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149. Thomas Cornell GIFFORD23,122,123 was born on 28 September 1815 in New York.77

1850 Census. Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, NY, Hh 1486
Thomas Gifford, 34, b. NY
Lydia, 30
Augustus W. 10, Edward 3
Mary P. Smith, 16, b. NY
Dennis Mahar, 24, b. Scotland

1860 Census. Schaghticoke, Renssaler, NY, Hh 538 - (near his father in both 1850 and 1860)
Thos. E. Gifford, 44
Lydia K. 41
Edward W, 13. Sarah E. 8.
Sarah M. Saxbury, 32, domestic
Edmund B. Stone, 18, farm labor

I don't know where Thomas had been living prior to 1870. But in that year he appears in the White Creek census along with his brother Royal. Thos. C. Gifford, Wool Dealer, age 54. Eliza 38. Nellie age 18. Omii Kellogg, age, white male born in Massachusetts, age 83.

1880. Thomas C. Gifford, Wool Dealer, age 62. Eliza age 48. Chloe M. Baker, mother-in-law, age 75, born in Vermont. Mary A. Sheridan age 16, a Servant, born in Ireland.

The DAR Lineage books give a Lydia Kenyon as wife of Thomas C. Gifford and a daughter named Sarah. If so, Eliza Baker must have been a second wife and daughter Sarah was old enough that she was not living with her father by 1870.

Thomas Cornell GIFFORD and Lydia KENYON were married.23 Lydia KENYON was born in 1820 in New York.

Thomas Cornell GIFFORD and Lydia KENYON had the following children:

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i.

Augustus W. GIFFORD was born in 1840 in New York.

238

ii.

Edward GIFFORD was born in 1847 in New York.

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iii.

Sarah E. GIFFORD23 was born in 1852 in Schaghicoke, Renssalaer County, New York.23

Married Charles Edward Tingue.