Robert Briggs

30 January 1853–23 May 1940 (Age 87)
Accrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Briggs was born on 30 January 1853, in Accrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Briggs, was 29 and his mother, Betsy Fielding, was 29. He married Rachel Susan Robinson on 14 September 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. In 1880, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. He died on 23 May 1940, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Briggs
Rachel Susan Robinson
Marriage: 14 September 1892
Franklin Joseph Briggs Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1892Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 1
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 23
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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

    Robert Briggs

    Robert Briggs was born January 30, 1854 in Aspin, Oswaldtwist;e, Lancashire, England, the fourth child of James and betsy Fielding Briggs. His father was a Methodist Minister who converted to Mormoni …

    Sources (27)

    • Robert Briggs in household of James Briggs, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Robert Briggs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Robert Briggs in entry for Rachel Susan Robinson Ware Briggs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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