Benjamin Paull

Male 1681 - 1757  (~ 75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benjamin Paull was born in 1681 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 12 Jan 1757 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Benjamin married Ruth Dyer about 1705. Ruth (daughter of Christopher Dyer and Ruth) was born about 1683; died on 24 Jan 1776 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Christopher Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1708 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Jan 1761 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 3. Rebeckah Paul  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Oct 1714 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 13 Jul 1741 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Christopher Paull Descendancy chart to this point (1.Benjamin1) was born on 24 Nov 1708 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Jan 1761 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Christopher married Experience Briggs on 26 Jun 1735 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Experience (daughter of John Briggs and Abigail Packard) was born on 6 Nov 1709 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Nov 1791 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Ebenezer Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Mar 1736 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Jun 1736 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 5. Ebenezer Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 May 1737 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. 6. Benjamin Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Sep 1739 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. 7. Ruth Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Oct 1741 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. 8. Abigail Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Jan 1745 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. 9. Experience Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Mar 1746 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    7. 10. Bathsheba Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Apr 1748 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 Aug 1842 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    8. 11. Dyer Paull  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Feb 1752 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 11 Jul 1832 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  2. 3.  Rebeckah Paul Descendancy chart to this point (1.Benjamin1) was born on 30 Oct 1714 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 13 Jul 1741 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Rebeckah married Thomas Pool about 1730. Thomas (son of Joseph Pool and Experience White) was born on 27 Oct 1707 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Margaret Pool  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Apr 1731 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 13. William Pool  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Apr 1733 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. 14. Rebeckah Pool  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 May 1734 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. 15. Thomas Pool  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Mar 1736 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. 16. Simon Pool  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Jul 1737 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in Nov 1742 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. 17. Joseph Pool  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Mar 1739 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ebenezer Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 11 Mar 1736 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Jun 1736 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  2. 5.  Ebenezer Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 10 May 1737 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  3. 6.  Benjamin Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 13 Sep 1739 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  4. 7.  Ruth Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 20 Oct 1741 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  5. 8.  Abigail Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 31 Jan 1745 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  6. 9.  Experience Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 27 Mar 1746 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  7. 10.  Bathsheba Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 3 Apr 1748 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 Aug 1842 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Bathsheba married Captain Jedediah Briggs on 21 Dec 1769 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Jedediah (son of Seth Briggs and Ann Whitmarsh) was born on 21 Apr 1738 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 6 Mar 1826 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Captain Enoch Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Jun 1770 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 24 Dec 1834 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 19. Experience Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1772 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Mar 1844 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. 20. Bathsheba Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Oct 1773 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 Apr 1835 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA; was buried in Middletown Cemetery, Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.
    4. 21. Olive Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Aug 1775 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Aug 1856 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Phillips Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. 22. Ruth Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Aug 1777 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 Jun 1866 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. 23. Captain Jedediah Briggs, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Mar 1779 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 May 1856 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    7. 24. Nathaniel Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Mar 1781 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 21 May 1841 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    8. 25. Sylvia Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Jan 1783 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Nov 1868 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Hathaway Burying Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    9. 26. Nancy Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Jan 1785 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 18 Dec 1808 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    10. 27. Artemas Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Aug 1786 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 4 Jul 1870 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    11. 28. Cyrus Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Sep 1788 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 7 Oct 1815 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    12. 29. Betsey Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Oct 1792 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 21 Dec 1802 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    13. 30. Bethiah Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Sep 1794 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 9 Jan 1879 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  8. 11.  Dyer Paull Descendancy chart to this point (2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 12 Feb 1752 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 11 Jul 1832 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Dyer married Abiel Briggs on 16 Jan 1776 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Abiel (son of Thomas Briggs and Thankful Axtell) was born on 16 Dec 1752 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 11 Jul 1805 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 31. Phildelia Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 32. Alinda Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 May 1779.
    3. 33. Daniel Briggs, Esq  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1780 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1860 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.
    4. 34. Hannah Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 08 Apr 1785; died in 1813.
    5. 35. Thomas Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Jan 1790 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 02 Aug 1863 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.
    6. 36. Captian Freeman Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1792 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 13 Jun 1874 in Ohio; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

  9. 12.  Margaret Pool Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rebeckah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 23 Apr 1731 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  10. 13.  William Pool Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rebeckah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 30 Apr 1733 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  11. 14.  Rebeckah Pool Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rebeckah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 1 May 1734 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  12. 15.  Thomas Pool Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rebeckah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 25 Mar 1736 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  13. 16.  Simon Pool Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rebeckah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 13 Jul 1737 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in Nov 1742 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  14. 17.  Joseph Pool Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rebeckah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 31 Mar 1739 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 18.  Captain Enoch Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 30 Jun 1770 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 24 Dec 1834 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Died of Typus

