Lynda, Looks like there is a hook up. I have a copy of Thomas Anthony's birth certificate which shows his father as Thomas and his mother as Mary Briggs - formerly Wells. Also copy of Thos and Mary's wedding certificate dated 29th January 1838 when their ages were shown as 21 and 22 respectively. Thomas's father is named as William Briggs in the wedding certificate.
I have Thomas's siblings noted as William, James, John, Mark, Edward, Anna Maria Sophia b 1834 ? and Jane Elizabeth