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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Amenuensis Monday - Sanford Drayton Briggs and Miriam Catherine Willard

Sanford Drayton Briggs married Miriam Catherine Willard and they had
a daughter, Alice Ella Briggs who married Clarence Rhett Prince and they had
a son, Franklin Drayton Briggs who married Mary "Mollie" Cynthia Bain and they had
a son, Julian Rhett Prince who married Clara Marie Wilder and they had
a daughter, Peggy Annette Prince who married William "Billy" Clyde Harris and they had
a son, Stan!

Sanford Drayton Briggs was born Abt 1818-1819 in South Carolina. I currently don't know who his parents were. Some have Malinda Briggs as his mother but she was born about 1806 and that would make her 11-13 when Sanford Drayton Briggs was born in 1818-1819. I know it's physically possible but I have found no definitive proof that she's his mother and, her son, Robert Potter Briggs (DOB 3/25/1825 in Laurens County, SC; DOD 10/19/1877 in Laurens County, SC) is his brother. They live in the area but I don't have proof they are connected to him. If you know something and have proof, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

Miriam Catherine Willard (aka Marion Willard, Meriam Willard, Mariam Willard) was born 9/1829 in SC to James Willard (DOB: 1790 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1843 in Union County, SC) and Winnifred Woodruff Hill (DOB: About 1798 in Union County, SC; DOD: About 1850 in Union County, SC). She married Sanford Drayton Briggs in 1843 in Union County, SC.

Union County, SC Marriage Records From Early Newspapers: 1851-1912, Marriage Registers, Deed Bks and Probate Records by Tommy J. Vaughn and Michael Becknell, Pg 180, S.D. Briggs, Miriam Willard, REF Estate Box #RE-Pkg #073, Marriage Records from Probate Records of Union, SC, 1835-1868.

1850 U.S. Census of Union County, South Carolina; Roll: M432_859; Page: 10A; Image: 269, Lines 31-36, "Drayton Briggs"
Drayton Briggs, 31 yrs old (DOB 1819), M(ale), W(hite), Overseer, Born in SC
Marion Briggs, 21 yrs old (DOB 1829), F, W, Born in SC
Franklin Briggs, 5 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in SC
William Briggs, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in SC
Laura Briggs, 2 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in SC
Pinckney Briggs, 10/12 mos old (DOB 1849), M, W, Born in SC

The Narrative History of Union County, South Carolina by Allan D. Charles Ph.D Published for Union County Historical Commission and Arthur State Bank by The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC in 1987 ISBN #0-87152-421-X Library of Congress Card Catalogue #87-316, Pg 175, Notes 91, Union County Historical Newsletter, October 1979, listed 21 post offices for Union District in 1860: Cedar Bluff S.D. Briggs Postmaster. Pg 175, Notes 91, Union County Historical Newsletter, October 1979, listed 21 post offices for Union District in 1860: Cedar Bluff,  S.D. Briggs Postmaster

1860 U.S. Census of Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  M653_1227; Page:  215; Image:  444; Family History Library Film:  805227, Lines 1-8, "Dirayton Brigo" (sic, Ancestry.com has him badly mangled)
Dirayton Brigo, 41 yrs old (DOB 1819), M(ale), W(hite), Merchant, $1,500 Real Estate Value, $5,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Marium Brigo (sic), 33 yrs old (DOB 1827), F, W, Born in SC
William Brigo, 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), M, W, Born in SC
Lassarum Brigo (Sic. should be Laura Ann Briggs), 11 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in SC
Martha Brigo, 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in SC
Mary Brigo, 8 yrs old (DOB 1856), F, W, Born in SC
Elly Brigo, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), F, W, Born in SC
Pinckney Brigo, 10 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, Born in SC

Sanford Drayton Briggs served the C.S.A. SC 5th Regiment State Troops, Co. H as a Private.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: S. Draton Briggs
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: South Carolina
Regiment: 5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Alternate Name: William R./Briggs
Film Number: M381 roll 4

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Name: S D Briggs
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: South Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, South Carolina 9th Infantry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records

U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959
Name: S. D. Briggs
Residence Date: 30 Sep 1865
Station or Residence Place: Union, South Carolina, USA
Year: 1865
Title: Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval in the Service of the United States
Volume: Volume 1

U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959
Name: S. D. Briggs
Residence Date: 30 Sep 1863
Station or Residence Place: Union, South Carolina, USA
Year: 1863
Title: Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval in the Service of the United States
Volume: Volume 1


U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, Original data: National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209, 4/1867Division 28, District 3, Union County, SC, 507, Line 1, "S.D. Briggs", Distiller.
S.D. Briggs, Location: Cedar Bluffs, Occupation: Distiller, # in Abstract: 101, Quantity or Valuation: 15 gallons, Rate $2.00, Amt of Tax $30.00



Yorkville Enquirer, York, SC, 11/12/1868, Pg 2
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
...
T.W. and J.H. Clawson, Deputy Messenger - In Bankruptcy - In the Matter of James F. Noland, Thos. J. Fitch, Andrew NcNeace, Andrew J. Easters, Sanford D. Briggs, Elisha M. Easters, Carlos L. Allen, Berry W. Lee, David A. Layne, T. and W. Dickson, Benjamin Ferguson, Joseph M. Adams, W.J. Cherry, Isaac C. McFadden, H.W. Wilson, C.P.
 Pruitt, Thomas W. Wingo, James M. Hunnicutt, D.C. Gist, James B. Steele - Applications for Discharge.
...

