I have a Elizabeth Briggs b 1800 NC d 1879 Blue Ridge Collins County Texas married George Washington Smith 13 Apr 1817 Wayne County Kentucky. Their marriage bond is signed with a Thomas Briggs. Thomas Briggs was suppose to have married a Ester Parks but also have a marriage with Nancy Hales in 1786 Craven County North Carolina. I have records for both of these marriages. Nale Hale is suppose to be the mother of my Elizabeth Briggs and she was suppose to have been Indian. It sounds like our lines are some what the same. I haven't been able to figure out these two marriages. Could there have been two different Thomas Briggs or a possiable divorce with Ester Parks? Any help would be appreciated.