Ruth-The wife of Emory Briggs was Mary BEEMER; she was a sister of my great grandfather, Alpheus H. Beemer,born Lee Co., IL. died in Lyons, Burt Co., NE.The Briggs lived in West Point, Cuming Co. NE. as did my Gr. grandfather at one time.If you are related to these families I would like to hear from you. I have further data on the Beemer and Briggs families.