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John Briggs of Taunton, Massachusetts heads the US Family Line of my Briggs family!

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Descendants of John Briggs

First Generation

1. John Briggs, son of Richard Briggs and Agnes Wingod, was born on 1 May 1595 in England and died before 1687 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

John married Agnes Thayer on 11 Nov 1633 in Thornbury, Gloucester, England, daughter of Richard Thayer and Ursula Alice Dimery. Agnes was born on 15 Mar 1608 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died on 27 Jun 1630 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA at age 22.

Children from this marriage were:
M i. John Briggs was born on 21 Sep 1634 in England.

F ii. Katherine Briggs was born on 6 Jan 1636 in England.

M iii. Richard Briggs was born about 1640 in Thornbury,
Gloucestershire, England and died in 1692 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts about age 52.

M iv. William Briggs was born on 2 Apr 1646 in Taunton,
Bristol County, Massachusetts and died on 3 Jan 1727 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts at age 80.

M v. Hugh Briggs was born about 1648 in England and died after 1692 in Massachusetts.

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sunflowerstar , from Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2008. is researching the following names: BRIGGS, BREWSTER, THAYER and 32 other(s).

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by lynbeale on 2011-07-20 20:16:07

I am a Briggs and have my great grandfather David Dixon Briggs bc1822 Rome, Oneida, NY as my worst Brick Wall. He had golden hair as did many of the Briggs's in my family. Came to NZ aboard a whaling ship and married 3 times here. Had children named: John Jaford, Robert Ephraim, David Henry, Eliza Annie, Henry, Franklin Thomas, Margaret-Eliza Jane, Henrietta Cynthia, Ebenezer Eggleston, May Caroline BRIGGS. All born in NZ. He died in Auckland, NZ on 19 August 1907. So far we have been unable to find out about his roots or ancestry but suspect that Ebenezer Briggs b:1776, probably Vermont, could be his grandfather.
I'd be interest to see how you are going with your Briggs family and if you had any tips you could give me as to finding proof of my grandfather's birth, parentage etc. I have posted a Briggs post today.
Did any of your Brigg's have golden hair. I have many Briggs photos and there is certainly an uncanny likeness across the generations.
I find it all very interesting. I live in Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand.
Regards, Lynette

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