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Alden Briggs, Esq.

Male 1763 - 1849  (86 years)


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  • Name Alden Briggs 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 14 March 1763  Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer, shipbuilder, blacksmith 
    Died 21 March 1849  Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Pembroke, MA GR5 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Alden was a farmer, a shipbuilder, and an expert iron worker, and as such was especially in demand by his brothers Enos and Daniel at Salem and Milton. He built vessels at the Brick Kiln yard, at first in company with his brother Elisha, who later removed to Newburyport. Alden then conducted building at the Brick Kiln yard for himself when not employed by his brothers elsewhere, and built in company with others at the yard in Pembroke as late as 1832.

      Alden “was an interesting man, and some amusing incidents are told of him. One of his peculiarities was that of adding compound interest, from year to year, to the original cost of his possessions, so that instead of depreciating, their value became increased. By this reckoning, he valued his watch at one time at over @2,000, and his anvil at about $1,500.” [2]
    Person ID I245  Schirado
    Last Modified 14 June 2000 

    Father Seth Briggs,   b. 28 August 1721, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 July 1801, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Abigail Church,   b. 11 February 1726, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 November 1795, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 2 November 1745 (int)  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F623  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Marcy Hatch,   b. 14 December 1761, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1843, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 9 October 1788  Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F254  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] (Boston: NEGHS, 1911).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    3. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).


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