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 Robert Briggs

Robert Briggs

Birth
Oswaldwistle, Hyndburn Borough, Lancashire, England
Death 23 May 1940 (aged 87)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA
Plot D_512_4
Memorial ID 51055 · View Source
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Son of James Briggs and Betsy Fielding

Married Rachel Susan Robinson, 20 Mar 1875, Beaver, Beaver, Utah

Utah Death Certificate

Robert Briggs was born January 30, 1854 in Aspin, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, the Fourth child of James and Betsy Fielding Briggs. Hi father was a Methodist Minister who converted to Mormonism after listening to the missionaries. He left England in 1867 with his sister Nancy. Robert was thirteen years old and Nancy was seventeen. They sailed from England and then they crossed the plains with the ox teams enduring the rigors of a very difficult crossing. Soon after they arrived in Utah, Robert found work with Brigham Young. His Parents and younger siblings did not arrive until 1875. In 1875 he married Rachel Susan Robinson the daughter of Jeremiah Lagdon Robinson and Mary Harriet Osborn. Rachel was also from England. They had one child, Franklin Joseph Briggs born on 10 November 1876. By the time Franklin was born they had settled in Beaver.


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  • Maintained by: Jennifer Palmer
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51055
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Briggs (30 Jan 1853–23 May 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51055, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer Palmer (contributor 47112292) .