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This side of the family starts with Amy C Briggs married to Hosea Flavel Bliss

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Name Year Year Year Year Year Year Year
Briggs, Amy C - Hosea Bliss
B: 1810 in NY D: ?
1820 1830 1840 1850
Lake
OH - 40
1860
Shelby
TN - 50
1870
Henry
IL - 60
1880
Henry
IL - 70
Briggs, Michael - Olivia
B: abt 1774 D: aft 1850
1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850
Lake
OH - 75
1860

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Descendants of Clement Briggs

Generation No. 1

1. CLEMENT1 BRIGGS was born Abt. 1600 in England. He married (1) JOAN ALLEN. He married (2) ELIZABETH.

Children of CLEMENT BRIGGS and JOAN ALLEN are:

2. i. THOMAS2 BRIGGS, b. 14 Jun 1633, Weymouth, MA; d. 1696, MA.

ii. JONATHAN BRIGGS, b. 14 Jun 1635, Weymouth, MA; d. Abt. 1690; m. EXPERIENCE HARVEY.

iii. JOHN BRIGGS, b. 1637; d. Bef. 1662.

Children of CLEMENT BRIGGS and ELIZABETH are:

iv. DAVID2 BRIGGS.

v. CLEMENT BRIGGS.

vi. REMEMBER BRIGGS.

 

Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS2 BRIGGS (CLEMENT1) was born 14 Jun 1633 in Weymouth, MA, and died 1696 in MA. He married ANN.

Children of THOMAS BRIGGS and ANN are:

3. i. DANIEL3 BRIGGS, b. 1665, Taunton, MA.

ii. THOMAS BRIGGS, b. MA; d. 1736, E. Greenwich, RI.

iii. SAMUEL BRIGGS, m. MARY HALL, 27 Jul 1692; b. 03 Oct 1672.

iv. SUSANNA BRIGGS, m. JOHN COBB.

 

Generation No. 3

3. DANIEL3 BRIGGS (THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 1665 in Taunton, MA. He married LYDIA.

Children of DANIEL BRIGGS and LYDIA are:

4. i. BENJAMIN4 BRIGGS, b. 1695; d. 25 Nov 1795.

ii. HANNAH BRIGGS, m. JOSEPH GARDNER.

iii. MARTHA BRIGGS, b. 27 Dec 1708; m. SAMUEL SPENCER.

iv. DELIVERANCE BRIGGS, b. 28 Oct 1732; m. SETH JONES.

v. MERCY BRIGGS, m. WILLIAM CARD.

 

Generation No. 4

4. BENJAMIN4 BRIGGS (DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 1695, and died 25 Nov 1795. He married SUSANNAH SPENCER. She was born 1697 in RI.

Children of BENJAMIN BRIGGS and SUSANNAH SPENCER are:

i. THOMAS5 BRIGGS, b. 01 Jul 1720, RI; d. 1720.

ii. ELIZABETH BRIGGS, b. 1721; d. 1740.

5. iii. BENJAMIN BRIGGS, b. 25 Sep 1723, RI; d. 06 Oct 1799, NY.

iv. ORPHA BRIGGS, b. 18 Mar 1724/25; m. BENJAMIN SWEET, 23 Apr 1746, RI.

v. THOMAS BRIGGS, b. 13 Oct 1728, RI; m. ABIGAIL COLE.

vi. DANIEL BRIGGS, b. 13 Aug 1731, RI; m. WELTHIAN SWEET, 1754; b. 1732.

vii. SAMUEL BRIGGS, b. 31 Aug 1733, RI.

viii. JOHN BRIGGS, b. 05 Aug 1737, RI.

ix. JOB BRIGGS, b. 1739, RI.

 

Generation No. 5

5. BENJAMIN5 BRIGGS (BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 25 Sep 1723 in RI, and died 06 Oct 1799 in NY. He married THEODOSIA SWEET. She was born 1727.

Children of BENJAMIN BRIGGS and THEODOSIA SWEET are:

6. i. MICHAEL6 BRIGGS, b. 16 Sep 1751, RI; d. 1828, NY.

ii. RUTH BRIGGS, b. 1747.

iii. ELIZABETH BRIGGS, b. 1748; d. 1748.

iv. JOSEPH BRIGGS, b. 05 Dec 1749, RI; d. 29 Mar 1832, NY; m. PATIENCE GARDNER, 1770; b. 1757; d. 1848.

v. JEREMIAH BRIGGS, b. 1753.

vi. LYDIA BRIGGS, b. 1755; d. 1755.

