William Briscoe (c.1750 - 1828) MP

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Birthplace: Charles, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Madison, Kentucky, United States
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About William Briscoe

Captain William Briscoe was from Virginia. He was one of the signers of the Albermarle Declaration of Independence, April 21, 1779.

Captain William Briscoe settled in Madison County, Ky., on the waters of Otter Creek, near where the town of Richmond was afterwards established, acquiring a homestead adjoining that of his wife's cousin John Reid, whose wife was Mary Woods, a daughter of Colonel John Woods, and Susannah Anderson his wife, of Albemarle County, Va. He and his brother-in-law, Michael Wallace occupying homes near each other, if not adjoining. He acquired deed to his lands, July 24, 1787 from one Peter Taylor and his wife. On the 24th of July 1803, he and John Reid had an exchange of small pieces of land, when he and his wife Elizabeth made a deed to John Reid to fourteen acres of land and John Reid and Mary his wife made to him a deed to fourteen acres. Oct. 7, 1794, County Court Order, towit: "Ordered that William Briscoe extend his road from the widow Blacks to Otter Creek." The order in alloting hands to Michael Wallace, surveyor of the State Road, includes Captain Briscoe's hands.

He was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army, taking oath on May 8, 1783 in Albermarle, Virginia. He died between the 9th day of Dec. 1830, and the 3rd day of Jan. 1831, for his will bearing date Dec. 9, 1830, was probated Jan. 3, 1831, and recorded in the Clerk's office of the Madison County Court; in his will he appointed his son-in-law, Samuel Logan, and his friend William Goodloe, executors.

Andrew Briscoe; married in Madison County, Ky., Feb. 25, 1796, Ann Kavanaugh, a daughter of William Kavanaugh, and Hannah Woods his wife. William Briscoe, devisee of his father's will.

Parmenus Briscoe, devisee of his father's will. He was the guardian of the children of his brother, Philip Briscoe, who was dead the 6th day of July 1831, the date of a receipt for his wards' share in the estate of their grandfather, Captain Wililam Briscoe, of record in the Madison County Court Clerks office. The town of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., was established, June 12, 1792, on the lands of Hezekiah Briscoe and Parmenus Briscoe, was one of the seven trustees to lay off the same into lots and streets, and to dispose of the lots, execute deeds, and adopt rules and regulations etc.

Notes: Mr. Briscoe represented Mercer County in the Kentucky Legislature in 1799. Jeremiah Briscoe was senator from the same county in 1820. On the 9th of Nov. 1807, Cornelius Maupin and Ann his wife of Madison County, Ky., executed a deed, conveying to Parmenas Briscoe, land on Pitmans, or Sinking Creek, a branch of Green River.

Philip Briscoe; married and raised a family of children, and was dead when his father's will was probated. He was a devisee. In 1829, Parmenas Briscoe qualified as guardian for Philip Briscoe's infant children, and as such, on the 6th of July 1831, signed a receipt for their share of the estate of Captain William Briscoe, deceased, their grand-father. The children of Philip Briscoe, viz: 1. Elizabeth Wallace Briscoe. 2. Margaret Briscoe. 3. Emily E. Briscoe. 4. Martha Briscoe. 5. Mary Briscoe.

-------------------- A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A014594

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Captain William Briscoe's Timeline

1750
1750
Charles, Maryland, United States
1776
July 2, 1776
Age 26
Albemarle, Virginia, United States
1784
1784
Age 34
1828
October 7, 1828
Age 78
Madison, Kentucky, United States
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