My father was Howard Briggs one of your mothers brothers, I met your mom back in 1969. Was first time I had ever seen her. I guess there was a rift some where there? My mother was Thelma L Tapley. My Grandfather was William W. Briggs and his wife was Myrtle L Freeman. sons were: Denver, Edward, Raymond, Howard, Robert and Walter. daughters were Elsie, Jewell, Marie and Verna. I am new at this and have just started to research, so don't know too much yet. Hope to keep in touch with you. Your cousin Joe.