Hiram Briggs gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. 1814 in Connecticut
D. September 20, 1855
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  • Father: Austin Briggs born 1786 in New York; Austin died November 27, 1862 (See section pertaining to Austin Briggs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Annis (Town) Briggs born 1788 in Fenner, Madison County, NY; Annis died November 27, 1862 (See section pertaining to Annis (Town) Briggs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Wife: Abby Briggs born 1828 in Massachusetts
  • Children:
    1. Anne Briggs born 1836 in New York
    2. William H. Briggs born 1842 in New York
    3. Wallace H. Briggs born 1844 in New York
  • Siblings:
    • Ruth B. (Briggs) Hosely born September 10, 1810 in Connecticut; married Columbus Hoseley who died February 3, 1879 at the age of 73; Ruth died December 14, 1892; Ruth and Columbus are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Niotaze, Chautauqua County, KS
    • Austin Putnam Briggs born about 1815 in New York; married Lucy M. Edwards (1815-1873); children born: (1) Annis J. (Briggs) Lower (1834-1885), (2) Edwin C. Briggs (1842-1897), (3) Byron Scott Briggs (1848-1914), and (4) Bayard F. Briggs (1860-1861); Austin died February 1899; Austin and Lucy are buried in New Bridgeport Cemetery, Onondaga County, NY
    • Albert Briggs born about 1817 in New York; at age 70 Albert, a physician and resident of Elmira, NY married Roxana (Davis) Delapp on November 18, 1887 in Athens, Calhoun County, MI, daughter of Lemuel Davis (1790-1856) (See section pertaining to Lemuel Davis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) and Clarissa “Clara” (Denney) Davis (1795-1856) (See section pertaining to Clarissa “Clara” (Denney) Davis buried in the Fort Hill Cemtery) Albert and Roxana had been married previously once before. The witness of the marriage was Mrs. Ephelinda Wheelock of Wichita, KS.
    • Tryphena (Briggs) Marvin born March 6, 1824; married Steven W. Marvin (1820-1891) in 1846; Tryphena died February 25, 1891; Tryphena and Steven are buried in the Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Olive Briggs (1824-1920)

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Federal Census for the town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“Hiram Briggs, age 46, Occupation: farmer, born in New York; Abby Briggs, age 22 born in Massachusetts; Anne Briggs, age 14 born in New York; William H. Briggs, age 8 born in New York; and Wallace N. Briggs, age 6 born in New York”