Jedediah Briggs

18 March 1751–23 August 1853 (Age 102)
Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jedediah

When Jedediah Briggs was born on 18 March 1751, in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Briggs, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Gibbs, was 30. He married Sarah Amidon on 4 October 1794, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 23 August 1853, in Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Arlington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Jedediah Briggs
Sarah Amidon
Marriage: 4 October 1794
Hannah Briggs
Mary Polly Briggs
Sarah Briggs
Nancy Briggs
John Briggs
Jedediah Briggs
Thankful Briggs
Elvira Briggs

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World Events (8)

Age 25
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 25
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 30
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

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Sources (17)

  • Jedidiah Briggs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jedediah Briggs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jedediah Briggs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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