Lydia Gifford

30 July 1770–
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Gifford was born on 30 July 1770, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Zaccheus Gifford, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Shove, was 24. She married Daniel Purington on 9 February 1792, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Daniel Purington
Lydia Gifford
1770–
Marriage: 9 February 1792

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Purington

    MaleMale

    Female1770–Female

MARRIAGE
9 February 1792
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1803

Age 33

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens . 2. possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard , which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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