Robert Briggs

15 October 1826–5 October 1890 (Age 63)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Briggs was born on 15 October 1826, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John James Briggs, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Perry, was 23. He married Jemima MaCauley on 5 November 1848, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 5 October 1890, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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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
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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    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 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 17
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Sources (62)

    • Robert Briggs, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Robert Briggs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joseph Briggs, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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