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Capt Benjamin Spooner Briggs
Birth: Apr. 24, 1835
Death: Nov., 1872

Captain of the mysterious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste. Briggs, his wife Sarah Cobb Briggs, their 2-year-old daughter Sophia, and seven crewmates, sailed from Massachusetts on November 7, 1872, bound for Europe with a cargo of commercial alcohol. Less than a month later, on December 4, the ship was found sailing erratically off the coast of Gibralter. Crew from the DeGratia boarded the brigand to investigate. They found the last entry in the ship's log, dated November 24, which indicated that the voyage was uneventful. The sails were furled and the ship was in excellent condition. In the infant's crib remained the impression of a sleeping child. However, no sign of the crew or the Briggs family was ever found. A cenotaph memorializing the family is found in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion, Massachusetts. The inscription reads, "Capt. Benj S. Briggs born Apr 24, 1835, Sarah E Cobb his wife born Apr 20 1841, Sophia M, their daughter, then 10 mos, born Oct 31, 1870. Lost in Brig Mary Celeste Nov 1872" (bio by: Shiver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Cobb Briggs (1841 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  Arthur Stanley Briggs (1865 - 1931)*
  Everson Cobb Briggs (1869 - 1869)*
  Sophia Matilda Briggs (1870 - 1872)*
  Edith Briggs (1872 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery *
Marion
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: A cenotaph for him, his wife, and their daughter.
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60585174
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;.... Rest in peace Benjamin.
- Wayne L. Osborne
 Added: Feb. 22, 2014
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