"MacEden", or "McEWEN'S Rest" so-called on account of being the final "Rest" of four generations: a most beautiful place. A level, surrounded by hills clad in verdure, varied from the green of spring to "the ruined gold" of autumn, and to misty purple in the distance. Here, fine Jersey and Durham cows browse among luxurious pastures of bluegrass that make the celebrated bluegrass regions of Kentucky look to her laurels: clear streams flow from never failing springs of fine water. We even find on this place large pecan and American date trees, as if Nature wished not only to provide the necessaries, but luxuries. Amid such surroundings, Col. McEWEN invites his friends, numerous employees and servants to participate in a gala day for the as we as himself. He sends his "coach and four" around for those friends who do not keep a vehicle, and away they go, to be heartily welcomed by their smiling and genial host, assisted by his daughters and charming grand-daughters.
Everything has been done for the pleasure and comfort of the guests; even the manager of he place, who has held his position thirty-three years, has thrown open his "best room" for the reception of those who prefer in-doors. Old and young have arrived by eleven o'clock and a brisk conversation is going on, supplemented by the almost continuous crack of the gun. The Gun Club. is always a feature of the day. Many were the shots made at "clay pigeons" by the members of the club. and their guests, among whom were Messrs. ELLISTON and H. A. HASSLOCK, of Nashville. About 12 o'clock "mine host" went from merry, chattering group to group, telling them to come to the house. When all had arrived, he stepped forward, and in a short speech told that we were on historic ground; the house, being the school-house where he had received most of his education, and a certain spot designated by him, the house of his grandfather, one of the first settlers of this county, before it was a county. Here David McEWEN, Andrew GOFF and others settled in 1798, in rifle shot of each other for protection from the Indians. The first blacksmith shop and gin were built by David McEWEN.
After speaking for a short time, on incidents of his life, in his usual felicitous style, he said, "now ladies and gentlemen, walk around the house where you find a repast to satisfy your inner man, to which you are most welcome." Such a table! It seemed to be half a mile long! Covered with all the good things befitting such an occasion and day. Barbecued lamb, beef, pig, 'possum and even "ground hog", I was told; breads, cakes, pies and custards; apples galore, and the finest of coffee, served in small tin cups (souvenirs of the occasion), that shone like silver in the sunlight. A feeling and beautiful "blessing" was asked by the gifted young Presbyterian pastor, Mr. J. S. FOSTER. Most ample justice was done to that full and long table. Buttermilk, rich and cool from the rock spring-house built by David McEWEN, and still in perfect condition, flowed like water.
After dinner the talking, walking and gunning were resumed until about three o'clock, when some of the ladies were asked by Col. McEWEN to visit the milking barn, where 45 cows walked up to their stanchions. At last the time came that friends must wend their way homeward. Col. McEWEN was thanked for the great pleasure afforded his friends, and many were the heartfelt wishes that he might round out a century of usefulness and happiness and the day was done" to linger in our memory for man a moon.
"McEWEN-GOFF Chronicles of Three Pioneer Wm. Co. Tennessee Families", 1798-1925
This book was written by Graham Rounsaville German WEBB. on the GERMAN, GOFF and related families. It is a bound, typewritten book, and because of its condition and scarcity it is kept in the files. One can also find this book and/or a microfilm copy at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The copy at the War Memorial Public Library was given to the library when it moved to the GERMAN house in 1949 because Mrs. WEBB was born there. It is thought to have been her brother's Horace GERMAN copy. Ref. Wm. Co. Historical Society Publ. No. 11, Spring 1980
I am sorry to say I lost a good deal of this file in a mistake with computer operation and was not able to recover it. However the portion that is not here regarding the family of John Goff, Jr. and his wife Susan Walker can be found in the Walker Genealogy that has been sent to the TN State Archives.
Andrew GOFF, b. 1754, Lunenburg Co., VA, d. 1831, Wm. Co., TN
m. 1784, Wash. Co., VA
Gracy WILLIAMS, b. 1757 VA, d. 7-32-1847, Wm. Co., TN
I. John GOFF (Jr.), b. ca 1778 (bought lot 1799, age 21 = 1778) m. Susan WALKER, d/o Henry WALKER and Susanna JEFFRESS - See Walker Genealogy
II. Elizabeth Goff McEWEN, b. 1-29-1785, d. 1-4-1818 (See McEwen data)
III. Thomas GOFF, b. 1781, d. ante 10-1817, Wm. Co., TN
IV. William GOFF, b. 6-18-1783, d. MO, m. Edith WALKER, d/o Henry WALKER and Susanna JEFFRESS. See Walker Genealogy.
V. Isaac GOFF, b. 1797, d. 8-1833
VI. Andrew GOFF, b. ca 1800
VII. Sally GOFF McCANDLESS, b. 1801-1810, lived Gi. Co., TN?
VIII Mary GOFF KENNEDY, d. a. 1831 (from Goff/McEwen papers) Lived Gi. Co., TN.
In 1828 Andrew GOFF made deeds of gift to all his surviving children and grand-children. They are recorded in Maury Co., TN Deeds. Those deeds pretty well sum up the relationship to them, and the McEWEN deeds herein separate the two John GOFF families, although they lived in Wm. and Mu. Co., TN at the same time. I suggest anyone interested work the tax lists of Mu. Co., TN for a better view of the land ownership, which is the deciding factor in these families regarding relationships. Obviously the children of Andrew GOFF lived on land he owned and on which he paid the taxes, thus the children do not show owning any property until after the deeds.
Andrew GOFF accompanied Evan SHELBY to the Battle of Point Pleasant 1774. He was Ensign at the Battle of King's Mt. His name is listed with the Revolu-tionary soldiers from Washington Co., VA., also as Ensign of Militia under Col. William CAMPBELL. He received a land grant from NC for services through-out the Revolutionary War, 640A in Wm. Co., TN, on the waters of Big Harpeth. Arrived in TN 3-24-1798, Militia Officers 1777-1780, Louis Preston SUMMERS "History of S.W. VA", p. 854. "Washington Co. Revolutionary Soldiers" by SUMMERS, p. 859, NC Land Grant Warrant 657, entry 1-18-1785.
Will of Andrew GOFF dated 10-1831:
Leaves all to wife except for land to Thomas GOFF'S heirs, mentions daughter Betsy, sons Thomas, William & Isaac. (From McEwen/Goff papers)
Gracy GOFF d. 7-13-1847, age 91 years, widow of Capt. Andrew GOFF; probably the oldest living settler in county; settled on Spencer Creek before town of Franklin was laid off; was present at formation of Big Harpeth Bapt. Church 47 years ago; has left 2 children out of a large family. "Western Weekly Review" 8-6-1847
COMMENT: 6 children (listed in McEwen/Goff papers) does not constitute "a large family". I suspect there were older children who did not come to the Wm. Co., TN area, and there are others unidentified. Of the 2 surviving Gracy, who were they?
