Levi Gifford

1797–1878 (Age 81)
New York, United States

The Life of Levi

Levi Gifford was born on 18 April 1797, in New York, United States. He married Patience Jaqua about 1826, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clarksfield, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Elysian Township, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States in 1860. He died on 18 April 1878, in Elysian, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Elysian, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Gifford
1797–1878
Patience Jaqua
1806–1876
Marriage: about 1826
Margaret Ann Gifford
1826–1902
Bithynia Gifford
1830–
Phoebe Ellen Gifford
1832–1863
Abby Jane Gifford
1838–1908
Samuel Gifford
1841–1861
Marshall Levi Gifford
1843–1878

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1826
New York, United States
children

(6)

  • Margaret Ann Gifford

    Female1826–1902Female

  • Bithynia Gifford

    Female1830–Female

  • Female1832–1863Female

  • Abby Jane Gifford

    Female1838–1908Female

  • Samuel Gifford

    Male1841–1861Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1803

Age 6

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

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: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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Levi Gifford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi Gifford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Gifford in household of Marshall Gifford, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"

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