 

Generation No. 6

6. MICHAEL6 BRIGGS (BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 16 Sep 1751 in RI, and died 1828 in NY. He married SARAH GREENE. She was born Abt. 1760 in RI, and died Abt. 1848.

Children of MICHAEL BRIGGS and SARAH GREENE are:

7. i. MICHAEL7 BRIGGS, b. Abt. 1778, Vermont.

ii. HENRY BRIGGS, b. 1780, Vermont; d. Abt. 1843, NY; m. PHEBE PARKER.

iii. GRIFFIN BRIGGS, b. 29 Mar 1782, Vermont; d. 09 Feb 1829, NY; m. (1) RACHEL SWEET, 1802; b. 1786, 1813; m. (2) SUSANNAH PARSONS, 1814; b. 1798; d. 1865.

iv. EUNICE BRIGGS, b. 05 Nov 1790; d. 20 Jun 1877; m. GEORGE GARDNER; b. 1776; d. 1848.

v. RUTH BRIGGS.

vi. GARDNER BRIGGS, b. 29 Jan 1796, NY; d. 25 Sep 1855, Jefferson, WI; m. SELINDA SHELDON; b. 1803; d. 1875.

vii. THOMAS BRIGGS, b. 1803, NY; m. ELEANOR MERCHANT.

 

Generation No. 7

7. MICHAEL7 BRIGGS (MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born Abt. 1778 in Vermont. He married OLIVIA. She was born Abt. 1779.

Children of MICHAEL BRIGGS and OLIVIA are:

8. i. AMY C.8 BRIGGS, b. 10 Mar 1810, Rome, New York.

ii. OLIVA BRIGGS, b. NY.

iii. CLARISSA BRIGGS, d. 1878; m. MARTIN ALEXANDER.

iv. MARTHA BRIGGS, m. N KENDALL.

v. ABIGAIL BRIGGS, m. JUSTIN DAY.

vi. HENRY BRIGGS, b. 1819, NY; d. 1885; m. (1) MARY STEVENSON; m. (2) JULIA WILLEY; b. 1830.

vii. MARTIN BRIGGS, b. 07 Jan 1823, NY; d. 1902, CA; m. ELLEN GREEN, 1852, NY; b. 1829; d. 1909.

 

Generation No. 8

8. AMY C.8 BRIGGS (MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 10 Mar 1810 in Rome, New York. She married HOSEA FLAVEL BLISS 18 Nov 1830, son of ISAAC BLISS and HANNAH BROWN. He was born 18 Oct 1809 in New York, and died 19 May 1894.

Children of AMY BRIGGS and HOSEA BLISS are:

9. i. GEORGE ISAAC9 BLISS, b. 16 Oct 1831, Martinsburgh, New York; d. Jan 1909.

ii. WILLIAM HENRY BLISS, b. 04 Aug 1834, Concord, Ohio; d. 10 Nov 1905.

iii. ROSALTHA BLISS, b. 10 Jan 1837, Ohio; m. SAMUEL STEELE TAYLOR, 04 Jul 1853, Geneseo, Illinois.

iv. FREDERICK M. BLISS, b. 29 May 1839, Concord, Ohio.

 

Generation No. 9

9. GEORGE ISAAC9 BLISS (AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 16 Oct 1831 in Martinsburgh, New York, and died Jan 1909. He married (1) JANE C. TAYLOR Dec 1853. He married (2) CATHARINE M 1864 in OH. She was born Abt. 1838 in OH, and died 27 Nov 1880 in Evansville, Vanderburg IN.

Notes for GEORGE ISAAC BLISS:

George seems to be some sort of Doctor. On the 1880 census it said that his occupation was oculist, whatever that is, but he had a servant and two patients. They lived in Evansville IN. Dist 82

Possible parents for George are Amy C. (born abt 1805) and Charles Bliss 1880 census in NY

Both parents are from NY

Notes for CATHARINE M:

Parents are from F-NY M-Penn

More About CATHARINE M:

Cause of Death: Cancer

Medical Information: Dr. J. W. Compton was her Doctor 224 Sycamore Street was the address where she died.

