Detailed genealogical information on the Briggs,Branch,Foster & McGlumphy families from England and Scotland with extensive facts about them since their arrival in America. Joseph Briggs settled mid 1700's on Block Island. Peter Branch arrived at Duxbury,MA in 1638. John Foster came to Salem, MA. in 1640. John McGlumphy was from Northern Ireland even though he was Scotish and settled in Washington County,PA. He arrived in America around 1780. Asa Nichols was born in Mass in 1765, The family having come from England. After a brief time in NY they put down roots in Battle Creek,MI. where they were one of the founders of Nichols-Shepard an early manufacturer of farm equipment.