NAMES: Briggs

This collection of information was collected by Nancy Sanders and sent to me 12 Nov 1999. There are comments from others interspersed.

From the book, Cemeteries of Brown County, Illinois.

At the end of each cemetery listing, they have a family relations section. If there is one for the Briggs, I will type it because it explains some of the relationships of the people in the cemetery.

GILBIRD'S CEMETERY, ELKHORN TWP. BROWN CO. IL

BRIGGS, Solomon, June 11, 1831 - Sept 6, 1880
Mary w/o Solomon Briggs, Nov 11, 1833 - Aug 5, 1868

GILBIRD'S CEMETERY RELATIONSHIP

Briggs, Solomon and wife Mary are on the same lot as Luella, wife of S. Smith
1884, aged 24 years and Rebecca 1885 aged 29 wife of G. W. Smith

MARDEN CEMETERY ELKHORN TWP., BROWN CO., IL

Briggs, David 1852 - 1934
Briggs, Raymond 1914 - 1921
Briggs, Luther 1884 - 1939
Briggs, Maude 1882 - 1946 w/o Edgar Wheeler
Wheeler, Edgar 1877 - 1940

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Briggs, David 1852 - 1934 and son Luther 1884 - 1939 and wife Pearl, 1887
-1918 and daughter Maude Briggs Wheeler 1882 -1946 and husband Edgar Wheeler
1877 - 1940. Also Raymond Briggs 1914 - 1921.

BUCKHORN CEMETERY - LEE TWP., BROWN CO. IL

Briggs, Henry Oct 5, 1854 - aged 36 y 9 m 18 d
Briggs, Philip May 5, 1852 - aged 60 y 4 m 17 d
Briggs, Elizabeth June 2, 1864 - ?
Briggs, John L. Mar 19, 1863 - aged 12 y 6 m
Briggs, -------- Aug 4, 1861 aged 31 y 10 m 7 d
Briggs, Sally Apr 12, 1863 13 y d/o J.L. & M. Briggs
Briggs, Stephen A.D. Mar 21, 1859 1y 4m 19d s/o J.L. & M. Briggs
Briggs, Mary Ann Feb 13, 1853 2y 1m 6d d/o H & E Briggs
Briggs, Pearl Apr 13, 1884 - Jun 5, 1884 d/o T. Benton & Sarah Bennett Briggs
Briggs, Earl Apr 13, 1884 - Apr 14 1884 s/o T. R & S.E. Briggs

(It's not mentioned but I believe Pearl and Earl were twins of T. R & S E Briggs. I think the T. R. should have be T.B. It was probably miss transcribed or typing error. My personal opinion, Nancy Sanders)

Briggs, Sereno s/o T.J. & Serena Briggs (no dates given)
Briggs, Richard Mar 19, 1824 - Apr 9, 1906
Morgan, Theresa J. Sep 1, 1832 - Nov 30, 1914 w/o Richard M. Briggs
Briggs, Charles Nov 20, 1878 - Aged 14 y 6 m 6 d s/o R.M. & T.J. Briggs
Briggs, Lewis Arthur Dec 14 1872 aged 4 m 2 d s/o R.M. & T.J. Briggs
Briggs, Infant of R.M. & T.J. Briggs Dec 24, 1868
Briggs, Julia Mar 10 1855 aged 7m 13d d/o R.M. & T.J. Briggs
Briggs, Nancy Whittecar Sep 5, 1859 - Dec 18, 1898
Briggs, Moses Jan 24, 1833 - Sep 25, 1883
Osborne, Eliza May 7, 1835 - Mar 21, 1907 w/o Moses Briggs
Briggs, Walter Nov 1, 1872 - Oct 16, 1914
Carpenter, Ada Aug 2, 1879 - 1966 w/o Walter Briggs
Briggs, John H. 1849 - 1930
Wilson, Lizzie Mar 6 1890 aged 36 y w/o John H. Briggs
Briggs, Guy J. 1882 - 1920 s/o John H. Briggs
Briggs, Philip R. Jan 16, 1824 - Sep 17, 1903
Hisle, Nancy Feb 22, 1820 - Sep 18, 1891 w/o Philip Briggs
Briggs, Henry Jan 15 1806 - Jan 29, 1889
Briggs, Infant of P & Lunda Briggs May 5 - 7 1902
Briggs, Philip 1868 - 1902
Briggs, Lunda 1867 - 1939 w/o Philip
Briggs, Gracie 1887 - 1900

FAMILY RELATIONS

In this group is one of the reasons I am typing the family relations section. It tells of who married into what family. These names are not mentioned in the index under Briggs.

BRIGGS -- (A) Phillip R. (1824-1913) and wife Nancy Hisle (1820-1891); son (1) William Walter (1856-1909); son (2) John H. Briggs (1849-1930) and wife Lizzie Wilson (1890, 36 yrs) and son Guy J. (1882-1920) and daughter Lillian, wife of William Huddleston - 1880-1923, (3) Mary Francis (1842-1922) and husband Alfred William - 1836-1919, with daughter Lulu - 1874-1958 and Husband Bert Grant-1871-1948 and daughter Leta Shoopman and son James P. - 1863-1921 and wife Nan C. - 1850-1935; daughter (4) Elizabeth - 1847-1918 and husband Otha Williams - 1842-1924.

(B) John L. Briggs - 1822 - ? and wife 1861, 31 yrs; Children: (1) Sallie (1863, 13 yrs), (2) Stephen - 1859 - 1 yr; and grandchildren (3) Earl 1884 1 day and Pearl 1884 2 mo. -- children of T. Benton and Sarah Bennett Briggs; (4) and granddaughter Dora Newson - 1873-1940 wife of Wallace Brake - 1866-1943 - daughter of Martha Briggs Newson.

