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Lawson Bryant
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Birth: 1834
Claiborne County
Tennessee, USA
Death: unknown
Claiborne County
Tennessee, USA


Lawson Bryant was born about 1834 in Claiborne Co., Tennessee. He was the son of Garrett Neal Bryant (1801-abt 1890) and Sarah "Sally" Stanton (1808-aft 1870).

Both of Lawson's parents were born in North Carolina and married there about 1825. By 1830 his parents had migrated to Claiborne Co., Tennessee. They appear in the 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1880 US Censuses living in Claiborne.

Lawson married Eliza "Liza" Jane Fortner (1837-aft 1880) on Jan. 14, 1853 in her native Claiborne Co., TN. She was the daughter of Jonathon Fortner (1795-1870) and Margaret "Peggy" Fallis (1897-1902). Her father was born in North Carolina, her mother in the then newly created state of Tennessee.

Lawson and Liza were married for at least 27 years and had nine known children. In order of their birth they were Jane Bryant (1854- ?), Matilda Bryant (1857- ?), Garrett Neal Bryant (1860-1932), James Franklin Bryant (1861-1923), David C. "Dave" Bryant (1869-1926), George Washington Bryant (1867-1944), William Paul Bryant (1870-1957), John Marshall Bryant (1873-1949) and Lewis Dudley "Dud" Bryant (1875-1952).

Lawson and wife Liza last appear in a US Census in 1880 living in Claiborne Co., TN. In that census they were 46 and 43 years of age respectively and had seven children (ages 4-17) living with them. Since the youngest children all lived in Claiborne Co., TN as young adults it is probable that their parents lived out their lives in Claiborne.

It is thought that both Lawson and his wife Liza died between 1800 and 1900 in Claiborne Co., TN and were buried on their family farm. Their exact grave site in currently unknown.

Family links: 
  Garrett Neal Bryant (1801 - 1890)
  Sarah Stanton Bryant (1808 - ____)
  Eliza Jane Fortner (1837 - ____)*
  David C. Bryant (1869 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Plot: Claiborne Co., TN
Created by: Wayne & Diane King
Record added: Feb 05, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124680257

My GG-grandfather!........Diane
- Wayne & Diane King
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014

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