Ebenezer Briggs

about 1745–
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Ebenezer

Ebenezer Briggs was born about 1745, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America.

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World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 18

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 27

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge , from Old Norse bryggja.

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

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