Ann Briggs

after 1743–before 1850 (Age 107)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Ann

When Ann Briggs was born after 1743, in Ohio, United States, her father, James Briggs Sr, was 29 and her mother, Anne Croasdale, was 25. She married Hampton Wilson on 16 November 1774, in Wrightstown, Wrightstown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died before 1850, in her hometown, at the age of 105.

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Hampton Wilson
Ann Briggs
Marriage: 16 November 1774
Sarah Wilson
Amos Wilson
Rachel Wilson
Ann Wilson
Anne Wilson
William B Wilson
Eliza Wilson

Spouse and Children

    Hampton Wilson



16 November 1774
Wrightstown, Wrightstown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Sarah Wilson


    Amos Wilson


    Rachel Wilson


    Ann Wilson


    Anne Wilson


+2 More Children

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World Events (6)


Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 33

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 57

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Anne Briggs, "Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976"
  • Annie in entry for Wm B. Wilson, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"

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