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Peleg was born 1729 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. and married in 20 January 1754 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, Margaret VAUGHAN the daughter of Robert VAUGHAN and Joanna SWEET. She was born 13 July 1734 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island and died 6 July 1800 in Salem, Ontario, New York. Peleg died 30 June 1807, in Salem, Ontario, New York.
Bartlett - Second Tuesday of June 1754: Peleg Briggs, of North Kingstown admitted Freeman of this colony
1800 Census: Jerusalem, Ontario, New York Peleg BRIGGS Under 10; 10 to 16; 16 to 26; 26 to 45; 45 & Up Males: Females:
"Peleg Briggs and his cousin John Briggs were of the colony of Friends who founded the first Settlement of the New Jerusalem in 1788. They came from North Kingston, Rhode Island. His wife was Margaret Vaughn and was also a Friend. They resided in the Friend's Settlement. She died in 1800, and he in 1807, at the age of 78."
Peleg Briggs and his wife Margaret VAUGHAN were 3rd cousins there common ancester being there 2nd Great Grandparents Robert GRIFFIN and Ann, Annis, or Agnes ALMY [Rob]
[5 June 1807
The will of Peleg Briggs is exhibited; administration granted to Francis Briggs and Peleg Briggs of Augusta, 9 June 1807]
In the Name of God Amen.
I Peleg Briggs of Jerusalem in the County of Ontario & state of New York being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind & memory (blessed be God) do this twenty fourth day of September Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred & Two make and publish this my last will & testament in manner following viz.:
First I give and devise unto my son Francis Briggs and to my son Peleg Briggs all my right of Land which I have or had any claim for either in Law or equity situate near Lake Champlain in the gratuity made by the People of the State of New York to Benjamin Birdsall & his associates by an act passed the 4th day of February 1793-Also all my lands situate in Jerusalem aforesaid in the Tract commonly called the little Gore and forty acres of land situate in Township Number six in the first Range of Townships in Phelps & Gorhams purchase to hold to them their heirs & assigns forever as equal shares & shares alike.
Also I give and devise unto my son Francis Briggs all my right to undivided portion of land situate in Township No. nine in the second Range of townships in the County of Ontario aforesaid upon his cancelling a certain receipt or writing he holds against me for fifty Dollars worth of land & twelve acres of land situate in North Kingston in the County of Washington and State of Rhode Island upon his redeeming the same agreeably to the last will & testament of my honored father Francis Briggs to hold the above lands to him his heirs & assigns forever.
Also I give and devise unto my daughter Johanna Bates the north half of the west lot of farm Number seven in the second Range of farms in the Town of Augusta and County of Ontario aforesaid it being the North part of the lot on which George Bates now lives and is all my right & title to said Lot to hold unto her heirs & assigns forever. Also one cow and Ten Dollars to be paid unto her heirs or assigns within one year next after my decease..
Also I give and devise unto my daughter Sarah Briggs and to my daughter Mary Briggs all my right or undivided proportion of land in Lot No. five in the tract called the Gore in the Town of Jerusalem aforesaid and is part of the tract patented to James Parker William Potter Thomas Hathaway & their associates to hold to them their heirs and assigns forever as equal shares and shares alike also the sum of fifty Dollars & one Cow to be paid unto each of them respectively within one year next after my decease and the privilege of taking away such household furniture as were given them by their mother previous to her decease.
Also I give and divise unto my grand Son Robert Briggs all my right or undivided proportion of lands situate in the Gore aforesd. and is my proportion of Lot number nine in said Gore to hold to him his heirs & assigns forever.
Also I give and devise unto my grandson Peleg Briggs the south part of my home farm whereon I now live bounded as follows viz. Beginning at the south East corner of the meadow east of the house on the old preemption line where the brook crosses said Corner running thence a due west Course to the west line of said farm Also Ten acres of woodland in the north west corner of said farm to be set off in a square form to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Also I give and devise unto my grandson Jacob Briggs all the remaining part of my said home farm to hold to him his heirs & assigns forever.
Also I give unto my grandsons Peleg Briggs and Jacob Briggs all my farming utensils to be equally divided between them.Also I give unto my grandson Peleg Briggs my best suit of cloaths my bed and bedding chest saddle & bridle.
Also I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid sons Francis Briggs and Peleg Briggs all the rest & residue of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided between them. And I make and ordain them my said sons my sole executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written.
Peleg Briggs L.S. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Peleg Briggs testator as his last will & testament in our presence who are present at the signing and sealing thereof.-Wyllys Dyer
CHILDREN of Peleg BRIGGS and Margaret VAUGHAN:
+ 1. JOANNA b: Abt 1756; North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. md: Abt 1779; , Washington, Rhode Island. George BATES d: ; Jerusalem, Ontario, New York. 2. SARAH b: ; North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. 3. PELEG b: Abt 1665; North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. md: ; , Fairfield, Connecticut. Elizabeth CHAMBERS d: 1837; , , New York. 4. FRANCIS b: Abt 1766; North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. md: ; , , . Olive BELL md: ; , , New York. Isabel ALBRO d: 5 Jan 1850; , , New York. 5. MARY b: ; North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.Back to Francis BRIGGS' Family Page
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