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Van Buren Giffin
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1839
Carlisle
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1911
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA

There are no grave markers at the location of the burial of Van Buren & Rachel. A photographer went to the burial location which was conclusively located, but no markers were found.
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Van Buren married Rachel Catherine Zeigler, 10 Nov 1864, in Carlisle, PA. Shortly thereafter they moved to Somerdale, NJ, where Van Buren farmed for about 20 years. They had 8 children, but only 3 of them lived to adulthood.

Sometime soon after they finished having children the family moved to Atlantic City, NJ. Van Buren then went into the hardware business. His business card read as follows:

Giffin, Cowan & Rauffenbart
1323 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
Plumbing Tin-Roofing Drainage, Heaters, Brick-set, Wrought-iron & Cast-iron Ranges, Portable Ranges, Tools & Cutlery.

Van Buren was born when President Martin Van Buren was in office. The name Van Buren does not previously appear in the family, so it is likely Van Buren was named after the president.

Van Buren died of a hear attack at the age 71.

Their children were:
-Florence Elizabeth Giffin (1867-1946)
-Robert Giffin (1869-1869)
-Samuel Robert Giffin (1870-1924)
-Martha Giffin (1872-1872)
-Herbert Giffin (1874-1874)
-Winfield Zeigler Giffin (1875-1877)
-Herbert Zeigler Giffin (1878-1969)
-Lillian May Giffin (1882-1886) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Giffin (1797 - 1872)
  Jane Ann Holmes Giffin (1807 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Catherine Zeigler Giffin (1841 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Florence Elizabeth Giffin Stewart (1867 - 1946)*
  Winfield Zeigler Giffin (1875 - 1877)*
  Lillian May Giffin (1882 - 1886)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret W. Giffin Carothers (1838 - 1874)*
  Van Buren Giffin (1839 - 1911)
  Martha Jane Giffin Hawk (1841 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Giffin Carothers (1843 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Pleasantville
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Burial: Section 5, Lot 140
 
Created by: KBStewart
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103967701
Van Buren Giffin
Added by: KBStewart
 
 
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