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Charles Briggs

Male 1791 - 1853  (61 years)


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  • Name Charles Briggs 
    Born 12 October 1791  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 February 1853  South Scituate (Norwell), MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles “was a ship carpenter, and learned his trade in his father’s yard at Hobart’s Landing, working there with his father and brothers as long as they built vessels. Later he worked in Medford shipyards, and in 1842, with his son, Charles Otis Briggs, in South Boston. As a young man he went to sea on fishing or coasting vessels, and in the War of 1812 was upon the ocean in a privateer. In 1813 his mother, Lucy Otis Briggs, worte to her son Thomas, then in Halifax prison, having been captured on board the privateer Julian Smith by the British fleet: ‘Charles is here, waiting for more favorable times for the Sailor; he has been taken, and carried into St. Christopher, came home in a vessel from Ne London.’”

      Charles and Rhoda lived in the Dr. James Otis house on Main Street, Norwell.

      1830 Federal Census. Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 64, page 170
      Family of Charles Briggs
      1 male 5-9 [Charles, 7]
      2 males 30-39 [Charles, 38]
      2 females under 5 [Emeline, 1; Lucy, 2]
      1 female 5-9 [Mary, 9]
      1 female 30-39 [Rhoda, 30]

      1840 Federal Census. Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 195, page 264
      Family of Charles Briggs
      1 male under 5 [Alfred, 2]
      1 male 10-14 [Horace, 10]
      1 male 15-19 [Charles, 17]
      1 male 40-49 [Charles, 48]
      1 female under 5 [Almira, 3]
      1 female 5-9 [Charlotte, 8]
      2 female 10-14 [Emeline, 11; Lucy, 12]
      1 female 15-19 [Mary, 19]
      1 female 30-39 [Rhoda, 40]
      1 female 60-69 [?]

      1850 Federal Census. South Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 332, page 79A
      Charles Briggs, 60, shipwright
      Rhoda Briggs, 50
      Almira Briggs, 14
      Alfred Briggs, 12
      Henry T. Briggs, 9
      All were born in Massachusetts. [2]
    Person ID I850  Schirado
    Last Modified 24 May 2013 

    Father Thomas Barker Briggs,   b. 13 July 1757, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 October 1806, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Lucy Otis,   b. 15 June 1763, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 December 1832, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 10 October 1784  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F75  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Rhoda Reed,   b. 12 February 1801, Hanson, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 June 1881, Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 April 1821  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Mary Jane Briggs,   b. 11 July 1821, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. October 1913, Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Charles Otis Briggs,   b. 20 March 1823, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Horace Cushing Briggs,   b. 29 December 1824, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 December 1826, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Lucy Ann Briggs,   b. 7 August 1827, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Emeline Briggs,   b. 7 September 1828, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Horace Cushing Briggs,   b. 23 July 1830, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charlotte Briggs,   b. 10 May 1832, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alfred Briggs,   b. 15 May 1834, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 September 1836, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     9. Almira Briggs,   b. 10 August 1836, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Alfred Briggs,   b. 18 July 1838, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Henry Thomas Briggs,   b. 26 October 1840
    Family ID F634  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

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


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