SHANNON DAWN (BRYANT) WOLFE - BORN NOVEMBER 10, 1970 IN BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
MARRIED - MAY 7, 1994, BOZEMAN MT
MATTHEW WOLFE, BORN MAY 25, 1970 PENNSYLVANIA



Shannon Dawn (Bryant) Matt Wolfe children

Cody James Wolfe, 6- 28-08 Livingston, MT
Photo taken April 2009 by Cheyenne Wolfe



Shannon Dawn (Bryant) Matt Wolfe children

Jake Mathew Wolfe, 2-6-96, Salmon. ID
Cheyenne Rose Wolfe, 10-10-97, Coeur d lene, ID
Cody James Wolfe, 6- 28-08 Livingston, MT
Photo taken April 2009 by Cheyenne Wolfe



Shannon Dawn (Bryant) Matt Wolfe children

Amber Dawn Wolfe, 4-3-07 Livingston, MT
Photo taken May 2009 by Cheyenne Wolf



Shannon Dawn (Bryant) Matt Wolfe children

Levi David Wolfe, 11-3-01, Big Timber, MT
Photo taken May 2009 by Cheyenne Wolfe



Cody James helping with laundry

Shannon Dawn (Bryant) Matt Wolfe children

Cody James Wolf, 6- 28-08 Livingston, MT
Photo taken May 2009 by Cheyenne Wolfe


Shannon Dawn (Bryant) Matt Wolfe children

Jake, Cheyenne, Levi, Shane at Yellowstone Park in 2009

Photo taken May 2009 by Cheyenne Wolfe


BRYANT
Descended from practically every royal house of Europe
LAN ANN BRYANT BORN JUNE 9, 1961 IN GARDEN GROVE, CA
LA MONTE BRYANT BORN MAY 6, 1962, IN GREELEY, CO
CODY WAYNE BRYANT BORN JANUARY 11, 1965 IN WORLAND, WY
LADY MICHELLE BRYANT BORN OCTOBER 26, 1967 IN WORLAND, WY
SHANNON DAWN BRYANT BORN NOVEMBER 10, 1970 IN BELLINGHAM, WA

Bryant Family 2ND GENERATION
 
BRYANT (ROBINSON)
 
LANNY WAYNE BRYANT
BORN FEB 5 ,1939 IN AMARILLO ,TEXAS
MARRIED JULY 23 ,1960 IN TACOMA , WASHINGTON
 
WINNIFRED ANN (ROBINSON) BRYANT
Descended from practically every royal house of Europe
BORN NOVEMBER 22, 1942
IN AMARILLO, TEXAS
 

 
Bryant Family 3RD GENERATION
 
BRYANT (GAINES) ROBINSON (EWING)
 
WILLIAM CASWELL BRYANT
BORN NOVEMBER 12, 1918
IN MAMBRINO, TEXAS
MARRIED JAN. 16, 1938
IN PLAINVIEW ,TEXAS
 
MINNIE EVELYN (GAINES) BRYANT
BORN SEPT 1, 1917
IN TULIA, TEXAS
 
ELBERT HUBBARD ROBINSON
BORN MAY 11, 1918
IN SAN ANGELO, TEXAS
MARRIED JANUARY 27, 1940
IN BELTON , TEXAS
 
WINNIFRED PEARL (EWING) ROBINSON
Descended from practically every royal house of Europe
BORN AUGUST 13, 1918
IN CARSON COUNTY, TEXAS (AT HOME)
DIED MAY 10, 1979
BURIED IN AMARILLO, TEXAS
 

 
Bryant Family 4RD GENERATION
 
BRYANT (PURSELLEY) GAINES (COKER) ROBINSON (LAND) EWING (HARRIS)
 
 
WILLIAM ANDREW BRYANT
BORN SEPT 2, 1882
IN ACTON, TEXAS
MARRIED OCT.21, 1900
IN GRANBURY, TEXAS
DIED MARCH 28, 1970
BURIED IN BOVINA , TEXAS
 
MELLISA BELLE (PURSELLEY) BRYANT
BORN OCT 26, 1885
IN EUREKA, ARKANSAS
DIED JAN 26 ,1964
BURIED IN BOVINA, TEXAS
 
JAMES SAMUAL GAINES
BORN JULY 6 ,1872
IN MANCHESTER, TEXAS
MARRIED JAN 24 ,1894
IN BLOSSON, TEXAS
DIED JAN 2, 1933
BURIED IN BOVINA ,TEXAS
 
EVALINA CATHERINE (COKER) GAINES
BORN MARCH 7, 1877
IN MANCHESTER , TEXAS
DIED FEB. 22, 1974
BURIED IN BOVINA, TEXAS
 
HENRY GEORGE ROBINSON
BORN FEBRUARY 22. 1886
IN COMMANCHE, TEXAS
MARRIED JUNE 9, 1909
IN SAN ANGELO, TEXAS
DIED JANUARY 10, 1960
BURIED IN PANHANDLE, TEXAS
 
CORA BELLE (LAND) ROBINSON
BORN JUNE 4, 1887
IN FLORENCE, TEXAS
DIED AUGUST 7, 1952
BURIED IN PANHANDLE, TEXAS
 
ELMER ELLSWORTH EWING
BORN MAY 9, 1866
IN CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY
MARRIED AUGUST 15 , 1908
IN COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
DIED JANUARY 22, 1950
BURIED IN PANHANDLE, TEXAS
 
MAMIE MAE (HARRIS) EWING
Descended from practically every royal house of Europe
BORN JUNE 18, 1888
IN GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
DIED MARCH 10, 1972
BURIED IN PANHANDLE, TEXAS
 

 
Bryant Family 5TH GENERATION
 
BRYANT (BUTLER) PURSELLEY (ORRELL) GAINES (LYON) COKER (CALHOUN) ROBINSON (GOSSETT) LAND (HENDERSON) EWING (PERRY) HARRIS (WEST)
 
WILLIAM JOSHIA BRYANT
BORN 1828
IN TENNESSEE
MARRIED DEC 20,1846 MARY STEWART
IN CARROL CO. TENNEESSEE
DIED IN 1890 ?
BURIED IN HOOD COUNTY , TEXAS
1860 SCOTT CO.ARKANSAS
1870 HILL CO. TEXAS
1880 HOOD CO. TEXAS
 
DONNIE EDWINA (BUTLER) BRYANT
BORN IN 1850
DIED IN 1924
BURIED IN ELECTRA TEXAS
 
CASWELL PURSELLEY
BORN NOV 29,1845
IN ZION HILL . ARKANSAS
MARRIED FEB. 25 ,1866
IN ZION HILL, ARKANSAS
DIED DEC. 17,1916
BURIED IN HOOD COUNTY, TEXAS
Moved to Hood county Texas in 1892.
Family Records were burned when the
freen forest, AR court house was
destroyed by fire.
 
SARAH EMILY(ORRELL)PURSELLEY
BORN MARCH 20, 1847
DIED DEC.20, 1916
BURIED IN HOOD COUNTY, TEXAS
 
JAMES MONROE GAINES
BORN NOV 20, 1830
 
SUSAN M (LYON) GAINES
BORN DEC. 12, 1837
DIED APRIL 19, 1905
DIED MARCH 3, 1876
 
CHARLES COKER
BETTYE ELIZEBETH (CALHOUN) COKER
BORN FEB. 12, 1845
IN TENNESSEE
NICK NAME WAS LIZZIE
 
WILLIANSON MILBURN ROBINSON
BORN MAY 12, 1837
IN MARENGO COUNTY, ALABAMA
MARRIED JUNE 4, 1861
IN STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
DIED JANUARY 1, 1924
BURIED IN CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO
 
MARY JANE (GOSSETT) ROBINSON
BORN DECEMBER 27, 1846
IN KAUFMAN, TEXAS
DIED SEPTEMBER 28, 1939
BURIED IN CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO
 
EMILY JOSEPHINE (HENDERSON) LAND
BORN IN ARKANSAS
 
ROBERT MILTON EWING
BORN AUGUST 19, 1838
MARRIED NOV23 1865
DIED IN SEPT 3, 1914
FOUGHT ON THE UNION SIDE DURING
THE CIVIL WAR
 
MARY JANE (PERRY) EWING
BORN JULY 13, 1847
DIED NOVEMBER 27, 1932
 
FRANK LEE HARRIS
Descended from practically every royal house of Europe
BORN FEBRUARY 5, 1857
IN HARRISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
MARRIED NOVEMBER 20, 1883
IN COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
DIED FEBRUARY 26, 1916
BURIED IN FRNKLIN, OHIO
MOVED TO TEXAS IN 1915
 
MARY ELLEN (MOLLY) (WEST) HARRIS
BORN SEPTEMBER 26, 1865
IN GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
DIED MAY 27, 1898
BURIED IN GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
SCHOOL TEACHER FROM KENTUCKY
 

 
Bryant Family 6TH GENERATION
 
BRYANT PURSELLEY (OSBORN) LYON CALHOUN (IRVIN) ROBINSON (FULFORD) LAND (LOVITT) EWING (MAKEMSON) PERRY HARRIS (THOMPSON) WEST (DAY)
 
