Fellow Brigman Researchers : I have a puzzle I need some help proving or disproving....
Have found Bitha Brigman in 1810 Richmond Co.NC, Census as head of household listed with several boys of varying ages up to about age 16.
In Marlboro Co.SC 1820 as head of household consisting of a woman of at least 45, a boy between 16 and 18, and a boy under 10.
Believe she may possibly he widow of Isaac Brigman that died prior to 1810 (not Isaac m. Fereby but maybe his son???? or another male relative????) Have not been able to locate her in 1830 Census in either place as of yet. Anyone have any additional clues as to who this Bitha was prior to marriage, who she was married to, her children. Any record of remarriage?
I am trying to prove or disprove her and /or this Isaac Brigman as parent to some or all Brigman Boys listed in Richmond Co.NC Apprentice Rolls. Richmond Co., NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Dec. 1809 Term.(Original research of Terri Brigman)
At least five children, orphans of Isaac Brigman deceased to be bound out. The Grand Jury having presented that this situation right to be considered by the court.....
1.James Brigman B. circa1796 Apprenticed to Jordan Matthews June 19, 1810 at age 14.
2.Jacob Brigman B. circa 1799 Apprenticed to John Crowson Sept. 20, 1811 at age 12.
3.Joshua Brigman b. circa 1802 Apprenticed to William Watkins Sept. 24, 1812 at age 10.
4.George Brigman b. circa 1808 Apprenticed to George Graham 1817 at age 9.
5.Daniel Brigman b. circa 1807 Apprenticed to William Graham June 15, 1818 at age 11.
6. Thomas Brigman b.circa 1805 Apprenticed March 19, 1818 to Ananias Graham at age 13.
Finally.... Call me crazy....But.....My ultimate research question???...... Based on the fact that Brigman oral history reputes Jacob Brigman (orphan mentioned above??) and Dr.John Washington Strong Brigman b. May 14, 1813, SCto be brothers.....Is it possible that John Washington Strong Brigman is the boy under age 10 listed with Bitha Brigman in 1820 Marlboro Census?????
Please help me to prove of disprove possibility that we may have finally located illusive parent and/or siblingsof Dr. John WAshington Strong Brigman????