Levi Gifford
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Levi Gifford (1764 - 1832)

Levi Gifford
Born in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 12 May 1789 in Orange County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lick Creek, Orange, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Feb 2013
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Biography

Levi Gifford was born in 1764. He was the son of Peleg Gifford andAbigail Shepherd of Barnstable, Massachussetts Bay. The source for this comes from the Cane Creek Monthly Quaker Meeting Records of Alamance County, North Carolina. Here is a screen capture from the relevant page, ancestry.com repository:

Source for Parents and Children of Levi Gifford

Levi Gifford was married to Margaret Wells in 1789.[1] Although both had been born Quakers and later came back to the Quaker Community, they were married at the court house and not in the church:

Orange County Marriage Bond - Not Quaker Marriage

Levi Gifford was enumerated in the first Census of the United States in 1790.[2]

Levi Gifford and his family migrated to the Lick Creek Quaker settlement in Orange County, Indiana in 1818.[3][4]

Levi passed away between 5 August 1832, when he wrote his will, and 15 September 1832, when the will was proven.[5]

Sources

  1. "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8YT-N2Q : 10 February 2018), Levi Gifferd and Margaret Wills, 12 May 1789; citing Orange,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,298.
  2. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJ1N-DZ4 : accessed 7 September 2020), Levi Gifford, Orange, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 95, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  3. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHG4-ZR3 : accessed 7 September 2020), Levi Gifford, Paoli, Orange, Indiana, United States; citing p. , NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 14; FHL microfilm 205,608.
  4. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPB-WT3 : 24 August 2017), Levi Gifford, Orange, Indiana, United States; citing 14, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 31; FHL microfilm 7,720.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 December 2020), memorial page for Levi Gifford (22 Dec 1764–30 Aug 1832), Find A Grave: Memorial #49666582, citing Lick Creek Friends Cemetery, Chambersburg, Orange County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Gabriella (contributor 46997861) .
  • Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, William Wade Hinshaw, Vol. 1: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting), Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, North Carolina. Page 352, img 376 of 1210, (p. 123).
  • 1790 Tax List for St Asaph's District, Orange County, North Carolina, p 1305.
  • "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8YT-N2Q : 10 February 2018), Levi Gifferd and Margaret Wills, 12 May 1789; citing Orange,North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 6,330,298.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2J-GRW : accessed 7 September 2020), Levi Gifford, Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 830, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 41; FHL microfilm 337,914.
  • Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999, Ancestry.com, images 44-45; Orange Counry, Indiana, Probate Records, 1816-1943, Levi Gifford. Author: Indiana. Circuit Court (Orange County); Probate Place: Orange, Indiana. Levi Gifford, will dated 5 August 1832; probated 15 September 1832.


Acknowledgments

Thank you to Timothy Wells for creating WikiTree profile Gifford-785 through the import of My-Family-6-Feb-2013.ged on Feb 6, 2013.



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Gifford-2442 and Gifford-785 appear to represent the same person because: Family names are all the same.
posted by Sara (Douglas) Burns

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