George Brigham

19 October 1784–about 1868 (Age 83)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George

When George Brigham was born on 19 October 1784, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Brigham, was 23 and his mother, Thankfull Brigham, was 19. He married Betsey Morse on 11 June 1810, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Groton, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1873. He died about 1868, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

George Brigham
Margaret Shattuck
Marriage: 20 December 1820
Margaret Ann Brigham
Mary Loring Brigham
William Boynton Brigham
Jane Laura Brigham
Theodore Brigham
Charles Sumner Brigham

Spouse and Children

20 December 1820


    Margaret Ann Brigham


    Mary Loring Brigham


    William Boynton Brigham


    Jane Laura Brigham


    Theodore Brigham


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 3

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in East Yorkshire and Cumbria named Brigham, from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • George Brigham in household of George D Brigham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Brigham, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • George Brigham in entry for Joseph C. Smith and Margaret Ann Brigham, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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