Biography of Asahel H. Briggs
Potter County, PA Biographies

ASAHEL H. BRIGGS, farmer, clergyman and dealer in agricultural implements, P. 0. North Bingham was born in Bingham township, Potter Co., Penn., February 19, 1840, a son of Ebenezer P. and Lydia (Matteson) Briggs, his father a native of Dutchess county, N. Y., and his mother of Madison county, N. Y. His paternal grandfather was Job Briggs, formerly of Dutchess county, N. Y., and among the pioneers of Bingham township. He was a farmer and mechanic and resided in the township until his death. Four of his sons were pioneers of Bingham township, named as follows. David S., Ebenezer P., Vose P. and Uriah S. His father Ebenezer P., settled in Bingham township in 1826, and cleared and improved the farm now owned by his sons A. H. and J. M., and Eli Hall. He drew the lumber for his first residence twenty two miles with an ox team. His children were four in number, as follows: Martin D., James M., Emily (Mrs. L. E. McCarn) and Asahel H. A. H. Briggs was reared in his native township, and now occupies a part of the old homestead. He was ordained a minister of the Christian Church, and has been a member of the Advent Christian Conference of Northern Pennsylvania since its organization in 1871. He married, July 3, 1858, Sarah M., daughter of John and Thankful (Turner) Potter, of Independence, N. Y., and they have two children: Ione G. and Martin G. Mr. Briggs is a representative citizen of the county. Politically he is an advocate of Prohibition.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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