Barnett W Briggs

1838–1920 (Age 82)
Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Barnett W

When Barnett W Briggs was born in 1838, in Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Tinless Briggs, was 34 and his mother, Asa Andrews, was 34. He married Acelia M Shaw on 24 August 1865, in Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Courtland Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 June 1920, in Rockford, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barnett W Briggs
Acelia M Shaw
Marriage: 24 August 1865
Ray H Briggs
Claude Alpha Briggs

Spouse and Children

24 August 1865
Kent, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William B Briggs


    Elam D Briggs


    Samuel Benjamin Briggs


    Caleb Vaughn Briggs


    George R Briggs


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 9

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Barney Briggs in household of Joseph T Briggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barnet Briggs in household of Joseph Briggs, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Barney Briggs, "United States Census, 1880"

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