|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1765|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 1851|
American Revolution Veteran, Overmountain Man
Thank You for visiting our beloved Grandpa John, a man of true grit and determination to live free of British tyrany. This is the memorial of a Patriot. Your thoughtful visit is very appreciated by our family. God bless.
༺⊰❁ John Marion Briggs was the son of Joseph Samuel and Rosemary Briggs, born on September 18, 1765 in Pendleton County, Virginia (Now West Virginia.) He married Catherine Peterson.
Known children of John Marion and Catherine Peterson Briggs:
1) John Marion Briggs, Jr., b. October 11, 1795, Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Va.); d. March 24, 1891, Missouri;
2) Samuel Briggs, b. January 15, 1797, Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Va.); d. September 08, 1850, Ross County, Ohio;
3) Unknown Briggs;
4) Elizabeth Briggs, b. October 08, 1803.
5) Delilia Briggs;
6) Unknown Briggs;
7) Unknown Briggs;
8) Unknown Briggs;
9) Infant Briggs, d. 1814, Ohio.
John Briggs was a farmer and he was one of those who answered the call to arms and marched several days to fight and defeat the British at Kings Mountain and is on the roll of the Overmountain Men of the American Revolution. Each and every one of those men were brave and heroic souls who many were Baptist. They fought for their lives and for their freedom of religious choice. The British officer threatened to kill the leaders and lay waste to the vast countryside if they did not submitt to the British crown and the Church of England. Major Ferguson swore he would never leave Kings Mountain. In that he was correct. He was killed in the battle for Kings Mountain and is buried there. It was a pivotal battle in the Revolution. Major Ferguson was one of the best and talented of the British officers. Major Ferguson's men consisted of 1/3 of General Cornwallis' forces. It was a crippling blow upon the British.
May our dear Patriot John Marion Briggs rest in eternal peace in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Battle of King's Mountain Patriot Roster
The Overmountain Men and the Battle Of Kings Mountain
The Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain - North Carolina Digital History
Note: The daughter Elizabeth Briggs first married Henry Kuykendall. She was a widow by the 1820 census. She married William Powell on November 16, 1820 in Clark County, Ohio, and they had John Briggs Powell, my GG-Grandfather. At some time they divorced and Elizabeth married Jacob Kizer. There are no known children from this union at this time.
Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: User Home Page Genealogy Report: Descendants of Joseph Briggs
John Marion Briggs - Zeigler Family Genealogy, Rootsweb
Constance Steinberger Bair, member of Daughters of the American Revolution,
Alice Powell Steinberger
Meriel Steinberger Sterling
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Catherine Peterson Briggs (1770 - 1864)
Elizabeth M. Briggs Powell Secrist Kizer (1803 - 1889)*
Plot: Sec 6
Maintained by: Birdஐ
Originally Created by: Dave
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46095625