Children of GEORGE BLISS and JANE TAYLOR are:

i. FRED10 BLISS, b. 1854; d. 1859.

ii. GEORGE EVERETT BLISS, b. 1857; d. 1936.

iii. BAYARD TAYLOR BLISS, b. 1858; d. 1859.

iv. JENNIE MAY BLISS, b. 1860.

v. MINNIE E BLISS, b. 1862; d. 1863.

vi. BERTRAND ISAAC BLISS, b. 1867; d. 1939.

Children of GEORGE BLISS and CATHARINE M are:

vii. HARRY L10 BLISS, b. Abt. 1865, Evansville, Vanderburgh IN.

viii. FRANK BLISS, b. Abt. 1869, Evansville, Vanderburgh IN; d. 29 Nov 1871, Evansville, Vanderburgh IN.

More About FRANK BLISS:

Cause of Death: Scrofula

Medical Information: Dr. Compton was the Bliss's doctor

10. ix. AMY C. BLISS, b. 13 Nov 1871, Evansville, Vanderburgh IN; d. 24 Dec 1943, St. Louis, MO.

x. EDWARD H BLISS, b. Feb 1876, Evansville, Vanderburgh IN.

xi. ZELLA BLISS, b. 1878, Evansville, Vanderburgh IN; d. Jul 1884, Evansville, Vanderburg IN.

More About ZELLA BLISS:

Burial: 29 Jul 1884, Evansville, Vanderburg IN

 

Generation No. 10

10. AMY C.10 BLISS (GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 13 Nov 1871 in Evansville, Vanderburgh IN, and died 24 Dec 1943 in St. Louis, MO. She married ROBERT PETER GAMMONS 05 Dec 1889 in Mt Carmel, Wabash, IL, son of RICHARD GAMMONS and ELIZABETH SANDERS. He was born 11 Sep 1866 in TN, and died 23 Dec 1942 in St. Louis, MO.

More About AMY C. BLISS:

Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland, MO

Notes for ROBERT PETER GAMMONS:

Lived in Pulaski Co until between 1920 and 1930 when they moved to Webster groves MO.

He was a utility man for a private home. Before that he was a Farmer. Enno worked for the city of webster.

We found Robert in the 1900 census for IL, Hamilton Co, Twigg Twp, Vol 91, ED 57, Sheet 14, line 23.

More About ROBERT PETER GAMMONS:

Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland, MO

Marriage Notes for AMY BLISS and ROBERT GAMMONS:

GARNON, ROBERT P BLISS, ANNY 1889-12-05 E /123 901 WABASH

Children of AMY BLISS and ROBERT GAMMONS are:

11. i. NANNIE A11 GAMMONS, b. 22 Nov 1890; d. 07 Jun 1970, Waynesville MO.

ii. ROBERT ENNO GAMMONS, b. Feb 1893, IL; d. 1966, MO.

Notes for ROBERT ENNO GAMMONS:

Name: Robert Gammons

SSN: 493-36-0546

Last Residence: 63143 Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Born: 12 Feb 1893

Died: Nov 1966

State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (1951

 

More About ROBERT ENNO GAMMONS:

Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland, MO

iii. FRANCIS E GAMMONS, b. Jul 1895.

12. iv. HENRY WARREN BLANK GAMMONS, b. 23 Dec 1897, IL; d. 22 May 1958, MO.

v. HATTIE GAMMONS, b. Oct 1899; m. VERNON DELMAGGIO.

13. vi. GEORGIA GAMMONS, b. Abt. 1902, IL.

14. vii. MARIE ELEANOR GAMMONS, b. 25 Oct 1906, Richland, MO; d. 27 Oct 1995, Pulaski Co, MO.

15. viii. MARGERIE GAMMONS, b. Abt. 1909, Richland, MO.

16. ix. WINIFRED GAMMONS, b. Abt. 1912, Richland, MO.

x. BENJAMIN GAMMONS, b. Abt. 1916, Richland, MO; m. BUELA.

 

Generation No. 11

11. NANNIE A11 GAMMONS (AMY C.10 BLISS, GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 22 Nov 1890, and died 07 Jun 1970 in Waynesville MO. She married DRUE MCMILLIAN.

