Briggs, Mary

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Mary Johnson Briggs (1)

Springfield was settled when Elias Briggs and Mary Briggs and their family arrived in 1848. In 1852, using shovel and plow, he built the Millrace.

In the early 1850s, the settlement of Springfield consisted only of a ferry service across the Willamette, the Briggs' house, two mills, a trading post and a school.

[-Springfield Beacon, Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, B4]

[edit] 1860 Federal Census of Lane County, Oregon

Springfield Precinct, Eugene City Post Office

Family No. 544 Powers, Sarah J., Age 19. Female. Birthplace: Illinois

Briggs, Mary, Age 32. Female. Profession: Housewife. Birthplace: Kentucky.

E., Age 5. Male. Birthplace: Oregon.

Isaac R., Age 3. Male. Birthplace: Oregon

Mary E., Age 10 months. Male? Birthplace: Oregon

Page, W.P., Age: 22. Male. Profession: Farm Laborer. Birthplace: Illinois.

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