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Mary Briggs

Female 1671 - 1708  (37 years)


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  • Name Mary Briggs 
    Born 9 Aug 1671  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Oct 1708  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6241  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2016 

    Father Ens. Thomas Briggs,   b. 1644, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1720  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Fisher,   b. Abt 1650, of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  [5
    Family ID F3771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Capt. John Akin,   b. 1663,   d. 13 Jun 1746, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1687  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
    +1. David Akin,   b. 19 Sep 1689, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1779, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F3762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI by Robert Larry Akin:

      "John Osborne Austin gives Aug. 9, 1671 as the date of birth for Mary Briggs. This date of birth is also documented in the Dartmouth Vital Records, Vol. 1; page 46. John Akin began to acquire land on Smiths Neck in 1692. Through Thomas Briggs, Mary Briggs' father, John Akin was able to acquire over 300 acres of land on Smiths Neck prior to Mary's death about 1710. Their first child, David Akin, was born September 19, 1689, and Mary bore John Akin ten children before dying in 1708 probably in childbirth since her last child, Judith, was born that same year.

      "As to their marriage date of 1687, I have found this date in two separate documents both from the Quaker Hill, NY area. One reference is in the small pamphlet entitled 'The History of Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Pawling, NY' by Margaret B. Monahan, Helen G. Daniels and Gae Mitchell; Published 1987, Pawling, Dutchess, NY on page 11. The other reference in in a 6-page type written manuscript entitled: 'A Brief Genealogical Record of the Akin Family', Akin Free Library, Quaker Hill, Pawling District, Dutchess, NY which I have a copy of. It is unsigned and dates after 1903. I have found no other documentation for this date of marriage for John and Mary Briggs Akin. While I realize that this means that she would have had to have married John when she was but 16 years old, it can be verified that their first child, David Akin, was born September 19, 1689. Thus, given her date of birth of 1611, she was only 17 years old when she conceived David, their first child (December 1688 or January 1689). As a result, I have concluded that it is reasonable that they could have been married the previous year of 1687."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce.

    2. [S207] Descendants of David Akin of Newport, RI, by Robert Larry Akin.

    3. [S42] The Howland Heirs: Being the Story of a Family and a Fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust Established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green, by William M. Emery. New Bedford, Massachusetts: E. Anthony and Sons, 1919.

    4. [S994] The Briggs Genealogy, Including the Ancestors and Descendants of Ichabod White Briggs by Bertha Bortle Beale Aldridge. Victor, New York: 1953., year only.

    5. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce., date only.

    6. [S1512] Pane-Joyce Genealogy by David Pane-Joyce., says "Ca 1686/7".