Biographical Sketch of Robert Denton

Robert, son of William Gifford, was born in 1660, removed to Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where he erected a homestead on the estate deeded to him by his father, and died in 1730. He married (first) Sarah, born February 2, 1658, died 1724, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Briggs) Wing; (second) Elizabeth . Children: Benjamin, see forward;



Biographical Sketch of John Denton

John, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Tompkins) Gifford, was born January 17, 1718. He married, November 7, 1741, Bathsheba Lapham: Children: Lydia, born March 14, 1743, died April 8, 1,754; Phebe, born June 20, 1745; Meribah, twin of Rowland ; Rowland, see elsewhere; Jesse, born September 22, 1750, died April 4, 1764; Benjamin and John,



Biographical Sketch of Rowland Denton

Rowland, son of John and Bathsheba dapham) Gifford, was born May 6, 1748, and died February 3. 1827. He served as ensign in Captain Sutherland’s company during the revolution. He was a Quaker, and removed from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to Dutchess county, then to Columbia county, New York, 1789, where he purchased two hundred acres of



Biography of John Denton

John (2), son of Rowland and Judith (Sutherland) Gifford, was born at Chatham, New York, July 23, 1794, and died at Phelps, New York, November 20, 1883. He removed to Phelps. Ontario county, New York, in 1836, and there purchased the farm which is now (1910) occupied by his son. Joining with the other settlers



Biographical Sketch of John C. Denton

John C., son of John and Minerva (Spier) Gifford, was born at the homestead in Phelps, July 23, 1837. After the completion of his studies, which were pursued in the public schools of Phelps and at the Fort Plain (New York) Seminary, he turned his attention to the cultivation of the soil at the homestead,



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