John Captian Briggs

Male 1853 - 1915  (61 years)


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  • Name John Captian Briggs 
    Born 21 Sep 1853  Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1915  Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893;
      John C. Briggs, Richmond, was born September 21, 1853. His father, Cyrus, was born in 1820 in the house now occupied by his son, which was built by the father of Cyrus, Artemas, in 1817. The latter was born in 1786 in Dighton, Mass., and came on foot to Bristol, Ontario county, in 1806. In 1809 he married in Bristol, Fanny Gregg, born in 1789. His father, Jedediah, was born in 1738. He had thirteen children, several of whom came to this county. Artemas traded his farm in Bristol for one here, whither he removed in 1814. He served in the War of 1812, and fought in several of the battles on the Niagara frontier. He settled on the west side of Honeoye Lake, and owned land south of Main street in Honeoye. He and his son, Jedediah, each gave half the land for the original cemetery and he gave the land for the First Methodist church. He was one of the founders of the church here. The edifice stood on the site of Mrs. Phillips's house on Lake street. His children were: John G., born in 1811; Jedediah, born in 1815; Fanny, born in 1818; Cyrus, born in 1820, and Mary, born in 1823. Cyrus was educated at East Bloomfield Academy, and was a farmer. He married first Emeline McMichael, daughter of Thomas McMichael, a tanner here, and they had two sons: Zachary J., born in 1849, and John C. He married second Cynthia E. Hadley, by whom he had no children. He died in 1888. John C. married in 1878 Minnie A., daughter of John Van Buren. She was born November 8, 1857. They have had two children; Fred J., born in 1885, died in 1889, and Hattie F., born May 26 1889. Mr. Briggs farms the old original homestead first taken up by Abel Short and later owned by Artemas Briggs. Jedediah, brother of Artemas Briggs, was born in 1779 and was a sea captain. During the War of 1812 he was captured by the English and taken to England, returning after the war. Enoch, the oldest brother, born in 1770, came after Artemas, and settled in Bristol, where his descendants may be found at the present time. The ancestry of the family dates back to Sir Robert Briggs of England, who lived about thirteen generations back.
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    Father Cyrus Briggs,   b. 13 Nov 1820, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1888, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Emeline A. McMichael,   b. 28 Sep 1828, Bushnells Basin, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1866, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1848  Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minnie A. Van Buren,   b. 8 Nov 1857,   d. 1928, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1878 
    Children 
     1. Freddie Briggs,   b. 1885, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1889, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. Hattie Emeline Briggs,   b. Abt 1888, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1902, Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
    Family ID F662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1853 - Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Mar 1915 - Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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      Richmond Town Clerk death record log book, Aug 1997