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Major Asa Brigham

Male 1788 - 1844  (55 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Asa Brigham 
    Title Major 
    Born 31 Aug 1788  Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marlborough  Births 36.
    Marlborough Births 36.
    "Vital records of Marlborough, Massachusetts to the Year End 1849" Published by Franklin P. Rice Publishing, Worcester, Massachusetts 1908. Page 36.
    Gender Male 
    Biographical Information He began training and making a living as a tailor. Latter he opened a tavern. In 16 Dec 1816 it was lost in a fire. Due to the financial setback he moved to Louisiana then Texas.

    At the time relations between the territory of Texas and the Mexican government were poor and deteriorating further. On 20 Jun 1832 Asa joined a number of Texas politicians in declaring their intention if necessary engage in military action to insure the independence of Texas. He served as Commissary to the Army during the was between Texas and Mexico. He came to be a very successful businessman and land owner. At the time he owned several slaves but latter in his life signed several anti-slavery petitions.

    In 1835 he was elected Alcalde of Brazoria County. In 1836 as one of the Representatives of Brazoria he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

    A monument was erected by the state of Texas at the burial site in 1936, and Brigham's remains were removed to a site in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site sometime later. 
    Library book: History of the Brigham Family 403 
    Died 3 Jul 1844  Washington County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
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    Person ID I633  Nagel
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2018 

    Father Lewis Brigham,   b. 24 Mar 1756, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1803, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Rice,   b. 8 Apr 1767, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1797, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Sep 1786 
    Family ID F786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Swift Babcock,   d. 1833, Brazoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Jan 1811 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Brigham,   b. 1814, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Brigham,   b. 21 Apr 1815, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1836, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [Birth]
     3. Adda Brigham,   d. 1833
    Family ID F1371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann Johnson Mather 
    Married 8 Jul 1839 
    Family ID F1372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart