William Howard BRIGGS1834 - 1906 (71 years)
Name William Howard BRIGGS Born 19 Apr 1834 Belmont County, Ohio, United States  Gender Male Died 22 Feb 1906 Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States Notes
Lived in Athen Co, moved to Gallia Co 18__
1900 Census Athens, Athens Co, OH, #303-303
William Briggs, 66, Ap 1834, married 44 years, OH, PA, PA
Olive, 65, July 1834, married 44 years, OH, NY - , 4 births, 4 living
both can read, write and speak English, he's a teamster
William Briggs was born in Belmont County, Ohio, April 16, 1834 and died in Athens, Ohio, Feb 22, 1906, aged 71 years, 10 months and 6 days.
He was a son of Benjamin and Mary Briggs. His early youth was spent in different counties of Ohio sharing the usual advantages afforded the pioneers of our country.
January 23, 1856, William Briggs and Miss Olive Parker were united in marriage: of this union were born four children all of whom survive - George H Briggs of Cheshire, Ohio; Edward J Briggs of Franklin, Nebraska; Charles E Briggs and Mrs HC Cameron of Athens, O.
Iin his early youth, he gave his young life to the service of God and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in which he found a home until as we believe he was called to the mansions above.
Brother Briggs was a quiet man who did not seek notoriety or distinction; he was content to walk the more humble pathway as a man of God rather than seek worldly honors.
His devoted wife with whom he walked the pathway of life for quite half a century was a fervent christian and in this faith they sought to raise their family. There is surely no spot on earth more dear than a christian home where Christ was exalted by obedient followers and where the principles of integrity were preserved in their purity adn life was not fickle or worldly but Christ was all in all.
Brother Briggs loved his children and in them and for them he was glad to live his life over again. He was justly proud of his grandchildren adn deeply solitious of their welfare. he leaves to all these the inheritance of an honest, upright life more precious than rubies or gold for we believe him to have lived the life of a man of God. Emulate his virtures, cherish his memory and fanally share with him eternal blissful fellowship.
Person ID I80 WVPioneers Last Modified 28 Dec 2008
Father Benjamin BRIGGS, b. 4 Oct 1806, Bucks Co ?? PA , d. 20 Nov 1866, Pleasanton, Athens, Ohio, United States (Age 60 years) Mother Mary CAPEHART, b. 12 Dec 1809, PA , d. 14 Apr 1896, Ohio, United States (Age 86 years) Married 19 Mar 1829 Bucks Co, PA  Notes
1850 Ohio census, Athens Co, Alexander Twp, 10/14/1850
house #829, family #8-116
Benjamin Briggs, 44 born in Penn farmer $500 Real Estate value
Mary, 40 Penn
William, 16 farmer Ohio, attended school within the year
Mahlon, 13 Ohio, "
Jacob D, 5 Ohio
1860 Ohio census Athens/Alexander
Benjamin Briggs, 52, farmer PA $590
Mary, 50, PA
Mahlon, 21 OH 75
Jacob D, 14 OH
Rachel Capehart, 77 PA
1870 Alexander, Athens, OH # 254-264 all born Ohio
Oxley, William 52
Adison B 17
Lindley J 14
Emma A 11
Rose E 5
Mary Briggs 59 Pa
Rachel Capehart 88 Pa
1880 Alexander Twp, Athens co, OH #1-1
Oxley, Wm, 61, & Family
Briggs, Mary, 70, mil, PA, PA, Ger
Moved to Ohio sometime between 1830-1834, Pleasanton, Athens Co, OH
Quaker, supposedly read out of meeting
Census: 1870 & 1880 Alexander Twp, Athens Co, OH
Feb 1873 - burned out, everything lost
2 Nov 1863 - sold farm for $1550.
3 Aug 1864 - bought lot in Pleasanton for $1000
1 Nov 1869 - sold lot
Buried at Pleasant Hill Churchyard (Pleasanton) Pleasanton Comm Church, Athens co, Rd 17 outside Athens.
Benjamin died Nov 20, 1866 Age 60yr, 1 mo, 16d
Mahlon is buried beside him. - July 2, 1863
Family ID F141 Group Sheet
Family Olive PARKER, b. 25 Jun 1834, Athens County, Ohio, United States , d. 4 Apr 1903, Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States (Age 68 years) Married 2 Jan 1856 Athens County, Ohio, United States  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
Children + 1. George Howard BRIGGS, b. 26 Apr 1858, Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States , d. 7 Sep 1934 76 Yes, date unknown 4m 12d, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA + 2. Edward Jones Briggs, b. 7 Sep 1862, Athens County, Ohio, United States , d. 25 May 1946, Jefferson Co, CO (Age 83 years) + 3. Laura Ella Briggs, b. 27 Aug 1864, Athens County, Ohio, United States , d. 1950 (Age 85 years) + 4. Charles Eber Briggs, b. 13 Dec 1873, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA , d. 1953 (Age 79 years) Family ID F139 Group Sheet
Event Map Born - 19 Apr 1834 - Belmont County, Ohio, United States Married - 2 Jan 1856 - Athens County, Ohio, United States Died - 22 Feb 1906 - Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth
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