Geneology: James Briggs James Briggs (1821-1887) was from Wickam, N.B. He married (1) Ann Ackerley (1827-1853) and (2) Susan Ackerley (1835-1927). The sisters were from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Their mother was a United Empire Loyalist named Mott. James is buried in the United Baptist Church cemetery, lot 6. James Briggs had 13 children: Emoranda b.1847, married Nathanial Stairs (b 1844) Levina (Sept. 8, 1847-1930) married Samuel Stairs (1839-1917) Sophia (1851-1942) * married Thomas H. MacFarlane (1844-1919) Ruth Ann (b. 1852) J. William (1853-1927) married Lydia Ann Stairs (1856-1920) Elizabeth (b. 1857) married William Constantine Addington Harvey (1858-1931) unmarried Louantha Susan (1851-1898) married John Corey George W. (1862-1945) Ephraim Richard (Dick) married (1) Margaret Henderson and (2) Mabel Hanson John A. married Hannah Gallagher of Masardis, Maine Thomas Hanford (1872-1956) married Elizabeth Wiggins (1877-1971) Mary Jane (1881-1968) , unmarried George W. worked on the B & A Railroad in Maine with Thomas Hanford. After James died, Susan took the Children to Houlton, Maine on June 4th, 1889.