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Re: Revived Research for Pelkey's of Clinton County NY
Posted by: Daniel Peirce (ID *****5840) Date: December 12, 2005 at 18:36:41
In Reply to: Re: Revived Research for Pelkey's of Clinton County NY by Pamela Wood Waugh of 427

I forgot, Abby and Jesse Gifford were married in 1903 in Florida, Mass. She was about 16. He had been married to Olive Potter in 1899 when Olive was only 13! He liked them young apparently. Olive had a child who died at birth in 1901, then she had Jesse Jr. in 1903, and she died in childbirth. Abby ended up having 10 kids, all of whom lived to adulthood and except for one all lived into their 70s or older. Some personal info on the Giffords: Jesse was a very mean guy, I have that from Ruth and others who knew him. His father committed suicide, and his father before him murdered a man in New York state and escaped west to the California gold fields never to be seen again, leaving his infant son and wife behind. Strangeness runs in the Gifford family.

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