Yes, there could possibly be a connection, somewhere down the line.Maybe.One never knows.Daisy Briggs' paternal grandparents were Sidney/Sydney K. Briggs and a Mary UNKNOWN.I am in the process now of learning more about Sidney.What I know so far, is that Sidney was born in NY in 1810-1811.He and Mary, along with my gg grandfather, Charles D. Briggs, migrated to Wisconsin, sometime around 1854, and settled in Green Lake County.Charles' brothers were:Abram, Daniel, and Isaac.
Perhaps it is possible that Sidney, and the George you mention, were brothers, or related in some other way.But, Sidney is my 'brick wall' for now, and I am having a little trouble learning more about him, and his parents, siblings, etc.I am in the process of obtaining Sidney's will, and then hopefully a death certificate....
As far as I know, there are a LOT of Briggs that were born in NY, or have had a connection to NY.Do you know what company/state that this George served under, in the Civil War??
I would suggest posting a message about this momento, on the first page of the Briggs forum.There are quite a few Briggs researchers that post messages here, and one just may be looking for this George that you mention, and may actually be a direct descendant of George.
Have you also tried posting a message at the Civil War message board here at this forum?On the front page of Genforum, under "General Topics". one of the links here is "wars".Click on this, and it will take you to the Civil War message board.
I am sure that there are descendants out there that would love to learn about this momento.I will let you know if I learn of a connection in my own family; and if I can be of any more help to you, please let me know.
PS. Are there any more clues on this momento that would help to identify his wife's name, and which company he served in the Civil war, or other clues that would help tell who he was??