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 Humphrey Gifford

Humphrey Gifford

Birth
New York, USA
Death 14 Aug 1882 (aged 76)
Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, USA
Burial Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, USA
Plot Row 9, grave 3
Memorial ID 15028946 · View Source
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As one of 13 children in the family of Abraham Gifford and Lucy Sherman, Humphrey Gifford grew up in eastern NY near Easton and Troy. At the age of eight, he moved with his parents and siblings to the area of the Holland Purchase adjoining the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation at what is now Collins, NY.

By 1828, Humphrey left the family home to go west to Huron County, Ohio. There he married on 4m 12 1829, Jane C. Jenney, the daughter of John Jenney and Catharine Davis of Greenwich Township.

Humphrey and Jane settled on 100 acres in Section Two, Lot Two of Greenwich Township. Other Gifford family members soon settled in Huron County -- brothers Joseph, Abraham, Edward, Micajah; sisters Deborah Gifford Hustin and Sarah Gifford Barney; and cousin Lydia Gifford, her husband John Lippitt Eddy, and her parents Rufus and Ruth Sherman Gifford. Brother Giles remained at Collins, and John Sherman Gifford moved to Michigan.

Jane and Humphrey were active and respected elders in the Society of Friends at Greenwich. Together they raised seven children -- Mary J., Abram D., Sarah W., Catherine C., William Henry, Humphrey J. and Elida Jane. Of these, only Sarah and Humphrey J. remained in Greenwich, while the others left Ohio to seek their own property and livelihoods.

In failing health for several years, Humphrey Gifford died at his home in Greenwich on 14 August 1882.

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  • Created by: jbancestors
  • Added: 24 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15028946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Humphrey Gifford (21 Nov 1805–14 Aug 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15028946, citing East Cemetery, Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by jbancestors (contributor 46849656) .