1870 U.S. Census of Bogansville, Union County,  South Carolina; Roll: M593_1510; Page: 328B; Image: 12; Family History Library Film: 553009, Lines 22-28, "Sanford K. Briggs" sic
Sanford K. Briggs, 52 yrs old (DOB 1818), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $275 Real Estate Value, $400 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Mariam Briggs, 43 yrs old (DOB 1827), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
Pinckney W. Briggs, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Laura Ann Briggs, 24 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Mary F. Briggs, 20 yrs old (DOB 1850), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Martha J. Briggs, 18 yrs old (DOB 1852), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Ella A. Briggs, 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Mary Willard, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
Mary Ida Willard, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), F, W, Born in SC
Infant Willard, 3/12 mos old, F, W, Born in SC

1880 U.S. Census of Bogansville, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 1242; Family History Film: 1255242; Page: 431A; Enumeration District: 151, Lines 6-14, "S. Drayton Briggs"
S. Drayton Briggs, W(hite), M(ale), 61 yrs old (DOB 1819), Head, Married, Genl Disability, Maimed/Crippled/Bedridden/Otherwise disabled, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Miriam C. Briggs, W, F, 50 yrs old (DOB 1830), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary F. Briggs, W, F, 29 yrs old (DOB 1851), Daughter, At Home, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
James M. Briggs, W, M, 7 yrs old (DOB 1873), Grandson, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Wallace S. Briggs, W, M, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Grandson, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
F. Nance Briggs, W, M, Born in Feby, 1880, 3/12 mos old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Carry B. Willard, W, F, 11 yrs old (DOB 1869), Granddaughter, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC



Union Times, Union, SC, 11/3/1882, Pg 2
The State of South Carolina
County of Union
In the Court of Common Pleas
Robert Macbeth, as Sheriff of Union County,}  Summons
Plantiff............................................................}  for
against.............................................................}  Relief.
S. Drayton Briggs, Moses Lee,......................} (Complaint
Robert Ray, Daniel D. Finley,.........................}  not
John L. Young, James S. Mc-.........................}  Served.)
Daniel, Hiram C. Bronson and........................}
John W. Hardy, trading under..........................}
the firm name of H.C. Bruns-..........................}
wic and Co., E.D. Tailor, Jane.........................}
Cunningham, Edward Fullings........................}
and John Gordon, trading under.......................}
the firm name of E. Fullings and......................}
Co., George W. Goss, James.............................}
Cavenor, Mary P. Dawkins, as..........................}
executrix of Thomas N. Dawkins,....................}
James M. Bunch, as Administra-......................}
tors of Jas. M. Gadberry, and I.G......................}
McKissick, Defendents.....................................}
To the Defendants.
You are hereby Summoned and required to answer the complain in this action, which will be filed in the office of Clerk of Court of Common Pleas, Union County, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said complain on the subscriber at his office at Union, S.C., within twenty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complain within the time aforesaid the plaintiff in this action will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated October 17, 1872
D.A. Townsend,
Plaintiff's Attorney
{Seal} James Munro,
............Clerk


Union Times, Union, SC, 3/19/1886, Pg 3
Mortgagee's Sale
By virtue of a power of sale contained in a mortgage executed and delivered to me by J.M. Bobo and W.F. Bobo, on the 13th day of April, 1875, recorded in the office of the Register of Mortgages A., No. 1, pages 489 and 490, I will well to the highest bidder, on Salesday in April next, at the Court House, in Union S.C., the tract of land described in said mortgage, to-wit: "all that certain tract of land, being and situated in said County and State, on the South side of Tyger River, containing two hundred and twenty-three acres, and bounded by lands of Murphy Bobo, Elijah Wilborn, Drayton Briggs (now lands of the estate of Drayton Briggs), Andrew Eastes, and also by Tyger river," less on hundred and three were released from lein of said mortgage 1st Dec, 1876.
Terms, Cash, or land will be resold immdiately. D.H. SHELDON, Mortgagee
March 15, 1886
Mch. 19...............11...............3t


Sanford and Miriam had 7 children:

1) Robert Franklin Briggs (DOB: 8/15/1844 in Union County, SC; DOD: 3/4/1899 in Union County, SC ) who married Mary Ann Holcombe (DOB: 5/1843 in SC : DOD: 3/25/1914 in Union, Union County, SC). They are buried at Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Union County, SC. They had Fannie Eugenia Briggs, William Wallace Briggs, Drayton Walter Briggs (these 3 didn't survive to adulthood) and Annie Berger Briggs who married John Thomas Rose.

2) William Robert Briggs (DOB: 9/4/1847 in Union County, SC; DOD: 7/12/1904 in Union, Union County, SC) who married Sara Texana Norman (DOB: 7/29/1856 in Union County, SC; DOD: 3/31/1938 in Union, Union County, SC) in 1875. He served the C.S.A. 18th SC Rgmt, Co. C, under Capt. J.A. Betsill and Capt W. H. Norman. They are buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, SC. They had Mary Virginia Briggs married ? Nunamaker, Eula W. Briggs who married Andrew Stephen Crosby, and John Thomas Briggs who married Margaret "Maggie" Fisher and Bessie Green.

3) Laura Ann Briggs (DOB: Between 1846-1848 in Union County, SC; DOD: After 1878 in ?  ). She was mentioned in Sanford Drayton Briggs Will made in 1878.

4) Pinckney Willard Briggs (DOB: 1849-1850 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1926 in McCurtain County, OK ) married Janie Lillian Rawsen (DOB: 9/22/1852 in TN; DOD: 9/9/1908 in Van Zandt County, TX). They had Robert Frederick Briggs who married Fannie Sullivan, Alice B. Briggs, Sallie E. Briggs married Phenelon E. Lester, Lorena Erin Briggs married R.J. Cates, Hugh Ray Briggs, Rebecca Beckie Briggs, Effie Mae Briggs married John Cleveland McLean, Sr.. Then he married Nora Unknown (DOB: 9/15/1869 in MS; DOD: 11/23/1962 in McCurtain County, OK).

5) Mary Francis Briggs (DOB: 6/5/1851 in Union County, SC; DOD: 12/2/1910 in Union, SC) married ? . She had James M. Briggs, Wallace Simpson Briggs, Arthur Fleming Nance Briggs, Sr. (aka Flemmie Briggs), David Briggs, Luther Raymond Briggs, Johnny Briggs.

6) Martha Jane Briggs (DOB: 4/1852 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1/31/1928 in Union, Union County, SC) never married.

7) Alice Ella Briggs (DOB: 5/22/1858 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1/5/1912 in Union, SC) who married Clarence Rhett Prince (DOB: 1/5/1858 in Union County, SC; DOD: 2/8/1919 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC) on 11/22/1877 in Union County, SC. They are buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, SC. The had Martha E. "Mattie" Prince, Franklin Drayton Prince, Victor Clarence Prince. This is my husband's direct ancestors.

