(5) Briggs/Negus Tree - prepared by James Arthur Negus
(Hon. John Briggs through WP Briggs Sr. was confirmed via page 1596 in Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts by J.H. Beers & Co, J.H - thanks to Cynthia Sizeler!)
Hon. John Briggs (b. 1609 England. d. 1690) + Sarah Cornell (b. 03/30/1623 England) - daughter of Thomas
Inhabited the Island of Aquidneck and signed compact to form "body politick" at Porstmouth RI, made a freeman in 1641
in 1662 he purchased a share of the "Dartmouth Purchase"
Thomas Briggs (b. 1644, d 06/20/1720) + Mary Fisher (b. 1650-1655, d. 1717)
Member of Peleg Sanford's troop of horse in 1667, made a freeman in May 6, 1673 .
Children: Mary, Susanna, Deborah, Hannah, John, and Thomas There is reference to a relation with Pennsylvania's famous founder, William Penn
in our family via a photo of England's Stoke Poges Church from Elizabeth Briggs Allen's belongings.
John Briggs (b. 10/02/1678 Dartmouth MA, d. 1753) + Patience What other reason for the name, "William Penn" Briggs? Try and figure out a relation.
Children: Wesson, Thomas, Jeremiah, Ruth, Anna, and Mary Perhaps they just liked the name?
Wesson Briggs (b. 11/04/1702 Dartmouth MA) + Content Howland (b. 10/20/1702 Dartmouth) (m. 1725)
Children: Lydia, Wiliam Sherman, and Walter Daughter of Nathaniel Howland - an important family that should researched
Walter Briggs (b. 11/25/1727, d. Aug 1765) + Hannah Russell (b. 07/10/1726) - daughter of James Russell
2 Children: Rebecca and Weston A Rose T. Briggs Memorial Garden is located at Plymouth's Hedge House ? - See Morton Trees
The gravestone for Rose Briggs, wife of Chester Briggs (09/18/1881 to 06/14/1930),
Weston or Wesson Briggs (b. 09/25/1760) + Judith Akin (b. 01/04/1762) (m. 10/19/1785) is in the same S. Dartmouth MA cemetery as Janet B Negus and more unknown Briggs
Children: Walter, Hannah, Elihu, Mary, Weston, David, and John Holder Brownell is also at same grave site and remains an unknown relation
Elihu Briggs (b. 04/29/1790) + Polly Kelley or O'Killey (b. 11/12/1790 Dennis) (m. 11/08/1810) - She likely goes all the way to Mac Teige O'Killia as well !!!!!!!
9 Children: Judith A., Charles, Mary, Amy, Elihu (1819-1902), David C., Susan K., William Penn, and George Fox
Judith A Briggs (b. 1811) married Henry M. Smith - Judith and Henry are buried in Rural Cemetery New Bedford. Henry Smith was a lighthouse keeper and carver of wood for bow of ships (care of Cynthia Sizeler)
William Penn Briggs Sr. - (b. 01/02/1830, d. 01/23/1893) + Susan Elizabeth Brownell (b. 01/01/1832, d. 10/17/1876, m. 01/04/1860 or 01/03/1859)
Captain of New Bedford whaling ships; the James Arnold (1869-1873) and the Sophia Thornton (1860-1864), NB's 1880 censis lists him as an owner of a cotton mill at age 51 on Grinnell Street.