    Enoch married Abigail Cooper on 16 Jan 1804 in Mansfield, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Abigail (daughter of Noah Cooper and Sarah Parmenter) was born on 16 Feb 1786 in Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Feb 1860 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 37. Nancy Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Nov 1814 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 16 Apr 1896 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 38. Cyrus Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Dec 1816 in Massachusetts, USA; died in in California, USA.
    3. 39. Hiram Cooper Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 May 1819 in Massachusetts, USA; died on 5 Aug 1912 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.
    4. 40. Artemas Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Nov 1821; died on 11 Oct 1906 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

  2. 19.  Experience Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 8 Jan 1772 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Mar 1844 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Died:
    Dropsy

    Experience married Samuel Wilbur on 29 Sep 1816 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Samuel was born in 1753 in Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Feb 1832 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Hall and Dean Cemetery, Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 20.  Bathsheba Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 9 Oct 1773 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 Apr 1835 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA; was buried in Middletown Cemetery, Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.

    Bathsheba married Josiah Wilbur on 17 Dec 1791 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Josiah was born on 23 Aug 1769 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 03 Mar 1848 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 41. Leonidas Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Nov 1798 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 09 Jun 1876 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 42. Louisa Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1800.
    3. 43. Theodore Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Mar 1801; died on 23 Apr 1891; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    4. 44. Henry Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Oct 1810 in Grafton, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.

  4. 21.  Olive Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 23 Aug 1775 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Aug 1856 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Phillips Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Olive married Darius Phillips in 1799. Darius was born in Feb 1767; died on 21 Dec 1857 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Phillips Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 45. Daruis Phillips, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1800; died on 31 Dec 1878; was buried in Phillips Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 46. Betsey Phillips  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1805; died on 15 May 1891 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Assonet Burying Ground, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  5. 22.  Ruth Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 24 Aug 1777 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 Jun 1866 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Daniel Wilbur. Daniel (son of Simeon Wilbur and Elizabeth White) was born in 1779 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 20 Apr 1823 in Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Raynham, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Family/Spouse: John Gilmore. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 23.  Captain Jedediah Briggs, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 3 Mar 1779 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 May 1856 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Abt 1812; War of 1812 (US) Sea Captain - Prisoner, taken to England

    Notes:

    Jedediah was Captain of the Sloop Nancy and the Schooner Columbia from about 1806 until his ship was captured by the British some time during the War of 1812, he was taken captive to England. The log for the ship survived. There are no entries from Aug 1814 until Dec 1845, when it appears he is residing in Honeoye,NY---all the names are those of Honeoye residence of the era, who he apparently did work for and it is a listing of income from them(Artemas Briggs, John G. Briggs, Benjamin Briggs, Levi Noble, Jedediah Briggs, Jacob Shaw, Alinor More). He died unmarried in Honeoye,NY.


  7. 24.  Nathaniel Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 22 Mar 1781 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 21 May 1841 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Nathaniel married Mary A. Winslow on 15 Apr 1805 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Mary (daughter of Joseph Winslow and Mary Crane) was born on 1 Jan 1785 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 6 Sep 1859 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 47. Mary Ann Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Mar 1806 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 16 Nov 1888.
    2. 48. Joseph Winslow Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 14 May1808 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 Jan 1878 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. 49. Artemas Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 May 1810 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 May 1876 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. 50. Caroline Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Apr 1813 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Mar 1873 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. 51. Bathsheba Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1815 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died about 1876.
    6. 52. Nathaniel Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1819 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 29 May 1841.
    7. 53. Charles Albert Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Aug 1823 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 1 Sep 1888 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    8. 54. James Winslow Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1821 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 1 Oct 1899 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  8. 25.  Sylvia Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 4 Jan 1783 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 2 Nov 1868 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Hathaway Burying Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Sylvia married Captain Stephen Hathaway on 21 Oct 1804. Stephen was born on 28 sept 1771 in Middleboro, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 24 Dec 1854 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Hathaway Burying Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  9. 26.  Nancy Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 13 Jan 1785 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 18 Dec 1808 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  10. 27.  Artemas Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 29 Aug 1786 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 4 Jul 1870 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 27 Sep 1812, Ontario Co., New York, USA; War of 1812 (US) Capt Elizur Hills' Co., Brig Gen Daniel Miller's Brigade Service at Manchester(Niagara Falls,NY) Paid from 27Sep1812-3Nov1812

    Artemas married Fanny Gregg on 17 Nov 1809 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA. Fanny (daughter of John Gregg, Jr. and Mary Bennett) was born on 14 Sep 1789 in Colrain, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 Jan 1858 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 55. John Gregg Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Jan 1811 in Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 21 Aug 1876 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 56. Jedediah Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Jul 1815 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 16 Dec 1890 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    3. 57. Fanny Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1818 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Jan 1879 in Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    4. 58. Cyrus Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Nov 1820 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 29 Dec 1888 in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    5. 59. Mary Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 May 1823 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 31 Jan 1899 in Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Somerset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA.

