JOHN Brigham,born 16 APR 1758 -- Marlboro, Middlesex, Mass brother of Samuel and Jonathan, Sons of Joel 1714-1797 and Mary (CHURCH)BRIGHAM.
John was a Soldier of the American Revoluton;
Died 20 AUG 1828 -- Chadwick Bay, (Dunkirk) Chautauqua Co.NY He was a Soldier on the American Revolution;
John was the next younger brother to Jonathan, and older than Samuel; He came from Madison CO NY and settled on some wild land, where he lived until August 20, 1828.his wife Abigail WILLIAMS died on the 21st of August, and borh were buried in the same grave, at Fredonia; A street leading out of Dunkirk,
still bears his name.
His son JOHN BRIGHAM Jr. born in Marlboro, Mass., 7 Oct., 1780; died in Pomfret, N. Y., 8 Jan., 1850; married, 20 Feb., 1807, Sarah EATON of Paris, N. Y.with his wife and child came with the father in 1808 to Chadwick Bay(*Dunkirk, Chautauqua Co NY)
. Children,of John JR; all but the eldest probably born in Dunkirk; they are all deceased, but dates of death not known
i Lodasca 7, b. in Madison Co., N. Y., 13 Dec., 1807
ii Phebe, b. 1809; d. in Laporte, Ind., 29 Jan., 1837; m. Curtis
TRAVIS; moved to Indiana about 1832; he m. again
iii Walter E., b. 1811; m. (1) 28 April, 1844, Sophia BUSSING; m.(2) 13 Feb., 1853, Ann A. SAUNDERS
.iv Orlando, b. 5 Feb., 1813
v Polly, b. 1815; m. 11 Feb., 1835, Moses LUCE of Pomfret;
vi Henry, b. 1816; m. 21 May, 1839, Selinda Chase; resided in Cropsey, Ill.
vii Nabby, b. 1818
viii John Williams, b. 1820; m. Delacia PERRYof Warren Co., Pa.; res. Dunkirk, where he was a member of the firm of Brigham & Brigham, seed merchants.
ix Nelson, b. 11 June, 1822
x Jackson, b. 1824; m. in Pomfret, 6 Feb., 1849, Maria Balcom; moved to York, Neb.
xi Sarah, b. 1826; d. abt. 1854; m. Nicholas Wilson; moved to
xii Almary, b. 1830; m. (1) Elijah PLANK; m. (2) (???) CHILSON of Topeka, Kan.
xiii Harriet, b. 1832; m. Nicholas BUSSING of Pomfret
xiv Fanny, b. 1833; m. 19 Sept., 1854, at Pomfret, Ezra Merrill; res. Fairburg, Ill.
JAMES Brigham, born Nov 6, 1782, died Jan 31, 1861 married in 1811 to Fanny RISLEY, who died at the home of her daughter Philena, in Dunkirk, N. Y., 26 Jan., 1869.
James assisted in the erection of the first mill and ashery, and in the establishments of the first school and church in Fredonia; and selected the site of the first grave in the large cemetery;and was to the end of his days a respected and influential citizen. They are remembered with deep affection by their few surviving children and will ever be held in honor by their posterity
Children of JAMES BRIGHAM, born Fredonia
i Fidelio Williams , b. 5 Dec., 1812.
ii Philena Warren, b. 13 April, 1816; d. in Dunkirk, N. Y., 24
Feb., 1886; m. 26 Jan., 1840, John FREESE, who survived her only a few years.
iii Wesley Hervey, b. 13 May, 1819.
iv James Risley, b. 31 Jan., 1821; d. in Pittsburg, 26 July, 1843.
v Levi, b. 6 Jan., 1824.
vi George French, b. 18 Nov., 1827.
vii Sophia French, b. 29 Sept., 1830; d. 3 Jan., 1840.
viii Henry Hanson, b. 30 July, 1833; unm., res. in White River,
Wisconsin; a local agent at that station for Wis. Cen. Ry. Co.
ix Helen Harriet, b. 30 July, 1833; d. 12 March, 1836.
Other children of John and Abigail;
WALTER6, son of John 5 and Abigail (Williams) Brigham; born in Marlboro, Mass., 1787; died in Dunkirk, N. Y., 5 Sept., 1827; married in 1812, Mary CHILD, daughter of William Dix of Holden, Mass.; born in Holden, in 1790, and died at the home of her son Robert, in Amboy, Ill., 1 Nov., 1857. She married (2) Mr. TAYLOR of Ripley, N. Y.
Walter visited England in 1818, and was at the manor of Brigham and the borough of Cockermouth but his MSS. were lost. After his return from travel abroad, he became a merchant in Westfield and Dunkirk, N. Y. Children, the second and third born in Pomfret, N. Y.:
i Mary Ann, b. 18 Dec., 1814.
ii Lydia Maria, b. 27 Oct., 1819; d. unm., in Spirit Lake, Ia., 28
iii Robert McMann BRIGHAM, b. 18 June, 1824; m. 6 June, 1850, Mary Ann KENYON of Westfield, N. Y.; res. Amboy, Ill.; d.30 Jan., 1892.
iv Walter Dix BRIGHAM, b. 21 April, 1828; d. unm., in Dunkirk, 23 Sept., 1863.
ABIGAIL 6, (or NABBY), daughter of John5 and Abigail (Williams) Brigham; born in Fitzwilliam, N. H.; baptized 13 March, 1791; died (???); married, 25 Oct., 1810, Hon. (Gen.) Elijah, son of Elijah and Phoebe (Bills) Risley; born 17 May, 1787; died (???), 1869.
He was a merchant and very prominent man of Chautauqua County, N. Y.; a member of Congress in 1850-'52. He and his wife occupied a high place in the esteem and affections of the people of Fredonia, N. Y., where they resided, and where they celebrated their 54th marriage anniversary in 1864.
Children RISLEY;born in Fredonia
i Florilla C.7, b. 1 Oct., 1811; d. in La Salle, N. Y., 24 June, 1874; m. Chauncey TUCKER, b. 10 Jan., 1805; d. in L. S., 25 April, 1874.
ii Hanson Alexander, b. 16 June, 1814; d. in W. Newton, Mass., 23 Aug., 1893; m. 3 Dec., 1835, Harriet H. CROSBY, b. Sept., 1816; d. 28 Sept., 1868.
iii Sophronia, b. 15 Sept., 1816; d. 5 Sept., 1875; m. 7 Feb., 1841, Charles F.MATTESON of Fredonia, who d. April, 1882; res. Fredonia
iv Laurens Green, b. 27 March, 1819; d. Jan., 1893; m. 7 June, 1842, Henrietta E. HOUGHTON, b. 8 July, 1821; d. 6 Feb., 1897.
v Delia, b. 13 Oct., 1824; d. Aug., 1881; m. 28 Dec., 1843, Hon. T. P. GROSVENOR of Buffalo, who d. 1880
1 Ellen D Grosvenor.8, b. 13 May, 1845, in Buffalo; d. 1 June, 1898; m.
28 Dec., 1868, Milton B. CUSHING, Paymaster U. S. A., who d.
2 Charles P Grosvenor., b. Nov., 1858, in Dunkirk; d. 7 Jan., 1899.
vii Minerva RISLEY, b. Aug., 1825 (Morse says "1828"); d. in Dunkirk, 10 Feb., 1897; m. Frank C. CUSHING, a lawyer, who d. Oct., 1858
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