Asa B Goff and Mary Jane Robinson
I'm looking for any information I can find on Asa B Goff b.1823 NY and/or Mary Jane Robinson b. 1830 NY. I recently found a 1875 Census on Familysearch.com which states Asa was born in Monroe County, NY and Mary Jane was born in Wyoming County, NY which makes sense since he was living with Mary Jane as his wife in Wyoming County in 1850. They have 1 daughter Elizabeth who I believe died young as she was missing in 1861 when they were living in Canada. They had 7 children although I counted 8 unless one is listed with a middle name. Their children were: Elizabeth b.1849 NY, Francis b. 1852 NY, Isabella b. 1855 NY, Eugene b. 1856 Canada, Harriet Ann b. 1857 Canada, William J b. 1862 NY, Herbert A. b. 1865 NY, Frederick M b. 1867. They started out in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, and then moved for a brief period to Buffalo, New York, then Halton, Ontario, Canada, Then to MT Morris, NY. On Ancestry I found Eugene had possibly traveled to Nebraska, and then to Washington state where he died trying to rescue someone from a well they were digging. His death certificate just listed that his parents were both born in NY and no By 1900 all but 3 of the children were dead. Herbert died at 17 of internal injuries, Harriet is listed in Ontario, and then is missing from the 1870 census so I assume she died also. Frederick married Mary Van Orsdale and had 6 children, however he died at age 51 trying to save his daughter and 2 other girls from drowning in the Genesee River. I am seeking any information on Asa 's parents. I believe Mary Jane's parents were Marcus Robinson/Robison and his wife Eunice. In 1850 Asa, Mary Jane and Elizabeth have a 16 yr old Abner Robison living with them in Bennington. Looking into William's marriage record it shows Mary Jane's maiden name is Robinson. Very similar. Then Abner is also listed living with his parents on the 1850 census which is what lead me to their names. All this is guesswork on Mary Janes Parents. I have sent off to NY state for the death records from Asa and Mary Jane but they have not arrived yet. I'm hoping they will. If anyone has any information on this couple, I'd love to hear it.