JOHN H BRYANT
b. 1805, Machias, Maine.
DIED IN 1857
 
ELIZABETH
BORN IN 1807 IN GEORGIA
1830 HUMPHRIES TN
1840 HICKMAN CO KY
 
JAMES ALPHA PURSELLEY
BORN NOV. 25, 1819
DIED DEC 20,1905
 
LUCINDA (OSBORN)
BORN 1810 IN KENTUCKY
DIED 1864 IN ARKANSAS
 
LYON
BORN JAN 9 ,1807
 
ELIAZA ANN
BORN FEB 19 ,1839
DIED JULY 1892
 
GILES B CALHOUN
BORN 1820 IN
FLORANCE TN
MARRIED 1840
DIED JULY ,1892
CALHOUN WAS FROM IRELAND OR SCOTLAND
 
MARY F (IRVIN) CALHOUN
BORN 1820 IN TN
DIED CLARKSVILLE, TX
 
WILLIAM ROBINSON (CHOCTAW BILL)
BORN JAN 11,1809 NC
APRIL 16 1828 MARGO CO AL
DIED FEB 22, 1898 COMANCHE, TX HEZEL DELL, TX
 
JULIA LUCINDALL (FULFORD)
DARK FRENCH
DIED BETWEEN 1842-1846
 
JAMES HENRY LAND
NANCY LOVITT
 
ELIJAH EWING
MAY 6,1797 PENDLETON CO KY
JUNE 24, 1819 PENDLETON CO KY
MOVED TO MISSOURI TO LEWIS CO
SEPT 21,1869 CLARK CO. MO
ELIAZA ANN
BORN FEB 19 ,1839
DIED JULY 1892
 
ELIZIBETH SUSANNA MAKEMSON
JUNE 5, 1800 PENDLETON CO. KY
JUNE 24, 1819 PENDLETON CO. KY
NOV 13, 1878 PENDLETON CO. KY
 
JOHN PERRY
AMELIA PERRY
 
OSCAR BOWLES HARRIS
BORN MARCH 2, 1811 IN WALES
DIED MARCH 22, 1886 IN GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
 
MARRIED DECEMBER 27, 1835
 
ELIZABETH JANE THOMPSON
DIED MARCH 22, 1886 IN GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Daughter of THOMAS THOMPSON AND FRANCES ROBINSON
Descended from practically every royal house of Europe
 
 
BURIED IN GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
 
RICHARD WEST-FARMER BLACKSMITH
BORN APRIL 17 , 1832 IN
GARRARD CO LANCASTER, KY
MARRIED SEPT 25 , 1865
MAY 12 , 1910 IN GRANT CO. KY.
 
HARRIET HESTER (DAY) WEST
BORN SEPT. 25TH 1840
IN GRANT CO. KY.
DIED FEB 5, 1927
BURIED IN WILLIAMSTOWN CEM
 

 
Bryant Family 7TH GENERATION

29. THOMAS10 BRYANT (BARTHOLEMEW9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Bet. 1770 - 1776 in Jonesport, Maine. He married LYDIA CATES 09 Nov 1799 in Machais, Maine. She was born Abt. 1763 in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, and died Abt. 1830 in Machias, Maine.

Children of THOMAS BRYANT and LYDIA CATES are:
i. WILMOT11 BRYANT, b. 27 Sep 1801, Machias, Maine.
ii. ELISHA COFFIN BRYANT, b. 03 May 1803, Machias, Maine.
iii. JOHN BRYANT, b. 1805, Machias, Maine.


Bryant Family 8TH GENERATION
28. PATIENCE10 BRYANT (BARTHOLEMEW9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1765 in Machias, Maine, and died in Jonesboro, Maine. She married STEPHEN OTIS JOHNSON 13 Feb 1785 in Machias, Maine.

Children of PATIENCE BRYANT and STEPHEN JOHNSON are:
i. SAMUEL11 JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1786, Machias, Maine.
ii. JOSEPH BROOKINS JOHNSON, b. 1788, Jonesboro, Maine.
iii. JEREMIAH JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1790, Machias, Maine.
iv. BENJAMIN JOHNSON, b. 1793, Jonesboro, Maine; d. 01 Jun 1854, Machiasport, Maine.
v. STEPHEN OTIS JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1794, Jonesboro, Maine.
vi. OLIVER JOHNSON, b. 1796, Jonesboro, Maine.
vii. HANNAH JOHNSON, b. 1798, Jonesboro, Maine.
viii. HIRAM JOHNSON, b. 1802, Jonesboro, Maine; d. Machiasport, Maine.
ix. THOMAS JEFFERSON JOHNSON, b. 1804, Jonesboro, Maine; d. 1817.
x. JOHN JOHNSON, b. 1806, Jonesboro, Maine.
xi. ELIZABETH "BETSEY" JOHNSON, b. 1808, Roque Bluffs, Maine.
xii. CHARLES JOHNSON, b. 1810, Roque Bluffs, Maine.



Bryant Family 9TH GENERATION

27. JOHN10 BRYANT (SAMUEL DAVIS9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 22 Jul 1765 in Scarborough, Maine, and died 13 Jul 1846 in Cutler, Maine. He married ALMAY WILLIAMS 15 Jun 1792 in St. Andrews Anglican Church, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick1. She was born 02 Dec 1776 in Nova Scotia, and died 01 Dec 1862 in Cutler, Maine.

Notes for JOHN BRYANT:
Revolutionary War Service- (taken from Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, Disk I, volume II)

Captain John Preble's co.; enlisted November 23, 1780 (age 15 years 4 months); discharged May 1, 1781; service, 5 months, 7 days, at Machias, Eastern Indian department, under Col. John Allan; also same co.; entered May 14, 1781; service to April 15, 1783, 23 months, 2 days in Eastern Indian department under Col. John Allan, company stationed at Fort Gaines, Machias, from May 1, 1781 to March 1, 1782.

Granted 100 acres by Massachusetts General Court for Revolutionary War service.

Children of JOHN BRYANT and ALMAY WILLIAMS are:
43. i. ELIZABETH11 BRYANT, b. 01 Mar 1795, Cutler, Maine; d. 09 Feb 1878, Whitneyville, Maine.
ii. SAMUEL BRYANT, b. 05 Sep 1796.
iii. JOHN BRYANT, JR., b. 15 Jan 1798.
44. iv. STEPHEN A. BRYANT, b. 27 May 1800.
45. v. JAMES ALFRED BRYANT, b. 13 Jul 1802, Cutler, Maine; d. Bet. 1846 - 1850.
46. vi. ABIGAIL BRYANT, b. 01 Jun 1805, Cutler, Maine; d. 03 Nov 1892, Whiting, Maine.
vii. NANCY BRYANT, b. 13 May 1809.
viii. ELEAZER BRYANT, b. 18 Jul 1812, Cutler, Maine.
47. ix. SAMUEL WILLIAMS BRYANT, b. 02 Jul 1816.
x. MAHALIA HUNTLEY BRYANT, b. 15 Mar 1820.
xi. WILLIAM BRYANT, b. 1821, Cutler, Maine



Bryant Family 10TH GENERATION

26. MARGARET10 BRYANT (SAMUEL DAVIS9, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 30 Aug 1761 in Scarborough, Maine, and died 1855. She married (1) JOHN DOWLING 08 Jun 1780 in Machias, Maine. He was born in Ireland, and died Bef. Aug 1816 in Whiting, Maine. She married (2) MOSES WHEATON 13 Aug 1816 in Machias, Maine. He died Bet. 1830 - 1840.

Notes for JOHN DOWLING:
John Dowling was born in Ireland. He was a private in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted in 1776 as part of the copany raised at Machias by Capt. John Scott to reinforce Col. Jonathan Eddy against the British garrison at Cumberland. In 1777 and 1778 he served two separate enlistments at Machias in Col. Benjamin Foster's Regiment. Capt. James Seavey's company until relieved by Col. John Allan's forces at the time the British ships lay in the harbor.

Marriage Notes for MARGARET BRYANT and JOHN DOWLING:
married by Stephen Jones, Esq. in Machias

Children of MARGARET BRYANT and JOHN DOWLING are:
39. i. JOHN11 DOWLING II, b. 11 Mar 1785, Whiting, Maine; d. 05 Nov 1847.
40. ii. JAMES DOWLING, b. 18 Jan 1787, Whiting, Maine; d. 1829.
41. iii. ANNA DOWLING, b. 07 Apr 1789, Whiting, Maine.
iv. DANIEL DOWLING, b. 06 Apr 1793, Whiting, Maine.
v. SARAH (SALLY) DOWLING, b. 14 Aug 1795, Whiting, Maine.
42. vi. SILAS TURNER DOWLING, b. 14 Aug 1800, Whiting, Maine; d. Bet. 1873 - 1874.


