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McGoff, Cornelius


Age: 19, credited to Barton, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, tr to Co. E, 7/25/64, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 08/22/1844, Canada
Death: 12/25/1921

Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/1/1877; widow Martha, 9/20/1921, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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2nd Great Grandfather of Jennifer Litwin,

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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT

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Mr. McGoff, whose death was reported last week, was born in Inverness, Ca., December 25, 1844, the son of Joseph McGoff and Mary Ann (Curley) McGoff and was the oldest of a family of 12 children. He came to Vermont when 16 years of age working on year for George Ordway on what is now part of the farm known as the Allen Shedd farm. At the end of the year he enlisted for three years in Company D, 3rd Vermont Vol. Infantry, serving two years and 10 months, participating in 22 engagements. On receiving his discharge June 19, 1865, he returned to the employment of Mr. Ordway working on the farm until April, 1869. On May 17, 1868, he was married to Martha Samantha Ordway, eldest daughter of George and Clarinda (Bryant) Ordway, who survives him. To them were born nine children, Walter H., who died in Montpelier, May 29, 1916; Isaac E., of Millinocket, Me., Mabel G., of Irasburg, Chas. C., of North Ansam, Me., G. Fred, of Portland, Me., Clara V., of High River, Alberta, Can., M. Nellie of Irasburg, Edwin C., of Bethel and Chester R., of Gardner, Me. In 1869 Mr. McGoff purchased the farm now occupied by Emerson Mason on the road between Irasburg and West Glover, where he lived for 35 years; selling this he purchased of the Allen estate a strip of land south of the old home farm where he made a success of raising ginseng for as number of years. December, 1916, Mr. And Mrs.McGoff purchased the A. B. Pike place in Irasburg village where they resided until his death. Mr. McGoff had been in poor health for some tie and on August 22 was obliged to submit to an operation at the Orleans hospital at which place he died one week later. Mr. McGoff was always interested in religious, educational and current events and kept himself well informed of the lading topics of interest and he was especially interested in Memorial day and no man could be more missed in the community. The traits of a true soldier were prominent to the very end. He died as he had lived, an upright man and a valued friend.

The funeral was held in the M. E. church Thursday at 2 p. m. Rev. G. L. Wells officiating. The five sons and two daughters were present: Clara was unable to come. His brothers, James and Joseph, of Lancaster, N. H., and Patrick, of Bedford, Mass., attended the funeral; two sisters and two brothers were unable to be present. Other friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. M. M. Taplin and Mr. And Mrs. O. G. Page of Orleans; John Prance and Mr. And Mrs. J. Lacroix and son of Island Pond; Mrs. Henry Barber and son of West Glover.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, September 7, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.