Notes for NANNIE A GAMMONS:

McMillian, Nannie-b. Nov 22 1890-d. Jun 7 1970 Waynesville MO-m. Drue McMillian-c. 3 LBN-d/o Robert & Amy Bliss Gammons-Obit Date: Jun 18 1970(PCD)

Children of NANNIE GAMMONS and DRUE MCMILLIAN are:

i. ESTHER12 MCMILLAN.

ii. KERMIT MCMILLAN.

iii. KENNETH MCMILLAN.

 

12. HENRY WARREN BLANK11 GAMMONS (AMY C.10 BLISS, GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 23 Dec 1897 in IL, and died 22 May 1958 in MO. He married MARY CAROLINE GODFREY 30 Dec 1917, daughter of ISIAC GODFREY and MARTHA EAKINS. She was born 10 Oct 1898.

More About HENRY WARREN BLANK GAMMONS:

Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland, MO

Children of HENRY GAMMONS and MARY GODFREY are:

i. EVERETT EARL12 GAMMONS, b. 11 Oct 1919, MO; d. 11 Oct 1919, MO.

More About EVERETT EARL GAMMONS:

Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland, MO

ii. CPL CLAUDE ELDRED GAMMONS, b. 06 Sep 1920, MO; d. 05 May 1978, MO; m. HAZEL ELVIRA BERRY.

Notes for CPL CLAUDE ELDRED GAMMONS:

Corporal in the US Airforce WWII

More About CPL CLAUDE ELDRED GAMMONS:

Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland, MO

iii. SR. ROBERT KENNETH GAMMONS, b. 21 Nov 1922; d. 10 Feb 2004, Lebanon, MO; m. LORAINE POPEJOY.

Notes for SR. ROBERT KENNETH GAMMONS:

Robert Kenneth Gammons, son of Henry Warren and Mary Caroline (Godfrey) Gammons, was born November 21, 1922 in Richland and departed this life on February 10, 2004 in Lebanon, at the age of eighty-one years.

Name: Robert Kenneth Gammons

Service Info.: CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II

Birth Date: 21 Nov 1922

Death Date: 10 Feb 2004

Cemetery: Oaklawn Cemetery

Cemetery Address: Richland, MO 65556

 

iv. BEATRICE GAMMONS, b. 18 Mar 1925; m. CLIFFORD SHANS.

v. BETTY JANE GAMMONS, b. 18 Jul 1928; m. CLARENCE ARTHUR ROSE.

 

13. GEORGIA11 GAMMONS (AMY C.10 BLISS, GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born Abt. 1902 in IL. She married UNKNOWN ELDREDGE.

Children of GEORGIA GAMMONS and UNKNOWN ELDREDGE are:

i. EVELYN12 ELDREDGE.

ii. UGIE ELDREDGE.

iii. FRANCES ELDREDGE.

iv. EDDIE ELDREDGE.

 

14. MARIE ELEANOR11 GAMMONS (AMY C.10 BLISS, GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born 25 Oct 1906 in Richland, MO, and died 27 Oct 1995 in Pulaski Co, MO. She married (1) CLYDE MARION SKINNER 03 Jan 1924, son of FREDERICK SKINNER and IDA ROBERTSON. He was born 19 Feb 1905 in Crocker, PC, MO, and died 26 Oct 1989 in Phelps County Hospital in Rolla, Mo.. She married (2) WILLIAM E GRAY 19 Jun 1948, son of GRAY and SARAH ROBINSON. He was born 28 Jan 1910, and died 31 May 1996 in Pulaski Co, MO.

Notes for MARIE ELEANOR GAMMONS:

Name: Marie E. Gray

SSN: 335-26-3701

Last Residence: 65452 Crocker, Pulaski, Missouri, United States of America

Born: 25 Oct 1906

Died: 27 Oct 1995

State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

 

More About MARIE ELEANOR GAMMONS:

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Crocker, PC, MO

Notes for CLYDE MARION SKINNER:

Clyde moved to STL with Family and became a fireman for Webster Groves FD 1927 - 1931

He then moved back down to Waynesville, MO. He married Marie Gammons and had seven children. Two died at a early age. Clyde was a teacher at the Shockley School where his kids went. His father Fred was the Clear for the school. Daughter Barbara had her father Clyde for a teacher and recalls him being a strick teacher but great dad. Freda had Everett Rickerson for a teacher,

More About CLYDE MARION SKINNER:

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Crocker, PC, MO

Social Security Number: 486-18-9461

More About WILLIAM E GRAY:

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Crocker, PC, MO

Children of MARIE GAMMONS and CLYDE SKINNER are:

i. CLYDE12 SKINNER, b. Bef. 1929.

ii. BARBARA LEA SKINNER, b. 28 Jan 1929, St. Louis, SLC, MO; m. (1) CURTIS EUGENE HAMMOND, 1945; b. 20 Sep 1918, Albany, DC, GA; d. 10 Dec 2001, Excelsior Springs, MO; m. (2) JESSEE MURRAY, 23 Jun 1971.