Sanford Drayton Briggs died about 1884 in Union County, SC. Miriam Catherine Briggs died between 1900-1910 in Union County, SC. They are both buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, SC.

State of South Carolina..}
Union County.................}
In the name of God Amen. Know all men by these presents (sic) that I S.D. Briggs of the State and county aforesaid being of Sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner following. First My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my personal estate by my executors here in after named as soon after my decase (sic) as shall by them be found convenient. Second, I give and bequeath to my wife, Mariam Briggs my homeplace for her use and benefit during her life after her death It is my will and desire that my daughter and Alice Prince have the same for her life and benefit and for the use and benifit (sic) of her heirs and assignees forever. Third, It is also my will and desire that my wife Marian (sic) Briggs shall have as much of my household furniture and provisions she may (illegible). Fourth I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Fraces (sic) Briggs my tract of land in Cross Keys township (know (sic) as the Gibbs place) for her use and benefit and for the use and benefit of her heirs and assigns forever. Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Jane Briggs my tract of land in Cross Keys township (know (sic) as the Rains place) for her use and benefit and for the use and benefit of her heirs and assigns forever. Sixth, It is my will and desire that the remainder of my property both real and personal be equally divided between my children R.F. Briggs, W. R. Briggs, P.W. Priggs and Laura Ann Sy_(illegible)__ for their use and benefit and for the use and benefit of their heirs and assigns forever.
I do nominate and appoint my Sons W.R. Briggs and P.W. Briggs to be the executor of this my last will and testament. In testining (sic) whereof I the said S.D. Briggs have to this my last will and testament Subscribe my name and affix my Seal this the fiftheenth (sic) day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Seventy eight.
Signed, Sealed, publish and declared by the said S.D. Briggs as one of his last will and testament in the present of us who at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness there to.
Y.S. Bobo......}...............S.D. Briggs
A.J. Easters...}
D.R. Norman.}
Probate of S.D. Briggs Will
The State of South Carolina..}
Union County.........................}
By David Johnson Jr. Esquire. Judge of Probate of said county. Personally appeared before me Y.S. Bobo who being duly sworn made oath and saith the (sic) he saw S.D. Briggs sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and declare the ann____ instrument of writing, bearing date the 15th day of May 1878 to be and contain his last will and Testament that he the said S.D. Briggs was then of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, according to the best of Deponents knowledge and (illegible) and that the said Y.S. Briggs A.J. Easton and D.R. Norman at the request of the Testator in his presence, and in the presence of each other, witness the due executor thereof.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7 day of July A.D. 1884..}..Y.W. Bobo
David Johnson Jr. Judge of Probate.................................................}



Sources for their children:

1) Robert Franklin Briggs (DOB: 8/15/1844 in Union County, SC; DOD: 3/4/1899 in Union County, SC ) who married Mary Ann Holcombe (DOB: 5/1843 in SC : DOD: 3/25/1914 in Union, Union County, SC). They are buried at Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Union County, SC. They had Fannie Eugenia Briggs, William Wallace Briggs, Drayton Walter Briggs (these 3 didn't survive to adulthood) and Annie Berger Briggs who married John Thomas Rose.

A) Fannie Eugenia Briggs (DOB 10/23/1866 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/3/1870 in Union County, SC
B) William Wallace Briggs (DOB 2/13/1870 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 10/29/1874 in Union, Union County, SC)
C) Annie Berger Briggs (DOB 10/13/1873 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 1/26/1961 in Lowndes County, GA) married John Thomas Rose (DOB 3/1865 in Monroe, Union County, NC; DOD 1905 in Union, Union County, SC). They had Delwin Earl Rose, Mary N. Rose, Mary Vivian Rose, Annie Briggs Rose, Lydia Jane Johnson Rose, Robert Franklin Rose.
D) Drayton Walter Briggs (DOB 2/23/1876 in Union County, SC; DOD 2/28/1877 in Union County, SC)

1860 U.S. Census of Union County, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1227; Page: 194; Image: 402; Family History Library Film: 805227, Lines 11-16, "Jasper Lawson", Franklin Briggs is living with Jasper Lawson
Jasper Lawson, 30 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $655 Real Estate Value, $250 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Sarah Lawson, 32 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Madra Lawson, 8 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Victoria Lawson, 5 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Frances Lawson, 1 yrs old, F, W, Born in SC
Franklin Briggs, 14 yrs old (DOB 1856), M, W, Born in SC

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: R.F. Briggs
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: South Carolina
Regiment: 15th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Company: B
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M381 roll 4

1870 U.S. Census of Jacks, Laurens County, South Carolina; Roll: M593_1501; Page: 96A; Image: 195; Family History Library Film: 553000, Lines 23-26, "Robert F. Briggs"
Robert F. Briggs, 28 yrs old (DOB 1842), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $250 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Mary A. Briggs, 27 yrs old (DOB 1843), F, W, Keeping House, born in SC, Cannot read or write
Fannie E. Briggs, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), F, W, Born in SC
William Briggs, 6/12 mos old (DOB Dec, 1869), M, W, Born in SC

The Narrative History of Union County, South Carolina by Allan D. Charles Ph.D Published for Union County Historical Commission and Arthur State Bank by The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC in 1987 ISBN #0-87152-421-X Library of Congress Card Catalogue #87-316, Pg 264, Great Fire of 1877 in Union, Union County, SC. Pg 264
"Soon the flames leapt from roof to roof and in a few minutes the wooden houses of Mrs. E.D. Humphries, Philip Dunn, R.F. Briggs (a new one) and Thomas McNally were one sheet of raging howling flame, while there seemed no hope that the brick building below, from Spears and Colton's to Foster and Wilkins and the wooden block below them, could possibly be saved. Thanks to the slate roof and substantial building of Spears and Colton they all escaped...'"

