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James William Briscoe
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Birth: May 9, 1842
Hemp Ridge
Shelby County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1914
Shelby County
Kentucky, USA

James William Briscoe was born in Hemp Ridge, Kentucky in 1842. He was the son of Hezekiah Briscoe Sr. and Rachael McClain and was the Grandson of James Briscoe Jr. and Elizabeth Carriss, and Thomas McClain and Elizabeth Besty Gray. By 1850 James and his brother Hezekiah Briscoe (b 1846)were orphaned and were living with their uncle and aunt William and Sarah McClain in Shelby County, Kentucky.

James was a Civil War veteran and member of the Kentucky 6th Regiment Volunteer Infantry, Company D (Union Forces). He was mustered in on 12/24/61, at the age of 19, a resident of Harrisonville, Kentucky. He was promoted on 6/30/63 to Corporal, and on 10/2/64 to 1st Lieutenant, and resigned 1/18/65.

He married Maria Josephine Carriss on 30 August 1866 in Shelby County, Kentucky. The children born to this marriage were: Jenny Williamette (1876), Charles E (1878), Dora B. (1879), Marion Clay (1882), James luther (1884), Mary Martha (1885), William (1886, Ann Elizabeth (1887), and Lucile E (1907).

He died in the town of Waddy, Kentucky in 1914. He is buried next to his wife Maria in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Shelbyville, Kentucky. 
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  Maria Josephine Carriss Briscoe (1846 - 1928)*
  Dora Briscoe Garrett (1879 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
Shelby County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Near the Church Building, on the West side.
Created by: Pete Moore
Record added: Apr 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26398784
James William Briscoe
Added by: Pete Moore
James William Briscoe
Added by: Pete Moore
James William Briscoe
Added by: Pete Moore
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My 2nd great grandfather.
- Becky Harden
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
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- Pete Moore
 Added: Feb. 26, 2009

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