Goff, William ( ante 1759-1777)

In Recognition For: Service to the Town of Gray

William Goff (ante 1759 - 4 Oct 1777) was pressed into flight in Canada, escaped from the British and came to New Boston, where he built a log cabin at the end of the Ramsdell Rd.  Upon hearing of the Battle of Lexington, he took his gun, cast, some bullets and left for Boston, arriving just in time to take part in the battle of Bunker Hill.  He wasn’t assigned to any unit and when asked, said he was with William Goff’s Company.  Later he enlisted in the regular army and was killed at the battle of Germantown.

Sponsor: Gray Historical Society
Added: 25 Jan 2011

Note: Newspaper article published by Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13998, 28 December 1887. Also included in DAR records as Ancestor #: A046082.