Ebenezer Briggs

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

The Life 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

    Male1830–1892Male

    Mary W. Tinkham

    Female1831–1882Female

MARRIAGE
5 July 1852
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

    Mary Louisa Briggs

    Female1851–1885Female

    Elmer Clarence Briggs

    Male1853–Male

    Francilla Briggs

    Female1856–1918Female

    George Briggs

    Male1861–1861Male

Parents and Siblings

    Sebra Briggs

    Male1795–1864Male

    Bethiah Bent

    Female1797–1873Female

siblings

(10)

    Martin Briggs

    Male1819–1843Male

    Elizabeth Briggs

    Female1824–1896Female

    Male1826–1901Male

    Sarah A. Briggs

    Female1828–1910Female

    Male1830–1892Male

+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

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Briggs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ebenezer Briggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ebenezer Briggs, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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