History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889 Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
Pg. 271, MILTON BROWNING GOFF, chancellor of the University of Western Pa., is a native of Pittsburgh, born Dec. 17, 1831, to PHILO and PRUDENCE (BROWN) GOFF.His paternal ancestor, JOSHUA McGOFF, lived at Drumsill, County Armagh, Ireland, prior to 1801, and from that date to 1807 at Dublin, where he died in 1817 or 1818.In 1801 JOHN, son of JOSHUA McGOFF, set sail for America, and dropping the Mc in his name, located in that year six miles north of Portland, Me., at a place now called Goffstown; but then moved to Allegheny Co. in 1820.He soon after located at Sewickley, where he died May 11, 1837.PHILO, his son, a carpenter by trade, was married in Allegheny (his wife being a native of Virginia and sister of BENJ. N. BROWN, of the Baltimore Conference), moved to Sewickley in 1835, and was accidentally killed there in 1852.Up to 12 years of age MILTON B. GOFF remained in Sewickley...In the M. E. Church PROF. GOFF has filled every office.In 1856 he married EMILY VIRGINIA, daughter of NATHANIEL and MARY ANN LOCKE, of Baltimore, and they have followed-named children: EDWARD LOCKE, ELLA, ANNA MARY and VIRGINIA.MRS. GOFF is a sister of REV. W. H. LOCKE, D. D., whose grandfather, NATHANIEL LOCKE, was for many years a merchant in the Barbados.