I was wondering if there was any mention of a women by the name of Gertha Briggs in that book. There is a very important tie in that I'm trying to find out about. I know of a lady in CA that says her grandmother, was a Briggs and I have asked her several times for the name of this person who married a Briggs but I haven't received the answer yet. So in rereading some of her emails it looks like her grandmother was this Gertha. If you have access to the book could you do a check and see if that name comes up anywhere? Supposedly she was born around 1910 in TX. This lady also mentions that her Aunt and cousins are Briggs. I sure wish I could find out more on these people. Robert C. Briggs brought some help out to CA when he moved out West and that is how I became accquinted with the Briggs name.