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David Goff

1851                Rooms in the old Masonic Hall, Abbeville, South Carolina.

1851                Rooms at Dr. Connor’s, Cokesbury, South Carolina.

David Goff was recorded in one announcement and four advertisements, the announcement and the first three advertisements appeared in The Abbeville Banner (Abbeville, South Carolina), the fourth advertisement appeared on August 5, 1854 in the Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  The announcement appeared on April 26, 1851.  The attention of our citizens is called to the advertisement of David Goff, Esq., in another column.  We are pleased to learn from good authority, that he has made such proficiency in the art, as to rank him among the first artist in the country.

The first advertisement ran from April 26 to May 17, 1851.  Daguerreotypes.  David Goff respectfully informs the citizens of the village and the public generally that he will be in the village sometime during next week, and that he is now fully prepared to take Likenesses in all the perfection of the art.

Rooms in the old Masonic Hall.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.         

The second advertisement ran from May 10 to 17, 1851. Daguerreotypes.  David Goff respectfully informs the citizens and the public generally that he has arrived in the Village, and is now fully prepared to take Likenesses in all the perfection of the art.

Rooms in the old Masonic Hall.  The public are invited to call and examine his specimens.         

The third advertisement was recorded on June 21 & July 9, 1851.  David Goff, Daguerreotypist.  Cokesbury.  Has taken Rooms on Dr. Connor’s premises, and is prepared to take Daguerreotype Likenesses in all the perfection of the Art.

The citizens are invited to call and examine his specimens.

The fourth advertisement first appeared on August 5, 1854 in the Independent Press (Abbeville, South Carolina).  Town Lot for Sale.  State of South Carolina, Abbeville District.  In Equity.  John H. Wilson, Adm’r of Ann Goff, vs. Samuel Goff and David Goff} Bill to sell Real Estate.

By Order of the Court of Equity, I will sell the Goff House and Lot, described in the Bill, on sale day in September next, at Abbeville, C. H., on a credit till the first of January next.  The purchaser will give bond with surety to secure the purcase (Sic.) money.

Said lot containe (Sic.) one and a quarter acres, more or less, and is situated on the public street, adjoining lots and lands of Charles Dendy.—Costs to be paid in cash.  H. A. Jones, C. E. A. D.

Commissioner’s Office, August 3, 1854.

David Goff is recorded in other photographic directories.  The fourth advertisement might identify S. Goff as Samuel who is mentioned in Craig’s Daguerreian Registry and Partners with the Sun South Carolina Photographers 1840-1940 by Harvey S. Teal.