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The BRIGGS Family

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William J. BRIGGS, a tinsmith, in Baltimore, MD, m. Mary C. JEFFREY. Not much is known about the family except for the children listed in census records:
  1. Sarah E. BRIGGS, b. c1869
  2. Clara BRIGGS, b. c1871
  3. Bertha BRIGGS, b. c1873
  4. Walter A. BRIGGS, b. 1874,
    m. Alice Cary DOWNER, d/o Benjamin Newkirk DOWNER and Emily VESSEY
  5. Susan BRIGGS, b. c1876
  6. Annetta BRIGGS, b. c1879

Family members recall none of the sisters being married. There is a story that one sister was quite upset when her younger sister's obituary appeared in the newspaper, as the deceased sister's age was listed, and it was common knowledge in the community which sister was born first, so people then had an idea of the living sister's actual age.


I am starting to add miscellaneous BRIGGS data as I happen to run across it in my research. The items below are things that do not currently relate to my own line, but I wanted to keep track of in case we found a connection later. I have done my best to get everything correct, but it is every researcher's responsibility to go back to the original record to verify it for accuracy. Good luck!

Miscellaneous Census Data
Year Location Name Relationship Age Birthplace Father's
Birthplace
Mother's
Birthplace
1880 Delavan, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Erastus M.
BRIGGS, Lydia A.
BRIGGS, Helen M.
self
wife
daughter
60
50
22
MA
MA
IL
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
1880 Delavan, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, George C.
BRIGGS, Lucy O.
BRIGGS, Lillian Lucy
BRIGGS, Lula A.
HANKS, Willie
self
wife
daughter
daughter
other
53
46
21
16
13
OH
OH
IL
IL
IL
MA
NY
OH
OH
ARK
VT
NY
OH
OH
IL
1880 Delavan, Tazewell, Illinois HISCOX, Edwin
HISCOX, Nancy
BRIGGS, Thomas B.
BRIGGS, Carrie A.
BRIGGS, Josephine A.
self
wife
son-in-law
daughter
granddaughter
57
50
53
27
6M
RI
RI
RI
RI
IL
RI
RI
RI
RI
RI
RI
MA
RI
RI
RI
1880 Delavan, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Uriah
BRIGGS, Cornilia A.
BRIGGS, Jennie A.
BRIGGS, Melvin E.
JENKINS, Beebe
BURDETTE, Harry
self
wife
daugher
son
other
other
57
49
14
7
24
18
NY
OH
IL
IL
PA
IL
NY
NY
OH
OH
PA
IL
NY
NY
OH
OH
PA
IL
1880 Elm Grove, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Seth
In the household of Jessie Cooper,
appears to be a state farm for the indigent
other/pauper 63 NY not listed not listed
1880 Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Wm. H.
BRIGGS, Louisa
BRIGGS, H. W. W.
McCORMACK,Wm.H.B.
HESS, Harvey
HESS, L. D.
McCABE, Sarah A.
self
wife
daughter
grandson
grandson
grandson
other
72
71
50
18
14
12
19
NY
NJ
NY
IL
IL
IL
IL
NY
NJ
NY
NY
VA
VA
TN
NY
NY
NJ
NY
IL
IL
TN
1880 Little Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Benj.
BRIGGS, Agnes
BRIGGS, Mina
BRIGGS, Florence
BRIGGS, Fleta
BRIGGS, Erma
DAUCE, Hattie
LINGOL, Kirkus
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
35
30
8
6
3
9M
20
21
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
Eng
PA
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
1880 Little Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, John
BRIGGS, Amanda
BRIGGS, Sarah
BRIGGS, Jane
WALLACE, Annie
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
63
57
27
14
18
KY
TN
IL
IL
IL
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
not listed
1880 Malone, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Sophia
in the household of Milo STEVENS
mother-in-law 82 CT CT CT
1880 Tremont, Tazewell, Illinois BRIGGS, Mary C.
BRIGGS, Annie M.
BRIGGS, Susie B.
BRIGGS, Mary B.
BRIGGS, Isabelle
self
daughter
daughter
daughter
boarder
38
16
14
9
49
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
PA
IL
IL
IL
KY
PA
IL
IL
IL
KY

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This page last updated 27 January 2005.