Ann Kirkham

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Kirkham was born on 29 May 1832, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Kirkham, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Ward, was 27. She married Thomas Briggs on 27 March 1853, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. She died on 15 July 1876, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Briggs
Ann Kirkham
Marriage: 27 March 1853
Ephraim Briggs
Emma Briggs
David Briggs
Mary Ann Briggs
James W. Briggs
Hannah Ordoyna Briggs
Ann Elizabeth Briggs
Thomas Edward Briggs
Martha Ellen Briggs

Sources (43)

  • Ann Briggs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ann Kirkham - Published information: birth: 29 May 1832; Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Briggs, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: William C Brown BIRTH 1838 DEATH 1838 (aged less–than 1 year) BURIAL Bountiful Memorial Park Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 99780931 · View Source


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northwestern): habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Kirkham. The placenames derive from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’ or Old Norse heim ‘homestead, estate’.

Possibly an altered form of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places called Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

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Thomas and Ann Kirkham

Thomas Briggs was born 20 August 1832 at Newark, Nottingham, England, the son of James and Ann Ordoyno Briggs. His father and mother were the only members of their families to join the Latter-day Sai …

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