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.
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.