Major Thomas Briggs

M, #10060, b. circa 1804
Father*Lt Michael Briggs1 b. 16 Sep 1751, d. 11 Feb 1828
ChartsPedigree - mother Sarah Gertrude "Sally" Jones
Reference3G Grf
Birth*circa 1804 Major Thomas Briggs was born circa 1804 at Otsego Co., New York.2 
Marriage*4 May 1828 He married Eleanor Merchant, daughter of Elisha Merchant and Mary Polly (__________), on 4 May 1828 at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York, "4 May 1828, Burlington, Maj. Thomas Briggs to Elenor Merchant" per http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/cooper_m-d-1800s.htm
MovedTo*1834 Major Thomas Briggs and Eleanor Merchant moved to Cortland Co., New York, in 1834.2 
Census1850*1850 Major Thomas Briggs appeared on the 1850 census as the head of household, pg 152 #377-389, Truxton, Cortland Co., New York, along with Eleanor Merchant, Hiram Briggs, Franklin Briggs, Charles H Briggs and Edwin R Briggs . His info on the census included Briggs, Thos 46 b.NY laborer.3 
Census*1855 Major Thomas Briggs appeared on the census of 1855 at ED 1 #213-213, Truxton, Cortland Co., New York; Brigs, Thomas 52 b.Otsego Co. farmer 21 years in this town, log home valued at $30.2 
Census1860*1860 He appeared on the 1860 census as the head of household, pg 107 #305-297, Cuyler, Cortland Co., New York, along with Eleanor Merchant, Charles H Briggs and Edwin R Briggs . His info on the census included Briggs, Thomas 57 b.NY farmer $0-$150.4 
Census1870*1870 Major Thomas Briggs appeared on the 1870 census as the head of household, pg 209 #270-289, Georgetown, Madison Co., New York, along with Eleanor Merchant . His info on the census included Briggs, lThomas 67 b.NY farmer.5 
(InHomeOf) Census18801880 Major Thomas Briggs appeared on the 1880 census in the household of Edwin R Briggs, pg 13 ED 57 #141-162, Georgetown, Madison Co., New York. His info on the census included - Briggs, Thomas 76 b.NY (parents VT.)6 
(InHomeOf) Census1892 Major Thomas Briggs appeared on the 1892 census in the household of Edwin R Briggs, ED 1 pg 4 line, Nelson, Madison Co., New York. His info on the census included - Briggs, Thomas 89 b.US; Briggs, Edwin R 42 b.US blacksmith.7 
Relationships3rd great-grandfather of David Lee Bassett
Great-grandfather of Mabel May Covey

Family

Eleanor Merchant b. 1813, d. bt 1870 - 1880
Marriage*4 May 1828 Major Thomas Briggs married Eleanor Merchant, daughter of Elisha Merchant and Mary Polly (__________), on 4 May 1828 at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York, "4 May 1828, Burlington, Maj. Thomas Briggs to Elenor Merchant" per http://dunhamwilcox.net/ny/cooper_m-d-1800s.htm
Children
Last Edited7 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1871] Pension File R1207 Michael Briggs.
  2. [S1887] State Census, NY 1855.
  3. [S1850] 1850 census.
  4. [S1860] 1860 census.
  5. [S1870] 1870 census.
  6. [S1880] 1880 census.
  7. [S1887] State Census, NY 1892.