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 relative to the late order for their removal:

    To the Honorable the Secretary at War, Your petitioners viewing the calamitous situation in which many of our citizens are placed, owing to an order recently described by the agent for Indian affairs of the Cherokee Nation ordering all intruders on their lands to remove by the first day of July 1819. Your petitioners believing that the same indulgence would be extended to them as has been the constant practice to others in similar circumstances, induced them to settle on the lands lately ceded to the United States by the Cherokees on the north side of Tennessee River nor did the order ever appear until late in the month of May of this year, leaving a removal of the citizens impracticable if not impossible.

    Your petitioners are poor but industrious farmers and to deprive them of their hard earnings in the wilderness and thus destroy their labour, where will you petitioners apply for bread for their starving families; this order enforced will involve at least ONE THOUSAND families in total ruins, nor will the evil end here. Your petitioners must subsist somewhere & thus become unwelcome guests to the frontier counties to buy a little support for their starving children. The Indians are not desirous of having the intruders driven from this land North of Tennessee, those being few in numbers, & most of which have taken reservations and are good neighbors, your petitioners therefore knowing the lenity of their government and believing they will take our case into consideration will ever pray:

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


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