Elaine, thanks much for this information on Josiah Briggs.I am also desc. from his son Amyntus, and am looking for more siblings.Amyntus' obit says he was youngest of 13.So far we have only established one for sure (Anna.)
If Josiah served in the Rev. War there may be information on him elsewhere.He is listed with the DAR.
"Obituary ofAmyntus Briggs
Amyntus Briggs, whose death was noticed in the Republic of May 5th, was born in Fairfield, Franklin Co. VT Sept. 26, 1802.He was the youngest of 13 children of Josiah and Eunice Briggs; was married to Mary Osbourne, April 21st, 1821.Removed to Rome, Oneida Co., New York, in 1833.His wife died Dec. 20th 1849, leaving him 13 children. He was married to Miss Emily Jane Dunham, Feb. 10th, 1850, and in 1854 came with his family to Newport, where he resided since."