Bryant Family 11TH GENERATION

25. ANNA10 HOLMES (CHARITY9 BRYANT, JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1759 in Scarborough, Maine, and died Abt. 1795 in Whiting, Maine. She married BENAJAH ACKLEY, JR. 12 Nov 1775 in Machias, Maine, son of BENAJAH ACKLEY and LURANIA BILL. He was born 18 Oct 1755 in Lebanon, Windham County, Connecticut, and died 12 May 1829 in Whiting, Maine.

Notes for BENAJAH ACKLEY, JR.:
migrated to machias from Connecticut via Nova Scotia in 1764 w/ mother and step father


180. Pvt Benajah ACKLEY Jr4,253 appeared in the census 1790, 1800, 1810 & 1820 in Maine.4 He was living 1790 through 1820 in Maine.4,254,255,256,257 He was born about 1755.4,61,101,258 Northern Light Newspaper, Eastport Maine Obituary; dated 16 May 1830, refers to age of
death 75 yrs.
birth date calculated on age of 75 at death
Gene Pool Individual Records has birth as 18 October 1755 Lebanon, Widham Co, CT


He Enlisted in the military on 23 Jun 1777 in Capt. Joseph Sevey's co4,259 He was dicharged from the military on 16 Jul 17774,259 He died on 12 May 1829 in Whiting, Washington , Maine.4,101,260 Gene Pool Records has year as 1829

He was buried in May 1829 in Whiting, Washington , Maine.4 His Obituary appeared in the Northern Light in 1830 in Eastport, Washington , Maine4 In Whiting, on the 16th inst. Mr. Benajah Ackley, Aged 75 years. He was one of the first settlers in that town,-he was a very kind father, a good neighbor, and an industrious and honest man. He died in full belief of a blessed immortality beyond the grave. He has left many descendants of the first, second and third generations, to mourn over their loss. He served in the military Revolutionary War in Massachusetts.4,101,259 Maine was a part of MA until 1820

IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION

ACKLEY BENAIAH- Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.; discharged July 16, 1777: service, 23 days, at Machias, when ship “Ambuscade” lay in the harbor. Benajah Ackley Jr Migrated to Machias Maine In 1764 From Ct. via Nova Scotia
Canada with his Mother and Stepfather

Benajah Jr participated in what is widely recognized as the first military action of the Revolutionary War. He along with other farmers and fishermen from the Machias, Washington Co. Me. area , assualted by dory and rowboat the British Frigate H.M.S. Margurite on the Machias River and succeeded in capturing it.

Maine was a part of Massachusetts untill 1820

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of
the Revolution., p.29

Ackley Jr., Benajah.Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt.;
discharged July 16, 1777; service, 23 days, at Machias, when ship "Ambuscadeö lay in the harbor.


Children of ANNA HOLMES and BENAJAH ACKLEY are:
37. i. SAMUEL11 ACKLEY, b. 03 Nov 1776; d. 20 Sep 1848.
ii. AMOS ACKLEY, b. 05 Mar 1779; m. THANKFUL FOSTER.
iii. DANIEL ACKLEY, b. 04 Nov 1780.
iv. OLIVER ACKLEY, b. 27 Jan 1782.
v. JAMES THOMAS ACKLEY, b. 09 Dec 1783.
vi. ELIZABETH ACKLEY, b. 05 Dec 1785.
38. vii. JONATHAN ACKLEY, b. 20 Nov 1788; d. 22 Dec 1850, Whiting, Maine.
viii. ADONIJAH ACKLEY, b. 03 Aug 1780.
ix. ANNA ACKLEY, b. 11 Dec 1793.
x. SALLY ACKLEY, b. Unknown.



Bryant Family 12TH GENERATION

24. PETER9 BRYANT (PHILIP8, ICHABOD7, STEPHEN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 12 Aug 1767 in West Bridgewater. He married SARAH SNELL 1792, daughter of EBENEEZER SNELL and SARAH PACKARD. She was born 06 Apr 1766.

Notes for PETER BRYANT:
Peter was a physician and settled at Cummington, Mass.

Children of PETER BRYANT and SARAH SNELL are:
30. i. AUSTIN10 BRYANT, b. 16 Apr 1793, Cummington, Massachusetts.
31. ii. WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, b. 03 Nov 1794, Cummington, Massachusetts.
32. iii. CYRUS BRYANT, b. 12 Jul 1798, Cummington, Massachusetts.
33. iv. SARAH SNELL BRYANT, b. 24 Jul 1802, Cummington, Massachusetts.
34. v. ARTHUR BRYANT, b. 28 Nov 1803, Cummington, Massachusetts.
35. vi. CHARITY LOUISA BRYANT, b. 20 Dec 1805, Cummington, Massachusetts.
36. vii. JOHN HOWARD BRYANT, b. 22 Jul 1807, Cummington, Massachusetts.
23. MARTHA9 BRYANT (JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 11 Nov 1739 in Scarborough, Maine, and died in Baileyville, Maine. She married ABIEL SPRAGUE, JR. 02 Oct 1766 in Scarborough, Maine, son of ABIEL SPRAGUE and ELIZABETH ASHLEY. He was born 24 Oct 1742 in Sebascodegan Island, Harpswell, Maine, and died 18 Oct 1817 in Woodland, Maine.

Children of MARTHA BRYANT and ABIEL SPRAGUE are:
i. CAPTAIN ELI10 SPRAGUE, b. 04 Nov 1768, Machias, Maine; d. 18 Aug 1850, Princeton, Maine; m. (1) JANE LIVERMORE THORNTON; m. (2) SARAH JANE BAILEY, 1787.
ii. MATTHEW SPRAGUE.
iii. ABIEL SPRAGUE, b. 30 Jun 1776, Machias, Maine; d. 1845; m. LEAH THORNTON, 19 Nov 1797.



Bryant Family 13TH GENERATION

23. MARTHA9 BRYANT (JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 11 Nov 1739 in Scarborough, Maine, and died in Baileyville, Maine. She married ABIEL SPRAGUE, JR. 02 Oct 1766 in Scarborough, Maine, son of ABIEL SPRAGUE and ELIZABETH ASHLEY. He was born 24 Oct 1742 in Sebascodegan Island, Harpswell, Maine, and died 18 Oct 1817 in Woodland, Maine.

Children of MARTHA BRYANT and ABIEL SPRAGUE are:
i. CAPTAIN ELI10 SPRAGUE, b. 04 Nov 1768, Machias, Maine; d. 18 Aug 1850, Princeton, Maine; m. (1) JANE LIVERMORE THORNTON; m. (2) SARAH JANE BAILEY, 1787.
ii. MATTHEW SPRAGUE.
iii. ABIEL SPRAGUE, b. 30 Jun 1776, Machias, Maine; d. 1845; m. LEAH THORNTON, 19 Nov 1797.



Bryant Family 14TH GENERATION

22. BARTHOLEMEW9 BRYANT (JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 11 Jul 1737 in Scarborough, Maine, and died Bet. 1810 - 1816 in Cutler, Maine. He married ELLEN BROOKINS 25 Jan 1763 in Scarborough, Maine, daughter of JOSEPH BROOKINGS. She was born 1745 in Scarborough, Maine, and died in Machias, Maine.

Notes for BARTHOLEMEW BRYANT:
Bartholomew Bryant

In 1758 he served in the Crown Point Expediction, in Capt. John Libby's Company, Col. Pebble's Regiment. He also served in the Revolutionary War. In 1763 he is listed in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine. In the 1766 Census he is listed in Pownalboro, Lincoln, Maine as having a 1 story, 1 room, log house, with wife and 3 females under the age of 16 years.

He settled at Scarboro after his marriage, on 40 acres he received from his father's will of 1757, being then "under age" ("Item. I give & bequeath to my Son Bartholomew Bryant all that Forty Acres of Land which I bought of Samuel Scott"). Due to a severe drought in 1764/65, he and brother Samuel Davis Bryant, with other Saco Valley residents, sold out and removed to the Machias area of Washington County, being the first to settle this area of Maine. He had a numerous family.


Children of BARTHOLEMEW BRYANT and ELLEN BROOKINS are:
i. STEPHEN10 BRYANT, b. 1764, Jonesport, Maine; d. Bet. 1812 - 1814, Dartmoor, England.
ii. JOSEPH BRYANT, b. Abt. 1764, Jonesport, Maine; d. 12 Aug 1859, Addison, Maine; m. LYDIA MANWARREN, 23 Apr 1793, Jonesport, Maine; b. 1763, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; d. 1812, Machias, Maine.
28. iii. PATIENCE BRYANT, b. Abt. 1765, Machias, Maine; d. Jonesboro, Maine.
iv. LYDIA BRYANT, b. Abt. 1765, Machias, Maine; d. Portland, Maine.
v. SAMUEL BRYANT, b. Abt. 1770, Jonesport, Maine.
vi. MARTHA BRYANT, b. Abt. 1774, Jonesport, Maine.
29. vii. THOMAS BRYANT, b. Bet. 1770 - 1776, Jonesport, Maine.
viii. REBECCA BRYANT, b. Abt. 1778, Jonesport, Maine; d. Dennysville, Maine.
ix. HANNAH BRYANT, b. Abt. 1780, Jonesport, Maine.
x. SARAH BRYANT.



