MARTHA "MATTIE" LOUELLA
1878 - Mattie was born in Bonne Terre, St. Francois
County, Mo. to Mary Jane Green & James
1897 - Mattie
James Washington Monroe Henderson.
They became the parents of ten children including a
set of twins (one of whom died in infancy).
1974 - Mattie died
in Desloge, St. FranCoMo. at the age of 95.
Buried Big River Cemetery, WashCoMo
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|JAMES TALBOT (TALBERT) BRILEY
b: 1853 in either Kentucky or Missouri
d: 1915 - buried in Germania Cemetery, St. Francois Co., Mo.
m: 25 Dec. 1873 Mary Jane GREEN at the residence of Benjamin Briley in
St. Francois Co.
CHILDREN OF MARY JANE GREEN & JAMES BRILEY:
Caroline Lizaann - born 1 April 1875 Bonne Terre,
St. Francois Co., Mo. Died: 1 July 1962 Desloge, St. Francois Co., Mo.
- m: Mort Owens
Martha "Mattie" Louella - b: 1878
Bonne Terre, St.FranCoMo. - m: 1897 James Washington Monroe Henderson - d:
1974 Desloge, St.FranCoMo. age 95
Joseph William - born 14 July, 1883 St.
Francois Co., Mo. - m: Pauline ?? - Died 2 July 1944 St. Louis, Mo. (Death
Cert. gives birth place of father as Kentucky.) Buried Big River Cem.,
Irondale, Washington County, Mo.
Clarence - born 15 Oct
1886 Flat River, Mo. - d: 22 Apr. 1922 of pulmonary tuberculosis
- death cert. gives father's birthplace as Ky. M: Emma ??
Thomas Elexander - b:
30 Jan 1888 Flat River, Mo. - d: Nov. 1962 Elvins - Info from
Thomas Briley's draft reg. card: Thomas Briley, age 29,
Desloge, Mo., b: 30 Jan. 1888, Natural born citizen, Occupation:
works in mill, Desloge Con. Lead Co., Dependants: wife, 4
children, mother, married, do you claim exemption from draft
?yes? have family, signed: Thomas Briley. medium
complexion, slender build, eyes: blue, hair: light, bald: no,
disabilities: no. St. FranCoMo 1917
Jessie - born 25 October 1889/90. Married Ora
Opal. Died 12 Apr. 1978. Buried Big River Cem.
- born 18 October 1893 St.
Francois Co., Mo. - m: - Died:
14 July 1936 Flat River, St. Francois Co., Mo. Buried Big River Cem.
Stella Mae - born 17 January 1897 Bonne Terre,
St. Francois Co., Mo. Married Robert Henderson. Died: 12 May 1971 Flat River,
St. Francois Co., Mo.
Child - died in infancy - date
unknown - buried Germania
Child - died in infancy - date
unknown - buried Germania
Child - died in infancy
- buried Germania
MRS. MARY JANE BRILEY
Mrs. Mary Jane Briley
(nee Green), widow of
the late James Briley,
died early Tuesday
morning November 6,
1934, at her home near
Irondale, at the age of
Funeral services were
held Thursday at 11:00
a.m., at the residence.
Burial was in Germania
cemetery near Irondale
with the C.Z. Boyer
Undertaking Company in
She was the mother of
nine children, two of
whom with the husband
and father preceded her
in death. She is
survived by seven
children, Joseph and
Harvey Briley of Wortham;
Jesse Briley of Doe Run;
and Thos. Briley of
Gumbo; Mrs. Caroline
Owen of Irondale; Mrs.
Mattie Henderson of
Fredericktown, and Mrs.
Stella Henderson, of
Belgrade. Also two
brothers, W.T. Green of
Desloge and J.T. Green
of Detroit, Mich.; and
one sister, Mrs. Rosa
Sago of Bismarck. Two
brothers, A. B. and A.
H. Green preceded her in
death. She leaves
other friends, to whom
the News offers
LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat
River, St. Francois Co.
