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Robert Giffen
Birth: 1743, Scotland
Death: Aug. 17, 1829
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA

Robert Giffen was a pioneer settler who settled in the vicinity of Wheeling, W.Va. He was born at Kildavee, South End of Argyll County, Scotland. This venturesome pioneer was born in 1743, migrated to America in 1776, or just prior to the widespread outbreak of hostilities in the American Revolution. (I believe it would have been illegal for a ship's captain to have sailed from England to the Colonies once war had been declared) or just prior to the widespread outbreak of hostilities in the American Revolution. They located in Big Spring, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. After the close of the Revolutionary War he moved to Wheeling in 1787. Here he spent his life, became the father of a remarkable group of people, made his mark on the wilderness, and helped lay the foundations of the institutions peculiar to The United States of America. He was a farmer and his descendants for three generations were mostly farmers. Today they are found in every honorable profession and in almost every state in the Union.

Source - Giffen Genealogic Family History, Rev. J. W. Giffin D.D., 1927, Central Publishing Co.. p. 28.


Family links: 
  John Giffen (1718 - 1795)
  Elizabeth Thomson Giffen (1721 - 1754)
  Mary Bane Giffen (1742 - 1821)*
  Daniel Giffen (1769 - 1852)*
  Jane Giffen Terrill (1769 - 1849)*
  John Giffen (1772 - 1856)*
  George Giffen (1779 - 1839)*
  Elizabeth Giffen Downing (1784 - 1847)*
  Margaret Giffen (____ - 1822)**
  Robert Giffen (1743 - 1829)
  William Giffen (1760 - 1832)**
  Archibald Giffen (1771 - 1833)**
*Calculated relationship
In memory of Robert Giffen, who departed this life Aug. 17th A.D., 1829. In the 86th year of his age.
Note: 4/2009, the face of this stone is ready to fall off.
Old Tent Cemetery
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Terry Magyar
Record added: Sep 25, 2008
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Jan. 28, 2015

- Dave Davisson
 Added: Nov. 20, 2014
We are seeking a direct male lineal descendant (surname Giffin) willing to take part in a global Giffen-Giffin Family DNA Study. Please contact me at jmagyar2@comcast,net if you are interested.
- Skip Magyar
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
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