Bryant Family 15TH GENERATION

21. SAMUEL DAVIS9 BRYANT (JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 11 Jul 1736 in Scarborough, Maine, and died in Cutler, Maine. He married ELIZABETH HARMON 14 Dec 1758 in Scarborough, Maine, daughter of NATHANIEL HARMON and HANNAH GOODALE. She was born 16 May 1736 in Scarborough, Maine, and died Aft. 1810 in Cutler, Maine.

Notes for SAMUEL DAVIS BRYANT:
Private, captain Stephen Smith's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's regiment. service between December 4, 1778 and January 4, 1779, 3 days; also Captain Jeremiah O'Brien's co. of rangers; enlisted July 1, 1779, discharged December 1, 1779; service 5 months at Machias in Eastern Indian department under Col. John Allan, also Maltross, Captain John Preble's (artillary) co; enlisted June 1, 1780; discharged May 1, 1781; service 11 months at Machias in Eastern Indian department under Col. John Allan; also same co.; enlisted May 14, 1781; service to April 15, 1783, Fort Gates, Machias, from May 1, 1781, to March 1, 1783; reported promoted to Corporal November 24, 1781; appears as Private from March 1, 1782 - April 15, 1783 (see Davis Bryant)

from Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, Disk I, Volume II

Children of SAMUEL BRYANT and ELIZABETH HARMON are:
i. ELIZABETH10 BRYANT, b. 22 Jun 1760, Scarborough, Maine; d. Bet. 1820 - 1822, Cutler, Maine; m. THOMAS HARVEY, 04 Aug 1778, Machais, Maine; b. Abt. 1751; d. Bet. 1825 - 1830.

Notes for THOMAS HARVEY:
lived in Whiting in 1790. Revolutionary War Service. Recieved 100 acres in Whiting for his War service under Col. John Allan.

26. ii. MARGARET BRYANT, b. 30 Aug 1761, Scarborough, Maine; d. 1855.
iii. SUSANNAH BRYANT, b. 03 Apr 1763, Scarborough, Maine; m. JONATHAN NILES, 02 Dec 1782, Machais, Maine; b. 21 Mar 1758, Dorchester, Massachusetts.
27. iv. JOHN BRYANT, b. 22 Jul 1765, Scarborough, Maine; d. 13 Jul 1846, Cutler, Maine.
v. BENJAMIN BRYANT, b. 1771; d. Bet. 1840 - 1850, probably Eastport; m. ANNA "NANCY" CHASE, 11 Apr 1793, Machais, Maine; b. 28 Oct 1774, South Hampton, New Hampshire; d. Aft. 1830, Cutler, Maine.

Marriage Notes for BENJAMIN BRYANT and ANNA CHASE:
alternate marriage date as given in Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase, is May 14, 1794

vi. ELEAZER BRYANT, b. 1780; d. Aft. 1860, probably Cutler.



Bryant Family 16TH GENERATION

20. CHARITY9 BRYANT (JOHN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1733 in Scarborough, Maine, and died 16 May 1829 in Whiting, Maine. She married SAMUEL HOLMES.

Child of CHARITY BRYANT and SAMUEL HOLMES is:
25. i. ANNA10 HOLMES, b. Abt. 1759, Scarborough, Maine; d. Abt. 1795, Whiting, Maine.



19. SETH8 BRYANT (ICHABOD7, STEPHEN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) He married ELIZABETH FRENCH 07 Feb 1765.

Notes for SETH BRYANT:
Their descendents will be found in Kingman's History of North Bridgewater, from wihich book the family of Ichabod Bryant and his son Philip are extracted.

Child of SETH BRYANT and ELIZABETH FRENCH is:
i. ICHABOD9 BRYANT, m. SILENCE BRYANT, 27 Dec 1792; b. 28 Apr 1774.



Bryant Family 17TH GENERATION

18. PHILIP8 BRYANT (ICHABOD7, STEPHEN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) died 19 Dec 1816. He married (1) HANNAH RICHARDS, daughter of BENJAMIN RICHARDS. She died 18 Feb 1816. He married (2) SILENCE HOWARD 1757, daughter of ABIAL HOWARD. She died 25 Jun 1777.

Children of PHILIP BRYANT and SILENCE HOWARD are:
i. OLIVER9 BRYANT, b. 05 Mar 1758; d. 24 Aug 1776.
ii. RUTH BRYANT, b. 18 Mar 1760; d. Died young.
iii. DANIEL BRYANT, b. 27 Jun 1763; d. 05 Nov 1787.
iv. BEZALEEL BRYANT, b. 27 Jul 1765; d. Moved to New York State.
24. v. PETER BRYANT, b. 12 Aug 1767, West Bridgewater.
vi. CYRUS BRYANT, b. 20 Dec 1769; m. POLLEY NOYES.
vii. ANNA BRYANT, b. 10 Mar 1771; m. CAPTAIN HENRY KINGMAN, 1795.
viii. SILENCE BRYANT, b. 28 Apr 1774; m. ICHABOD BRYANT, 27 Dec 1792.
ix. CHARITY BRYANT, b. 22 May 1777; d. Moved to New York State.



Bryant Family 18TH GENERATION

17. JOHN8 BRYANT (JOHN7, JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1714 in plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 02 Oct 1753 in Scarborough, Maine. He married ELIZABETH DAVIS 07 Jun 1733 in Greenland, New Hampshire (Rockingham County), daughter of SAMUEL DAVIS and REBECCA (FICKET). She was born 05 Sep 1717 in Scarborough, Maine, and died 10 Nov 1752 in Scarborough, Maine.

Notes for JOHN BRYANT:
John , Jr. Bryant

Made his will out 8/22/1753, and appointed his father and son Samuel as executors. His wife, Elizabeth, was not named in the will, thus she must have died prior to it. The will was probated 10/5/1753. (Probate Office, 8, 260)


HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, MAINE

Early in the 17th century, John Stratton opened a trading post on Stratton Island, just offshore. Soon after the Massachusetts Bay Colony began expanding, he attracted settlers both to the island and the nearby mainland. On July 14, 1658, Massachusetts granted them a town charter as Scarboro. By 1676, the town had over a hundred houses. But then a series of Indian attacks killed many settlers and destroyed the town. After several attempts at rebuilding and more attacks, the survivors abandoned the site in 1680 and moved to Portland, Maine or back to Boston.

Resettlement started in 1702 and several forts and blockhouses were built. Despite some attacks, the second settlement succeeded. By 1730, the area was economically prosperous. Cattle and timber were important local products for export, and available water power encouraged the opening of several saw mills.

Children of JOHN BRYANT and ELIZABETH DAVIS are:
20. i. CHARITY9 BRYANT, b. Abt. 1733, Scarborough, Maine; d. 16 May 1829, Whiting, Maine.
21. ii. SAMUEL DAVIS BRYANT, b. 11 Jul 1736, Scarborough, Maine; d. Cutler, Maine.
22. iii. BARTHOLEMEW BRYANT, b. 11 Jul 1737, Scarborough, Maine; d. Bet. 1810 - 1816, Cutler, Maine.
23. iv. MARTHA BRYANT, b. 11 Nov 1739, Scarborough, Maine; d. Baileyville, Maine.
v. REBECCA BRYANT, b. 15 Apr 1744, Scarborough, Maine.



16. ICHABOD7 BRYANT (STEPHEN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 05 Jul 1699 in Middleboro, and died 22 Nov 1759 in North Parish of Bridgewater. He married RUTH STAPLES. She died 27 Mar 1777.

Children of ICHABOD BRYANT and RUTH STAPLES are:
18. i. PHILIP8 BRYANT, d. 19 Dec 1816.
ii. NATHAN BRYANT.
iii. JOB BRYANT, m. MARY TURNER, 03 May 1764.

Notes for JOB BRYANT:
Descendants in Kingman's North Bridgewater


iv. GAMALIEL BRYANT.
v. PHEBE BRYANT, m. HENRY HOWARD.
vi. RUTH BRYANT, m. HOLMES.
vii. SARAH BRYANT, m. FRANCIS COOK, 1750.
viii. ANNA BRYANT, m. ROBINSON.
ix. PRUDENCE BRYANT.
19. x. SETH BRYANT.



Bryant Family 19TH GENERATION

15. DAVID7 BRYANT (STEPHEN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 10 Feb 1687, and died Aft. 1719 in Scarborough, York County, Maine. He married ELIZABETH.

Child of DAVID BRYANT and ELIZABETH is:
i. STEPHEN8 BRYANT, b. 1724, Biddeford, Maine.



Bryant Family 20TH GENERATION

14. GEORGE7 BRYANT (JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 03 Sep 1693 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 21 Oct 1779. He married SARAH RIPLEY 22 Jan 1715 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was born 1695 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 15 Jul 1779 in Plympton, Massachusetts.

