John Briles, son of Noah and Catherine Briles settled in Modoc Co., CA. That's just east of Dorris CA. John's wife, Amy and several of their children died in the Influenza epidemic. John Briles died in Napa Co., CA. where one of his remaining sons lived. There is, today, a descendant of John and Amy Briles still living on the homestead ranch on Goose Lake, Modoc Co., CA. So I'm going to guess that Nelson Briles is a descendant of Noah and Catherine (with a C on her tombstone) Briles. I don't have a death certificate for N & C. There are buried in a small cemetery in Lane Co., Or. One of the curators of the Historical Museum in Alturas, CA is a direct descentant of N & C. Hope this helps.
descendant of Noah and Catherine Briles