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1.   Rodman’s parents: Nathaniel, III and Elizabeth (Rude) Bryant

 

2.   Rodman’s birth: 2 August 1803 at Norwich, Massachusetts (per family records).  Note: This conflicts with the 1850 US Census, which indicates Rodman was born about 1805.  Another handwritten record indicates Rodman was b. 24 August 1808.

 

     Rodman’s death: June 1853 at Ellicottville, Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York; interred Sunset Hill Cemetery – no marker.  Early cemetery records of Sunset Hill Cemetery were destroyed by fire, so the exact location of the graves of Rodman and Julia (Fraser) Bryant is not known.

 

3.   Rodman’s marriage:

 

a. To whom: Julia Fraser (photos) (more info)

 

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(1. Julia’s parents: Captain Orris/Oris and Mercy (Lee) Fraser of Oneida County, New York.

 

(2. Julia’s birth: 22 July 1809 in Massachusetts (per 1850 US Census).  Another source said she was born in Steuben Township, Oneida County, New York.  About 1826 moved from Phelps Township, Ontario County, New York to Ellicotville, Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

Julia’s death: 12 October 1887, age 78, at the home of her daughter, Frances, in Ellicottville, Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  Interred 14 October in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Ellicottville; no gravestone.

 

(3. Other biographical notes:

 

(a. By all accounts had a remarkable resemblance to her sister, Wealthea (Fraser) Bacon.

 

(b. Her granddaughter, Florence Irene (Bryant) Rogers said of Julia: "I think she stayed with us for about 2 years.  She was with my mother here in Greene [Chenango Co., NY] when I was born."

 

b. Marriage date & location: 1831 at Ellicottville, Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

c. Census Information:

 

1850 US Census: Julia was age 40 (b. MA) and resided with her husband, Rodman Bryant, at Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York (see below).

 

1855 NYS Census: Julia Bryant, age 45 (b. Oneida Co., N.Y.) and widowed after 25 years of marriage, was heading a household at Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Azelo Bryant, age 17 (b. Cattaraugus Co., NYS); son, Orris Bryant, age 14 (b. Cattaraugus Co., NYS); son, Edward Bryant, age 12 (b. Cattaraugus Co., NY); son, Howard Bryant, age 9 (b. Cattaraugus Co., NY; and her mother, Mercy Frazier, age 83 (b. MA).

 

1860 US Census: Julia Bryant, age 51 (b. NYS), was heading a household at Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Ann Bryant, age 22 (b. NYS) and employed as a school teacher; son, Orris Bryant, age 20 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; son, Edward Bryant, age 17 (b. NYS); and son, Howard Bryant, age 14 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: Julia F. Bryant, age 52 (b. Steuben Co., NYS), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  She had been married once and had had 6 children.  The household also included her son, Orris W. Bryant, age 24 (b. Cattaraugus Co.. NYS), single, in Army, and employed as a farmer; son, Pasan Bryant, age 22 (b. Cattaraugus Co., NYS), who had been married once and had been in Army; daughter-in-law (Paysan’s wife), Carry Bryant, age 24 (b. MA); and son, Howard Bryant, age 19 (b. Cattaraugus Co., NYS), single, and had been in Army.

 

1870 US Census: Julia Bryant (age 60, b. N.Y.) resided in the household of her son-in-law, Hiram Wheaton at Ellicotville, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

d. Children:

 

(1. Olive M. Bryant: (photos)

 

Born 19/20 August 1833/34 near Ellicottville, Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  Died 2 August (?).

 

1860 US Census: Hiram Wheaton, age 39 (b. NYS), was heading a household  in Ellicottville Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Olive M. Wheaton, age 26 (b. NYS); daughter, Belle D. Wheaton, age 1 (b. NYS); and brother, Orris Bryant, age 20 (b. NYS)

 

1865 NY Census: Hiram Wheaton (age 43, b. Cattaraugus Co., m. twice) was heading a household at Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Olive (age 30, b. Cattaraugus Co., m. once, two children); daughter, Belle (age 5, b. Cattaraugus Co.); and daughter, Minnie (age 1 yr + 2 months, b. Cattaraugus Co.).

