There is new info on ancestry.com federal census images on line for Rhode Island 1790 and 1800's. Also on Rhode Isand Cemetaries (On Line) there are two sets of Wanton Briggs approx 20 years apart and an Olney Briggs. One of theWanton Tift Briggs has Tefft in closed parenthesis beside the name Tift.
We are still trying to hook-up Giles Briggs Sr. with Jonathan Briggs for DAR submittal. The 1800 Coventry Rhode Island Census records of Jonathan Briggswith 1 male under 10 and 2 males between 10 and 15 and the 1810 Coventry RI Census with 1 male between 10 and 15 and 2 males between 16 and 25 show that nobody has left the home between 1800 and 1810. This conflicts with the Greene-Putnam-Giles Briggs(My Giles)data in Cazenovia NY in the 1810 census. The Cazenovia NY Census lists Giles as being between 16 and 25 and matches with Jonathan Briggs if he had participated in (2) 1810 Census's (?).
Henry Briggs was enumerated in the next line to Jonathan Briggs in the 1800 Census with one male 16 to 25 and one male 26 to 44. However, both young males were gone by the 1810 census.
Pardon Briggs who was enumerated 2 lines from Jonathan Briggs in the 1800 Census had one male 10 to 15 and one male 16 to 25 was also gone by the 1810 Census.
I was wondering if Giles could have been the son of Pardon or Henry.
Also the 1820 Concord, NY and 1830 Sardinia, NY census records have Giles being 10 years older than the Giles Briggs from Jonathan and also in Medina, OH.
Do you have any information that would clear up some of these questions?