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Sophia Matilda Briggs
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1870
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1872, At Sea

The brigantine "Mary Celeste" was lost with all hands, including her, her father, Captain Benjamin S. Briggs (1835-1872), and her mother, Sarah (1841-1872), in November 1872. The empty ship was located half way between the Azore Islands and the coast of Portugal on December 4, 1872. A cenotaph stands in the Evergreen Cemetery, Marion, Massachusetts, in memory of her and her parents, "Lost in Brig Mary Celeste." For a complete history on this event, see GHOST SHIP: THE MYSTERIOUS TRUE STORY OF THE MARY CELESTE AND HER MISSING CREW by Brian Hicks (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004). For a portrait of her, see page 55 of that book, or contact the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Spooner Briggs (1835 - 1872)
  Sarah Elizabeth Cobb Briggs (1841 - 1872)
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Stanley Briggs (1865 - 1931)*
  Everson Cobb Briggs (1869 - 1869)*
  Sophia Matilda Briggs (1870 - 1872)
  Edith Briggs (1872 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CAPT. BENJ. BRIGGS Born Apr. 24 1835 SARAH E. COBB Born Oct. 20 1841 SOPHIA M Their Daughter Born Oct. 31 1870 Lost in Brig. Mary Celeste Nov. 1872
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Marion
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: A cenotaph for her and her parents.
 
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
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