    Artemas married Abigail B. Smith on 11 Aug 1869 in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York, USA. Abigail (daughter of Mr. Smith) was born in 1799 in Connecticut, USA; died on 8 Aug 1881 in Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  11. 28.  Cyrus Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 16 Sep 1788 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 7 Oct 1815 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  12. 29.  Betsey Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 2 Oct 1792 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 21 Dec 1802 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  13. 30.  Bethiah Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 12 Sep 1794 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 9 Jan 1879 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Bethiah married Herman Swift on 5 Jun 1828 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Herman was born on 4 Jun 1780 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 30 Sep 1855 in Fall River, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 60. Amanda Swift  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Jul 1830.
    2. 61. Cyrus Briggs Swift  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Nov 1832.
    3. 62. Betsey F. Swift  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1834; died on 10 Sep 1838.
    4. 63. Alexander M. Swift  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Sep 1838.

  14. 31.  Phildelia Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

    Family/Spouse: Abiel Nichols. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  15. 32.  Alinda Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 18 May 1779.

    Alinda married Benjamin Crane on 18 May 1799. Benjamin (son of Bernice Crane and Joanna Axtell) was born on 11 Sep 1769. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 64. Silas Axtell Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 65. Benjamin Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 66. David Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    4. 67. Abiel Briggs Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    5. 68. Ashahel Hathaway Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    6. 69. Thomas Briggs Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    7. 70. Caroline Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    8. 71. Abiathar Crane  Descendancy chart to this point
    9. 72. Lucy Crane  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1819.

  16. 33.  Daniel Briggs, Esq Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1780 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1860 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Abigail Hathaway. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 73. Emeline Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 74. Alice Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 75. Daniel Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point
    4. 76. Doctor Henry Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point

  17. 34.  Hannah Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 08 Apr 1785; died in 1813.

    Hannah married William Crane on 31 Mar 1808. William (son of Bernice Crane and Joanna Axtell) was born on 17 Feb 1781. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 77. Betsey Crane  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1809.
    2. 78. Hannah Crane  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Nov 1810.

  18. 35.  Thomas Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 27 Jan 1790 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 02 Aug 1863 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Abigail Gregg. Abigail (daughter of John Gregg, Jr. and Mary Bennett) was born on 27 Oct 1795 in Colrain, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 27 Jun 1837 in Ohio; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 79. Louisa Maria Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Jan 1815 in East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died in 1895.
    2. 80. Alinda Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Nov 1816 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    3. 81. Daniel Gregg Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Oct 1818 in Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Sep 1911 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.
    4. 82. Abiel Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Sep 1820; died on 08 Sep 1892.
    5. 83. Silas Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Oct 1822 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 18 Sep 1892 in Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.
    6. 84. George G. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jul 1824.
    7. 85. Doctor Benjamin Bennett Briggs, MD  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 02 Jun 1827; died on 15 Feb 1893 in Los Angeles Co., California, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.
    8. 86. Maria Anitionette Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 02 Mar 1829 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 03 Sep 1903 in California, USA.
    9. 87. John Gregg Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Mar 1831 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    10. 88. Joseph Warren Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 02 Mar 1833 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Apr 1887 in Santa Clara Co., California, USA.

  19. 36.  Captian Freeman Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1792 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 13 Jun 1874 in Ohio; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Abigail. Abigail was born in 1792; died on 7 Jan 1871 in Ohio; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 5

  1. 37.  Nancy Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (18.Enoch4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 8 Nov 1814 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 16 Apr 1896 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Nancy Briggs, wife of William Briggs, died in Bristol on the 16th inst, aged 81 years. Mrs. Briggs had lived in Bristol nearly all of her life, being the daughter of Caleb (Enoch) Briggs. She leaves an aged husband, three sons, Elihu and George of Bristol, and Elnathan of Lima, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hitchcock of Bristol. Three daughters had died previous. She had thirteen grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was a member of She Baptist church. The Rev. Mr. Day officiated at her funeral. She was a cousin of the late Jedediah and Cyrus Briggs of Honeoye. Allen's Hill, April 21.
    (The Gazette, Livonia, New York, Friday, April 24, 1896)

    Nancy married William Wallace Briggs on 13 Nov 1834 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA. William (son of Elihu Briggs and Ruth S. Pool) was born on 20 Sep 1811 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 23 Nov 1897 in Lima, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 89. Enoch Elihu Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Sep 1835 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 21 Nov 1905 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 90. George W. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1838 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 3 Mar 1911 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    3. 91. Helen M. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1839; died in 1842.
    4. 92. Malvina Abigail Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Jan 1840 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 21 Jan 1893 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    5. 93. Elnathan Gooding Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Nov 1843 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 15 Dec 1923 in Lima, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    6. 94. Ruth S. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jun 1846 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died in 1938 in East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in East Bloomfield Cemetery, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    7. 95. Nancy L. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Oct 1855; died on 30 Nov 1887 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

  2. 38.  Cyrus BriggsCyrus Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (18.Enoch4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 27 Dec 1816 in Massachusetts, USA; died in in California, USA.

