Gifford Family History and Genealogy. PDF eBook English 2.52 MB. 1896. William Gifford was living in <"xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Sandwich, Massachusetts in 1650. Together with others he purchased land from the Indians in April of 1665 to establish Monmouth, New Jersey. In Massachusetts he purchased 40 acres from a Suckanessett Indian named Job Attukkoo on July 24th, 1673. A fascinating history of this Massachusetts settler, with his listed descendants, brings this 300 year old history to life!