Elizabeth Briggs

21 December 1799–7 January 1867 (Age 67)
Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Briggs was born on 21 December 1799, in Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Briggs, was 27 and her mother, Ann Bower, was 20. She married Nicholas Welch II on 25 December 1819, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 7 January 1867, in Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Willard Pioneer Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Welch II
Elizabeth Briggs
Marriage: 25 December 1819
Nathaniel Welch
Sarah Welch
John Welch, Sr.
Mary Ann Welch
Ann W Welch
William Welch
George Welch
John Miles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1819Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +3 More Children

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    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 2
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 20
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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

    Life Sketch of Nicholas (II) and Elizabeth Briggs Welch

    Transcribed from the Hatch book by Marjorie Eddy and Kathleen Savage Judd. From “A History of Ann Welch Crookston” by Mary Ann Crookston Farmer, “Welch Family History” by Eleanor Welch Schow, and “E …

    Sources (30)

    • Elizabeth Welch in household of Nicholas Welch, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Briggs in entry for John Sr. Welch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth in entry for Marianne Welch, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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