Biography of Briggs Washburn
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Washburn, Briggs, was born in the town of Rodman, Jefferson county, N. Y., October 25, 1819, and educated in the district schools. He is a farmer in town, but in early life was a stone mason. He has married twice, first to Julia A. Washburn and they had one son, Walter, who died in his seventeenth year. Mrs. Washburn died in 1845 and in 1857 Mr. Washburn married Mrs. Frances Burlingame and they had three children: Collins, Julia A. and William D. Collins died at the age of twenty seven years. William D. married Addie Belcher and they have a daughter, Lottie A.; William D. and family reside at home with his parents. Mr. Washburn's father, Jacob Washburn, was born in Connecticut in 1768. He married Polly Thompson of his native place and three of their children are living: Hiram, Collins and Briggs. The family came here before the war of 1812. Jacob Washburn was a soldier in that war; he died in 1866 and his widow in the same year.

 

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