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William Cullen Bryant
Birth: Nov. 3, 1794
Death: Jun. 12, 1878

Poet, Editor. His first poem, "Thanatopsis," was published when the poet was 17 years old. His first book of poetry was published in 1821, though it earned him less than $15. He continued writing, building a national reputation as a "fireside poet," while working to make ends meet. He practiced law for a short time in Massachusetts before moving to New York to work as an editor. Eventually, he became editor-in-chief of the New York Evening Post, a post he held for 50 years. After his death, a park in New York was named Bryant Park in his honor. (bio by: Midnightdreary) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Bryant (1767 - 1820)
  Sarah Snell Bryant (1768 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Fairchild Bryant (1797 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Fanny Bryant Godwin (1822 - 1893)*
  Julia Sands Bryant (1831 - 1907)*
  Julia Sands Bryant (1831 - 1907)*
 
 Siblings:
  Austin Bryant (1793 - 1866)*
  William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)
  Cyrus Bryant (1798 - 1865)*
  Sarah Snell Bryant Shaw (1802 - 1824)*
  Arthur Bryant (1803 - 1883)*
  Louisa Charity Bryant Olds (1807 - 1868)*
  John Howard Bryant (1807 - 1902)**
  John Howard Bryant (1807 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Roslyn Cemetery
Roslyn
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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William Cullen Bryant
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William Cullen Bryant
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rest in peace,16th cousin 2x removed
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