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BRIGANCE Family Home Page

Updated August 8, 2008

Teresa Tighe
Collingswood, New Jersey United States

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Researching the following, who supposedly were born in Pennsylvania and then immigrated to North Carolina which became Tennessee. Some moved onto Texas, Kentucky and Illinios. Since the BRIGANCE name is so uncommon, it is safe to say that all of the BRIGANCE's are descendents of these siblings.

BRIGANCE, William b: Abt. 1745 d: Abt. 1804
BRIGANCE, John b: Abt. 1750
BRIGANCE, Hugh b: Abt. 1760
BRIGANCE, David b: Abt. 1765 d: July 1820
BRIGANCE, Jane b: Abt. 1772
BRIGANCE, George Stuart b: Abt. 1777
BRIGANCE, Nicholas

All information is subject to updates and changes.

Family Photos

  • Elizabeth Brigance Looney (846 KB)
    Elizabeth Brigance was born about 1792 and married Isaac Looney in February of 1810. This photo was probably taken in 1867 or 1868, not long before her death. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Brigance via Looney family researcher)
  • Melvin Lafayette Brigance Sr. and Grandkids (28 KB)
    Melvin Lafayette Brigance (Brigham) and Grandkids. It was taken at the farm of Strickland and Roxie Upchurch (Melvin's daughter) near Clinton, OK in about 1919. (picture courtesy of Kevin Burton)
  • Isaac Looney (882 KB)
    Isaac Looney was born about 1788 and died about 1889. This photo was probably taken about 1870. (Picture courtesy of Jeff Brigance via Looney family researcher).
  • Melvin Lafayette Jr. and Family (130 KB)
    L-R Melvin Lafayette Brigham Jr., Katy Pearl B., Talitha Elma B., Ida Ellen Upchurch B., Lilliam May B. This must have been taken before Thomas was born (picture courtesy of Kevin Burton)
  • Melvin Lafayette Sr. and grandson, Thomas (99 KB)
    Melvin Lafayette Sr. and grandson, Thomas L. (b. abt. 1904) (picture courtesy of Ginny Erickson/Kevin Burton)
  • Quesenberry_Bell Family Members (171 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1907 or so. The older lady on the right that is seated is Clementine Quesenbury Brigance (married to Jasper Newton Brigance). The lady to her left is her daughter, Carrie Brigance Bell. The man to her left is William McCoy Bell. (photo courtesy of Janie Ralls)
  • William Frank Brigance (108 KB)
    Son of Jasper Newton Brigance and Clementine Waggoner Quesenbery. (picture courtesy of Janie Ralls)
  • Henry W. Brigance and wife, Mary Virginia Rives (29 KB)
    Henry W. (son of Alexander J) and wife Mary (Molly) Virginia Rives
  • Louisa E. Brigance Gravestone (80 KB)
    Daughter of John and Rebecca (Stuart) Brigance, born 1808 (picture courtesy of Patsy Cooley).
  • Margaret M. Brigance, dghtr of James M. Brigance (99 KB)
    This is a pic of Margaret M. Brigance, daughter of James M. Brigance (b. 4/5/1833)on the right with her daughter in law Sue Duke (Smith) Clifton on the left. They are holding my cousins Thomas Edward Clifton and Antoinette Lee Clifton. (picture courtesy of Pam Robinson)
  • Henry A. W. Brigance, son of Alexander J. Brigance (66 KB)
    left to right standing are: Dell Fines Criner, Leora Criner, Nettie Faye Brigance, Mary Virginia (Mollie) Rives Brigance, Oscar Brigance, Calvin Brigance, Nellie Brigance. Seated in front left to right are: Maudie Criner on lap of her father Charles Criner, Henry A.W. Brigance, Newton Brigance, John Ireland Brigance (circa 1910) (names courtesy of my mother, Geraldine Brigance)

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