Absolom J Bryant

Male27 March 1861–5 April 1933

Brief Life History of Absolom J

When Absolom J Bryant was born on 27 March 1861, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Bryant, was 23 and his mother, Malinda Jane Lovett, was 23. He married Sarah Jane Hamblin on 9 August 1883, in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 5 April 1933, in McCreary, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Pine Knot, McCreary, Kentucky, United States.

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Absolom J Bryant
Sarah Jane Hamblin
Marriage: 9 August 1883
Levi J Bryant
Nannie Bryant
Sarah Bryant
Rev John Wesley Bryant
Lula Jane Bryant
George Bryant
Mahola Bryant
Mossie Bryant
Dewey Sampson Bryant
Oscar Bryant
Anna Marie Bryant
Lawrence Bryant

Sources (25)

  • Absalom Bryant in household of Andrew Bryant, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abraham Bryant, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Abslom Bryant, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1883Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Perryville

    Age 1

    On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 20

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Celtic personal name Brian (from brigo- ‘high’ + the suffix -ant-), with excrescent -t. Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066. They went on to settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish form Briain (see O'Brien ). The latter had also been borrowed, as Brján, by the Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

    Breton: very rare variant of Briant (see Briand ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

    History: The American poet William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) came of a New England family, being descended from Stephen Bryant, who had settled in Plymouth Colony in 1632.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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