Hi cousin! Welcome back to the posting world of genealogy. Frederick and Mary are the parents of Edward Neddy Briggs and Thomas Briggs and other siblings. Jesse was an uncle with whom the family apparently settled temporarily when Frederick was hanged. They all wind up in western North Carolina in the same or adjacent hollers. We only have a wonder about Clarissa who we think is listed in Frederick's letter as Clarimon. To date there is no original copy of the letter. Virginia went down to search for it and the report she received is the original was destroyed when the copies were typed up.What a waste!