1880 U.S. Census of Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 1242; Family History Film: 1255242; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 150, Lines 11-13, "R. Frank Briggs"
R. Frank Briggs, W(hite), M(ale), 36 yrs old (DOB 1844), Husband, Married, Grocery operator, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Ann Briggs, W, F, 36 yrs old (DOB 1844), Wife, Married, "Huckster", Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Annie Briggs, W, F, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Daughter, Single, At School, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1900 U.S. Census of Main St., Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T623_ 1544; Page: 29A; Enumeration District: 78, Lines 1-6, "Mrs. M.A. Briggs"
Mrs. M.A. Briggs, Head, W(hite), F(emale), Born May 1843, 57 yrs old, Widowed, 1 child with 1 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Grocer store, Can read and write, Owns free of mortgage
John T. Rose, Son-in-law, W, M, Born March, 1865, 35 yrs old, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1895), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, (no occupation listed)
Mrs. John T. Rose, Daughter, W, F, Born Dec, 1873, 26 yrs old, Married 5 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
D.E. Rose, Grandson, W, M, Born Oct, 1895, 4 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary N. Rose, Granddaughter, W, F, Born Jany, 1897, 3 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Annie B. Rose, Granddaughter, W, F, Born Nov, 1899, 4/12 mos old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1910 U.S. Census of Main St., Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1474; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0126; Image: 1205; FHL Number: 1375487, Lines 24-29, "Fannie Rose" sic
Fannie Rose, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 36 yrs old (DOB 1874), Widowed, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Retail merchant of grocery store, Can read and write, Owns free of mortgage
Delwin Rose, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1896), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Rose, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Annie B. Rose, Daughter, F, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1900), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lilli Rose (sic), Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1903), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary Briggs, Mother, F, W, 68 yrs old (DOB 1842), Widowed, 5 children with 1 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write

Union County,SC Death Notices From Early Newspapers,1852-1914, compiled by Tommy J. Vaughan, Edited by Dorothy Harris Phifer for Pinckney Dis SC Geneal, Pg 416, Death Notices of The Progress, obituary of Mrs. Mary Ann Briggs.

2) William Robert Briggs (DOB: 9/4/1847 in Union County, SC; DOD: 7/12/1904 in Union, Union County, SC) who married Sara Texana Norman (DOB: 7/29/1856 in Union County, SC; DOD: 3/31/1938 in Union, Union County, SC) in 1875. He served the C.S.A. 18th SC Rgmt, Co. C, under Capt. J.A. Betsill and Capt W. H. Norman. They are buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, SC. They had Mary Virginia Briggs married ? NunamakerEula W. Briggs married Andrew Stephen Crosby, and John Thomas Briggs who married Margaret "Maggie" Fisher and Bessie Green.

A) Eula W. Briggs (DOB 9/9/1876 in Union County, SC; DOD 4/30/1956 in Union County, SC) married Andrew Stephen Crosby (DOB 8/26/1857 in Chesterfield County, SC; DOD 9/4/1926 in Union County, SC). They had John Claude Crosby and Sarah Annette Crosby.
B) John Thomas Briggs (DOB 3/15/1878 in Union County, SC; DOD 11/23/1961 in Greenville County, SC) married Margaret "Maggie" Fisher (DOB 11/19/1874 in SC; DOD 1/31/1955 in NC). They had Thomas Arthur Briggs. Then he married Bessie Green (DOB 4/21/1883 in SC; DOD 10/12/1965 in Gowensville, Greenville County, SC).
C) Mary Virginia  Briggs (DOB 9/17/1886 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/15/1974 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married a Nunamaker.

1870 U.S. Census of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll: M593_1508; Page: 578A; Image: 556; Family History Library Film: 553007, Lines 1-5, "Dexter Converse"
Dexter Converse, 41 yrs old, M(ale), W(hite), Cotton Manager, $14,500 Real Estate Value, $16,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in VT
Nelly T. Converse, 30 yrs old, F, W, Keeping House, Born in NY
Willie Briggs, 20 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, Dry Goods Clerk, Born in SC
Susan Mills, 22 yrs old, F, M(ulatto), Domestic help, Born in SC
Nelly Bomar, 75 yrs old, F, B(lack), Cook, Born in VA

The Narrative History of Union County, South Carolina by Allan D. Charles Ph.D Published for Union County Historical Commission and Arthur State Bank by The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC in 1987 ISBN #0-87152-421-X Library of Congress Card Catalogue #87-316, Pg 263, Great Fire of 1877 in Union, Union County, SC. Pg 263
"As is often the case in South Carolina, late May was very warm in 1877, and to compound the fire danger, it was very dry as well. On Sunday the 3rd of June the sun rose clear and hot. Somewhat before ten o'clock the bell in the ninety foot high wooden steeple of Unionville Baptist Church began summoning the faithful to 'Sabbath School'..."

"Weekly Union Times editors Stokes told what happened next: 'About half past 12 o'clock, while four-fifths of our white inhabitants were at church, the dreaded alarm of fire was sounded upon Main Street, and by the time many could arrive upon the spot the wooden building occupied by W.R. Briggs and Company, adjoining Hill and Company's large brick building, was one sheet of flame and the boxing under the eaves of the latter building on fire the whole length, and in a quarter of an hour the whole inside of the upper story of that building was one roaring mass of flame and smoke. The wind was hard.'"

1880 U.S. Census of Bogansville, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 1242; Family History Film: 1255242; Page: 431B; Enumeration District: 151, Lines 12-15, "William R. Briggs"
William R. Briggs, W(hite), M(ale), 33 yrs old (DOB 1847), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
S. Texanna Briggs, W, F, 23 yrs old (DOB 1857), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Ula W. Briggs, W, F, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Daughter, At Home, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Johnie T. Briggs (sic), W, M, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Son, At Home, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1900 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T623_ 1544; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 67, Lines 12-16, "William R. Briggs"
William R. Briggs, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Sept, 1846, 53 yrs old, Married 24 yrs (DOM 1876), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, Can read and write, Rents farm
Texana Briggs, Wife, W, F, Born June, 1856, 44 yrs old, Married 24 yrs, 4 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Eula W. Briggs, Daughter, W, F, Born Sept, 1876, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Mary V. Briggs, Daughter, W, F, Born Sept, 1886, 13 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write

Union County,SC Death Notices From Early Newspapers, 1852-1914, compiled by Tommy J. Vaughan, Edited by Dorothy Harris Phifer for Pinckney Dis SC Geneal, Pg 266, The Progress, and Pg 143, Union Times, obituary of Wm. R. Briggs. Pg 143, Union Times on 7/15/1904
"William R. Briggs died at his home on Virgin St. Tuesday night [12 Jul] after an illness of several weeks. He was a scar worn veteran of the Confederacy and wore the Southern Cross of Honor..."

