Nathan lived in Cambridge Twp of Washington Co NY in 1850. He was age 59, with property valued at $11,600. Wife Betsy, age 57, Mary 18, Sophia 17, Eliza 13. All born in New York. Daniel Crowley age 23, laborer, born in Ireland, lived with the family. Next door was Ira Gifford age 22, with Catharine age 20. The next house was John Gifford age 29 with Susan age 27. After that came Betsy Gifford, age 51, with $9000 worth of property. Living with Betsy were Benjamin age 20, Davis 21, and Catharine 20. [I have not identified the widow Betsy and her family]
There were probably other children than these found in 1850.
1860. Nathan Gifford, age 64. Betsey age 67. Sophia age 24 still at home. Alice Brownell age 13 also lived with the family.
1870. Nathan Gifford, age 79. Betsey 77. Sophia age 37. Mary Mahar age 14, domestic servant, born Ireland.
1880: Cambridge, Washington Co NY. p.34C along with John and Ira and their wives. Nathan was age 89. Sofia, age 45, daughter was still living with him. Katie Dunivan, age 19, servant b. in NY but parents born in Ireland.
N & E Gifford Family Burial Ground
Nathaniel GIFFORD and Betsey KENYON had the following children:
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