Sunday, August 6

System Upgrade

The Briles Information Network will be performing system upgrades to the site beginning the week of August 13th. There will be no updates to the databases and the policy governing same will be suspended until maintenance is complete. Any deaths or research material that occurs during the week of maintenance will be posted after the system is back on line. Thank you.

The BIN Staff

Updated Death Spreadsheet for August

An updated Death Spreadsheet for August is ready for download. This spreadsheet contains family members who have passed and their death has been verified personally by the BIN. The BIN verifies deaths by four different ways: Death Certificates, obituaries, photos of gravesite, or verification from a genealogists. This databases lists the name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, parents and spouse's name, location of the body, and what method the death was verified. Click on this link to download the spreadsheet. NOTE: Current as of 8-6-06.
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Saturday, August 5

Samuel Allen Lowe Jr. Passes

ASHEBORO-Samuel Allen Lowe, Jr., age 83, passed August 5, 2006 at his home. Funeral will be August 8th at 11:00 AM at Back Creek Friends Meeting; Rev, Jon Reece and Rev. Ray Lambe officiating. Burial will follow the Meeting Cemetery. Born June 27, 1923 in Randolph County, NC the son of Samuel A. and Neva Briles Lowe. Survived by his wife: Inez Davidson Lowe, sons: John A. Lowe and James D. Lowe both of Asheboro, NC, daughter: Sue Ellen Lowe of Asheboro, NC and 4 grandchildren.-Pugh F.H.

NOTE:Death notices are edited by the curator due to copyright laws. You may view the full obituary by clicking here.

Thursday, August 3

Pictures Added to Database

The Briles Information Network is proud to announce that pictures have been added to the database. The pictures are of loved ones lost over the last century. We have uploaded several photos and this will be a work in progress. You will only be able to view the photos on the PAF Database. Check it out NOW!

Wednesday, August 2

Claude Davenport Case Solved...maybe?

ISSUE=The BIN has a birth certificate for Lillian Elaine Briles. Her parents are listed as Claude Davenport Briles and Mattie Welborn. Lillian's DOB is Oct. 2, 1948. The certificate lists Claude's age at 45 which should put his birth year around 1903. Mattie is around 1910. Claude was born in Stanley County NC and Mattie is Guilford County. So who is Claude Briles?

FINDINGS: The BIN located an obituary for Robert Briles (the heading said Briles, but his name is really Biles. Claude is listed in the obituary as a brother. The Biles name was confirmed at the cemetery in Stanly County, where Claude was born, and at the register of deeds (marriage and death records). I could not find a marriage listing for Claude and Mattie nor a death certificate for Claude. I did find a marriage license for Claude that puts his age exactly at 1903. He is listed as a Biles. There is NO listings in any records for a Briles, other than a death certificate for Virgil Briles Jr. All are Biles. Now Lillian may be a Briles based on her birth certificate, but this could be in error. At this time, based on circumstantial evidence, the BIN feels that Claude is a Biles and not a Briles. We are 90% sure of this, but we will keep a close eye on any additonal information received.

other cases:

Marion Summey Briles is the son of Russell J and Zola Summey Briles. Edith Briles Nance, who was married to Clayton Nance, is the daughter of John William and Lena Hargrave Briles. Any finally, Gertrude Briles Summey, who was married to Jesse Summey, is the daughter of James Edgar and Mary Little Briles. All these can be viewed on the BIN databases by clicking here.

The Briles Family Crest

The Briles Information Network is proud to present it's family crest. Traditionally, the family crest dates back to the first family who establishes it and is carried on for ever. In modern times, each family is allow to adopt the family crest or design it's own. This is usually done by the eldest living member and in this case the crest was designed by Jim Briles. The design is made up of the old crest with two new features, the anchor and star: The meaning of the crest is below. The BIN has a larger version (PSD format) for you. You can email me and I will send it to you at no charge. You may modify it at your leisure.

Black or (Sable)= Constancy or grief
Anchor= Hope; religious steadfastness
Star= Celestial goodness; noble person
Moon= Serene power over mundane actions
Annulets= Fidelity
Helmet= Traditional
Shield= Classic
Decrescent= One who has been honored by the sovereign; hope of greater glory (crescent with horns to the sinister)
Blue or (Azure) Bend= Truth and loyalty; Scarf or shield suspender of a knight commander; signifies defense or protection