Children of GEORGE BRYANT and SARAH RIPLEY are:
i. LYDIA8 BRYANT, b. 10 May 1718, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
ii. JOHN BRYANT.
iii. JOANA BRYANT, b. 28 Aug 1723, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
iv. EPHRIM BRYANT, b. 12 Apr 1726, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
v. MARY BRYANT, b. 20 Jan 1729, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 20 Jan 1790, Plympton, Massachusetts.
vi. SARAH BRYANT, b. 21 Oct 1731, Plymouth, Massachusetts.



Bryant Family 21TH GENERATION

13. RUTH7 BRYANT (JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 26 Sep 1685 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 17 May 1757 in Plympton, Massachusetts. She married WILLIAM CHURCHILL 04 Jan 1704 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children of RUTH BRYANT and WILLIAM CHURCHILL are:
i. EBENEZER8 CHURCHILL.
ii. HANNAH W. CHURCHILL, b. 23 Oct 1707, Plympton, Massachusetts; d. 05 Nov 1797, Plympton, Massachusetts.
iii. DAVID CHURCHILL.
iv. REBECKAH CHURCHILL, b. 08 Jan 1710, Plympton, Massachusetts.
v. WILLIAM CHURCHILL, b. 15 Dec 1714, Plympton, Massachusetts; d. 17 Mar 1789, Plympton, Massachusetts.
vi. RUTH CHURCHILL.
vii. NATHANIEL CHURCHILL.
viii. ABIGAIL CHURCHILL.
ix. ICHABOD CHURCHILL.
x. SARAH CHURCHILL, b. 07 Feb 1724, Plympton, Massachusetts.
xi. JOHANNAH CHURCHILL, b. 22 May 1727, Plympton, Massachusetts; d. 16 Apr 1728, Plympton, Massachusetts.



Bryant Family 22TH GENERATION

12. JOHN7 BRYANT (JOHN6, STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 01 Sep 1678 in duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died 12 Oct 1759 in Scarborough, Maine. He married MARY WEST 11 Jul 1700 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of PETER WEST and PATIENCE. She was born 03 Oct 1675 in duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN BRYANT and MARY WEST are:
i. SARAH8 BRYANT, b. Abt. 1712, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
17. ii. JOHN BRYANT, b. Abt. 1714, plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 02 Oct 1753, Scarborough, Maine.
iii. MARY BRYANT, b. Abt. 1716, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 06 Nov 1752.
iv. SUSANNA BRYANT, b. Abt. 1718, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 27 Mar 1759.
v. ELINOR BRYANT, b. Abt. 1721, Plymouth, Massachusetts.



Bryant Family 23TH GENERATION

11. JONATHAN7 BRYANT (JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 23 Mar 1677 in Plympton, Massachusetts. He married MARGERY WEST 27 Feb 1700 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of PETER WEST and PATIENCE. She was born Bet. 17 Mar 1677 - 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 23 Jun 1725 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Children of JONATHAN BRYANT and MARGERY WEST are:
i. REBECCA8 BRYANT, b. 06 Dec 1702, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
ii. PRICILLA BRYANT, b. 03 Sep 1703, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
iii. MARCY BRYANT, b. 19 Aug 1705, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
iv. MARY BRYANT, b. 04 Nov 1707, Plympton, Massachusetts.
v. JONATHAN BRYANT, b. 11 May 1711, Plympton, Massachusetts.



Bryant Family 24TH GENERATION

10. LIEUTENANT JOHN6 BRYANT, JR. (JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 17 Aug 1644 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 26 Jan 1708 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married ABIGAIL BRYANT 23 Nov 1665 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of STEPHEN BRYANT and ABIGAIL SHAW. She was born Bet. 1646 - 1647 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 12 May 1715 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children are listed above under (7) Abigail Bryant.



Bryant Family 25TH GENERATION

9. STEPHEN6 BRYANT (STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 02 Feb 1658 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married MEHITABLE PACKARD STANDISH, daughter of JOSIAS STANDISH and SARAH ALLEN. She was born Bet. 1659 - 1660 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died 1702 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children of STEPHEN BRYANT and MEHITABLE STANDISH are:
i. HANNAH7 BRYANT.
ii. STEPHEN BRYANT, b. 01 May 1684.
15. iii. DAVID BRYANT, b. 10 Feb 1687; d. Aft. 1719, Scarborough, York County, Maine.
iv. WILLIAM BRYANT, b. Bet. 22 Feb 1691 - 1692.
16. v. ICHABOD BRYANT, b. 05 Jul 1699, Middleboro; d. 22 Nov 1759, North Parish of Bridgewater.
vi. TIMOTHY BRYANT, b. 25 Aug 1702.



Bryant Family 26TH GENERATION

8. JOHN6 BRYANT (STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born 07 Apr 1650 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 29 Mar 1736 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married SARAH BONHAM 1676 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was born 1652 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died 10 Jan 1741 in plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN BRYANT and SARAH BONHAM are:
12. i. JOHN7 BRYANT, b. 01 Sep 1678, duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; d. 12 Oct 1759, Scarborough, Maine.
ii. JAMES BRYANT, b. 26 Jul 1682, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. SARAH CUSHMAN, 08 Jul 1708, Plymouth, Massachusetts; b. 17 Apr 1684, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 02 Feb 1725, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
13. iii. RUTH BRYANT, b. 26 Sep 1685, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 17 May 1757, Plympton, Massachusetts.
iv. SARAH BRYANT, b. 28 Feb 1688, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. JOHN BRIGGS, 03 Mar 1715, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
v. JOANNA BRYANT, b. 13 Nov 1690, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 15 Apr 1746, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. SAMUEL CHURCHILL, 06 Sep 1711, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
14. vi. GEORGE BRYANT, b. 03 Sep 1693, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 21 Oct 1779.



Bryant Family 27TH GENERATION

7. ABIGAIL6 BRYANT (STEPHEN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Bet. 1646 - 1647 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 12 May 1715 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She married LIEUTENANT JOHN BRYANT, JR. 23 Nov 1665 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, son of JOHN BRYANT and MARY LEWIS. He was born 17 Aug 1644 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died 26 Jan 1708 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children of ABIGAIL BRYANT and JOHN BRYANT are:
i. MARY7 BRYANT, b. 11 Sep 1666, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Stepchild.
ii. HANNAH BRYANT, b. 02 Dec 1668, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Stepchild.
iii. BETHIAH BRYANT, b. 25 Jul 1670, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Stepchild.
iv. SAMUEL BRYANT, b. 03 Feb 1673, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 03 Mar 1750, Plympton, Massachusetts; Stepchild.

Notes for SAMUEL BRYANT:

Samuel Bryant was born Feb. 3, 1673, at Plympton, Mass., son of Lieut. John and Abigail (Bryant) Bryant. Samuel went to sea as a young man. Then he married Joanna, whose maiden name is unknown, born in 1672. Samuel and Joanna farmed at Plympton. Samuel was an elected deacon of the church at Plympton. Joanna died at Plympton, Dec. 18, 1736. Samuel then married Mrs. Elizabeth Cushman on Oct. 4, 1737, who was the daughter of George Sampson. Elizabeth died Apr. 17, 1755, age 52.
Samuel made his will May 25, 1744, which was probated Apr. 2, 1750. His son Nathaniel was executor of the estate and was living on the homestead. Samuel left half of his land to his eldest son, Samuel. He died at Plympton, Mar. 3, 1750. The seven children of Samuel and Joanna were (A-G):
A. Deacon Samuel Jr., born May 14, 1699; married Tabitha Ford. Samuel was a captain and operated ocean- going vessels for many years. Tabitha died Aug. 25, 1773. Samuel died May 21, 1774. Their eleven children were (1-11):
1. Abigail, born Mar. 13, 1728.
2. Joanna, born July 12, 1739; married Solomon Doten.
3. Joseph, born June 3, 1734; married Zilpah Sampson, daughter of William and Joannah Sampson. Jospeh died may 30, 1813, at Plympton. Their nine children were:
Joseph, died May 13, 1759. Age 1yr.7 mo. 4 days
William,
Rizpah, married Eleazer Thomas of Middleborough
Tabitha,
Ruth, married William Shaw Jr. of Middleboro.
Silence, married Prince Churchill; died Nov. 3, 1801, age 33
Paul, died in the U.S. Army, Nov. 4, 1791, age 21.
Lois,
Jane, married Eleazer Dunham of Carver, Mass. They moved to Paris, Oxford County, Maine.
4. Joshua, born Feb.16, 1745; he had three wives, the 1st being Lusanna Randall, whom he married in 1766, and the last was Dorcas Howard. Joshua had 14 children. Only one is known, a daughter of Joashua and Lusanna:
Lusanna, 1767-1830; married Abel Gardner (1763-1840) of Hingham, Mass.
Joshua died Apr. 24, 1799, at Plympton.
5. Lois, born June 9, 1725; married Barnabas Briggs of Halifax on Nov. 23, 1743.
6. Susannah, born Jan. 19, 1742; married Asa Cook.
7. Lydia, born May 12, 1741; married Consider Fuller, Feb. 21, 1759. When Consider died, Lydia took her family to new Gloucester, where she joined the Shakers. One child of Lydia and Consider was:
Consider Jr., born May 31, 1780, at Plympton. He went to Paris, Maine in 1801 and built a log hut north of his uncle, Solomon Bryant. Consider married his first cousin, Elizabeth Cummings, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Bryant) Cummings. He died at West Paris, Maine, in 1872. The eight children of Consider Jr. and Elizabeth were:
Christiana, born Jan. 2, 1802; married Charles B. Brooks.
Chloe, born Feb. 23, 1807; married Rufus Farrar.
Lucy B., born Jan. 20, 1813; married Eli H. Cushman.
Consider, born Jan. 25, 1815; married Sally O. Greely.
Betsey B., born Aug. 19, 1820; married Jonathan Fickett Jr.
Abigail, married Stephen Davis.
Lovica, married Stephen Davis.
Lydia Jane, married Joseph H. Briggs. Lydia Jane's grandmother, Lydia (Bryant) Fuller, and Jospeh's grandfather, Solomon Bryant, were sister and brother.
8. Samuel, born Nov. 18, 1736.
9.Sylvanus, born Mar. 20, 1730; married Sarah Sears of Halifax, Mass., Jan. 17, 1754, at Halifax. Sylvanus died Nov. 3, 1770, at Plymouth.
10. Solomon, born Jan. 4, 1747; married Elizabeth Curtis of Hanover, Mass.
11.Tabitha, born Apr. 14, 1732; married William Bennett of Middleboro, Nov. 26, 1753.
B. Joanna, born Mar. 1, 1702; married Josiah Waterman at Plympton, Feb. 21, 1723.
C. Abigail, born July 5, 1703; married Josiah Phinney or Finney at Plympton, Dec. 13, 1722.
D. Elizabeth, married Isaac Waterman (brother of Josiah) at Plympton, Dec. 23, 1725.
E. Lydia, born Mar. 16, 1708; married Thomas Sampson, Nov. 16, 1730, who was from a sea-faring family.
F. Sylvanus born Apr. 8, 1710.
Or Salvanus
*G. Deacon Nathaniel, born 1712.
Source: Boston Evening Transcript, Nov. 19, 1902 #5245.