    Notes:

    History of Sutter County, California
    Thompson & West, 1879
    BRIGGS, Cyrus, farmer; P.O. Nicolaus; was born in Massachusetts in
    1816; when about four years of age, his parents removed to the State
    of New York, where he lived for about 18 years, when he moved to
    Michigan; in 1850 he came across the plains to this State, and engaged
    in mining in the northern mines for about three years when he returned
    east. In 1853 he returned to California with his family, and settled
    in El Dorado county; but afterwards moved, in 1865, to Sacramento
    county, where he remained until 1872, when he settled in Sutter
    county, where he has ever since resided - section 22, township 12
    north, range 4 east; he owns 320 acres. Mr. B. has three children
    living, one son, and two daughters.

    Cyrus married Betsey about 1836. Betsey died about 1853. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 96. Louisa J. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1837 in New York, USA.
    2. 97. Hiram W. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1842.

    Cyrus married Tabitha about 1854 in Natoma, Sacramento Co., California, USA. Tabitha was born in Jun 1827 in Tennessee, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 98. Alice Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1856 in California, USA.
    2. 99. William A. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1858 in California, USA.

  3. 39.  Hiram Cooper BriggsHiram Cooper Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (18.Enoch4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 18 May 1819 in Massachusetts, USA; died on 5 Aug 1912 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Caroline R. Tyler. Caroline (daughter of Dean Merrill Tyler and Phebe Post) was born on 11 Apr 1825; died on 22 Nov 1908 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 100. Ellery Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Dec 1846; died in 1846.
    2. 101. Auresies Emery Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Aug 1848 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.
    3. 102. Harlan H. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Aug 1855 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; died on 22 Dec 1855 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.
    4. 103. Jedediah Hiram Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Jan 1858; died on 7 Jun 1937; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

  4. 40.  Artemas BriggsArtemas Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (18.Enoch4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 15 Nov 1821; died on 11 Oct 1906 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

    Notes:

    had eight children

    Artemas married Sarah W. about 1847. Sarah was born on 29 Sep 1827; died on 29 Apr 1852 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 104. Lafayette S. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1847 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.
    2. 105. Helen S. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1849 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

    Artemas married Emmer Jane about 1855. Emmer was born about 1834; died on 18 Apr 1884; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 106. Ethlin Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1873 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.
    2. 107. Lula L. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1875; died on 20 May 1880 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

    Artemas married Caroline A. about 1885. Caroline was born on 25 Dec 1843 in Ohio, USA; died on 20 Feb 1904 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in North Eagle Cemetery, Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 108. Beatrice L. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Sep 1886 in Eagle, Clinton Co., Michigan, USA.

  5. 41.  Leonidas Wilbur Descendancy chart to this point (20.Bathsheba4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 16 Nov 1798 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 09 Jun 1876 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    From The Naples Record 17 June 1876
    In the town of Richmond, Ont. Co., NY, on the 11th inst., Leonidas Wilbur, died of pneumonia after a short illness. Mr. Wilbur was born in the town of Berkley, Bristol, Co., MA. Nov 15th, 1798. His parents were Josiah and Bathsheba Wilbur, his mother's maiden name being Briggs. While quite young he moved with his parents to Windham Co., VT, where he received his education. When twenty he came to Western NY to the town where he died, to visit an Uncle Artemas Briggs, a brother of his mother, where he remained one year. On his return he went to Bristol Co., MA, and spent several years farming. In 1891 he was married to Abigail Cornell of Berkley, MA, and settled in Londondery Windham Co., VT, where they had six children born — one son, Dr. Wilbur of Honeoye, and five daughters, of whom all have survived him but Nettie, the youngest, by whose side he was laid so peacefully. In 1851 he moved from Londondery, having sold his farm, to Richmond, Ont. Co., where he resided until his death. He was a man of sterling' integrity, industry and frugality, and has left a memory that will not only be cherished by near relatives, but by all who knew him. He was a kind husband, an indulgent and loving father, a good citizen and neighbor. Loving hands administered to his wants during his sickness, and loved ones sorrow for their dead; but not as those without a hope of a blessed resurrection. His funeral was attended from his home by a large concourse of people. Rev. S. M. Day gave some very impressive thoughts from the text, "Your fathers, where are they?"

