I'm looking for any members of the Briggs family that may have been in or around Abbeville in the early 1920's. My grandfather, Cebren Jenkins Briggs, was born in 1924 to Lourena Rice and Ludwig Briggs. The Rice side of my family tree is well documented, but Ludwig Briggs is a ghost: he doesn't seem to exist anywhere.
Are there any Briggs families in or around Vermillion (or in Louisiana in general) of African American and mixed heritage that he could belong to? There is the possibility that he was able to "pass."
Any help or sources you could toss my way are greatly appreciated.