Deacon Nathaniel (4) Bryant
(Son of Deacon Samuel (3), father of Nathaniel (5))

11. v. JONATHAN BRYANT, b. 23 Mar 1677, Plympton, Massachusetts; Stepchild.
vi. ABIGAIL BRYANT, b. 30 Dec 1682, Plympton, Massachusetts; Stepchild.
vii. BENJAMIN BRYANT, b. 16 Dec 1688, Plympton, Massachusetts.



Bryant Family 28TH GENERATION

6. JOHN5 BRYANT, SR. (JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1614 in Kent, Essex, England, and died 20 Nov 1684 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married (1) MARY LEWIS 14 Nov 1643 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of GEORGE LEWIS and SARAH JENKINS. She died 02 Jul 1655 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married (2) ELIZABETH WETHERELL 22 Dec 1657 in Scituate, Massachusetts, daughter of REVEREND WILLIAM WETHERELL. He married (3) MARY HYLAND 01 Apr 1664 in Scituate, Massachusetts.

Notes for JOHN BRYANT, SR.:

A house carpenter, John was one of 40 proprietors of Cohannett of New Plymouth, Cohannett was incorporated as Taunton

birth could be dover, essex, england
John Bryant of Scituate

The youngest of Anne's boys, John Bryant, eventually became the head of the line now known as the John Bryant line of Scituate, Massachusetts. Over a period of 45 year, the colony records outline the life of this cantankerous man, whose chief interest seems to have been the colony's legal court. He made his court debut as a teenager in 1638, charged with drinking inordinately at John Emerson's house. He was released with admonition, but James Till was whipped "for alluring" John to drink. Three years later, 1641, he was in court "for drinking tobacco upon the highway."
The next logical step for John was to get a wife. Nov. 14, 1643, he married Mary Lewis, daughter of George and Sarah (Jenkins) Lewis of Scituate (a little settlement in the colony);John and Mary lived on land bordering her father's place, and had seven children:
John, born Aug. 17, 1644; married Mary Battles; died Jan. 26, 1708.
Hannah, born Jan. 25, 1645; married John Stodder of Hingham in 1665.
Joseph, born_____; died June 16, 1669.
Sarah, born Sept. 29, 1648.
Mary, born Feb. 24, 1649; died Apr. 8, 1652.
Martha, born Feb. 26, 1651.
Samuel, born Feb. 6, 1653; died in 1690, in Phipps' expedition to Canada, in which he served as sergeant; inventory of his estate was 47 pound.

John's wife, Mary (Lewis) Bryant, died July 2, 1655. On Dec. 22, 1657, John married a second wife, Elizabeth Wetherell, daughter of Rev. William Wetherell of Scituate. John and Elizabeth had one child:

Daniel, baptized in 1659; married Dorothy______.

When this second wife, Elizabeth (Wetherell) Bryant, died, John married a third wife in 1665, Mary Hiland, daughter of Thomas Hiland of Scituate, by whom he had eleven more children:

Elizabeth, born Aug.__, 1666; died Dec. 17, 1783.
Mary, born ________.
Benjamin, born Dec.____, 1669; died unmarried in 1701; his will, proved Jan. 5, 1702, showed an inventory of 164 pounds.
Joseph, born in 1671; he married, but the wife's name is unknown.
Jabez, born Feb. 18, 1672; died in 1697, unmarried; a letter of administration of his estate is dated June 29, 1697.
Ruth, born Aug. 16, 1673; married William Wanton, who later became Governor of Rhode Island.
Thomas, born July 15, 1675; married Mary Ewell, daughter of Gershom Ewell.
Deborah, born Jan. 22, 1677.
Agatha, born Mar. 12, 1678.
Ann, born Nov. 20, 1680.
Elisha, born in 1682.

John Bryant served on the court jury for 15 years between 1659-1681, five of those years being on the grand jury (called the "grand enquest" at Plymouth). Here are three examples of the sort of trials at which he was juryman: In 1663, Elizabeth Soule sued Nathaniel Church, who "committed the act of fornication with her an then denied to marry her." The jury found him guilty, and Elizabeth was awarded 10 pounds. In 1666, Mrs. Mary Totman went to the woods and dug up a root of a plant, brought it home, cleaned, cooked and ate it, and then died from its poison. The jury decided she had mistaken the root for a similar one she was accustomed to preparing, and her death was accidental. In 1674, one Indian had told a group of colonists living at Scituate that he would "give" them a large tract of the Indian land adjoining Scituate. When the colonists later went back to the Indian to "accept" the land, the rest of the tribe found out about the deal, threw the Indian to the ground and prevented him from dealing further with the colonists. The white men then brought the tribe to court and the jury awarded the land to the colonists (=the juryman).
The colony did buy some of its land from Indians. In 1666, John Bryant's name appears on a tax list which was drawn up to show how much each resident of Scituate had to contribute towards the purchase of Indian lands on the west edge of the settlement.
In 1659 began an eight-year court feud between John Bryant and William Randall. Randall brought John to court, charging him with trespassing on his land and selling timber belonging to Randall.Randall asked for 10 pounds damages. John was found innocent at the trial, where his own brother, Stephen, sat on the jury. Randall asked for a review of the case, which took place a year later, 1660. This time, with a different jury, Randall was awarded 5 pounds damages. The following year, 1661, John exactly reversed the situation: he sued William Randall for trespassing on his land and carrying away timber John had fell and crosscut. John asked for 10 pounds damages, but only was awarded five shillings; his brother Stephen Bryant was again on the jury. Exactly one year later, 1662, John sued Randall for "defaming him with lies and slander"; Randall had to pay him 20 shillings. In 1664, John complained to the court against Randall for not sealing a deed in reference to a parcel of marsh, which John had bought from Randall. The action was withdrawn. In 1667, Randall was complaining to the court about John, but the details of the case have been lost from the court record. Five months later, John again sued Randall for "slander and defamation." Randall had publicly charged and accused John to the authorities for suspicion of stealing planks belonging to Randall, and charging that John was cheating him in the division of planks. The court awarded John 15 pounds if Randall apologized, otherwise 20 pounds; Randall apologized.
In 1667, John charged two men with trespassing and working upon timber on the common land of Scituate. Asking 10 pounds damages, he was awarded 10 shillings.
In 1668, Joseph Turner sued John Bryant and his daughter Sarah (then 20 years old) for not appearing in court to give testimony at Turner's trial in Plymouth.
In 1681, John brought charges against five men of Massachusetts Colony who fell, squared and carried away timber from John's land without his permission. John asked for 10 pounds; the court allowed two. John asked for a review of the case three months later, asking for 12 pounds; the court awarded him five.
In 1683, John was appointed agent to prosecute anyone cutting or carrying away timber form Scituate's common land. This he did in three law suits against three separate men. One of these men was Humphry Johnson. In 1655, John had been a witness in a court case between Humphry Johnson and Tilden. After the trial, Johnson said John Bryant had given false testimony and called John "a fore-sworn, lying knave." So John sued this Johnson, asking 100 pounds damages. The next day the two men settled their quarrel privately and dropped the suit. Now in this latest suit against Johnson over timber, the jury found Johnson had a legal right to the common land. That same year (1683), John was fined 5 shillings in court "for being overtaken with drink".
John was constable at Scituate in 1662, surveyor of roads in 1673 (meaning he had the responsibility for the upkeep of the roads around Scituate), and for two years, 1677 and 1678, was simultaneously a selectman and a deputy at Scituate. In 1677 he was given the special responsibility to see that the court order against liquor was enforced at Scituate(!).
The colony government decided along the way that the colony might as well benefit from John's talent at court, and in 1663, 1664, 1671 and 1672 appointed him to committees to assist others in settling their land disputes.
Among John Bryant's children, let us follow a bit further four sons: John Jr., Daniel, Joseph and Thomas.