Notes for CURTIS EUGENE HAMMOND:

Curtis was 9 years old when mother died, he quit school in the second grade to work on the farm. Curtis then joined the army where he met and fell in love with Barbara which lived near the army base. They then moved back to GA. Rickland and Rita were born in GA, sometime after that they moved back to MO.

More About CURTIS EUGENE HAMMOND:

Burial: 14 Dec 2001, Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO

iii. ROBERT SKINNER, b. Abt. 1930.

iv. DONNA J SKINNER, b. 07 Oct 1933; m. JIM DOYLE, 12 Jun 1950; b. 26 Aug 1931; d. 23 Aug 2000, Pulaski Co, MO.

v. CHARLIE SKINNER, b. 11 Jan 1937; m. ERMA.

vi. FREDA SKINNER, b. 31 Jan 1938; m. ROBERT BURNETT, 20 Feb 1954, Pulaski Co, MO; b. 11 Dec 1934; d. 26 Feb 2002, Pulaski Co, MO.

More About ROBERT BURNETT:

Burial: Pulaski Co, MO, Shepard Cemetery

vii. ROSEMARY SKINNER, b. 05 May 1942.

Children of MARIE GAMMONS and WILLIAM GRAY are:

viii. WILLIAM EMULOUF12 GRAY, b. 05 Nov 1949; d. 10 Nov 1975.

More About WILLIAM EMULOUF GRAY:

Burial: 14 Nov 1975, Antioch Cemetery, Crocker, PC, MO

ix. FRANCES GRAY.

x. KENNETH GRAY, b. 29 Nov 1951, Pulaski Co, MO; d. 15 Apr 1994, Pulaski Co, MO.

More About KENNETH GRAY:

Burial: 18 Apr 1994, Antioch Cemetery, Crocker, PC, MO

 

15. MARGERIE11 GAMMONS (AMY C.10 BLISS, GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born Abt. 1909 in Richland, MO. She married REED MAITA.

Children of MARGERIE GAMMONS and REED MAITA are:

i. RUTH12 MAITA.

ii. REED MAITA.

iii. JIMMY MAITA.

 

16. WINIFRED11 GAMMONS (AMY C.10 BLISS, GEORGE ISAAC9, AMY C.8 BRIGGS, MICHAEL7, MICHAEL6, BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, DANIEL3, THOMAS2, CLEMENT1) was born Abt. 1912 in Richland, MO. She married PETE LARSON.

Children of WINIFRED GAMMONS and PETE LARSON are:

i. MARGIE12 LARSON.

ii. GERALD LARSON.


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            Clement Briggs of Weymouth, Massachusetts


      The following chapter is extracted and summarized from Clement
Briggs of Plymouth Colony and His Descendants 1621-1965, compiled
by Edna Anne Hannibal of Palo Alto California with abstracts of
probate and land records by Claude W. Barlow, Ph.D. of Clark
University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Grayce (Harper) Alsterad's
1978 work, William Card 1710-1785 with Ancestors and Descendants
was another valuable source of information.
     Daniel-3 Brigg's granddaughter had the unusual name of Almy
(Card) Goff.  Perhaps his wife, Lydia, or his mother, Ann, was
descended from another Rhode Island colonist, William Almy.


