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Robert Giffin
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1797
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 29, 1872
Camden County
New Jersey, USA

Robert married Jane Ann Holmes, 4 Apr 1833, in Carlisle, PA. They had 7 children while living in Carlisle.

-James Elliot Giffin (1834-1901)
-Daniel Giffin (abt.1836-bef.1888)
-Margaret Giffin (1838-1874)
-Van Buren Giffin (1839-1911)
-Martha Jane Giffin (1841-1900)
-Elizabeth "Lizzie" Giffin (abt.1842-aft.1888)
-Robert Emmett Giffin (abt.1846-1919)

"Was a good citizen and farmer of North Middlesex Township where he was born. He was ordained deacon in the old church (First Presbyterian, Carlisle) on 4 Jan 1829 and served as such in the new Second Church. In 1855 he with his wife and son James, who had joined the church in 1853, were dismissed to Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, Lancaster Co., PA."

He was listed in his younger years as a farmer, which he did until he sold the family farm in 1855. The 1860 census listed him as a carpenter in Lancaster Co., PA. Sometime shortly after 1860 he and his wife moved to live with his son Van Buren in Camden Co., NJ where he remained until his death.

Robert passed away in his son's home in Kirkwood, Camden, NJ. He died from heart failure after a bout with whooping cough.

Father: James Giffin (1771-1833), d. Carlisle, PA, burial unknown.
Mother: Martha Elliot (1776 - 13 Mar 1824), d. Carlisle, PA, burial unknown.

His Great Grandparents' Memorials:
William McCrea
Margaret Ballantyne McCrea
-William McCrea
--Catherine McCrea
---James Giffin
Family links: 
  Jane Ann Holmes Giffin (1807 - 1886)*
  Margaret W. Giffin Carothers (1838 - 1874)*
  Van Buren Giffin (1839 - 1911)*
  Martha Jane Giffin Hawk (1841 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Giffin Carothers (1843 - 1914)*
  Robert Emmett Giffin (1846 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Camden County
New Jersey, USA
Maintained by: KBStewart-Family
Originally Created by: KBStewart
Record added: Jan 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103967325
Robert Giffin
Added by: KBStewart
Robert Giffin
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- Terry Magyar, s/o June Giffin
 Added: Dec. 14, 2014

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