Phebe E. Gifford

about 1839–8 February 1910 (Age 71)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Phebe E.

When Phebe E. Gifford was born about 1839, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Joseph H Gifford, was 37 and her mother, Rachel Young, was 40. She married George Luscomb on 24 October 1868, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 8 February 1910, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

George Luscomb
Phebe E. Gifford
Marriage: 24 October 1868
Minnie F Luscomb
Myra E. Luscomb
Cordelia K Luscomb
George E Luscomb

Spouse and Children

24 October 1868
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Minnie F Luscomb


    Myra E. Luscomb



    Cordelia K Luscomb


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph H Gifford


    Rachel Young




    Joseph Gifford


    Jonathon Gifford


    Asa Gifford


    Rachel Melissa Gifford



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 5

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

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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Sources (3)

  • Phebe E Luscomb in household of George Luscomb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phebe E Gifford in entry for George E Luscomb and Edith May Young, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Phebe E Gifford in entry for George E Luscomb and Edith May Young, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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