In the 1920 census, Wood Ridge Boro, Bergen Co, NJ BRIGGS, Joseph age 46 b. England, occ. illegible wife Elizabeth age 46 b. Virginia dau Viola E. age 19 b. NY dau Helen age 17 b. NY dau Alice age 10 b. NJ dau Ruth age 8 b. NJ son Joseph A. age 5 b. NJ
Joseph is listed as white, but Elizabeth and the children are listed as Mulatto.
In the 1910 census, same location BRIGGS, Joseph age 36, b. England, married 12 yrs, occ. Mosiac Decorator. wife Elizabeth age 31 b. VA 4 children born, 3 living dau Viola age 10 b. NY dau Helen age 7 b. NY dau Alice age 1 b. NJ
This time Joseph and baby Alice are both listed as white, with Elizabeth and the other two girls listed as Mulatto.
In the 1900 census, 21st ward, Manhattan Boro, NY BRIGGS, Joseph, age 26 b. Dec. 1873 in England, immigrated 1891 occ. Decorator wife Elizabeth age 20 b. Oct 1879 in VA, 2 children born, 2 living son Joseph A. age 1 b. Aug 1898 in NY dau Ruth E. age illegible b. March or May 1900 in NY