I mistyped 1821 in my original subject - it should have been 1621 when the "good ship 'Fortune'" came to America. Abner Briggs was born 10 Aug 1739 in Rochester, Mass. He married Deborah Ann Coffin in 1764. They had 4 children: Jonathan Coffin Briggs b. 28 Dec 1765; Love Briggs b. abt 1767-1770; Lydia Briggs (my ancestor) b. 9 Jul 1767 in Nantucket, Mass.; and Stephen Briggs b. 1770 in Nantucket, Mass. So far I have information that indicates that Abner's father was Jedediah b. 27 Nov 1708; grandfather was Samuel; grgrandfather was Remember; grgrgrandfather was Clement.