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Description – The HOLY BIBLE containing the OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT.  Saratoga Springs: Printed and Published, Wholesale and Retail.  By G M Davison  1832


Large Bible (9 x 11 x 2), black, spine taped from front to back, very poor condition, first pages torn and loose.  Pages stained and fragile.




The following is handwritten on the inside of the front cover:


Mordecai Gifford       Born    August the 18th 1803  Died August the 14th 1875

Catharine Gifford       Born    May the 16th   1806    Died May the 20th 1877


Mary Jane Gifford      Born    July 22nd 1827

David Gifford             Born    April 6th  1829

Mordecai W Gifford  Born    July the [9th ?]  1835

Catharine M Gifford  Born    April 29 1843

Laura E Gifford          Born    June the 5th 1849


David Gifford             Died    September the 23rd 1889

Nettie E Gifford         Died    September the 14th 1891  age 41 and 9 months


Mary J Huested          Died    February the 15th 1897 age 69




Location – Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Catalog # - 1969.024.0001  U107L05  Transcribed by J. Wickizer: 9 May 2012




            Mordecai Gifford was a farmer who lived in Galway, Saratoga County, New York.  Per the 1871 Saratoga County business report, he was farmer of 110 acres with a Galway PO address.  Mordecai left the 1st Christian Church of Galway to become the deacon of the newly formed Barkersville Christian Church in 1857-1859.  He is buried, with his wife Catherine, in the Foster Hill Cemetery in Galway. [Saratoga GenWeb]

            At the time of his death, Mordecai’s heirs were his wife, Catherine Marie Gifford and his children; Mary Jane Huested (widow of Ira B Huested) of Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY; Laura Ellen Nash (wife of William Nash) of Providence, Saratoga Co., NY; David Gifford of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY; and Mordecai W. Gifford of West Eaton, Madison Co., NY.   [Saratoga County Surrogate file 090/11]


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