Deeds prior to 1797, Andrew GOFF, Sumner Co., TN, Bk A, p. 162
The court appointed the following gentlemen to serve as jurors to the ensuing court, to wit, James SCOTT, Samuel McCUTCHEN, Samuel EDMONDSON, Ephraim BROWN, James HOPKINS, Richard HIGHTOWER, Andrew GOFF, James NEELY, George NEELY, Joseph PORTER, John McKAY, George STRAINBLOW, William EDMONDSON, Henry WALKER, Isaac BATEMAN, Reuben PARKS, Joseph SLOCUM, Garner McCONNICO, Peter EDWARDS, David GEE, John McKINNEY, Saml. McCLANG, Henry CHILDRESS & Ervin CAMERON. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 3
On motion ordered that Andrew GOFF, Samuel NELSON & Isaac BATEMEAN be appointed commissioners to examine witnesses relative to the specialties and bounds of an entry and survey of a tract of 274 acres on Spencers Spring creek for the purpose of perpetuating testimony in this behalf and make return agreeably .... Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 17
Names of jurors summoned to attend this court to wit: ... Andrew GOFF, Elisha DODSEN, Henry WALKER, Senr. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 22
Summoned to attend as jurors: Andrew GOFF, John GOFF, Jr., Jared McCONNICO, Richard PUCKETT, John JORDAN (excused), Benj. JORDAN. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 76
Called for jury duty next term, Andrew GOFF, Wm. McEWEN, Henry CHILDRESS, Archer JORDAN. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 92
Court appointed Iron HUNT to office of Constable, bondsmen David McEWEN & Andrew GOFF of $625. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 99
Ordered trustee pay Andrew GOFF $7.12 2/3 being the amount of a certificate from Dv. Co. and to be paid by Wm. Co. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 144
Andrew GOFF records his stock mark thus a cross off the right ear an upper bit or half penney? out of the left ear. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 323
Ordered that Andrew GOFF, Henry WALKER, John GOFF, Freeman WALKER, Wm. MARSHALL, William GOFF and James McEWEN or any 5 of whom being duly sworn for the purpose view & turn the old Commissioners trace road so as to cross DONELSON'S creek 35 poles down thereon it now does if they think fit so to do & make report to the next court of their proceedings. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 394
Andrew GOFF to Michael LONG for $1320. 152A, part of 640A granted to Andrew GOFF by state of North Carolina, No. 215. Wit. Gordon SQUIRE, Wm. McEWEN & John BUCHANAN. Wm. Co., TN D.B.. C, p. 167
1812 Mu. Co., TN Tax List John GAUGH 1 WP, No land
John GAUGH 1 WP, No land
Andrew GOFF 0 P, 333 1/3A - Little Bigby
Andrew GOFF 0 P, 130A - Duck River
Andrew GOFF 0 P, 300A
Henry G. KEARNY to Andrew GOFF for $4,000. negro slaves BILLY, BEG, JONJON?, MINTA, (rest of data lost until next entry)
Deed to Andrew GOFF of Wm. Co., TN from Henry G. KEARNEY of Mu. Co., TN, for $500. land in Mu. Co. on S side of Duck River, part of a 5,000A tract granted to Joseph HINES, Jr. by Grant No. 83 dated 7-10-1785; beginning at SW corner of Joseph SCOTT, on Zachariah MARTIN'S line, with MARTIN'S line to his corner on William McLIN'S line, thence N with McLINS line to a stake on CHILDRESS line, Samuel HINDS SW corner with said HIND'S line E to his SE corner on Simion HINDS line, thence with his line S to beginning, 300A. Wit. Will BRADSHAW, John L. WOOD & N. PORTER. Filed Nov. 1814 Session of Ct. Mu. Co. TN D.B. F1, item 115, p. 114-5
Deed to Andrew GOFF of Wm. Co. from Gideon PILLOW of Gi. Co., TN, Gideon PILLOW and Andrew GOFF are seized in fee simple and have and hold as Tenants in Common, 1,000A tract on S side of Duck River, on Little Tom Bigby Creek, part of 2,000A tract granted to Richard GRAHAM and from him to John JOHNSON and from John JOHNSON to Gideon PILLOW and Andrew GOFF, by deed dated 5-20-1806; whereas PILLOW & GOFF concluded and agreed to make a division of said 1,000A; PILLOW agrees to convey to Andrew GOFF 300A; beginning in center of the spring above the still house now used by William & Abner PILLOW, SE to a stake, thence S to an ash, crossing of said application. (data lost)
The last will and testament of Andrew GOFF produced in court. Wit. Wm. M. BUCHANAN and Lewis DUNNAWAY. Bond of $10,000. Thomas A. JONES, Smith H. SAMPLE and James CAROTHERS, sec. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 227-8
A deed of conveyance from Andrew GOFF, Sr. to Zacheus H. GERMAN produced in court, proved by oath of William GOFF, ordered to be certified. Wm. Co., TN., Co. Ct. Min., p. 245
Deed William GOFF to Smith H. SAMPLES proven by oath of Daniel J. SAMPLE and John BUCHANAN. Wm. Co., TN, Co. Ct. Min., p. 245
JOHN GOFF OF WILLIAMSON, MAURY & GILES COUNTIES AND HIS McEWEN WIVES
John GOFF, b. ca 1776, VA, d. prox 3-17-1875, Wm. Co., TN
m. 1) 12-3-1803, Wm. Co., TN, Jane McEWEN, d/o William McEWEN and Sarah KERR, b. 8-4-1780, Wash. Co., VA?, d. 1808 Franklin, Wm. Co., TN
m. 2) 10-24-1808 Wm. Co., TN
Isabella "Ibby" Miller McEWEN, d/o David McEWEN and Margaret ERWIN, b. 3-22-1786
d. 5-16-1847, Gi. Co., TN, bur. Old Pulaski City Cem.
John GOFF of Gi. Co. seems to be an admirable man. He lost both his wives at many years before his own death. Some of his children were apparently a disappointment to him and he returned to the bosom of the families into which he had married for his last years. It is possible one of his daughters, apparently the first-born, died as a young woman. She is unidentified at this time if she married and reared a family. There is not known grave marker for him, and I do not know if he was buried in the same cemetery with either of his wives. No marker is known of for his first wife, Jane McEWEN. His second wife is buried with a marker in Pulaski. I would like to know where he was laid to rest, but that may never be known.
His industry all through his life brought him a respectable amount of financial success. He settled the estate of a brother in his early life in Gi. Co., he shared his land and money with his children and apparently died with little material accumulation. His physical stature is fortunately described in McCALLUM'S history of Gi. Co. I consider this a compilation a tribute to him, to honor him for his principals, courage and fortitude.
See McCALLUM'S History of Gi. Co., TN, (not indexed), p. 111. It gives some insight to the humor of John GOFF, as well as containing a description of his physical stature. In one of the tax lists there is one John GOFF referred to as Big John GOFF. I presume it was John of Gi.
