Gifford Family Record

Copied from the old family Bible printed in Edingburgh in 1785, owned by the late Pardon Gifford of Vineland, N. J.

Genealogy of the Gifford Family, down to the time of their emigration to America in 1630.

From the English Book of Heraldry, commonly called the Doomsday Book.

The family of Giffords were seated at Honfluer, in Normandy three centuries before the conquest of England by Duke William.

The Coat of Arms was granted to Walter Gifford, Earl of Longueville in Normandy for his gallant services to William the Conquerer at the battle of Hastings in 1066. He was granted the title of Earl of Buckingham and lands with 107 lordships.

Walter Gifford, son of Sir Ambrose Gifford came from England in 1630 and settled in Massachusetts

William Gifford son or grandson of Walter was born; died Apr. 9-1687-married 1st Mar. 2nd

Mary Mills, they had (9) children. Residence, Sandwich, Mass.

Their 5th child, Robert Gifford b. 1660; d. 1730, married Sarah Wing m-2nd Elizabeth they had (5) ch.

Their 2nd child, Jeremiah b. about 1682-m-Mary they had (13) ch.-all born in Dartmouth, Mass.

Their 10th child, Peleg Gifford, b. Dec. 1-1719; m. had only 2 children that we have any record of, Elihu b. Oct. 9, 1747; d. April 7, 1871. No further record. The 2nd child, Samuel Gifford, b. Feb. 1, 1756; d. Apr. 15, 1827.

Wife Lillis, b. June 17, 1761; d. Feb. 11, 1827

They had

1. Mehitabel Slocum, b. Jan. 30, 1779; d.

2. Zebedee Gifford, b. Nov. 14, 1780.

3. Pardon Gifford, b. July 11, 1782.

4. Eliza Smith Gifford, b. May 14, 1789.

5. Leonard Gifford, b. Nov. 4, 1792; d. July 20, 1843, age 50. Their 5th child, Leonard Gifford, b. Nov. 4, 1792; d. July 20, 1843.

Wife Ann White, b. Sept. 25; 1796; d. May 10, 1880. They had

1. Christopher Chester Gifford, b. July 20, 1820; d. June 9, 1875, age 54.

2. William White Gifford, b. July 7, 1822; d. Apr. 22, 1909, age 87.

3. Abram Cornell Gifford, b. Feb. 15, 1825; d. Feb. 16, 1841, age 16.

4. Hannah White (Gifford) Peckham, b. Jan. 23, 1828; d. Apr. 29, 1852, age 24.

5. Samuel Gifford, b. Apr. 18, 1830; d. Apr. 6, 1888, age 58.

6. Cynthia White (Gifford) Sanford, b. Apr. 3, 1832; d. Feb. 9, 1904, age 71.

7. Pardon Gifford, b. July 29, 1834; d. Nov. 10, 1917, age 83.

8. Alexander Allen Gifford, b. June 5, 1837; d. Nov. 27, 1906, age 69.

9. AnnE. Leonard Gifford, b. Mar. 12, 1842; d. Sept. 11, 1843, age 1-6.

Their 7th child, Pardon Gifford, b. July 29, 1834; d. Nov. 10, 1917.

1st Wife Amanda Potter, b. 1834; d. Feb. 2, 1865, age 31.

2nd Wife, m. April 13, 1867, Eliza Vail b. Dec. 29, 1841; d. Sept. 12, 1897.

3rd Wife, m. July 29, 1898 Martha L. Trubey, b. Sept. 29, 1855. Children of Pardon Gifford and Amanda Potter:

Fred E. Gifford, b. Mar. 19, 1861. Children of Pardon Gifford and Eliza Vail:

Walter Gifford, b. June 23, 1869; d. Mar. 25, 1902.

Nellie Vail Gifford, b. Jan. 23, 1873; m. Feb. 15, 1892, Stanley Searles.

Amanda Adams Gifford, b, Feb. 25, 1876; d. Oct. 3, 1876.

Gertrude Isabelle Gifford, b. Jan. 14, 1883; m. June 14, 1910,

Raymond P. Thompson Residence, Pleasantville, N. J. By 3rd Wife:

Pardon Wendell Gifford, b. July 30, 1900;

Residence, Vineland, N. J.

Ann White Gifford is buried in the lot on her father (White) farm, at Westport, Mass., so are three of their children:

Samuel Gifford, b. 1830.

Cynthia W. Gifford, Sanford b. 1832.

Ann Eliza L. Gifford, b. 1842.

William Gifford is buried in Friends Cemetery, side of his wife, at Aponeganset

Alexander Gifford, buried by his wife, in Warren, R. I.

C. Chester Gifford, buried in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, N. J.

Pardon Gifford, buried in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, N. J.