My Briggs family also came out of Rhode Island and into NY...
Abial/Joseph Briggs born Feb 7, 1760 in North Kingston, Rhode Island married Jane Hayes in Red Hook, NY
They lived in Montgomery county and had the following children:
1. Abial Briggs also known as: Joseph b. 7-Feb-1760, North Kingston, Rhode Island, m. 13-Oct-1787, in Red Hook, Livingston Manor, NY, Jane Hayes, b. 1762, d. 2-Apr-1848, buried: Broadalbin Village Cemetery.Abial died 23-Apr-1839, buried: Broadalbin Village Cemetery.He served in the Revolutionary War in the 6th Regiment out of Albany county, New York & Rhode Island and Connecticut.. Abial stated in his Rev War pension papers that he changed his name from Abial to Joseph when he moved to a town where there were 2 women lving there also named Abial. He also stated that he had a brother Joshua & that his father had served in the Rev War in Rhode Island.
Children: i William Briggs b. 16-Apr-1788, Montgomery, New York.william died at age ABT 45 according to his fathers pension papers. ii Polly Briggs . 26-Mar-1790, Montgomery, New York, m. Ephraim Weatherbee.Polly died 1862, buried: Broadalbin Village Cemetery.
iii Susan Briggs also known as: Suzy b. 3-Jul-1792, Montgomery, New York, m. Alexander Carson.
iv Solomon Briggs b. 10-Sep-1794, Montgomery, New York.
v Joseph Briggs b. 11-Sep-1796, Montgomery, New York.
vi James Briggs b. 7-Oct-1798, Montgomery, New York.
vii George Briggs b. 8-Sep-1800, Montgomery, New York, d. 19-Mar-1835, buried: Broadalbin Village Cemetery.
viii Jane Briggs b. 17-Apr-1803, Montgomery, New York, m. Martin Wetherby.
ix Daniel Briggs b. 4-May-1805, Mayfield, Mongomery, New York, d. 1865, buried: Broadalbin Village Cemetery.
x Silas Briggs b. 22-Sep-1807.
xi Catherine Ann Briggs also known as: Caty Ann b. 1-Apr-1810, Montgomery, New York, m. Peter Winslow.
some of these children moved to Greene county. My GGG grandfather was Capt Silas Briggs of the ship "Storm King" in Athens, NY. He married Emma Eignor.