Edmond NEILL presented his petition for a writ of certiorari and supercedes an execution obtained by John GOFF against said Edmond HALL as garnishee of David CAMPBELL which said petition was granted. It is therefore order that writs of ... issue, agreeable to the prayer of said petition. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 14
Jury - W. McKEY, Saml. RATCLIFF, John WEST, ... John GOFF ... Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 16
1800 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 1 WP, 2 BP
1801 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP, 1 Town Lot
1801 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1801 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP
1801 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF, 640A, Spencers Creek 0 WP, 2 BP
Isaac BATEMAN to oversee cleaning our and keeping public road from Franklin to Nashville, to have use of hands of Wm. SPENCER, Jared McCONNICO, Jr., John GOFF, Jared McCONNICO, Sr., Garner McCONNICO, Richard PUCKETT and Henry WALKER. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 45
John GOFF serves on Jury 4. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 52
1802 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF, 640A, Spencers Creek 0 WP, 2 BP
1802 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Sr. 1 WP
1803 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1803 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF, 640A, Spencers Creek 0 WP, 2 BP
1803 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP
1803 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Sr. 1 WP
John GOFF one of several to lay out a road the nearest and best way from Franklin to Liberty Meeting House. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 108
1804 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF, 640A, Spencers Creek 0 WP, 3 BP
1804 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1804 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Sr. 1 WP
1804 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Jr. 1 WP
1805 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP
1805 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF, 640A, Spencers Creek 0 WP, 3 BP
1805 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1805 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Sr. 1 WP
1805 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GOFF 0 WP, 5 BP
1806 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GOFF 1 WP
1806 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF, 640A, Spencers Creek 0 WP, 3 BP
1806 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Dbl. Tax 1 WP
1806 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP
1806 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
John GOFF vs James DAVIS for debt. On docket, no other data. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 288
Ordered that Robert JOHNSTON, Britain GARNER, Thomas WALKER, William McEWEN, John BLACKMAN, John GOFF & Nathan GARNER, Jr. or any 5 of whom mark and alter the road from the fork near Robert JOHNSTON'S to Big Harpeth and by the way of William REED'S and make report to ensuing court, if they think it best to alter said road. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 292
Ordered that William BUCHANAN, Maxamilian BUCHANAN, Jeremiah BENTLY, John BENTLY, Michael EZELL, Timothy EZELL and Robert BUCHANAN or any 5 of them view, mark and lay off road from John GOFF through the settlement forming above Richland Creek to run the nearest and best way from thence to the fork of Richland and Elk with as little damage to enclosures as possible and make report to ensuing court.
Ordered same jury above mark and lay off road from near a spring called Cross Water to the mouth of Bradshaw Creek with as little damage as possible. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, pp. 295-6
COMMENT: This area appears to be in the vicinity of what became Mu. Co. in this same year.
Ordered that Joel STEPHENS oversee the clearing out and keeping in repair that part of public road called Commissioners Trace from where Liberty Road crosses same to the ford of Big Harpeth below NICHOLS' mill and all hands living in the bounds following beginning at said ford thence to Francis WALKER'S thence to Lewis STEPHENS thence to Owen HINES thence crossing said road so as to include John GOFF and Mrs. McCONNICO to work thereon. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min. V. 1, p. 300-01
1807 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1807 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Jr. 1 WP
1807 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF big 1 WP (Giles Co.)
1807 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 333 1/3A Little Bigby, 0P
1807 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 640A Spencers Cr., 0 WP, 2 BP
1807 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GOFF 1 WP
COMMENT: 1807 appears to be the last time John GOFF (big or Sr.) appears in Wm. Co., Tax Lists. I was under the impression only land owners could be appointed to do county work, and do not know which John GOFF is mentioned in these minutes.
On motion of George NEELY and Martin STANLEY by their atty. A. B. HAYS stating that whereas John GOFF, Sr., on the 14th of April 1897 obtained a judgment in this court against James McCRACKEN, Martin STANLEY & George NEELY for the sum of $25.56 and whereas the said Martin and George as securities for said James McCRACKEN did pay and satisfy in part the execution thereon paid by paying into the hands of the sheriff of this county the sum of $151.90, it is therefore ordered by the court that judgment be entered in favor of said Martin STANLEY and George NEELY against said James McCRACKEN for the sum of $151.90 and costs of this motion. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 336
Ordered that Joel STEPHENS, Lewis STEPHENS, Britain GARNER, John WEST, Isaac BATEMAN, John GOFF and Enoch BATEMAN or any 5 of whom being sworn mark and lay off road leading from Franklin to Liberty Meeting House, across land of Stephen BANFIELD to best advantage with as little damage to enclosures as possible ... Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 1, p. 345
1808 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 640A Spencers Cr., 0 WP, 2 BP
1808 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GOFF 1 WP
1808 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP, 1 BP
1808 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
COMMENT: William and Thomas GOFF are proven sons of Andrew GOFF. It appears "Big" John GOFF has moved from Wm. Co., and I believe John GOFF data after 1807 in that county refer to John GOFF, Jr, although not always specified.
1809 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 640A Spencers Cr., 0 WP, 3 BP
1809 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GOFF 1 WP
1809 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1809 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF, Jr. 1 WP
1810 State Tax Only
1810 Wm. Co., TN Tax List John GOFF 1 WP
1810 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 640A Spencers Cr., 0 WP, 3 BP
1810 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1811 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GAUGH 1 WP
1811 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1811 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 640A Spencers Cr. by Grant, 0 WP, 3 BP
Ordered that Abram SCOTT, James LAUGHRIDGE, Wm. DUNN, Elijah GOSSETT, Robt. M. GITE, Wm. GOSSETT and John GOFF be appointed a jury to view and make report of the new road as now cut out by Abram HARRIMAN'S leading from Scottsville to Franklin, whither it is the best and most convenient way or not and make return to our next court. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 293
1812-9-21 Called to serve on grand jury, John GOFF, Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 403
Ordered that John GOFF be appointed overseer of the publick (sic) road leading up Little Bigby and all the hands which worked under Lewis NEEDHAM former overseer work under his direction. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 419
1812 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GAUGH 1 WP
1812 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 490A Spencers Cr. of B. Harp. 0 WP, 3 BP
1812 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
1812 Mu. Co., TN Tax List John GAUGH 1 WP, No land
John GAUGH 1 WP, No land
Andrew GOFF 0P, 333 1/3A - Little Bigby
Andrew GOFF 0P, 130A - Duck River
Andrew GOFF 0P, 300A
Deed to John GOFF from Washington L. HANNUM and wife Patsy, Sterling C. ROBERTSON, John CHILDRESS and wife Betsy and Eldridge B. ROBERTSON by W. L. HANNUM their atty., of Dv. Co., conveys 328A on Little Tom Bigby Creek, granted by NC Grant No. 1045 to Elijah ROBERTSON, beginning on MACK'S SE corner thence SW to THOMPSON'S corner, thence W with THOMPSON'S line to a pole, his beginning corner, to a bunch of lynns on W boundary of ROBERTSON'S grant, thence with said line to MACK'S SW corner, thence with MACK'S line to beginning. Wit. Nathaniel THOMPSON and Robert MACK. Presented to court June 1813. Mu. Co., TN D.B. E1, item 181, p. 143
William BASS appointed oversee the clearing of road from Nathaniel THOMPSON'S N boundary line to the corner of William JOHNSON .... hands of John GOFF to work under him. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 492
Ordered John GOFF road oversee keeping public road as now in use from the 7 mile tree to the 10 mile tree on the public road leading from PILLOW'S mill to the Elk River Ridge and the following hands work under him, to wit: James REES, --- ABERNATHY, Silas ALEXANDER, Lewis NEEDHAM, Bailey NEEDHAM, John GARRAGUS, William GARRAGUS, Nathan GARRAGUS, Wm. SMITHSON, Hezekiah JONES, Samuel SCOTT, --- HARRICK, John WHITE, Josiah BEARD, James HAMILTON, Robert McCONNELL, Joseph ROSBOROUGH, Jacob WILLIAMS and David JONES. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 3
Deed to John GOFF from Washington L. HANNUM, atty in fact for 320A, wit. Nathaniel THOMPSON and Robert MACK. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 6
Deed to Nathaniel THOMPSON from Washington L. HANNUM, for 200A, wit. Robert MACK and John GOFF. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 7
Andrew ERWIN of Buncomb. Co., NC, to Thomas GOFF, for $2,900, on waters of Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek, part of 5,000A grant to Henry MONTFORT, dated 7-10-1788, No. 79, near a meeting house at SW corner of the Spring Tract, adj. John TACKER, to an oak near a still house, 920A., including McCABE, BOWEN & BROWNLOW'S improvement. Wit. Samuel JONES & John DAVIDSON. Gi. Co., TN D.B. B, p. 111.
