Biography of Dr. Barton R. Gifford
Madison County, NY Biographies





Gifford, Dr. Barton R., p. o. Madison. Richard Hubbard Gifford came from Connecticut and settled in Herkimer county, thence removed to Onondaga county and eventually located in Madison county, living in the towns of Madison, Smithfield, and Eaton. His wife was Nancy Barton, daughter of Hale Barton, the latter a brother of Gen, Joseph Barton, a hero of the war of 1812. The children of Richard and Nancy Gifford were Emeline. Mary Ann, Abel M., Rosalie and Joseph Orlando. The latter entered the ministry and served as such to the time of his death in 1883. His wife was Lucinda Root, by whom he had three children: Barton Root, Elizabeth, and Lucian Orlando. Barton R Gifford was born in Eaton, June 21, 1856, and spent his young life with his father, the latter a clergyman of the M. E. church. He was educated in the common schools and in Colgate Academy, after which he read medicine with Dr. George B. Palmer of East Hamilton. He attended lectures in the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College and was graduated February 14. 1878. He practiced for a time with Dr. Palmer, and in February. 1880. located in Madison village, where he stands prominent in his profession. In 1889-91 he was one of the coroners of the county. In March, 18B5, Dr. Gifford married Florence Bayliss, who died October 18, 188S. On December 28, 1892, he married Alice Lucas, by whom he has two children. Dr. Gifford is a member of the County and State Homeopathic Medical Societies.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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