Thank You for your kind words about my brother and any help you can provide.
This is all I have on my Briggs line below at this time. I am at a brickwall on my Roswell Briggs.
Roswell Briggs Abt. 1826 in Bethleham, Grafton, NH, farmer. Served in the Civil War. Milatary Record Enlisted as a Private on 15 August 1862 at the age of 36 Enlisted in Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 02 September 1862: Muster Date 04 June 1865. Died of disease Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 02 October 1862 in Georgetown, DC. He was a Union Soldier. (on my vaction this summer I am gonna go and get a copy of his civil war record) He married Christina Mason bef 1848. She was born Abt. July 1831 in NH d Aft. 1900 probably in Lunenburg, Essex, VT They had the follow children: 1.Benjamin F Briggs b 01 November 1848. He married Anna Unknown and had the following children: George Briggs b abt 1873 Estelle Briggs b abt 1876 Horace Briggs b February 1892 Fannie Briggs 2. Elizabeth Ella Briggs b 04 July 1856 Bath, Grafton, NH m Albert Howe?. I dont know if they had children 3.Henry Briggs b August 1858 m Ada Unknown. They had the following children: Gerald Briggs b February 1897 Alfred Briggs b April 1881 Emma Briggs b August 1885 Alma Briggs b July 1888 Minnie Briggs b August 1890 Edna Briggs b January 1893 Trudell Briggs b October 1895 Isabelle Briggs b August 1895 4.Alden Briggs b 08 March 1862 Bath, Grafton, NH. I have nothing else on him. 5. Janette Armena Briggs b 05 December 1853 Bath,Grafton,NH d 1929 Gilman, Essex, Vermont m Henry Hartshorn of Lunenburg, Essex, VT
After Roswell died in the war his wife and children moved to Lunenburg, VT. She remarried there to a man named Phillips. I have found most of his descendents in Essex County, VT. Do you know the county in VT your Mary is from? I have also been searching my Briggs line for quite some time. Maybe you are of my line. If so I would search for your Mary in Essex County, VT census, perhaps Lunenburg is were you should start. Roswell's son Benjamin or Henry could have had a daughter I am not aware of and I know nothing of the other son Alden, perhaps your Mary is his daughter. Good Luck...if you find a connection please let me know. Cindy NH