Elihu P Briggs

Male12 June 1834–1906

Brief Life History of Elihu P

When Elihu P Briggs was born on 12 June 1834, in Medina, Ohio, United States, his father, Uriah P. Briggs, was 36 and his mother, Mary Holcomb, was 29. He married Emma Grover on 22 February 1859, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wakarusa Township, Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died in 1906, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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Elihu P Briggs
Emma Grover
Marriage: 22 February 1859
Ada E. Briggs

Sources (8)

  • E B Briggs, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Elihu Briggs in household of Uriah Briggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elihu P. Briggs, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    22 February 1859Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1840: Tazewell, Illinois, United States


    Age 20

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Brigg, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Middle English brig(g) (Old Norse bryggja), the northern and Scottish word for bridge, for someone who lived by a bridge or who came from any of the places called from the word.

    History: The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

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

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