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Noah Gifford was a petty thief with a criminal record and a former sailor. He was also an ally and hired accomplice of Lieutenant Nathan Forbes. Noah was distinguished by his rusty red hair and a vertical scar that ran down the right side of his face. He was present in Collinsport when Forbes manipulated his way into the Collins family fortune by marrying a young woman named Millicent Collins. Shortly after their wedding however, Forbes learned that Millicent had relinquished all of her assets to her young brother Daniel and had little money of her own. Forbes realized that if Daniel were out of the way, then the rights to the fortune would revert back to Millicent, and he would be in control of her money. Nathan wanted Noah to murder Daniel by abducting him and taking him out to sea where his body would be dumped into the ocean. Noah refused to murder anyone, let alone a child, but Forbes threatened to go to the police with false stories about Noah's past should he refuse to cooperate. He knew that Nathan's sterling reputation would carry greater weight than his own testimony and so he reluctantly agreed to follow Nathan's orders.
Noah found Daniel Collins wandering in the woods out near Eagle Hill Cemetery. He captured him and brought him back to an old fishing shack on the Collins family estate. Daniel escaped however and Noah chased after him. Unable to find him, he reported back to Lieutenant Forbes to tell him of his failure. Nathan was furious with Noah and ordered him to resume the search for Daniel. Gifford returned to the cemetery and caught up with the young boy, but Daniel's former governess, the time-displaced fugitive Victoria Winters saw them and shot Gifford in the back, killing him. Victoria fled with Daniel, and Noah's murder was blamed on her lover, another fugitive named Peter Bradford. (454-455)