Do you have any info on your Richard Briggs b. 1848. I am looking for info on my ggg grandfather Richard Briggs.I know he was in Sicamore, Illinois around 1881 as his daughter Gertrude Ann(e) Briggs was born in Sicamore in 1881. He married Millicent Louise Spowage and they had four children Frank, Gertrude, Eleanor and Bess.I believe Richard was a shoemaker around that time. He made fine leather footwear.I do not know of his date or place of birth.He died in Niagra-on-the-Lake in 1914.I believe he moved his family up there as some of them are buried in the Niagra on the Lake Cemetery. Any info you have would be appreciated.I don't have too much to go on.