1.   Clement-1 Briggs was born in England and died at Weymouth,
Massachusetts probably in early 1650.  His will was executed in
Weymouth and probated in Boston 24 August 1650.  He married first
at Dorchester, Massachusetts before 1 March 1630 Joan Allen.  Joan
died before 1640 at Weymouth.  Clement married second before 1640
Elizabeth _____, she died at Weymouth; her will was made 11
November 1685 and probated at Boston 11 August 1691.
     In a deposition he made on 19 August 1638, Clement stated that
he was living on Bardmundsey Street in Southwark, England in 1616
with Mr. "Samuell Lathame."  By that time, he was already old
enough to be an apprentice fellsmonger or tanner.
     Clement Briggs arrived at Plymouth Colony as a single man in
November 1621 via the Fortune.  Lots were cast for these passengers
in 1623 and Clement received "1 acre beyond the first brooke to the
wood westward."  In 1627, he received "one of the four heyfers that
came on the Jacob called Raghorne,"; he shared this heifer with
twelve others.
     On 6 February 1631, Governor William Bradford of Plymouth
Colony wrote a letter to Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts
Bay Colony that four men were moving to Wessaguscus (later
Weymouth) in Massachusetts Bay Colony: "now ther are diverce goone
from hence, to dwell and inhabite with you, as Clement Briggs John
Hill John Eedy, daniel ray, the which if either you or they desire
thir dismissions: we shall be redy to give them: hopeing you will
doe the like; in the like cases, though we have heard something
otherwise.  Thus with our Prayers to ye Lord for your prosperity,
as our owne, and our harty salutations unto you all we rest."
     Some have argued that Clement Briggs and the others who went
to Massachusetts were not of the original Pilgrim group and left
for religious reasons.  Another possibility is that Clement and the
others were granted land in Weymouth before the boundary was drawn
between the two colonies.  Clement, as a fellsmonger, may have
relocated to Weymouth in order to obtain the bark from a certain
species of oak tree used in the tanning process.
     On 1 March 1630/1, Constable Thomas Stoughton was fined L-5 by
Governor Winthrop for "taking upon him to marry Clem-t and Joan
Allen."  Stoughton had exceeded his authority and at that time, the
Governor received a fee of L-5 for performing marriage ceremonies.
     On 6 October 1634, Clement Briggs was fined ten shillings for
entertaining an Indian without permission.  On 6 march 1637/8 he
was bonded L-10 for his wife to appear in the next court because
Arthur Warren had been in her company; there is no evidence that
this was a moral charge against Joan.  Clement was found not guilty
of an extortion charge on 4 December 1638.
     On 8 October 1637 Clement exchanged four acres of land in
Plymouth for four acres of land on the "Joanes" River belonging to
John Browne of Plymouth.  Clement sold Robert Hicks one acre of
land in Plymouth on 29 August 1638.  Clement and Hicks had known
each other in England where they lived on the same street and both
were fellsmongers and passengers on the Fortune.  On 26 December
1651, Clement and 58 other men purchased land in Marshfield,
Massachusetts; he must have died soon thereafter.
     Clement's will was probated in Boston on 24 August 1650 and
witnessed by John Rogers and Robert Tucker.  The inventory of his
estate was valued at a little over L-65.

     The last will and Testiment of Clement Briggs of Waymouth
     in New England first, I give my soule to God (that) gave
     it.  it(em) I give my son Thomas my home lott at Plemouth
     20 acres by esteema(tion) and my biggest iron pott. 
     It(em) I give to my son Jonathan 3 acres of my land
     joning to John ___es lands that is not break up an enter
     to it when hee is of the aige of 18 years and when he is
     of the aige of 21 years to have as much _____ 3 acres one
     4-th pt of all my land in Waymouth and after decess of my
     wiff it is my will hee shall have one 4-th pt more if
     shee dye not before hee bee of the aige of 21 years  But
     if shee should dye before Jonathan be 21 years ouild then
     it is my will it should be for the bringing up of my
     children  It(em) I give to my son Clemet my housing and
     the other half of my land in Waymouth and hee to enter to
     it when hee is of the aige of 21 years--if his mother--be
     decesed before, but if not then he should not have it
     tell after her decese--But if my wiff should die before
     Clemant be--21 year ouild it is my will the land should
     be for the bring(ing) up of my children.  it(em) I _____
     give my sons Thomas dauid John--Remem-2 my other Land at
     Plemouth (or in Plimouth Col) jointly and equaly amonst
     them.  It is my  will in one year thereafter Clemt do
     enter to the forsed land hee shall give his brother Remem
     20s--and John 10s and it is my will that Jonathan shall
     give 10s to his bro. dauid and to his bro. Thom. 10s in
     one year after he do enter to half my land and it is my
     will that my wiff shall be my Exequtrix it is also my
     will that degon Rogers and Robert Tucker should be my
     overseers in trust.