Other Briggs burials are McClellan 1865 - 11 months, Julia 1867 8 years; Edward 1880 17 years, David 1858 10 days, and Sereno, children of Thomas Jefferson and Serana Briggs, also their son.

Philip Briggs 1868-1902 and wife Linda Harris 1867-1939 with their children Gracie - 1887-1900 and Opal - 1895-1971 wife of Doran Lanier - 1893-1923 and child Zelma Mae 1921-1940 and their daughter Amanda 1933, 73 years, and her husband Joseph Clark Watkins, 1932 77 years and Children. (If anyone needs the Watkins children I can type the Watkins family relations section for them.

Richard M. Briggs 1824-1906 and wife Theresa Morgan 1832-1914 and children Charles 1879, 14 years, Lewis Arthur 1872 4 months, infant 1868, Julia 1855, 7 months.

Moses H. Briggs 1833-1883 and wife Elize Osborne 1835-1907, with son Walter 1872-1914 and sister Rowena 1828-? wife of Samuel Sides 1823-1907 and family. There is also a Sides family relations section.

Henry Briggs 1854 36 years.
Philip Briggs 1852 60 years and wife Elizabeth 1864-?
Mary Ann daughter of H and E Briggs 1853 2 years
Nancy Whittecar Briggs 1859-1898

Page 113 Missouri Township

BEANS CEMETERY

INFANT of Alfred and Delores Kelley Briggs

Page 161 Mt. Sterling Township

MT. STERLING CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Briggs, J.H. 1853-1942
Mary Sullivan, w/o John H. Briggs 1871-1947

No Family Relationships

Page 207

MT. STERLING CITY CEMETERY

Briggs, William Jan 12 1820 - ?
Brake, Sarah w/o William Briggs Dec 25 1821-Sep 4 1895
Briggs, Peter 1857-?
Briggs, Elizabeth w/o Peter Briggs 1865-1920
Briggs, Ralph Nov 14 1889-Apr 26 1906
Kendrick, Cassandra relict of Richard Briggs 1890 93years

(I looked the word "relict" up in the dictionary and from what I understand from the definition, she was the widow of Richard Briggs)

Briggs, Lewis Nov 18, 1824-Mar 10 1896
Elizabeth w/o Lewis Apr 28 1873 aged 30 yrs 29 d
Louisa J. w/o Lewis Oct 29 1868 aged 39 yrs
Briggs, Lewis F. s/o Lewis Jul 30 1873 aged 3 mos
Cassandra d/o Lewis Aug 16 1868 aged 12 yrs 8 mos 11 d
Thomas J. s/o Lewis Aug 9 1863 aged 3 yrs 9 mos 18d

Briggs, James O. Nov 4 1851-July 29 1935
Hetrick, Jerusha w/o James O. Mar 19, 1854-Jul 5 1910
Clyde s/o J.O. & J Briggs May 21 1879-Dec 26 1912
Briggs, Martha w/o William Briggs 1831-1915
Briggs, Otha 1858-1925
Lucetta w/o Otha Briggs 1868-1921
Briggs, Harry & Lulu No dates No Info
Briggs, Sherman Jackson 1883-1965
Briggs, Andrew 1865-1951
Wilson, Louisa w/o Andrew Briggs 1864-1960
Briggs, Oliver T. Jul 21 1926 aged 56 yrs 10 mos 8 d
Briggs, Flora E. May 10, 1868-Jun 19 1919
Briggs, Wayne 1906-1955
Briggs, Vernon 1902-1953
Curran, Hazel w/o Vernon Briggs 1902-1967
Briggs, infant s/o V. & H Briggs 1929
Briggs, Wayne Kent Oct 23, 1906-May 4 1955
Briggs, Sampson Jul 12, 1852-Feb 11 1932
Emma w/o Sampson Briggs d. Oct 26, 1925 (no other info)
Briggs, Loren Dec 15, 1876-Dec 15 1950
Briggs, Ruth Reed 1883-1966
Briggs, Luther Apr 2 1881-Apr 7 1951
Briggs, Alta Houston 1887-1963
Briggs, Dr. Henry Mar 29 1931- aged 77 yrs 2 mos 19 d
Scott, Jenny w/o Dr. Henry Briggs Aug 5, 1865-Aug 14 1936
Briggs, Osie Ann Mar 20 1895-Aug 16 1974

Page 333 Versailles Township

BRIGGS CEMETERY

Northwest quarter of Section 18, Versailles Twp. Recorded by James and Meribah Clark, November 1959. Checked by Mardilee Lawson and Cathy Butler, April 1973.

(thought you might be interested in the history)

The Briggs Cemetery, in 1959, was in about as sad a state as any recorded in the county. It was well fenced and stock had not run in it, at least not recently. There were trees, underbrush, tall grass, and deep ground hog holes that made recording a real task.
the West half of the Northwest quarter of section 18 had been taken from the United States government in 1831 by Richard and John R. Briggs. The cemetery was a community one but the writer was not able to find that it had ever been deeded to the public.
There are many pioneer land holders buried here, and an unusual number of people born before 1820.
Among them:

Calvin Hill (1810) and wife Mary (1816)
Elijah Harp (1781) and wife Justin (1784)
Prudence Briggs (1784)
John W. McCoy (1795) and wife Elizabeth (1810)
Elizabeth Summy (1771) and son Alexander (1818)
James Tapp (1806) and wife Nancy (1811)
John Sides (1810) and wife Rachel (1808)
Samuel Briggs (1810) and wife Rebecca (1812)
Samuel Briggs (1813)
John R. Briggs (1818) and wife Nancy (1814)

In 1973 this cemetery is well kept. Versailles Twp had it cleaned up and it is kept mowed thru tax funds. many of the stones are broken and buried in the grass. Some are standing and some have been reset by interested parties.

