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Sarah Elizabeth Cobb Briggs
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1841
Death: Nov., 1872

The brigantine "Mary Celeste" was lost with all hands, including her, her husband, Captain Benjamin S. Briggs (1835-1872), and their daughter Sophia (1870-1872), in November 1872. The empty ship was located half way between the Azore Islands and the coast of Portugal on December 4, 1872. A cenotaph stands in the Evergreen Cemetery, Marion, Massachusetts, in memory of her, her husband, and their daughter, "Lost in Brig Mary Celeste." For a complete history on this event, see GHOST SHIP: THE MYSTERIOUS TRUE STORY OF THE MARY CELESTE AND HER MISSING CREW by Brian Hicks (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004).

Find a Grave conributor G. Abbott stated that Sarah Briggs also had a son Arthur, age 7, who was left at home. 
 
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 Parents:
  Leander Cobb (1801 - 1872)
  Julia Ann Cobb (1808 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Spooner Briggs (1835 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Stanley Briggs (1865 - 1931)*
  Everson Cobb Briggs (1869 - 1869)*
  Sophia Matilda Briggs (1870 - 1872)*
  Edith Briggs (1872 - 1872)*
 
 Siblings:
  William H. Cobb (1831 - 1837)*
  Harvey S. Cobb (1834 - 1837)*
  Edward A. Cobb (1836 - 1876)*
  Harriet M. Cobb (1838 - 1917)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Cobb Briggs (1841 - 1872)
  Mary S. Cobb (1843 - 1932)*
  William H. Cobb (1846 - 1923)*
  Julia A. Cobb (1849 - 1876)*
  Maria Cobb (1852 - 1943)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Marion
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: A cenotaph for her, her husband, and their daughter.
 
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60585328
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Cobb</i> Briggs
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Cobb</i> Briggs
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Cobb</i> Briggs
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They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;.... Rest in peace Sarah.
- Wayne L. Osborne
 Added: Feb. 22, 2014

- Rose
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
R.I.P. where ever you maybe.
- Diana McDevitt Eyler
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
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