update- 5/8/00 this mary Jane Briggs turns out not to be mine- I found this out from finding a book on early Kansas people- here is a bit more info. for anyone finding this who does come from "this" Mary Jane Briggs: She was married to a Shelbey, then to John S. HIleman. Their children were: Gertrude Hileman, Lora Hileman & Allen. The record says that Mary Jane's father lived in NW Missouri. source: Kansas & Kansans, vol. 4 hope this might help someone in the future- I have a lot on this family so email if you would like it.