Amy Gifford

30 January 1767–26 April 1847 (Age 80)
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Amy

When Amy Gifford was born on 30 January 1767, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Gifford, was 38 and her mother, Zerviah Robinson, was 31. She died on 26 April 1847, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gifford
1728–1775
Zerviah Robinson
1735–1772
Rowland Gifford
1762–1824
Lydia Gifford
1764–1798
Amy Gifford
1767–1847
Robinson Gifford
1768–1843
Temperance Gifford
1770–

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 9

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

Age 9

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 21

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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  • Ame Gifford, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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