Corrections to previous message. It was Edmond himself who married Hannah Waterhouse after Caroline Cranston died.
Edmond's parents are listed as James and Marie Briggs of NY. (Lots of James Briggs in NY!!)
Edmond's son, James C., is James Cranston Briggs.
Edmond went to Wisconsin from NY before 1850. He is shown in the 1850 Census as living with a Benjamin Briggs, age 44, and his wife Lydia. They had an infant son Zenas O. Briggs, who might have died because he's not in the next census.
Nearby was a Uriah Briggs and his mother, Amy, who might be Amy Files of Connecticut.