Joseph Alma Briggs Sr.

3 November 1849–13 January 1919 (Age 69)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Alma

When Joseph Alma Briggs Sr. was born on 3 November 1849, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Briggs, was 23 and his mother, Jemima MaCauley, was 23. He married Tamer Ann Washburn on 13 November 1876, in Wales, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 13 January 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Alma Briggs Sr.
Tamer Ann Washburn
Marriage: 13 November 1876
Ann Jemina Briggs
Tamer Elizabeth Briggs
Zina Minerva Briggs
Joseph Alma Briggs Jr.
Robert Lyman Briggs
Vernetta Briggs
Charles Henry Briggs
Daniel Lewis Briggs
William Thomas Briggs
Rachael Briggs
Helen Briggs
Ora Pearl Briggs
Ellen Briggs
Ellen Briggs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1876Wales, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 1
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 5
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1876 · The Manchester Man is Published
    Age 27
    The Manchester Man was written by British author Isabella Banks. When it was first published in 1876, it came out in three volumes. It follows the life of Jabez Clegg who was left orphaned by a severe storm that caused flooding. He made his way up the social ladder and changed his life.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Brigg, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Middle English brig(g) (Old Norse bryggja), the northern and Scottish word for bridge, for someone who lived by a bridge or who came from any of the places called from the word.History: The surname Briggs is found chiefly in West Yorkshire. A family of gentry have held lands at Keighley in West Yorkshire continuously for 500 years. The mathematician Henry Briggs (1561–1631), who invented logarithms, was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

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

    Story Highlight

    Joseph A. Briggs

    JOSEPH A. BRIGGS He was the fourth child of Joseph Briggs and Tamer Washburn. He spent his childhood days in Milburn, Sanpete County, Utah, where he attended school. His mother died when he was a ver …

    Sources (58)

    • Joseph Briggs in household of Robert Briggs, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Joseph Briggs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Briggs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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