Some of the Descendants of
WILLIAM and AVIS REED
of Weymouth, Massachusetts
ANNA5 REED (Thomas4, William3, James2, William1) was born at Dartmouth, Massachusetts, on 5 January 1762 (VR Dart 1:193), a daughter of Thomas Reed and his wife
When Anna was twenty-five years old, and still single, she had a child:
Anna Reed and JAMES GIFFORD published at Dartmouth their intentions to marry, on 15 August 1789 (LP). They were married there on 27 September 1789 (VR Dart 2:382). Anna and James were both from Dartmouth. He was often called James Gifford the second. She was called Mary on their marriage record, but Anna on their intentions and elsewhere. James Gifford was born at Dartmouth on 12 August 1767 (VR Dart 1:96), a child of Ichabod and Sarah (Pettis) Gifford.
- LEMUEL B.6 REED b. at Dartmouth on 26 October 1787
James and Anna (Reed) Gifford had the following children:
Anna (Reed) Gifford died sometime after the birth of her last child (1794) and before her husband's second marriage (1802).
- PHILLIP GIFFORD
- b. at Dartmouth on 14 April 1790 (VR Dart 1:99)
- LEVIANA GIFFORD
- b. at Dartmouth on 4 June 1794 (VR Dart 1:97)
James Gifford the second took as his second wife RHODA SISSON at Westport, Massachusetts, on 18 April 1802 (VR Westp 164). She was from Westport, he from Dartmouth. They had published their marriage intentions in both towns, at Dartmouth on 13 March 1802 (VR Dart 2:199), and at Westport on 20 March 1802 (LP 576). James and Rhoda Gifford had the following child:
- ELIHU GIFFORD
- b. at Westport on 7 October 1809 (VR Westp 47)
Information on this web page comes from the following sources, which can be consulted for further information:
Other references abbreviated above:
- Leonard Papers. New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, Ma. (LP)
- Williams, Alicia Crane, "Reed Families of Middleborough, Swansey, and Dartmouth." Mayflower Descendant 40:123-132.
- New England Historical and Genealogical Register. vol. 134 (1980), p. 314.
- VR Dart
- Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: NEHGS, 1929, 1929, 1930.
- VR Westp
- Vital Records of Westport, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: NEHGS, 1918.
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