WOW! I too am stuck at Adelbert Briggs. I'm afraid that you have as much info as I do. I plan to go to the NYS Library in Albany to try to get something more. Fortunately, I live close by. If I find anything, I'll let you know. Please e-mail me at email@example.com with your e-mail address so I can contact you outside of this forum. Out of curiosity, how are we related? I can't find a William or Bill on the history copy that I have, prepared by Sara Evelyn Briggs. I am Belinda Sue Briggs Thompson, James Leon, Leon James, Howard Selden, Adelbert. Do you have a middle name on Adelbert? Hope to hear from you soon.