Source Citations



Federal Census, 1880-1920 (microfilm):

Eunice Case household, 1880 U.S. census, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Mansfield Boro, enumeration district [ED] 159, supervisor's district [SD] 2, sheet 301, dwelling 51, family 57; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1198.

Federal Census, 1850-1870 (microfilm):

Elon Cowles household, 1870 U.S. census, Tioga County, New York, population schedule, >town of Spencer, Waverly post office, page 331, dwelling 38, family 44; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 1103.

Federal Census, 1790-1840 (microfilm):

Aaron Case household, 1810 U.S. census, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Burlington township, page 862, line 14; National Archives micropublication M252, roll 52.


Civil War Pension, Archives Manuscript File:

Handwritten statement of B. S. Gifford stamped 6 May 1889, Benjamin S. Gifford, 1st New York Light Artillery, Invalid Pension Certificate 175,194, Julia B. Gifford Widow's Pension Certificate 462,024, Pension Application Files Based upon Service in the Civil War and Spanish American War, 1861-1934, Records of the Veterans Administration, RG 15, National Archives.


Vital Record: Death Certificate

Arthur Hiram Gifford, death certificate no. 46-029484-3855 (1946), Certification of Vital Records, State Department of Health, Sacramento, California.


Civil War Service Record Card

B.S. Gifford, Certificate of Disability for Discharge, 1 Aug 1862, Benjamin S. Gifford, Co. F, 1st New York Light Artillery , Civil War Service Records, Records of the Veterans Administration, RG 15, National Archives.


Newspaper Obituary

Mrs. Rachel Wood obituary, Leslie Local Republican (Leslie, Michigan), 4 Oct 1895, p. 5, col. 3; microfilm copy, Michigan State Library, Lansing, Michigan.


Homestead Certificate

Benjamin S. Gifford, certificate no. 1114, Homestead Entry Case File Records of the Bureau of Land Management; Record Group 49, National Archives, Washington, D.C.


Burial Register

Benj. S. Gifford burial entry, Section 2, Lot 74, plot 1, Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie (Ingham County), Michigan; Record of Burials, ca. 1864-1975, Michigan State Library microfilm publication F574.L48 W65Z.


Tombstone Inscription

Lucy Abbott tombstone, Wheelock Village Cemetery, Wheelock (Caledonia County), Vermont; transcribed and photographed by S. G. Johnston, 28 Jul 1984; tombstone calls her the "wife of M. S. Staples;" birth date calculated from age at death is November 1827.


Death Register

Benjamin S. Gifford death entry (1897), Roscommon County, Michigan, Death Records, 1874-1949, Vol. 1: 10, no. 135, County Clerk's Office, Roscommon; microfilm no. 965,661, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Parish Register

Registers of Baptisms in the Parish of Langham Episcopi in the County of Norfolk, 1813-1880, Henry Barnes baptism (1835), p. 34, no. 271; microfilm no. 1,596,369, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Marriage License

Delaware County, Indiana, Marriages, microfilm roll 6, Books 20-23, 1912-1916, Bell-Personett marriage license application (1913), C21: 301, Delaware County Courthouse, Muncie, Indiana.


Town Record

Wheelock, Vermont, Land Records, 1785-1828, Nathaniel and Joanna Hart family record, 1: 20 [recorded 30 June 1810], Wheelock (Vermont) Town Clerk; microfilm 029,049, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Interment Card

Isabella Amelia Wright interment card no. 5843, Acacia Park Cemetery Records of Interment, Birmingham, (Oakland County), Michigan.


Land Entry, Required Information

Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49, Wisconsin Land Entry Files [State], Milwaukee [Land Office], 1836-1855, Cash Entries [Type of land entry], Harrison Rappleye [Entryman], certificate no. 15487 [Certificate number].

Bounty Land Warrant, Required Information

Benjamin Rollins, bounty land warrant no. 36578-120-55 [certificate number-acreage-year of Congressional Act]


Finding land entry information from the legal land description

Stillman Pollard owned 160 acres in South Dakota described as "the NW¼ of Section 11, Township 121N, Range 60W." This land was entered in South Dakota Tract Book, Volume 38, which contained Townships 123-124, Range 57 and Townships 121-124, Ranges 58-62.

The entry under NW¼ Sect 11 - 121N 60W contained this information: "T.C.E. [timber culture entry], 160 A[cres], $10, Stillman Pollard, 17 Nov 1883, no. 1318, Aberdeen Series [Land office], F.C. No. 203 [Certificate number], 7 July 1892." This is all the information necessary to request a copy of the original file.



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