MO, Fri. Nov. 9, 1934
1825-1830 - born Ohio according to the 1860, 1870,
1847 - married his first
wife Catherine approx. 1847
There was a B. Briley living in St.
Louis, Missouri. His age was 32 (birthdate would be 1818) & his
occupation was laborer. Wife Catherine age 32, two
daughters: Mary - age 3
(born 1847), Josephine - age 1(born 1849)
Although the 1850
census gave the birthplaces for the adults as Baden & Hanover there
is the possibility that that is incorrect. I don't know if it means
Baden Germany or the section of St. Louis that is called Baden.
And there was also a Hanover Station in JeffCoMo. Also in the 1850
census there was a George Briley born 1825 living in St.
1858 - estimated death date
of 1st wife
Benjamin Briley was living in Bowles
Township in Franklin County, Missouri in what appears to be a
boarding house. It gives his age as 30 (birthdate would be 1830),
birthplace as Ohio. He had two small sons with him:
James T. - age six, (born 1854)
birthplace Kentucky; John F. - age four, (born 1856)
Benjamin marries second wife Elizabeth House
Armon, (b:Tenn) Perry T., St.FranCoMo - 9 July 1865
Benjamin & Eliza are residing in Perry Township. It gives
Benjamin's age as 40 (birthdate would be 1830), occupation farmer,
value of real estate 175, personal property 155, birthplace Ohio.
His wife, Eliza, is age 39, birthplace Tennessee. There are two
Briley children in the household. My great great grandfather, James
T. & his brother John are not in the household & could not find them
anywhere in St. Francois County in the 1870 census.
Catherine - age 14,
(born 1856) born Missouri. Laura B. - age 2, (born 1868)
the Benjamin Briley family is still residing in Perry
Township, St. Francois County. His age is given as 55 (birthdate
would be 1825), occupation farmer, birthplace Ohio, birthplace of
father & mother Ohio. Two children in household:
Laura - age 12, born Missouri (b:
1868); Julia Ann -
age 10, born Missouri (b: 1870)
1880 - Benjamin dies
sometime after 1880. Also in the 1880 census there is a Wm.
Briley living in St. Louis. Born 1825 in Ohio. Wife Nellie.
Children Wm.(b:Ill) & Walter Briley (b:Mo) & step-son
James Kruger (b:Ill) - There are more Brileys in Barton & Vernon
1890 Census: Veteran Census
William Briley - St. Louis, Mo., 125 ?Convent? St. - 2nd Lieutenant,
Co.E, 82nd, illegible, 1862 - 1863
Children by wife #1:
Mary - 1847
Josephine - 1849
James Talbot/Talbert* -
b: 1854 Ky. - m: 25 Dec. 1873 Mary Jane Green - d: 1915 -
b: Germania Cem.
John F. - b: 1856 Mo.
Catherine - b: 1856 Mo.
Mary L. - b: m:
Mr.Wood d: (in 1939 Mary Wood was
living in Farmington.)
Children by wife #2 Elizabeth
Laura B. - b: 1868 Mo.
- m: 30 Apr. 1885 Emmett M. Forshee - (found death cert.
Emmett Forshee born 13 April 1865 in Mo., male, white, married,
died St. Louis City Hosp. 6 June 1927) - in 1939 Laura
Forshee was living in the state of Nebraska.
Julia Ann - b: 10 May
1870 near Germania west of Bonne Terre, Mo. - m: 30 Jan 1887
Thomas Van Parks & they resided on a farm near Chestnut
Ridge - d: 16 June 1939 in Ste. GenCoMo - buried:
Parkview Cem., Flat River (now called Park Hills), Mo. - death
cert. gave maiden name of mother as House. Julia had no
For 30 years (1860 -
1880 censuses) the birth place of Ohio for Benjamin Briley seems to
be consistent even if his birthdate isn't.
Some of the research
on the Benjamin Briley family was done by Barbara
Klinlesmith-Geisert. Also Ancestry.com.