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Henry and Alice Goff/Gaugh/Gough, 1822-1890
Posted by: Michael Gough (ID *****0338) Date: January 14, 2004 at 18:43:55
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This was sent to me by a relative of these folks. These folks lived in Palmam Marshall County, KY. Does anyone recognize them?


In my searching, I did find some information about my Henry J. Gough. I was told that the Gough's were active in the Bethlehem Baptist Church.They thought that the church was located in Palma, Ky. (which is still in Marshall County, Ky. The cemetery has headstones with the following names; Henry F. Gough and Francis L. Gough, then H.J. Gaugh, 4-08-1822 to 7-15-1890, and Alice R. Gaugh, 1818-1899. Don't know why the name is spelled Gaugh. I understand that a grandson in KY, Lowell A. Gough, that his grandfather Henry F. changed the spelling to Gough because of another Wagon Maker east of the Cumberland Pass. Alice R. Gaugh, was by all accounts a Cherokee with dark hair, one account said that she smoked a corn cob pipe, and that Henry J. had a gristmill where people would bring their corn to mill.
Henry and Alice had a daughter, Martha J., she married my great-grandfather, Felix Grundy King, and they had one son, Charles Stark King. (my grandfather) he was born Dec. 10, 1877 in Marshall Co. Ky.

I do know that the Gough brothers had a Blacksmith Shop in Palma, I have an Uncle that is 90 years old, and he remembers that his father, Charles worked at the Shop. In fact, my grandfather Charles...learned all about blacksmithing and carpentry from Henry J.

Wish I knew more. I do have some census on the Goffs. I think that I have 1880 in Palma. There my family spelled their name Goff. Seems that they couldn't make up their minds how they want to spell their name, or maybe the enumerater of the census just spelled it that way.
One other thing that was told to me....was that H.J. played the fiddle!
There was a park in Palma named after the Gough's. They would go there and have family picnics and listen to Henry J. play the fiddle.

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