Anthony Goff Jr. was born about 1691, in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Anthony Goff Sr. (1656–1727) and Sarah Polly (1670–1727). When of Swansea, Anthony married Elizabeth Watts 25 Dec 1718, in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
Anthony-2 Goff Jr. (Anthony-1) was born at Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married at Rehboth Elizabeth Watts of Swansea.
They may have lived at Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut; at some point, an Antony Goffe was among the 45 persons who "gave bonds, drew lots and were admitted proprietors of Ashford," on or after 5 March 1718. (Larned, Ellen D., History of Windham County, Connecticut, p. 223) In the 1730s they were "warned out" of Bristol. Anthony was a shipwright. Their three sons all served in the American Revolution.
i. Elizabeth-3, b. Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 5 Nov 1719;
m. at E. Greenwich, RI Thomas Spencer.
ii. Abner, b. Swansea 9 July 1721;
m. Ruth Bailey.
iii. Nathan, b. Swansea 24 May 1723;
m. Mary Potter.
iv. Bethania, b. 20 Nov 1730; m. Coventry, Kent Co., RI 12 July 1752 John Johnson Jr., m. (2) Mary Goff, Bethania's sister.
v. Jonathan, b. Rehoboth, MA 18 Feb 1733/4.
vi. Chloe, b. Rehoboth, MA 3 March 1734/5.
vii. Ann, m. W. Greenwich, Kent Co., RI 24 Aug 1753 Robert Bailey, brother to Ruth (Bailey) Goff.
viii. Mary, b. 1740; m. John Johnson Jr., her sister Bethania's husband.
Name: Anthony Goff of Swansea
Spouse: Elizabeth Watts of Swansea
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1718
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0022366 item 3 & 0903395 items 7-8.
US Revolutionary War Rolls
[No evidence this applies to Anthony Goff of interest]
"... the Welsh word 'coch' that the Goff name derives from means red, i.e. red haired or red complexion. It is thought that the surname was most commonly given as an occupation name coming from the Cornish word 'goff' which means smith."
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↑ Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850. With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be available through Family History Centers throughout the United States. See table below for information listed.
↑ Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.