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Charles Nelson Bryant
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Birth: May 21, 1820
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1903
Smith County
Kansas, USA

C.N. BRYANT is successfully engaged in farming on section 1, Island Grove Township, where he has a well-improved farm of 160 acres. His father, Zenas Bryant. was born in Maine, in the same house in which his father was born, the old homestead having been in the family for a great many years. He left his native State for Cortland County, N. Y., where he was one of the first settlers, and made his home in that place until the time of his death, at the age of eighty-eight years. He had been a farmer but also owned and had charge of a carriage factory. The mother of our subject was Deborah (Babcock) Bryant, who was born in Connecticut and died in Wisconsin.

She was a daughter of Col. Babcock, and was the mother of nine children, eight sons and one daughter.

Our subject was the sixth child of his father's family, and was born on the 21st of May, 1820, in Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y. He remained in his native town until he was twenty-one years of age, and in 1842 he went to Jefferson County, Wis., in which place he made his home until the year 1859. He then went to Minnesota and remained a few years, after which, in 1869, he came to Plattsmouth, this State, and for three years had charge of a hotel. Disposing of it he came to this county and bought 160 acres of Government land at $3.50 per acre, which he improved and had under cultivation until 1883, when he sold it for $4,500. He then bought 160 acres on section 1 for $3,000, which was partly improved and on which he has since resided.

In the year 1849 Mr. Bryant was united in marriage with Miss Louisa M. Chase, who is the daughter of Alden and Phoebe (Sterns) Chase. Her parents were natives of Vermont, who had afterward made their home in New York, and Louisa was born on the 15th of November, 1825, in St. Lawrence County. She spent the early years of her life in her native county, and was well educated in the schools, remaining at home with her parents until the time of her marriage with our subject. By this marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bryant have gathered about them a family of six children, three sons and three daughters, and have extended their fostering care to an adopted daughter, named Winnie. Their own children answer to the names of Alden S., Estella M., Arvilla L., Charles A., Eva and Henry.

Mr. Bryant is happily situated in his home, and has reached the age when he can resign the more arduous duties of the management of his farm into the hands of renters, and enjoy in comparative ease the fruits of his early industry. Having devoted himself exclusively to his occupation he has not cared to seek public office, but he is interested in the improvement of the country and the welfare of the public in general. He affiliates with the Republican party in political matters, and is a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church. While living in Wisconsin he was elected to the office of Deputy Sheriff, to serve a term of six months, and filled that office with so much credit that at the expiration of that period he was elected Sheriff, in which capacity he served for three years. He was also Assessor for three years, which proves his ability for filling public offices, and also testifies to the appreciation of the public in electing him to these offices. He brought up a young man named Henry Doty, who enlisted in the 1st Minnesota Battery of Heavy Artillery, and had served for nearly three years when he was killed in the battle of Vicksburg.

Family links: 
  Louisa M Chase Bryant (1824 - 1915)
  Estella Louise Bryant Martin (1851 - 1915)*
  Arvilla Matilda Bryant Isley (1854 - 1938)*
  Charles A Bryant (1857 - 1935)*
  Eva C Roney (1859 - 1943)*
  Henry Spencer Bryant (1865 - 1934)*
  Winnie J. Prowant (1877 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Smith Center
Smith County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Debbie Cupp
Record added: Oct 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43230247
Charles Nelson Bryant
Added by: Debbie Cupp
Charles Nelson Bryant
Added by: Ellie Sparks
Charles Nelson Bryant
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