Burials:

Briggs, Samuel Apr 21 1810- Jul 9 1898
Rachel w/o Samuel Aug 26 1812-Mar 30, 1895
Briggs, Samuel Aug 26 1813-May 30 1895
Briggs, Solomon s/o S & R Briggs Jan 8 1862 aged 21 yrs 9 mos 8 d
Julia E. d/o S & R Briggs Mar 15 1849 aged 11 mos 15 d
Briggs, Mattie E. w/o A.J. Briggs Jun 29 1876 aged 22 yrs 1 mo 25 d
Briggs, Katie w/o W.H. Briggs Dec 6 1879 aged 32 yrs 2 mos 7 d
Charlie s/o W.H. & K. Briggs Apr 28 1872 aged 16 mos 5 d
Briggs, John R. Jan 10 1818-Mar 19 1908
Nancy w/o J.R. Briggs Nov 7 1814-Aug 6 1888
Briggs, Prudence w/o Richard Briggs d. Oct 29 1840 aged 56 yrs

Burials by Family

Briggs - Samuel Briggs (1813-1895); Samuel Briggs (1810-1898) with wife Rebecca Perry (1812-1895) and their two children Solomon Briggs (1862, 21 yrs) and Julia (1849, 11 mos); John R. Briggs (1818-1908) and wife Nancy Hisle (1814-1888); Katie, wife of W.H. Briggs (1879, 32 yrs); and son Charles 16 mos; Mattie E, wife of A.J. Briggs (1876 22 yrs; Prudence, wife of Richard Briggs (1840, 56 yrs).

Page 352 VERSAILLES TWP

SOUTH SIDE CEMETERY

Briggs, Richard (Interned March 17, 1855 aged 17 yrs 2 d
Briggs, James M. d. Nov 13 1868 aged 25 yrs 5 mos 2d, Co. 1, 62nd Regt. IL Vol.
Briggs, William Co. H. 50th ILL Cavalry (no date info mentioned)
Briggs, William A. d. Aug 12, 1855 aged 78 yrs

Page 361 VERSAILLES TWP

WEST SIDE CEMETERY

Briggs, James K. Polk Jan 15 1846-Dec 6 1927 Pvt. Co. H. 137 Rgt ILL Inf
Briggs, Wilson No dates
Ora Elizabeth w/o Wilson Briggs Died 1950
Briggs, Rosa Etta, w/o James K. Polk Briggs died 1932
Briggs, N. Edgar 1856-1925
Briggs, Lida Jane 1868-1936
Briggs, Homer R. 1900-1957
Lawrence s/o J.K & Rosa Etta Briggs 1887-1954

Well, this is all I am doing today, I tried very carefully to get the info right. If there is any questions I can recheck the book. I know my typing isn't prefect so I hope there isn't very many mistakes.

Nancy Sanders


One John Briggs Family as Dictated by Charley Briggs

One John Briggs born in Ireland, came to North Carolina for a short period, then migrated to the then Schuyler County, IL and took out land from the government in Section 7, Versailles Township on March 25, 1836. This land was at one time know as the Dave Perry place one and one half miles north of Versailles. Marshall Cox was the owner in 1970. Other families that came at the same time were the Stinson, Flynn and Harriss. the Illinois River was crossed at Naples. Some waited for the river to ice over so the wagons could cross on it. Others floated wagons across on log rafts.

John Briggs I and his wife Constance Peacock are known to have reared four sons (A) Solomon, (B) John (C) Samuel, (D) and one daughter, (E) Stevens whose husband was a Mormon and moved his family to Salt Lake when the Mormons moved out of Illinois.

(My notes: I think this last part should have been behind the daughter in (D). It doesn't make sense here but that's the way it's type. ns)

John's Children:
(A) Solomon Briggs lived north of the farm commonly now as the George Patterson place in McGee Creek bottom. His family consisted of (1) George, (2) Jasper A. (3) Mrs. Hugh Stinson who had children, George, Nelva and Geneva who married Henry Wood. George and Jasper married but names of children are unknown.

(B) John Briggs II, the son of John Briggs I, was nicknamed Devil John. He married ? McCarnes and had one daughter who reared her family in Missouri and two sons, Boney (Napoliaon Bonaparte) also of Missouri and LaFayette probably the best known of all the Briggs as he spend his life as a traveling showman.

(C) Samuel Briggs (1819-1898) and wife Rebecca Perry (1813-1895) took out land adjoining his father in 1836 and 1837. In 1970, it was owned by Allie Thoroman and the Briggs Cemetery is located on it. That is where Samuel, his wife Rebecca and their children, Solomon (1840-1862) and Julia (1847) are buried, also, John II.

Their daughter (1) Martha (1836-1901) married Joseph Hume and their family was reared on the Bluff in Brown County. Logan, Norman, Joseph were their sons and on daughter married Wade Irving.

(2) Mary Ann (183) first married Richard Paugh and had two sons, Charles Paugh who lived his life in Missouri, and later she married James Davis and became the mother of Sam, Bert and Becky Davis. She may have had other children.

(3) Rachel (1842-1920) Married Matthis Martin and also lived on the Bluff. Her children were Oscar, Benjamin, Frank, Lyman, George, Lillian Francis bond and Olive Peterson.

(4) Wilson W. (1847-?) married Susan Ausmus. William, Fred, Homer (1900-1927) and Ruth were their children.

(5) Angeline (1850-1905) married Aaron Stinson and was the mother of Charles, Fred and Ed Stinson.