(There were several GOFF men in early records of Gi. Co., TN. This Thomas GOFF, an Ira GOFF, and Felix GOFF may all be related to John GOFF. Perhaps one was the father of John.)
1813 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Andrew GOFF 490A Spencers Cr. by Grant 0 WP, 3 BP
1813 Wm. Co., TN Tax List William GOFF 1 WP
1813 Wm. Co., TN Tax List Thomas GOFF 1 WP
Thomas GOFF acknowledges himself indebted to the state of TN in sum of $100 to be levied of his goods & chattels lands and tenements, but void on condition that he makes his personal appearance a the present term of this court to give evidence in behalf o the state against Curtis HOOKS on a charge of petit larceny and not depart hence without leave of the court. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 97
The grand jury returned a bill of indictment against Curtis HOOKS for petit larceny. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 103
Ordered that Bailey BROOKS overseer the public road from the 7 mile tree to the 10 mile tree on PILLOW'S road and same hands who formerly worked under John GOFF as overseer work thereon under his direction. Mu. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 168
Letters of adm. on estate of George GOFF, dec'd. issued to John GOFF, he having given bond and security ... Gi. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 201.
John GOFF, adm. of George GOFF, dec'd, returns inv. of estate ... Gi. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 201.
Ordered that John GOFF be appointed gdn. for Peggy GOFF, James GOFF and John GOFF, orphan children of George GOFF, dec'd. He made bond and security. Gi. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 202.
Order of sale issue to John GOFF, adm. of est. of George GOFF, dec'd, to sell perishable part of said estate, negroes excepted and that John GOFF, gdn. of Peggy, James and John GOFF, orphans of George GOFF, dec'd, ordered to sell house and lot in Pulaski belong to said estate on credit of 9 months and 6 months credit be given on sale of the perishable estate. Gi. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 209.
COMMENT: I have not found deed where George GOFF bought the lot in Pulaski. There are no records of any of the early GOFF men buying a lot there that I know about.
John GOFF of Gi. Co. to Bailey NEEDHAM for $2,000, 320A on waters of Little Tom Bigby, part of a NC grant to Elijah ROBERTSON, adj. THOMPSON'S corner, Elijah ROBERTSON, MACK'S line. Wit. Ephriam P. ABERNATHY and Thomas JONES. (same land as bought in 1813) Mu. Co., TN D.B. G1, item 344, no page no.
John GOFF for love to John Wood GOFF and James Davidson GOFF, sons of deceased brother George, a negro boy. Wit. David DICKSON. Gi. Co., TN D.B. C, p. 45
John GOFF from Carter H. & Fanny CLEVELAND, 200A on Polk Creek. Wit. German LESTER, William WOODS and Jesse WALTON. Gi. Co., TN D.B. C, p. 166
See under William McEWEN, deceased, division: January Session 1817.
James DAVIDSON of Scott Co., KY, deed of gift to grand-daughter Peggy Goldman GOFF of Lee Co., VA, being about 11 years old. There was some misunderstanding on part of James DAVIDSON regarding delivery of slave from father to Peggy. Gi. Co., TN D.B. C, p. 424
1820 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen. John GOFF 110.01-012.1-9
1820 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Thomas GOFF 320.011-510.1-4
To Edward DOUGLASS from Samuel JORDAN & John PHILLUPS, exors. of the LW&T of George JUDE, deceased, late of Madison Co., Terr. of AL, ... to make a deed to Edward DOUGLASS, son-in-law of George JUDE ... Wit. John HAWKINS, John H. CAMP, James AUSTIN, Thomas PHILLUPS. Gi. Co., TN D.B. D, p. 315
Edward D. JONES, James RAINEY & Eliza W. his wife, and Homer RAINEY to John GOFF, for $1600 land on N side of Richland Creek, adj. William RAINEY'S old 4,000A survey, also to where old survey crosses creek, 165A. Wit. Robert BRADFUTE, Thomas RAINEY & Wm. FRASIER. Gi. Co., TN D.B. E, p. 132.
John GOFF to David C. GIBSON, for $300, 90A in Range 3, on waters of Sugar Creek in Co. of Lawrence, adj. lands of Thomas MEREDITH, follows creek. Next page is missing. Gi. Co., TN D.B. F, p. 64
Jacob SHALL to John GOFF for $500 has delivered unto John GOFF a certain negro woman slave for life named VINA and her son JACKSON about 2 years old. Wit. A. M. BALLENTINE, R. G. SCOGGIN, reg 6-4-1838. Gi. Co., TN D.B. N, p. 286.
Deed to John GOFF from Aaron V. BROWN, for $800, secured, the upper on southern half of Lot No. 33 of small lots, beginning at a line between BROWN and BALLENTINE, with the street to the alley and back to commons line, thence round to a point on common line to beginning, being part on which said BROWN'S offices are situated. Wit. A. M. BALLENTINE & Isaiah BALLENTINE. Gi. Co., TN D.B. H, p. 66
1830 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 192 John GOFF 000.110.01-000.001
1830 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 158 Thomas GOFF 122.011-100.122.2 (39/40 b. 1791/1800)
James PERRY to John GOFF, for $300. for Lot 13 in Pulaski. Gi. Co., TN D.B. K, p. 371
Deed John GOFF to Thomas MARTIN for $2100., 200A on Polk Creek, a branch of Richland Creek of Elk River, part of a 300A tract sold by Wm. POLK to Larkin CLEVELAND and willed to Carter H. CLEVELAND and Fanny CLEVELAND. Wit. A. F. GOFF and James PERRY. Gi. Co., TN D.B. N, p. 340
John GOFF to Andrew F. GOFF for natural love and affection he bears for his son, Lot 12 in Pulaski. Gi. Co., TN D.B. L, p. 159
Archibald STORY to John GOFF, $850. on waters of Pidgeon Roost creek, Range 1, Sec. 4. Adj. Alexander BLACK, Thomas WILKERSON (dec'd.) W boundary, 200A. No wit. Gi. Co., TN D.B. L, p. 389
John GOFF buys 50A, adj. Wm. McCABE, Alexander BLACK, Samuel H. DOTSON, for $200 from Archibald STORY. Wit. F. W. GOFF and James KOWNS. Gi. Co., TN D.B. M, p. 237
John GOFF to Thomas MARTIN for $3,000. sells land on N side of Richland Creek, adj. NW corner of William RAMEY'S old 4,000A survey, strikes Richland Creek. Wit. A. F. GOFF & James PERRY. Gi. Co., TN D.B. N, p. 342.
James ENGLISH of Itawamba Co., MS to John GOFF for $186.66 his undivided 3rd part of tract of land in Gi. Co., on waters of Pigeon Roost Creek, Entry No. 1818 for 233A entered by OBRYAN, ENGLISH and OBRYAN, in 7th Dist., Sec. 4, adj. Reservation line at corner of Thomas WILKINSON'S survey. Wit. Andrew GORDON & E. D. JONES. Gi. Co., TN D.B. O, p. 224.
