The Descendants

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Louis Henry Briant

 

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Briant Ancestors:

 

†††† Louis Henry Briant - Gen 1 in America

†††† David Briant - Gen 2 in America

†††† Henry E. Briant - Gen 3 in America

†††† John David Lorenzo Briant - Gen 4 in America

†††† Marjorie Ann (Timmerman) Briant - Gen 4

 

John Henry Briant (1930 - )

"Jackie" in his youth

 

Briant, John Henry in NY State Police uniform (70) #.jpg

 

1.Johnís parents: John David Lorenzo and Marjorie Ann (Timmerman) Briant

††††††††††††††††††† (Para. of gen of the Briant Annex)

 

2.Johnís birth: 7 April 1930 (7 lb, 4 oz) at Theresa, Jefferson County, New York.

 

John's death: 14 May 2013 at home, Old Forge, New York from a coronary myocardial infarction (heart attack).

 

3.Johnís formal education:

 

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School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

 

 

Started school at the Cherry Road School, Westvale, New York.

 

 

Grades K through 6 at Amboy School, Amboy, New York.

 

1948

Port Byron Central School, Port Byron, New York.Applied to and accepted at Oswego State Teachers College, but could not afford to attend.

1948

1949

Night school, Auburn Business School

1949

 

Central Radio & Television School, Kansas City, Kansas; 6 months curriculum.

1982

1986

Empire State College (SUNY); BS degree majoring in Community and Human Services

 

 

Empire State College (SUNY); MS degree majoring in Culture and Policy

 

4.Johnís military service:

 

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Unit, Job, Location

1947

1950

US Army; Company I, 108th Infantry, 27th Infantry Division, New York National Guard; Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.

1950

 

US Air Force; enlisted December 1950; basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas (2 weeks)

 

 

Westover AFB, Chicopee, Massachusetts

 

 

Keflavik, Iceland; food services for the 1400th Air Base Group.

 

1953

Bolling AFB, Washington, DC; food services; discharged 31 August 1953

 

5a. Johnís 1st marriage:

 

a.To whom: Margaret "Peggy"/"Peg" Brennan

 

(1)Peggy's parents: Edward and Julia (?) Brennan of Holyoke, Massachusetts, who also had son, Edward, Jr. "Eddie".Edward Brennan was employed as a Holyoke Police Officer.He died from complications of an accidental fall in the bath tub, which rendered him unconscious and turned on the hot water, which scalded/cooked him, inducing heart failure.

 

(2)Peggy's birth:

 

(3)Peggy's formal education:

 

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(4)Peggy's employment history:

 

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Employer, location, job

 

 

NY Telephone & Telegraph Company, Springfield, Massachusetts

 

 

NY Telephone Company,

 

 

NY Telephone Company, East Fayette Street, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

(5)Peggy's addresses before marriage:

 

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Address

 

 

Holyoke, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.Marriage date & location: 1953 at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

 

c.Children:

 

(1. John Edward Briant: Born 1957.

 

(2. James Dennis Briant: Born 1962.

 

d.Divorce: 1964

 

5b. Johnís 2nd marriage:

 

a.To whom: Mary (?)

 

(1)Mary's parents:

 

(2)Mary's birth:

 

(3)Mary's formal education:

 

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(4)Mary's 1st marriage:

 

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(b) Children:

 

[1.

 

[2.

 

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b.Marriage date & location:

 

c.Divorce: 1974

 

5c. Johnís 3rd marriage:

 

a.To whom: widow Denise (?)

 

(1)Denise's parents:

 

(2)Denise's birth:

 

(3)Denise's formal education:

 

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(4)Denise's 1st marriage:

 

(a) To whom:

 

(b) Children:

 

[1.

 

[2.

 

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b.Marriage date & location: 1976; 6 month duration

 

c.Divorce: 1977

 

5d. Johnís 4th marriage:

 

Briant, John Henry 1996, 16 Oct & Margaret R. (Minichillo) (5 L) #.jpg

 

a.To whom: Margaret "Margie"/"Marge" (?)

 

(1)Marge's parents:

 

(2)Marge's birth:

 

(3)Marge's formal education:

 

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School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

 

 

 

1982

1986

Empire State College (SUNY); BS degree majoring in Business Management

 

 

 

 

(4)Marge's 1st marriage:

 

(a) To whom:

 

(b) Children:

 

[1.

 

[2.

 

(5)Marge's employment history:

 

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Employer, location, job

 

 

General Electric Corporation; Computer Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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b.Marriage date & location: 1979 in Salina Township, New York, with the Town Justice officiating.

 

6.Johnís employment history:

 

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Employer, location, job

1948

1949

Wheat Brothers Farm, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; hauled hay

1949

1950

Henry & Allen, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York; 6 months off to attend Central Radio & Television School, Kansas City; laid off March 1950.

1950

 

Sylvania electric Company, Seneca Falls, New York; TV tube seating department; 9 months; departed to join the US Air Force.

1954

 

New York State Police Officer; Pulaski Barracks

 

 

New York State Police Officer; Ovid Barracks

 

 

New York State Police Officer; Herkimer Barracks

1955

 

New York State Police Officer; LaFayette Barracks; promoted to Station Commander in April 1960

 

 

New York State Police Officer; temporarily at New York State Fair Grounds after LaFayette Station closed

1963

 

New York State Police Officer; Liverpool Barracks on Beechwood Avenue.Promoted September 1968 to Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.Moved early 1970s.

 

 

New York State Police Officer; LaFayette Barracks BCI Unit.

 

 

New York State Police Officer; Malone Barracks BCI Unit, Malone, St. Lawrence County, New York.

1975

 

New York State Police Officer; Massena Barracks BCI Unit

1976

 

New York State Police Officer; Lowville Barracks BCI Unit

1977

1982

New York State Police Officer; North Syracuse Barracks BCI Unit; retired 1982.

 

7.Johnís addresses:

 

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Address

1930

1935

Resided with his parents in Jefferson County, New York

1935

1938

Resided with his parents at Westvale, New York (just west of Syracuse on Route 5)

1938

1939

Resided with his parents at Amboy, New York

1939

1942

Resided with his parents at Throopsville, New York.

1942

 

Resided with his parents at Montezuma, New York (edge of the muck lands).

1948

1950

Resided with his parents in a home his father constructed about 3 miles north of Auburn, New York; left to serve in the US Air Force.

1953

1954

NYS Police Barracks 1 year after marriage

1954

 

Green Acre Trailer Park, Waterloo, New York.

 

 

Onondaga Garden Apartments, Ford Avenue, Syracuse; 1 year lease.

1958

 

3rd floor apartment, 206 West Borden Avenue, Syracuse, New York.

 

 

House, Barnes Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

1966

1973

Mobile Home Park, Apulia Road, LaFayette, New York; moved November 1973.

1973

 

Mobile Home Park, Moira, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

 

Apartment, James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

 

Old Forge, New York and Phoenix, Arizona.

 

8.Johnís organizational affiliations:

 

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9.Other biographical notes on John:

 

a. The information on this page is a summary of John's book: One Cop's Story: A Life Remembered; published 1995 by Chalet Publications, P.O. Box 1154, Old Forge, New York 13420.

 

 

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