Samuel Briley was born in Canada in 1835. In 1858 he was married to Jane Delahunt who was born in the Province of Quebec in 1841. They settled on their farm at Armstrong in 1876 where six children were born to them. One was Mrs. Frank Lucas of Little Fork, Minnesota and another was Mrs. B. R. Hoisington of Maple Plain. The home of the Brileys was near Armstrong station. Sam's brother, Landon and wife lived where the Fred Pagenkopfs now live. Claude Briley was Clauson's son, and grandson of Sam Briley.
Landon was married to Annie Briley who in later years lived in Anoka and passed away there in 1966 at the age of 101, leaving one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Wellman.