1840 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 161 John GOFF 000.000.001-000.000.01
Thomas H. HOPKINS of Warren Co., TN, special commissioner appointed by Chanc. Ct. at McMinnville, for $375 paid by John GOFF for 2/3 portion of tract on Pigeon Roost Creek, adj. Reservation line, DODSON'S boundary line, 233A, formerly owned by John McDONALD by survey. Gi. Co., TN D.B. P, p. 53
John GOFF to Eliza K. GORDON, daughter of John GOFF, for natural love and affection, as also for the better maintenance, support and livlihood of her, has aleined, en??? and confirmed to her and her heirs 115A, on waters of Robersons Fork, beginning in middle of Robersons fork creek, with "his" line, with PATE'S line, J. W. WHEELER'S NW corner, Reservation line, back to middle of Robersons fork creek.... that she and her heirs hereafter peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy and enjoy the said messuage, farm, lands, tenement, hereditaments and premises hereby granted and confirmed or mentioned or intended to be hereby granted and confirmed with heirs and every of their appurtenances free clear and fully discharged or well and sufficiently save kept harmless and indemnified of, from, and against all forms and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, jointures, fuffments? dowers and estates and of from and against all former and other titles troubles charges encumbrances whatsoever had done or suffered by him the said John GOFF his heirs or assigns... Wit. J. W. GOFF, John P. EZELL. Gi. Co., TN D.B. P, p. 408.
William H. FIELD to John GOFF, Sr., for $1025. 3 negroes, EDWIN about 21, PAULINA a woman and her child about 5 or 6 weeks old. Wit. J. W. GOFF, Saml. J. ROGERS. Gi. Co., TN D.B. Q, p. 347
Andrew GORDON and wife Eliza K., to John GOFF all of Gi. Co., TN, for undivided 1/2 section No. 22, and 1/2 of SE quarter section, Range 5E, township of Panola Co., MS, being 400A. Andrew GORDON owns other half, in exchange for 115A on Robertsons Fork of Gi. Co., adj. PATE'S line, James W. WHEELER'S NW corner, Congressional Reservation line. Gi. Co., TN D.B. Q, p. 395
John GOFF buys negro boy SAM about 15 years old, for $500, sold at public auction to settle debts of owner, sold by J. A. JACKSON, sheriff of Gi. Co. Gi. Co., TN D.B. R, p. 296
John GOFF buys Lots 9 and 10 in town of Pulaski for $1,000 from G. F. SIMONTON, bounded on north by Hemp St., on east by the common, on south an alley, on the west by first street. Wit. A. M. BALLENTINE, G. W. BALLENTINE.
On same page, next day John GOFF sells the lots for $1100 to Ann A. HARWELL. No wit. Gi. Co., TN D.B. R, p. 502.
At the request of John GOFF to be detached from District No. 12 and attached to C.D. No. 7 in this county, and court be satisfied that his residence is very near the dividing line of said districts and that his convenience will be promoted by such change, it is therefore ordered by the court now here that his request be granted and that he henceforth be entitled to all the privileges of citizenship in District No. 7 according to the existing laws of this state. Gi. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 104.
1850 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., 16th CD, hh 185
John GOFF 74 VA Fmr $6,000
Aurelia T. (f) 16 GA
John GOFF to Noah HANCOCK $8,300. to be paid on 1st day of Jan 1853, $2,500., 1st day of Jan 1854 $2,500, 1-1-1855 $2,500. land on which I then resided supposed at that time to be 375A more or less, but which is hereafter more particularly described, and on the 23rd of Aug. 1851 I executed bond to HANCOCK, Noah HANCOCK died intestate, without having received title to said land and left him surviving his four children to wit Mary Ann BATTE, w/o of Augustine A. BATTE, Luke H. HANCOCK, Virginia C. HANCOCK and Achilles M. HANCOCK, his only heirs and Augustine A. BATTE qualified as adm. in Co. Ct. I now sell unto said (above heirs) on turnpike road leading to Columbia about 1 mile N of Pulaski in Dist. 7 principally, containing estimated 375A to wit; adj. NW corner of GORDON tract, Frank WILKINSON'S W boundary, Mrs. BRAMLETT'S corner, TILLERY'S line, NW corner of William WOODS, STORY'S line, ... including and embracing all the land that I purchased of Arch STOREY, ENGLISH, HOPKINS & William WOODS 50A except 70A sold to Judge BRAMLETT. I have good and right to convey, same is uncumbered. Wit. John C. WALKER & J. Nelson PATTERSON. Gi. Co., D.B. AA, p. 368
James S. and Alexander S. CONNER to settle estate of William CONNER, sold at public sale by decree of Chan. Ct. at Pulaski to John GOFF, 202A, beginning near the Cornersville Rd., McCALLUM'S corner, McKEENAN'S NE corner, STONE'S corner, Locust Hill tract, Buck Spring hollow. Wit. John C. WALKER & John C. BROWN. Gi. Co., TN D.B. AA, p. 262
1860 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 202-101, hh 1435
John GOFF 85 VA Farmer $6750/31,500
John GOFF to William BATTE for 202A on Cornersville Road, in payment for 776 acres in Lamar Co., TX, on banks of Red River known as SADLER Place. BATTE owes lien of $3300 and interest to be cleared and pay and release said of all liens... "I am about to move to State of Texas". Wit. J. C. WALKER & W. H. McCALLUM. Reg. 7-15-1863. Gi. Co., TN D.B. BB, p. 540.
(For a number of years I have wanted to know what became of John GOFF of Gi. Co., TN I feared he had come to some tragedy, but I did not expect the following information. When I went to Lamar Co., TN to see if I could find some probate for him, I found the above deed, but there was no mention of a debt on the land. It was dated the same date but the deed was to George W. GOFF for the same land in Lamar Co.,TX No mention was made of the deed to John GOFF. George died soon after acquiring the land and there was a deposition from William BATTE stating he had sold the land to George. I am glad Mr. William Q. MARTIN has persisted in a route I would not have thought of pursuing and finding his will in Wm. Co., TN)
Will of John GOFF, probated March Term 1875:
Know all men by these presents that I John GOFF of the Co. of Wm., State of Tennessee, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.
1st I give and bequeath to Margaret M. McKAY the sum of Fifty dollars ($50.00/100) in consideration of the care, kindness and attention which she has from time to time bestowed upon me.
2nd I give and bequeath to Maria GOFF (colored) the household goods which I have with me and which I am making use of at this time; provided she, the said Maria GOFF, remains with me until my death, but if she leaves me before that time this section of this will is hereby revoked.
3rd In consideration of the affection which I bear for my grand-son George W. GORDON I give and bequeath to him all of the remaining effects of which I am now or may be possessed after my just debts have been paid, including all the notes, money and household goods not herein disposed of that I may have on hand.
4th Whereas my son A. F. GOFF has taken without my consent or authority Two thousand dollars in Gold, Twenty one hundred and eight Dollars and eighty one cents in paper currency of the Planters Bank of Tennessee and three thousand dollars in notes; and whereas the said money and notes were my rightful property when taken and whereas on my demand the said A. F. GOFF refuses to give up same now therefore I authorize the recovery of the said money and notes by legal process and if recovered or any part of it then I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza K. GORDON and her heirs one half of the sum and the other half I give and bequeath the other half to the heirs of my son George W. GOFF (deceased).
