Mary Elizabeth “Mamie” Goff Jeffers was born November 18, 1871 in Richland, South Carolina to William Preston Goff and Rebecca Elizabeth McDonald Goff.
1880 Census Information:
William P Goff (33) lived in Columbia, Richland County with his wife, Elizabeth (37) and children: W H Goff (10), Mary E Goff (8), John D Goff (6), Nancy E Goff (4) and Carrie Goff (1). William P was a farmer and it was reported that he was suffering with Rheumatism a disorder that conditions causes chronic, often intermittent pain affecting the joints or connective tissue. Elizabeth kept house.
On March 11, 1906, Mary Elizabeth Goff Jeffers was listed as the living mother in the obituary of Parshell Oscar Jeffers.
1910 Census Information:
According to the US Census reported on April 15, 1910, William T Jeffers (45) owned a farm on Blackjack Street in Blaney, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife, Mary E Jeffers (38). It was reported that they had been married for 16 years and that Mary was the mother of 8 children, 7 of whom were living. Also in the home were their children; Burnis Jeffers (16), William D Jeffers (14), Thomas C Jeffers (13), Attie Jeffers (11), Furman K Jeffers (9), Dothan E Jeffers (6) and Mamie G Jeffers (3). It was reported that all the family members were born in South Carolina. William was a farmer and Thomas was a laborer on the farm, all the children attended school except for Mamie, who was too young.
On April 28, 1929, Mrs. Mary Jeffers is listed in the newspaper article “Class Play Given By Blaney School.“
On July 21, 1929, Mrs. Mary Jeffers is listed in the newspaper article “Blaney.”
On August 10, 1930, Mrs. Mary Jeffers is listed in the newspaper article “Blaney.”
On August 25, 1930, Mrs. Mary Jeffers is listed in the newspaper article “Blaney.”
1940 Census Information:
According to the US Census reported on April 6, 1940, Mary Jeffers (69), owned her home in Wateree township, Kershaw County, South Carolina. It was reported that she was born in South Carolina and resided in the same home on April 1, 1935.
On December 30, 1046, Mrs. Mary Jeffords was listed as a living sister in the obituary of William Henry Goff.
Mrs. Mary Jeffers of Blaney, who died at 7:30 pm in Columbia Hospital after an extended illness on December 31, 1957, was buried Thursday, January 2, 1958 in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Wylie Evans, the Rev. Dean Clyde and the Rev. J T. Lanstinger. Burial was in Union Baptist Cemetery near Blaney. Funeral plans were completed with Paschal Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jeffers, 86, a Richland county native, was survived by four daughters, Mrs. Logan B. Nelson of Blaney, Mrs. J. M. Smith of Camden, Mrs. M. J. Sox of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. H. A. Brown of Blaney; six sons, S. K. Jeffers, D. E. Jeffers and Marshall Jeffers all of Columbia, T. C. Jeffers of Charleston, Bammie Jeffers and Braska Jeffers, both of Blaney; 24 Grandchildren, and 39 great grandchildren.
She was a member of Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church at Blaney.