GRISWOLD'S N.Y. VOLS. WAR OF 1812
According to Iowa Cemetery Records, his wife Susan's stone was next to his with the inscription "Wife of Briggs". Her stone is no longer there.
1880 US Census lists Briggs birthplace as New York and his occupation as minister.
Note: Briggs Alden was born Sept. 4, 1796 in Otsego, NY. He moved west with the Mormons and his father and son Stephen K. Alden. His first wife was Maria King. (She probably died in New York before 1840.) His second wife was Lydia Harrington whom he divorced due to her abandoning him when she left for Utah to be with her children. He waited a year before filing for divorce. His last wife was Susan Russell whom he married May 8, 1864 in Kendall County Illinois.
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Lydia Harrington Jennings (1795 - 1873)*
Susan Russell Alden (1813 - 1894)*
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: May 21, 2008
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