Biography of Seth Briggs
Potter County, PA Biographies

SETH BRIGGS, manufacturer of lumber, P. 0. Sanders, was born in Tioga county, N. Y., October 9, 1834. He came with his father, Seth Briggs (who was one of the first settlers of Wharton township), to Potter county, October 9, 1854. The family settled on a tract of wild land, and held it by peaceable possession, living on it twenty one years. His father died in 1862, and although a resident of the county only eight years, was well known and highly respected. In 1875 Mr. Briggs bought the saw mill formerly owned by David Card, and now carries on an extensive business in lumber. He was married July 9, 1887, to Miss D. M. Horton, of Wharton. He has been a prominent citizen of the county, and has held various official positions. In politics he is a Democrat.


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


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