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Briggs, Joseph
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 36, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 2/7/65, m/i 2/7/65, Pvt, Co. B, 7th VT INF, m/o 2/7/66

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1829, Canada
Death: unknown

Burial: Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 91924153
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of John Pregony, Glen St. Mary, FL

Great Grandfather of Norma Briggs Pregony, Greenfield, MA

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

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Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA

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Obituary

Joseph Briggs, a French laborer at Greenfield, was burned to death Thursday afternoon in a little house which he had been occupying alone on Petty's plain. He was last seen alive about 2 ;0'clock. At 5 0'clock smoke was seen coming from the house and Gilbert E. Jones found Briggs lying on the floor dead, his body having been badly burned. It is thought that in attempting to light the a fire his clothing came in contact with the blaze.

Briggs was a pensioned veteran of the late war. His wife and daughter were burned to death a few years ago at the fire in the French Catholic Church in Holyoke.

Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro), April 10, 1896

Courtesy of Deanna French