(6) Adeline (1852-1905) was the wife of Martin Bratton. Her children were Ralph, Jessie, Merle, Grace, Lulu and Emma.

(7) Constance (1854) married Milton Jameson Stephenson. Ernest, George, Samuel and Mae were her children.

(8) James K. Polk Briggs (b. 1844) was twice married first to Martha Upchurch Hume by whom he had three children, (a) John, (b) Benjamin and (c) Stella, wife of Charles Hill. Later he married Rosa Whitten who was the mother of (d) Charles, (e) Lawrence, (f) Lulu Batterfield, (g) Rebecca (Mrs. Ernest Hall) and Goldie, (Mrs. Joe Lisenbee Webb).

(a) John Briggs son of J.K. Polk Briggs lived in California and little is known about him except that he had a daughter, Mary Leanne Broadfoot.
(b) Benjamin married but had no family.
(c) Stella Briggs was wife of Charles Hill and was the mother of Guy, Alice, Crowell and Melvin Hill.

In the second family, (e) Lawrence married Edith Edmonston. Wendall and Berneice Willey were his children.
(f) Charles and Lulu Batterfield had no children.
(g) Ernest and Rebecca Hall were the parents of: Samuel, Thomas, Enola Atwater and Betty Hunter.
(h) Joseph and Goldie Lisenbee has sixteen children: James Arthur, Eugene, Elouise Brown, Dorothy Baxter, Carl, William, Betty Manning, Louise Hughes, Kenneth, Donald, Mary M. Kohl, Letha Whitaker, Lindell, Deloris Calvin, Evelyn Olps, Gladys.
(d) Charles Briggs married Mida Whitaker and they were the parents of two daughters, Sadie (Mrs. Harold Sykes) who had two children, Charles and Kathy (a teacher in the state of Washington) and Evaughn (Mrs. Lynn Mayfield). She is the mother of a son, Troy.

(Not a typing error. Why the put Charles out of sequence is beyond me. It could have been they forgot him and this is the only place they could add his family. ns) As a second wife Mr. Briggs married Mrs. Lena Uplinger.

Mr. Briggs has been a trader as well a farmer and carpenter. He had not been averse to change of address. the happiest period of his life was probably the fifteen years that he lived in Missouri where he tilled the soil and was surrounded by farm animals as well as his fox hounds. He recalls what great affection one hound, Bernie Goodman as he sold $500 worth of dogs and pups from her offspring.

In later years, he bought rundown houses, renovated them and sold them for a profit. These houses were located in Riply, Perry, Columbus, Versailles, Camp Point, Quincy and Mt. Sterling. He also lived in Beardstown and Rushville. He and his wife in 1973 are living comfortably in his sixty-ninth house. It is located in Mt. Sterling. He has also owned eight different farms.

The unknown son of John and Constance Briggs may have been the father of seven children. J.R. Briggs and Amanda, wife of J.H. Reiche, the Versailles undertaker, Mrs. Hilda McCoy, Mrs. Lindy Harper, and Woodson Briggs being five of them.

As has been stated Lafe Briggs was probably the best known of all the Briggs. Most of his life he did not have an established home but traveled from place to place on foot giving his little show in school houses, halls and homes, depending on the hospitality of various neighborhoods for bed and board, using the collection from his entertainments to satisfy his personal needs. He played the banjo, sang well a variety of songs, many humorous and jigged acceptable. his show was well worth the ten cents if for nothing more than to break the monotony of country life.

His father. Devil John II was a jovial character, a fiddler of no mean ability. He was never much interested in hard work. His last days were passed in a log shack on the Samuel Briggs place.

The most colorful member of this family was probably James Polk Briggs who was a rugged individualist who delighted in trapping and hunting and fishing. Several winters he build a cabin boat probably about 10 by 20 ft., launched it and proceded down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers trapping and hunting beaver, mink, otter, muskrat, and raccoon. In the spring, he sold the hides and boat and returned to farm. At least once he went as far as the state of Louisiana. Usually he went by himself but once James Logan accompanied him and his son John and Sam Davis went on another occasion.

Mr. Briggs served in the Union Army Co. H 137 Regt ILL Inf.

This family produced several members who took prizes at Old Fiddlers Contests. Devil John, James K Polk and Lawrence were the best known. Mr. Charles Briggs loved to call dances and for two years was floor manager of the Dance Club at Knights of Columbus Hall in Mt. Sterling (1930's).

Fred Briggs was a man of powerful physique who played professional baseball with Three I League for Peoria and Terre Haute teams. He was probably the best ball player the county ever produced.

There may be some members of this family omitted for the information was provided largely from the memory of Charles Briggs aged 82 years.

Next family The Sampson Briggs family by Dorothy Gordley Briggs son of Henry Briggs.

Nancy

I've seen this material that you shared, but I believe some of it is in error. I appears that someone mixed up a John Briggs somewhere. This is my family line, and my records and research reflect as follows.

James Briggs Sr. (b. abt 1753 in Rowan Co., NC) married Anna Collins and lived along the Yadkin River area in NC, along with many Sarratt/Surratt neighbors. A number of these neighbors moved from Davidson Co., NC, to Brown Co., about 1836-37, including John Sarratt, Samuel Briggs, John Briggs (and wife Constance Peacock), Elijah Lanier and wife Sarah Sexton, and John Boss. Later, several other families moved to Brown Co., including Henry Briggs, Samuel J. Peacock, Henry Clark Nothern, Calvin Hill, etc.

James and Anna Briggs had children: James Jr., Richard, John Lemuel, and Philip, along with Sarah, Ann and Catherine. (It is speculated by one researcher that they also had three other children, as noted in census counts, but their names are not found at this time.)(Note: We believe James Briggs' father was Thomas Briggs but can't prove it.) James Briggs Sr. stayed in Rowan Co., NC. as far as can be determined; at least he is not found in Brown Co. records yet.

