I don't know if any of the BRIGGS in my tree fit your's.my ggg granfather was Richard Briggs b? d. 1914 Niagra on the Lake, Ont. Canada.I know he was in the States as his Daughter Gertrude Anne Briggs was born in Sicamore, Illinois.He was a shoemaker there apparently a maker of fine leather footwear.Gertrude was b. in 1881 and went on to live all across Canada.She was my gg granmother. Richard married Millicent Louise Spowage, b. 1859 d. 1950.