     In May 1652, the Widow Elizabeth Briggs was granted land at
Southampton, Long Island.  The lot owners of Southampton salvaged
usable whale parts whenever they washed up on the coast: "Squadrons
for cutting up whales that might drift upon the shores, 1653,
Widdow Briggs has one share."  She was granted 50 acres on 1
February 1655 in the Seabonac Division of 41 lots.  Apparently,
Elizabeth returned to Weymouth at some point, she is "of Weymouth"
in deeds of 1672 and 1684 and living there until her death, prior
to 11 August 1691.
     Elizabeth Briggs of Weymouth made her will the 13 of November
1683, as follows:  To her son David she gave L-10; to her
grandchild Clement Briggs L-15 at 21 yrs; to her son Remember
Briggs, the remainder of her estate; Stephen French, Ebenezer White
and Joseph Pitty to be overseers.  Codicil reads:  "Whereas my son
David is deceased since publishing this my last will, etc....  I
declare that the L-10 I gave him, my grandchild Clement Briggs
shall have."  Dated 11 November 1685; probated at Boston 11 August
1691.  (Suffolk Probate Records, 8:49)

     Children, by Joan Allen:

 2.     i.  Thomas-2, b. Weymouth, MA 14 June 1633; m. Ann _____.
       ii.  Jonathan, b. Weymouth, MA 14 June 1635; d. before 18
               Nov 1690; m. Taunton, MA Experience Harvey, dau. of
               William and Joane (Hucker) Harvey.
      iii.  John, b. 1637; d. probably before 1662.

     Children, by Elizabeth ______:

       iv.  David, b. 23 Aug 1640; d. after 13 Nov 1683 and before
               11 Nov 1685; m. Mary Barker.
        v.  Clement, b. Weymouth, MA 1 Jan 1642; d. Weymouth, MA
               7 Nov 1669 (Suffolk Probate Records, 7:2); m.
               Hannah Packer, dau. of Samuel Packer of Hingham and
               Bridgewater, MA, she may have m. (2) Thomas Randall
               of Easton (Packard Genealogy).  Administration of
               Clement's estate was granted on 19 Nov 1669 to
               Hannah and her father with William Chard of
               Weymouth as their surety (Suffolk Probate Records
               7:1); William Chard may have been a direct ancestor
               of the compiler.
                 Child, surname Briggs:  1. Clement, b. before
               1670; probably m. Bridgewater, MA 3 Nov 1697
               Elizabeth Field when he was of North Purchase.
       vi.  Remember, b. 8 Jan 1644; ; [m. (1) 15 Aug 1662 Rebecca
               Haskins]; m. (2?) Mary _____.  Information on
               Remember and his descendants was provided by Diana
               Kay (Smith) (Brumm) Perna of Minneapolis, MN from
               the research of her great-grandfather, Charles
               Augustus Briggs.
                 Children, maternity uncertain, surname Briggs: 
               1. William, b. 21 Nov 1663; m. 13 July 1687
               Constant Lincoln, b. 16 May 1665; m. (2) 17 Oct
               1693 Elizabeth Lincoln, b. 24 April 1669.  2.
               Rebecca, b. 15 Aug 1665; m. 11 Feb 1691 Nathaniel
               Thayer.  3. Richard R., b. 7 April 1668; m. Mary
               Kingsbury, b. 19 July 1670.  4. John, b. 26 Feb
               1671; d. 29 June 1750; m. 29 May 1727 Mary Burt. 
               5. Joseph, b. 15 June 1674; d. 18 Dec 1751; m.
               Mehitabel Hall.  6. Benjamin, b. Taunton, MA 15 Sep
               1677; d. Dighton, MA 1744; m. Sarah Allen, b. 2
               March 1679; ancestors of Charles Augustus Briggs. 
               7. Richard 2-nd [sic], b. 12 Jan 1679; d. 1 Jan
               1733; m. 1706 Mercy Lincoln.  8. Hannah, b. 17 Feb
               1681; m. 17 April 1698 Samuel Waldron.  9. Samuel,
               b. 20 April 1683; m. Abigail Goodwin.  10. Mary, b.
               1 Jan 1686; m. 17 March 1706 Benjamin Caswell.  11.
               Mehitabel, b. 18 June 1688.

