Sarah Gifford

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Gifford was born on 12 December 1796, in Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Gurdon Gifford, was 28 and her mother, Zerviah West, was 24. She married Colonel Henry Hazen on 17 January 1815, in Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died on 18 January 1882, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Franklin, Delaware, New York, United States.

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Colonel Henry Hazen
Sarah Gifford
Marriage: 17 January 1815
Sarah Ann Hazen
Henry Hyde Hazen
Philena Burnham Hazen
Anna Maria Hazen
Mary Gifford Hazen

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  • Sarah Hazen in household of Henry H Hazen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Gifford Hazen, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Sarah in entry for Henry H. Hazen, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1797: Delaware, New York, United States

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Giffard, either from the Middle English personal name Gifard, derived from an Old French name of this form deriving from ancient Germanic geb- ‘give, gift’ + hard- ‘hardy, brave’, or perhaps sometimes a nickname from Old French gif(f)ard ‘chubby-cheeked, bloated’.

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

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