John Briggs (that you speak of) was born John Lemuel Briggs, about 1787 in Rowan, NC, the son of James Briggs (b. and Anna (Collins) Briggs. John Briggs married Constance Peacock (daughter of Samuel Peacock and Leah Jones Peacock), and migrated to Brown Co., Elkhorn Twp., Illinois, from N. Carolina. They had children: Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah, John Duncan, James, Darriel, Daniel, Constance, and Solomon. (Note: to confuse matters further, there was a John Lenard Briggs who married Matilda Briggs (a cousin). This John Lenard was probably the son of Henry Briggs in Brown Co.)

John and Constance's son, James Briggs (b. 1821 and named after his grandfather) married Clarissa Moore in Brown Co., IL, in 1841. They had children: Sarah, Constance Mathilda, Benjamin, Franklin, Stephen, David, Almira, John, Calvin, Wilbert, and Peter.

The daughter of James and Clarissa Briggs is my gr-grandmother, Constance Mathilda Briggs (b. 1844 in Brown Co., IL, d. Guide Rock, NE 1916), married Charles Gilson Sarratt in Brown Co., IL, in 1864 (Charles the son of Jeremiah and Martha (Bell) Sarratt). Constance Mathilda (Briggs) Sarratt and husband Charles had children: Albert (later took the name of Charley Briggs), Rhoda Isabelle, Sarah Diantha, Lemuel Monroe, George Francis, Joseph Clarence, Iva Mae Maude. (George Francis Sarratt is my Grandfather)

I even have a copy of a photo of John Lemuel and Constance (Peacock) Briggs, given to me by a distant cousin, Owren Sarratt.

It's not impossible that my research is incorrect, but I think it also likely that the book you quote is incorrect - although there were quite a lot of Briggs families, and it does get confusing! My information was compiled from a number of sources, including a visit to the Versailles Historical Society in Versailles, IL., last summer. If anyone wants to do further research there, they were extremely helpful. This is all of the info I have on my Briggs line, so I can't help with further details. But I share it here so that you can draw your own conclusions. As for me, I'm putting the Briggs to rest for a while so I can work on the Sarratts!

Mona Sarratt Knight

THE SAMPSON BRIGGS FAMILY
BY Dorothy Gordley Briggs
page 485

Henry Briggs, Sampson's grandfather, was born in Davidson County, North Carolina in 1806. He married young and had a large family: (I) John L as born in 1822 when his father was just 18. (II) Philip R. came along two years later in 1824. In addition to these two boys, who's history will follow, Henry and Sally Briggs probably had eight other children: (III) William (1825), (IV) Matilda (1827), (V) Enoch, (VI) Solomon (1830), (VII) Richard M., (VIII) Martha (1831), (IX) Thomas J. (1838, (X) and Polly (1842). When Henry was 43, he decided to move to Brown County Illinois. The year was 1849. His wife, Sally and son Enoch, stayed in Davidson County. He made several trips back to visit them. Henry died in 1889 at the age of 83.

(I) John L. Briggs married Mary Johnson. They were the parents of
(A) James O. who married Jerusha Hedrick and they had two sons, Clyde and Bernard who married Velma Price and had two daughters, Madge and Margery. John L. laid out the town of Buckhorn in March, 1862. Other children were
(B) Henry, Dr. Henry Briggs, married Jennie Scott. They had one
daughter, Bernice, who married John Elliot and had four daughters - Buelah, Enid, Maxine and Jane. Dr. Briggs practiced at Buckhorn and Versailles.
(C) Oscar,
(D) Benton,
(E) Martha Ellen Newsom and
(F) Polly and Dessert.

(II) Philip R. Briggs, Henry's second son, was born in Davidson County NC in 1824. He moved to Madison County, Kentucky and married Nancy Hisle in 1841. Philip R. died in 1880 at the age of 56. They had eight children.

(A) Mary Frances was born in 1842.,

(B) Martha Ann in 1844, and

(C) Elizabeth in 1847. These three girls were born in Kentucky.

After Philip and Nancy moved to Illinois.

(D) John 1849,

(E) Sampson 1852

(F) William W. 1856,

(G) Sarah A. 1859,

(H) Wallace B. 1861, were added to the family.

A. Mary Frances married Alford Williams and their children were James, Susie, Nancy (Kendrick), Edward and Lula (Grant).

B. Martha Ann married Aaron Rickey and their children were Amanda, Mattie, Clare and Orvilla.

C. Elizabeth married Otha Williams. They had two sons. Ezra and Otis.

D. John married Elizabeth Wilson. They had four children. Philip was born in 1874 and married Lola Aldredge. Fred was born in 1876 and married Edna Eastman. Lillian was born in 1889 and married Ed Woods. Guy was born in 1882 and was killed in 1921.

E. Sampson Briggs was Philip R.'s fifth child. He was born in 1852 and died in 1932 at the age of 80. He met a girl named Emma Briggs whose people were from Canada. They were married in 1875 and had four children, Luther, Cora, Loren and Florence. Sampson owned the store in Buckhorn and live next door. At noontime, he would invite all the people in the store home to dinner. Emma never knew how many she would have for dinner but she welcomed them all and always had plenty. When Loren grew up and took over the Buckhorn business, Sampson and Emma moved to Mt. Sterling and retired. Luther, Sampson's son, married Alta Houston. They had one daughter,
Pauline, who became Mrs. Maurice Root. Cora married George Green who was a minister and a farmer. Loren 1876, Sampson's third child, married Ruth Read . They had one son. Charles M. who married Dorothy Gordley. Charles M. owned the Penny Store in Versailles and later the one in Mt. Sterling. They had two children. James and Marilyn. Sampson's youngest child, Florence, married Walter Whitesides. They had one daughter, Mrs. Doris Darnell.

