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George Howard BRIGGS

George Howard BRIGGS

Male 1858 - 7 Sep 1934 76 Yes, date unknown 4m 12d

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  • Name George Howard BRIGGS 
    Born 26 Apr 1858  Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1934 76 Yes, date unknown 4m 12d  Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Member of Cheshire Baptist Church
      Lived on farm on Gravel Hill Road, next to David W Briggs - farmer
      Buried in Gravel Hill cemetery
      Census: 1870- Addison Twp & 1880 Cheshire Twp, Gallia Co, OH
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      1880 Gallia Co, Addison Twp Ohio census
      215-225
      Wm Boice, 52
      Annie, 48 and 4 kids
      George Briggs, 21, servant, works on farm, OH, OH, OH
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      1900 census, Cheshire Twp, Gallia Co, OHIO #111
      George Briggs, Ap 1857, 43, m.16yrs, farmer, mortgaged farm, attenede 3 yr of school
      Annie E, June 1856, 43, m16yrs, 2 childrem 2 living, father b. in VA
      Garnet, Nov 1885, 14, 8yrs school
      David, Dec 1888, 11, 6.5 yrs school
      All read, write, speak English
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      Death Records, Gallia Co, Oh
      George Briggs
      b. Ap 26, 1858
      d. 76yr 4 mo 12 days
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      September 8, 1934
      George Briggs Dies Friday
      Upstanding Citizen of Cheshire Community for Half Century - funeral Sunday
      George H Briggs, successful farmer and a stalwart, respected citizen, died at about 10 o'clock Friday night at his home back of and below Cheshire on what is known locally as the "second bottoms".
      Death was due to a complication of ailments. he had been ill for two weeks, his condition becoming critical several days ago, but for a long while he had shown the growing infirmities of his years.
      In His 77th Year
      Mr Briggs was born at or near Athens on April 26, 1858, and his age was 76 years, 4 months and 12 days. He was a son of William and Olive Parker Briggs.
      For a half century or more he had lived in the Cheshire community. On Nov21, 1883, he married Ann E Cooughenour, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, Mrs HA Kirby, who lived with him and David W Briggs, who owns and lives on an adjoining farm once the property of Alva Agee. There survive also two brothers and a sister, Edward J Briggs, Yuma, Colorado, Charles E, Cleveland, and Mrs HC Cameron, Athens.
      Funeral services were held at the Cheshire Baptist Church, of which the decedent was a member at 2 o'clock Sunday with REv Geo, Sagen in Charge. Burial wa in Gravel Hill cemetery.
      Mr Briggs was a member of the Little Kyger Grange, the Modern Woodman and Pomona Grange.
      He was an industrious and progressive farmer, an exemplary citizen, a kind and loyal and prudent husband and father, and down through the years he steadily commanded the respect and esteem of all who came in contact with him. And he was a jovial, genial man, certain to be missed in every circle in which he had moved.
    Person ID I76  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Father William Howard BRIGGS,   b. 19 Apr 1834, Belmont County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1906, Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Olive PARKER,   b. 25 Jun 1834, Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1903, Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1856  Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1860 Alexander Twp, Athens co, 30 July House 1182, family 1241
      William, 25, farmer, $400, OH
      Olive, 25, OH
      Geo H, 3, OH1
      1860, Athens Co, OH, Alexander Twp

      1870 Gallia Co House #124, Fam #124
      William Briggs, 35, works on farm, OH
      Olive, 34, Keeps house, OH
      George H, 13, Works on farm, OH
      Edward J, 7, OH
      Laura E, 6, OH
      Theodocia Parker, 76, infirm, Conn

      1880 Gallia Co, Cheshire Twp #145-149
      William Briggs, 46, farmer, OH, PA, PA
      Olive, 47, wife, OH, __, NY
      Edward J, 17
      Laura E, 15
      Charley E, 6

      1880 Census Place: Cheshire, Gallia, Ohio Page 260C
      William BRIGGS Self M M W 46 OH
      Occ: Farmer Fa: PA Mo: PA
      Olive BRIGGS Wife F M W 47 OH
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: --- Mo: NY
      Edward J. BRIGGS Son M S W 17 OH
      Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: OH Mo: OH
      Laura E. BRIGGS Dau F S W 15 OH
      Fa: OH Mo: OH
      Charley E. BRIGGS Son M S W 6 OH
      Fa: OH Mo: OH

      1900 Athens, Athens co
      William, 66, Ap 1834, teamster, OH, PA, PA
      Olive, 65, July 1834, OH, NY, __
      Number of children: 4, 4 alive
      Both can read, write and speak English, rent home
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet

    Family Anne Eliza COUGHENOUR,   b. 24 Jun 1857, near old Kyger Church - at home Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1928, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1883  Little Kyger Church or home of the bride? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1880 Gallia co, Addison
      215-225
      Boice, Wm, 52
      Annie, 48
      children
      Briggs, George, 21, farm worker, O,O,O

      1900 Cheshire Tw, Gallia Co, OH
      George Briggs, Ap 1857, 57, mar 16 yr, farmer, owns a mortgaged farm
      Annie E, June 1856, 43, 2 children 2 alive, OH, VA, OH
      Garnet, Nov 1885, 14, 8 mo school
      David W, Dec 1888, 11, 6 1/2 mo school
      All read, write and speak English

      1910 Ohio Gallia 0026
      George H Briggs, Husband, W, 51, Ohio
      Wife Anna E, 52, Ohio
      Son David W, 21, Ohio
    Children 
     1. Garnet Inez Briggs,   b. 5 Nov 1885, At home, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1975, Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. David William BRIGGS,   b. 17 Dec 1888, Cheshire Twp, OH home of G.H. Briggs (at home) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1974, At home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1858 - Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1934 76 Yes, date unknown 4m 12d - Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Briggs Family: George & Annie Coughenour Briggs and Henry & Laura Briggs Cameron
    Briggs Family: George & Annie Coughenour Briggs and Henry & Laura Briggs Cameron
    Briggs, George & Anna Coughenour Briggs with children Garnet and David
    Briggs, George & Anna Coughenour Briggs with children Garnet and David
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    Briggs, George
    Briggs, George

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Death Records, Gallia Co, OH.

    2. [S18] Marriage Records, Athens Co, OH.