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Edward Riggs was born in 1668 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey. He was the son of Edward Riggs & Mary Browne.
Alphia Stoughton was born abt 1670 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey. She was the daughter of Unknown Parents.

THE FAMILY OF EDWARD RIGGS & ALPHIA STOUGHTON

Edward Riggs & Alphia StoughtonEdward Riggs & Alphia Stoughton were married in 1682 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey and they had at least 8 children. Edward & Alphia Riggs both died sometime after the birth of their last child in 1711, probably in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

The Children of Edward Riggs & Alphia Stoughton

Edward Riggs Edward Riggs was born abt 1693 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.
Daniel RiggsDaniel Riggs was born abt 1695 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey.
Samuel RiggsSamuel Riggs was born abt 1695 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey.
Thomas RiggsThomas Riggs was born December 13, 1701 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey. Thomas married Ruth Eunice Morris and they had at least 5 children. Their Mary (b.1730). married Wyllis Pierson, and 2 of their daughters married sons of John & Dorothy (Riggs) Brees. Thomas Riggs died on April 24, 1789 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., New Jersey.
Notes for Thomas Riggs
Joseph RiggsJoseph Riggs was born abt 1703 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey. Joseph married Jane Plumb. Joseph Riggs died on December 13, 1776.
Mary RiggsMary Riggs was born abt 1707 in Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey. Mary married Daniel Morris. Daniel died on April 13, 1784 in Roxbury, Morris, New Jersey. I do not know when Mary Riggs Morris died.
David RiggsDavid Riggs was born abt 1709 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ. David married Elizabeth Cox.
Dorothy RiggsDorothy Riggs was born in 1711 in Basking Ridge, Somerset Co., NJ. Dorothy married John Brees in 1736 or 1737. I'm not sure if they married in New York or New Jersey. In 1737 John Brees signed a remonstrance against the conduct of the sheriff of the county of New York in regard to the election of a representative of the City & County of New York, and praying the governor to remove the sheriff from office. (Doc'y Hist. N.Y., Vol. III, page 484.), but Dorothy's family had been in America since the 1600's and were living in New Jersey. John & Dorothy settled in Bernards Township, Somerset Co., NJ. They had 9 children there, born between 1738 to 1758, and they lived there until their deaths. They attended church at the Presbyterian Meeting House in Basking Ridge, NJ, and most of their church records (baptisms, burials etc) are listed at that church, which has caused some confusion about where they lived and where their children were born. John Brees died on March 04, 1803 and Dorothy Riggs Brees died on November 23, 1803. Both died in Bernards Township, Somerset Co., NJ and are reported to be buried in the graveyard at the Presbyterian Meeting House, Basking Ridge, NJ although no stones exist for them now. The last name of their descendants has been spelled both BREES and BREESE, but early records indicate that it was originally spelled BREES.
The Family of John Brees & Dorothy Riggs
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