(F) Philip R's sixth child, William W. was born in 1856. He married Sarah Elizabeth Adams. They had one daughter, Wilma. Wilma served as a nurse in France in World War II. She married Leonard Gross and had one son, John.

(G) Sarah A. Philips seventh child, was born in 1859. She became Mrs. Charles Adams. Sarah and Charles had three children, Ethel, William and Paul. William married Lizzie Dierking and had two daughters, Virginia Morgan and Betty Kirgin and one son, Charles.

(H) Philip R.'s last child, Wallace B. was born in 1861. He married Elizabeth Hulett. Their children were Alva, William, Flora, Grace and Alfred.

Gordley family page 513

Dorothy Gordley's parents were John Gordley, an Irish man. He married Mary Magdalene Blinkerstabb - German.

Dorothy married CHARLES BRIGGS who was owner of the Penney Store in Versailles and later the one in Mt. Sterling. They had two children. James E. and Marilyn. James lives in Tucson with his wife Lois Dolan. He has six children: Larry, Cyrisse, Mark, Linda, James and Laura. Marilyn (Ellermann) has six children: Michael, Pete, Gregory, Frances, Andy and Steve, who is adopted.

Marthias Martin, is the seventh chid of John Martin who married Rachel Day Turner. Marthias married REBECCA BRIGGS. They had eight children:

(A) Orlando and

(B) Frank died young. the following grew to adulthood:

(C) Lyman A. 1862-1919 married Clara Lenz and had one son Richard A.

(D) Benjamin (1864-1934) married Sadie E. Bradsbury and had the following children:

(1) Flossie (Mrs. Brak Denny),

(2) Fred,

(3) Edward,

(4) William,

(5) Charles. Charles married Margie Van Deventer and had the following family:

(a) Rita (Mrs. Galen Wood) have four children Michael, Kent, Susan Diane, Martin Eric and Charles Richard.

(b) Dwayne Martin married Patsy Ruth Coulson and have two children, Mark Edward and Thomas Alexander.

(c) Ruth Ann (Mrs. James Manes) children are Todd and Kimberly.

(6) Lois Ruth (Mrs. Clifford Zimmerman) with one child Mary Lee.

(E) Lillian Francis 1866-1951, (Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Bond 1868-1936). Their children were:

(1) Homer Eugene, married Florence K. in Ohio and had on son Roy who married Patricia Dawn Grosgrove and has four children, Michael Patrick, Shari Kay, Salli Jo and Shawn De Ann.

(2) Grace Lozetta (unmarried)

(3) John Franklin Bond married Katherine Chisolm and has on child Lyle.

(F) Oscar Martin 1870-1918, married Nora Hall 1875-1961. Their children were:

(1) Hazel

(2) Paul who married Priscilla H. Kennedy.

(G) Olive Martin 1877-1969, married Luther Peterson 1881-1957. Their children were.

(1) Martin Rowland who married Mary Howard Hughes, and had children

(a) Martin Jr.,

(b) Jacqueline Lewis whose children were, Martin Rowland and Mary J. Peterson.

(c) Mary Susanne who married Braxton Ray Overby and has a son, Braxton Roy Jr.

(2) Arthur Edward married Carrie Stubblefield and had

(a) James Rowland, who married Rosalie Dallas and their children were Lori Lynn and a baby son,

` (b) Ronald Francis

(3) Harold LeRoy Peterson Married Dorothy Fehr. Their children were:

(a) Harold D. who married Mary Ellenbock and Later Phyllis Jean Zimmerle.

(H) George Martin 1881-1958, Married Lula Simmons. Their children:

(1) Joseph Ray married Dorothy Lee Northrup, and their children Bonny Jo, Vicki Lynn, Judy Lee and Jerry Wayne.

This is the end of Charles and Rebecca's family.

Flora Perry 1868-1919 was married to OLIVER T. BRIGGS1861-1926, and was the mother of Vernon T. 1902-1953 and Wayne 1906-1955.

This is the end of the Briggs family. I am now going to get to my email and add the families to the newsgroup and the came in. I printed them all out and filed them according to date. If there is any comparison please feel free to send it in. There may be someone on the newsgroup who can help you or give you different dates etc. I have no connection with this family so someone else will have to answer the questions.

Have a nice day.

Nancy

Subject:
Re: Brown Co., IL Briggs Part 1
Date:
Sat, 25 Nov 2000 10:19:29 -0800
From:
"John H. Goebel"

Here are some conflicts with what I had accumulated prior to your listing. They are imbedded in the text. Hope you can confirm or correct.

John
> Subject:
> Re: Briggs 1st installment
> Date:
> Sun, 12 Nov 2000 07:48:27 EST
> From:
> SandersNL@aol.com
> To:
> ILBROWN-L@rootsweb.com
>
>
>
> >From the book, Cemeteries of Brown County, Illinois.
>
> At the end of each cemetery listing, they have a family relations section. If
> there is one for the Briggs, I will type it because it explains some of the
> relationships of the people in the cemetery.
>
>
> GILBIRD'S CEMETERY, ELKHORN TWP. BROWN CO. IL
>
> BRIGGS, Solomon, June 11, 1831 - Sept 6, 1880
> Mary w/o Solomon Briggs, Nov 11, 1833 - Aug 5, 1868
>
> GILBIRD'S CEMETERY RELATIONSHIP
>
> Briggs, Solomon and wife Mary are on the same lot as Luella, wife of S. Smith
> 1884, aged 24 years and Rebecca 1885 aged 29 wife of G. W. Smith

This could be Solomon son of Henry Briggs and Sarah Johnson. But, I've only one child Samuel listed for him from 1850 census. I've got some confusion on Solomon with another I've attributed to son of John Lemuel and Constance Peacock. Maybe you can straighten me out here. There could be only one, or there could be two Solomons.
>
>
> MARDEN CEMETERY ELKHORN TWP., BROWN CO., IL
>
> Briggs, David 1852 - 1934
> Briggs, Raymond 1914 - 1921
> Briggs, Luther 1884 - 1939
> Briggs, Maude 1882 - 1946 w/o Edgar Wheeler
> Wheeler, Edgar 1877 - 1940
>

Who are these people?
>
> FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
>
> Briggs, David 1852 - 1934 and son Luther 1884 - 1939 and wife Pearl, 1887
> -1918 and daughter Maude Briggs Wheeler 1882 -1946 and husband Edgar Wheeler
> 1877 - 1940. Also Raymond Briggs 1914 - 1921.
>
> BUCKHORN CEMETERY - LEE TWP., BROWN CO. IL
>
> Briggs, Henry Oct 5, 1854 - aged 36 y 9 m 18 d
> Briggs, Philip May 5, 1852 - aged 60 y 4 m 17 d
> Briggs, Elizabeth June 2, 1864 - ?

don't have this one; who is she?
>
> Briggs, John L. Mar 19, 1863 - aged 12 y 6 m

Don't have this one. born 2 years after dod of Matilda, John Lenard's wife Matilda. I have him down for 3 wives, but don't know the sequence or dates and children of the others.
>
> Briggs, -------- Aug 4, 1861 aged 31 y 10 m 7 d

Could be Solomon bro. of John L. who was born about 1830 and I don't have dod, but married to Mary and had son Samuel from 1850 census.
>
> Briggs, Sally Apr 12, 1863 13 y d/o J.L. & M. Briggs

Sarah E. born about Jun 1850 from 1850 census.
>
> Briggs, Stephen A.D. Mar 21, 1859 1y 4m 19d s/o J.L. & M. Briggs
> Briggs, Mary Ann Feb 13, 1853 2y 1m 6d d/o H & E Briggs
> Briggs, Pearl Apr 13, 1884 - Jun 5, 1884 d/o T. Benton & Sarah Bennett
> Briggs

Is this some unknown person?
>
> Briggs, Earl Apr 13, 1884 - Apr 14 1884 s/o T. R & S.E. Briggs
>
> (It's not mentioned but I believe Pearl and Earl were twins of T. R & S E
> Briggs. I think the T. R. should have be T.B. It was probably miss
> transcribed or typing error. My personal opinion, Nancy Sanders)

This is a medically peculiar instance. I've got over 7000 individual recorded and this happening is unique. Fraternal twins who died in early infancy and close in time to each other. A tragedy to be sure, but peculiar. I don't have anyother children listed for this couple. Do you?
>
>
> Briggs, Sereno s/o T.J. & Serena Briggs (no dates given)

Sereno?? I've got 11 children for this couple and not this one. Peculiar name, unless stillborn.
>
> Briggs, Richard Mar 19, 1824 - Apr 9, 1906
> Morgan, Theresa J. Sep 1, 1832 - Nov 30, 1914 w/o Richard M. Briggs
> Briggs, Charles Nov 20, 1878 - Aged 14 y 6 m 6 d s/o R.M. & T.J.

1879
>
> Briggs
> Briggs, Lewis Arthur Dec 14 1872 aged 4 m 2 d s/o R.M. & T.J. Briggs
> Briggs, Infant of R.M. & T.J. Briggs Dec 24, 1868
> Briggs, Julia Mar 10 1855 aged 7m 13d d/o R.M. & T.J. Briggs
> Briggs, Nancy Whittecar Sep 5, 1859 - Dec 18, 1898
> Briggs, Moses Jan 24, 1833 - Sep 25, 1883
> Osborne, Eliza May 7, 1835 - Mar 21, 1907 w/o Moses Briggs
> Briggs, Walter Nov 1, 1872 - Oct 16, 1914
> Carpenter, Ada Aug 2, 1879 - 1966 w/o Walter Briggs
> Briggs, John H. 1849 - 1930

mar 1850 (census)
>
> Wilson, Lizzie Mar 6 1890 aged 36 y w/o John H. Briggs
> Briggs, Guy J. 1882 - 1920 s/o John H. Briggs
> Briggs, Philip R. Jan 16, 1824 - Sep 17, 1903

1913 (a previous email source)
>
> Hisle, Nancy Feb 22, 1820 - Sep 18, 1891 w/o Philip Briggs
> Briggs, Henry Jan 15 1806 - Jan 29, 1889
> Briggs, Infant of P & Lunda Briggs May 5 - 7 1902
> Briggs, Philip 1868 - 1902
> Briggs, Lunda 1867 - 1939 w/o Philip

Linda?
>
> Briggs, Gracie 1887 - 1900
>
> FAMILY RELATIONS
>
> In this group is one of the reasons I am typing the family relations section.
> It tells of who married into what family. These names are not mentioned in
> the index under Briggs.
>
> BRIGGS -- (A) Phillip R. (1824-1913) and wife Nancy Hisle (1820-1891); son
> (1) William Walter (1856-1909); son (2) John H. Briggs (1849-1930) and wife
> Lizzie Wilson (1890, 36 yrs) and son Guy J. (1882-1920) and daughter Lillian,
> wife of William Huddleston - 1880-1923, (3) Mary Francis (1842-1922) and
> husband Alfred William - 1836-1919, with daughter Lulu - 1874-1958 and
> Husband Bert Grant-1871-1948 and daughter Leta Shoopman and son James P. -
> 1863-1921 and wife Nan C. - 1850-1935; daughter (4) Elizabeth - 1847-1918 and
> husband Otha Williams - 1842-1924.
>
> (B) John L. Briggs - 1822 - ? and wife 1861, 31 yrs; Children: (1) Sallie
> (1863, 13 yrs), (2) Stephen - 1859 - 1 yr; and grandchildren (3) Earl 1884 1
> day and Pearl 1884 2 mo. -- children of T. Benton and Sarah Bennett Briggs;
> (4) and granddaughter Dora Newson - 1873-1940 wife of Wallace Brake -
> 1866-1943 - daughter of Martha Briggs Newson.
>

