Jeremiah Gifford (1771 - 1841)

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Jeremiah Gifford
1771 - 1841
updated February 06, 2019
Jeremiah Gifford was born on January 15, 1771 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He died on November 21, 1841 at 70 years old.


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Jeremiah Gifford passed away on November 21, 1841 at age 70. He was born on January 15, 1771 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. We have no information about Jeremiah's immediate family.
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In 1804, Jeremiah was 33 years old when on May 14th, Lewis and Clark started out from St. Louis, Missouri on an expedition to explore the West and to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the trip shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. He wanted the new territory mapped and wanted to establish an American presence in the West before Great Britain or other European powers could claim it.

In 1816, when he was 45 years old, in Philadelphia, the African Methodist Episcopal Church - the oldest independent Protestant denomination in the world founded by black people - was established by Richard Allen and other African-American Methodists. It is often called the AME church today.

In 1822, by the time he was 51 years old, was the year that coffee was no longer banned in Sweden. Originally used as a religious drink in Arabia more than 1100 years ago, coffee was banned in many European countries until the 18th century.

In 1833, he was 62 years old when on April 18th, over 300 delegates from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland called on the office of the Prime Minister of Great Britain to demand the immediate abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. Following this, slavery was abolished by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 - with exceptions provided for the East India Company, Ceylon, and Saint Helena.

In 1841, in the year of Jeremiah Gifford's passing, on Sunday, June 6th, the United Kingdom conducted a census, the first British census to record the names and ages in every household and to be done nationally at a set time. A few days before the census, forms were delivered to each home and they were picked up on the morning of the 7th.

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1520 - Oct 29, 1571
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around 1753 - around Jan 13
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Ichabod Gifford
around 1760 - around 1782
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Born: around 1760
Paul Gifford
around 1756 - Mar 23, 1826
Edmund Gifford
Born: around 1810
Stephen Nye Gifford
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Catharine Gifford
around 1784 - Feb 21, 1863
Mary Wright Gifford
around 1683 - Dec 10, 1759
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Mar 2, 1732 - Nov 9, 1815
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Anna Ann Jones
Jan 10, 1595 - Jul 24, 1640
Elizabeth Pelham Humphrey
Apr 27, 1604 - Nov 1, 1628
John Vassall
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