Americus Gifford and Descendants
Generation 2

2. Louise Jane Gifford(Americus) born July 25, 1840 in Bedford Co. TN and died Apr. 1868 in Cherokee Co. TX. She was married Feb. 5, 1857 in Cherokee Co. TX to Marquise D. Lafayette Rogers. He was born Apr. 2, 1834 in TN.

Notes about Marquise Rogers

He is found in the household on Henry Brewer in the 1850 Cherokee Co. TX census with his mother & siblings.
He is found in the 1860, 1870 & 1880 Cherokee Co. TX census.
After Louise's death he married Sarah Selina Thompson & Sarah G. (Blanton) Petty.
He had four more daughters.

Notes about Louise Gifford

I have a copy of her Bible Records.
Her marriage is listed in Bk. C-310 in Cherokee Co. TX.
She is found in her father's household in 1850 Cherokee Co. TX census.

Children of Marquise Rogers & Louise Gifford
12. i. William Henderson Rogers born May 19, 1858 in Cherokee Co. TX.
13. ii. Mary Annette Rogers born Oct. 8, 1860 in Cherokee Co. TX and died Mar. 7, 1927 in Dallas Co. TX.
14. iii. Amanda Knoxie Rogers born July 11, 1865 TX and died June 30, 1945 in Cherokee Co. TX.
15. iv. Sarah Louisa Rogers born Feb. 5, 1868 in TX and died in Feb. 29, 1940 in Cherokee Co. TX.

3. Edward Lawson Gifford(Americus) born 1843 in TN and died Jan. 30, 1871 in Cherokee Co.TX. He was married abt. 1825 in Cherokee Co. TX to Mary Louise Roberts, daughter of Elige F. Roberts & Sarah Jane Frances. She was born Oct. 4, 1847 in TN and died Feb. 9, 1925 in Cherokee Co. TX.

Notes about Edward Gifford

He was found in his father's household in 1850 & 1860 Cherokee Co. TX census.
He is found in the 1870 Cherokee Co. TX census.
He was in the 28th TX Cavalry in the Civil War.
He is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

Notes about Mary Roberts

She is found in her father's household in the 1850 & 1860 Cherokee Co. TX census.
She is found in the 1880 Cherokee Co. TX census with Mr. Cook.
She is found in the 1900, 1910 & 1920 Cherokee Co. TX census.
After Edwards death she married Green Berry Cook & J. N. Hoover
She is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX under the name of Cook.

Children of Edward Gifford & Mary Roberts.
16. i. Mary Alice Gifford born Sept 23, 1866 in Cherokee Co. TX and died in Sept. 8, 1941 in Cherokee Co. TX.
17. ii. Sarah Caroline Gifford born abt. 1869 in TX and died Aug. 24, 1936 in Rusk Co. TX.

iii. John Edward Gifford born Oct. 9 1871 in Cherokee Co. TX and died Oct. 3, 1873 in Cherokee Co. TX

Notes about John Edward Gifford

He is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

4. John E. Gifford(Americus) born Mar. 25, 1846 in TN and died Nov. 10, 1916 in Cherokee Co. TX.

Notes about John E. Gifford

He is found in his father's household in the 1850 & 1860 Cherokee Co. TX census.
He is found in his brother Edward's household in the 1870 Cherokee Co. TX census.
He was a member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church in 1880.
He was in Co. F. 9th Battalion TX Reserve Corp. Cavalry in the Civil War.
He is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

5. William M. Gifford(Americus) born Aug. 4, 1848 in Bedford Co. TN and died Nov. 10, 1913 in Cherokee Co. TX. He was married Jan. 9, 1876 in Cherokee Co. TX to Mary Elizabeth Blankinship daughter of Benjamin F. Blankinship & Elizabeth Lowe. She was born Apr. 4, 1859 in Cherokee Co. TX and died in 1905 in Cherokee Co. TX.
For more information on the family of Benjamin Blankinship & Elizabeth Lowe click here

Notes about William Gifford

He is found in his father's household in the 1850 & 1860 Cherokee Co. TX census.
He is found in the 1910 Cherokee Co. TX census.
He is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

Notes about Mary Blankinship

She is found in her father's household in the 1860 & 1870 Cherokee Co. TX census.
Her marriage is recorded in Bk. D2-80 in Cherokee Co. TX.
She is buried in Lowe's Chapel Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

Children of Mary Blankinship & William Gifford.

i. Caroline Gifford born 1876 in Cherokee Co. TX and died 1890 in Cherokee Co. TX.

Notes about Caroline Gifford

She is buried in Lowe's Chapel Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

ii. Robert Gifford born 1879 in Cherokee Co. TX and died 1885 in Cherokee Co. TX.

Notes about Robert Gifford

He is buried in Lowe's Chapel Cemetery in Cherokee Co. TX.

Last updated Dec. 30, 2013


[ Home Page | Family Surnames | Previous Page | Next Page | Last Page ]