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1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
1898 Spanish-American War
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1908 Ford produces Model T
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
 Charles Spencer
 b.         
 d.         
 David Spencer
 b.1821 East Greenwich, RI
 d.1863 East Greenwich, RI
 Sybil Unknown
 b.         
 d.         
 Benjamin Briggs
 b.1763
 d.         
 George Ambrose Briggs
 b.1794 North Kingstown, RI
 d.1881 East Greenwich, RI
 Elizabeth Betsey Unknown
 b.1765
 d.         
 Sybil Dean Briggs
 b.1819 East Greenwich, RI
 d.1911 North Kingstown, RI
 Lydia Unknown
 b.         
 d.         




1929 The Great Depression begins
1939 - 1945 World War II
1945 Atomic bomb detonated (Hiroshima)
1950 Korean War begins
1964 - 1973 Vietnam War
1898 Spanish-American War
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1908 Ford produces Model T
1913 Edison invents movies w/sound
1914 - 1918 World War I
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
 Charles Spencer
 b.         
 d.         
 David Spencer
 b.1821 East Greenwich, RI
 d.1863 East Greenwich, RI
 Sybil Unknown
 b.         
 d.         




1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1720 Texas becomes Spanish possession
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
 Ebenezer Briggs
 b.         
 d.1795 East Greenwich, RI
 Sweet Briggs
 b.1755 North Kingstown, RI
 d.1844 South Kingstown, RI
 Eleanor Sweet
 b.1727 Warwick, RI
 d.         
 Gorton Briggs
 b.1790 South Kingstown, RI
 d.1873 Jamestown, RI
 William Tanner
 b.         
 d.         
 Isaac Bowen Briggs
 b.1820 Jamestown, RI
 d.1907 Jamestown, RI
 Martha "Patty" Tanner
 b.         
 d.         
 
 
 
 Frances C. Briggs
 b.1830 Newport, RI
 d.         
 Charles Briggs
 b.1824 Jamestown, RI
 d.1862 Newport, RI
 Esther Unknown
 b.         
 d.         




1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
 Mr. Sherman
 b.         
 d.         
 Richard Briggs
 b.1737
 d.         
 Amos Briggs
 b.1762 East Greenwich, RI
 d.         
 Phebe Place
 b.1737
 d.         
 Hannah Briggs
 b.1799 North Kingstown, RI
 d.1859 Newport, RI
 Thankful Brown
 b.         
 d.         




1812 - 1814 War of 1812 with Britain
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1776 Declaration of Independence
1789 George Washington first president
1803 Louisiana Territory Purchased
1805 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
1720 Texas becomes Spanish possession
1735 Freedom of press established
1740 Colony population = 1.5 million
1754 - 1763 Anglo-French War
1773 Boston Tea Party tax rebellion
 Mr. Chase
 b.         
 d.         
 Thomas Briggs
 b.1723
 d.1798
 Benjamin Briggs
 b.1763
 d.         
 Abigail Eldred
 b.1730
 d.         
 Harriet Briggs
 b.1786 North Kingstown, RI
 d.1871 Cranston, RI
 Elizabeth Betsey Unknown
 b.1765
 d.