Children: William Penn Briggs Jr (b. 05/17/1870, d. 11/03/1957) and Elizabeth Howard Briggs (b. 12/07/1866, d. 03/05/1945) Albert Cook Church took/printed photos of the James Arnold
Elizabeth married Henry Tucker Allen (b. 09/29/1862, d. 04/28/1924) (m. 11/07/1901) (no children) (Carol Negus Smith's ring came from her) - 123 Bedford St in New Bedford was Elizabeth and Henry Allen's home originally
William P. Briggs Sr. re-married to Arabella T. Hartford (b. 02/07/1848, d. 03/26/1930) (m. 10/16/1881) Arabella and Susan Brownell are buried on either side of WPB Sr. in Padanaram Cemetery (507 Elm St. South Dartmouth MA)
Wendell Macy was the artist that drew Susan Brownell's portrait (It was oval and was last known to be in the possession of Peter P. Briggs)
William Penn Briggs Jr (b. 05/17/1870 Norfolk Island, d. 11/03/1957 New Bedford) + Jennie Andrews Morton (b. 01/20/1867 Plymouth, d. 03/07/1943 Fairhaven, m.10/13 or 10/15/1894 at Josiah's house at 7 Whiting St., Plymouth)
WPB Jr. was born at sea on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific while whaling with his parents and did not make it to US for 4 years, New Bedford's first Electrical Inspector, Had electrical supply business in New Bedford, also voyaged to S Africa and Cuba
Lived 48 Smith St just after married, 220 Kempton St in 1912, and 123 Bedford St (all in New Bedford, MA). Bayview in South Dartmouth was the Briggs summer home. Dropped the "Jr" so son was also a WPB jr.
children: Janet Briggs, Josiah Morton (Mort) Briggs, William Penn Briggs II, and Elizabeth (b. 03/27/1904) and died at 28 days
Josiah Morton Briggs ("Mort") (b. 04/04/1898 New Bedford, d. Dartmouth or New Bedford), worked at Gamewell Company NY as Engineer
Josiah M Briggs married Alice M Crosby (b. 11/12/1904, d. 1964?, m. 09/24/1924 or 09/23/1924) - children: Joan (b. 09/12/1927) (married Perry Ross) and J. M. Briggs Jr (b. 03/11/1930) (married Barbara?)
William Penn Briggs II (b. 05/22/1900, d. 03/05/1959) was a banker, married Juanita Andrea "Andy" Pernas (b. 04/08/1901, d. 04/16/1986, m. 10/02/1923) - children: William Penn Briggs III, Peter Pernas Briggs, and Jane Frances Briggs
(Juanita painted the James Arnold Ship found in Janet Negus' old clock which was in Jim Negus' possession as of 2008)
Juanita's: Parents: Francisco Jose Pernas (b. Muras,Lugo,Spain 12/20/1888) + Jeannette Boyd Munoz (b. 06/08/1880)
Francisco's parents: Salvador Pernas Fernandez and Juanita Andrea Rodriguez, Francisco's brother: Ramon Pernas Rodriguez was married to Dolores Soto Barro
Wm P. Briggs III (b. 09/08/1924) married Kathleen Burwell (b. 07/19/1930), children: Becky (b. 10/17/1948), WPB IV (b. 01/24/1949), James (b. 03/04/1951), Peter (b. 02/15/1953), Hazel (b. 01/03/1955)
Jane Frances Briggs (b. 12/21/1926, d. 10/31/1987) married Chuck Newman (b. 11/05/1929, m. 12/29/1951), children; Susan Elizabeth (b. 02/07/1953), Catherine Andrea (b. 10/08/1955), Paul Edmund (b. 02/02/1957), Valerie Jane (b. 11/13/1958)
Peter P. Briggs (b. 03/12/1930, d. 12/29/2007) married Ann Marie Perkins (b. 09/11/1930, m. 08/25/1951 Mattapoisett) children: Melinda Ann (b. 09/14/1955), Daniel Christopher (b. 06/04/1953), and Heather Jane (b. 02/18/1961)
Melinda + Lowell Evan Smith, children - Lowell Christopher, Peter Collin, Graham Clinton (Kevin E. Eaton - Melinda's 2nd husband); Daniel + Lori Mansfield; Heather + Gary Hobler, child: Doscher M. Hobler)
Stanley Potter Negus Sr (b. 03/22/1908 Prob New Bedford, d. 04/1971 S. Dartmouth) + Janet Briggs (b. 08/19/1906 Prob New Bedford, d. 02/09/2005 Mashpee, Barnstable County, m. 09/01/1931 Bayview house S. Dartmouth)
Janet, William P Briggs, SP Negus Sr and many others laid to rest in Padanaram (South Dartmouth, MA) Cemetery at 507 Elm St.
