Thomas Huell BRISCOE Isaac BRISCOE Thomas BRISCOE James Warren BRISCOE Mary Elizabeth Spiller TACKETT Mini tree diagram

William BRISCOE1

about 1787 - before 18601

Life History

about 1787


before 1860

Died in Apple Grove, Morgan, Alabama.1


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    Memorial of the inhabitants residents in the Cherokee Country relativeto the late order for their removal:

    To the Honorable the Secretary at War, Your petitioners viewing thecalamitous situation in which many of our citizens are placed, owingto an order recently described by the agent for Indian affairs of theCherokee Nation ordering all intruders on their lands to remove by thefirst day of July 1819. Your petitioners believing that the sameindulgence would be extended to them as has been the constant practiceto others in similar circumstances, induced them to settle on thelands lately ceded to the United States by the Cherokees on the northside of Tennessee River nor did the order ever appear until late inthe month of May of this year, leaving a removal of the citizensimpracticable if not impossible.

    Your petitioners are poor but industrious farmers and to deprive themof their hard earnings in the wilderness and thus destroy theirlabour, where will you petitioners apply for bread for their starvingfamilies; this order enforced will involve at least ONE THOUSANDfamilies in total ruins, nor will the evil end here. Your petitionersmust subsist somewhere & thus become unwelcome guests to the frontiercounties to buy a little support for their starving children. TheIndians are not desirous of having the intruders driven from this landNorth of Tennessee, those being few in numbers, & most of which havetaken reservations and are good neighbors, your petitioners thereforeknowing the lenity of their government and believing they will takeour case into consideration will ever pray:

    Brisco, Thomas
    Brisco, James
    Brisco, Wiliam
    --  National Archives, Washington, DC, Record Group 75, transcribed byWanda Muncey Gant, cited in Briscoe Genealogy,


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