5th I ordain and appoint John B. McEWEN Esqr. of Franklin, Tennessee as executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and published and declared this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the wit. named below this 15th day of January 1866. s/John (X his mark) GOFF
Signed and published and declared to by the said John GOFF as and for his last will and testament in presence of us and at his request ... as wit. thereto this 15th day of Jan. 1866. James L. McKAY and Thomas N. BRASLEY
William A. McKAY married Margaret McEWEN d/o James McEWEN and Elizabeth GOFF, gr/dau of David McEWEN and Margaret ERWIN, Wm. Co., TN Marriage Records by WHITLEY
He is not indexed in 1870 Fed. Cen., but may have been left out, as the indexes are not always accurate.
The last will and testament of John GOFF deceased is produced in open court for probate and execution thereof duly proven thus? Thomas H. BRASLEY appears in open court on the 9th day of March 1875 ... that he was of sound and disposing memory at the making of said will and was under no undue influence. Also James L. McKAY appears in open court on the 17th day of March 1875 and being duly sworn for the purpose ... also of sound mind and disposing memory and that he made his mark instead of writing his name in conveyance of extreme nervousness and that he was under no undue influence and thereupon it is ordered by the court that said will be recorded.
I. Sally GOFF, b., d., m. David C. GIBSON?
She is in the home of her parents in 1820 and not in their home in 1830. I do not know if she married, died or moved away. Further information would be appreciated. McEWEN papers said she married a GIBSON.
Deed Eliza F. GOFF and David C. & Sally GIBSON to Ephraim McEWEN. Wit. David F. McEWEN and John GOFF. Wm. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., V. 7, p. 420
Isaac GOFF, bondsman for J. W. GIBSON m. Hannah DICKIE, Mu. Co., TN
Is the deed from Eliza F. GOFF is probably Eliza K. and her sister Sally GIBSON, so now I wonder what is right, Sally or Susan? Sally McEWEN married David McEWEN according to the records I have on the McEWEN'S. So then who is the Eliza F.? Eliza K. was not married until 1825.
The deed is indexed as Eliza GOFF to Ephraim McEWEN 1828-1829, Bk J, p. 543.
II. Eliza K. GOFF, b. ca 1801, Wm. Co., TN, d. 1-18-1872, Wash. Co., TX, m. 1-13-1825, Gi. Co., TN, Andrew GORDON, b. 12-15-1802, TN, d. 6-24-1889, Wash. Co., TX?
1820 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Robert GORDON 021.201.210.01-16
1830 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Andrew GORDON 100.02-2001.01 (wife 20/29)
1840 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 157 Andrew GORDON 221..001-112.001
Andrew GORDON to W. R. DICKERSON for $1,000, 116A on Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek, adj. Reservation line, YOKLEY'S line, to middle of Robertsons Fork, down said creek to John GOFF'S NE corner in middle of said creek, E with GOFF'S line 58 4/10P with reservation line 72P to beginning. Wit. John GOFF, John GORDON. Gi. Co.,TN D.B. R, p. 146
Andrew GORDON of Pontotoc Co., MS to James W. WEST for $1845, 2 tracts, one 45A & 4P on Richland Creek, Dist. 16, adj. Robert L. NELSON'S corner, Lucinda SMITH'S line, John CHAPMAN'S SE corner, Nicholas GRIGGS boundary, containing 98A - the other adj. Robert J. NELSON, Wm. BEARDEN, Lucinda SMITH, David KINCAID'S W boundary line. Ack. court 2-3-1845. Gi. Co., TN D.B. R, p. 287-88
1850 Tippah Co., MS Fed. Cen., p. 574, 3rd. Div., hh 1192
Andrew GORDON 48 TN Farmer $7800 Eliza K. 49 TN
John G. 21 TN Merchant Andrew F. 18 TN Farmer
* David M. 16 TN Att. sch George W. 14 TN Att. sch
Sarah E. 12 TN Att. sch Wm. C. 10 TN Att. sch
Nancy M. 8 TN Att. sch
*Brick Church Cem.: D. M. GORDON, s/o Andrew and Eliza K. GORDON b. 1-7-1835, d. 6-30-1862
Belle Goff GORDON, b. 10-25-1860, d. 11-20-1862
Newspaper Clipping in Scrapbook, Gi. Co., TN Misc. Roll #119, p. 4
"We had the pleasure of a call from General G. W. GORDON, of Memphis, TN, who has been spending some months in Texas at the home of his nativity, on the San Gabriel, in Wm. county. This gentleman moved to his adopted State some years before the war, where he was living when the rebellion commenced. With the first notes of alarm he offered himself in defense of the South, and his history is entwined amid the fearful days of her bloody struggles. He rose to the rank of Brigadier General, in General CHEATHAM'S division, C.S.A., served during the whole war with distinc-tion, and was three times taken prisoner. His sojourn in Texas has been made sad by the death of a dear and aged mother, whose obituary appears in this issue of the Statesman."
p. 7, San Gabriel, Jan. 25, 1872
"A Good Woman Gone"
"The victor of the tomb. has been busy at his accustomed work! Mrs. Eliza K. GORDON, consort of Andrew GORDON, died in the seventy-first year of her age at her residence in Wm. Co., Texas on Thursday the 18th of January of rheumatism of the heart. The deceased was a native of Virginia, from which she removed to Gi. Co., TN, where she resided many years, then removed to Mississippi, whence she immigrated to Texas in 1853, where the voyage of life ended, and her beautiful spirit passed thence the pearly portals.
"It has never been our solemn duty to record the death of one who combined so many of the beauties and nobilities of human character with so few of its frailties and imperfections. She possessed unusual powers of intellect, as also rare and exalted qualities of heart. Of a quick, penetrative and comprehensive mind, her influence was felt and acknow-ledged wherever she was. Of an amiable, just and conciliatory dispo-sition she was loved and honored by all who knew her. She was good and gifted, generous and forgiving, and represented the fullest measure of our idea of a woman. In every demand that life made upon her, she did her duty an she did it well.
"As a wife, she was dutiful an devoted -- as a mother, fond, affectionate and gentle. None ever sustained those sacred relationships more beautifully an nobly than she.
"As a neighbor, she was kind an generous; as a friend, steadfast and ardent. And thus, in addition to a stricken and sorrowing family, she leaves many other fond ones to mourn her loss, and weep the tear of affectionate sympathy.
"Finally, her life was beautiful and holy -- an illustration of Christianity, a demonstration of truth. For more than fifty years she was a professor of the christian religion, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. And if there is bliss beyond the tomb for those who did their duty here, she is blest and happy there. "I hear a voice from heaven saying unto me, from henceforth, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord!""
Excerpt of GORDON genealogy, same roll of microfilm
"Gen. G. W. GORDON of Memphis state in 1900 that a family record in the possession of his brother John GORDON of Wm. Co., TX gave the date of Robert GORDON'S birth as 1764 and the place as Virginia.
Excerpt - Children of Robert and Mary (Kennedy) GORDON, #5 Andrew
Excerpt - Andrew GORDON, son of Robert and Mary (Kennedy) GORDON
b. 12-15-1802, d. 6-24-1889, m. 1-13-1825, Eliza GOFF
1. George W. GORDON, General in Confederate Army, Supt. of Public Schools in Memphis, Tenn., Member of Congress
2. John GORDON of Laveport, Wm. Co., TX
III. Mary Tuttle GOFF, b. 10-24-1805, probably Wm. Co., TN, d. 2-20-1890, Pulaski, Gi. Co., TN, m. ca 1821/24, Gi. Co., TN, Andrew M. BALLENTINE
b. ca 1791 Co. Tyrone, IRE, s/o George BALLENTINE & Jane MITCHELL
See genealogy published in the Gi. Co., TN Historical Society Bulletin.
