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B. B. Briggs, a well-to-do farmer of Courtland, was born in Potter, Yates Co., N. Y., April 29, 1826. He is a son of Vaughn and Eliza A. (Andrews) Briggs, natives of New York and Rhode Island. In 1840 he came to Macomb Co., Mich., and remained in that and other counties two years. In 1854 he came to this tp., and settled on his present farm. He has since pursued the avocation of farming. He has also lumbered to some extent. He was married in Potter, Yates Co., N. Y., July 4, 1849, to Fauny J. Rector, daughter of Andrew and Dortha (Finger) Rector, born in Benton, Yates Co., N. Y., Jan. 5, 1828. They have three children viz.: Andrew V. (married Della Harding), Elizabeth J. (wife of David Martin) and Alfaretta (at home). Mr. Briggs owns a valuable farm of 200 acres, 80 of which is on sec. 4, of Solon tp., and 120 on sec. 14, of Algoma. Mr. Briggs is an enterprising man and has been quite successful financially.

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