Pg 266, The Progress on 7/13/1904, "Wm. R. Briggs died at his home in Union last night [July 12] at 12:30, and the funeral services will be held this PM at Padgett's Creek Bapt. Church, of which he was a member. He was born in Union County 4 Sept 1846. In 1875 he was married to Texana Norman, leaves 3 children: John T. Briggs, Mrs. A.S. Crosby, and Miss Virginia Briggs. During the War he served 1 year in Co. C, 18th S.C. Rgmt. under Capt. J.A. Betsill and Capt. W.H. Norman. During the past few years he has been collector for numerous firms in Union."

1920 U.S. Census of Perrin Ave, Union, Union, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1713; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 964, Lines 3-4, "Mrs. Teranna Briggs" sic Mrs. Texanna Briggs
Mrs. Teranna Briggs, Owns home free of mortgage, F(emale), W(hite), 62 yrs old (DOB 1858), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Dressmaker in home
Thomas Briggs, Grandson, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1907), Single, Can read and write, Attends school, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1930 U.S. Census of Blasingame, Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 2215; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 253.0, Lines 1-3, "Eula W. Crosby"
Eula W. Crosby, Head, Owns home valued at $10,000, F(emale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1877), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cloth inspector at cotton mill
Annette Crosby, Daughter, F, W, 23 yrs old (DOB 1907), Single, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cloth inspector at cotton mill
Texanna Briggs, Mother, F, W, 72 yrs old (DOB 1858), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

SC Death Certificate #4604, Registration District #42-A, Registered #38, Mrs. W.B. Briggs (Texana) (sic, Mrs. W.R. Briggs - Texanna), DOD: 3/31/1938 in Blasingame St., Union, Union County, SC
White, Female, Widowed, DOB: 7/29/1856 in SC, 82 yrs old
Occupation: Domestic
Father: Thomas Norman, born in SC
Mother: Mary Dillard, born in SC
Informant: Claud Crosby of Union, SC
DOD: 3/31/1938 at (blank)
Cause of death: Cardiac
Burial: 4/2/1938 in Rosemont, Union, Union County, SC

3) Laura Ann Briggs (DOB: Between 1846-1848 in Union County, SC; DOD: After 1878 in ?  ). She was mentioned in Sanford Drayton Briggs Will made in 1878.

1850 U.S. Census of Union County, South Carolina; Roll: M432_859; Page: 10A; Image: 269, Lines 31-36, "Drayton Briggs"
Drayton Briggs, 31 yrs old (DOB 1819), M(ale), W(hite), Overseer, Born in SC
Marion Briggs, 21 yrs old (DOB 1829), F, W, Born in SC
Franklin Briggs, 5 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in SC
William Briggs, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in SC
Laura Briggs, 2 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in SC
Pinckney Briggs, 10/12 mos old (DOB 1849), M, W, Born in SC

1860 U.S. Census of Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  M653_1227; Page:  215; Image:  444; Family History Library Film:  805227, Lines 1-8, "Dirayton Brigo" (sic, Ancestry.com has him badly mangled)
Dirayton Brigo, 41 yrs old (DOB 1819), M(ale), W(hite), Merchant, $1,500 Real Estate Value, $5,000 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC
Marium Brigo (sic), 33 yrs old (DOB 1827), F, W, Born in SC
William Brigo, 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), M, W, Born in SC
Lassarum Brigo (Sic. should be Laura Ann Briggs), 11 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in SC
Martha Brigo, 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in SC
Mary Brigo, 8 yrs old (DOB 1856), F, W, Born in SC
Elly Brigo, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), F, W, Born in SC
Pinckney Brigo, 10 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, Born in SC

1870 U.S. Census of Bogansville, Union County,  South Carolina; Roll: M593_1510; Page: 328B; Image: 12; Family History Library Film: 553009, Lines 22-28, "Sanford K. Briggs" sic
Sanford K. Briggs, 52 yrs old (DOB 1818), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $275 Real Estate Value, $400 Personal Estate Value, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Mariam Briggs, 43 yrs old (DOB 1827), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
Pinckney W. Briggs, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Laura Ann Briggs, 24 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Mary F. Briggs, 20 yrs old (DOB 1850), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Martha J. Briggs, 18 yrs old (DOB 1852), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Ella A. Briggs, 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), F, W, Farm Laborer, Born in SC
Mary Willard, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Keeping House, Born in SC
Mary Ida Willard, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), F, W, Born in SC
Infant Willard, 3/12 mos old, F, W, Born in SC

After her mention in her father's will in 1878, she then she disappears. She obviously married because his will has her name as Laura S_____ but it's totally illegible. I haven't been able to find and prove Laura Ann Briggs is any other Laura. If you have any further information, please contact me at Mom25dogs@gmail.com.

4) Pinckney Willard Briggs (DOB: 1849-1850 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1926 in McCurtain County, OK ) married Janie Lillian Rawsen (DOB: 9/22/1852 in TN; DOD: 9/9/1908 in Van Zandt County, TX). They had Robert Frederick Briggs who married Fannie SullivanAlice B. Briggs, Sallie E. Briggs married Phenelon E. Lester, Lorena Erin Briggs married R.J. Cates, Hugh Ray Briggs, Rebecca Beckie Briggs, Effie Mae Briggs married John Cleveland McLean, Sr.. Then he married Nora Unknown (DOB: 9/15/1869 in MS; DOD: 11/23/1962 in McCurtain County, OK).

