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Samuel Bryant (1673 - 1750)

 

Bryant Generation 3

 

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1.  Samuel’s parents: Lieutenant John and Abigail (Bryant) Bryant

 

2.  Samuel’s birth: 3 February 1673 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

 

Samuel’s death: 3 March 1750 (age 76 years and 1 month) at Plympton, Massachusetts.

 

3a. Samuel’s 1st marriage:

 

a. To whom: Joanna/Johannah (?)

 

(1. Joanna’s parents: ?

 

(2. Joanna’s birth: about 1671/72.

 

Joanna’s death: 18 December 1736 (age 65) at Plympton, Massachusetts “in her 65th year.”

 

b. Marriage #1 date & location:

 

c. Children:

 

(1. Samuel Bryant, Jr.:

 

Born 14 May 1699 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Died there 21 May 1774, age 74 years, 11 months and 26 days.  Was a Deacon of his church.  Married Tabbatha/Tabitha Ford (d. 25 Aug 1773, in 75th/72nd yr) of Pembrook on 28 March 1723 and had the following children:

 

(a. Lusanah/Luseanah Bryant: Born 19 January 1723/4.  Married Asey/Asa Coock/Cook of Kingston on 10 November 1742.

 

(b. Lois Bryant: Born 9 June 1725.  Married Barnabus Briggs of Halifax on 23 November 1743 in Halifax.

 

(c. Abigell/Abigail Bryant: Born 13 March 1727/8.

 

(d. Tabbatha Bryant: Born 14 April 1732.  Married William Bennett of Middleborough on 26 November 1753.

 

(e. Joseph Bryant: Born 3 June 1734.  Died 30 May 1813, age 78 years, 11 months and 16 days.  Moved to Middleborough, where he lived a long time and where his wife died, though he returned to Plympton a shortly before he died.  Married Zilpha/Zilpah Sampson (d. in Middleborough), daughter of William and Joanna Sampson, on 23 November 1756 and had the following children:

 

(1) William “Bille” Bryant: Born 30 October 1759.

 

(2) Ruth Bryant: Born 28 February 1765.  Married William Shaw of Middleborough on 26 September 1782.

 

(3) Jane Bryant: Married Eleazar Dunham of Carver, and later of Maine.

 

(4) Joseph Bryant: Born approximately 9 October 1757.  Died 13 May 1759, age 1 year, 7 months and 4 days.

 

(5) Lois Bryant.

 

(6) Paul Bryant: Died in US Army on 4 November 1791 at age 21 years and 3 months.

 

(7) Rizpah Bryant: Married Eleazar Thomas of Middleborough.

 

(8) Silence/Silance Bryant: Married Prince Churchill of Plymouth on 31 October 1789.

 

(9) Tabitha Bryant.

 

(f. Samuel Bryant, III: Born 18 November 1736.

 

(1) Silvanus Bryant: Born 20 March 1729/30.  Died 3 November 1770, age 41.

 

(g. Joanah Bryant: Born 12 Jul 1739.

 

(h. Lydia Bryant: Born 12 May 1741.  Married Consider Fuller of Kingston on 21 February 1759.

 

(i. Joshua Bryant: Born 16 February 1744/5.  Died 24 April 1799, age 55.  Married (1st) Lucana (?) (d. 22 Jul 1773, age 29) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Luceana Bryant: Born 8 August 1767.

 

(2) Oleve Bryant: Born 10 March 1769.

 

Joshua Bryant married (2nd) unknown, and had no children.  He married (3rd) Darcas/Dorcas Hayward/Haward/Howard (d. 11 Jul 1846, age 88 yr and 11 days), daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (?) Hayward (b. Bridgewater) on 18 February 1779 and had the following children:

 

(3) Betey/Betty/Betsey Bryant: Born 1 January 1780.  Married William Simmonds of Kingston on 5 May 1802.

 

(4) Joshua Bryant, Jr.: Born 6 October 1781.  Perhaps announced marriage to Princes Peterson of Duxbury on 26 October 1800.

 

(5) Salome Bryant: Born 15 October 1783.

 

(6) Captain Samuel Bryant: Born 27 December 1784.  Married (1st) Deborah Bradford (d. 13 Jan 1811, age 27 yr and 28 days), daughter of Perez Bradford (son of Capt John and Elizabeth Bradford) and Sarah (Prince) Bradford, daughter of Kimball Prince of Kingston, on 27 July 1806.  Samuel and Deborah had the following children:

 

(a) Deborah Bradford Bryant: Born 13 November 1806.  Married Cephas Ripley, son of Isaiah Ripley, on 15 June 1829 at Plympton.

 

(b) Sally Prince Bryant: Born 13 September 1808.  Died 10/11 May 1813, age 4 years, 7 months, and 27 days.

 

Samuel married (2nd) Olive (Chandler) Winsor (d. 14 Sep 1828, age 47 yr, 2 mo, and 11 days), daughter of Samuel Chandler of Duxbury and widow of Captain Samuel Winsor of Duxbury, on 6 May 1819 and had the following children:

 

(c) Sarah Prince Bryant: Born 29 April 1820.