    Leonidas married Abigail Briggs Cornell on 14 Apr 1831. Abigail was born on 10 Apr 1806 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 08 Apr 1894 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 109. Leonidas Franklin Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1832.
    2. 110. Sarah Abigail Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 08 Dec 1833 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA; died on 07 Dec 1906 in Allen's Hill, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    3. 111. Emeline Augusta Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jun 1837 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.
    4. 112. Fannie Hoard Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Mar 1840 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA; died in 1917; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    5. 113. Susan Ellen Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Jun 1842 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.
    6. 114. Louise Annette Wilbur  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Jul 1844 in Londonderry, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.

  6. 42.  Louisa Wilbur Descendancy chart to this point (20.Bathsheba4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born about 1800.

  7. 43.  Theodore Wilbur Descendancy chart to this point (20.Bathsheba4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 31 Mar 1801; died on 23 Apr 1891; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

  8. 44.  Henry Wilbur Descendancy chart to this point (20.Bathsheba4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 21 Oct 1810 in Grafton, Windham Co., Vermont, USA.

  9. 45.  Daruis Phillips, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (21.Olive4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1800; died on 31 Dec 1878; was buried in Phillips Cemetery, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  10. 46.  Betsey Phillips Descendancy chart to this point (21.Olive4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1805; died on 15 May 1891 in Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Assonet Burying Ground, Freetown, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  11. 47.  Mary Ann Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 19 Mar 1806 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 16 Nov 1888.

  12. 48.  Joseph Winslow Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 14 May1808 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 Jan 1878 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Joseph married Betsey Dean on 4 Feb 1852 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. Betsey (daughter of Zephaniah Dean and Milly) was born in 1819 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 115. Joseph Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1857; died in 1857.

  13. 49.  Artemas Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 4 May 1810 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 23 May 1876 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Artemas married Susan Shaw Williams in 1834. Susan was born on 21 Aug 1812 in Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 5 Feb 1895 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 116. Mary Frances Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Oct 1835 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 24 Jan 1903 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 117. Lyman Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Jun 1839 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 17 Jul 1891 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. 118. Susan Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Aug 1841 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. 119. Nathaniel W. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Jul 1844 in Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Jul 1877 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. 120. Ella Augusta Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Oct 1848 in Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 20 Dec 1908 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. 121. Horatio Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1853 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1897 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  14. 50.  Caroline Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 3 Apr 1813 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Mar 1873 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  15. 51.  Bathsheba Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born about 1815 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died about 1876.

  16. 52.  Nathaniel Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1819 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 29 May 1841.

  17. 53.  Charles Albert Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 26 Aug 1823 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 1 Sep 1888 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  18. 54.  James Winslow Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (24.Nathaniel4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1821 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 1 Oct 1899 in Dighton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Mary Kelley. Mary was born in 1823; died in 1904; was buried in Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 122. Zebina Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1865 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  19. 55.  John Gregg Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (27.Artemas4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 5 Jan 1811 in Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 21 Aug 1876 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    John married Nancy Pennell on 30 Jun 1833. Nancy was born about 1812; died on 31 Dec 1851 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 123. Martha Elvira Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jun 1834 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 30 Oct 1835 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 124. Nancy E. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Jul 1837 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 24 Aug 1891 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    3. 125. Annette Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Jun 1840 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    4. 126. John Pennell Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Apr 1843 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 6 Aug 1844 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    5. 127. Artemas Romener Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Jun 1846 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    6. 128. Fannie Elizabeth Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jun 1849 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 21 Mar 1924 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    7. 129. Jedediah Chauncy Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Dec 1851 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died in 1925 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    John married Eveline M. Wells about 1852. Eveline (daughter of Pascal Paoli Wells and Anna Munson) was born on 6 Jul 1820 in Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA; died on 20 Dec 1894 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  20. 56.  Jedediah BriggsJedediah Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (27.Artemas4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 28 Jul 1815 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 16 Dec 1890 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Jedediah married Elizabeth S. Brown about 1845. Elizabeth was born on 15 Aug 1822; died on 15 Jan 1892 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 130. John W. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1850 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 20 Jun 1852 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 131. Jeddie C. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1857 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Mar 1863 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

  21. 57.  Fanny Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (27.Artemas4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 8 Jan 1818 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Jan 1879 in Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Fanny married John Frederick Thayer on 4 Dec 1837 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA. John was born on 23 Jan 1812; died on 02 Mar 1840; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 132. George G. Thayer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Oct 1839; died on 02 Nov 1852; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

  22. 58.  Cyrus BriggsCyrus Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (27.Artemas4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 13 Nov 1820 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 29 Dec 1888 in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY; compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich; edited by George S. Conover; 1893;
    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.




    Cyrus Briggs, one of the old residents of Honeoye, died at Rochester last Saturday night, aged 68. Mr. Briggs had been in poor health for about a year, and went to the house of his brother-in-law, Mr. McCrossen, of Rochester, the 6tb of last December, in the hope that a change would benefit him, Mr. Briggs was born at Honeoye, and always made that place his home. He leaves two sons Zachary and John both of whom live at Honeoye. Also one brother and one sister—Mrs. Henry Huff of Jonesville, Mich. The funeral was held Wednesday. Ah appreciative obituary notice will be found in another column.

