Isaac BRISCOE Thomas Britton BRISCOE Mary Jane BRISCOE Matilda Caroline BRISCOE Isaac Newton BRISCOE John Benton BRISCOE Ephraim Wray BRISCOE Rebecca WRAY Hattie D BRISCOE Elizabeth Mildred LASITER Robert Kyle BRISCOE James Runnels BRISCOE Mildred BRISCOE Larkin Willis BRISCOE Isaac Jefferson BRISCOE William Jasper BRISCOE Hester KYLE Mini tree diagram
John Runnels BRISCOE

John Runnels BRISCOE6,2,3,4,7,8

19th Apr 18155 - 18th Nov 18634

Life History

19th Apr 1815

Born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA.5

(less likely)

19th Apr 1815

Born in Virginia.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

between 1834 and 1835

Married Rebecca WRAY in Green City, Hickory, Missouri.4,16,1

12th Dec 1838

Birth of daughter Mary Jane BRISCOE in Missouri.9,3

22nd Jan 1841

Birth of daughter Matilda Caroline BRISCOE in Missouri.2,3,9

15th Apr 1843

Birth of son Isaac Newton BRISCOE in Missouri.10,11,2,3

14th Jan 1846

Birth of son John Benton BRISCOE in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas.5,12,13,14,15,2,3

19th Sep 1849

Birth of son Ephraim Wray BRISCOE in Greenville, Hunt, TX.2,13,6,3


Resident in Hunt County, Texas.3


Death of Rebecca WRAY in Fannin County, Texas.16

about 1858

Married Elizabeth Mildred LASITER.8


Birth of daughter Hattie D BRISCOE in Hunt County, Texas.4,8

18th Nov 1863

Died in Austin, Conway, Arkansas.4


  • The compiler of the Lovett-Seymour-Edelman seems to have therelationships among the Briscoes straight.  All her details areconsistent and clarify confusion found in most other genealogies ofthe Briscoes.

    John Runnels Briscoe
    Birth 19 April 1815 in Virginia
    Death 18 Nov 1863 in Austin, Conway, Arkansas
    Marriage abt 1834 to Rebecca Wray in Missouri
    Son Isaac Newton "Newt" Briscoe 1843-1920
    --  Lovett-Seymour-Edelman,

    John and Rebecca's marriage is reported in the public records.

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    John Runnells Briscoe
    Gender: male
    Birth 1815 TN
    Spouse Rebecca Wray
    Spouse Birth 1816 IN
    Marriage State: MO (no year of marriage reported)

    1850 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 16 October, page 194, Hse#41, Fam #43
    John Briscoe 35 M Bell Smith b Tennessee [b abt 1815]
    Rebecca Briscoe 34 F b Virginia [b abt 1836]
    Mary Jane Briscoe 11 F b Missouri [b abt 1839]
    Caroline Briscoe 8 F b Missouri [b abt 1842]
    Isaac N Briscoe 6 F b Missouri [b abt 1844]
    John S Briscoe 4 F b Texas [b abt 1846]
    Ephram Briscoe 1 F b Texas [b abt 1849]

    The Lovett genealogy provides more detail for all the children of Johnand Rebecca.
    Mary Jane Briscoe, Birth 1835 in Missouri, Death 13 Oct 1919 in CaddoMills, Hunt, Texas
    Matilda Caroline "Callie" Briscoe, Birth 22 Jan 1841 in Missouri,Death 7 Nov 1886 in Caddo Mills, Hunt County
    Isaac Newton "Newt" Briscoe, Birth 15 April 1843 in Lewis, Missouri,Death 5 June 1920 in Caddo Mills, Hunt County, Texas
    John Benton Briscoe, Birth 14 Jan 1846 in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas,Death 3 Sep 1935 in Reeves, Texas
    Epharain [Ephraim?] Briscoe, Birth 1848, Death 1902
    --  Lovett-Seymour-Edelman,

    Second Marriage-Elizabeth M. MEDLING married John BRISCOE around 1858
    Daughter Hattie, born 1861
    --  Mary Molly Marvel Davis, born 1866, By Jeff Davis,,

    The 1860 census finds them with two children with the surname ofMedling.  John's wife is named Elizabeth.  We note that Rebecca diedin 1852.  Elizebth is John's second wife.  The two Medling childrenwould be Elizabeth's children from her first marriage.  The ages ofher Medling chidlren tell us that Elizabeth and John maried after thebirth of Mary in about 1855.

    1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 3 October, Precinct 8, P OFarmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #985
    John Briscoe 45 M Stock Raiser $1280 Real Estate $10000 Personal BornVirginia [born abt 1815]
    Elizabeth Briscoe 32 F b Tenn [born abt 1828]
    Caroline Briscoe 18 F b Mo [born abt 1842]
    Isaac N Briscoe 15 M b Mo [born abt 1845]
    John B Briscoe 14 M b Mo [born abt 1846]
    Ephraim Briscoe 11 M b Texas [born abt 1849]
    Theodocia Medling 7 F b Tenn [born abt 1853]
    Mary W Medling 5 F b Texas [born abt 1858]

    John R Briscoe die din 1863.  Elizabeth married James Marvel in 1885,but they divorced in about 1912.

    Fourth Marriage-Elizabeth M. DAVIS married James MARVEL 1885, divorcedaround 1912.
    --  Mary Molly Marvel Davis, born 1866, By Jeff Davis,,


  • 1. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas
    • 3 October, Precinct 8, P O Farmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas
    • 16 October, page 194, Hse #41, Fam #43
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Tucker Family Tree,
  • 6. Family Data Collection - Births
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 8. Discussion Forum
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Tucker Family,
  • 10. Oddfellows Cemetery Registry, Caddo Mills, Texas
    • Name: Name:;;
  • 11. Civil War Soldiers Roster, Rockwall County, Texas
    • Name: Name:;;
  • 12. 1910 Federal Census, Reeves County, Texas
    • 29 April, Pecos, District 207, page 1A, 3rd St, Hse/Fam #7
  • 13. Ancestry Trees
    • Lovett-Seymour-Edelman,
  • 14. 1900 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas
    • 1 June, Justice Precinct 3, District 128, page 1A, Hse/Fam #1
  • 15. 1920 Federal Census, Reeves County, Texas
    • 16 January, Pecos Township, District 176, page 10B, Hse #229/Fam #249
  • 16. Ancestry Trees
    • Cockerham Family,

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