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James B Gifford

Lot Title

Gifford
Location in Cemetery
Section: H     Lot: 50     Grave: --

Date of death

Oct-1-1863

Date of birth

0-0-0

Age

23 yrs   0 mths   0 dys

Verse (Legibility: P - POOR)

Illegible

Veteran Information

Veteran: Yes

Relatives

Son of Capt. George Gifford, Jr. and Nancy Wilbur.

Stone Shape

P - POINTED

Stone Decoration

N - NONE

Stone Condition

F - FAIR

Stone Material

M - MARBLE

State of Stone

U - OK - STANDING UPRIGHT

Other Information

GR 4. James' father was a sea captain. James served in the 3d MA. Infantry Regiment. Like his older brothers William Valentine Gifford & Charles Gifford, James was a sailor before the war. He enlisted in the same company as his Westport Point neighbor, John Brightman. James died in an accident only a few months after being mustered out. Information from Andrew Macomber and Richard Wertz,"Westporters and the Civil War.", typed and printed manuscript. "MA Soldiers, Sailors & Marines in the Civil War" says that James enlisted as a prvate at the age of 21 in Co. F, MA 3rd Infantry Regiment on 19 Sep 1862 & mustered out at Camp Hooker, Lakeville, MA. on 26 Jun 1863. "Return of a Death" records show he was born in Westport and died in Taunton where working as a machinist he got caught in the machinery. He was 22 years, 6 months and 24 days old. His mother was born in Little Compton and father in Westport.

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Cemetery


WESTPORT POINT


Address

1912 Main Road, Corner of Drift Road
Westport
Massachusetts
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Supplementary Information

610   Marked Stones in this Cemetery
45   Unmarked Stones (Fieldstones) in this Cemetery

G.R. 4. - gravestone record, Westport Point Cemetery in Westport Vital Records to 1850. This cemetery is located within the rural residential and historic area of Westport Point. The cemetery is south of and considered under the authority of the Westport Point United Methodist Church. However the records are not clear. The Town of Westport maintains the cemetery.

Map Details

GPS North: 41.52355
GPS West: 71.0746
(Readings from: Public entrance gate on Main Road.)

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