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.
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.
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