Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jennie (Topping) Briggs, Daughter of Eleanor Richmond

Excerpt from the J.B. Richmond book published in 1897:

7632.  Jennie M. D. Topping 9, born June 23, 1868; married* Herman G., son of Henry C. and Mary (Clapp) Briggs.  He was born at Howell, Mich., Dec. 6, 1862.  His father was born in England, and came to America when seventeen years old.  His mother was born in Boston, Mass., and was a descendant of Roger Clapp; her mother was a descendant of Sir Admiral Coffin.  Children: Morris H. Briggs 10**, born Sept, 15, 1888, in Detroit, Mich.; Lawrence G. Briggs 10, born July 18, 1890, in Howell, Mich.; Eleanor E. Briggs 10, born Aug. 29, 1892, in Howell, Mich.

**In 1930 Morris Briggs was living in Chicago with his wife, Leonie, who was born in France.  He was a rare book dealer.

*groom's name: Herman G. Briggs
groom's birth date: 1862
groom's birthplace: Howell, Mich.
bride's name: Jennie M. Topping
bride's birth date: 1869
bride's birthplace: Plainfield, Mich.
marriage date: 15 Feb 1888
marriage place: Plainfield, Livingston, Michigan
groom's father: H. C. Briggs
groom's mother: Mary E. Clapp
bride's father: Morris Topping
bride's mother: Unknown
[Note: S.G. & Hattie Topping were the witnesses]

United States Census, 1900 
name: Jennie Briggs

residence: Howell village, Livingston, Michigan
birth date: Jun 1868
birthplace: Mich
relationship to head-of-household: Wife
father birthplace: Ohio
mother birthplace: Pennsylvania

years married: 13
estimated marriage year: 1887
mother how many children: 3
number living children: 3

spouse Herman G Briggs M
  Jennie Briggs F
child Morris H Briggs M
child Lawrence Briggs M
child Eleanor Briggs F
Sarah M Artz F

United States Census, 1910
name: Jennie M Briggs
birthplace: Michigan
relationship to head of household: Wife
residence: Chicago Ward 6, Cook, Illinois
father's birthplace: Ohio
mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania

spouse Herman G Briggs M 48y
  Jennie M Briggs F 41y
child Morris H Briggs M 21y
child Lawrence G Briggs M 19y
child Eleanore E Briggs F 17y
Henry C Briggs M 56y
Adeline Clapp F 68y
Marjorie M Montague F 18y
Alexander S Montague M 16y

Adeline Clapp is identified as a widowed aunt; Marjorie Montague was a niece and Alexander Montague a nephew of Herman Briggs, the head of household in the 1910 census.  In 1900 the Montague children were living with their widowed mother, Ella Montague, in Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan.  Luke Montague married Ella Briggs 15 December 1886.

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 
name: Jennie M. Topping Briggs

death date: 01 Mar 1941
death place: Oak Park, Cook, Illinois
birth date: 14 Jun 1868 [DOB slightly different than listed above]
birthplace: Plainfield, Mich.
father: Morris Topping
residence: Chicago, Oak Park Twp., Cook, Ill.
spouse: Herman

burial date: 03 Mar 1941
burial place: Howell, Livingston, Michigan

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
name: Herman G. Briggs

death date: 02 May 1932
death place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
gender: Male

birth date: 06 Dec 1861
birthplace: Howell, Michigan
father: Henry Briggs

father's birth place: Leeds, England
mother: Mary E. Clapp

mother's birth place: Boston, Massachusetts
occupation: Retired Auctioneer
residence: Howell, Michigan

spouse: Jennie M. Briggs

burial date: 04 May 1932
burial place: Howell, Michigan

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