JLB d. aft 1862
>
> Other Briggs burials are McClellan 1865 - 11 months, Julia 1867 8 years;
> Edward 1880 17 years, David 1858 10 days, and Sereno, children of Thomas
> Jefferson and Serana Briggs, also their son.

Which Th. Jeff. was this? Was it the son of Henry and Sarah Johnson? Or Philip and Mary Fry? I think the latter, but I've got her name as Irene Williams.
>
>
> Philip Briggs 1868-1902 and wife Linda Harris 1867-1939 with their children
> Gracie - 1887-1900 and Opal - 1895-1971 wife of Doran Lanier - 1893-1923 and
> child Zelma Mae 1921-1940 and their daughter Amanda 1933, 73 years, and her
> husband Joseph Clark Watkins, 1932 77 years and Children. (If anyone needs
> the Watkins children I can type the Watkins family relations section for them.
>
> Richard M. Briggs 1824-1906 and wife Theresa Morgan 1832-1914 and children
> Charles 1879, 14 years, Lewis Arthur 1872 4 months, infant 1868, Julia 1855,
> 7 months.
>
> Moses H. Briggs 1833-1883 and wife Elize Osborne 1835-1907, with son Walter
> 1872-1914 and sister Rowena 1828-? wife of Samuel Sides 1823-1907 and family.
> There is also a Sides family relations section.
>
> Henry Briggs 1854 36 years.
> Philip Briggs 1852 60 years and wife Elizabeth 1864-?
> Mary Ann daughter of H and E Briggs 1853 2 years
> Nancy Whittecar Briggs 1859-1898
>
>
> Well, this is all I am doing today, I tried very carefully to get the info
> right. If there is any questions I can recheck the book. I know my typing
> isn't prefect so I hope there isn't very many mistakes.
>
> Nancy Sanders
>
> ______________________________

Ken & Laurie Huffman wrote:
> Dear John,
> I don't think I got the copy of what you sent privately to Nancy. Could you resend
> the last part again?? Specifically the part with the citations for the
> corrections??
> Thanks,
> Ken Huffman
>
> "John H. Goebel" wrote:
>
> >
>From your recent email, (my text here is separated by rows of pluses)
> >
>
> +++++++++++++++++
> >SandersNL@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > >I have no idea whether this material is correct or incorrect. The material comes from the book Cemeteries Of Brown County Illinois and is put out by the Schuyler Brown Historical & Genealogy Society in Versailles. If the newsgroup wishes me to continue I will, but if you all really feel it is incorrect then it isn't worth my time to finish typing the rest of the material. The last information was supposedly given to the Society by a Charlie Briggs, a family member, but that doesn't mean it is exactly correct either. As we know doing genealogy, proving the records is the biggest part of making sure they are correct. I, myself know some of this info in this book is incorrect for my own family.
> > >
> > > Nancy
> >
> >+++++++++++++++
> >
>> I got the impression that you might have an interest in the Briggs surname that Nancy was reporting. Or perhaps you had a more general interest. Not understanding her purpose until the recent exchange of emails, I replied to her first posting with the following:
> >
> >++++++++++++++++
> >
> > Subject:
> > Briggs
> > Date:
> > Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:53:50 -0700
> > From:
> > Ken & Laurie Huffman >
> > To:
> > ILBROWN-L@rootsweb.com
> >
> > Nancy and all on this list,
> > In your support, errors in public materials are common, especially in the "Cemeteries of Brown County". I am for making all this information public and getting responses from people who can provide corrected information. Only open dialogue can allow this to happen. It's also possible to shed light on things missed.
> >
> > I have also noted from other responses that they also support similar views.
> >
> > Since I have a repository of information on families in Brown County, I welcome all of this information from everyone. I only ask that error corrections site the sources for the corrected material. Unfortunately, this may cause occasional stalemate situations between dueling sources, but it's better than only having a single and potentially incorrect source.
> >
> > If all the information is available, new researchers can see it all and hopefully make better decisions about what is correct.
> >
> >> Thank you all for your contributions and discussion. Keep it coming, it helps us all.
> > Sincerely,
> > Ken Huffman
> > GENWEB Site Coordinator for Brown County
> >
> > SandersNL@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > I have no idea whether this material is correct or incorrect. The material comes from the book Cemeteries Of Brown County Illinois and is put out by the Schuyler Brown Historical & Genealogy Society in Versailles. If the newsgroup wishes me to continue I will, but if you all really feel it is incorrect then it isn't worth my time to finish typing the rest of the material. The last information was supposedly given to the Society by a Charlie Briggs, a family member, but that doesn't mean it is exactly correct either. As we know doing genealogy, proving the records is the biggest part of making sure they are correct. I, myself know some of this info in this book is incorrect for my own family.
> > >
> > > Nancy
> > >
> +++++++++++++
> >
> > This may not have the precise citation form that you desire, but at least it
> > shows someone is interested. I guess I could have done a better job if writting
> > a legal document. Anyway, hope there is something of value for you here.
> >
> > John Goebel