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Moore Briggs
Born 31 May 1832
MOORE BRIGGS, farmer, Wyoming Twp., Sec. 31; P.O. Wyoming; was born May 31, 1832, in Somerset, Ohio; November 1, 1856. he came to Wyoming; owns 160 acres of land. He enlisted in 1862, in Co. H, 3lst I.V.I., and served to the end of the war. He was Postmaster at Wyoming about two years; resigned in 1870. Married Miss Huldah M. Oviatt in 1855; she was born May 9, 1836, in Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn., and died September 20, 1875; he has four children—Clara A., Willie E., Walter H. and Lena A; lost Gertie L., aged 18 months. Republican; member of Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 598.


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