Children of JOHN BRYANT and MARY LEWIS are:
i. HANNAH6 BRYANT, b. 25 Jan 1645, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. JOHN STODDER, 1665.
ii. JOSEPH BRYANT, b. Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 16 Jun 1669, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
iii. SARAH BRYANT, b. 29 Sep 1648, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
iv. MARY BRYANT, b. 24 Feb 1649, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 08 Apr 1652, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
v. MARTHA BRYANT, b. 26 Feb 1651, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
vi. SAMUEL BRYANT, b. 06 Feb 1653, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 1690, Canada.

Notes for SAMUEL BRYANT:
Died on Phipp's expedition to Canada, in which he was a Seargent

10. vii. LIEUTENANT JOHN BRYANT, JR., b. 17 Aug 1644, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 26 Jan 1708, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Children of JOHN BRYANT and ELIZABETH WETHERELL are:
viii. DANIEL6 BRYANT, b. Abt. 1659, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
ix. MARY BRYANT, b. Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Children of JOHN BRYANT and MARY HYLAND are:
x. ELIZABETH6 BRYANT, b. Aug 1666, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
xi. MARY BRYANT.
xii. BENJAMIN BRYANT, b. Dec 1669, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 1701.

Notes for BENJAMIN BRYANT:
his will, proved Jan. 5, 1702, showed an inventory of 164 pounds.

xiii. JOSEPH BRYANT, b. 1671, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
xiv. JABEZ BRYANT, b. 18 Feb 1672, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 1697.

Notes for JABEZ BRYANT:
a letter of administration of his estate is dated June 29, 1697.

xv. RUTH BRYANT, b. 16 Aug 1673, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. WILLIAM WANTON.

Notes for WILLIAM WANTON:
became governor of Rhode Island


xvi. THOMAS BRYANT, b. 15 Jul 1675, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; m. MARY EWELL.
xvii. DEBORAH BRYANT, b. 22 Jan 1677, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
xviii. AGATHA BRYANT, b. 12 Mar 1678, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
xix. ANN BRYANT, b. 20 Nov 1680, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
xx. ELISHA BRYANT, b. 1682, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.




Bryant Family 29TH GENERATION

Generation No. 5

5. STEPHEN5 BRYANT (JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1615 in Kent, Essex, England, and died Abt. 1701 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married ABIGAIL SHAW 23 Nov 1645 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN SHAW and ALICE PHILIPS. She was born Abt. 1626 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and died 24 Oct 1694 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Notes for STEPHEN BRYANT:
Stephen Bryant (1)
(Son of Anne, father of Abigail)

It is Anne's middle son, Stephen Bryant, who is the beginning of our line of the Bryant family in the New World. We mentioned him after his arrival in Plymouth in 1630, bound out by his stepfather, John Doane, To John Shaw, a friend of the Bryant and Doane families. This John Shaw had preceded the Doanes and the Bryant boys from Kent County, England, arriving at Plymouth Colony at least by 1627. May 22, 1627, he is listed in the colony records as one of 12 men drawing lots for the division of the responsibility for caring for the colony's common herd of cows and goats. July 7, 1630, John Shaw bought from John Winslow for 6 pounds a tract of firm land called Knave's Acre or Woodbee.

With a step-father who was a friend of the colony's leaders, and a master who was prospering, Stephen was in an opportune position. In a book written by Governor William Bradford, called Plymouth Plantation, the following excerpt has to do with colony affairs in 1638:
".nominated and appointed Thomas Prence, Gent.; Governor William Bradford and Edward Winslow Gent.; and assistants of the government Stephen Bryant or Doane; John Doane, Thomas Willette Gent. and John Dunham to have the power and authority for these next four years to put forth and dispose of said stock of cows to the inhabitants of the poor of the said town of Plymouth as shall be thought fit to partake therein."

Governor Bradford added the name Doane to Stephen Bryant for the purpose of identifying him as the step-son of John Doane. This committee was a select group; both Thomas Prence and Edward Winslow were to become governors of Plymouth Colony in their own right. As for the business they were to handle, an English merchant had mad a tidy profit selling necessities to pilgrims at Plymouth, and about 1626 had sent a few cows as a gift to the poor of that town. For twelve years the cows were cared for as the common property of the colonists. Now the committee was to decide who qualified for the cattle, and the assistants were to deliver the animals and get the proper receipts.

John Shaw was constable and road surveyor at Jones River in 1642 and 1644. He was a juryman at Plymouth 1638, 1641, 1643, 1644, 1648 and 1649. One of the trials he helped decide in 1648 was that of Mrs. Alice Bishop, who was found guilty and hanged for killing her four-year old daughter, Martha Clark, by slitting her throat with a knife.


John Shaw and his wife Alice (Philips) had two sons, James, who married Mary Mitchell in 1652, and Jonathan, who married Phoebe Watson in 1656, and a daughter, Abigail. Jonathan Shaw and Stephen Bryant were working together. A deed dated may 5, 1643, records a sale of 40 acres of upland "at the high cliffe" from Edward Dotey to Stephen Bryant and Jonathan Shaw for the price of 12 pounds ten shillings, to be paid in corn or cattle.

Two years later, in 1645, Stephen Bryant married the Shaw's daughter Abigail. They had eight children:
Abigail, born 1646/47
John, born April 7, 1650
Mary, born May 29, 1654
Stephen, born Feb. 2, 1657
Sarah, born Nov. 28, 1659
Lydia, born Oct. 23, 1662
Elizabeth, born Oct. 17, 1665
Mehittable, born 1669/70

A deed dated July 31, 1646, records two acres of upland meadow leased for Abraham Pierce for three years by Stephen Bryant and Samuel Sturtevant for 50 shillings per year.

In 1650, Stephen bought or was granted 100 acres of land in a spot identified now as on the eastern side of Jones River Pond (now Silver Lake). This lot of land was eventually passed along to Stephen;s oldest son, John, and through him, down through many generations of the Bryant family.

In 1651, Stephen bought 8 acres of marsh meadow for Jonathan Shaw; four months later he sold 4 of those acres to William Ford, and eight years later he sold three acres of the same to Edward Cook. Also in 1651, Stephen bought more property at " the high cliffe" for Benjamin Eaton and sold it to Edward Gray.

Among other transfers of land where Stephen Bryant's name occurs are sales to Samuel Wood,Samuel Sturtevant, Jonathan Shaw, Edward Gray and Jacob Cook, and purchases from Samuel Eddy, Benjamin Eaton and Jonathon Shaw.

These frequent deeds for Stephen Bryant's purchases and sales of land find a striking parallel seven generations later, when the brothers Colby and Gustavus Bryant were to crows the record books in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and Monona County, Iowa, with the same sort of transactions. (believe Gustavus was a Civil War Vet, lost a leg and almost an arm).

What was Stephen doing with all of these parcels of land? William Bradford wrote in his journal that the first impression he had of the site of Plymouth Colony as he looked form the deck of the mayflower was "so goodly a land and wooded to the brink of the sea" (Mourts's Relation, p.2). Back from the coastline, the colony was a vast area of swampland extending for miles in many directions. These swamps, bogs and marshes were overgrown with cedar trees. One of the first manufacturing enterprises in new England sprang up here as the land was stripped of the cedar trees, which were made into barrels, used for shipping to England the tar and pitch into which the coastal pines were being converted. Additional cedar staves and heads were shipped to Engalnd for use as beer barrels and wine casks. Unlike other woods, cedar did not damage the flavor of the beverages.

By the year 1649 the cooparage industry had developed so rapidly that Sunday work, a grave crime in the eyes of the Plymouth Church, had become prevalent. On June 6th of that year, Stephen Bryant was presented in court for carrying a barrel to the tar pits on the Lord's Day. He was cleared "with admonition", but his brother-in law, Jonathan Shaw, was sentenced on the same day to sit in the stocks for working those tar pits.

Jan. 16, 1650, John Cary of Duxbury, a planter (i.e., farmer), sold two acres of meadow ground "lying upon the north side of Pine Point" to Stephen. John Shaw signed the deed as a witness.

In 1651, Stephen bought a cow from Samuel Cutbert for two bushels of Indian corn and two barrels of tar.
March 2, 1651, Stephen and his wife, Abigail, appeared in court to "complain against John Haward, Edward Hall, and Susannah Haward, of Duxburrow, in an action of slander and defamation, to the damages of 500 pounds." They were awarded 5 pounds.