1830 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., A. M. BALLENTINE, 200.001-100.01
Archibald C. WHITE to Andrew M. BALLENTINE for $260., part of NC grant No. 184 to John HAYWOOD on Richland Creek. Wit. J. W. GOFF and A. F. GOFF. Gi. Co., TN D.B. L, p. 434
George W. GOFF from William AYMETT. Wit. A. M. BALLENTINE and J. W. GOFF. Gi. Co., TN D.B. Q, p. 16
1840 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 161 A. M. BALLENTINE 212.021.1-110.001
A. M. BALLENTINE to Jonathan GOFF, freeman, for $200 for 50A on waters of Pigeon Roost Creek. Wit. E. B. McGUIRE & J. W. GOFF. Gi. Co., TN D.B. P, p. 289
1870 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 36-120, hh 289-253
Andrew M. BALLENTINE 65 IRE Fmr $84,000 Mary T. 52 TN
Andrew D. 23 TN James H. 21 TN
Mary A. 18 TN Virginia O. 16 TN
A. John Goff BALLENTINE, b. 5-20-1825, d. 11-23-1915, Pulaski, Gi. Co., TN, m. 1859, Mary Elizabeth LAIRD, b. 1832, d. 1917
B. George Washington BALLENTINE, b. 11-19-1828, d. 3-5-1885, Sardis, Panola Co., MS, m. 1) Mary G. CHILDRESS 4-21-1851, m. 2) Mary WINCHESTER 1870?
C. Margaret J. BALLENTINE, b. 5-25-1830, d. 8-15-1886, Murfreesboro, Ruth. Co., TN, m. 1) William Taylor MASON 10-23-1851, m. 2) Gen. Joseph B. PALMER
D. William F. BALLENTINE, b. 8-24-1832, d. 6-29-1880, Pulaski, Gi. Co., TN, m. Sarah Ann E. LEATHERMAN 10-11-1853
E. Andrew "Hick" Jackson BALLENTINE, b. 12-30-1835, d. 1903 Pulaski, Gi. Co., TN, m. Amanda KENNEDY, d/o John KENNEDY
F. James Hamilton BALLENTINE, b. 1837, d. 5-18-1881, m. Mary Eleanor ASOBA?
G. Mary Adelaide BALLENTINE, b. 10-27-1840, d. 6-13-1863, Pulaski, Gi. Co., TN unm.
H. Virginia Orlean BALLENTINE, b. 2-2-1843, d. 9-25-1866, Pulaksi, Gi. Co., TN unm.
IV. Andrew F. GOFF, b. ca 1812. An attorney.
m. 1) 7-24-1834, Pulaski, Adelaide BRAMLETT, d/o of Judge L. M. & Sarah S. BRAMLETT, b. 7-28-1819, d. 8-18-1842, bur. Maplewood Cem.
m. 2) 7-1-1843, Dv. Co., TN, White Cottage, by Rev. Dr. Edgar
Rebecca J. ERWIN
James PERRY deed of trust to Thomas MARTIN & Andrew F. GOFF. Gi. Co., TN D.B. K, p. 587
James N. SHELL owes Andrew F. GOFF, gives deed of trust to Felix W. GOFF a white sorrel horse to be sold if he does not pay debt. Gi. Co., TN D.B. K, p. 600
James PERRY to Andrew F. GOFF for $300, lot 13 in Pulaski. Gi. Co., TN D.B. L, p. 195.
COMMENT: This is the same lot James PERRY sold to John GOFF in 1833.)
A. F. GOFF of Franklin Co., TN to David HOWARD Lot 13 in Pulaski. Wit. John C. WALKER and Milton A. HAYNES. Gi. Co., TN D.B. Q, p. 193
1850 Dv. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Index: A. GOFF, 45
Reuben E. WHITSITT to Andrew F. GOFF, recorded 9-10-1857, land on Mill Creek. Dv. Co., TN D.B. 27, p. 55
1860 Dv. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Index, p. 63 (I have not read this microfilm.)
A. F. GOFF 50 Rebecca J. 49
Christopher MARTIN 48 Mary SAMMON 40
Robert CRABTREE 5
1860 Dv. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Index, p. 258 (I have not read this microfilm.)
Andrew GOFF 60
The following census records included because this Andrew F. GOFF in Franklin Co., TN in 1860 is not the right age to be the son of John GOFF. I do not know if he is a son of the GOFF who lived in Lincoln Co., TN.
1850 Marshall Co., TN Fed. Cen. printed index, p. 589-825
Andrew GOFF 25 TN
Lauretta 26 TN Louisa 8
Vina 4 Elizabeth 3
Thomas 1 Orange 6/12
1860 Franklin Co., TN Fed. Cen. printe index, p. 30-81
Andrew GOFF 35 Laura 35
Louisa 20 Viny A. 16
Patrick 1 Martha 3
V. George W. GOFF, b. ca 1812, d. ca 1865, Lamar Co., TX, m. Nancy
1850 and 1860 Lamar Co., TX Fed. Cen.
VI. Margaret GOFF, b. 1816, Mu. Co., TN?, d. 1817, Mu. Co., TN?
Gi. CO., TN DEED INDEX
(I do not have microfilm for these deeds.)
GRANTEE GRANTOR BK/YR PG LAND
John GOFF Thomas BATTE S1846 82 Lot 38
George W. GOFF John GOFF S1846 459 400
John GOFF George A. GOFF T1848 39 400
Vina GOFF Jones M. HARDY T1848 249 2 Lots
John GOFF M. H. & T. W. GRAVES T1848 382 BS
Jonathan GOFF J. B. RUTLEDGE T1848 560 BS
Richard B. GOFF Thomas B. GOFF W1852 433 BS
Thomas K. GORDON Andrew GORDON W1852 436 196
R. B. GOFF G. W. COCKBURN X1854 249 BS
*T. B. GOFF J. C. & M. K. GOFF X1854 540 PA
John GOFF A. S. & J. S. CONNER AA1859 262 262
J. F. GOFF Joe S. EDMUNDSON JJ1875 368 1
GRANTOR GRANTEE BK/YR PG LAND
John GOFF Morgan FITZPATRICK & others S1846 266 416 1/2
John GOFF George W. GOFF S1846 459 400
Thomas GOFF J. B. RUTLEDGE S1846 494 300
John GOFF B. M. BURCH T1848 56 4
George A. GOFF John GOFF T1848 39 400
Vina GOFF B. M. BURCH U1849 420 2 Lots
Vina GOFF J. C. WALKER U1849 419 PA
*Thomas B. GOFF Richard B. GOFF W1852 433 BS
Andrew GORDON Thos. K. GORDON W1852 436 196
*J. C. GOFF J. ANGUS X1854 254 BS
*J. C. & M. K. GOFF T. B. GOFF X1854 540 PA
John GOFF N. HANCOCK AA1859 268 375
*M. K. GOFF et als D. H. WOOD et als DD1867 311 126 1/2
Joseph M. GORDON Robert J. ROTHROCK JJ1874 139 ---
OTHER GOFF NOTES
I believe some or possibly all the following are related to John GOFF of Gi. Co. I am leaving these records in this compilation for possible research to be done in the future on some of these people. Perhaps if they have proof of connection to "John GOFF of Giles", they may want to contact Mr. William Martin.
THOMAS JEFFERSON GOFF
Thomas J. GOFF who m. a DOUGLASS appears to be the Thomas GOFF of La. Co., TN. He is only 17 years younger than John GOFF of Gi. Co., TN, if census ages are correct. He does appear to live in Gi. before moving to La. Co. He would be 27 in 1816, not a minor.
