John Briggs III

24 November 1773–3 January 1852 (Age 78)
Willistown, Willistown Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Briggs III was born on 24 November 1773, in Willistown, Willistown Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, John Briggs, was 26 and his mother, Ann Ashton, was 29. He married Hannah Clingman Briggs about 1790, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 January 1852, in Briggsville, Nescopeck Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Briggsville, Nescopeck Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Briggs III
1773–1852
Hannah Clingman Briggs
1770–1852
Marriage: about 1790
Samuel Clingman Briggs
1794–1860
John Michael Briggs
1795–1812
John Michael Briggs
1796–1875
Thomas Young Briggs
1797–1879
Anna Elizabeth Briggs
1798–1880
Hannah M Briggs
1802–1845
William J Briggs
1804–1880
Anne Elizabeth Briggs
1804–1845
George Washington Briggs
1809–1887
Peter Alexander Briggs
1814–1873

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1790
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(10)

    Samuel Clingman Briggs

    Male1794–1860Male

    John Michael Briggs

    Male1795–1812Male

    John Michael Briggs

    Male1796–1875Male

    Thomas Young Briggs

    Male1797–1879Male

    Anna Elizabeth Briggs

    Female1798–1880Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 2

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1776

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 21

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • John Briggs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Briggs Jr, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • John Briggs III, "Find A Grave Index"

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