Ebenezer Briggs

17 March 1830–29 April 1892 (Age 62)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Briggs was born on 17 March 1830, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Sebra Briggs, was 34 and his mother, Bethiah Bent, was 33. He married Mary W. Tinkham on 5 July 1852, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 29 April 1892, in Kingston, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wareham, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Briggs
1830–1892
Mary W. Tinkham
1831–1882
Marriage: 5 July 1852
Mary Louisa Briggs
1851–1885
Elmer Clarence Briggs
1853–
Francilla Briggs
1856–1918
George Briggs
1861–1861

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1852Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    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.
    1863
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Sources (41)

    • Ebenezer Briggs in entry for Edwin C. Briggs, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Ebenezer Briggs, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ebenezer in entry for Alexander Stewart and Francella Briggs, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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