 

1870 US Census: Hiram Wheaton (age 48, b. N.Y.) was heading a household at Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Olive (age 36, b. N.Y.); daughter, Belle (age 11, b. N.Y.); daughter, Mary (age 6, b. N.Y.); mother-in-law, Julia Bryant (age 60, b. N.Y.); and farm worker John Booth (age 19, b. England).

 

1892 NY Census: Olive Wheaton (age 58) was heading a household at Allegany, New York.  The household also included her (supposed) son-in-law Bill E. Ellis (age 29); her (supposed) daughter, D. Bell Ellis (age 30); and her (supposed) grandchildren: Genett Ellis (age 4) and Theodora Ellis (age 2).

 

Olive Bryant married, as his 2nd wife, Hiram Wheaton (b. 3 Aug 1821, d. 1884; interred Allegany Protestant Cemetery) on 30 August 1857 in Great Valley Township and subsequently resided in Allegany Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  Hiram had married (1st) Mary Gibson (b. 18 Mar 1827, d. 2 Oct 1849; interred Sugartown Cemetery) on 9 April 1848 and had the following son:

 

(a. Stanley H. Wheaton: Born 19 August 1849.  Married 21 March 1850

 

Olive and Hiram had the following children, all born at home near Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York:

 

(b. Lubelle "Belle" Wheaton: Older than Dorthea.  Played the piano well.

 

(c. Dorthea E. Wheaton: Born 16 August 1859.  Died 19 January 1907.  Corresponded with her 1st cousin, Florence Irene (Bryant) Rogers.  Married Barzillac “Bill” Ellsworth Ellis and, at some point, resided in Iowa.  Dorthea and Bill had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Janette Ellis: Born about 1888 in New York.

 

(2) Theodora Ellis: Born about 1890 in New York.

 

(3) Howard Ellis.

 

(4) George Ellis.

 

Note: By one account Belle Wheaton married (?) Hosmer and had the following children:

 

(5) Maxine Hosmer.

 

(6) Rosamond Hosmer.

 

(d. Mary “Minnie” F. Wheaton: Born about 20 March 1864.  Died 1932.  In the 1930s resided at 36 Center Street, Jamestown, New York.  Married Frank West Crossfield (b. 23 November 1852) and had the following children:

 

(1) Kenneth Crossfield.

 

(2) Lurena “Lou” Belle Crossfield: Born 27 April 1889.

 

(3) Keith Crossfield: Born 27 May 1894.

 

Olive M. (Bryant) Wheaton of Des Moines, Iowa (widow of Hiram Wheaton and formerly of Allegany, N.Y.) married (2nd) Jared D. Phillips of Allegany, New York on l January 1903 (recorded 6 Feb 1903).

 

(2. Frances E. "Blanch" “Anna” "Annie" Bryant: (also seen: Anna F. Bryant)

 

Born 20 October 1836 near Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York (in Great Valley).  Died at the home of her brother, Howard (also seen from Florence (Bryant) Rogers: "Anna died at the Rogers house in Greene); interred at Blockville, Harmony Township, Chautauqua County, New York, having been transported there by brothers Howard and Payson.   Married Horatio Nelson Blair "Nelson" and resided in Crawford County, Pennsylvania; also Blockville, New York.  Of note, Anna’s uncle, Orin Bryant, suggested in his will (executed 1877) that her address was Troy, Bradford County, Massachusetts.  Horatio and Anna raised one adopted daughter:

 

(a. Bessie Blair: Adopted.  Died before her adoptive mother; interred Blockville, Harmony Township, Chautauqua County, New York.

 

(4. Angela F. Bryant:

 

Born 28 April 1838 near Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York (in Great Valley).  Probably died between the 1855 and 1860 censuses.

 

(5. Orris/Oris Willoughby Bryant:

 

Born 8 July 1840 near Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York (in Great Valley).  Died 30 October 1894 at Greene, Chenango County, New York.  Generation 8 of the Ancestors of Courtney Smith Bryant.

