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Charles Stephen Bryant
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1808
Wayne County
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 1885
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

"CHARLES S. BRYANT, Esq., was born August 19th, 1808, in the town of Lyons, Ontario County, N.Y. His father, James Byrant, was a resident of New Jersey until his marrigage with a Miss Stout, a descendant of Penelope Stout, (the woman known in the history of New Jersey as having been scalped by the Indians), when he removed to Lyons and remained until 1822, at which time he came West and settled in Ohio with his family. After a residence of two years in Ohio, he removed to Indiana, and it was there Mr. Bryant prosecuted his studies under the care of an elder brother, studying Latin and Greek, and becoming proficient in both languages. At the age of nineteen, he removed to Lebanon, Ohio, and entered as a student at law in the office of the Dunlevys, of that place, finally perfecting his studies at Dayton. He was admitted to the bar in 1838, and opened a law office in Dayton and became a successful practitioner. He married, in 1840, Miss Catherine Brewer of Cincinnati, to which place he removed the same year. Here he became deeply interested in the common school enterprise, and labored assiduously to promote the cause . . . .

In 1856, he made his first visit to Minnesota, and in the fall of 1859 he removed with his family to Wabasha, where he spent the winter, and in the spring of 1860 removed to St. Peter, where he now resides.

. . . . He does not wish it understood that he writes poetry, but occasionally writes in verse for simple pastime, yet seldom publishes anything so written. As a lawyer, Mr. Bryant has been very successful."

[W.J. Arnold (ed.), The Poets and Poetry of Minnesota 299-311, at 299-301 (Chicago: S.P. Rounds, Books and Job Printers, 1864)][online text]

Charles S. Bryant, The Majesty of Morning: A Poem (Saint Paul, Minnesota: T.H. Steenstra, printer, 1879)

Charles S. Bryant, A History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians, in Minnesota: including the personal narratives of many who escaped (Cincinnati: Rickey & Carroll, 1864)(Cincinnati: R.W. Carroll, 1868)(with Abel B. Murch)(Saint Peter, Minnesota: E. Wainwright, 1872)(with Abel B. Murch)(Millwood, New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1973)

Edward D. Neil & Charles S. Bryant, History of the Upper Mississippi Valley (Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Co., 1881)

History of the Minnesota Valley including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota (Minneapolis: North Star Pub. Co., 1882)(Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1975)

Charles S. Bryant, A Lecture on Man. His Origin and Movements as indicated by Mythology, Language and History, delivered before the St. Paul Academy of Science, Feb. 21, 1879 (St. Paul: T.H. Steenstra, printer, 1879)

Bryant, Charles S., lawyer, b. in Ontario county, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1808; d. in St. Paul, May 1, 1885. He was graduated from the college at Granville, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in 1829; came to Minnesota in 1859, and resided in Wabasha, St. Peter, and St. Paul; author of "History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota" (1862), published in 1872. -68; 165; 177 (June, 1885); 237 (1).] Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Vol. XIV, Minnesota Biographies, page 87

The children of James and Cathrine Bryant were:
Daniel Bryant
Juliann Bryant Babcox Kirkpatrick (1798-1848)
Rachel Bryant
Elihu Granger Bryant
Randall Hunt Bryant
Charles Stephen Bryant
Zephaniah Stout Bryant

Family links: 
  Catherine Brewer Bryant (1822 - 1906)
  Kate Bryant Treasure (1842 - 1907)*
  Eliza E Bryant McGill (1844 - 1877)*
  Sarah Bella Bryant (1847 - 1875)*
  Charles Eugene Bryant (1849 - 1933)*
  Julian Clarence Bryant (1852 - 1914)*
  James Francis Bryant (1854 - 1934)*
  William Cullen Bryant (1857 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 6, Lot 39
Created by: Nancy Stout
Record added: Jul 06, 2013
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Charles Stephen Bryant
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Charles Stephen Bryant
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