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Noah Gifford

Male Abt 1759 -


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  • Name Noah Gifford 
    Born Abt 1759  of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I4083  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 

    Father Peleg Gifford,   b. 14 Aug 1711, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1802, Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Abigail Shepard,   b. Abt 1725, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1808, Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1743  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bowerman,   b. 10 Oct 1758, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1834 and 1835, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Aft 5 Jun 1784  Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Levi Gifford,   b. 15 Aug 1789, Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1860, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F4525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He may have been born in Sandwich or Dartmouth. We know that his father Peleg removed from Sandwich to Dartmouth by 1742 and returned to Sandwich sometime before 1767. No birth record exists for Noah that would resolve this. Daniels and McLean (citation details below) say "We do not know where this man was born or lived as a child, but he had returned to Sandwich before the date of his marriage as the publishment calls him 'of Sandwich.'"

      According to this note, Noah Gifford apparently used the name Samuel Gifford when publishing his marriage intentions regarding Mary Bowerman. This is not quite accurate. The handwritten register of Falmouth marriage intentions viewable here on ancestry.com (requires login) quite unambiguously says "Noah Gifford of Sandwich & Mary Bowerman of Falmouth Published for marriage 5th June". A later hand appends "1784?" The year seems likely given that the entry is between entries both of which say "1784" in the original hand. However, a different handwritten list of actual Falmouth marriages shows Mary Bowerman of Falmouth marrying "Samuel Gifford of Sandwich" on 26 Jun 1784, by "Nathaniel [Shiverick? - not entirely legible], Justice." It is notable that this latter document appears to be a compilation from earlier records, rather than an ongoing ledger.

      His death date is unknown to us. Many sites show him dying in Conway, Massachusetts in 1802, with no proof. The 1790 census of Conway shows him alive there at that time. The town records of Westport, Massachusetts show a Noah Gifford dying there in 1835 at the age of 77, which would be about right for this Noah, but according to Mayflower Births and Deaths this was a different Noah Gifford, the one that married Martha Hathaway.

  • Sources 
    1. [S511] Almon E. Daniels and Maclean W. McLean, ed. Anne Borden Harding, "William Gifford of Sandwich, Mass. (d. 1687)." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 128 (1974): 239-261; 129 (1975): 30-44, 221-237, 335-346; 130 (1976): 40-45, 130-141, 284-291; 131 (1977): 51-57, 133-141, 214-220, 294-298; 132 (1978): 211-217, 293-301; 133 (1979): 49-56, 134-140, 211-215, 294-298; 134 (1980): 59-64, 121-134, 237-241, 310-315; 135 (1981): 45-56, 138-147, 307-321; 137 (1983): 137-162; 138 (1984): 203-222.