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 Sophia Matilda Briggs

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Sophia Matilda Briggs

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Nov 1872 (aged 2)
At Sea
Burial Marion, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot A cenotaph for her and her parents.
Memorial ID 60585446 View Source
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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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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

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