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Sarah Elizabeth Cobb Briggs
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1841
Death: Nov. 25, 1872

Sarah E. Cobb Briggs was the wife of Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs. She, along with her husband and their 2-year-old daughter Sophia, was lost at sea from the now-infamous Mary Celeste. Judging by the log-book, the last day any of the people aboard the Mary Celeste lived was November 25, 1872. A few paragraphs from the Wikipedia entry on "Mary Celeste" are pasted below: "The Mary Celeste was a 103-foot, 282-ton brigantine. Originally built as the Amazon in Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia in 1861, the ship seemingly had bad luck and, due to numerous negative occurrences, had changed hands several times. She became the Mary Celeste in 1869. "On November 7, 1872, under the command of Captain Benjamin Briggs, the ship picked up a cargo of industrial alcohol (probably methanol, and thus unfit for drinking) shipped by Meissner Ackermann & Coin in New York City and set sail for Genoa, Italy. In addition to the crew of fourteen, she carried two passengers: the Captain's wife, Sarah E. Briggs (née Cobb), and two-year-old daughter, Sophia Matilda. "On December 4, 1872 (some reports give December 5, due to a lack of standard time zones in the 1800s), the Mary Celeste was sighted by the Dei Gratia, captained by a Captain Morehouse, who knew Captain Briggs. The Dei Gratia had left New York harbor only seven days after the Mary Celeste. Dei Gratia's crew observed her for two hours and concluded that she was drifting, though she was flying no distress signals. Oliver Deveau, the Chief Mate of the Dei Gratia, led a party in a small boat to board the Mary Celeste. He reported finding only one operable pump, with a lot of water between decks and three and a half feet of water in the hold. He reported that "the whole ship was a thoroughly wet mess". The ship seemed otherwise to be in good condition, but no one was aboard."  (bio by: Salena Odom) 
 
Inscription:
CAPT. BENJ. BRIGGS Born Apr. 24 1835 SARAH E. COBB Born Oct. 20 1841 SOPHIA M Their Daughter Born Oct. 31 1870 Lost in Brig. Mary Celeste Nov. 1872
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Memorial stands at Evergreen Cemetery in Marion, MA. Body lost at sea, never recovered.
 
Created by: Salena Odom
Record added: Jul 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14867837
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Cobb</i> Briggs
Added by: Salena Odom
 
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Cobb</i> Briggs
Added by: Salena Odom
 
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Cobb</i> Briggs
Added by: Salena Odom
 
 
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