Biography of Hiram Briggs
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Briggs, Hiram, Fairhaven, was borne in West Castleton, Vt., in 1806; he was married in 1828 to Susanna Shattuck, who was born in Castleton, Vt., in 1808. They have had eight children born to them, three sons and five daughters. Two daughters are now living, Martha Jane and Hattie Hattie married Orange Woodin December, 1869. Martha J. has been a teacher and has developed a marked aptitude in writing poetry. One son, James Tilly, enlisted in the First Vermont Cavalry, served two years, and was compelled by sickness to return home, where hem died on October 22, 1864. He did not die on the battlefield where many fall in pride, but in our own dear home our soldier brother and son died. Hiram and Susanna settled on their homestead in 1828, where Hiram died on October 7, 1873.

From:
History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1886


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