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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1704-1705 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Alfred Gifford, born at Falmouth, Massachusetts, died at Hudson, 1868. He was a merchant of Hudson, New York. He married Clarissa Crocker, of Barnstable, New York, children born at Hudson:

  1. Tempe D., unmarried.
  2. Abby P., unmarried.
  3. Ebenezer H., see forward.
  4. James, married Clarenda Marshall; two children: Clara and Alice.
  5. Alfred, married Sallie Atwood; no issue.
  6. William B., married Signey Childs; three children: Mirriam, Alfred and Percival.
  7. Crocker, married Josephine Von Beck; two children: Frank and Elton.

(II) Ebenezer H., son of Alfred and Clarissa (Crocker) Gifford, was born February 20, 1825. He was educated in the public schools, and became a successful lumber merchant of Hudson, New York. After a long life spent in active business, he retired with an abundant competence. He married, May 17, 1848, Eliza Bullock, born in Glen Cove, Columbia county, New York, daughter of Ephraim and Tamar (Sheldon) Bullock, daughter of Friend and Annie (Case) Sheldon. Ephraim Bullock was the son of Reuben and Ann (Backus) Bullock, who came to Columbia county from Massachusetts, settled in Kinderhook, where Reuben was schoolmaster. Ebenezer H. and Eliza (Bullock) Gifford had no children.

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