  23. THE LATE CYRUS BRIGGS.
    Cyrus Briggs of Honeoye died at the residence of his brother-in-law, R. D. McCrossen, of Rochester, on Saturday evening, Dec 29th. Though all feared there was no hope of recovery, when the news of his death reached his native place it came with a shock that was almost startling. Cyrus Briggs was a man loved by his friends and respected by all. Born at the old homestead Nov. 18th, 1890, sixty-eight years later he was carried and placed by loving hands in the very room that saw his birth. He was the youngest son of the late Artemus Briggs, who removed from Bristol to Richmond in 1814. Of his immediate relatives, a brother, Jedediah, of this place, and a sister, Mrs, Mary B. Huff, of Jonesville, Mich., survive him. His sons, Zachary and John, are residents of Honeoye, the latter occupying the old home on the farm that has been in possession of the Briggs family for seventy-four years. Mr. Briggs was twice married. His first wife, Miss Emeline McMichael of Naples, died in '66, and he married Miss M. E. Hadley of Brooklyn in '67. He leaves a successful competence gained by honesty, industry and strict attention to his own affairs. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. S. M. Day, were held from the Congregational church on Wednesday, the 2d, at 11 o'clock, the burial taking place while en route to the church, in Lake View cemetery, and which was once included in the original deed to the old farm.
    Honeoye, Jan. 2.
    (Livonia Gazette, January 4, 1889)
  24. Cyrus married Emeline A. McMichael about 1848 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA. Emeline (daughter of Thomas McMichael and Lucinda Fisher) was born on 28 Sep 1828 in Bushnells Basin, Monroe Co., New York, USA; died on 28 Apr 1866 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 133. Zachary Jedediah Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Feb 1849 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Dec 1924 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.
    2. 134. John Captian Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Sep 1853 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 10 Mar 1915 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Cyrus married Minnie E. Hadley in 1868 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA. Minnie (daughter of Doctor William Warriner Hadley and Caroline Roberts) was born in Oct 1843 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio, USA; died on 4 Dec 1925 in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  25. 59.  Mary BriggsMary Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (27.Artemas4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 7 May 1823 in Richmond, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 31 Jan 1899 in Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Somerset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA.

    Mary married Henry Huff in 1851. Henry was born on 29 Jul 1817 in New Jersey, USA; died on 26 Nov 1877 in Fayette, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Somerset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 135. Fannie A. Huff  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Dec 1854 in Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; died on 19 Feb 1920 in Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA; was buried in Somerset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA.
    2. 136. Eva W. Huff  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Feb 1857.
    3. 137. Mary Belle Huff  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jul 1863; died on 4 Sep 1937; was buried in Somerset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, USA.

  26. 60.  Amanda Swift Descendancy chart to this point (30.Bethiah4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 5 Jul 1830.

  27. 61.  Cyrus Briggs Swift Descendancy chart to this point (30.Bethiah4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 6 Nov 1832.

  28. 62.  Betsey F. Swift Descendancy chart to this point (30.Bethiah4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born about 1834; died on 10 Sep 1838.

  29. 63.  Alexander M. Swift Descendancy chart to this point (30.Bethiah4, 10.Bathsheba3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 20 Sep 1838.

  30. 64.  Silas Axtell Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  31. 65.  Benjamin Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  32. 66.  David Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  33. 67.  Abiel Briggs Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  34. 68.  Ashahel Hathaway Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  35. 69.  Thomas Briggs Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  36. 70.  Caroline Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  37. 71.  Abiathar Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  38. 72.  Lucy Crane Descendancy chart to this point (32.Alinda4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1819.

  39. 73.  Emeline Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (33.Daniel4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  40. 74.  Alice Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (33.Daniel4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  41. 75.  Daniel Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (33.Daniel4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  42. 76.  Doctor Henry Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (33.Daniel4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1)

  43. 77.  Betsey Crane Descendancy chart to this point (34.Hannah4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born in 1809.

  44. 78.  Hannah Crane Descendancy chart to this point (34.Hannah4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 23 Nov 1810.

  45. 79.  Louisa Maria Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 29 Jan 1815 in East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died in 1895.

    Family/Spouse: George Washington Crane. George (son of Barnabas Crane and Hannah Crane) was born on 13 Mar 1809 in Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 20 Jan 1884 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 138. George Gregg Crane  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Jul 1835 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

  46. 80.  Alinda Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 12 Nov 1816 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Barnabas Crane, Jr.. Barnabas (son of Barnabas Crane and Hannah Crane) was born on 14 Jul 1806; died on 27 May 1867. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  47. 81.  Daniel Gregg Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 13 Oct 1818 in Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Sep 1911 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Rhoda Ann Pratt. Rhoda was born on 27 Jun 1817; died on 25 Jan 1898; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 139. Thomas G. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 02 Apr 1841 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; died on 16 Jun 1914 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

  48. 82.  Abiel Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 25 Sep 1820; died on 08 Sep 1892.

