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Briggs, Erastus Allen


Age: 26, credited to Searsburg, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. F, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 07/27/1836, Stamford, VT
Death: 03/15/1911

Burial: City Cemetery, Woodford, VT
Marker/Plot: 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 101736029


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/21/1883, VT; widow Lucena F., 4/12/1911, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of John Day, Piscataway, NJ

2nd Great Grandfather of Eris Day-Chesley, Albuquerque, NM

2nd Great Grandfather of Scott Richard Day, Frederick, MD

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City Cemetery, Woodford, VT

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Allen E. Briggs

SEARSBURG - Allen E. Briggs, whose death was briefly noted in the Times of March 17, and further notice of which has been delayed by the sickness of your correspondent, was born in Stamford 74 years ago, but spent the greater part of his life in this town, being for many years associated with his father and brother in the lumber business at what was known as "The Briggs mill. " The mill was finally sold, the business left town, and Allen and some have since given their time to farming. The farm was sold with the intention of moving away but afterward bought back

He has represented the town in the legislature three terms and held various town offices, having been selectman, school director and lister

Mr. Briggs was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the C. D. Lawton Post G.A.R. Four members of the Post acted as bearers at the funeral, which was held at his late home March 17. Rev. C. S. Daniels of Heartwellville officiated. He is survived by his wife, four brothers and five sons

Mr. Briggs was one of the oldest inhabitants in town.

Source: Deerfield Valley Times, April 7, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.