 

(6. Edward Payson Bryant “Payson”:

 

Born 15 October 1842 near Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York (in Great Valley).  Interred Millerton, New York; according to Maud (Reynolds) Bryant, his Bryant relatives from Greene, Chenango County, New York did not attend his funeral because of the distance to his residence and place of death on the Lower Hudson River.  Enlisted September 1861 and served in the 37th Infantry during the Civil War.  In that capacity was shot in the leg and had to lay in a swamp all night before he received medical attention; as a result limped the remainder of his life.  Discharged at the close of the War.  According to Florence (Bryant) Rogers, her Uncle Payson moved around a lot.  At one time he resided at Becknet, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  He also resided at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts in at least 1887.  On 22 December 1864 Edward (age 22) married (1st) Carrie/Carry M. Little (d. young) (age 24 when married) at Randolph, New York and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Charles “Charlie” Bryant: Born about 1866.  As a boy Charles worked in a chocolate factory.  Maud Elise (Reynolds) Bryant recalled that in that capacity he was allowed to eat all he wanted.  Resided in Cattaraugus County (Great Valley area), New York.  Later Charles resided in Troy, New York, where he was a buyer for a hotel/resort.  Florence Irene (Bryant) Rogers recalled Charles as being "kinda cocky – Courtney [her cousin] was treated cool when he went to see him."

 

(b. Weston Bryant.

 

(c. Pearl Bryant: Married at least twice.  In September 1910 was married and resided at Albany, New York.  In 1915 was married (perhaps 2nd) to Eli E. Carr and resided at 99 Eagle Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Had at least one daughter at that time.

 

Following Carrie's untimely death, Edward Payson Bryant married (2nd) (?).

 

1850 US Census: Edward (age 7, b. N.Y.) was residing in the household of his parents in Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

1855 NY Census: Edward (age 12, b. Cattaraugus Co.) was residing in the household of his mother in Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Edward (age 17, b. N.Y.) was residing in the household of his mother in Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

1865 NY Census: Pasan (age 22, b. Cattaraugus Co.) was residing in the household of his mother in Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.  Married Carrie Little, age 24, on 22 December 1864 at Randolph, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Edward Bryant (age 27, b. N.Y.) was heading a household at Humphrey.  The household also included his wife, Carrie (age 30, b. MA); his son, Charles (age 4, b. N.Y.); and Maggie Brown (age 18, b. N.Y.).

 

(7. Howard Lee Bryant: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 13 February 1846 near Ellicottville, Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  Cattaraugus County was formed from Genesee County in 1808, with county seat at Little Valley.  Died 10 March 1910 at Greene, Chenango County, New York; interred there in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery (family Bible said d. 5 Mar; newspaper said d. 10 Mar).  According to his daughter, Florence Irene (Bryant) Rogers: "My father's name was Howard Lee Bryant – because we were relatives of Robert E. Lee."

 

Resided for two years at the home of his uncle, Reverend Orris Fraser, at Florida, Orange County, New York, where he helped on the farm during the summer months and studied at the nearby Seminary during the winter months.  On 8 April 1865 enlisted in Company F of the 194th New York Infantry from Cold Spring, Cattaraugus County, New York in the Union Army for one year.   Was “of Salamanca,” New York on 10 April 1866 when he married, at Great Valley, Anna "Ann"/"Annie" Maria Elizabeth Melhuish (photos) (more info) (b. 11 Nov 1843 at Skinner’s Eddy, Wyoming Co., PA, d. 16 Nov 1916), daughter of John (photos) (b. England) and Mary A. (Cantrell) Melhuish of Great Valley, and continued to reside there.  The marriage was performed by Reverend Timothy W. Potter, Minister of the Gospel.  Before marriage Anna was caring for a young boy in a relatively well-to-do family (probably in western N.Y.S.), who travelled some and needed someone along to care for the child, who referred to her as “My Annie.”  Anna was sick with typhoid fever when her brother-in-law, Orris Willoughby Bryant, died (30 Oct 1894) from the same disease, so she was unable to attend his funeral.

 

When still a young man Howard moved his family from Salamanca, Cattaraugus County to Triangle (between Greene and Whitney Point), Broome County, New York.  About 1881 he moved to a house on Elm Street in Greene, New York, where he was employed by the Lyon Iron Works for 25 years, eventually as Foreman of the lumber and planing mill department (This timeframe conflicts with another that says his brother, Orris, moved to Greene first, and that account had Orris arriving at Greene in 1885.).  In 1890 built a house similar to the one his brother, Orris, built on Franklin Street in Greene.

