James Runnels BRISCOE Thomas Jefferson BRISCOE Mildred Josephine BRISCOE Mary Ann BRISCOE Elva Jean LOVETT Robert James BRISCOE Sarah Jane WALTON Mini tree diagram

Isaac Newton BRISCOE4,1,2,5,3,6

also known as Ike BRISCOE1

11th May 18561,2,3 - 9th Jun 19344

Life History

11th May 1856

Born in Texas.1,2,3

25th Dec 1877

Married Elva Jean LOVETT in Kaufman County, Texas.4,8

before 1930

Death of Elva Jean LOVETT in Forney, Kaufman, Texas.7

9th Jun 1934

Died in Forney, Kaufman, Texas.4

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 12 June, Forney, District71, page 15A-B, Hse/Fam #285
    Briscoe, Ike N  Head W M Dec 1853 44 Married 22 yrs TX TN TN FarmerOwns
    Briscoe, Elvia J Wife W F April 1860 40 Married 22 yrs 12 children/7living AR TN AR
    Briscoe, Jessie Son W M Jan 1880 20 Single TX TX AR Farm Laborer
    Briscoe, Lydia W F June 1882 17 Single TX TX AR
    Briscoe, Ed W M Feb 1884 16 Single TX TX AR At School
    Briscoe, Van W M Sept 1886 13 Single TX TX AR At School
    Briscoe, Donie W F Aug 1889 10 Single TX TX AR At School
    Briscoe, Pearl W F July 1899 10mos Single TX TX AR

    While this census reports Ike (Isaac) born in December 1853, at leasttwo family genealogies report he was born 11 May 1856, a greatdiscrepancy.  Neither genealogy says where it got that date.  Onewould assume it came from family sources.  But you will see that Ike'sage in 1910 matches that reported in 1900.

    James Runnnels Briscoe
    Birth 1820 in Hawkins County, TN, Death 08 Nov 1863
    Parents Isaac BRISCOE 1788-1864, Hester Kyle 1796-1867
    Son Isaac Newton BRISCOE, Birth 11 May 1856, Death in Y [Somme,France]
    --  Mead/Cox Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3973148/person/-1666924662

    This source reports that James' son Isaac died in France, but does notreport the date.  Thjis seems to be an error.  The location in Francedoes not seem to fit with other information we have about Ike.  Hewould have been about 66 when he died.  I have found no informationexplaining why he would have been in France.  This was two years afterthe end of WWI.

    Isaac Newton "Ike" Briscoe, Birth 11 May 1856 in Texas, Death Unknown
    --  Lovett-Seymour-Edelman,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2897975/person/-1117234180

    Another genealogy reports a reasonable date of death in 1934 and inthe right locaiotn.  This source further cites a ocal newspaper on thedeath.

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    Isaac Newton BRISCOE
    Birth 11 MAY 1856 in Kaufman County, TX
    Death 9 JUN 1934 in Forney, TX
    Parents James Runnells BRISCOE 1820-1863, Sarah Jane WALTON b 1830
    Marriage 25 Dec 1877 to Elvy J. "Elva" LOVETT
    --  Brenda Ingram,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22599453/person/1267041796?ssrc=&ftm=1

    The June 11, 1934 edition of The Forney Messenger commented on Ike'sdeath.

    "Deceased was a man everyone respected and his death has cast sorrowover the home community. He always stood for the right and was held inthe highest of esteem by all who knew him. He had made this sectionhis home practically all his life."
    --http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/22599453/person/1267041796/citation/4349964457?pg=32768&pgpl=pid
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    1910 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 18 April, Precinct 2,District 25, page 2B,  Hse/Fam #311
    Briscoe, Ike N  Head  M W  53  Married 32 years TX MO AR Farmer Owns
    Briscoe, Elva J Wife F W 52 Married 32 years 9 children/6 living AR VAVA
    Briscoe, Pearl Dau F W 10  TX MO AR
    Briscoe, Dosey Son M W 6  TX MO AR

    The enumerator got confused somehow.  The birthplace of parents forthe children does not match the birthplace reported for the parents.Also, as in his brother Thomas' census record for 1910, Ike's fatheris reported as born in Missouri, while other sources report him bornin Tennessee.

    1920 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 20 January, Forney,District 32, page 8A, Forney & Heath Road, Hse #135, Fam #142
    Brisco, Ike N Head Owns M W  62 TX TN AR Farmer
    Brisco, Elva J Wife  F W  58 AR TN AR
    Brisco, Dorsey Son  M W  16 Single TX TX AR

    Next door is Ike's brother Thomas Jefferson.

    1920 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 20 January, Forney,District 32, page 8A, Forney & Heath Road, Hse #136, Fam #143
    Brisco, Tom J Head Owns M W  69 TX TN AR Farmer
    Brisco, Mary L Wife  F W  55 AR VA VA
    Brisco, Jim Son  M W  47 Single TX TX AR Farmer
    Brisco, William E Son  M W  29 Widowed TX TX AR Farmer
    Brisco, Tom J Grand Son  M W  4yrs10mos Single TX TX AR

    A few houses away is another Brisco, Ed with his wife Myrtle.

    1920 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 20 January, Forney,District 32, page 8A, Forney & Heath Road, Hse #132, Fam #139
    Brisco, Ed Head rents M W  26 TX TN AR Farmer
    Brisco, Myrtle Wife  F W  35 TX MS MS
    Brisco, Clint Son  M W  9 Single TX TX TX
    Brisco, Lee Son  M W  5 Single TX TX TX

    Before 1930 Elva Jean died and Ike is reproted as a widower.

    1930 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 8 April, Justice Precinct2, District 5, page 3A, Hse/Fam #48
    Briscoe, Ike N Head Owns M W  75 Widowed TX US US Farmer [b abt 1955]
    --  page 3B --
    Briscoe, Dorsey Son M W  24 Single TX TX US [b abt 1906]

    Next door to them is Bill, son of Ike's brother Thomas.

    1930 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 8 April, Justice Precinct2, District 5, page 3A, Hse/Fam #49
    Briscoe, Bill E Son M W  41 Widowed TX TX TX [b abt 1889]
    Briscoe, Thomas J Son M W  15 Single TX TX TX [b abt 1889]

Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Lovett-Seymour-Edelman,
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas
    • 8 April, Justice Precinct 2, District 5, page 3A, Hse/Fam #48
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas
    • 18 April, Precinct 2, District 25, page 2B,  Hse/Fam #311
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Brenda Ingram,
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas
    • 20 January, Forney, District 32, page 8A, Forney & Heath Road, Hse
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas
    • 12 June, Forney, District 71, page 15A-B, Hse/Fam #285
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
    • Lovett, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/16377257/person/370402049
  • 8. Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

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