Thomas Briggs

20 August 1832–6 March 1917 (Age 84)
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Briggs was born on 20 August 1832, in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Briggs, was 25 and his mother, Ann Ordoyno, was 30. He married Ann Kirkham on 27 March 1853, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1851 and Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as market gardner in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 6 March 1917, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, 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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1853St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1834 · Zion's Camp
    Age 2
    Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
    Age 11
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 28
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Trail Excerpt by Thomas Briggs

    (Contributed by the Thomas Tolman Family Organization). Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Source of Trail Excerpt: Briggs, Thomas, [Autobiography], in History of Thomas Briggs [1967], 45- …

    Sources (99)

    • Thomas Briggs in household of James Briggs, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thos Briggs, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Thomas Briggs in entry for Martha Ellen Briggs Downs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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