William Greenberry BRISCOE Mary C BRISCOE Martha BRISCOE Thomas Francis BRISCOE James M E BRISCOE Charles A BRISCOE Nancy Adaline BRISCOE Amanda Caroline BRISCOE Sarah Angeline BRISCOE Benjamin Franklin BRISCOE William Bee BRISCOE George M BRISCOE John BRISCOE Rebecca 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


Resident "In 1902 [H C] moved from Texas by covered wagon to a farm west of Frederick, bringing their one-year-old daughter with them. They were also accompanied by his father and two of his brothers, Benjamin Franklin 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


  • 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 abt 1867]

    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 Farmer Rents
    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
    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.  The commonshort form form of Alonzo is Lonzo, explaining the L.  The memorial further reprots the nickname Lon, shortened form Lonzo.

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

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

    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

    Another genealogy is helpful in providing full birth and death dates.  These are not fully documented, but the genealogists reports the source as "firsthand knowledge."  Given also the naem sof siblings he provides, by this he must mean family tradition or sources, since he could not possible have been living at the time Lon was lving and maybe 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.

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

    From the Walters Herald obituary:

    "Etta Ruth Briscoe, of north of Frederick, died June 13. She was born Mar. 17, 1894 in Forney, Tex. in 1901 she moved to Tillman County. She married J. L. Briscoe on Mar.17, 1917 in Wichita Falls. He died 25 Oct 1947. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, and the Trinity 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 and six great-grandchildren. Attending the funeral services at Trinity Baptist Church in Frederick of their aunt, were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Norman, Mrs. Lora Reece, Mr. and Mrs W. W. Briscoe, Mr. and Mrs. Don Briscoe, and Mrs. Fred Lambert, all of Walters. Burial was in the Frederick cemetery."
    --  Briscoe Family, http://www.briscoe-fam.com/James_w_briscoe/william_greenberry/Jpseph_alonzo/joseph_alonzo.htm


  • 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, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26932610/person/1953728498?ssrc=&ml_rpos=7
  • 7. Obituary of Etta Ruth Short Briscoe, Oklahoma

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