A) Robert Fredrick Briggs (DOB 3/1/1875 in MS; DOD 4/15/1930 in Van Zandt County, TX) married Fannie Sullivan (DOB 5/19/1881 in Kaufman County, TX; DOD 9/21/1966 in Harlingen, Cameron County, TX). They had Glen Lamar Briggs and Dorothy Louise Briggs.
B) Alice B. Briggs (DOB Abt. 1879 in MS; DOD 1/21/1897 in Kaufman County, TX).
C) Sallie E. Briggs (DOB 8/1882 in MS; DOD After 1930 in ? ) married Phenelon E. Lester (DOB 9/1879 in AL; DOD ? in ? ). They had Curtis Leon Lester.
Is this Phenelon E. Lester? The Waco News Tribune, Waco, TX, 10/11/1946, Pg 26

D) Lorena Erin Briggs (DOB 12/1884 in MS; DOD ? in ? ) married R.J. Cates (DOB ? in ? ).
E) Rebecca "Beckie" Briggs (DOB 2/1887 in MS; DOD ? in ? )
F) Hugh Ray Briggs (DOB 6/1/1889 in MS; DOD 5/1969 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ)
G) Effie Mae Briggs (DOB 7/29/1891 in TN; DOD 5/20/1977 in Terrell, Kaufman County, TX) married John Cleveland McLean, Sr. (DOB 2/2/1885 in GA; DOD 4/12/1967 in Terrell, Kaufman County, TX)

1880 U.S. Census of Alcorn County, Mississippi; Roll: 640; Family History Film: 1254640; Page: 351B; Enumeration District: 5, Lines 9-15, "Pinckney W. Briggs"
Pinckney W. Briggs, W(hite), M(ale), 30 yrs old (DOB 1850), Married, Laborer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Jinnie L. Briggs (sic), W, F, 28 yrs old (DOB 1852), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN
Robert F. Briggs, W, M, 5 yrs old (DOB 1875), Son, At Home, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN
Allis B. Briggs, W, F, 1 yrs old (DOB 1879), Daughter, At Home, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN

1900 U.S. Census of Justice Precinct 3, Van Zandt County, Texas; Roll: T623_ 1675; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 129, Lines 75-81, "Fredie R. Briggs" (sic)
Fredie R. Briggs, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born March, 1875, 25 yrs old, Single, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN, Farmer, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Jamie Briggs (sic, looks like Janie Briggs), Mother, W, F, Born Sept, 1852, 47 yrs old, Widowed, Married 28 yrs, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Can read and write
Sallie E. Briggs, Sister, W, F, Born Aug, 1882, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Eron L. Briggs (sic), Sister, W, F, Born Dec, 1884, 15 yrs old, Single, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Beckie Briggs, Sister, W, F, Born Feb, 1887, 13 yrs old, Single, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Hugh Briggs, Brother, W, M, Born June, 1888, 11 yrs old, Single, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN, Farm Laborer
Effie Briggs, Sister, W, F, Born July, 1897, 3 yrs old, Single, Born in MS, Father born in SC, Mother born in TN

1910 U.S. Census of 4th St., Idabel Ward 4, McCurtain County, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1261; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0183; Image: 992; FHL Number: 1375274, Lines 68-69, "Pinckney W. Briggs"
Pinckney W. Briggs, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 60 yrs old (DOB 1850), 2nd marriage, Married 15 yrs (DOM 1895), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Own income
Nora Briggs, Wife, F, W, 42 yrs old (DOB 1868), 2nd marriage, Married 15 yrs, 2 children with 1 still living, Born in MS, Both parents born in MS

1920 U.S. Census of Main St., White, McCurtain, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1469; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 157; Image: 487, Lines 99-100, "Paul W. Briggs" sic, looks like Pink W. Briggs
Paul W. Briggs, Owns free of mortgage, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 70 yrs old (DOB 1850), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Hotel proprietor
Nora Briggs, Wife, F, W, 48 yrs old (DOB 1872), Married, Can read and write, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN, Hotel help

5) Mary Francis Briggs (DOB: 6/5/1851 in Union County, SC; DOD: 12/2/1910 in Union, SC) married ? . She had James M. Briggs, Wallace Simpson Briggs, Arthur Fleming Nance Briggs, Sr. (aka Flemmie Briggs), David Briggs, Luther Raymond Briggs, Johnny Briggs.

A) James M. Briggs (DOB 12/1873 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? . He is in the 1880 and 1900 U.S. Census. In the 1900 U.S. census he is listed as 26 and Single. He is the Head of the Household and working in a cotton mill. Next is his mother and then a list of brothers. All are clearly marked as "Bothers". I find no other record of him.
B) Wallace Simpson Briggs (DOB 5/31/1877 in Union County, SC; DOD 5/2/1946 in Union County, SC) married Lillian Estell Stevens/Stephens (DOB 8/5/1895 in SC; DOD 5/1980 in Union County, SC). They had Wallace Rodney Briggs, William Rheet Briggs, Murray Briggs, Jack Mosley Briggs, Sr., Mary Frances Briggs married Warren Lee Nabors.
C) Arthur Fleming Nance Briggs, Sr. (DOB 2/11/1880 in Union County, SC; DOD 1/30/1969 in Rutherfordton, Ruthford County, NC) married Minnie May Hill (DOB 5/26/1880 in VA; DOD 7/8/1951 in Gaston County, NC). They had Eula Blanche Briggs married Rupert Spencer Eaves, Jr., Leah Mae Briggs married Royal Clyo Eller, Lewis Ray Briggs, Arthur Fleming Briggs, Jr.
D) David Briggs (DOB 11/1882 in Union County, SC; DOD 10/26/1917 in Columbia, Richland County, SC) married Julia ? .
E) Luther Raymond Briggs (DOB 1/27/1889 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/30/1944 in Cobb County, GA) married Cora E. Wilson (DOB 4/13/1893 in SC; DOD 11/24/1972 in Cobb County, GA). They had Mary Gladys Briggs.
F) John Briggs (DOB About 1899 in Union County, SC; DOD ? in ? ).

Mary Francis Briggs may have had these children out of wedlock as she lives with her parents and her sons are with her. When her parents die, she lives with her sons until her death. So who were their father(s)?

