Biography of Allen E. Briggs
Bennington County, VT Biographies





Briggs, Allen E., Searsburg, was born in Stamford, July 27, 1836, and came to Searsburg in 1851. He is engaged in farming and the manufacture of lumber, owning a tract of two hundred and fifty acres. He has served his township as lister, and is now selectman and justice of the peace, represented his town twice and was elected to represent the same at the Constitutional Convention of 1870. He was married in November, 1867, to Sarah Gleason. She died in 1870, leaving two children, Amos A. and Effie. Mrs. Briggs was a daughter of Stephen Gleason, of Woodford. Mr. Briggs married his second wife, Lucena F. Briggs, in March, 1873. They have five children: Eugene, Fred E., Mary, George, and Allen. Mrs. Briggs was a daughter of Jared Briggs, of Whitingham, Vt.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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