2.   Thomas-2 Briggs (Clement-1) was born at Weymouth,
Massachusetts 14 June 1633 and died at Taunton North Purchase,
Bristol County, Massachusetts 1 April 1696.  He married probably at
Taunton Ann _____ who died after 1707.
     On 7 June 1659, "150 Acres of land was granted Thomas, son of
Clement Briggs, deceased, and 20 acres of meddow if it bee had in
the place desired which is on the way from Deadum from Taunton
betwixt a pond & the Mill riuer which comes from Taunton, betwixt
Taunton and Massapauge Pond."  This grant was in the northeast part
of modern Mansfield, Massachusetts.
     Thomas Briggs killed a wolf on 20 May 1690 and another on 2
June 1691.  He was also a member of the Military Company of
Taunton.
     The estate of Thomas Briggs of North Purchase was sworn by
Samuel Briggs, his younger son and an inventory was taken on 1
April 1696; the two older sons had refused to participate.  On 5
May 1696 Thomas' three sons made an agreement by which Samuel was
to care for their aged mother Ann and land was given to their
sister, Susannah (Briggs) Cobb.  The widow Ann Briggs renounced her
dower on 26 August 1697.
     Ann outlived her son Samuel and she went to live with her
daughter, Susannah (Briggs) Cobb.  Samuel's widow, Mary, was
released from Samuel's obligation to care for Ann and she married
Benjamin Caswell.  On 2 September 1707, Ann and her son-in-law,
John Cobb, sold to Benjamin and Mary (Hall) (Briggs) Caswell "1/3
interest in land and dwellings for 10 pounds in open and money."

     Children, born in Taunton North Purchase:

        i.  Thomas-3, d. at E. Greenwich, RI about 1736; m. Martha
               _____.
 3.    ii.  Daniel, b. at Taunton, N. Purchase, MA in 1665; m.
               Lydia _____.
      iii.  Samuel, d. at Norton, N. Purchase, MA; m. Taunton, MA
               27 July 1692 Mary Hall, b. 3 Oct 1672, dau. of
               Samuel and Elizabeth (White) Hall; she m. (2) 17
               March 1706/07 Benjamin Caswell, b. Taunton 1676.
       iv.  Susannah, m. John Cobb.

3.   Daniel-3 Briggs (Thomas-2, Clement-1) was born at Taunton
North Purchase, Massachusetts in 1665 and died at East Greenwich,
Rhode Island in 1728/30.  He married perhaps on Patience Island,
Rhode Island Lydia _____; she died before 1730.
     Like his father Thomas, Daniel was named as having killed a
wolf on 2 June 1691.  On 7 October 1702, Daniel Briggs of Patience
Island, Portsmouth, Rhode Island bought 90 acres in East Greenwich,
Rhode Island from Joseph Waight.  It was the 16th farm in the
second division.  This transaction was witnessed by James Reynolds
and John Heath.
     On 20 January 1708/9 Daniel Briggs of East Greenwich, yeoman,
signed his mark, D.B., to sell Joshua Davis share no. 3 of "boggey
meadow" in East Greenwich; this deed was witnessed by Anthony
Sadler and John Heath.  Daniel gave twelve acres of the northwest
corner of his farm to his son Benjamin for "love and affection" on
24 December 1717.

     Children:

        i.  Benjamin-4, b. E. Greenwich, RI 5 May 1695; d. there
               25 Nov 1759; m. Susannah Spencer, daughter of
               Michael and Elizabeth (_____) Spencer.
       ii.  Hannah, m. Joseph Gardner, b. ca. 1671; d. after 1733;
               son of George and Tabitha (Tefft) Gardner; resided
               at East Greenich, RI; their descendants moved to
               Pownal, VT.
      iii.  Martha, b. 27 Dec 1708; m. 28 May 1719 Samuel Spencer,
               son of Michael and Elizabeth (_____) Spencer.
       iv.  Deliverance, m. 28 Oct 1732 Seth Jones, b. 18 March
               1710, son of Jeremiah and Mary (Reynolds) Jones.
 *      v.  Mercy, m. at E. Greenwich, RI 13 June 1733 William-4
               Card (Peleg-3, James-2, Richard-1), b. N. Kingston,
               RI about 1710, d. Pownal, VT in 1784/5, son of
               Peleg-3 and Rebecca (Dolover) Card.  See Richard
               Card of Newport, Rhode Island for more information.

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