Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _MILT a private in J. Alger's Company of Vermont Militia (Rev. War). William (Briscoe\Briscow) Brisco
MY guess/theory/suspicion.... That THIS William Brisco(e) was s/o William Briscoe and Sarah Fare, who were married 18-May-1717 at Boston, MA. Though, was this Sarah Fare same as married Matthew Vibert, 28-Nov-1705, also in Boston?
Spouse1: William Briscoe
Comments: Int. reads [Briscow]
Spouse2: Sarah Fare
Married By: Rev. Mr. Sam. Miles Presbytn
Date: 18 May 1717
See also 'Brisco', in some sources. Some believe William was born in or around Woburn, Massachusetts.
Amongst the first settlers of Strafford, Vermont, as were John West and his son, Daniel, James Pennock, William Chamberlin (and his sons, Amasa, Elias, Isaac and Asahel), as well as Samuel and Levi Root (possible connections to Dinah)
Most likely descended from the Briscoes of Boston, Massachusetts. The 1790 Census shows his household as 1 male over 16 (Wm.), 1 Female (likely Dinah) The Briscoe line likely descends from John Briscoe (b. about 1590) who settled first in Maryland, came from England on the 'Ark' and 'Dove' expeditions about 1634 and married Elizabeth Du Bois. This line obviously needs some work to make a valid connection. Surely William, or a son of the same name, was the one mentioned as one of the first selectman of Strafford, Orange Co, VT, chosen in March of 1778. The 'roots' of the beginnings of the town of Strafford date back to meetings held in the 1760s in Hebron, Connecticut, which may be where many of the first settlers were from.
Based on Vermont vital records, his birthyear MAY have been 1721, as he died in 1797 at age '76.' Though HIS headstone in the Kibling Cemetery was mostly unreadable, the headstone of Dinah Brisco(e) was quite readable, though found not next to her husband, but, amongst members of the Root family. So, it is possible she was a Root by birth. Nothing indicating she was the wife of a Root, later in life. There IS record of a William Briscoe marrying a Dinah Cutting (b. 21-Jun-1718 in Sudbury, Massachusetts), with a marriage year of 1740, but no further information. This could have easily been another William, as the Briscoes were quite populous in that area.
One point of concern. Dinah's, or 'Dynah's' marker in the Kibling Cemetery has her death on the 26th of some unreadable month, in 1797, age 76. That is MOST coincidental with the vital statistics on William. Not to say it could NOT be, but, the chances of both of them being born the same year and dying the same year are not too good. Just something to bear in mind. It surely makes the 1719 birth year more believable and.. perhaps, when records are found, it may be 1721 was the year he was baptized or christened?
Also, according to a transcription of the cemetery, done many years ago, there are comments about MANY of the stones being unreadable at that time. This transcription seems to indicate William may have actually been buried next to Dinah, at least, originally. He FROM VERMONT TRIP APR-1993, V.R. RESEARCH INDICATES HE DIED IN 1797 AT AGE 76,
AND THIS WOULD SHIFT HIS BIRTH YEAR FROM 1719 TO 1721, ALSO, HIS HEADSTONE IN
THE KIBLING CEMETERY IS UNREADABLE. HIS WIFE DINAH, HOWEVER, WAS QUITE READ-
ABLE, AND FOUND, NOT NEXT TO HER HUSBAND, BUT AMONG MEMBERS OF THE ROOT FAMILY
, SO IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SHE WAS A ROOT, BY BIRTH. He was buried at Kibling Cemetery, Strafford, Vermont, USA
. He was born circa 1720 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 21 June 1740 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
. He married Dinah Cutting
, daughter of James Cutting
and Mary Nobles
, on 22 October 1740 at Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
. William (Briscoe\Briscow) Brisco died on 2 January 1797 or June 1797 at Strafford, Orange County, Vermont, USA
. He died on 23 June 1797 at Strafford, Orange County, Vermont, USA