I believe we may be cousins. My great-grandparents were George Washington and Martha Ella Brigman (in fact, I am named after her); their son John Curtis Corbit Brigman was my grandfather; his only son, James Marshall Charles Brigman, was my father. I only today learned this :-)
This is almost the entire extent of my knowledge about the Brigmans, although I have spoken with a couple of people in Roanoke Rapids who knew my family.
I was beginning to think *my* Brigmans never really existed, LOL, so I'm thrilled to make a connection.