Ruth McCORMACK, pltf. vs. Thomas GOFF, deft. - Debt. Plaintiff asks suit be dismissed, to pay the defendant his costs for defense in this behalf expended Gi. Co. Ct. Min.. p 1.
Ordered that letters of Adm. of est. of John DAVIS dec'd. be granted to Thomas GOFF. He having given bond & security according to law. Gi. Co. Ct. Min., p. 49.
Thomas GOFF, adm. of John DAVIS, dec'd. returned an inv. of said est. and ordered to be recorded. Gi. Co. Ct. Min., p. 49.
Thomas GOFF of Gi. Co., to Walter LOCK, for $900, on Lynn Creek, 300A. Wit. John DICKEY, Geo. M. GIBSON, Geo. GIBSON. Gi. Co., TN D.B. B, p. 102
Thomas GOFF, adm. of est. of John DAVIS, dec'd, returned account of sale of est. Gi. Co., TN Co. Ct. Min., p. 229.
1820 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen. Thomas GOFF 320.011-510.1-4
John DEWASER to Thomas GOFF for $1200 land on Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek, adj. TAYLOR & GOFF'S corner, GOFF'S line, 100A. Wit. Augustine CARTER, Saml. E. TOMLINSON, Henry SHRADER, John TRACHSUR. Gi. Co., TN D.B. E, p. 1.
From Hugh WEIR to Thomas GOFF for $210.31 land on Richland Creek, part of Henry MONTFORT'S 5,000A grant, acres sold not given. Wit. Thos. K. GORDON & David K. McEWEN. Gi. Co., TN D.B. F, p. 468.
To Thomas GOFF from W. P. McCABE, for $1500., negro SAM 45, SINER his wife, 33, child CHARLES age 5, SUKEY age 3 and CATHERINE age 1. Wit. Richard H. ALLEN. Gi. Co., TN D.B. F, p. 405
Thomas GOFF to John TACKER for $345, on Waters of Richland Creek, part of 5000A grant to Henry MONTFORT, adj. John TACKER, LOCK, 35A. Wit. Peter SWANSON, Daniel ALLEN. Gi. Co., TN D.B. E, p. 299
Thomas GOFF to John TACKER for $150. land on waters of Richland Creek, part of 5,000A grant to Henry MONTFORT by Patent No. 79, beg. at Thomas GOFF'S NW corner. Wit. Peter SWANSON & Daniel ALLEN. Gi. Co., TN D.B. E, p. 283
Thomas GOFF to James DOUGLAS, for $210.3125, land on Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek, beg. at a poplar in the E boundary line of Henry MONTFORT 5,000A grant, thence with said line 92P to a stake, thence S 48 degrees W 46P to a poplar, thence S 15 degrees W 54P to a box elder, thence a straight line to the beginning 52P being a part of MONTFORT'S survey. No wit. Gi. Co., TN D.B. H, p. 40.
Deed Thomas GOFF from Sheriff of Gi. Co., property not described, part of pages torn out of book. (From what I can read John DEWASER has died, there is Chanc. Ct. decree in 1824, Joseph JOHNS name seen on edge of page, there was a sheriff sale, Thomas GOFF bought for $89.+. Patrick MAGUIRE'S name is seen on page.... part of 803 3/4A sold to Thomas GOFF.) Gi. Co., TN D.B. F, p. 42
Lewis H. BROWN, sheriff, by virtue of judgement, Thomas GOFF bought as highest bidder 5-1-1824 at courthouse in Pulaski, 190A, adj. lands of Thomas GOFF, BIGHAM'S survey for $89.50. On 4-8-1826 Henry SHRADER redeemed the land, Thomas GOFF by virtue of an Act of the Assembly, conveyed to Henry SHRADER. Gi. Co., TN D.B. G, p. 51
Henry SHRADER to Thomas GOFF, 45A part of tract formerly owned by John DEWASER of 190A, bounded by Thomas GOFF'S SE corner, YOKLEY & CAR-PENTER'S line. No wit. Presented to court 5-1826. Gi. Co., TN D.B. G, p. 54
1830 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 158, Thomas GOFF 122.011-100.122.2
Thomas GOFF to John TACKER, for $1832. sells 183 8/10A on waters of Richland creek, adj. TACKER, LOCK. Wit. F. W. GOFF, R. S. ENGLISH, Jesse FRY, R. S. TACKER. Gi. Co., TN D.B. Q, p. 327
Thomas GOFF to John B. RUTLEDGE for $1,000. 100A on Richland Creek, adj. YOAKLY'S & GOFF'S corner. Wit. Jerome BLACK & T. P. ALLEN. Gi. Co., TN D.B. P, p. 396
Thomas GOFF sells land on Richland Creek to John TACKER. Wit. F. W. GOFF. Gi. Co., TN D.B. Q, p. 327
This Ira C. b. ca. 1818 (Not the same as earlier Ira C. GOFF.)
1850 Lawrence Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 312-759
Thomas GOFF 57 VA b. ca 1793 Thomas B. 20 TN
Leonidas 14 TN Daniel 28 TN
1850 Lawrence Co., TN Fed. Cen., p. 799-692
Ira C. GOFF 32 TN b. ca 1818 Nancy L. 31 TN
William S. 4 TN Amanda D. 1 TN
Robert GREENWAY 15 TN Newton THORN? 11 TN
Ira C. GOFF m. Nancy L. SWANSON 11-19-1840, Wm. Co., TN
MARRIAGES OF LAWRENCE CO., TN
1841-12-16 John C. GOFF & Margaret H. WOOD
1844-9-3 Harriett Jane GOFF & George W. COOKBURNE
1850-3-24 Eliza J. GOFF & James F. CROSS
COMMENT: See J. C., M. H. GOFF and the T. J. GOFF in the Gi. Co., TN Deed Indexes in later years.
James DOUGLAS d. testate in the summer of 1856, leaving widow Susan and 9 children: Mary S., w/o John N. CARTER, Martha Ann PETTY, John Henry DOUGLAS, Elizabeth Jane PETTY, Nathaniel R. DOUGLAS, James Washington DOUGLAS, Andrew Jackson DOUGLAS, Daniel Dennison DOUGLAS & Rufus Thomas DOUGLAS. N. D. BRALY, Exor. James died leaving a large real & personal estate.
COMMENT: The Thomas GOFF in 1850 Lawrence Co., TN has a son named Daniel.
Margaret K. GOFF by next friend John C. GOFF vs. Oscar COLE and wife and others: Margaret K. GOFF was d/o Martin Bird WOOD who d. a few years ago test. Robert H. LAIRD was exr. Margaret K. received Lot #8 of 144 1/2A and her brother David K. WOOD drew Lot #1 for 132A. They exchanged lots. Homestead on road from Pulaski to Cornersville about 10 mi. from Pulaski, known as Brick Church Road. Margaret and John C. had ch: Ann, w/o Oscar COLE, lived in TX; Eliza Virginia, w/o Joseph Middleton GORDON and George A. GOFF, all of Madison Co., TN. Margaret & John moved to Jackson, TN where John C. was in business and expected to live permanently. Margaret wants to sell the land and invest in property in Jackson, TN, a hotel by name of The Madison House. Woodruff Files, Gi. Co., TN Box G-6, Case 3042
Submitted by Janell McCann (Deceased 1 Jul 2007)