|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1812|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1887|
Name on Tombstone = Asa C. Briggs
Dates on Tombstone = d 7 July 1887 74 yr 9 mo 21 days
Fremont Daily Herald
July 8, 1887
Died - At his residence in Logan, on Thursday morning, Asa Clark
Briggs, aged 74 years, 9 months and 21 days. Mr. Briggs was one of
the early settlers of Dodge county, and well and favorably known in
this section. He was for several years county treasurer of Dodge
county, and a man universally respected where he was known. Few
men had more friends than "Uncle Asa" Briggs, and his death will be
The Hooper Sentinel
October 2, 1930
From Historical Sketch of Logan Mills Community By R. L. Briggs
A. C. Briggs was born at Plymouth Vermont, Sept. 12, 1812, the
eldest of a family of five. At 20 moved with his father to
Kalamazoo County, Mich. Selecting the occupation of a carpenter.
Worked in Detroit and Buffalo, N.Y. as a pattern maker.
Married Mary Ann Noyes, a daughter of a Methodist circuit rider in
New York and back to Michigan. In the summer of l856 he, with his
family of five children, drove a band of 700 sheep from Michigan to
Glenwood, Iowa. The winter of '56 having been unusually sever, one
half of this flock were lost by drifting snow. He bought and
improved 320 acres of good Iowa land.
In the year 1861 he came to Logan, Nebraska, and bought half
interest in the Logan Mills.
From "The Nebraskan":
"In 1861 he was in the midst of the Indian scare, his wife, who had
not then moved to Nebraska heard that her husband with other
frontiersmen had been murdered but the glad tidings of safety and
'false alarm' was received in a few days and there was joy again in
that household." Elected County Commissioner in 1867. Reelected
County Commissioner in 1869 for 3 years. Elected to 8th Legislature
of Nebraska in 1870. Elected Treasurer Dodge County in 1874. " I
want to live by the roadside and be a friend to man" must have been
the thoughts and alms of Father and Mother Briggs. Their
hospitality was unbounded and extended to one an all.
Mary Ann Noyes Briggs (1813 - 1902)
Jennie Frost Briggs Laird (1840 - 1914)*
Created by: In memory of my Grandpa ...
Record added: Mar 06, 2006
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