    Family/Spouse: Harriet C. Dinsmore. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  49. 83.  Silas Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 20 Oct 1822 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 18 Sep 1892 in Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Angeline Lake. Angeline was born on 10 Jan 1826; died on 13 Nov 1907 in Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 140. Alice Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 02 Jul 1847 in Huntington, Lorain Co., Ohio, USA; died on 13 Oct 1914 in Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.
    2. 141. Orindas Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 05 Apr 1849 in Huntington, Lorain Co., Ohio, USA; died on 24 May 1922 in Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

  50. 84.  George G. Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 24 Jul 1824.

    Notes:

    George G. Briggs, the pioneer fruit man of California, in 1861 became the owner of the Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy, in Ventura County, and said rancho was subdivided and thrown open for settlement by him.


  51. 85.  Doctor Benjamin Bennett Briggs, MD Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 02 Jun 1827; died on 15 Feb 1893 in Los Angeles Co., California, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    There are three men most responsible for the development of the Crescenta-Canada Valley: Dr. Jacob Lanterman, Dr. Benjamin Briggs, and Senator Frank P. Flint.

    DR. BENJAMIN BRIGGS

    Benjamin Bennett Briggs was in terrible shape when he arrived here in 1881. Years earlier he?d been shot through the lung -- the bullet still lodged in his chest, leaving him in constant pain. He was among the very first to head west for the Gold Rush, leaving the East Coast in March of 1849.

    Near Salt Lake City, he and his brothers befriended some local Indians. While showing off their marksmanship, the 22-year-old accidentally stepped in front of his brother?s target.

    The bullet ripped through his right lung and imbedded in his spine, the tip just visible under the skin. His journal entry for the day reveals a stoic personality. After describing the terrain and location he merely adds, ?Got accidentally wounded.?

    In keeping with the medical practice of the time, he was bled. This complicated his condition, producing terrible sweats, fevers and chills. After a eight days the caravan moved on, leaving his brothers to tend to him.

    Fearing they wouldn?t make the Sierras by winter, the Briggs brothers had no choice but to continue west and if need be bury him along the way. When they arrived in California, to their utter amazement, young Benjamin stood up.

    His brothers worked the gold mines while he recuperated. With little to do but stare at the ground -- he became convinced that California?s soil would be perfect for growing citrus.

    After some serious cajoling, he persuaded his brothers to collect the proper cuttings. This required not only the arduous journey back to the east coast -- but ocean voyages to South America and Spain, the latter in which to learn the raisin business.

    Through painful trial and error -- and years of perseverance -- the Briggs brothers pioneered California?s fruit industry -- the first to plant citrus in the Sacramento Valley. George Briggs became one of the state?s first millionaires.

    The Mission Padres had experimented with fruit growing before, but never on a large scale. The Briggs ranch in Santa Paula was so vast that visitors were cautioned to carry guns as flares since many a worker got lost overnight in the endless maze of fruit trees.

    But a cloud followed young Benjamin. His wife Abby died of tuberculosis. Heart-broken and still suffering from his own lung injury, he abandoned the fruit industry for medicine.

    He became obsessed with finding a cure for tuberculosis and other lung diseases. Over the years he earned seven medical degrees including one from the Heidelberg Academy in Germany which at the time led the world in tuberculosis research.

    Despite a successful medical practice in Indiana, Brigg?s longed for a healthier climate. With his new bride (his wife?s sister) and his daughter Irene, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and America in search of the perfect climate. He found it in Rancho La Canada.

    Tall, angular and bearded, Briggs reminded locals of the late President Lincoln and they took to calling him Old Abe. After moving here, Brigg?s health immediately improved.

    Brigg?s purchased the entire western half of Rancho La Canada from Lanterman and Williams. He had the land surveyed and divided into ten-acre lots for sale as ranches. This included the future site of Montrose.

    From his perch atop Pickens canyon, the mountains made crescent shapes -- so he named the area La Crescenta. Before that it had been called simply ?The Big Rocks?.

    Brigg?s started the first school in the valley, the first town center, the first church, the first public park, and the first full-time medical practice. He also planted thousands and thousands of trees.

    Briggs? daughter Irene had married the Reverend Lawrence Ward. For over 20 years, they were missionaries in the Islamic country of Persia, part of modern-day Iran. While on furlough, Briggs asked them start the first church in the valley. They formed the First Presbyterian church in Dr. Brigg?s home.

