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Col Arthur Bryant
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1803
Cummington
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1883
Princeton
Bureau County
Illinois, USA

Son of Peter and Sarah (Snell) Bryant. Attended Williams College. He engaged teaching at Round Hill, near Boston before turning west. He arrived in Jacksonville, IL in 1830. Two years later he returned to MA and married Henrietta Plummer, May 10, 1832. They returned to Jacksonville that same year and moved to Bureau county in 1833; secured a claim on section 29, Princeton township, being the first settler in the township, two miles south of Princeton. Here Mr. Bryant resided until his death.

He engaged in the nursery business. He planted the roadside sugar maples in Princeton. In 1845 he secured apple trees and planted an orchard.

Feb 27 1837 Bureau County, IL can into existence, June of that year Arthur Bryant was elected a county commissioner, 1 of 3. Arthur Bryant was appointed in 1883 to direct the building of a bridge across Bureau Creek on the road from Princeton to French Creek, $100 was appropriated.

1880 lived in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois
household
Arthur Bryant 76
Henrietta Bryant 67
Addie Bryant 24

At the time of his death he was Colonel of a colored regiment, though he enlisted from this county in Company E, Thirty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was Lieutenant of the company.

Many thanks to A AAA American at Find A Grave (#47337652) and to Kevin Avery (#47024642) for parental link and (bio by: Har37x) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Bryant (1767 - 1820)
  Sarah Snell Bryant (1768 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta Raymond Plummer Bryant (1812 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Julian Edward Bryant (1836 - 1865)*
 
 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 (1805 - 1868)*
  John Howard Bryant (1807 - 1902)**
  John Howard Bryant (1807 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Blessed are the Pure in Heart
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Princeton
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71616546
Col Arthur Bryant
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Col Arthur Bryant
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Col Arthur Bryant
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