Briggs, Erastus Allen
Age: 26, credited to Searsburg, VTVITALS
Birth: 07/27/1836, Stamford, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
City Cemetery, Woodford, VT
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Allen E. BriggsDeerfield Valley Times, April 7, 1911
SEARSBURG - Allen E. Briggs, whose death was briefly noted in the Times of March 17, and further notice of which has been delayed by the sickness of your correspondent, was born in Stamford 74 years ago, but spent the greater part of his life in this town, being for many years associated with his father and brother in the lumber business at what was known as “The Briggs mill.” The mill was finally sold, the business left town, and Allen and some have since given their time to farming. The farm was sold with the intention of moving away but afterward bought back.
He has represented the town in the legislature three terms and held various town offices, having been selectman, school director and lister.
Mr. Briggs was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the C.D. Lawton Post G.A.R. Four members of the Post acted as bearers at the funeral, which was held at his late home March 17. Rev. C.S. Daniels of Heartwellville officiated. He is survived by his wife, four brothers and five sons.
Mr. Briggs was one of the oldest inhabitants in town.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau