Gifford, Albert Weaver
Albert W. Gifford was born in about 1844(January 19, 1845) in Berne. He was the son of Harvey Gifford (B. abt 1804, D. after 1870) and his wife Sally Roadner(B. abt 1805, D. unk). Albert was the youngest of eight children.
Marriage & Children
Albert married Mary Hope Fox in about 1873. She was born on August 2, 1848, to Samuel Fox and his wife Hope. Mary Hope had been previously married to Wesley Decker and had three children by him.
Albert and Mary Hope had the following children:
- Frederick Gifford (B. May 31, 1872, D. May 1, 1937)
- Austin Gifford (B. Dec 1, 1873, D. June 1, 1937)
- Charles Gifford (B. Feb 26, 1876, D. 1881)
- DeWitt Gifford (B. Feb 26, 1876, D. Mar 10, 1970)
- Bert Gifford B. Sept 12, 1877, D. Mar 1970)
- Mary Hope Gifford (B. 1883, D. 1966)
- William A. Gifford (B. May 24, 1885, D. July 14, 1955)
- James D. Gifford (B. May 18, 1887, D. Mar 25, 1978)
Albert was a farmer before he served in the Civil War.
|Residence at Enlistment:||Berne|
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY |
|Date of Birth:||19 Jan 1845|
|Names of Parents:||Henry(Gifford) and Sarah Roadner|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||15 Feb 1864|
|Enlistment Place:||Berne, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Muster Out Date:||2 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Lincoln General Hospital, Washington, DC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 25
Born in Berne, NY on January 19, 1845, Farmer, Black eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5'11" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Albert died in 1935, in Voorheesville, N.Y., following an accident. The below article from the Altamont Enterprise, published on January 24, 1936, tells the circumstances of his death:
He was buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery in Rensselaerville, NY
Jurors Disagree In Twenty Thousand Dollar Action
Disagreement was reported to Supreme Court Justice Bergan this week by a jury which heard the $20,000 negligence action brought in the death of Arthur W. Gifford of Voorheesville. He was killed a few months ago by a truck while running toward a railroad handcar at Voorheesville. The action was brought by his son, James D. Gifford of Voorheesville, as administrator of the estate, against Oscar B. Vunck and company, Voorheesville, owner, and John Tice, of Voorheesville, operator of the truck.
Additional Research Notes
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases
- "Jurors Disagree In Twenty Thousand Dollar Action, Altamont Enterprise Jan 24, 1936, Altamont, NY