 

(d) Nancy Winsor Bryant: Born 8 June 1823.

 

Samuel married (3rd) Saba (Sampson) Brown, daughter of Captain Andrew Sampson of Duxbury and widow of Captain John Brown of Duxbury, on 21 November 1830 and had the following daughter:

 

(e) Saba Sampson Bryant: Born 2 September 1831 in Duxbury.  Died in Duxbury on 21 October 1832, age 1 year, 1 month, and 19 days.

 

(7) Zerviah Bryant: Born 18 January 1787.  Intent to marry James Bradford of Duxbury announced 18 March 1804.

 

(8) Cephas Bryant: Born 10 August 1788.  Married Lucy Lincoln of Pembroke, Plymouth County on 15 October 1815 and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Lucinda Bryant: Died 26 September 1820, age 1 year, 7 months and 3 days.

 

(9) Prudence Bryant #1: Born 5 December 1789.  Died 7 October 1791, age 1 year, 10 months, and 2 days.

 

(10) Polly Bryant: Born 4 April 1791.

 

(11) Prudence Bryant #2: Born 23 January 1793.  Announced intent to marry Thomas Mancir of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts on 31 December 1815, but, apparently, the marriage did not occur.

 

(12) Silvanus Bryant: Born 4 August 1794.  Married Mary Phinney Jr. of Plympton, daughter of Barnabas Phinney, on 2 August 1825 and had the following children:

 

(a) Mary Ann Bryant: Born 4 November 1825.  Was a dressmaker.  Married George Woodville Glass, school teacher and son of Zenas T. and Caroline Glass of Plymouth, on 14 March 1847 in Plympton.

 

(b) Charles Edward Bryant: Born 5 October 1827.

 

(c) Nancy Bradford Bryant: Born 12 December 1828.  Married (at age 18) Ralph Copeland, Jr. (age 23), shoemaker, son of Ralph and Anne Copeland of Middleborough, on 26 November 1847 in Plympton.

 

(d) Elizabeth Phinney Bryant: Born 13 October 1831 in Halifax, Massachusetts.

 

(13) Lucy Bryant: Born 7 December 1795.  Married Joshua Parker Kittrell, son of Dempsey and Martha (?) Kittrell of Bertie County, North Carolina, on 6 April 1815.

 

(14) Caroline Bryant: Born 15 December 1799.  Married Zenas Thomas Glass, son of Ezekiel Glass of Duxbury, on 26 Nov 1820.

 

(j. Solomon Bryant: Born 4 January 1746/7.

 

(2. Joanna Bryant: Born 1 March 1701/2 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Probably married Josiah Waterman on 21 February 1722/3.

 

(3. Abigail Bryant: Born 5 July 1703 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Probably married Josiah Phiney on 13 December 1722.

 

(4. Elizabeth Bryant: Born between Abigail and Lydia.  Probably married Isaac Waterman on 23 December 1725.

 

(5. Lydia/Lidia Bryant: Born 16 March 1708 at Plymton, Massachusetts (became a town in 1707), which became a town in 1707.

 

(6. Salvanus/Silvenus Bryant:

 

Born 8 April 1710 at Plymton, Massachusetts.  Married Sarah Sears of Halifax (who married (2nd) Capt James Harlow on 18 March 1773) in Halifax on 17 January 1754 and had the following children:

 

(a. Luceanah Bryant: Born 17 June 1754.

 

(b. Luther Bryant: Born 5 April 1756.  Married Prissilla Washburn in Kingston on 30 January 1730.

 

(c. Silvenus Bryant: Born 5 May 1758.

 

(d. Ford Bryant: Born 21 October 1762.

 

(e. Sarah Bryant: Baptized 9 November 1766.  Could be a twin.  Died 4 November 1770, age 5.

 

(f. Israel Bryant: Baptized 9 November 1766.  Could be a twin.

 

(g. Zebedee Bryant: Baptized 29 May 1768.  Died 29 October 1770, age 2 years, 8 months, and 24 days.

 

(7. Nathaniel Bryant: Born 1712.  Died 6 December 1793.  Generation #4 of the Ancestors of Courtney Smith Bryant.

 

3b. Samuel’s 2nd marriage:

 

a. To whom: Elizebeth/Elezebeth (Sampson) Cushman

 

(1. Elizebeth's parents: George Sampson

 

(2. Elizebeth's birth: about 1692

 

Elizebeth's death: 17 April 1744 (age 52) at Plympton, Massachusetts.

 

(3. Elizebeth married (1st), as his 2nd wife, Allerton Cushman:

 

(a. Allerton's birth:

 

(b. Allerton's 1st wife: Sally Bryant, daughter of Zenus and Mary (Ruggles) Bryant.

 

(c. Marriage date & location for Allerton and Elizebeth:

 

(d. Children of Allerton and Elizebeth:

 

b. When & where married: 4 October 1737.

 

4.  Other biographical notes on Samuel:

 

Was a Deacon of his church for many years.

 

 

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