Scope and Contents
Papers of David Goff (ca. 1804-1878) of Beverly, West Virginia, an attorney and land promoter for Harrison, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Goff became prosecuting attorney in 1835, served as a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1844, was superintendent of Randolph County schools in 1853, served as a member of the Virginia Assembly, and was a West Virginia State Senator from Randolph County (1875-1877). Includes letters, surveys, land grant, bonds, and receipts. The correspondence includes ALS (autograph letters signed) from Caleb Boggess, Samuel Price, Joseph Sprigg, John S. Carlile, J. M. Bennett, Thos. S. Haymond, J. H. Diss Debar, P. G. Van Winkle, Alex. H. H. Stuart, Adjutant General R. S. Garnett, A. I. Boreman, Geo. W. Munford, John J. Jacob, Charles J. Faulkner, and Henry M. Matthews. Subjects of correspondence include politics, state and national; Civil War; Randolph county schools; land; West Virginia constitutional convention of 1872; Washington and Ohio Railroad; establishment of mail routes; estates; and Goff family history.
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