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Susanah "Susy, Susa" Gentry Briggs
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1857
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1912
Marion
Cassia County
Idaho, USA

The family has thought her name was Susan N. Gentry, but that appears now to be an error:
Bulo's bible records her name twice as Susa in his own hand and once as Susanah as dictated to his daughter in law by Bulo. 1860 census: Susa (mis-indexed as Susan); 1870 census: Susanah; 1880 Census: Susen; 1900 census: Susa; 1910 Census: Susa; Idaho Death record only lists last name: Gentry; Headstone has Susy.

Susa was born 21 September 1857 in Buncombe county, NC, to John Patton Gentry and Anna Melissa Garland. She married Bulo Lee Briggs, born 1854, Yancey Co., NC, to John Lee Briggs and Anna Melissa Garland, when she was almost 18 years old, 15 Sept. 1875, in Flagpond, Unicoi, TN. In September of 1890, Bulo and Susy joined the LDS Church in Tennessee. He was a school teacher, and at 37 years of age moved his family of 9 children "out west" in 1891. The family stayed temporarily in Oakley, Idaho, with A. Bates, who had been a Mormon missionary in the south. The last two children were born in Idaho and most of them joined the LDS church. Bulo is said to have suffered from Depression, especially after Susy died in 1912. Their Children: Mary Jane Briggs (1876-1876), Celia Ann Briggs Adams (1876-1899), Dora Leona Briggs Pickett (1877-1956), Eliza Jane Briggs Bates (1879-1912), Oscar Lee Briggs (1882-1923), Lillie Elizabeth Briggs Severe (1882-1923), Louella Bailey Briggs Cummins (1885-1963), Ezekiel Lafayette Briggs (1887-1915), Ellare Bertha Briggs Craner Pence (1889-1953), Sarah Emily Briggs Cranney (1891-1923), and Laura Elisha Briggs Blake Lusk (1894-1977).
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Bulo Lee Briggs (1854 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Celia Ann Briggs Adams (1876 - 1900)*
  Dora Leona Briggs Pickett (1877 - 1956)*
  Eliza Jane Briggs Bates (1879 - 1912)*
  Lillie Elizabeth Briggs Severe (1882 - 1969)*
  Oscar Lee Briggs (1882 - 1923)*
  Louella Bailey Briggs Cummins (1885 - 1963)*
  Ezekiel Lafayette Briggs (1887 - 1915)*
  Ella Ree Briggs Pence (1889 - 1953)*
  Sarah Emily Briggs Cranney (1891 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marion Cemetery
Marion
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: Roger Sarel Porter
Originally Created by: Christine M. Storey
Record added: Nov 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43803883
Susanah Susy, Susa <i>Gentry</i> Briggs
Added by: Roger Sarel Porter
 
Susanah Susy, Susa <i>Gentry</i> Briggs
Added by: Roger Sarel Porter
 
Susanah Susy, Susa <i>Gentry</i> Briggs
Added by: Jade Larsen
 
 
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how can i ever forget you when i carry your name love suzy my great great grandmother
- suzy
 Added: Jan. 23, 2012
Susie's husband, Bulo Lee Briggs, is buried in Rice Creek Cemetery, Flag Pond, Tennessee. Birth: Sep. 15, 1854 Yancey County North Carolina, USA Death: Apr. 24, 1941 Greene County Tennessee, USA GGrandson, Roger S. Porter
- Roger Sarel Porter
 Added: Sep. 15, 2011
 
 
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