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 Joseph Allen Bryant

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Joseph Allen Bryant

Birth
Mercer County, Missouri, USA
Death Oct 1881 (aged 39)
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Plot A-08-21
Memorial ID 120445645 View Source
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•ID: I1266
•Name: Joseph Allen Bryant
•Sex: M
•Birth: 24 MAY 1842 in near St. Louis, MO
•Military Service: BET 1861 AND 1865 Civil War, Company C, 42nd IL Volunteer Infantry/
•Death: 1885 in Flagstaff, AZ
•Note:
Braiden, pgs. 97-98 + picture

m. IDA KATE FLANNER, December 21, 1871, Olathe, Kansas.

Notes for JOSEPH ALLEN BRYANT: Joseph enlisted August 10, 1861 at Oneida, Illinois in Company C, 42nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. April 30, 1864 he appointed Sergeant. After his return from the war he went to Erie, Neosho County, Kansas and then to Arizona where he worked on the construction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railway. He was also a deputy United States Marshal.

The following appeared in the 'Arizona Miner' newspaper;
"A man from San Bernardino, Cal., named Miller alias Grizzly, had threatened the life of Railroad Contractor King, who swore out a warrant for the arrest of said Miller, and placed same in the hands of Allen Bryant, railroad contractor and deputy United States Marshal. A man by the name of Holmes, a United States Marshal from Albuquerque, New Mexico, armed with a Remington rifle, accompanied Mr Bryant in making the arrest of Miller. Bryant read the warrant and commanded the accused to surrender his revolver, which he pulled and shot Bryant twice, one ball passing through the breast and the other through the abdomen. Holmes was posted behind a tree, and like the coward he was, allowed his brother officer to be murdered. The assasin, after mortally wounding Bryant, took his arms and then demanded of Holmes his gun, which the United States Marshal threw to him and begged mercy at his hands. Miller, after coming off victorious, mounted a fine horse and started off into the mountains, waving his hat at the enraged people of Flagstaff, who followed in hot pursuit. Holmes also left, to avoid being lynched by the citizens, who were rightly incensed at his beastly cowardice. Mr Bryant died about six hours after the shooting. He was an honest, law-abiding citizen, with an excellent wife and three little children."
[Clara Vaile Braiden 1913]

Web: Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995
Name: Allen Bryant
Rank: Private
Company: C
Unit: 42nd Illinois Infantry
Height: 5' 5 1/2
Hair: LIGHT
Eyes: BLUE
Complexion: LIGHT
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Date: Abt 1842
Birth Place: Mercer, MO
War: Civil War
War Years: 1861-1865
Service Entry Age: 19
Service Entry Date: 10 Aug 1861
Service Entry Place: Camp Douglas, IL
Joined By Whom: CPT WEBB
Period: 3 YRS
Muster In Date: 10 Aug 1861
Muster In Place: Camp Douglas, IL
Remarks: REENLISTED AS A VETERAN
Residence Place: Walnut Grove, Knox CO, IL
Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls

Death date is Oct 1881 rather than 1885. The excerpt you have in the bio is part of a story from
The Arizona Weekly Citizen, Tucson, Arizona Territory,
Sunday, October 23, 1881, page 2

An Officer Shot and Killed . . .

Web: Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995
Name: Allen Bryant
Rank: Private
Company: C
Unit: 42nd Illinois Infantry
Height: 5' 5 1/2
Hair: LIGHT
Eyes: BLUE
Complexion: LIGHT
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer
Birth Date: Abt 1842
Birth Place: Mercer, MO
War: Civil War
War Years: 1861-1865
Service Entry Age: 19
Service Entry Date: 10 Aug 1861
Service Entry Place: Camp Douglas, IL
Joined By Whom: CPT WEBB
Period: 3 YRS
Muster In Date: 10 Aug 1861
Muster In Place: Camp Douglas, IL
Remarks: REENLISTED AS A VETERAN
Residence Place: Walnut Grove (*township), Knox CO, IL
Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls

I hope this provides enough for the suggested correction to be allowed.
Thanks ! Jeff Bryant


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