 

1850 US Census: Howard was age 4 and living with his parents at Great Valley, New York.

 

1855 NY Census: Howard resided at Great Valley.

 

1860 US Census: Howard was age 14 and living with his parents at Great Valley, New York.

 

1865 NY Census: 8 Apr enlisted for one year at Cold Spring, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Howard Bryant, age 24 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Barker Township (close to Triangle), Broome County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Anna Bryant, age 26 (b. NYS); and daughter, Stella Bryant, age 1 (b. NYS).  Of interest, their next door neighbor was Anna's brother, Herbert Melhuish, age 19, and his wife, Sarah Melhuish, age 19, and Isabel Melhuish, age 10.

 

1880 US Census: Howard L. Bryant, age 34 (b. NYS; father b. MA; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Barker Township, Broome County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Anna Bryant, age 36 (b. PA; parents b. England); son, Ralph Bryant, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, Burdett Bryant, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Howard L. Bryant, age 55 (b. Jan 1845 in NYS; parents b. MA) and employed as a machine operator in a planing mill, was heading a household in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 33 years, Anna M. Bryant, age 56 (b. Nov 1843 in PA; father b. England; mother b. Ireland); son, Ralph F. Bryant, age 24 (b. May 1876 in NYS), single, and employed as a laborer in a planing mill; son, Howard B. Bryant, age 21 (b. Jul 1878 in NYS), single, and employed as a drug store clerk; daughter, Jennie D. Bryant, age 19 (b. Mar 1881 in NYS), single and in school; and daughter, Florence I. Bryant, age 15 (b. Apr 1885 in NYS) and in school.

 

1905 NYS Census: Howard D. Bryant, age 58 and employed as a laborer in a foundry, was heading a household on Elm Street in the Village of Greene, Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ann N. Bryant, age 61; son, Ralph T. Bryant, age 29 and employed as a mechanic; daughter, Jennie D. Bryant, age 24 and employed as a school teacher; daughter, Florence I. Bryant, age 20 and employed as a school teacher; and sister, Anna F. Blair, age 66.

 

1910 US Census: Ann M. Bryant, age 66 (b. PA; parents b. England), was heading a household on Elm Street in the Village of Greene, Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Florence I. Bryant, age 25 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a public school teacher.

 

1915 NYS Census: Annie M. Bryant, age 71, was heading a household in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.

 

Howard died 5 March 1910 at Greene, New York.  He and Anna had the following children:

 

(a. Julia Estella Bryant: (photos)

 

Born 10 September 1868 in Ellicottville Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  Died 2 April 1876 from complications of scarlet fever.  Initially interred at Triangle, New York.  Later her remains were moved to Sylvan Lawn Cemetery in nearby Greene, New York and interred in one grave with her brother, Stanley, and sister, Nellie.

 

(b. Stanley Lee Bryant: (photos)

 

Born 25 April 1871 in Barker Township, Broome County, New York.  Died 14 April 1876 from complications of scarlet fever.  Initially interred at Triangle, New York.  Later his remains were moved to Sylvan Lawn Cemetery in nearby Greene, New York and interred in one grave with his sisters, Julia and Nellie.

 

(c. Nellie Anna Bryant: (photos)

 

Born 30 November 1873 in Barker Township, Broome County, New York.  Died 8 April 1876 from complications of scarlet fever.  Initially interred at Triangle, Broome County, New York.  Later her remains were moved to Sylvan Lawn Cemetery in nearby Greene, New York and interred in one grave with her sister, Julia, and brother, Stanley.

 

(d. Ralph Fraser Bryant: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 10 May 1876 at Triangle, Triangle Township, Broome County, New York.  Died 10 September 1906, age 30, at Greene, New York after an illness of 2 or 3 years (obit in 13 Sep paper).  Interment in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.  In 1902 was employed in a the Lyon Iron Works planing mill, where his father was foreman, and resided on Elm Street in Greene.  Never married.

 

(e. Howard Burdette Bryant: "Dette" “Burdette” (photos)

 

Born 30 July 1878 at Triangle, Triangle Township, Broome County, New York.  Died 25 September 1957 at Solvay (suburb of Syracuse), Geddes Township, Onondaga County, New York; interred Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene, Chenango County, New York.  In 1902 was employed as a clerk and resided on Elm Street in the Village of Greene.

