Isaac BRISCOE Thomas Britton BRISCOE John Runnels BRISCOE James Runnels BRISCOE Robert Kyle BRISCOE Mildred BRISCOE William Alexander BRISCOE John Thomas BRISCOE Nancy Ann BRISCOE Isham W BRISCOE Elizabeth A HILL Isaac Jefferson BRISCOE William Jasper BRISCOE Hester KYLE Mini tree diagram

Larkin Willis BRISCOE2,3,4,5

20th Jun 18292,3,4,5 - 18623,5

Life History

20th Jun 1829

Born in Hawkins County, Tennessee.2,3,4,5


Resident in Kaufman County, Texas.4

6th Aug 1850

Married Elizabeth A HILL in Hunt County, Texas.14,3

3rd Dec 1852

Birth of son William Alexander BRISCOE in Kaufmann County, Texas.3

28th Apr 1853

Birth of son John Thomas BRISCOE in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas.7,8,9,10,3,11,12

9th Mar 1858

Birth of daughter Nancy Ann BRISCOE in Kaufman County, Texas.3

15th Sep 1860

Birth of son Isham W BRISCOE in Kaufman County, Texas.13


Died in Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi.3,5

In Civil War Battle


Buried in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Kaufman County, Texas.1

Other facts


Military in Confederate States of America, Regiment:  Companies B, E 6th Texas Cavalry.6,5


  • I found Larkin Briscoe with his wife Elizabeth in the 1850 census on the same page with other Briscoes.  They are living in Kaufman County, Texas, next door to Larkin's parents, Isaac and Hester, and on the other side his brother Thomas Briscoe.  Larkin and Elizabeth are newlyweds living in the household of Susannah (Susania) Briscoe, who appears to be a widowed head of houshold, with her children.  Larkin is a Farmer, but not head of the household.

    1850 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas, 16 October, page 263, Hse #331, Fam #332
    Larkin W Briscoe 21 Farmer (no Real Estate value stated) b Tennessee
    Elizabeth Briscoe 15 F b Tennessee

    Larkin's marriage to Elizabeth A Hill is recorded in the Texas Marriage Colelction available online at

    Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
    Larkin W. Briscoe, Spouse: Elizabeth A. Hill
    Marriage 6 Aug 1850 Hunt County, Texas
    Source: County Court Records at Greenville, TX

    The Fain Family Genealogy, which reports a lot of good information on the Briscoe family, reports that Larkin died in Warwickshire, England!  This, however, conflicts with this other public information (reported below), reported to be based on family information, that he died in the American Civil War.  This genealogy includes no notes or stories to indicate where much of the information was obtained, though some censuses and similar documents are included.

    Larkin's military service is recorded in the registrry of Civil War Soldiers.

    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Larkin W. Briscoe, Side: Confederate
    Company B,E, 6th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Wharton, Stone's)

    Family records report the military service information for Larkin Briscoe.  It is reported that he died in a Civil War battle in Columbus, Mississippi.  The information is reported in the Civil War Soldiers Roster for Rockwall County, Texas, courtesy of The TXGenWeb Project.  This record reports service in only Company B.

    Briscoe, Larkin Willis
    Born 20 Jun 1829 TN, Died 1862 in Battle Columbus MS
    Civil War Service in Co B 6th TX Cav

    Other Briscoes from the Rockwall area are also listed in the Roster:
    Briscoe, Isaac Newton b 15 Apr 1843 MO, d 5 Jun 1920, buried IOOF-Hunt Co TX, Regiment Co E 16th TX Cavalry
    Briscoe, John Runnels, b 19 Apr 1815 TN, d 8 Nov 1863 in battle AR, Regiment Co E 16th & 3rd TX Cav
    Briscoe, Robert Lafayette, b 1846 MO, Died 18 Nov 1862 in battle MS, Regiment Co B 6th TX Cav

    The following Briscoes are buried in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery, in Kaufman County, Texas.  This cemetery is also known as the Briscoe Cemetery (it is on the Thomas Briscoe Survey, and is maintained by the Briscoe Family since 1990).  The following names are reported by the Rockwall County, Texas, Genealogical Society as Rockwall County residents who are buried in the Pleasant Springs Cemetery.  Rockwall County used to be part of Kaufman County.

    BRISCOE, Florence 25 Mar 1902 11 Jan 1905 d/o MJ & ME
    BRISCOE, Hester Kyle 11 Sep 1796 21 May 1867 w/o Isaac
    BRISCOE, Isaac 8 Sep 1788 12 Feb 1864 War of 1812 Pvt. - 21st VA Militia
    BRISCOE, Jesse 20 Jan 1880 24 Mar 1909 WOW - AF & AM
    TXGenWeb, Rockwall,

    The Kaufman County TXGenWeb website also lists these same four names and comments on Isaac.

    "Earliest marked grave is that of Isaac Briscoe in 1864.  Briscoe & family were some of the earliest inhabitants of the area in northern Kaufman County & in what is now southern Rockwall County."
    --  Pleasant Springs Cemetery, Kaufman County TXGenWeb,


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