Stephen Gifford

Is your surname Gifford?

Research the Gifford family

Stephen Gifford's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Stephen Gifford

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Norwich, New London, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ambrose Gifford [Giffard] and Patience Gifford
Husband of Hannah Gallup and Hannah Gifford
Father of John Gifford; Ruth Clara Fitch (Gifford); Aquila Gifford; Stephen Gifford; Samuel Gifford, Sr. and 1 other
Brother of Mary Gifford and Philip Gifford

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Stephen Gifford

AT THIS TIME HIS BIRTH PARENTS ARE NOT IDENTIFIED.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5027393

  • _________________
  • ALTHOUGH THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK STATES HERE HE THINKS STEPHEN IS THE SON OF WILLIAM OF SAND. BY HIS FIRST WIFE, HE DOES NOT LIST STEPHEN AS THEIR CHILD IN WILLIAM'S SECTION.
  • 'Gifford genealogy, 1626-1896; (1896)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924015023496
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924015023496#page/n187/mode/1up
  • ' Stephen Gifford was an original home lot owner, with all the privileges of a first proprietor, at Norwich, Conn., 1659, although at this, the time of dating the deed of the first purchase, he was not believed to be of age.
  • ' (Note. — I believe this Stephen to be a son of William of Sand, by his first wife. — Author.)
    • CONNECTICUT BRANCH.
  • ' 1 Stephen Gifford b. 1641? d. 27 Nov. 1724: m. 1st Hannah Gove May 1667: d. 24 Jan. 1670-1. had
    • 2 i Samuel b. 1668: d. 26 Aug. 1714: mo. Norwich to Lebanon 1692.
    • ii Hannah b. 7 Jan. 1671 : m. Samuel Calkins, Leb., 16 Nov. 1691.
  • ' [1 Stephen] m. 2d Hannah Gallup 12 May 1672: b. 1645: d. 20 Jan. 1724: dau. John, Stonington, Conn. had
    • 3 iii John b. 1673, Nor. : d. 14 May 1747.
    • iv Ruth b. 30 Dec. 1676: m. Jeremiah Fitch., Leb.
    • v Stephen b. 28 Aug. 1679.
    • vi Aquilla b. 25 Oct. 1682.
  • ____________________________
  • HISTORY OF NEW LONDON COUNTY, CONNECTICUT, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MANY OF ITS PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN.
  • COMPILED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF D. HAMILTON HURD J. W. LEWIS & CO., PHILADELPHIA, 1882 PRESS OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., PHILADELPHIA
  • [transcribed by Janece Streig]
  • CHAPTER XX.
  • NORWICH.
  • Pages 253-273
  • NORWICH-(Continued).
  • ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS AND OTHER EARLY SETTLERS - PART A.
  • 'STEPHEN GIFFORD'S first marriage was with Hannah GROVE, in May, 1667. She died Jan. 24, 1670-71, leaving two children, Samuel and Hannah. He married, second, Hannah, daughter of John GALLOP, of Stonington, May 12, 1672. Four children are subsequently recorded to him,--John, Ruth, Stephen, and Aquilla.
  • 'The proprietor and his second wife lived together more than half a century, and died the same year.
  • Samuel GIFFORD removed to Lebanon in 1692, and there died, Aug. 26, 1714. The tow daughters of 'Stephen, the proprietor', also settled in Lebanon, as the wives of Samuel CALKINS and Jeremiah FITCH. John, Stephen, and Aquilla GIFFORD, sons of the 'first proprietor', were inhabitants of Norwich in 1736.
  • http://dunhamwilcox.net/town_hist/nl-chap20.htm
  • Vital Records of Norwich 1659 - 1848
  • Part I - Pages 1-29
  • Hartford
  • Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut 1913
  • Publication Committee:
  • Lucious Barnes Barbour
  • Williston Walker
  • Winslow Tracy Williams
  • [Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
  • 'Stephen Gifford was married with Hannah Gore in May, 1667.
  • Samuell Gifford was born in Sept., 1668.
  • Hannah Gifford was born Jan. 14, 1670.
  • 'Hannah the wife of Stephen Gifford died Jan. 24, 1670.
  • 'The marriage of Stephen Gifford with Hannah Gallop the daughter of John Gallop of Stonington was May 12, 1672.
  • The names & ages of their children as follows:
  • John Gifford was born in April, 1673.
  • Ruth Gifford was born Dec. 30, 1676.
  • Stephen Gifford was born Aug. 28, 1679.
  • Aquilla Gifford was born Oct. 23, 1682.
  • http://dunhamwilcox.net/ct/norwich1.htm
  • ______________________
  • 'GIFFORD, Stephen
  • 'b. ABT 1642 Norwich, CT.
  • 'd. 27 NOV 1724 Norwich, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: GIFFORD, William
  • Mother: GRANT, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • 'Marriage: 18 JUN 1672
  • 'Spouse: GALLUP, Hannah
  • b. 14 SEP 1644 Boston, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: GALLUP, John
  • Mother: LAKE, Hannah
  • Children:
    • GIFFORD, Samuel
    • GIFFORD, Hannah
    • GIFFORD, John
    • GIFFORD, Ruth
    • GIFFORD, Stephen b. 28 AUG 1679 Norwich, CT. d. 17 MAY 1747
    • GIFFORD, Aquila b. 23 OCT 1682 Norwich, CT.
  • http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_40.htm#391
  • _______________
  • William Gifford
  • Birth Abt 1614 Of Milton, England
  • Gender Male
  • Died 21 Dec 1687 S., Massachussetts
  • Father Philip Gifford, b. Abt 1585, d. 1638, London, England
  • Mother Mary Turner, b. Abt 1591, Of Milton, D, England
  • Family Patience Russell, b. 1619, Of Sandwich, Massachussetts
  • Married 4 Mar 1683 St Martins, London, England
  • Children
    • '1. Stephen Gifford, b. Abt 1641, New London, Connecticut , d. 27 Nov 1724, New London, Connecticut
  • http://www.penrose.org/getperson.php?personID=I41359&tree=penrose
  • ________________
  • ALVIN WEST WATERMAN (1841 - 1904)
  • 7th WI Infantry, Co. I
  • EIGHTH GENERATION
  • '132. Stephen Gifford: born in 1641 in Norwich, New London, CT; married in May 1667 in New London, New London, CT; died on 27 Nov 1724 in Norwich, New London, CT
  • '133. Hannah Gore: born on 15 May 1645 in Roxbury, Essex, MA; died on 10 Jul 1686 in Norwich, New London, CT
  • NINTH GENERATION
  • 264. William Gifford: born in 1615 in Chesham, Buckingham, England; married on 16 Jul 1683; died on 9 Apr 1687 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
  • 265. Patience Russell: born in 1619 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; died
  • TENTH GENERATION
  • 528. Philip Gifford: married
  • 529. Mary Turner: born in 1638; died
  • http://www.7thwisconsin.org/7th-WI-GENEALOGY/WATERMAN-Alvin-West-7I.html
  • ____________
  • 'GIFFORD, Stephen
  • 'b. ABT. 1642 Norwich, CT.
  • 'd. 27 NOV 1724 Norwich, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: GIFFORD, William
  • Mother: GRANT, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • ' Marriage: 18 JUN 1672
  • 'Spouse: GALLUP, Hannah
  • b. 14 SEP 1644 Boston, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: GALLUP, John
  • Mother: LAKE, Hannah
  • Children:
    • GIFFORD, Samuel
    • GIFFORD, Hannah
    • GIFFORD, John
    • GIFFORD, Ruth
    • GIFFORD, Stephen b. 28 AUG 1679 Norwich, CT. d. 17 MAY 1747
    • GIFFORD, Aquila b. 23 OCT 1682 Norwich, CT.
  • http://newenglandgenealogy.pcplayground.com/f_cc.htm#18
  • ____________________
The Waterman Family, Volume I.  Descendant of Robert Waterman of Marshfield, Massachusetts. by Donald Lines Jacobus.  Edgar F. Waterman. P O Box 3032, Wastville Station, New Haven, Connecticut. 1939.  Page 661-663.  Norwich Vital Records, 1-411, contain the following entries:  Stephen Gifford, ye 3d and Sarah Waterman both of Norwich Were Married together on the 8th Day of April A D 1762.  Sarah ye Daughter of Stephen Gifford ye 3d & Sarah his Wife was Born May 15th 1763.
 The following entries are from Norwich Vital Records, 1-421:

