George Brigham

Male19 October 1784–5 August 1873

Brief Life History 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 on 5 August 1873, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Groton Cemetery, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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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

Sources (34)

  • George Brigham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Brigham, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • George Brigham, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1820Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +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 Cumberland named Brigham, or from Bridgham in Norfolk, all of which are from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

    History: Thomas Brigham (c. 1603–53) came from London to Cambridge, MA, in 1635.

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

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