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98. Elihu GIFFORD59,79,92,93 was born on 23 May 1803.31,59 He died on 7 March 1891 at the age of 87 in Washington County, New York.31

In 1850 Elihu lived in Easton Twp, Washington Co NY. He was listed as age 48 with real estate valued at $15,000. Living in his household were Mary age 34 [possibly a 2nd wife], Louisa age 19, Margaret S. age 16, Susanna R age 14, Henry C. 10, Emma H. 4, and Clarence E age 1. Elihu and two young Irishman living with him and working as laborers - James Ryan age 28 and John Cudely.

1860, Easton. Elihu Gifford, age 57, Mary age 46. Still at home were Susannah 23, Henry C. 22, Emma 21, and Clarence age 14. William Fisker age 11 was doing farm Labor. William Mebon, age 30, b. Ireland was also a farm hand; Mary Dunbar age 22 and b. Ireland was a domestic in the household.

1870. "Elihew" Gifford, age 67. Clarence age 21 and Alice age 20 - perhaps Alice is Clarence's wife?

1880: Easton, Washington Co NY, p.93a
"Elehue" Gifford, age 77. Living with him was Clarence E., son, age 31 and his wife Alice, age 30. Alice also born in NY as were her parents. Elizabeth Mosher, age 16, black, B. NY, servant and James O'Brin, age 29, b. Ireland, Laborer.

N & E Gifford Family Burial Ground
Easton, Washington Co, NY
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywashin/cemetery,GIFFORD.htm
Mary, wife of Elihu Gifford Jr, b. 20 Mar 1811, d. 11 Jul 1865
Hannah, wife of Elihu Gifford, b. 29 Sep 1809, d. 28 May 1846
Elihu Gifford d. 7 Mar 1891, aged 88 years.

Elihu GIFFORD and Hannah ROBINSON were married on 24 February 1827. Hannah ROBINSON was born on 29 September 1809. She died on 28 May 1846 at the age of 36 in Washington County, New York.

Elihu GIFFORD and Hannah ROBINSON had the following children:

171

i.

Louisa GIFFORD was born on 22 April 1829 in Washington County, New York. She died on 8 March 1830 at the age of 0 in Washington County, New York.

N & E Gifford Family Burial Ground
Easton, Washington Co, NY
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~nywashin/cemetery,GIFFORD.htm
Loezer, daughter of Elihu & Hannah Gifford, b. 22 Apr 1829, d. 8 Mar 1830

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ii.

Louisa J. GIFFORD.

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iii.

Margaret S. GIFFORD was born in 1834 in New York.59

174

iv.

Susannah R. GIFFORD was born in 1836 in New York.59

175

v.

Henry C. GIFFORD was born in 1840 in New York.59

176

vi.

Emma H. GIFFORD was born in 1846 in New York.59

Elihu GIFFORD and Mary [GIFFORD] were married about 1847.59 Mary [GIFFORD]59 was born on 20 March 1811 in New York.59 She died on 11 July 1865 at the age of 54 in Washington County, New York.

Mary's age given as 34 in 1850. Cemetery records show she was born in 1811, so she was 39 instead. Since the first wife, Hannah, died in 1846, only Clarence would seem to be her child.

Elihu GIFFORD and Mary [GIFFORD] had the following children:

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i.

Clarence E. GIFFORD was born in 1849 in New York.59