Jemima MaCauley

25 December 1825–July 1864 (Age 38)
Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jemima

When Jemima MaCauley was born on 25 December 1825, in Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, her father, John MacAuley, was 27 and her mother, Mary Jane Manning, was 22. She married Robert Briggs on 5 November 1848, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in July 1864, in Wyoming, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Robert Briggs
Jemima MaCauley
Marriage: 5 November 1848
Joseph Alma Briggs Sr.
Tamer Elizabeth Briggs
James Briggs
John Briggs
William Thomas Briggs
Mary Jane Briggs
Sarah Ann Briggs
Robert Briggs
Hyrum Briggs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1848Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 2
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 11
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: see McCauley .

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Jemima Briggs in household of Robert Briggs, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jemima in entry for Sarah Ann Briggs, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Jemima Macauley, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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