William Greenberry BRISCOE Mary C BRISCOE Martha BRISCOE Thomas Francis BRISCOE James M E BRISCOE Charles A BRISCOE Nancy Adaline BRISCOE Sarah Angeline BRISCOE Amanda Caroline BRISCOE Benjamin Franklin BRISCOE William Bee BRISCOE George M BRISCOE John BRISCOE Jane BRISCOE Edmond Willis BRISCOE Etta Ruth SHORT Henry Clark BRISCOE Sarah RALLS Mini tree diagram

Joseph Alonzo BRISCOE1,2,6,4,3,7,5

17th Sep 18661,2,3 - 25th Oct 19466,3,7

Life History

17th Sep 1866

Born in Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas.1,2,3

1902

Resident "In 1902 [H C] moved from Texas by covered wagon to a farm west ofFrederick, bringing their one-year-old daughter with them. They werealso accompanied by his father and two of his brothers, BenjaminFranklin and Joseph Alonzo (Lon)." -- newspaper unkn in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.5

17th Mar 1917

Married Etta Ruth SHORT in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.7

25th Oct 1946

Died in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.6,3,7

after 25th Oct 1946

Buried in Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Frederick, Tillman County, Oklahoma.4,3

Notes

  • 1880 Federal Census, Robertson County, Texas, 14 June, District 143,Bald Prairie, page 14B, Hse #110, Fam #111
    Briscoe, William  W M 56 Head Farmer AL VA AL [b abt 1824]
    Briscoe, Sallie  W F 53 Wife Keeping House Tenn SC SC [b abt 1827]
    Briscoe, Joseph L  W M 13 Son Working on Farm Tex Ala Tenn [b abt1867]

    1900 Federal Census, Llano County, Texas, 12 June, Justice Precinct 4,District 128, page 4B, Hse #77, Fam #78
    Briscoe, Henry C Head W M Apr 1869 31 Married 0 yrs TX AL TN FarmerRents
    Briscoe, Hulda Wife W M May 1874 26 Married 0 yrs TX TX Germany
    Briscoe, Joseph L Brother W M Nov 1866 33 Single TX AL TN Farmer Rents

    Joseph L. Briscoe
    Birth abt 1867 in Texas
    Death 25 Oct 1947 in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma
    Parents:
    William Greenberry Briscoe 1824 - 1903
    Sarah Sallie Ralls 1827 - 1888
    --  Anderson2,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26932610/person/1953728498?ssrc=&ml_rpos=7

    His memorial on Find a Grave reports that his middle nmae was Alonzo.This informs us where the middle initial L comes form.  Thecommonshort form form of Alonzo is Lonzo, explaining the L.  Thememorial further reprots the nickname Lon, shortened form Lonzo.

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    Joseph Alonzo "Lon" Briscoe
    Birth 1867 Texas, USA
    Death Oct 1946

    Parents:
    William G. Briscoe (1824 - 1908)
    Sarah Rolls Briscoe (1827 - 1888)
    Daughter Beverly Jean Briscoe Wallace (1928 - 2014)*

    Siblings:
    James M Briscoe (1848 - 1901)
    Nancy Adaline Briscoe Dove (1851 - 1918)
    Benjamin Franklin Briscoe (1854 - 1929)
    William Briscoe (1855 - 1901)
    George M. Briscoe (1857 - 1939)

    Burial Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Frederick, Tillman County,Oklahoma

    Created by Cokeman2 Jun 18, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #112548677,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112548677
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    Another genealogy is helpful in providing full birth and death dates.These are not fully documented, but the genealogists reports thesource as "firsthand knowledge."  Given also the naem sof siblings heprovides, by this he must mean family tradition or sources, since hecould not possible have been living at the time Lon was lving andmaybe not even when he died.

    Mr Joseph Alonzo Briscoe
    Born September 17, 1866 in Groesbeck, Limestone Co
    Son of William Greenberry Briscoe and Sarah (Ralls) Briscoe
    Brother of:
    Mary C. (Briscoe) Carroll
    James Briscoe
    Martha (Briscoe) Choate
    Thomas Francis Briscoe
    Charles A Briscoe
    Adaline (Briscoe) Dove
    Amanda Caroline Briscoe
    Sarah Angeline (Briscoe) Choate
    Benjamin Franklin Briscoe
    William Bee Briscoe
    George M. Briscoe
    John Briscoe
    Edmond Willis Briscoe
    Jane (Briscoe) Clay
    Henry Clark Briscoe and
    Robert Briscoe
    Husband of Etta Ruth (Short) Briscoe
    [children unknown]
    Died October 25, 1846 in Frederick, Tillman Co, Oklahomamap
    --  Ryan Scrutchin, "firsthand knowledge," WikiTree,http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Briscoe-251#_note-0

    Notes form a third genelaogy give us some family detail.

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    Joseph was frequently referred to as J. Lon Briscoe. His wife, RuthEtta Short was a descendant of Isaac Briscoe, who is thought to berelated to James W. Briscoe and Thomas Briscoe.

    From the Walters Herald obituary:

    "Etta Ruth Briscoe, of north of Frederick, died June 13. She was bornMar. 17, 1894 in Forney, Tex. in 1901 she moved to Tillman County. Shemarried J. L. Briscoe on Mar.17, 1917 in Wichita Falls. He died 25 Oct1947. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, and theTrinity Baptist Church in Frederick. She is survived by a son, J. L.Jr. of Frederick, a daughter, Mrs. Kendall Wallace of Jackosonville,Arkansas, a brother, Dewey Short of Okla. City, five grandchildren andsix great-grandchildren. Attending the funeral services at TrinityBaptist Church in Frederick of their aunt, were Mr. and Mrs. EarlNorman, Mrs. Lora Reece, Mr. and Mrs W. W. Briscoe, Mr. and Mrs. DonBriscoe, and Mrs. Fred Lambert, all of Walters. Burial was in theFrederick cemetery."
    --  Briscoe Family,http://www.briscoe-fam.com/James_w_briscoe/william_greenberry/Jpseph_alonzo/joseph_alonzo.htm
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Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Llano County, Texas
    • 12 June, Justice Precinct 4, District 128, page 4B, Hse #77, Fam #78
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Robertson County, Texas
    • 14 June, District 143, Bald Prairie, page 14B, Hse #110, Fam #111
  • 3. Wikitree
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Briscoe Family Genealogy
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Anderson2,
  • 7. Obituary of Etta Ruth Short Briscoe, Oklahoma

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