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Mary (Brown) Briggs (abt. 1741 - 1806)

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Mary Briggs formerly Brown
Born about in Lancaster, Pennsylvaniamap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married 12 May 1764 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,map
Descendants descendants
Died in Duncan Falls, Muskingum, Ohio, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 9 Sep 2019 | Created 16 Mar 2015 | Last significant change: 9 Sep 2019
18:33: Julie Kelts edited the Biography for Mary (Brown) Briggs (abt.1741-1806). [Thank Julie for this]
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Mary Brown was born around 1733 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James Brown. She married John Briggs in Pennsylvania around 1764 (note that their first child, Jane, was born in Pennsylvania around 1767).

Mary's father James Brown, in his 1768 will, left money and land to "my son John Briggs [and] mary his wife" and made John Briggs co-executor of the estate along with Alexander Castles (see profile of James Brown).

Mary died in Ohio in 1806 and is buried in Duncan Falls Cemetery in Muskingum County, Ohio.[1]


  1. Find A Grave Memorial no. 62971226 for Mary (Brown) Briggs; memorial includes birth date of 1733 and death date of 12 July 1806, but states that both are estimated.
  • Source: S1656305027 Repository: #R1650388353 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Publication: Operations, Inc. Note: Link does not work as of 9 September 2019; duplicative references to it removed.

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On 19 Jun 2019 at 08:59 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Brown-54697 and Brown-36346 appear to represent the same person because: Same Profile but children with wrong LNAB

On 15 Jun 2015 at 00:49 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

She was likely born in Ireland according to this reference: Seven Hundred Ancestors, by Lewis Keeler Leonard and Melvena Burris Leonard.

Mary is 22 degrees from Michael Cayley, 25 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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