Regarding this JAMES BRIGGS:He was born 1839, in New York,[ probably Frankfort] to TRUMAN GAYLORD BRIGGS, and PHEBE E. CONE, daughter of JOSEPH CONE and PHEBE E. FULLER CONE.HE DID go to Illinois,CLARK COUNTY. He was, therefore of age to marry and father his children. There is a little uncertanity concerning this JAMES, and another JAMES died in the Civil War, but I am sure this one is correctly identified.He DID have children, JAMES, JESSE,TRUMAN and VERCIE, and probably others. I have a little more info if this reaches anyone who is interested,considering that it is a couple of years ago for the previous posting,you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is not part of my direct line, but is a grandchild from my direct line from JOSEPH AND PHEBE CONE.