Will of Rev. Abner Goff (1782-1857)

In the mail today I received  the will of Abner Goff  (1782-1857).  For more than three decades Abner Goff was  a Methodist Circuit Rider, serving churches in central and north central Ohio.

For me three things about the experience of discovering this will are worth noting.  First, I discovered its existence by examining the Ohio Probate Records […]

By |July 19th, 2013|Goff, Research|0 Comments

Church Record Sunday – Rev. Abner Goff (1782-1857)

One of my most cherished church records is a tribute to my 3rd great grandfather, Rev. Abner Goff, published in the Minutes of the Ohio Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1857, the year of his death.  Born in 1782 in Vermont, the Goff family came to Ohio in 1813, purchasing land in […]

By |October 9th, 2011|Goff, Research, Surnames|0 Comments