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Ann Elizabeth Harvey Briggs
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1831
Death: Dec. 9, 1894
Robertson County
Texas, USA

Anne Harvey Briggs, a notable woman in Robertson County, Texas history. Her final burial site is near her family home site and just across from where her family was massacred. The following is taken from the historical marker on Texas highway 6 describing the infamous "Harvey Massacre" that disrupted Anne's life at a tender age and forever carved her name into the annals of Texas history: "At this site one Sunday night in November 1836, the family of John Harvey was attacked by an Indian raiding party. Harvey, his wife, and son were all killed, Mrs. Harvey's blood staining the open pages of the family bible. Their daughter Ann Elizabeth, aged 5, and a servant girl were taken captive, later to be sold as slaves. The price of Ann Elizabeth was a few blankets. After four years in Mexico, Ann Elizabeth was recovered by her Uncle, James Talbot of Alabama. In 1848 she wed Sanders Briggs and in 1853 they moved to Texas where they built a home -- ironically -- near the site of the massacre." 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sanders C. Briggs (1812 - 1869)
 
 Children:
  James Judson Briggs (1848 - 1869)*
  William Talbot Briggs (1852 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Baptist Ridge Cemetery
Calvert
Robertson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Mervin D. Peters
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79845701
Ann Elizabeth <i>Harvey</i> Briggs
Added by: rhm
 
Ann Elizabeth <i>Harvey</i> Briggs
Added by: Mervin D. Peters
 
 
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- chris allsman
 Added: Jul. 12, 2015
You were a dear brave lady. Rest in peace forever.
- Tracy
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
May you forever RIP.
- rhm
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
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