There is a short note about the Briggs family in a book called "American Ancestry" a copy is at the Newton Library Special Collections.
BRIGGS, JOHN N.Albany; son of Albert N. of Coeymans, b. 1809, d. 1876 (m. 1836 Maria Andrews); son of Newton of Sherman, Conn., b. 1782 d. 1857 (m. 1808 Lucena Stephens); son of Zephania of Taunton, Mass., b. 1735 (m. 1776 Patience Newton); son of Noah of Taunton (m. 1733 Elizabeth Trumbull); son of WILLIAM BRIGGS, who came from England and settled at Taunton, Massachusetts ab out 1692.