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 Sarah Jane “Sally” <I>Purvis</I> Bryant

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Sarah Jane “Sally” Purvis Bryant

  • Birth 29 Jun 1843 Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 21 May 1922 Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 16262817

This is my great grandmother. AAM III

Grave listed in Cemetery Registry

Father: William (PERVIS) PURVIS b. 1813 in Tennessee

Mother: Joycey (Unknown Maiden Name) PURVIS b. ABT 1824 in Tennessee

Married: Charles Pening BRYANT (b. 7 AUG 1847 in Likely - Decatur County,Tennessee) on 31 DEC 1868 in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee


1. John Wilson BRYANT b. 17 NOV 1870 in Likely Tennessee

2. William "Will" Joseph BRYANT b. 4 NOV 1872 in Tennessee

3. Charles Earnest BRYANT b. 11 SEP 1876 in Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee

4. Katie "Auntie" Elizabeth BRYANT b. 10 MAR 1879 in Tennessee

5. Thomas Franklin BRYANT b. 29 MAY 1882 in Tennessee

6. Ethel Blanche BRYANT b. 19 OCT 1886 in Arkansas
Pargould Daily Press - 24 May 1922 - Page 2

Mrs. Sarah Jane Bryant - Died Sunday Morning

Mrs. Sarah Jane Bryant died Sunday morning at 12:45 at the home of her son, T. F. Bryant, 309 East Main Street after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Bryant was a native of Dyer County, Tennessee, having moved to this state with her family in 1882. Her husband, C. P. Bryant, died seventeen years ago. Until three years ago, Mrs. Bryant made her home with her son, C. E. Bryant; since that time she has resided with T. F. Bryant in this city.

Deceased is survived by three sons, Will J., C. E., and T. F. Bryant; one daughter, Miss Katie Bryant who reside in Taft, California. Miss Bryant, on receipt of the message announcing the death of her mother, wired back to her brothers that on account of being convalescent from an attack of flu, she could not make the trip. Her oldest and youngest died several years ago. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Bryant, 309 East Main Street. Rev. Henry Meredith officiating. Internment too place at New Friendship Cemetery.
Title: Letter Dated 25 May 1922 with other notes:

21 September 1916
Widow's Certificate Number 596131

Name of Soldier: Charles BRYANT
Service of Soldier: Co. D - 7th Regiment of Tenn. Cavalry

Commissioner of Pensions, Washington D.C.

Sir: I am pensioned under above certificate number, because of the service of the soldier named. I was his wife since 1868 during the Civil War. I am severty three years of age, having been born January 29, 1843, at Henry County, Tennessee.

I am entitled to the increase of pension provided by the first section of the Act of September 8, 1916.

Signed: Sarah J. BRYANT, Rector, Clay County, Arkansas by Valrey BRYANT

Contained in Civil War Record for Charles Pening BRYANT
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT – W. O. # 825666 – Sarah J. BRYANT – Charles BRYANT – D. 7th Tenn. Cav.

State of Arkansas - County of Clay ss

In the matter of the claim of Sarah J. Bryant, widow of Charles Bryant, D Company, 7th Tennessee, Cav.

On this the 3rd day of June 1905, personally appeared before me a notary public in the aforsaid County, Dully authorized to administer oaths, Joseph M. Purvis, Aged 48 years, resident of Oak-Bluff Township in County of Clay and State of Arkansas, whose post office is Hammett, Arkansas, and Martha A. Purvis, Age 72 years, resident of Oak-Bluff Township in the County of Caly and state of Arkansas, whose post office is Hammett, Arkansas, both well known to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn declared in relation to aforsaid case as follows: Affiants state that they are respectfully half Brother and Step mother of claimant Sarah J. Bryant, Joseph M. Purvis having known the applicant all his life, Martha A. Purvis having known the applicant 52 years. Affiants state further that they became acquainted with the above said Charles Bryant, 39 years ago; that the Sarah J. Bryant, had not been previously married at the time of her marriage to said Charles Bryant; that to the best of their knowledge and belief the said Charles Bryant, had not been previously married at the time of his marriage to Sarah J. Bryant; that they were so well acquainted with the said Charles Bryant, and his associates and habits of life, that if he had been previously married they believe they would know it. Affiants further state that the said claimant lived with her husband the said Charles Bryant to the date of his death.

Signed: Joseph M. Purvis - Martha A. Purvis Seal: U. S. Pension Office - June10, 1905

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  • Created by: Arthur Allen Moore III
  • Added: 20 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16262817
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Jane “Sally” Purvis Bryant (29 Jun 1843–21 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16262817, citing New Friendship Cemetery, Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Arthur Allen Moore III (contributor 46828136) .