Biography of David Gifford
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Gifford, David, was born in the town of Schaghticoke, N. Y., August 12, 1818. He was educated in the common schools and has always followed the occupation of farming. In the year 1841 he married Jane Tyler of the town of Pittstown. Mrs. Gifford died November 5, 1893. Mr. Gifford's father, Robert, was born in Schaghticoke in 1790; he married Betsey Sherman of Essex county, N. Y. They had five children: David, Delilah, Darius, Sally and Benjamin. Mr. Gifford died in 1834 and his wife in 1888. Mr. Gifford is a member of the M. E. church at South Cambridge, being one of its stewards. He has resided on the homestead forty seven years. The Giffords are of Norman extraction.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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