Stephen Gifford jur and Sarah Avery both of Norwich were Married together on the 11th day of December A D 1765. Experience ye Daughter of Stephen Gifford jur and of Sarah his Wife was Born September 29th 1766. Gordon, the son of Stephen Gifford jur and of Sarah his Wife was Born July 3rd 1768.

 The Hyde Genealogy [page 101] erroneously combines the above two families, although one Stephen was described as Junior and the other as 3d.  They cannot be identical unless the Stephen who was known as “Senior” was born 28 August 1679, and did not die until 1772 [in his 93rd year], as proved by his will and the date of its probation.  The following brief account of the family will make clear the identity of each Stephen.
 STEPHEN GIFFORD, born about 1641, died 27 November 1724, age 83 [gravestone, Norwich]; married first, May 1667, HANNAH GORE, who died 24 January 1670/1; and second 12 May 1672, HANNAH GALLOP, born at Boston, Massachusetts, 14 August 1644, died at Norwich, 20 January 1724 age 79 [gravestone], daughter of Capt. John and Hannah [Lake] Gallop.
 The will of Stephen Gifford of Norwich, dated 27 March 1718, proved 30 December 1724, named the children of his son Samuell Gifford deceased [the two sons, Samuel and Jeremiah, and the five daughters[: his daughters “hanah the Wife of Samuell Calken” and Ruth the wife of Jeremiah ffitch”; his wife; and his sons John, Stephen and Equella [Probate Rec. New London, File No. 2223].

References: a] Norwich Vital Records, 1-19, 22, 39, 41, 59, 68, 191, 262, 388, 411, 421, 433. b] Windham Vital Records [original] A-19. c] G. S. Porter: Inscriptions from Gravestones, Norwich [1933], pp 11, 30, 32, 108. d] The American Genealogist, 10-104. e] W. H. Manning: The Manning Families of New England [1902], p 154. f] A. and C. W. Leffingwell: The Leffingwell Record [1897], p 50.

view all 17

Stephen Gifford's Timeline

1641
1641
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1668
September 16, 1668
Age 27
Windham Town, Hartford County (Present Windham County), Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1670
January 7, 1670
Age 29
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1673
April 1673
Age 32
Norwich, New London, CT
1676
December 30, 1676
Age 35
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1679
August 28, 1679
Age 38
Norwich, New London, CT
1682
October 23, 1682
Age 41
Norwich, New London, CT
1724
November 27, 1724
Age 83
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
1881
February 15, 1881
Age 83