    The church would later move to this cement structure on Foothill. A rare commodity in those days, Brigg?s bought the cement after it had been used as ballast on a ship from Germany. It was said to be the first cement structure in all of Southern California. The church would eventually move to its present location on Montrose Avenue.

    Briggs accomplished all this in less than 12 years. When he was 66 he decided to have the bullet removed from his chest. It had been lodged against his spine for 44 years. Shortly after doctors extracted the lead ball, Benjamin Briggs died.

    Col. Pickens and Dr. Briggs lived on the same piece of land for roughly the same amount of time -- during which the former chopped down an entire forest, damned up the canyon and forced others to pay him for the water -- while the latter planted thousands of trees, established a new town, and paved the way for future generations to move here.

    All that honors the memory of this extraordinary man is the name of the street which once led up to his home.



    Buried:
    Although Benjamin Bennett Briggs, M.D. has a grave marker in Sharon Center Ohio, he was cremated by Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles. His ashes were not claimed and they were interred there without record.

    Family/Spouse: Abigail Crane. Abigail was born on 7 Oct 1824 in Chatham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 13 Jul 1862 in Santa Paula, Ventura Co., California, USA; was buried in Sharon Center Cemetery, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  52. 86.  Maria Anitionette Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 02 Mar 1829 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 03 Sep 1903 in California, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Edwin Haskell. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  53. 87.  John Gregg Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 24 Mar 1831 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA.

  54. 88.  Joseph Warren Briggs Descendancy chart to this point (35.Thomas4, 11.Dyer3, 2.Christopher2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 02 Mar 1833 in Bristol, Ontario Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Apr 1887 in Santa Clara Co., California, USA.

    Notes:

    JOSEPH W. BRIGGS, deceased. The subject of this sketch was born in New York in 1832. He was the son of Thomas Briggs, of New York. In his childhood his father removed to Medina County, Ohio, where our subject was reared and schooled, obtaining such education as the schools of that date afforded. He early learned the details of the work on his father's farm in assisting in its management.

    He made the overland journey to California, and upon his arrival joined his brother, who resided near Marysville, the two entering into extensive fruit-cultivation, thus becoming pioneers of that industry in this State. He continued in k until 1854, when he returned to Ohio, and there married, in that year, Miss Mary J. Oldes, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Bennett) Oldes, who resided in Medina County, Ohio. After a two years' stay in Ohio, he went to Franklin County, Kansas, where he purchased land and established himself as a farmer and stock-raiser. There he made his home for several years, in fact until, in 1862, he returned to this State, and, with his brother, John G., and his brother-in-law, Edward Haskell, entered largely into fruit-culture. His family joined him in his new home in 1863. Mr. Briggs eventually bought out the interests of his partners, and for a time managed these orchards, of hundreds of acres in extent, without other assistance than that of hired help. In 1873 he sold out these interests and came to Santa Clara County, where he bought a tract of 120 acres on the Trimble road, on Coyote Creek, in the Midway School District. He immediately began the work of planting extensive orchards and small-fruit vines, and succeeded before his death in producing a splendid farm, upon which his widow now resides. Fifty acres were devoted to the raising of plums and prunes, twenty acres to pears, ten acres to apples, twelve acres to cherries, and the remainder to pasturage. Six acres of raspberries, and five of strawberries, were cultivated among the fruit-trees. Plenty of water is supplied by five artesian wells, each of which furnishes an average flow of water. These lands, being in a high state of cultivation and very productive, testify to Mr. Briggs' skill in horticulture. In addition to the supervision of this large farm, Mr. Briggs engaged largely in fruit-raising near Visalia, purchasing in 1881, 200 acres of land. His son, Frank T., bought 160 acres near this property, and in 1885 Mr. Briggs also acquired that tract by purchase. His design was the conversion of the whole into orchards, but his plans were destroyed by the hand of death, which occurred April 19, 1887.

    He left three children: Frank T., married and living in San Francisco ; John G., who married Miss Lizzie Adams, of Alviso, now a resident of San Jose; and Albert L., residing on the old homestead. He also left, besides a devoted family, f friends, by whom his loss was deeply felt. He was a man of great strength of character, of untiring energy, as the magnitude of his enterprises proves. He was well versed in the business affairs of life, and was thus able to bring to a successful issue his many plans.

    His worth in social circles was thoroughly appreciated, and by his death many secret organizations mourned the loss of a most useful member. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, being a Knight Templar, and was also connected with tcan Legion of Honor, Chosen Friends, Knights of Honor, and Ancient Order of United Workmen.


    Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
    Pg. 572

    Joseph married Mary J. Oldes in 1854. Mary was born about 1835. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 142. Frank T. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1856.
    2. 143. John Gregg Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 03 Dec 1858 in Franklin Co., Kansas, USA.
    3. 144. Albert L. Briggs  Descendancy chart to this point was born in atb 1860.