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Robert Goff (1691 - bef. 1763)

Robert (Richard) Goff
Born in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 8 May 1733 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusettsmap
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Died before in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
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This profile is part of the Goff Name Study.

A Gladding genealogy suggests he was born probably in Woburn, Massachusetts about 1690, son of Anthony Goff and Sarah Polley who were married there 29 Sep 1686.[1] This same genealogy suggests that Anthony and family had removed to Rehoboth by 1712/13.

There is an undated court record, but might be about 1730 that warns Robert Goff and family and William More to Depart the town of Rehoboth.[2] But the warning was either rescinded, or they returned by the mid 1730s:

Two Robert Goffs (the second spelled Robart) who might be father and son are in the various lists of Baptists in Rehoboth exempted from paying ministerial taxes starting in 1738, 1740 and 1741 (only one, suggesting Jr was still a minor,[3] 1744 (both)[4] and 1750.[5]

He died by 23 November 1763 when his estate was inventoried. Early the following year, the estate was distributed, naming his children:

"Ord. for & div. of est. of ROBERT GOFF of Reho., dcd. intest., btwn. his widow Elizabeth Goff & his childn: Robert Goff (eldest son), the childn. (Charles, Jacob & Rachel Goff) of Charles Goff (son, dcd.), Mary wife of Solomon Horton, Presilla wife of Hanthaniel Kilton, Sarah wife of Valentine Wheeler, Enoch [Goff],Susanna wife of John Maker "who was supposed to be gone to Nova Scotia," Levi Goff, Comfrot Goff & Hezekiah Goff, ord. 23 Apr. 1764, div. 28 Apr. 1764. Part of the real est. is bounded southerly by land "Belonging to Anna the Decesed wife of the said Robert Goff decesed." Mention is made that this land here divided contains 3/4 acre lot belonging to the heirs of Esther the Deceased wife of Ichabod Franklin which fell to said heirs out of their Uncle Daniel Hortons Deceased Share and the said Robert Goff Deceaced having in hils Life Time purchased all the other Rights in said Daniels Share." Comm: William Bullock, Silvanus Martin & John Wheeler [18:499/500/ 1/2/3]."[6]


He married first Mary Gladding, daughter of William and Mary (____) Gladding[7] 17 March 1719.[8]

He married second 8 May 1733 Anna Horton, b 12 Dec 1708, daughter of Solomon Horton and Susanna Badcock.[9]

He married third Elizabeth A. Horton, on 21 Dec 1752.[10]

The probate record above identifies Robert's children as the following:

  1. Robert Goff [Jr] - might be the Robert Goff Jr who married Tabitha Wheeler in Rehoboth on 17 May 1747.[11]
  2. Charles Goff who married, then died before 1764 leaving:
    1. Charles
    2. Jacob
    3. Rachel
  3. Mary m Solomon Horton
  4. Presilla m. Nathaniel Kelton
  5. Sarah m Valentine Wheeler
  6. Enoch
  7. Susanna m John Maker and removed to Nova Scotia
  8. Levi
  9. Comfort
  10. Hezekiah


  1. Janet Ireland Delorey, "Revisiting John1 Gladding of Newbury, Massachusetts, and Bristol, Rhode Island," in The American Genealogist, 77:271; see footnote 110 for more information.
  2. Bristol County, MA: Extracts from Court of General Sessions of the Peace, 1697-1801 ( database), page 28, citing p. 138 of the original
  3. "Lists of Baptists in Rehoboth," in NEHGR, 138:26;138:27 (citing p. 13/4 and 138:29, citing page 24
  4. "Lists of Baptists in Rehoboth," in NEHGR, 138:29, citing page 60
  5. "Lists of Baptists in Rehoboth," in NEHGR, 138:28, citing page 114
  6. H.L. Peter Rounds, "Bristol County Probate Extracts," in The Mayflower Descendant, 46 (1996):172
  7. Janet Ireland Delorey, "Revisiting John1 Gladding of Newbury, Massachusetts, and Bristol, Rhode Island," in The American Genealogist, 77:271
  8. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 ( database), Swansea - Vol 1, p 201: "Robert Goff & Marcy (Mary in intentions) Glading was married march ye 17:1718/19"
  9. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850," ( database), Rehoboth, Volume 1, p 152, citing vol. 2, p. 152 of the original
  10. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850," ( database), Rehoboth, Volume 1, p 153, citing vol. 3, p. 325 of the original
  11. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850," ( database), Rehoboth, Volume 1, p 152

See also:

  • family tree, goodman Web Site: 26 NOV 2012

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