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Dan Spafford Giffin
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Birth: May 19, 1838
Death: Jan. 30, 1907

Ogdensburg Advance - Feb 7, 1907
Dan Spafford Giffin died at his home in the village of Heuvelton, this town, at four o'clock last Wednesday afternoon, having been in failing health for several years. Mr. Giffin was born in the house in which he died, in 1837, a son of Nathan Ford Giffin who was one of the first to locate in Heuvelton, and operated a tannery and shoe store there nearly sixty years. Dan always remained in the hold homestead in which six sons and a daughter were born. He was educated in the village schools, Gouverneur Seminary and Union College and began life as a school teacher, next a merchant, then a lawyer, which profession he had followed more than forty years, many years of that period serving as the town Justice of the Peace.

Mr. Giffin enlisted in Co. G, 142 Regt, NY Vol, was promoted to first lieutenant and then captain. At the battle of Dewry's Bluff, Viginia, his regiment lost 119 men, he being seriously wounded and later was discharged from service. He never recovered from the wounds received that day and periodically suffered intense pain.

March 3, 1862, he married Mary C. Shepard, who with a daughter, Mrs. W. P. Rich of Vernon and two sons, Clarence and N.F. GIffin survive.

Mr. Giffin was a man among men, of strong character and integrity and very conscientious. He was the author of several publications and the past year had just completed the manuscript of a story having a historical plot, the scenes of which were laid in this county and along the St. Lawrence in adjacent Canada. He wrote frequently for the press and was the Heuvelton correspondent for the Advance for a number of years, taking much pride in his writings.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan Ford Giffin (1805 - 1891)
  Mary Galloway Giffin (1813 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary C. Shepard Giffin (1839 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Henry Giffin*
  Clarence Giffin (____ - 1865)*
  Gertrude Giffin Rich (1865 - 1948)*
  Nathan Ford Giffin (1875 - 1923)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edwin W. Giffin (____ - 1860)*
  Nathan Clark Giffin (1833 - 1911)*
  Dan Spafford Giffin (1838 - 1907)
  William M. Giffin (1850 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Heuvelton
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: May 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27058464
Dan Spafford Giffin
Added by: Anne Cady
 
 
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