 

1880 US Census: Burdett Bryant, age 1 (b. NYS), resided with his parents in Barker Township (close to Triangle), Broome County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Howard B. Bryant, age 21 (b. Jul 1878 in NYS), single, and employed as a drug store clerk, resided with his parents in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Howard B. Bryant, age 26 (b. US) and employed as a clerk (drugs), was heading a household at 11 Seminary Avenue, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ethelyn A. Bryant, age 25 (b. US).  At the same address, Leroy Bostwick, age 62 (b. US) and employed as a clerk (paint & paper), was heading a household, which also included his wife, Martha Bostwick, age 48 (b. US); daughter, Nellie D. Bostwick, age 18 (b. US) and employed as a stenographer; son, Dudley L. Bostwick, age 12 (b. US); and son, Donald M. Bostwick, age 7 (b. US).

 

1910 US Census: Howard B. Bryant, age 31 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. PA) and employed as a pharmacist in a pharmacy, was heading a household on Truman Avenue in the Village of Solvay, Geddes Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 7 years, Ethelyn A. Bryant, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Howard B. Bryant, age 41 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. PA), was heading a household in Geddes Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ethlyn Bryant, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and daughter, Ruth E. Bryant, age 8 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Howard B. Bryant, age 51 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. PA; m. age 24) and employed as the proprietor of a drug store, was heading a house hold at 603 Woods Road in the Village of Solvay, Geddes Township, Onondaga County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ethelyn Bryant, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married at age 23; and daughter, Ruth Bryant, age 18 (b. NYS) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Howard B. Bryant, age 61 (b. NYS) and owner of a pharmacy, was heading a household at 603 Woods Road in the Village of Solvay, Geddes Township, Onondaga County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Ethelyn Bryant, age 60 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school.

 

On 4 December 1902 (in 11 Dec newspaper) Howard Burdette Bryant married Ethelyn Linnie"Ethan" Amelia Holdridge/Holdrigh (photos) (b. 4 Jul 1879, d. 25 Jun 1954 at Solvay, N.Y. from complications of blood poisoning; interred Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene) of Greene, New York.  Referred to as "Linnie" by her family, and she worked at the Page Seed Company in Greene.  Howard and Linnie subsequently resided at Solvay (Syracuse suburb), New York, where they had the following children:

 

(1) Dorothy Ethelyn Bryant: Born 18 March 1907.  Died 27 April 1907.

 

(2) Ruth Elizabeth Bryant: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 14 May 1911 in the Village of Solvay, Geddes Township, Onondaga County, New York.  Died 31 March 1994; interred North Syracuse.

 

1940 US Census: Edward M. Baker, age 30 (b. NYS) and employed as a machine operator in a soda ash manufacturing facility, was heading a household at 312 Parsons Drive, Geddes township, Onondaga County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Ruth B. Baker, age 29 (b. NYS), who had competed 1 year of college.

 

Married Edward Ed Marshall Baker (photos) (b. 25/26 Dec 1908, d. Apr 1985 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease; interred N. Syracuse Cem.), son of Jay and Addie (Marshall) Baker of Solvay, Onondaga County, New York, on 31 March 1934 (license issued 29 Mar 1934) and resided at 704 Salisbury Road, Syracuse, New York.  Edward operated a drug store in Solvay (suburb of Syracuse), New York for years.  They also had a summer cottage on nearby Skaneateles Lake.  Ruth and Ed had no children.

 

Ruth had a stroke on 10 September and resided her last several years non-communicative and non-responsive to external stimulus in an Auburn, New York hospital.

 

(f. Jane "Jennie" DeEtte Bryant: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 9 March 1881 at Triangle, Triangle Township, Broome County, New York.  Died 11 July 1964, age 87, after a long illness; interment Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.  In 1902 was employed as a clerk and resided on Elm Street in the Village of Greene.  Graduated from Albany State Normal College (started Sep 1902) and taught in Hancock for several years.  According to Maud Elise (Reynolds) Bryant, Jane Clark "was the one very much interested in the family [family history]."

