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
N & E Gifford Family Burial Ground
Elihu GIFFORD and Hannah ROBINSON had the following children:
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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