Her son, Arthur Fleming Briggs, Sr. lists his parents, on his death certificate, as Drayton Sanford Briggs and Mary Frances Wilburn. Sanford Drayton Briggs was his grandfather. Who did Mary Francis Briggs marry that was a Wilburn? She was a Briggs on her last census in 1910 and was buried later that year as Mary Frances Briggs. So I don't think she was married. That leaves two options:
  a) Arthur Fleming Briggs, Sr.'s death certificate is wrong. Maybe the informer was confused or just didn't know or had been told wrongly. It's easy to get things confused when a death has occurred. Or sometimes the info is embarrassing and people tend to gloss over it with wrong facts.
  b) Incest (father, daughter). But then why "Wilburn"? Did they get it confused with her mother's maiden name of "Willard"?

Another son, David C. Briggs died in an automobile accident in Richland County, SC at the young age of 33 yrs old. His death certificate lists his parents as "James Briggs" born in SC and his mother as "Don't know". The informant was Mrs. Julia Briggs, his wife. Who is "James Briggs"? And his mother had only been dead 7 yrs, why didn't Julia Briggs know her name? That leaves these options:
  a) David C. Briggs' death certificate is wrong. Maybe the informer was confused or just didn't know or had been told wrongly. It's easy to get things confused when a death has occurred. Or sometimes the info is embarrassing and people tend to gloss over it with wrong facts. Maybe she got his father's name mixed up with the older brother's name, James M. Briggs. Just a simple mix up.
  b) His father was different from Arthur Fleming Briggs, Sr. and therefore the different name given. But who was he? Was he a relative or someone unrelated but with the same last name? Is it possible that his older brother James M. Briggs was named after a father named James Briggs?

I can't find a death certificate for her other sons: Wallace Simpson Briggs (who died in 1946 in SC) or Luther Raymond Briggs (who died in 1944 in Atlanta, GA at 55 yrs old). and I can't find any record of John/Johnny/Johnnie Briggs after the 1900 U.S. Census. There should definitely be a death certificate for Wallace Simpson Briggs on Ancestry.com as SC Death Certificates are on there. But there isn't one. I find them all day long on Ancestry.com so I know how to do searches. Why? Why didn't one get filled out and registered? I have come across this problem before but rarely.

1900 U.S. Census of Cross Anchor, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Roll: T623_ 1541; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 86, Lines 49-50 next page Lines 51-54, "James Briggs"
James Briggs, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Dec, 1873, 26 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Cotton weaver in cotton mill, Can read and write, Rents home
Mary Briggs, Mother, W, F, Born July 1851, 48 yrs old, Single, 5 children with 5 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Wallace Briggs, Brother, W, M, Born Apr, 1877, 23 yrs old, Single, Born in sC, Both parents born in SC, Card room in cotton mill, Can read and write next page
Flemmie Briggs (sic), Brother, W, M, Born Feby, 1880, 20 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Card room in cotton mill, Can read and write
David Briggs, Brother, W, M, Born Nov, 1882, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Card room in cotton mill, Can read and write
Luther Briggs, Brother, W, M, Born Jany, 1889, 11 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, At school
Johnny Briggs, Brother, W, M, Born May, 1899, 1 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1910 U.S. Census of Cross Keys Road, Cross Keys, Union, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1474; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0112; Image: 655; FHL Number: 1375487, Lines 13-14, "Mary Briggs"
Mary Briggs, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 58 yrs old (DOB 1852), Single, 6 children with 5 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation, Can read and write
Linher R. Briggs (sic, Luther R. Briggs), Son, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1889), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, working out, Can read and write

FindAGrave.com
Mary Frances Briggs
BIRTH 5 Jun 1851
DEATH 2 Dec 1910 (aged 59)
BURIAL Padgetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina, USA
MEMORIAL ID 12340545

6) Martha Jane Briggs (DOB: 4/1852 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1/31/1928 in Union, Union County, SC) never married.

1900 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T623_ 1544; Page:  1B; Enumeration District:  67, Lines 51-57, "Rhett Prince"
Rhett Prince, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Jany, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, rents farm, Can read and write
E. Alluse Prince (sic), Wife, W, F, Born May, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Mattee E. Prince (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born Aug, 1878, 21 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
C.F. Prince (sic), Son, W, M, Born July, 1880, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write C.
Victor Prince, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1882, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Meriam Briggs (sic), Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Sept, 1829, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, W, F, Born April, 1853, 47 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write

1910 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  3A; Enumeration District:  0112; Image:  659; FHL Number:  1375487, Lines 14-18, "Clarence R. Prince" and Lines 19-22, "Frank D. Prince"
Clarence R. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1858), First marriage, Married 33 yrs (DOM 1877), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Miller in grist mill, Can read and write, Rents farm
Alice E. Prince, Wife, F, W, 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), First marriage, Married 33 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Victor C. Prince, Son, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer on home farm, Can read and write
Nancy Burnett, Mother, F, W, 74 yrs old (DOB 1836), Widowed, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, F, W, 57 yrs old (DOB 1853), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Frank D. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 28 yrs old (DOB 1882), First marriage, Married 7 yrs (DOM 1903), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Barber for public, Can read and write
Mollie Prince, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), First marriage, Married 7 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living (sic), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Julian R. Prince, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Hubert L. Prince, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1920 U.S. Census of Mountain St., Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1713; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 984, Lines 14-18, "C.C. Sanders" (This is Clarence Cooper Sanders, Sr. who is married to Martha E. "Mattie" Prince. Mattie Prince is the daughter of Clarence Rhett Prince and Alice Ella Briggs. So he was Martha Jane Briggs' niece's husband.)
C.C. Sanders, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, President of bank
Mattie E. Sanders, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Cooper Sanders, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Amelia Sanders, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha Briggs, Aunt, F, W, 66 yrs old (DOB 1854), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation

SC Death Certificate #1490, Registration District 40-A, Registered #13, Miss Martha J. Briggs, DOD 1/31/1928 in 454 E. Main St., Union, Union County, SC
Female, White, Single, DOB: 4/1852 in SC, 75 yrs, 9 mos old
Occupation: "Not any"
Father: Drayton Briggs, born in SC
Mother: "Don't know, born in"
Informant: C.C. Sanders of Spartanburg, SC  (This informant is Clarence Cooper Sanders, Sr. who is married to Martha E. "Mattie" Prince. Mattie Prince is the daughter of Clarence Rhett Prince and Alice Ella Briggs. So he was Martha Jane Briggs' niece's husband.)
DOD: 1/31/1928 at (blank)
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage due to arteriosclerosis
Burial: 2/1/1928 in Padgett's Creek

Martha Jane Briggs never married but she lived with family her whole life. It makes me think she might have been well loved.