The Plymouth records are so detailed we even read there what sort of mark Stephen used to identify his cattle (a slit on top of the left ear; his son-in-law Lieut. John Bryant used a "cut across the near ear", and what sort of gun he had " one of the longer sort of guns from Serg. Harlow".

The swamp region was filled with numerous streams and ponds alive with pickerel, red perch, trout and herring. Wild ducks, turkeys, geese and pigeons in enormous flocks helped fill the larder, as well as the pillows and feather ticks. Moose, deer, bear and rabbit provided food and clothing. Beaver, mink muskrat and skunk pelts ere bartered for necessities. This daily involvement with, and dependence upon nature found poetical expression five generations later in Stephen's descendant William Cullen Bryant and eight, nine, ten generations after Stephen, his offspring in Iowa were fishing the rivers and lakes and hunting and walking the fields and woods with a passion which is better understood by seeing this historical beginning.

Mar. 6, 1654, John Shaw's wife, Alice, died. In poor health john returned to England to die. On Jan. 30, 1663, a deed of gift was recorded in Plymouth whereby he distributed his land to his heirs. This deed reads as follows:

"Know all men by these presents that I, John Shaw, of Plymouth in New England, Senior have and do by these presents give unto my son-in-law Stephen Bryant of Plymouth all that, my whole share of land allotted unto me near unto Namassaket both upland and meadow, with all and singular, the appurtenances there unto belonging to the said Stephen Bryant and his heirs and assigns forever. Also, I do give unto my son-in-law, Stephen Bryant, another portion of land called by the name of Rehoboth, which land was formerly granted unto me lying on the south-side of Smelt River according as it is bounded and set out with all appurtences there unto belong to the said Stephen Bryant, his heirs, etc. I do declare by these presents that I do give unto my son, James, one-half my purchase lands at Cushena and one-fourth to son Jonathan and one-fourth to Stephen Bryant. Me daughter, Abigail Bryant, my bed, etc., also my chest."

On Nov. 3, 1653, Thomas and Anne Savory had indentured their son Benjamin, age 8, to John and Alice Shaw. On March 2, 1657, Thomas and Anne again indentured Benjamin, this time to Stephen and Abigail Bryant, to be "instructed in husbandry" (i.e., farming) and to receive five pounds sterling at the end of his term. This was a way for Benjamin to learn farming, and for Stephen to have cheap hired help, in the same way that Stephen himself had been indentured as a boy to John and Alice Shaw.

The Plymouth town records show that Stephen was called upon to fill certain public offices. He was appointed constable for 1663, road surveyor for 1658, 1659, 1670, 1674 and 1676, and to serve on juries in 1653, 1659-62, 1670-72, 1674-76, 1678-79, and 1681. He was on the jury in 1676 when Mrs. Bethiah Howland drowned in a tub of clothes and water; her death was judged accidental.
The Plymouth Church records, dated July 27, 1684, read as follows:

"The Church was desired to stay after public worship they if any, had any just exception of admission of Old Goodman Bryant with the church they might express it. The issue of the agitation was that nothing appeared to his calling forth to declare himself on the next Lord's Day."

A later entry reads:

Stephen Bryant, Senior, admitted to the church."

Of Stephen and Abigail (Shaw)'s six daughters, the oldest, Abigail, married Lieut. John Bryant of Plymouth. This Bryant-Bryant marriage was not at all unusual at that time, and was a practice, which continued for several generations. Mary and Sarah probably died young, or at least before marriage, as their names have not shown up in any of the records. Lydia married William Churchill on Jan. 17, 1684, and died a widow on Feb. 6, 1736. She was buried in a Churchill lot, next to a Bryant lot in the cemetery at Plympton Green. Her son William Churchill Jr. married Ruth Bryant, a daughter of Lydias brother John. Another son, Deacon Samuel Churchill, married JoannahBryant, also a daughter of John. Thus the two brothers married tow sisters who were their first cousins. Elizabeth married Joseph King on Jan. 15, 1689, and Mehittable married Isaac King, probably Joseph's' brother, on Aug. 13, 1689.

Now let us look at Stephen and Abigail (Shaw)'s two sons, John and Stephen Jr.

Lieut. John and Abigail (2) Bryant
(daughter of Stephen (1), parents of Samuel (3))

Sources: a) Boston Evening Transcript, Nov. 27, 1934, # 7936.
b) The Mayflower Descendants, v. 1, p. 209; v. 2, p.32.
c) Bryant, Harold Stanley, William Cullen Bryant: His Ancestors and Where They Lived. Written in 1953, this booklet was mimeographed in 1972 by Chedwato Service, RFD 3, Box 120 A, Middleboro, Mass. 02346.
d) Plympton, Mass. Vital Records.
e) New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 35, 1881, pp. 37-39, 85.
f) Records of Plymouth Court of Common Pleas.

Deacon Samuel (3) Bryant
(Son of Lieut. John (2) father of Nathaniel (4))

Nathaniel Bryant was born June 21, 1737, at Plympton, Mass., son of Deacon Nathaniel and Zerviah (Curtis) Bryant. He married on Feb. 21, 1759, at Plympton, to Joanah Cole, also of Plympton.

Three months after his marriage to Joanah, Nathaniel was in Capt. Josiah Thacher's Company, Col. John Thomas Regiment, which landed at Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 11, 1759, on a maneuver in the French and Indian War, aiding the British against the French. As early as 1748, the Governor of Massachusetts had asked for a British fortress and settlement at Halifax to curb the threat of the French to Massachusetts, and the following year his request was carried out. With Halifax as a base, English forces fought to expel the French from Quebec and all of Canada. In May 1759, the troops sailed under Major James Wolfe against Quebec, which fell on Sept. 18, 1759.

The list of men in Thacher's Company records Nathaniel at Pisquet on June 24, 1760. Of the 103 men on the list of this company, 16 were from Plympton. Besides Nathaniel, these included a Stephen Bryant, listed as being at Halifax on June 26, 1760, and Ebenezer Cole, listed as being at Alesnes. This Ebeneezer Cole was Nathaniel's brother-in-law. The future father-in-law of Nathaniel's son Martin, Nathaniel Sears, of Rochester, Mass., is also on the list, and along with 12 others is marked "absconded", meaning he returned home from Halifax before being discharged. This occurred frequently, due to the miserable living conditions and meager pay in the army (see Raddall, Halifax-Warden of the North, p. 63). The original plan for Halifax was that the troops would remain there to form a strong colony, but that notion "had perished in the thin stony soil of the Halifax peninsula" (Raddall, p. 68). Governor Lawrence of Nova Scotia reported in 1760 that "every soldier that has come into the province since the establishment of Halifax has either quitted it or become a dram-seller" (Raddall, p. 68). So it was that Nathaniel returned to Plympton.

Joanah Cole was the daughter of Ebenezer Cole, born Oct. 17, 1711, 4th in descent from James Cole of Plymouth (Ebenezer (4), John (3), James (2), James (1)), and Ruth (Churchill) Cole, born Sept. 14, 1716, daughter of William and Ruth Churchill Jr. of Plympton. Like her husband

Notes for ABIGAIL SHAW:

Also listed as birth in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Children of STEPHEN BRYANT and ABIGAIL SHAW are:
7. i. ABIGAIL6 BRYANT, b. Bet. 1646 - 1647, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 12 May 1715, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
8. ii. JOHN BRYANT, b. 07 Apr 1650, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. 29 Mar 1736, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
iii. MARY BRYANT, b. 29 May 1654, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
9. iv. STEPHEN BRYANT, b. 02 Feb 1658, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
v. SARAH BRYANT, b. 28 Nov 1659, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
vi. LYDIA BRYANT, b. 23 Oct 1662, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
vii. ELIZABETH BRYANT, b. 17 Oct 1665, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
viii. MEHITABLE BRYANT, b. Bet. 1669 - 1670, Plymouth, Massachusetts.



Bryant Family 30TH GENERATION

3. JOHN3 BRYANT (JOHN2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1578 in Bampton County, Devonshire, England, and died in Kent, Essex, England. He married GRACE WAYFORD. She was born Abt. 1582 in Bampton County, Devonshire, England.

Child of JOHN BRYANT and GRACE WAYFORD is:
4. i. JOHN4 BRYANT, b. Abt. 1592, Kent, Essex, England; d. Bef. 1630, Kent, Essex, England.



Bryant Family 31TH GENERATION

2. JOHN2 BRYANT (ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1553 in Bampton County, Devonshire, England. He married ROSE CHURCH.

Child of JOHN BRYANT and ROSE CHURCH is:
3. i. JOHN3 BRYANT, b. Abt. 1578, Bampton County, Devonshire, England; d. Kent, Essex, England.




Bryant Family 31TH GENERATION

1. ROBERT1 BRYANT was born Bef. 1532. He married ELEANORE BLENDISH.

Child of ROBERT BRYANT and ELEANORE BLENDISH is:
2. i. JOHN2 BRYANT, b. Abt. 1553, Bampton County, Devonshire, England.