Mary Belle Briggs

F, #8041, b. 13 August 1870, d. 1928
     Mary Belle Briggs was born on 13 August 1870 at Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,2,3 She was the daughter of James Briggs and Maria Fretwell.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1880 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: James Briggs, -; Maria Briggs, wife; Charles Briggs, son; Henry Briggs, son; James Briggs, son; George Briggs, son; Hengist Briggs, son; Mary B Briggs, daughter; Pauline Briggs, daughter; Elmina Briggs, daughter; Louisa Briggs, daughter; Darwin Briggs, son; Catharine Ramsey, servant.4
She married William Minford at Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, on 6 August 1891.1,2,3 As of 6 August 1891, her married name was Mary Belle Minford.
She was listed as head of household's wife in the 1900 US census at 3rd Precinct, Jefferson township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: William Minford, head; Mary B. Minford, wife; James B. Minford, son.5
Mary died in 1928.6 She was buried in 1928 at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.6

Child of Mary Belle Briggs and William Minford

Citations

  1. [S6789] LDS Church (new FamilySearch), International Genealogical Index, "Series B, No. 3249. William Minford born in Scotland, on the 9th day of March A.D. 1868, residing at Jefferson Township, Allegheny Co, Penna, occupation laborer, not related by blood or marriage to the person whom he desires to marry, has not been married before. Mary B. Briggs born in Allegheny Co, Pa, on the 13th day of August A.D. 1870, residing at Mifflin Township, Allegheny Co, Penna, has not been married before. Marriage Licence issued: August 5th 1891. Consent of James Briggs, residing at Mifflin Township, Allegheny Co, Pa. Consent filed: August 5th 1891. Married: August 6th 1891 By Cyril B. Hatch. Duplicate certificate returned September 8 1891."
  2. [S6762] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Volume III, "Mary Belle, born August 13, 1871, married William Minford, superintendent of mines, Rich Hill, Pennsylvania."
  3. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.
  4. [S6777] 1880, United States Census, "Briggs Mary B, white, female, age 9, daughter, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  5. [S6790] 1900, United States Census, "Minford Mary B., wife, white, female, born August 1870, age 29, married, 8 years married, mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born in Pennsylvania, father born in England, mother born in England, can read, can write, can speak English, resident in 3rd Precinct, Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."
  6. [S6841] Mary Belle Briggs Minford, Find A Grave record, "Mary Belle Briggs Minford
    BIRTH 13 Aug 1870 New England, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
    DEATH 1928 (aged 57–58)
    BURIAL Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA."