Biography of Hiram Gifford
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Gifford, Hiram, was born in Easton, Washington county, N. Y., September 19, 1816. He was educated in the common schools, and at an academy at Rensselaerville, Schoharie county. He has been an intelligent farmer since he attained his majority. In 1841 he married Lois Hall of his native town and county; they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Europa. Elizabeth married William Gow, of Johnsonville, N. Y. Europa at this date resides at home. Mr. Gifford's father, Allen, was born in Cambridge, Washington county. N. Y., in 1792. He too was a farmer. He married Anna Hoag of Easton: they had six children: Hiram, Haviland, Elizabeth, Lydia, Cornelia, and Elisha. Mr. Gifford died in 1890. and his wife died in 1886. Mrs. Gifford's father, Richard Hall, was born in Easton in 1783. He married Europa, daughter of Redford Dennis of his native town. They had five children; Hiram, Lucina, Anna, Emeline, and Lois. Mr. Hall died November 19, 1835, and his wife died in 1822. Mr. Gifford and family have resided in the town of Schaghticoke since the year 1875. He is one of the solid men of the town, and has been the architect of his own success, ably seconded by his excellent wife. The ancestry of the family is of Norman origin, on the maternal side of New England stock of English origin. Hiram Gifford has always been a staunch Republican.

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


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