Biography of William Briggs of Batavia, NY

William Briggs, a soldier of the Revolution, of Rhode Island, moved to Rensselaer County and died aged 70 years. By his wife, Sarah, he had children as follows: William, Alexander, Thomas, Nancy (Mosher); Amy (Briggs), Mrs. Justus Aiken, and one deceased. William Briggs, a native of Nova Scotia, at the age of three years went to Hoosick, N. Y., thence to Batavia in 1826, where he died on the Briggs farm in 1860, aged 76 years. He married Christiana, daughter of James and Margaret McGowan, of Scotch origin, who immigrated in 1772 to Easton, N. Y. Their children were William, James. John, Sarah, Emily, Margaret, and George A. George A. Briggs was born in Hoosick, N. Y., February 18, 1816, came to Batavia in 1826, and married Harriet M., daughter of Dr. Amos and Hannah Town, of Batavia. Mr. Briggs, at the age of 74 years, resides on the Briggs homestead. His wife died in 1879, aged 55 years.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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