 

1900 US Census: Nelson R. Clark, age 50 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Oxford Township, Chenango County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 27 years, Adda M. Clark, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive; son, Leon N. Clark, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a railroad transfer clerk (he had been unemployed 8 months during the last year); daughter, Edith S. Clark, age 20 (b. NYS); daughter, Jesse B. Clark, age 11 (b. NYS); and laborer, Michael Chuite, age 50 (b. Ireland).

 

1910 US Census: Leon M. Clark, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a mail clerk for the railroad, was heading a household on Chenango Street in the Village of Greene, Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  The  household also included his wife of 4 years, Jennie D. Clark, age 29 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. PA), who had had no children.

 

1920 US Census: Leon N. Clarak, age 42 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Jennie D. Clark, age 38 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Leon N. Clark, age 53 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Harbor Road in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  His dwelling was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Jennie D. Clark, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); and sister, Edith L. Clark, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Leon N. Clark, age 62 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Jennie D. Clark, age 59 (b. NYS), who had completed 2 years of college; and sister, Edith S. Clark, age 59 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade and was employed as a machine operator for a seed company.

 

Jane was “of Greene, New York” on 24 October 1905 when she married Leon N. Clark (more info) (d. age 64 from a stoke; interment Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene) of Greene, New York.  They resided there on North Chenango Street. Reverend J. A. Hanson performed the ceremony.

 

Leon was a well-known farmer near Greene, New York.  They lived at 7 Green Street in Greene.  No children.

 

(g. Florence “Floss” Irene Bryant: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 4 April 1885 at Greene, Chenango County, New York.  Died 11 February 1976 (age 90) at home on Elm Street in Greene; interment in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.  Of interest: Julia (Fraser) Bryant was visiting the family in Greene at the time of her granddaughter, Florence’s birth.  Graduated from Greene High School in 1902 and from Oneonta Teachers College in 1904.  Taught school in a 1-room school house at East Brisbon, Chenango County, New York, where she boarded with the Cole family.  For many years, starting in 1908, taught elementary school in Greene, New York.

 

On 7 September 1910 Florence married Harry Richard Rogers (photos) (more info) (b. 26 Aug 1885, d. 19 Jun 1965, age 79; interred Sylvan Lawn Cemetery), son of Albert and Ada (Ockerman) Rogers of Greene, New York.  Reverend G. R. Foster, pastor of the Congregational Church in Greene performed the ceremony at the Howard Bryant home.

 

Florence and Harry resided at 67 Genesee Street in Greene, New York.  They had no children.  Harry eventually owned and operated the Rogers (then Rogers & Kennedy) Funeral Home at 21 North Chenango Street in Greene.  They purchased the Russell property in the fall of 1945.  Of interest, in her later years Florence hired Marian Elizabeth Biles to reside with and to care for her and to manage the day-to-day operations of her household.

 

Florence was a member of the First Congregational Church of Greene, as well as the Current Events Club of Greene.

 

e. Other biographical notes on Julia (Fraser) Bryant:

 

1855 NYS Census: Julia was born at Oneida Co. N.Y. and had been in Great Valley 25 years.  Mercy Frazier (age 83, b. MA) was still living with Julia.

 

1865 NYS Census: Julia was born at Steuben, Oneida County, New York.

 

4.   Other biographical notes on Rodman:

 

In June 1833 purchased land in Burton; sold it in 1836.  Moved to the Town of Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York, very close to the Ellicottville town line.  Bought land there in January 1841, which was sold by his widowed wife in March 1867.  Following Rodman’s death his “heirs at law,” who follow, sold this land to Joseph Chamberlain:

 

·          Julia Bryant, widow

·          Olive (daughter) and Hiram Wheaton

·          Anna F. (daughter) and Horatio Blair

·          Orris H. (son) unmarried

·          Edward P. (son) and Cary M. Bryant

·          Howard L. (son) and Anna M. Bryant

 

1850 US Census: Rodman Bryant, age 45 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Great Valley Township, Cattaraugus County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia Bryant, age 40 (b. NYS); daughter, Cloe Bryant, age 16 (b. NYS); daughter, Frances Bryant, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Angela Bryant, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Horace Bryant, age 9 (b. NYS); son, Edward Bryant, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Howard Bryant, age 4 (b. NYS); and mother-in-law, Mercy Frazier, age 76 (b. NYS).

 

 

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