Lived Cottage St New Bedford, and Rockland St South Dartmouth children: Stanley Potter (b. 02/26/1933 New Bedford, d. 06/04/2009 Barnstable), Linda Ann (b. 09/10/1939 New Bedford), Richard Morton Sr (b. 12/30/1936 New Bedford)
Linda Negus Cherry + Charles William Cherry (b. 04/18/1938, m. 10/29/1960), children: Pamela Ann (b. 10/15/1969), Robert Scott (b. 09/18/1961), Russell William (b. 09/02/1964)
Robert + Christina Troisi (b. 05/12/1957, m. 11/07/1987) - children: Christina Brianne (b. 04/01/1990), Garrett Andrew (b. 05/10/1991)
Russell + Debra Schlusberg (b. 04/04/1964, m. 05/31/1987) - children: Erica Hope (b. 07/26/1990) and Andreya Skye (b. 11/22/1996)
Pamela + Robert Nicolella (b. 03/08/1969, m. 08/06/1994) - adopted: Nina (b. 01/03/1992) and Hannah (b. 04/29/1999)
Richard Morton Negus + Janet Bruce (b. 06/09/1937, d. 12/06/2007, m. 06/20/1959) - children: Susan (b. 07/22/1962) and Richard Morton Negus Jr (b. 05/27/1961)
Richard Jr + Sandra (b. 06/28/1959, m. 04/25/1987) - children: Andrew (b. 04/02/1990), Victoria (b. 04/02/1990), and Douglas (b. 02/26/1993)
Susan + Tim Evans (b. 01/26/1962, m. 08/15/1987) - children: Austin Michael (b. 04/17/1991), Phoebe Negus (b. 02/23/1995), and Zoe Ann (b. 12/26/1998)
Stanley Potter Negus Jr + Ruth Elizabeth Hubbard (b. 06/05/1932 Barnstable, d. 11/11/2007 Cotuit, m. 02/28/1953 Bourne MA) - children: James A Negus (b. 01/25/1959 Worcester), David William Negus (b. 11/09/1955 El Paso), Carol Ida Negus (b. 01/12/1957 Worc.)
James + Susan Pauline Baker (b. 10/10/1965 Knoxville TN, m. 08/02/1993 Florence, South Carolina courthouse, MC might be Charleston SC) - no children
David + Maimouna Diakite (b. 12/17/1967, m. 01/03/1988 Bamako, Mali, West Africa, div. 05/1995) - children: William Ibrahim Negus (b. 07/21/1988 Mali) and James Issa Negus (b. 08/31/1990 Mali)
David + Miriam Herrera (b. 12/03/1966, m. 09/10/1995 Philippines) - children: Charmane Herrera (b. 12/04/1991) adopted, Damie Herrera (b. 10/11/1995), Jasmine Herrera (b. 04/06/1999)
Carol + Bruce Ernest Smith (b. 07/03/1955 Worcester, m. 07/09/1977 S Dartmouth MA) - children: Timothy Michael Smith (b. 06/18/1979 Nashua) and Brian Scott Smith (b. 10/20/1981 Nashua NH)
Timothy Michael Smith + Sadie Ann Toomey (b. 01/20/1982 Laconia NH, m. 09/15/2001 Plymouth NH)
Children: Elise Marie Smith (b. 02/28/2006 Lebanon NH), Chloe Siobhan Smith (b. 09/21/2008 Lebanon NH)
Brian Scott Smith + Samantha Jane Sutter (b. 06/07/1982 Burlington County NJ, m. 09/21/2007 Little Egg Harbor NJ)