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 The records for Daniel Goff during his time in Campbell County are spotty, as free African Americans in slave-holding Kentucky were often overlooked. ​ He does appear on the Campbell County tax list in 1805, and he may have been counted among the five people who were “free, non-whites” in Taylor’s 1810 census. In 1820 the census for the Taylor household does have free people of color, but no adult males number among them; Daniel could have been living nearby and was simply not recorded. ​ The records for Daniel Goff during his time in Campbell County are spotty, as free African Americans in slave-holding Kentucky were often overlooked. ​ He does appear on the Campbell County tax list in 1805, and he may have been counted among the five people who were “free, non-whites” in Taylor’s 1810 census. In 1820 the census for the Taylor household does have free people of color, but no adult males number among them; Daniel could have been living nearby and was simply not recorded. ​
  
-Sometime in the 1820s, Daniel Goff made his way to neighboring Boone County. Around the same time, Alexander Marshall purchased property on Gunpowder Creek, and may have hired Daniel Goff to help the family establish their farm and homestead. ​ The 1830 U.S. Census for the Marshall family includes a free man of color in the 55-99 year-old range, among the residents; Daniel Goff was about 76 years old at the time.  This same year, Marshall’s census record lists ten enslaved people as well:  five children under ten years old, two males between ten and twenty-four,​ two women between twenty-four and thirty-six, and a woman in the thirty-six to fifty-five year range. ​+Sometime in the 1820s, Daniel Goff made his way to neighboring ​[[Boone County]]. Around the same time, Alexander Marshall purchased property on Gunpowder Creek, and may have hired Daniel Goff to help the family establish their farm and homestead. ​ The 1830 U.S. Census for the Marshall family includes a free man of color in the 55-99 year-old range, among the residents; Daniel Goff was about 76 years old at the time.  This same year, Marshall’s census record lists ten enslaved people as well:  five children under ten years old, two males between ten and twenty-four,​ two women between twenty-four and thirty-six, and a woman in the thirty-six to fifty-five year range. ​
 In 1833, at the urging of General Taylor, Daniel Goff applied for his pension in Boone County. In his affidavit on Goff’s behalf, Taylor recounted the numerous conversations he had had with Daniel about his service, over the more than forty years they had known each other. ​ Taylor also expressed concern for the aging man’s welfare and future. ​ His statement that he “felt much for this poor colored man who had become old and infirm,” must have made an impact; the pension was approved. In 1833, at the urging of General Taylor, Daniel Goff applied for his pension in Boone County. In his affidavit on Goff’s behalf, Taylor recounted the numerous conversations he had had with Daniel about his service, over the more than forty years they had known each other. ​ Taylor also expressed concern for the aging man’s welfare and future. ​ His statement that he “felt much for this poor colored man who had become old and infirm,” must have made an impact; the pension was approved.
  
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 //On September 29, 2018, Daniel Goff’s life and service was memorialized in a ceremony and reception hosted by the Boone County Public Library. ​ A marker provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution was dedicated on the property that was once part of the Marshall homestead, where Goff lived out his final years. ​  The marker is can be viewed at 10416 Gunpowder Road in Florence.// //On September 29, 2018, Daniel Goff’s life and service was memorialized in a ceremony and reception hosted by the Boone County Public Library. ​ A marker provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution was dedicated on the property that was once part of the Marshall homestead, where Goff lived out his final years. ​  The marker is can be viewed at 10416 Gunpowder Road in Florence.//
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 +=====More Information=====
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 +====Related Topics====
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 +  * [[Articles of Interest]]
 +  * [[african-americans|African Americans in Boone County]] ​
 +  * [[Families]]
 +  * [[War in Boone County]]
 +  * [[The Boone County Revolutionary War teacher kit]]
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 +====Related Websites====
 +  * [[http://​valleyforgemusterroll.org/​muster.asp|The Valley Forge Muster Roll]]
 +  * [[https://​www.battlefields.org/​learn/​articles/​african-americans-and-war-independence|American Battlefield Trust]]: African Americans in the War for Independence  ​
  
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