Civil War Records of Daniel R. Briggs

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
B 1st Ma. Cav. Private; enl. and mustered Sept. 25, 1861 January 29, 1862 Acton tinman

[45?] age recorded as 35;

discharged for disability

MASSCW, 6:142

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 38-39

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
B 1st Ma. Cav. April 21, 1862 Invalid 764 21 508    
Nov. 19, 1900 Widow 730 127 512 800 Mass. Sarah J. Briggs

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date September 6, 1900
Place Chelsea, Mass.
Age 83 years, 6 months
Cause chronic dementia
Obituary

BRIGGS--In Chelsea, at Soldier's Home, September 6, Daniel R. Briggs, 83 years, 6 months. Daniel Briggs was from Acton, MA, a veteran of the 1st Mass. Cavalry, Co. "B" in the Civil War.

(Chelsea Gazette, Sept. 15, 1900)

Funeral  
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Sarah J. Briggs

Additional Information

Daniel R. Briggs was born in Boston, Mass. to parents Daniel Briggs and Mary Proctor (Medford death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 505, p. 612 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

Daniel R. Briggs, age 45, a farmer, is recorded as a resident of Boylston, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (45/52) with Lucy Briggs, age 55, and Anna Briggs, age 12 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

The name "Daniel R. Briggs" appears in the Acton town records in the "List of persons liable to Enrolment in the Militia of this Commonwealth as returned by the Assessors of Acton July 1,1862." (Acton Town Records: Transcriptions).

Daniel Russell Briggs, age 49, a Tin plate worker, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 27/38) with Lucy Briggs, age 59 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 46).

Daniel Briggs, age 52, a Tin Maker, is recorded as a resident of Acton, Mass. in the 1870 census, in household (36/46) with Lucy Briggs, age 64 ("1870 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Lucy Briggs died June 4, 1872 in Acton, Mass. at the age of 66 (Acton death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 248, p. 99 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

Daniel R. Briggs, age 57, of Boston, a Tinman, married Sarah J. Bass, age 45, of Chelsea, on June 17, 1873 in Chelsea, Mass. (Chelsea marriage register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 255, p. 221 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

Danl R. Briggs, age 62, a Tin plate maker, is recorded as a resident of Medford, Mass. in the 1880 federal census, in household (95/116) with his wife Sarah Briggs, age 52, and her son Charles H. Bass, age 29, an engraver ("1880 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Daniel R. Briggs is recorded as a resident of Medford, Mass. in the 1890 veterans census (household 598/670), but his service data is not included in the record ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).

Daniel R. Briggs, age 83, is recorded as a resident of Medford, Mass. in the 1900 federal census, in household (7/90) with Sarah J. Briggs, age 71 ("1900 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).

Daniel Briggs was a resident of Medford, Mass. when he died in Chelsea, Mass. in 1900 at the age of 83 (Medford death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 505, p. 612 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

 

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