7) Alice Ella Briggs (DOB: 5/22/1858 in Union County, SC; DOD: 1/5/1912 in Union, SC) who married Clarence Rhett Prince (DOB: 1/5/1858 in Union County, SC; DOD: 2/8/1919 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC) on 11/22/1877 in Union County, SC. They are buried at Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys, Union County, SC. The had Martha E. "Mattie" Prince, Franklin Drayton Prince, Victor Clarence Prince. This is my husband's direct ancestors.

A) Martha "Mattie" E. Prince (DOB 8/23/1878 in Union County, SC; DOD 3/29/1941 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Clarence Cooper Sanders, Sr. (DOB 2/6/1878 in Union County, SC; DOD 12/4/1955 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). They had Clarence Cooper Sanders, Jr., Edith Frances Sanders (1910-1910), Alice Amelia Sanders married Spencer Rice Morgan, Sr.
B) Franklin Drayton Prince (DOB 7/18/1880 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC; DOD 5/13/1940 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Mary "Mollie" Cynthia Bain (DOB 10/10/1885 in Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 10/31/1974 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). They had Julian Rhett Prince married Clara Marie Wilder, Hubert L. Prince, Ralph Dupre Prince, Wilbur Eugene Prince, Franklin Harold Prince, Mary Prince married Lewis R. Ray, Ruth Irene Prince married John Roy Shephard, Marvin Lewis Prince, Vernon C. Prince, Marguerite Prince married Jackson "Jack" Theodore Key, Sr., Mildred Prince married Edward "Ed" Norman Comer, Sr.
C) Victor Clarence Prince (DOB 12/19/1882 in Enoree River, Union County, SC; DOD 4/30/1945 in Union County, SC) never married.

1900 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T623_ 1544; Page:  1B; Enumeration District:  67, Lines 51-57, "Rhett Prince"
Rhett Prince, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Jany, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, rents farm, Can read and write
E. Alluse Prince (sic), Wife, W, F, Born May, 1858, 42 yrs old, Married 21 yrs, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Mattee E. Prince (sic), Daughter, W, F, Born Aug, 1878, 21 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
C.F. Prince (sic), Son, W, M, Born July, 1880, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write C.
Victor Prince, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1882, 18 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farm Laborer, Can read and write
Meriam Briggs (sic), Mother-in-law, W, F, Born Sept, 1829, Widowed, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, W, F, Born April, 1853, 47 yrs old, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write

1910 U.S. Census of Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  3A; Enumeration District:  0112; Image:  659; FHL Number:  1375487, Lines 14-18, "Clarence R. Prince" and Lines 19-22, "Frank D. Prince"
Clarence R. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1858), First marriage, Married 33 yrs (DOM 1877), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Miller in grist mill, Can read and write, Rents farm
Alice E. Prince, Wife, F, W, 51 yrs old (DOB 1859), First marriage, Married 33 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Victor C. Prince, Son, M, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Laborer on home farm, Can read and write
Nancy Burnett, Mother, F, W, 74 yrs old (DOB 1836), Widowed, 6 children with 4 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Martha Briggs, Sister-in-law, F, W, 57 yrs old (DOB 1853), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Frank D. Prince, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 28 yrs old (DOB 1882), First marriage, Married 7 yrs (DOM 1903), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Barber for public, Can read and write
Mollie Prince, Wife, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), First marriage, Married 7 yrs, 3 children with 3 still living (sic), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Julian R. Prince, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Hubert L. Prince, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC

1920 U.S. Census of Mountain St., Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1713; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 984, Lines 14-18, "C.C. Sanders"
C.C. Sanders, Head, Owns home free of mortgage, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, President of bank
Mattie E. Sanders, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old (DOB 1880), Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Cooper Sanders, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Amelia Sanders, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Martha Briggs, Aunt, F, W, 66 yrs old (DOB 1854), Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation

Union County,SC Death Notices From Early Newspapers,1852-1914, compiled by Tommy J. Vaughan, Pg 183, Death Notice from Union Times, obituary of Mrs Rhett Prince, Union Times, 1/12/1912
"Mrs. Rhett Prince, who has been ill for 10 months with pellagra, died Fri. Jan 5 at her home at Cross Keys. The interment was at Padgett's Creek Church of which she was a member. She leaves a husband and three children, Mrs. Clarence Sanders of Union, Victor and Frank Prince of Cross Keys and one sister Mrs. Briggs. Mrs. Prince was 53 years of age." - Note: Pellagra was a simple vitamin deficiency that was rampant in the South. They didn't know what caused it until at least the 1920's. So sad.

SC Death Certificate #5283, Registration District #4200, Registered #2, Clarence Rhett Prince, DOD: 2/18/1919 in Cross Keys, Union County, SC
Male, White, Widowed, DOB: 1/25/1858 in SC, 61 yrs, 23 days old
Occupation: Ginner
Father: Gist Prince, born in SC
Mother: Nancy Johnson, born in SC
Informant: C.C. Sanders of Union, SC
DOD: 2/18/1919 at 6 am
Cause of death: Bright's Disease
Burial: 2/19/1919 at Padgett's Creek Cemetery

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Alice Briggs Prince
BIRTH 22 May 1858
DEATH 5 Jan 1912 (aged 53)
BURIAL Padgetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina, USA
MEMORIAL ID 12319112

Clarence Rhett Prince
BIRTH 25 Jan 1858
DEATH 18 Feb 1919 (aged 61)
BURIAL Padgetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Keys, Union County, South Carolina, USA
MEMORIAL ID 12319138


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