Isaac Jefferson BRISCOE Isaac Thomas BRISCOE Effie Aurelia BUTCHER Alpha Azelee BRISCOE Mary Jane OSBORNE Mini tree diagram
George Washington BRISCOE

George Washington BRISCOE1,6,8,7,3,2

13th Feb 18696,7 - 17th Jan 19504,5,2

Life History


Born in Parker County, Texas.6,7

(less likely)

13th Feb 1869

Born in Parker County, Texas.3,2

(most likely)

20th Jul 1890

Married Effie Aurelia BUTCHER in Parker County, Texas.9

17th Jan 1950

Died in George died in a Brotherhood meeting at the First Baptist Church.4,5,2

after 17th Jan 1950

Buried in Harmony Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.1,2


  • George was the second born child of Isaac Jefferson "Jeff" Briscoe andMary Jane Osborne Kincaid.  I am including the report of the wholeblended family here from the 1870 census, with his older half-siblingsnamed Kincaid and Briscoe.  Isaac is also Mary Jane's son.

    1870 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 13 July, Precinct 1, PO FtWorth, page 2, Hse/Fam #10
    Briscoe, J J 38 M W Farmer $800 Real Estate $1500 Personal  b MO
    Briscoe, Mary J 36 F W Keeping House born NC
    Kincade, Jas W  M W born GA
    Kincade, R W 11 M W born GA
    Briscoe, Alice A 15 F W born TX
    Briscoe, John 10 M W born TX
    Briscoe, Robert W 9 M W born TX
    Briscoe, Isaic [sic] T 4 M W born TX
    Briscoe, George W 2 M W born TX

    Note that George is reported as already 2 here, meaning he would havebeen born in 1868.  But in the Holden genealogy, S H Norton, whoprovides excellent details on the family, reports an exact date ofbirth in February 1869.  This would mean he was less than 1.5 years atthe time of the census in 1870.  It seems odd he would be reported astwo.

    Several genealogies provide his middle name, and a couple haev hiswife's middle name.

    George Washington Briscoe
    Birth 13 FEB 1869 in Parker, Texas
    Death 17 JAN 1950 in Parker, Texas
    Parents Isaac Jefferson Briscoe 1831 - 1919
    Mary Jane Osborne 1825 - 1875
    Wife Effie Aurelia Butcher, Birth DEC 1873 in Texas, Death Unknown
    --  Briscoe/Sloan,

    In 1880, George is reported as 12, matching the age report in the 1870census.  He is in the household of his widowed father.

    1880 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 7 June, Precinct 6 and 8,District 139, page 13, Hse #352, Family #361
    Briscoe, J J  W M 48 Widowed  Farmer  TX TN TN [b abt 1832]
    Briscoe, G W  At Home W M 12 TX MO TN [b abt 1868]

    Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
    G. W. Briscoe
    Gender: Male
    Marriage 20 Jul 1890 Parker County, Texas
    Spouse: E. A. Butcher

    In 1900, George is reported with both a birthday and an age that matchthe birth date reported in the Holden genealogy.

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 4 June, Voting Precinct 4Outside Weatherford, District 65, Page 2B, House #27, Family #28
    Briscoe, George W  Head W M Feby 1869 31  Married 9 years  TX MO MSFarmer  Rents Farm
    Briscoe, Effie A  Wife W F Dec 1873 26  Married 9 years  3 children/1living MS TN TN
    Briscoe, Albert  Son W M Aug 1891  8 Single TX TX TX Farm Laborer


    George W. Briscoe died suddenly Tuesday.  George W. Brisco, 81, of 508Bridge Street, died suddenly Tuesday night at the First Baptist Churchwhere he was attending a Brotherhood meeting of the church.  He hadjust concluded a speech before the meeting and had sat down when hewas sticken with a heart attack.  He was dead on arrival at a localhospital.

    Born and reared in Parker County, south of Weatherford in the Harmonycommunity, he had lived there all his life until seven years ago whenhe moved to Weatherford. He was a leader in both church and civicactivities in the community.

    Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. J.D. Downs and Mrs. BessWadsworth, both of Weatherford; three grandchildren, onegreat-grandchild; one half brother, Henry Briscoe, Weatherford; andone sister, Mrs. W.J. Seay, Davidson, Oklahoma.

    Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in theEducational Building of the First Baptist Church, The Rev. J.J.Starnes and Fred Puryear officiated.  Interment was in the HarmonyCemetery, south of Weatherford.
    --  Weekly Herald, Weatherford, Parker, Texas, Thurs. 19 January 1950


  • 1. Obituary of George W Briscoe, Weekly Herald, Weatherford, Parker,Texas, 19 January 1950
  • 2. Harmony Cemetery (Parker County, Texas)
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 4 June, Voting Precinct 4 Outside Weatherford, District 65, Page 2B,
  • 4. Gravestone of Effie A and George W Briscoe, Harmony Cemetery,Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
  • 5. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate #3663
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 13 July, Precinct 1, PO Ft Worth, page 2, Hse/Fam #10
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 7 June, Precinct 6 and 8, District 139, page 13, Hse #352, Family #361
  • 8. Ancestry Trees
    • Briscoe/Sloan,
  • 9. Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

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