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Solomon Goffe House

By November 11, 2021January 5th, 2022No Comments

Solomon Goffe House, Meriden, Connecticut:

On the east side of Colony Street still stands Meriden’s oldest house. Solomon Goffe of Wethersfield inherited land in Meriden and constructed this gambrel-roofed colonial in 1711. Mr. Goffe lived here ten years, married a Wallingford girl, Mary Doolittle and had son. On Christmas Day 1721, Goffe sold his house to Thomas Andrews, of Wallingford. Goffe must have suffered financial woes because by 1734, he was living in Willington, Connecticut, and was unable to provide for his son, Reuben, who is described in Colonial Connecticut Records, Vol. VII, as being an “idiot.”

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