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General Discussion / A Call to Action: Photos Needed
« Last post by pgo1963 on November 06, 2013, 07:06:49 AM »
I am seeking photographs of Herb Evans of Chicago, IL and Mary K. Barnard of Cameron, MO/Tuscon, AZ. Along with Pam Pressney, Herb and Mary were founders of the GGFA. If anyone has photographs of the 1997 GGFA Gathering in Staunton, VA, Herb was there. I'd be grateful for copies of any photographs of this event. Thanks, Phil
Post your Query Here / Goff/Gough-McDaniel Connection
« Last post by Martij on October 06, 2013, 10:08:56 PM »
My name is Martha McDaniel, and I have Goff/Gough family in my genealogy.  My Gough line is from Amherst County, Virginia.  I have encountered a few discrepancies in my Goff/Gough line and would like to clarify just who does belong in my genealogy!  I do know positively that a Martha "Patsy" Gough married Henry McDaniel, my fourth great-grandfather, circa 1747/48, and I believe her father's name is John, but that is where the discrepancies begin.

I would enjoy hearing from others who share this line, or perhaps only the Goff/Gough line, who can shed light on Martha Gough's ancestry.

Thank you,
Martha McDaniel
GGFA DNA Project / George W. Goff, A Man Without a Goff Lineage (CONTINUED)
« Last post by pgo1963 on October 04, 2013, 08:29:18 AM »
In the October 2013 issue of the Goffs/Goughs Newsletter, I discussed the search for the parents of George W. Goff (1834 - 1908) of Preston Co., WV. Descendants believed George W. Goff was related to the family of James Goff (1735-1834) who resided in what is now Preston Co., WV. However, Y-DNA results on descendant Danny Goff showed no connection to James Goff. However, there was a match to Thomas Pierson Goff, who also believed he was descended from James Goff. Autosomal DNA tests showed that Danny Goff, the George W. Goff descendant, was related to the James Goff family. This led to the working theory that George W. Goff (1834 - 1908) was a son of a female Goff who descended from James Goff (b. 1735). George W. Goff would have taken his surname from his mother's maiden name under this scenario.

At the time of the article, autosomal DNA test results were pending for Thomas Pierson Goff. The belief was that Thomas and Danny would show up as closely related. The results are now in: much to everyone's surprise, Thomas and Danny are not closely related. However, adding yet another twist is that Thomas is closely related to descendants of the four Goff brothers, of which James Goff was one. To recap:

* Danny Goff and Thomas Goff have family traditions of being descended from James Goff (1735-1834)
* Danny Goff and Thomas Goff have closely matching YDNA results
* Danny Goff matches one descendant of James Goff with about four or five generations to the common ancestor
* Thomas Goff matches at least five descendants of James Goff or his brother John Turton Goff between about four or five generations back
* Danny Goff and Thomas Goff are no more closely related than about seven generations prior

The above matching scenario seems to be full of contradictions. The search continues!
Post your Query Here / Re: Isabella (Gough) Abbs b 1891 Ontario, Canada
« Last post by pgo1963 on September 29, 2013, 01:48:16 PM »
Based on a brief review of information at, Isabella's lineage appears to be as follows:

Isabella Goff/Gough (1891 - 1970) of Ontario, Canada
Timothy Stillman Goff (1855 - 1919) of Ontario, Canada
Warren Goff (1811 NY - 1873 Ontario, Canada)
Squire Goff (1761 CT - 1825 NY)
Comfort Goff (1734 MA - 1819 NY)
Robert Goff (1691 MA - 1763 MA)
Anthony Goff (b. 1647)

Because the Goff lineage passes through a female in this lineage, Marg should consider taking the Family Finder DNA test to prove her lineage, which seems uncertain in recent times.
Post your Query Here / Isabella (Gough) Abbs b 1891 Ontario, Canada
« Last post by pgo1963 on September 29, 2013, 12:21:04 PM »
This from a Rootsweb post;

"Looking for any info anyone may have on the couple mentioned above. Here is a little bit of info about them:

b. 13 June 1891 - St. David's, Ontario
d. 26 May 1970 - St. Catharines, Ontario
Daughter of Stillman GOFF/GOUGH (1856-1919) & Annie SPARKS (abt. 1865-1901)


James ABBS
b. 26 Sept 1885 - Norfolk, England
d. 10 Jan 1968 - St. Catharines, Ontario
Son of James Isaac ABBS (1860-1945) & Agnes Elizabeth Houghton COOK (1855-1928)

The couple wed on 19 Feb 1919 - Niagara, Ontario

I am interested in connecting with anyone that may have info about their children or just anything about them really. I believe that my grandfather could have possibly been one of their children, or at least tie in to this family somehow.


Marg Robins"
GGFA DNA Project / Re: GedMatch is Accepting Uploads Again
« Last post by roinhoff on August 20, 2013, 10:16:27 PM »

I think my results took a couple of weeks with GEDMatch.    There is so much information and I am still trying to learn how to interpret it.
Have you tried also filtering you matches at Ancestry by Surname?    I certainly have found some Goff matches that way as well.   But there is so much more data in GedMatch.
GGFA DNA Project / Re: GedMatch is Accepting Uploads Again
« Last post by Dani Roach on August 20, 2013, 06:19:43 PM »
With the help of Phil Goff, I just uploaded my DNA from Ancestry.   How long does it take before I know connections to others that they find I am related?
Dani Roach
About the GGFA Forum / Video Overview of GGFA Forum
« Last post by ggfaAdmin on August 19, 2013, 09:21:43 PM »
View a 4 1/2 minute YouTube video offering an overview of the new GGFA Forum.   Cllick on this link:
Abner Goff (1721-1808) / Lucius B Goff (1841-1920)
« Last post by roinhoff on August 19, 2013, 11:11:28 AM »
Attached is a photo of Lucius B Goff (1841-1920), son of Varnum Goff and Diana Woods and grandson of Rev. Abner Goff (1782-1857).  He was born in Licking County, Ohio and died in Lima, Allen, Ohio on 2 Feb 1920.
Post your Query Here / Patty Hudson Goff (1782- aft 1870)
« Last post by roinhoff on August 19, 2013, 11:04:29 AM »
Looking for more information on Patty Hudson who married Abner Goff in Clarendon, Rutland, VT on 4 June, 1800.    They moved to Licking County, Ohio in 1813.  Abner died in 1857.   Patty was living in Licking County at the time of the 1870 census but I have no more information after that time.   I believe that Patty was born in Northboro, Massachusetts to Elijah Hudson and Elizabeth Goodenow on 9 Nov 1782.
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