Michael, Thank you for the reply. I have learned since my posting that Harvey J. Briggs died of measles in TN. His daughter, Cordelia was only three and on the Yancy CO., NC Census, she is listed with the household of James Buckner. Since I am related to the Buckner's also, I assume this was family. I also found Harvey's parents. They were Louis Briggs and Kezziah Byrd of Yancy Co., NC. If you need dates I will give them to you.
Do you have any info on Mary "Polly" Ray that married Harvey? I am running into a big Brick wall. Also, I would also like to find out about my GGrandfather, Columbus Ramsey that married Cordelia. Anything you have would be welcomed.