The Descendants

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Courtney Smith Bryant

 

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Stephen Bryant - Gen 1 in America

Abigail (Bryant) Bryant - Gen 2

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Robert Burdette Bryant (1911 - 2001)

"Bob"

 

Bryant Generation 10

Descendant # 1

 

Bryant, Robert Burdette 1944 - 1945

 

1.†† Bobís parents: Courtney Smith andMaud Elise (Reynolds) Bryant

 

2.†† Bobís birth: 8 May 1911 at his parentsí residence on Route 12 just outside the village of Greene, Chenango County, New York.

 

†††† Bobís death: Friday, 25 May 2001, age 90, at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida; interred there 31 May 2001.

 

3.†† Bobís formal education:

 

From

To

School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

 

1928

Greene High School, Greene, Chenango County, New York; graduate

1928

1931

Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

 

4.†† Bobís military service:

 

From

To

Location, job

1944

1944

4 April 1944 to Sampson Naval Training Center, Geneva, New York; US Navy basic and quarter master training

1944

1945

Arrived Shoemaker, California September 1944.Deployed from San Francisco, California in October 1944 aboard the Destroyer, S.S. Eaton (DD510) with time at Honolulu, Hawaii; Manila and Subic Bay, Philippine Islands; Lynbayen Gulf; Borneo; and the China Sea.Was employed in a quartermaster (logistic/supply) capacity.Though the major sea battles of World War II were over, Bob participated in the battle of Ormoc Bay and the shelling of Corregidor, both in the Philippine Islands and the Battle of Balikapapan in Borneo. Earned the following awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with battle star and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

 

Released from active duty about 7 September 1945 early due to the poor health of his partner, Robert F. Smith (d. 1946).

 

5a.Bobís 1st marriage:

 

Bryant, Harriet Bethema (Kenney) 1944 - 1945

 

†††† a.To whom: Harriet Bethema Kenney (photos) (more info) of Glens Falls, New York.

"Harriet K. Bryant"

 

(1)Harrietís parents: Edward C. and Mary F. (?) Kenney of Parkview Avenue, Glens Falls, New York.

 

(2)Harrietís birth: 17 June 1910 in New York

 

Harriet's death: 2 March 1994, age 84, in Jefferson County, New York.

 

(3)Harrietís formal education:

 

From

To

School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenns Falls High School, Glens Falls, New York; graduate

 

 

 

 

(4)Harrietís employment history:

 

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To

Employer, location, job title

 

 

Ausable Credit Corporation

 

 

 

 

(5)Harrietís addresses:

 

From

To

Address

 

 

263 Elm Street, Watertown, New York after her divorce from Bob.

 

 

422 College Heights, Watertown, New York 13601

 

 

1010 Washington St., Apt 136, Watertown, New York 13601

 

†††† b.Marriage #1 date & location: 10 October 1936 at the First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, New York.Pastor Dr. John Lynon Caughey officiated.Of interest, Stanley Reynolds Bryant, Bobís brother, was best man.

 

†††† c.Divorce date & location: 7 August (?), Winston County, Alabama.

 

†††† d.Children:

 

(1)Deborah Jane Bryant: Born 1940.

 

(2)Eric Smith Bryant: Born 1947.

 

5b.Bobís 2nd marriage:

 

Bryant, Robert Burdette 1999 and Mary Alice (Joyce) Bryant

 

†††† a.To whom: Mary Alice Joyce (photos)

 

(1)Maryís parents: Clifford and Amy (?)Joyce

 

(2)Maryís birth: about 1935 in New York.

 

Mary's death: 5 November 2016.

 

†††† b.Marriage #2 date & location: 1962 at Asbury Methodist Church, Watertown, New York.Reverend Robert D. Jones officiated.Of interest, Stanley Reynolds Bryant, Bobís brother, was best man again.

 

†††† c. Children:

 

(1)Scott Burgess Bryant: Born 1968.

 

6.†† Bobís employment history:

 

From

To

Employer, location, job title

1931

 

Glens Falls Insurance Company, Glens Falls, New York; Associate in the Fidelity and Surety Department

 

1943

Glens Falls Insurance Company, Syracuse, Oneida County, New York; Special Agent

1943

1944

1942 purchased the Watertown insurance agency of Hollis L. Brownell, Jr., creating, with partner Robert F. Smith, the Smith & Bryant Insurance Company, 307 Trust Company Building, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; Partner.

1944

1946

Military Service in the US Navy

1946

1957

Smith & Bryant Insurance Company; Partner

1957

1977

In August/October 1957 the Smith & Bryant Insurance Company merged with H. Robert Eager, Inc. to form Bryant-Eager Inc.; Bob Bryant was President

1977

1977

Northland Agency, Ltd., Watertown, New York; General Insurance Agent.Also Bryant Hardware, Inc., Watertown, New York; Owner and President.

 

7.†† Bobís addresses:

 

From

To

Address

 

 

Resided with his parents in Greene, Chenango County, New York

 

 

1144 State Street, Watertown, New York.

 

 

 

 

1977

241 Clinton Street, Watertown, New York

 

 

518 Sherman Street, Watertown, New York

 

1977

1444 Holcombe Street, Watertown, New York; departed for retirement in Florida on 27 June 1977.

1977

 

21 A Duomo, Smyrna, Florida 32069

 

2001

Shorewood Lane, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

 

8.†† Other biographical notes on Bob:

 

1940 US Census: Robert Bryant, age 28 (b. NYS) and employed as and insurance underwriter, was heading a household at 14 Ĺ Grant Avenue, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York.He had completed 2 years of college and had resided in the same place in April 1935.The household also included his wife, Harriet Bryant, age 29 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of high school.

 

 

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