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HELP! Ancestor is complete! flag male ancestor  Russell Brown  BRIGGS

  (b. 5 January 1836 Adams, Massachusetts, USA   d. 2 August 1910 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 74
Cause of Death: Senility

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Russell Brown BRIGGS was born 5 January 1836 in Adams, Massachusetts, USA. Russell Brown BRIGGS was the child of Asaph Leonard BRIGGS   and   Lilly EATON and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Josiah Leonard BRIGGS and Lois VAUGHAN (maternal)  Marston EATON and Charlotte DUTTON

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Russell Brown  married  Eliza MANCHESTER 26 February 1854 in Adams, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Eliza MANCHESTER  was born September 1838 in Vermont, USA.  Eliza died aft. 1910 in .  Eliza was the child of Abel O. MANCHESTER and Sophia DAVIS.

Russell Brown BRIGGS died 2 August 1910 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: Carpenter

Details of the family tree of Russell appear below.

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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Russell Brown BRIGGS


Russell Brown BRIGGS married flag female ancestor Eliza MANCHESTER-- Date: 26 February 1854 Place: Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007).

Eliza MANCHESTER was the child of Abel O. MANCHESTER and Sophia DAVIS

Both are 18 years old, living in Adams, Massachusetts. Both were born in Adams, Massachusetts. It is the first marriage for both.

Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
groom's name: Russell B. Briggs
groom's birth date: 1836
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 18
bride's name: Eliza Manchester
bride's birth date: 1836
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 18
marriage date: 26 Feb 1854
marriage place: Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
groom's father's name: Aseph S. Briggs
groom's mother's name: Lillis Briggs
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I01001-4
system origin: Massachusetts-EASy
source film number: 1901799
reference number: item 2 p1, no. 6

Children of Russell Brown BRIGGS and Eliza MANCHESTER:

flag female ancestor Hattie BRIGGS (b.17 May 1859, Adams, Massachusetts, USA  d. 5 March 1920, , Connecticut, USA)

flag female ancestor Etta BRIGGS (b.April 1866, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA  d. abt. 1914, , Connecticut, USA)

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Walter A BRIGGS (b.26 June 1870, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA  d. 6 August 1926, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
m. Anna L THEINERT 29 February 1892 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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1836 Birth
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
name: Russel Brown Briggs
gender: Male
baptism/ christening date:
baptism/ christening place:
birth date: 05 Jan 1836
birthplace: Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
death date:
name note:
father's name: Asaph T. Briggs
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Tilly Briggs
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C58426-1
system origin: Massachusetts-ODM
source film number: 760652
reference number: (Mormon Genealogy Records)
1850 Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Asaph Briggs, 47, laborer
Lydia Briggs, 50
Thomas Briggs, 18, laborer
Lucy Briggs, 17
Russell Briggs, 14
Richmond Briggs, 14
Jerome Briggs, 12
Mason Briggs, 10
Augusta Briggs, 3
1850 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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marriage1854 Marriage / Partner
Russell Brown BRIGGS and Eliza MANCHESTER 26 February 1854, Adams, Massachusetts, USA
1859 Birth of Child
Hattie BRIGGS was born 17 May 1859, Adams, Massachusetts, USA
1860 Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Russel Briggs, 24
Eliza Briggs, 23
Hattie N. Briggs, 1
1860 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1866 Birth of Child
Etta BRIGGS was born April 1866, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
1870 Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Russell Briggs, age 35, b. abt 1835
Eliza Briggs, age 32, b. abt 1838
Hattie Briggs, age 11, b. abt 1859
Walter Briggs, age 2, b. abt 1868
1870 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1870 Birth of Child
Walter A BRIGGS was born 26 June 1870, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
1880 U.S. Census Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Russell BRIGGS Self M Male W 44 MA Machinist MA MA

Eliza BRIGGS Wife M Female W 43 VT Keeping House VT VT

Hattie FULLER Dau Female W 21 MA Works In Cabinet Mill MA VT

Etta BRIGGS Dau S Female W 14 MA Works In Cabinet Mill MA VT

Walter BRIGGS Son S Male W 12 MA At School MA VT

Maude FULLER GDau S Female W 4 MA MA MA

Loren J. ALLEN Other Male W 45 CT Carriage Maker CT CT
1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1900 US Census Rockville city, Tolland, Connecticut
Russel B Briggs, age 64, b. Jan 1836, Massachusetts, parents b. MA. Spouse: Elizza E. Briggs, age 62, b. Sept 1838, VT, father b. VT, mother b. CT. Married 46 years, mother of 3 children, 3 children living. His occupation is: Carpenter
1900 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.

Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.

Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and Lovisa Brown.

In 1830 their father bought the Adams South Village Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Co., which business became known as W. C. Plunkett & Sons. As a leading industrialist of North Adams, Massachusetts, William Plunkett occupied many local public offices for most of his adult life.

His sons, born in the 1850s, they created and carried on the manufacturing interests of several textile mills in Adams. They also founded the Plunkett School and a hospital.

Adams, Massachusetts, USA
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Adams, Mass., Mt. Greylock, 1907
1910 Death
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915
name: Russell Brown Briggs
titles & terms:
event: Death
event date: 02 Aug 1910
event place: Cambridge,,Massachusetts
street address:
gender: Male
age: 74
marital status: Married
birth date: 1836
birthplace: Adams
estimated birth year: 1836
burial date:
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mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace:
additional relatives:
volume/ page/ certificate number: 348
film number: 2314140
frame number:
digital folder number: 4283173
image number: 01371 (Mormon Genealogy Records)

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Added: 8/27/2008 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 1/17/2019 12:57:59 PM
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